Franklin

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

  • Did you know: Franklin goes to school with Peppermint Patty and Marcie but visits his friend Charlie Brown in a nearby neighborhood.
Franklin
Latest appearance: November 9th, 2016 / First appearance: November 12th, 1969 Franklin sits in class writing. Peppermint Patty leans over her desk and asks, "Psst . . . Hey Franklin, is the third question 'true' or 'false'?" Franklin looks at his paper and replies, "I don't know . . " Pepermint Patty asks, "Why don't you put down true and I'll put down false? That way one of us will be right . . " Franklin replies, "One of us will also be wrong . . " 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 27th, 2000 / First appearance: April 29th, 1974 Sally, Linus and Franklin stand in line. Sally asks, "Is there a lot of throwing up in this movie?" Sally continues, "I'm not going to pay good money just to watch some stupid actor throw up!" Sally and Linus stand in front of the ticket window. Sally says, "If I want to watch someone throw up, I can watch the kid who lives next door to us . . . He has the flu!" Linus walks 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 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: December 21st, 1985 Franklin and Charlie Brown stand at the wall. Franklin says, "I hear your grampa just retired . . ." Franklin asks, "What does he do all day?" Charlie Brown replies, "Oh, he keeps busy . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "He spends the day looking for things he's misplaced . ." First appearance: November 28th, 1983 Marcie, Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their school desks. Peppermint Patty says, "Yes, ma'am, we have a complaint . . We all got sick during the Thanksgiving holidays . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "That means we didn't get out of school . . . We were sick on our own time . . . We don't think that was fair . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "'Go see the chaplain'?!" 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 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: December 29th, 1986 Peppermint Patty sits on her bed and says into the telephone, "Hi, Franklin! About this 'War and Peace' we're supposed to read during vacation . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "Why don't we sort of cooperate? You read 'War' . . . Marcie can read 'Peace.'" Franklin asks, "What will you read?" Peppermint Patty says, "'And'!" Latest appearance: April 20th, 2016 / First appearance: April 23rd, 1969 Franklin talks into the phone and says, "Hello, Charlie Brown? This is Franklin . ." Franklin continues, "We won't be able to play your team today . . Five of our guys can't make it . . ." Franklin says, "We'll just have to forfiet the game . . . You win, Charlie Brown . ." Charlie Brown stands next to the phone and says, "I can't believe it . . . A two-game winning streak. 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: November 6th, 1974 Peppermint Patty and Franklin ice skate. Frnklin holds a hockey stick. Peppermint Patty says, "All right, Franklin, what do you think you're doing?!" Franklin winds up to shoot the puck and says, "Playing hockey! What does it look like?" Peppermint Patty replies, "It looks like you're in my way, that's what!" Peppermint Patty shouts, "I'm practicing for a figure skating competition First appearance: November 5th, 1999 Peppermint Patty and Franklin are in class and Patty asks, "Psst, Franklin.. What did you put down for the fifth question?" Franklin replies, "There is no fifth question.. That was yesterday." Patty says, "Really? I thought I did that test." "Franklin says, "Maybe you didn't hand it in.." Patty looking closer at the papers says, "You're right.. It is.." Patty continues.. First appearance: December 15th, 1996 Peppermint Patty is crushed under a pile of numbers. Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in class. Peppermint Patty says, "Subdued, Marcie . ." Peppermint Patty repeats, "Subdued." Marcie asks, "Subdued?" Peppermint Patty replies, "Subdued is the word, Marcie." Peppermint Patty tells Franklin, "It's my new theory, Franklin . . I've been too loud in clas 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: 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 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 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 . . ." Latest appearance: October 13th, 2000 / First appearance: October 18th, 1974 Roy and a boy sit at their desks in school. The boy whispers, "'Think metric' . . . Pass it on!" Roy whispers to Franklin, "'Think metric!' Pass it on!" Franklin whispers to Peppermint Patty, "'Think metric!' pass it on!" Peppermint Patty screams.
