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Annotations of The Complete Peanuts/1977 to 1978

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Annotations to The Complete Peanuts: 1977 to 1978 by Charles M. Schulz (Fantagraphics Books, 2010. ISBN 1606993755

  • p. 117 (September 26, 1977). Plains, Georgia is a small town of around 700 people. Its claim to fame in 1977 was that it was the birthplace of Jimmy Carter, who was elected President of the United States a year before.
  • p. 132 (November 1, 1977). "Deprogramming" was often discussed in the American media in the mid-1970s. At the time, some anxiety arose in the population concerning a perception of increased recruiting by fringe cults. Those cults allegedly brainwashed young and weak individuals into leaving their families to follow them. Numerous books and movies were also written on the topics of cults and deprogramming.
  • p. 261 (August 28–29, 1978). How Charlie Brown obtained the Little Red-Haired Girl's phone number is a mystery. She had left Charlie Brown's neighborhood on July 18, 1969, without him knowing at all where she went (see July 17, 1969 and April 30, 1970). After that, Charlie Brown saw her only on a ski trip and at summer camps. In later strips, she is even back in the neighborhood (December 27, 1978) without explanations on exactly when and why she returned.