For almost FIFTY YEARS, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!" has been a consistent ratings success. So much so, it managed to snag over 6 millions viewers last night.

But as the original pessimistic hero, what would Charlie Brown look like if he were created today? What kind of TV Specials would he star in, in the 21st century? Twitter pitched a few* stories with the hashtag #RejectedPeanutsSpecials. For example:

*a virtual avalanche of snark of varying degrees of success

How is there not a "Very Special Crossover Event" for this yet?

But some Twitterers (Twitteri?) went the extra mile and created — or found — visual imagery to go with there ideas. After the jump, see some of the best!

Mom. Wife. Geek. Gamer. Feminist. Writer. Sarcastic. Succinct. Donna has been writing snark for the Internet in one form or another for almost a decade. She has a lot of opinions, mostly on science-fiction, fantasy, feminism, and Sailor Moon. Follow her on Twitter (@MildlyAmused) for more of all these things.