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: October 25th, 2008 / First appearance: October 25th, 1961 Violet says to Linus, "You're crazy! You're just plain stupid crazy!" Violet says, "You talk like someone who's just fallen out of a tree! You're stark raving stupid!!" Linus says, "I should have known better . . ." Linus says, "There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people . . . Religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin!" First appearance: October 29th, 1957 Linus approaches Charlie Brown kneeling next to a big pumpkin. Charlie Brown says, "First, you get yourself a big pumpkin like this, Linus.." Linus stoops down next to him as he continues, "Then you take a knife, and carve a funny face on it.." He stands up and exclaims, "And then you put a candle in it to make it light up!" Linus stands and looks down at the pumpkin. He First appearance: November 10th, 1996 A snowman asks, "When is he coming, ma?" Another snowman says, "Hush, child . ." The snowman yells, "I think I see him!" Linus walks by a crowd of snowmen who are smiling and waving. He waves and says, "Thank you . . Thank you . . Nice to see you . . Thank you . . Nice to see you . . Thank you . ." The caption says, "Even Linus himself was surprised at the huge crowd that had ga First appearance: January 1st, 1964 Charlie Brown and Linus stand at the wall, propping their heads on their hands. Charlie Brown says, "Well, the PTA New Year's program went over big in spite of your absence." They walk. Linus says, "I knew it would...was my substitute good?" They face each other. Charlie Brown says, "Good?! He's still playing the part!" Snoopy dances, wearing a banner that reads, 1964. First appearance: October 17th, 1957 Linus stares at the closet door. He looks at the reader. He peers through the key-hole. He grimaces and says, "Two Weeks" First appearance: May 22nd, 1990 Linus and Lydia stand on a corner. Linus says, "We can cross now . . It says, 'Walk.'" Lydia says, "That's just for one person . ." Lydia says, "It it meant more than one person, it would says, 'Everybody walk.'" Lydia steps off the curb and says, "I'll go first . . See you later." Linus stands on the corner and thinks, "I think I've been had!" Latest appearance: July 29th, 2014 / First appearance: August 1st, 1967 Linus peers into a darkened room and says, "Charlie Brown? May I come in? It's me again . . Linus . . ." Linus asks, "How long are you going to lie here in your bedroom staring into the darkness? The team wants to know . . ." Charlie Brown says, "What difference does it make?" Linus replies, "Well, you see . . . we won today and . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I can't stand Latest appearance: July 2nd, 2012 / First appearance: July 5th, 1965 Charlie Brown swings the bat. A voice calls out, "Strike Two!" Charlie Brown grits his teeth and says, "Now, I'm going to grit my teeth and bear down! If a person grits his teeth and shows real determination, he can't fail!" Schrlie Brown swings the bats. A voice calls out "Strike Three!" Linus, Snoopy and Lucy all surround Charlie Brown while baring their teeth. Lucy s Latest appearance: June 22nd, 2011 / First appearance: June 24th, 1964 "?" Snoopy thinks as he sits on top of his doghouse. From inside: "Okay..easy now.." "Watch out...there's a turn here in the stairway.." Snoopy leans over on his stomach to watch. "Don't drop them, or we'll have glass all over everything." Snoopy sits on the egde of the doghouse. "Don't you ever return any of your empty pop bottles?!" Charlie Brown demands. He and Linus sta First appearance: November 18th, 1988 Latest appearance: March 3rd, 2000 / First appearance: March 5th, 1974 Linus and Charlie Brown stand in the grass. Charlie Brown says, "My dad says that he's never been club champion." Linus and Charlie Brown begin to walk. Charlie Brown says, "In fact, he says he's never even belonged to a club." Linus and Charlie Brown stand at the wall. Charlie Brown says, "I told him that I'd bet that he'd be club champion if he ever belonged to a club!" C Latest appearance: February 19th, 2017 / First appearance: February 22nd, 1970 Linus peeks his head out the door and says, "Mom said to tell you it's time to come in." "Rats!" Lucy stands in front of a large snowman. She waves: "Good-night, friend.""I'll