Linus

  • First appearance: September 19, 1952
  • The benevolent, blanket-clutching philosopher always has a kind word for everybody…even his bossy older sister, Lucy. While he’s often the voice of reason in the neighborhood, Linus also believes firmly in the Great Pumpkin, and he suffers more than most when people (or pumpkins) let him down.

  • Did you know: Linus wore glasses for a short time. Snoopy constantly stole them to torment him.
Linus
Latest appearance: February 6th, 2014 / First appearance: February 9th, 1967 Charlie Brown and Linus stand in front of Lucy. Charlie Brown says, "You think you're the 'Arm wrestling' champ, don't you?" Lucy says, "Of course, I'm the champ . . . I've beaten everybody around here!" Charlie Brown says, "Not everybody . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "You're not the champion until you've beaten the 'Mased Marvel' . . ." Snoopy wears a mask and flexes his First appearance: September 28th, 1980 Woodstock looks up as Sally stops and peers into his nest, which is resting on a small tree near the house. He exclaims as Lucy stops and peers into his house as well. He sits atop the doghouse, next to Snoopy, chirping to him. Snoopy thinks,"Really? How annoying!" Snoopy puts his hand to his chin and thinks,"Well, I think you have a legitimate complaint." They jum Latest appearance: June 17th, 2002 / First appearance: June 12th, 1972 Peppermint Patty and Marcie stand in a field. Peppermint Patty points and says, "Let me get this straight . . You mean that red-haired girl Chuck always talks about is in our camp?" Marcie and Peppermint Patty run. Marcie says, "She said she used to go to school with him . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "Let's go back . . I want to have a talk with her . . ." Linus sits on a hill and Latest appearance: September 19th, 2014 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1967 Linus talks into the phone, "Hello? I'm one of your regular callers, you know?" Linus says, "I enjoy your program and, you know, the things people call in about, you know . . . " Linus continues, "Well I just wanted to sort of, you know, say that I think that you're doing a good job, you know . . .you're welcome . . .and well, you know . . . good-bye . . ." Linus says, "We First appearance: January 19th, 1998 The kids are waiting for the bus, namely the Van Pelt kids. Lucy reads from the newspaper and says, "This is an article on schools and education.." Linus and Rerun sit on the ground next to their sack lunches. They all wear coats and hats. Lucy says, "It says small classes are better.." Rerun says, "If I stayed home, our classes would be even smaller.." First appearance: September 18th, 1981 Linus hugs Snoopy. Lucy says, "All right, you two, this is ridiculous! I'm not performing open-heart surgery! I'm just taking out two tiny slivers!" Lucy continues, "I want you both to stand perfectly still, and act like men!" Snoopy runs and thinks, "I'm not a man, I'm a dog!" Linus runs and says, "I'm just a little kid!" Latest appearance: February 20th, 2011 / First appearance: February 16th, 1964 Charlie Brown reads a piece of paper and says, "Very interesting." Linus says, "What's very interesting?" Charlie Brown says, "Listen . . . These are words to parents from Dr. Horwich . . ." Charlie Brown reads, "'If homework is to beneficial to a child, it should not consist of assignments imposed as a punishment for behavior totally unrelated to the work assigned.'" Linu Latest appearance: August 1st, 2008 / First appearance: August 4th, 1961 Lucy walks up to Charlie Brown and Linus and says, "Ha ha ha look at this in today's paper . . ." Lucy says, "Some blockhead has run an ad in the 'situations wanted' column to get a job as mamnager of a ball club!" Lucy laughs loudly. Linus and Charlie Brown blush. Lucy says, "Well, I guess it takes all kinds to make a world . