Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown

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Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown is a 1977 animated film in which the Peanuts gang goes to summer camp and participates in a river-raft race against some cheating bullies.

Directed by Bill Meléndez. Written by Charles M. Schulz.

Charlie Brown[edit]

  • Why can't I have a normal dog like everybody else?
  • Well, lots of things have happened to me, and I'm glad I did what I did. You know, I was never sure how I'd be able to stand up under pressure and how I'd make decisions, and I feel good about myself for the first time in my life! I think now that dumb things won't happen to me anymore. I feel like I'm more in control! [bus door closes and bus takes off] HEY! DON'T FORGET ME! [sighs] Snoopy, the bus took off, and they forgot me! Can you give me a lift?

Sally Brown[edit]

  • [First lines while traveling on a bus, Sally waves to a boy and girl outside, but the girl sticks her tongue out at her] Did you see that? She stuck her tongue out at me! I waved at that little kid and she stuck her tongue out at me! Boy, if I could get off this bus, I'd go back there and punch her lights out!
  • [Everybody is writing on their registration form except her] What a trip! Here we are doing a paper. We could've stayed in school!
  • [as she knits a wallet in front of a crafts tent with the other girls] If you want a wallet, why can't you just go to the store and buy one? [Her piece of thread breaks] Aaaaaaa!

Others[edit]

  • Schroeder: Musicians don't dance.

Dialogue[edit]

Peppermint Patty: [about his registration form] Hey Chuck. Give us a hint. What did you write?
Charlie Brown: Well, I'm not quite sure. It's kind of personal, you know.
Peppermint Patty: Oh, come on, Chuck. We're close friends, you know.
Charlie Brown: Well, okay. [Reads from his paper] I decided to come to camp, because I've never been much of a person. I thought maybe coming to camp would help me grow up, and maybe make me into a leader. I could use leadership qualities.
Peppermint Patty: You could say that again, Chuck. You couldn't lead a dog on a leash.

Franklin: I've never made a bed in my life. Do I have directions? By the way, it's a little chilly in here. Where's the thermostat?
Charlie Brown: Hey! We're supposed to be roughing it. There's no thermostat in a tent!

Linus: Are we dead?
Lucy: Thanks to old Charlie Brown.
Sally: I'm not dead.
Peppermint Patty: Of course you're not dead!
Lucy: No thanks to old Charlie Brown!
Charlie Brown: All right, all right, let's go to the river!

[The kids take a wrong turn to a channel and see a sign: "Danger, Blasting on Tuesdays and Thursdays"]
Charlie Brown: That's funny. Did you see that sign?
Peppermint Patty: Hey, Chuck, did you see that sign? What day is this?
Charlie Brown: That's right! Today is Tuesday!
[the kids pass by a group of bulldozers and tractors and see another sign: "Danger, Blasting Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am]
Peppermint Patty: Chuck, did you see that sign? What time is it, Chuck?
Charlie Brown: [checks his watch] It's almost...
[a huge explosion occurs and a bunch of rocks fall on the screaming kids]
Charlie Brown: ...10 AM!
[the rocks stop falling and the channel goes calm]
Peppermint Patty: Okay, Chuck! Another fine mess you've gotten us into! Look at that! The channel is all blocked!
Lucy: Yeah, just like his head!

Peppermint Patty: Okay gang, I suggest we run this tent in a democratic fashion. The first thing we'll do is elect a tent leader. We'll have to prepare some ballots, and we'll do this democratically. We'll vote to see who's leader - one gal, one vote. However, we can't pass the ballots until we voted to see who's gonna pass the ballots. This will be done very democratically. Let's see... I vote that Lucy prepares the ballots.
Lucy: Wait a minute! You can't vote unless we have ballots!
Marcie: If we can't vote to see who will pass the ballots, how can we have ballots to vote?
Sally: Yeah, who cares?
Peppermint Patty: All in favor say "aye". Aye!
Marcie: Aye!
Lucy: No!
Sally: No!
Peppermint Patty: It's settled, Lucy will pass the ballots. Okay Lucy, pass the ballots. Everybody mark their choice, either vote for me or against me. That'll be fair.
Lucy: Wait one darned second! How about if we nominate somebody first?
Peppermint Patty: Good idea! I nominate me! Any further nominations? If not, the nominations are declared closed. Okay gals let's vote.
[the girls vote]
Peppermint Patty: Marcie, pick up the votes and tally 'em.
Marcie: Alright, here's the way it went: one vote for Lucy, one vote for Peppermint Patty, one vote for Sally, and one vote for Marcie.
Peppermint Patty: Huh, a tie vote. I guess I'll have to decide the casting vote.
Lucy: Huh?
Peppermint Patty: The deciding vote is for Peppermint Patty! Peppermint Patty is the leader! I am the leader! It was fair and square!
Lucy: Boy, some vote!

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