SO, it was VIOLET who started this, huh?
none of the Peanuts books we had growing up had this cartoon. the roots of the ‘Lucy swipe’
And so it begins….
And somewhere, concealed in a nearby bush, Lucy is watching…
He might have if he is a right-footed kicker like he appears to be… you’re on the wrong side of the ball, Violet… ;-)
THE FIRST TIME!
So it begins of abusing Charlie with the football…..
Well well could it be? The first time?
A conspiracy from the very beginning…I knew it!
And a trope is born.
A legend has born.
But Violet had her reason (sort of), Lucy pulled it away on purpose.
If these Peanuts Begins are posted in order, then there was already a football gag: https://www.gocomics.com/peanuts-begins/2017/02/18
I love seeing the foreshadowing of later peanuts that pops up in these.
I think I just witnessed Peanuts history being born!
I wrote about the origin of this gag on my website 2 years ago. Lucy is not the villain in the ongoing gag. She is seeking revenge for an injustice done to her by Charlie Brown. https://wsash.com/the-birth-of-the-greatest-peanuts-gag-ever/
This is HISTORICAL!
And so it begins…
I vote we get Lucy, Violet, and CB in with a therapist and sort this out.
That is why tees were invented.
What makes this funnier than all the times Lucy did it is that Violet isn’t being malicious.
This is were it all started
Wow first Charlie Brown football trick