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: May 25th, 1982 Snoopy sits and fishes. Lucy asks, "Fishing for compliments?" Lucy says, "That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard!!" Snoopy pulls up a bunch of slips of paper on the fishing line. Snoopy reads the slips of paper, "You're sweet . . . You have nice eyes . . . You're kind of cute . . . You have a great bod . . ." First appearance: May 25th, 1988 Charlie Brown walks behind Franklin. Franklin says, "My grampa went to his high school's fortieth reunion last night . ." Franklin says, "He's also been to a college reunion and an army reunion . . ." Franklin purchases a movie ticket. Franklin says, "He has a new career . . He goes back to things." First appearance: May 25th, 1976 Snoopy kicks at the door at night. Charlie Brown opens the door and says, "No, you have been misinformed . . . This is not where you go to sign up for a series of midnight snacks." Snoopy stands at the door as it slams. Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "How embarrassing." First appearance: May 25th, 1999 Rerun and his kindergarten sit next to each other. She says, "Yes, ma'am.. it was a good story.. thank you for reading it to us.." Rerun snores. The friend says, "Wake up, Rerun... the story's over .. you missed the good parts" Rerun says, "It had good parts?" Latest appearance: May 22nd, 2006 / First appearance: May 25th, 1959 Charlie Brown watches Lucy skipping pass him. He says, "I'm going to be staying at my Gramma's house for a few nights.." Lucy asks, "How come, Charlie Brown?" He replies, "Because my mother went to the hospital last night..." He continues, "My dad said she'll be all right..in fact, he said she'll be home in about five days.." Lucy looks at the reader and asks, "Five days? First appearance: May 25th, 1987 Charlie Brown runs and pulls a kite string. Charlie Brown gets jerked and tangled in the kite string. The kite string pulls him my the ankle into the air. Charlie Brown hangs from a tree upside down. He looks at the kite and shouts, "Heel!" Latest appearance: May 20th, 2003 / First appearance: May 25th, 1971 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Lucy says, "You think you can wake up each morning with a smile on your face . . ." Lucy holds her arms out and says, "Well, that's not enough . ." Lucy continues, "You should start each day with a song in your heart, a gleam in your eye and peace in your soul!" Snoopy thinks, "That could ruin a good breakfast." First appearance: May 25th, 1975 During a softball game, Lucy screams, "Time out!" Lucy is walking. At the pitcher mound, Lucy tells Charlie, "You know what you need, Charlie Brown? You need a nickname!" Lucy says, "We can't keep shouting, 'Pitch it to 'em, Charlie Brown!' That's not colorful enough!.. You need a nickname." Lucy suggests, "You should be called catfish, or babe, or lefty, or dutch, First appearance: May 25th, 1978 Sally stands in front of the class and says, "'I hope you won't take umbrage at what I tell you,' she said." Sally continues, "'I never take umbrage,' he replied." Sally laughs and says, "Unless, of course, it's lying around, and no one else wants it!" Sally says, "Okay, on with the story . . ." First appearance: May 25th, 1996 Spike thinks to a cactus in the desert, "I'm back!" Spike thinks, "I think I must have been a disappointment to them . ." Spike leans his head on the cactus and thinks, "But I don't care! This is my real home!" Spike stands up and his hat sticks to the cactus. First appearance: May 25th, 1983 Peppermint Patty sits at her school desk. Peppermint Patty slowly falls asleep. Peppermint Patty rests her head on the desk. Peppermint Patty's hair is disheveled. She raises her hand and exclaims, "Comb break!" Latest appearance: May 22nd, 2014 / First appearance: May 25th, 1967 A bird walks up to Linus. Linus pats the bird on the head. The bird walks away. Linus says to Charlie Brown, "They come depressed and they go away feeling great." First appearance: May 25th, 1993 The World Famous Attorney walks and thinks, "Here's the World Famous Attorney on his way to Washington to take his seat on the Supreme Court . ." A kid wearing a backwards baseball cap shouts, "What's this? A funny looking dog dressed up like an attorney!" Snoopy knocks the kid over with his briefcase. Snoopy walks and thinks, "'The law is evermore the leader in society.'" First appearance: May 25th, 1980 Marcie and Peppermint Patty are walking down the lane. The latter looks at Marcie and says,"Your trouble is you look ordinary.." She continues,"You know why you look ordinary, Marcie! Because you don't wear your glasses on top of your head!" She looks at Marcie who is now wearing her glasses atop her head. She says,"See? Now, you look sophisticated!" Marcie asks,"I do?" P First appearance: May 25th, 1979 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and says, "You never call me 'Honey butter.'" Lucy smiles and says, "If you called me 'Honey butter,' I'd probably tingle all over . . ." Schroeder says, "Forget it." Lucy says, "So much for tingling!" Latest appearance: May 23rd, 2002 / First appearance: May 25th, 1972 Linus stands behind Lucy and smiles. Lucy frowns. Linus points and says, "That's the funniest thing I've ever heard!" Linus continues, "You thought you were rid of me and now instead of having no brothers, you have two brothers!! What irony! What swift retribution!" Linus laughs hysterically and says, "My blanket and I are laughing ourselves sick! What irony!" Linus kneels First appearance: May 25th, 1957 Charlie Brown stands confused watching Pigpen eat. Charlie Brown approaches him as he continues to eat. Pigpen swallows. Charlie Brown gags as Pigpen announces, "Well, that's the last of the easter eggs!" Latest appearance: May 23rd, 2011 / First appearance: May 25th, 1964 Charlie Brown and Linus sit on the bench, holding sandwiches. "You kow why that little red-haired girl never notices me?" Charlie Brown asks. "Because I'm nothing! When she looks over here, there's nothing to see! How can she see someone who's nothing?!" Linus stares at him. They sit in silence. "You're depressed, aren't you?" Linus says. Charlie Brown rolls his eyes. First appearance: May 25th, 1981 Charlie Brown and Sally sit at the table. Sally writes, "There are seven continents; Africa, Asia, Australia." Sally continues to write, "Europe, North America, South America and Aunt Arctica." Charlie Brown says, "I'm glad you didn't leave her out." Sally asks, "What do you mean by that?" Sally shouts, "I'll never get a scholarship to a big eastern college with you botheri Latest appearance: May 22nd, 2016 / First appearance: May 25th, 1969 Patty builds a sand castle in the sandbox. Lucy gets out of the sandbox and says, "All right, then! Build it your own way!" Lucy walks past Charlie Brown and says, "And don't you go telling me I have to play ball today! Nobody tells me what to do! Nobody!!" Sally jumps rope. Lucy shouts, "No, I don't want to jump rope! Stop asking me!" Lucy walks past Snoopy and says, "Get
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.