It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) Movie Script

You didn't tell me you were gonna kill it.
Thanks, old pal.
Never jump into a pile of leaves
with a wet sucker.
Say, Charlie Brown, l've got a football.
How about practicing a few place kicks?
l'll hold the ball
and you come running and kick it.
Oh, brother.
l don't mind your dishonesty
half as much as l mind your opinion of me.
You must think l'm stupid.
-Oh, come on, Charlie Brown.
l'll hold it steady.
You just want me to come running up
to kick that ball... you can pull it away and see me
land flat on my back and kill myself.
This time you can trust me.
See, here's a signed document...
...testifying that l promise
not to pull it away.
lt is signed.
lt's a signed document.
l guess if you have a signed document
in your possession, you can't go wrong.
This year l'm really gonna
kick that football.
Peculiar thing about this document:
lt was never notarized.
Who are you writing to, Linus?
This is the time of year
to write to the Great Pumpkin.
On Halloween night, the Great Pumpkin
rises out of his pumpkin patch...
...and flies through the air
with his bag of toys for all the children.
You must be crazy.
When are you going to stop believing
in something that isn't true?
When you stop believing in that fellow
with the red suit and the white beard...
...who goes, "Ho-ho-ho."
We're obviously separated
by denominational differences.
Not again.
Writing a letter to a stupid pumpkin?
You make me the laughing stock
of the neighborhood.
All they talk about is my little brother
who always writes to the Great Pumpkin.
You better cut it out right now
or l'll pound you.
There are three things l have learned
never to discuss with people:
Religion, politics
and the Great Pumpkin.
You're wasting your time.
The Great Pumpkin is a fake.
-What are you doing, Linus?
-l'd rather not say. You might laugh.
Oh, l'd never laugh at you, Linus.
You're so intelligent.
l'm writing to the Great Pumpkin.
You say the cutest things.
On Halloween night, the Great Pumpkin
rises out of the pumpkin patch...
...then flies through the air to bring toys
to all the good little children everywhere.
Wouldn't you like to sit with me
in the pumpkin patch on Halloween night...
-...and wait for the Great Pumpkin?
-Oh, l'd love to, Linus.
What's going on here?
What are you trying to do to my little sister?
And how do you think
you're gonna mail that letter?
You can't possibly reach the mailbox,
and l'm not gonna help you.
Hey, l got an invitation
to a Halloween party.
ls the invitation to Violet's party,
Charlie Brown?
Yes, it's the first time
l've ever been invited to a party.
Charlie Brown, if you got an invitation,
it was a mistake.
There were two lists, Charlie Brown:
one to invite and one not to invite.
You must have been put
on the wrong list.
A person should always choose
a costume...
...which is in direct contrast
to her own personality.
ls Linus taking me to the party?
That stupid blockhead of a brother of mine
is out in the pumpkin patch...
-...making his yearly fool of himself.
-Boy, is he strange.
But maybe there is a Great Pumpkin.
Every year, Linus misses tricks or treats,
and then the Halloween party.
He'll never learn.
Do l get to go trick-or-treating this year,
big brother?
-Sure, Sally.
-Oh, boy, oh, boy, oh, boy.
-How do we do it?
-All you have to do is walk up to a house...
...ring the doorbell
and say, "Tricks or treats."
-Are you sure it's legal?
-Of course it's legal.
l wouldn't want to be accused
of taking part in a rumble.
Oh, good grief.
SHERMY: ls that you, Patty?
FRlEDA: Where is Charlie Brown?
-Here l am.
l had a little trouble with the scissors.
They'll never guess it's me under here.
Hello, Pigpen. Glad you could make it.
How did you know it was me?
What in the world kind of a costume
is that?
He's a World War l Flying Ace.
Now l've heard everything.
All right everybody,
we'll go trick-or-treating...
...and then over to Violet's
for the big Halloween party.
Hey, have you come to sing
pumpkin carols?
You blockhead, you're gonna miss
all the fun just like last year.
Don't talk like that.
The Great Pumpkin knows
which kids have been good...
...and which kids have been bad.
-You'll be sorry.
-Oh, good grief.
He'll come here because l have
the most sincere pumpkin patch...
...and he respects sincerity.
Do you really think he'll come?
Tonight, the Great Pumpkin rises
out of the pumpkin patch...
...he flies through the air and brings toys
to all the children of the world.
That's a good story.
You don't believe the story
of the Great Pumpkin?
l thought little girls always believed
everything that was told to them.
l thought little girls
were innocent and trusting.
Welcome to the 20th century.
All right, once and for all,
are you coming or are you staying?
We can't waste all night.
l'm glad you came back, Sally.
We'll just sit here
in this pumpkin patch...
...and you'll see the Great Pumpkin
with your own eyes.
lf you try to hold my hand, l'll slug you.
Each year, the Great Pumpkin
rises out of the pumpkin patch...
...that he thinks is the most sincere.
He's gotta pick this one. He's got to.
l don't see how a pumpkin patch
could be more sincere than this one.
You can look all around
and there's not a sign of hypocrisy.
Nothing but sincerity
as far as the eye can see.
