Franklin

  • First appearance: July 31, 1968
  • Charlie Brown’s quiet friend and confidant, Franklin might be the only one who never has an unkind word about our hapless hero. At school, Franklin sits one seat ahead of Peppermint Patty, which makes his school days that much more unbearable.

  • Did you know: Franklin goes to school with Peppermint Patty and Marcie but visits his friend Charlie Brown in a nearby neighborhood.
Franklin
First appearance: November 20th, 1983 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in class and thinks,"Don't call on me....please don't call on me..." She rests her head on her desk which is behind Franklin. She says,"She's going to cal on me...I know she's going to call on me..." She leans to Franklin and says, "Sit up straight, Franklin..I don't want her to see me...if she sees me, she'll call on me...sit up straight..." 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 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: 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: September 11th, 1991 Franklin, Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit at their school desks. Franklin says, "In the sixth chapter of Proverbs, it says, 'Go to the ant, thou sluggard . . Consider her ways, and be wise.'" Peppermint Patty says, "I tried that . . The ant didn't know the answer, either . ." 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 First appearance: October 21st, 1986 Marcie, Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit in their school desks. Peppermint Patty says, "Yes, ma'am . . This is my report on the music concert . . It was very beautiful . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "It was the first time I ever heard a veal piccata . . ." Marcie whispers, "Bach Toccata." Peppermint Patty says, "Whatever." 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 . ." Latest appearance: January 30th, 2017 / First appearance: February 2nd, 1970 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty holds her foot in the air and says, "Look, Franklin, I'm wearing shoes!" Peppermint Patty continues, "I learned that you can't fight city hall, battalion headquarters and the dress code." Franklin says, "No, I guess you can't." Peppermint Patty looks at her foot and sheds a tear. She says, "These are nice 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!" 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. 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 . First appearance: September 16th, 1998 Peppermint Patty sits in a desk at school, behind Franklin. Peppermint Patty says, "Psst, Franklin.. what'd you put down for number six?" Franklin looks at his paper. Franklin says, "I put down "eight"." Peppermint Patty says, ""Eight"? Eight what?" Franklin says, ""Eight" nothing.. just "eight"." Peppermint Patty looks at her paper. Peppermint Patty says, "I put down "Twelve 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 First appearance: September 5th, 1990 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their school desks. Peppermint Patty whispers, "Psst, Franklin! I need to borrow a pencil and some paper . . ." Franklin asks, "You had all summer to buy those things . . . Why are you just thinking about them now?" Peppermint Patty says, "Tired of playing center field on our team, huh, Franklin?" First appearance: December 21st, 1985 Franklin and Charlie Brown stand at the wall. Franklin says, "I hear your grampa just retired . . ." Franklin asks, "What does he do all day?" Charlie Brown replies, "Oh, he keeps busy . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "He spends the day looking for things he's misplaced . ." First appearance: April 23rd, 1981 Franklin, Charlie Brown and Lucy stand at the wall. Franklin says, "My grandfather thinks he's over the hill." Charlie Brown says, "My grandfather thinks he's over the hill and around the bend." Lucy says, "My grandfather thinks he's over the hill, around the bend, out of the swim and on the shelf!" Charlie Brown and Franklin stand at the wall. Charlie Brown says, "She alwa Latest appearance: September 21st, 2016 / First appearance: September 24th, 1969 Roy looks on while Franklin says to Peppermint Patty, "Well coach, we're ready . . . where's the other team?" Peppermint Patty replies, "I don't know . . . I told Chuck to get his outfit together, and be here at three . . ." Roy points and says, "Here comes a team now . . ." as a friend looks on. Snoopy walks onto the field wearing a helmet and 4 birds follow behind him. 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: 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: 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: August 17th, 2004 / First appearance: August 18th, 1970 Sally stands on the edge of the beach and watches a beach ball float in the water. Sally watches the ball float away. Charlie Brown builds a sand castle. Sally walks up behind him and asks, "Do you believe in freedom, big brother?" Charlie Brown replies, "Of course . . . I'm a great believer in freedom . ." Sally says, "That's good because your beach ball just won its freed Latest appearance: August 13th, 2003 / First appearance: August 18th, 1971 Charlie Brown tumbles in the air off his bed. Sally runs and shouts, "Summer is almost over!" Sally continues, "School starts in three weeks!!" Sally runs and shouts, "Panic in the streets!" Charlie Brown lies on his bed and says, "Panic in the streets?" First appearance: August 18th, 1958 Linus is waving his finger in the air. Lucy approaches and asks, "What in the world are You doing?" He replies, "I'm drawing in the air..I can do landscapes, abstractions, and portraits..." He turns to Lucy and asks, "Now, will you kindly step aside?" He continues, "You're standing right in the middle of an unfinished portrait of Abraham Lincoln!" Lucy