Tuesday, May 06, 2008

The Snoopy "Bleah" Collection

Snoopy made me laugh a lot when I was a kid.

It intrigued me that we could read his thoughts in the strip, but on TV he never spoke or showed us his thought balloon. But Snoopy did occasionally make sounds; wild weird sounds that I weren't sure were even made by a human. Most of the time, he went "Bleah!" which was, upon initial viewing of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS as a wee tad, one of the wittiest moments in TV history. It's still good today, 44 years on.

Years later I found out the voice belonged to the fellow who produced all those Peanuts TV specials and movies: Bill Melendez.

Here are a series of clips featuring Snoopy going "Bleah!" This is to Snoopy as "D'oh!" is to Homer Simpson. Selected scenes from:
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • A Boy Named Charlie Brown
  • Snoopy Come Home
  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: Lucy Baseball
  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: The Manager
  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: Snoopy and Woodstock
  • The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show: Truffles
Thanks to DreamDancer82 for editing these together. What fun!

Related: Bill Melendez podcast at the Just My Show Web site.

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