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Some kinds we coul First appearance: September 12th, 1988 Sally and Linus wait for the bus. Sally asks, "Has the school bus come yet?" Linus asks, "If it had, do you think I'd still be standing here?" Sally says, "I was just trying to make conversation . ." Linus shouts, "Well, stop trying!" Sally replies, "You must be having trouble with fractions, too, huh?" First appearance: October 4th, 1988 Sally, Charlie Brown and Lucy stand on line for the movies. Sally says, "When we get in, I'll want some popcorn and an extra large root beer . ." Charlie Brown asks, "Why extra large?" Linus stands behind Sally. Sally answers, "Half to drink, and half to spill on the floor beneath the seats . ." Latest appearance: November 13th, 2009 / First appearance: November 16th, 1962 Linus stands on his doorstep and says to Charlie Brown, "I can't go out to play after school for a whole week, Charlie Brown . . ." Linus continues, "My dad says my report card was so poor I have to stay in . . ." Charlie Brown asks, "Oh . . . What are you doing, studying?" Linus answers, "No, watching tv!" First appearance: October 26th, 1980 Linus sits in the pumpkin patch, resting his face upon his hands. Lucy and Eudora walk up to him and Lucy asks,"Linus, you remember Eudora, don't you?" He looks at Eudora and replies,"Sure...how are you?" He exclaims,"Halloween is coming!" He spreads his hands and continues,"On Halloween night the great pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch and brings toys to all the children i Latest appearance: January 31st, 2010 / First appearance: January 27th, 1963 Snoopy lies on top of his doghouse and thinks, "I think my nose is frozen." Snoopy sits up and thinks, "If I knew how to hibernate, I'd do it!" Charlie Brown, Lucy and Linus stnad next to Snopy's doghouse. Snoopy lies on top of the doghouse. Charlie Brown says, "I worry about Snoopy . . . He still seems to get cold at night . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "Ive tried just First appearance: December 23rd, 1956 Linus stands outdoors, holding his blanket to his cheek. He closes his eyes and sucks his thummb. "!" Linus, startled, looks to one side. He shakes his blanket, as though he were a matador. He lifts the blanket just as Snoopy, alias the bull, sails towards it. Linus turns to look after Snoopy. He resumes sucking his thumb and holding his balnket. First appearance: June 20th, 1991 Linus and Charlie Brown sit on the ground reading books. Linus says, "Sometimes when an author can't think of anything to write, he'll fall asleep at his typewriter . ." The Literary Ace lies on top of his typewriter. Snoopy thinks, "But it isn't very comfortable." First appearance: November 27th, 1996 Charlie Brown and Linus walk outdoors. Linus asks, "Who's that in the window waving at you, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown replies as he waves, "That's the little red-haired girl's grandmother . . She always waves at me when I walk by . ." Linus says, "Then you should go up to their house, and say, 'Hi, Granny! How about introducing me to your cute little out-of-this-world red-hai Latest appearance: October 25th, 2002 / First appearance: October 27th, 1972 Charlie Brown and Linus walk in the street at a school crossing. Linus says, "I'm mad, Charlie Brown!" Linus explains, "They've banned Helen Sweetstory's book from our school library, and I can't find out why!!" Linus frowns and continues, "I'm so mad I feel like suing the school board! I think I would, too, if I had an attorney . . ." Snoopy walks in the grass and wears a Latest appearance: October 3rd, 2007 / First appearance: October 5th, 1960 Lucy approaches Linus by the tree. She says, "Charlie Brown tells me you've been talking to leaves." Linus asks, "Talking to what?" Lucy responds, "To leaves! He says you talk to leaves..." Linus exclaims, "He's crazy! You go tell Charlie Brown that I said..." Linus turns to a falling leaf and says, "Oh, hi there!" He turns back to Lucy and resumes saying, "...That I sai Latest appearance: November 2nd, 2009 / First appearance: November 1st, 1962 Sally sits with Linus in the pumpkin patch and exclaims, "Halloween is over!! I've missed it!!!" Linus looks in the sky as Sally shouts, "You blockhead, you've kept me up all night waiting for the 'Great Pumpkin' and he never came!" Sally points and says, "I didn't get a chance to go out for 'Tricks or Treats'! It was all your fault!" Sally shouts, "I'll sue!!" Latest appearance: April 18th, 2014 / First appearance: April 21st, 1967 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Linus approaches. Snoopy smiles. Snoopy disappears, except for his grin. Linus approaches Lucy and asks, "Have you ever seen a cheshire beagle?"
