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Edited by on November 17 2012 at 10:48 AM

The FashionIndie FilmInstitue (FIFI) gives the close-up on fashionable films from a bygone era. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, FIFI’s taking a look at that perennial Turkey Day favorite, 1973′s A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.

FashionIndie FilmInstitute: <i>A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving</i>

It’s Thanksgiving and Charles Schulz’s merry band of unsupervised, bulbous-headed children gather together at Charlie Brown’s where they are met with a makeshift meal of toast, pretzels, jelly beans and popcorn.

But what did they expect when an oddly human-like dog and his avian best friend are the chefs, amirite?

FashionIndie FilmInstitute: <i>A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving</i>

First of all, it’s Thanksgiving, show some goddamn class. No one is even properly dressed for a holiday dinner with the possible exception of Sally Brown, who¬† has never met a dropwaist she didn’t like.

FashionIndie FilmInstitute: <i>A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving</i>

It would be naive of me to think the nation’s premier lesbian couple, Peppermint Patty and gal friday Marcie, would spruce up for the occasion, but Patty could at least have put on a dressy clog. Maybe a tie, just saying. I will, however, give Marcie her tens for that orange monochrome. One word: daring.

FashionIndie FilmInstitute: <i>A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving</i>

The only person — and I use that word lightly — who’s really in the spirit of the holidays is Snoopy. He and Woodstock look great in a pilgrim collar but it’s a shame they reserve it only for Thanksgiving. Give thanks by wearing that look year-round, girl!

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Story by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail

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