I don’t know anyone who looks forward to Valentine’s day. Even when you’re content in a relationship, it tends to be a “holiday” that causes an awful lot of stress. One of the best antidotes I can think of for this is to sit down with a copy of the cartoon classic Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown.
Charlie Brown animated specials have been giving people a sense that all will be well with the world since 1965. This particular special both celebrates the cuteness of telling someone you love them, and strips away the idealism of the holiday, as almost no character has the Valentine experience they had planned on.
As long as we’re talking turning Valentine’s Day on it’s EAR, check out the gruesome Flapjack Valentine’s episode “Love Bugs” that aired a few years ago.
And finally, “Love Among The Toons” is a Tiny Toons short in the “Spring in Acme Acres” short from 1990 is a upbeat romp about Cupid getting fed up with all the smoochy hooey that he has to be around all the time. It’s on the Season 1, Vol. 1 DVD set, or downloadable here. Entirely worth it for the stop-motions style cut scenes and the the slow motion kissing session between Babs and Max.
And of course there’s always the classic Pepe Le Pew Looney Tunes episodes, a good old Disney movie, the “I’m Not Your Boyfriend” episode of Chowder, and the “Frankie My Dear” episode for Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends!
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