A Conversation for 'Peanuts' by Charles Schulz - a History
Bez (arguaby the finest figure of a man ever found wearing Bez's underwear) <underpants> Started conversation Jun 17, 2003
So, why was it called 'Peanuts'? Especially if Schultz didn't like the name?
Great Omnipotent Tigger Posted Jun 17, 2003
Hikaru Poet Posted Jun 18, 2003
Actually, it was originally called "Li'l Folks." Early on, some publishing or syndication bigwig thought "Peanuts" would be a better sell as a title, so that's the name it got, over Schulz's objections.
Gnomon - time to move on Posted Sep 16, 2005
I always assumed it was called Peanuts because the original characters were shaped like peanuts in their shells, with a big round body and an equal sized big round head.
RFJS__ - trying to write an unreadable book, finding proofreading tricky Posted Dec 9, 2005
<< Actually, it was originally called "Li'l Folks." >>
I don't have the books to hand, unfortunately, but the version of the story I remember was that the Li'l Folks cartoons were single-image-per-joke works, rather than strips, that were proto-Peanuts style-wise. When Schulz created the Peanuts strip pretty much all he could think of for a name was 'Good Ol' Charlie Brown' or similar, and it was at this point that he was overruled.
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- 1: Bez (arguaby the finest figure of a man ever found wearing Bez's underwear) <underpants> (Jun 17, 2003)
- 2: Great Omnipotent Tigger (Jun 17, 2003)
- 3: Hikaru Poet (Jun 18, 2003)
- 4: Gnomon - time to move on (Sep 16, 2005)
- 5: RFJS__ - trying to write an unreadable book, finding proofreading tricky (Dec 9, 2005)