Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown (also known as Charles Brown, Esq. and nicknamed Chuck by Peppermint Patty) is the lead role of the comic strip Peanuts, syndicated in daily and Sunday newspapers in numerous countries all over the world. Depicted as a "lovable loser," Charlie Brown is one of the great American archetypes and a popular and widely recognized cartoon character. Charlie Brown is characterized as a person who frequently suffers, and as a result is usually nervous and lacks self-confidence. He shows both pessimistic and optimistic attitudes: on some days, he is reluctant to go out because his day might just be spoiled, but on others, he hopes for the best and tries as much as he can to accomplish things. He is easily recognized by his trademark zigzag patterned shirt. There is only one exception: whenever he's a costumed character, he wears a red baseball cap on top of his head most of the time, rather than just wearing a white one during baseball seasons in comic strips and animation. The character's creator, Charles M. Schulz, said of the character that "[He] must be the one who suffers because he is a caricature of the average person. Most of us are much more acquainted with losing than winning." Despite this, Charlie Brown does not always suffer, as he has experienced some happy moments and victories through the years, and he has sometimes uncharacteristically shown self-assertiveness despite his frequent nervousness. Schulz also said: "I like to have Charlie Brown eventually be the focal point of almost every story." Charlie Brown is the only character to have been a part of the strip from the beginning to the end of its 50-year run. Lee Mendelson, producer of the majority of the Peanuts television specials, has said of Charlie Brown that "He was, and is, the ultimate survivor in overcoming bulliness—Lucy or otherwise." Charlie Brown's birth date is October 30. He is four years old in a strip originally published Nov. 3, 1950, putting his birth in 1946 and making him and his cohort part of the first wave of Baby Boomers. He ages very slowly in the strip's floating timeline, eventually settling at around eight years old. A strip published on April 3, 1971 suggests he was born around 1963 (setting up the gag that when he is 21, it will be 1984). Initially Charlie Brown suggests he lives in an apartment with his grandmother occupying the one above his; a few years into the strip, he moves to a house with a back yard.

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