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When Linus Met Sally and Other Famous Fictional Couples

VALENTINE'S DAY
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 15

NBC Highlights: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Cross-Country Skiing: Women’s 10km Gold Medal Final
The U.S. enters PyeongChang seeking its first Olympic medal in a women’s cross-country event, and a Jessie Diggins-led contingent could achieve that breakthrough in the 10km freestyle. Contenders also include Norwegian star Marit Bjorgen, who continues her quest to become to the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time.

Speed Skating: Men’s 10,000m Gold Medal Final
In speed skating, world record-holder Ted-Jan Bloemen of Canada challenges the Dutch duo of Sven Kramer and defending champion Jorrit Bergsma in the men’s 10,000m.

NBC Highlights: 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Figure Skating: Men’s Short Program (LIVE)
Men’s figure skating begins with the short program, as 18-year-old Salt Lake City native Nathan Chen could contend for gold against a deep international field.

Alpine Skiing: Men’s Super-G (LIVE)
Lake Placid native Andrew Weibrecht is an outside contender for a third-consecutive medal in the men’s super-G.

Women’s Snowboard Cross Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Women’s snowboard cross gets underway. The U.S. will be represented by 2006 Olympic silver medalist Lindsey Jacobellis, who won her fifth world title in 2017.

Skeleton: Men’s Gold Medal Final Runs
The final runs of men’s skeleton feature reigning world champ Martins Dukurs of Latvia and South Korea’s own Yun Sung-Bin, with Americans Matt Antoine (2014 bronze) and John Daly lead the Americans. Daly returns after heartbreak in Sochi, where he dropped from contention when his sled came out of the groove.

Freestyle Skiing: Women’s Aerials Competition
Women’s aerials competition gets underway. The U.S. will be led by reigning world champion Ashley Caldwell and 2015 World Cup champion Kiley McKinnon.

NBC Highlights: 11:35 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Luge: Team Relay Gold Medal Final
Team USA enters luge’s team relay event with high hopes after a second-place finish at last year’s World Championships.

Biathlon: Men’s 20km Gold Medal Final
Lake Placid native and reigning world champion Lowell Bailey shoots and skis for a biathlon breakthrough in the men’s 20km individual event; entering PyeongChang, the U.S. has never won an Olympic medal in the sport.

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