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: June 6th, 1985 Charlie Brown stands at the wall with Franklin. Franklin says, "'You never miss the water till the well runs dry . .'" Franklin continues, "That's what my grandfather always used to say." Charlie Brown says, "He must have been a very wise man." Franklin admits, "No, that's all he ever said." First appearance: September 11th, 1991 Franklin, Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit at their school desks. Franklin says, "In the sixth chapter of Proverbs, it says, 'Go to the ant, thou sluggard . . Consider her ways, and be wise.'" Peppermint Patty says, "I tried that . . The ant didn't know the answer, either . ." Latest appearance: October 16th, 2015 / First appearance: October 17th, 1968 Franklin stands at the door. Linus stands behind him and says, "If you're looking for Charlie Brown, I don't think he's home." Franklin says, "I wonder if I should wait . . ." Linus says, "Why not? By the way, my name is Linus . ." Franklin and Linus shake hands. Franklin says, "Hi . . I'm Franklin . ." Linus says, "I'm very glad to know you." Linus and Franklin sit on the Latest appearance: March 23rd, 2002 / First appearance: March 21st, 1972 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty says, "How about a game of marbles after school, Franklin?" Franklin replies, "I can't . . I have a guitar lesson at three-thirty . . ." Franklin continues, "Right after that I have little league, and then swim club, and then dinner and then a '4H' meeting." Franklin adds, "I lead a very active Tue First appearance: September 18th, 1989 Charlie Brown, Franklin and Snoopy stand at the wall. Franklin says, "My grandfather says his ambition is to be a perfect grandparent." Charlie Brown asks, "What does he call a perfect grandparent?" Franklin replies, "Somebody who's made at least one hole in one . ." First appearance: November 6th, 1974 Peppermint Patty and Franklin ice skate. Frnklin holds a hockey stick. Peppermint Patty says, "All right, Franklin, what do you think you're doing?!" Franklin winds up to shoot the puck and says, "Playing hockey! What does it look like?" Peppermint Patty replies, "It looks like you're in my way, that's what!" Peppermint Patty shouts, "I'm practicing for a figure skating competition Latest appearance: May 2nd, 2000 / First appearance: May 3rd, 1974 Franklin stands outside Peppermint Patty's door. Peppermint Patty stands on the step. Franklin says, "My grandfather has a birthday this week." Peppermint Patty walks with Franklin and asks, "Does he mind getting old?" Franklin replies, "No, he says it doesn't bother him . . . In fact, he says he feels great . . ." Franklin continues, "He says that once you're over the hill First appearance: August 29th, 1984 Peppermint Patty and Franklin lean on the wall. Peppermint Patty says, "School starts soon, Franklin, but we won't be in the same class this term . . ." Franklin says, "I'm gonna miss you, Patricia . ." Franklin says, "I remember once I thought I heard a jet flying over our school . . . I turned around, and it was you snoring . . ." A sad Peppermint Patty says, "Don't coun Latest appearance: February 4th, 2001 / First appearance: February 4th, 1973 Franklin and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks, each holding a piece of paper. Peppermint Patty says, "Question number one.." Franklin looks at his paper. Peppermint Patty writes, and says, "True!" Peppermint Patty bends over her test. She says, "True again! False!" "True, by golly! And false and true and true!" She holds up the paper thoughtfully. "False again!! First appearance: July 30th, 1995 Peppermint Patty leans back in her desk. She says, "I'm awake!" Peppermint Patty says, "Yes, ma'am . . We went to the concert, and heard 'Adagio for Strings' by Samuel the Barber . ." Marcie says, "Not Samuel the Barber! Samuel Barber! Good grief!" Marcie asks, "Can't you ever get anything right?!" Marcie continues, "What's wrong with you? Don't you ever listen? 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: December 20th, 1995 Peppermint Patty sits at her school desk and asks, "Who's that man, Franklin?" Franklin responds, "That's our principal . ." Peppermint Patty says, "He looks kind of old . ." Franklin says, "They say he's been here a long time . ." Peppermint whispers, "Ask him if he ever knew any pilgrims . ." Latest appearance: December 5th, 2004 / First appearance: December 6th, 1970 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk. "Why should I look? I know what I got.." "Hey, how about that?" Franklin says. He holds up a sheet of paper. Peppermint Patty looks at her sheet of paper. "I got an 'F' on the test, Franklin..what did you get?" Franklin turns andround and smiles: "I got a 'B'! I'm very happy..." Peppermint Patty gazes at her paper and says, "I think I got Latest appearance: November 9th, 2016 / First appearance: November 12th, 1969 Franklin sits in class writing. Peppermint Patty leans over her desk and asks, "Psst . . . Hey Franklin, is the third question 'true' or 'false'?" Franklin looks at his paper and replies, "I don't know . . " Pepermint Patty asks, "Why don't you put down true and I'll put down false? That way one of us will be right . . " Franklin