Hi, Snoopy here! Yes, that Snoopy!
Well, okay, I’m not the real Snoopy of course, but I’m a professional Snoopy impersonator...kind of like that Peoria Rod Stewart guy. And right now I am the current dog-in-residence at Conklin’s Barn II Dinner Theatre in Goodfield, IL, for their production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” which runs every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons in July (check out the facecrack page for more details and pictures.)
Now it’s a little known fact that dogs are completely unbiased, and if I may say so myself, I think this is a really funny and entertaining show and you would just have a barrel of fun bringing all your family and friends out for dinner and a show the at the Barn! I mean, we’re talking “dog running through the sprinkler” fun! Come up and see me sometime! Woof!
If you ever read Peanuts in the Sunday comics or watched the holiday specials on TV, our show is pretty much like that, except live onstage! Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally, Schroeder, and Yours Poochly are all out here singing, dancing, and pondering the great philosophical questions that life has to offer.
I’m usually a very obedient dog, but tonight I’ve got my collar popped, and I’m ready to see what trouble I can get into around here. I thought I would give you a very exclusive look at the Barn experience through this dog’s eyes...
DOC: Dog Out of Control! Let’s roll!
I live in a big red doghouse...which is inside an even bigger red barn...it just fascinates my cute little puppy brain.
They do treat me pretty well here. Here is my humble abode. Plenty of square footage on top for lounging, sleeping, and fighting the Red Baron.
Let’s enter for the inside tour, shall we?
Living room, dining room, kitchen, bed room. It’s one of those open floor plan/great room designs. Very modern and chic.
And...Supper dish check! Empty, unfortunately. Where is that round headed dummy who fills those anyway? Oh well...
And here is my view from atop the Doghouse. Not too shabby, eh? A moment of calm before the excitement begins.
The tables are set, the waiters are gleeful, open the doors…
…and there’s all the people!
Suppertime at the Barn. As we dogs say, “It’s always suppertime somewhere!”
The food here is really great. And I don’t just mean for dogs—the people really seem to love it too!
This is Joe. He’s definitely my favorite Barn employee, for obvious reasons. Oh boy…there’s a rumbling in this puppy’s tummy!
Try the prime rib, it’s delicious! Don’t believe me? Ask the dishes.
Oh man, smells so good... they don’t really like dogs near the buffet table though so I better pull myself away before someone spots me. Time for the show anyway. You get to watch it with me, from the doghouse!
There’s the hand that feeds me, ol’ what’s his name. Have you ever seen a kid with such a round head? I don’t understand why they call him a “blockhead” and not something like a “moon-head” or “bowling ball-head.”
Here’s Linus offstage trying to remember his line-z. ”Hey, Keep it together Linus!” You ought to get a whiff of that ratty old blanket! And everyone assumes Pigpen is the smelly one…
There’s Lucy onstage giving Schroeder grief about who knows what. You know, that Lucy is really a very crabby...
…Wonderful, benevolent, kind, and generous person! And did I mention her magnificent beauty? Heh, heh…(close one.)
Backstage Schroeder is contemplating his art. You know, I like Schroeder. He is stoic, and more introspective and mature than the other kids. Plus he usually smells like bacon.
Sally’s not bad to have around either. She likes to play with me. Chicks dig cute dogs, you know.
Let’s head back out to my people and see what trouble we can stir up.
If you sit upstairs at the Barn you are greeted by the beautiful, mesmerizing gaze of a true American icon...Me! (AKA the original Snoop Dogg) Oh, and I guess there’s a painting of some Marilyn chick behind me too.
At the Barn they have a BYOB policy that people really seem to enjoy. Now I had assumed that meant Bring Your Own Bone, but apparently I was wrong.
Kids love me! But so do old people...
Dog Selfie! “Good audience member! Sit...stay...laugh...clap...tell all your friends...Good Boy!”
Uhhh, got any scraps?
Okay, here’s a bad dog joke. Ready? What do I have in common with an animal shelter?
We both give out free pets! I know, that’s ruff, ruff. I’ll be here all month-—try the kibble. Take my owner, please!
They say dogs shouldn’t eat chocolate but it looks so good! Oh well, I guess they never said anything about dogs not eating coconut cream pie. Wait... is someone calling my name?
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! Forget everything bad I said about Charlie Brown—he really is a good man! Woof! It’s SUPPERTIME!
Well as you can see, it is truly a dog’s life out here at Conklin’s. I sure hope you can make it out to the Barn to see “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” They take reservations by phone at 309-965-2545, and you can find all the details you need at their website, and more pictures at their facecrack page!
Conklin’s “Barn 2” Dinner Theatre
1451 Timberline Rd
And Don’t Forget...
Tonight is the night of The Yardbirds show at The Limelight Eventplex. The VIP tickets are all sold out, but there’s still general admission tickets left at the door. Come and see this legendary band that last played here in 1966!
Bonus Snoopy Art By Jaws the Cabbie
Jaws the Cabbie sent in this piece of Snoopy art to go with today's post. You're a good man, Jaws the Cabbie, thanks!