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Scott D. Pierce
Scott D. Pierce writes about television for the Salt Lake Tribune. Vice president of the Television Critics Associationn, he's covered TV in Utah since 1990.

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"IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN" - The classic animated Halloween-themed PEANUTS special, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, airs THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (©1966 United Feature Syndicate Inc.)
Thursday on TV: "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"

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 ...

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• "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.

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