Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Beethoven validated

It wasn't until last evening that I realized there was something about the 2009 Allen and Ginter set that I was missing.

Caroline, my daughter, has been a bit sick and just not feeling well. As an incentive to finish bathtime I offered to pop in the DVD of A Charlie Brown Christmas. This immediately perked her up.

About 18 minutes into the show there's an exchange between Lucy and Schroeder:

This is the music I’ve set for the Christmas play.
[Schroeder plays Fur Elise]
Lucy Van Pelt: What kind of music is *that*?
Schroeder: Beethoven Christmas music.
Lucy Van Pelt: What’s so great about Beethoven? Everyone talks about how “great” Beethoven was. Beethoven wasn’t so great.
[Schroeder stops playing]
Schroeder: What do you mean Beethoven wasn’t so great?
Lucy Van Pelt: He never got his picture on a bubble gum card. Have you ever seen his picture on a bubble gum card? Hmmm? How can you say someone is great who’s never had his picture on a bubble gum card?
Schroeder: Good grief.

So, there you go. Beethoven is now finally great.

Caroline's getting better. Thanks for asking.


  1. Seriously. Why didn't I think of that? I mean that. I should have thought of that.

    Well done.

  2. Very nice... Thanks for anticipating the blog-o-spheres concern on your daughter health. glad she is better...

  3. I wonder, if Charles Schulz were still with us, would he have referenced the card in the strip?

    Can't beat a post with Peanuts, Beethoven and Allen & Ginter.


  4. Great stuff!

    Like Night Owl, I was thinking "Why didn't I think of this? How did I miss this?" while reading this.

    I am glad that Caroline is feeling better.

  5. Easily one of the five best posts of the year. :)

    He's also got a couple of cards in this years UD Football Heroes set. Making up for lost time I guess.