Franklin

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

  • Did you know: Franklin goes to school with Peppermint Patty and Marcie but visits his friend Charlie Brown in a nearby neighborhood.
Franklin
Latest appearance: May 2nd, 2000 / First appearance: May 3rd, 1974 Franklin stands outside Peppermint Patty's door. Peppermint Patty stands on the step. Franklin says, "My grandfather has a birthday this week." Peppermint Patty walks with Franklin and asks, "Does he mind getting old?" Franklin replies, "No, he says it doesn't bother him . . . In fact, he says he feels great . . ." Franklin continues, "He says that once you're over the hill Latest appearance: February 4th, 2003 / First appearance: February 9th, 1971 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and says, "A science project?" Franklin sits in front of Peppermint Patty. Peppermint Patty frowns and says, "Oh, good grief! I hate science projects . . . I can never think of anything different . . ." Franklin says, "I'm going to do mine on the various kinds of metals in the earth and how each has affected the progress of mankind . . ." 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: 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: September 20th, 1992 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and sleeps. Peppermint Patty wears her notebook on her head. She says, "Oh, no!" Peppermint Patty continues to wear the notebook on her head. She says, "Who discovered what? Well, let me think . . . Yes, ma'am . . . It's my notebook . . It got sort of caught in my hair again . . ." Marcie sits behind Peppermint Patty. Peppermint P 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: August 19th, 1976 Lucy stands in the outfield with Franklin. She writes on a notepad and says, "I'm writing an article for our school paper about violence in sports . . ." Lucy continues, "A judge recently declared that a hockey stick is a 'Dangerous weapon' . . . Do you agree?" Franklin replies, "In all my years of playing baseball, I've never been hit with a hockey stick!" Lucy walks away 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!" Latest appearance: June 1st, 2002 / First appearance: June 3rd, 1972 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Franklin reads abook. Peppermint Patty asks, "What are you reading, Franklin?" Franklin looks at the book and says, "It's a book on psychology . . From what I understand, it seems to be pretty good . ." Peppermint Patty waves her arm and says, "Forget it, Franklin . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "No book on psyc 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?" Latest appearance: January 23rd, 2017 / First appearance: January 26th, 1970 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty smiles and holds up a paper. She says, "Now, that's what I call a book report . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "This time I really outdid myself." Peppermint Patty says, "I've got the author's name, a brief description of the plot and everthing . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "I even read the bo First appearance: 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 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: December 20th, 1989 Lucy, Linus and Franklin walk away. Snoopy stands dressed as Santa Claus ringing a bell. The charity bin is filled with dog bones. Lucy says, "It is always good to give something to those Santas who stand on the corner." Franklin says, "I agree." 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: July 7th, 1980 Charlie Brown walks with Franklin. Charlie Brown asks, "Have you ever noticed how certain homes have distinct cooking odors?" Franklin asks, "You mean like garlic or spaghetti?" Franklin continues, "I know one kid's house that always smells like they've been cooking cabbage." Charlie Brown says, "Ours smells like tv dinners!" First appearance: February 10th, 1989 Charlie Brown and Franklin stand in line at a counter. Charlie Brown says, "My grampa says he's very disappointed . . He thought life would be better when he was mature . . ." Charlie Brown and Franklin walk away with ice cream cones. Franklin asks, "What happened?" Charlie Brown replies, "He says he went from maturity to old age in ten minutes!" First appearance: October 30th, 1988 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk with her hands over her face. She says, "If she sees me, she'll call on me..." She closes her eyes and continues, "Please don't call on me!" "Please! Please!" With her head on the desk, she slouches in her chair behind Franklin. She says, "Psst! Don't move your head, Franklin..." She continues, "If she sees me, she'll call on me! Don't m 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: 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
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: April 8th, 1999 Peppermint patty lies on her bed and talks on the phone. Patty says, "The teacher gave me this certificate, chuck... it says I'm the "D-Minus Hall of Fame"." Patty says, "Do, you think maybe she's jjust being sarcastic? Is she trying to tell me something?" Charlie says, "Well..." Patty rolls over on the bed and lets the phone dangle. Patty says, "Thanks, Chuck.." First appearance: April 8th, 1984 Snoopy and Woodstock are chasing after a basketball. Snoopy swings the ball out of Woodstock's reach. He holds the ball in the air as Woodstock flies up to it. They run along with the ball bouncing in front of them. Snoopy holds the basketball out of Woodstock's reach again. They are standing next to a tree that has a nest atop it. Snoopy throws the ball at the ne First appearance: April 8th, 1993 Snoopy and Woodstock sit on the doghouse in the rain. Woodstock holds an umbrella. Snoopy thinks, "How about sharing your umbrella?" Woodstock sits between Snoopy's legs so the umbrella covers Snoopy's feet. Snoopy rolls his eyes. First appearance: April 8th, 1958 Violet, holding an umbrella, approaches Charlie Brown. She says, "Hello, Charlie Brown.." She says, "This is my new Hi-Fi parasol.." He replies,"It's very pretty" Charlie Brown watches her go. He grimaces and says, "How can a parasol be Hi-Fi?" First appearance: April 8th, 1997 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in