31 days of Halloween: It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

It’s very hard to find the full show.

 

With autumn already in full swing, the Peanuts gang prepares for Halloween. Linus van Pelt writes his annual letter to The Great Pumpkin, despite Charlie Brown’s disbelief, Snoopy’s laughter, Patty’s assurance that the Great Pumpkin is a fake, and even his own sister’s violent threat to make her brother stop. When Linus goes out to mail the letter but cannot reach the mailbox, Lucy refuses to help him; so he uses his blanket to open the box, and throws the letter in.

On Halloween night, the gang, including Charlie Brown’s younger sister Sally, goes trick-or-treating. On the way, they stop at the pumpkin patch to ridicule Linus’ missing the festivities, just as he did last year; but Linus is convinced that the Great Pumpkin, recognizing the sincerity of his patch, will come, and even persuades Sally to stay and wait with him. The gang goes off, leaving Linus and Sally behind. During trick-or-treating, everyone gets assorted candy, apples, gum, cookies, money, and popcorn balls except for Charlie Brown, who gets a rock from every house they visit. After trick-or-treating, and another visit to the pumpkin patch, the gang goes off to Violet Gray’s Halloween party. Meanwhile, Snoopy, wearing his World War I flying ace gear, climbs aboard his Sopwith Camel (his doghouse) to fight with the Red Baron. After a fierce but losing battle, Snoopy makes his way across the countryside to briefly crash the Halloween party, where he is entertained by Schroeder’s playing of World War I tunes on his piano, and then goes to the pumpkin patch. When Linus sees a shadowy figure rising from the moonlit patch, he believes the Great Pumpkin has arrived, and faints. When Sally sees that it is only Snoopy, she angrily scolds Linus for making her miss the trick-or-treating festivities as well as the Halloween party as the kids come to take her away with them. As they leave, and still convinced that the Great Pumpkin will show up, Linus promises to put in a good word for them.

At 4:00 AM the next morning, Lucy wakes up and sees that Linus is not in his bed. She finds her brother asleep in the pumpkin patch, brings him home, takes his shoes off, and puts him to bed. Later, Charlie Brown and Linus are at a rock wall, commiserating about the previous night’s disappointments. When Charlie Brown says that he has done stupid things in his life also, Linus angrily vows to him that the Great Pumpkin will come to the pumpkin patch next year

31 days of Halloween: Positively Nerdy’s Twilight Zone

#19 – The Twilight Zone

Welcome to Positively Nerdy! This special Halloween episode comes to you directly from the Twilight Zone. While the Twilight Zone may not have anything specific to do with Halloween, this seemed as good a time as any to discuss the landmark series. It’s impossible to discuss The Twilight Zone alone so I went and found some help by way of Twilight Zone-super fan, Suine Hallock and Pixel Dan! Suine, Dan and I discuss our connection to and history with the series and our choices for the stand-out, must-see episodes the series has to offer. And since that’s not enough we wrap things up by revealing our personal favorite episodes! The Twilight Zone is an institution in popular culture and genre entertainment and that’s why we celebrate it!

Visit my special guests on their respective sites:

Suine Hallock – www.houseofhallock.com

Pixel Dan – www.pixel-dan.com

Infonaut: Red vs Blue vs Hollywood: Documentary Series Featuring Rooster Teeth Releases Episode 1

Rooster Teeth, the Austin-based production company behind the longest running web series of all time Red vs. Blue, is proud to announce that episode 1 of the new documentary series “Infonaut: Red vs Blue vs Hollywood” from Machinima has been released. Please see below for a link to episode 1 of the three part series that launches with an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at Rooster Teeth.

Episode 1 is the premiere episode of “Infonaut”, the first interactive documentary series that explores the modern age’s technologies, subcultures, dangers, vices, and beyond.  The series features Rooster Teeth in a three part behind-the-scenes documentary that goes inside the offices and inside the minds of the team behind Red vs. Blue, the Rooster Teeth Podcast, the Achievement Hunter website, the annual gaming & internet convention RTX (Rooster Teeth Expo), and more.  The series also follows the Rooster Teeth team along on a trek to New York Comic Con 2012, and even gives a glimpse into Rooster Teeth’s future projects to see what it has in store for 2013.  Episode 2 will premiere on Tuesday, October 30, followed by Episode 3 on Tuesday, November 6 as Rooster Teeth celebrates the release of Red vs. Blue Season 10 and the ten season RVBX: Ten Years of Red vs. Blue 14-disc boxed set.

 

“Infonaut: Red vs Blue vs Hollywood” Episode 1 –

Nerdist News – Dredded: Five Reboots Better than the Original

Can newer versions be better? You be the judge.

Dredd 3D opens today, and the fan verdict is in – it’s a definite step up from Mega-City One’s last cinematic bow in the Sylvester Stallone/Rob Schneider buddy flick Judge Dredd. So yeah, you may think you’re allergic to reboots, but in fact, some of our favorite films have been new stabs at an existing franchise. Here are five prior faves.

COMICSThe Punisher: War Zone. We love Thomas Jane, who took the character extremely seriously, but unfortunately the movie surrounding him didn’t (the skull shirt came from a beach-side souvenir shop? Really?) and John Travolta’s incessant fiddling with his pipe was distracting. The followup, starring Ray Stevenson, played everything as a wonderfully sick joke, basically Jason Voorhees with guns. (We’re keeping this list to features – otherwise, #DIRTYLAUNDRY could have been #1 with a bullet.)

