It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) - full transcript

The Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween, with Linus hoping that, finally, he will be visited by The Great Pumpkin; while Charlie Brown is invited to a Halloween party.




You didn't tell me
you were gonna kill it.


- [Wings flapping]
- [Eerie moaning]

[Menaching laughter]

[Ghostly owl hoot]


Thanks, old pal.


Never jump into a pile of leaves

with a wet sucker.

Say, Charlie Brown,

I've got a football.

How about practicing
a few placekicks?

I'll hold the ball,

and you come running
and kick it.

Oh, brother.

I don't mind your dishonesty
half as much

as I mind your opinion of me.

You must think I'm stupid.

Oh, come on,
Charlie Brown.


I'll hold it steady.



You just want me to come
running up to kick that ball

so you can pull it away
and see me land

flat on my back
and kill myself.

This time you can trust me.

Here's a signed document

testifying that I promise
not to pull it away.

It is signed.

It's a signed document.

I guess if you have a signed
document in your possession,

you can't go wrong.

This year I'm really
gonna kick that football.


Peculiar thing
about this document...

it 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 a 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 are obviously separated

by denominational differences.



Not again?

Writing a letter
to a stupid pumpkin?

You make me the laughingstock
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 I'll pound you!

There are three things I 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?

I'd rather not say.

You might laugh.

Oh, I'd never
laugh at you, Linus.

You're so intelligent.

I'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, I'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 I'm not gonna help you.


I got an invitation
to a Halloween party!

Is the invitation
to Violet's party, Charlie Brown?

Yes. It's the first time
I'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've been put
on the wrong list.


A person should always
choose a costume

which is in direct contrast
to her own personality.

Is Linus taking me
to the party?

LUCY: 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 I get to go trick-or-treating
this year, big brother?

Sure, Sally.

Oh, boy, oh, boy, oh, boy!
How do we do it?

LUCY: 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.

I wouldn't want to be accused

of taking part in a rumble.

Oh, good grief.

Is that you, Patty?


Where is Charlie Brown?

Here I am.

I had a little trouble
with the scissors.

PIG-PEN: They'll never
guess it's me under here.

SALLY: Hello, Pig-Pen.
Glad you could make it.

How did you know it was me?

LUCY: What in the world
kind of costume is that?

He's a World War I flying ace.

Now I've heard everything!

LUCY: All right, everybody,
we'll go trick-or-treating

and then over to Violet's
for the big Halloween party.

[All cheering]

[Military marching drum cadence]

Hey, have you come
to sing pumpkin carols?

LUCY: 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 I 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?

I thought little girls always believed
everything that was told to them.

I 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.

I'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.

If you try to hold my hand,

I'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!

I don't see how
a pumpkin patch can 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 treats,

money or eats!

LUCY: Can I have
an extra piece of candy

for my stupid brother?

He couldn't come with us

'cause he's sitting
in a pumpkin patch

waiting for the Great Pumpkin.

LUCY: It's so
embarrassing to have to ask

for something extra
for that blockhead, Linus.

I got five pieces of candy.

I got a chocolate bar.

I got a quarter.

I got a rock.

Trick or treat!

Gee, I got a candy bar.

Boy, I got three cookies.

Hey, I got a package of gum.

I got a rock.

Trick or treat.

I got a popcorn ball.

I got a fudge bar.

I got a pack of gum.

I got a rock.

By the way,

whatever happened
to the World War I flying ace?

CHARLIE: Oh, he's probably
getting ready to take off

in his Sopwith Camel

on the next dawn patrol.

[♪ Trumpet fanfare]

His mission is

to find the Red Baron
and shoot him down.

Here's the World War I flying ace

climbing into the cockpit
of his Sopwith Camel.

"Contact!" he shouts.

[Motor sputtering to life]

[Motor revving]

[Motor increasing speed]

[Buzzing through sky]

[Machine gun fire]


[Machine gun firing]

[Machine gun firing]

[Loud bang]

- [Engine cutting out]
- [Rocketing projectile]


Here's the World War I flying ace

imagining he's down
behind enemy lines,

making his way across
the French countryside.

Come on, let's get going.

It's time for the Halloween party.

[All shouting]

VIOLET [Mockingly]:
Has the Great Pumpkin been by?

Ah, ha-ha-ha-ha!

LUCY: 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.

[Group laughing]

- You think you're so smart.
- [Laughing continues]

- Just wait until the Great Pumpkin comes.
- [Laughing continues]

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.

I hope so.

I have my reputation
to think of, you know.

And just think of all
the fun we're missing.

Just look.

Nothing but sincerity
as far as the eye can see.

[Party goers shouting]

Charlie Brown,
you'll have to model for us.

You want me to model?

Sure, Charlie Brown.

You'll be the perfect model.

Turn him around.

If 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.

[Distant artillery fire]

[Train whistle]

[Distant artillery fire]


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.

My lips touched dog lips!

Blech! Ugh!
Poison! Dog lips!

Blech! Ugh!

[♪ Upbeat inspirational tune]

[♪ Slower tune]



[♪ Upbeat inspirational tune]

[♪ Slower dramatic tune]





If anyone had told me
I'd be waiting

in a pumpkin patch
on Halloween night,

I'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.
- [Bushes rustling]

What's that...?

What's that...?

I hear the Great Pumpkin!

There he is!

There he is!

It's the Great Pumpkin!

He's rising up
out of the pumpkin patch!

What happened?

Did I faint?

What did he leave us?

Did he leave us any toys?

I was robbed!

I spent the whole night waiting
for the Great Pumpkin

when I could have been out
for tricks or treats!

Halloween is over,
and I missed it!

You blockhead!

You kept me up all night waiting
for the Great Pumpkin!

And all that came was a beagle!

I didn't get a chance
to go out for tricks or treats!

And it was your fault!

I'll sue!

What a fool I was!

I could have had candy
apples, and gum,

and cookies, and money,
and all sorts of things!

But no!
I had to listen to you,

you blockhead.

What a fool I was.

Trick or treats
come only once a year

and I miss 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, I guess I 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 going to wait

and greet
the Great Pumpkin, huh?

It won't be long now.

If the Great Pumpkin comes,

I'll still put in
a good word for you.

Good grief.
I said "if."

I meant, when he comes!

I'm doomed.

One little slip
like that can cause

the Great Pumpkin
to pass you by.

Oh, Great Pumpkin, where are you?

[Alarm Ringing]

Well, another Halloween
has come and gone.

Yes, Charlie Brown.

I don't understand it.

I went trick-or-treating
and all I got was a bag full of rocks.

I suppose you spent all night
in the pumpkin patch.

- And the Great Pumpkin never showed up?
- Nope.

Well, don't take it
too hard, Linus.

I've done a lot of stupid
things in my life, too.

What do you mean, stupid?

Just wait 'til next year,
Charlie Brown.

You'll see.

Next year at this same time

I'll find a pumpkin patch
that is real sincere,

and I'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 I'll be waiting for him!

I'll be there!

I'll be sitting there
in that pumpkin patch,

and I'll see the Great Pumpkin!

Just wait and see,
Charlie Brown!

I'll see that Great Pumpkin!

I'll see the Great Pumpkin!

Just you wait, Charlie Brown!

The Great Pumpkin will appear,

[Audio fading]
and I'll be waiting for...!