Monday, June 21, 2004

That Stupid Bird

Follow-up to my previous post about Peanuts: today the official website reprints the 1970 strip where Woodstock's name was first revealed. Woodstock had been in the strip, unnamed, for several years, but he started to be a full-fledged sidekick for Snoopy around 1969 or 1970. Before that, Snoopy had a lot of bird friends who played cards and such in his house, but they were bigger and more realistically bird-like than Woodstock. The first appearance of the Woodstock design, though it wasn't the same character, may have been the "bird-hippie" Snoopy met around 1967. (Snoopy: "I don't understand what he's complaining about -- nobody understands my generation either.")

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