Snoopy and the Peanuts gang have been a festive staple for years. From Halloween to Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Charles M. Schulz characters, including the protagonist Charlie Brown are a beloved American archetype for audiences.
But during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Charlie Brown was evidently missing from the float, leaving many upset with the annual procession omitting one of the best parts of the comic strip’s history.
Fans of Charlie Brown took to social media to air their grievances after noticing the Peanuts float did not include the main star. Good grief, right?
Why isn't Charlie Brown on the Peanuts float? #MacysThanksgivingParade— Nicki Shearer (@Nic_Shearer) November 23, 2017
What did Lucy do to make sure that she’d be on the Peanuts float but not Charlie Brown? What is this madness? #MacysThanksgivingParade— Carrie Harris (@charrisphoto6) November 23, 2017
Peanuts float has Linus, Lucy, and Snoopy but not Charlie Brown. He had his own balloon but that was more than an hour ago. Guy can’t catch a break. #MacysParade— Noah Smith (@NoahSmithWrites) November 23, 2017
The Peanuts float was great but where's Chuck?#MacysThanksgivingParade— Thomas Dorsi (@the_aerodragon) November 23, 2017
While Charlie Brown was not included on the float, he did make it as a balloon, floating down the city of New York with his kite.
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