Saturday, May 8, 2010

October 1, 1952: HA HA METAHUMOR


Peanuts has sometimes been taken seriously by folks, including Schulz himself, but there are moments like this every once in a while. There isn't really any connection, other than motive, between Schroeder's discovery and his remarkably knowledgeable comment. I can picture Schulz laughing at the idea of a character annoyed at being in a comic strip and looking for any excuse to work it in.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder how that gag would have played in 1952. Was there any precedent for that kind of thing in comic strips? Did Krazy Kat know he was in a strip? I know the Looney Tunes often made reference to their status as Hollywood entertainers.