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 …



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How to Train Your Dragon - Feb. 17 - 7:00 p.m. - NBC
Hosted by Alicia Keys, The 61dt Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from Staples Center in Los Angeles Sunday including a tribute to Aretha Franklin featuring Yolanda Adams, Fantasia and Andra Day. Performers for the night include J. Balvin, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Brandi Carlile, Dan + Shay, H.E.R., Little Big Town, Post Malone, Ricky Martin, Shawn Mendes, Janelle MonĂ¡e, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Dolly Parton, Katy Perry, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Diana Ross, Arturo Sandoval and Young Thug.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Feb. 17 - 8:00 p.m. - ABC
Thirty years after the defeat of the Empire, Luke Skywalker has vanished and a new threat has risen: The First Order, led by the mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke and his dark side enforcer, Kylo Ren. General Leia Organa’s military force, the Resistance – and unlikely heroes brought together by fate – are the galaxy’s only hope at thwarting a new reign of evil.

The Kids Are Alright
If you didn’t grow up with a mother like Peggy Cleary, you definitely knew somebody whose mother was like Peggy Cleary. While ABC’s family comedy, The Kids Are Alright features an ensemble cast, Mary McCormack steals the show as the mother of eight boys who utters pearls of wisdom like “We can’t afford asthma. Go out and play” and “If you had any talent, I would have noticed it” while making dinner or hemming pants. Read More>>>

Magnum P.I.
Total disclosure: of the eight seasons that it was on, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a single episode of the original Magnum P.I. What I do know of the show is that it was filmed in Hawaii, the Red Ferrari, Higgins, Tom Selleck’s moustache and the iconic theme song. With the new version that airs tonight, all of the above are there – except for the stache. And Higgins is now a woman. And the theme song is now a ten second sound byte. Anyway…Read More >>>

New Amsterdam
NBC’s New Amsterdam is a medical drama inspired by the memoir of Dr. Eric Manheimer. Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital was written about Dr. Manheimer’s 15 years there. I’ve never read this book, but the doctor must be some kind of saint because NBC’s version of the man is nearly perfect or so it seems. Ryan Eggold, best known for playing Tom Keen is The Blacklist and the spinoff The Blacklist: Redemption, plays Dr. Max Goodwin, New Amsterdam’s newest medical director who most certainly walks on water. Read More >>>

A Million Little Things
While This is Us is a show about family, Million Things is about friendship. Supposedly. I say “supposedly” because some of the characters of this show don’t have a clue of what that means and I guess (or hope) that is the bigger picture for this show. From the constant commercial viewing, one would take away from it that life is too short for weak friendships and that Jon’s suicide is a reminder of such. But before the pilot episode is over, other facts are revealed about this small group’s friendships that will no doubt be tested as the series goes on. Read More >>>

Murphy Brown
The snarky, political loud mouth sitcom, Murphy Brown aired on CBS from 1988 to 1998. Now the show is back but instead of being “re-imagined” or “rebooted,” the new series is considered a revival featuring most of the original cast and creators. And the result? It’s as if they never left the small screen. Oh, a lot of things have changed since the show went off the air. The passing of Robert Pastorelli (Eldin Bernecky) and Pat Corley (Phil). Murphy’s son Avery is all grown up (the first Avery was played by Cyllan Christopher from 1994-1995 and the second was played by Haley Joel Osment from 1997-1998). Murphy herself is retired. Frank has been away from the camera too and “misses being famous.”  Read More >>>

I Feel Bad
I feel bad that NBC’s new sitcom from executive producer Amy Poehler isn’t better. I Feel Bad has a great premise, features a diverse cast and a super likable couple, but it only shines occasionally. Maybe it’s because the show seems like it wants to be a family comedy, a workplace comedy and an edgy comedy all at once. At least the first third is pretty good.The guilt ridden show centers on Emet Sweetzer(Sarayu Blue) who wants to be the perfect mom, boss, wife, friend and daughter but like the rest of us, she’s falling short on all accounts.  Read More >>>

God Friended Me
God Friended Me centers on a male character who doesn’t believe in God but is appointed to work for Him in His behalf anyway. In this story though, Miles Finer is the son of a preacher man who grew up in the church and used to have faith in God and then lost it somewhere down the road. Today, his father is celebrating 25 years of serving at Harlem’s Trinity Church and the Reverend Arthur Finer would very much like his son to attend the ceremony, but he and Miles haven’t spoken to each other for some time. Miles’ sister Ali wants the two to make up, but she doesn’t get very far. Read More >>>


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