Peanuts is a comic strip created by Charles Schultz. It ran for a whopping fifty years, from 1950 to 2000. It follows the adventures of perpetual loser Charlie Brown and his friends (and "friends"). His dog Snoopy in particular is something of a pop culture star.
Peanuts has inspired several animated TV specials—A Charlie Brown Christmas and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown are holiday staples for many people—and a highly popular Broadway musical, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.