On Thursday (Oct. 27), the classic Halloween animated special “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” ran on ABC, as it has for decades. It even attracted a decent audience, considering it ran opposite the World Series — 7.4 million viewers, beating NBC’s “Community” and “Parks and Recreation” competition.
But perhaps the best thing to come out of the annual airing is Friday’s trending Twitter hashtag, #RejectedPeanutsSpecials, in which the massive brain trust that is the tweeting public turns its collective attention to snarking at pop culture.
We’ve chosen some of our favorites from the thousands of suggestions.
‘Lost’ showrunner Damon Lindelof put out his psychiatrist shingle to psycho-analyze Lucy Van Pelt:
Zach Braff snuck in a reference to a trendy gross-out flick:
“Simpsons” voice Harry Shearer went political:
Fellow comedian Ana Gasteyer took the opportunity to promote responsible pet guardianship:
Some of our faves, though, came from these non-celebs: