Saturday, 10 December 2016

linus and lucy

Among many other creative differences between Charles Schulz, the producers and the network that was to air it, the 1965 Charlie Brown Christmas special was, per prevailing industry standards of the day to include a track of canned-laughter, just to make sure that audiences when where and how to respond to the humour.  Roundly unamused by this suggestion, Schulz simply left the room and did not return to the studio for several minutes, and finding no need for explanation, the matter was dropped and thankfully never discussed again.