>>124502136>Weren't Sparky's grandkids keeping an eye on the series
They still are, but in a situation like this, it's kind of hard to MAKE the writing staff at the Snoopy show do something, y'know? Unfortunately, I don't think Craig Schulz and co. are storyboarding (not since the Peanuts movie, at least), the Schulz estate probably just gives a stamp of approval.
This means that they probably can't just walk up to the Snoopy Show execs and ask "Hey, where the hell is Peppermint Patty's crush on Charlie Brown?"
What power the Schulz family has in reality likely comprises general quality control, such as striking down any measure someone in the writing room would make to affirm Peppermint Patty and Marcie as secretly closeted lesbians or something.