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Thursday on TV: "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"

Published October 27, 2011 9:50 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2011, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Somehow, it just wouldn't be Halloween with It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4).

This animated treasure has been a staple since 1966. More than that, it has become part of the popular culture. Just think ...

• "Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He's gotta pick this one. He's got to. I don't see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there's not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see."

• "That stupid blockhead of a brother of mine is out in the pumpkin patch making his yearly fool of himself."

• "You just want me to come running up to kick that football, so you pull it away and see me flat on my back and kill myself."

• "Baugh! My lips touched dog lips! Baugh! Agh! Poisoned dog lips! Baugh! Agh!"

• "Never jump into a pile of leaves with a wet sucker."

• "You blockhead. What a fool I was. Trick or treats come only once a year. And I missed it by sitting in a pumpkin patch with a blockhead. YOU OWE ME RESTITUTION"

• "Here's the World War I flying ace imagining he's down behind enemy lines, making his way across the French countryside."

• "I got a rock."

Elsewhere on TV ...

World Series (5:30 pm., Fox/Ch. 13): After yesterday's rain-out, Game 6 is scheduled for today - Texas Rangers at St. Louis Cardinals

The Big Bang Theory (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Sheldon tries to scare his friends.

Community (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Group members tell horror stories.

The Vampire Diaries (7 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Ghosts invade Mystic Falls.

Project Runway (7 and 11 p.m., Lifetime): A winner is declared in the season finale.

Rules of Engagement (7:30 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Russell's father meets Liz.

Parks and Recreation (7:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Andy and April throw a Halloween story.

Person of Interest (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Reese is captivated by the woman who's the latest person of interest.

The Office (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Ernie plans the office Halloween party.

Grey's Anatomy (8 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Owen organizes a baseball game against Seattle Presbyterian.

The Secret Circle (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30): Faye convinces Cassie to throw a big Halloween party.

MLS Playoffs (8 p.m. Altitude 2): Wildcard game - Columbus Crew at Colorado Rapids

Whitney (8:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Animosities erupt when Alex's brother visits.

The Mentalist (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Henry Thomas ("ET") guest stars as Lisbon's brother - who's now a bounty hunter.

Private Practice (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Addison begins in-vitro fertilization treatments.

Prime Suspect (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Jane investigates the death of a woman in the Central Park.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (11 p.m., FX): The gang plays the most twisted board game ever.