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
First appearance: July 4th, 1990 Snoopy watches as Linus attempts to tie his shoes. Linus says, "First you take the string on the right and pass it under the string on the left . . ." Linus says, "Then you . . Rats! Then you . . . Rats!" Snoopy smiles. Linus asks, "Okay, 'No Shoes' . . . What's so funny?" Latest appearance: July 25th, 2007 / First appearance: July 27th, 1960 "There having a good time up there on that star tonight.." Linus notes to Charlie Brown, as they stare up the night sky. They face backwards. "It looks like they're really living it up," He adds. They face forward. "What makes you think that?" Charlie Brown turns to look at Linus. They face backwards again. "They've got all the lights on!" Linus explains. Latest appearance: April 11th, 2002 / First appearance: April 6th, 1972 Snoopy sits on the doghouse and looks at a book. He thinks, "Family." Snoopy continues to think, "This 'War and Peace' is a great book . . ." Snoopy jumps up and his ears stand up. Linus points and shouts, "A cat's got Woodstock!" Linus shouts, "The cat next door has got Woodstock! Save him! Save him!" Snoopy runs on the top of the doghouse and thinks, "Good grief!" Snoopy 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: January 17th, 1957 Linus approaches Lucy sitting in the living-room. He says, "You think you're smart just because you're older than I am!" He exclaims, "You just Happened to be born first that's all!!! You were just Lucky!" He shouts after her, "I Didn't ASK To Be Born Second!" He concludes, "I Didn't Even Get A Chance To Fill Out An Application!" Latest appearance: January 26th, 2010 / First appearance: January 29th, 1963 Snoopy watches as Charlie Brown and Linus approach. Linus says, "What's the difference between a 'Hereford' and a 'polled Hereford'?" Charlie Brown replies, "'Polled' refers to their being bred without horns." Linus says, "Really? That's very interesting." Snoopy lies in the grass and thinks, "I fully expected some remark about 'polled beagles'!" First appearance: October 31st, 1975 Linus and Peppermint Patty sit in the pumpkin patch. Linus' hair stands up. He shouts, "You asked the 'Great Pumpkin' to bring you a baseball glove?!!" Peppermint Patty covers her face. Linus contiinues, "What do you think he is, some kind of Santa Claus?!" Peppermint Patty frowns and opens her eyes wide. Linus points at Peppermint Patty and says, "You've disgraced yourself! You've First appearance: March 28th, 1972 Snoopy sits on the doghouse and looks at a book. Linus stands next to the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "Prince." Linus says, "You're going to read 'War and Peace' and you're only going to read one word a day?!" Snoopy thinks, "Why not? I'm in no hurry . . ." Snoopy lies on the doghouse and holds the book. He thinks, "Besides, I like to think about what I read." First appearance: December 5th, 1993 Linus, wearing a coat, stocking cap, and mittens puts a small snowball on top of a larger one. Linus rolls another snowball. Linus rolls numerous snowballs Linus makes a small snowman. Linus stands at a podium made of snow in front of a group of many tiny snowmen. He says, "...So what we're talking about here is empowerment through inner dialogue hopefully leading t Latest appearance: January 13th, 2015 / First appearance: January 16th, 1968 Lucy talks into the phone and says, "I don't know, I've just felt crabby ever since the year began." Lucy continues, "Everything seems so hopeless . . Do you feel crabby too? Why don't you come over? Sure, bring her along if she feels crabby . . Bring everybody!" Lucy hangs up the phone. Lucy walks past Linus and says, "I'm having a 'Crab-in'!" Latest appearance: October 24th, 2008 / First appearance: October 24th, 1961 Linus says to Sally, " . . . And then Sally, on Halloween night, the Great Pumpkin appears!" Linus continues, "He flies through the air and brings toys to all the children of the world!" Sally shouts, "Ha!" Linus says, "I don't think she believed me . . ." Latest appearance: February 4th, 2008 / First appearance: February 6th, 1961 Charlie Brown sits in a chair and reads to Linus, "'Dentists mostly agree that thumbsucking can affect the shape of the teeth and jaw . . . However . . ." Linus sucks his thumb and holds his blanket as Charlie Brown says, ". . . Dentists further agree that psychological implications involved in preventive steps to correct the habit of thumbsucking far outweigh the oral problems.'" First appearance: April 14th, 1983 Sally and Linus lean on the wall. Linus says, "What I think I'll do is go from house to house telling people how I gave up my blanket." Linus says, "I'll knock on every door! I'll help all the little kids in the world who can't give up their blankets . . ." Sally feels Linus's forehead. Sally says, "Your head doesn't even feel warm!" First appearance: July 26th, 1957 Charlie Brown and Linus are walking in the lane eating hot-dogs. Linus