A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969) Movie Script

Aren't the clouds beautiful?
They look like big balls of cotton.
I could just lie here all day,
and watch them drift by.
If you use your imagination,
you could see lots of things
in the cloud formations.
What do you think you see, Linus?
Well, those clouds up there
look to me
like the map of the British Honduras
on the Caribbean.
That cloud up there looks a little
like the profile of Thomas Eakins,
the famous painter and sculptor.
And that group of clouds over there
gives me the impression of
the stoning of Stephen.
I can see the apostle Paul
standing there to one side.
That's very good.
What do you see
in the clouds, Charlie brown?
Well, I was going to say
I saw a ducky and a horsey,
but I changed my mind.
I'll never be able to get
this kite in the air.
Never, never, never.
I can't do it.
I can't do it.
I don't want to see this kite again
as long as I live.
Take it, take it.
Get it out of my sight.
Anybody who can fly this kite
is a genius.
CHARLIE: My heart is full on the day
I first go out to the old ball field.
I love the memories.
I love the smell of the horsehide.
I love the smell of the grassy
outfield and the dusty infield.
The hopes, and the dreams
for the new season.
Ah, there it is,
the old pitcher's mound,
covered with tradition and dandelions.
This pitcher's mound is covered
with dandelions.
FRIEDA: Don't touch them, Charlie brown!
Don't you dare hurt
all those innocent dandelions.
They're beautiful.
Don't you dare cut them down.
Besides, you may not know it,
but you look kind of cute standing
there surrounded by dandelions.
I don't want to look cute.
All right, Charlie brown,
let's get our signals straight.
One finger will mean
the high straight ball.
Two fingers will mean
the low straight ball.
What about my curve ball,
and my slider, and my knuckle ball,
and my side arm,
and my submarine pitch?
One finger will mean
the high straight ball.
And two fingers will mean
the low straight ball.
Hey, what's this?
What in the world
are all these dandelions
doing on the pitcher's mound?
They grew there, and the girls on
our team won't let me cut them down.
They say they're pretty, and they say
I look cute standing here among them.
They're right. You do look
kind of cute standing there.
Charlie brown, Charlie brown,
it's taking you too long
to get dressed after every pitch.
If you can't get dressed a little faster,
we'll never get through the first inning.
LUCY: Wait!
Brush this guy back, Charlie brown.
Give him the old bean ball.
No, I can't do that,
it wouldn't be right.
It wouldn't be right?
Listen who's gone moral on us
all of a sudden.
Old wishy-washy here is too moral
to throw a bean ball.
What about the way the early settlers
treated the Indians?
- Yeah, and what about
- was that moral?
- Those awful movie ads nowadays?
- How about the children's crusade?
- Was that moral?
- Do you think that incident
at Harper's ferry
- was consistent with morality?
- Do you call those moral?
- Define "morality."
- Our whole system of freeways
is a perfect example
- of what I'm saying.
- Have you listened to the radio lately?
How about this whole
conservation situation?
We never win any ball games,
but we sure have
some interesting discussions.
What happened?
Charlie brown got hit by a line drive.
Does anyone here know anything
about first aid?
It's probably not serious.
Second or third aid will do.
Here, run over
to the drinking fountain,
and soak this handkerchief in cold water.
LUCY: You're kidding.
With a head like Charlie brown's,
you'll need a bedsheet.
I'm dying, and all I hear are insults.
What happened?
You got hit on the head
with a line drive, Charlie brown.
I don't understand it. I used to be able
to dodge those line drives.
When you get old, your reflexes
really slow down.
CHARLIE: Well, we lost the first game
of the season again.
I shouldn't let it bother me,
but it does.
We always seem to lose
the first game of the season,
and the last game of the season.
And all those stupid games
in between.
CHARLIE: In the big leagues,
the ball players
get sent to the showers.
I get sent to take a bath.
Nothing ever seems
to go right for me.
I can't fly a kite, and I lose
every ball game I play in.
I just can't seem
to do anything right.
Hi, Charlie brown.
You're depressed, aren't you?
I suppose you forgot
we lost another ball game.
Today's game made our 99th
straight loss without a win.
