AceShowbiz - So, who killed Linus? Jimmy Fallon brings Charlie Brown and friends in hilarious spoof of The CW's popular teen drama "Riverdale". Titled "Peanuts", the parody sees "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" host playing a depressed Charlie, who faces several teen problems including his affair with his teacher as well as the mysterious murder of Linus.
"Our town presents itself like so many other small towns--safe, decent, innocent," Fallon's Charlie Brown says in "Riverdale"-like narration. "Get closer, though. You start to see the shadows underneath."
Lucy and Schroeder are having fun teasing Charlie when Peppermint Patty and Marcie come to break surprising news. "Peppermint Patty and Marcie had gone to the pumpkin patch to wait for the Great Pumpkin. But what they found was Linus Van Pelt, cold, alone and anything but great," Charlie narrates while a suspenseful score is playing in the background.
Charlie later tells his friends that he's got a plan. But instead of showing a video of the killer or online forensic evidence, Charlie presents his friends an EDM song which finds him rhyming, "Linus is dead/ And we're all really sad."
The parody also pokes fun at Archie's forbidden affair with his teacher, Miss Geraldine. "What we did this summer was wrong," Fallon's Charlie says to Miss Orthmar, a teacher with whom Charlie presumably had an affair with over the summer. "You're a teacher, I'm a student," he says, adding, "But we were in the pumpkin patch when Linus was killed! We have to tell someone. You are so turning me on right now."
Things go ugly when Lucy overhears their conversation. Franklin later tries to comfort depressed Charlie. "Look, Charlie Brown. Moping around about Linus won't bring him back. You gotta keep living your life, man," Franklin tells Charlie.
At the Fall Formal, Charlie and other teens hit the dance floor in "Peanuts" style as the show's signature theme song is playing. The best part is probably at the end of the parody. The real stars of "Riverdale", including KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Madelaine Petsch and Cole Sprouse, make a cameo. Madelaine, who plays Cheryl Blossom on the series, remarks sarcastically, "Is that, like, dancing?"