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: February 26th, 1998 Charlie Brown and Franklin lean against a brick wall. Charlie Brown says, "Grampa wishes he had his old car back." He says, "When the mileage made a big change, it was fun to watch all the numbers on the odometer roll up.." He says, "He says that was his favorite program." First appearance: April 1st, 1996 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Franklin tosses him a baseball and says, "Grampa went to the aquarium yesterday . ." Franklin continues, "He got in with a senior ticket . ." Charlie Brown asks, "What did that mean?" Franklin replies, "He could only look at old fish . ." First appearance: March 5th, 1993 Franklin and Linus lean on the wall. Franklin says, "My grampa says that after all these years, he still doesn't understand life." Franklin says, "For instance, last week he bought a new car . ." Franklin continues, "But he got the flu anyway . ." First appearance: November 15th, 1983 Peppermint Patty sits at her school desk and raises her hand. She shouts, "I know the answer!" Peppermint Patty covers Marcie's mouth with her hand and says, "Yes, ma'am, I do . ." Peppermint Patty covers Franklin's mouth and says, "The answer is 'five'!" Peppermint Patty smiles and says, "And I was the only one who knew it . ." First appearance: November 25th, 1983 Peppermint Patty lies in bed and talks on the phone. She says, "Hi, Franklin . . How you feeling today? Not much better, huh?" Peppermint Patty grabs a tray and says, "Me neither . . All I can eat are these special sandwiches . . ." Franklin holds a phone and inquires, "Special sandwiches?" Peppermint Patty exclaims, "Two aspirin on a soda cracker!" First appearance: April 23rd, 1981 Franklin, Charlie Brown and Lucy stand at the wall. Franklin says, "My grandfather thinks he's over the hill." Charlie Brown says, "My grandfather thinks he's over the hill and around the bend." Lucy says, "My grandfather thinks he's over the hill, around the bend, out of the swim and on the shelf!" Charlie Brown and Franklin stand at the wall. Charlie Brown says, "She alwa First appearance: January 4th, 1999 Franklin, Marcie and Peppermint Patty stand at the bus stop dressed for school. Franklin says, I never got around to reading the book we were supposed to read during Christmas vacation." Marcie says, "I started to read it, but I couldn't understand it..." Patty says, "What book?" First appearance: December 15th, 1996 Peppermint Patty is crushed under a pile of numbers. Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in class. Peppermint Patty says, "Subdued, Marcie . ." Peppermint Patty repeats, "Subdued." Marcie asks, "Subdued?" Peppermint Patty replies, "Subdued is the word, Marcie." Peppermint Patty tells Franklin, "It's my new theory, Franklin . . I've been too loud in clas First appearance: March 14th, 1983 Marcie and Franklin sit on small chairs. Peppermint Patty stands at a podium and bangs a gavel. She exclaims, "The meeting of the board of the 'Pelicans' baseball team will come to order!" Peppermint Patty shouts, "Today we're going to vote on whether or not we call Chuck . . . I vote 'yes'!!" Marcie says, "I vote 'no'." Franklin says, "I can't decide." Peppermint Patty exclaim Latest appearance: January 30th, 2017 / First appearance: February 2nd, 1970 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty holds her foot in the air and says, "Look, Franklin, I'm wearing shoes!" Peppermint Patty continues, "I learned that you can't fight city hall, battalion headquarters and the dress code." Franklin says, "No, I guess you can't." Peppermint Patty looks at her foot and sheds a tear. She says, "These are nice Latest appearance: June 1st, 2002 / First appearance: June 3rd, 1972 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Franklin reads abook. Peppermint Patty asks, "What are you reading, Franklin?" Franklin looks at the book and says, "It's a book on psychology . . From what I understand, it seems to be pretty good . ." Peppermint Patty waves her arm and says, "Forget it, Franklin . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "No book on psyc Latest appearance: February 3rd, 2003 / First appearance: February 8th, 1971 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Franklin looks at a paper and says, "I'll never get this second problem." Peppermint Patty says, "Just put down 'Eleven,' Franklin, and don't worry about it . . That's what I did . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "'X' is almost always eleven, and 'Y' is almost always nine . