In the comic strip “Peanuts,” what is Charlie Brown’s father’s occupation?
Answer: Like all adults in the strip Peanuts, Charlie Brown’s parents are never seen, but occasionally referenced. Charlie Brown’s dad was a barber just like Peanuts’ creator, Charles M. Schulz’s own father. His mother is a housewife, just like Schulz’s mother. On September 1, 1958, Charlie Brown’s father was formally revealed to be a barber (after earlier instances in the strip that linked Charlie Brown to barbers by implication.) Charlie Brown’s friends, such as Linus and Shermy, were named after good friends of Schulz, and Peppermint Patty was inspired by one of Schulz’s cousins. Schulz devised the character’s name when he saw peppermint candies in his house.
Peanuts is a syndicated daily and Sunday American comic strip written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz, which ran from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000, continuing in reruns afterward. The strip is the most popular and influential in the history of comic strips, with 17,897 strips published in all, making it “arguably the longest story ever told by one human being”.
In 2013, TV Guide ranked the Peanuts television specials the fourth Greatest TV Cartoon of All Time. A computer-animated feature film based on the strip, The Peanuts Movie, was released on November 6, 2015.
In April 2002, The Peanuts Collectors Edition Monopoly board game was released by USAopoly. The game was created by Justin Gage, a prolific collector and friend of Charles and Jeannie Schulz. The game was dedicated to Schulz in memory of his passing.