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Snoopy Named Top Dog in Pop Culture
Mother Nature Network ^ | December 23, 2009 | Daniel Trotta

Posted on 12/27/2009 5:31:10 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin

(Nearly 76,000 online voters chose their favorites from a list of pop culture dogs drawn from television, film, literature, sports and art.)

NEW YORK — The Peanuts comic strip character Snoopy was named the top dog in pop culture by the American Kennel Club on Tuesday as part of its 125th anniversary celebration, beating out a college sports mascot.

Nearly 76,000 online voters chose their favorites from a list of pop culture dogs drawn from television, film, literature, sports and art, the kennel club said.

Snoopy was the pensive dog whose best friend was a bird and who seemed to be smarter than his human master in the comic strip created by the late Charles Schulz, who died in 2000.

Peanuts, which for close to five decades served as a mirror for the baby boom generation, appeared in 2,600 newspapers in 21 languages. Its daily readership was believed to be the most of any comic strip in history.

Second place went to Texas A&M University's mascot Reveille, followed by Scooby Doo, the television cartoon character.

The top 10:

1. Snoopy

2. Texas A&M's Reveille

3. Scooby Doo

4. Eddie from the TV show Frasier

5. Pound Puppy toys

6. The painting, Dogs Playing Poker

7. Song, How Much is that Doggie in the Window?

8. Georgetown's Jack the Bulldog

9. The song, Who Let the Dogs Out?

10. Brian Griffin from the animated TV show Family Guy


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Pets/Animals; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: aggiessuck; charliebrown; foshizzle; popculture; reveillesucks; snoopy; topten

1 posted on 12/27/2009 5:31:11 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I am surprised that Snoopy and the others were not replaced by Bo the current dog in the White House.


2 posted on 12/27/2009 5:32:54 PM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

NOBODY asked me!! Scooby Doo should be a close #2!


3 posted on 12/27/2009 5:32:57 PM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
My favorite....


4 posted on 12/27/2009 5:35:24 PM PST by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Where’s Lassie?


5 posted on 12/27/2009 5:35:46 PM PST by Rocko ("Too much of nothing can make a man a liar" -- Bob Dylan)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; Extremely Extreme Extremist
What about the D-o-double gee?


6 posted on 12/27/2009 5:37:19 PM PST by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

BO Obama will not be happy


7 posted on 12/27/2009 5:39:10 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
YO! Word up, Biotch! Tanks fer vot'n fer me, Hom Dog Girl!


8 posted on 12/27/2009 5:39:46 PM PST by scoobysnak71
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Lassie is #1 in my book.


9 posted on 12/27/2009 5:40:49 PM PST by skimask
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To: TXBlair
2. Texas A&M's Reveille

Whatever you guys do, do NOT get TXBlair a collie. :)

10 posted on 12/27/2009 5:40:49 PM PST by GOP_Raider (You can now check out GOP_Raider on Twitter at twitter.com/RaiderUte)
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To: Perdogg

Im gonna get slammed for this but he is kinda of a cool dude


11 posted on 12/27/2009 5:43:37 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: skimask

Rin Tin Tin.


12 posted on 12/27/2009 5:49:35 PM PST by sportutegrl (I was for Sarah Palin before being for Sarah was cool.)
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To: Perdogg

fo’ shizzle my nizzle


13 posted on 12/27/2009 5:50:53 PM PST by cowtowney
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Ruh Roh...No Rastro?


14 posted on 12/27/2009 5:52:22 PM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Snoopy Bo was the pensive dog whose best friend was a bird and who seemed to be smarter than his human master...
15 posted on 12/27/2009 5:55:01 PM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: Rocko
Where’s Lassie?


16 posted on 12/27/2009 5:56:11 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: Perdogg

You know, when I first (mis)read the headline for this article, that’s who I thought had been picked, lol.


17 posted on 12/27/2009 5:57:08 PM PST by DemforBush (Now officially 100% ex-Democrat.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I’m saddened, no mention of Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, or Ol’ Yeller.