COMICSThe Mummy. Jack Pierce’s makeup on Boris Karloff is iconic – so much so that many people forget it’s barely in the movie, and Karloff spends most of it pretending to be just a regular, contemporary Egyptian. Universal’s 1999 update – which made Rachel Weisz a star and launched Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson into Hollywood in its sequel – occasionally veers into camp, but the many digitally altered faces of Arnold Vosloo – and his scarabs – were never less than threatening.

COMICSThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre. You probably started sharpening some blades of your very own upon seeing this on the list, but here goes: Tobe Hooper’s original is groundbreaking in the way it presents events in a matter-of-fact, believable style, but its pacing is a real killer. Leatherface’s reveal is amazing and the dinner party rules, but then all of a sudden the movie’s almost over after endless build-up. For sheer filmmaking, Marcus Nispel’s remake, with its grimy, steamy filters and perverse patriarch in R. Lee Ermey, gives a better-structured story and looks like the greatest house of horrors ever. You may yell at us now.

COMICSCasino Royale. While you could argue that James Bond gets rebooted every time a new actor steps in, Daniel Craig’s first time out finally gave us something of an origin story, with a more brutal Bond reflecting Ian Fleming’s portrayal of him in print. And as for the “original” Casino Royale movie – yeah, we kinda dig the incessantly catchy theme tune, but the half-baked parody – which simultaneously presents David Niven, Peter Sellers and Woody Allen as wildly differing James Bonds, then kills off everyone at the end – works better in theory than practice.

COMICSEvil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn. Probably the only major sequel that’s also an insta-reboot, due in part to the fact that Sam Raimi couldn’t legally obtain the rights to reuse footage from the first film, so he had to re-shoot key scenes to set up the story. More significantly, though, what had been straightforward horror before was newly played as comedy, with this movie’s Deadites channeling The Three Stooges‘ Moe more than Romero. It was a savvy choice that remained the tone inArmy of Darkness and the spin-off video games, making Bruce Campbell a cult star and proving surprisingly forward-looking: those claymation zombies in part one don’t scare us much any more, but the Chin and his boomstick always make us cheer.

Do you agree with our picks, or does this list need a reboot of its own? Let us know on our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages!

Nerdist News : Geek This Week: It’s Tr-Tr-TRICKY!

Chock-a-block with hi-def heroes, fantastic films and merry mutants

TVThat’s (Just)Incredible! –Prepare to have your mind blown and your fancy tickled. Justin Willman, host ofMagic Meltdown on the Nerdist Channel, is bringing his one-man magic show, Tricked Out, to LA’s Club Nokia on Saturday, Sept. 29th, 2012, at 8:30pm. Tickets start at $15 in advance and can bepurchased here, but if you’re feeling like some free stuff, say “Alakazam!” and enter our giveaway for your chance to win a pair of tickets. The contest goes until Thurs, Sept. 27th, 2012, so make sure you enter and go toFacebookTwitter and Google+ to get extra chances. Act fast before these tickets…disappear.

COMICSVintage Vigilantes – Holy Nostalgia, Batman! Our friends at eBay are having a honey of an auction from now until Sunday (Sept. 23rd). A veritable treasure trove of classic Golden, Silver and Modern Age comic books as well as one-of-a-kind figurines are available as part of their Fall Comics Fest. There are some truly astonishing finds here, including several issue #1s, rare and obscure titles and a whole slew of things signed by the man himself, Stan Lee. If you really want a piece of comic book history, check out this excellent-conditionCaptain America Comics #1 by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby from March 1941. Who needs a car or college tuition when you have Cap decking Hitler? Excelsior!

MOVIESFilms Both Fantastic and Festive – More awesome in your face than any other week during the year, it’s once again time for Fantastic Fest!For eight straight days, the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin, TX becomes the haven for all things amazing with the largest genre film festival in the world. Sci-fi, horror, fantasy, actions flicks and more are shown for the eager masses to devour like a dragon eating a robot (it could happen!). This year’s films of note include Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie 3D, Rian Johnson’s Looper and Doug Benson’sThe Greatest Movie Ever Rolled. For a full breakdown of the greatness, check out Luke’s preview on Nerdist.com.

MOVIESIt’s Coming Right At You!! – If you can’t make it to Austin but can make it to Los Angeles this weekend, you can treat your peepers to The Fifth Annual 3D Film and Music Festival. This three-day (fitting) celebration (starting today and going through Saturday, Sept 22nd) will offer 14 3D features and 40 3D shorts, as well as panels, 3D gaming and live music. Ticket information can be found right heuh! World premieres will include War of the Worlds: Goliath in 3D and Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-animation. The whole thing is hosted by badass nerd Thomas Jane and will honor movie pioneers Roger and Julie Corman. You’ll be totally immersed in stereoscopic stimuli.

TVThe X-Men of Hilarity – If you want your entertainment so three-dimensional that it’s actually people standing in front of you, and to laugh your face off in the process, then you want to see Comedy MutantFriday night (Sept. 21st) at 8:30pm at Club Nokia as part of RIOT LA. Started and headlined by Brian Posehn, this amazing stand-up show features Arj Barker, Kyle Kinane, Fortune Feimster, Ron Funches, Sean Patton and the Nerdist Network’s own resident weirdo Pete Holmes! You literally cannot beat that amount of funny; don’t even try! In case you missed it, Brian was on the Nerdist Podcast along with Pete, Ron and Fortune to talk about the festival and about comedy in general. Guess what; it’s hilarious. For tickets to Comedy Mutant, go here! We’re taking bets now on which comedian will use optic blasts.