I've always been a classic cartoon freak.
So much so, that I boycotted that bootleg piece of cinema that somewhat resembled "The Grinch That Stole Christmas."
Imagine the nerve of Hollywood sending the Grinch down the hill twice. TWICE!
So it is with that in mind that I present a text message conversation between myself and my sister during "The Great Pumpkin" broadcast on Tuesday.
(Sister) 10/27/2009 6:58:56 PM
It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown is on ABC Now!
(WW) 6:59:38 PM
I know. I just tweeted that same thing!
(Sister) 7:01:19 PM
Classic! Watching with the boys. (Editor's note: My nephews)
(WW) 7:13:01 PM
Best line from Linus: "I thought little girls believed whatever they were told."
(Sister) 7:13:54 PM
(WW) 7:17:24 PM
Charlie Brown getting the rock is such a wonderful metaphor.
(WW) 7:21:46 PM
Charlie Brown in that mask looks like R. Kelly. I didn't know that R. was biting (Editor's note: Biting = copying) off of old Chuck...
(WW) 7:23:09 PM
If a dog's lips were the least of things that mine have touched...Sweet Jesus.
(Sister) 7:23:29 PM
Snoopy. Gotta love him.
(Sister) 7:24:17 PM
Whooo (Editor's note: Snoopy howling when Linus plays a sad song on the piano.)
(WW) 7:24:45 PM
How did you know I was laughing?
(Sister) 7:25:59 PM
We've watch this together forever, blockhead.
(WW) 7:26:28 PM
I love that he looked all embarrassed.
(Sister) 7:27:28 PM
Right. That's what makes it so damn funny.
(WW) 7:31:00 PM
Did I just see Chuck in a commercial and did he just say "homies?" Sweet Jesus (Editor's note: A horribly voiced "modern" Charlie Brown was in a :15 second ABC promo for some dreadful new cartoon about his new "homies.")
(WW) 7:32:10 PM
Now we stop watching---Ass. (Editor's note: The original Great Pumpkin was on followed by some bootleg Charlie Brown cartoon---I would have none of it and changed the channel.)
(WW) 7:33:20 PM
My final favorite metaphor is "I went trick or treating and all I got is this bag full of rocks."
(WW) 7:34:59 PM
I changed to "The Bob Newhart Show,"
(Sister) 7:35:01 PM
The commercial was a bit much.
(Sister) 7:35:50 PM
You're missing Joe Cool.
Joe Cool circa 1990---Ass.
(WW) 7:37:36 PM
OMG, it's Suzanne Pleshette!
(Sister) 7:39:22 PM
(WW) 7:40:04 PM
I told you I'm watching "The Bob Newhart Show."
Frankly speaking it all comes back to your warm childhood memories.