Wow, this one brings me back. I used to watch this all the time as a kid. While I love the heck out of this movie, it's...it's...I'll come out and say it. It's not the greatest movie in the world. It's far from that. It's a nice film, it has some fantastic (and random) sequences, but it's a flawed film, much like Charlie Brown is a flawed person. And in a way, it's fitting.
But I might as well get to the recap and explain myself a little better.
Charlie Brown: Well, I was going to say I saw a ducky and a horsey, but I changed my mind.
Despite the setback, the kid just doesn't give up. He sits right back down and starts over. The film's done a good job of getting us on his side already.
Undeterred, Charlie Brown continues through the park and tries to fly his kite.
Lucy deposits the remains of the kite on a sleeping Snoopy. A gust of wind picks the kite up and lo and behold...
Snoopy, meanwhile, is setting up a record player. Okay, normal so far but then...
It's so patriotic, it hurts!
Is that technically an adult?!
I feel proud to be an American all of a sudden!
The madness is suddenly over. The others look on in voiceless confusion.
There's not much to say on the game. It's essentially a montage of old Peanuts strips about how incompetent Charlie Brown's team is. Of course, we have the classic "Charlie Brown is hit by a baseball and all of his clothes come off" bit. Oh, and some bubble gum explodes in Frieda's face for some reason.
In the end, they lose, of course.
Take special note of those purple birds. This is pre-Woodstock era here.
"Well, we lost the first game of the season again. I shouldn't let it bother me, but it does. We always seem to lose the first game of the season and the last game of the season...AND ALL THOSE STUPID GAMES IN-BETWEEN!"