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: 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: October 17th, 1977 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and holds a piece of paper. She says, "Ma'am, I can tell right away that I'm gonna fail this test." Peppermint Patty continues, "I'm no good at multiple choice." Peppermint Patty says, "I can't make all these decisions . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "It's like giving a starving man a menu . . ." 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: October 17th, 1978 Latest appearance: October 14th, 2016 / First appearance: October 17th, 1969 Poochie and Linus stand at the wall. Poochie says, "Everyone is mad at me . . No one will speak to me . . " Linus looks at Poochie and says, "Of course they won't! Anyone who would turn someone in to the head beagle doesn't deserve to be spoken to!" Poochie waves her arms and says, "I didn't know what I was doing! I was upset!" Linus says, "Don't talk to me . . It's too late n First appearance: October 17th, 1958 Charlie Brown is at the table writing a letter. He crookedly writes, "Dear Pencil-Pal, How have you been?" He crumples up the paper and walks off saying, "Rats! What I need is some stationery with Lines on it!" He grabs some paper and walks off smiling. He sits at the table and starts writing on the paper with lines. He crookedly writes, "Dear Pencil-Pal, How have you bee Latest appearance: October 12th, 2000 / First appearance: October 17th, 1974 Sally sits at her desk in school and says, "A centimeter?" Sally raises her hand and says, "If any centimeters come crawling into this room, I'll step on 'em!" Sally laughs hysterically. Sally sits back and says, "Yes, ma'am." First appearance: October 17th, 1995 Rerun stands on Charlie Brown's stoop. Charlie Brown says, "No, my dog isn't home . . He went on a hike with his troops . ." Rerun stands on the stoop alone. Rerun walks home. Rerun asks Lucy who is sitting in a chair reading, "Do dogs have troops?" First appearance: October 17th, 1956 Linus sits on the ground watching Charlie Brown fold a piece of paper. Charlie Brown says, "See Linus? You take a piece of paper..fold a little here..' Linus takes up a piece of paper as Charlie Brown continues, "..Tear a little there, and behold! You have a boat!" Charlie Brown watches, puzzled, as Linus fiddles with the paper. Charlie Brown gives the reader a bemused loo Latest appearance: October 15th, 2002 / First appearance: October 17th, 1972 Franklin walks with Peppermint Patty and says, "I got six compliments today . . ." Peppermint Patty and Franklin walk across a log. Peppermint Patty replies, "Fantastic!" Peppermint Patty and Franklin walk in the grass. Peppermint Patty continues, "It's not often you can get six compliments in one day." Franklin adds, "Two of them were even sincere!" Latest appearance: October 14th, 2014 / First appearance: October 17th, 1967 Linus is startled as Lucy shouts, "Get out of my way!" Lucy says, "When big sisters speak, little brothers jump!!" Lucy storms off. Linus says, "Little brothers are the buck privates of life!" First appearance: October 17th, 1997 Woodstock, Olaf and Andy come to a cliff. Woodstock talks. Olaf thinks, "What's he saying?" Andy looks over the edge of the cliff and thinks, "He said this is as far as we can go because the Earth is flat, and if we go any farther we'll fall over the edge." Andy thinks, "I wonder if he's right..." Olaf leaps over the edge and thinks, "There's only one way to find out!" Andy First appearance: October 17th, 1987 Lucy leans on the piano while Schroeder plays. Lucy says, "I think I'd be happy if I knew you only liked me . ." Lucy turns to Schroeder and says, "I'd probably be happy if I only knew you were only slightly fond of me . ." Lucy continues, "What I'm trying to say is that I've decided you don't necessarily have to love me . ." Schroeder screams, "GOOD!" Lucy does a flip ov First appearance: October 17th, 1975 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Woodstock speaks and asks a question. Snoopy thinks, "That's right!" Snoopy continues to think, "Anyone raised in a log cabin has a good chance of becoming president!" Woodstock runs in the grass. Woodstock sits in a log cabin style nest. First appearance: October 17th, 1979 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk at school and writes. She says, "True? Who knows? False? Only time will tell . . ." Peppermint Patty holds up the paper and says, "Perhaps . . . Could be . . . Maybe . . I doubt it . . . Don't count on it . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "Maybe in the long run . . . It all depends . . . Weather permitting." Peppermint Patty says, "Some of Latest appearance: October 14th, 2008 / First appearance: October 17th, 1961 Snoopy leaps into the air and waves his paws. Snoopy leaps into the air and waves his paws. Sweat comes from off of his brow. Snoopy pants and thinks, "Whew, that's too hard work . . ." Snoopy lies in the grass and thinks, "I think if I were a salmon, I'd stick to swimming downstream!" Latest appearance: October 14th, 2006 / First appearance: October 17th, 1959 Charlie Brown and Schroeder sit on the ground. Schroeder says, "I'm inclined to agree with you, Charlie Brown.." Sally sits in the distance playing. Schroeder continues, "But on the other hand we must be cautious in out thinking..." He says, "We must be careful not to 'throw out the baby with the bath'" Sally gasps in shock. Schroeder turns to her and says, "Please pardon First appearance: October 17th, 1986 Peppermint lies propped up by a pillow. She smiles as she talks on the phone. She asks,"And Marcie says football isn't feminine...Chuck...isn't she something?" She continues,"If I like to play football, does that mean I'm not feminine, Chuck?" She continues,"What do you think, Chuck? Huh? What do you think?" Charlie Brown stands with the phone to his ear and with Snoopy l First appearance: October 17th, 1985 Sally stands in front of the class and says, "This is my report on Halley's Comet which will be coming by the earth soon . . ." Sally continues, "Unfortunately, it will be down near the horizon, and we won't be able to see it very well . . ." Sally says, "Actually, you'll be able to see it much better on tv sometime in the month of March." Sally adds, "Unless, of course, yo Latest appearance: October 14th, 2010 / First appearance: October 17th, 1963 Lucy looks curiously at two younger girls. Three says, "Hi big girl . . . My name is 3, and this is my sister . . . her name is 4 . . ." Three continues, "Our brother's name is 5 . . . I believe you've already met him . . . Our last name is 95472." Three says, "Numbers, numbers and more numbers . . ." Three says, "Our dad gets upset easily lately . . . He says his head hur First appearance: October 17th, 1962 Lucy sits on the sidewalk and says, "Sometimes I get discouraged." Charlie Brown says, "Well, Lucy, life does have its' ups and downs, you know . . ." Lucy says, "But why? Why should it?! Why can't my life be all 'ups'? If I want all 'ups", why can't I have them?" Lucy complains, "Whay can't I just move from one 'up' to another 'up'? Why can't I just go from an 'up' to an 'uppe
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.