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: July 7th, 1980 Charlie Brown walks with Franklin. Charlie Brown asks, "Have you ever noticed how certain homes have distinct cooking odors?" Franklin asks, "You mean like garlic or spaghetti?" Franklin continues, "I know one kid's house that always smells like they've been cooking cabbage." Charlie Brown says, "Ours smells like tv dinners!" First appearance: September 5th, 1990 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their school desks. Peppermint Patty whispers, "Psst, Franklin! I need to borrow a pencil and some paper . . ." Franklin asks, "You had all summer to buy those things . . . Why are you just thinking about them now?" Peppermint Patty says, "Tired of playing center field on our team, huh, Franklin?" 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: January 18th, 1993 Peppermint Patty walks with Franklin. Peppermint Patty says, "Martin Luther King said, 'I have a dream.'" Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit on a bench eating lunch. Peppermint Patty says, "Before that, we wouldn't be sitting here . ." Franklin says, "And I wouldn't be trading you a carrot stick for a French fry . ." Peppermint Patty says, "That's not an even trade, Frankl First appearance: March 8th, 1972 Peppermint Patty sits up in her bed. She says, "Wow! That was too much!" Peppermint Patty walks outside and approaches Franklin. She says, "I don't know, Franklin . ." Peppermint Patty walks with Franklin and says, "I think all this ecology and environmental stuff is getting to me . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "Last night I dreamed I was engaged to Johnny Horizon!" 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 . ." 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: July 29th, 2015 / First appearance: July 31st, 1968 Charlie Brown stands at the edge of the beach and looks at the water. Franklin holds a beach ball and asks, "Is this your beach ball?" Charlie Brown says, "Hey! Yeah! Thank you very much!" Franklin says, "I was swimming out there, and it came floating by . . ." Charlie Brown holds the beach ball and says, "My silly sister threw it into the water." Franklin says, "I see you're makin First appearance: December 24th, 1990 Snoopy wears a Santa Claus outfit and rings a bell. Lucy says, "If he's really Santa Claus, why isn't he flying around with his reindeer?" Franklin says, "Hey, Santa . . Get going!" Sally asks, "Don't you know it's Christmas Eve?" Snoopy thinks, "I can't hear a thing . . Somebody around here keeps ringing a bell . . ." First appearance: March 5th, 1993 Franklin and Linus lean on the wall. Franklin says, "My grampa says that after all these years, he still doesn't understand life." Franklin says, "For instance, last week he bought a new car . ." Franklin continues, "But he got the flu anyway . ." First appearance: August 12th, 1985 Franklin and Charlie Brown stand at the wall. Charlie Brown says, "I like talking to my Grampa . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I asked him if he'd like to be a yuppie . ." Charlie Brown continues, "'I don't have to be a yuppie,' he said . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I've already yupped!" Latest appearance: January 25th, 2017 / First appearance: January 28th, 1970 Peppermint Patty stands in front of the principal's desk and says, "Yes, sir." Peppermint Patty stands outside the principal's office and cries. She says, "I can't believe it." Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Franklin says, "What's the matter, Patty? You're crying . . ." Peppermint Patty frowns and replies, "One tear isn't crying!" 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: July 26th, 1988 Sally, Franklin and Marcie wait on line for the movies. Sally asks, "Is this one of those movies ere a boy is sent off to boarding school, and everybody picks on him?" Sally continues, "Or where a little girl is sent to live with her aunt, and they make her do all the work?" Sally continues, "Or a fawn is left alone in the woods after a hunter shoots her mother?" Franklin pays fo First appearance: December 7th, 1993 Marcie, Franklin, Snoopy, Linus, Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty are covered in mud. Marcie asks, "Where am I?" Franklin asks, "Who's got the ball?" Snoopy thinks, "Somebody call the vet!" Linus asks, "Is it still