Watch 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' on ABC Action News on Oct. 18 & Oct 26

Posted at 10:55 AM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 10:55:42-04

It's that time of year. Have you found the most sincere pumpkin patch around? Because it's time for the Great Pumpkin to arrive!

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown that is.

The annual Peanuts special will air on ABC Action News at 8 p.m. tonight, Oct. 18 and again on Oct. 26.

Since 1966, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown has become a holiday staple since it was first broadcast on CBS 52 years ago.

The half-hour special follows the Peanuts gang as they celebrate Halloween.

Linus and Sally spend the evening waiting in the pumpkin patch for the Great Pumpkin to appear, while Charlie Brown, Lucy, Pig-Pen, Violet, Frieda, Schroeder, Sally and Peppermint Patty go trick or treating and attend a Halloween Party. 

All through the episode, Snoopy (as the World War I Flying Ace) fights an imaginary battle with the Red Baron, before being "shot down" and making his way across "the countryside."

The special has aired annually on ABC since 2001. It will be followed by Toy Story of Terror!, the 2013 Disney-Pixar Halloween short. On Oct. 26, it will be followed by another Peanuts special, You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown.

Remember, you can watch the entire broadcast of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on ABC Action News from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 and on Friday, Oct. 26.