I watched HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN after getting a reviewers’ copy of the comic adaptation. At the beginning of Short Stop, I concentrated mostly on famous (or what I thought were famous) short films. I didn’t think about TV. After HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, I thought I’d go back and watch good the Charlie Brown cartoons. That proved an uneven experience. For some reason, the HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN did phenomenally well for a couple years. It’s since dropped a lot.
I guess IT WAS A SHORT SUMMER, CHARLIE BROWN was one of the good cartoons. Sometimes they gel in memory. I paged through the post and SHORT SUMMER is the cartoon with the teenager, which I saw as a big deal. Peanuts is interesting stuff. Of course, I might think Peanuts is interesting because I grew up with it; the cartoons are, at the least, a cultural standard. Not many readers for IT WAS A SHORT SUMMER, CHARLIE BROWN, not many readers at all. And the number’s dropping. Unsurprisingly.
My wife introduced me to THE MONEY PIT in college. I’d seen the VHS at the video store, but never seen it. I wasn’t a Tom Hanks fan in the eighties (and never much of one after, but I did see more of his stuff). So no MONEY PIT then. I remember we got my dad to watch MONEY PIT; this viewing was a refresher for the blog. I like David Giler scripts sometimes. Not many readers for the MONEY PIT post. It’s been a steady number, but a steady, low number, which is too bad. It’s a solid comedy.