Charlie Brown Sings The Smiths in This Charming Charlie Tumblr
Poor Charlie Brown has always been a bit on the gloomy side but, then again, we would be too if Lucy was constantly pulling that football trick on us. It’s obvious that Charles Schulz’s cartoon character gets a lot of grief, and what better way to express those moody tendencies than with a couple of Smiths songs?
Thank the Internet for the cyber-genius that came up with idea to mashup The Smiths’ angst-riddled lyrics with Schulz’s iconic Peanuts gang in the cleverly titled Tumblr blog This Charming Charlie.
You have Lucy telling Schroeder, “I still love you…only slightly less than I used to” and Charlie penning a letter, “To die by your side well, the pleasure—the privilege is mine.” The lyrics and characters go together so well you might wonder why these two cultural icons were never strung together before. And while we’ll probably never get that Smiths reunion, we can enjoy their words as they live on in “the great American unsuccess story.”
See all of This Charming Charlie here.