says, "Good hot dogs, Huh, Charlie Brown?" They stop in front if the fence. Charlie Brown replies, "Fair I guess..." He continues," A hot dog just doesn't taste right without a ball game in front of it.." First appearance: October 31st, 1978 Charlie Brown shouts, "Hurry! It's a big fight!" Charlie Brown continues, "They're killing each other!" Charlie Brown says, "It's a boy, cat and bird fight!" Linus walks away shaggy and banged up. He says, "Cat and bird fight." First appearance: August 27th, 1956 Lucy approaches Linus in the living-room reading the paper. She says, "Listen to this, Linus..." She continues, "Miss Frances has received more than 25,000 photographs and snapshots of children who watch ding dong school." Linus grimaces and exclaims, "Good Grief!" He concludes, "She must have a pretty thick wallet!" Latest appearance: August 17th, 2008 / First appearance: August 13th, 1961 Lucy sits in the psychiatric help stand and says, "Next case!" Charlie Brown walks away and says, "Somehow I feel worse now than before I came!" Lucy waves her hand and says, "C'mon, step right up! Don't be bashful!" Linus says, "I have a problem but I'm not sure you can help me . . ." Linus says, "Wouldn't it be difficult for you to treat someone in your own family?" Latest appearance: June 16th, 2008 / First appearance: June 19th, 1961 Linus holds his blanket and says, "This blanket absorbs all my fears and frustrations." Linus stands on the steps and airs out his blanket. He says, "At the end of each day I shake it out the door, thus scattering those fears and frustrations to the wind!" Charlie Brown asks, "What about tomorrow?" Linus answers, "Tomorrow I start with a clean blanket." Linus says, "Not u First appearance: May 30th, 1958 Linus and Charlie Brown are walking along the lane. Linus asks, "Have you ever heard of the 'Beat Generation', Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown replies, "Oh, yes.." They lean against the wall with thoughtful expressions. Charlie Brown grimaces and says, "I'm a charter member!" Latest appearance: June 27th, 2002 / First appearance: June 22nd, 1972 Peppermint Patty sits in the grass at camp and says, "I stood in front of that little red-haired girl and I saw how pretty she was . . ." Linus sits next to Peppermint Patty. Peppermint Patty continues, "Suuddenly, I realized why Chuck has always loved her, and I realized that no one would ever love me that way . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I started to cry, and I couldn't stop .
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: January 16th, 2008 / First appearance: January 18th, 1961 Snoopy lies on his doghouse. Linus says, "Gotta find it! Gotta find it!" Snoopy looks toward Linus's voice. Linus says, "Gotta dig everywhere until I find that blanket! Gotta find it! Gotta find it!" Snoopy watches as Linus digs furiously. Linus says, "Gotta dig everywhere!" Linus digs a ditch around Snoopy's doghouse. Linus says, "Gotta find it! Gotta find it!" First appearance: January 18th, 1988 The World Famous Surgeon walks towards a smiling Linus. Snoopy walks past Linus. Linus says to Charlie Brown, "You know what's a bad sign?" Linus says, "When you meet your doctor in the hallway of the hospital, and he doesn't recognize you . ." Latest appearance: January 15th, 2013 / First appearance: January 18th, 1966 Charlie Brown stands on a doorstep wearing a hat and coat and holding a shovel. He asks, "Shovel your walk?" The little girl who answers the door asks, "You mean for money?" Charlie Brown replies, "Yes, I don't have any use for beads!" The little girl slams the door in Charlie Browns' face. Charlie Brown walks off and says, "I guess a good businessman can't afford to be sa Latest appearance: January 15th, 2007 / First appearance: January 18th, 1960 Charlie Brown asks, "Snoopy, have you ever thought that you were a bore?" Charlie Brown says, "Have you ever felt that people were bored by everything you said?" Charlie Brown continues, "Have you ever felt that they weren't the least bit interested in anything you . . ." Charlie Brown makes a face as Snoopy snores. First appearance: January 18th, 1990 Linus lies in bed and says to Lucy, "It's too cold to go to school today . . ." Linus says, "Tell the teacher to bring the class here to my room, and I'll just stay under the covers . . ." Charlie Brown waits at the bus stop and says, "Where have you been? You almost missed the bus . ." Linus walks towards them and says, "I got involved." First appearance: January 18th, 1976 Woodstock looks over at a piece of bread in the snow with puzzlement. He walks over to it. He stares at it. He hops off. He chirps a question to Snoopy as they sit atop the doghouse. Snoopy spreads his hands and thinks,"That's french toast...go ahead, and try it...there's nothing to be afraid of." He watches as Woodstock flys off. Snoopy thinks,"There migh First appearance: January 18th, 1992 Spike stands in the desert holding the electric cord to a waffle maker. Spike