Jun 12, 2008
Charlie Brown was one of the original cast members of the comic strip Peanuts created Charles M. Schulz, when it debuted in 1950, and the butt of the first joke in the strip. He is a loveable loser, a child possessed of endless determination and hope, but who is ultimately dominated by his insecurities and a "permanent case of bad luck", and often taken advantage of by his peers. Every autumn Lucy promises to hold a football for Charlie Brown to kick, and every year she pulls it away as he follows through, causing him to fly in the air and land painfully on his back. He was never shown as succeeding in kicking the football in the comic strip.