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Arrested Development (tv program)

You're a good man, Charles Schulz

You're a good man, Charles Schulz

No comic strip was more in touch with American pop culture in the 20th century than "Peanuts," drawn and written by the late, towering and much-revered cartoonist Charles Schulz. That his daily strip, so filled with unflinching sarcasm and childish wiles, would be roasted on "Saturday Night Live," spoofed on "South Park" and emulated on "Arrested Development" is proof of the familiar warmth and emotional depth supplied by Charlie Brown and his gang.

Schulz's ability to riff on American movies, television, events, fashion and trends — from Beat culture to 1950s 3D glasses and "ghetto blaster" boom boxes — are captured at an...