Latest appearance: December 21st, 2017 / First appearance: December 24th, 1970 Sally lies in bed and says, "So here it is, Christmas Eve, but there'll be no sleigh bells outside my window tonight . ." Sally continues, "Why? Because I've totally rejected the concept of the fat guy in the red suit! For the first time in my life I feel free! For once I . . ." Sally sits up and listens. She says, "What's that? I thought I heard a sleigh bell . . ." Sally Latest appearance: December 6th, 2017 / First appearance: December 9th, 1970 Charlie Brown sits at the table and writes, "Dear Little Red-Haired Girl, Evening is coming on." Charlie Brown continues to write, "I wish it were snowing huge white flakes, and you and I were walking along holding hands and." Charlie Brown stops and looks at the paper. Charlie Brown crumples up the paper and throws it over his shoulder. He says, "A lot of great letters nev Latest appearance: November 11th, 2017 / First appearance: November 14th, 1970 Snoopy sits on the ground with a rope tied around his neck. Woodstock stands in front of him. Snoopy smiles and thinks, "Woodstock is going to rescue me . ." Woodstock climbs on the rope. Snoopy thinks, "Woodstock will have me untied in no time at all . . ." Woodstock struggles with the rope. Snoopy thinks, "Woodstock is going to untie me, and we're going to . . ." Woodstoc Latest appearance: October 1st, 2017 / First appearance: October 4th, 1970 Peppermint Patty runs along. Peppermint Patty is on the telephone: "Hey, Chuck, come on over, and see what my Dad gave me for my birthday.." She points: "Roses!" Charlie Brown stands behind her. He says, "Wow!" Peppermint Patty adds, "And you know what he said?" They face each other. "He said that I'm growing up fast, and soo I'll be a beautiful young lady, and all Latest appearance: September 23rd, 2017 / First appearance: September 26th, 1970 Snoopy sits in the grass and turns his head. Lucy stands next to him and holds her hand out. Lucy says, "It's bad luck to turn away from a 'Beep.'" Lucy grabs Snoopy's nose and says, "Beep!" Snoopy thinks, "I didn't know that." Latest appearance: September 22nd, 2017 / First appearance: September 25th, 1970 Linus stands in the wind. He sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Linus' blanket is blown out of his hands. Linus runs. Linus stands next to the doghouse. The blanket completely covers Snoopy. Snoopy thinks, "I hate to see fall come . . . It gets dark so early . ." Latest appearance: July 17th, 2017 / First appearance: July 20th, 1970 Linus stands behind Lucy and says, "I have a question." Linus asks, "What would happen if there were a beautiful and highly intelligent child up in heaven waiting to be born, and his or her parents decided that the two children they already had were enough?" Lucy says, "Your ignorance of theology and medicine is appalling!" Linus says, "I still think it's a good question . Latest appearance: July 16th, 2017 / First appearance: July 19th, 1970 Snoopy is wearing a baseball cap. He runs backwards, looking up at the sky. CLOMP! Snoopy stands up straight in the air and catches the ball in his mouth. Snoopy runs, his cap flying off his head. CLOMP! He jumps in the air and catches another ball. CLOMP! Snoopy catches the ball, hanging upside down the air. CLOMP! His cap flies off as he catches the ball. Latest appearance: July 15th, 2017 / First appearance: July 18th, 1970 Snoopy sits on the doghouse and sniffles. He thinks, "What do you do?" Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "What do you do when the girl-beagle you love more than anything is taken from you, and you know you'll never see her again as long as you live?" Snoopy sits up and thinks, "What do you do?" Snoopy eats and thinks, "Back to eating!" Latest appearance: July 14th, 2017 / First appearance: July 17th, 1970 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Charlie Brown carries an envelope and says, "I have bad news for you." Charlie Brown continues, "That last letter you sent to your girl friend at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm never reached her . . She's not there any more . . ." Charlie Brown explains, "She's been sold!" Snoopy screams and runs off the doghouse. Latest appearance: July 13th, 2017 / First appearance: July 16th, 1970 Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "That girl-beagle I met