Peanuts by Charles Schulz for December 16, 2022

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    jagedlo  over 1 year ago

    Happy Beethoven’s Birthday, everyone!

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    ronaldspence  over 1 year ago

    at least it’s not a rocket…man!

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    Mr Nobody  over 1 year ago

    The windshield wiper pair was always my favorite.

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    Baarorso  over 1 year ago

    Say Lucy, for Beethoven’s birthday, you should have gifted him Beethoven Glasses, not Elton John ones.;-D

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    knutdl  over 1 year ago

    Roll over Beethoven

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    mccollunsky  over 1 year ago

    Does Schroder have blue eyes?

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    su43dipta  over 1 year ago

    Lucy, now you’ll never have him.

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    therese_callahan2002  over 1 year ago

    At the time this strip was published, “Island Girl” was on the charts.

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    cdillon85  over 1 year ago

    That’s why they call it the blues.

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    littlejohn Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Does a rhinestone costume come with the glasses? And a candelabra for the piano?

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    dcdete.  over 1 year ago

    And some web sites say Beethoven was actually born on December 17, not on the 16th! I guess Schulz liked to be a day earlier rather than be too late.

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    Decepticomic  over 1 year ago

    It’s a good look… For Elton.

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    Hazelnut King  over 1 year ago

    An unusual strip in that Schroeder is happy to accept a gift from Lucy – look at his body language in the second panel. This makes me wonder whether Schroeder and Lucy mostly interact in a normal, amicable way off-camera (i.e. when Schulz’s pen isn’t turned on them).

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    The Fly Hunter  over 1 year ago

    Captain Fantastic.

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    mckeonfuneralhomebx  over 1 year ago

    Weren’t they both gay?

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    Wren Fahel  over 1 year ago

    I read Elton John’s autobiography, “Me”. He’s amazingly modest for being ELTON FREAKING JOHN. It was an enjoyable read, if you can get over the fact that he sometimes forgets that not everyone knows some of the more obscure British slang. But seriously, Reggie Dwight definitely had a hand in the writing, if you know what I mean.

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    Kaputnik  over 1 year ago

    He wishes she’d just go out, like a candle in the wind.

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    One of the 12 monkeys  over 1 year ago

    Goodbye yellow brick Road !!!!

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    constantine48  over 1 year ago

    That was still a few years before Elton John was married to his wife.

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    tripwire45  over 1 year ago

    The implications are staggering.

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    dflak  over 1 year ago

    That’s SIR Elton John to you.

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    Darryl Heine  over 1 year ago

    Now play Elton’s “Step Into Christmas”, Schroeder!

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    Ellis97  over 1 year ago

    It’s a rare instance of a pop culture reference in the Peanuts canon.

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    rlfekete1 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Well, Elton is Classically trained.

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    Zoomer&Yeti  over 1 year ago

    Don’t Go Breaking His Heart, Lucy!

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    Zebrastripes  over 1 year ago

    Inspirational props…

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    Count Olaf Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Nice gift for Schroder. Elton John is gay, too.

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    jrankin1959  over 1 year ago

    In Bloom County, Oliver Wendell Jones’ mother got him a Michael Jackson glove – which, of course, the young computer hacker had no use for. But he was polite to Mom: “Like it?” “I’m in paradise – where’s the other one?”

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    preacherman Premium Member over 1 year ago

    It’s odd that Beethoven’s birthdate is Dec.17 when birth records show a baptismal on the 16th. This suggests his birth could’ve been earlier still, at least the 15th. Ah, Ludwig, you were always a bit mysterious.

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    rossevrymn  over 1 year ago

    nice gift

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    uniquename  over 1 year ago

    Was Sparky an Elton John fan?

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    johndifool  over 1 year ago

    Hey, it made the Terminator look cool…

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    maverick1usa  over 1 year ago

    Lucy, being thoughtful?

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    John Jorgensen  over 1 year ago

    Given how most of the time Schroeder barely even pretends to tolerate Lucy, I’m surprised he’s faking enthusiasm for her inappropriate gift. Unless maybe he’s just glad that she’s gotten into the spirit of his favorite holiday?

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    Sir Ruddy Blighter, Jr.  over 1 year ago

    Ohhhh, so THAT’s the Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

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    Next year’s present will be a gold lame’ jACKET

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    txmystic  over 1 year ago


    Totally awesome.

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    EnlilEnkiEa  over 1 year ago

    For your birthday she’s buying you Liberace’s garb.

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    WCraft Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Doubt Mr. Shultz would’ve done this cartoon if he had known then what we all know now.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  over 1 year ago

    Schulz was quite judicious with the contemporary pop culture references. Schroeder should hope Lucy doesn’t ask him to learn ‘Benny and the Jets’.

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    dawnsterner59  over 1 year ago

    It’s the thought that counts.. and he Schroeder, you look kinda sexy there. .. Haha

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    Andre721  over 1 year ago

    This wasn’t the first time Elton John was mentioned by Schulz. Here is one from earlier in 1975 (republished on 4/3/2022):

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    gobbledygook  over 1 year ago

    I bet Elton has this framed on his wall somewhere in his mansion.

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