Trick or treat, money or eats!
Can l have an extra piece of candy
for my stupid brother?
He couldn't come with us,
because he's sitting in a pumpkin patch...
...waiting for the Great Pumpkin.
lt's so embarrassing to have to ask for
something extra for that blockhead Linus.
LUCY: l got five pieces of candy.
VlOLET: l got a chocolate bar.
PATTY: l got a quarter.
CHARLlE: l got a rock.
Trick or treat.
VlOLET: Gee, l got a candy bar.
SHERMY: Boy, l got three cookies.
Hey, l got a package of gum.
l got a rock.
Trick or treat.
l got a popcorn ball.
SHERMY: l got a fudge bar.
VlOLET: l got a pack of gum.
l got a rock.
VlOLET: By the way, whatever happened
to the World War l Flying Ace?
Oh, he's probably getting ready to take off
in his Sopwith Camel...
...on the next dawn patrol.
His mission is to find the Red Baron
and shoot him down.
Here's the World War l Flying Ace...
...climbing into the cockpit
of his Sopwith Camel.
"Contact," he shouts.
Here's the World War l Flying Ace...
...imagining he's down
behind enemy lines...
...making his way across
the French countryside.
LUCY: Come on, let's get going.
lt's time for the Halloween party.
Has the Great Pumpkin been by?
What blockheads, sitting in a pumpkin patch
in the middle of the night.
You've missed trick or treat...
...and now you're going to miss
the Halloween party.
What a way to spend Halloween.
You think you're so smart.
Just wait until the Great Pumpkin comes.
He'll be here. You can bet on that.
Linus knows what he's talking about.
Linus knows what he's doing.
-All right, where is he?
-He'll be here.
l hope so. l have my reputation
to think of, you know.
And just think of all of the fun
we're missing.
Just look, nothing but sincerity
as far as the eye can see.
Charlie Brown,
you'll have to model for us.
Me? You want me to model?
Sure, Charlie Brown,
you'll be the perfect model.
Turn him around.
lf we shape the eyes like this:
And the nose like this:
And the mouth like this:
Yes, that's the way.
Thank you, Charlie Brown.
You were a perfect model.
All right, all right, let's bob for apples.
This is the way to do it.
Yeah, Lucy, you should be good at this.
You have the perfect mouth for it.
Blah! My lips touched dog lips!
Blagh! Agh! Poisoned dog lips!
Blagh! Agh!
lf anyone had told me l'd be waiting... a pumpkin patch
on Halloween night...
...l'd have said they were crazy.
Just think, Sally, when the Great Pumpkin
rises out of the pumpkin patch...
...we'll be here to see him.
What's that?
What's that?
l hear the Great Pumpkin.
There he is. There he is.
lt's the Great Pumpkin.
He's rising up out of the pumpkin patch.
What happened?
Did l faint? What did he leave us?
Did he leave us any toys?
l was robbed!
l spent the whole night
waiting for the Great Pumpkin...
...when l could have been out
for tricks or treats.
Halloween is over, and l missed it!
You blockhead.
You kept me up all night
waiting for the Great Pumpkin...
...and all that came was a beagle.
l didn't get a chance to go out
for tricks or treats.
And it was all your fault. l'll sue!
What a fool l was!
l could have had candy apples and gum...
...and cookies and money
and all sorts of things...
...but no, l had to listen to you.
You blockhead. What a fool l was.
Trick or treats come only once a year.
And l missed it by sitting
in a pumpkin patch with a blockhead.
You owe me restitution!
You heard about fury
and a woman scorned, haven't you?
Yes, l guess l have.
Well, that's nothing compared
to the fury of a woman...
...who has been cheated out
of tricks or treats.
Hey, aren't you gonna wait
and greet the Great Pumpkin, huh?
lt won't be long now.
lf the Great Pumpkin comes,
l'll still put in a good word for you.
Good grief, l said "if."
l meant when he comes!
l'm doomed.
One little slip like that can cause
the Great Pumpkin to pass you by.
O Great Pumpkin, where are you?
Well, another Halloween
has come and gone.
Yes, Charlie Brown.
l don't understand it.
l went trick-or-treating
and all l got was a bag full of rocks.
l suppose you spent all night
in the pumpkin patch.
-And the Great Pumpkin never showed up?
Well, don't take it too hard, Linus.
l've done a lot of stupid things
in my life too.
Stupid? What do you mean, stupid?
Just wait till next year, Charlie Brown.
You'll see, next year at this same time...
...l'll find a pumpkin patch
that is real sincere...
...and l'll sit in that pumpkin patch
until the Great Pumpkin appears.
He'll rise out of that pumpkin patch...
...and he'll fly through the air
with his bag of toys.
The Great Pumpkin will appear
and l'll be waiting for him.
l'll be there.
l'll be sitting there
in that pumpkin patch...
...and l'll see the Great Pumpkin.
Just wait and see, Charlie Brown.
l'll see that Great Pumpkin.
l'll see the Great Pumpkin.
Just you wait, Charlie Brown.
The Great Pumpkin will appear
and l'll be waiting for him.
The Great Pumpkin will appear
and l'll be waiting for him.