Franklin

  • First appearance: July 31, 1968
  • Charlie Brown’s quiet friend and confidant, Franklin might be the only one who never has an unkind word about our hapless hero. At school, Franklin sits one seat ahead of Peppermint Patty, which makes his school days that much more unbearable.

  • Did you know: Franklin goes to school with Peppermint Patty and Marcie but visits his friend Charlie Brown in a nearby neighborhood.
Franklin
First appearance: July 8th, 1989 Sally, Lucy, Linus, Franklin, Violet, Charlie Brown, and Snoopy stand in line at the movies. Sally says, "I wonder why I'm going to this movie." Lucy says, "I was thinking the same thing." Franklin says, "Those two guys on TV hated it." Violet says, "Well, who knows?" Charlie Brown says, "Maybe there'll be something good in it . ." Snoopy thinks, "Like the dog turns out to be the hero." Latest appearance: November 25th, 2001 / First appearance: November 25th, 1973 Snoopy walks along, carrying a hockey stick. Snoopy stands in the ice-covered birdbath with Woodstock. He thinks, "Here we are skating out onto Woodstock's home ice for the big hockey game..." Snoopy turns and looks to the side, thinking, "And here come the officials..." Charlie Brown walks by. He wears a striped shirt, and says, "The referee." "The linesmen." Shroe Latest appearance: May 6th, 2000 / First appearance: May 9th, 1974 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Franklin turns around and says, "Okay, let's put it this way . . ." Franklin asks, "If we multiply X times Y and A times B, what will we get?" Peppermint Patty replies, "I know what I'll get, Franklin . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "I'll get the wrong answer!" First appearance: January 18th, 1993 Peppermint Patty walks with Franklin. Peppermint Patty says, "Martin Luther King said, 'I have a dream.'" Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit on a bench eating lunch. Peppermint Patty says, "Before that, we wouldn't be sitting here . ." Franklin says, "And I wouldn't be trading you a carrot stick for a French fry . ." Peppermint Patty says, "That's not an even trade, Frankl First appearance: February 17th, 1990 Franklin follows behind Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "My grampa says that when he was small, and got sick, the doctor gave him baby aspirin . . ." Charlie Brown and Franklin lean on the wall. Charlie Brown says, "Last week his cardiologist told him he should take one baby aspirin every day . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Grampa says that somehow he has the feeling he's not get First appearance: December 15th, 1997 Lucy wears a coat and a hat and stands in the snow. She says, "I don't know who's hiding behind that tree with a snowball..." She yells, "But whoever it is better get rid of it because if he throws it at me, I'm gonna pound him into the ground!" Eight heads pop out from behind the tree and drop their snowballs on the ground. They include: Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy and Franklin. Latest appearance: January 10th, 2002 / First appearance: January 6th, 1972 Peppermint Patty and Franklin are sitting on the beach on the playground having lunch as Peppermint Patty says, " Tomorrow" the deadline on the dress code thing, Franklin.." (BR BR) Franklin reaches into his lunch bag as Peppermint Patty goes on sayiong, "Either I show up wearing a dress or I get kicked out of School! isn't that Piggy?" (BR BR) Franklin turns to Peppermint Patty saying, " I think First appearance: September 27th, 1989 Charlie Brown kicks a football to Franklin. Charlie Brown says, "My grandmother and grandfather have been married for fifty years . . ." Franklin asks, "They're lucky, aren't they?" Charlie Brown replies, "Grandfather says it isn't luck . . It's skill!" First appearance: September 4th, 1987 Charlie Brown and Franklin stand at the counter in an ice cream shop. Charlie Brown gets his cone as Franklin says, "Grampa says the multiplication table is disappearing from his head . ." Charlie Brown licks his cone as Franklin says, "Nine times eight is completely gone . ." Franklin gets his cone and says, "Eight times six is fading . ." Franklin and Charlie Brown walk Latest appearance: October 18th, 2015 / First appearance: October 20th, 1968 Charlie Brown and Snoopy stand