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: 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 . ." 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: July 8th, 1989 Sally, Lucy, Linus, Franklin, Violet, Charlie Brown, and Snoopy stand in line at the movies. Sally says, "I wonder why I'm going to this movie." Lucy says, "I was thinking the same thing." Franklin says, "Those two guys on TV hated it." Violet says, "Well, who knows?" Charlie Brown says, "Maybe there'll be something good in it . ." Snoopy thinks, "Like the dog turns out to be the hero." 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: March 16th, 1990 Charlie Brown and Franklin lean on the wall. Franklin asks, "Does your grampa play much golf these days?" Charlie Brown answers, "He says he plays mostly in his head . . ." Franklin follows Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "But he says the course is too narrow . ." 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!" Latest appearance: September 21st, 2016 / First appearance: September 24th, 1969 Roy looks on while Franklin says to Peppermint Patty, "Well coach, we're ready . . . where's the other team?" Peppermint Patty replies, "I don't know . . . I told Chuck to get his outfit together, and be here at three . . ." Roy points and says, "Here comes a team now . . ." as a friend looks on. Snoopy walks onto the field wearing a helmet and 4 birds follow behind him. Latest appearance: 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 . . ." 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: February 17th, 1990 Franklin follows behind Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "My grampa says that when he was small, and got sick, the doctor gave him baby aspirin . . ." Charlie Brown and Franklin lean on the wall. Charlie Brown says, "Last week his cardiologist told him he should take one baby aspirin every day . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Grampa says that somehow he has the feeling he's not get Latest appearance: November 19th, 2016 / First appearance: November 22nd, 1969 Franklin and Roy walk outside. Franklin says, "My mom and dad were going on a little vacation but they changed their minds." Franklin says, "Mom is kind of a worrier." Franklin says, "She says, what if they were driving along the freeway doing about seventy and suddenly something went wrong with the glove compartment?" As Roy pays for his movie ticket he says, "That is som 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: January 30th, 2017 / First appearance: February 2nd, 1970 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty holds her foot in the air and says, "Look, Franklin, I'm wearing shoes!" Peppermint Patty continues, "I learned that you can't fight city hall, battalion headquarters and the dress code." Franklin says, "No, I guess you can't." Peppermint Patty looks at her foot and sheds a tear. She says, "These are nice First appearance: February 8th, 1996 Violet, Franklin, Marcie, Peppermint Patty, Linus, Charlie Brown, Woodstock and Snoopy stand in line at a movie theater. Violet hands the ticket agent money and says, "One, please." Franklin asks Marcie, "What's this movie about?" Marcie replies, "Some hockey players try to take over the world . ." Peppermint Patty says, "They use curved sticks . ." Linus says, "But then the sticks are declar 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?" Latest appearance: January 10th, 2002 / First appearance: January 6th, 1972 Peppermint Patty and Franklin are sitting on the beach on the playground having lunch as Peppermint Patty says, " Tomorrow" the deadline on the dress code thing, Franklin.." (BR BR) Franklin reaches into his lunch bag as Peppermint Patty goes on sayiong, "Either I show up wearing a dress or I get kicked out of School! isn't that Piggy?" (BR BR) Franklin turns to Peppermint Patty saying, " I think First appearance: 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 . ." Latest appearance: October 18th, 2015 / First appearance: October 20th, 1968 Charlie Brown and Snoopy stand ion line at the ticket booth. Franklin stands behind Snoopy. Charlie Brown says, "One, please." Linus and Lucy stand behind Franklin. Franklin reaches over snoopy and says, "One, please." Linus reaches over Snoopy and says, "One, please." Sally and Schroeder stand behind Lucy. Lucy reaches over Snoopy and says, "One, please." S Latest appearance: January 9th, 2002 / First appearance: January 5th, 1972 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty says, "Hey, Franklin, did you hear the latest?" Peppermint Patty continues, "They're talking 'Dress code' around here again! They don't like my shorts and sandals . . . How piggy can they get?" Peppermint Patty adds, "I think I'll put in for a transfer." Franklin asks, "To a new school?" Peppermint First appearance: February 26th, 1998 Charlie Brown and Franklin lean against a brick wall. Charlie Brown says, "Grampa wishes he had his old car back." He says, "When the mileage made a big change, it was fun to watch all the numbers on the odometer roll up.." He says, "He says that was his favorite program."
