Of course, Peanuts was all about the psychological hang-ups of its characters, but usually this was expressed in a pretty humorous way. Sometimes, though, the veneer of humor didn't quite take, revealing the underlying bleakness. Here's an example, from November 1961:
I feel for Charlie Brown, here. I've been in this situation before. Not much of a joke in this one, is there?
I'll probably do some more of these strips in the future. Let's call this feature "Bleak Peanuts."