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: October 26th, 2002 / First appearance: October 28th, 1972 Linus and The World Famous Attorney sit on the grass. Snoopy wears a bow tie. Linus says, "All right, attorney, I'll explain our problem, and you tell me if we have a case . . ." The World Famous Attorney thinks, "Impossibility is an excuse in law." Linus says, "Our school library has banned a certain book, see, and we want to find out why . . ." The World Famous Attorney thinks, " First appearance: September 3rd, 1986 Charlie Brown sits in his school desk. He says, "Me? My turn? Yes, ma'am." Charlie Brown stands in the front of the classroom and says, "My name is Charles Brown . . My dad is a barber . . . I guess my favorite hobbies are baseball and reading." Charlie Brown asks Linus, "I thought I did pretty good . . Why did everyone laugh?" Linus replies, "You walked out the door, an First appearance: September 20th, 1991 Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and Snoopy lean on the wall. Charlie Brown says, "Our teacher said she actually enjoyed having Snoopy in our class today . ." Linus says, "She said she wished all her pupils were as well-behaved . . ." Lucy says, "She said there were times when she almost forgot he was a dog." Snoopy thinks, "Some compliment." Latest appearance: October 30th, 2006 / First appearance: October 30th, 1959 Lucy and Linus stand in the living-room. Lucy says, "Tomorrow night is our big night, Linus.." She continues, "All you have to do is walk up to a house, ring the doorbell and say, 'Tricks or Treats!" Linus asks, "Are you sure that's legal?" Lucy replies, "Of course..it's legal!" Linus walks off saying, "Good..I wouldn't want to be accused of taking part in a rumble!" Luc First appearance: December 3rd, 1989 Linus hides behind a tree. He peeks out as Lucy walks by. He throws a snowball. Lucy says, "Why do I have the feeling that someone has just thrown a snowball at me?" The snowball soars through the air behind her. As she continues to walk, Lucy adds: "If that snowball hits me, the person who threw it is going to regret it for the rest of his life!" Linus runs Latest appearance: August 22nd, 2006 / First appearance: August 25th, 1959 Linus, Patty, and Snoopy are on on the baseball field in their baseball gear. Linus shouts, "He WHAT?" As Linus grimaces, Patty replies, "Charlie Brown can't manage our team today because he has to push his baby sister around in her stroller!" An angry Linus stalks off. He asks, "Is this True?!!" He frowns at Sally. Sally sits in her stroller, covers her face, and thinks First appearance: September 30th, 1997 Snoopy lies on Linus' lap while they both sleep. Linus holds his blanket and sucks his thumb. Lucy says, "If I were you, I'd be totally ashamed to have someone see me sitting around holding a stupid blanket!" Lucy says, "And that dog lying in your lap looks even more ridiculous.." Snoopy thinks, "I'd bite her, but I'm facing the wrong way.." 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: October 13th, 1991 Peppermint Patty throws a football to Marcie. Peppermint Patty kicks the ball. "Football is my favorite sport!" she announces. "I like the running, and the passing, and the kicking and the tackling..." Marcie asks, "Do boys play football?" Peppermint Patty replies, "Boys love football." She throws the ball. Marcie throws the ball back. "Can we tackle the boys?" she Latest appearance: October 18th, 2014 / First appearance: October 21st, 1967 Linus holds the football. Sally says, "Don't ask me to play football any more!" Linus says, "Why not?" Sally replies, "I have no desire to sustain a knee injury that might plague me throughout the remainder of my years!" Linus says, "I feel guilty for not having considered that." Latest appearance: February 4th, 2006 / First appearance: February 7th, 1959 Snoopy watches as Linus sits in a room playing with an object. Linus tosses it. Snoopy rushes off to get it. He walks back with it in his mouth and exclaims. He looks at the object in puzzlement and thinks, "CLAY!" Latest appearance: October 26th, 2013 / First appearance: October 29th, 1966 Peppermint Patty talks into the phone and says, "Hello, Linus? I have a problem . . . Yeah, it's me . . . Peppermint Patty . . . " Linus and Lucy listen as Peppermint Patty says, "Now, you told me that the 'Great Pumpkin' would appear if I had a very sincere pumpkin patch . . . Now you also know that I didn't have a pumpkin patch . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "Well, I went ou Latest appearance: October 6th, 2006 / First appearance: October 9th, 1959 Linus yells at Lucy, "You say Miss Othmar is only human..well, I say she's More!" With hands raised he continues, "Like all good teachers, she has in her being a touch of the spirit fired by the dedication of her calling!" He snifs. He concludes, "Forgive me for crying, but that's one of the most moving speeches I've ever heard.." Lucy grimaces at the reader. First appearance: November 17th, 1997 Charlie Brown, Linus and Snoopy sit on the couch. Charlie Brwon holds a Bible and says, "And it says, 'Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.'" Linus says, "That's a long time to be away." Snoopy thinks, "I wonder who he got to stay with his dog..." First appearance: May 5th, 1957 "The whole trouble with you is you never listen!" Charlie Brown announces to Lucy, who stands on one side of him. Linus stands on the other. Lucy turns away and kicks a stone. She declares, "You're crazy!" "All you ever do is TALK!" Charlie Brown waves his arms. "You're crazy!" Lucy repeats. She and Linus stand behind Charlie Brown. "I'M right, and YOU'RE wrong! It's as simple as t First appearance: February 4th, 1981 Lucy sits behind a cookie stand. Charlie Brown holds a cookie and says, "You cheated me . . . There's only one chocolate chip in this cookie . . ." Lucy replies, "That's the way it goes . . 'let the buyer beware' . . . Move on kid!" Linus approaches and asks, "What's that you're eating, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown says, "I think it's a chocolate gyp cookie." Latest appearance: April 9th, 2011 / First appearance: April 11th, 1964 Linus and Charlie Brown walk. Linus asks, "You bought Snoopy a present?" "Well, getting that rabies shot was quite an upsetting experience for him so I thought a present might cheer him up..." Charlie Brown turns to Linus. They stand. "Besdides, it's something he's always wanted..." Charlie Brown adds. Snoop sits on his doghouse, gazing at the globe next to him. First appearance: October 19th, 1989 The World Famous Attorney sits with Linus. Linus says, "It's always a pleasure to talk with a world famous attorney . ." Linus continues, "As you look back upon a long and distinguished career, what would you say was the most gratifying case you ever won?" Snoopy thinks, "Won?" First appearance: October 9th, 1958 Lucy is reading to Charlie Brown in the field. She says, "'Kindergarten..'lets's see.." She continues, "A school or class for young children that develops basic skills and social behavior by games, exercises.." Lucy and Charlie Brown watches as Linus walks by dragging a stone archway on his wagon. Lucy concludes her definiton, "..And simple handicraft." First appearance: September 12th, 1957 Lucy approaches Linus in a room filled with toys and says, "This is MY room and these are MY toys!" She chases him and shouts, "Now, Get Out Of Here!!" She slams the door on his blanket. He stands at the door sucking his thumb and holding his blanket.
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: July 12th, 1957 Lucy approaches Charlie Brown in the field and asks, "Why aren't you in the army, Charlie Brown?" He replies, "Because I'm too young, that's why! Boy, you sure can ask some stupid questions..." Lucy exclaims, "Are you Sure that's the reason? Are you Sure? Huh? Are you? Huh?" She continues, "Are you sure you're just not a little bit Scared? Huh? Huh?" He grimaces, grabs a t First appearance: July 12th, 1985 Charlie Brown and Sally sit at the table. Sally writes, "He was a very arrogant cowboy." Sally continues to write, "He would only ride on pompous grass." Charlie Brown says, "You mean pampas grass . ." Sally shouts, "I said he was arrogant, didn't I?" First appearance: July 12th, 1979 Sally talks into the phone and says, "No, this is Sally . . . I'm his sister . . . He's where?" Sally turns to Snoopy and says, "It's the 'Ace Memorial Hospital' . . . Your owner's in the hospital!" Sally talks into the phone and says, "No, my parents are at the barbers' picnic . . . Yes, I'll tell them . . How long will he be in the hospital? Is he going to get well?" Sno Latest appearance: July 17th, 2011 / First appearance: July 12th, 1964 Linus walks up to a bat lying in the grass and starts to yell. Snoopy watches him curiously. Linus looks at the bat and yells, "Teeth marks!" Linus shows the bat to Snoopy and yells, "Have you been chewing on my new bat?!!" Linus yells, "What sort of a stupid dog are you? Don't you have any more sense than to chew on a baseball bat?!" Snoopy is confused. Lucy wal First appearance: July 12th, 1975 Peppermint Patty stands at Charlie Brown's door and says, "Marcie and I almost won the powder puff derby, Chuck." Peppermint Patty stands between Charlie Brown and Snoopy. She says, "But you know what he did? He took back his airplane, and we couldn't finish the race . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "I paid him a dollar to rent his plane, and I can't even get my dollar back becau Latest appearance: July 7th, 2003 / First appearance: July 12th, 1971 Snoopy sits on the ground and lies against a rock. He thinks, "Sometimes I get some of my best ideas while lying in the sun . ." Snoopy continues to lie against the rock. Snoopy opens his eyes as it begins to rain. Snoopy lies against the rock in the pouring rain. He thinks, "Somehow, I've never gotten a good idea while lying in the rain . . ." First appearance: July 12th, 1956 Linus stands in the room shouting, "I'm Independent!" He continues, "I can stand on my own..." He looks down at his feet. He concludes, "Two feet!" First appearance: July 12th, 1992 Peppermint Patty and Marcie walk in a hall. Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit in seats at a theater. Peppermint Patty asks, "What are they playing today, Marcie?" Marcie replies, "Symphony Number ninety-six by Haydn . ." Marcie adds, "When it was performed in 1791, a chandelier fell into the hall . ." Peppermint Patty says, "Really? Wow!" Peppermint Patty looks up at First appearance: July 12th, 1999 Sally speaks on the phone. Sally says, "Summer camp? yes, I got your brochure.. yes, thank you." Sally says, "No, I wasn't planning on going to camp this year.." Sally says, "Well, if I change my mind, could I bring my brother's wolf with me?" Snoopy barks into the phone. Sally says, to Charlie Brown who sits in the bean bag chair, "That's another camp I don't ha Latest appearance: July 9th, 2010 / First appearance: July 12th, 1963 Snoopy sits on the sidewalk and thinks, "Gee . . . It's hard to believe I'm home again . . ." Snoopy lies on the sidewalk and thinks, "After you spend about two weeks in the hospital, you sort of get out of touch with everything . . . you can't really believe you're home . . ." Lucy rides up on her tricycle and shouts, "Get out of the way stupid! You're blocking the sidewalk!" First appearance: July 12th, 1991 The Literary Ace sits on his doghouse. Lucy says, "I heard you got a six figure offer for your next book." Lucy asks, "May I ask what the six figure was?" Snoopy thinks, "000,000!" First appearance: July 12th, 1958 Lucy is leaning on Schroeder's piano. She reads a letter and sighs. Schroeder looks up in a curious manner. She turns to him and says, "You're not the only fish in the sea.." She shows him the letter and exclaims, "Van Cliburn!" Latest appearance: July 9th, 2014 / First appearance: July 12th, 1967 Snoopy lies on his doghouse. Snoopy looks up curiously. Snoopy thinks, "Now, I've seen everything . . ." A bird with long hair stands on the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "A bird hippie!" First appearance: July 12th, 1972 Snoopy and Woodstock stand next to a tree and look up. Snoopy thinks, "Woodstock says there's a strange creature in his nest . . ." Snoopy continues to think, "I'll bet I could climb that tree if someone gave me a boost . . ." Snoopy looks down at Woodstock. Snoopy thinks, "Then again, maybe there's a better way . ." Woodstock sighs. Latest appearance: July 9th, 2013 / First appearance: July 12th, 1966 Lucy sits and stares and says, "No tv . . . I can't believe it . . ." Linus says, "Try reading a book . . ." Lucy says, "A what?" Linus continues, "Or radio . . . try listening to the radio . . ." Lucy says, "To what?" Linus says, "Or put some records on . . . Listen to the record player . . ." Lucy turns around in a daze and says, "The record what? Read what? Huh? Wh First appearance: July 12th, 1977 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Woodstock flies toward him. Woodstock flies toward Snoopy's feet. Woodstock lands on Snoopy's feet and bends them down. Woodstock gets thrown back in the other direction. Latest appearance: July 9th, 2006 / First appearance: July 12th, 1959 "Boy, I can hardly wait to get into that wading pool!" Charlie Brown exclaims as he sits on a cushion and struggles out of his shirt. "Look out girls! here I come!" He runs with his arms open. He wears swimming trunks. Lucy and Violet sit in the pool. "Stay right where you are, Charlie Brown!" Lucy holds up her palm to halt him. Violet adds, "There's not enough room for you. First appearance: July 12th, 1996 Charlie Brown says to a receptionist, "Yes, ma'am . . Is this the emergency room? Well, my elbow hurts from playing baseball . ." Charlie Brown says, "Yes, I'd call it an emergency . ." Charlie Brown says, "My team is already ten runs behind . ." First appearance: July 12th, 1982 The World Famous Surgeon thinks, "Here's The World Famous Surgeon on his way to the operating room . . ." Lucy says, "Doctor, it says here that after surgery, fifty percent of your patients feel pretty good for half an hour." Lucy asks, "Do those statistics bother you?" Snoopy walks away and thinks, "No, I'm very easy going." Latest appearance: July 11th, 2015 / First appearance: July 12th, 1969 Snoopy stares down at his food dish and says, "I can see myself in my water dish.." Snoopy stares deeper into the dish and exclaims, "What in the world?!?" Snoopy sits up and collects himself. He thinks, "Whew! That really shook me up for a moment.." Snoopy lies down and thinks, "I thought one of my ears was turning gravy!"
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.