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: May 21st, 2007 / First appearance: May 23rd, 1960 Charlie Brown is lying on his back in the baseball field and it is nighttime. He talks to himself and says, "Why did I have to go and try to steal home?" "WHY?WHY?WHY?" Linus stands outside a house on the grass and cocks his head as though he has heard something. Linus approaches Charlie Brown who is still on the ground saying, "WHY?WHY?WHY?WHY?" As Charlie Brown continues Latest appearance: December 7th, 2014 / First appearance: December 10th, 1967 Snoopy lies on top of his doghouse at night. It is snowing. "!" Snoopy is covered with snow. Snoopy shakes off the snow and lies on his stomach, looking at the ground. He dances. He continues to dance. He dances some more. Snoopy dances up to Charlie Brown and Linus, who shovel snow. He dances past Linus, who raises his shovel. "That' First appearance: March 22nd, 1993 Linus says into the phone, "I heard the coyotes howling again last night, Charlie Brown . ." Linus continues, "I wonder if it's an omen that we're going to lose the first game of the season . . ." Charlie Brown says, "That's ridiculous! We're going to win! I don't believe in omens . ." Linus says, "But they sounded so eerie . ." Charlie Brown says, "Maybe it was a Latest appearance: July 19th, 2016 / First appearance: July 15th, 1969 Linus stands next to Charlie Brown. He points and says, "There's a moving van in front of that little red-haired girl's house!" Charlie Brown and Linus run. Linus says, "She's moving away, Charlie Brown . . . See? They're carrying out all the furniture!" Linus continues, "If she moves away, you'll never see her again . . You've got to do something!" Charlie Brown cries and Latest appearance: May 13th, 2007 / First appearance: May 8th, 1960 Snoopy whips his head around; he stands outside his doghouse. Snoopy sits on the ground. He races along. "Okay, Charlie Brown..let's give him the 'ol fast one...let's throw it right by him!" Schroeder urges as he stands behind the plate. Linus is at bat and ready to swing. "!" Schroeder and Linus say as they watch Snoopy trot towards them. Snoopy stares at h 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: June 22nd, 2007 / First appearance: June 24th, 1960 "Drawing with chalk on the sidewalk is lots of fun," Linus says to Charlie Brown, as he hunches over the ground and draws. "It's really a wonderful medium...You can get some very nice effects..." Charlie Brown glances up at the sky as Linus talks. "I think it ranks right alongside tempera and oil as an artistic medium," Linus adds. Charlie Brown runs away. "Of course, it ha First appearance: August 15th, 1965 Charlie Brown is standing in the yard holding a croquet mallet, as his ball is hit my another he says, “ OH NO!” (BR) (BR) Lucy is standing holding her mallet up saying, “ I hit him! I hit Him!” (BR) (BR) Lucy is running past Linus and Patty with her mallet up in the air saying, “HA! I hit Charlie Brown’s ball! I get to knock him away!” (BR) (BR) Lucy puts he foot on her ball and gets ready to swi First appearance: May 5th, 1986 Linus and Sally walk. Linus and Sally read a sign that says, '25 when children are present.'" Sally looks a the sign as they walk away. Sally says, "I never realized we had so much influence . ." First appearance: December 22nd, 1985 First appearance: October 14th, 1975 Linus sits in a beanbag. Linus sleeps in the beanbag. Lucy stands next to him. Lucy folds over the beanbag with Linus in it. Lucy sits in the beanbag. Linus rests upside down on the back of the beanbag. First appearance: November 2nd, 1988 The World Famous Attorney stands next to Linus. Linus says, "Everybody blames everything on the lawyers." Linus continues, "The lawyers blame everything on the doctors . . Who do the doctors blame?" Snoopy walks by a fence and thinks, "The golf pro." Latest appearance: November 20th, 2009 / First appearance: November 23rd, 1962 Violet walks by Linus with her hair down. Linus says, "Where's your pony-tail, Violet?" Violet says, "My mother didn't have time to comb my hair this