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, 1996 Peppermint Patty is crushed under a pile of numbers. Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in class. Peppermint Patty says, "Subdued, Marcie . ." Peppermint Patty repeats, "Subdued." Marcie asks, "Subdued?" Peppermint Patty replies, "Subdued is the word, Marcie." Peppermint Patty tells Franklin, "It's my new theory, Franklin . . I've been too loud in clas 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!" 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: September 27th, 1989 Charlie Brown kicks a football to Franklin. Charlie Brown says, "My grandmother and grandfather have been married for fifty years . . ." Franklin asks, "They're lucky, aren't they?" Charlie Brown replies, "Grandfather says it isn't luck . . It's skill!" First appearance: June 5th, 1983 Peppermint Patty lies in bed and exclaims to find her binder on her head. She sticks her tongue out in the bathroom's mirror as she tries to take the binder off. She sits at her desk in class and says,"My report? I'm sorry, Ma'am, it's in my binder. And my binder is caught in my hair...." She continues,"I don't know....I fell asleep last night doing my homework, and there it was. First appearance: October 1st, 1988 Charlie Brown gets ready to throw a football to Franklin. Charlie Brown asks, "What's your grandpa been doing lately?" Franklin answers, "He says he's been trying to solve one of the great mysteries of life . . ." Marcie holds the football and asks, "Why is he older now than people he used to think were old?" Latest appearance: December 5th, 2004 / First appearance: December 6th, 1970 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk. "Why should I look? I know what I got.." "Hey, how about that?" Franklin says. He holds up a sheet of paper. Peppermint Patty looks at her sheet of paper. "I got an 'F' on the test, Franklin..what did you get?" Franklin turns andround and smiles: "I got a 'B'! I'm very happy..." Peppermint Patty gazes at her paper and says, "I think I got Latest appearance: March 23rd, 2002 / First appearance: March 21st, 1972 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty says, "How about a game of marbles after school, Franklin?" Franklin replies, "I can't . . I have a guitar lesson at three-thirty . . ." Franklin continues, "Right after that I have little league, and then swim club, and then dinner and then a '4H' meeting." Franklin adds, "I lead a very active Tue First appearance: March 11th, 1984 Marcie sits hunched over her desk reading. Peppermint Patty sits in front of her, yawns, and stretches. As she falls asleep, Marcie looks up and asks Franklin, who looks back,"Hey, Franklin, did you read the chapters on left and right brains?" She says,"I think I'm a 'left-brain person'....I'm sort of analytical and I like numbers and symbols..." He looks in his book and r First appearance: 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 . . ." Latest appearance: November 19th, 2016 / First appearance: November 22nd, 1969 Franklin and Roy walk outside. Franklin says, "My mom and dad were going on a little vacation but they changed their minds." Franklin says, "Mom is kind of a worrier." Franklin says, "She says, what if they were driving along the freeway doing about seventy and suddenly something went wrong with the glove compartment?" As Roy pays for his movie ticket he says, "That is som Latest appearance: October 18th, 2015 / First appearance: October 20th, 1968 Charlie Brown and Snoopy stand ion line at the ticket booth. Franklin stands behind Snoopy. Charlie Brown says, "One, please." Linus and Lucy stand behind Franklin. Franklin reaches over snoopy and says, "One, please." Linus reaches over Snoopy and says, "One, please." Sally and Schroeder stand behind Lucy. Lucy reaches over Snoopy and says, "One, please." S First appearance: July 30th, 1995 Peppermint Patty leans back in her desk. She says, "I'm awake!" Peppermint Patty says, "Yes, ma'am . . We went to the concert, and heard 'Adagio for Strings' by Samuel the Barber . ." Marcie says, "Not Samuel the Barber! Samuel Barber! Good grief!" Marcie asks, "Can't you ever get anything right?!" Marcie continues, "What's wrong with you? Don't you ever listen? First appearance: November 16th, 1976 Charlie Brown stands at Franklin's door and holds a rake. He says, "Ask your dad if he wants me to rake his leaves." Franklin replies, "They're not his leaves . . . They belong to the trees!" Franklin closes the door and laughs. Charlie Brown carries the rake and walks by a tree. He looks at the tree and says, "If you think I'm gonna ask you, you're crazy!" First appearance: November 23rd, 1983 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Both look sick. Marcie says, "I don't feel very good . