Thursday, October 27, 2016

First Airing of It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown aired for the first time on October 27, 1966.
October 27, 1966
It was on this day that It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown TV special aired for the first time on CBS. It has aired every year ever since. It was the third TV special produced and animated by Bill Melendez (A Charlie Brown Christmas was the first) and was nominated for an Emmy Award, the first time it was shown, Charles Schulz received bags and boxes of candy to give to Charlie Brown who only received rocks in the special, due to his poor costume choice.