That wasn't a very good game
today, Charlie brown.
I know it.
I'm getting tired of losing
all these ball games.
And this was going to be
our big year,
the year when it looked like
we might even score our first run.
I think it would be kind of fun
to win once in a while.
Winning isn't everything.
But losing isn't anything.
Look at it this way, Charlie brown.
We learn more from losing
than we do from winning.
I guess that makes me the smartest
person in the whole world.
I think you just talk yourself into
being a loser, Charlie brown.
I really don't believe in this business
of some people being born losers.
If you keep on doing different things,
you're going to win,
just as much as anyone else.
Just keep trying, Charlie brown.
Don't give up.
You'll win your share of ball games.
I just don't think it's possible
for someone to lose everything
all the time.
One of these days, you'll win.
Why can't I have an ordinary dog
like everybody else?
CHARLIE: Sometimes I get
so discouraged, I can hardly stand it.
The harder I try, the worse I get.
Perhaps I should seek
professional help.
- I think I need help.
- Hm...
Everything I do turns to failure.
I guess you know
I've never succeeded
at anything in my whole life.
Charlie brown, it's true.
I recognize your frailties,
your weaknesses.
You need me to point out
your faults, Charlie brown.
It's for your own good.
Besides, I can do it for you
better than anyone else.
My system is unique.
What's so unique about it?
Come in and sit down,
Charlie brown.
I'll explain my unique system.
Make yourself at home,
Charlie brown.
I'll set up my equipment.
See what I've done?
I've put all of your faults on slides.
We're going to project
your faults onto a screen.
Good grief, project my faults
onto a screen?
Now watch carefully.
Here we see your failure to
observe the world in up-right position.
Here we see your lack
of coordination, Charlie brown.
And here we see your lack of style.
Now on to your physical faults.
These slides will show
your tendency towards fatness.
Look at that stomach.
Even your nose is fat, and your legs.
Why, I'll bet if the truth were known,
even your toes are fat.
Now we're really going to
get down to business.
The next batch of slides will show your
biggest and most damaging faults.
These could take about
an hour to show.
No, no. Ugh.
Turn it off.
I can't stand it any longer.
I can't stand to watch.
I can't stand it, I can't stand it!
One moment there, Charlie brown.
Relax here a while, Charlie brown.
We'll solve this problem together.
The way I see it, your problem
is one of emotions.
When you have emotional problems,
it is usually because
you have no outlets.
You need emotional outlets.
I need emotional outlets.
What kind of emotional outlets
would you suggest?
This football is a perfect answer.
There is no better emotional outlet
than kicking a football.
To sum it all up
in one phrase, Charlie brown,
you could kick away your faults.
Boy, you must think I'm stupid.
You just wanna hold that football
and have me come running up
to kick at it,
so you can pull it away
and see me fall flat on my back!
The cure is up to you,
Charlie brown.
Do you wanna kick the habit,
or don't you?
Perhaps you'd rather
have another viewing session
of all your faults on those slides?
All right, all right!
I'll try it, I'll try it!
No more slides!
You won't be disappointed,
Charlie brown.
This time I have a little
extra surprise as a bonus.
Why, oh, why do I let her
do this to me?
Maybe she's right.
After all, if you can't trust your
own psychiatrist, who can you trust?
This time I'm really gonna kick it.
I'm gonna kick the habit.
This is the end of all my faults.
And now for the surprise.
Would you like to see
how that looked on instant replay?
Instant replay?
Here you are, Charlie brown.
Now I'm going to run through this
at slow-motion.
I think we must carefully analyze your
every move, your every expression.
See how erratic
your movements are?
Look at your face.
Those bad personality traits
we spoke about stand out clearly.
Now, see the look of determination
on your face?
All sham, Charlie brown.
A failure face if I ever saw one.
In turn, see how benign and composed
my face is, Charlie brown?
And your clumsiness,
Charlie brown.
Shall we run through it once more
at normal speed?
No. No, I don't think so.
I've never gone through
anything like that in my life.
I never knew I could be so stupid.
I never knew I had so many faults.
I never felt so completely miserable.
Wait until you get my bill.
These psychiatric treatments
are going to bankrupt me.