swivels her head in First appearance: August 18th, 1989 Spike sits in the desert with a self made fishing pole. The line extends over to a cactus and Spike thinks, "On the other hand, no one else has ever caught a cactus fish, either . ." Latest appearance: August 15th, 2009 / First appearance: August 18th, 1962 Snoopy sits on his doghouse looking at two butterflys. Snoopy leans over the edge of his doghouse as butterfly's swarm around him. Snoopy falls to the ground head first. Snoopy lies on his doghouse and thinks, "Stupid butterflies!" First appearance: August 18th, 1999 Spike stands in the desert holding an oar. Spike thinks, "So what I'm wondering is.. if I founf one oar, there could be another one around, right?" Spike thinks, "And if there are two oars, there might also be a boat. right?" Spike looks at the cactus and thinks, "This sort of thing doesn't really interest you, does it?" First appearance: August 18th, 1997 Charlie Brown says, to Snoopy, who is lying on his dog house, "You have some visitors out front.." Snoopy jumps down and thinks, "Don't tell me.." Andy and Olaf stand in front of the house. Andy thinks, "We're back! I think we took a wrong turn.." Latest appearance: August 15th, 2014 / First appearance: August 18th, 1967 Linus says to Charlie Brown, "You understand that I'm not just rushing off, don't you?" Charlie Brown follows Linus to the door and says, "Of course I understand . . So get going! It's important!" Charlie Brown watches from the porch as Linus runs off. Charlie Brown says, "I'd rush off too if I just remembered that I'd left an ice cream cone in the glove compartment of my First appearance: August 18th, 1987 Sophie and Peppermint Patty stand at Peppermint Patty's doorstep. Peppermint Patty says, "Sophie! What a suprise! I haven't seen you since we were at camp . . ." Sophie says, "I need your advice, ma' am . . When school starts, do you think I should go out for tumbling?" Patty says, "Sure, why not?" Sophie says, "Thank you . ." Patty jumps back in suprise as Sophie flips First appearance: August 18th, 1988 Marcie carries her sleeping back over her head and drags it along the ground. Peppermint Patty says, "You'd enjoy backpacking a lot more, Marcie, if you'd learn to roll up your sleeping bag . ." First appearance: August 18th, 1979 Spike lies against a rock. Beaglescout thinks, "Why do you want to live out here in the desert with the snakes, and the lizards and the coyotes?" Beaglescout continues to think, "Come home with me, Spike, and live a mormal life . . ." Beaglescout thinks, "Oh, really? Well, I can understand that . ." Snoopy sits next to Spike and thinks, "It's hard to leave when your bowling First appearance: August 18th, 1956 Lucy stands watching Charlie Brown lie in bed in his baseball cap and grimacing. She continues to watch him. She continues to watch him. He jumps as she shouts, "You Struck Out!!" Latest appearance: August 16th, 2015 / First appearance: August 18th, 1968 Snoopy sits in the grass and smiles. He thinks, "What a beautiful sky . . ." Snoopy lies on the doghouse and sighs. Snoopy sits up and thinks, "I must admit that I have a pretty good life . ." Snoopy thinks, "I have a nice home, and I live in a nice neighborhood in a good country in this best of all possible worlds . . . And, of course, this is the time of day that I really First appearance: August 18th, 1986 Charlie Brown sits in a beanbag chair. Sally says, "I've decided to embark on a program of serious discipline . ." Sally exclaims, "I'm going to eat properly, sleep properly and exercise properly!" Charlie Brown asks, "Then what?" Sally walks away and exclaims, "You're right . . Forget it!" First appearance: August 18th, 1957 Charlie Brown stands with his back to Lucy, who kneels on the ground, twisting him in ropes attached to a large balloon. Lucy explains, "The reason I can guarantee this parachute, CHarlie Brown, is that I made it myself.." Charlie Brown turns around to look at her. He is bound up in ropes. "This is a good heavy blanket, and these are very stout ropes.." Lucy declares. She holds one First appearance: August 18th, 1981 Snoopy growls as Sally walks by. Sally approaches Charlie Brown and shouts, "Your stupid beagle just growled at me!" Charlie Brown replies, "I'm sure he didn't mean anything by it . . ." Sally says, "Well, he doesn't have to be so beagligerent!" First appearance: August 18th, 1990 The World Famous Tennis Pro serves. The World Famous Tennis Pro holds a ball and thinks, "Just say, 'Fault' . . ." Snoopy thinks, "You don't have to say, 'Lousy first serve.'" First appearance: August 18th, 1984 Lucy climbs out of the pool. She wears a bathing suit. Lucy deflates the pool. Lucy drags the pool away and says, "Sorry, dog . . No more air . . No more water . ." The World Famous Diver flies through the air. Snoopy lands on his head and thinks, "But lots of ground . . ." Latest appearance: August 15th, 2006 / First appearance: August 18th, 1959 Linus looks at Charlie Brown and says, "You think this is an ordinary pile of rocks don't you? Well, it ISN'T!" He continues, "These rocks are meant to be thrown in anger! When I get real mad, I throw rocks as hard as I can!!" Charlie Brown frowns as Linus casually tosses a rock. Linus explains, "It just so happens that today I feel pretty good." Latest appearance: August 20th, 2000 / First appearance: August 18th, 1974 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound, looking both ways. He exclaims, "I never know what's going on!" and "?" Shroeder, in his catcher's outfit, walks. Shroeder stands at the bottom of the mound and addresses Charlie Brown. He says, "Okay, Charlie Brown...let's get this next hitter..." Charlie Brown asks, "Where's the ball?" Charlie Brown raises his arms and says, "I
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.