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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Charlie Brown special receives a Twitter remake (#rejectedPeanutsSpecials)

One of the grand annual American traditions kicked off Thursday night with ABC airing “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” The 1966 cartoon classic has drawn fans every year back to the “deeply poignant and richly imagined” cartoon, as The Post’s Michael Cavna calls it.
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Cavna compiled a great list of seven secrets about the Charlie Brown special you may not know. For instance, children felt so bad for poor Charlie Brown’s bag of rocks, they sent candy to the studio every year for the cartoon character. See the rest here.)

However, even the best of traditions can be tweaked. On Twitter Friday, viewers took to the site to suggest titles for rejected Charlie Brown specials. Although the team behind the Great Pumpkin eventually made 50 network specials and four feature films, Twitter users found thousands of missed opportunities for the Peanuts gang. Here are just some of the options:

Reservoir Snoopy Dogs #RejectedPeanutsSpecialsFri Oct 28 14:39:29 via web

Are You There God? It's Me, Charlie Brown #RejectedPeanutsSpecialsFri Oct 28 14:41:26 via web

I Know What You Did Last Summer, Charlie Brown #RejectedPeanutsSpecialsFri Oct 28 11:29:40 via Twitter for iPhone

Got your own? Let us know in the comments!

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