18 posted on 12/27/2009 5:58:03 PM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Interesting to see what didn’t make the list.

Lassie - I’m a little surprised Lassie didn’t make it. Even though she’s “old school” I would have thought there was still enough name recognition to make the list.

Rin Tin Tin

Marmaduke

Huckleberry Hound - Well, *I* like him! (Begins singing really bad rendition of Clementine)

Clfford, the big red dog

Lady and the Tramp


19 posted on 12/27/2009 6:06:42 PM PST by DemforBush (Now officially 100% ex-Democrat.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Sounds like somebody at A&M organized a campaign to get votes. How many people who are not A&M alums would even know the mascot’s name?


20 posted on 12/27/2009 6:08:04 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
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21 posted on 12/27/2009 6:19:48 PM PST by digger48
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; GOP_Raider

Reveille came in second? Is that a joke?? Who, outside of Aggieland and the rest of the poor teams in the Big 12 who are saddled with the unsavory task of playing A&M, has even heard of that stupid dog? Some poor freshman Aggie with no life (or maybe that deranged YouTube Ag) was undoubtedly ordered to spend his week submitting vote after vote for Revile.

Offhand, I can think of several more deserving and better loved pooches: Deputy Dog, Huckleberry Hound, Lassie, Mutley, Pluto, Spuds McKenzie (the Bud Light dog—sorry Raider!), the Hush Puppies dog, the RCA dog (Nipper?), Hank the Cowdog, etc. Seriously, Reveille???

Say, Raider, let’s play “Can you spot TXBlair’s keyword additions?” Unless, of course, Maude has already deleted them. ;)


22 posted on 12/27/2009 6:49:10 PM PST by TXBlair (It's as though 1,000 people told me to have a very lardy Christmas...and I complied.)
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To: scoobysnak71

Sniff Doggy Poop! I like these “tough” rappers who sing about killing cops and “capping” people, then find careers in the movies, acting in tour de forces like Soul Plane and Starsky and Hutch. Ugh.


23 posted on 12/27/2009 7:26:47 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (doctrine matters)
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To: TXBlair
Offhand, I can think of several more deserving and better loved pooches: Deputy Dog, Huckleberry Hound, Lassie, Mutley, Pluto, Spuds McKenzie (the Bud Light dog—sorry Raider!), the Hush Puppies dog, the RCA dog (Nipper?), Hank the Cowdog, etc. Seriously, Reveille???

All worthy dogs, yes. But let's not forget that my dog Bear, the best mutt in the whole entire world and Summer, the dumbest yellow lab this side of Pocatello, are world renowned! Just ask me. ;)

(Dad always said collies were "strange" dogs anyway, not sure what that says about either the breed or my Dad.)

24 posted on 12/27/2009 7:30:35 PM PST by GOP_Raider (You can now check out GOP_Raider on Twitter at twitter.com/RaiderUte)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

No Rin Tin Tin? Ahh... I’m old.


25 posted on 12/27/2009 8:16:26 PM PST by paudio (Road to hell is paved by unintended consequences of good intentions)
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To: GOP_Raider

“...and Summer, the dumbest yellow lab this side of Pocatello...”

I then claim ownership of the dumbest Yellow Lab EAST of the Mississippi! Lucy is her name; being a dope is her game.

(She’s not all that bad...)


26 posted on 12/27/2009 8:21:32 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

If Stoop Snoop could get an acting job as Ol’e Yeller, would that mean I could go git ma gun an put him outta our misery? hehehe

“But Judge, he NEEDED kill’n”

Yeah, word up.


27 posted on 12/28/2009 7:00:46 AM PST by scoobysnak71
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Where is Spuds McKensie?


28 posted on 12/28/2009 8:04:39 AM PST by Rifleman
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To: Rifleman

Spuds is in Doggy Rehab. ;)


29 posted on 12/28/2009 6:13:24 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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