Get up, Linus, it's time
to go to school.
- Again?
- What do you mean, again?
I went yesterday.
Hm. Mom's already made your lunch.
Huh. Guess I might as well go to school.
I can't waste a good lunch.
Do you have to drag that stupid
blanket to school every day?
How would you feel if people
came up to you and said,
"your little brother drags a blanket
with him wherever he goes"?
This blanket is a necessity.
It keeps me from cracking up.
It could be regarded
as a spiritual tourniquet.
Without this blanket, I'd be nothing.
A ship without a rudder.
Oh, good grief.
LINUS: Hey, Charlie brown, wait for me!
You look like you've been taking
shock treatments or something.
What's more shocking than seeing
your faults projected onto a screen?
Life is difficult,
isn't it, Charlie brown?
Yes, it is.
But I've developed a new philosophy.
I only dread one day at a time.
I feel terrible.
You can't continue carrying on
like this, Charlie brown.
You're going to have to
do something about it.
You're going to have to
win at something.
Something that will restore
your lost self-confidence.
Hey, Charlie brown!
There's a spelling bee at school today.
Why don't you volunteer?
That's a good idea, Charlie brown.
If you win, it'll show everybody
that you're not a born loser.
Maybe you're right, Linus.
Maybe I should volunteer.
You, go out for the spelling bee?
Charlie brown, you'll just
make a fool of yourself.
Besides that, you're bound
to be a complete failure.
You never do anything right
you never put anything in its place
no wonder everyone calls you
failure face
you're so impossibly dumb
in history books
your name they'll erase
or else they're bound to call you
failure face
and in the race to be stupid
you've set a brand-new kind of pace
we 'd like to christen you, Charlie
failure face
By golly, I'll show them.
I'll show them that I'm good at something.
By golly, I'll show them.
CHARLIE: Maybe I will enter the spelling bee.
That's the sort of thing I need
to gain confidence and self-esteem.
I think I'll Raise my hand and volunteer.
It'll be good for me.
I think I'll Just raise my hand
and volunteer.
My hand won't go up.
My hand is smarter than I am.
Yes, ma'am.
What am I doing?
Am I talking to myself?
Yes, ma'am, I was talking to myself
about the spelling bee.
Yes, ma'am, I'd like to be
in the spelling bee.
Psst. You're crazy, don't do it.
You'll just make a fool
out of yourself.
I will not!
Excuse me, ma'am, I was answering
one of my many detractors.
CHARLIE: Well, here I am
in the first round of the spelling bee.
Nobody thinks I can win
the class spelling bee,
but I'm gonna show them.
I not only know a lot of hard words,
but I know every spelling rule
in the book.
The only one I have trouble
remembering is,
"I before e, except after d."
Or is it, "e before I, except after g"?
I've got to stay calm,
and not get rattled.
This is my big chance to prove
to everyone that I can do something.
I don't care if I Don't actually win.
All I wanna do is get past the first few
rounds and make a decent showing.
Let's see now, how does
that spelling rule go?
I guess I really don't have to worry.
All the words in the first round of
a spelling bee are usually quite easy.
In a way, I 'd almost like
to start off with a hard one,
you know, to kind of shake up
the other kids.
I feel strangely calm.
Here it comes.
It's my turn next. Here's my
first word of the spelling bee.
"Failure"? Yes, ma'am.
That's an easy one.
Boy, that's one word
he should know well.
"Failure." f-a-il-u-r-e.
I did it, I did it!
That kid has an easy one.
KID #1: "Neighbor."
Ne-i-b-o-r. "Neighbor."
He's out, he missed it. Now it's...
CHARLIE: Hm. This kid has a real easy one.
He I'll Never miss it.
Then I'll get a hard one,
and I'll be out. Rats.
KID #2: "Charities."
He missed it.
CHARLIE: I guess now it's up to me.
It's Sydney or the bush. Here it is.
Yes, ma'am, the word is "insecure"?
Yes, that's a word
I'm well acquainted with.
Can you imagine?
Of course he knows that word.
It's his trademark.
i-n-s-e-c-u-r-e. "Insecure."
Boy, you really did it, Charlie brown.
You were great.
You're our class champion.
You didn't think I could do it, did you?
But I did it.
And tomorrow you'll represent
our class in the all-school spelling bee.
I'm going home and really bear down.
I'm going to study
the whole dictionary.
This is one rule I must remember:
"I before e, except after c.
Or when sounded like a,
as in 'neighbor' and 'way.'
words ending in I, e,
drop the e, and change the I to y
before adding i-n-g."
"I before e, except after c."
Let's see.
"I before e, except after h."
No, "I after e after c."
"I before e after..."
No, "e before I after c."
"When a word has a c
for an ending, like 'frolic... "'
- or "colic"?
- Or "comic" and "mimic" and "picnic."
"You always add a k
before appending."
- You know, sticking an e, or I, or y.
- Oh, sure.
For example, "colicky, frolicker,
picnicker, mimicker."
And "hickory, dickory, docker."
"On the other hand,
if softness is maintained," page 43,
"then e must be retained after c."
You mean, before the ending "able"?
Right, that keeps the spelling stable.
- So that's why.
- Of course, let's try.
BOTH: "Noticeable, serviceable,
- embraceable, replaceable,
- embraceable, replaceable,
- peaceable, enforceable,
- peaceable, enforceable,
- pronounceable, and traceable."
- Pronounceable, and traceable."
"Sleigh, Stein, Fahrenheit."
Excepting, "fiery,
hierarchy, hieroglyphic."
BOTH: E-i is also used in special words
- that merit careful study.
- That merit careful study.
- E before I after c.
- E before I after c.
- "Seizure, leisure,
- "seizure, leisure,
- seize, sheik, protein,
- seize, sheik, protein,
- weird, either, neither,
- weird, either, neither,
- codeine, caffeine."
- Codeine, caffeine."
"Siege," however, is spelled i-e.
BOTH: Othennise use i-e in:
- "Thief, believe, fiend, niece, field,
- "thief, believe, fiend, niece, field,
- brief, grief, cashier, achieve, yield."
- Brief, grief, cashier, achieve, yield."
LINUS: "Only one word
in the language ends in s-e-d-e.
three others end in c-e-e-d.
'Exceed, proceed, succeed.'
all others end in c-e-d-e.
'Accede, concede, intercede,
precede, recede, secede.
"E before I after c.
When a word ends in c, like 'frolic'
and 'picnic' and 'mimic, '
insert a k before adding a suffix."
BOTH: "Beginning with f, l, or y,
- e-i is used - e-i is used
- immediately after the letter c.
- Immediately after the letter c.
- The single exception is 'financier.'
- The single exception is 'financier.'
- e-i is used in words
- e-i is used in words
- in which it has the sound of a.
- In which it has the sound of a.
- Or the sound of I as in 'height.'
- Or the sound of I as in 'height.'
- 'sleigh, Stein, Fahrenheit.'
- 'Sleigh, Stein, Fahrenheit.'
- e-i is also used in special words.
- E-i is also used in special words.
- 'Leisure, seizure,
- 'leisure, seizure,
- seize, sheik, protein,
- seize, sheik, protein,
- weird, either, neither,
- weird, either, neither,
- codeine, caffeine.'
- Codeine, caffeine.'
- use i-e in 'thief, believe, fiend, field,
- use i-e in 'thief, believe, fiend, field,
- brief, grief, yield, achieve, cashier.'
- Brief, grief, yield, achieve, cashier.'
- except after c as in 'exceed, proceed,
- except after c as in 'exceed, proceed,
- succeed, accede, concede,
- succeed, accede, concede,
- intercede, precede, recede, secede."'
- Intercede, precede, recede, secede."'
CHARLIE: "I before e, except after c."
Let's see.
"before c...'
That stupid Charlie brown.
He's gonna get it this time.
He's up against some of
the best spellers in the school.
KID: "Abrasive."
"Stomach"? Oh, "stomachache."
That's an easy one.
CHARLIE: He missed it. Boy.
CHARLIE: Here's my turn.
The word is "perceive"?
Yes, I know the word.
"I before e, except after v."
Oh, boy, that blockhead
will never get this one.
