This makes the list just because these smug yuppie bastards are the worst. They listen to songs like “Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog” (which is actually titled “Joy to the World”) and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” while being all superior and reminiscing.
The plot to this film is largely incidental, as it’s mostly baby boomers whining about their awesome lives while listening to oldies and smoking pot. Ugh.
I don’t know about you, but a whole weekend in which old people talk about how great things used to be while one woman actively seeks out a man to impregnate her sounds way worse than no holiday weekend at all.
I understand that this is a cherished film, so I will tread lightly. I love Charlie Brown as much as most anyone, but it would be a horrible event to participate in. A bunch of large-headed, morose children amble about, getting all existential about every little piece of whimsy or tradition. No one EVER seems to be having any fun, until Schroeder gets on the piano and everyone rocks out like a bastard.
Further, their Thanksgiving dinner consists of buttered toast, jellybean, pretzel sticks, and popcorn, which pisses off Peppermint Patty to no end. She berates Charlie Brown for his admittedly shitty dinner, only to realize that she is acting totes bitchcakes. She apologizes, and the children continue their somber lives soundtracked to bizarre, sparse music.