Poor Charlie Brown. He can't fly a kite, and he always loses in baseball. Having his faults projected onto a screen by Lucy doesn't help him...更多>
[at the spelling bee] Charlie Brown: Fussbudget, F-U-S-S-B-U-D-G-E-T, Fussbudget. [the Peanuts gang watching the spelling bee on TV] Lucy Van Pelt: Hey! How'd he know that word? Charlie Brown: [thinking] Well, we lost the first game of the season. I know it shouldn't bother me, but it does. We always lose the first game of the season and the last game of the season. [pause] Charlie Brown: AND ALL THOSE STUPID GAMES IN BETWEEN! Linus Van Pelt: You know, Charlie Brown, they say we learn more from losing than from winning. Charlie Brown: Then that must make me the smartest person in the world. Linus Van Pelt: Life is difficult, isn't it, Charlie Brown? Charlie Brown: Yes, it is. But I've developed a new philosophy. I only dread one day at a time. Lucy Van Pelt: Incidentally, who's this? George Washington? Lucy Van Pelt: Aren't the clouds beautiful? They look like big balls of cotton. I could just lie here all day and watch them drift by. If you use your imagination, you can see lots of things in the cloud's formations. What do you think you see, Linus? Linus Van Pelt: Well, those clouds to me look like the map of the British Honduras on the Carribbean. [points up] Linus Van Pelt: That cloud up there looks a little like the profile of Thomas Eakins, the famous painter and sculptor. And that group of clouds over there [points] Linus Van Pelt: gives me the impression of the Stoning of Stephen. I can see the Apostle Paul standing there to one side. Lucy Van Pelt: Uh huh. That's very good. What do you see in the clouds, Charlie Brown? Charlie Brown: Well... I was going to say I saw a duckie and a horsie but I changed my mind. Lucy Van Pelt: [Walks into Linus's bedroom and raises the shade] Wake up Linus. It's time to go to school. Linus Van Pelt: Again? Lucy Van Pelt: What do you mean 'again'? Linus Van Pelt: [Snuggles back into bed] I went yesterday. Lucy Van Pelt: Mom's already made your lunch. [Sets it on his bed and walks out] Linus Van Pelt: [Sits up in bed, sighs] Oh well. Guess I might as well go to school. I can't waste a good lunch. Linus Van Pelt: You'd either be the hero, or a goat. Snoopy: Baaaaaaa! Charlie Brown: I'm dying, and all I hear are insults! Linus Van Pelt: Here, run over to the drinking fountain and soak this handkerchief in cold water. [Lucy skeptically examines the handkerchief] Lucy Van Pelt: You're kidding. With a head like Charlie Brown's, you'll need a bedsheet. Charlie Brown: I'm dying! And all I hear are insults! Linus Van Pelt: Well, I can understand how you feel. You worked hard, studying for the spelling bee, and I suppose you feel you let everyone down, and you made a fool of yourself and everything. But did you notice something, Charlie Brown? Charlie Brown: What's that? Linus Van Pelt: The world didn't come to an end. [last line of the movie] Lucy Van Pelt: Welcome home, Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown: This pitcher's mound is covered with dandelions! Frieda: Don't touch them Charlie Brown! Don't you dare hurt all those innocent dandelions! They're beautiful! Don't you dare cut them down! Lucy Van Pelt: Besides... you may not know this, but you look kind of cute standing there surrounded by dandelions. Charlie Brown: I don't want to look cute! Charlie Brown: I've never gone through anything like that in my life. I never knew I could be so stupid. I never knew I had so many faults. I never felt so completely miserable. Lucy Van Pelt: Wait until you get my bill. Linus Van Pelt: I guess nobody realized that we were returning. Charlie Brown: This whole thing makes me feel as though I'm being drafted.