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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 22

NBC Highlights: 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Figure Skating: Ladies’ Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Figure Skating competition concludes with the ladies’ free skate. Team USA is represented by 2018 national champion Bradie Tennell; 2010 Olympian Mirai Nagasu; and 2017 national champion Karen Chen, fourth at last year’s World Championships. Yevgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova, competing as Olympic Athletes from Russia, are favored.

Short Track: Men’s 500m Gold Medal Final, Women’s 1000m Gold Medal Final, Men’s 5000m Relay Gold Medal Final
Short Track finals include the men’s 500m, women’s 1000m and men’s 5000m relay. South Korea boasts a number of podium contenders, including Choi Min-Jeong and Shim Suk-Hee in the women’s 1000m.

NBC Highlights: 12:35 – 2:00 a.m.
Freestyle Skiing: Women’s Ski Cross Gold Medal Final
Switzerland has podium potential as well in the women’s ski cross final, with Fanny Smith joining Sweden’s Sandra Naeslund as medal favorites. Canada’s Marielle Thompson, the defending Olympic gold medalist, tore her ACL this fall, but has returned to the Games looking to win a second gold medal.

Biathlon: Women’s 4x6km Relay Gold Medal Final
Belarus, led by three-time Olympic gold medalist Darya Domracheva, is expected to be a top contender.

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