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 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: 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
First appearance: March 19th, 1997 Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand on the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown says, "Do me a favor . . Go ask 'Pigpen' why he doesn't wear a baseball cap . ." Schroeder stands next to Pigpen and says, "The manager wants to know why you don't wear a cap . ." Schroeder stands on the pitcher's mound with Charlie Brown and says, "He said he doesn't want to muss up his hair . ." Latest appearance: March 16th, 2008 / First appearance: March 19th, 1961 Linus sits on a chair amidst his toys and says, "Rats! Rainy days drive me crazy!" Lucy says, "Hey! Come here!" Linus asks, "What's up?" Lucy stands next to an easel and says, "This, Linus, is what is known as a 'flannelgraph' . . ." Lucy continues, "I have tacked a piece of flannel to this board as you can see . . . Now I have also used a piece of flannel for these little cut First appearance: March 19th, 1998 Rerun is hoeing the sidewalk. He comments, "This hoeing is hard work.. I'mnot getting anywhere.." Lucy says, "That's because you're hoeing on the sidewalk.. You're supposed to hoe in the yard.." Rerun stares for a moment. Rerun yells after Lucy, "My mother didn't raise me to be a farmer!" Latest appearance: March 16th, 2014 / First appearance: March 19th, 1967 Charlie Brown runs, flying his kite. He looks up at the kite as he goes. He stands still and tugs at the string. The string, suddenly loose, comes tumbling down. Charlie Brown is horrified. Linus stands, sucking his thumb and holding his blanket. Linus stares at a huge, tangled ball of string. He clutches his blanket at his side. Linus stares as he w First appearance: March 19th, 1984 Spike rests on a rock in the desert. Spike thinks, "It's been three months now . . ." Spike looks up and thinks, "I can't put it off any longer." Spike begins to walk and thinks, "I've got to take down my Christmas lights . . ." Spike begins to take Christmas lights off a cactus. He thinks, "Ouch! Oo! Ow! Yipe! Ouch!" Latest appearance: March 16th, 2012 / First appearance: March 19th, 1965 Linus holds his blanket and looks nervously at Lucy. Lucy shouts, "I'm warning you, Linus!" Lucy waves her fist and says, "If you don't keep that blanket away from me, I'll destroy it, do you understand? I'll throw it in the trash burner!" Lucy leans back and says, "What's it doing now? Keep it away from me! What's it doing?!" The blanket takes on the form of a human hand. Li Latest appearance: March 16th, 2009 / First appearance: March 19th, 1962 Charlie Brown says to Lucy, "I've decided we need a baseball scout!" Charlie Brown says, "We need someone to go over and mingle with the other team, and find out their strengths and weaknesses . . ." Lucy walks away. Charlie Brown continues, "It can be a very dangerous job of course, but it's a job that needs to be done, and . . ." Lucy returns dragging Linus and says, " First appearance: March 19th, 1981 Linus sits with Sally and Snoopy. Linus says, "You know what today is? Today is the day the swallows return to Capistrano . . ." Sally asks, "What if you're not a swallow?" Linus replies, "Then you probably end up somewhere else." Woodstock stands in front of a sign that reads, "Needles Elev. 550 ft." First appearance: March 19th, 1978 Molly Volley and the World Famous Tennis Pro are standing on the court next to the net where Molly Volley's coat is hanging. She exclaims,"Deuce?! What do you mean, deuce?" She continues,"You're serving to me!" She points over the net and says,"You're wrong! The score is thirty-forty! It was love-fifteen after I hit that beautiful crosscourt volley...." She points to the W First appearance: March 19th, 1990 Snoopy, Charlie Brown and Linus wait for the school bus. Charlie Brown says, "I couldn't sleep last night . . I kept worrying about school, and about life and about everything . ." Snoopy walks and thinks, "I didn't sleep well, either . . ." Snoopy lies down on his doghouse and thinks, "All night long I kept worrying that the moon was going to fall on my head . ." Latest appearance: March 17th, 2007 / First appearance: March 19th, 1960 Charlie Brown looks up in surprise. Snoopy flies past Charlie Brown. Snoopy falls and hits his nose. Charlie Brown says, "Real Whirlybirds don't get their ears all tangled up!" Latest appearance: March 16th, 2010 / First appearance: March 19th, 1963 Linus comes in the door and shouts, "I'm home, mom!" Linus takes off his coat and shouts, "I'm home from school!!" Linus shouts, "Just thought I'd let you know I'm home!" Linus sits in a chair and shouts, "I'm home, mom! I didn't make the honor roll . . . I'm home, mom!" First appearance: March 19th, 1989 Sally and Charlie Brown sit on the floor, holding his kite. Charlie Brown says, "Hold it just like that..thank you..." Sally stands looking down at Charlie Brown, who is bent over his kite. "I don't understand you.." she says. Sally sits beside Charlie Brown and wonders, "Why do you keep trying to fly these kites when you always get them tangled around a tree?" They are sta Latest appearance: March 17th, 2000 / First appearance: March 19th, 1974 Peppermint Patty and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Marcie says, "Sir, if you don't come down, I'm going to drag you down!" Marcie grabs Peppermint Patty's foot. Peppermint Patty grabs Snoopy and shouts, "Hey! Let go!!" The doghouse begins to fall. Peppermint Patty shouts, "Let go, Marcie! You're pulling the whole house down!!" Peppermint Patty continues, "Marcie! You're destr First appearance: March 19th, 1987 Charlie Brown holds a rake and stands in a sand trap. He says, "Hi, Mrs. Nelson . . Hi, Mrs. Bartley . . . Are you having a nice golf game?" Charlie Brown says, "Yes, ma'am, I' raking all the sand traps . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "Why? Well, my dog is in the foreign legion, see, and he was leading his troops across the desert to Fort Zinderneuf, see, and . . ." Charl First appearance: March 19th, 1982 Eudora and Sally walk past a tree. Sally says, "I hate studying trees! What do I care about trees?" Eudora replies, "You shouldn't say bad things about trees." Sally says, "Why? What can a tree do to you?" A branch falls and hits Sally on the head. First appearance: March 19th, 1975 Charlie Brown stands in the grass and shouts, "All right! Now here this!!" Charlie Brown continues, "I want everyone who has taken dirt from my pitcher's mound to return it at once!" Lucy and Five run and carry dirt. Charlie Brown shouts, "I want my pitcher's mound to be just the way it was!" Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. The pitcher's mound has lumps of dirt First appearance: March 19th, 1977 Charlie Brown stands and shouts, "All right, Milo, let's see your slide!" Milo stands on the base and asks, "Is it okay to slide head first?" Charlie Brown replies, "Sure! Sometimes a head-first slide is the best kind . . ." Milo stands on his head and slides on his head. Charlie Brown says, "That needs a little work, Milo!" First appearance: March 19th, 1991 Schroeder and Charlie Brown talk on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder says, "Sports are important for us, Charlie Brown . . They help us forget our troubles . . ." Schroeder walks away and says, "I'll bet you haven't thought about Peggy Jean once since we'be been playing ball . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Who?" Latest appearance: March 17th, 2011 / First appearance: March 19th, 1964 Lucy walks up to Charlie Brown. "How's your arm, Charlie Brown?" she asks. "Oh, it feels better, thank you...I think it's getting better every day..." Charlie Brown examines his arm. "Do you realize we haven't lost a game since you had to stop pitching?" "Yes, I realize that.." Charlie Brown says. "How's you arm, Charlie Brown?" Lucy asks. Charlie Brown rolls his eyes.
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


  • 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.