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The Great Pumpkin

Updated on September 24, 2014

It's The Great Pumpkin!

Every Halloween, The Great Pumpkin rises out of the most sincere pumpkin patch and brings treats to all the good children of the world. Watching The Great Pumpkin was always a big event when I was a kid. We had four channels on TV, and it was a special occasion to watch the once-a-year Peanuts specials!

The Great Pumpkin on DVD

You don't have to wait until October to see this classic cartoon. Watch it anytime!

Watch clips from "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"

Quotes from the Great Pumpkin

Linus: "There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin."

(As Lucy cuts a pumpkin open with a knife and begins "gutting" it in order to make it into a jack-o'-lantern, causing Linus to flinch in horror) and say, "Oh! You didn't tell me you were going to kill it!"

The Great Pumpkin Board Game

Did you know there is a Great Pumpkin board game? It would be perfect for playing during commercials or on rainy days. Make it an annual tradition.

Charlie Brown goes trick-or-treating in his ghost costume with far too many eye-holes ("I had a little trouble with the scissors"), and after each house when the kids announce what they got, he utters the famous sad line, "I got a rock."

Linus: "We'll just sit here in the pumpkin patch, and you can see the Great Pumpkin with your OWN EYES."

Sally: "If you try to hold my hand, I'll slug you."

Sally, when she goes with Linus to the pumpkin patch, does not believe in The Great Pumpkin and says, "Welcome to the twentieth century".

Great Pumpkin Wallpapers


The Great Pumpkin books

Need a screen-free version of The Great Pumpkin? It comes in paper form! Great for quiet time tote bags, take The Great Pumpkin book along to enjoy when it's not on television.

What do you think of the Great Pumpkin?

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Great Pumpkin lawn decoration set

Thank you, Charles Schulz!

Thank you, Charles Schulz!
Thank you, Charles Schulz!

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    • Mr-Panda LM profile image

      Mr-Panda LM 5 years ago

      Charlie Brown is awesome. Thanks for sharing =)

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      ShineRita 5 years ago

      funny lens. Thanks

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 5 years ago from Washington State

      I love the banter between Sally and Linus. His enthusiasm to see Great Pumpkin with his OWN eyes, such a great show, wouldn't miss it.

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      Heather Weaver 5 years ago from Colorado

      @TriciaLymeMom: Thanks! Watching The Great Pumpkin always takes me back to my childhood!

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      TriciaLymeMom 5 years ago

      I love that story. I watched The Great Pumpkin every Halloween growing up. Halloween wouldn't be the same without it. Sharing this lens on my pumpkin books for kids lens.

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      MusicFan57 6 years ago

      Growing up in the 70's, the 3 Charlie Brown specials that came on CBS (I think), are such great memories. I own those 3 on DVD now and watch each one during the holidays. Great lens!

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      Vicki 6 years ago from USA

      I love Charlie Brown and the gang! I can't wait to watch The Great Pumpkin while eating a whole pumpkin pie!! I enjoyed your lens. Thumbs up.

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      italianizeyours 7 years ago

      Charlie Brown is awesome. Love the lens.

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      italianizeyours 7 years ago

      Charlie Brown is awesome. Love the lens.

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      SmBizGuru LM 7 years ago

      This lens was a great walk down memory lane.

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      SofiaMann 7 years ago

      I don't know it, but it sounds great.

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      Mrmakingusmile LM 7 years ago

      The legendary Charlie Brown gang. I'm entertained. Thanks for making me smile.

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      glenbrook 7 years ago

      This was my favorite Charlie Brown special when I was growing up. Nicely done lens.

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      paul101239 7 years ago

      Great Staff!

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      spritequeen lm 7 years ago

      Long live the Great Pumpkin! Yeah!! It's almost time to watch it again! TIMELESS!!

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      ImmatureEntrepr 7 years ago

      This is one of my very favorite cartoons. Probably the only one I like just a wee bit more is the Peanuts Christmas special.

      I enjoyed your lens. Lots of broken links and images though. Your lens could use a little love (just like Charlie Brown's Christmas tree). ;)

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      bkray 7 years ago

      all kid's are get a lot of fun when they watch Great Pumpkinon TV.

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      Pmona LM 8 years ago

      Remembering "It's A Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" brings back such fond memories. 5*

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      RollingLuggage 8 years ago

      Wonderful lens & Great information

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      KevinAndWinnie 8 years ago

      That was a great lens!

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      NaturalVamp 8 years ago

      I am also waiting patiently for Charlie Brown's great pumpkin to appear on my television set dahling.

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      lasertek lm 8 years ago

      Great lens! Watching the Great Pumpkin on Halloween night has been a tradition in my family. It's good to know other people find time to watch and share it to their children.

      Do visit my lens if you got the time. Thanks

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      nukemdomis lm 8 years ago

      This is such a classic piece. I remember watching this so many years ago and still can remember my emotions when watching this as a little one. Great work on your lens!

