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: March 16th, 1990 Charlie Brown and Franklin lean on the wall. Franklin asks, "Does your grampa play much golf these days?" Charlie Brown answers, "He says he plays mostly in his head . . ." Franklin follows Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "But he says the course is too narrow . ." Latest appearance: October 21st, 2004 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1970 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty holds a paper and says, "An essy test! I'm doomed!" Peppermint Patty asks, "Why couldn't she have given us a multiple-choice test?" Peppermint Patty continues, "Or a true or false test?" Peppermint Patty says, "I hate it when you have to know what you're writing about . . ." First appearance: January 27th, 1990 Lucy, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Franklin, Violet and Snoopy wait in line for movie tickets. Lucy shouts, "Go ahead! Let him in!" Linus shouts, "Show a little kindness!" Peppermint Patty says, "Let him in!" Marcie says, "Show a little love!" Franklin shouts, "Let him in!" Violet shouts, "Show a little compassion!" Snoopy thinks, "My friends . ." Latest appearance: July 31st, 2015 / First appearance: August 2nd, 1968 Charlie Brown and Franklin stand in front of a sand castle at the beach. Franklin smiles and says, "Now there you are, Charlie Brown . . There's a real sand castle!" Charlie Brown says, "It looks great, Franklin." Franklin says, "I hear my mom calling me . . I hate to go . . This has been a good day . ." Charlie Brown shouts, "Ask your mother if you can come over sometime and spend 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: 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: May 25th, 1988 Charlie Brown walks behind Franklin. Franklin says, "My grampa went to his high school's fortieth reunion last night . ." Franklin says, "He's also been to a college reunion and an army reunion . . ." Franklin purchases a movie ticket. Franklin says, "He has a new career . . He goes back to things." 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 First appearance: October 30th, 1988 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk with her hands over her face. She says, "If she sees me, she'll call on me..." She closes her eyes and continues, "Please don't call on me!" "Please! Please!" With her head on the desk, she slouches in her chair behind Franklin. She says, "Psst! Don't move your head, Franklin..." She continues, "If she sees me, she'll call on me! Don't m 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?" 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 . ." First appearance: November 17th, 1990 Linus and Franklin watch as Snoopy walks in the snow with a stocking on his head. Linus says, "It's been a long time since I've seen a real stocking cap . ." 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: 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!" 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." 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. First appearance: November 26th, 1984 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Marcie says, "Whenever we have a test, I get so nervous I bite all my fingernails . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I usually chew on my hair . . ." Franklin says, "I nibble all the erasers off my pencils . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "You have a real cafeteria here, ma'am." 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." First appearance: July 9th, 1990 Franklin, Sally, Lucy, Charlie Brown, Linus and Snoopy wait on line for the movies. Sally says, "I wonder if there's a lot of swearing in this movie . . ." Linus says, "I heard that there is . . ." Snoopy thinks, "Rats!" Latest appearance: November 14th, 2003 / First appearance: November 19th, 1971 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty looks at a book and says, "We're going to have to learn the metric system, Franklin . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "By the time we grow up, the metric system will probably be official . ." Peppermint Patty says, "One inch is 2.54 centimeters . . One foot is .3048 meters and one mile is 1.609 kilometers .
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 21st, 1977 Charlie Brown holds a kite and stands next to a tree. He says, "Hey, kite-eating tree!" Charlie Brown continues, "Are you hungry? It's been a long winter, hasn't it?" Charlie Brown asks, "You want this kite? Or how about a box kite?" Charlie Brown says, "Or how would it be if I just brought you a menu?" Latest appearance: February 18th, 2014 / First appearance: February 21st, 1967 Charlie Brown sits in front of Lucy's psychiatric booth and says, "I'm having trouble with my baby sister . . ." Charlie Brown explains, "She took this crayon from school, see, and her teacher said, 'Did you take a crayon home?' and Sally said, 'No, I didn't take a crayon home' . . . She lied . . . What do you do with a baby sister who lies?" Lucy says, "That's a good question . . First appearance: February 21st, 1984 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Marcie says, "No, ma'am, I don't think what he said in the first chapter was germane . . ." Peppermint Patty asks, "What was it, French?" Peppermint Patty laughs. Marcie hits Peppermint Patty on the head with a book. Latest appearance: February 18th, 2009 / First appearance: February 21st, 1962 Linus looks at his glasses and says, "Boy these glasses sure get dirty! I've seen factory windows that were cleaner than this!" Lucy says, "I have just the thing for you, Linus . . . I've cut up a whole bunch of little flannel squares for you to use to wipe your glasses!" Linus says, "Well now, wasn't that thoughful of her? Nice little flannel squares . . . Just the sort that one First appearance: February 21st, 1988 Snoopy and Woodstock sit atop the doghouse. The former thinks,"Sometimes they say, 'It's coming down in buckets!'" He spreads his hands as Woodstock looks back at him. He thinks,"And when it really rains, they say, 'It's raining cats and dogs!'" Woodstock stands on the ground looking up at Snoopy standing atop of it. The latter thinks,"Stand down there, and I'll show you..." Latest appearance: February 19th, 2008 / First appearance: February 21st, 1961 Charlie Brown points at Violet and says, "I have a theory . . . I think you don't like me because you're jealous of me!" Violet says, "Jealous of you?!!! Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha." Violet walks away holding her stomach and laughing, "Ha ha ha ha!!!" Charlie Brown says, "I can't remember ever having a theory exploded quite so fast!" Latest appearance: February 19th, 2016 / First appearance: February 21st, 1969 Sally walks up behind Charlie Brown and asks, "Is it Christmas yet?" Charlie Brown replies, "Christmas?! Good grief, no! This is still February . . ." Sally walks away and says, "I live in constant fear that Christmas will come, and I won't know about it . . ." Charlie Brown says, "We all have our anxieties." Latest appearance: May 10th, 2005 / First appearance: February 21st, 1975 Charlie Brown and Linus stand in the grass and look off in the distance. Charlie Brown says, "Here comes Joe Motocross back from the races . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "He broke his chain, bent his brake pedal, ran into a hay bale, snapped a rear shock rod, had two flat tires and blew his engine!" Charlie Brown says, "He also bloodied his nose, bruised his elbows and lost three First appearance: February 21st, 1964 Lucy and Charlie Brown sit at a table. Lucy is bent over, writing. She says, "Tomorrow is George Washington's birthday.." She holds up the paper and says, "We have to write this theme on him for school..." Charlie Brown watches as she writes. Lucy looks up at him and asks, "How do you spell 'Gettysburg'?" Latest appearance: February 22nd, 2000 / First appearance: February 21st, 1974 Snoopy and Woodstock sit on the doghouse. Snoopy smiles and thinks, "I have a 'Trivia' sports question that will drive Woodstock up the wall!" Snoopy turns to Woodstock and thinks, "Who played shortstop for St. Paul when they won the American Association Pennant in nineteen thirty-eight?" Snoopy's ears stand up. Woodstock speaks. Snoopy hangs from the doghouse by the back o First appearance: February 21st, 1993 Snoopy lies on his back on his doghouse and thinks, "I think I hear a can opener." Snoopy sits up and lifts one ear to hear better. In the kitchen, Charlie Brown lifts the lid off of a can of dog food and says, "Ouch!" Charlie Brown walks out the front door with Snoopy's food dish and says, "Whoops!" At Snoopy's doghouse, Charlie Brown looks up at Snoopy and says, " First appearance: February 21st, 1956 Charlie Brown and Lucy are leaning on the wall. Charlie Brown says, "Another few weeks and all the birds will be coming back..." They walk along the lane and Lucy asks, "Coming back? Coming back from where?" He replies, "From the south..didn't you know that birds fly south for the winter?" She throws her head back and starts laughing. He grimaces to the reader as she says Latest appearance: February 18th, 2010 / First appearance: February 21st, 1963 Snoopy sits in the rain and thinks, "I wonder if I look pathetic?" Snoopy thinks, "Sometimes when little dogs sit in the rain looking pathetic, rich ladies come along in big cars and take them to their beautiful homes . . ." Snoopy sits in the rain. Snoopy walks home and says, "But not very often . . ." Latest appearance: February 18th, 2013 / First appearance: February 21st, 1966 The World War I Flying Ace leans against the doghouse and thinks, "Here's the World War I Flying Ace posing beside his Sopwith Camel." The Flying Ace thinks, "I am taking off from an aerodrome in France somewhere just east of Pont-A-Mousson . . ." The Flying Ace thinks, "My mission is to seek out the Red Baron and to bring him down! Contact!" Snoopy waves and says, "So lon First appearance: February 21st, 1992 Charlie Brown and his kite sit at opposite ends of the couch. Charlie Brown says, "Well, I see the sun is shining, and there's a nice breeze so I guess it's just about that time again . . ." The kite thinks, "Rats!" First appearance: February 21st, 1986 Marcie lies in bed. She says to Peppermint Patty, "No one knows where the Flu Epidemic of 1918 started, but it spread all around the world . . ." Marcie says, "Before it ended in 1919, twenty million people had died . . ." Peppermint Patty walks out the door. Marcie continues, "Ask the World War I Flying Ace . . He was there . . ." Snoopy lies on his doghouse and thinks, First appearance: February 21st, 1985 Linus builds a rock wall. Lucy asks, "Why, may I ask, are you building a useless rock wall?" Linus replies, "I discovered that I have the ability to pick up a rock, and carry it from one place to another." Linus continues, "Then, I discovered that I could pile them up and make a rock wall . . . It's ugly and useless, but who cares?" Lucy walks away and says, "When you're do Latest appearance: February 18th, 2017 / First appearance: February 21st, 1970 Snoopy sits on the doghouse and signs papers. Charlie Brown carries a dish of food and says, "Suppertime!" Snoopy stops and his ears stand up. Snoopy sits in front of his supper dish and smiles. The dish reads, "Head Beagle." Snoopy thinks, "How gauche, but nice." Latest appearance: February 23rd, 2003 / First appearance: February 21st, 1971 "I asked you to come down from there!" Charlie Brown looks up at Snoopy, who lies on his stomach on top of the dighouse. Snoopy's head hangs over the edge. Charlie Brown points to the ground. "That's better." Snoopy hops down. Charlie Brown has his hands on his hips. He says. "You've been acting awfully independent lately!" Snoopy stands and looks at him. "Don't forget that Latest appearance: February 18th, 2006 / First appearance: February 21st, 1959 Snoopy sits up barking. He stands up barking. He walks off and thinks, "I guess, I'd better keep quiet.." He slumps on the ground and thinks, "There's no sense in doing a lot of barking if you don't really have anything to say.."
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.