Thursday, November 27, 2008

Tonight, I had a couple friends over to watch a movie. In the spirit of the season we chose to watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. The fascinating part about this episode was the incorporation of Franklin, the only black character in the world of Charlie Brown. If you look him up on wikipedia, there are references to Franklin being Schulz's manifestation of political opinion against segregation. However, certain things do seem to catch one's eye in the 1973 special A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Notably, Franklin dresses in a rather loud pair of striped trousers, plays on a baseball team (the jackie robinson effect), and greets charlie brown with low-five handshakes.  what's wrong with this picture?
and this one?
and thus, franchise defeats meaning.

1 comment:

Bakari said...

he can't help that he's a baller