at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm is really something." Snoopy sits up. He smiles and thinks, "I wonder why I liked her so much? I think it's because we teased each other . . ." Snoopy lies on his stomach and thinks, "We laughed a lot, and we teased each other . . ." Snoopy turns over and smiles. He thinks, "And the Latest appearance: July 12th, 2017 / First appearance: July 15th, 1970 Snoopy sticks his tongue out at Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown shouts, "Now you cut that out!" Snoopy walks away. Charlie Brown continues, "Just because you can't go running off to see that girl-beagle you met, you don't have to be so obnoxious!" Charlie Brown points and shouts, "By golly, you'd better start behaving yourself!" Snoopy drops the phone. Charlie Brown shouts, "A Latest appearance: July 11th, 2017 / First appearance: July 14th, 1970 Charlie Brown stands in front of Snoopy. Snoopy wears his supper dish on his head. Charlie Brown asks, "You want to go to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm again?" Snoopy's ears stand up. Charlie Brown walks away and thinks, "No, I don't think you should . . . You've been out enough lately . . ." Snoopy kicks his supper dish and thinks, "Rats!" Snoopy sits on the ground and leans a Latest appearance: July 10th, 2017 / First appearance: July 13th, 1970 Charlie Brown stands next to Snoopy and talks into the phone. He says, "Hello? Is this the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm?" Charlie Brown continues, "I'm calling for a friend of mine . . . He wants to speak to one of your dogs . . No, he doesn't know her name . . Describe her?" Snoopy holds out his paws and smiles. Charlie Brown says, "She has very soft paws . . ." Latest appearance: July 9th, 2017 / First appearance: July 12th, 1970 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy stands on the slope of the pitcher's mound. She holds out a piece of paper: "Here, Charlie Brown...Sign this petition!" "What's it for?" "Don't be so wishy-washy..just sign it!" He yells: "WANTING TO KNOW WHAT YOUR SIGNING IS NOT BEING WISHY-WASHY!" Lucy asks, "Why are you so crabby?" He looks up and wails, "YELLIN Latest appearance: July 8th, 2017 / First appearance: July 11th, 1970 The Literary Ace types, "Dear Sweetie, Have you missed me?" The Literary Ace continues to type, "I think about you all the time. I can hardly wait until Sunday morning. Don't forget . ." The Literary Ace thinks of hearts, hugs and kisses. Snoopy smiles and thinks, "I think I'm in love!" Latest appearance: July 7th, 2017 / First appearance: July 10th, 1970 Linus looks at a newspaper and approaches Charlie Brown. He says, "According to the paper, the riot was about war dogs . . ." Charlie Brown looks at the paper. Linus says, "Apparently there's been some trouble about dogs being sent to Viet Nam, and then not getting back . . ." Snoopy thinks, "All I know is, I went to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm to make a speech . . . I got whomped wi Latest appearance: July 6th, 2017 / First appearance: July 9th, 1970 Snoopy walks up to Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown shouts, "You're back!" Snoopy walks past Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "What happened? We saw the riot on tv! Did you get hurt? Are you all right?" Snoopy sits on the doghouse and smiles. Charlie Brown asks, "What happened?" Charlie Brown frowns. Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "She had the softest paws . . ." He Latest appearance: July 5th, 2017 / First appearance: July 8th, 1970 Charlie Brown and Linus sit in front of the tv. Charlie Brown asks, "What's happening now?" Linus replies, "I can't tell . . . There's so much smoke you can't see anything!" Charlie Brown cries and shouts, "My poor dog, trapped in a riot at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm! My poor dog . . ." Snoopy is completely covered by a cloud of smoke. He thinks, "Where am I? I can't see! Oops! What Latest appearance: July 4th, 2017 / First appearance: July 7th, 1970 Snoopy hides behind a podium. Debris is thrown at him. He thinks, "I came here to give a speech . . ." Snoopy runs and thinks, "Why is everyone yelling?! Why is everyone throwing things? What's going on?" Snoopy stands in a cloud and thinks, "Smoke! Tear gas! Good grief!" Snoopy is completely covered by the cloud. He thinks, "I hate giving speeches!"