      I've been building a Halloween related lens about free pumpkin carving patterns. I don't have any of the Peanuts gang yet so I might try to create them before October 31st. If you know of any that are online please come by and say hello.

      Not another list of free Halloween pumpkin carving patterns

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      Theroosterguy0008 8 years ago

      Very interesting article.

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      Eklectik1 8 years ago

      My wife & I always looked forward to the Great Pumpkin when we were kids.. Great lens

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      happy-jack 9 years ago

      Thank you for this very fine work. How wonderful and kind you have been. The great pumpkin must have a place in its heart for you.

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      AldricChang1 9 years ago

      What a fun lens hmsweaver :) 5 stars!

      I am a cartoon producer myself and I've created 2 lenses based on cartoons I am producing at and

      Would be grateful if you could hop over and tell me what you think of them :)

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      qlcoach 9 years ago

      Wonderful and heart warming lens. Thanks for sharing it. Hope you will keep doing more for us. Please see how I try to help others in new ways too. Sincerely: Gary Eby, author and therapist.

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      jdpugsle 9 years ago

      Excellent lens hmsweaver,

      I appreciate your efforts & your creativity to create such a legendary lens as this one. Thank you very much for your time & for caring enough to do so. It is how great lenses are born! You're a great lensmaster!


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      Stephen Carr 9 years ago from Corona, CA

      I loved this show and always looked forward to it as a kid. Trick or Treating was good, safe, fun. Not the same. Pity.

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      desertgrace 9 years ago

      The Great Pumpkin is one of my favorites! This is a great lens! Love it!

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      txbountyhunter 9 years ago

      Brings me back to when I was a child, And I watched this cartoon around "Halloween" !! It was a great time in my life. Thanks for the walk down memory lane !!!


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      GreenRevolution 9 years ago

      Super Halloween lens! I love 'The Great Pumpkin' and we try to watch it every year. It's great fun, just like your lens! Nice work!

      5*and Faved

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      silverbar 9 years ago

      Cool stuff! Thanks for the read

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      RentMyGarden 9 years ago

      The Great Pumpkin is a Charles M. Shulz classic. ***** 5 stars!

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      GrowWear 9 years ago

      Very nice! Love the Charlie Brown apparel!

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      Number1Athlete 9 years ago

      The great pumpkin is such a classic :)

      5 stars plus a favorite :D

      and happy halloween by the way!

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      SaveAMarriage 9 years ago

      What a great lens! Bravo! I love the info here. Thanks!

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      nancydodds1 9 years ago

      hai there, interesting lens

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      Belindance 9 years ago

      Really cute len's idea, the great pumpkin is an old classic, I watched many times. Maybe again this year, I'm still a kid at heart.

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      LaurieBeth33 9 years ago

      What a fantastic concept for a lens. That Halloween special is brilliant and I love to watch it. There was a cool homage to it in the Halloween episode of the first season of "How I Met Your Mother" and it was one of the things that made me fall in love with the show.

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      BethErickson 9 years ago

      This is very lovely. Those pumpkin costumes are very neat. My little grandchildren will surely love it. This is a good plan for Halloween. Thanks! 5 stars for a wonderful lens. :)

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      CleanerLife 9 years ago

      Certainly an all-time favorite! Halloween just isn't Halloween without The Great Pumpkin!

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      iLOVEscience 9 years ago

      I just love Halloween - Great lens!

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      RaintreeAnnie 9 years ago from UK

      Fun lens! Nicely done. Adding to faves and lensrolling

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      papawu 9 years ago

      This really brought back a lot of memories for me. I don't think I ever missed a Charlie Brown or Peanuts special when I was growing up. Thanks for the memories. 5 stars.

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      grandma deal 9 years ago

      I Love the Great Pumpkin! "Peanuts" was my favorite comic strip. Thanks for the memories. ;-)

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      JustAls 9 years ago

      CUTE LENS!!!!!!

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      KimGiancaterino 9 years ago

      Just dropping by to bestow a Squid Angel Blessing.

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      LisaDH 9 years ago

      This was always one of my favorite Charlie Brown specials.

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      Heather Weaver 10 years ago from Colorado

      Thanks for the lovely comments, everyone! I hope the Great Pumpkin brought you some treats this year!

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      schalz 10 years ago


      (Schalz) about Schulz, as far as the eye can see here,

      everythings good grief here.

      Never to discuss with people..the Great Pumpkin(Its touched on now)"

      "So I WILL shout on my own blog and plug in this pages rss

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      KimGiancaterino 10 years ago

      I love the Great Pumpkin! Nice tribute.

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      Crystal Booth 10 years ago from Wellston, Ok

      Thanks for visiting Pumpkins and for kind your comments. You've done a beautiful job here! I lensrolled you as well.

      ~ Crystal