raining or am I bleeding?" Peppermint Patty shouts, "Isn't this great, Chuck? Good old fashioned, down in the dirt football!" Latest appearance: February 4th, 2003 / First appearance: February 9th, 1971 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and says, "A science project?" Franklin sits in front of Peppermint Patty. Peppermint Patty frowns and says, "Oh, good grief! I hate science projects . . . I can never think of anything different . . ." Franklin says, "I'm going to do mine on the various kinds of metals in the earth and how each has affected the progress of mankind . . ." Latest appearance: July 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: 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 . ." 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 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
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
Latest appearance: April 20th, 2007 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1960 Linus is looking towards his left. Linus stares at Charlie Brown, who has his tongue out displaying exertion, as he walks by dragging Snoopy in the grass, Charlie Brown explains to Linus, "Rabies shot." Linus goes back to minding his business as Charlie Brown continues to drag Snoopy. First appearance: April 22nd, 1982 Molly Volley stands with The World Famous Tennis Pro. She says, "Hey! Good going, partner! We won the first game!" Molly Volley continues, "I've developed sort of a new habit on the changeover . . ." The World Famous Tennis Pro and Molley Volley sit on the bench. Molly Volley holds a bag of cookies and says, "Have a chocolate chip cookie . . ." Snoopy thinks, "My kind of pa Latest appearance: April 20th, 2015 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1968 Charlie Brown stands next to Snoopy and reads a newspaper. He says, "Seventh annual world's wrist wrestling championship." Charlie Brown looks at Snoopy and thinks, "You should enter, Snoopy . . . It's going to be held on May 3rd in Petaluma . ." Snoopy thinks, "Petaluma?" Charlie Brown says, "The defending champion stands six foot three and weighs 333 pounds . ." Snoopy th First appearance: April 22nd, 1984 The beaglescout leans againgst a rock looking at an object in his hands. He smiles and thinks,"He's gonna be surprised." The beaglescout stands in the field with Woodstock and the other troops. He thinks,"Attention, troops!" He thinks,"This is a historic occasion..." He smiles and continues,"One of our members has completed all of his tests, and is now eligible to receive Latest appearance: April 17th, 2003 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1971 Snoopy sits on the ground. Lucy carries a magazine and walks up to Snoopy. She says, "Guess what I found . . ." Lucy opens the magazine and says, "It's a magazine photo-story about your favorite author . . . Now, you'll get the chance to see what she looks like . . ." Snoopy looks at the magazine and reads, "Miss Helen Sweetstory, author of the Bunnie-Wunnie series, relaxes here in First appearance: April 22nd, 1997 The Literary Ace sits on the doghouse. He types, "It was a dark and stormy night." Lucy reads the story. Lucy hands the paper to the Literary Ace and says, "No, not again . ." The Literary Ace reads the page. Snoopy types, "It was one of those dark nights when you weren't sure if it was going to be stormy or not." First appearance: April 22nd, 1986 Linus and Lucy sit on a couch. Lucy exclaims, "I'm the big sister and you're the little brother! That's the way it's always going to be!" Lucy exclaims, "It's going to be that way today, tomorrow, next week and forever!" Linus sighs. Lucy smiles and shouts, "Ha! I knew that'd get a rise out of you!" Latest appearance: April 19th, 2012 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1965 Shroeder stands on the slope of the pitcher's mound and advises Charlie Brown: "Throw this guy your fast ball, Charlie Brown.." He tosses the ball to him. Charlie Brown turns around to see Lucy, who says, "I think you'd better keep the ball low to this guy, Charlie Brown...give him a low curve.." Linus stands on the ground next to Charlie Brown. He suggests, "Throw this guy all knu First appearance: April 22nd, 1977 Snoopy, as a helicopter, flies. Woodstock is the pilot. Snoopy continues to fly. Lucy jumps rope. Snoopy and Lucy lie on the ground tangled in the jump rope. Snoopy