In this issue stories Peppermint Patty and Pig Pen go to a dance and Sally experiences the trouble with boys. In “Revenge is Sweet,” Sally has been pushed by a boy at school and demands that Charlie Brown stand up for her. When Charlie Brown sees that the boy is just a little kid, he tells Sally to let the boy go. Sally gets a surprise when she finds out the motive behind the push. In the second story, “Dirty Dancing,” Peppermint Patty tells Charlie Brown about a dance her school has coming up. Not taking her hint Charlie Brown tells her he’ll tell his friend to go with her. The friend turns out to be Pig Pen and they dance the night away. Peppermint Patty seems to finally found the romance she has been looking for.
Growing up I have always been able to identify with Peppermint Patty. She was sportier and the boy she liked never liked her back. It was great to finally see a story where she found someone who liked her even if he seemed like he would be an unlikely match. I would have never shipped her with Pig Pen but the writers made it work out. I would actually like to see this as a reoccurring story arc to see how this pans out.
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