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "One thing I'v 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: November 16th, 1976 Charlie Brown stands at Franklin's door and holds a rake. He says, "Ask your dad if he wants me to rake his leaves." Franklin replies, "They're not his leaves . . . They belong to the trees!" Franklin closes the door and laughs. Charlie Brown carries the rake and walks by a tree. He looks at the tree and says, "If you think I'm gonna ask you, you're crazy!" Latest appearance: October 13th, 2000 / First appearance: October 18th, 1974 Roy and a boy sit at their desks in school. The boy whispers, "'Think metric' . . . Pass it on!" Roy whispers to Franklin, "'Think metric!' Pass it on!" Franklin whispers to Peppermint Patty, "'Think metric!' pass it on!" Peppermint Patty screams. Latest appearance: February 4th, 2003 / First appearance: February 9th, 1971 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and says, "A science project?" Franklin sits in front of Peppermint Patty. Peppermint Patty frowns and says, "Oh, good grief! I hate science projects . . . I can never think of anything different . . ." Franklin says, "I'm going to do mine on the various kinds of metals in the earth and how each has affected the progress of mankind . . ." Latest appearance: July 30th, 2015 / First appearance: August 1st, 1968 Charlie Brown and Franklin play in the sand. Charlie Brown asks, "Is your whole family at the beach, Franklin?" Franklin replies, "No, my dad is over in Vietnam." Charlie Brown says, "My dad's a barber . . He was in a war too, but I don't know which one." Franklin asks, "Do you like baseball, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown replies, "My problem is I like baseball too much." 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." First appearance: September 8th, 1991 Marcie and Peppermint Patty are at their desks. Marcie asks Peppermint Patty, "Are you awake?" Peppermint Patty is not. Marcie continues, "Sir, the new teacher wants to know what your name is..." In front of Peppermint Patty, Franklin calls, "I know the answer! It's Patricia! Her name is Patrcia!" Peppermint Patty's hair stands on end. Peppermint Patty says angrily, "Frankl First appearance: January 19th, 1996 Franklin, Charlie Brown and Snoopy lean on the wall. Franklin says, "My grandpa says life is full of hills . . Some days it's uphill . . Some days it's downhill . . ." Franklin says, "Lately, he says, it's been mostly side hill . ."
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: August 14th, 1997 Snoopy looks down from his dog house at Woodstock running around the rim of his dog dish. Snoopy thinks, "I think I have it figured out.." Woodstock is sweating. Snoopy thinks, "Five thousand two hundred and eighty times around the lake is one mile.." Woodstock falls into the dish, making a splash. Snoopy thinks, "No, if you fall in you have to start all over.." First appearance: August 14th, 1989 Franklin, Linus, and Charlie Brown stand with kids in line. Franklin says, "It's going to cost me thirty dollars, but I'm going to get Joe Dimaggio's autograph!" A girl in line asks, "How much for a Ted Williams?" A boy in line answers, "Twenty-five dollars." Another boy says, "Steve Garvey is nine and Maury Wills is five . ." Linus asks, "Isn't Joe Shlabotnik your favorite player, Charlie Brown?" Latest appearance: August 13th, 2004 / First appearance: August 14th, 1970 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on opposite ends of the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "Woodstock has sure been crabby lately." Snoopy lies down and thinks, "He's lucky he's not living in a cage . . If you're not living in a cage, all you really need in this life to be happy is your health . ." Woodstock falls off the doghouse and lands on his head. Woodstock lies on the ground dazed. S First appearance: August 14th, 1990 Linus and Franklin lean on the wall. Franklin says, "My grampa had another birthday yesterday . ." Franklin continues, "He said, 'I have to admit that the years have been good to me.'" Franklin says, "'But the months and weeks have been a little rude!'" First appearance: August 14th, 1983 Lucy sits next to plant and behind a desk with a sign that reads,'Opinions-5�, Thoughts for the day-10�, Sound Advice-25�' She looks at Snoopy lying on his back atop his doghouse. She asks,"Are you awake?" He thinks,"Rats!" She continues,"I don't understand you...." He lies on his stomach and looks over at her. She says,"Life is more than just lying around." He s Latest appearance: August 11th, 2008 / First appearance: August 14th, 1961 Lucy makes a face and says, "rats! Stupid jump rope!" Lucy throws the jump rope. Lucy walks away. Snoopy lies on the doghouse with the jumprope lying on his face. Snoopy thinks, "Don't put a brand on me sir . . . I'll stay in the corral!" First appearance: August 14th, 1958 Linus is looking up in the sky. He asks Lucy as she walks by, "Lucy, why is the sky blue?" He jumps as she snaps, "Because It Isn't Green!!" He watches as she walks away. He resumes looking up in the sky and says, "That just