morning . . ." Linus asks, "Why not?" Violet shouts, "Because she was in such a hurry to get over to your house to play pool with your mother, that's why!" Violet storms off. Linus sighs. Latest appearance: July 4th, 2015 / First appearance: July 5th, 1969 Sally lies on the floor and draws. Linus watches and asks, "What are you drawing?" Sally sits up and looks at her paper. She replies, "The sun." Linus continues to watch Sally. Sally pulls the paper away and says, "Don't look at it too closely . . You'll hurt your eyes!" First appearance: January 13th, 1957 I FOUND THEM!" Linus cries happily. He stands in the snow and clasps his mittens to him. He runs in the house and shouts, "I FOUND MY MITTENS! I FOUND MY MITTENS!" "Where's the pie?" Linus asks Lucy, who sits on the floor with a book. "PIE? What pie?!" "I found my mittens! When you find your mittens, you're supposed to get some pie!" She stands up: "Oh, don't be so First appearance: June 26th, 1992 Linus holds onto his blanket as Snoopy pulls him through the air. They pass over a dock. Linus and Snoopy stand in a lake. Snoopy holds the blanket in his mouth. Linus shouts, "Stupid dog!" First appearance: June 20th, 1972 Linus stands in the grass. Peppermint Patty approaches. Linus says, "Peppermint Patty! What are you doing here?" Peppermint Patty replies, "Working on my guilt feelings . . Where's Chuck? I have to see him . ." Linus says, "They sent him home . . They said he was the cause of some trouble in the girls' camp . ." Peppermint Patty shouts, "I'm the trouble, Linus! It was all my fault! I feel First appearance: July 13th, 1956 Lucy approaches Charlie Brown in the field exclaiming, "Boy, if that doesn't take the cake!" He turns to her and asks, "What's the matter, Lucy?" She replies, "That girl in the next block.." She continues, "She got mad just because I hit her brother.." She concludes, "I wouldn't get mad if She hit My brother!" Charlie Brown looks at Linus who frowns to the reader. 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 Latest appearance: June 28th, 2013 / First appearance: July 1st, 1966 Roy shakes Linus' hand and says, "So long, Linus." Linus says, "So long, Roy . . . It's been nice knowing you . . ." Linus says, "Well, here I am on the bus going home from camp . . ." Linus says, "It'll be good to see Lucy again, and Schroeder, and Snoopy and . . ." Linus thinks, ". . . and that round-headed kid . . . what was his name?"
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 Latest appearance: July 6th, 2017 / First appearance: July 9th, 1970 Snoopy walks up to Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown shouts, "You're back!" Snoopy walks past Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "What happened? We saw the riot on tv! Did you get hurt? Are you all right?" Snoopy sits on the doghouse and smiles. Charlie Brown asks, "What happened?" Charlie Brown frowns. Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "She had the softest paws . . ." He Latest appearance: July 5th, 2017 / First appearance: July 8th, 1970 Charlie Brown and Linus sit in front of the tv. Charlie Brown asks, "What's happening now?" Linus replies, "I can't tell . . . There's so much smoke you can't see anything!" Charlie Brown cries and shouts, "My poor dog, trapped in a riot at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm! My poor dog . . ." Snoopy is completely covered by a cloud of smoke. He thinks, "Where am I? I can't see! Oops! What Latest appearance: July 4th, 2017 / First appearance: July 7th, 1970 Snoopy hides behind a podium. Debris is thrown at him. He thinks, "I came here to give a speech . . ." Snoopy runs and thinks, "Why is everyone yelling?! Why is everyone throwing things? What's going on?" Snoopy stands in a cloud and thinks, "Smoke! Tear gas! Good grief!" Snoopy is completely covered by the cloud. He thinks, "I hate giving speeches!" Latest appearance: July 3rd, 2017 / First appearance: July 6th, 1970 Linus stands in front of the tv and says, "A riot!" Charlie Brown rushes in. Linus says, "Look, Charlie Brown, there's a riot at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm! It's on the news, see?!" Charlie Brown says, "But that's where Snoopy is! Have you seen him? Have they shown him? Where is he?" Snoopy stands on the stage and has debris thrown at him. He thinks, "Doesn't anyone want to
