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Snoopy Flash Mob on the Up in NYC, and Politically Correct (Video)

Monday, 23 Dec 2013 10:22 AM

By Michael Mullins

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A Snoopy flash mob broke out in lower Manhattan's Flat Iron District recently, showcasing a group of twenty-somethings jumping about to music with a person in a Snoopy costume while reenacting the classic 'Peanuts' Christmas Song. And because the stunt was promotional, it had to hew to political correctness.

About two dozen bystanders – somewhat of a small turnout for a typical NYC performance – can be seen in a video stopping to take pictures of the Peanuts flash mob, which was made possible by the folks at Mashable.com and Concord Music Group, Inc., the Huffington Post reported.

"For many of us, the true magic of Christmas comes via the familiar sounds of Peanuts specials. Though he might not have realized it in 1964, Vince Guaraldi created a staple that brings adults back to childhood every year," Mashable.com's Christine Erickson wrote about the flash mob. "So what happens when you bring the iconic dance scene from A Charlie Brown Christmas to life? We surprised New Yorkers with a nostalgia-filled flash mob in order to find out."

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Instead of concluding the performance with a "Merry Christmas" cheer as the classic cartoon does, the flash mob organizers opted instead for the more politically correct alternative, ending their video with a "Happy Holidays" message.

While last week's 'Peanuts' Christmas Song was good-hearted, in the past criminals have used such street performances to commit crimes, John Jay College's assistant professor of criminal justice Jon Shane told the Inquisitr.com.

"They assemble, they do whatever it is that they’re going to do, and then they disassemble in a matter of minutes," Shane said. "By the time somebody recognizes what is happening or is injured, if the police are able to respond, it’s slow."

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