Wednesday, March 30, 2011

December 11, 1953: World-shaking calamity

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This is a bigger deal to Charlie Brown than the rest of us because such a large percentage of his hair is disarranged.  (75%, that one on the back of his head passed unmolested.)

This does seem to make it clear that Charlie Brown has exactly four hairs.


  1. Schulz used to say that Charlie Brown is actually a towhead (i.e. a very light, almost white blond). But it still makes a great visual gag for the audience, since we can only see the few tufts that Schulz actually draws.

  2. That is an interesting possibility. I had considered it before, but it seemed strange I had never seen it mentioned.

  3. What about muss, why is that there?