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Charlie Brown's All-Stars is the second TV special based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. It was the second such TV special to be produced by Lee Mendelson and Bill Melendez (who also directed), and originally aired on the CBS network on June 8, 1966.


After Charlie Brown's team lose their first game of the season (123–0), all the players, except Charlie Brown, throw down their caps in disgust and quit.

Later, frustrated and depressed, Charlie Brown is sitting down on the sidewalk, putting his back against Hennessy's Hardware Store and staring into space. Just then, Linus exits the hardware store and tells him good news: Mr. Hennessy, the owner of the store, wants to sponsor Charlie Brown's team, outfit them with baseball uniforms and incorporate them into a real league.

The excitement gets the better of Charlie Brown, and he eagerly tells the team the good news. Lucy is apprehensive, but states that if Charlie Brown can really get the team uniforms, they will give him another chance and return to the team. Charlie Brown says he can promise them uniforms. Later at home, Charlie Brown gets a phone call from Mr. Hennessy, and is told he will be able to provide uniforms for the boys on the team, but the league does not allow girls or dogs. This means he can't give Charlie Brown's team uniforms unless he drops the girls

Charlie Brown attempts to talk to his team.

(namely Lucy, Violet, Patty, and Frieda) and the dog (Snoopy). Charlie Brown tries to reason with Mr. Hennessy, but is told that the stipulations are the league's rules, not his. Unwilling to sacrifice his friends, Charlie Brown is left with no choice but to turn down Mr. Hennessy's offer.

Moments later, Charlie Brown relays the news to Linus, who tells him that Lucy and the team will be furious with his decision. However, Charlie Brown has an idea. He will not tell them, figuring their lifted spirits will drive them to a great win. Then after the game, they will be so happy about the win, they will forget about the uniforms Charlie Brown promised. Linus says this may not be a good idea, but Charlie Brown feels it will work.

The game starts off slowly, but as it picks up, the team begins to play spectacularly. Unfortunately, they lose the game in the end when, in the last inning, Charlie Brown's bid to tie the game by stealing home fails.

"Aaugh! We lost the game because of Charlie Brown!"

Having failed to win them the game, Charlie Brown is told by Lucy and several others that if it were not for the uniforms and the league deal, they would quit. Charlie Brown then tells the team (leaving out the reasons why) that he told Mr. Hennessy that the deal was off. This causes the team to yell in anger and storm off. As the girls complain about their misfortune (and Snoopy is shown sharing their disgust), Linus speaks up, telling them the real reason why Charlie Brown turned the offer down. Both Linus and Schroeder berate the girls and Snoopy for their selfishness; pointing out that Charlie Brown was not willing to sacrifice them just to get the uniforms. This causes the girls and Snoopy to feel terrible for being so hard on Charlie Brown. They want to make up for the insults, and Lucy comes up with the idea to make a special uniform for Charlie Brown. And they do just that, using the only fabric available: Linus' beloved security blanket.

The girls and Snoopy present the newly-made uniform (complete with the words "Our Manager" on the front) to Charlie Brown, who is very pleased with it. He is determined that his team will win the next day, but the next day, it rains, so there is no ball game. Charlie Brown just stands in the rain on the pitcher's mound, where Linus finds him and tells him that nobody will come to the field. He then looks nervously at Charlie Brown, and tells him that his uniform was made from his blanket. So Charlie Brown lets Linus hold the shirt-tail against his cheek and suck his thumb. The two of them stand together in the pouring rain, while the credits roll.

Voice cast

5 appears but has no dialogue.


  1. "Charlie's Run"
  2. "Charlie Brown's All-Stars"
  3. "Baseball Theme" B
  4. "Baseball Theme" (brass version)
  5. "Baseball Theme" (guitar version)
  6. "All-Stars Theme" (a variation of "Oh, Good Grief")
  7. "Surfin' Snoopy" E
  8. "Pebble Beach"
  9. "All-Stars Theme" (a variation of "Oh, Good Grief")
  10. "Baseball Theme" B
  11. "Surfin' Snoopy" E
  12. "Baseball Theme" (brass version)
  13. "Trumpet Fanfare"
  14. "All-Stars Theme" (a variation of "Oh, Good Grief")
  15. "Surfin' Snoopy" E
  16. "Baseball Theme" (brass version)
  17. "Rain, Rain, Go Away"
  18. "All-Stars Theme" (a variation of "Oh, Good Grief")


  • Originally this special was to have been called Good Grief, Charlie Brown. A short piece in the December 15, 1965 issue of the New York Times mentions this special as an impending production to air in June of 1966, and refers to it by that title.
  • This special was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Program (as was It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown).
  • Mr. Hennessy once again sponsors the team in It's Spring Training, Charlie Brown, but no longer cares if the girls and Snoopy are on the team. This is due to relaxations in baseball player admittance policies by the 1990s.
  • This is the second time Charlie Brown is referred to simply as Charlie, this time by Frieda. This had happened previously in A Charlie Brown Christmas, with Lucy. He would later be referred to as Charlie in the 1969 film A Boy Named Charlie Brown.
  • The final CBS airing of the special was on April 3, 1982 before the premiere of "The Fat Albert Easter Special" and it would not air on American network primetime television again until ABC aired it following a repeat airing of It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown on April 7, 2009. The two specials would later re-air back to back in 2010, 2013 and 2014.
  • According to the closing credits, it was the only time Ed Love had worked on a Peanuts television special as an animator. He primarily worked for Hanna-Barbera Productions during the late 1950s until the early 1990s. Before that, he previously worked at Disney, MGM and Walter Lantz Productions.
  • This is the first special where Charlie Brown is seen shirtless.
  • This is the first Peanuts special of the 1960s to be sponsored by Dolly Madison.
  • This was the second Peanuts special to include credits, but only for a few cast members and not all who provided voices.
  • The original version of this special has integrated Coca-Cola and Dolly Madison sponsor plugs, much like A Charlie Brown Christmas and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.