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I don't either, Marcie . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "Whatever you have, I think you passed it on to me . . ." Franklin feels his forehead and says, "I don't feel so good, either . . ." Peppermint Patty exclaims, "Duck, ma'am! You're 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: July 30th, 2015 / First appearance: August 1st, 1968 Charlie Brown and Franklin play in the sand. Charlie Brown asks, "Is your whole family at the beach, Franklin?" Franklin replies, "No, my dad is over in Vietnam." Charlie Brown says, "My dad's a barber . . He was in a war too, but I don't know which one." Franklin asks, "Do you like baseball, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown replies, "My problem is I like baseball too much." 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: 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: 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: March 30th, 2018 / First appearance: April 2nd, 1971 Charlie Brown and Snoopy stand on the pitcher's mound. Snoopy holds his supper dish in his mouth. Charlie Brown says, "Oh, no you don't!" Charlie Brown continues, "You get fed after the game, not before!" Snoopy walks away with the supper dish still in his mouth. Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and says, "I hate these salary disputes." Latest appearance: March 7th, 2018 / First appearance: March 10th, 1971 Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown sit at the table. Peppermint Patty holds up a piece of paper and says, "I've worked out the baseball schedule for our two teams, Chuck . . ." Peppermint Patty slides the paper over to Charlie Brown and says, "Here, take a look at it, and see what you think . ." Charlie Brown reaches for the paper. Peppermint Patty smiles and says, "You tou Latest appearance: February 16th, 2018 / First appearance: February 19th, 1971 Charlie Brown sits in front of Lucy's psychiatric booth. He says, "Sometimes I ask myself questions . ." Charlie Brown continues, "Sometimes I ask myself, 'Is this your real life, or is this just a pilot film?'" Charlie Brown holds his arms out and asks, "Is my life a thirty-nine week series or is it a special?" Lucy replies, "Whatever it is, our ratings are down . . Five c Latest appearance: December 21st, 2017 / First appearance: December 24th, 1970 Sally lies in bed and says, "So here it is, Christmas Eve, but there'll be no sleigh bells outside my window tonight . ." Sally continues, "Why? Because I've totally rejected the concept of the fat guy in the red suit! For the first time in my life I feel free! For once I . . ." Sally sits up and listens. She says, "What's that? I thought I heard a sleigh bell . . ." Sally Latest appearance: December 6th, 2017 / First appearance: December 9th, 1970 Charlie Brown sits at the table and writes, "Dear Little Red-Haired Girl, Evening is coming on." Charlie Brown continues to write, "I wish it were snowing huge white flakes, and you and I were walking along holding hands and." Charlie Brown stops and looks at the paper. Charlie Brown crumples up the paper and throws it over his shoulder. He says, "A lot of great letters nev Latest appearance: November 11th, 2017 / First appearance: November 14th, 1970 Snoopy sits on the ground with a rope tied around his neck. Woodstock stands in front of him. Snoopy smiles and thinks, "Woodstock is going to rescue me . ." Woodstock climbs on the rope. Snoopy thinks, "Woodstock will have me untied in no time at all . . ." Woodstock struggles with the rope. Snoopy thinks, "Woodstock is going to untie me, and we're going to . . ." Woodstoc Latest appearance: October 1st, 2017 / First appearance: October 4th, 1970 Peppermint Patty runs along. Peppermint Patty is on the telephone: "Hey, Chuck, come on over, and see what my Dad gave me for my birthday.." She points: "Roses!" Charlie Brown stands behind her. He says, "Wow!" Peppermint Patty adds, "And you know what he said?" They face each other. "He said that I'm growing