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: 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? 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: 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." First appearance: September 10th, 1975 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty says, "True! False! True! False! Obviously false!" Peppermint Patty continues, "Absolutely true! Undeniably false! Unquestionably true! Reasonably true!" Peppermint Patty says, "Irrefutably true! Understandably false! Intrinsically false! Inherently false! Charmingly true!" Franklin says, "Charming 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. First appearance: July 5th, 1983 Charlie Brown emerges from a tent. Franklin says, "Boy, did I ever sleep last night!" Charlie Brown says, "You hair isn't mussed up enough, Franklin . . . " Charlie Brown says, "You can't say you slept well unless your hair is mussed up." Linus walks up with messed up hair. Linus says to Franklin, "Boy, did I ever sleep last night." 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: 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: August 14th, 1990 Linus and Franklin lean on the wall. Franklin says, "My grampa had another birthday yesterday . ." Franklin continues, "He said, 'I have to admit that the years have been good to me.'" Franklin says, "'But the months and weeks have been a little rude!'" 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 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: March 14th, 1983 Marcie and Franklin sit on small chairs. Peppermint Patty stands at a podium and bangs a gavel. She exclaims, "The meeting of the board of the 'Pelicans' baseball team will come to order!" Peppermint Patty shouts, "Today we're going to vote on whether or not we call Chuck . . . I vote 'yes'!!" Marcie says, "I vote 'no'." Franklin says, "I can't decide." Peppermint Patty exclaim 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." 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." 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: 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 Latest appearance: May 6th, 2000 / First appearance: May 9th, 1974 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Franklin turns around and says, "Okay, let's put it this way . . ." Franklin asks, "If we multiply X times Y and A times B, what will we get?" Peppermint Patty replies, "I know what I'll get, Franklin . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "I'll get the wrong answer!" 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: December 22nd, 1984 Franklin stands on a podium and says, "'I am Gabriel . . . Do not be afraid, Mary . . .'" Marcie says, "'Behold I am the handmaiden of the Lord.'" Peppermint Patty wears a sheep costume and shouts, "Baaa!" Franklin says, "I am Gabriel, Mary, and I couldn't hear you because of the sheep . . ." 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 .
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: October 17th, 1998 Sally sits in front of the television. Charlie Brown stands next to her. Sally says, "See? She says you take the bowl out of the cupboard, our the cereal into the bowl, and then add the milk..." Sally says, "This is you "basic cooking" program.." First appearance: October 17th, 1977 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and holds a piece of paper. She says, "Ma'am, I can tell right away that I'm gonna fail this test." Peppermint Patty continues, "I'm no good at multiple choice." Peppermint Patty says, "I can't make all these decisions . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "It's like giving a starving man a menu . . ." First appearance: October 17th, 1983 Charlie Brown gives Snoopy a letter. Charlie Brown says, "Here, you got a letter from your brother Spike . ." Snoopy reads and thinks, "'Dear Brother Snoopy, Life here on the desert if fine although sometimes lonely.'" Snoopy reads, "'I guess we all just need someone to talk to.'" Spike sits in the desert. He turns to a cactus and thinks, "Read any good books lately?" Latest appearance: October 14th, 2016 / First appearance: October 17th, 1969 Poochie and Linus stand at the wall. Poochie says, "Everyone is mad at me . . No one will speak to me . . " Linus looks at Poochie and says, "Of course they won't! Anyone who would turn someone in to the head beagle doesn't deserve to be spoken to!" Poochie waves her arms and says, "I didn't know what I was doing! I was upset!" Linus says, "Don't talk to me . . It's too late n First appearance: October 17th, 1976 Sally is at school and raises her hand, "Yes, Ma'am... 'Hands.'" Sally walks to the front of the class with her paper. sally says, "My report today is about hands.." Sally says, "Some people are right-handed.. Some people are left handed.." She waves her arm for emphasis. She says, "Some people are able to use both hands with equal ease..." She waves both arms. First appearance: October 17th, 1985 Sally stands in front of the class and says, "This is my report on Halley's Comet which will be coming by the earth soon . . ." Sally continues, "Unfortunately, it will be down near the horizon, and we won't be able to see it very well . . ." Sally says, "Actually, you'll be able to see it much better on tv sometime in the month of March." Sally adds, "Unless, of course, yo First appearance: October 17th, 1980 Peppermint Patty sits in a beanbag and talks into the phone. She says, "Hi, Chuck . . . Guess what . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "So far this year I've gotten twenty 'D-minuses' in a row . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I don't know what to do . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "Maybe I should stop going for the long ball." First appearance: October 17th, 1990 Marcie and Charlie Brown sit on a couch. Marcie says, "See how my hands shake, Charles? It's because of all the pressure . . ." Marcie continues, "My parents think I should get perfect grades in everything every day!" Marcie lies her head down on a pillow and says, "And I'm so tired . ." Snoopy thinks, "When she wakes up, give her a cookie . ." First appearance: October 17th, 1997 Woodstock, Olaf and Andy come to a cliff. Woodstock talks. Olaf thinks, "What's he saying?" Andy looks over the edge of the cliff and thinks, "He said this is as far as we can go because the Earth is flat, and if we go any farther we'll fall over the edge." Andy thinks, "I wonder if he's right..." Olaf leaps over the edge and thinks, "There's only one way to find out!" Andy First appearance: October 17th, 1993 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Marcie holds her lunch in a paper bag and Patty holds a book. Marcie says, "Lunch time, sir." Patty replies, "Good!" On the playground, Marcie and Patty sit at a bench. A boy walks over and says, "Move over, little girls. Let a man sit down!" The boy sits down and says, "Girls take up too much room. Girls are always in the way. Latest appearance: October 16th, 2004 / First appearance: October 17th, 1970 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Woodstock runs toward the doghouse. Snoopy sits up. Woodstock's friends run toward the doghouse. Woodstock's friends continue to run into the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "It's amazing how many friends you have after your waffle iron gets fixed." First appearance: October 17th, 1958 Charlie Brown is at the table writing a letter. He crookedly writes, "Dear Pencil-Pal, How have you been?" He crumples up the paper and walks off saying, "Rats! What I need is some stationery with Lines on it!" He grabs some paper and walks off smiling. He sits at the table and starts writing on the paper with lines. He crookedly writes, "Dear Pencil-Pal, How have you bee Latest appearance: October 14th, 2012 / First appearance: October 17th, 1965 Lucy holds the foot ball and says, "Charlie Brown! It's that time of year again!" Lucy hums a little tune. Lucy kneels on the ground and says to Charlie Brown. "I'll hold the ball Charlie Brown, and you come running up and kick it . . . Okay?" Charlie Brown says, "Okay!" Charlie Brown walks off and says, "She thinks I'm stupid . . . She plans to pull the ball away when I come r First appearance: October 17th, 1978 Latest appearance: October 14th, 2008 / First appearance: October 17th, 1961 Snoopy leaps into the air and waves his paws. Snoopy leaps into the air and waves his paws. Sweat comes from off of his brow. Snoopy pants and thinks, "Whew, that's too hard work . . ." Snoopy lies in the grass and thinks, "I think if I were a salmon, I'd stick to swimming downstream!" First appearance: October 17th, 1995 Rerun stands on Charlie Brown's stoop. Charlie Brown says, "No, my dog isn't home . . He went on a hike with his troops . ." Rerun stands on the stoop alone. Rerun walks home. Rerun asks Lucy who is sitting in a chair reading, "Do dogs have troops?" First appearance: October 17th, 1996 Peppermint Patty stands in the rain holding a football. Charlie Brown says, "Play football? Today? It's raining! It's pouring!" Peppermint Patty replies, "C'mon, Chuck . . It's not raining that . . ." Peppermint Patty looks behind her. Woodstock and Snoopy walk by under umbrellas. Peppermint Patty says, ". . . Hard." First appearance: October 17th, 1988 Snoopy licks his lips and thinks, "That's the best jelly doughnut I ever tasted!" Snoopy thinks, "Jelly doughnuts make you feel good all over . ." Snoopy lies on his doghouse and thinks, "When nothing is good for you, you have to pretend that everything is good for you!" Latest appearance: October 16th, 2015 / First appearance: October 17th, 1968 Franklin stands at the door. Linus stands behind him and says, "If you're looking for Charlie Brown, I don't think he's home." Franklin says, "I wonder if I should wait . . ." Linus says, "Why not? By the way, my name is Linus . ." Franklin and Linus shake hands. Franklin says, "Hi . . I'm Franklin . ." Linus says, "I'm very glad to know you." Linus and Franklin sit on the First appearance: October 17th, 1962 Lucy sits on the sidewalk and says, "Sometimes I get discouraged." Charlie Brown says, "Well, Lucy, life does have its' ups and downs, you know . . ." Lucy says, "But why? Why should it?! Why can't my life be all 'ups'? If I want all 'ups", why can't I have them?" Lucy complains, "Whay can't I just move from one 'up' to another 'up'? Why can't I just go from an 'up' to an 'uppe
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.