  • In the opening scene, Patty, Violet and Frieda are shown jumping rope together (an identical shot to the later skateboarding scene) while they are also playing in the baseball game.
  • Charlie Brown mentions that "I've got five boys, three girls and a dog...", but there are actually six boys and four girls on his team.
  • When Charlie Brown and the girls get tangled up in the jump rope, Charlie Brown has no nose.
  • After the rope-jumping pileup, Patty, Violet, and Frieda's skateboards suddenly appear in a subsequent shot.
  • When Charlie Brown and Lucy shout, "You scouted your own team!" Snoopy mouths the words with them making it seem like he is shouting it too. Unusual considering the same problem was edited out of A Charlie Brown Christmas.
  • Schroeder's shirt and socks turn red when he yells, "Aaugh! We lost the game because of Charlie Brown!" and looks up with only his nose and mouth showing, but turn back to purple when he looks forward.
  • Even though Linus already knew why Charlie Brown had to give up the uniforms long before the next game, he is shown wailing along with the rest of the team when Charlie Brown breaks the news to them.
  • When the team chants to Charlie Brown to steal home base, Lucy and Violet suddenly swap their hairstyles.
  • While the special came out in 1966, the credits read that it is from 1968.
  • When Charlie Brown is talking with Linus about how the league won't accept their team with Snoopy and the girls, there's a sudden close-up of Linus speaking where his blanket disappears and a baseball cap appears on his head. In the next shot, his blanket has reappeared and he's no longer wearing a cap.
  • When the girls say "What do you mean our feelings?", the caps on Linus and Lucy appear larger while their heads appear to be smaller.


External links

Peanuts Animated Features
TV Specials A Charlie Brown ChristmasCharlie Brown's All-StarsIt's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie BrownYou're in Love, Charlie BrownHe's Your Dog, Charlie BrownIt Was a Short Summer, Charlie BrownPlay It Again, Charlie BrownYou're Not Elected, Charlie BrownThere's No Time for Love, Charlie BrownA Charlie Brown ThanksgivingIt's a Mystery, Charlie BrownIt's the Easter Beagle, Charlie BrownBe My Valentine, Charlie BrownYou're a Good Sport, Charlie BrownIt's Arbor Day, Charlie BrownIt's Your First Kiss, Charlie BrownWhat a Nightmare, Charlie BrownYou're the Greatest, Charlie BrownShe's a Good Skate, Charlie BrownLife Is a Circus, Charlie BrownIt's Magic, Charlie BrownSomeday You'll Find Her, Charlie BrownA Charlie Brown CelebrationIs This Goodbye, Charlie Brown?It's an Adventure, Charlie BrownWhat Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?It's Flashbeagle, Charlie BrownSnoopy's Getting Married, Charlie BrownYou're a Good Man, Charlie BrownHappy New Year, Charlie Brown!Snoopy!!! The MusicalIt's the Girl in the Red Truck, Charlie BrownWhy, Charlie Brown, Why?Snoopy's ReunionIt's Spring Training, Charlie BrownIt's Christmastime Again, Charlie BrownYou're in the Super Bowl, Charlie BrownIt Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie BrownIt's the Pied Piper, Charlie BrownA Charlie Brown ValentineCharlie Brown's Christmas TalesLucy Must Be Traded, Charlie BrownI Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie BrownHe's a Bully, Charlie BrownHappiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie BrownSnoopy Presents: For Auld Lang SyneSnoopy Presents: It's the Small Things, Charlie BrownSnoopy Presents: To Mom (and Dad), With LoveSnoopy Presents: Lucy's School
Movies A Boy Named Charlie BrownSnoopy, Come HomeRace for Your Life, Charlie BrownBon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don't Come Back!!)The Peanuts Movie
The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show "Snoopy's Cat Fight" • "Snoopy: Team Manager" • "Linus and Lucy" • "Lucy vs. the World" • "Linus' Security Blanket" • "Snoopy: Man's Best Friend" • "Snoopy the Psychiatrist" • "You Can't Win, Charlie Brown" • "The Lost Ballpark" • "Snoopy's Football Career" • "Chaos in the Classroom" • "It's That Team Spirit, Charlie Brown" • "Lucy Loves Schroeder" • "Snoopy and the Giant" • "Snoopy's Brother Spike" • "Snoopy's Robot" • "Peppermint Patty's School Days" • "Sally's Sweet Babboo"
This Is America, Charlie Brown "The Mayflower Voyagers" • "The Birth of the Constitution" • "The Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk" • "The NASA Space Station" • "The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad" • "The Great Inventors" • "The Smithsonian and the Presidency" • "The Music and Heroes of America"
Snoopy in Space "The Application" • "Training" • "The Graduation" • "Welcome to the ISS" • "I Never Promised You a Space Garden" • "Space Sleepwalking" • "The Journey on Orion" • "Crater Crash" • "Searching for Moon Rocks" • "You're a Good Moon, Charlie Brown" • "The Next Mission" • "Mars or Bust"
Others Peanuts (2014 TV series) • Peanuts Motion ComicsThe Snoopy Show