up fast, and soo I'll be a beautiful young lady, and all Latest appearance: September 23rd, 2017 / First appearance: September 26th, 1970 Snoopy sits in the grass and turns his head. Lucy stands next to him and holds her hand out. Lucy says, "It's bad luck to turn away from a 'Beep.'" Lucy grabs Snoopy's nose and says, "Beep!" Snoopy thinks, "I didn't know that." Latest appearance: September 22nd, 2017 / First appearance: September 25th, 1970 Linus stands in the wind. He sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Linus' blanket is blown out of his hands. Linus runs. Linus stands next to the doghouse. The blanket completely covers Snoopy. Snoopy thinks, "I hate to see fall come . . . It gets dark so early . ." Latest appearance: July 17th, 2017 / First appearance: July 20th, 1970 Linus stands behind Lucy and says, "I have a question." Linus asks, "What would happen if there were a beautiful and highly intelligent child up in heaven waiting to be born, and his or her parents decided that the two children they already had were enough?" Lucy says, "Your ignorance of theology and medicine is appalling!" Linus says, "I still think it's a good question . Latest appearance: July 16th, 2017 / First appearance: July 19th, 1970 Snoopy is wearing a baseball cap. He runs backwards, looking up at the sky. CLOMP! Snoopy stands up straight in the air and catches the ball in his mouth. Snoopy runs, his cap flying off his head. CLOMP! He jumps in the air and catches another ball. CLOMP! Snoopy catches the ball, hanging upside down the air. CLOMP! His cap flies off as he catches the ball. Latest appearance: July 15th, 2017 / First appearance: July 18th, 1970 Snoopy sits on the doghouse and sniffles. He thinks, "What do you do?" Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "What do you do when the girl-beagle you love more than anything is taken from you, and you know you'll never see her again as long as you live?" Snoopy sits up and thinks, "What do you do?" Snoopy eats and thinks, "Back to eating!" Latest appearance: July 14th, 2017 / First appearance: July 17th, 1970 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Charlie Brown carries an envelope and says, "I have bad news for you." Charlie Brown continues, "That last letter you sent to your girl friend at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm never reached her . . She's not there any more . . ." Charlie Brown explains, "She's been sold!" Snoopy screams and runs off the doghouse. Latest appearance: July 13th, 2017 / First appearance: July 16th, 1970 Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "That girl-beagle I met at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm is really something." Snoopy sits up. He smiles and thinks, "I wonder why I liked her so much? I think it's because we teased each other . . ." Snoopy lies on his stomach and thinks, "We laughed a lot, and we teased each other . . ." Snoopy turns over and smiles. He thinks, "And the Latest appearance: July 12th, 2017 / First appearance: July 15th, 1970 Snoopy sticks his tongue out at Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown shouts, "Now you cut that out!" Snoopy walks away. Charlie Brown continues, "Just because you can't go running off to see that girl-beagle you met, you don't have to be so obnoxious!" Charlie Brown points and shouts, "By golly, you'd better start behaving yourself!" Snoopy drops the phone. Charlie Brown shouts, "A Latest appearance: July 11th, 2017 / First appearance: July 14th, 1970 Charlie Brown stands in front of Snoopy. Snoopy wears his supper dish on his head. Charlie Brown asks, "You want to go to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm again?" Snoopy's ears stand up. Charlie Brown walks away and thinks, "No, I don't think you should . . . You've been out enough lately . . ." Snoopy kicks his supper dish and thinks, "Rats!" Snoopy sits on the ground and leans a Latest appearance: July 10th, 2017 / First appearance: July 13th, 1970 Charlie Brown stands next to Snoopy and talks into the phone. He says, "Hello? Is this the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm?" Charlie Brown continues, "I'm calling for a friend of mine . . . He wants to speak to one of your dogs . . No, he doesn't know her name . . Describe her?" Snoopy holds out his paws and smiles. Charlie Brown says, "She has very soft paws . . ." Latest appearance: July 9th, 2017 / First