A four-year-old reacts to ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’

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Most of us adults have been exposed to Peanuts comic strips and cartoons since we were children. So by the time we become parents, we know exactly what to expect each time another Charlie Brown holiday special hits the air.

But for our kids, it’s a whole other story.

When our four-year-old daughter Sammy watched “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” for the very first time this Thanksgiving Eve, she entertained us with a truly fresh perspective on an old classic.

Here are some of her (and her two-year-old brother Freddy’s) questions, comments and adorable observations during the show:

SAMMY: If they're playing football, why aren't they showing the whole football game?
SAMMY: If they’re playing football, why aren’t they showing the whole football game?
SAMMY: What's "depress me" mean?
SAMMY: What’s “depress me” mean?
SAMMY: He never let him tell him that he was actually going to his grandma's house. MOM + DAD: Yeah. But you know, Peppermint Patty is a girl. SAMMY: Oh.
SAMMY: He never let him tell him that he was actually going to his grandma’s house. MOM + DAD: Yeah. But you know, Peppermint Patty is a girl. SAMMY: Oh.
SAMMY: He has so many legs. MOM + DAD: Those are actually the stripes on his pants. SAMMY: No look, he has so many legs.
SAMMY: He has so many legs. MOM + DAD: Those are actually the stripes on his pants. SAMMY: No look, he has so many legs.
SAMMY: He's not getting the table like he's supposed to.
SAMMY: He’s not getting the table like he’s supposed to.
SAMMY: That's a ping-pong table. He thought it wasn't.
SAMMY: That’s a ping-pong table. He thought it wasn’t.
SAMMY: Hey. How does it walk around? ...How is that walking around? FREDDY: Na na walk round.
SAMMY: Hey. How does it walk around? …How is that walking around? FREDDY: Na na walk round.
SAMMY: He's making popcorn just like us!
SAMMY: He’s making popcorn just like us!
MOM + DAD: Are they having a feast? SAMMY: Yeah, only it's a not normal feast.
MOM + DAD: Are they having a feast? SAMMY: Yeah, only it’s a not normal feast.
SAMMY: Do Pilgrims still live?
SAMMY: Do Pilgrims still live?
SAMMY: I wanna say a prayer when we have Thanksgiving.
SAMMY: I wanna say a prayer when we have Thanksgiving.
SAMMY: What are they talking about? What's My-ulls Stan-ish? MOM + DAD: They just said he was a captain. SAMMY: What kind of boat did he drive? MOM + DAD: Maybe the same kind of big boat that the Pilgrims took across the ocean to get to this country. SAMMY: What kind of boat did they drive? ...Maybe they drived a sailboat.
SAMMY: What are they talking about? What’s My-ulls Stan-ish? MOM + DAD: They just said he was a captain. SAMMY: What kind of boat did he drive? MOM + DAD: Maybe the same kind of big boat that the Pilgrims took across the ocean to get to this country. SAMMY: What kind of boat did they drive? …Maybe they drived a sailboat.
SAMMY: Why can't we hear what they're saying?
SAMMY: Why can’t we hear what they’re saying?
SAMMY: But it doesn't have seatbelts!
SAMMY: But it doesn’t have seatbelts!
SAMMY: Hey, they're eating eyeballs.
SAMMY: Hey, they’re eating eyeballs.
SAMMY: That's a bone.
SAMMY: That’s a bone.
SAMMY: I can't wait to do that!
SAMMY: I can’t wait to do that!
SAMMY: That was a really short movie! I want to watch another one!
SAMMY: That was a really short movie! I want to watch another one!

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