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 …

Kermit the Frog Gets a New Voice and Disney is Mum

Kermit the Frog to receive new voice
Kermit on display at MoPOP (Museum of Pop Culture) in Seattle.
Steve Whitmire, who has voiced the great green one for over 25 years after the death of Muppets creator Jim Henson, has been replaced reports ABC News. A spokesperson for Muppets Studio, which is owned by Disney, has confirmed that Matt Vogel will now voice Kermit beginning next week with the short Muppets Thought of the Week video which is presented on The Muppets YouTube channel each Monday. However, Disney has not said the reason for Whitmire’s departure or whether it was Whitmire’s decision to leave.

Vogel is not new to the Muppet puppet business. He was worked with the studio since 1996 voicing characters like The Count on Sesame Street and Muppet musician Floyd. Ironically, he also voiced Kermit’s look alike nemesis, Constantine, in the movie Muppets Most Wanted. The plot thickens.


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