Linus

  • First appearance: September 19, 1952
  • The benevolent, blanket-clutching philosopher always has a kind word for everybody…even his bossy older sister, Lucy. While he’s often the voice of reason in the neighborhood, Linus also believes firmly in the Great Pumpkin, and he suffers more than most when people (or pumpkins) let him down.

  • Did you know: Linus wore glasses for a short time. Snoopy constantly stole them to torment him.
Linus
Latest appearance: September 30th, 2014 / First appearance: October 3rd, 1967 Linus and Charlie Brown sit in class. Linus says, "I got my history test back, I'm afraid to look at it . . ." Linus says, "Oh, I hope I got a good grade! Please let me have a good grade! Please, please, please!" Charlie Brown says, "You should have done all that hoping and praying before you studied for the test . . ." Linus replies, "Hoping and praying should never be co First appearance: November 7th, 1987 Linus says to the World Famous Surgeon, "Good morning, doctor . ." Linus says, "Talk is going around that you're the clumsiest surgeon in the hospital . . ." The World Famous Surgeon thinks, "Ridiculous." Snoopy walks away and thinks, "I can't possibly be the only surgeon to drop his tray in the cafeteria!" Latest appearance: April 9th, 2011 / First appearance: April 11th, 1964 Linus and Charlie Brown walk. Linus asks, "You bought Snoopy a present?" "Well, getting that rabies shot was quite an upsetting experience for him so I thought a present might cheer him up..." Charlie Brown turns to Linus. They stand. "Besdides, it's something he's always wanted..." Charlie Brown adds. Snoop sits on his doghouse, gazing at the globe next to him. First appearance: February 8th, 1997 Linus, Charlie Brown, Sally and Snoopy sit on the ground leaning against rocks. Linus says, "I wonder what it would be like to go on a long trip . ." Charlie Brown adds, "Like maybe to the mountains . ." Sally asks, "How could you be sure you'd have a good time?" Snoopy thinks, "Take your dog along . ." First appearance: July 15th, 1956 "C'mon! Hit one out here!" Linus calls. He stands in profile and wears a mitt and baseball cap. Pluck. Linus bends down to pick a blade of grass. He chews on the grass. He spits it out as he looks up towards the sky. He turns and runs. He runs, heading towards Patty and Violet, who are turning a jumprope for Lucy as she skips rope. Violet, Patty and First appearance: March 21st, 1965 Charlie Brown dribbles a basketball. Lucy gaurds Charlie Brown. Linus runs to get free as Violet waves her arms in front of Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown bounce passes the ball, past Violet, to Patty. Patty passes to Linus as Five tries to interfere. Five follows as Linus dribbles down the court. Linus shoots the ball. Linus sinks the ball int First appearance: June 28th, 1990 Linus sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Snoopy stalks towards him. Linus shouts, "Come within one foot of this blanket, you stupid dog, and you'll regret it for the rest of your life!" Snoopy measures the distance with a ruler. Snoopy examines the ruler and thinks, "Close . . . Twelve and half inches!" Latest appearance: November 9th, 2008 / First appearance: November 5th, 1961 Frieda holds her cat. Lucy walks by and says, "No! Why should I?" Violet walks by Frieda and says, "No!" Linus walks by Frieda and says, "No! Absolutely no! Take care of your own stupid cat!" Frieda says, "But I'm going to the library and they won't let me bring Faron in!" Linus says, "Well, get someone else to hold him! I'm not going to do it!" Frieda Latest appearance: October 1st, 2002 / First appearance: October 3rd, 1972 Charlie Brown and Linus sit on the floor. Linus sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Charlie Brown reads the newspaper and says, "My favorite hockey team didn't do too well last year . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "This season, however, they have high hopes . ." Linus asks, "Did they get some new players?" Charlie Brown replies, "No, they bought a new puck!" First appearance: February 11th, 1983 Sally says to Eudora, "Did you see my 'sweet babboo' standing there?" Sally says, "He's hanging around the candy store trying to decide what to get me for Valentine's Day . . ." Sally smiles and says, "It'll probably be a box of candy shaped like a big heart . . ." Linus screams, "Or a big zero!" Sally whispers to Eudora, "Isn't he the cutest thing?" Latest appearance: June 24th, 2001 / First appearance: June 24th, 1973 Charlie Brown sits up in bed. He is wearing his baseball cap. "Another game today...If we win, we'll be only ten games out of seventh place..." Sally stands facing Charlie Brown, who sits on the floor with his shoes. She asks, "Why do you always put your left shoe on first, Big Brother?" A close up of Charlie Brown, who answers, "Well, actually, I don't...I only put it on first on First appearance: October 27th, 1981 Charlie Brown talks with Linus. Linus holds a box and says, "This is my collection of baseball bubble gum cards . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I know someone who has a rare 'Honus Wagner' card . . ." Linus says, "Really? Wow! Does he know it's worth twenty five thousand dollars?!" Snoopy holds a card. He thinks, "Money doesn't mean that much to me . . ." Latest appearance: August 10th, 2002 / First appearance: August 12th, 1972 Charlie Brown and Linus stand at the wall. Charlie Brown's finger is bandaged. He says, "This has been a bad time for me . . Maybe if I'm lucky, tomorrow will be a better day." Linus says, "In some parts of the world, tomorrow is already today and today is yesterday . . ." Linus continues, "If tomorrow is already today, Charlie Brown, there's no way that tomorrow can be a better da Latest appearance: July 28th, 2009 / First appearance: July 31st, 1962 Charlie Brown stands next to Linus and says, "Rats! Another game lost!" Charlie Brown says, "I really thought we were going to win this one . . ." Charlie Brown says, "For one brief moment victory was within our grasp!" Linus walks away and says, "And then the game started!" First appearance: August 5th, 1983 The World Famous Sergeant leads Woodstock and friends through the field. Snoopy thinks, "Here's the World Famous Sergeant-Major of the foreign legion leading his troops on a mission." Snoopy thinks, "As they leave civilization, they approach the desert with its miles and miles of burning sand . . ." Snoopy leads his troop through a sandbox where Rerun sits and plays. Snoop Latest appearance: September 4th, 2008 / First appearance: September 7th, 1961 Linus and Charlie Brown walk outside wearing caps. Linus says, "It was good to be back in school again . . ." Linus continues, "It was good just to sit there and watch Miss Othmar in action . . ." Linus says, "Of course, I admire all teachers, but Miss Othmar is a gem among gems . . ." Linus says, "One wonders what the national education association did to deserve such a b First appearance: January 31st, 1976 Linus and Charlie Brown stand at the wall. Charlie Brown says, "I wish they'd hurry up, and rebuild our school . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "If I have to share a desk with Peppermint Patty much longer, I'll be back in kindergarten!" Linus asks, "Why don't you just tell her you don't want to sit with her any more?" Linus continues, "If she gets mad, and hits you hard enou Latest appearance: May 31st, 2010 / First appearance: June 3rd, 1963 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound, and turns towads the outfield to shout: "All right, team..let's hear a little chatter out there!" Linus, in profile, stand in the outfield. He walks. He stands on the slope next to Charlie Brown and pleads, "Give me a suggestion, will you, Charlie Brown? I never can think of anything to say." Latest appearance: March 28th, 2016 / First appearance: April 3rd, 1969 Snoopy pops his head out of a hole in the ground. Violet and Linus walk past Snoopy. Violet and Linus continue to walk. Snoopy ducks his head into the hole. Snoopy pops his head up again and smiles. Violet looks back at him. Snoopy ducks back into the hole. Linus says, "Prairie dogs are making a come back." First appearance: February 14th, 1982 A stressed looking Charlie Brown holds out a card to Linus as they walk along; he says,"Here..." Linus stops and looks at the card and asks,"What's this?" Charlie Brown continues to hold the card out and replies,"It's a Valentine I made for the little red-haired girl...I want you to look it over..." As they continue on their way, they walk pass Snoopy and Woodstock sitting on a be
