Saucers of Mud

January 10, 2008

A YouTube Video

Filed under: Uncategorized — matt w @ 8:24 pm

via a random search, this is cute:

Does anyone know where I can find the Charlie Brown clip with this music?

(And I wondered this too.)

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8 Comments »

  1. Ah, the girls appear to be 3 and 4, 5’s twin sisters. Everything2 says that 3, 4, and 5 disappeared from the strip pretty quickly but Tulgey Wood is right that 5 stayed on the baseball team for a while; he played third base. (As I recall first base was Shermy, the tall moonwalking guy in the green shirt, but I don’t remember whether there are any strips in which they both appear. And I’m not sure who played third before 5 joined the team.)

    Comment by matt w — January 10, 2008 @ 11:06 pm

  2. Isn’t “moonwalking” a bit anachronistic? Surely he was doing something with a different name? — I thought nobody did a dance step called “moonwalking” until the early 1980’s or thereabouts.

    Comment by The Modesto Kid — January 10, 2008 @ 11:32 pm

  3. One recognizes here moonwalking avant la lettre.

    Comment by foeb — January 10, 2008 @ 11:35 pm

  4. More here on Shermy; since 5 appears in 1963, one assumes that they spent six years as the corners of Charlie’s infield.

    (Also, you know, they’re both in this cartoon. Duh.)

    Comment by matt w — January 10, 2008 @ 11:45 pm

  5. Moonwalking has existed since the dawn of time, or at least since classical antiquity; note Figures 4, 12, and 20 at http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17289/17289-h/17289-h.htm . However, since “A Charlie Brown Christmas” was taped in 1965 and Neil Armstrong didn’t walk on the moon till 1969 [or a back lot in Houston, for that matter], they didn’t call it “moonwalking” then.

    Unless, of course, you think the Pepsi company (then partners of Michael Jackson) slyly inserted moonwalkers into archival “Charlie Brown” tapes after Coca-Cola lost exclusive sponsorship of the show. It’s a possibility. Trust no one.

    Comment by Ben — January 11, 2008 @ 9:09 pm

  6. Matt, could you send me e-mail? thanks.

    Comment by The Modesto Kid — January 13, 2008 @ 2:38 pm

  7. That Arrested Development tribute uses the instrumental version of “Christmas Time is Here” from “A Charle Brown Christmas”. The Christmas special begins with the vocal version: http://youtube.com/watch?v=RRm5qofw5vs The instrumental version is used as background music at around 3:20 in this clip: http://youtube.com/watch?v=RRm5qofw5vs
    Both versions are included on the album.

    Comment by Anders Weinstein — January 22, 2008 @ 4:09 pm

  8. Whoops, second link should be http://youtube.com/watch?v=eTAazA-Xlag

    Comment by Anders Weinstein — January 22, 2008 @ 4:12 pm


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