I love the Peanuts gang. I was very excited to receive the new Peanuts Deluxe Edition: Touchdown Charlie Brown! DVD for review. This DVD includes the remastered It’s Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown television special and 3 football and competition episodes of the Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show.
“In It’s Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown, it’s homecoming season at Charlie Brown’s school. The kids celebrate with a parade, a dance and most importantly, football! The big game, which is refereed by Snoopy, draws many spectators. Charlie Brown is the team’s placekicker and Lucy is the placekick setter. The pressure to win is on but can Lucy control her urge to pull the ball away just as Charlie Brown is about to kick it? Or will she risk losing the game for a chance to humiliate him as she’s traditionally done in the past?
Good grief! As if the game wasn’t enough pressure, Linus and Charlie Brown are chosen as escorts for the homecoming queen and her court. Charlie Brown is asked to escort the queen, which happens to be none other than the elusive, little red-haired girl, whom Charlie Brown has been pining for all his life. In spite of his trembling from nervousness, he escorts her to the dance floor and somehow summons up the courage to kiss her on the cheek. This kiss is electrifying. However, from that moment forward, everything becomes a complete blur for Charlie Brown. He wakes the next morning having no memory of anything that happened.”
I really enjoyed watching the Touchdown Charlie Brown! DVD. It definitely had some very funny moments. I knew that because football was involved that the story would involve Lucy tricking Charlie Brown and taking away the football as he is kicking it. She does this several times in the episode. I always feel bad for Charlie Brown when this happens though. There are some funny moments involving Snoopy and Woodstock in this episode. I love those two. The extra episodes of the Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show includes some really funny stories as well.
This movie is a great addition to your family’s Peanuts collection, especially if your family are sports fans!