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: May 26th, 1992 Charlie Brown, Sally, Violet, Linus, Sally and Pigpen wait by the curb for the school bus. Charlie Brown asks Sally, "You're eating cold cereal while you're waiting for the bus?" Sally says, "I didn't have time to eat at home . ." Violet asks Linus, "How can you eat potato chips right after breakfast?" Lucy says, "Refined people do not eat in public . ." Pigpen says, "Anyone have a napkin? I First appearance: May 26th, 1996 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound in the pouring rain. He shouts, "Wait!" Charlie Brown shouts, "It's starting to clear up!" Charlie Brown screams, "Quitters!" Charlie Brown shouts, "A little rain won't hurt you!" Charlie Brown screams, "Doesn't the game mean anything? What happened to being faithful?!" Charlie Brown says, "Rerun! What are you d First appearance: May 26th, 1987 Charlie Brown hangs upside-down from a tree. The kite string is tangled around him. The kite hangs from the other side of the tree. Lucy asks, "Are you all right, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown replies, "Except when the wind blows . ." Charlie Brown continues, "When the wind blows, I swing back and forth, and my head hits the tree . . ." Lucy walks away and says, "Well, l Latest appearance: May 23rd, 2017 / First appearance: May 26th, 1970 Charlie Brown sits in front of Lucy's psychiatric booth and asks, "Do you think I can ever become a mature and well-adjusted person?" Lucy replies, "For a question like that I have to be paid in advance." Charlie Brown says, "In advance?! Why?" Lucy replies, "Because I don't think you're going to like the answer!" First appearance: May 26th, 1997 The Revolutionary War Patriot walks through the snow carrying a package. He thinks, "It's another cold day at Valley Forge . . I've baked General Washington a piece of firecake . ." The Patriot thinks, "He says to me, 'Where's the grape jelly?' I tell him we haven't had grape jelly for six weeks . ." The Patriot thinks, "Then he says, 'Can't someone go over to the mall, and get s First appearance: May 26th, 1993 Charlie Brown sits in a beanbag chair. Sally says, "Your stupid dog just left for Washington." Charlie Brown says, "He what?" Charlie Brown runs out the back door as Sally says, "Linus talked him into trying out for the Supreme Court." Charlie Brown runs and screams, "Snoopy! Come back!" The World Famous Attorney walks and thinks, "Here's the World Famous Attorney on his First appearance: May 26th, 1977 Molly Volley shouts at The World Famous Tennis Pro. She says, "You call it, partner!" Molly Volley asks, "Was it in or out? Do we win or lose?" The World Famous Tennis Pro stands with his arms out and thinks, "In!" The World Famous Tennis Pro kisses Molly Volley and thinks, "Sorry partner!" Molly Volley screams. Snoopy runs away. First appearance: May 26th, 1988 Snoopy and Woodstock sit on the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "Don't you sometimes wonder how dogs got to be the highest developed of all life forms on this planet?" Snoopy thinks, "Don't you ever wonder how dogs got to be so perfect?" An angry Snoopy thinks, "Birds never wonder about anything . ." Latest appearance: May 23rd, 2016 / First appearance: May 26th, 1969 Lucy sits next to Linus and says, "Go get me a glass of water." Linus replies, "Why should I do anything for you? You never do anything for me . . ." Lucy says, "On your seventy-fifth birthday, I'll bake you a cake." Linus walks and says, "Life is more pleasant when you have something to look forward to . . ." Latest appearance: May 24th, 2011 / First appearance: May 26th, 1964 Snoopy sits on top of his doghouse. A bird sits next to him and flaps his wings. The bird talks to Snooopy. Boot! Snoopy kicks the bird off the doghouse. "He can never discuss anything without getting personal!" Snoopy stares after the bird. First appearance: May 26th, 1956 Charlie Brown comes upon Lucy sitting on the sidewalk. He asks, "What are you thinking about, Lucy?" He sits next to her and she replies, "I was just thinking what if