Linus van Pelt

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Linus van Pelt is a character in Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts.wikipedia
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Rerun van Pelt

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The best friend of Charlie Brown, Linus is also the younger brother of Lucy van Pelt and older brother of Rerun van Pelt.
Rerun van Pelt is Linus and Lucy's younger brother in Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts.

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Linus van Pelt is a character in Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts. Lee Mendelson, producer of the majority of the Peanuts television specials, has said that Linus is his favorite character:
The classic television special A Charlie Brown Christmas from 1965, features the character Linus van Pelt quoting the King James Version of the Bible (Luke 2:8–14) to explain to Charlie Brown what Christmas is all about (in personal interviews, Schulz mentioned that Linus represented his spiritual side).

Lucy van Pelt

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The best friend of Charlie Brown, Linus is also the younger brother of Lucy van Pelt and older brother of Rerun van Pelt.
She is the older sister of Linus and Rerun.

Charles M. Schulz

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Linus van Pelt is a character in Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts.

Charlie Brown

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The best friend of Charlie Brown, Linus is also the younger brother of Lucy van Pelt and older brother of Rerun van Pelt.
Charlie Brown is first seen with Linus on the September 19, 1952, strip.

Great Pumpkin

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Linus is the only member of his group who believes in the Great Pumpkin, an alternative Santa Claus–like figure who, according to Linus, appears every Halloween arising from the most "sincere" pumpkin patch, bearing gifts.
The Great Pumpkin is a holiday figure in whom only Linus van Pelt believes.

A Boy Named Charlie Brown

In the special A Boy Named Charlie Brown, it performed a complex dance routine with Linus upon being reunited with its owner.
Linus encourages him to maintain a positive attitude and suggests that people learn more from losing.

Comfort object

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Linus spoke his first words in 1954, the same year he was first shown with his security blanket.
The term security blanket was popularized in the Peanuts comic strip created by Charles M. Schulz, who gave such a blanket to his character Linus van Pelt.

Why, Charlie Brown, Why?

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The special Why, Charlie Brown, Why?, released the following year, is the only one in which Linus is never seen with his blanket; nor is it even mentioned, arguably to make Linus appear more mature given the special's serious subject.
Janice Emmons is a new friend and classmate of Charlie Brown and Linus, who loves to play on the swings.

Frieda (Peanuts)

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It was also Linus who first introduced Frieda, as "...a sort of a friend of mine" who sat behind him in school.
Frieda made her debut on March 6, 1961, when Linus introduced her to Charlie Brown.

Stephen Shea

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Stephen Shea (born December 21, 1961 in Los Angeles, California) is a former child actor most noted for voicing the character of Linus van Pelt (inheriting the role from his older brother, Christopher) in seven animated Peanuts television specials (Play It Again, Charlie Brown, You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown, There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, It's a Mystery, Charlie Brown, It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown, and Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown), and in the feature-length animated film Snoopy Come Home.

Jeremy Miller

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He also voiced Linus van Pelt in Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!.

Sally Brown

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Upon the introduction of Charlie Brown's little sister, Sally Brown, in 1959, Linus had the desire to marry her.
Sally has a strong crush on Charlie Brown's friend Linus Van Pelt.

List of minor characters in Peanuts

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Linus in turn has an innocent crush on his school teacher, Miss Othmar (later Mrs. Hagemeyer).
However, Sally gets angry at Eudora when she is able to charm Linus into giving her his blanket, since she has a crush on Linus herself.

Comic strip

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Linus van Pelt is a character in Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts.

Costumed character

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During the times when he's a costumed character in Mall of America during the Camp Snoopy years, he wears a blue baseball cap most of the time.

Mall of America

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During the times when he's a costumed character in Mall of America during the Camp Snoopy years, he wears a blue baseball cap most of the time.

Camp Snoopy

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During the times when he's a costumed character in Mall of America during the Camp Snoopy years, he wears a blue baseball cap most of the time.

Lee Mendelson

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Lee Mendelson, producer of the majority of the Peanuts television specials, has said that Linus is his favorite character:

Theology

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Though young, Linus is very intelligent and very wise and acts as the strip's philosopher and theologian, often quoting the Gospels.

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Though young, Linus is very intelligent and very wise and acts as the strip's philosopher and theologian, often quoting the Gospels.

Thumb sucking

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Juvenile aspects of his character are also displayed; for example, Linus is almost always depicted holding his blue security blanket—for which he is often mocked by other characters—and often sucks his thumb.

Santa Claus

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Linus is the only member of his group who believes in the Great Pumpkin, an alternative Santa Claus–like figure who, according to Linus, appears every Halloween arising from the most "sincere" pumpkin patch, bearing gifts.

Halloween

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Linus is the only member of his group who believes in the Great Pumpkin, an alternative Santa Claus–like figure who, according to Linus, appears every Halloween arising from the most "sincere" pumpkin patch, bearing gifts.