This week more beloved characters from my childhood innocence have gone horribly wrong. Good grief--where's my blanky?
Lovely Tami Erin -- who played the title role in the 1988 movie "The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking" is still beating up the boys the same way she did in the movie. Erin was arrested for assault on Thursday for allegedly roughing up her roommate in northern California.
According to the Walnut Creek police department Pippi Redneck was placed under citizen's arrest by a neighbor who heard Erin and her male roommate arguing. The roommate called out for help and that's when the neighbour (only in California you say?) made a citizens arrest. Police booked Erin for assault and she was released Friday morning.
I can't take it, first Elmo—then Pippi Longstocking now Charlie Brown! I guess we just never knew Charlie Brown had a hit list: his dog, girlfriend, Lucy, Peppermint Patty, and the guy who put a rock his Halloween bag.
Peter Robbins who was one of the voices of Charlie Brown was charged Wednesday with stalking and threatening his former girlfriend and a plastic surgeon who gave his ex-sweetie a breast enhancement he apparently didn't like. In days of old when you broke up you returned the ring. I guess nowadays the protocol is returning the Great Pumpkins. How did they spot him stalking anyways? Was it his ill-fitting yellow shirt with zig zag stripe?
Robbins pleaded not guilty Wednesday in San Diego Superior Court and faces up to nine years in prison if convicted of two counts of stalking and 10 counts of making criminal threats. Seems like Charlie Brown has lost his peanuts. I would like to know the whereabouts of Snoopy during all of this and personally feel Robbins could use a few blows from Lucy Van Pelt about now. I heard they asked Linus to comment but he gave a blanket statement and the judge just said,''wah wah wah!"
Prosecutors said the 56-year-old voice actor best known for his portrayal of Charlie Brown on the TV special "A Charlie Brown Christmas" threatened his former girlfriend, Shawna Kern by calling her as many as 37 times in a 24-hour period. He also told her he would kill her and her son if she didn't give back his dog and car. Charlie Brown, you blockhead! I hope the dog wasn't named "Snoopy" or I'll just lose it in despair! Arrrghh!
Prosecutors said he also threatened the plastic surgeon Dr. Lori Saltz, in the coastal city of Carlsbad because Robbins paid for the breast enhancement and wanted his money back after they broke up. Hollywood is starting on the script as we speak and it's called: It's "The Great Warrant Charlie Brown!"
Defense Attorney Marc S. Kohnen told the judge the bail was set too high at $550,00 for a man with no prior criminal record, and called him a "distraught man.”
$550,000 bail? Wow, that's no peanuts!
Just because Robbins once was the voice of Charlie Brown, he's portrayed as just a "distraught man" and "an eccentric individual" who's "not a threat to society?" If this were Pig Pen, we all know that this would be a very different story. The man made threats, bought a gun, starts in with target practice, beats his dog to scare his victim. Sir if this man is not a threat who is?
Psst... Chuck.... Psychiatric help, five cents and good grief, it's 7 to 15, Charlie Brown!
Former CHS student Bob Bromby enjoying the book!
Diana Ani Stokely, friend and cover designer of my books from Grafix to Go