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 …

2018 Winter Olympic Games NBC Schedule: February 16

NBC Highlights: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Speed Skating: Women’s 5000m Gold Medal Final
At age 45, Claudia Pechstein of Germany could become speed skating’s oldest-ever Olympic medalist with a podium finish in the women’s 5000m.

Cross-Country Skiing: Men’s 15km Gold Medal Final
Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway and Dario Cologna of Switzerland headline the field in the men’s 15km freestyle.

Ski Jumping: Men’s Individual Large Hill Competition
Poland’s Kamil Stoch begins pursuit of back-to-back ski jumping golds in the men’s individual large hill event (qualifying).

NBC Highlights: 8 p.m. - Midnight
Figure Skating: Men’s Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
With technical skills that belie his age, 18-year-old Nathan Chen is among figure skating’s most extraordinary talents. The Salt Lake City native, whose program features multiple quadruple jumps, brings podium potential to the men’s free skate against an experienced field that includes defending champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan.

Alpine Skiing: Women’s Super-G Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
American Lindsey Vonn, 33, could become alpine skiing’s oldest female Olympic medalist with a podium effort in the super-G.

Freestyle Skiing: Women’s Aerials Gold Medal Final
Reigning world champion Ashley Caldwell and Kiley McKinnon give Team USA a pair of medal contenders in the women’s aerials freestyle skiing event.

Skeleton: Women’s Competition
The women’s skeleton competition gets underway with runs 1 and 2.

NBC Highlights: 12:35 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Freestyle Skiing: Women’s Slopestyle Gold Medal Final
Devin Logan and U.S. teammate Maggie Voisin are medal contenders in women’s slopestyle. Four years ago in Sochi, Logan earned silver, but Voisin, at age 15, had to withdraw after suffering an injury while training prior to the start of competition.

Figure Skating: Men’s Postgame


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