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.
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 the Little Red-Haired Girl. 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' a lot when she has asked not to be called that. Marcie replies, "No, ma'am".
- Chad Webber – Charlie Brown
- Robin Kohn – Lucy van Pelt
- Stephen Shea – Linus van Pelt
- Hilary Momberger – Sally Brown
- Jimmy Ahrens – Marcie
- Todd Barbee – Franklin (uncredited)
- Christopher DeFaria – Peppermint Patty (uncredited)
- Bill Melendez – Snoopy (uncredited)
- Vince Guaraldi – Joe Cool Singer (uncredited)
- 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.
- 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.
- "Early Wake-Up"*
- "There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown" (variation on cue 11)
- "Pitkin County Blues" (numerous versions) M
- "There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown" (variation on cue 11)*
- "Play It Again, Charlie Brown" (aka "Charlie's Blues" and "Charlie Brown Blues") M
- "African Sleigh Ride" M
- "Joe Cool" (Guaraldi vocal)
- "Peppermint Patty" (brass version)*
- "Bus Me"*
- "There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown" M
- "Linus and Lucy" (electric guitar version)
- "Incumbent Waltz" (piano and electric guitar version)
- "There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown" (brass version)
- "There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown" (wah-wah guitar version)*
- There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown on the Internet Movie Database.
- There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown on the Big Cartoon Database.
- There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown on AllMovie.