A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special is reaching its peak audience with the holiday rapidly approaching on Thursday. Whenever the show airs, there’s always some astute viewers who pick up on some odd things in the 1973 special.
One of those things includes people questioning whether or not Woodstock, the lovable yellow bird that is a sidekick to Snoopy, is a cannibal or not. The scene in question occurs when the two characters are seated at the table as Snoopy begins to cut the turkey. He offers a plate to his friend, who then goes on to eat the Thanksgiving dish. That’s where viewers’ eyebrows begin to raise. Is Woodstock really eating another bird? It’s a subject that has created quite the conversation on social media. To this day, there has been no clarification or explanation from any of those involved in the show, which just leaves the viewers and their opinions.
Here are some of the reactions that poured in across Twitter as onlookers realized what exactly was going on in the questionable scene. For those who missed the special airing on PBS, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving can be streamed on Apple TV+ with a paid subscription.
Is Woodstock a cannibal? Think about it pic.twitter.com/C63DqTDjgK— Dale🇺🇸😜🙌🐶🦅 (@dshowe98) November 24, 2020
Woodstock is a cannibal! pic.twitter.com/d69B3fsynw— Scott Korin (@scottkorin) November 24, 2020
Watched "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" on PBS Last night,— Frankie (@FrankieNV51) November 23, 2020
at the closing scene Snoopy and Woodstock ate Turkey and realized Woodstock is eating another bird and OMG Woodstock is a cannibal ........LOL 😲
Last year, the little "wokes" couldn't understand why Franklin was on the other side of the table in 1973.
This year, they feel like Woodstock is a cannibal.
Peppermint Pattie's toast complaining butt has to many children on the internet— Chandra 'Wear a Mask' Weaver (@OUTSPOKEN_DIVA) November 23, 2020
Where is Marcie & Linus?
at the end of charlie brown thanksgiving, woodstock eats another bird.
ergo,woodstock is s cannibal.— build MOAR baugruppen (@holz_bau) November 23, 2020
Woodstock, (a bird for you younger folks) seems blissfully unaware that he was eating a bird. Or was he just a sick cannibal? 😳🤔 pic.twitter.com/MmXlZjkWF6— H2OSon ⚾️🇺🇸 (@BaseballBeaver) November 23, 2020