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Charlie Brown Meets Snoopy for the First Time in Heartwarming 1950s Clip

Charlie Brown Meets Snoopy for the First Time in Heartwarming 1950s Clip

A lot of cartoon fans have been following the relationship between Charlie Brown and Snoopy for a long, long time. It’s been so long that people may have not even connected with the beginning of their story. We’ve found a touching clip from the 1950s. In it, Charlie Brown and Linus make their way to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm.

Out in front of the farm is a sign that simply reads, “Puppy For Sale.” Inside a barn-like area, Charlie and Linus quietly approach what looks like a used jug. Because he hears them, Snoopy peers over the jug. He then walks out from behind it. Snoopy and Charlie Brown look at one another in the eyes. Then, Snoopy walks toward Charlie Brown’s open arms. They embrace one another and smile.

Linus Informs Charlie Brown About Snoopy’s Name

Linus tells Charlie that the dog’s name is Snoopy. Then, Charlie Brown agrees that’s a good name and he’ll keep it. All three of them head back out to the road and wait for the bus. When it arrives, they hop on and head home with Snoopy.

“You got yourself a used dog, Charlie Brown.” After Linus walks away, Charlie looks down at Snoopy.. He then says, “Well, you’re my dog now, Snoopy.”

This relationship has a lot of depth to it. Snoopy first appeared in the Peanuts comic strip on October 4, 1950. According to this review of Peanuts’ history, this dog was kind of based on Spike, a black-and-white dog Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz had as a teenager. But did you know that Snoopy was not Schulz’s first name for the dog? It was Sniffy.

Yet all that changed when Schulz walked past a newsstand. He saw a comic magazine that had a dog with the same name. So, Schulz recalled that his mother’s suggestion for a family dog was Snoopy.

Peanuts fans have been watching Snoopy, Charlie, Linus, and their friends for years in different TV movies. Among them are A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and Its The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

Snoopy can be a pain in the neck to Lucy at different times. Of course, Snoopy forms a great friendship with everyone’s favorite little yellow bird, Woodstock. But Snoopy’s main relationship is with Charlie Brown. They both get along with one another and Snoopy can count on Charlie to feed him on time.

Snoopy made his debut in Peanuts just two days after Schulz’s first strip of this comic appeared in newspapers. He continued to draw the Peanuts characters all the way up to his death in 1990. These days, the Peanuts TV specials are run on different cable television channels or streaming platforms.