First appearance: January 20th, 1979 Peppermint Patty and Marcie walk down stairs. Peppermint Patty says, "I filled out an application for a library card, Marcie." Peppermint Patty says, "One thing for sure; when I get my own library card, I'll never leave home without it!" Marcie says, "Karl Malden will be glad to hear it, sir." Peppermint Patty asks, "What?" Marcie replies, "Nothing, sir." Latest appearance: January 17th, 2009 / First appearance: January 20th, 1962 Snoopy lies in the snow next to his doghouse and sighs. Snoopy sits up and sighs. Snoopy thinks, "Well, there's one thing for sure . . ." Snoopy lies on his doghouse and thinks, "He was no fair weather friend!" Latest appearance: January 18th, 2012 / First appearance: January 20th, 1965 Linus sits at a table and writes, "Dear Miss Othmar, I hope you are feeling better." Linus writes, "I don't blame you for getting upset the other day." Linus continues, "You were a sight running down the hall screaming and throwing those envelopes all over." Linus writes, "Rest quietly. Don't worry about us. Your pupil, Linus" First appearance: January 20th, 1986 Linus turns the television on. Linus sits in a beanbag. The television annoucer says, "'Funding for this program was provided by donations from our viewers . . .'" Rerun sits still. The television annoucer says, "'And wasted by a producer who didn't know what he was doing.'" First appearance: January 20th, 1990 Woodstock holds a crook. Snoopy thinks, "No, you can't be a shepherd because you don't have any sheep . ." Woodstock asks a question. Snoopy pretends to be a sheep. Snoopy says, "Baa!" Snoopy thinks, "I must be out of my mind . ." First appearance: January 20th, 1958 Snoopy runs to Lucy. She exclaims, "Get away from me, Snoopy..this is a new coat!" He rubs himself against her. She exclaims, "Get away, I said! You've got dog hair all over you!" He watches her walk off. He walks off and thinks, "What in the world does she expect, Feathers?" First appearance: January 20th, 1956 Charlie Brown approaches Lucy in the field. He asks, "What in the world do you have pinned on your coat, Lucy?" She looks down at her coat and replies, "These are notes from my mother to my teacher.." He says, "Well! That's pretty clever" She exclaims, "CLEVER?" She walks off and continues, "I feel like a walking bullentin-board!" First appearance: January 20th, 1983 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Peppermint Patty frowns and says, "Another 'D minus'." Peppermint Patty says, "What do you do with a report that gets a 'D minus'? Do you save it or what?" Peppermint Patty asks, "Tell me, Marcie, what can you do with it?" A sad Peppermint Patty wears a paper hat. First appearance: January 20th, 1981 Charlie Brown walks with Snoopy and Linus. Charlie Brown says, "I think 'good and evil' are very hard to define . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "I have my own opinion, of course, such as it is . . ." Charlie Brown says, "For instance, when I'm walking down the street, I always try to avoid stepping on a bug . . ." Snoopy walks and the bugs behind him say, "Hurray! Hurray! C First appearance: January 20th, 1989 Lucy stands between Snoopy and Olaf. Lucy says, "This is Olaf? Why is he wearing a sack? What does he look like?" Lucy continues, "How do we know he's ugly enough to win the 'Ugly Dog' contest?" Olaf thinks, "Trust me . ." First appearance: January 20th, 1978 Linus walks with Sally. Sally says, "Now if some kid comes up, and starts asking about a ruler, you hold him off . . ." Linus asks, "Hold him off?" Sally says, "Yes, you hold him off while I run for it!" Linus asks, "What if he tries to hit me?" Sally says, "Reason with him." Sally continues, "Tell him his stupid ruler wouldn't have been any good