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: 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: January 23rd, 2017 / First appearance: January 26th, 1970 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty smiles and holds up a paper. She says, "Now, that's what I call a book report . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "This time I really outdid myself." Peppermint Patty says, "I've got the author's name, a brief description of the plot and everthing . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "I even read the bo 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: 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 . . ." 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: August 14th, 1990 Linus and Franklin lean on the wall. Franklin says, "My grampa had another birthday yesterday . ." Franklin continues, "He said, 'I have to admit that the years have been good to me.'" Franklin says, "'But the months and weeks have been a little rude!'" 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 Latest appearance: April 4th, 2000 / First appearance: April 9th, 1974 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty says, "Education is important, Franklin." Peppermint Patty continues, "Say, for instance, that I'm the manager of a major-league ball club and I'm taking the lineup out to the umpire . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "That lineup has to be punctuated correctly, doesn't it? You can't take a starting lineup out First appearance: April 12th, 1990 Franklin, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and Sally stand underneath a big tree. It rains even underneath the tree. Franklin says, "Field trips are supposed to be very educational." Lucy says, "I wonder what we've learned today . . ." Sally says, "Even if you stand under a tree you still get wet!" 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 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: November 5th, 1999 Peppermint Patty and Franklin are in class and Patty asks, "Psst, Franklin.. What did you put down for the fifth question?" Franklin replies, "There is no fifth question.. That was yesterday." Patty says, "Really? I thought I did that test." "Franklin says, "Maybe you didn't hand it in.." Patty looking closer at the papers says, "You're right.. It is.." Patty continues.. 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 . . ." First appearance: January 17th, 1985 Franklin stands in front of the class and announces, "This morning we want to pay tribute to two of our classmates . . ." Franklin continues, "Patricia and Marcie made an appearance at the teacher's convention yesterday . ." Franklin turns and says, "I think we all appreciate the honor they brought to our school . . ." Marcie stands with her arm in a sling and a bandage on Latest appearance: 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!" 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 12th, 1989 Franklin and Charlie Brown stand at a wall. Charlie Brown says, "My grampa says he worked hard all his life . . . But not anymore . ." Charlie Brown continues, "He and gramma have moved to a retirement community . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "He says the hardest work he does now is removing the staples from the newsletter . ." 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 14th, 1983 Marcie and Franklin sit on small chairs. Peppermint Patty stands at a podium and bangs a gavel. She exclaims, "The meeting of the board of the 'Pelicans' baseball team will come to order!" Peppermint Patty shouts, "Today we're going to vote on whether or not we call Chuck . . . I vote 'yes'!!" Marcie says, "I vote 'no'." Franklin says, "I can't decide." Peppermint Patty exclaim 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
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: October 21st, 1991 Snoopy sleeps on his doghouse. Linus says, "In the sixth chapter of the Book of Amos it says, 'Woe to those who lie upon beds of ivory.'" Snoopy sits up as Linus walks away. Snoopy lies down and thinks, "Woe to those who can't go back to sleep after somebody wakes them up . ." First appearance: October 21st, 1992 Peppermint Patty and Marcie walk through the rain. Marcie holds an umbrella and asks, "Why do you walk to school in the rain without an umbrella, sir?" A soaking wet Peppermint Patty answers, "I like to suffer, Marcie . . Suffering helps you mature." Marcie says, "And get wet . ." Peppermint Patty asks, "What?" Marcie says, "And get wet." Peppermint Patty says, "I can't Latest appearance: November 1st, 2009 / First appearance: October 21st, 1962 Snoopy lies on his doghouse and thinks, "I hear footsteps . . ." Snoopy sits up and thinks, "Oh good grief!" Charlie Brown holds a leash and smiles at Snoopy. Charlie Brown attaches the leash to Snoopy's collar. Snoopy walks on the leash next to Charlie Brown and hangs his head. Patty looks on as Snoopy makes a fuss about the leash. Charlie Brown rolls his e First appearance: October 21st, 1989 Charlie Brown sits in a beanbag chair. Sally holds a book and says, "We've been reading poems in school, but I never understand any of them . ." Salley continues, "How am I supposed to know which poems I like?" Charlie Brown responds, "Somebody tells you." First appearance: October 21st, 1987 Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit theatre seats. Patty asks, "What's this piece called?" Marcie reads from the program and says, 'Pomp and Circumstance' by Elgar , , ," Patty smiles and says, "I like it . ." Marcie smiles too and says, "I do, too. " Patty turns to Marcie and says, "You know what?" Marcie says, "What?" Patty says, "I'm glad to be alive." First appearance: October 21st, 