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: May 25th, 1988 Charlie Brown walks behind Franklin. Franklin says, "My grampa went to his high school's fortieth reunion last night . ." Franklin says, "He's also been to a college reunion and an army reunion . . ." Franklin purchases a movie ticket. Franklin says, "He has a new career . . He goes back to things." Latest appearance: October 30th, 2016 / First appearance: November 2nd, 1969 A sign sits in a carved pumpkin that reads, "Home wanted." Franklin holds a football. Peppermint Patty holds a pumpkin. Franklin says, "No, thank you . . . I wouldn't know what to do with it . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "Rats!" Peppermint Patty approaches Roy with the pumpkin. Roy says, "No, I don't want it . . Halloween is over . . Besides, I have one of my own to get rid of . . 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 . ." 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: September 4th, 1987 Charlie Brown and Franklin stand at the counter in an ice cream shop. Charlie Brown gets his cone as Franklin says, "Grampa says the multiplication table is disappearing from his head . ." Charlie Brown licks his cone as Franklin says, "Nine times eight is completely gone . ." Franklin gets his cone and says, "Eight times six is fading . ." Franklin and Charlie Brown walk First appearance: May 20th, 1988 Charlie Brown and Franklin lean on the wall. Charlie Brown says, "When my grampa walks through the parking lot at the mall, he always walks like he's reall cool." Franklin asks, "Why does he walk like he's real cool?" Frankline walks behind Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown replies, "So no one will know that he's forgotten where he parked his car!" 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 . ." First appearance: November 28th, 1977 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Franklin holds a piece of paper. Peppermint Patty says, "Hey, Franklin, she stuck a gold star on your paper!" Peppermint Patty frowns and says, "The teacher never sticks a star on any of my papers . . ." Peppermint Patty shouts, "I couldn't get a star on a Christmas tree!" Peppermint Patty says, "Sorry, ma'am!" 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. 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: 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: January 4th, 1999 Franklin, Marcie and Peppermint Patty stand at the bus stop dressed for school. Franklin says, I never got around to reading the book we were supposed to read during Christmas vacation." Marcie says, "I started to read it, but I couldn't understand it..." Patty says, "What book?" 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 12th, 1985 Franklin and Charlie Brown stand at the wall. Charlie Brown says, "I like talking to my Grampa . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I asked him if he'd like to be a yuppie . ." Charlie Brown continues, "'I don't have to be a yuppie,' he said . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I've already yupped!" Latest appearance: June 25th, 2017 / First appearance: June 28th, 1970 Violet and Patty stand at a ticket booth. Violet holds up a bill and says, "One, please.." Patty, Franklin, Linus, Sally, and Snoopy are on line. Sally asks, "You know what I'm doing, Linus? I'm prtending that you're taking me to the movies.." Linus says, "Well I'm NOT! We just happen to be standing in the same line!" Franklin is at the front of the line. Sally says, "I'm pretendin First appearance: January 17th, 1985 Franklin stands in front of the class and announces, "This morning we want to pay tribute to two of our classmates . . ." Franklin continues, "Patricia and Marcie made an appearance at the teacher's convention yesterday . ." Franklin turns and says, "I think we all appreciate the honor they brought to our school . . ." Marcie stands with her arm in a sling and a bandage on 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: November 22nd, 2004 / First appearance: November 23rd, 1970 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Franklin holds a paper and asks, "What did you write for question number five?" Peppermint Patty looks at her paper and replies, "I said that he was one of our greatest presidents and one of our most beloved leaders." Franklin asks, "Do you really believe that?" Peppermint Patty replies, "No, but I've learned never Latest appearance: December 5th, 2004 / First appearance: December 6th, 1970 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk. "Why should I look? I know what I got.." "Hey, how about that?" Franklin says. He holds up a sheet of paper. Peppermint Patty looks at her sheet of paper. "I got an 'F' on the test, Franklin..what did you get?" Franklin turns andround and smiles: "I got a 'B'! I'm very happy..." Peppermint Patty gazes at her paper and says, "I think I got First appearance: March 5th, 1979 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Franklin says, "Spelling bee?" Franklin says, "No, ma'am . . Not unless you say I have to." Peppermint Patty whispers, "Go ahead, Franklin . . . You can do it . . ." Franklin says, "Maybe I could just be in the pro-am . . ."
