We were at Knott's Berry Farm the other day and lo and behold the theme park gods broke out the Franklin costume. I couldn't resist and had to take a picture. When was the last time you got to photo op with the only 1950s African-American member of the Peanuts gang? I always thought Franklin was the coolest maybe second to Snoopy. He had that beat poet vibe personna in the cartoon that I could relate to and somehow probably influenced the development of "cool like dat" hip hop. At least in my mind.