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 28th, 2011 / First appearance: September 30th, 1964 Linus annoucnes to Lucy: "I've decided to try to be a better person." "I've been trying to improve a little each day..." Linus raises his arm. "You don't look any better to me now than you did last week," Lucy comments as she walks away. "I'm a slow starter!" Linus calls after her. Latest appearance: June 17th, 2013 / First appearance: June 20th, 1966 Linus sits on the dock. Roy walks up and says, "Hi! My name is Roy . . . How are you doing?" Linus replies, "Oh, I'm all right, I guess . . ." Roy says, "You'll get to like this camp after a few days . . . I was here last year and I thought I'd never make it, but I did . . ." Linus says, "Oh?" Roy continues, "You know what happened? I met this funny round-headed kid . . . I ca 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 Latest appearance: May 30th, 2014 / First appearance: June 2nd, 1967 Linus says to a bird, "Don't follow me around . . . I'm not supposed to pat birds on the head anymore." Linus walks away and says, "Everyone thinks I'm crazy . . . especially my sister!" Linus continues, "Don't follow me, I said! I'm through! I'm finished! The bird sniffs and looks sad. First appearance: October 19th, 1980 Sally looks over her shoulder to the left and asks,"Football?" As Linus approaches her carrying a football, she spreads her hands and continues,"How can I kick a football if you don't teach me?" He replies,"You have a point...I suppose the first thing we have to find out is what foot you kick with." She puts her hand to her mouth and says,"I've never thought about it...I imagine I First appearance: January 19th, 1957 Linus approaches Lucy saying, "Look at me..I'm a GIANT!" He looks down at himself when she says, "You sure don't LOOK like a giant.." She continues, "Giants have big boots, and they don't wear suit coats" He retorts, "I'm an INDUSTRIAL giant!" First appearance: June 27th, 1993 Charlie Brown calls from the pitcher's mound, weraing his paseball cap and mitt, "Okay, team... we're up to bat!" Charlie Brown and Linus walk from the field. Linus says, "So I've been wondering..." Linus and Charlie Brown sit on the bench. Linus says, "Which is more important? Which is the greater accomplishment?" Chalrie Brown picks up his bat. Linus says, "Which would yo Latest appearance: September 13th, 2006 / First appearance: September 16th, 1959 Linus watches Charlie Brown walking by with his kite. Linus continues to stand alone. He looks, in a slight shock, to his left. Charlie Brown passes by again with a branch driven through his kite. First appearance: April 6th, 1984 Linus swings his baseball bat into strike three. Charlie Brown pulls Linus' cap over his eyes. Charlie Brown says, "That's for swinging at a pitch that was six feet over your head!" Linus says, "What did you other guys do wrong?" Lucy, Schroeder, and Snoopy sit on the bench. They each have their baseball caps pulled over their eyes. Lucy says, "I missed an easy fly ball. Latest appearance: January 22nd, 2015 / First appearance: January 25th, 1968 Sally stands in the snow and shouts, "You stupid kid, you think you're so smart!" Linus stands next to Sally. He sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Sally shouts, "I have a boyfriend who's going to clobber you!" Linus says, "I'm not your boyfriend, and I'm not going to clobber anybody!" Linus' hair stands up. Sally shouts, "Don't go 'way! I have to talk him into it!!" Latest appearance: May 8th, 2010 / First appearance: May 11th, 1963 Linus says to Snoopy, "Y'know what, Snoopy? I don't understand people . . ." Linus says, "No matter how hard I try, I just don't understand them!" Snoopy thinks, "I know how he feels . . . I gave up trying to understand people long ago." Snoopy lies in the grass and thinks, "Now I just let them try to understand me!" Latest appearance: February 12th, 2007 / First appearance: February 15th, 1960 Linus runs up to Charlie Brown and says, "Look Charlie Brown! A letter from Miss Othmar!" Linus says, "Only her name isn't Othmar any more . . . It's Haggemeyer! She thanks me for the egg shells I sent and says she'll keep them forever . . ." Linus continues, "And she says she misses all the kids in her class, but you know who she says she misses most? Me!!" Charlie Brow Latest appearance: December 17th, 2015 / First appearance: December 19th, 1968 Lucy sits on the floor and reads a book. Linus approaches and asks, "Do chicken-birds ever build nests on mountain tops?" Lucy asks, "Do what ever do what?" Linus says, "I'm writing a research paper on chicken-birds . . Do chicken-birds ever build nests on mountain tops?" Lucy reads her book. Linus walks away and says, "I'll look in the encyclopedia . ." First appearance: February 3rd, 1998 Linus, Rerun, and Lucy are sitting on the living room floor playing a board game. Rerun says, "If you're the third child in a family, and your bother and sister are definitely weird, I wonder if it's