While watching TV last night, we stumbled upon "It's The Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown". Neither Megan nor I could remember watching this one as kids, which is surprising (at least for me) because I always used to make a point of watching as many animated holiday specials as I could. Anyway, we decided to watch. By the end, we both looked at each other like "What the fuck?" Not that it was bad, it was just odd.
First, there's no real story. Whereas the Christmas special had a message and a religious component, this one had none and seemed to focus primarily on the secular aspects of Easter (bunnies and eggs). The main plot line deals with Peppermint Patty and her lesbian life-partner Marcie trying to color eggs. Marcie, who I had always thought of as the rational one, was oblivious to the fact that you have to dye the eggs WHILE they're still in the shell. She ended up looking like a complete idiot after many failed attempts to prepare the eggs for coloring (cooking them in a waffle iron, toaster, and oven). The show ended abruptly with Marcie biting into a hard-boiled egg still in its shell, grimacing at how terrible it tasted.
In another sequence, Snoopy buys Woodstock a birdhouse after his nest is flooded. Woodstock proceeds to turn his new house into some sort of '70s psychedelic drug den. I don't know if this played any part in the scene where Snoopy is dancing hand-in-hand with a bunch of white rabbits. There are also references to Christmas and the fact that the store Snoopy buys the birdhouse at already had their Christmas displays up.
Apart from the story, there were also a bunch of weird scene cuts and the music was especially funky. It makes me wonder what sorts of illicit substances Mr. Schultz was into back then.