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
First appearance: May 13th, 1985 The World Famous Attorney thinks, "Here's The World Famous Attorney on his way to the courthouse . . ." Linus approaches him and says, "This is a maxim of jurisprudence . . . 'A thing continues to exist as long as is usual with things of this nature.'" Linus asks, "Did you understand that?" Snoopy walks away and thinks, "I didn't even understand the lunch menu!" Latest appearance: February 15th, 2017 / First appearance: February 18th, 1970 Charlie Brown sits and watches tv. Linus asks, "What are you watching?" Charlie Brown says, "The inauguration ceremony . . . Snoopy is being sworn in as the new 'Head Beagle.'" Lucy stands next to Linus. Charlie Brown continues, "All three networks are carrying it . . It's a very moving ceremony . . ." Charlie Brown smiles and says, "This is the proudest moment of my life . First appearance: September 26th, 1993 Statue of Snoopy, World Famous Attorney. The World Famous Attorney sits on a park bench. Linus says, "And then I was wondering why people become attorneys.." Snoopy thinks, "That's where the cookies are.." Linus and The World Famous Attorney sit on the park bench. Linus says, "I hear we're not supposed to joke about attorneys anymore." Linus asks, "Why is this?" Lin First appearance: August 31st, 1978 Marcie talks into the phone and says, "I'll bet you dialed my number by mistake, didn't you, Chuck? I'll bet you meant to call Peppermint Patty . . ." Peppermint Patty approaches. Marcie continues, "She just happens to be right here beside me . . I'll put her on . . ." Linus' hair stands up. Charlie Brown shouts into the phone, "No! Wait! I . . ." Charlie Brown frowns. He h First appearance: November 1st, 1956 Lucy, followed by Linus with his head down, approaches Charlie Brown in the field. She exclaims, "Boy, What A Dope He Turned Out To Be!" She continues, "I take him out for 'Tricks or Treats' and he gets Stage Fright! He just Stood there!! He wouldn't say a Word!!!" Linus sighs and lowers his head even more whiles Lucy frowns at him. He raises his fist in the air and shouts First appearance: January 14th, 1979 Linus rolls a snowball along. He places it next to a smaller one. Lucy walks along the snow-covered field asking,"Hey, what do you think you're doing?" He places the larger snowball atop the smaller one and replies,"Building a snowman." As he wipes the perspiration from his brow, she exclaims,"But he's upside down!" As he kneels in the snow putting the facial organ First appearance: January 23rd, 1987 Lucy says to Charlie Brown, "There goes my brother with his stupid blanket . ." Charlie Brown asks, "Why do you let it bother you?" Charlie Brown says, "Lots of kids have blankets that they drag around . . ." Lucy asks, "How many have blankets that follow them?!" A blanket crawls along behind Linus. First appearance: November 8th, 1990 Sally and Linus wait at the bus stop. Sally says, "The only reason I go to school is to become rich and famous . ." Linus says, "Well, a good education can be very valuable." Sally says, "Education?" Latest appearance: September 25th, 2006 / First appearance: September 28th, 1959 Charlie Brown hand-feeds Snoopy. Charlie Brown exclaims, "Here, take it..don't be so suspicious!" Linus approaches as Charlie Brown stands watching Snoopy eat. Charlie Brown exclaims, "What a dog!" Snoopy walks off. Charlie Brown says,"He's getting so he doesn't trust anybody" Linus replies,"He'd make a good human being!" Latest appearance: December 28th, 2003 / First appearance: December 26th, 1971 Linus stands leaning against the door. He looks up to watch the snow fall. Woodstock sleeps on the ground: "Z" "Z" The snow, coming down heavier now, has completely covered Woodstock. Linus approaches the bulge that is Woodstock, still asleep: "Z" He stops in front of Woodstock, who sleeps: "Z" "Z" Woodstock sleeps. Linus walks away. Linus takes his Latest appearance: March 5th, 2007 / First appearance: March 7th, 1960 Linus wears a cowboy hat and holster. He says to Lucy, "I don't feel well . . ." Linus continues, "My head hurts and every time I move it, I get dizzy . . ." Linus sits down and says, "I just don't feel very well . . ." Lucy turns to Charlie Brown and says, "Sickest gun in the west!" First appearance: January 11th, 1957 Linus, Lucy, and Charlie Brown scream, "eeeEEEEEE" They continue, "AAOWGHH" They continue, "AHHOEEEE" Linus smiles, Charlie Brown looks daze, and Lucy says, "I defy any parent to hold out against stereophonic-fussing for more than five minutes!" Latest appearance: June 14th, 2006 / First appearance: June 17th, 1959 Linus and Lucy are in the living-room. He exclaims, "So now it comes out! You've always wanted a sister, not a brother!" He continues, "I have half a notion to leave home.." Lucy snaps,"Well, why don't you? And take this stupid blanket of yours with you!" Linus looks as Lucy throws his blanket over him. He shouts from under the blanket, "Are You Trying To