On this day in pop culture history: Lucy of ‘Peanuts’ raised the price of her Psychiatric Help
Lucy had been peddling her psychiatric “advice” for over three decades when she saw fit to raise her fee in a comic strip that appeared in Sept. 10, 1992 newspapers. Suddenly, her lemonade stand-esque office was declaring that she offered Psychiatric Help for 47 cents, a mere 5 cents no longer. Charlie Brown, though, seemed less concerned with the new rate and more concerned with getting a second opinion, for once.
There had been a few other instances of Lucy raising her price above 5 cents, including when she raised it to 7 cents for “seasonal rates.”
Other notable Sept. 10 happenings in pop culture history:
• 1962: The BBC banned Bobby "Boris" Pickett’s Halloween novelty single “Monster Mash” on the grounds that it was “too morbid.” The radio giant later lifted the ban in 1973, sending the song into the charts, peaking at No. 3 in early October.
• 1966: The Beatles’ seventh studio album, “Revolver,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It stayed at No. 1 for six weeks.
• 1988: Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” hits No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
• 1998: Keiko, the orca that portrayed Free Willy in three films, was returned to water off the coast of Iceland, where he’d been captured in 1979.
• 2000: The musical “Cats” closed on Broadway after 7,485 performances. It remains the third-longest-running Broadway show.
• 2000: The 52nd Emmy Awards were televised from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Among the winners were “Will & Grace” (in its second season), “The West Wing,” Michael J. Fox for “Spin City” and James Gandolfini for “The Sopranos.”
• 2004: “Crash” held its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the beginning of its road to a Best Picture Oscar win.
• 2013: Apple released the iPhone 5c and 5s.
Birthdays: Colin Firth (turns 55), Chris Columbus (57), Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry (65), Ryan Phillippe (41), Guy Ritchie (47)