school. Water leaks on Peppermint Patty's head. Marcie says, "Sir, the roof is leaking again, and you're getting all wet . ." Peppermint Patty replies, "I don't like to complain, Marcie . ." Marcie stands up and says, "Then I'll do it for you!" Marcie stands in front of the teacher's desk and says, "We were just wondering, m Latest appearance: April 5th, 2017 / First appearance: April 8th, 1970 Lucy stands in the outfield and asks, "What am I, a 'New feminist,' doing standing out here in center field?" Lucy continues, "This is a male-dominated game . . . Why should I take orders from that stupid manager? I'm just as good as he is! Why should I stand out here in center field? This is degrading, and I resent it!" Charlie Brown is hit on the back of the head with a baseball. Latest appearance: April 5th, 2008 / First appearance: April 8th, 1961 Charlie Brown walks with Linus and says, "Monday is our first game and I feel like leaving the country!" Charlie Brown says, "I'm just not cut out to be a manager I guess , , , My shoulders aren't broad enough . . ." Linus says, "You mean you're not ready to assume the 'Mantle of Responsibility'?" Charlie Brown says, "Before it will fit me, the 'Mantle of Responsibility' wi First appearance: April 8th, 1977 The World Famous Golf Pro holds a golf club and stands next to Woodstock. He thinks, "I wonder how many yards it is to the green . . ." Woodstock speaks and begins to walk. The World Famous Golf Pro stands and watches. Snoopy stands next to Woodstock at night and thinks, "Two hundred and fifty-one yards!" First appearance: April 8th, 1989 Peppermint Patty stands outside Charlie Brown's house. Peppermint Patty says, "Hi, Chuck . . I think we have to sue you!" Charlie Brown is confused. Peppermint Patty continues, "After the ball hit you on the head, it bounced away someplace, and now we can't find it . . ." Peppermint Patty shouts, "You lost our ball, Chuck!" Charlie Brown says, "I can't stand it . . . I just can't First appearance: April 8th, 1988 Sally sits in her school desk and raises her hand. She says, "Yes, ma'am . . 2 1/2 multiplied by 2 1/2 is 6 1/4! How did I get the answer?" Sally says, "Heredity . ." Sally exclaims, "My big brother told me!" Latest appearance: April 3rd, 2000 / First appearance: April 8th, 1974 Peppermint Patty talks into the phone and says, "Hi, Chuck . . . It's been kind of a long time, huh?" Charlie Brown holds the phone. Peppermint Patty says, "Yeah, I'm back in school again . . . How's Snoopy's dog house? That sure was embarrassing . . . I had no idea he was a beagle . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "I used to think he was just a funny-looking kid with a big nose . Latest appearance: April 5th, 2016 / First appearance: April 8th, 1969 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Charlie Brown says, "But you don't have any idea where she is!" Snoopy wears his supper dish on his head. Charlie Brown asks, "How will you find her? Where will you look? Don't you think you should consider this a little more carefully before you just sort of take off?" Charlie Brown shakes hands with Snoopy and says, "No, your mind is made up, isn't it First appearance: April 8th, 1957 Linus, Patty, and Violet are standing in the field. Linus says, "Here, Violet, these are for you because I like you..." Violet looks confused. He walks off blushing. Violet says, "Why, how nice! Thank you, Linus ...thank you very much.." Patty says, "What did he give you?" Violet replies, "Some french-fries with a rubber band around them!" Latest appearance: April 3rd, 2003 / First appearance: April 8th, 1971 Snoopy sits on the doghouse with books. Linus stands next to the doghouse and looks at a book. Linus reads, "The Six Bunnie-Wunnies and Their Pony Cart." Linus continues, "'The Six Bunny-Wunnies go to Long Beach' . . . 'The Six Bunny-Wunnies Make Cookies' . . . 'The Six Bunny-Wunnies Join an Encounter Group.'" Linus turns to Snoopy and says, "You're the only person I know who has t Latest appearance: April 5th, 2014 / First appearance: April 8th, 1967 Linus stands in front of Sally and folds his hands. He says, "Here's the church and here's the steeple . ." Linus continues, "Open the door . . ." Linus says, "And see all the people!" Sally says, "Sort of a small congregation." Latest appearance: April 5th, 2012 / First appearance: April 8th, 1965 Charlie Brown sits on the bench and says, "Well, we lost the first game of the season again!" Charlie Brown says, "I shouldn't let it bother me, but it does . . . " Charlie brown continues, "We always seem to lose the first game of the season and the last game of the season . . . " Charlie Brown holds a baseball bat and glove and wails, "And all the stupis games in-betwee First appearance: April 8th, 1956 "Get 'way out, Linus..." Charlie Brown directs Linus to the field. He carries a baseball and a bat. Linus walks away, carrying his blanket. "'WAY out!" Charlie Brown adds. Linus drags his blanket along. Linus stands and sucks his thumb. He looks up. He holds out his blanket. He folds his blanket. He folds the blanket into a square. First appearance: April 8th, 1979 Peppermint Patty stands smiling to her right; she says,"My history theme." "I've been waiting all week to get it back." She holds a sheet of paper in her hand and looks off to her left; she says,"I wonder what she gave me...I'm afraid to look..." She looks at the paper and her face falls. She exclaims,"D Minus?!" She angrily balls the paper up. She kicks the paper and exc First appearance: April 8th, 1992 Linus is reading a newspaper. Sally is looking at her lunch bag. Linus says, "And it says there is strong evidence that girls are not receiving the same quality of education as their brothers." Sally responds, "It's true..I got peanuts butter again." Latest appearance: April 13th, 2002 / First appearance: April 8th, 1972 Linus stands by the doghouse and says, "I apologize, Snoopy . ." Linus holds the glove and says, "I thought the cat next door had gotten Woodstock, but it was only an old yellow glove . . ." Linus continues, "But it proved one thing didn't it? It proved you were willing to give your life for your friend! You could have been killed!" Snoopy lies on the doghouse all beat up.
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.