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: June 28th, 2011 / First appearance: June 30th, 1964 Patty, Violet, and Linus face Charlie Brown: "He WOULDN'T?" "Nope!" says Charlie Brown. "Well, THAT'S gratitude for you!" Patty says. "We clean up his whole house for him, and now he won't even invite us over for a party!!" Violet yells. Snoopy lies on top of the doghouse and thinks, "Why should I let it get all messed up again?" Latest appearance: November 13th, 2009 / First appearance: November 16th, 1962 Linus stands on his doorstep and says to Charlie Brown, "I can't go out to play after school for a whole week, Charlie Brown . . ." Linus continues, "My dad says my report card was so poor I have to stay in . . ." Charlie Brown asks, "Oh . . . What are you doing, studying?" Linus answers, "No, watching tv!" Latest appearance: September 11th, 2012 / First appearance: September 14th, 1965 CHarlie Brown says to Linus: "Do you know why English teachers go to college for four years?" "No, I don't know why English teachers go to college for four years.." "Well, then I'll tell you why English teachers go to college for four years..." "SO THEY CAN MAKE STUPID LITTLE KIDS WRITE STUPID ESSAYS ON WHAT THEY DID ALL STUPID SUMMER!!" Charlie Brown wails. Linus somersalt First appearance: April 22nd, 1989 Linus walks past a sign that reads, "Fair grounds 1/2 mile." Linus continues to walk beside a fence. Linus approaches a sign that reads, "Unfair grounds 1/4 mile." First appearance: September 21st, 1956 Linus and Charlie Brown are walking along the lane. Linus says, "I'm going to my grampa's to spend the week-end!" Charlie Brown asks, "Do you think you may get a little lonesome?" Linus replies, "I've considered that, so I'm going to take along my fuzzy elephant, my teddy bear, my little pillow, and my blanket..." Charlie Brown walks along the lane by himself. He says, "H 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 Latest appearance: March 8th, 2010 / First appearance: March 11th, 1963 Charlie Brown walks with Linus and says, "Sleep is extremely important for good health." Snoopy watches as he lies on his doghouse. Charlie Brown says, "Sleep gives your cells time to recover from the labors of the day." Snoopy sits up and thinks, "That's true . . ." Snoopy lies on his doghouse and thinks, "I have very hardworking cells!" Latest appearance: April 7th, 2010 / First appearance: April 10th, 1963 Linus sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Lucy reads to him and says, "'Soon Hansel and Gretel came to a cottage.'" Lucy continues, "'When they got quite near they saw that the little house was made of bread and roofed with cake.'" Lucy continues, "'The windows were transparent sugar.'" Linus says, "There must not have been a very strict building code . . ." First appearance: July 15th, 1962 Linus is standing in the outfield looking up; he is wearing his baseball hat and eyeglasses. (BR) (BR) Linus is running back towards the fence. (BR) (BR) Linus continues running looking up as he goes. (BR) (BR) Linus is running towards Snoopy’s doghouse where Snoopy is sleeping on the roof. (BR) (BR) Linus starts climbing on the roof as Snoopy sits up looking at him. (BR) (BR)Linus stands on the First appearance: August 11th, 1958 Linus approaches Lucy eating grapes and asks, "Did you take my group of grapes?" She asks, "Your what?" He shouts, "My Group Of Grapes!" Whiles eating, Lucy replies, "'Bunch' is the correct term..'Bunch' of grapes.." She finishes eating the grapes and concludes, "Never ask, 'Did you take my group of grapes?' always ask, 'Did you take my bunch of grapes?'" First appearance: October 23rd, 1957 A dazed Linus holds onto the table for support.(BR) (BR) He looks at the curtains.(BR) (BR) He sits down, grabs the curtain, and starts sucking his thumb.(BR) (BR) He falls over as Lucy shouts, "NO SUBSTITUTES!"(BR) (BR) First appearance: February 5th, 1977 Snoopy, as a helicopter, flies Linus through the air. Woodstock is the pilot. Linus says, "Good grief! We're going down!" Linus says, "Easy! Easy!" Linus continues, "Wait! Don't drop me there!! Don't! Don't! Don't!" Snoopy flies away. Sally catches Linus and says, "My sweet babboo!" Linus cries and shouts, "Stupid pilot!!" First appearance: June 6th, 1980 Peppermint Patty and Marcie run toward Charlie Brown. Peppermint Patty says, "Hey Chuck! Welcome to camp! We didn't know all you guys were coming too!" Charlie Brown stands with Sally and Linus and says, "Glad to see you, Patty . . How are you, Marcie? Do you know where we are?" Peppermint Patty says, "Search me, Chuck . . We haven't talked to anybody yet who seems to know . . ." First appearance: February 14th, 1982 A stressed looking Charlie Brown holds out a card to Linus as they walk along; he says,"Here..." Linus stops and looks at the card and asks,"What's this?" Charlie Brown continues to hold the card out and replies,"It's a Valentine I made for the little red-haired girl...I want you to look it over..." As they continue on their