Thoughts on Popular Culture and Unpopular Culture by Jaime J. Weinman (email me)
Great, indeed. I remember this strip well. A perfect example of what made the original "Peanuts" great: the conflation of the POV of the child with that of the child psychologist. At some point, this grotesque and hilarious combination yielded to garden-variety cuteness. That's when "Peanuts" jumped over the beagle.
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