AAUGH! We ditched cable for streaming and, like Charlie Brown, we all got a rock | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

AAUGH! We ditched cable for streaming and, like Charlie Brown, we all got a rock

This week, many fans of classic holiday cartoons got some awful news -- the entire archive of Peanuts specials, including my wife's own favorite, It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown -- has been purchased by Apple, over 45 shows and 20 documentary specials in all.

For the past 51 years, the adventures of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Peppermint Patty, Linus, Sally, and their friends have been broadcast on network television -- on CBS until 2000, and then on ABC until last year. Now, all of this intellectual property is exclusively available on the Apple TV Plus streaming service.

The Great Pumpkin never shows up at the end, bringing voluminous bags of candy. He. Never. Does. Not in the nearly five decades I've been watching that show, time and time again.

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