Uh, "perceive." P-e-r-c-e-i-v-e.
BOTH: He did it! He did it!
ALL: He's a hero!
Charlie brown did it!
Champion Charlie brown
that has a lovely ring
something to make
a fourth-column headline
something the kids can sing
champion Charlie brown, esquire
setting the whole wide world on fire
fly all the kites
break out the confetti
cause all the bells to sound
he's gotta be most definitely
champion Charlie brown
champion Charlie brown
he's got to be the best
top of the heap
when it comes to spelling
better than all the rest
champion Charlie brown
you did it
if you're a blockhead boy
you did it
it must be something
not to be nothing
when you've been on the ground
once a beginner
now he's a winner
champion Charlie brown
champion Charlie brown
champion Charlie brown
I hate to admit it,
but this could mean the start of
something great for Charlie brown.
He may have to get an agent.
Of course he'll need an agent.
Our glorious victory
must be capitalized upon.
Let's see, as agent,
I shall get 10 percent.
Or is it 15 percent of Charlie brown?
Perhaps this calls for incorporation.
- Lucy Van pelt, inc.
I guess you really have to start
boning up on your spelling, Charlie brown.
Boning up? What for?
I just won.
Boy, I wouldn't go through that
again for anything.
What, what, what?!
I guess I showed them.
I guess old Charlie brown came through.
What a relief that's over.
What do you mean, "over"?
It's over.
I won.
And I won't ever have to go through
such an ordeal again.
Why, you blockhead,
this is just the beginning.
Of course, Charlie brown,
this is only the beginning.
Sure, Charlie brown,
this is only the beginning.
Charlie brown, this victory
makes you our representative
to the national elimination
spelling bee, second grade.
National? Eliminations?
Spelling bee? Ugh!
Well, I can see that
this blockhead needs help.
It isn't just the nationals.
There's personal appearances
after that. Testimonials.
Perhaps TV appearances.
A manager of my caliber
is the answer, Charlie brown.
In fact, I'm not sure
if 15 percent is enough.
My valuable presence
is easily worth 20 percent.
Good grief.
The first thing we must correct
is your posture.
Judges of a contest can
be influenced by poor posture.
Your grooming is very important.
Let's spruce up these clothes,
Charlie brown.
You need a haircut too.
I can see that we're going to have
to work with you.
Patty, what do you think?
Well, we should check his walk.
If he's going to stumble around
like he usually does...
Walk, Charlie brown.
Not too bad.
A little coaching will help, though.
Too bad he doesn't have
naturally curly hair.
Judges can't resist
naturally curly hair.
You've gotta learn how to smile,
Charlie brown. Smile.
You've got a smile
like a sick pumpkin.
And furthermore,
you have to be understood.
The judges must be able
to understand you!
Your diction must be perfect!
The honor of your school,
your neighborhood,
rests on your shoulders!
Not to mention the economic
future of your manager!
CHARLIE: Linus, I don't know
how I get into these messes.
If I hadn't volunteered
in the first place,
I wouldn't have won.
And now I wouldn't have to be trying
to memorize the dictionary.
There's a good chance
that instead of being a hero,
I'll make a bigger fool of myself
than ever.
Don't be discouraged, Charlie brown.
You have nothing to lose.
You'll either be a hero or a goat.
Hi, big brother.
Hi, Linus.
- Hi.
- Hi, Sally.
Why don't you take me to a movie?
How would I ever
take you to a movie?
Well, this happens all the time.
Boys call up girls and say,
"would you like to go to a movie?"
And then the girls say,
"why, yes, I'd like it very much."
And then the boy goes over to the girl's
house and knocks on the door.
And he says to her,
"I've come to take you to a movie."
Have you come to take me
to a movie, Linus?
Good grief, no.
Isn't he the cutest thing?
ALL: C-ha-r-l-ie!
Charlie brown!
ALL: Yay!
This whole thing makes me feel
like I'm being drafted.
Think of it this way, Charlie brown.
You're going on a great adventure.
And you'll be representing
all us little kids.
Our honor is riding on
your shoulders.
Not to mention my future
economic security, Charlie brown.
