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 20th, 2015 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1968 Patty stands next to Violet and asks, "Where shall we sit?" Violet points and says, "Right over there." Linus walks into the room and sits in a desk behind Patty. Linus sits at the desk in school and says, "Yes, ma'am? The back row? Why did I take a seat in the back row?" Linus stands and says, "Yes, ma'am, I know there are seats in the front row . . . I was merely obeying Latest appearance: April 8th, 2002 / First appearance: April 3rd, 1972 Snoopy sits on the doghouse and looks at a book. Linus stands next to the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "Are." Linus says, "Your friend never came back, did he? Don't you miss him?" Snoopy thinks, "What's to miss? Stupid bird!" Linus asks, "How can you be so bitter?" Snoopy thinks, "Nobody's going to tell me how to read 'War and Peace'!" Linus says, "I'll bet you miss him, but y First appearance: September 2nd, 1958 Linus watches Charlie Brown seal his envelope. He says, "I wish I had a pencil-pal like you, Charlie Brown.." Charlie Brown replies, "Well, it doesn't do much good if you can't read nor write.." Charlie Brown walks off. Linus says, "That's very true.." He walks off and exclaims, "Only five years old and already I'm illiterate!" First appearance: November 2nd, 1992 Linus stands in the front of the classroom reading a paper. Linus says, "This is my report on the mountains of central Asia . ." Cormac and Sally sit at their school desks. Cormac says, "And I think you're the prettiest girl I've ever known." Sally responds, "Forget it, Cormac . . My heart belongs to my sweet Babboo . ." Linus screams, "Don't listen to her! She's out of her min Latest appearance: March 26th, 2010 / First appearance: March 29th, 1963 Charlie Brown talks to a group of players and says, "I just want to tell you all how pleased I am with the spirit you've been showing . . ." Lucy watches as Charlie Brown says, "I like the way you're talking it up out there . . . I like to hear lot's of chatter." Lucy holds up her glove to catch a ball and says, "Don't be so polite, Charlie Brown . . ." Lucy throws the ball Latest appearance: June 19th, 2006 / First appearance: June 22nd, 1959 Charlie Brown (smiling) and Snoopy stand listening to Violet. She says, "Look, it's a picture of Sally, Charlie Brown's new baby sister." Patty, Lucy, and Linus gather around to look at the picture. Patty says,"Oh, isn't she cute?" Lucy says, "She's real cute" Violet adds, "That's such a cute picture" Linus stands next to Snoopy grimacing. Patty continues,"She sure is cute, Cha First appearance: December 31st, 1988 Linus and Charlie Brown walk by a stone wall wearin winter clothes. Charlie Brown says, "A new year is interesting because we'll probably hear things and see things we've never seen before . . ." Woodstock and several birds float in a hot air balloon. Snoopy runs behind the balloon and blows on it. Linus looks back and beholds this truly bizarre spectacle. Linus says, "That's true." First appearance: March 22nd, 1992 Snoopy peers over a rock wall. Snoopy hides behind a fence and pokes his head out. Snoopy peers out from behind a tree. Linus sits in the grass. He sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Snoopy runs toward Linus. Linus pulls his blanket out of the way and Snoopy runs past him. Linus says, "Ha! Thought you'd get this blanket didn't you? But I was too First appearance: September 15th, 1975 Linus and The World Famous Tennis Pro stand in the grass. Linus says, "I heard you and the garage played in a mixed-doubles tournament." The World Famous Tennis Pro walks away. Linus asks, "How did you come out? Did you play well?" The World Famous Tennis Pro thinks, "I played great . . ." Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "But the garage choked!" Latest appearance: December 21st, 2011 / First appearance: December 23rd, 1964 Linus stands peeking through a doorway. He holds a crook and wears a robe. He says to Snoopy, "This is our big moment, Snoopy.." "You go out onto the stage first because you're the sheep...I'll follow, and pretend I'm guiding you..." Linus points. "Go ahead.." Linus urges as Snoopy stands in front of him. Snoopy trots out in front of the curtain, thinking, "If he even comes First appearance: February 13th, 1997 Linus and Lydia sit at their desks in class. Linus hands Lydia a card and says, "Here, I made you a valentine . ." Linus says proudly, "See? I wrote a little poem, and then I drew some hearts around it . ." Lydia says, "It's in black and white . ." First appearance: October 31st, 1958 Linus and Lucy are out at night. Linus looks scared as Lucy says, "All you have to do is go up to the house, ring the bell, and say, 'tricks or treats'!" Linus cringes and says, "I'm scared..what if somebody knifes me?" Lucy pushes him and says, "Nobody's going to knife you! Now get going!!" She grimaces and exclaims, "Good grief, what a coward!" He