Monday, December 19, 2011
Since when do the adults speak in 'Peanuts'?
I have a Peanuts day calendar on my desk and I was surprised that today's strip included dialogue from Lucy’s mother. I’ve been reading Peanuts for decades and I don’t ever recall an adult “speaking” in any of the strips. I always thought that this was intentional on Schulz’s part?
Sorry for the blurry photo, here's the dialogue,
Panel 1: Lucy: "Hey Mom!!! I lost a tooth! It just fell out!"
Panel 2: Lucy's mom: "That's fine..Put it under your pillow and maybe a good fairy will take it and leave you a dime."
Panel 3: [silence]
Panel 4: Lucy: "It fell in the wastebasket and I can't find it!"