I thougth the world blew up but then I found out I was dreaming..." She continues, "Then what if while I was only dreaming, the world really DID blow up? Then while..." Charlie Brown grimaces to the reader and mutte First appearance: May 26th, 1995 Rerun stands on Sally's front porch. Rerun says, "Ask your brother if he wants to sell his dog . ." Charlie Brown and Snoopy sit in a beanbag chair. Sally stands behind them. Sally says, "There's a stupid kid outside who wants to know if you'll sell your dog." Rerun wears the beanbag chair on his head. Rerun tells Lucy, "And then they threw a beanbag at me!" Latest appearance: May 28th, 2000 / First appearance: May 26th, 1974 Linus sits on a bench with his lunch. "Good grief!" he says, reaching into his bag, "Another note!" He reads the note: "'Dear Son, I hope you enjoy and also appreciate the lunch I made for you today.'" Linus continues to read: "'Did you have a nice morning? Did you volunteer in class as I suggested? Teachers are always impressed by students who volunteer...it is a sure way to bette First appearance: May 26th, 1998 A boy comes up to Charlie Brown and says, "Hey, kid! Aren't you the one whose friend is wearing the dog suit?" Boy reports, "Anyway, he's sick.. I think he drank too much punch.." Boy says, "The nurse is with him..." Boy says, "She's having trouble getting the dog suit off.." Latest appearance: May 23rd, 2008 / First appearance: May 26th, 1961 Snoopy sits next to Charlie Brown. Frieda holds her cat in her arms. Charlie Brown asks, "Can't that cat of yours walk?" Frieda replies, "Of course, he can walk, but cats are very delicate creatures . . . They don't like to get their feet dirty!" Frieda walks away, carrying her cat. Snoopy glares and thinks, "Sandbagger!!" Latest appearance: May 24th, 2007 / First appearance: May 26th, 1960 Charlie Brown walks along in the grass pass garbage-can, shrubs, and a tree talking to Shermy. Charlie Brown says, "All I wanted to do was be a hero.." Charlie Brown kicks a can as Shermy looks on. Charlie Brown says, "But do I ever get to be a hero? No! All I ever get to be is the stupid GOAT!" Shermy says to a visibly upset Charlie Brown, "Don't be discouraged Charlie Brown.. First appearance: May 26th, 1976 Snoopy stands at the door at night. Charlie Brown says, "I'm sorry the grill is closed." Charlie Brown continues, "We're all out of pancake batter, and there is no more sliced ham." Charlie Brown adds, "However, this does not mean we are turning you away with nothing . . ." Snoopy holds a stick in his mouth. Charlie Brown says, "Enjoy your bread stick!" First appearance: May 26th, 1958 Linus is in his bedroom, wearing his towel, collecting toys. He continues to collect. He walks pass Lucy with an armful of toys. She asks, "Are you taking a bath or are you going on vacation?" Latest appearance: May 21st, 2003 / First appearance: May 26th, 1971 Charlie Brown and Lucy stand on the pitcher's mound in the rain. Charlie Brown says, "Rats! All week long I've looked forward to this game, and now it's starting to rain!" Lucy replies, "Actually, this rain is good for the carrots, Charlie Brown, and it's good for the beans and barley, and the oats and the alfalfa . . ." Lucy continues, "Or is it bad for the alfalfa? I think it's g Latest appearance: May 23rd, 2013 / First appearance: May 26th, 1966 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy says, "What's going on?" Schroeder says, "Charlie Brown doesn't feel well . . . His stomach hurts . . . " Frieda joins Charlie Brown and Linus as Lucy says, "It's nerves, Charlie Brown . . . You take this game too seriously . . . be like Frieda and me . . . we don't care if we win or lose! La de da! Who cares?" Frieda and Lucy s
Linus, my serious side, is the house intellectual, bright, well-informed which, I suppose may contribute to his feelings of insecurity
Charles Schulz

Interests

  • The Great Pumpkin

    Every Halloween night Linus can be found in a pumpkin patch, awaiting the arrival of the Great Pumpkin.

  • Baseball

    Linus is known for making some incredible plays on the diamond, including turning two with short-stop Snoopy.

  • His blanket

    The epitome of security, Linus’s blanket also proves to be an excellent sling shot.