Get Rid Of Me?!" First appearance: April 25th, 1985 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Linus says, "You know you can't be a watchdog all your life . ." Linus continues, "When you get older, you may have to consider a change . . ." Linus adds, "I just wonder what you'd do." Snoopy lies on his back on the doghouse and thinks, "I'd probably return to my private law practice . ." First appearance: January 28th, 1977 Truffles stands outside the barn and looks up. She says, "I thought about you all year, Linus . ." Truffles continues, "You never wrote to me or called me, but I still thought about you . . . Do you think you love me?" Truffles asks, "Do you love me more than life itself?" Linus hangs on to the roof and says, "Well, right now I'm thinking a lot about life . . ." First appearance: November 29th, 1999 Linus and Charlie are sitting outside on a bench eating their lunch. Charlie says, "I should take this bottle cap over to that little red-haired girl.." Charlie continues... "If she has a bottle cap collection, she'll throw her arms around me, and say, "Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"..." Linus says, "A bottle cap collection?" Charlie tosses the bottle cap behind him i Latest appearance: August 30th, 2000 / First appearance: September 25th, 1974 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Linus holds a piece of paper and says, "Here are a few statistics for you, Snoopy . . ." Linus continues, "During this past season, you consumed twenty-four pre-game meals, nineteen mid-game meals and fifty-four post-game meals." Snoopy blows a bubble. The bubble pops on Snoopy's face. Linus says, "Oh, yes . . . And three hundred packs of bubble First appearance: June 8th, 1957 Charlie Brown stands watching Linus as he grimaces and says, "Just because I'm the youngest, everybody thinks they can give me advice!" Charlie Brown says, "Well, from now on Linus, think for yourself...don't take any advice from anyone!" Linus says, "Thank you, Charlie Brown" Charlie Brown walks off saying, "That's my advice!" Linus looks at the reader. First appearance: May 3rd, 1993 Charlie Brown and Linus sit at their school desks. Charlie Brown says, "Grampa says he went to school for twelve years, and was never allowed to draw on the blackboard." Charlie Brown says, "He says he was deprived of one of the great joys of life . ." Charlie Brown says, "He says some night after a PTA meeting, he's going to draw all over one of the blackboards . ." Linus First appearance: August 14th, 1991 Linus sits on the edge of a pool wearing flippers. Charlie Brown is in the pool and shouts, "Did you see that? I swam clear across the pool, and I think the little red-haired girl was watching me!" Charlie Brown says, "I wonder if I impressed her . . ." Linus quips, "Maybe if you hadn't been doing the dog paddle."
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
First appearance: April 22nd, 1983 Randolph hides under a blanket. Linus says, "Before we continue with your treatment, we need to do something . ." Linus says, "I'm going to ask you to take the blanket off your head . . ." Randolph says, "Anything you says . . ." Sally tears off the blanket and shouts, "It's me, sweet babboo!" Linus screams and his hair stands on end. Latest appearance: April 20th, 2007 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1960 Linus is looking towards his left. Linus stares at Charlie Brown, who has his tongue out displaying exertion, as he walks by dragging Snoopy in the grass, Charlie Brown explains to Linus, "Rabies shot." Linus goes back to minding his business as Charlie Brown continues to drag Snoopy. First appearance: April 22nd, 1992 Charlie Brown lies in bed. Sally stands behind him and says, "I hate to tell you, but it's time to get up for school . ." A groggy Charlie Brown asks, "If you hate to tell me, why do you tell me?" Sally starts to walk away and answers, "Because I really like to tell you . ." Latest appearance: April 19th, 2006 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1959 Patty and Lucy are on the baseball field. Patty says, "When you stop to think about it, Charlie Brown is the real backbone of our team.." She continues,"He's the clean-up hitter, he's the pitcher and he's the manager!" They both turn and watch Charlie Brown walking by. Lucy replies,"That leaves us with a pretty weak backbone, doesn't it?" Latest appearance: April 20th, 2011 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1964 Linus sits at a table, poring over papers. "This 'New Math' is too much for me!" he complains to Lucy. "You'll get on to it...It just takes time.." Lucy advises as she walks away. "Not me...I'll never get on to it!" Linus sweats. He turns and calls after her: "How can you do 'New Math' problems with an 'Old Math' mind?" First appearance: April 22nd, 1993 Sally, Charlie Brown, Schroeder, Lucy and Linus walk down the sidewalk. Sally says, "I haven't walked to school in a long time." Charlie Brown says, "Grampa says he