possible for that third child to develop an immunity to all the unfortunate things that occur in a family to that innocent third child who..." Rerun is thrown head over heels out the front doo Latest appearance: November 3rd, 2009 / First appearance: November 2nd, 1962 Sally walks away from Linus Shouting, "I was robbed!" Sally exclaims to Charlie Brown, "I spent the whole night waiting for the 'Great Pumpkin' when I could have been out for 'Tricks or Treats.'" Linus says, "You've heard about fury and a woman scorned, haven't you?" Charlie Brown replies, "Yes, I guess I have . . ." Linus says, "Well that's nothing compared to the fury of First appearance: April 7th, 1985 Sally stands looking out the window. She goes over to Charlie Brown, who is sitting on the bean bag reading. She points off in front of her and asks,"They say the easter beagle is coming...aren't you going outside?" He replies,"Not this time" Snoopy bounces along with a basket over his arm and throwing eggs out of it. Lucy runs up to him smiling with her hands outstretched; Linus runs First appearance: October 19th, 1957 A dazed Linus is walking along the lane. He stops next to Snoopy. Linus sits next to him, starts sucking his thumh, and takes hold of Snoopy's ear. Snoopy gives the reader a questioning look. Lucy approaches. Linus falls over as she shouts, "NO SUBSTITUTES!!!" Latest appearance: January 2nd, 2012 / First appearance: January 4th, 1965 Linus stand outside holding his books. He yells, "Hurry up, Charlie Brown! We'll be late for school!" Linus says, "I wonder if he read 'Gulliver's Travels' and wrote his book report . . ." Linus says, "Did you finish it, Charlie Brown? When did you do it?" Charlie Brown says, "At three o'clock this morning!!!" Latest appearance: January 28th, 2015 / First appearance: January 31st, 1968 Lucy sits next to the pond and puts her ice skates on. Lucy stands on the ice and picks up a hockey stick. Lucy holds the hockey stick and says, "Okay, I'm ready . . Throw me the hockey ball!" Charlie Brown and Linus stand on the ice with hockey sticks and a puck. Linus says, "You invited her . . I didn't." Latest appearance: March 1st, 2016 / First appearance: March 4th, 1969 Charlie Brown walks with Linus and says, "I don't understand . . . Why was Miss Othmar fired?" Linus replies, "I think I've figured it out, Charlie Brown . . ." Linus and Charlie Brown stand the wall. Linus says, "I heard a lot of conflicting reports, but I tried to stick to the facts . . ." Linus continues, "I began with the assumption that Miss Othmar is perfect . ."
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
Latest appearance: August 16th, 2007 / First appearance: August 18th, 1960 Charlie Brown, carrying a baseball bat, is walking behind Schroeder in the grass. Both are in full baseball gear. Schroeder says, "Well, that's the end of another miserable season! Twenty games lost and no games won!" Standing in front of a tree, the boys face each other. Charlie Brown asks, "Didn't we win one game by forfeit?" Schroeder replies, "No, the other team finally show First appearance: August 18th, 1985 Lucy is in her bathing suit putting water into the inflatable pool via a hose. Snoopy, Woodstock, and his friends are putting on masks. Snoopy thinks,"Prepare to don masks...don masks!" They walk along the lane and Snoopy thinks,"Here's the World Famous Explorer leading his team of divers to an underwater expedition..." They approach Lucy sitting in the pool. She exclaims," First appearance: August 18th, 1989 Spike sits in the desert with a self made fishing pole. The line extends over to a cactus and Spike thinks, "On the other hand, no one else has ever caught a cactus fish, either . ." First appearance: August 18th, 1991 Charlie Brown sits against the tree with Snoopy slumped in his lap. He asks, "How do we look?" Linus, with a camera, responds, "Very natural." Linus continues, "Hold real still..smile.." Click! "Perfect!" exclaims Linus. Linus says, "That's gonna look great.." Charlie Brown says, "Let me know, will you?" "When the pictures are done?" Linus asks, "Sur First appearance: August 18th, 1978 Beaglescout and Woodstock and friends sit around a blanket. Beaglescout thinks, "Incidentally, how do you guys like the grape jelly I brought along?" Beaglescout continues to think, "It's a new brand called 'Smirk.'" Beaglescout thinks, "If someone gets jelly on his face, you can say to him, 'Wipe that 'Smirk' off your face!'" Snoopy thinks, "Just a little joke there to boo First appearance: August 18th, 1982 Marcie watches Charlie Brown. He wears his baseball cap and glove and throws a ball into the steps. Marcie says, "I've always been fond of you, Charles . . . I think you're the nicest person I've ever known . ." Marcie kisses Charlie Brown and says, "I hate to see you suffer all the time." Marcie walks away and says, "I know you could never love someone like me who wears glasses so Latest appearance: August 20th, 2000 / First appearance: August 18th, 1974 