after we switched to metric First appearance: January 20th, 1984 Spike looks in a mirror and adjusts his hat. Spike thinks, "When you live alone in the desert, you have to make your own pleasures . . ." Spike walks in the desert at night. Spike sits at a table and thinks, "Garcon . ." Spike thinks, "A menu, please." A cactus is dressed as a waiter. The cactus wears an apron and holds a menu and a bottle. Latest appearance: January 17th, 2015 / First appearance: January 20th, 1968 Linus sits on the floor and watches tv. He sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Linus stops sucking his thumb and sets his blanket down. Linus wears his blanket over his head. Linus continues to suck his thumb and hold his blanket. He says, "I can't stand that commercial!" First appearance: January 20th, 1980 Snoopy and Woodstock are sitting atop the doghouse facing each other. Snoopy thinks,"If you think this is hard, wait until we get into instrument approaches..." As Woodstock takes flight, Snoopy thinks,"Okay, full power!" Woodstock keeps flying as Snoopy thinks,"You're losing air speed! Keep your nose down! Flap your wings!" As Woodstock flies upsided down, Snoopy thinks," First appearance: January 20th, 1992 Spike sits in the desert with three cactuses. Spike holds a deck of playing cards. He thinks, "It's called 'Spoons,' and it's kind of complicated, but I think you'll enjoy it . ." Latest appearance: January 17th, 2017 / First appearance: January 20th, 1970 Schroeder plays the piano Lucy leans on the piano. Lucy smiles and says, "Tell me that you love me, kiss me on the nose and give me a big hug!" Schroeder continues to play the piano. Lucy walks in the grass and shouts, "Look out, everybody! I'm gonna be crabby for the rest of the day!!" First appearance: January 20th, 1993 Sally, Lucy and Charlie Brown are bundled up in winter clothes. Sally shouts, "Tell the bus to hurry up . . I'm freezing to death!" Lucy asks, "Where's your brother?" Charlie Brown says, "I think I'm in here someplace . ." First appearance: January 20th, 1974 Sally has her feet up behind a sign which reads, "Madam Fullcharge" Sally sits at her desk. She calls, "I'm ready!" Sally walks, saying, "So it's 'show and tell' time again, is it? Well, do I ever have a surprise for you today!" "I have a little film to show you that's gonna knock your eyes out!" Sally, in profile, explains: "No, ma'am...that's only an expression.." First appearance: January 20th, 1976 Snoopy and Woodstock sit on the doghouse. Snoopy touches Woodstock's forhead and thinks, "Woodstock's head still feels a little warm . . ." Snoopy thinks, "He probably has the vapors." Snoopy hugs Woodstock and thinks, "Poor little fellow . ." Snoopy and Woodstock sit at opposite ends of the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "The vapors are probably contagious." First appearance: January 20th, 1985 The World Famous Golf Pro stands staring at a tree with his club in hand. He thinks,"Stupid tree!" He makes a swing with his club. He looks at his ball on the ground by a tree and thinks,"Not again!!!" He stands looking at the ball and thinks,"Every shot I hit seems to end up behind a tree..." He takes another swing. He looks at his ball by another tree and thinks
Linus, my serious side, is the house intellectual, bright, well-informed which, I suppose may contribute to his feelings of insecurity
Charles Schulz

Interests

  • The Great Pumpkin

    Every Halloween night Linus can be found in a pumpkin patch, awaiting the arrival of the Great Pumpkin.

  • Baseball

    Linus is known for making some incredible plays on the diamond, including turning two with short-stop Snoopy.

  • His blanket

    The epitome of security, Linus’s blanket also proves to be an excellent sling shot.