‘It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown’ is a delightful new Peanuts special

Category: Television

In a new special with the delightful peanuts gang, sibling relationships are front and center. It’s spring and that means baseball season for us, but it’s the end of the season for Charlie Brown and his team. They are set to play the championship game against Peppermint Patty’s team and are practicing with great intensity. Will this be the year they win?

Charlie Brown’s little sister Sally reminds him that she just turned five and he promised she could join the team when she is five. Of course he wants to honor his promise, but as hard as she tries, Sally is still too little to accomplish anything in the game. Feeling dejected the little girl befriends a single dandelion and takes it under her wing. She promises it she will take care of it. But the problem is the “flower” is smack dab in the middle of the pitcher’s mound.

Sally refuses to renege on her promise to the flower. This puts her big brother in a difficult situation. Is his allegiance with his little sister or the baseball team?


This is truly a sweet story bringing together all of the Peanuts gang. It highlights the bond between siblings. And, as a bonus to this storyline, the team is left with something to be proud of. Yes, little Sally has taught them all to love nature, no matter how insignificant one little weed (or as Sally calls her, her little flower) might be.

With a new song by Ben Folds, this movie is definitely an instant classic in the Peanuts franchise. Join Charlie and Sally Brown, Lucy and Linus van Pelt, Schroeder, Pig Pen, Patty, Violet, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Franklin, Frieda, Snoopy, Woodstock, Shermy and the whole gang as they celebrate love, family, and nature.


It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown premieres April 15, 2022 on Apple TV+.

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