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 5th, 1979 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Franklin says, "Spelling bee?" Franklin says, "No, ma'am . . Not unless you say I have to." Peppermint Patty whispers, "Go ahead, Franklin . . . You can do it . . ." Franklin says, "Maybe I could just be in the pro-am . . ." Latest appearance: January 15th, 2002 / First appearance: January 11th, 1972 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and says, "No, ma'am, I didn't wear a dress today because I've decided to defy the dress code." Peppermint Patty continues, "I don't think it's fair . . . Yes, ma'am . . . I understand . . ." Peppermint Patty gets out of her chair and says, "So long, Franklin, this is it!" Peppermint Patty walks away and says, "Write to me in care Latest appearance: October 11th, 2000 / First appearance: October 16th, 1974 Franklin and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in school. Franklin looks at a book and reads, "The metric system is easy to learn and understand." Peppermint Patty replies, "Ha!" Franklin continues, "Time saved in teachers certain concepts can be devoted to teaching more important concepts and skills." Peppermint Patty replies, "Ha!" Franklin asks, "How can I explain anything to 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 . ." Latest appearance: September 21st, 2016 / First appearance: September 24th, 1969 Roy looks on while Franklin says to Peppermint Patty, "Well coach, we're ready . . . where's the other team?" Peppermint Patty replies, "I don't know . . . I told Chuck to get his outfit together, and be here at three . . ." Roy points and says, "Here comes a team now . . ." as a friend looks on. Snoopy walks onto the field wearing a helmet and 4 birds follow behind him. Latest appearance: April 27th, 2000 / First appearance: April 29th, 1974 Sally, Linus and Franklin stand in line. Sally asks, "Is there a lot of throwing up in this movie?" Sally continues, "I'm not going to pay good money just to watch some stupid actor throw up!" Sally and Linus stand in front of the ticket window. Sally says, "If I want to watch someone throw up, I can watch the kid who lives next door to us . . . He has the flu!" Linus walks 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 First appearance: July 17th, 1999 Charlie Brown and Franklin lean against a wall. Charlie says, "Is your grampa still playing golf?" Franklin says, "Yes, but he's given up trying to shoot his age.. now he's trying to shoot the tempature.." Franklin says, "It was hot yesterday.. he shot a 102.." First appearance: September 17th, 1995 Peppermint Patty stands in front of the school building. She reads a sign that says, "Dunce caps third floor." Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in class. She looks at a test and thinks. Peppermint Patty asks, "What did you put down for the first questions, Marcie?" Marcie reads from her paper, "'True, false, true, true, and false.'" Peppermint Patty says, "Ha! S First appearance: November 23rd, 1983 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Both look sick. Marcie says, "I don't feel very good . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I don't either, Marcie . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "Whatever you have, I think you passed it on to me . . ." Franklin feels his forehead and says, "I don't feel so good, either . . ." Peppermint Patty exclaims, "Duck, ma'am! You're 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 First appearance: October 21st, 1986 Marcie, Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit in their school desks. Peppermint Patty says, "Yes, ma'am . . This is my report on the music concert . . It was very beautiful . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "It was the first time I ever heard a veal piccata . . ." Marcie whispers, "Bach Toccata." Peppermint Patty says, "Whatever." 