I just don’t get it. How did You’re a Good Sport, Charlie Brown win an Emmy? It boggles the mind when you consider that It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown, and A Charlie Brown Christmas deliver far better stories, animation, and performances.
The voice talent is horrendous in this special. Peppermint Patty sounds as if she’s reading, not acting, and Charlie Brown has the same problem. It was quite distracting. The previous specials may have suffered slightly from this issue, but not to such an egregious degree.
Peppermint Patty challenges always and forever underdog Charlie Brown to a motocross race. Gee, I wonder what happens? Will someone be called a blockhead? Will a foot ball be kicked at and missed? Watch and find out.
The bonus feature has creator Charles M. Schulz’ son talking about how his love of motorbikes inspired the special.
Oh, and there’s another cartoon on the disc, too, but if the Emmy winning one is as bad as it was, you can image what You’re the Greatest, Charlie Brown is like.
Gotta give You’re a Good Sport, Charlie Brown an F. In the name of fairness, I must.
In Stores January 27, 2009.