Peanuts by Charles Schulz for November 14, 1951

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    calvinballer07  about 12 years ago

    And thus the tradition is born…

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    calvinballer07  about 12 years ago

    And thus the tradition is born…

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    statue-of-liberty  about 12 years ago

    Strange how Violet first pulls the prank, and not Lucy

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    Herb Thiel Premium Member about 12 years ago

    Wow! I wondered where it started. But is that Lucy? It looks more like Violet.

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    mlitzky  about 12 years ago

    Yep, it’s Violet. Lucy hasn’t been introduced yet. The cast in November 1951 consists of Charlie Brown (not yet “the loser”, more an impish Puck), Patty (not “Peppermint” Patty), Shermy (who more or less disappeared later in the strip), Violet and Schroeder, who is still a baby but already plays a wicked piano. And Snoopy, who hasn’t yet stood on his hind legs or had a thought balloon.

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    Pureoaknut  about 12 years ago

    Love it.

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    mjkillah  about 12 years ago

    guess it didn´t start as a prank…

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    jbott566  almost 12 years ago

    Lucy must come WAYYYYYY after

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    jbott566  over 11 years ago

    but Lucy does the same thing the first time

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    Great Pumpkin  over 11 years ago

    I see some confusion:

    It is Violet Grey. She pulls away because she fears that Charlie Brown might accidentally kick her hand.

    After this it became well now that Charlie Brown crashes if he tries to kick football and it gets pulled away at the last minute. Lucy Van Pelt will take advantage of this:

    Lucy Van Pelt maliciously pulls the football at the last .1 second just to make him wipeout. Lucy Van Pelt will not debut for quite some time.

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    yow4zip Premium Member over 11 years ago

    Charlie Brown gets his kicks alright.

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    buddytoe  over 11 years ago

    Lucy won’t appear until March 3rd, 1952 (4 months after this).

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    The Franchise  over 11 years ago

    Did she teach this to Lucy? Why would she pass that on?

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    Attila The Voice!  almost 10 years ago

    So it was Violet that first pulled the ball away from Chuck and NOT on purpose!

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    b2grimmy  about 6 years ago

    And so it begins…

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    PowerDemon777  almost 5 years ago

    Lucy does it on purpose Violet did it on accident.

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    .uʍop ǝpısdn ǝɹɐ no⅄  about 2 years ago

    Episode One: The Saga Begins

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    Commenter8888  almost 2 years ago

    football gag.

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    PatrickASL  6 months ago

    The original football gag. And note, this is the second time that Lucy has taken over something originated by Violet. The first time was when Violet called Charlie Brown a blockhead, which is the first time Charlie Brown was ever called that. It happened on August 15, 1951.

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    MiguelB5  6 months ago

    And so it begins…

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