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PATRICIA "PEPPERMINT PATTY" REICHARDT
Have you made any New Year's resolutions, Chuck?
CHARLIE BROWN
Yes. You know how I always dread the whole year? Well, this time I'm only going to dread one day at a time.
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CHARLIE BROWN
[after his hand gets stuck inside the mail slot at the little red-haired girl's house] Hello? Hello? Heather, are you home? I've come to invite you to a New Year's party! I mean - I mean if you don't have anything else to do. Would you - would you like to come? I can either pick you up or, or meet you there, if I ever get my hand out of this mailbox. I can't stand it. I just can't stand it.
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LINUS VAN PELT
[to the Little Red-Haired Girl] Oh, hi. You're Heather, aren't you? Please come in. Charlie Brown told me he had invited you to the party. I don't know where Charlie Brown is right now, but would you like to dance?
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SALLY BROWN
I wonder when my sweet babboo is going to ask me to the party?
LINUS VAN PELT
I'm not your sweet babboo, and I wouldn't invite you to a *ga-rage* sale!
SALLY BROWN
Isn't he the cutest thing?
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LUCY VAN PELT
[as Schroeder plays his piano] Well, are you taking me to the party or not? [Schroeder stops playing]
SCHROEDER
Musicians don't dance. And anyway, I'll be playing the piano at the party. [continues playing]
LUCY VAN PELT
I don't mind the rejection; it's the smile that bugs me.
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CHARLIE BROWN
[just before closing "War and Peace"] Well, here I am reading "War and Peace", and everybody else is at dance class having fun. Maybe I should go over to the class and just look in, and see what they're all doing.
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LINUS VAN PELT
Did you turn in your report?
CHARLIE BROWN
[aghast] Yes.
LINUS VAN PELT
What did the teacher say about it? What grade did you get?
CHARLIE BROWN
A D minus - the lowest grade without failing.
LINUS VAN PELT
Gee, I'm sorry, Charlie Brown.
CHARLIE BROWN
The teacher said it looked like the sort of report that was written after midnight on the last day of Christmas vacation.
LINUS VAN PELT
What did you say?
CHARLIE BROWN
What *could* I say? I congratulated her on her remarkable insight.
LINUS VAN PELT
Did you see what our next assignment is?
CHARLIE BROWN
[lightens up] No! What is it?
LINUS VAN PELT
To read "Crime and Punishment" by Dostoevsky.
LINUS VAN PELT
Happy New Year, Charlie Brown.
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PATRICIA "PEPPERMINT PATTY" REICHARDT
It's been a great year, Chuck. You'll have to admit that. What you do think, Chuck, would be good rules for living in the new year?
CHARLIE BROWN
Keep the ball low, don't leave your crayons in the sun, use dental floss every day, don't spill the shoe polish, always knock before entering, don't let the ants get in the sugar, never volunteer to be a program chairman, always get your first serve in, and feed your dog whenever he's hungry.
PATRICIA "PEPPERMINT PATTY" REICHARDT
Will those rules give me a better life, Chuck?
CHARLIE BROWN
The better life, and a fat dog.
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MARCIE
It's too bad Charles couldn't come to the party, sir.
PATRICIA "PEPPERMINT PATTY" REICHARDT
I couldn't care less, Marcie.
MARCIE
It's too bad he had to write that report.
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PATRICIA "PEPPERMINT PATTY" REICHARDT
[trying to warn Charlie Brown about the new year coming] Chuck? Where are you? It's just a few seconds before midnight! Chuck, Chuck!