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: February 8

NBC Highlights: 8:00-11:30 p.m. 
  • Figure Skating (Live) – Figure skating’s team competition begins with the men’s and pairs’ short programs. Top contenders include the United States, Olympic Athlete(s) from Russia and Canada.
  • Freestyle Skiing – Qualifying-round action in freestyle skiing features men’s and women’s moguls. Canadian Mikael Kingsbury, the men’s favorite, is among the most dominant athletes in any winter sport.

NBCSN Highlights: All Day

  • Curling – Mixed doubles round-robin competition continues with Canada taking on Norway. Mixed doubles round-robin competition continues with China facing reigning world champion Switzerland, live coverage of Team USA versus Canada, and a matchup between China and South Korea.
  • Ski Jumping – The men’s individual normal hill event begins with qualifying-round jumps. Japanese legend Noriaki Kasai, 45, will be participating in a record-breaking eighth Winter Olympic Games. Top contenders include 2014 Olympic gold medalist Kamil Stoch of Poland.
  • 2 a.m. – 6 a.m. - Mixed Doubles Curling: Canada vs. Norway and China vs. Switzerland
  • 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. - Mixed Doubles Curling: U.S. vs. Canada (LIVE) and China vs. South Korea, Ski Jumping: Men’s Individual Normal Hill Competition
  • 8 p.m. – 11:35 p.m. - Mixed Doubles Curling: U.S. vs. Switzerland, Alpine Skiing: Men’s Downhill Training (LIVE), Luge: Men’s Training
  • 11:35 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. - Mixed Doubles Curling: U.S. vs. South Korea (LIVE)

All Events Live Streamed on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app


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