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: June 27th, 2008 / First appearance: June 30th, 1961 Charlie shows Linus a book and says, "Here's a ghost story I think you'll like, Linus.." Charlie says, "It's real interesting, but yet it isn't too scary.." Linus is reading the book at home. Later, Linus returns the book to Charlie and says, "You were right.. It was only mildly frighening!" First appearance: January 28th, 1963 Charlie Brown and Linus sit on a step, staring into space. Charlie Brown and Linus continue to sit on a step. Charlie Brown and Linus sit on a step and stare into space. Charlie Brown gets up and raises his fists in the air and shouts, "Or why couldn't McCovey have hit the ball even two feet higher?" Latest appearance: May 30th, 2002 / First appearance: June 1st, 1972 Charlie Brown stands next to Linus and says, "'Rerun' is crying again I can hear him . . ." Linus says, "When babies are hungry, they don't want to wait." Snoopy walks up behind Charlie Brown and Linus. He carries his supper dish in his mouth. Linus says, "It takes a long time to learn patience . ." Snoopy bumps Charlie Brown with the supper dish. Charlie Brown walks and ca First appearance: June 11th, 1985 Linus and Sally ride a bus in the rain. Sally says, "Look at that poor cow standing out there in the rain . . ." Linus says, "Someday they're going to make a pair of boots out of that cow . ." Sally replies, "I wouldn't buy 'em . . ." Sally continues, "They'd be all wet!" 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 Latest appearance: June 22nd, 2009 / First appearance: June 25th, 1962 Linus holds several letters. He says, "Look at the letters I've been getting Charlie Brown . . ." Linus continues, "Here's one from someone who saw my blanket flying over Candlestick Park in San Francisco, and here's one from Ohio, and here's one from Minneapolis . . ." Linus says, "Here's a person who thought she saw my blanket flying over the Grand Canyon . . ." Charlie Latest appearance: May 26th, 2016 / First appearance: May 29th, 1969 Schroeder, Charlie Brown, Linus and a boy stand in line. Linus asks, "What are we standing in line for?" Charlie Brown replies, "The school nurse is going to weigh us . . ." Linus says, "Good . . . I'll ask her about this pain I've been having in my shoulder . . ." Linus continues, "Never pass up a chance to get a little free medical advice." First appearance: August 30th, 1957 Lucy and Charlie Brown are in the living-room. Lucy says, "He's doing pretty well, I think.."(BR) (BR) Charlie Brown asks, "Who's doing pretty well?"(BR) (BR) She replies, "Linus..he's learning to dress himself.."(BR) (BR) They look at Linus who has both legs in one pants' leg. She continues, "Of course on some days he does better than on others."(BR) (BR) 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: January 29th, 2006 / First appearance: February 1st, 1959 Linus sits on the floor, playing music from a record player. Lucy is slumped over the side of an armchair. Lucy stands over Linus as he listens to the music. She sits on her haunches with her back to him and covers her ears. Linus lies on his stomach Linus sits staring at the record player. Lucy stands and clutches her chest; she is gritting her teeth and shaking. " Latest appearance: March 20th, 2010 / First appearance: March 23rd, 1963 Linus stands in front of Snoopy and says, "At a time like this I can really appreciate the qualities of a dog, Snoopy." Linus says, "You would never abandon a friend just because you heard he hadn't made the honor roll." Linus hugs Snoopy and says, "Dogs accept people for what they are . . ." Snoopy walks away and thinks, "Oh?" Latest appearance: June 21st, 2008 / First appearance: June 24th, 1961 Linus sits at a table and says to Lucy, "I'm writing a letter to that little girl who plays on the lawn at the White House . . ." Linus says, "I'm going to offer to send her a blanket if she thinks she'd like one . . ." Lucy watches as Linus writes. Linus asks, "Do you know what her last name is?" Latest appearance: November 6th, 2009 / First appearance: November 6th, 1962 Sally shouts at Linus, "I'm not speaking to you! After what happened on Halloween night, I'm never going to speak to you again!" Sally shouts, "I wouldn't speak to you if I met you on the street, on the ocean, in the air or on the moon!" Sally storms off. Linus says, "How about if I were coming through the rye?!" First appearance: May 5th, 1975 Linus and Charlie Brown stand at the wall. Charlie Brown smiles and says, "You know what I'd like to be? I'd like to be a 'Ringer'!" Charlie Brown continues, "I'd like to go to some kind of tournament, and have everybody say, 'Hey, that guy is too good . . . Who let in the ringer?'" Linus says, "Maybe that will really happen someday, Charlie Brown . . ." Charlie Brown frown Latest appearance: November 4th, 2016 / First appearance: November 7th, 1969 Snoopy plays hockey on his doghouse. Linus shouts, "Shoot! Shoot!" Snoopy stops