Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Week: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

The granddaddy of all Halloween specials is It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Premiering in 1966, the special has become a classic, airing every year on ABC.

According to creator Charles Schultz, children felt so sorry for Charlie Brown's plight of only getting rocks instead of candy that they would mail him bags full of candy "for Charlie Brown." The show still gets huge ratings, even today.