UPDATE, 11:28 pm: The more I look at this, the more surprises I see. Would you have guessed that all along, the football Charlie Brown was trying to kick actually belonged to Lucy? How much does her unheeded "I don't know if this is such a good idea" alter the subtext of the next forty years? It turns out that all along, Lucy was being co-opted into a display of male physical authority that she was never really consulted on or asked to endorse. Is it any wonder that she gradually developed from the rather adorable "fussbudget" of proto-Peanuts into the castrating screamer we're more familiar with?