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: 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: May 23rd, 1988 Charlie Brown and Franklin lean on the wall. Franklin says, "The doctor told my grampa that he should take one baby aspirin every day . ." Charlie Brown asks, "Has it helped him?" Franklin replies, "Not yet." Franklin says, "He hasn't been able to get the cap off the bottle . ." First appearance: November 25th, 1983 Peppermint Patty lies in bed and talks on the phone. She says, "Hi, Franklin . . How you feeling today? Not much better, huh?" Peppermint Patty grabs a tray and says, "Me neither . . All I can eat are these special sandwiches . . ." Franklin holds a phone and inquires, "Special sandwiches?" Peppermint Patty exclaims, "Two aspirin on a soda cracker!" 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!" 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.. First appearance: November 26th, 1984 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Marcie says, "Whenever we have a test, I get so nervous I bite all my fingernails . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I usually chew on my hair . . ." Franklin says, "I nibble all the erasers off my pencils . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "You have a real cafeteria here, ma'am." First appearance: December 22nd, 1984 Franklin stands on a podium and says, "'I am Gabriel . . . Do not be afraid, Mary . . .'" Marcie says, "'Behold I am the handmaiden of the Lord.'" Peppermint Patty wears a sheep costume and shouts, "Baaa!" Franklin says, "I am Gabriel, Mary, and I couldn't hear you because of the sheep . . ." First appearance: April 10th, 1976 Peppermint Patty stands on the pitcher's mound talking to Franklin. She says,"Franklin, Marcie seems to think our team needs baseball caps..." He smiles and replies,"I sure would like a cap! Just think how great I'd look stealing third base with my cap flying in the air!" As Franklin walks off, Peppermint Patty asks,"When was the last time you stole third base, Franklin?" First appearance: March 6th, 1979 Franklin stands between Marcie and a boy. He says, "Inscrutable?" Franklin says, "No, ma'am . . . I can't spell inscrutable." Franklin walks away and says, "You said, if I took part in the spelling bee, all I'd have to do is spell words . . ." Franklin sits at his desk and says, "You didn't say I had to spell 'em right!" Latest appearance: March 4th, 2002 / First appearance: February 28th, 1972 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty says, "We all need hope, Franklin, did you know that?" Peppermint Patty continues, "And we all need memories . . . Without good memories, life can be pretty skungie . . ." Franklin says, "I had three good memories once . . ." Franklin continues, "But I forgot what they were!" First appearance: January 19th, 1996 Franklin, Charlie Brown and Snoopy lean on the wall. Franklin says, "My grandpa says life is full of hills . . Some days it's uphill . . Some days it's downhill . . ." Franklin says, "Lately, he says, it's been mostly side hill . ." 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. Latest appearance: January 10th, 2002 / First appearance: January 6th, 1972 Peppermint Patty and Franklin are sitting on the beach on the playground having lunch as Peppermint Patty says, " Tomorrow" the deadline on the dress code thing, Franklin.." (BR BR) Franklin reaches into his lunch bag as Peppermint Patty goes on sayiong, "Either I show up wearing a dress or I get kicked out of School! isn't that Piggy?" (BR BR) Franklin turns to Peppermint Patty saying, " I think Latest appearance: October 13th, 2000 / First appearance: October 18th, 1974 Roy and a boy sit at their desks in school. The boy whispers, "'Think metric' . . . Pass it on!" Roy whispers to Franklin, "'Think metric!' Pass it on!" Franklin whispers to Peppermint Patty, "'Think metric!' pass it on!" Peppermint Patty screams. 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 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 . . ." First appearance: December 6th, 1993 Peppermint Patty, Franklin, Linus, Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Marcie get ready to play football in the pouring rain. They wear helmets. Peppermint Patty says, "Okay, Franklin, go straight out, then cut right, and I'll hit you with the bomb . ." Snoopy thinks, "Aren't you on the other team, sweetie?" Marcie says, "My glasses are wet . . I can't see a thing . ." 