Now you would have to know me very well to know this, but I am a Peanuts junkie- at least until 2000 when Charles Schultz died. Growing up, I read all the books, the comic strip everyday, and of course all the holiday specials from the Great Pumpkin, to the Charlie Brown Christmas Special.
Those cartoons are really a calendar to my life in many ways. I knew it was fall when the Great Pumpkin would come on. I knew it was Thanksgiving when the Thanksgiving special was coming on. Hell even Valentines Day and Easter had Charlie Brown specials and much of my year was just looking forward to the next special. That's not including the movies! I died with Charlie Brown when he spelled b-e-a-g-l-e wrong and lost the spelling bee in A Boy Named Charlie Brown! I watched Race for your Life Charlie Brown every summer! Never ask Big Hutch about having to watch Bon Voyage Charlie Brown( and don't come back) because I watched it so much I broke the VHS tape. And for the love of all that is holy, I cried my eyes out at Snoopy Come Home and if you didn't, you are a liar or a damn robot who has no feelings!
Bon Voyage Charlie Brown( and Don't come Back)
A Boy Named Charlie Brown
Snoopy Come Home!
And as a young black kid, of course you had to notice Franklin because he was the only black kid in town, the only black kid in school, the only black kid on the baseball team.... you get the picture. I mean, he is there in all the specials. Most of the time, he is just in the background. He may get a line or two here and there but, like most black people in comics, he is pushed to the side or placed way in the back. But he is there!
So why, 47 years later, is Peanuts giving us a National Franklin Day for a character that they barely acknowledged in the entire mainstream run of Peanuts? Oh that's right, they have a movie to promote and there is money to be made.
If you have not heard, Fox is rolling out a Peanuts movie to try and introduce these characters to a new generation of kids. And of course, you need to recognize that the comic strip, while loved by many, including myself, is not exactly diverse in its presentation. So Franklin gets a whole day dedicated to himself ahead of the movie.
Word? Really? Look, I'm black and Franklin is not my favorite Peanuts character ( I'm a Linus guy myself). And why would he be? He was placed so far in the back or separated and not given any chances to shine as a character. When you read the comic strips, you get to see a bit more of him and his character( he really is essentially a black Linus) but most people didn't read the books or the strips. They are familiar with him from the tv shows and specials. And if you don't think there was a division on how to deal with him, look at this from the Thanksgiving Special.
|One of these kids is not like the other|
So Happy Franklin Day! I am confused tho! Was I supposed to come to work today? Is the bank open? Is Publix open? What food should I make for Franklin Day? Will there be mail delivery today? Are only black people supposed to celebrate this day? Are we to play hockey or center field like Franklin? Or maybe breakdance like Franklin did in Flashbeagle? Or maybe we need to quote the Old testament like Franklin has been known to do. I really don't know how to act on Franklin Day! Maybe next year they will give us the heads up ahead of time so we can plan accordingly and know what to do!
|Funny when there is dancing the black guy shows up|
Oh man I never thought too much about that scene in the Thanksgiving special. Franklin has the whole side of the table to himself none of the other characters are even by him. O_oReplyDelete
Yeah its very subtle but very powerful. I wanted to give him a hug after seeing that!Delete
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