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 …

ABC's New Comedy Misses the Boat

Fresh Off the Boat
Contance Wu, Hudsong Yang and Forrest Wheeler star in
Fresh Off the Boat (ABC/Eric McCandless)
After ABC found family sitcom success with shows like The Middle, Modern Family, and The Goldbergs, this year, the network has been focusing on bringing more diversity to the airwaves. Black-ish had a strong start with it's great premiere episode, but quickly ran into mediocrity. The Latin-themed Cristella is pretty silly, but it does have a likeable cast. Tonight ABC brings it's new Asian family to the line up with Fresh Off the Boat which does contain a few laughs, but that is about it.

The show tries to be reminiscient to The Wonder Years with 11-year-old Eddie Huang (Hudson Yang) telling about the glory days growing up in Olrando, Florida in the mid '90s. Despite the title, the Huang have actually only moved from Chinatown in Washington D.C.,  but it is still world's away. Eddie's father, Louis (Randall Park) moved his family to the suburbs to pursue his version of the American dream which includes opening a cowboy-themed restaurant - because all white Americans love these sort of places. However, reality soon sets in that he will need to work hard in order for his restaurant to succeed. 


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