1983 Spike sits in the desert. He thinks, "Well, I have two choices as to what I can do tonight." Spike looks up and thinks, "I can sit here and talk to this cactus." Spike thinks, "Or I can go into Needles all by myself, and play video games." Spike says, "Life can be very exciting when you have choices." First appearance: October 21st, 1957 Charlie Brown approaches a dazed Linus. He says, "Well, Linus, you've gone without your blanket for a whole week.." Linus replies, "I'll never last ANOTHER week! I have hot and cold flashes..my eyes won't focus.." He grabs Charlie Brown and shouts, "I GOTTA HAVE THAT BLANKET!!" He beats his fists on the ground and continues, "I'm Cracking Up, And Nobody Cares! Nobody! Nobo First appearance: October 21st, 1995 The Beaglescout leads Woodstock and three other scouts on a hike. Snoopy thinks, "Keep going, troops . . . We're almost home . ." A scout speaks. The Beaglescout thinks, "I know your feet hurt . . Mine do, too . ." A scout speaks. Snoopy thinks, "Yes, I know Mickey Mouse has shoes . ." Latest appearance: October 20th, 2011 / First appearance: October 21st, 1964 Linus stands at the podium. He says, "Mr. Chairman, teachers and fellow students..this will be my last speech before our election.." Lucy leans back in her chair with her hands clasped behind her head: "We've got it cold, Charlie Brown...if he doesn't say anything stupid, we can't lose!" Charlie Brown says, "Just think...I'll be Vice-President." Linus says, "I want to talk to you t First appearance: October 21st, 1988 The Literary Ace sits on his doghouse and types, "One Hundred Reasons to Hate Cats." Lucy reads the sheet of paper and says, "I don't know . . I'm not so sure about this . . ." Snoopy types, "Make that two hundred." First appearance: October 21st, 1980 Beaglescout walks with Woodstock and friends. He thinks, "Today, troops, we're going to concentrate on tree identification." Beaglescout thinks, "Now what would you call that?" Conrad speaks. Beaglescout thinks, "A 'six tree'?" Snoopy stands beside a flag pole and and a number six flag. Snoopy thinks, "No, Conrad, I doubt that it's called a 'six tree.'" Latest appearance: October 18th, 2013 / First appearance: October 21st, 1966 Peppermint Patty shouts, "Hey Linus! You're going the wrong way!" Linus says, "Peppermint Patty! Wow, am I glad to see you! We were lost . . . We got turned completely around!" Linus says, "You remember Snoopy don't you? I brought him along as sort of a bodyguard." Peppermint Patty shakes Snoopy's hand and says, "Hi ya, pal! How's the ol' shortstop?" Snoopy wears his Latest appearance: October 19th, 2002 / First appearance: October 21st, 1972 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Woodstock types. Snoopy thinks, "Dear sir . . ." Woodstock speaks. Woodstock flies away. Snoopy sits on the doghouse alone and thinks, "Is there really such a thing as a 'Worm break'?" First appearance: October 21st, 1984 The Beaglescout and his troops walk down a slope. They stop in a clearing and look up in the sky. The Beaglescout smiles up at the moon and thinks,"Look, there's a full moon tonight" Woodstock chirps a question. The Beaglestock thinks,"No, there aren't such things as werewolves....that's just a myth...." They all sit down and he continues,"But I'll let you in on a little Latest appearance: October 18th, 2012 / First appearance: October 21st, 1965 Charlie Brown sits on a bench eating his lunch. He says, "I think I"ll go over and introduce myself to that little red-haired girl." Charlie Brown continues, "I think I'll introduce myself, and then ask her to come over and sit next to me." Charlie Brown says, "I think I'll ask her to sit next to me here, and then I think I'll tell her how much I've alway admired her . . ." Latest appearance: October 19th, 2015 / First appearance: October 21st, 1968 Charlie Brown sits at his desk in school. Snoopy sits in the desk behind Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown turns around and looks at Snoopy. Snoopy smiles. Charlie Brown says, "I wonder if he's auditing this course, or taking it for credit . . ." First appearance: October 21st, 1996 Sally stands in the front of the classroom and holds a piece of paper. Sally says, "This is my report on Walter Diemer, the man who invented bubble gum . ." Sally blows a bubble. Sally says, "Obviously, we are all grateful to him . ." Sally blows a bubble. Sally explains, "Audio visual, ma'am . ." First appearance: October 21st, 1993 Peppermint Patty holds a football. Marcie says, "Sir, instead of playing, maybe I should just be a cheerleader . ." Marcie says, "Listen to this . . ." Marcie screams, "Come on, team! Try to do your very best!!" Peppermint Patty walks away and says, "Let's just work on some more plays, Marcie." Marcie follows behind and says, "A little too impassioned, huh?" Latest appearance: October 18th, 2006 / First appearance: October 21st, 1959 Lucy sits reading to Linus. She reads, "And so the King was granted his wish.." She continues, "Everything he touched would turn to gold! Now, the next day.." Linus stands up and exclaims, "Stop! You don't have to read any further! I know just what's going to happen..." He walks off and continues, "These thins always have a way of backfiring!" Latest appearance: October 18th, 2010 / First appearance: October 21st, 1963 Charlie Brown looks at a piece pf paper. He says to Five, "Did you know that a full-grown moose weighs 1800 pounds?" Snoopy sits on the ground beside him. "And a polar bear may weigh 1600 pounds and a big male walrus sometimes weighs as much as 3000 pounds!" Charlie Brown adds. Snoopy trots off. Snoopy stands on a scale. He thinks, "Twenty-three pounds..how humiliating!"
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.