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: April 1st, 1996 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Franklin tosses him a baseball and says, "Grampa went to the aquarium yesterday . ." Franklin continues, "He got in with a senior ticket . ." Charlie Brown asks, "What did that mean?" Franklin replies, "He could only look at old fish . ." First appearance: July 1st, 1980 Charlie Brown and Franklin stand at the wall. Franklin says, "Our neighbor next door just got a new car . . ." Franklin continues, "It has all kinds of fancy gadgets on it . . There was one lever under the dash that he couldn't figure out . . ." Franklin says, "Then he discovered what it was for . . ." Franklin continues, "It was just one more thing to go wrong!" First appearance: January 27th, 1990 Lucy, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Franklin, Violet and Snoopy wait in line for movie tickets. Lucy shouts, "Go ahead! Let him in!" Linus shouts, "Show a little kindness!" Peppermint Patty says, "Let him in!" Marcie says, "Show a little love!" Franklin shouts, "Let him in!" Violet shouts, "Show a little compassion!" Snoopy thinks, "My friends . ." 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: 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 . ." 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: July 26th, 1988 Sally, Franklin and Marcie wait on line for the movies. Sally asks, "Is this one of those movies ere a boy is sent off to boarding school, and everybody picks on him?" Sally continues, "Or where a little girl is sent to live with her aunt, and they make her do all the work?" Sally continues, "Or a fawn is left alone in the woods after a hunter shoots her mother?" Franklin pays fo Latest appearance: October 17th, 2002 / First appearance: October 19th, 1972 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Franklin looks at a piece of paper and says, "I worried about this test all night . . ." Franklin continues, "I worried and worried and worried . . ." Peppermint Patty asks, "So what happened?" Franklin replies, "I got an 'A.'" Franklin slouches in his seat and says, "I wasted a good worry!" 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: July 29th, 2015 / First appearance: July 31st, 1968 Charlie Brown stands at the edge of the beach and looks at the water. Franklin holds a beach ball and asks, "Is this your beach ball?" Charlie Brown says, "Hey! Yeah! Thank you very much!" Franklin says, "I was swimming out there, and it came floating by . . ." Charlie Brown holds the beach ball and says, "My silly sister threw it into the water." Franklin says, "I see you're makin Latest appearance: April 28th, 2000 / First appearance: April 30th, 1974 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty leans back and begs, "Oh, please, don't let her call on me!" Peppermint Patty continues, "Please, oh, please, don't let her call on me! I'll study hard tonight if you just, please, don't let her call on me today . . ." Franklin turns around and says, "I thought praying in school had been banned." P 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: October 17th, 2015 / First appearance: October 18th, 1968 Charlie Brown runs and shouts, "Franklin! Where are you going?" Charlie Brown stands behind Franklin. Franklin says, "I'm going home, Charlie Brown . . This neighborhood has me shook." Franklin stops and says, "I didn't mind the girl in the booth or the beagle with the goggles, but that business about the 'Great Pumpkin' . . . No, sir!" Charlie Brown says, "But . ." Schroed Latest appearance: February 3rd, 2003 / First appearance: February 8th, 1971 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Franklin looks at a paper and says, "I'll never get this second problem." Peppermint Patty says, "Just put down 'Eleven,' Franklin, and don't worry about it . . That's what I did . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "'X' is almost always eleven, and 'Y' is almost always nine . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "One thing I'v 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: 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: 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: September 28th, 1987 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their school desks. Peppermint Patty whispers in his ear. Peppermint Patty looks up and says, "Me?" Peppermint Patty says, "No, ma'am, I wasn't giving the answers . . ." Patty concludes, "I was just leaking information." Latest appearance: October 15th, 2002 / First appearance: October 17th, 1972 Franklin walks with Peppermint Patty and says, "I got six compliments today . . ." Peppermint Patty and Franklin walk across a log. Peppermint Patty replies, "Fantastic!" Peppermint Patty and Franklin walk in the grass. Peppermint Patty continues, "It's not often you can get six compliments in one day." Franklin adds, "Two of them were even sincere!" First appearance: March 28th, 1983 Peppermint Patty says to Franklin and Marcie, "Where's our pelican? The game is ready to start! Where's Chuck and the pelican costume?!" Marcie says, "I told him he shouldn't come . . I told him it was degrading . . ." Peppermint Patty shouts, "Marcie!" Marcie says, "That's my name." Peppermint Patty screams, "Marcie!" Marcie says, "You got it right again."
