The World’s Most Popular Football Holder & Psychiatrist – Lucy van Pelt

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.

Charlie Brown Cookies

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.

Lucy's psychiatry booth


A few months later, on March 27, 1959, the booth appeared for the first time in the comic strip.

Lucy's psychiatry booth


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.


Lucy's psychiatry booth


Did you know that Lucy has also used her psychiatry booth for other purposes such as selling Goop



and valentines?

Valentine's Day


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.



Charlie Brown Cookies

These wonderful Charlie Brown cookies were made by Polka Dot Gal Bakery.


Lucy van Pelt cookie

Here’s a close-up of Lucy and the booth with the words The Doctor Is In.

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Marvelous Charlie Brown Ferris Wheel Cookie

Charlie Brown Ferris Wheel cookie

Winnie The Pooh ferris wheel Cookies

This cute Charlie Brown ferris wheel cookie features Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Schroeder, and Snoopy.

This wonderful cookie structure was made by Komachi Cookie.

There are 6 buckets on this wheel and for simplicity, I’m going to refer to each bucket as a separate cookie. Even though they are all one structure, it makes sense to break it into cookie pieces to talk about it.

A Peppermint Patty cookie is the first one. She is wearing a green striped shirt and is smiling and waving.

A Sally cookie is the second one. She is screaming and afraid.

A Snoopy cookie is the third one. He’s playing it cool.

A Lucy cookie is the fourth one. She’s smiling.

A Linus cookie is the fifth one. He’s holding his blue blanket and sucking his thumb.

A Marcie cookie is the sixth one. She has her hands up in the air.

In addition, a Charlie Brown is sitting at the bottom of the ferris wheel cookie.  Schroeder and his piano are at the bottom opposite him. There are musical notes around him and the piano.

The bottom part of the ferris wheel is painted to look like Snoopy’s doghouse and has the word Snoopy written on it.

Here’s a picture of the cookie cutter used to make this.

Charlie Brown Ferris Wheel cookie cutter

Morevoer, take a look at these terrific Charlie Brown Cakes and Cookies.


Spending Thanksgiving With Charlie Brown and Snoopy

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Cookies

Happy Thanksgiving!

This wonderful Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Cookies were made by HTX Custom Decorative Cookies.  These cookies are divided into two groups. 

The top set is Charlie Brown trying to kick the football held my Lucy and ending up flying through the air.  The story telling in these cookies is absolutely wonderful!  The first cookie is Lucy sweetly offering to hold the football. The second cookie is a close-up of Charlie Brown thinking about Lucy’s offer and why she won’t pull the ball away. The third cookie is Charlie Brown flying through the air because Lucy pulled the football away. 

The bottom set features Snoopy and Woodstock.  In two of the cookies, Snoopy is preparing the Thanksgiving turkey.  In the last cookie, Snoopy and Woodstock are dressed a pilgrims.

Amazing Charlie Brown Pumpkin Sculpture

Charlie Brown Pumpkin

This amazing Charlie Brown Pumpkin was carved by Danny Kissel. This was made from two pumpkins – one for his body and another for his head. Other pieces were used for his feet, arms and hands, ears, nose and eyes.  I really like the little touches, Charlie Brown has the little curly cue in his hair and he is wearing his famous striped shirt.

In addition, check out these terrific Charlie Brown Cakes and Cookies.

Moreover, please check out these Spooktacular Pumpkins.