thinks, "May day! May day!" Latest appearance: April 20th, 2000 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1974 Charlie Brown and Lucy stand on the pitcher's mound. Lucy asks, "Hey, manager, how come we never try field goals?" Charlie Brown frowns. Lucy continues, "I'm standing in a field, aren't I? How come we can't try for a field goal if I'm standing in a field?" Lucy walks away. Lucy stands in the outfield and shouts, "Stupid manager!!!" Latest appearance: April 27th, 2002 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1972 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy approaches and says, "Guess waht I just did." Lucy leans on the piano and says, "I just listened to part of an opera on the radio." Lucy smiles and says, "I surprised myself . . . I kind of liked it." Lucy continues, "I'll bet if I listened enough, I could become a real operetta." First appearance: April 22nd, 1989 Linus walks past a sign that reads, "Fair grounds 1/2 mile." Linus continues to walk beside a fence. Linus approaches a sign that reads, "Unfair grounds 1/4 mile." Latest appearance: April 26th, 2017 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1970 Lucy kneels on the ground. Charlie Brown stands next to her and asks, "What are you doing?" Lucy replies, "I'm planting a tree." Charlie Brown points and says, "That's not a tree . . That's a stick." Lucy says, "It's wood isn't it? If it's wood, it'll grow!" Charlie Brown walks away and says, "I still say it's just a stick." Lucy says, "All right, so maybe it's a stick." Lu First appearance: April 22nd, 1976 Peppermint Patty walks through the gate and receives a cap. A voice says, "Here's your free cap, kid . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "Thank you!" Peppermint Patty leans over the wall and holds the cap. She says, "Hey, Marcie, I got the first cap! Here, I'm comin' down!" Marcie runs and says, "Keep it, sir . . . I'm going home!" Peppermint Patty drops the cap and shouts, "Marcie!" First appearance: April 22nd, 1978 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy approaches and says, "Hey, manager, the cover is coming off this ball." Charlie Brown replies, "Maybe you should put some tape around it . . ." Charlie Brown shouts, "Tape it up real good so it won't come apart again . . ." Lucy rolls a tape ball almost as tall as her. First appearance: April 22nd, 1987 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Peppermint Patty wears four flowers in her hair. Peppermint Patty asks, "What do you think, Marcie?" Peppermint Patty says, "I figured I'd wear flowers in my hair to let the committee see how I'd look if I were 'May Queen'." Marcie says, "It almost gives you an unfair advantage, sir." Peppermint Patty says, "That's wh Latest appearance: April 19th, 2008 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1961 Charlie Brown points at Lucy and says, "You? You admit you were wrong? You? You?!" Lucy says, "Of course, Charlie Brown . . . And I'll admit that I've been wrong before . . ." Lucy says, "I remember the last time I was wrong about something . . . It was in 1958 I think . . . Along in July sometime, or was it August? Yes!" Lucy says, "The last time I was wrong was in Aug First appearance: April 22nd, 1985 Snoopy looks out the car window and thinks, "They all go off shopping, and leave me in the car . . ." Snoopy continues to think, "But I don't care." Snoopy watches people outside and thinks, "I like looking at all the people who pass by . ." Snoopy looks forward and smiles. Snoopy thinks, "And I love snooping in the glove compartment." First appearance: April 22nd, 1990 Snoopy reads a sign that says, "Slow Children at Play." Snoopy walks along. He sees a stone fall next to a rock wall. He walks along. Snoopy sees another sign, readiong "Tripping Rock." A stone rolls by. Trip! The stone bounces. Snoopy rolls his eyes. Latest appearance: April 19th, 2013 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1966 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and says, "When I get older I think I'll play in 'Little League.'" Charlie Brown throws the pitch and says, "Later on I'll play for my school team, then a little college ball, and then the major leagues!" Charlie Brown gets knocked over by a ball. Charlie Brown thinks, "In the meantime, I have my problems!"
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.