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Who is your favorite Peanuts character?

It's the 60th anniversary of Charles Schulz's much beloved Peanuts comic strip, so we have to ask:

By Andrea Caumont  |  October 5, 2010; 2:36 PM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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This is completely unfair. Who doesn't love Snoopy? Linus is probably the one I relate to best, but you gotta love Lucy's chutzpah. Charlie Brown is the protagonist, but sometimes he's just too pathetic. The relationship between Peppermint Patty and Marcie is hilarious and probably more "modern" than Schultz ever intended.

Posted by: AxelDC | October 5, 2010 4:37 PM

Who wouldn't adore Snoopy? He's the only short stop who misses the ball as it goes through FOUR
legs and then returns to his dog house with a Van Gogh on its walls.

Posted by: sufi66 | October 5, 2010 5:13 PM

For me it's gotta be good ol' Charlie Brown. Little in his life seems to go right, but he never gives up and he never cheats.

Posted by: EnjoyEverySandwich | October 5, 2010 5:14 PM

In a way, Linus was a favorite because he was the one who was most spiritual. Charles Schulz used Linus' "Great Pumpkin" to make fun of children being taught to believe in Santa Claus and also to show the real reason that one should celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Posted by: joe_allen_doty | October 5, 2010 7:33 PM

I like Schroeder. He does a lot of work, finds joy in it and doesn't "say much".

Posted by: deepthroat21 | October 5, 2010 8:02 PM

SUFI66 - Remember when Snoopy lost the Van Gogh to a fire? And then he learned his dog house wasn't insured because he had fallen behind on the payments? I love "Peanuts." :-D

JOE_ALLEN_DOTY - I really like that he used Linus as the religious voice (ever read Robert L. Short's "The Gospel According to Peanuts"?), but then threw in the Great Pumpkin twist, which led to Marcie's dad (we learned through Marcie) labeling Linus "a false prophet." So many good layers to the comic strip.

DEEPTHROAT21 - Schroeder used to strike me as dull, but your take gives me a whole new appreciation of the guy; well said.

Posted by: kingpigeon | October 5, 2010 8:57 PM

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