replies, "One of us will also be wrong . . " First appearance: January 17th, 1985 Franklin stands in front of the class and announces, "This morning we want to pay tribute to two of our classmates . . ." Franklin continues, "Patricia and Marcie made an appearance at the teacher's convention yesterday . ." Franklin turns and says, "I think we all appreciate the honor they brought to our school . . ." Marcie stands with her arm in a sling and a bandage on Latest appearance: March 4th, 2002 / First appearance: February 28th, 1972 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty says, "We all need hope, Franklin, did you know that?" Peppermint Patty continues, "And we all need memories . . . Without good memories, life can be pretty skungie . . ." Franklin says, "I had three good memories once . . ." Franklin continues, "But I forgot what they were!" First appearance: December 29th, 1986 Peppermint Patty sits on her bed and says into the telephone, "Hi, Franklin! About this 'War and Peace' we're supposed to read during vacation . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "Why don't we sort of cooperate? You read 'War' . . . Marcie can read 'Peace.'" Franklin asks, "What will you read?" Peppermint Patty says, "'And'!" First appearance: December 6th, 1993 Peppermint Patty, Franklin, Linus, Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Marcie get ready to play football in the pouring rain. They wear helmets. Peppermint Patty says, "Okay, Franklin, go straight out, then cut right, and I'll hit you with the bomb . ." Snoopy thinks, "Aren't you on the other team, sweetie?" Marcie says, "My glasses are wet . . I can't see a thing . ." First appearance: March 11th, 1984 Marcie sits hunched over her desk reading. Peppermint Patty sits in front of her, yawns, and stretches. As she falls asleep, Marcie looks up and asks Franklin, who looks back,"Hey, Franklin, did you read the chapters on left and right brains?" She says,"I think I'm a 'left-brain person'....I'm sort of analytical and I like numbers and symbols..." He looks in his book and r First appearance: August 19th, 1976 Lucy stands in the outfield with Franklin. She writes on a notepad and says, "I'm writing an article for our school paper about violence in sports . . ." Lucy continues, "A judge recently declared that a hockey stick is a 'Dangerous weapon' . . . Do you agree?" Franklin replies, "In all my years of playing baseball, I've never been hit with a hockey stick!" Lucy walks away
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 15th, 1984 Pigpen sits at his school desk. He says, "Yes, ma'am . . My name is 'Pigpen'." Pigpen says, "Oh, yes . . I've been in your class all year . . ." Pigpen says, "You just haven't noticed me." Pigpen says, "The janitor keeps sweeping me out!" Latest appearance: November 12th, 2016 / First appearance: November 15th, 1969 Snoopy lies on his doghouse. Smoke swirls around him. More smoke floats by. Snoopy looks up. Snoopy thinks, "I can't believe it!" Woodstock stands next to a pile of burning leaves. Snoopy thinks, "Why does my new caretaker insist on burning leaves during my afternoon nap?" Latest appearance: November 14th, 2004 / First appearance: November 15th, 1970 "Good moring Fred," Snoopy thinks as he walks along the top of the doghouse. He holds up his apron. "Here's the world-famous grocery clerk tying his apron and getting ready to work behind the check-out counter.." Snoopy ties his apron behind his back. "Good morning, Mrs. Bartley... How's your bridge game? Did you have a nice weekend?" Snoopy grins and opens his arms. First appearance: November 15th, 1985 Charlie Brown stands outside in the snow with a shovel. Lucy stands in the doorway. Charlie Brown says, "Ask your dad if he wants me to shovel your walk . ." Lucy replies, "He said why should he pay you when he can do it himself?" Charlie Brown answers, "Because if he does it himself, he's liable to have a heart attack and need bypass surgery . . ." Lucy asks, "Who writes y First appearance: November 15th, 1959 Lucy and Linus are standing in the field at night and Linus says to Lucy "Here comes Charlie Brown.. Maybe he'll know... (BR) (BR) Lucy goes on saying as she looks up at the sky and Charlie Brown approaches, " It sure looks like an airplane to me... you know how their lights kind of blink on and off..." (BR) (BR) The three keeping looking up at the night sky and Lucy ask Charlie Brown "Is that an Latest appearance: November 12th, 2013 / First appearance: November 15th, 1966 Charlie Brown stands in the street wearing his safety patrol uniform and holding a stop sign. He shouts, "Okay, let's move along there!" Charlie Brown yells, "Just pay attention to your safety patrol! Move along, now! Move along!" Lucy walks by and says, "'Fuzz!'" A dejected Charlie Brown holds his sign and says quietly, "Okay . . . let's move along . . . let's move alon Latest appearance: November 13th, 2015 / First appearance: November 15th, 1968 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Charlie Brown points and says, "All right, I'm going to put it to you straight!" Charlie Brown continues, "Tonight you stay outside, and be a watch dog, or tomorrow you get no supper!" Charlie Brown walks away and says, "Let your stomach