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 …

Look Who’ll Be Dancing This Fall on DWTS

The cast of Dancing with the Stars fall 2018
The cast of this fall's season of Dancing with the Stars. (ABC)

The cast of "Dancing with the Stars" fall 2018
Jenna Johnson and
Joe Amabile (ABC)
Next Monday another group of celebrities of TV, movies, sports, the internet and the world of pop culture will “waltz” their way to ABC’s dancefloor for this fall’s premiere of Dancing with the Stars. The show has been known to feature controversial stars but also does its fair share of featuring people of faith as well including last season’s former Olympic softball pictcher Jennie Finch Daigle, Duck Dynasty’s Sadie Robertson, Facts of Life’s Lisa Welchel and Fuller House’s Candace Cameron Bure. This season will feature another Facts of Life star Nancy McKeon who is a known devout Catholic, former gymnast Olympian Mary Lou Retton (who once stared in her own children’s show, Mary Lou’s Flip Flop Shop on TBN) and former Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider (who has had his own controversial life including his recent messy divorce. He is known for becoming a born again Christian while living with Johnny Cash in 1998). This season also features a “Bachelor Nation” favorite, an attendant of the Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and others. It should make for an interesting season.

The cast of "Dancing with the Stars" fall 2018
Juan Pablo Di Pace, Cheryl Burke, 
Brandon Armstrong and Tinashe (ABC)
This years dancing pairs include:

Social media model Alexis Ren will be dancing with Alan Bersten. Alex began her modeling career at age 13 and has generated over 12 millions fans across her social networks. She has done work with Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Sports Illustrated.

Known as “the most powerful man in country music,” Bobby Bones will be dancing with Sharna Burgess. Bones is host of the syndicated radio show simply named The Bobby Bones Show which plays on over 120 stations and is the #1 country morning show. He recently served as a mentor for last season’s American Idol.

The cast of "Dancing with the Stars" fall 2018
Lindsay Arnold, Marcus Ware,
Mary Lou Retton and Sasha Farber (ABC)
Paralympic star Danelle Umstead will be be dancing with Artem Chigvintsev. Danelle was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa at the age of 13 which has caused her to lose much of her vision. In 2001, her father introduced her to skiing, in 2005 she met and fell in love with fellow skier Rob who not only became her skiing partner but also her partner in life.

Known as one of the greatest defensive player in NFL history, Demarcus Ware will be dancing alongside Lindsay Arnold. Growing up in Auburn, Alabama, Demarcus held off on player football playing baseball, basketball and track first. He retired in 2017 after playing 12 years in the NFL with perhaps his biggest achievement of leading the Denver Broncos to victory at the Super Bowl in 2014.

The cast of "Dancing with the Stars" fall 2018
Gleb Savchenko, Nikki Glaser,
Bobby Bones and Shawna Burgess (ABC)
Best-known for playing Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter film franchise, Evanna Lynch will be dancing with Keo Motsepe this season. Though she continues to act, Evanna stays busy with her weekly podcast, The ChickPeeps where the topic is veganism, her work as ambassador the the Lumos Foundation, Save the Asian Elephants, UNICEF, Free the Children, the MS Society of Ireland and the Hary Potter Alliance.

Joe “Grocery Store Joe” Amabile is known for being one of the youngest traders on the Chicago stock exchange who then opened his own grocery store and later appeared on ABCS The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise. He will be dancing with Jenna Johnson.

The cast of "Dancing with the Stars" fall 2018
Witney Carson, Milo Manheim,
Danelle Umstead and Artem Chigvintsev (ABC)
Best known for playing Bo Duke on CBS' The Dukes of Hazzard, John Schneider will be dancing with Emma Slater. John has also been know to pop on on Smallville, Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots, the indie film October Baby and working on his 52-song project called “The Odyssey,” where he is releasing a new song every week in 2018.

Multiligual and fluent in English, Spanish and Italian, actor and director Juan Pablo Di Pace will be dancing with Cheryl Burke. Juan has appeared as Jesus Christ in NBC’s A.D. The Bible Continues, Fernando on Netflix’s Fuller House and Petros in the first Mamma Mia film.

Always cheerful, Mary Lou Retton will be teamed up with another always cheerful dancer: Sasha Farber. She is known for becoming the first American woman to win a gold medal in gymnastics during the 1984 Summer Olympics. She was also the first woman to appear on a Wheaties box! Today, this mother of four remains heavily involved in gymnastics and serves as a “fitness ambassador.”

The cast of "Dancing with the Stars" fall 2018
Nancy McKeon, Val Chmerkovskiy
Emma Slater and John Schneider (ABC)
Actor Milo Manheim will be dancing with Whitney Carson. Milo may already have a edge as he has been appearing in stage musicals since the age of 7. He was last seen in Disney Channel’s made-for-TV musical Zombies and will appear in this season of ABC’s sitcom American Housewife.

Best known as Jo Palniaczek on NBC’s The Facts Life, Nancy McKeon will be dancing with Val Chmerkovskiy. Nancy has also starred in such shows as Lifetime’s The Division, CBS’s Can’t Hurry Love and Style & Substance and most recently playing the role of mom with Demi Lovato in Disney Channel’s Sonny with a Chance.

The cast of "Dancing with the Stars" fall 2018
Keo Motsepe, Evanna Lynch,
Alexis Ren and Alan Bertsten (ABC)
Nikki Glaser will be dancing with Gleb Savchenko. Nikki currently hosts Comedy Central’s live daily morning show, You Up with Nikki Glaser for SiriusXM and formerly hosted Not Safe with Nikki Glaser for the network.

R & B singer Tinashe may already have a head start this season as she has been known as a dancer. She is paired with Brandon Armstrong this season. Tinashe is also known as a producer, mixer, engineer and editor of music as well.

As always, Dancing With the Stars will be hosted by Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews and the celebrities will be judged by ballroom experts Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba. Dancing with the Stars premieres Monday, September 24 at 8:00 p.m. on ABC.


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