Welcome to Super Blog Team Up! This time out, a gang of comic book and pop culture blogs and podcasts are teaming up to focus on Doctors.
My post spotlights the world’s most popular football holder and psychiatrist – Lucy van Pelt.
When I was growing up, the Peanuts comic strip was in its prime and had the top spot on the comic strip page and in the Sunday Comics. Plus, A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown were required viewing when they were shown. Because of this, I fell in love with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy and the rest of the Peanuts gang.
These wonderful Charlie Brown cookies were made by Cooper’s Cookies. Lucy’s booth is on one of the cookies.
These days, the best way to read old Peanut strips are in the gorgeous hard back Complete Peanuts volumes published by Fantagraphics.
When I was a child, old Peanuts strips were collected in books that looked just like paper back novels.
For the back cover of You’re Out Of Your Mind, Charlie Brown, Charles Schulz drew a sketch of Lucy van Pelt sitting behind a box labeled Psychiatric Care 5¢. This was the first appearance of Lucy’s psychiatric booth. This was before it ever appeared in a comic strip or cartoon.
A few months later, on March 27, 1959, the booth appeared for the first time in the comic strip.
Amazingly, it was a one time gag!
The booth didn’t appear again for two years. On January 28, 1961, Lucy’s psychiatry booth finally appeared again. This time, it was beginning to look like the classic version of the booth.
Did you know that Lucy has also used her psychiatry booth for other purposes such as selling Goop
Once in a blue moon, she has even had someone else man the booth. Here is a wonderful Sunday strip where Snoopy takes Lucy’s place.
And, here is one where Woodstock assists Lucy.
These wonderful Charlie Brown cookies were made by Polka Dot Gal Bakery.
Here’s a close-up of Lucy and the booth with the words The Doctor Is In.
If the Doctor ordered more fun, check out the rest of Super Blog Team Up
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