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Happy 47th Birthday, Franklin from Peanuts! Meet the Ex-High School Teacher Who Helped Create the Show's First African-American Character

Meet the Former High School Teacher Who Helped Create the First African-American Peanuts Character 47 Years Ago Today

Originally posted 07/31/2015 12:45PM

Franklin Armstrong, the first African-American member of the Peanuts gang, is turning 47 today – but if it wasn't for a persistent former high school teacher, Charlie Brown's best friend might've never joined the crew.

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Filed Under: Peanuts, Movie News
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PHOTOS: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Is Back

PHOTOS: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Is Back

Originally posted 10/07/2014 09:30AM

Oct. 27 marks the 48th anniversary of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, the third Peanuts special. And people are still sitting in their pumpkin patch, waiting for the Great Pumpkin to deem them the most sincere: In 2013, seven million viewers tuned in to watch Lucy, Linus, Charlie Brown and of course, Snoopy.

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A Definitive Ranking of Every Kind of Nut

In Honor of The Nut Job: A Ranking of Every Single Kind of Nut

Originally posted 01/15/2014 06:00PM

The animated film The Nut Job, which opens on Friday, follows a scheming scurry of squirrels as they attempt to pull off the biggest nut heist of all time. The plot got us thinking: Of all the various kinds of nuts in the world, which is the best? As we soon discovered, there are oh so many varieties out there – choosing one ultimate nut was a daunting task.

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