Saturday, November 24, 2018

The ignorance of Twidiots hits Charlie Brown

It's come to my attention that some ignorant souls on Twitter raised a stink the other day over ABC airing A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, pointing out a scene where Franklin, an African-American character added to the Peanuts strip in 1968, is seated alone on his side of the makeshift banquet table.

Series creator Charles Schulz introduced Franklin in response to the assassination of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in April 1968. This particular show aired five years later, and has been a holiday staple, first on CBS, then on ABC, which has held the rights since 2002. Franklin had appeared in 1972's "Snoopy Come Home", but was part of a larger group of kids at the table.

Here's the scene that has so many people in a lather.

I call this Twidiot Twaddle over-reacting, a case of people looking for something to gripe about. I've heard of making mountains out of molehills, but this is ridiculous.

My take: There might've been more guests, but some probably declined invitations off-camera. Some people just like to spend their time being miserable......


Goldstar said...

Comedian Roy Wood Jr. remarked on Franklin's seating arrangement on a segment of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show". The difference: Roy Wood Jr. was doing a comedy bit. That special was made over 40 years ago, folks. Relax.

Honestly, there were so many plot holes in "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" that how Franklin was seated should be the last thing to be remarked upon.

hobbyfan said...

Exactly. People need a reason to whine.