I believe the original poster was citing the strip as being from the 70s (1974 per the copyright).
One of mine [Courage] likes to bark at the Puppy Bowl. In truth, he actually likes to bark at anything with four-legged creatures (horses, elephants, etc). He generally ignores people on the screen, unless they are running into each other or wrestling. He has been known to bark at people in a costume (including one as a really unconvincing lion standing on two legs in the background for some skit). Also the annoying animated bladder on a leash for the incontinence med commercial.
Our old dog [Star] appeared unable to really see what was on TV so never knew what Courage was barking at. The only reaction I ever saw out of her was the little vanity card at the end of the Late Show where there’s a black and white animation of a water bird standing by a little pond and a fish leaps out of the water and eats the bird. Her eyebrows registered surprise at the little fish eating the large bird. Maybe the RGB of the TV was poorly calibrated to her limited color vision, but the black and white made sense.
Ah, but the style of Peanuts has their arms too short to reach the tops of their heads. So headstands are harder in their universe.
A quick look at old papers finds that Sears and Roebuck were advertising tricycles up to $13.69 that year leading into Christmas. Though their ad copy on that model is “Best made tricycle we know of at this low price,” implying that there were other vendors out there with higher priced models. And indeed I see one page where someone has posted a page listing the “Rollfast Hopalong Cassidy Velocipede Tricycle” with a price that seems to be in the upper twenties (the image is quite blurry when zoomed in) with a surcharge “West of Rockies”
We used to leave a patch of our yard unmown so the dogs could play this game (we called it playing “lion in the grass”).
He’s shocked that Charlie Brown has bid that he can take all thirteen tricks if Spades are trump using his hand and his partner’s (which will be placed face up once the opponent to his left makes an initial lead). The jump from three spades (bid to take nine tricks) to seven has made him swoon [and given he’s seen Charlie Brown’s cards, bodes poorly for the chances of making the contract].
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This is in keeping with several other strips from this time of Charlie Brown as an opinionated blow-hard (“People just hate to admit that I’m perfect” fairly recently). His insecurity wasn’t such a feature in the early strips.
A three-wheeled scooter. The ones I remember were more like the one you can find googling 1971-playskool-tyke-bike, but you get a good idea looking at panel 1 that the design of hers is much simple (and two wheels at the back rather than the front).
“Are you a flower?” “You can call me Flower.”