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Dec
12

A Charlie Brown Kwanzaa Director’s Cut feature by John M. Ellison IV

Well folks, it’s that time of year… since November 1st The holiday seasons mean two things. An exercise in patience and increased sales in alcohol over the next 8 weeks…but it’s not all bad though. You get Christmas specials like “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer”…okay two out of three aren’t bad. Well, I have a treat for you. Remember rummaging through your dad or uncle’s old CD collection and finding a copy of “This Ain’t No White Christmas?” by Rudy Ray Moore *cricket noise* okay just me? *Scoffs*…liars. Well, years ago I stumbled across this series of videos called “Most Offensive Videos.”

I think I ran across it on Youtube after looking up “Linus and Lucy” by Vince Guraldi. I stumbled across something that said “A Charlie Brown Kwanzaa” I watched it and instead of the voice of then child actor Peter Robbins as Charlie Brown it was this overdub of somebody mimicking a cliché urban dialect. I was shocked, caught off guard and was trying to catch my breath from laughing so hard. The series is a mash up of inappropriate nostalgia. From dialogue that references to Fat Albert & the Cosby Kids, Dolemite, Lee Hazelwood and blaxploitation flicks over the original Vince Guraldi score.

Notice though, this parody follows the storyline of the original “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” In this case, “Charlie Brown” is a hapless jive talking kid who’s searching for the meaning of the season. So he gets roped into directing Lucy’s Kwanzaa play at church. Now nearing 2012, it’s been almost 10 years since the original was released, the creator released a 10 year anniversary edit of the original “A Charlie Brown Kwanzaa.” Included is more offensive dialogue that got dropped from the original. So, if you’re a fan of Rudy Ray Moore, Blaxploitation flicks and quick jokes that you might have to catch again after repeated viewings, this is definitely something to view. Also, I wouldn’t recommend you watching this at work on full blast.

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