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: September 10th, 1975 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty says, "True! False! True! False! Obviously false!" Peppermint Patty continues, "Absolutely true! Undeniably false! Unquestionably true! Reasonably true!" Peppermint Patty says, "Irrefutably true! Understandably false! Intrinsically false! Inherently false! Charmingly true!" Franklin says, "Charming 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: 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: 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: January 21st, 1999 Linus, Rerun, Charlie, Franklin, Sally, Lucy and Snoopy stand in line for a movie. Linus says, "Grampa says he remembers when you got a movie, a newsreel, a serial and comedy all for only ten cents.." Lucy says, "Grampa remembers everything.." Snoopy thinks, "I wonder if he knew Gatsby..." 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: February 10th, 1989 Charlie Brown and Franklin stand in line at a counter. Charlie Brown says, "My grampa says he's very disappointed . . He thought life would be better when he was mature . . ." Charlie Brown and Franklin walk away with ice cream cones. Franklin asks, "What happened?" Charlie Brown replies, "He says he went from maturity to old age in ten minutes!" 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 First appearance: December 21st, 1985 Franklin and Charlie Brown stand at the wall. Franklin says, "I hear your grampa just retired . . ." Franklin asks, "What does he do all day?" Charlie Brown replies, "Oh, he keeps busy . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "He spends the day looking for things he's misplaced . ." 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." 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 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!" 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 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: 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 15th, 2015 / First appearance: October 16th, 1968 The World War I Flying Ace sits on the doghouse. Franklin says, "Excuse me, lieutenant . ." Franklin continues, "I'm looking for a boy named Charlie Brown . . Is this where he lives?" The World War I Flying Ace points. Franklin says, "Thank you." Snoopy thinks, "Headquarters must be planning a big drive . . I don't recognize a lot of these new men . . ." Latest appearance: November 22nd, 2004 / First appearance: November 23rd, 1970 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Franklin holds a paper and asks, "What did you write for question number five?" Peppermint Patty looks at her paper and replies, "I said that he was one of our greatest presidents and one of our most beloved leaders." Franklin asks, "Do you really believe that?" Peppermint Patty replies, "No, but I've learned never 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 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 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!"
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: July 18th, 1975 Snoopy sits in the grass with his supper dish in his mouth. Charlie Brown walks past Snoopy and says, "Suppertime isn't for another half hour." Snoopy continues to sit in the grass with his supper dish in his mouth. Snoopy drops the supper dish and thinks, "I was just hoping for a few celery sticks . . ." First appearance: July 18th, 1982 Charlie Brown stands outside of Lucy's psychiatric booth. He spreads his hands and says,"I don't understand." She props her feet up and says,"All right, Charlie Brown, let's put it another way..." She continues,"Life is like a grocery cart!" He says,"A grocery cart?" She continues,"Each of us has a grocery cart, and the world is our supermarket!" She moves her han First appearance: July 18th, 1987 Peppermint Patty and Clara stand up to their knees in water. Clara says, "Look what I have, ma'am . . Water resistant diving watches!" Peppermint Patty says, "That's great, Clara . . Now, you can time yourself when you're swimming . . ." Clara asks, "Swimming?" Clara, struggling with the weight of the watches, says, "I can't lift my arms!" First appearance: July 18th, 1985 Charlie Brown sits in a chair with his shirt and shoes off. Charlie Brown says, "It's hot today . . ." Charlie Brown looks out the window and says, "I wish we had a pool or lived near a lake . ." Charlie Brown walks outside sweating and says, "Well, there's only one thing to do . . ." Charlie Brown sits in a pail of water and says, "Go down to the ol' swimming bucket!" Latest appearance: July 16th, 2011 / First appearance: July 18th, 1964 Lucy sits at a table. With her sore arm she writes: "To the A.M.A.