The Lost Ads of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Of Yesteryear

The first Peanuts TV special followed six years of animated advertisements selling Ford motor cars, and originally, even “A Charlie Brown Christmas” featured two scenes advertising Coca-Cola!

One of the deleted scenes still appears in a YouTube video, which shows Snoopy tossing Linus into a sign which reads “Danger.” (According to Wikipedia, that sign originally read: “Coca-Cola” — and the hymn at the end of the program was interrupted by a voice-over thanking “the people in your town who bottle Coca Cola.”)

Maybe “A Charlie Brown Christmas” was ultimately the cartoonist’s own silent protest against the commercialization of his work…

6 Comments on "The Lost Ads of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Of Yesteryear"

  1. who fucking cares?

  2. Durga_daggr | Dec 10, 2010 at 12:09 am |

    jesus christ,, who gives a fuuuck about Ads featuring the peanuts from the 70’s? ON DISINFO? really?

  3. Durga_daggr | Dec 10, 2010 at 12:09 am |

    jesus christ,, who gives a fuuuck about Ads featuring the peanuts from the 70’s? ON DISINFO? really?

  4. Durga_daggr | Dec 9, 2010 at 8:09 pm |

    jesus christ,, who gives a fuuuck about Ads featuring the peanuts from the 70’s? ON DISINFO? really?

  5. “Maybe “A Charlie Brown Christmas” was ultimately the cartoonist’s own silent protest against the commercialization of his work…”

    Mmmmmaybe you need to go digging a bit deeper for your stories? mmaybe this is totally irrelevant in a world with 283749287354 more noteworthy stories? mmmmaybe nobody cares about charlie Brown except for lifeless, geriatric midwesterners? whats next, a collection of cereal boxes featuring family circus? whoooo cares? WHHOOOOO???

  6. “Maybe “A Charlie Brown Christmas” was ultimately the cartoonist’s own silent protest against the commercialization of his work…”

    Mmmmmaybe you need to go digging a bit deeper for your stories? mmaybe this is totally irrelevant in a world with 283749287354 more noteworthy stories? mmmmaybe nobody cares about charlie Brown except for lifeless, geriatric midwesterners? whats next, a collection of cereal boxes featuring family circus? whoooo cares? WHHOOOOO???

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