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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 …

This Day in Pop Culture for March 23

Keri Russell was born on March 23, 1976.

Keri Russell is Born

Keri Lynn Russell was born in Fountain Valley, California on March 23, 1976. Russell’s first TV appearance was on the All-New Mickey Mouse Club show on Disney Channel. She was 15 when she started in 1991 and continued on the show through 1994. In 1992, she appeared in Disney’s Honey, I Blew Up the Kid movie and in 1998, Russell starred in the WB TV series, Felicity where she continued the role through 2002. She currently stars as KGB agent Elizabeth Jennings in the FX TV series, The Americans.




TV show "Joanie Loves Chachi" premiered on March 23, 1982.

Joanie Loves Chachi

One of America’s most popular sitcoms, Happy Days, ran for 10 years. During the time, five spin-offs were produced including the one that premiered on this day in 1982: Joanie Loves Chachi. The show took Joanie Cunningham (Erin Moran), Chachi Arcola (Scott Baio) and Al Delvecchio (Al Molinaro) and moved them to Chicago as to see if the two lovebirds could make it as a rock band. Initially, the show ran four episodes to fairly good ratings in 1982. When the show returned in September, the ratings fell significantly. In 2010, TV Guide considered the show one of TV’s “Biggest Blunders.” The characters returned to their places on Happy Days during the next season.


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