- Gentlemen, This is a letter of protest written with a sore arm." "Yesterday I went to one of your doctors, and he said I have washer woman's elbow." "Now, I ask you. Is that any sort of ailment for a future Miss America?" Lucy reads what she has written. "Get on the ball! Sincerely, Lucy Van Pelt." First appearance: July 18th, 1989 Charlie Brown and Lucy stand on the pitcher's mound. Lucy carries a soda bottle. Charlie Brown asks, "What do you have there?" Lucy replies, "This is root beer." Lucy continues, "If we win today, we can have a big celebration, and I can pour root beer over your head!" Charlie Brown frowns and says, "My head isn't the least bit worried." Latest appearance: July 15th, 2009 / First appearance: July 18th, 1962 Sally holds a jump rope. Sally looks at the jump rope. Sally looks at the jump rope. Sally says, "It doesn't jump!" First appearance: July 18th, 1977 Lucy stands in the outfield. The ball flies over her head and hits the ground. Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy tosses the ball to him and says, "No problem, manager . . I missed it, but the ground caught it!" Lucy walks away and says, "Nice catch, ground! You're doing a good job!" Charlie Brown says, "I never realized the ground was on our side . . ." First appearance: July 18th, 1965 Charlie Brown is standing on the pitchers mount with his eyes closed and a frown as he says, “Good Grief” (BR) (BR) Charlie Brown looks up with shame and says, “Twelve errors, in one inning!” “What a team I’ve got!” (BR) (BR) Charlie Brown turns to the outfield and yells, “All right, how about giving me a little support out there? I can’t win this game by myself, you know!!” Charlie Brown turn First appearance: July 18th, 1990 Charlie Brown and Snoopy sit on the edge of the dock and watch the sunset. Charlie Brown says, "I don't know . . I always feel sort of sad when I see the sun go down . . ." Snoopy thinks, "Like when you've eaten the last cookie . ." First appearance: July 18th, 1993 Snoopy leaps down from his dog house roof. Snoopy kicks Charlie Brown's front door. BAM! BAM! Cahrlie Brown sits up in bed. Charlie Brown in his pajamas kneels down in front of Snoopy on the front porch. Charlie Brown says, "Are you upset, little friend? Have you been lying awake worrying? Well, don't worry. I'm here." Charlie Brown hugs Snoopy in front of the moon First appearance: July 18th, 1984 Charlie Brown stands next to the mailbox and reads a letter. It says, "Dear Chuck, It's your old friend Peppermint Patty writing from France." Peppermint Patty swims in the ocean and waves. The letter says, "Here I am swimming near our hotel in Cap d'Antibes." Charlie Brown reads a letter. It says, "How's your baseball team doing this year? Scored a run yet? Ha Ha Ha Ha!" Latest appearance: July 14th, 2016 / First appearance: July 18th, 1968 Snoopy sits on the ground. Lucy walks toward him. Lucy grabs Snoopy's nose and says, "Beep!" Lucy walks away and says, "I haven't beeped you in a long time." Snoopy thinks, "I haven't missed it a bit!" First appearance: July 18th, 1998 Rerun and Snoopy rest on some rocks and look up. Rerun asks, "Do dogs ever look at clouds?" Snoopy thinks, "If I could talk, I'd tell you how we look at clouds, and birds, and the moon and everything, but dogs can't talk.." Rerun says, "I guess dogs never look at clouds.." Snoopy thinks, "Stupid kid!" Latest appearance: July 22nd, 2016 / First appearance: July 18th, 1969 Linus stands next to Charlie Brown and shouts, "She's leaving, Charlie Brown!" Linus continues, "The station wagon is leaving! You'll never see her again!" Linus grabs Charlie Brown's arm and shouts, "Do something!! Run over there! Hurry!! Hurry!!!!" Linus says, "She's gone . . ." Charlie Brown cries and shouts. Latest appearance: July 13th, 2000 / First appearance: July 18th, 1974 The World Famous Tennis Pro tosses the ball in the air for the serve. The World Famous Tennis Pro serves the ball. Woodstock speaks and holds a tennis racket. Snoopy stands and thinks, "Paw fault?!!" Latest appearance: July 15th, 2014 / First appearance: July 18th, 1967 The Vulture sits on his perch and waits. Frieda walks by and says, "Hi, sweetie!" The vulture sits as Frieda walks by. Snoopy thinks, "Actually, vultures just hate to be called 'sweetie'!" First appearance: July 18th, 1996 Linus and Rerun sit on the floor watching television. Rerun says, "I like these nature programs . . You see things you never thought could . . ." Snoopy runs into the room, grabs Linus's blanket with his mouth and drags Linus out of the room. Rerun says, ". . Happen." First appearance: July 18th, 1958 Snoopy lies on a rock thinking, "Let's see now.." He continues, "There are a quarter of a million dogs and cats born each day in America..That's ten thousand an hour.." He continues, "Or one hundred and sixty-six a minute..Good Grief!" He slumps on the rock and concludes, "I'm not unique!" First appearance: July 18th, 1956 Shermy approaches Charlie Brown building an object. He asks, "Building a birdhouse, eh, Charlie Brown?" He continues, "The directions say you're supposed to Glue the joints together before you nail them" Charlie Brown replies, "I know that.." Shermy asks,"How come you're not following the directions?" Charlie Brown shouts, "I've Never Done Anything Right In My Life, And I
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.