ion line at the ticket booth. Franklin stands behind Snoopy. Charlie Brown says, "One, please." Linus and Lucy stand behind Franklin. Franklin reaches over snoopy and says, "One, please." Linus reaches over Snoopy and says, "One, please." Sally and Schroeder stand behind Lucy. Lucy reaches over Snoopy and says, "One, please." S Latest appearance: June 25th, 2017 / First appearance: June 28th, 1970 Violet and Patty stand at a ticket booth. Violet holds up a bill and says, "One, please.." Patty, Franklin, Linus, Sally, and Snoopy are on line. Sally asks, "You know what I'm doing, Linus? I'm prtending that you're taking me to the movies.." Linus says, "Well I'm NOT! We just happen to be standing in the same line!" Franklin is at the front of the line. Sally says, "I'm pretendin Latest appearance: January 9th, 2002 / First appearance: January 5th, 1972 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty says, "Hey, Franklin, did you hear the latest?" Peppermint Patty continues, "They're talking 'Dress code' around here again! They don't like my shorts and sandals . . . How piggy can they get?" Peppermint Patty adds, "I think I'll put in for a transfer." Franklin asks, "To a new school?" Peppermint First appearance: March 28th, 1983 Peppermint Patty says to Franklin and Marcie, "Where's our pelican? The game is ready to start! Where's Chuck and the pelican costume?!" Marcie says, "I told him he shouldn't come . . I told him it was degrading . . ." Peppermint Patty shouts, "Marcie!" Marcie says, "That's my name." Peppermint Patty screams, "Marcie!" Marcie says, "You got it right again." Latest appearance: October 17th, 2015 / First appearance: October 18th, 1968 Charlie Brown runs and shouts, "Franklin! Where are you going?" Charlie Brown stands behind Franklin. Franklin says, "I'm going home, Charlie Brown . . This neighborhood has me shook." Franklin stops and says, "I didn't mind the girl in the booth or the beagle with the goggles, but that business about the 'Great Pumpkin' . . . No, sir!" Charlie Brown says, "But . ." Schroed First appearance: February 8th, 1996 Violet, Franklin, Marcie, Peppermint Patty, Linus, Charlie Brown, Woodstock and Snoopy stand in line at a movie theater. Violet hands the ticket agent money and says, "One, please." Franklin asks Marcie, "What's this movie about?" Marcie replies, "Some hockey players try to take over the world . ." Peppermint Patty says, "They use curved sticks . ." Linus says, "But then the sticks are declar First appearance: September 5th, 1990 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their school desks. Peppermint Patty whispers, "Psst, Franklin! I need to borrow a pencil and some paper . . ." Franklin asks, "You had all summer to buy those things . . . Why are you just thinking about them now?" Peppermint Patty says, "Tired of playing center field on our team, huh, Franklin?" Latest appearance: April 20th, 2016 / First appearance: April 23rd, 1969 Franklin talks into the phone and says, "Hello, Charlie Brown? This is Franklin . ." Franklin continues, "We won't be able to play your team today . . Five of our guys can't make it . . ." Franklin says, "We'll just have to forfiet the game . . . You win, Charlie Brown . ." Charlie Brown stands next to the phone and says, "I can't believe it . . . A two-game winning streak. First appearance: November 21st, 1985 Charlie Brown stands outside Franklin's door holding a wreath. Charlie Brown asks, "Would you like to buy a Christmas wreath?" Franklin asks, "Do you know what you're doing?" Franklin continues, "Don't you realize you're adding to the overcommercializing of Christmas?" Charlie Brown answers, "Not 'til I sell one!" First appearance: April 10th, 1976 Peppermint Patty stands on the pitcher's mound talking to Franklin. She says,"Franklin, Marcie seems to think our team needs baseball caps..." He smiles and replies,"I sure would like a cap! Just think how great I'd look stealing third base with my cap flying in the air!" As Franklin walks off, Peppermint Patty asks,"When was the last time you stole third base, Franklin?" Latest appearance: September 21st, 2016 / First appearance: September 24th, 1969 Roy looks on while Franklin says to Peppermint Patty, "Well coach, we're ready . . . where's the other team?" Peppermint Patty replies, "I don't know . . . I told Chuck to get his outfit together, and be here at three . . ." Roy points and says, "Here comes a team now . . ." as a friend looks on. Snoopy walks onto the field wearing a helmet and 4 birds follow behind him.
