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 11

NBC Highlights: 3:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Speed Skating: Speed skating coverage features the men’s 5000m. The Netherlands swept the podium in Sochi and remains dominant four years later. The Dutch are expected to be led by two-time defending Olympic champion Sven Kramer. Men’s 5000m Gold Medal Final.
  • Men’s Biathlon: The U.S. enters PyeongChang with a chance at winning its first-ever Olympic medal in biathlon. The U.S. team is likely to be led by Lake Placid, N.Y., native Lowell Bailey in the men’s 10km sprint. Men’s 10km Sprint Gold Medal Final
  • Cross-Country Skiing: The men’s cross-country skiathlon event is expected to be headlined by defending Olympic gold medalist Dario Cologna of Switzerland. Men’s Skiathon Gold Meal Final
NBC Highlights: 7:00-11:00 p.m.
  • Figure Skating: Live coverage features the conclusion of figure skating’s team event. Men’s Free Skate, Ladies Free Skate, Ice Dance Free Dance.
  • Alpine Skiing: Alpine star Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S. in run 1 (of 2) of the women’s giant slalom. The event will conclude live later in “primetime plus.” Women’s Giant Slalom Competition (live).
  • Freestyle Skiing: Americans Jaelin Kauf and Keaton McCargo should contend for medals against Australian Britt Cox and sisters Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe of Canada in the women’s moguls final. Women’s Moguls Gold Final
  • Snowboarding: Snowboarding coverage includes the women’s slopestyle final, where defending gold medalist Jamie Anderson leads a strong U.S. contingent that includes 20-year-old Julia Marino and 17-year-old Hailey Langland. Women’s Slopestle Gold Medal Final
  • Luge: American Chris Mazdzer wins the first-ever medal (silver) for the U.S. in men’s singles. Mens Singles Gold Medal Final Runs
NBC Highlights: 11:35 p.m.- 1:00 a.m.
  • Alpine Skiing: Multi-medal threat Mikaela Shiffrin of Colorado targets her first PyeongChang podium in run 2 of the women’s giant slalom. Women’s Giant Slalom Gold Medal Final (live).
  • Snowboarding: 17-year-old sensation Chloe Kim and U.S. teammate Kelly Clark, the most decorated Olympic snowboarder of all time, look to advance in qualifying-round women’s halfpipe action. Women’s Halfpipe Competition (live).
All Events Live Streamed on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app


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