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: November 14th, 1998 Woodstock lies in his nest. Snoopy says, "If you're going to fly south, I suggest you'd better get started..." Woodstock ask a question. Snoopy says, "Yes, today is Saturday... What's wrong with traveling on Saturday?" Woodstock looks out of his nest and speaks. Woodstock lies back down. Snoopy says, "Worms are closed on the weekend?" Latest appearance: November 8th, 2016 / First appearance: November 14th, 1969 Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown stand at the wall. Peppermint Patty says, "I wonder if I'll be beautiful when I'm a Senior in high school . . ." Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown walk outside. Peppermint Patty says, "If I knew I wasn't going to be beautiful, I wouldn't bother having graduation pictures taken . . " Peppermint Patty asks, "Chuck, would you want my graduation pi First appearance: November 14th, 1989 The Literary Ace types, "Cooking Hints." The Literary Ace continues to type, "When mixing dog food in a bowl, the water can either be put in first or added last." Snoopy continues, "Who cares?" First appearance: November 14th, 1987 Linus says to the World Famous Hockey Pro, "Someone on your hockey team said you aren't as fast as you used to be . ." Linus says, "But don't worry about it . . ." Linus says, "One of the other players stuck up for you . ." Linus exlaims, "He said you never were very fast!" Snoopy rolls his eyes. First appearance: November 14th, 1979 Marcie sits at her desk in school and says, "Yes, ma'am, I guess that works . . ." Marcie continues, "Thank you for telling the custodian about the leak in the ceiling, ma'am . . ." Marcie whispers, "He certainly took care of it fast, didn't he, sir?" Peppermint Patty sits at her desk with a pan on her head to catch the water. She says, "You might say that . ." First appearance: November 14th, 1986 Lucy sits in her psychiatric help booth with her feet up. She says, "Think about what I've said, Charlie Brown." Lucy continues, "It's really all up to you . ." Lucy holds out her hand and says, "Five cents, please." Charlie Brown asks, "Do you take bubble gum cards?" First appearance: November 14th, 1976 Woodstock stands in a field and slowly, the falling snow covers him up until only his eyes show. He walks through the snow to Snoopy's doghouse. Snoopy says, "It's because you stood still.. if you move around, the snow won't stick to you.." Woodstock hops around, flying just above the ground, but he stops to catch his breath and is buried again. First appearance: November 14th, 1985 Spike carries a stack of pancakes from a fire and thinks, "To me, breakfast is the best time of day." Spike sits and eats his breakfast. He continues to think, "Even when you live alone in the desert." Spike turns and looks. A tumbleweed rolls by and picks up the pancakes. Spike thinks, "Except when a tumbleweed rolls through your pancakes . ." First appearance: November 14th, 1957 Linus and Charlie Brown are walking home from school. They stop and Charlie Brown exclaims, "Well! There He Is!" He rushes towards Snoopy who is waiting with open paws. Charlie Brown exclaims, "My Pal!!" He continues, "Everyone should have a dog to greet him when he comes home!" They hug as Schroeder watches. First appearance: November 14th, 1977 Snoopy and Charlie Brown sit on the floor and play checkers. Charlie Brown thinks, "It's his move . . . I wonder what he's going to do . . ." Charlie Brown thinks, "I'll bet he's planning some fancy strategy . . . I know how his mind works . . . He's tricky . . ." Charlie Brown continues to think, "I wonder what he's planning . . I wonder what he's thinking . . ." Snoopy th Latest appearance: November 12th, 2002 / First appearance: November 14th, 1972 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school. She says, "Betty? Yes, ma'am . . I admit it . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "I signed my english report 'Betty.'" Peppermint Patty says, "It wasn't much of a report . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I changed my name to protect the innocent." First appearance: November 14th, 1975 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Lucy asks, "Can you read a map?" Snoopy thinks, "Of course!" Lucy hands a map to Snoopy and says, "If you're going to visit your brother in Needles, you'll need a map . . ." Snoopy looks at the map and thinks, "I'm good at reading maps . . ." Snoopy unfolds the map and thinks, "I just don't know what all those squares, and dots, and lines, and c First appearance: November 14th, 1978 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty frowns and says, "I thought I was dumb yesterday . . . I'm really dumb today!" Peppermint Patty continues, "I think the battery in my head has gone dead, Marcie . . ." Marcie replies, "Maybe the custodian has some jumper cables we can borrow, sir" Peppermint Patty says, "It's a sin to make fun of a d First appearance: November 14th, 1982 The Foreign Legionnaire and Woodstock stand atop the doghouse. He thinks,"Remember now...stay awake..." The Foreign Legionnaire stands on the ground and looks up at Woodstock atop the doghouse. He thinks,"...And keep a sharp lookout for the enemy!" Woodstock walks across the top of the doghouse. He falls off the edge onto his head with a bonk. Woodstock walks across the Latest appearance: November 12th, 2015 / First appearance: November 14th, 1968 Snoopy sits on the doghouse at night. Charlie Brown points and says, "Now, tonight I want you to stay out here, and be a watch dog!" Charlie Brown walks away and says, "It's your responsibility to guard this house, this yard and this neighborhood!" Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Snoopy lies under the covers in Charlie Brown's bed and thinks, "I can't stand all that responsibi Latest appearance: November 11th, 2009 / First appearance: November 14th, 1962 Linus runs up to Lucy shouting, "I got an 'A' on my report card!" Linus shows Lucy and says, "Look, I got an 'A' . . . See? Right there! I got an 'A'!" Lucy says, "You didn't get an 'A' . . . That's the principal's middle initial!" Linus says, "Rats! I thought I got an 'A'!" First appearance: November 14th, 1993 Snoopy wears a knit winter stocking cap. He jumps down from the roof of his doghouse. Snoopy sits on the edge of the bird bath. Woodstock rides a zomboni. Woodstock rides the zamboni in circles. Snoopy walks away from the bird bath with eyes open wide. Snoopy walks into the house. Charlie Brown holds the door for him. Sally asks, "What happened to him?" Charlie Brow Latest appearance: November 16th, 2003 / First appearance: November 14th, 1971 Charlie Brown sits at Lucy's Psychiatric Help booth. He faces away from her and says, "I wonder if it's possible really to make a fresh start..." He stands and looks up: "See that plane up there?" Lucy follows his gaze. Charlie Brown raises his arms and says, "It's filled with people who are all going someplace..that's what I'd like to do..go off someplace, and start a new life..." First appearance: November 14th, 1992 The Beaglescout hikes behind Woodstock. Snoopy thinks, "And right up ahead is 'Lookout Rock.'" Snoopy thinks, "Look out!" Woodstock smashes into the rock. Snoopy thinks, "That's why they call it 'Lookout Rock.'" First appearance: November 14th, 1990 Charlie Brown holds an umbrella and says, "I guess it's going to be a nice day after all . ." Snoopy looks up. Charlie Brown says, "Here, Snoopy . . The school bus is coming . . Why don't you take my cap and umbrella home for me?" Snoopy dances with the umbrella and hat. Charlie Brown shouts, "But you don't have to make a big deal out of it!"
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.