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: December 11th, 1998 Sally stands behind Charlie Brown who is watching TV. Sally says, "'So waddya think?' that's my new philosophy.. 'So waddya think?'" Charlie says, "About what?" Sally says, "Who cares? So waddya think?" Salluy turns to Snoopy. Sally says, "It's a dog's life, isn't it? So waddya think?" Latest appearance: December 16th, 2007 / First appearance: December 11th, 1960 Linus and Lucy are in the living room and Linus is leaning on an ottoman reciting, “And it came to… It came to.. to…. To….” Lucy is standing behind Linus holding Linus’s script for the Christmas play, she tells Linus: “To pass” (BR) (BR) Linus stands and continues to say: “Oh, yes…”And it came to pass…” as Lucy stands behind him listening. (BR) (BR) Linus goes on reciting ”And it came to pass in t First appearance: December 11th, 1982 Linus watches as Lucy sits on the floor with Rerun. Lucy asks, "Why do we always teach little kids to wave 'bye-bye'?" Linus says, "Because for the rest of his life people will be leaving him." Rerun sits alone. Rerun smiles and waves. He says, "Hello, there!" First appearance: December 11th, 1983 Sally slumps over a foot-stool with a book in hand and exclaims," Rats!" She walks over to Charlie Brown, who is sitting in a chair reading. He asks,"What's the matter?" She looks at her book and replies,"I have to read this book for school by tomorrow." She asks,'I don't suppose you'd care to read it to me, would you?" He replies,"You know how to read....why don't you r First appearance: December 11th, 1976 Charlie Brown and Lucy stand in the snow at night and look at the stars. Charlie Brown smiles and says, "I always enjoy looking at the stars." Lucy says, "I've never payed much attention to them myself." Lucy continues, "I mean, why should I?" Lucy asks, "What did they ever do for me?" First appearance: December 11th, 1995 Sally, Linus, Charlie Brown, Lucy and Snoopy walk home from school. Sally says, "I didn't understand our homework." Linus responds, "She said to write a short essay on the most important words ever spoken . ." Lucy adds, " . . In the history of the world . ." Snoopy thinks, "'Don't forget to feed the dog.'" Latest appearance: December 8th, 2016 / First appearance: December 11th, 1969 Linus and Lucy stand in the snow. Lucy says, "Do you mean to tell me that you've counted all the snowflakes that have fallen today?" Linus replies, "I said so didn't I?" Lucy asks, "How many did you get?" Linus answers, "Let's see . . I wrote it down on a little slip of paper . . . here it is . . " Linus reads, "Thirteen billion, four thousand and three . . ." Lucy replies, "R First appearance: December 11th, 1992 Snoopy, dressed as Santa Claus, rings a bell. Charlie Brown carries his supper dish and says, "Here, I thought you might like a little snack while you're working . ." Charlie Brown walks away. A girl points to Snoopy who is eating and screams, "Hey, look, ma! Santa Claus is eating out of a dog dish!" Latest appearance: December 8th, 2006 / First appearance: December 11th, 1959 Lucy approaches Charlie Brown and asks, "Did you know that December 16th is Beethoven's birthday?" He replies, "No, I didn't.." They look at each other. They look at the reader. Charlie Brown flips over as Lucy screams, "WELL, NOW YOU KNOW!" Latest appearance: December 10th, 2004 / First appearance: December 11th, 1970 Charlie Brown sits at the table and writes, "Dear Little Red-Haired Girl." Charlie Brown continues to write, "Do you remember me? We used to go to the same school." Charlie Brown writes, "I sat across the room from you. I was the plain ordinary looking boy in the fourth desk." Charlie Brown writes, "You, don't remember me, do you?" First appearance: December 11th, 1987 Peppermint Patty sits at her school desk and says, "I think I know, ma'am . . I'm sure I know . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "The answer is right on the tip of my tongue . ." Peppermint Patty sticks out her tongue and asks, "See it?" Peppermint Patty slumps in her seat and says, "She couldn't see it . ." First appearance: December 11th, 1979 Peppermint Patty walks with Marcie and wears a hat. She says, "Maybe I've been wrong, Marcie . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "Maybe a student's appearance is important." Peppermint Patty says, "Anyway, I'm going to try something today . . ." Peppermint Patty wears a bow in her hair and smiles. She says, "You wouldn't give a D minus to somebody with a bow in her hair, wou Latest appearance: December 6th, 2003 / First appearance: December 11th, 1971 Lucy watches Snoopy ice skate and says, "Okay, you stupid beagle, let's get at it again . ." Lucy stands in front of Snoopy and says, "This morning we'll work on our Dutch waltz . . . We start in the 'Kilian' position . . ." Lucy skates with Snoopy and says, "The man's hand is firmly on the hip of his partner, and the girl presses her hand firmly on his . . ." Snoopy thinks, "How c Latest appearance: December 8th, 2009 / First appearance: December 11th, 1962 Charlie Brown and Linus look at Snoopy lying on his doghouse. Charlie Brown says, "Snoopy has a headache." Linus says, "He probably picked up a cold someplace . . ." Snoopy sits on his doghouse and thinks, "That sounds reasonable." Snoopy lies down and thinks, "I always thought you got a headache because your ears were too tight!" First appearance: December 11th, 1997 Charlie Brown sits in a booth, buried in comic books. The sign says, "For sale: Used Comic Books." A little kid sits near the pile of comics and says, "Are these all you have?" First appearance: December 11th, 1981 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Charlie Brown says, "I don't know what to get you for Christmas." Charlie Brown continues, "You're a hard one to shop for . ." Snoopy thinks, "Not really." Snoopy looks down at an electric train going around the doghouse. He thinks, "I can always use more track for my electric train . . ." First appearance: December 11th, 1993 Peppermint Patty and Marcie are covered in mud. A light drizzle permeates the air. Marcie sits on her doorstep. Peppermint Patty says, "Wasn't that fun, Marcie? Good old fashioned, play in the rain, down in the dirt, football!" Marcie says, "I think I lost my shoes . ." Peppermint Patty says, "And now it's starting to snow! We should play again tomorrow . ." Peppermint Patty First appearance: December 11th, 1984 The World Famous Hockey carries a hockey stick and thinks, "I hate playing hockey with Woodstock and his friends . . ." Woodstock and two other birds skate on the birdbath. Snoopy thinks, "Tiny little players with tiny little sticks . . ." Snoopy thinks, " . . On a tiny little rink . ." Snoopy flies off the birdbath as he thinks, " . . But big body checks!" Latest appearance: December 7th, 2000 / First appearance: December 11th, 1974 Snoopy sits on the doghouse and thinks, "The dog who lives in the next block got himself in bad trouble . ." Snoopy continues to think, "What a dumb dog . . . He's always digging in somebody's garden . . ." Snoopy lies on his stomach and thinks, "I haven't done anything like that in years . . ." Snoopy lies on his back and thinks, "Not since they took away my shovel!" First appearance: December 11th, 1990 Charlie Brown sits in a booth that says, "For sale - Used comic books." Hundreds of comic books lie everywhere. A little kid reads a comic book and asks, "Are these all you have?"
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.