Monday, September 21, 2009

November 10, 1951: The claws come out


Another unexplained burst of rage from Patty and Violet, who in later strips would become almost defined by their disdain for Charlie Brown. When I was a kid reading 50s and 60s Peanuts strips in compilations, I thought the characters existed mostly to hate him.

This one implies that the two characters were reacting to something distasteful Charlie Brown did. Is it possible that the characters were always considered to be reacting to something CB said, offscreen, but in later strips the setup was just left out to save space?

1 comment:

  1. I assume that by the late fifties/early sixties, the offensive action taken by Charlie Brown was simply existing.