see you in the morning.." Lucy turns back as she walks away. On the doorstep, Lucy bends down and waves, "Good-night!" Lucy pulls off her coat. Linus sits on a cushion, watching TV. Lu Latest appearance: January 27th, 2011 / First appearance: January 30th, 1964 Charlie Brown and Linus stand at the wall. Linus looks at him and comments, "Boy, yopu look terrible, Charlie Brown..." Charlie Brown bangs his head against a tree: "I FEEL terrible!" he says. Linus watches him. "You look like you've been taking shock treatments or something.." Linus says. "What's more shocking than seeing your faults projected on a screen?" asks Charlie Br Latest appearance: November 20th, 2014 / First appearance: November 30th, 1967 Linus and Lucy walk outside. Lucy says, "I wonder if I wouldn't be more popular if I had a new name . . ." Lucy continues, "The wrong name can be a real hindrance to a persons functioning in society . . I think a name which is consistent with a persons personality is important." Lucy says, "I wonder what would be a good name for me . . ." Linus says, "How about 'Supermouth'" Latest appearance: September 10th, 2007 / First appearance: September 12th, 1960 Snoopy sits atop his doghouse and thinks, "I've made up my mind! If they're going to plow up my house for a freeway, they're going to have to plow me up with it!" Linus walks up to Snoopy and says, "You're facing the wrong way...if the bulldozers come, they'll come from that direction..." Snoopy looks the other way. He resumes thinking, "I've made up my mind! If they're goi Latest appearance: July 17th, 2005 / First appearance: July 20th, 1969 Snoopy's head appears in a traffic light. Snoopy walks and approaches the curb. Snoopy stands next to a pole and reads, "To cross street . . push button . . Wait for walk signal." Snoopy pushes the button and waits on the curb. Linus walks past Snoopy and says, "You have to move your feet, too!" Snoopy crosses the street. He smiles and thinks, "How embarrass Latest appearance: September 13th, 2006 / First appearance: September 16th, 1959 Linus watches Charlie Brown walking by with his kite. Linus continues to stand alone. He looks, in a slight shock, to his left. Charlie Brown passes by again with a branch driven through his kite. Latest appearance: August 24th, 2007 / First appearance: August 26th, 1960 Linus and Sally kneel down and look at the ground. Linus says, "You see Sally, although grass is green, there are various shades of green.." Linus and Sally stand. Linus says, "To some people the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence!" Linus and Sally laugh. sally snuggles up to Linus who blushes and look embarrassed. Sally thinks, "He even has a sense of h Latest appearance: May 1st, 2002 / First appearance: May 1st, 1972 Charlie Brown and Linus stand in the grass. Linus says, "The soft rains of April are over . ." Linus walks with Charlie Brown and says, "The warm sun of May favors the earth . ." Linus holds his arms out and says, "Everything is growing!" Snoopy lies on the doghouse. A flower grows up and over top of Snoopy. He thinks, "All right, who planted the flower?!" Latest appearance: November 1st, 2007 / First appearance: November 1st, 1960 Charlie Brown and Snoopy watch Linus grimacing from afar standing on the grass. Linus says, "I BELIEVED in the 'Great Pumpkin'! I really did!" He goes up to Charlie Brown and Snoopy and exclaims, "I believed in the 'Great Pumpkin' with every fiber of my being!" He walks away grimacing and exclaims, "RATS!" Charlie Brown and Snoopy are sitting on the sidewalk. Charlie Brow
Latest appearance: March 30th, 2018 / First appearance: April 2nd, 1971 Charlie Brown and Snoopy stand on the pitcher's mound. Snoopy holds his supper dish in his mouth. Charlie Brown says, "Oh, no you don't!" Charlie Brown continues, "You get fed after the game, not before!" Snoopy walks away with the supper dish still in his mouth. Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and says, "I hate these salary disputes." Latest appearance: March 7th, 2018 / First appearance: March 10th, 1971 Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown sit at the table. Peppermint Patty holds up a piece of paper and says, "I've worked out the baseball schedule for our two teams, Chuck . . ." Peppermint Patty slides the paper over to Charlie Brown and says, "Here, take a look at it, and see what you think . ." Charlie Brown reaches for the paper. Peppermint Patty smiles and says, "You tou Latest appearance: February 16th, 2018 / First appearance: February 19th, 1971 Charlie Brown sits in front of Lucy's psychiatric booth. He says, "Sometimes I ask myself questions . ." Charlie Brown continues, "Sometimes I ask myself, 'Is this your real life, or is this just a pilot film?'" Charlie Brown holds his arms out and asks, "Is my life a thirty-nine week series or is it a special?" Lucy replies, "Whatever it is, our ratings are down . . Five c 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: June 21st, 2010 / First appearance: June 24th, 1963 Snoopy bends down to eat grass. He sits up and chews. He looks down. He licks his lips and thinks, "Needs a little Roquefort..." Latest appearance: June 21st, 2013 / First appearance: June 24th, 1966 Charlie Brown runs up to Lucy and says, "Look Lucy, I got a letter from Linus!" Lucy says, "That blockhead! He never wrote to me!" Charlie Brown says, "He said he met Roy, that same kid I met last year . . . and he said he gave a little talk around the campfire last night." Lucy says, "That stupid blockhead." Charlie Brown continues, "He said he told all the kids about 'The Grea First appearance: June 24th, 1976 Charlie Brown sits in a chair and looks at a piece of paper. He reads, "Dear Roundheaded Kid, I still haven't found Belle." Charlie Brown continues to read, "I am writing this letter in a store that sells typewriters." Charlie Brown reads, "Right now, a clerk is eyeing me rather suspiciously." Snoopy types and thinks, "What's the matter? Don't I look like a customer?" Latest appearance: June 19th, 2003 / First appearance: June 24th, 1971 Snoopy sits in the grass. Charlie Brown and Lucy walk toward him. Lucy says, "Dogs don't seem to care who their masters are." Snoopy follows Charlie Brown and Lucy. Lucy says, "They're loyal to any thief or scoundrel who feeds them." Snoopy stops walking and sits in the grass. Lucy continues, "You'd think they'd be a little more discriminating . . Maybe they're naive . . ." First appearance: June 24th, 1999 Charlie Brown, Lucy and Snoopy sit on a bench by the baseball diamond. Lucy says, "All right, answer me this... how come a dog gets to play shortstop while I have to play right field?" Snoopy snores. Charlie says, "Well, he's quire knowledgeable about the game, and he's usually very alert, and.." Snoopy falls of the bench. Snoopy lies on the ground confused. Snoopy says, "infie First appearance: June 24th, 1990 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. He yells, "Stop saying it's clouding up! It's not clouding up!" Lucy, standing out in the field, says, "It's clouding up out here.." Lucy in profile. A drop lands on her head. Lucy shouts, "Game called on account of rain! Game called! Game called!" Charlie Brown yells back: "You can't call a same because of one drop of ra Latest appearance: June 22nd, 2007 / First appearance: June 24th, 1960 "Drawing with chalk on the sidewalk is lots of fun," Linus says to Charlie Brown, as he hunches over the ground and draws. "It's really a wonderful medium...You can get some very nice effects..." Charlie Brown glances up at the sky as Linus talks. "I think it ranks right alongside tempera and oil as an artistic medium," Linus adds. Charlie Brown runs away. "Of course, it ha First appearance: June 24th, 1982 Sally is fat. Charlie Brown says, "Oh no you don't! Stay away from that beanbag!" Charlie Brown continues, "You're through lying in that thing all day watching tv and eating junk food! And you're gonna start exercising!" Sally asks, "But what about my beanbag? Who's going to use it?" Snoopy sits in the beanbag and thinks, "Not to worry . . ." Latest appearance: June 29th, 2002 / First appearance: June 24th, 1972 Peppermint Patty and Linus sit on the ground at camp. Peppermint Patty says, "You kissed me, Linus!" Linus says, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Patty . . ." Linus continues, "Someday, someone is going to look at you and say, 'Behold! A great beauty!'" Marcie approaches Peppermint Patty and Linus. She says, "Sir, the bus for home is leaving in an hour . ." Peppermint Patty t First appearance: June 24th, 1957 Linus stands watching Lucy play in the sandbox. He asks, "Why can't I play in the sand?" Lucy replies, "Because you haven't got a Shovel! Go get a shovel and then you can play!" Linus walks off. Lucy looks as Linus as he returns with a huge shovel. Latest appearance: June 19th, 2000 / First appearance: June 24th, 1974 Sally and Charlie Brown sit at the table. Sally writes on a piece of paper. Charlie Brown asks, "What's this you're filling out?" Sally holds up the paper and says, "It's an application for not going to camp . . ." Sally continues, "If you're accepted, you can stay home all summer, and not go to camp . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I'd probably fail the physical!" Latest appearance: June 24th, 2001 / First appearance: June 24th, 1973 Charlie Brown sits up in bed. He is wearing his baseball cap. "Another game today...If we win, we'll be only ten games out of seventh place..." Sally stands facing Charlie Brown, who sits on the floor with his shoes. She asks, "Why do you always put your left shoe on first, Big Brother?" A close up of Charlie Brown, who answers, "Well, actually, I don't...I only put it on first on First appearance: June 24th, 1997 Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit around a campfire. Peppermint Patty says, "We should call Chuck, and tell him we were sitting by the campfire, and we were thinking of him . ." Marcie says, "I wasn't thinking of him, sir . ." Peppermint Patty says, "You weren't?" They stand at a telephone. Peppermint Patty says, "Hey, Chuck . . Marcie and I were sitting by the campfire, but we we First appearance: June 24th, 1992 Linus holds onto his blanket and Snoopy pulls him through the air. They charge through a fence alternating between the pickets. Linus shouts, "Wow!" Latest appearance: June 21st, 2017 / First appearance: June 24th, 1970 Lucy and Linus stand outside at night. Lucy says, "If you know your stars, you'll never get lost in the woods . ." Lucy points up and says, "See that star up there? That's the west star . . If your camp is in the west, you just follow that star . . ." Linus asks, "What if your camp is in the east? Is there an east star?" Lucy replies, "No, that would make it too easy . ." Latest appearance: June 21st, 2016 / First appearance: June 24th, 1969 Charlie Brown and Sally sit at the table. Charlie Brown writes and says, "I'm writing another post card to Snoopy." Sally says, "We'll be home before he gets it . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Of course, we will!" Charlie Brown continues, "You still don't understand vacation post cards, do you?" Latest appearance: June 28th, 2009 / First appearance: June 24th, 1962 Snoopy sits on his doghouse in the tall grass and thinks, "I feel like I'm on a raft in the middle of the ocean!" Snoopy looks over the side of his doghouse and says, "This is awful!" Snoopy thinks, "This is terrible!" Snoopy sighs. Charlie Brown sleeps under a tree. Lucy comes up and says, "Have you seen the grass around Snoopy's doghouse?" Charlie Brown says, "W First appearance: June 24th, 1981 Joe Richkid's Caddy sits on a bag of golf clubs. Marcie approaches him. He asks, "Who are you, kid?" Marcie replies, "I'm a caddy . . . Who are you?" Joe Richkid's Caddy says, "I'm caddying for Joe Richkid . . He's gonna win this tournament!" Marcie shouts, "That's what you think, niblick head! Women's golf is on the upswing!!" Joe Richkid's Caddy says, "Niblick head?" Marc First appearance: June 24th, 1983 The Beaglescout thinks, "Now, remember, we haven't come all the way to 'Point Lobos' just to take vacation pictures!" The Beaglescout hikes with Woodstock and four other scouts. The Beaglescout thinks, "I want each of you to look around for possible photographs that may have real . . ." One bird holds a camera and takes a picture of a smiling Snoopy. The Beaglescout thinks First appearance: June 24th, 1989 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit on the front steps. Peppermint Patty asks, "When you and Chuck were at camp, Marcie, did you do a lot of things together?" Marcie thinks and replies, "Well, there was the moonlight walk . ." Peppermint Patty screams, "Moonlight walk!?! Aaugh!!" Marcie admits, "It wasn't much of a walk . . We just got started when Charles walked into a tree!"
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.