It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
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Linus: Never jump into a pile of leaves with a wet sucker.

Sally Brown: If you try to hold my hand, I'll slug you.

Sally Brown: Is Linus taking me to the party?
Lucy Van Pelt: That stupid blockhead of a brother of mine is out in the pumpkin patch making his yearly fool of himself.
Violet: Boy, is he strange.
Sally Brown: But maybe there is a Great Pumpkin.

Lucy Van Pelt: What kind of costume is that?
Charlie Brown: He's a World War I flying ace.
Lucy Van Pelt: Now I've seen everything. All right everybody, we'll go trick-or-treating, and then over to Violet's for the big Halloween party.

Lucy Van Pelt: All right, all right! Let's bob for apples! This is the way to do it.
Schroeder: Yeah, Lucy, you should be good at this. You have the perfect mouth for it.

Linus: Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He's gotta pick this one. He's got to. I don't see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there's not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see.

Continuity mistake: When Charlie Brown holds the door for Snoopy before the gang leaves to trick or treat, his costume doesn't have all the extra holes in it like it does in the scenes before and after.

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Trivia: Kathy Steinberg, the actress who voiced Sally, almost had to be replaced. Just as they were approaching the end of her recording sessions, Steinberg's mother rang executive producer Lee Mendelson one night in a panic because Kathy had a loose tooth and the gap in her teeth could cause a lisp in her voice that would sound different from the dialogue they had already recorded. The crew had to rush Steinberg into the recording studio as soon as it opened in order to get the rest of her lines on tape. Mendelson said that Steinberg's tooth dropped out as she spoke her last line.

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Question: There is something I don't understand about Linus in this special. He is flattered when Sally flirts with him by saying he says the cutest things, and that he's so intelligent. Linus usually rejects Sally's feelings whenever she flirts him. Why should this be any different?

Answer: From what I've seen, usually Sally is often annoying Linus with her flirting when he has nothing in common with her, or he's just trying to do something to help her and she tries to make it into more. Here, Sally's comments make Linus think she believes in the Great Pumpkin too, or is at least interested in hearing more about it. It's more that he's excited she likes the same thing as he does. Later in the pumpkin patch, he's happy she's there because he wants to share the experience with someone, not because he has any feeling towards Sally.

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Answer: He can enjoy and bask in the flattery without reciprocating any feelings she may have.

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Except he's never basked in her flattery in the past.

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