Monday, September 20, 2010

April 9, 1953: The Mystery of Schroeder's Piano


One thing about Peanuts is how it plays sometimes with the line between cartoonishness and reality. Between the two, it usually sticks pretty close to reality, at least in its physics, which makes the occasional launches into surreal logic, such as here, more effective. That's important. If crazy things happen all the time, the reader comes to expect them, and they have much less of an impact. Lots of webcomics get this wrong.


  1. He also plays pieces with notes well outside (presumably) the range of keys on his keyboard.

  2. I think this is one of the most classic, unforgettable strips ever.