Peanuts, you say? Do you mean the food that a specific population of people is highly allergic to?
Yes, those are peanuts, but we are talking about another kind of Peanuts. Also known as one of the longest comics ever to run in newspapers ( from October 2, 1950 until February 13, 2000 ), Peanuts has captured the world with its charming characters and clever storylines.
Charles M. Schulz
To really appreciate Peanuts, we have to get to know its creator: Charles M. Schulz. Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota in the United States, Schulz loved drawing from an early age. He often drew their family dog, Spike, who usually ate weird objects.
Charles Schulz’s first-ever comic strip was titled Li’l Folks and published in June 1947. It was in this comic that he first used the name Charlie Brown for a character. There was also a dog that resembled Snoopy in the comic strip.
Three years later, Schulz brought Peanuts to life. His famous comic premiered in newspapers on October 2, 1950. It was a four-panel daily strip that appeared in the paper from Mondays through Saturdays. The first characters to appear were the now-famous Charlie Brown, Shermy, and Patty. It was amazing indeed that Charles M. Schulz created all aspects of the Peanuts comics on his own, from the script to the art and even the lettering.
You probably know Peanuts for giving us beloved characters like Charlie Brown and Snoopy. It was popular not only for comic strips but also for its television specials. There have been a total of 45 television specials made for Peanuts, including A Charlie Brown Christmas and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. There is no doubt that many people grew up watching these specials as children during the holiday season!
Peanuts and Memes
Today, Peanuts continues to live on, though probably not in the way that we expected. Memes of the famous comic strip have been popping up everywhere. Some are straight-up hilarious while others are a little controversial. Either way, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang are here to stay, through comics, memes, and beyond!
Here are 31 of the best Peanuts memes out there:
1. Who are we kidding. Everybody knows that Snoopy is the real main character of Peanuts!
2. Schroeder and Lucy engage in philosophy over the piano.
3. Tweeting? Psh, Woodstock has been doing it since 1970!
4. Who knew Charlie Brown was so into politics?
5. Even Lucy has something to say about the recent elections in the United States! Charlie Brown doesn’t look too pleased, and we kind of get why.
6. It’s pretty much the same thing, right?
7. Oh dear, it seems like Linus has taken a turn for the worse!
8. Retail therapy – Lucy’s got it right!
9. On the other hand, she seems to be making questionable decisions with that stand…
10. The crossover we didn’t know we needed.
11. There is a hierarchy to Peanuts memes, and only those who have watched it 20 times will know what the best ones are!
12. Snoopy is the guard dog here. Beware!
13. This must be a trick question, right?
14. Everybody’s been wondering the same thing, Chuck!
15. Things you can’t unsee.
16. It’s rude, but you were probably thinking it too!
17. If anybody knows how to do instant Thanksgiving, it’s Snoopy!
18. The Peanuts gang knew what Harlem Shaking was before the Harlem Shake was even invented.
19. Schroeder and Lucy aren’t the only ones getting philosophical here! But the Peanuts gang will live on as long as they exist in our memories — plus it’s more of a reason to share these memes.
20. If only it worked that way, Charlie Brown!
21. This was a little intense, even for Lucy Van Pelt.
22. We don’t know how to feel about this crossover…
23. Don’t tell them your birth time and birthplace! It’s a trap!
24. Who knew Snoopy was fluent in Klingon? And bonus: spot Woodstock somewhere in the meme.
25. S-a-r-c-a-s-m. Do you speak it?
26. Don’t worry, Chuck, some lucky lady out there will appreciate your present someday.
27. It’s all just incomprehensible gibberish to our ears!
28. There is much potential to be had for this meme!
29. This teacher just made things 10 times more confusing!
30. Once a blockhead, always a blockhead.
31. History students 10 years from now will look just like Charlie Brown when they have to write about the Great Toilet Paper Crisis of 2020.
Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang will continue to live in our hearts – and in our memes too, it seems!
If you enjoyed scrolling through these memes, be sure to also check out this list of Monty Python memes