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 13th, 2009 / First appearance: August 16th, 1962 Lucy looks at Snoopy and says, "Good grief!" Lucy walks away and says, "Anyone who would wear a fur coat on a hot day like this must be crazy!" Snoopy sits alone. Snoopy thinks, "Some of us prefer to sacrifice comfort for style!" Latest appearance: August 13th, 2010 / First appearance: August 16th, 1963 Sally stands next to Linus. Linus covers his hands with his eyes and says, "Ninety-five, ninety-six, ninety-seven . . ." Linus continues counting, "Ninety-eight, ninety-nine, one-hundred! Here I come . . . Ready or not!" Linus turns to see Sally and says, "What are you standing here for? You're supposed to be hiding!" Sally says, "I like to listen to you count . . ." First appearance: August 16th, 1984 Snoopy wears a bathing suit. He runs and thinks, "Here comes the fantastic forward running dive . . ." An angry Lucy sits in a kiddie pool and shouts, "Oh, no you don't!" Snoopy flies through the air above her. Snoopy turns around while still in the air and thinks, "Followed by the fantastic midair turnaround!" First appearance: August 16th, 1996 Peppermint Patty fishes off the end of a dock. Marcie sits next to her. Peppermint Patty says, "There's a spiritual side to fishing that you don't understand, Marcie . ." Peppermint Patty says, "There's a oneness with nature . . . A unity . ." Peppermint Patty says, "And what's better than just being outdoors where . ." Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit in the pouring rain. First appearance: August 16th, 1999 Sally stands next to Charlie Brown's bed and says, "Wake up, big brother!" Charlie says, "Wake up?! Wake up?! Why are you waking me up?" Sally says, "I thought you might like to get an early start..." Charlie closes his eyes and says, "For what? I'm not going anywhere..." Sally says, "That's too bad.. you could have been the first one there..." First appearance: August 16th, 1995 Sally, Charlie Brown, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Schroeder and Snoopy wait in line as Lucy purchases a movie ticket. Charlie Brown says, "I hope this isn't one of those movies where a kid goes to boarding school, and everyone is mean to him . ." Peppermint Patty adds, "Or where everyone teases a girl because she has funny hair . ." Snoopy thinks, "I like a move that shows a dog sleeping i First appearance: August 16th, 1993 Charlie Brown and Lucy stand on the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown shouts, "Now, get out there in right field, and concentrate!" Charlie Brown says, "Think about what you're doing . ." Charlie Brown says, "Keep your mind on the game . ." Charlie Brown says, "Keep your head out of the clouds . ." Lucy's head is in the clouds. First appearance: August 16th, 1987 Lucy stands in the lawn by the house putting water from the hose into her inflatable pool. Snoopy and Woodstock walk along with goggles over their entire faces. As they stand next to the pool, Lucy, who is sitting in it, exclaims,"Stop making me feel guilty..I was here first!" Snoopy shows her his opened paw and she scoots forward looking at it; she says,"A coin? Okay, we'l First appearance: August 16th, 1958 Charlie Brown walks out his house with a sandwich. He sits on the sidewalk to eat. He grimaces as the substance on the bread blows off. He explains to Patty, who has just arrived, "Never try to eat a sugar-sandwich on a windy day!" Latest appearance: August 15th, 2004 / First appearance: August 16th, 1970 Lucy sits with her arms propped up on the piano, gazing at Shroeder, who plays. Lucy sits with her back against the piano. She turns back to him and says, "I'll bet I know something you don't know..." Shroeder does not look up from his playing. "What's that?" he asks. Shroeder watches as Lucy walks away. Lucy