Linus van Pelt is a character in Charles M. Schulz's comic strip Peanuts. The best friend of Charlie Brown, Linus is also the younger brother of Lucy van Pelt and older brother of Rerun van Pelt. He first appeared on September 19, 1952.
In "Mama Drama", Rallo watches a television special It's the Great Pumpkin Chris Brown in which an angered Chris threatens Sally Brown after she calls him a blockhead. Linus pauses to ponder who would leave their children in a pumpkin patch all night.