decide!" Snoopy thinks, "Why should I let my stomach decide? It's inside!" First appearance: November 15th, 1986 Snoopy lies on the doghouse thinking, "Every night my supper comes through that back door . ." Charlie Brown walks up behind Snoopy holding the dog dish. He yells, "Surprise!" Snoopy jumps into the air. Charlie Brown explains, "Tonight I went out the front door and came aournd the side of the house . ." Snoopy eats his food and thinks, "I'll eat first, and then I'll call Latest appearance: November 12th, 2012 / First appearance: November 15th, 1965 Linus watches as Charlie Brown kneels in front of Snoopy's doghouse and shouts, "Snoopy? Snoopy? I wonder where he went . . ." Charlie Brown says, "He was supposed to make a speech at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm last Saturday night, but they called and said that he never showed up . . ." Charlie Brown walks off and says, "I'll bet he got scared . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I First appearance: November 15th, 1997 Spike sleeps against a rock next to a cactus. Andy and Olaf walk along the horizon. It is night and the moon is out. Andy thinks, "I've been thinking about something.. if I saw that coyote wearing Mickey Mouse shoes couldn't that mean we're getting close to where Spike lives?" Olaf thinks, "I doubt it.. if we were close, we'd know it because we're well bred hunting dogs.." First appearance: November 15th, 1977 Snoopy holds his supper dish in his mouth and kicks the door. Charlie Brown says, "Ah! Good evening, sir!" Charlie Brown asks, "Would you care to see a menu?" Snoopy stands with his supper dish in his mouth and a menu in the supper dish. First appearance: November 15th, 1956 Charlie Brown and Lucy stands in the field watching Snoopy dancing. Charlie Brown says, "Look at that crazy dog..." They watch him dance on by and Charlie Brown continues, "I sure wish I could be that happy all the time" They look after him and Lucy says, "Not me.." She walks off and concludes, "It's too hard to feel sorry for yourself when you're happy" Latest appearance: November 13th, 2007 / First appearance: November 15th, 1960 Lucy is watching Schroeder play his piano. She asks, "What are you going to get me for Beethoven's birthday, Schroeder?" He exclaims, "A million-dollar diamond necklace!" He resumes playing. Lucy says, "That will be nice" She turns back to him with a smile on her face. She exclaims, "I love gems!" First appearance: November 15th, 1990 Snoopy sits on his doghouse. Charlie Brown hands Snoopy a hanger and says, "Here . . Your collar just came back from the cleaners." Charlie Brown walks away and says, "I'm glad to see that you take such good care of your things . ." Snoopy looks down at a huge pile of useless coat hangers. He thinks, "But what am I going to do with all the hangers?" First appearance: November 15th, 1976 Charlie Brown stands at Frieda's door and says, "Good morning! I'm trying to earn some money for Christmas." Charlie Brown asks, "Will you ask your mother if there's any kind of work I could do for her?" Frieda asks, "What kind of work do you do?" Charlie Brown replies, "I shovel sidewalks, rake leaves and garble messages!" First appearance: November 15th, 1987 Snoopy (with his dish on his head) and Woodstock and his friends walk up a snow-slope. The birds sit in the dish atop the slope whiles Snoopy stand at the edge and look over. He sits in the dish with the birds at the top of the slope. They slid down the slope. They twist to the side as they continue to slide. They continue to slide the slope They hit First appearance: November 15th, 1981 The World War I Flying Ace walks through the archway of a ruin. He sits at a table, that holds a mug and a bottle, with one finger raised and thinks, "Puis-Je Avoir La Carte?" He thinks, "Here's the World War I Flying Ace sitting in a small French Cafe...." He continues, "Suddenly he sees a beautiful young country lass!" He walks along thinking, "Slyly he approaches her ta First appearance: November 15th, 1980 Marcie and Peppermint Patty stand in the snow. Marcie says, "Look, sir, it's starting to snow . ." Peppermint Patty says, "My toes are cold . . ." Marcie says, "You shouldn't have worn those sandals . . Maybe we can wrap your feet with comic books . . ." Marcie wraps comic books around Peppermint Patty's feet. Marcie and Peppermint Patty walk in the snow. Marcie says, "If y First appearance: November 15th, 1988 A mean Peppermint Patty shouts at a little kid, "I don't care what your ticket says, kid . . Sit down over there!" Peppermint Patty shouts at another little kid, "You, too! Sit where I tell you, or I'll break all your arms! Here, have a program!!" Peppermint Patty sits at a school desk. She holds a piece of paper and says, "Yes, ma'am . . This is my report on the 'tiny tots' con First appearance: November 15th, 1992 Snoopy stands on a perch. Charlie Brown lies in bed. Snoopy jumps from the perch head first.. Snoopy has a cord around his ankle. He stops and flies back up in the air. Snoopy heads for the floor again. Snoopy bounces back up in the air. Snoopy hangs upside down. Snoopy stands on the board at the end of Charlie Brown's bed. Charlie Brown lies
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.