shows how stupid I am..I thought there would be a more complicated reason..." Latest appearance: August 11th, 2012 / First appearance: August 14th, 1965 Charlie Brown get ready to throw a pitch from the pitcher's mound. Lucy says, "Hey manager, wait! I have a question . . ." Lucy continues, "I've been reading about this baseball stadium that has plastic grass . . . how come we don't have plastic grass?" Charlie Brown thinks black thoughts. Lucy stands in the field and says, "Standing out here in the outfield like this, lot First appearance: August 14th, 1981 Music comes from Snoopy's food dish. He thinks, "The national anthem?" A loud bang comes from the food dish. Snoopy thinks, "It's a 400-meter relay!" Snoopy looks excited and thinks, "That bug was right! There's a track meet in my supper dish . . ." Snoopy thinks, "I could have had the concessions!" Latest appearance: August 11th, 2006 / First appearance: August 14th, 1959 Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand in front of the doghouse looking at Snoopy. Charlie Brown says, "I guess I just don't understand dogs!" Snoopy is confused. Charlie Brown continues, "I can't imagine why they want an old bare bone.." He concludes, "Snoopy's had THAT bone for months, and you never see him chewing on it!!" Snoopy watches Schroeder and Charlie Brown walking Latest appearance: August 9th, 2003 / First appearance: August 14th, 1971 Lucy stands in front of Charlie Brown and says, "Let me see your hands." Lucy inspects Charlie Brown's hands. Charlie Brown looks at his hands. Lucy says, "Your hands are getting fat, Charlie Brown . ." Lucy continues, "You're the only person I know who has overweight hands!" First appearance: August 14th, 1975 Lucy and Snoopy stand in front of Spike. Lucy says, "Spike! Good grief, you're as thin as a promise!" Lucy continues, "This is the most miserable looking dog I've ever seen!" Lucy picks Spike up by the neck and says, "I'm gonna take him home, and feed him!" Snoopy thinks, "Poor Spike." Snoopy walks and thinks, "Take him to scarf city!" First appearance: August 14th, 1993 Charlie Brown and Sally stand at a sales counter. Charlie Brown says, "Yes, sir . . You want to know why we're buying our school supplies so early?" Sally says, "Tell him we're trying to create the illusion that we're anxious to become educated . ." Charlie Brown says, "We just like to be prepared." Sally and Charlie Brown walk out of the store. Sally says, "My answer was First appearance: August 14th, 1995 Sally sits in a small kiddie pool. She looks at Snoopy who is wearing a sailor's cap and carrying a large model ship. First appearance: August 14th, 1956 Charlie Brown stands on the baseball field in his cap and holding his bat. Patty, Lucy, and Violet come up to him very upset. Lucy shouts,"You Struck Out!!!" Violet shouts,"You Didn't Even Swing! You Just Stood There!!" Schroeder joins them and they all shout at Charlie Brown,"We Could Have Won The Championship, And You Struck Out!!!! You Dumbbell, Charlie Brown!! You Blockhead!" First appearance: August 14th, 1957 Lucy and Charlie Brown are walking in the lane pass the fence. Lucy asks, "You know what, Charlie Brown?" She continues, "I come from a very high-class family!" She continues, "Our family has tradition and background..yes, sir.." She concludes, "I come from a long line of generations!" First appearance: August 14th, 1977 Charlie Brown walks out of the house carrying Snoopy's food. He walks up to the doghouse, atop which Snoopy is standing and Lucy is standing in front of.. She asks,"What's this?" He looks at the food and replies,"This is Snoopy's supper." She exclaims,"You're kidding!" She points at him and continues,"You take that right back Charlie Brown, and you give him some more meat First appearance: August 14th, 1978 Beaglescout stands in front of Woodstock and friends. He thinks, "All right troops . . . Before we go on our hike, I'll call the roll." Beaglescout continues to think, "Woodstock! Conrad! Bill! Olivier!" Woodstock and friends stand in a line and sleep. Snoopy thinks, "I should never call the roll before noon!" Latest appearance: August 11th, 2016 / First appearance: August 14th, 1969 Linus walks up behind Lucy. Lucy says, "Before you sit down, will you get me a glass of milk?" Linus sits next to Lucy and says, "I've already sat down." Lucy says, "Before you get comfortable, will you get me a glass of milk?" Linus walks away and says, "I had sat down, but I hadn't gotten comfortable." First appearance: August 14th, 1976 The Literary Ace sits on the doghouse. Lucy says, "You'll never be a good theologian." Lucy continues, "You're too dogmatic!" She laughs hysterically. Lucy is hit on the head with the typewriter. Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "I hate jokes like that!"
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.