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound, looking both ways. He exclaims, "I never know what's going on!" and "?" Shroeder, in his catcher's outfit, walks. Shroeder stands at the bottom of the mound and addresses Charlie Brown. He says, "Okay, Charlie Brown...let's get this next hitter..." Charlie Brown asks, "Where's the ball?" Charlie Brown raises his arms and says, "I First appearance: August 18th, 1984 Lucy climbs out of the pool. She wears a bathing suit. Lucy deflates the pool. Lucy drags the pool away and says, "Sorry, dog . . No more air . . No more water . ." The World Famous Diver flies through the air. Snoopy lands on his head and thinks, "But lots of ground . . ." Latest appearance: August 15th, 2012 / First appearance: August 18th, 1965 Charlie Brown walks up to Snoopy and reads, "'The standard of the Beagle'" Charlie Brown continues, "'Eyes . . .Eyes should be large, set well apart.'" Charlie Brown continues, "'Expression should be gentle and pleading.'" Snoopy gets on his knees and clasps his hands to his chest. Charlie Brown says, "I don't think I'm going to be able to read all of this." First appearance: August 18th, 1988 Marcie carries her sleeping back over her head and drags it along the ground. Peppermint Patty says, "You'd enjoy backpacking a lot more, Marcie, if you'd learn to roll up your sleeping bag . ." First appearance: August 18th, 1997 Charlie Brown says, to Snoopy, who is lying on his dog house, "You have some visitors out front.." Snoopy jumps down and thinks, "Don't tell me.." Andy and Olaf stand in front of the house. Andy thinks, "We're back! I think we took a wrong turn.." Latest appearance: August 15th, 2013 / First appearance: August 18th, 1966 Snoopy, dressed as the Flying Ace, tackles Charlie Brown in the stomach and thinks, "A desperate bid for freedom!" Charlie Brown lets go of the leash. Linus walks along pulling a wagon. Snoopy runs toward him thinking, "As the escaping Pilot flees across the countryside, he suddenly spots the ammunition train he was sent to destroy!" Snoopy jumps on Linus and thinks, "He leaps on First appearance: August 18th, 1999 Spike stands in the desert holding an oar. Spike thinks, "So what I'm wondering is.. if I founf one oar, there could be another one around, right?" Spike thinks, "And if there are two oars, there might also be a boat. right?" Spike looks at the cactus and thinks, "This sort of thing doesn't really interest you, does it?" First appearance: August 18th, 1977 Charlie Brown stands next to Linus and says, "The wedding will take place here in the back yard." Charlie Brown continues, "The bride will enter through that small gate . . . Snoopy and Spike will stand over there." Charlie Brown and Linus stand next to the doghouse. Charlie Brown says, "The reception will be held downstairs in the doghouse." Snoopy lies on the doghouse and Latest appearance: August 22nd, 2010 / First appearance: August 18th, 1963 Lucy looks at a bubble gum card. Charlie Brown says, "Joe Shlabotnik?" Lucy shows the card to Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "Really?" Charlie Brown says, "You have a Joe Shlabotnik? You have a Joe Shlabotnik bubble gum card?" Charlie Brown says, "He's my favorite player! I've been trying to get him on a bubble gum card for five years! You wanna trade?" Char First appearance: August 18th, 1995 Lucy wears a baseball mitt and a cap. Lucy shouts, "Hey, manager! It's too hot to play today!" Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and yells back, "You're always complaining! It's either too hot or it's too cold!" Lucy shouts, "Hey manager! It's too 'just right' to play today!" Latest appearance: August 15th, 2016 / First appearance: August 18th, 1969 Lucy stands behind Linus and says, "You shouldn't be watching this program!" Lucy shuts the tv off. Lucy walks away. Linus says, "Just what I've always wanted . . . My own personal censor!" First appearance: August 18th, 1986 Charlie Brown sits in a beanbag chair. Sally says, "I've decided to embark on a program of serious discipline . ." Sally exclaims, "I'm going to eat properly, sleep properly and exercise properly!" Charlie Brown asks, "Then what?" Sally walks away and exclaims, "You're right . . Forget it!" First appearance: August 18th, 1998 Lucy stands in Linus' bedroom. Linus hides under the bed. Linus is not visible. Linus says, "Has school started yet?" Lucy says, "No, not yet.." Linus says, "Then I suppose we might as well come out.." Lucy says, "We?" Snoopy stick his head out from under the bed skirt. First appearance: August 18th, 1987 Sophie and Peppermint Patty stand at Peppermint Patty's doorstep. Peppermint Patty says, "Sophie! What a suprise! I haven't seen you since we were at camp . . ." Sophie says, "I need your advice, ma' am . . When school starts, do you think I should go out for tumbling?" Patty says, "Sure, why not?" Sophie says, "Thank you . ." Patty jumps back in suprise as Sophie flips
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.