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
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 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 Latest appearance: October 30th, 2016 / First appearance: November 2nd, 1969 A sign sits in a carved pumpkin that reads, "Home wanted." Franklin holds a football. Peppermint Patty holds a pumpkin. Franklin says, "No, thank you . . . I wouldn't know what to do with it . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "Rats!" Peppermint Patty approaches Roy with the pumpkin. Roy says, "No, I don't want it . . Halloween is over . . Besides, I have one of my own to get rid of . . 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 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: 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: 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 28th, 1987 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their school desks. Peppermint Patty whispers in his ear. Peppermint Patty looks up and says, "Me?" Peppermint Patty says, "No, ma'am, I wasn't giving the answers . . ." Patty concludes, "I was just leaking information." First appearance: November 28th, 1977 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Franklin holds a piece of paper. Peppermint Patty says, "Hey, Franklin, she stuck a gold star on your paper!" Peppermint Patty frowns and says, "The teacher never sticks a star on any of my papers . . ." Peppermint Patty shouts, "I couldn't get a star on a Christmas tree!" Peppermint Patty says, "Sorry, ma'am!" First appearance: June 3rd, 1988 Charlie Brown and Franklin lean on the wall. Charlie Brown asks, "Now that your grampa is retired, how does he spend his time?" Franklin says, "He says he's busy all day . ." Charlie Brown asks, "Doing what?" Franklin answers, "Grampa things . ." Latest appearance: April 20th, 2016 / First appearance: April 23rd, 1969 Franklin talks into the phone and says, "Hello, Charlie Brown? This is Franklin . ." Franklin continues, "We won't be able to play your team today . . Five of our guys can't make it . . ." Franklin says, "We'll just have to forfiet the game . . . You win, Charlie Brown . ." Charlie Brown stands next to the phone and says, "I can't believe it . . . A two-game winning streak. 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: 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..." Latest appearance: October 14th, 2015 / First appearance: October 15th, 1968 Franklin walks toward Lucy's psychiatric booth and says, "Hello." Lucy says, "Hi, kid!" Franklin says, "I'm looking for a boy named Charlie Brown." Lucy says, "He lives right over there . . Two houses down . . ." Franklin says, "Thank you . . . How's the lemonade business?" Lucy replies, "This isn't a lemonade stand . . This is a psychiatric booth." Franklin asks, "Are you First appearance: September 18th, 1989 Charlie Brown, Franklin and Snoopy stand at the wall. Franklin says, "My grandfather says his ambition is to be a perfect grandparent." Charlie Brown asks, "What does he call a perfect grandparent?" Franklin replies, "Somebody who's made at least one hole in one . ." First appearance: January 27th, 1990 Lucy, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Franklin, Violet and Snoopy wait in line for movie tickets. Lucy shouts, "Go ahead! Let him in!" Linus shouts, "Show a little kindness!" Peppermint Patty says, "Let him in!" Marcie says, "Show a little love!" Franklin shouts, "Let him in!" Violet shouts, "Show a little compassion!" Snoopy thinks, "My friends . ." First appearance: February 8th, 1996 Violet, Franklin, Marcie, Peppermint Patty, Linus, Charlie Brown, Woodstock and Snoopy stand in line at a movie theater. Violet hands the ticket agent money and says, "One, please." Franklin asks Marcie, "What's this movie about?" Marcie replies, "Some hockey players try to take over the world . ." Peppermint Patty says, "They use curved sticks . ." Linus says, "But then the sticks are declar First appearance: March 7th, 1979 Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit at their desks in school. Franklin says, "I was runner-up in the spelling bee! How about that?" Peppermint Patty says, "You weren't runner-up, Franklin . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "You came in sixteenth . . ." Franklin says, "I was runner-up to the kid who came in fifteenth!" 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: October 21st, 2004 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1970 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty holds a paper and says, "An essy test! I'm doomed!" Peppermint Patty asks, "Why couldn't she have given us a multiple-choice test?" Peppermint Patty continues, "Or a true or false test?" Peppermint Patty says, "I hate it when you have to know what you're writing about . . ."
