Friday, December 1, 2017

Dear Abby - Famous TV Dogs: Snoopy

Dear Friends,

I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!  I had a wonderful time with my family, and I am happy to be back visiting with you.

Snoopy is one of my favorite TV dogs.  He started out in the Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz in 1950.  Snoopy was inspired by Charles Schulz's dog Spike.  Snoopy was almost called "Sniffy," but there was another comic strip out with a dog named Sniffy.

Charles Schulz and his dog Spike
I like Snoopy's imagination.  He is sometimes an author, sometimes a flying ace, and sometimes just a very happy beagle.  Over the years, Snoopy has had over 100 alter egos!

Snoopy even had his own song, "Snoopy vs the Red Baron" (1966, by the Royal Guardsmen).  It went to number 2 on the Billboard chart.




Snoopy's first TV appearance was in A Charlie Brown Christmas on December 9, 1965.  He appeared in many other TV specials after that, including It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966), Charlie Brown's All Stars (1966), You're in Love, Charlie Brown (1967), He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown (1968), Snoopy Comes Home (1972), and many more.

Here is Snoopy from A Charlie Brown Christmas:

And he was featured prominently in It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, too:

One of my favorite things about Snoopy is his happy dance.  I have a happy dance too, but Snoopy's is much jazzier!



Are you a fan of Snoopy and his appearances in the Peanuts TV specials?  I would love to hear from you in the comments.

Have a wonderful weekend!  I look forward to visiting with you next Friday.

Love,

Abby xoxoxo



16 comments:

Kristin C said...

I love all things Charlie Brown! Snoopy is so stinkin' cute and watching those cartoons makes me really happy!

Neely said...

my college roommate was obsessed with snoopy! We love the charlie brown TV speicals but not super into snoopy :)

Chit Chat Mom said...

I love Snoopy! He's my favorite in Charlie Brown and has been for years!

Becky @ Disney in your Day said...

Snoopy is so fun, and I love the Christmas specials. I'm excited because Jamberry nails just released a set of Peanuts holiday nail wraps and they are super cute!

Ruth Epstein said...

I love Snoopy although I grew up without TV and had a lot of catching up to do in my later years LOL, but still to this day he brings a smile to my face

Jerry Marquardt said...

Snoopy has always been a fave in my book. I loved the prime time specials around all the holidays growing up in the 70's. Him and Charlie Brown went hand in hand.

Cat said...

I always loved watching the Charlie Brown specials when I was a kid. Snoopy was always one of my favorites. Catherine Sargent

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

Charlie Brown reminds me so much about my childhood. I absolutely love it and hope my kids get into it too we always watch around this time! - Jeanine

Kraus House Mom said...

My kids love Charlie Brown and my youngest especially loves Woodstock. They look forward to seeing the specials each holiday.

Monica Delmonico said...

I grew up watching the Peanuts with my mom. Snoopy has always been one of my favorites!

Tami Q said...

I've always enjoyed watching this little dog. He and Charlie Brown are my favorite characters in the show.

Latonya Moore said...

So many fun facts about Snoopy! Thanks, Abby, for sharing. :)

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

Snoopy has always been one of my favorite television dogs too. I love the relationship that he has with Woodstock and the rest of the Peanuts gang.

Ninja Mommers said...

How cute is this? I have always totally loved Snoopy. He is the best dog on TV!

Imperturbe said...

I still have the Snoopy toy I won at the church fair 45 years ago. Too cute!

Abby said...

Thank you, friends! I enjoyed reading your comments, and am glad to hear from so many other Snoopy fans!

Love,
Abby