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Original voice of Charlie Brown pleads guilty to threats, stalking

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Peter Robbins, the original voice of Charlie Brown, could face up to three years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to threatening and stalking his ex-girlfriend as well as the plastic surgeon who gave her the breast enhancement he paid for. (Obligatory “Good grief!” goes here.)

The 56-year-old Robbins was arrested in January on an outstanding warrant while returning to California from Mexico, and arraigned on four felony counts of making a threat to cause bodily harm or great bodily injury and one count of stalking. According to City News Service (via The Associated Press), prosecutors say Robbins called his former girlfriend a dozen times a day and threatened to kill her and her son if she didn’t return his car and dog. He allegedly also threatened her plastic surgeon, demanding a refund for the breast enhancement.

Robbins was just 9 years old when he was cast to voice Charles M. Schulz’s round-headed kid for the 1965 television special A Charlie Brown Christmas. He reprised that role in five more specials, including It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and Charlie Brown All-Stars and in the 1969 feature film A Boy Named Charlie Brown. He appeared in his final Peanuts animated project, 1969′s It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown, at age 13; after that, his voice changed. Still, Robbins outlasted the rest of the original cast.

Now a real-estate agent, Robbins reunited with fellow Peanuts cast members and director Bill Mendleson in 2008 at Comic-Con International

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First Elmo’s voice actor..then Cookie Monster went bad..and now this?!
Are these the signs of that the End is near or what?

Can I ask something? How is wading through the legal and criminal affairs of anyone who was tangentially involved with comics at any point in history, often DECADES ago, relevant to the interests of comics readers on your blog? This isn’t about my taste, I’m genuinely curious how someone could be interested in this.

This doesn’t have anything to do with current comics, it doesn’t even have anything to do with classic Peanuts comics, it’s the personal affairs of one random guy who used to be involved in a Peanuts adaptation. If a “news” story involves several degrees of separation to anything a comics reader might be interested in, skip it. If something is just shadenfreude journalism where you’re just dredging up someone else’s misery, skip it. We get enough of that crap from EVERY other news source on the planet. Inform or entertain, this is useless and I don’t care if you only post one or two new pieces a day.

Or, by all means, please do an article about how Sam Raimi’s neighbor’s cousin was arrested or how one of the camera men on Star Trek has a son who’s having drug problems, just turn this whole blog into reports of court proceedings.

That headline/photo combination is the most depressing thing possible

Agnar, have you seen ET (Entertainment Tonight) recently? This is clearly what the public wants so why shouldn’t robot6 be any different?

She took those footballs away just before he could li— er, kick them.

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