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 …

The Wonderful World of Emily's Oz

Scene from The Making of Emily's Ox (Xfinity)

During last night's broadcast of the Oscars, you may have missed an incredible commercial if you weren't paying attention. In promotion of Xfinity's new service for the blind community, they presented "Emily's Oz" about a little sight impaired girl who enjoys the great MCM "The Wizard of Oz" movie just like many other children. However, they wanted to show what she "sees" when she is experiencing the movie at home. A group of people went to tremendous work to create her vision for the movie by taking instruction from her. The end result is very different from what the rest of us have all seen. In her version, the tin man walks on two giant toes and wears a wig. The cowardly lion is very small and has webbed feet. The scarecrow is made out of wood, not straw. And Dorothy? She looks like Emily.

Below is the six minute documentary on the making of the commercial and below that, the actual commercial as seen last night. Enjoy.


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