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“Effervescent” has two meanings, the first describing fizzy or bubbly liquids and the second describing enthusiastic or bubbly personalities. A bubble pipe was a toy used to blow soap bubbles, shaped like a tobacco pipe. The style used today was patented by John L. Gilchrist in 1918. Bubble pipes were not an uncommon item used by Peanuts characters. When Snoopy was in costume as a detective, a bubble pipe toy was featured to complete the dog’s Sherlock Holmes imitation costume.
The Peanuts comic strip launched and introduced Charlie Brown on October 2, 1950. In the 1960s, the popular comic strip was adapted for the screen including television specials, A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965), It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966), and a feature-length film called A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969). Numerous series and films have appeared on the screen since, including some after the comic strip’s end in 2000. While many of the characters from the Peanuts are lively and effervescent, Charlie Brown is depicted as a realist who commonly falls short on luck and courage but who has the support of his friends and family in nearly any situation.