always walked to school . ." Schroeder adds, "Five miles! In zero weather!" Lucy adds, "In deep snow!" Linus adds, "Uphill!" Latest appearance: April 27th, 2002 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1972 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy approaches and says, "Guess waht I just did." Lucy leans on the piano and says, "I just listened to part of an opera on the radio." Lucy smiles and says, "I surprised myself . . . I kind of liked it." Lucy continues, "I'll bet if I listened enough, I could become a real operetta." Latest appearance: April 17th, 2003 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1971 Snoopy sits on the ground. Lucy carries a magazine and walks up to Snoopy. She says, "Guess what I found . . ." Lucy opens the magazine and says, "It's a magazine photo-story about your favorite author . . . Now, you'll get the chance to see what she looks like . . ." Snoopy looks at the magazine and reads, "Miss Helen Sweetstory, author of the Bunnie-Wunnie series, relaxes here in First appearance: April 22nd, 1987 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Peppermint Patty wears four flowers in her hair. Peppermint Patty asks, "What do you think, Marcie?" Peppermint Patty says, "I figured I'd wear flowers in my hair to let the committee see how I'd look if I were 'May Queen'." Marcie says, "It almost gives you an unfair advantage, sir." Peppermint Patty says, "That's wh First appearance: April 22nd, 1982 Molly Volley stands with The World Famous Tennis Pro. She says, "Hey! Good going, partner! We won the first game!" Molly Volley continues, "I've developed sort of a new habit on the changeover . . ." The World Famous Tennis Pro and Molley Volley sit on the bench. Molly Volley holds a bag of cookies and says, "Have a chocolate chip cookie . . ." Snoopy thinks, "My kind of pa First appearance: April 22nd, 1975 The Literary Ace and Woodstock sit on the doghouse. Snoopy crumples up a piece of paper and throws it in a pile beside the doghouse. Woodstock walks and carries a pile of crumpled up papers. Woodstock lies in a nest made of crumpled up papers. First appearance: April 22nd, 1999 Rerun and Linus who has his blanket and is sucking his thumb watch TV.. Rerun says, "You're my older brother.. you're supposed to be my role model.." Linus says, "So what do you want me to do?" Rerun says, "Role" First appearance: April 22nd, 1977 Snoopy, as a helicopter, flies. Woodstock is the pilot. Snoopy continues to fly. Lucy jumps rope. Snoopy and Lucy lie on the ground tangled in the jump rope. Snoopy thinks, "May day! May day!" First appearance: April 22nd, 1989 Linus walks past a sign that reads, "Fair grounds 1/2 mile." Linus continues to walk beside a fence. Linus approaches a sign that reads, "Unfair grounds 1/4 mile." First appearance: April 22nd, 1997 The Literary Ace sits on the doghouse. He types, "It was a dark and stormy night." Lucy reads the story. Lucy hands the paper to the Literary Ace and says, "No, not again . ." The Literary Ace reads the page. Snoopy types, "It was one of those dark nights when you weren't sure if it was going to be stormy or not." Latest appearance: April 19th, 2014 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1967 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Lucy approaches. Snoopy smiles. Lucy shouts, "If you pull any of that cheshire-beagle stuff on me I'll pound you!!" Lucy walks away. Snoopy disappears, except for his grin. He thinks, "Rats!" First appearance: April 22nd, 1986 Linus and Lucy sit on a couch. Lucy exclaims, "I'm the big sister and you're the little brother! That's the way it's always going to be!" Lucy exclaims, "It's going to be that way today, tomorrow, next week and forever!" Linus sighs. Lucy smiles and shouts, "Ha! I knew that'd get a rise out of you!" First appearance: April 22nd, 1984 The beaglescout leans againgst a rock looking at an object in his hands. He smiles and thinks,"He's gonna be surprised." The beaglescout stands in the field with Woodstock and the other troops. He thinks,"Attention, troops!" He thinks,"This is a historic occasion..." He smiles and continues,"One of our members has completed all of his tests, and is now eligible to receive First appearance: April 22nd, 1976 Peppermint Patty walks through the gate and receives a cap. A voice says, "Here's your free cap, kid . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "Thank you!" Peppermint Patty leans over the wall and holds the cap. She says, "Hey, Marcie, I got the first cap! Here, I'm comin' down!" Marcie runs and says, "Keep it, sir . . . I'm going home!" Peppermint Patty drops the cap and shouts, "Marcie!" First appearance: April 22nd, 1990 Snoopy reads a sign that says, "Slow Children at Play." Snoopy walks along. He sees a stone fall next to a rock wall. He walks along. Snoopy sees another sign, readiong "Tripping Rock." A stone rolls by. Trip! The stone bounces. Snoopy rolls his eyes.
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.