First appearance: December 13th, 1977 Linus lies in bed. Lucy approaches the bed. Linus says, "I can't go to school today . . . My right shoulder hurts . . ." Linus continues, "If I should happen to know an answer, I wouldn't be able to raise my hand." Lucy walks away and says, "C'mon, get up! You can always raise your other hand . ." Linus sits up and shouts, "You expect me to answer questions left-handed?!" Latest appearance: December 10th, 2010 / First appearance: December 13th, 1963 Charlie Brown walks with Lucy and asks, "Did the little boy who sits in front of you at school cry again today?" Lucy says, "He cries every day! He has all the simple childhood fears . . . Fear of being late for school, fear of his teacher, and fear of the principal . . ." Lucy continues, "Fear of not knowing what room to go to after recess, fear of forgetting his lunch, fear of b First appearance: December 13th, 1956 Charlie Brown sits in a corner in the hallway, smiling. Snoopy's nose is alert and his ears pop up. He whisks over to Charlie Brown, and sits up in a begging position. Charlie Brown says, "Oh, go away! I haven't got anything!" He watches Snoopy walk away. Charlie Brown exclaims, "That's the only dog I know who can smell someone just Thinking about food!" First appearance: December 13th, 1993 Snoopy is dressed as Santa Claus. He rings a bell and stands next to a stone well. Lucy asks, "If you're collecting for charity, what charity are you collecting for?" Spike pops out of the stone well. Latest appearance: December 12th, 2004 / First appearance: December 13th, 1970 "Cool and calm.." Snoop thinks. He stands on top of his doghouse, holding a hockey stick. "Here's the world famous hockey player skating out for the face-off..." Snoopy walks aloong the top of the doghouse. "GET THE PUCK!" He thinks. PASS! SHOOT! CHECK 'IM!" Snoopy hunches over and looks fierce. 'KNOCK HIM DOWN! SHOOT! CLEAR IT! MOVE! SKATE WITH IT!" Snoopy skates. Latest appearance: December 11th, 2015 / First appearance: December 13th, 1968 The World Famous Hockey Player sits on the doghouse with a hockey stick. He thinks, "Here's The World Famous Hockey Player sittig in the penalty box . ." The World Famous Hockey Player thinks, "I hate everybody!" The World Famous Hockey Player continues, "I'm mean! I'm tough!" Snoopy grits his teeth and thinks, "I eat goalies!" First appearance: December 13th, 1988 Snoopy and Charlie Brown stand next to a counter. Charlie Brown says, "Yes, ma'am . . We've come to renew his dog license . ." Snoopy covers one eye and thinks, "b k m g r t s p w." Charlie Brown says, "She said not to worry . . You don't have to take an eye test . ." Snoopy covers the other eye and thinks, "I wasn't worried . . This eye is even better . ." Charlie Brown pays fo Latest appearance: December 10th, 2008 / First appearance: December 13th, 1961 Shermy says, "I've got this whole Santa Claus bit licked, Charlie Brown!" Shermy says, "If there is a Santa Claus, he's going to be too nice not to bring me anything for Christmas no matter how I act . . . Right? Right!" Shermy says, "And if there isn't any Santa Claus, then I haven't really lost anything! Right?" Charlie Brown says, "Wrong! But I don't know where!" First appearance: December 13th, 1975 Peppermint Patty grabs the football out of Marcie's hands. Peppermint Patty shouts, "Gimme that ball, Marcie!" Peppermint Patty walks away with the football and says, "I could stand out there for the rest of my life waiting for you to kick it!" Marcie tackles Peppermint Patty. Peppermint Patty drops the football. Peppermint Patty lies on the ground dazed. Marcie says, "You First appearance: December 13th, 1992 Sally stands and asks, "Where's a good pen?" Sally searches in a drawer and says, "I need some extra nice stationery . ." Charlie Brown and Sally sit at the table. Sally writes, "Dear