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What a Blockhead

Peter Robbins, 59, the original voice of Charlie Brown in the Peanuts TV specials, starting with 1965’s A Charlie Brown Christmas, is in trouble with the law again. In 2013, he was sentenced to probation in a stalking and threatening case. Robbins pleaded guilty to violating his parole after sending threats to the manager of the mobile home park where he lived, and offered in writing to pay to kill the sheriff of San Diego County, Calif., where he lived. He also cut off his GPS monitoring device, and was captured at the Mexican border crossing as he returned to the United States. Robbins, who claimed he is mentally ill, was declared mentally competent after a psychiatric exam. He was sentenced to 4 years and 8 months in prison. (RC/San Diego Union-Tribune) ...But all he heard the judge say was “Wah wah, wah wah wah whahhh.”
Author’s Note: For the earlier story, see “Good Grief” in Volume 19. There is also a later story: “Psychiatric Help, 5¢” in Volume 26. Robbins killed himself in January 2022.

Original Publication Date: 20 December 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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