When Linus Met Sally and Other Famous Fictional Couples

You have to be pretty hard-hearted to not get a least a little lump in your thought when you think of some of fictional couples. But have you ever stopped to think just how these crazy lovebirds ever got together? The answers may surprise you.

Linus Van Pelt and Sally Brown
According to the comic strip, Charlie Brown’s sister, Sally was born on May 26, 1959 where Charlie marked the occasion by passing out chocolate cigars to his friends. She grew up quickly. She took her first steps on August 22, 1960 and she fell in love with Linus, Lucy’s brother, on the next day. It was love at first sight, at least on her part. Sally has often referred to Linus as her “Sweet Baboo.” Her dedication to her man seems endless. She has missed out on “tricks and treats” by sitting in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin and she was incensed that Linus would snub her a Valentine’s gift in favor for his teacher, Miss Othmar. Still, she clings hopelessly in love with the stripe …

Who You Gonna Call...Again?

2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the movie Ghostbusters.
This June marks the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters and the 25th anniversary of its less successful sequel and fans are still clamoring for Ghostbusters 3. However, if there ever becomes a second sequel, you just know that you’ll be disappointed. The original was praised for its special effects (just think what they could do now!) has one of the catchiest theme songs in movie history (and assumed to be a rip-off of Huey Lewis and the News’ “I Want a New Drug.”), and considered by many to be one of the funniest movies of all time.

Modern legend states that Ghostbusters was originally to be called “Ghostmashers” and would have been a completely different movie. In the beginning, Dan Aykroyd envisioned a film for him and fellow Saturday Night Live pal, John Belushi where the two would time travel to fight off ghosts. Producer Ivan Reitman thought the idea was “financially impractical” so Aykroyd and Harold Ramis rewrote the script. The new script had parts written specially for Belushi, John Candy and Eddie Murphy, but was re-written again after Belushi died and the other two actors passed on the film. The end result starred Aykroyd , Ramis and Bill Murray as the ghost chasers and nobody can imagine the film any other way.

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