The final scene with Linus, CB, and Lucy (along with Rod McKuen singing the title cut) says it all in this film. Don't know what I'm talking about? See it and you will.
It earned $290,000 the very first week that it opened. Anyway, I was five when it came out and I remember those long lines that came out to see it - like a blockbuster, like Star Wars or Jurassic Park today.
It was a great film and Charles Shultz had a wonderful way of sayin', "It's ok. It's ok to miss the mark. It's ok to fail. It's ok to be vulnerable. We're all very human. We're all just a boy named Charlie Brown."
Everybody relates to it and we've all been there. We've all been that kid that nobody expects anything from, that who, no matter whatever he does, has to please somebody in order just to exist - staring up at that blackboard, on the spot, try'in to please everybody just to make some friends. Sacrificing himself. But you know what? We didn't come to see them. We came to see him. He's the one that Shultz drew for 50 years. He's the one that Rod McKuen wrote the song about. He's the one that all the other films and tv specials are named after. Cause he's pretty special and we all love him and can't get enough of him.
"The word is...beagle?...beagle?...beagle?" Yeah, BEEGUL!