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 12

NBC Highlights: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Freestyle Skiing: Men’s Moguls Gold Medal Final
In men’s moguls, Canada’s Mikael Kingsbury seeks to solidify his place among the world’s most dominant athletes with an Olympic gold.

Ski Jumping: Women’s Individual Normal Hill Gold Medal Final
Ski jumping returns to the Olympic stage after its Sochi debut top contenders include Norway’s Maren Lundby, four-time World Cup champion Sara Takanashi of Japan, and 2014 gold medalist Carina Vogt of Germany. Sarah Hendrickson, the 2013 world champion, is expected to be the top U.S. contender.

Luge: Women’s Singles Competition
Women’s luge begins as 2014 bronze medalist Erin Hamlin of Team USA looks to again disrupt the sport’s German hegemony.

NBC Highlights: 8:00 – 11:30 p.m.

Alpine Skiing: Men’s Super Combined, Downhill Run (LIVE)
Austria’s Marcel Hirscher – winner of six consecutive alpine overall World Cup titles – begins his pursuit of an elusive Olympic gold medal in the super combined. The U.S. will be led by two-time Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety.

Snowboarding phenom Chloe Kim, a 17-year-old Californian born to South Korean immigrants, is expected to lead a women’s halfpipe field that includes 34-year-old compatriot Kelly Clark, the 2002 Olympic gold medalist. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White makes his PyeongChang debut in men’s halfpipe qualifying.

Speed Skating: Women’s 1500m Gold Medal Final
In speed skating, Heather Bergsma and Brittany Bowe give Team USA podium potential in the women’s 1500m.

Women’s Halfpipe Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

Men’s Halfpipe Competition (LIVE)

NBC Highlights: 12:05 – 2:00 a.m.

Alpine Skiing: Men’s Super Combined, Slalom Gold Medal Final Run (LIVE)
The ultimate test of Alpine versatility concludes with the slalom phase of the men’s super combined, featuring Austrian standout Marcel Hirscher. The U.S. will be led by two-time Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety.

Snowboarding: Men’s Halfpipe Competition (LIVE)
Men’s halfpipe qualification continues, with Shaun White in pursuit of a third Olympic title.


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