Charlie Brown

  • First appearance: October 2, 1950
  • “Good ol’ Charlie Brown” is the lovable loser in the zig-zag t-shirt—the kid who never gives up (even though he almost never wins). He manages the world’s worst baseball team…yet shows up for every game. He can’t muster the courage to talk to the Little Red-Haired girl…yet keeps hoping. Even though he gets grief from his friends, his kite-eating tree, even his own dog, Charlie Brown remains the stalwart hero.

  • Did you know: Charlie Brown's dad is a barber just like Charles Schulz's father was.
Charlie Brown
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, 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, 1998 Snoopy and Woodstock sit on the roof of the dog house. Snoopy thinks, "Red in the morning, beagles take warning.." Woodstock looks up into the sky. Snoopy thinks, "Red at night, beagles delight." Woodstocks asks a question." Snoopy thinks, "Something about birds and worms, but I never belived it.." First appearance: January 20th, 1999 Linus says, into the phone, "Hi, Sally... is Charlie Brown there?" Sally says, into the phone, ""We'll always have Minneapolis"... That's my new philosophy.." Linus says, "It sounds good.. is Charlie Brown there?" Sally says, into the phone, ""We'll always have Minneapolis"" Linus sits with his blanket on the couch next to Lucy. Lucy says, "Who were you talking to? Latest appearance: January 15th, 2003 / First appearance: January 20th, 1971 Snoopy sits in the snow. Lucy walks toward him. Lucy stops in front of Snoopy and holds her hand in front of his nose. Lucy walks away and says, "I was going to beep you, but I don't really have time . . . Perhaps some other day . . ." Snoopy sits in the snow and thinks, "I'll just have to take a beep-check." First appearance: January 20th, 1988 Charlie Brown sits in front of Lucy's psychiatric help booth. Charlie Brown looks sad and says, "I'm depressed again . ." Lucy says, "Here, let me hold your hand . ." Lucy says, "There's the problem . ." Charlie Brown asks, "What's wrong with my hand?" Lucy says, "It's supposed to have five cents in it!" 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, 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, 1982 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in school. Marcie sleeps. Peppermint Patty turns toward Marcie and says, "I can't seem to wake her up, ma'am . ." Peppermint Patty says, "Me? You want me to take Marcie's place in the school patrol?" Peppermint Patty continues, "Wow! Do I get to wear a belt and carry a sign? I do?" Peppermint Patty says, "Sleep well, little fri 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 24th, 2002 / First appearance: January 20th, 1972 Peppermint Patty talks into the phone and says, "Hello, Chuck? Let me talk to my attorney, will you?" Peppermint Patty continues, "Yeah, I lost the case . . . I have to spend each lunch hour now studying the constitution . . Real piggy, huh? Oh, well, the more I study it, the more I'm convinced I was right . . . Anyway, let me talk to my attorney, will you?" Snoopy and Woodstock si Latest appearance: January 17th, 2014 / First appearance: January 20th, 1967 Frieda approaches Snoopy and asks, "You know what I think?" Frieda walks away and says, "I think you would have made a good cat!" Snoopy walks and thinks, "Not me . . ." Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "I could never eat a cold mouse on a foggy morning!" 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 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 Latest appearance: January 17th, 2007 / First appearance: January 20th, 1960 Charlie Brown stands at a wall and says to Linus, "I can never go anyplace with another person because that person usually doesn't like me . . ." Charlie Brown says, "If I'm with two other people, I always feel that they're talking about me whenever I happen to turn my back . . ." Charlie Brown says, "If I'm with three people, I always have the feeling that they don't really need m First appearance: January 20th, 1977 Linus and Sally stand outside with classmates. Linus says, "I feel like I've been here before . ." Sally asks, "What's she saying? What's our teacher saying?" A classmate says, "She says this is what a farmer's field looks like in the winter . . . She says the snow insulates the soil from the cold . . ." Another classmate says, "That's very clever . . Farmers must be smart . ." Sal
Charlie Brown must be the one who suffers, because he’s a caricature of the average person. Most of us are much more acquainted with losing than winning. Winning is great, but it isn’t funny.
Charles Schulz

Interests

  • Baseball

    Charlie Brown always looks forward to baseball season and is his team’s manager and pitcher.

  • Kites

    Charlie Brown always tries, but rarely succeeds. He has several run-ins with the “kite eating tree.”

  • The Little Red-Haired Girl

    Charlie Brown has a crush on the Little Red-Haired girl. She is never seen in the strip.