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: February 28th, 1982 Charlie Brown sits in a chair in the living-room reading. Snoopy jumps down from atop his dog-house. He kicks on the door with his foot. Charlie Brown opens the door for him and he walks in. Charlie Brown asks,"Is it suppertime already?" He follows Snoopy and says,"I'm sorry..you may not believe this, but I was reading the book on psalms, and forgot what time it was..." H First appearance: February 28th, 1979 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school. She says, "Sorry about my math paper, ma'am." Peppermint Patty continues, "On my way to school this morning, I sort of dropped it in the mud." Peppermint Patty says, "Maybe you can kind of brush it off a bit with your sleeve . . Wanna try it?" Peppermint Patty holds a dirty piece of paper and says, "I guess not." First appearance: February 28th, 1984 Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit in theatre seats. Peppermint Patty asks, "What kind of a show is this, Marcie? There aren't any pictures . . What do we look at?" Marcie says, "This is a concert, sir . . Just listen to the music . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I don't believe this . . . An auditorium full of people just sitting here listening to music . ." Peppermint Patty First appearance: February 28th, 1989 Snoopy sits on the doghouse with a sheet of paper and reads, "Feed a cold, and starve a fever." Snoopy jumps off the doghouse. Charlie Brown opens the front door. Snoopy stands with his food dish in his mouth and thinks, "A cold just came by, and said it was hungry . ." First appearance: February 28th, 1965 Snoopy is sitting in a bird’s nest on a branch. (BR) (BR) Snoopy sits on top of his doghouse with two birds one seems to be talking. (BR) (BR) Snoopy continues to sit and is listening to the birds; one of the birds stretches his wings out. (BR) (BR) Snoopy and the two birds are laughing. (BR) (BR) Both birds turn to Snoopy as one of the bird talks and is pointing. (BR) (BR) The birds are flying Latest appearance: February 25th, 2011 / First appearance: February 28th, 1964 Charlie Brown pulls on his coat. Sally protests, "You can't go out in this rain!" "I've got to! Snoopy's out there stranded on top of his doghouse! He needs help!" Charlie Brown buttons his raincoat. He struggles with rubber boots as Sally turns around and holds out her palm: "Wait! Don't bother..." They watch as Snoopy walks in, wearing a mask and flippers. Latest appearance: February 25th, 2015 / First appearance: February 28th, 1968 Charlie Brown sits in a chair and says, "So here I am about to see the school nurse . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "She'll probably just take my temperature and look at my throat . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Maybe she'll take a blood test . . . I hope she doesn't take a blood test . . . Maybe she'll just weigh me . . ." Charlie Brown says, "If she mentions exploratory surge First appearance: February 28th, 1957 "I just shined my shoes..look pretty good, don't they?" Linus lifts up a foot to show Lucy. "You only shined the toes...How about the heels?" Lucy asks as Linus walks away. Linus turns back to Lucy and explains, "I'm interested only in what people think of me as I ENTER the room.." "I don't care what they think of me as I LEAVE!" He adds as he walks away. First appearance: February 28th, 1981 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "Hey, stupid cat, you came in kind of late last night, didn't you?" Snoopy raises his fists and thinks, "Next time try to be more quiet . . . Or I may just have to punch your nose!" Woodstock speaks. Snoopy thinks, "Well, if he were awake, I suppose I'd leave out that last part . . ." First appearance: February 28th, 1992 Charlie Brown reads a book in a chair. Sally holds a paddle connected to a ball. Sally asks, "May I try this ball and paddle thing, big brother?" Charlie Brown says, "Be my guest . ." Sally walks away. Sally examines the ball and paddle thing. Sally asks, "What does it do?" First appearance: February 28th, 1986 Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit in theatre seats. Peppermint Patty says, "I hope this concert doesn't last too long." Peppermint Patty asks, "When do you think it'll be over?" Marcie says, "When they play the last note." Peppermint Patty slumps in her seat and exclaims, "Thanks, Marcie!" First appearance: February 28th, 1976 Snoopy lies on the doghouse with his foot in a cast. Charlie Brown says, "I have a message from the people next door." Charlie Brown continues, "They want to know if you'd accept a 'Get well' card from their cat . . ." Snoopy thinks, "Certainly . . . I think that would be very nice!" Snoopy is hit on the head by a card. Latest appearance: February 26th, 2008 / First appearance: February 28th, 1961 Snoopy sits on his doghouse and looks at a bird. Two birds sit next to Snoopy on his doghouse. A group of birds gather on the doghouse and begin to chatter. Snoopy smiles and thinks, "My home is always open to those who enjoy discussion groups!" First appearance: February 28th, 1997 Marcie stands at the front door and says, "So I'll ask you again, Charles . . Do you like me?" Charlie Brown replies, "Of course, I like you . ." Marcie replies, "Wow!" Charlie Brown says, "Well, there's this tv program I'm watching, so . . ." Snoopy stands on the doorstep. Marcie sits on the step and says, "So I end up sitting on the porch with a dog . ." Snoopy thinks, "No pr Latest appearance: February 26th, 2016 / First appearance: February 28th, 1969 Linus lies in bed. Lucy stands next to the bed and says, "Get up! It's time to go to school . . The teacher's strike is over . . ." Linus sits up and says, "Really? That's great! It'll be good seeing Miss Othmar in class again." Lucy says, "Don't count on it . . She's been fired!" Linus shouts, "Fired?! That can't be! They can't fire Miss Othmar!" Linus cries and shouts, "S Latest appearance: March 2nd, 2003 / First appearance: February 28th, 1971 Charlie Brown stands in front of his snow covered pitcher's mound. He sighs. He says, "Here's my ol' pitcher's mound...covered with snow..." He stands on top of it and looks down, saying, This mound and I have been in some great ball games." He looks up and says, "What memories..." He closes his eyes: "I'll never forget that game when the other team came to bat in t First appearance: February 28th, 1978 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and writes, "I will not fall asleep in class. I will not fall asleep in class." Peppermint Patty writes, "I will not fall asleep." Peppermint Patty falls asleep. Peppermint Patty wakes up. Peppermint Patty continues to write, "In class." Latest appearance: February 25th, 2014 / First appearance: February 28th, 1967 Lucy walks with Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown winds up kite string and says, "In kite-flying, the ratio of weight to sail-area is very important." Charlie Brown explains, "This ratio is known as 'Sail loading' and it is measured in ounces per square foot . . For example, a three-foot flat kite with a sail area of four and one-half square feet should weigh about two or three ounces . . ." Latest appearance: February 25th, 2013 / First appearance: February 28th, 1966 Linus and Lucy walk outside. Lucy asks, "What's the matter with you?" Linus replies, "My feet hurt." Linus sits down and takes off his shoes and says, "I think my shoes are too tight." Linus says, "It feels like my feet are being mugged! First appearance: February 28th, 1990 Peppermint Patty stands in the front of the classroom with her hair disheveled. She says, "This is my report on the wind . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "Wind blows your hair around when you're walking to school, and after you get there, you don't have a comb . ." Peppermint Patty says, "It also gives you something to write about when you can't think of anything else, and you can't
Franklin is thoughtful and can quote the Old Testament as effectively as Linus. In contrast with the other characters, Franklin has the fewest anxieties and obsessions.
Charles Schulz

Interests

  • Baseball

    Franklin plays center field on Peppermint Patty’s team.

  • Sand Castles

    Franklin met Charlie Brown at the beach and helped him improve his crooked castle.

  • Hockey

    Franklin hopes to one day be a great hockey player in the NHL.