It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown

Synopsis: At summer camp, the boys compete and are seemingly hopelessly outmatched by the female campers.
24 min

and no need to thank me.

I feel like I've been drafted.

If I can't take my piano, I won't go.

Camp? Camp?

Those summer camps

are always out in the woods someplace.

And those woods

are full of queen snakes.

Have you ever been chomped

by a queen snake?

You'll not get me near any woods

full of queen snakes.

No, sir. Not me.

I'll tell the parents

you will all be happy to go.


Well, I guess we're all ready,

but what about Snoopy?


Snoopy's ready.

- Frieda?


- Violet?

- Here.


- Present.

Peppermint Patty?

- Yo.



Hup! Hup! Hup! Hup! Hup!

All present and accounted for, sir.

Carry on, Patty.

- Get off my foot.

- Quit pushing.

Back up, everyone. Back up.

- Ooh. Ow!

- All right, everybody. Move it along.

Hup. Hup. Hup. Hup.


So here I am on the bus...

...headed for camp.


Well, here I am on a bus going to camp.

I'll no sooner step off the bus

than I'll be chomped by a queen snake.

Why do they send little kids to camp

who don't wanna go?

What if my mother and father move away

while I'm gone and don't tell me?

I'm doomed.

We've been shanghaied.

The first thing that happened

did not augur well.

Somebody picked a leader for our tent.

As you are aware, I've been chosen

your tent leader and activities chairman.

I feel my valuable experience at baseball

managing will stand us in good stead.


Good grief.

The first thing we must learn

is the proper way to make our beds.

See this? At each corner,

we must stretch and box-in the blanket... that at bed check,

when I come by to check...

...I'll take a quarter

and bounce it on the cover.

It should...

Well, so much for making beds.

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Charles M. Schulz

Charles Monroe Schulz (; November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000), nicknamed Sparky, was an American cartoonist best known for the comic strip Peanuts (which featured the characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy, among others). He is widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time, cited as a major influence by many later cartoonists, including Jim Davis, Bill Watterson, and Matt Groening. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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