appearance: July 12th, 1970 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy stands on the slope of the pitcher's mound. She holds out a piece of paper: "Here, Charlie Brown...Sign this petition!" "What's it for?" "Don't be so wishy-washy..just sign it!" He yells: "WANTING TO KNOW WHAT YOUR SIGNING IS NOT BEING WISHY-WASHY!" Lucy asks, "Why are you so crabby?" He looks up and wails, "YELLIN Latest appearance: July 8th, 2017 / First appearance: July 11th, 1970 The Literary Ace types, "Dear Sweetie, Have you missed me?" The Literary Ace continues to type, "I think about you all the time. I can hardly wait until Sunday morning. Don't forget . ." The Literary Ace thinks of hearts, hugs and kisses. Snoopy smiles and thinks, "I think I'm in love!" Latest appearance: July 7th, 2017 / First appearance: July 10th, 1970 Linus looks at a newspaper and approaches Charlie Brown. He says, "According to the paper, the riot was about war dogs . . ." Charlie Brown looks at the paper. Linus says, "Apparently there's been some trouble about dogs being sent to Viet Nam, and then not getting back . . ." Snoopy thinks, "All I know is, I went to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm to make a speech . . . I got whomped wi
Latest appearance: January 16th, 2012 / First appearance: January 18th, 1965 Snoopy lies awake at night and thinks, "Oh no!" Snoopy thinks, "This is going to be one of those 'toss and turn' nights where I can't get to sleep . . ." Snoopy stnds on his head and thinks, "When none of the normal sleeping positions work you have to try unusual ones . . ." Snoopy hangs off the back of his doghouse by his head and sleeps. First appearance: January 18th, 1982 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty turns around and says, "You look tired, Marcie." Marcie wears her glasses on her head and closes her eyes. She replies, "I am, sir . . I got up at six o'clock so I could be at my patrol post on time." Marcie leans forward and says, "I'm so sleepy . . . I don't think I can stay awake much . . ." Marci Latest appearance: January 15th, 2010 / First appearance: January 18th, 1963 Linus stands in front of a closed door and says, "Grandma . . . I want to apologize . . ." Linus continues, "I want to apologize for what I said about your drinking thirty-two cups of coffee . . . I still like you, Grandma . . ." The door opens. Linus clutches his blanket and smiles. First appearance: January 18th, 1978 Linus walks out of the school. Sally asks, "Will you walk home from school with me, Linus?" Sally says, "I think the powers of darkness are out to get me . . ." Linus says, "I doubt if I could ever protect you from the powers of darkness." Sally asks, "How about a third-grader who claims I broke his ruler?" First appearance: January 18th, 1999 Linus and Rerun walk through the snow. Linus says, "You can tell a lot about someone by following their tracks in the snow..." Linus says, "Now, what do you think that we can tell about this person?" The footprints look like a dance pattern. Rerun says, "I think maybe he was a dancer." First appearance: January 18th, 1990 Linus lies in bed and says to Lucy, "It's too cold to go to school today . . ." Linus says, "Tell the teacher to bring the class here to my room, and I'll just stay under the covers . . ." Charlie Brown waits at the bus stop and says, "Where have you been? You almost missed the bus . ." Linus walks towards them and says, "I got involved." Latest appearance: January 15th, 2006 / First appearance: January 18th, 1959 Lucy kneels on the ground, making a snowball. She stands and pats the snowball tightly. She looks off to one side. She nonchalantly tosses it in the air as Charlie Brown walks by. Lucy grins evilly and prepares to throw the snowball at an oblivious Charlie Brown. She aims. She throws the sowball; it lands on the ground at her feet. She stares Latest appearance: January 15th, 2014 / First appearance: January 18th, 1967 The World War I Flying Ace sits on the doghouse and thinks, "Here's The World War I Flying Ace escaping in a stolen Fokker D7." The World War I Flying Ace thinks, "What's that? Nieuprts!! I'm being attacked by my own buddies!" The World War I Flying Ace seems scared. He thinks, "Hey, it's me! Don't shoot! Don't shoot!" Bullet holes appear on the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "Gi First appearance: January 18th, 1997 Rerun and Lucy sit on the couch. Rerun tells her, "This little girl in my class was sort of depressed, see, so I said, 'Why don't we run away to Paris?' It was a joke." Rerun continues, "She thought it was funny so she told her mother, who told our teacher, who told the principal, and I got fired!" Lucy says, "Suspended." Rerun replies, "I guess so . ." Lucy asks, "Harra Latest appearance: January 25th, 2000 / First appearance: January 18th, 1974 Snoopy lies on his stomach on the doghouse. Charlie Brown holds a dish of food and says, "I'm sorry you've been feeling nervous lately . ." Charlie Brown continues, "I wonder what the trouble could be . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Maybe I'm not feeding you enough . . . Or maybe I've been feeding you too much . . ." Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "Just what I need . . 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: January 13th, 2003 / First appearance: January 18th, 1971 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Woodstock speaks. Woodstock sits on the doghouse and laughs. Woodstock and Snoopy stare at each other. Woodstock and Snoopy turn away from each other. Snoopy thinks, "Birds don't know how to tell jokes." First appearance: January 18th, 1988 The World Famous Surgeon walks towards a smiling Linus. Snoopy walks past Linus. Linus says to Charlie Brown, "You know what's a bad sign?" Linus says, "When you meet your doctor in the hallway of the hospital, and he doesn't recognize you . ." Latest appearance: January 15th, 2013 / First appearance: January 18th, 1966 Charlie Brown stands on a doorstep wearing a hat and coat and holding a shovel. He asks, "Shovel your walk?" The little girl who answers the door asks, "You mean for money?" Charlie Brown replies, "Yes, I don't have any use for beads!" The little girl slams the door in Charlie Browns' face. Charlie Brown walks off and says, "I guess a good businessman can't afford to be sa First appearance: January 18th, 1984 Snoopy sits on his doghouse. Charlie Brown hands him a letter and says, "Here, you got a letter from your brother, Spike . . ." Snoopy holds the letter and thinks, "'Dear Snoopy, Life here on the desert is fine . . Time goes by fast . . ." Snoopy thinks, "In the mornings, I work on my rock collection, and in the afternoons, I listen to my French tapes . . ." Spike holds a First appearance: January 18th, 1956 Linus approaches Charlie Brown sitting on the sidewalk and asks, "Will you be my friend, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown stands up and exclaims, "Why sure, Linus..I'd be glad to be your friend!" They walk along the lane and Linus says, "Lucy told me it was about time I made a few friends.." Charlie Brown grimaces as Linus walks along and says, "So I figured I'd better start r Latest appearance: January 15th, 2009 / First appearance: January 18th, 1962 Snoopy sits on his doghouse looking at a snowman. Snoopy thinks, "I just want you to know that for me this has been a very happy week." Snoopy continues, "It's not easy that someone drops by who is so easy to get along with so I hope you'll . . ." Snoopy looks up at the sun. Snoopy thinks, "Oh, no!!" First appearance: January 18th, 1985 Snoopy stands in front of an open mailbox. Snoopy holds a letter and thinks, "Ah, another letter from my brother Spike." Snoopy reads, "Dear Snoopy, I wish you could see my new home . . The view from the upstairs window is spectacular!" Snoopy thinks, "Upstairs window?" Spike sticks his head out of a window in the top of a cactus. First appearance: January 18th, 1983 Rerun sits on the back of the bike wearing a hat. He says, "So here I am again, riding on the back of my mother's bicycle . . ." Rerun says, "What happens? She meets a friend, and we stop to talk . . ." Rerun says, "In the meantime, I'm starving to death." Rerun puts his mitten in his mouth and says, "I don't think I can exist sucking the juice from a wet mitten . . ." First appearance: January 18th, 1975 Snoopy stands at Peppermint Patty's door and smiles. Peppermint Patty says, "I appreciate your coming to stay with me, Snoopy . . ." Snoopy walks in the house. Peppermint Patty closes the door and says, "My dad will be working late for another whole week, and I sure hate being at home alone . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "I've been falling asleep in school because I'm afraid to
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.