stands in front of him and spray paints music n First appearance: August 16th, 1983 Charlie Brown opens the cookie jar and says, "Empty!?" Snoopy sits on top of his doghouse holding cookies. Charlie Brown says to him, "You took all the cookies!" Snoopy thinks, "They were crying to get out of the jar . . ." Snoopy thinks, "Cookies get claustrophobia, too, you know!" Latest appearance: August 13th, 2008 / First appearance: August 16th, 1961 Lucy says, "Why do you think we're put here on earth Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown replies, "To make others happy." Lucy says, "I don't think I'm making anyone very happy . . ." Lucy says, "Of course, nobody's making me very happy either . . ." Lucy screams, "Somebody's not doing his job!!!" Latest appearance: August 14th, 2007 / First appearance: August 16th, 1960 Charlie Brown looks beyond the pitcher's mound. In dismay he exclaims "A home run! Good Grief!" He looks down on Linus approaching him on the pitcher's mound. Linus looks up at him and says, "Thus endeth the ball game." Alone again, Charlie Brown mimics Linus and says, "Aye, thus endeth the ball game!" First appearance: August 16th, 1990 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and shouts, "No, we're not going to call the game because it's hot!" Charlie Brown shouts, "And get rid of that stupid sign!!" Lucy stands in front of a sign that reads 'Need help please call police.' First appearance: August 16th, 1986 Lucy swings a baseball bat and hits the ball. Lucy grabs her hands and screams, "Oooo! My hands!! That stung!!!" Charlie Brown sits on a bench. Lucy walks towards him and says, "Kiss my hands, manager . . They hurt . . ." Charlie Brown says, "If Joe Garagiola sees this, I'll never live it down . ." Latest appearance: August 11th, 2003 / First appearance: August 16th, 1971 Lucy and Linus stand at the wall. Lucy asks, "Do you realize that May is gone, and we didn't have a Maypole dance?" Linus replies, "Well, why don't we put up a pole and attach some streamers to it, and dance around it?" Linus smiles and says, "When people ask us what we're doing, we'll say we're having an August-pole dance." Linus slouches down and says, "It was just a sugg First appearance: August 16th, 1979 Spike stands on a hill. Beaglescout and Woodstock and friends stand below. Beaglescout thinks, "Spike!" Spike barks. Beaglescout stands in front of Spike and thinks, "My brother Spike! Wow! It's good to see you again!" Beaglescout continues to think, "So this is where you live, huh? You're right, it looks a little like my house." Snoopy stands next to a crooked broken down First appearance: August 16th, 1988 Charlie Brown and Lucy lean on the wall. Lucy says, "My grampa says he has six grandchildren." Lucy says, "And he says that this fall there will be three more applying for life . ." Charlie Brown says, "Your grampa has a way with words." Lucy says, "He probably gets it from me." First appearance: August 16th, 1977 Charlie Brown and Snoopy stand in front of a counter. Charlie Brown says, "Yes, sir, my dog is getting married . . . He needs a complete wedding outfit . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "No, sir, we don't have an account here." Snoopy wears a tuxedo and top hat. He thinks, "I'm sure my credit is good." Snoopy removes the clothes and thinks, "Inform the gentleman that I was a First appearance: August 16th, 1982 Marcie watches Charlie Brown. He wears his baseball cap and glove and throws a ball into the steps. Marcie says, "They took away your baseball field, Charles, and you're not doing anything about it?" Marcie continues, "Is this how you're fighting back . . . By bouncing that stupid golf ball against those stupid steps?" Charlie Brown shouts, "What do you expect me to do?!" M
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.