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: March 18th, 1981 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Charlie Brown holds out a postcard and says, "Here, you got a postcard from Woodstock." Snoopy thinks, "From Woodstock? I didn't even know he was gone . . ." Snoopy reads, "Dear Friend of Friends, Am on my way to San Juan Capistrano to see the swallows return . . ." Snoopy continues to read, "Will write more later . . Your friend, Woodstock - P. First appearance: March 18th, 1989 Charlie Brown and Linus stand on the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown asks, "Am I naive, Linus?" Charlie Brown continues, "I thought our teacher came to watch our game, but all she was doing was meeting her boyfriend." Linus walks off the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown asks, "Am I naive Linus?" Linus replies, "You're naive, Charlie Brown . ." First appearance: March 18th, 1958 Snoopy sits on the ground thinking, "I'd like to beling to one of those fierce wolf packs!" He snarls and continues, "I think it'd be fun to go around biting people." He continues, "Yes, sir..I should belong to a wolf pack" He walks off and concludes, "I wonder how to look in a black leather jacket?" First appearance: March 18th, 1956 "Sometimes I think I'd like to be almost anything but a dog.." Snoopy thinks as he sits on the grass. He looks up at the sky: "Birds are the people I envy the most..." He watches a bird fly past: "Boy! There's the life!" He sighs as he watches the birds overhead. Charlie Brown walks by and notices Snoopy: "?" as Snoopy wiggles his ears. Charlie Brown watches First appearance: March 18th, 1998 Lucy and Rerun are in the garden. Rerun holds the hoe while Lucy saysm "This is going to be our garden.." Rerun says, "So?" Lucy says, "So your job is to take that hoe and dig out all the weeds and rocks.." Rerun says, "I can do that.. When do you want it finished?" Lucy says, "This afternoon." Rerun says, "I was thinking more like maybe in fifty years.." First appearance: March 18th, 1995 Lucy walks in from right field while its raining. Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy says, "It's raining here, too, huh?" Lucy walks back to right field. First appearance: March 18th, 1991 Charlie Brown carries a baseball bat. Lucy walks behind him. Charlie Brown shouts, "How could we have lost the first game of the season fifty-three to nothing?!!" Charlie Brown exclaims, "Why couldn't the score at least have been fifty-three to one?!" Lucy shouts, "We were robbed!" Latest appearance: March 15th, 2006 / First appearance: March 18th, 1959 Linus passes Charlie Brown standing on the sidewalk and Lucy sitting down behind him. He says, "Good morning, Charlie Brown.." Charlie Brown responds, "Good morning Linus.." Charlie Brown says, "Well, HE sure looks busy.." Lucy gets up and says, "Oh, yes, he's been very busy since he got his new tool set.." Charlie Brown looks after Linus and asks, "What's he building?" Lucy r First appearance: March 18th, 1982 Sally and Linus stand by a tree. Sally asks, "How many trees have you written down?" Linus looks at his notebook and replies, "Oak, poplar, spruce, apple, maple, pine, cedar and birch . . . That makes eight . . ." Sally says, "I've only got one . ." Sally looks at a fallen tree and says, "Fallen." Latest appearance: March 18th, 2001 / First appearance: March 18th, 1973 Lucy holds up a sign which reads, "Power to my kind" Lucy stands behind Charlie Brown, who looks at the pitcher's mound. He announces, "This is the moment I wait for all winter long..." Standing on top, in Charlie Brown continues, "It's a strange feeling when you walk onto the mound for the first time each spring.." Lucy, in close-up profile, asks, "That sort of gives you a First appearance: March 18th, 1980 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "I can understand how you might become infatuated with me." Lucy continues, "One thing I wouldn't want you to do, however, and that would be to put me on a pedestal." Schroeder pulls the piano out from underneath Lucy and says, "Good." Lucy lies on the floor and says, "Of course, if I were on a pedestal, I could r Latest appearance: March 13th, 2003 / First appearance: March 18th, 1971 Charlie Brown stands next to the mailbox and looks at a letter. Peppermint Patty grits her teeth and says, "Got a letter in the mail, eh, Chuck?" Charlie Brown reads, "I know that you like me, and in my own way I like you, too, but . ." Charlie Brown says, "I think it's from that little red-haired girl . . She knows I like her, and . ." Peppermint Patty shouts, "That's not from any Latest appearance: March 16th, 2015 / First appearance: March 18th, 1968 Charlie Brown lies in bed with his baseball cap on. He says, "It's kind of nice not being manager . ." Charlie Brown sits up and says, "On the night before our games I always used to lie awake worrying . . ." Charlie Brown lies back down and says, "I wonder if our new manager is lying awake worrying . . ." Snoopy lies on the doghouse and sleeps. First appearance: March 18th, 1985 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and asks, "Do you mind if I ask you something?" Lucy continues, "What do you really think the chances are that you and I will get married someday?" Linus stops playing the piano and says, "Well, let me see . . . How can I put it?" Lucy replies, "When someone doesn't know how to put it, you know you've been put!" Latest appearance: March 15th, 2013 / First appearance: March 18th, 1966 A little bird sleeps on Snoopy's head. Snoopy thinks, "I can't stand it!" Snoopy frowns and thinks, "My parents had great ambitions for me . . . I even had great ambitions for myself . . ." Snoopy thinks, "But there's one thing for sure . . . I have no intention of ending up as a stupid . . ." Snoopy sends the bird flying as he thinks, "Bird sanctuary! First appearance: March 18th, 1975 Charlie Brown walks toward the pitcher's mound and looks confused. Patty says, "We hope you don't mind, Charlie Brown." Schroeder says, "I needed some dirt for my garden . . ." Five says, "I needed some dirt for our lawn . ." Linus says, "I needed some dirt for our window box . . ." Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Many chunks of dirt are missing from it. First appearance: March 18th, 1990 Charlie Brown sits behind a desk that says Manager. His feet are on the desk. He says, "No comment." Lucy walks on the ball field. She says, "'Press.'" Lucy stands beneath Charlie Brown, who is aiming to throw the ball from the pitcher's mound. Lucy begins, "Good moring, Manager! I'm doing a story for our school paper.." Lucy reads from a notepad: "First question..Do you ha First appearance: March 18th, 1997 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Pigpen stands in front of him. Charlie Brown says, "'Pigpen,' I don't understand you . ." Charlie Brown continues, "This is the first inning of our first game, and you're already covered with dirt . ." Pigpen says, "This isn't all from today . . Some of it's left over from last year . ." Latest appearance: March 16th, 2007 / First appearance: March 18th, 1960 Snoopy leans forward. Charlie Brown winds up to throw a ball. Snoopy runs off as Charlie Brown throws the ball. Charlie Brown watches Snoopy retrive the ball. Snoopy flies back with the ball in his mouth. First appearance: March 18th, 1993 Charlie Brown, Woodstock and Snoopy stand on the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown says, "How could he play on our team? He's too short!" Snoopy watches as Woodstock sniffs and runs away crying. Charlie Brown says, "Well, ask him if maybe he'd like to be our bat bird . ."
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.