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: December 15th, 1997 Lucy wears a coat and a hat and stands in the snow. She says, "I don't know who's hiding behind that tree with a snowball..." She yells, "But whoever it is better get rid of it because if he throws it at me, I'm gonna pound him into the ground!" Eight heads pop out from behind the tree and drop their snowballs on the ground. They include: Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy and Franklin. First appearance: August 14th, 1989 Franklin, Linus, and Charlie Brown stand with kids in line. Franklin says, "It's going to cost me thirty dollars, but I'm going to get Joe Dimaggio's autograph!" A girl in line asks, "How much for a Ted Williams?" A boy in line answers, "Twenty-five dollars." Another boy says, "Steve Garvey is nine and Maury Wills is five . ." Linus asks, "Isn't Joe Shlabotnik your favorite player, Charlie Brown?" 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: October 15th, 2015 / First appearance: October 16th, 1968 The World War I Flying Ace sits on the doghouse. Franklin says, "Excuse me, lieutenant . ." Franklin continues, "I'm looking for a boy named Charlie Brown . . Is this where he lives?" The World War I Flying Ace points. Franklin says, "Thank you." Snoopy thinks, "Headquarters must be planning a big drive . . I don't recognize a lot of these new men . . ." Latest appearance: 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: 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 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: November 21st, 1985 Charlie Brown stands outside Franklin's door holding a wreath. Charlie Brown asks, "Would you like to buy a Christmas wreath?" Franklin asks, "Do you know what you're doing?" Franklin continues, "Don't you realize you're adding to the overcommercializing of Christmas?" Charlie Brown answers, "Not 'til I sell one!" 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." 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: November 14th, 2003 / First appearance: November 19th, 1971 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty looks at a book and says, "We're going to have to learn the metric system, Franklin . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "By the time we grow up, the metric system will probably be official . ." Peppermint Patty says, "One inch is 2.54 centimeters . . One foot is .3048 meters and one mile is 1.609 kilometers . Latest appearance: November 9th, 2016 / First appearance: November 12th, 1969 Franklin sits in class writing. Peppermint Patty leans over her desk and asks, "Psst . . . Hey Franklin, is the third question 'true' or 'false'?" Franklin looks at his paper and replies, "I don't know . . " Pepermint Patty asks, "Why don't you put down true and I'll put down false? That way one of us will be right . . " Franklin replies, "One of us will also be wrong . . " 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!" 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: 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: 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 . ." 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." 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: July 8th, 1989 Sally, Lucy, Linus, Franklin, Violet, Charlie Brown, and Snoopy stand in line at the movies. Sally says, "I wonder why I'm going to this movie." Lucy says, "I was thinking the same thing." Franklin says, "Those two guys on TV hated it." Violet says, "Well, who knows?" Charlie Brown says, "Maybe there'll be something good in it . ." Snoopy thinks, "Like the dog turns out to be the hero." First appearance: June 6th, 1985 Charlie Brown stands at the wall with Franklin. Franklin says, "'You never miss the water till the well runs dry . .'" Franklin continues, "That's what my grandfather always used to say." Charlie Brown says, "He must have been a very wise man." Franklin admits, "No, that's all he ever said."
Latest appearance: 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: December 6th, 1958 Charlie Brown and Violet are standing in the field. Violet says, "I'm having a Big party, Charlie Brown, and I'm going to invite Everyone in the neighborhood except You!" She walks off smiling. He yells after her, "I Don't Care! You Can't hurt My feelings!! He continues, "Did you hear me? I said, you can't hurt My feelings!!!" He walks off saying, "I'm a loud Liar!" First appearance: December 6th, 1977 Marcie and Snoopy, as Peppermint Patty, sit at their desks in school. Marcie says, "You look smaller today, sir, and you seem quieter . . . ." Marcie asks, "Aren't you feeling well, sir?" Snoopy turns around and smiles. Marcie is confused. Marcie asks, "What kind of illness makes your body shrink but your nose get bigger?" First appearance: December 6th, 1956 Charlie Brown approaches Lucy in the falling snow. He says, "I just wish you could see some snowflakes under a microscope, Lucy..." He continues, "Each one is different because they have little tiny points, and.." She raises her hands and shouts at him, "Little Tiny Points? If snowflakes had little tiny Points, you'd never be able to slide on 'em with a Sled!" He walks awa First appearance: December 6th, 1957 Snoopy approaches Charlie Brown lying with his head on the rock.(BR) (BR) Snoopy places his head on top of Charlie Brown's.(BR) (BR) Lucy approaches and sees them.(BR) (BR) She lies with her back on Snoopy whiles he has his head on Charlie Brown's head. They fall asleep. Charlie Brown grimaces and mutters, "Good Grief!"(BR) (BR) Latest appearance: December 3rd, 2010 / First appearance: December 6th, 1963 Linus says to Charlie Brown, "Lucy says that Santa Claus is controlled by some big Eastern syndicate . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Don't believe her . . . That's the sort of story that goes around every year at this time . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Take it from me . . . He's clean!" Linus sticks his tongue out at Lucy and says, "Bleah!" Latest appearance: December 1st, 2000 / First appearance: December 6th, 1974 The Literary Ace types, "Once there were two mice who lived in a museum." The Literary Ace continues to type, "One evening after the museum had closed, the first mouse crawled into a huge suit of armor." The Literary Ace types, "Before he knew it, he was lost. 'Help!' he shouted to his friend." Snoopy types, "Help me make it through the knight!" First appearance: December 6th, 1980 Woodstock holds a goalie stick. Snoopy thinks, "You're sure?" Snoopy thinks, "Okay, it's your decision." Snoopy walks with Woodstock and thinks, "But first, there's someone you'd better see . . ." Lucy stands behind her psychiatric booth. Woodstock sits on the stool. Snoopy thinks, "Anyone who wants to be a goalie needs psychiatric help!" First appearance: December 6th, 1978 Schroeder sits at the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and holds some papers. She says, "In my book about Beethoven, I've made a few improvements." Lucy continues, "For instance, instead of playing the piano, I have him playing an electric guitar . . ." Lucy adds, "Also in my book he doesn't have stomach pains . . ." Lucy says, "I've updated it to tennis elbow!" First appearance: December 6th, 1996 Peppermint Patty and Marcie stand on the Brown's doorstep in the pouring rain. Peppermint Patty, who is holding a football, says to Charlie Brown, "Hey, Chuck, you missed a good practice!" Marcie says, "Where are we? I can't see a thing!" Peppermint Patty says as she walks away, "A good team never misses a practice." Marcie asks, "Who's got the ball?" Marcie says, "Somebody tel First appearance: December 6th, 1982 Rerun sits in the bike seat and says, "So here I am, about to go riding again on the back of my mother's bicycle . . ." Rerun continues, "To quote from the book of 'Ruth' . . ." Rerun says, "For whither thou goest, I will go." The bike takes off. Rerun says, "Like a bullet!" First appearance: December 6th, 1959 Lucy glares at Linus as he sucks his thumb and holds his blanket.(BR) (BR) "You know, I can't possibly tell you how sick I get of seeing you drag around that stupid blanket!" Lucy announces.(BR) (BR) "It's not stupid...This blanket has many very practical usues..." Linus protests, holding up his blanket.(BR) (BR) "HA! THat's a laugh!" Linus walks away; "You just have no imagination, that's all."(B Latest appearance: December 3rd, 2013 / First appearance: December 6th, 1966 Linus here's someone sleeping inside the mailbox. Linus opens the door and says, "Oh! Pardon me!" Linus walks away. Snoopy thinks, "Right in the middle of a good dream!" First appearance: December 6th, 1985 Charlie Brown sits at the table and writes, "Dear Grandma, How have you been?" Charlie Brown continues to write, "I hope you have a very merry." Sally walks up to the table. Charlie Brown smudges the paper and crosses it out. Sally says, "Wish her a merry smudgmas for me, too!" First appearance: December 6th, 1990 Sally sits in a beanbag chair. Snoopy and Charlie Brown stand behind her. Charlie Brown says, "Lucy said if I need twenty-five dollars to buy Peggy Jean a Christmas present, I should sell my dog . . ." Sally exclaims, "What a great idea!" Sally wears a dog dish on her head. Her head is wet. Charlie Brown says, "That's the first time I've ever seen him spill his water dish . ." Latest appearance: December 4th, 2011 / First appearance: December 6th, 1964 Frieda says to Snoopy, "Perhaps we should split up and plan to meet back here in about an hour, Okay?" Snoopy races off. Snoopy thinks, "Happiness is loving your enemies." Snoopy dances with a large group of rabbits. Snoopy continues to dance while the rabbits sit and watch. Snoopy waves goodbye to his friends. Snoopy walks back to Frieda. Frieda sa Latest appearance: December 4th, 2002 / First appearance: December 6th, 1972 Lucy follows Linus and says, "You have to give me a Christmas present! It says so in the bible!" Linus sits in a chair and opens a book. He says, "You're bluffing . . . The bible says nothing about giving Christmas presents!" Lucy replies, "It doesn't?" Linus holds the book up and says, "You can't bluff an old theologian!" Lucy sighs. First appearance: December 6th, 1983 Lucy and Charlie Brown lean on the wall. Charlie Brown says, "Oh, yeah? Well, just remember this . . ." Charlie Brown says, "'He to whom the early bird runs best learns wisdom and patience!'" Dumfounded, Lucy stares at Charlie Brown. A distressed Charlie Brown says, "I can never remember proverbs." First appearance: December 6th, 1997 Charlie Brown is at the store with Lucy and Snoopy. They are wearing coats and hats and Snoopy wears a stocking cap. Charlie Brown points at the display case and says, "See? There they are... those are the gloves I'd like to buy Peggy Jean for Christmas." Lucy says, "Where are you going to get twenty-five dollars?" He says, "That's the problem." Lucy suggests, "Maybe you could sell Latest appearance: December 4th, 2007 / First appearance: December 6th, 1960 Lucy is watching Schroeder play on the piano. She asks, "How come the schools don't close on Beethoven's birthday?" She continues, "If he was so great, how come the banks don't close either or the post offices or the libraries? How come?" Schroeder responds, "I know something that never closes ANY TIME...." Lucy asks, "What's that?" Linus yells at a grimacing Lucy, "Your Latest appearance: December 3rd, 2016 / First appearance: December 6th, 1969 Snnopy stands in the snow, smiling. Snoopy holds out a paw. Snoopy thinks, "I should have stayed home . . . " Snoopy stands amid a group of snowmen and thinks, "I hate these parties where you just stand around and nobody says anything!"
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.