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There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown is the ninth prime-time animated TV special based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. It originally aired on the CBS network on March 11, 1973. It was released to DVD as a bonus feature accompanying the special A Charlie Brown Valentine (along with Someday You'll Find Her, Charlie Brown) on January 2, 2004. It was also released in remastered form as part of the DVD box set, Peanuts 1970's Collection, Volume One.


There are three months of school left and all of the Peanuts gang are under pressure from too many tests and homework assignments. They now have to make preparations to write a report on a field trip to an art museum, for half their grade. Both Charlie Brown's and Peppermint Patty's schools are going on the field trip.

When Charlie Brown, Sally, and Snoopy get off the bus for the trip, they see Patty, and a new student named Marcie. The five of them start talking and do not see their classmates go into the museum. They accidentally walk into the supermarket next door, and mistake it for the art museum. They study the meat and the cans, and do not realize they are not in the art museum.

Marcie asks Peppermint Patty if she likes Charlie Brown, to which she replies, "How could anybody ever be in love with boring, dull, wishy-washy old Chuck?". Unbeknownst to Peppermint Patty, Charlie Brown overhears her comment and is heartbroken. When they leave the supermarket, Patty apologizes.

Peppermint Patty later invites Charlie to her house to help her and Marcie with their assignment. Charlie agrees to walk Marcie home, where Marcie clears everything up, and how "Boring, dull, wishy-washy old Chuck" was just a slip of the tongue. As they get to her house, Marcie gives Charlie a kiss, with Charlie sticking his tongue out and proceeding to blush, and Marcie tells him to think of it from Peppermint Patty. When Charlie phones Peppermint Patty up upon coming home to thank her for the kiss, Peppermint Patty is confused.

The next day Linus shows Charlie Brown and Lucy slides of the artworks that he photographed. Charlie Brown's hopes of salvaging his grades are shattered. As he waits for his graded report, he expects the worst. However, everything works out for the best, as his teacher assumed his report was a creative description of an art museum interpreted as a supermarket and gave him an "A".

In the final scene, Peppermint Patty apologizes to Charlie Brown for saying bad things about him and says that it is not easy for a girl to talk like she is now to a boy. But Peppermint Patty angrily rebukes Charlie Brown after he brings up Heather. Marcie, who was watching this, points out to Peppermint Patty that she said the wrong thing once again. Peppermint Patty then asks Marcie, who has been calling her "Sir" throughout the special, if she realizes how annoying it is being called 'Sir' all the time when she has asked not to be called that. Marcie replies, "No, Ma'am", promptly causing Peppermint Patty to wince.

Voice cast

Violet and Frieda appear but are silent.


  • This special marks the animated debut of Peppermint Patty's friend Marcie (voiced by Jimmy Ahrens) who appeared in the comics for the first time in 1971 (although a girl resembling her named "Clara" had appeared in 1968). This special marks the animated debut of Franklin (voiced by Todd Barbee) who appeared in the comics for the first time in 1968.
  • A few satiric comments are made towards pop art, particularly Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans (without mentioning the artist by name).
  • This is the last special in which Charlie Brown is voiced by Chad Webber. He would be replaced by Todd Barbee.
  • Twice in the special Peppermint Patty refers to Charlie Brown by his usual name instead of "Chuck".
  • The entire first act of this special does not really have a story, but is instead made up of short vignettes based on the comic strips. This would be the first time Schulz did this in his specials, continuing this in the specials A Charlie Brown Celebration and It's an Adventure, Charlie Brown, and in The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show.
  • After Marcie says that stuff about boring, dull, wishy-washy, ol' Chuck was just a slip of a tongue, Charlie Brown says the same "Good grief" phrase used in Snoopy, Come Home, which is said after Charlie Brown said, "Go directly to jail. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200." Oddly, this phrase was a reused clip of voice work by Chad Webber.
  • This marks Peppermint Patty's fifth appearance in a Peanuts TV Special; following You're in Love, Charlie Brown, He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown, It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown, & Play It Again, Charlie Brown.
  • This is the first Peanuts special that Schroeder does not appear in.
  • Peppermint Patty told Marcie "Stop calling me Sir" 5 times throughout this special.


  • In the final scene Peppermint Patty apologizes for calling Charlie Brown "stupid" (among other things) even though she had not said that particular thing about him. It's possible she did it offscreen.



  1. "Early Wake-Up"*
  2. "There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown" (variation on cue 11)
  3. "Pitkin County Blues" (numerous versions) M
  4. "There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown" (variation on cue 11)*
  5. "Play It Again, Charlie Brown" (aka "Charlie's Blues" and "Charlie Brown Blues") M
  6. "African Sleigh Ride" M
  7. "Joe Cool" (Guaraldi vocal)
  8. "Peppermint Patty" (brass version)*
  9. "Bus Me"*
  10. "There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown" M
  11. "Linus and Lucy" (electric guitar version)
  12. "Incumbent Waltz" (piano and electric guitar version)
  13. "There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown" (brass version)
  14. "There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown" (wah-wah guitar version)*

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"
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