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This Charming Charlie

Ray Drainville

Over the Christmas break, we watched the Charlie Brown Christmas TV special from our childhoods. I loved Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip. Having watched the TV show again, though, wow! How miserable they all were. It’s a strip deriving humour out of depression.

We’re not the only ones who’ve noticed this, however, and someone far more creative than I created “This Charming Charlie”, pairing the cartoon with—get this—lyrics by the Smiths.


Ray Drainville

It’s shocking how a mere interstitial from the 1970s has embedded itself in my brain. And many other people’s, apparently.

As a design, I’m impressed by how well it stands up over time. Especially for something from the 70s.