way, they walk pass Snoopy and Woodstock sitting on a be Latest appearance: April 5th, 2005 / First appearance: April 18th, 1975 Charlie Brown and Linus stand on the pitcher's mound. Linus says, "Don't expect too much from me today, Charlie Brown . . ." Linus begins to cry and says, "I'm the victim of a short and sad love affair!" Linus walks away and continues, "It's hard to catch a line drive when you have tears in your eyes . . ." Charlie Brown shouts, "We don't have anyone on our team who could Latest appearance: February 20th, 2011 / First appearance: February 16th, 1964 Charlie Brown reads a piece of paper and says, "Very interesting." Linus says, "What's very interesting?" Charlie Brown says, "Listen . . . These are words to parents from Dr. Horwich . . ." Charlie Brown reads, "'If homework is to beneficial to a child, it should not consist of assignments imposed as a punishment for behavior totally unrelated to the work assigned.'" Linu Latest appearance: January 19th, 2008 / First appearance: January 21st, 1961 Linus holds the blanket to him and says, "My blanket! I got it back! I can't believe it! My good ol' blanket!" Linus holds it up and says, "For two weeks it's been buried beneath the ground . . ." Linus says, "It's dirty, it's ragged, it's torn . . . It's even a little moldy . . ." Linus sighs and cradles the blanket and says, "But it's my blanket!" First appearance: August 24th, 1989 Linus and Lucy play croquet. Linus smiles and Lucy is frustrated. Linus lies pinned to the ground with wickets and screams, "Poor loser! Poor loser!" 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?" Latest appearance: December 14th, 2012 / First appearance: December 17th, 1965 Linus writes, "Dear Santa Claus, How are all your reindeer? Are they well fed?" Linus continues, "Is your sleigh in good shape? Are the runners oiled?" Linus writes, "Then go, man . . . go!!!" Linus crumples the paper and tosses it saying, "I don't think I'd better send that . . ."
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: November 20th, 2011 / First appearance: November 15th, 1964 Lucy wears a long winter stocking cap and admires herself in the mirror. Lucy walks down the front steps wearing her hat. Charlie Brown says, "Say! I like that cap, Lucy!" Lucy replies, "Thank you . . ." Charlie Brown says, "You're all set for cold weather, aren't you?" Lucy pats her pom pom and says, "Yes, I guess I am . . ." Charlie Brown says, "You know what i Latest appearance: November 12th, 2009 / First appearance: November 15th, 1962 Linus walks with Charlie Brown and says, "My dad and I got into a big theological argumentlast night . . ." Linus continues, "He was looking at my report card and wondering why I was the only one in my class who didn't get an 'A' in spelling . . ." Linus says, "I said 'Isn't it wonderful how each of us on this earth was created just a little bit different?'" Linus says, "Th Latest appearance: November 12th, 2013 / First appearance: November 15th, 1966 Charlie Brown stands in the street wearing his safety patrol uniform and holding a stop sign. He shouts, "Okay, let's move along there!" Charlie Brown yells, "Just pay attention to your safety patrol! Move along, now! Move along!" Lucy walks by and says, "'Fuzz!'" A dejected Charlie Brown holds his sign and says quietly, "Okay . . . let's move along . . . let's move alon First appearance: November 15th, 1985 Charlie Brown stands outside in the snow with a shovel. Lucy stands in the doorway. Charlie Brown says, "Ask your dad if he wants me to shovel your walk . ." Lucy replies, "He said why should he pay you when he can do it himself?" Charlie Brown answers, "Because if he does it himself, he's liable to have a heart attack and need bypass surgery . . ." Lucy asks, "Who writes y First appearance: November 15th, 1986 Snoopy lies on the doghouse thinking, "Every night my supper comes through that back door . ." Charlie Brown walks up behind Snoopy holding the dog dish. He yells, "Surprise!" Snoopy jumps into the air. Charlie Brown explains, "Tonight I went out the front door and came aournd the side of the house . ." Snoopy eats his food and thinks, "I'll eat first, and then I'll call First appearance: November 15th, 1989 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty says, "Yes, ma'am . . I learned a lot today . . Just being here was worth the price of admission . . ." Peppermint Patty adds, "Of course I didn't pay anything!" Peppermint Patty laughs hysterically. Marcie whispers, "You're weird, sir . ." Peppermint Patty says, "Yes, ma'am." First appearance: November 15th, 1993 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Peppermint Patty says, "Today?! The test is today? Yes, ma'am, I'm surprised . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I thought maybe before the real test there'd be a pro-am . ." First appearance: November 15th, 1984 Pigpen sits at his school desk. He says, "Yes, ma'am . . My name is 'Pigpen'." Pigpen says, "Oh, yes . . I've been in your class all year . . ." Pigpen says, "You just haven't noticed me." Pigpen says, "The janitor keeps sweeping me out!" First appearance: November 15th, 1977 Snoopy holds his supper dish in his mouth and kicks the door. Charlie Brown says, "Ah! Good evening, sir!" Charlie Brown asks, "Would you care to see a menu?" Snoopy stands with his supper dish in his mouth and a menu in the supper dish. First appearance: November 15th, 1990 Snoopy sits on his doghouse. Charlie Brown hands Snoopy a hanger and says, "Here . . Your collar just came back from the cleaners." Charlie Brown walks away and says, "I'm glad to see that you take such good care of your things . ." Snoopy looks down at a huge pile of useless coat hangers. He thinks, "But what am I going to do with all the hangers?" Latest appearance: November 13th, 2015 / First appearance: November 15th, 1968 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Charlie Brown points and says, "All right, I'm going to put it to you straight!" Charlie Brown continues, "Tonight you stay outside, and be a watch dog, or tomorrow you get no supper!" Charlie Brown walks away and says, "Let your stomach decide!" Snoopy thinks, "Why should I let my stomach decide? It's inside!" First appearance: November 15th, 1996 Peppermint Patty holds a football and yells, "Get back, Marcie! Get way back!" Peppermint Patty shouts, "Farther! Farther! Get back farther!" Peppermint Patty looks into the distance. Marcie walks up behind Peppermint Patty and says, "I took the long way around . ." First appearance: November 15th, 1978 Peppermint Patty walks with Marcie and says, "I'm getting dumber every day . . . I can't do my schoolwork . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "My head is dead, Marcie." Marcie says, "We'll get you started again, sir . . We'll just put you in gear . . ." Marcie pushes Peppermint Patty down a hill. Peppermint Patty says, "Yipe!" Marcie continues, ". . . And push you downhill!" Latest appearance: November 10th, 2000 / First appearance: November 15th, 1974 Marcie and Peppermint Patty stand by the door. Peppermint Patty says, "Hi, Marcie, how's the sewing coming?" Peppermint Patty and Marcie walk. Peppermint Patty says, "You're working on my skating dress, aren't you?" Marcie replies, "Oh, yes, I'm working on it . . ." Peppermint Patty and Marcie stand in front of the sewing machine. Marcie frowns and says, "In fact, I just learned so First appearance: November 15th, 1992 Snoopy stands on a perch. Charlie Brown lies in bed. Snoopy jumps from the perch head first.. Snoopy has a cord around his ankle. He stops and flies back up in the air. Snoopy heads for the floor again. Snoopy bounces back up in the air. Snoopy hangs upside down. Snoopy stands on the board at the end of Charlie Brown's bed. Charlie Brown lies Latest appearance: November 12th, 2012 / First appearance: November 15th, 1965 Linus watches as Charlie Brown kneels in front of Snoopy's doghouse and shouts, "Snoopy? Snoopy? I wonder where he went . . ." Charlie Brown says, "He was supposed to make a speech at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm last Saturday night, but they called and said that he never showed up . . ." Charlie Brown walks off and says, "I'll bet he got scared . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I First appearance: November 15th, 1981 The World War I Flying Ace walks through the archway of a ruin. He sits at a table, that holds a mug and a bottle, with one finger raised and thinks, "Puis-Je Avoir La Carte?" He thinks, "Here's the World War I Flying Ace sitting in a small French Cafe...." He continues, "Suddenly he sees a beautiful young country lass!" He walks along thinking, "Slyly he approaches her ta Latest appearance: November 12th, 2008 / First appearance: November 15th, 1961 Standing on the sidewalk next to a fire hydrant Lucy is looking at Linus as he is saying, "I think i'm ahead of my time... (BR) (BR) Lucy and Linus are facing each other and Lucy is Yelling, " Ha! That's a laugh! You're just like a lot of others who say the same thing! It's an excuse, that's what it is !"(BR) (BR) The two are still standing on the side walk next to a fire hydrant as Lucy stretches First appearance: November 15th, 1956 Charlie Brown and Lucy stands in the field watching Snoopy dancing. Charlie Brown says, "Look at that crazy dog..." They watch him dance on by and Charlie Brown continues, "I sure wish I could be that happy all the time" They look after him and Lucy says, "Not me.." She walks off and concludes, "It's too hard to feel sorry for yourself when you're happy" First appearance: November 15th, 1958 Lucy sits watching Linus build a toy airplane. She says, "Mother says for you to clean up your room, Linus.." He asks, "Why should I?" She shouts, "Because It's Your Room, That's Why!" She continues, "You're lucky to Have a room of your own! There are a lot of children in this world who have to sleep in the street!" He replies, "And I suppose their mothers make them clean
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.