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: January 24th, 1957 Snoopy approches Charlie Brown lying on the ice. He stands next to Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown is confused as Snoopy lays his head on him. He exclaims, "Good Grief!" as Snoopy falls asleep on him. First appearance: January 24th, 1976 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Snoopy touches Woodstock's head and thinks, "Hmm . . . The fever seems to be gone." Snoopy thinks, "We won't really know if you're well, however, until we see you fly . . ." Woodstuck flies up in the air upside down. Woodstock lands on his head on the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "Of course, one doesn't recover from the vapors overnight First appearance: January 24th, 1993 Sally looks into the mailbox. Sally reads a letter and says, "A love letter! I got a love leter!" Sally holds up the letter. Charlie Brown reaches for it and says, "How can it be a love letter for you when it has my name on it?" Charlie Brown and Sally walk away. Sally says, "It's from Linus... Read it..." Charlie Brown reads the letter. Charlie Brown and Sally sit Latest appearance: January 21st, 2017 / First appearance: January 24th, 1970 Woodstock and Snoopy stand on the frozen birdbath. Snoopy thinks, "Good." Snoopy watches Woodstock ice skate and continues to think, "Very good." Snoopy thinks, "Fine." Woodstock skates. Snoopy thinks, "I'm teaching him an 'Outside forward roll.'" First appearance: January 24th, 1984 Snoopy sits next to Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown holds a book and says, "'And then he was home at last with his faithful dog asleep at his feet.'" Charlie Brown says, "See? Some dogs sleep at the feet of their masters . . ." Snoopy carries a sleeping bag. Snoopy places the sleeping bag at Charlie Brown's feet and sleeps. First appearance: January 24th, 1975 Peppermint Patty stands next to the waterbed. Snoopy bounces on the waterbed out of control. Peppermint Patty shouts, "What kind of a watchdog are you?!" Snoopy thinks, "I'm a seasick watchdog!" Peppermint Patty climbs on the bed and shouts, "Get off that waterbed, and catch that burglar!" Snoopy and Peppermint Patty bounce on the bed out of control. Peppermint Patty sreams. First appearance: January 24th, 1998 Linus rolls a giant snowball in order to make a snowman. He's wearing a hat, coat and gloves. Woodstock and a friend fly in. The snowman has outstretched arms (sticks) pointing in opposite directions. On the ground beneath each arm, Woodstock looks one way and his friend looks the other. Latest appearance: January 20th, 2000 / First appearance: January 24th, 1974 Rerun rides on the back of the bike and says, "Here we go again! Out of the garage, and full speed ahead!" Rerun continues, "Today it's welfare league and a church breakfast . . . Then it's the league of women voters followed by a visit to the library . . ." Rerun says, "From there we go to the hairdresser's and the supermarket and then a rousing meeting of the PTA!" Rerun First appearance: January 24th, 1990 Charlie Brown stands in school with his shirt stuck in the pencil sharpener. Charlie Brown says, "If that little red-haired girl sees me standing here with my sleeve caught in the pencil sharpener, she'll think I'm the dumbest person in the world." Charlie Brown says, "What I have to do is wriggle out of my sweater but still look real cool . . ." Charlie Brown looks absolutely sil Latest appearance: January 21st, 2006 / First appearance: January 24th, 1959 Charlie Brown and Patty are leaning on the brick wall. Charlie Brown exclaims, "Boy, what a day!" They start walking along the sidewalk. He continues, "Everything I've tried to do has gone wrong!" Patty responds, "Don't be so disturbed Charlie Brown..we all have our bad days..." Charlie Brown is grimacing. He shouts, "Last year I was the only person I know who had THREE Latest appearance: January 21st, 2013 / First appearance: January 24th, 1966 Snoopy skates on the ice wearing a long hat. Snoopy flips upside down and thinks, "Aaugh!" Snoopy lies on the ice in a daze. Snoopy thinks, "I think my feet need sharpening . . ." Latest appearance: January 21st, 2011 / First appearance: January 24th, 1964 Lucy raises her arms and says, "You need me to point out our faults, Charlie Brown...It's for your own good..." Charlie Brown frowns. She follows him as he walks: "Besides, I can do it for you better than anyone else...my sysyem is unique!" Charlie Brown turns to face Lucy. He demands, "What's so unique about it?" Lucy raises her arm and explains, "I've put all your faults First appearance: January 24th, 1986 Peppermint Patty stands in the front of the classroom and says, "This is my report on the 'killer bees'." Peppermint Patty says, "Many people are worried about the 'killer bees'." Peppermint Patty says, "Not me." Peppermint Patty says, "What I worry about are those 'killer D-minuses'!" Latest appearance: January 21st, 2010 / First appearance: January 24th, 1963 Linus walks with Charlie Brown and says, "I'm the best speller in our class." Linus says, "There's no one who is even close to being as good a speller as I am." Linus and Charlie Brown walk in silence. Linus says, "When I get big I'm going to get a job spelling!" First appearance: January 24th, 1988 Woodstock looks over the edge of the nest at the snow-covered grass below. He jumps down into the snow. Lucy looks out the house and says, "It snowed again last night..." Linus stands and watches her looking out the window. She says, "Those birds look hungry..." Linus stands on a chair next to the table in the kitchen. He is fixing food. He says, "I'm fixing up a First appearance: January 24th, 1997 Lucy and Rerun walk down the sidewalk. Rerun says, "My back hurts . . I think I have kindergarten stress . ." Lucy asks, "'Kindergarten stress'?" Rerun says, "They demand too much from us . ." They stand at the bus stop. Rerun says, "We have to remember our names and everything . ." Latest appearance: January 21st, 2015 / First appearance: January 24th, 1968 Linus stands next to Sally in the snow. He sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Sally says, "This kid at school said I have a funny face . . ." Sally continues, "Is it all right if I tell him you're going to slug him? You can be my knight in shining armor . . ." Linus replies, "I'd rather you didn't." Sally shouts, "What kind of knight are you?" Linus replies, "I'm a dove First appearance: January 24th, 1956 Charlie Brown stands watching Schroeder go through music sheets. He says, "It would have been fun to have played a duet.." Schroeder stands in a chair looking through the sheets. He says, "Sure, it would have..but I've looked through all the music catalogues, haven't I?" He continues, "I even called the library..I'm sorry Charlie Brown.." He concludes, "I guess nothing has First appearance: January 24th, 1978 Sally stands in front of the class and says, "This is my science report which is on traffic safety." Sally continues, "The first thing I did was to measure the width of the street in front of our school . ." A voice shouts, "With my ruler!" Sally frowns and says, "Get off my back, kid!" First appearance: January 24th, 1995 The Literary Ace sits on the doghouse. Lucy says, "You could write a whole novel about my life . ." Lucy continues, "It could start right from the day I was born." Snoopy types, "Born Crabby."
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.