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 17th, 2015 / First appearance: October 18th, 1968 Charlie Brown runs and shouts, "Franklin! Where are you going?" Charlie Brown stands behind Franklin. Franklin says, "I'm going home, Charlie Brown . . This neighborhood has me shook." Franklin stops and says, "I didn't mind the girl in the booth or the beagle with the goggles, but that business about the 'Great Pumpkin' . . . No, sir!" Charlie Brown says, "But . ." Schroed 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 Latest appearance: April 28th, 2000 / First appearance: April 30th, 1974 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty leans back and begs, "Oh, please, don't let her call on me!" Peppermint Patty continues, "Please, oh, please, don't let her call on me! I'll study hard tonight if you just, please, don't let her call on me today . . ." Franklin turns around and says, "I thought praying in school had been banned." P First appearance: December 20th, 1989 Lucy, Linus and Franklin walk away. Snoopy stands dressed as Santa Claus ringing a bell. The charity bin is filled with dog bones. Lucy says, "It is always good to give something to those Santas who stand on the corner." Franklin says, "I agree." First appearance: September 20th, 1992 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and sleeps. Peppermint Patty wears her notebook on her head. She says, "Oh, no!" Peppermint Patty continues to wear the notebook on her head. She says, "Who discovered what? Well, let me think . . . Yes, ma'am . . . It's my notebook . . It got sort of caught in my hair again . . ." Marcie sits behind Peppermint Patty. Peppermint P Latest appearance: November 19th, 2016 / First appearance: November 22nd, 1969 Franklin and Roy walk outside. Franklin says, "My mom and dad were going on a little vacation but they changed their minds." Franklin says, "Mom is kind of a worrier." Franklin says, "She says, what if they were driving along the freeway doing about seventy and suddenly something went wrong with the glove compartment?" As Roy pays for his movie ticket he says, "That is som 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: 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: September 17th, 1992 Charlie Brown stands on a girl's porch and holds a rake. Charlie Brown says, "Ask your dad if he wants me to rake your leaves . . ." The girl responds, "He says to come back in a month . . He's waiting for the last leaf to fall . ." Charlie Brown looks up at a tree with one leaf. Charlie Brown says, "Somehow, I think you and I are in this together . ." Latest appearance: September 14th, 2006 / First appearance: September 17th, 1959 Charlie Brown runs by flying his kite. Lucy and Linus walk along and Lucy asks, "Isn't the sky a beautiful blue today, Linus?" They both look up and she continues, "Look there..did you ever see anything nicer?" Charlie Brown stands grimacing in the distance. Linus watches his sister grimace as the kite lands on her outstretched arm. Latest appearance: September 14th, 2016 / First appearance: September 17th, 1969 Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown sit on the curb. Peppermint Patty says, "You should organize a football team, Chuck . ." Peppermint Patty smiles and continues, "Then I could bring my team over to slaughter you . . . we'd mangle you . . . we'd stomp on you and crush you and trample you into the ground!" As Peppermint Patty gets up and walks away she says, "Get your team organize Latest appearance: September 12th, 2003 / First appearance: September 17th, 1971 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "If I told you that we were through when I really didn't mean it, would we still be through?" Schroeder looks up and asks, "If I told you that it didn't matter to me one way or the other, would we still be through?" Lucy replies, "Well, if I told you that I meant I thought I knew that we were through when I said that you Latest appearance: September 15th, 2011 / First appearance: September 17th, 1964 Charlie Brown asks Linus: "Did the teacher like your map?" They walk. "I guess not...She gave me a 'C' on it..." Linus holds out a rolled up paper to Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown looks at it. "Only a 'C'? How come?" Linus gazes at his map: "I meridianed where I should have latituded!" Latest appearance: September 14th, 2014 / First appearance: September 17th, 1967 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and stares at the field. He says, "Nine home runs in a row!! Good grief!" He throws his head back and wails, "What can I do?!!" Schroeder stands below him on the slope of the mound. Charlie Brown He opens his arms, and says, "We're getting slaughtered again, Schroeder...I don't know what to do..why do we have to suffer like this?" Latest appearance: September 14th, 2009 / First appearance: September 17th, 1962 Charlie Brown says into the phone, "It's going to be our last chance this year to have a picnic . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "That's right . . . It will be very informal . . . We're not even going to tell anybody what they should bring . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Each person will bring what he feels is necessary . . ." Snoopy sits next to Charlie Brown holding his dog di First appearance: September 17th, 1979 Sally and Charlie Brown sit at the table. Sally writes the letters, "F, G, H, I." The "I" has two dots above it. Charlie Brown asks, "How come you put two dots over the 'I'?" Sally replies, "Those aren't dots . . . Those are eyes! Haven't you ever heard of I's eyes?" Sally sits at the table alone and shouts, "Stick around! You may learn something!" Latest appearance: September 14th, 2013 / First appearance: September 17th, 1966 Lucy says, "Look at that bug, will you?" Lucy continues, "He thinks he's better than that other bug . . ." Lucy shouts, "What makes you think you're so great?!" Lucy walks away and says, "I enjoy putting his kind in their place!" First appearance: September 17th, 1956 Snoopy walks through the grass thinking, "Here comes the big elephant, tromping through the jungle..." He keeps walking and thinks, "TROMP! TROMP! TROMP!" He stops and thinks, "Suddenly he stops! He lifts his head! He sees the hated hunter!" Charlie Brown frowns as Snoopy tromps atop his head. Latest appearance: September 15th, 2015 / First appearance: September 17th, 1968 Charlie Brown sits in front of Lucy's psychiatric booth and says, "I'm lonely." Charlie Brown continues, "I feel that no one really cares about me." Charlie Brown asks, "How can I cure this loneliness?" Lucy replies, "Get some friends! Five cents, please . ." Latest appearance: September 16th, 2004 / First appearance: September 17th, 1970 Charlie Brown sits on the curb. Linus stands next to him and says, "Snoopy's at the vet's?" Linus sits beside Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "Yes, he had to stay there overnight for X-rays . ." Linus asks, "But they'll keep him in a cage or something, won't they? How will he ever stand it?" Snoopy stands in a cage and thinks, "Here's The World War I Flying Ace sitting i First appearance: September 17th, 1982 Lucy sits in a beanbag. Linus says, "I was hoping to lie in the beanbag and watch tv . . ." Lucy replies, "Too bad, I got here first." Linus says, "That's the story of my life . . ." Linus continues, "Low man on the beanbag!" First appearance: September 17th, 1984 Marcie sits in her school desk. A phantom sleeping sound emanates from an empty desk. Marcie says, "Yes, ma'am . . I hear it . . ." Marcie shouts, "Wake up, sir!" The ghost sound disappears. Marcie says, "Just like old times, huh, ma'am?" First appearance: September 17th, 1976 Peppermint Patty talks into the phone and says, "A private school might do me a lot of good, Chuck." Peppermint Patty continues, "I might even become one of the beautiful people! Wouldn't that be something?" Charlie Brown smiles and talks into the phone. He says, "I can see you now in a white blouse and a blue skirt running out to play field hockey . . ." Peppermint Patty s First appearance: September 17th, 1996 Rerun and Snoopy sit on the ground. Rerun says, "You should go to kindergarten with me sometime . ." Rerun says, "You could learn a lot of things . ." Snoopy thinks, "I already know a lot of things . ." Snoopy thinks, "I'm an expert on our backyard . ." First appearance: September 17th, 1995 Peppermint Patty stands in front of the school building. She reads a sign that says, "Dunce caps third floor." Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in class. She looks at a test and thinks. Peppermint Patty asks, "What did you put down for the first questions, Marcie?" Marcie reads from her paper, "'True, false, true, true, and false.'" Peppermint Patty says, "Ha! S First appearance: September 17th, 1985 Sally stands in front of the class and says, "My report today is on human behavior in our society . . ." Sally continues, "We shall discuss the importance of marriagement . ." Sally turns and says, "Ma'am?" Sally says, "Whatever . ." Latest appearance: September 14th, 2010 / First appearance: September 17th, 1963 Snoopy lies on his doghouse and barks, "Woof, woof, woof!" Snoopy lies on his doghouse. Snoopy barks again, "Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof." Snoopy lies on his doghouse and thinks, "A good watchdog is worth his weight in gold!" First appearance: September 17th, 1998 Marcie sits at her desk in school. Peppermint Patty sleeps at the desk in front of Marcie. Marcie says, "Yes, ma'am... I'm sure she's asleep." Marcie says, "Should I wake her up?" Peppermin Patty's head falls backward onto Marcie's desk. Marcie says, "I think it's time for her ten o'clock feeding.."
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.