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
Last Appeared: 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."

Last Appeared: 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 . ."

Last Appeared: 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 .
Last Appeared: 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.<
Last Appeared: 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!"

Last Appeared: 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.

Last Appeared: 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
Last Appeared: 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
Last Appeared: 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
Last Appeared: 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 . . ."

Last Appeared: 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
Last Appeared: 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!"

Last Appeared: 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
Last Appeared: 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
Last Appeared: 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
Last Appeared: 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!"

Last Appeared: July 3rd, 2017 / First appearance: July 6th, 1970 Linus stands in front of the tv and says, "A riot!"

Charlie Brown rushes in. Linus says, "Look, Charlie Brown, there's a riot at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm! It's on the news, see?!"

Charlie Brown says, "But that's where Snoopy is! Have you seen him? Have they shown him? Where is he?"

Snoopy stands on the stage and has debris thrown at him. He thinks, "Doesn't anyone want to
Last Appeared: July 1st, 2017 / First appearance: July 4th, 1970 Snoopy sits in a chair in front of a curtain. He thinks, "Here I am at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm about to make my speech . ."

Snoopy smiles and thinks, "Ah, the introduction is over . . . I'm on!"

Snoopy stands behind the podium and clears his throat.

Snoopy is hit on the head with a supper dish.

Last Appeared: June 30th, 2017 / First appearance: July 3rd, 1970 Snoopy walks with his supper dish on his head. Schroeder and Charlie Brown watch him. Charlie Brown says, "There he goes . . . Off to give his Fourth of July speech to the dogs at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm . ."

Schroeder asks, "Has he been rehearsing what he's going to say?"

Charlie Brown replies, "Oh, yes . . . That's all he's been thinking about lately . . ."

Snoopy walks
Last Appeared: June 29th, 2017 / First appearance: July 2nd, 1970 Snoopy sits on the doghouse and looks at a piece of paper.

Snoopy lies on the doghouse and writes. He thinks, "As long as this is going to be a Fourth of July speech, I think I should slip in a few digs about dogs not being allowed to vote . . We can be drafted into the army, but we can't vote . . ."

Snoopy sits up. He smiles and thinks, "Then I'll tell my latest anti-cat joke . .
Last Appeared: September 20th, 2003 / First appearance: September 25th, 1971 Woodstock runs toward a football.

Woodstock kicks the football, but it doesn't move.

Woodstock stands in front of the football and watches it wobble.

The football falls over and lands on Woodstock.

First appearance: September 25th, 1995 Schroeder walks up to Charlie Brown who stands on the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown says, "When the catcher comes out to the mound for a conference, it's usually a dramatic moment . ."

Shroeder says, "Beethoven had a blue coat with metal buttons that he liked very much."

Shroeder walks away from Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "But not always."

First appearance: September 25th, 1956 Charlie Brown looks at the reader whiles standing in the field, as Lucy points to her left and asks, "Did you ever notice how the sidewalk comes to a point way down there?"

She continues, "I just took a little stroll down that way to see what it looks like up close.."

She sits on the sidewalks, sighs, and says, "I didn't find out though *sigh*"

Charlie Brown holds his stoma
First appearance: September 25th, 1975 Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "It must be after six . . ."

Snoopy sits up and thinks, "This happens all the time!"

Snoopy looks over the edge of the doghouse and thinks, "My appetite is early . . . My supper is late . . ."

Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, ". . . And I'm caught in the middle!"

First appearance: September 25th, 1986 Charlie Brown sits in a chair reading a book. Sally says, "I almost got you a birthday card today . ."

Charlie Brown says, "Almost?"

Sally says, "I didn't have enough money to pay for it so I left it at the store . ."

Sally says, "You can pick it up at 'will call'."

First appearance: September 25th, 1993 Snoopy holds the blanket in his mouth and pulls Linus through the air. They travel between a chair's backrest. Linus shouts, "Finesse!"

Last Appeared: September 22nd, 2013 / First appearance: September 25th, 1966 Charlie Brown rolls his eyes and say, "Oh brother!" Lucy holds the football and says, "Well?"

Lucy says, "How about it, Charlie Brown? I'll hold the ball and you come running up and kick it . . ."

Charlie Brown says, "Boy, it really aggravates me the way you think I"m so stupid!"

Lucy says, "I guarantee that the only thing that will make me pull the ball away this year w
Last Appeared: September 30th, 2007 / First appearance: September 25th, 1960 "Nobody likes me!" Charlie Brown is hunched on the grass. Lucy stands next to him.

