“In 1967, during the second season of [I Dream of] Jeannie, I was nominated for an Emmy. At the awards ceremony, I met Charles Schulz, who was also nominated for writing Charlie Brown. I was a big fan of his and his friend, Charlie Brown. Charles and I started talking, and he turned out to be a warm and wonderful pixie. He said that he was a fan of Jeannie.
I mentioned to Charles that I had a favorite Peanuts cartoon, where Snoopy is at his typewriter, typing: His was a story that had to be told. There is a panel of Snoopy vainly thinking. Then he types, Well, maybe not, and throws the paper away.
Shortly after the Emmys, a package arrived from Charles. It was the original strip, signed to me. I still have it hanging in my office. Incidentally, neither of us won that year.”
Writer Sidney Sheldon (1917-2007)
The Other Side of Me