>>123694304>And don't forget Race For Your Life where she's a bitch to Chuck the whole way through just because it's boys vs. girls.
The whole movie is framed around Charlie Brown becoming a leader (only to fail at the end, of course, after he’d been established as that).
When the group is stranded in the mountains and Charlie begins making everyone cereal for breakfast, Peppermint Patty freaks out at him (in the vein of Thanksgiving) but this time Charlie snaps and directly scolds her in response.>PPatty: (clearly annoyed) Well, Chuck. You've done it again... Cold cereal. We need a hot breakfast. Where are the hot cakes!? Where are the bacon and eggs!? Where are the huevos rancheros!?>Charlie Brown: Now, just a minute! Nobody's asked your opinion! If you don't like what we've got, you don't have to eat it!>PPatty: (After a clear look of shock, and then a smile) No offense, Chuck. Just a natural feminine reaction to a most deplorable situation...
If Peppermint Patty is framed as being the leader of the girls, and Charlie the boys, this is the moment where he finally overtakes her in the hierarchy and becomes his own man. We also see Patty emphasize her reaction as being particularly “feminine.” Because she shuts up, it implies that Chuck’s response to her was especially masculine, and thus what she needed/wanted to hear from him.
Charlie Brown is now the alpha male.