thinks, "When I got up this morning, I thought, 'Gee, wouldn't a waffle taste good?'" First appearance: January 18th, 1991 Lucy tries to catch snow on her tongue. Snoopy jumps in front of Lucy intercepting a snowflake. Lucy yells, "Stop taking all the good ones!" Latest appearance: January 22nd, 2002 / First appearance: January 18th, 1972 Peppermint Patty and Snoopy sit at a table. Snoopy wears a bow tie. Peppermint Patty says, "I don't believe anyone has the right to tell another person what she should wear . . ." Peppermint Patty frowns and says, "In my opinion the dress code is piggy." Snoopy thinks, "When the reason for a role ceases, so should the role itself." Peppermint Patty continues, "I really don't have a Latest appearance: January 16th, 2012 / First appearance: January 18th, 1965 Snoopy lies awake at night and thinks, "Oh no!" Snoopy thinks, "This is going to be one of those 'toss and turn' nights where I can't get to sleep . . ." Snoopy stnds on his head and thinks, "When none of the normal sleeping positions work you have to try unusual ones . . ." Snoopy hangs off the back of his doghouse by his head and sleeps. Latest appearance: January 15th, 2015 / First appearance: January 18th, 1968 Charlie Brown knocks on a door. Lucy opens the door. Charlie Brown asks, "Is this where the 'Crab-in' is being held?" Charlie Brown tumbles backward. Lucy shouts, "Who wants to know?" Charlie Brown lies on the doorstep dazed. He says, "This must be the place." First appearance: January 18th, 1987 Snoopy sits atop his doghouse as Charlie Brown reaches up to him with an envelope saying, "It's a letter from your brother Spike." Snoopy smiles, looks at the letter, and thinks, Good ol' Spike!" Spike leans forward on a rock in the desert writing a letter. He writes, "Dear Snoopy," He sits down, looks at the letter, and reads,"Just thought I'd drop you a line to let you k Latest appearance: January 16th, 2016 / First appearance: January 18th, 1969 Sally walks up behind Charlie Brown and asks, "Do you think life has any meaning?" Charlie Brown replies, "Well, I . . ." Sally cries and shouts, "I mean, do you think life has any meaning after you've failed nine spelling tests in a row and your teacher hates you?!!" Charlie Brown replies, "That's a different question." Latest appearance: January 15th, 2010 / First appearance: January 18th, 1963 Linus stands in front of a closed door and says, "Grandma . . . I want to apologize . . ." Linus continues, "I want to apologize for what I said about your drinking thirty-two cups of coffee . . . I still like you, Grandma . . ." The door opens. Linus clutches his blanket and smiles. First appearance: January 18th, 1978 Linus walks out of the school. Sally asks, "Will you walk home from school with me, Linus?" Sally says, "I think the powers of darkness are out to get me . . ." Linus says, "I doubt if I could ever protect you from the powers of darkness." Sally asks, "How about a third-grader who claims I broke his ruler?" First appearance: January 18th, 1995 Charlie Brown and Sally sit at the table. Charlie Brown says as Sally writes, "When I write a paper, I try to show the teacher that she has somehow enriched my experience . ." Sally reads, "This is my report on the dumb field trip we took yesterday." Charlie Brown says, "Then again, what do I know?" Sally asks, "How can I write when you're talking?" First appearance: January 18th, 1985 Snoopy stands in front of an open mailbox. Snoopy holds a letter and thinks, "Ah, another letter from my brother Spike." Snoopy reads, "Dear Snoopy, I wish you could see my new home . . The view from the upstairs window is spectacular!" Snoopy thinks, "Upstairs window?" Spike sticks his head out of a window in the top of a cactus. First appearance: January 18th, 1997 Rerun and Lucy sit on the couch. Rerun tells her, "This little girl in my class was sort of depressed, see, so I said, 'Why don't we run away to Paris?' It was a joke." Rerun continues, "She thought it was funny so she told her mother, who told our teacher, who told the principal, and I got fired!" Lucy says, "Suspended." Rerun replies, "I guess so . ." Lucy asks, "Harra First appearance: January 18th, 1975 Snoopy stands at Peppermint Patty's door and smiles. Peppermint Patty says, "I appreciate your coming to stay with me, Snoopy . . ." Snoopy walks in the house. Peppermint Patty closes the door and says, "My dad will be working late for another whole week, and I sure hate being at home alone . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "I've been falling asleep in school because I'm afraid to First appearance: January 18th, 1977 Linus and Sally get off the bus. Sally asks, "What's the sense in taking a field trip in the snow?" Sally continues, "What are we studying, Washington at Valley Forge?" Sally holds her face and says, "Maybe we're studying frostbite." Sally continues, "If my ears fall off, I'm gonna sue the school board!"
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.