A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (sample script)
Readers Theater Script
Narrator: On Thanksgiving Day, Charlie Brown stood sadly at his mailbox watching Snoopy walk off with a stack of mail - all for him!
Sally: (walks up to Charlie Brown) What's the matter big brother?
Charlie: Nothing. I was just checking the mailbox.
Sally: What did you expect, a turkey card?
Charlie: (sighs) Holidays always depress me.
Sally: I know what you mean. Why should I give thanks on Thanksgiving? What do I have to be thankful for?
Linus: (approaches Charlie and Sally) What's all the commotion?
Charlie: (grumbling) We've got another holiday to worry about. Thanksgiving is here.
Sally: I haven't even finished my Halloween candy.
Linus: Thanksgiving is important. Our country was the first to make a national holiday to give thanks.
Narrator: When Charlie Brown and Sally went inside, the phone rang. It was Peppermint Patty.
Charlie: Well . . . . I . . .
Patty: Okay, it's a date. See you soon, you sly devil.
Charlie: Oh brother. Peppermint Patty is coming to Thanksgiving dinner.
Sally: We won't even be home. We'll be at Grandma's.
Narrator: The phone rang. It was Peppermint Patty again.
Patty: Hi, Chuck. Listen, I have even greater news. Remember that kid Marcie? Her folks said it was okay if she joined us. So you can count on two for dinner, Chuck.
Charlie: Well, the problem is . . .
Narrator: But Peppermint Patty talked right over him.
Patty: Don't worry, Chuck. We won't make problems. We'll help clean the dishes and everything. Just save me a drumstick and the neck. See you, Chuck.
Charlie: (hanging up the phone) How do I get myself into these things? Now she's bringing Marcie too?
. . . . to be continued . . . . . .