“There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and The Great Pumpkin.” -Linus


I strolled into class today (fashionably late) only to find out that we would be using the period as a study hall. Some students might question whether there was really a need for class when studying can be done anywhere- but not I! (I didn’t even make a $30,000 study hall joke- credit to me)

With that being said, I didn’t actually do any studying because our teacher threw on “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” for a little background noise.

Don’t get me wrong; I’m all for academic excellence.

But when Charlie Brown comes on-

You put the books away.

It was probably the first time I’d seen the half hour special in years and I was utterly shocked by some of the scenes in the movie.

Someone has to start the conversation that should’ve been had a long time ago:


“Everyone tells me you are a fake, but I believe in you.

P.S- If you really are a fake, don’t tell me. I don’t want to know.”


Hahaha- Linus you dummy! That imbecile spent his entire Halloween waiting for the Great Pumpkin to make their triumphant return. If the Pumpkin hasn’t come back yet what makes his dumbass think this year will be any different? You almost have to respect the blind commitment to the take.


But Pat- what makes believing in Santa any different than the Great Pumpkin?

Because I used to believe in Santa…duh? Also, everybody knows that you should always believe what everyone else thinks. Even if you know there are some gaping holes within that belief it’s better to have blind faith. Nothing can go wrong from believing in something without any evidence to back it up.

George Michael said it best- “gotta have faith”!

Gee Pat- I guess you’re right. It’s a good thing this clip is only talking about the ‘Great Pumpkin’ vs. Santa Clause and not the actual religions of the world. That would be a lot scarier to think about.

Agreed; thank God for that.


P.S- No matter what you believe, give these two clips a watch when you get a minute.


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