returns smiling and say First appearance: December 6th, 1993 Peppermint Patty, Franklin, Linus, Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Marcie get ready to play football in the pouring rain. They wear helmets. Peppermint Patty says, "Okay, Franklin, go straight out, then cut right, and I'll hit you with the bomb . ." Snoopy thinks, "Aren't you on the other team, sweetie?" Marcie says, "My glasses are wet . . I can't see a thing . ." First appearance: December 23rd, 1956 Linus stands outdoors, holding his blanket to his cheek. He closes his eyes and sucks his thummb. "!" Linus, startled, looks to one side. He shakes his blanket, as though he were a matador. He lifts the blanket just as Snoopy, alias the bull, sails towards it. Linus turns to look after Snoopy. He resumes sucking his thumb and holding his balnket. Latest appearance: May 10th, 2002 / First appearance: May 12th, 1972 Linus walks in the grass with his blanket over his head. He says, "Kicked out of my own home by my own sister . . . I can't believe it . . ." Joe Cool stands in front of the doghouse. Linus approaches. Joe Cool thinks, "Here's Joe Cool hanging around the dorm . . ." Linus says, "Kicked out . . . No place to go . . ." Linus continues to wear the blanket over his head. He stands in f Latest appearance: July 3rd, 2013 / First appearance: July 7th, 1966 Lucy jumps rope in the rain. Lucy starts jumping toward home. Lucy stands behind Linus and says, "Well, I learned something about jumping rope in the rain . . ." Lucy holds up a shriveled jump rope and says, "Some jump ropes shrink!" Latest appearance: April 10th, 2009 / First appearance: April 13th, 1962 Linus sits and sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Lucy reads the paper and says, "Fantastic!" Lucy says, "Listen to this . . ." Lucy says, "If a fly's children all lived, she would have six-hundred and twenty-five thousand grandchildren!" Linus says, "That would be a lot of birthdays to keep track of!" First appearance: November 10th, 1998 Linus has set up a sawhorse in front of a long line of approaching snowmen. Linus says, "Halt! That's far enough." Snoopy rolls his eyes. First appearance: March 20th, 1979 Lucy and Linus sit on the floor and play a board game. Lucy says, "It's your turn . . Roll the dice!" Linus looks at the dice and says, "What if rolling these dice leads me to a life of gambling?" Linus continues, "What if I can't stop? What if I become a compulsive gambler? What if I . . ." Linus lies on the ground with the board on his head and pieces all around. He says, First appearance: February 27th, 1999 Linus, Sally, Charlie and Snoopy walk out of the movie theater. Linus says, "I think I liked that movie, but I'm not sure.." Sally says, "I think it was too long.." Charlie says, "I didn't understand the ending.." Snoopy thinks, "I was too short to see the screen.."
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: November 14th, 1958 Charlie Brown and Lucy are leaning on the wall. Charlie Brown grimaces and says, "I wish I could be happy..." He continues, "I think I could be happy if my life had more purpose to it.." He turns to Lucy and asks, "I also think that if I were happy..I could help others to be happy..does that make sense to you?" She replies, "We've had spaghetti at our house three times thi First appearance: November 14th, 1981 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse in the rain. Snoopy thinks, "Don't complain about the rain . . . We need rain . ." Snoopy continues to think, "Without rain nothing would grow, and we'd have nothing to drink!" Snoopy thinks, "So never complain about the rain." The rain comes down harder. Snoopy thinks, "Whimper, but don't complain." First appearance: November 14th, 1990 Charlie Brown holds an umbrella and says, "I guess it's going to be a nice day after all . ." Snoopy looks up. Charlie Brown says, "Here, Snoopy . . The school bus is coming . . Why don't you take my cap and umbrella home for me?" Snoopy dances with the umbrella and hat. Charlie Brown shouts, "But you don't have to make a big deal out of it!" Latest appearance: November 12th, 2015 / First appearance: November 14th, 1968 Snoopy sits on the doghouse at night. Charlie Brown points and says, "Now, tonight I want you to stay out here, and be a watch dog!" Charlie Brown walks away and says, "It's your responsibility to guard this house, this yard and this neighborhood!" Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Snoopy lies under the covers in Charlie Brown's bed and thinks, "I can't stand all that responsibi Latest appearance: November 11th, 2010 / First appearance: November 14th, 1963 Charlie Brown sits on the bench with a sandwich in his hand, and a bag next to him. "I wish I could eat lunch with that little red-haired girl. I wonder what I'd do if she came over here, and sat down.." "I wonder if I...good grief! She saw me looking at her! She's standing up!" Charlie Brown jumps, letting go of his sandwich. "She's coming over here!! She's coming over here!! What First appearance: November 14th, 1989 The Literary Ace types, "Cooking Hints." The Literary Ace continues to type, "When mixing dog food in a bowl, the water can either be put in first or added last." Snoopy continues, "Who cares?" First appearance: November 14th, 1978 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty frowns and says, "I thought I was dumb yesterday . . . I'm really dumb today!" Peppermint Patty continues, "I think the battery in my head has gone dead, Marcie . . ." Marcie replies, "Maybe the custodian has some jumper cables we can borrow, sir" Peppermint Patty says, "It's a sin to make fun of a d Latest appearance: November 11th, 2014 / First appearance: November 14th, 1967 Charlie Brown stands in front of Snoopy's doghouse wearing his baseball cap and says, "Snoopy, this is a hard thing for me to say . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "I"ve traded you to Peppermint Patty for five new players . . .All I ask is a little understanding and some sign from you that you don't hate me . . ." Snoopy sticks out his tongue and says, "Bleah!!" Charlie Brown First appearance: November 14th, 1991 Peppermint Patty holds a football. Peppermint Patty shouts, "Okay, Marcie . . �'ll kick the ball, and you catch it!" Marcie asks, "What if it hits me in the stomach?" Peppermint Patty says, "It won't hit you in the stomach if you're careful . . ." Marcie hides behind a tree. First appearance: November 14th, 1957 Linus and Charlie Brown are walking home from school. They stop and Charlie Brown exclaims, "Well! There He Is!" He rushes towards Snoopy who is waiting with open paws. Charlie Brown exclaims, "My Pal!!" He continues, "Everyone should have a dog to greet him when he comes home!" They hug as Schroeder watches. First appearance: November 14th, 1996 Snoopy and Rerun sit in chairs in class. Rerun says, "No, ma'am . . He's not my dog . ." Rerun explains, "He just followed me to school . ." Rerun tells Snoopy, "I think she wants to know why you're here in kindergarten." Snoopy thinks, "I looked at my calendar, and saw I had a free day . ." Latest appearance: November 11th, 2009 / First appearance: November 14th, 1962 Linus runs up to Lucy shouting, "I got an 'A' on my report card!" Linus shows Lucy and says, "Look, I got an 'A' . . . See? Right there! I got an 'A'!" Lucy says, "You didn't get an 'A' . . . That's the principal's middle initial!" Linus says, "Rats! I thought I got an 'A'!" 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: November 8th, 2016 / First appearance: November 14th, 1969 Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown stand at the wall. Peppermint Patty says, "I wonder if I'll be beautiful when I'm a Senior in high school . . ." Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown walk outside. Peppermint Patty says, "If I knew I wasn't going to be beautiful, I wouldn't bother having graduation pictures taken . . " Peppermint Patty asks, "Chuck, would you want my graduation pi Latest appearance: November 14th, 2011 / First appearance: November 14th, 1964 Schroeder walks, carrying a sign. Sally watches him. The sign reads: "Only 32 Days Until Beethoven's Birthday" Sally looks at it. Sally watches as Snoopy walks up, carrying a sign. His sign reads: "32 Count Them 32" Sally reads this. First appearance: November 14th, 1983 The Literary Ace sits on his doghouse and types, "It was a dark and stormy night." Lucy says, "You know what sells these days? Political novels!" Lucy walks away and says, "You should write a political novel." Snoopy types, "Suddenly, a vote rang out." Latest appearance: November 12th, 2002 / First appearance: November 14th, 1972 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school. She says, "Betty? Yes, ma'am . . I admit it . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "I signed my english report 'Betty.'" Peppermint Patty says, "It wasn't much of a report . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I changed my name to protect the innocent." Latest appearance: November 11th, 2006 / First appearance: November 14th, 1959 Sally sits drinking out of her baby-bottle. She looks at the bottle. She tosses it aside. She crawls away and thinks, "I'm surprised there's no refund on the empty bottles!" First appearance: November 14th, 1992 The Beaglescout hikes behind Woodstock. Snoopy thinks, "And right up ahead is 'Lookout Rock.'" Snoopy thinks, "Look out!" Woodstock smashes into the rock. Snoopy thinks, "That's why they call it 'Lookout Rock.'" First appearance: November 14th, 1982 The Foreign Legionnaire and Woodstock stand atop the doghouse. He thinks,"Remember now...stay awake..." The Foreign Legionnaire stands on the ground and looks up at Woodstock atop the doghouse. He thinks,"...And keep a sharp lookout for the enemy!" Woodstock walks across the top of the doghouse. He falls off the edge onto his head with a bonk. Woodstock walks across the
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.