It's (no longer) the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

For the first time in 54 years, it won’t be on broadcast television. It is moving to Apple+ although they are making it available free from 10/30-11/1. Because 2020 is hopelessly screwed up.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/21/media/peanut-great-pumpkin-apple-tv-trnd/index.html

Let me guess: you have to sign up, and when you forget to cancel, Apple+ is happy to bill you for the next year, and cannot be canceled without 3 months notice.

This.

Pouting now…

Nope. Assuming you have an iTunes account, there is no need to subscribe to anything on Apple TV to watch. Assuming you don’t have an iTunes account, there’s no need to provide payment information to obtain one.

In fact, I believe they still allow free access to the pilot episode for all of their content to preview to see if you want to pay for the $5/month subscription. I recommend “The Morning Show”, “Ted Lasso”, “Little America” and “Amazing Stories”. Pass on “For All Mankind” and “See”.

I got a rock! :frowning:

For the first time in nearly six decades, the Charlie Brown holiday specials will not be broadcast on television. Instead, the Peanuts are heading to Apple TV+.

Wow!
Another reason to love Apple!
Cool. I love Peanuts.

I knew there was something about you that was off! Not about loving Peanuts, obviously, everybody loves Peanuts. But, about loving Apple.
You and I have nothing more to say.
Good day to you, sir!

And for those who have yet to abandon physical media, Target has The Great Pumpkin on DVD for ten bucks so you can have it forever.

“There are three things I’ve learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.”

Modhat: Merged the 2 threads keeping the more descriptive title.

If it doesn’t start with


and doesn’t have commercials for Dolley Madison snack cakes, it’s not really a Peanuts special.

Another reason for my “I hate streaming” thread.

I love my DVD copy. It will always be there, always the same*. No, they can’t take that away from me!

From now on, future generations will never know the joy of waiting for the special, and have the shared experieince of everyone watching it the same night. They already don’t know of the wonders of Dolly Madison snack cakes.

*To be honest, it has already changed. On my VHS copy, the closed captions actually told the titles of the songs Schroeder plays on the piano for the WWI Flying Ace. The DVD captions say something like “sad music”.

If you try to hold my hand, I’ll slug you!

Halloween isn’t just getting too commercial, it’s getting too dangerous.

To be fair, younger generations have never really known about this for a while. With DVR time shifting, fewer people are waiting to watch things like this live (also you can fast forward the commercials)

I gotta say I’m not sure I understand the issue here? Instead of being freely available at one specific time over the air with commercials it’s freely available for 2 days on a website without them.

Seems like an upgrade to me?

Until it’s not.