Wednesday, October 20, 2010

May 22, 1953: The Betty Crocker of dirt


She might be drawn differently now, but Violet still seems fascinated with mud pies.

We watched it happen, but I'm still amazed by how differently the characters look now from how they looked three short years ago. It affects how we feel about them I think; this version of Violet doesn't look to be as sweet-natured as the little girl Schulz introduced originally. That's an important step towards her developing antagonist role.


  1. Even her pony-tail is starting to develop into that hard-core bun.

  2. Adding to joke here is the fact that ready-made baking mixes -- something my grandmother considered an abomination to her dying day -- were relatively new in the early 1950s.