"Nobody REALLY likes me!" he continues as they walk along.

"All it would take to make me happy is to have someone say he likes me..." Charlie Brown says as they stand at the wall.

"Are you sure?" Lucy asks as they walk.

"Of course I'm sure!" Lucy stretches out her arms and says, "You
First appearance: September 25th, 1981 Sally stands in front of the class and says, "This is my report on the past."

Sally continues, "The past has always interested people."

Sally says, "I must admit, however, that I don't know much about it."

Sally adds, "I wasn't here when it happened."

First appearance: September 25th, 1984 Sally and Charlie Brown sit at the table. Sally says, "Our homework assignment is to describe a sunset."

Sally sticks a pencil in her mouth.

Sally writes, "The sun went down as red as a banana."

Sally shouts, "Makes you appreciate the beauty of the written word, doesn't it?"

First appearance: September 25th, 1992 Charlie Brown sits in a beanbag chair. Sally says, "The bus to the obedience school had an accident . ."

Charlie Brown shouts, "Good grief! Was anyone hurt?"

Sally chases after Charlie Brown who asks, "What about my dog? Is he all right?" Sally answers, "Somebody said he was the hero . ."

The World Famous Attorney stands in front of Charlie Brown. Snoopy thinks, "I'm h
First appearance: September 25th, 1980 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and says, "Sixteen times twelve?"

Peppermint Patty raises her hand and says, "I know!! Benjamin Franklin!"

Peppermint Patty says, "Really? Sorry, ma'am."

Peppermint Patty adds, "Just a wild guess."

Last Appeared: September 22nd, 2016 / First appearance: September 25th, 1969 Peppermint Patty talks into the phone, "Hi Chuck . . . sorry you missed the game yesterday . . ."

Peppermint Patty continues, "I sure have to hand it to you, though Chuck . . . that was some team you sent over . . . they clobbered us, but good!"

Charlie Brown talks into the phone and replies, "Team?"

Peppermint Patty talks into the phone and replies, "That funny looking kid
First appearance: September 25th, 1976 Peppermint Patty stands in the grass. Dogs bark all around her. She says, "Yes, sir, I'm one of your new students . ."

Peppermint Patty asks, "Do I get a desk, sir?"

Peppermint Patty looks around while dogs continue to bark. She says, "I see . . . Yes, I notice you don't have any desks . . ."

Peppermint Patty says, "Excuse me, but are the classrooms always this noisy?"
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Last Appeared: September 22nd, 2009 / First appearance: September 25th, 1962 Linus walks with Sally and asks, "Do you participate much in kindergarten, Sally?"

Sally replies, "I try not to . . . I'm sort of holding back . . ."

Sally continues, "For instance, yesterday the teacher wanted all of us to go to the chalk board and draw, but I got out of it . . ."

Sally continues, "I told her it was hard for me because of my bursitis!"

Last Appeared: September 23rd, 2015 / First appearance: September 25th, 1968 Snoopy smiles and dances.

Lucy walks toward Snoopy and frowns.

Snoopy kisses Lucy on the nose.

Snoopy dances and thinks, "I kissed a crabby face!"

First appearance: September 25th, 1996 Rerun jumps and throws the basketball.

Rerun looks at the ball on the ground.

Rerun points his finger like a gun and shouts, "Bang!"

First appearance: September 25th, 1977 Lucy and Sally are walking along when Lucy looks down and says,"Look." As she stoops and looks at the ground, Sally looks down and asks,"Look at what?"

Lucy replies,"Look at that tiny bug...have you ever thought about how little he knows?" Sally kneels on the ground and says,"He doesn't know what day it is, that's for sure!"

She continues,"He doesn't know what's on tv tonight, ei
Last Appeared: September 22nd, 2008 / First appearance: September 25th, 1961 Linus walks with Charlie Brown,

Snoopy holds a sign that says, "This is national dog week."

Linus and Charlie Brown walk past Snoopy and his sign.

Linus says to Charlie Brown, "Someone at the agency is right on the ball!"

First appearance: September 25th, 1979 Linus holds a football. Peppermint Patty walks with Marcie and says, "That's a nice football you have there, Linus."

Marcie asks, "Shall I give him the statistics, sir?"

Peppermint Patty and Marcie stand in front of Linus. Marcie continues, "In 1978, the average budget for intercollegiate athletics for men was $717,000, but for women it was only $141,000."

Peppermint Patty
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.