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: February 3rd, 2015 / First appearance: February 6th, 1968 Linus begins to build a card house. Linus builds a tall card house. Lucy blows the card house over. Linus sits completely covered in cards. He says, "Pick a card . . . Any card . . ." Latest appearance: February 11th, 2007 / First appearance: February 7th, 1960 Lucy walks up as Linus sits watching television. Lucy switches the channel and says, "All right, you've watched that program long enough . . . Now I want to watch my program!" Linus runs screaming from the room. Linus shouts, "I can't stand it!" Linus pounds the furniture and says, "She's going to drive me crazy!" Linus frets, "How can I live with a sister l First appearance: June 16th, 1976 Charlie Brown and Lins are at the wall and Charlie Brown is saying, " That dog of mine causes me more worry!" (BR BR) Charlie Brown leans on his elbows with a sad face he says, Now, he's off to Wimbledom... At least he THINKS he's off to Wimbledon...He doesn"t even know where it is!" (BR BR) Linus turns to Charlie Brown who has his arms stretchrd out and is saying, " How in the world does he thin 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 First appearance: October 15th, 1996 Schroeder, Marcie, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Charlie Brown and Snoopy play football in the pouring rain. Charlie Brown sits on Snoopy. Schroeder asks, "Where's the ball?" Marcie responds, "How should I know? I can't see a thing . ." Peppermint Patty shouts, "Isn't this great, Chuck? This is real sport! This is real football!" Charlie Brown asks, "Where's my dog?" Snoopy thinks, "You're sit First appearance: May 19th, 1958 Lucy approaches Linus as he walks through the door. She asks, "Where did you go?" He takes off his coat and replies, "Out.." Lucy follows him and asks, "What did you do?" He turns to her and shouts, "I DID A LOT OF THINGS!" Latest appearance: October 2nd, 2008 / First appearance: October 5th, 1961 Lucy snatches a book from Linus and says, "I thought I told you to leave my comic books alone?!" Linus tumbles over. Lucy shouts, "Can't you remember anything you're told? What's the matter with you? Leave my things alone!!" Lucy walks away and says, "I don't know why you can't remember that!" Linus says, "Maybe it's because I'm getting older . . . My mind doesn't retain First appearance: November 6th, 1999 First appearance: September 8th, 1957 Linus and Snoopy sits on the grass. Linus leans over to scratch Snoopy's neck: "Tickle tickle." Snoopy's ears stick out. 'He he he," Snoopy chuckles. "Tickle tickle tickle." "He he he" "Tickle tickle tickle." Snoopy leans away. Snoopy laughs harder as Linus continues to tickle him. SNoopy lies on his stomach, collapsing in giggles: "He he he he..." H Latest appearance: March 5th, 2009 / First appearance: March 8th, 1962 Linus stands at a wall with Charlie Brown and says, "Of course I realize that there will always be criticism . . ." Linus says, "All mediums of entertainment go through this . . . Even our higher art forms have their detractors . . . The theatre seems especially vulenerable . . ." Linus says, "And goodness knows how much criticism is leveled at our television programming. One some Latest appearance: May 19th, 2008 / First appearance: May 22nd, 1961 Lucy shouts, "Hey! Come and see!" Linus yells, "Frieda's got her cat!!" Snoopy lies on his doghouse and thinks, "Oh, no! It's happening and I can't believe it!" Snoopy thinks, "This is terrible . . ." Snoopy thinks, "To me, cats are the crab grass in the lawn of life!" Latest appearance: November 4th, 2011 / First appearance: November 6th, 1964 "Where have YOU been?" Charlie Brown asks Linus. Linus holds up a book: "Church school..we've been studying the Letters of the Apostle Paul.." "That should be interesting." It is.." They walk. "Although I must admit it makes me feel a little guilty..." Linus pauses. Charlie Brown stares at him. "I always feel like I'm reading someone else's mail!" First appearance: July 10th, 1977 Lucy stands in the garden and looks down at the plants. Linus stands nearby with a rake and watches as she kneels down to the plants; she says,"Rats! My tomato plants aren't doing a thing!" Linus says,"I knew you were having trouble so I called in the crop duster." She asks,"Crop duster?!" She stands and calls,"What crop duster?" Snoopy/the helicopter flies along v First appearance: January 3rd, 1962 Charlie Brown is asking Linus, “ If I were you, I’d be afraid of what the kids in school would say about that blanket..” Linus is holding his blanket up to his cheek and replies, “Do you have a nickel? Toss it in the air” (BR) (BR) Linus goes on holding his blanket and sucking his thumb, while Charlie Brown toss the nickel up over Linus’s head. (BR) (BR) WHACK! Goes Linus’s blanket hitting the ni 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!" First appearance: June 29th, 1976 Linus stands next to Charlie Brown and asks, "Another letter from Snoopy?" Charlie Brown holds the letter and reads, "Dear Roundheaded Kid, Guess what happened!" Charlie Brown continues, "I found my sister Belle . . . And what a reunion we're having! Belle is just as beautiful as ever." Charlie Brown reads, "Unfortunately, I can't say much for her teen-age son." Snoopy stan First appearance: January 31st, 1993 Charlie Brown and Linus drag a cardboard box up a snow covered hill. As Linus pushes the box, Charlie Brown stands behind him and says, "Y'know, I think I've discovered something about myself." At the top of the hill, Linus and Charlie Brown climb into the box. Charlie Brown says, "By the way, look out for that tree down there." Charlie Brown says, "And steer away from thos First appearance: July 17th, 1956 Lucy approaches Linus in the living-room holding his blanket and sucking his thumb. She says, "You shouldn't be sucking your thumb, Linus.." She continues, "Grandma says it'll make your teeth crooked..." He grimaces and says, "Oh, Good Grief.." He asks, "Which would you rather see me have..crooked teeth or a warped personality?" First appearance: January 2nd, 1958 Linus sits on the stairs reading. He reads, "The penguin is a very friendly bird." He walks along and continues, "He has no fear of man." Linus continues,"In fact at times he seems almost to welcome man's invasion of his land." Linus jumps as Snoopy waddles up to him with a smile and outstretched paws. First appearance: September 3rd, 1987 Sally and Linus walk down the street. Sally says, "Right here, next week." Sally stops and says, "This is the spot where the school bus will be stopping . ." Sally begins to walk away and says, "I'll be over here . ." Linus rolls his eyes as Sally points to a post and says, "This is the pole I'm going to chain myself to . ."
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 Latest appearance: July 1st, 2017 / First appearance: July 4th, 1970 Snoopy sits in a chair in front of a curtain. He thinks, "Here I am at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm about to make my speech . ." Snoopy smiles and thinks, "Ah, the introduction is over . . . I'm on!" Snoopy stands behind the podium and clears his throat. Snoopy is hit on the head with a supper dish. Latest appearance: June 30th, 2017 / First appearance: July 3rd, 1970 Snoopy walks with his supper dish on his head. Schroeder and Charlie Brown watch him. Charlie Brown says, "There he goes . . . Off to give his Fourth of July speech to the dogs at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm . ." Schroeder asks, "Has he been rehearsing what he's going to say?" Charlie Brown replies, "Oh, yes . . . That's all he's been thinking about lately . . ." Snoopy walks
First appearance: October 22nd, 1998 Linus stands on the front step of a guy wearing a baseball cap backwards. Linus holds a piece of paper. Linus says, "Good Morning.. would you be interested in subscribing to our "Great Pumpkin" newsletter?" The guy in the baseball cap says, "Does it have cartoons in it?" The guy in the baseball cap says, "You should get someone to draw cartoons in it.." Linus looks at his newsl First appearance: October 22nd, 1995 Snoopy lies on a "Not for Sale" sign. Rerun rings a doorbell. Charlie Brown and Snoopy answer the door. Rerun says, "I was wondering if you'd be willing to sell your dog . ." Charlie Brown asks, "How much money do you have?" Rerun hands Charlie Brown some coins and says, "Here, you tell me . . I don't know anything about money . ." Charlie Brown replies, "Well, you have Latest appearance: October 20th, 2015 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1968 Snoopy and Charlie Brown sit at desks in school. Charlie Brown says, "Yes, ma'am?" Charlie Brown continues, "Yes, I know he isn't . . . Yes, I'll tell him . . ." Charlie Brown turns to Snoopy and says, "I'm sorry, Snoopy . . . You'll have to go home . . . Dogs aren't allowed in school . . ." Snoopy thinks, "Rats! Now, I'll never get my masters!" Latest appearance: October 19th, 2012 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1965 Linus looks at an empty plate and says to Sally, "Ask Lucy who took the lsat piece of cake." Lucy sits watching tv and says, "Tell him what he doesn't know won't hurt him . . ." Sally walks back to the kitchen. Sally says to Linus, "What you do not know will not do you any physical damage!" Latest appearance: October 20th, 2002 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1972 Snoopy and Woodstock walk along. A leaf drifts down as they walk. "!": the leaf falls on Woodstock's head. He stands there. "!" he cries, looking off to one side. "?" Snoopy turns around to look. He removes the leaf from Woodstock's head. He tosses it away as Woodstock watches. They wallk past another leaf. Woodstock hurries a Latest appearance: October 19th, 2010 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1963 Lucy stands in profile. Charlie Brown, wearing a helmit and holding a football, runs. WHOP! Lucy gives Charlie Brown a shove, and he somersaults through the air. The football flies out of his arms. "I love touch football!" Lucy says with a smile. First appearance: October 22nd, 1980 Beaglescout stands with Woodstock and friends at night. He thinks, "Each one of you will take a turn tonight at guard duty." Beaglescout