As your agent, I expect nothing
but success in our endeavors.
Go out there,
Charlie brown, and fight!
Good grief.
Okay, Charlie brown, I guess
you'd better get aboard.
The bus is about to go.
Incidentally, Charlie brown,
I want you to take this.
My blanket. My life. My all.
It will bring you luck.
- Gee, Linus, that's very nice of you.
- Here.
- I don't think I...
- Here.
Well, okay.
- Thanks, Linus.
- Here.
- So long, Linus.
- Here.
ALL: Return victorious, Charlie brown!
LUCY: Or don't come back at all.
ALL: You can do it, Charlie brown!
You can do it, Charlie brown!
Return victorious, Charlie brown!
Schroeder, do you think
Charlie brown will win?
Do you think that Charlie brown
has a chance?
Well, he's been practicing a lot.
I think he has a good chance.
A young man these days
has to practice a lot, doesn't he?
A young man these days
has to work very hard
to be able to support a wife,
doesn't he?
Who said anything about a wife?
Do piano players
make a lot of money, Schroeder?
Some do.
If they practice very hard, I guess.
Keep practicing, kiddo.
Incidentally, who's this,
George Washington?
What's going on here?
I can't help it.
I made the mistake of
giving my blanket to Charlie brown.
To take to that spelling bee
for good luck.
Now I keep fainting.
I keep passing out.
Why don't you go outside
and get a breath of fresh air?
Woe is me. I'm dying.
My race is run.
Why did I let Charlie brown
take my blanket?
I've got to get my blanket back.
See, I'm always passing out.
Snoopy, it's up to you to help me.
I just gotta have my blanket back.
I gotta have my blanket.
I don't know
what's happening to me.
Maybe you can come with me
to find Charlie brown
and get my blanket back.
"Disgrace." d-i-s-g-r-a-c-e.
"In choosing between i-e and e-i,
e-i is used after the letter c."
This is too much.
I'm so tired, I can hardly stay awake.
Maybe I'd better go to bed.
But if I give up now,
the kids will never forgive me.
I can't keep up this pace.
Maybe I should just tell them all
that my health is more important.
Yes, "health."
H-e-a-l-t-h. "Health."
I'm getting delirious.
I better get a hold of myself.
I need something in my stomach.
s-t-o-m-a-c-h. "Stomach."
I'd better call room service.
"Service." s-e-r-v-i-c-e.
Yes, service.
Yes, that's it.
"I before e, save after d."
Hello? Yes, hello.
Oh, did I ring?
Yes, I guess I rang.
"Rang." r-a-n-g.
What? Ah. Yes, room service.
I want room service. Ooh...
Could you please send me a bowl
of dry cereal and a glass of milk?
Let's see, what was it?
"L before e after milk"?
"Thump." t-h-u-m-p.
- Hey.
- Hey.
My blanket, Charlie brown.
My blanket.
I can't be without it.
After I gave you my blanket,
my life has been a nightmare.
See? I keep passing out.
I can't be without my blanket.
I need my blanket, Charlie brown.
Gee, Linus, I don't know
what's with your blanket.
I've been so busy studying
that I forgot all about your blanket.
Forgot about my blanket?!
Woe, woe, woe is me.
Gee, I'm sorry, Linus.
I really have been studying so hard,
I must have misplaced it.
Maybe I left it in the lobby.
No, I think I left it at the library.
I really haven't gone any place
except for the library.
That's it. I must have
left it at the library.
Library? I give him a good-luck charm,
my beautiful blanket,
and he thinks it's at the library.
Charlie brown, I ought to kick you.
Linus, Linus, speak to me.
I'm sure the blanket is at the library.
Take old snoopy with you.
He's a hunting dog. He'll...
Good grief.
Well, he'll be happy to help you
find your blanket.
I have to stay and study.
Tomorrow's the spelling bee,
and I just have to study.
Look in the hotel lobby first, then go
down two blocks, right, then straight.
You can't miss it.
It's either at the library
or somewhere along the way.
It isn't here.
It isn't here.
It isn't here.
Ah, where is it?
Where can it be?
LINUS: Where is it? I don't see it.
It isn't here.
It's gone.