playing. Linus shouts, "Boooo! Offside! Man in the crease!" Linus shouts, "Boooooo!! Hey, Ref, can't you see?!! How about icing?!?" Snoopy thinks, "Season-ticket holder!" Latest appearance: October 16th, 2011 / First appearance: October 11th, 1964 Sally smiles and skips rope. Sally continues skipping rope. Sally suddenly stops smiling and stops skipping. Sally suddenly begins to wail. Linus comes running and says, "What's the matter Sally? What happened? Why are you crying?" Sally says, "I don't know . . ." Sally continues, "I was jumping rope . . . Everything was all right . . . when . . . First appearance: November 22nd, 1959 Linus is looking out the window saying "I'll lose my mind before this day is over!" Lucy and Charlie Brown are sitting on the floor playing checkers, Lucy tells Linus "Try not to think about It..." (BR) ( BR) Linus holds out his arms and tells Lucy "I can't HELP thinking about it!" (BR) ( BR) Linus sits on a footrest and says "I'm only human!" (BR) ( BR) Linus is now leaning on the footrest sayin First appearance: July 10th, 1981 Charlie Brown and Linus look at Lucy sunk down in the beanbag. Linus says, "Let's not bother Lucy . . She's sulking." Charlie Brown says, "I suppose when one member of a family sulks, it affects everyone in the family . . ." Linus says, "No, I don't think so . ." Lucy says, "Really? Where have I failed?" Latest appearance: July 16th, 2010 / First appearance: July 19th, 1963 "What are you doing?" Lucy asks as she and Schroeder approach Linus. He holds up two pieces of paper. "There is no safe method for looking directly at an eclipse, and it is especially dangerous when it is a total eclipse..." Linus holds out the paper. "Therefore, I've taken two pieces of white cardboard, and put a pinhole in one. This will serve to protect the image onto the other First appearance: January 29th, 1977 Linus hangs on to the roof. Truffles shouts, "Linus?" Truffles stands outside the barn and says, "Remember the last time you were here? We sat in the barn because it was raining, and . . ." Truffles says, "What's that noise? It sounds like a helicopter . . ." Linus' hair stands up. He shouts, "That's a helicopter?!"
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 21st, 1977 Molly Volley stands next to Charlie Brown and asks, "See that fat lady over there?" Molly Volley continues, "She's the mother of one of the kids we're playing . . ." Molly Volley says, "She comes to see that her little darling gets good calls! She hates me." Molly Volley stands between Charlie Brown and Snoopy, as The World Famous Tennis Pro, and says, "She knows that when First appearance: May 21st, 1984 Spike stands in the desert behind a podium. Spike thinks, "The meeting of the cactus club will come to order!" Spike thinks, "It has been suggested that we invite one of the local coyotes to be a guest speaker . . ." Spike thinks, "This suggestion has been turned down." Spike thinks, "No one likes to get eaten by a guest speaker!" First appearance: May 21st, 1990 Charlie Brown and Snoopy sit on a rock near some trees. Charlie Brown asks, "Do you ever try to imagine what your dream girl would look like?" Snoopy thinks, "She'd have round ears like two cookies, big eyes like two more cookies and a nose like a cookie . ." First appearance: May 21st, 1976 Snoopy runs on the doghouse. Charlie Brown watches and says, "I have a surprise for you . ." Charlie Brown continues, "As long as you're jogging, I thought you might like to have a real jogging suit." Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Charlie Brown holds out the jogging suit and says, "Here . . . See how it fits . . ." The legs are too long for Snoopy. He thinks, "It may be a li Latest appearance: May 16th, 2003 / First appearance: May 21st, 1971 The Literary Ace types. Linus asks, "Have you ever thought of writing a magazine article?" Linus walks away and says, "Magazines are always looking for 'How to' articles or personal confessions or exposes . . ." The Literary Ace thinks, "That's not a bad idea . . ." Charlie Brown stands next to the doghouse. Snoopy types, "How It Feels To Be Owned by an Incompetent." Latest appearance: May 18th, 2012 / First appearance: May 21st, 1965 Charlie Brown brings Snoopy his dinner and says, "Guess what, Snoopy . . . " Charlie Brown says, "I did something that will help make your fur shiny . . ." Charlie Brown walks away and says, "I mixed a raw egg in with your food." Snoopy sticks out his tongue and says, "I feel sick!" First appearance: May 21st, 1985 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks at school. Peppermint Patty turns around and asks, "What did you put down for the first question? I put down 'eleven.'" Marcie answers, "I put down 'potatoes.'" Peppermint Patty looks at her paper and thinks. Peppermint Patty writes and says, "I'll make it 'eleven potatoes.'" Latest appearance: May 18th, 2009 / First appearance: May 21st, 1962 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and says, "It's very lonely out here on the pitcher's mound . . ." Charlie Brown says, "It's hard sometimes to bear all this responsibility . . ." Charlie Brown says, "But suddenly you seem to realize that you are not really alone . . . Actually you are surrounded by loyal teammates." Lucy shouts, "C'mon, you blockhead, try to get First appearance: May 21st, 1997 Peppermint Patty lies on her bed talking on the telephone. She says, "Hey, Marcie . . I understand there's a rumor going around that I may be named 'Outstanding Student of the Year.'" Marcie says sarcastically into the phone, "That's interesting, sir . . I heard anouther runor that the moon is going to fall out of the sky . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I'm handing up, Marcie . ." Latest appearance: May 18th, 2016 / First appearance: May 21st, 1969 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Snoopy looks down at Woodstock and thinks, "He just sits there staring into space . ." Snoopy continues to think, "I've never seen anyone so depressed . ." Snoopy thinks, "I thought the worm sandwich would cheer him up . . ." Snoopy thinks, ". . . Or at least the chocolate worm malt!" First appearance: May 21st, 1980 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and holds a book. She says, "I've discovered something, ma'am . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "The more I study, the more I realize how little I know." Peppermint Patty says, "Which has forced me to come to a conclusion . . ." Peppermint Patty adds, "I may not show up tomorrow." First appearance: May 21st, 1993 Linus and the World Famous Attorney lean against a tree. Linus says, "I can see you now sitting on the bench of the Supreme Court . . They'd probably put you right next to Judge Sandra Day O'Conner . ." Snoopy thinks, "Is she cute?" First appearance: May 21st, 1975 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Charlie Brown says, "I think you've forgotten something." Charlie Brown continues, "At the end of the story of the three little pigs, the wolf fell into a pot of boiling water . . ." Charlie Brown asks, "So what do you have to worry about?" Snoopy thinks, "His grandchildren may be out for revenge!" First appearance: May 21st, 1986 The Literary Ace sits on his doghouse and types, "Dear Sweetheart," Lucy reads the letter and says, "That's too impersonal." Lucy says, "I think you should call her something more endearing . . ." Snoopy types, "Dear Angel Food Cake with Seven Minute Frosting," Latest appearance: May 18th, 2014 / First appearance: May 21st, 1967 Lucy stands in the outfied and yells, "Why should I listen to you, Charlie Brown?!" Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and yells: "ALL RIGHT, THEN, DO IT YOUR OWN WAY!" "That Lucy drives me crazy! She's the most stubborn person I've ever known!" Charlie Brown comes to Shroeder, who stands on the slope of the mound. "She's stubborn and obstinate and uncompliable and Latest appearance: May 18th, 2017 / First appearance: May 21st, 1970 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Woodstock jumps up and down in the doghouse. Snoopy smiles and thinks, "For his birthday, I've promised to get him his own coloring book and his own crayons . . ." Woodstock falls off the doghouse. Snoopy's ears stand up. Woodstock lies on the ground dazed. Snoopy looks over the edge of the doghouse and thinks, "It never pays to get too happy!" First appearance: May 21st, 1981 Charlie Brown and Sally sit at the table. Charlie Brown writes, "Dear Pen Pal." Sally says, "Your writing is too stodgy, big brother . . You need to write with more flair . . . Loosen up . . ." Charlie Brown leaves a large smudge on the paper. Sally says, "That's better . . . Smudge with flair!" First appearance: May 21st, 1956 Linus approaches Lucy in the room. He exclaims, "Look, Lucy...I tied my own shoes!" She stoops down, points at his feet, and says, "Well, so you did...but you gt 'em on the wrong feet..." He looks down and asks, "Waddya mean, the wrong feet?" He exclaims, "THESE are my feet!!" Latest appearance: May 16th, 2000 / First appearance: May 21st, 1974 Charlie Brown and Lucy look out the window. Charlie Brown says, "Snoopy went on a hike, and never came back . . . I wonder if he's lost . . ." Lucy says, "Of course he's lost!" Lucy continues, "That stupid beagle couldn't find the nose on his face! He couldn't find his hands in his mittens! He couldn't find the ears on his head!" Charlie Brown says, "I don't think he's that bad . . Latest appearance: May 19th, 2007 / First appearance: May 21st, 1960 Linus, Violet, Schroeder, and Patty start to cry and yell, "WHAAH! We lost the game all because of Charlie Brown WHHAAAAHHH!!" Charlie Brown, lying on his back in the baseball field, asks Lucy, "Was I out?" Lucy looks down at him in anger and shouts, "Out?! Why, you blockhead, you didn't even get half way home!" Charlie Brown continues to lie on his back looking upwards. Ch
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.