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: November 25th, 2001 / First appearance: November 25th, 1973 Snoopy walks along, carrying a hockey stick. Snoopy stands in the ice-covered birdbath with Woodstock. He thinks, "Here we are skating out onto Woodstock's home ice for the big hockey game..." Snoopy turns and looks to the side, thinking, "And here come the officials..." Charlie Brown walks by. He wears a striped shirt, and says, "The referee." "The linesmen." Shroe 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: 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: May 26th, 1980 Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit on a bench and eat lunch. Marcie says, "Marshmallows? That's your lunch, sir? A bag of marshmallows?" Peppermint Patty says, "I was in a hurry this morning, Marcie, and that's all I could find in the kitchen . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "Well, I guess I had one other choice." Marcie asks, "What was that, sir?" Peppermint Patty replies, First appearance: May 26th, 1985 Snoopy, wearing a hat, stands with a stick and a can in his hands looking up in a tree at Woodstock, who sits in his nest. They walk across the field, with Woodstock now holding the can. Snoopy stands on the edge of the boardwalk with his stick/fishing-rod in hand. Woodstock walks along with the can in his hands. He jumps as three worms fly out of the can at him. T Latest appearance: May 24th, 2015 / First appearance: May 26th, 1968 Linus stands next to Lucy. He sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Lucy says, "I'm going to tell you something I've never told anyone before . . ." Lucy begins, "Do you see that hill over there? Someday, I'm going to go over that hill, and find the answer to my dreams . . ." Lucy continues, "Someday I'm going to go over that hill, and find happiness and fulfillment . . . I think First appearance: May 26th, 1993 Charlie Brown sits in a beanbag chair. Sally says, "Your stupid dog just left for Washington." Charlie Brown says, "He what?" Charlie Brown runs out the back door as Sally says, "Linus talked him into trying out for the Supreme Court." Charlie Brown runs and screams, "Snoopy! Come back!" The World Famous Attorney walks and thinks, "Here's the World Famous Attorney on his Latest appearance: May 23rd, 2013 / First appearance: May 26th, 1966 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy says, "What's going on?" Schroeder says, "Charlie Brown doesn't feel well . . . His stomach hurts . . . " Frieda joins Charlie Brown and Linus as Lucy says, "It's nerves, Charlie Brown . . . You take this game too seriously . . . be like Frieda and me . . . we don't care if we win or lose! La de da! Who cares?" Frieda and Lucy s First appearance: May 26th, 1976 Snoopy stands at the door at night. Charlie Brown says, "I'm sorry the grill is closed." Charlie Brown continues, "We're all out of pancake batter, and there is no more sliced ham." Charlie Brown adds, "However, this does not mean we are turning you away with nothing . . ." Snoopy holds a stick in his mouth. Charlie Brown says, "Enjoy your bread stick!" First appearance: May 26th, 1992 Charlie Brown, Sally, Violet, Linus, Sally and Pigpen wait by the curb for the school bus. Charlie Brown asks Sally, "You're eating cold cereal while you're waiting for the bus?" Sally says, "I didn't have time to eat at home . ." Violet asks Linus, "How can you eat potato chips right after breakfast?" Lucy says, "Refined people do not eat in public . ." Pigpen says, "Anyone have a napkin? I First appearance: May 26th, 1978 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and says, "There's a strange feeling of loneliness after a ball game is over . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "The field is empty . . . The air is silent . . . The shadows begin to lengthen . . ." Charlie Brown walks away and thinks, "Soon nothing is left but memories." The pitcher's mound thinks, "Stupid kid . . . I didn't think h Latest appearance: May 23rd, 2006 / First appearance: May 26th, 1959 Charlie Brown grasps the phone to his ear and shouts, "A BABY SISTER?" He runs outside towards Linus and Lucy. He yells, "I'M A FATHER!" He runs pass them and continues,"I Mean My DAD'S A Father! I'M A Brother! I Have A Baby Sister!! I'm A Brother!" Linus and Lucy watch him go. Linus exclaims, "You didn't act like that when I was born!" First appearance: May 26th, 1988 Snoopy and Woodstock sit on the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "Don't you sometimes wonder how dogs got to be the highest developed of all life forms on this planet?" Snoopy thinks, "Don't you ever wonder how dogs got to be so perfect?" An angry Snoopy thinks, "Birds never wonder about anything . ." First appearance: May 26th, 1991 Spike is climbing, wearing a fedora. Spike heads uphill. He stops at the edge of a cliff. Spike watches as his hat flies off and sails over the cliff. Spike hurries back down the mountain. He continues to hurry. Spike is almost at ground level. He holds his arms out hopefully. The cactus is wearing his hat. Spike is bemused. First appearance: May 26th, 1986 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy says, "Good afternoon, manager . . I'm the photographer for our school paper . . ." Lucy asks, "Put these on will you, please?" Charlie Brown holds a bathing suit and exclaims, "Trunks?!" Lucy says, "For our swimsuit issue!" First appearance: May 26th, 1989 Peppermint Patty looks sad as she says into the telephone, "I knew it Chuck, I failed the test today because instead of studying, I was talking on the phone with you!" Peppermint Patty continues, "It was all your fault Chuck." Charlie Brown asks, "My fault?!" Peppermint Patty responds, "Don't be too hard on yourself, Chuck . ." First appearance: May 26th, 1979 Charlie Brown stands at the door and asks, "Where's Lucy?" Linus replies, "She's lying in her bean bag sulking." Charlie Brown says, "Then I won't bother her . . ." Charlie Brown walks away and says, "I know better than to disturb a good sulk." Lucy sulks in her bean bag and says, "Smart." First appearance: May 26th, 1995 Rerun stands on Sally's front porch. Rerun says, "Ask your brother if he wants to sell his dog . ." Charlie Brown and Snoopy sit in a beanbag chair. Sally stands behind them. Sally says, "There's a stupid kid outside who wants to know if you'll sell your dog." Rerun wears the beanbag chair on his head. Rerun tells Lucy, "And then they threw a beanbag at me!" First appearance: May 26th, 1990 Snoopy sits on his doghouse and thinks, "Sometimes, when you're waiting for your supper, it's best to act real cool . ." Snoopy looks sly and thinks, "If you act like you don't really care, all of a sudden you can turn around, and . ." Snoopy's ears stick up and he is very excited. Snoopy thinks, " . . There it is!!" Snoopy lies down on his doghouse and acts very sad. He Latest appearance: May 23rd, 2014 / First appearance: May 26th, 1967 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano. Lucy says, "My brother pats birds on the head." Schroeder asks, "What?" Lucy answers, "That's the usual reaction." First appearance: May 26th, 1981 Snoopy wears a hat. Woodstock speaks. Snoopy thinks, "Thank you . . I'm glad you like it." Woodstock speaks. Snoopy frowns and thinks, "But you can stop shouting, 'come back, Shane!'" First appearance: May 26th, 1997 The Revolutionary War Patriot walks through the snow carrying a package. He thinks, "It's another cold day at Valley Forge . . I've baked General Washington a piece of firecake . ." The Patriot thinks, "He says to me, 'Where's the grape jelly?' I tell him we haven't had grape jelly for six weeks . ." The Patriot thinks, "Then he says, 'Can't someone go over to the mall, and get s First appearance: May 26th, 1977 Molly Volley shouts at The World Famous Tennis Pro. She says, "You call it, partner!" Molly Volley asks, "Was it in or out? Do we win or lose?" The World Famous Tennis Pro stands with his arms out and thinks, "In!" The World Famous Tennis Pro kisses Molly Volley and thinks, "Sorry partner!" Molly Volley screams. Snoopy runs away.
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.