My poor blanket is gone.
Woe is me.
I'm sunk.
That scoundrel, Charlie brown,
lost my blanket.
All right, you stupid beagle,
snap to it.
You've been no help at all
in finding my blanket.
Some hunting dog.
The world is ending, and he can't
even help find a blanket.
It's that blockhead
Charlie brown's fault.
If I hadn't felt sorry for him,
this would never have happened.
Never feel sorry for blockheads.
I'll never forgive that Charlie brown.
Good morning, Linus and snoopy.
"Snoopy." s-n-o-o-p-y.
Well, Charlie brown, you really did it.
We looked for that blanket
all over the city.
And as for this hunting dog of yours,
he's completely useless.
"Useless." u-s-e-l-e-s-s.
Gee, I'm sorry, Linus.
I don't know what to say.
I've got to get ready for the contest.
"Contest." c-o-n-t-e-s-t.
I'll never see my blanket again.
"Washing." w-a-s-h-i-n-g.
"I before e when followed by c."
Good luck, Charlie brown.
Hi, I'm a friend of
one of the contestants.
I'm a friend of one of the contestants.
SNOOPY: Mm. Ooh-ooh. Ooh-ooh.
SNOOPY: Oh. Ooh.
I'm sure Charlie brown
will perform commendably.
It's gonna start.
Here it is.
It's Sydney or the bush
for Charlie brown.
"When a word ends in c,
a k is added before e, l, or y."
That blockhead.
He's falling asleep.
"Irritable." Ir-r-it-i-b-l-e.
Of course, that's a word
he's well acquainted with.
Hey, how'd he know that word?
Hey, there's only two left.
And one of them is Charlie brown.
ALL: Hooray! Yay! Whoo!
Attaboy, Charlie brown.
You can do it.
Wee, the stage, TV!
Nothing will stop us.
"Disastrous." d-i-s-a-s-t-r-o-u-s.
ALL: Yeah, Charlie brown,
hang on there! Whoopee!
It's Charlie brown's turn.
If he gets this one,
and the other kid misses,
why, he could be the winner.
ALL: Come on, Charlie brown,
you can do it!
ALL: Hooray, Charlie brown
is doing it! Hooray!
I think he's gonna do it.
Hooray, my future is assured!
Do you think he'll do it, Schroeder?
I hope so. If the other kid misses
this next one, Charlie brown wins.
Come on, Charlie brown!
ALL: You can do it, Charlie brown!
LINUS & SNOOPY: Yay, yay!
"Leisure." L-e-i-s-u-r-e.
The word is "beagle"?
Oh, boy.
That's an easy one.
That's his dog.
He'll get that one easy.
Charlie brown's at the threshold
of being a champion speller.
BOTH: Yay, yay, yay!
ALL: Ugh!
- LINUS: Ugh!
- Ugh!
Owning 10 percent of Charlie brown
is like owning 10 percent of nothing.
Charlie brown, you...
You make me mad.
I guess nobody realized
that we were returning.
Come on, Charlie brown,
let's go home.
So long, Charlie brown.
See you tomorrow.
Oh, hi, Linus. Did you come
to take me to a movie?
There's one downtown
for mature audiences only.
Good grief, no.
I came to see Charlie brown.
Is he here?
Yes, he's in his room.
He's been in bed all day,
and has the shades pulled down.
Well, if you decide you want
to take me to a movie,
you have my phone number.
- CHARLIE: Who is it?
- It's me, Linus.
- May I come in?
- CHARLIE: I don't care.
It's dark in here.
I can't see a thing.
- Do you mind if I pull the shades up?
- CHARLIE: I don't care.
You weren't in school today, Charlie brown.
All the kids missed you.
I'm never going to school again
as long as I live.
- We had a ball game after school.
- I don't care.
I'm never going to play ball either.
I'm never going to do anything again.
It's the first game we won all season.
Oh, brother.
Well, I can understand how you feel.
You worked hard
studying for the spelling bee,
and I suppose you feel
you let everyone down,
and you made a fool
out of yourself and everything.
But did you notice something, Charlie brown?
What's that?
The world didn't come to an end.
Welcome home, Charlie brown.