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 22nd, 1981 Snoopy lies against a rock. Woodstock sits on his feet. Snoopy thinks, "You're supposed to meet your cousin at the station?" Snoopy sits up and thinks, "But you don't know what she looks like, and she doesn't know what you look like . . ." Woodstock runs away. Snoopy thinks, "Tell her she'll recognize you because you'll be holding a copy of 'War and Peace.'" Woodstock stand First appearance: September 22nd, 1983 Peppermint Patty sits in a bed with wires connected to her head. Peppermint Patty says, "You're attaching wires to my head?!" Peppermint Patty exclaims, "What happens if my head lights up? I wasn't born to be a lighthouse!" Peppermint Patty laughs. Peppermint Patty grins and says, "Just a little humor there, sir, to put you at ease . . ." First appearance: September 22nd, 1988 Peppermint Patty wears a big wig. She walks next to Marcie. A one-toothed kid shouts, "Hey, kid! Is that a wig or are you wearing a sheep?!" The one-toothed kid shouts, "Too bad it isn't bigger . . We can still see your face!" Peppermint Patty no longer wears the wig. Marcie says, "Amazing, sir! I never would have thought you could stuff that whole wig into his mouth . ." Latest appearance: September 19th, 2013 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1966 Snoopy walks outside. Snoopy looks at the remains of his doghouse. Snoopy gazes at the frame. Snoopy lies on top of the frame. First appearance: September 22nd, 1995 The World War I Flying Ace stands next to a desk. Snoopy thinks, "Yes, sir . . I'd like permission to speak to General Pershing . ." The World War I Flying Ace thinks, "Yes, it's a very delicate matter . ." The World War I Flying Ace thinks, "Well, my brother, who is in the infantry, wants to know why they never get any tapioca pudding?" The World War I Flying Ace is throw Latest appearance: September 19th, 2006 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1959 Snoopy sits watching a leaf fall from the tree. He continues to watch it drift. He watches as it hits the floor. He smiles at it and says, "Hi, Leaf!" Latest appearance: September 20th, 2007 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1960 Linus approaches Snoopy and says, "I was going to ask you if you wanted to play a little ball, Snoopy...." He asks, "But then I remembered...this is 'National Dog Week' so I don't suppose you'd want to chase a ball during 'National Dog Week,' would you?" Snoopy looks at Linus as Linus asks again, "Would you?" Linus grimaces and walks off exclaiming, "I didn't think you woul First appearance: September 22nd, 1987 Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy stand on the pitcher's mound. Lucy says, "If we lose this last game of the season, we should sue . . ." Charlie Brown asks, "Sue? Who are we gonna sue?" Charlie Brown continues, "And what attorney would take the case?" Snoopy pulls off his baseball cap, revealing Snoopy as the World Famous Attorney. First appearance: September 22nd, 1976 Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty stand in the grass. Charlie Brown holds a brochure and says, "You're going to enroll in the 'Ace Obedience School'?" Snoopy approaches. Charlie Brown continues, "But that isn't a . . ." Peppermint Patty holds her hand up and says, "Don't try to talk me out of it, Chuck . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "I need a good education . . . Even if I bec First appearance: September 22nd, 1990 The Foreign Legionnaire stands next to Woodstock and two soldiers. Snoopy thinks, "This morning, when I got up, I said to myself, 'Hey, where's the beach ball that's been following us?'" Conrad carries a large round backpack. Snoopy thinks, "Then I realized that Conrad had it in his backpack . ." Latest appearance: September 21st, 2004 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1970 Snoopy wears a helmet and throws a football. Woodstock runs after the football. The ball hits Woodstock on the head. Snoopy thinks, "Ineligible receiver." First appearance: September 22nd, 1958 Lucy and Charlie Brown are leaning on the wall. Charlie Brown is grimacing. Lucy asks, "Discouraged again, Eh, Charlie Brown?" She continues, "You know what your trouble is? The whole trougle with you is that you're You!" He asks, "Well, what in the world can I do about that?" She replies, "I don't pretend to be able to give advice..I merely point out the trouble!" First appearance: September 22nd, 1986 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Peppermint Patty reads a math book and says, "'To divide fractions use the reciprocal and multiply.'" Peppermint Patty asks, "Why?" Marcie asks, "Why use the reciprocal?" Peppermint Patty says, "No, why was I born?" First appearance: September 22nd, 1997 Marcie and Peppermint Patty are playing golf. Marcie is the caddie. Marcie says, "Sir, why do some of your clubs wear bedroom slippers?" Peppermint Patty holds a putter and says, "Just carry the bag, Marcie.." First appearance: September 22nd, 1985 Woodstock stands on the field looking up at Snoopy who is holding a football and wearing a helmet. The latter thinks,"We'll pretend it's the kickoff, okay?" He walks off with the ball tucked under his arm. He thinks,"I'll come running down the field and you try to tackle me..." Woodstock watches him walk away and sighs. As Snoopy runs along, Woodstock flies and latches-on First appearance: September 22nd, 1989 Marcie reads a book. Peppermint Patty talks on the phone and says, "Yeah, Chuck, I'm calling you because I need somebody to play football with . . . Marcie is just too weird . . ." Marcie says, "Ask him if he still loves me." Peppermint Patty says, "So long, Chuck." Marcie says, "You didn't ask him." Peppermint Patty says, "He never would have understood the question, Marcie." First appearance: September 22nd, 1992 Sally, Charlie Brown and Snoopy stand curbside waiting for the bus. A bag lunch is next to each one. Snoopy's bus leaves a trail of dust. Sally says, "I never knew there was a bus to obedience school . ." Latest appearance: September 20th, 2011 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1964 Frieda stands in front of the doghouse and says: "I hear Linus is painting a mural on the ceiling of Snoopy's doghouse." Charlie Brown says, "Yes, would you like to go in, and see it?" Snoopy lies on his stomach on top of the doghouse and watches. Frieda's feet are visible. Charlie Brown crawls and says, "Linus, I'm bringing Frieda in to see the mural...explain what you're doing, will you? Latest appearance: September 20th, 2015 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1968 Patty stands next to Violet and asks, "Where shall we sit?" Violet points and says, "Right over there." Linus walks into the room and sits in a desk behind Patty. Linus sits at the desk in school and says, "Yes, ma'am? The back row? Why did I take a seat in the back row?" Linus stands and says, "Yes, ma'am, I know there are seats in the front row . . . I was merely obeying First appearance: September 22nd, 1975 Charlie Brown stands at Lucy's door. He says, "I heard your family is going away for the weekend." Charlie Brown continues, "Ask your mom if she'd like to hire a house sitter." Lucy asks, "What do you know about house sitting?" Charlie Brown replies, "Enough!" Lucy asks, "What would you do if it cried?"
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.