Samantha Claus, How have you been?" Charlie Brown says, "Samantha Claus?" Sally turns to Charlie Brown and says, "She's the fat lady with the reindeer who brings us Christmas presents." Charli Latest appearance: December 10th, 2009 / First appearance: December 13th, 1962 Violet points at Charlie Brown and says, "I can prove it!" Violet continues, "It's a scientific fact that at our age girls are smarter than boys!" Charlei bRown says, "You're right . . . I admit it . . ." Violet raises a fist and says, "Boy, you think you're smart, don't you?!" First appearance: December 13th, 1982 Sally and Charlie Brown sit at the table. Sally draws large circles. Sally holds up the paper and says, "I'm practicing drawing Christmas wreaths." Charlie Brown says, "They look more like doughnuts to me." Sally shouts, "Dunk a Christmas wreath in a cup of coffee and you're in trouble!" First appearance: December 13th, 1987 The literary ace sits atop his doghouse looking thoughtful. Woodstock sits behind him. The literary ace types, "Dear Santa Claus," He looks up as Woodstock chirps. He retypes,"Dear Mr. Claus," He looks back at Woodstock as the latter chirps to him again. The literary ace retypes,"Dear Monsieur Claus," He rolls his eyes as Woodstock chirps again. Latest appearance: December 14th, 2006 / First appearance: December 13th, 1958 Schroeder is playing on the piano whiles Lucy reads. She says, "Say, this sounds like a good deal.." She continues, "If you buy a used car at this place you get all seven Beethoven concertos free! Isn't that a good deal?" Schroeder replies, "Uh Huh" Lucy continues, "I like to see good music made available to the average man.." Latest appearance: December 10th, 2014 / First appearance: December 13th, 1967 Schroeder plays the piano. Linus leans on the piano and says, "I'm taking up a collection to send Snoopy to the olympics . ." Schroeder asks, "How much do you have so far?" Linus looks in the jar and replies, "Eighteen cents." Schroeder says, "Eighteen cents?! How in the world is he going to get to France on eighteen cents?" Linus asks, "Does he have to go first-class?" Latest appearance: December 10th, 2016 / First appearance: December 13th, 1969 Charlie Brown reaches into the mailbox. Charlie Brown takes out a letter. Charlie Brown says, "This is going to be a bad Christmas." Charlie Brown tells Sally, "All my letters to Santa Claus came back unopened!" Latest appearance: December 7th, 2012 / First appearance: December 13th, 1965 Linus watches tv. Lucy says, "Mom, says to get started on your homework." Linus says, "Tell her I'm conducting an experiment to see what would happen to someone who never did his homework, but just sat and watched tv every evening . . ." Lucy shouts, "Mom says to get started on that homework right now!" Linus's hair stands on end. Linus sits at the table surrounded by boo First appearance: December 13th, 1984 Sally and Charlie Brown sit at a table. Sally says, "I'm really trimming down my Christmas card list this year . . ." Sally shouts, "Mildred, Danny, Esther, Mabel, Fred, Joe, Lydia, Verna, Emil, Floyd . . . I crossed 'em all off!" Sally says, "I'm down to one last name . . ." Sally screams, "And there goes Jessie!!" Charlie Brown ducks behind the table. Latest appearance: December 10th, 2013 / First appearance: December 13th, 1966 Charlie Brown stands in a hat and coat and says, "Well, Snoopy, what are your plans for today?" Snoopy thinks, "Plans? I hadn't even thought about it . . ." Snoopy thinks, "But I suppose I'll sleep a little this morning . . . then, this afternoon, I'll take a short nap, and later on I'll try to get some more sleep . . . " Snoopy lies on his doghouse and thinks, "Those are First appearance: December 13th, 1989 Marcie stands with The World War I Flying Ace and asks, "Have I ever told the World War I Flying Ace how much I admire his beautiful scarf?" The World War I Flying Ace puckers up and thinks, "Perhaps the Flying Ace might be willing to trade it for a little kiss . . ." Snoopy stands wrapped up in the scarf.
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.