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 20

NBC Highlights: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Biathlon: Mixed Relay Gold Medal Final
The second Olympic staging of biathlon’s mixed relay event, won by Norway in 2014.

Nordic Combined: Men’s Individual Large Hill/10km Gold Medal Final
After winning all four available gold medals at last year’s World Championships, Germany looks to extend its reign onto Olympic snow. Johannes Rydzek and Eric Frenzel are top contenders in the men’s individual large hill event, with brothers Bryan and Taylor Fletcher representing Team USA.

NBC Highlights: 8:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Alpine Skiing: Women’s Downhill Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Lindsey Vonn, 33, seeks a second downhill gold eight years after a victory in Vancouver; a medal would make her the oldest woman in alpine skiing history to climb an Olympic podium.

Figure Skating: Ladies’ Short Program (LIVE)
Figure skating continues with the ladies’ short program. Team USA is represented by upstart Bradie Tennell, fresh off a victory at the 2018 U.S. Championships; 2010 Olympian Mirai Nagasu; and 18-year-old Karen Chen, who placed fourth at last year’s World Championships. Yevgenia Medvedeva, competing as an Olympic Athlete from Russia, is the gold-medal favorite.

Bobsled: Women’s Competition
American Elana Meyers Taylor begins her quest to upgrade her women’s bobsled silver medal from Sochi.

Snowboarding: Men’s Big Air Competition (LIVE)
17-year-old snowboarder Red Gerard, who won gold in men’s slopestyle last week, returns as the big air gets underway. Gerard will face Canadians Mark McMorris and Max Parrot.

NBC Highlights: 1:05 – 2:00 a.m.
Freestyle Skiing: Men’s Ski Cross Gold Medal Final
In the high-flying drama of freestyle’s ski cross event, Jean-Frederic Chapuis is again a threat for France after leading his nation to a sweep of the Sochi medals.

Short Track: Women’s 3000m Relay Gold Medal Final, Women’s 1000m Competition, Men’s 500m Competition
Short track coverage includes host South Korea’s quest for a sixth Olympic gold in the women’s 3000m relay, plus qualifying rounds of the women’s 1000m and men’s 500m; the latter features a U.S. trio of first-time Olympians.


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