unrolls his sleeping bag and thinks, "Bill, you have the first two hours." Beaglescout continues to think, "Find a place to stand where you could spot any intruders . . ." Bill sits on Snoopy's nose. Latest appearance: October 20th, 2007 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1960 Linus jumps as Lucy says, "Don't start in with that 'Great Pumpkin' business again, do you hear me?" She yells, "It's the most stupid thing I've ever heard of! It's STUPID, STUPID, STUPID!!" Lucy storms off. Linus shouts after her, "You have just offended one of childhood's most cherished beliefs!" First appearance: October 22nd, 1984 Peppermint Patty sits at her school desk and tosses an eraser in the air. She thinks, "Ever see anyone catch an eraser in her teeth?" Peppermint Patty holds an eraser in her mouth and says, "Pretty good, huh, Marcie?" Peppermint Patty says, "Playing? No, ma'am." Peppermint Patty says, "Just correcting a few mistakes . ." First appearance: October 22nd, 1958 Charlie Brown looks at the crazy expression Linus is wearing in confusion. Charlie Brown continues to be confused. Linus says, "I've decided that I should be more than just a fanatic.." He looks crazy again and concludes, "I'm going to be a Wild-Eyed fanatic!!" First appearance: October 22nd, 1999 Rerun is outside Sally's door on the porch and, Sally has her head sticking out of the door. Rerun says, "Did you hang my drawing on the wall?" Sally replies, "No, we decided to throw it away.." Sally , going back inside says, "It's still in the trash.. and I'll roll it out to you..." Rerun watches as a crumpled up ball of paper comes rolling out the door landing in front of him. First appearance: October 22nd, 1957 Linus approaches Charlie Brown in the field. He exclaims, "Look at my hands shake, Charlie Brown..I'm in a bad way!" He makes to run off shouting, "I GOTTA GET THAT BLANKET!" Charlie Brown grabs him and exclaims, "No! Don't give up now! You've gone this far! Don't give up now!!" Linus asks, "What about my hands? Look at them shake..." Charlie Brown says, "Put 'em in your pocket.. First appearance: October 22nd, 1982 Marcie and Peppermint Patty stand at the counter at the bowling alley. Peppermint Patty says, "Yes, ma'am, I'm here for the junior bowling tournament . . I'd like to roll a practice game . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "No, this is my friend, Marcie . . She's just gonna watch . . She's not what you call athletic . . ." Marcie says, "But I don't fall asleep in school and get 'D-minuse First appearance: October 22nd, 1979 Charlie Brown sits on a bench at lunch. He says, "I wonder what would happen if I walked over to that little red-haired girl, and gave her a big hug . . ." Charlie Brown sets his lunch down and says, "I think I'll do it." Charlie Brown stands up. Charlie Brown sits back down and holds his lunch. He says, "Sure." First appearance: October 22nd, 1993 Peppermint Patty holds a football. Marcie shouts, "'Fight, fight, fight with all your might, and go on to a higher height!'" Peppermint Patty says, "Marcie, that's the worst cheer I've ever heard!" Marcie replies, "I had hoped it would be inspirational, sir . ." Peppermint Patty kicks the football and says, "It'll inspire everyone to go home . ." Marcie asks, "How about, 'Turn o First appearance: October 22nd, 1996 Charlie Brown and Linus sit at their desks in class. Linus says, "Girls like compliments . ." Linus explains, "If you want to impress that little red-haired girl, say something nice to her . ." Charlie Brown shouts, "You look really cute today!" Linus says, "That impressed her, Charlie Brown . . She fell right out of her desk . ." Latest appearance: October 17th, 2003 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1971 Linus walks with Charlie Brown and says, "And then I read my paper on gully cats to the whole class . ." Linus continues, "I told all about how fierce gully cats are, and I even threw in a bit abou how they are immune to the bite of the dreaded queen snake." Charlie Brown asks, "What sort of a grade did your teacher give you?" Linus replies, "Nice try." First appearance: October 22nd, 1987 Snoopy sits on top of his doghouse and thinks, "The best way to wait for your supper is to pretend you don't really care . ." Snoopy thinks, "Never let them know you're anxious." Snoopys looks away disdainfully and thinks, "Don't look at the back door." Snoopy looks back and thinks, "I hate myself . . I always peek!" First appearance: October 22nd, 1991 Spike looks at a cactus and thinks, "What would you say if I told you I was thinking of leaving here?" Spike sits next to a cactus. Spike thinks, "All choked up, huh?" Latest appearance: October 26th, 2008 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1961 Charlie Brown shows Snoopy the ball. Charlie Brown winds up and throws the ball. Snoopy runs after the ball. Snoopy bounces the ball. Charlie Brown stares at him. Snoopy runs along, dribbling the ball. Snoopy leaps in the air in front of Charlie Brown and drops the ball into his hands. Charlie Brown looks at the ball in his hands. Cha
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.