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 10th, 2010 / First appearance: October 6th, 1963 "How's that?" Linus asks as he throws Snoop's supper dish. It lands on top of a wooden pole, as in a ring toss. "Pretty lucky!" says Charlie Brown. Linus watches as Charlie Brown holds the dish, ready to throw. Charlie Brown throws the dish. Linus throws the dish. Charlie Brown throws the dish at the pole. "AHEM" Snoopy frowns. He sits on the ground behind t First appearance: January 30th, 1990 Charlie Brown stands in front of the teacher's desk. He says, "Yes, ma'am, I'd like permission to leave early . . My dog is expecting me home." Charlie Brown says, "Sometimes he has bad dreams and needs comforting . . ." Linus sits in a school desk and asks, "What did she say, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown sits down and says, "Well, she started off by saying something abou Latest appearance: July 2nd, 2012 / First appearance: July 5th, 1965 Charlie Brown swings the bat. A voice calls out, "Strike Two!" Charlie Brown grits his teeth and says, "Now, I'm going to grit my teeth and bear down! If a person grits his teeth and shows real determination, he can't fail!" Schrlie Brown swings the bats. A voice calls out "Strike Three!" Linus, Snoopy and Lucy all surround Charlie Brown while baring their teeth. Lucy s First appearance: May 9th, 1991 Charlie Brown sits in a beanbag chair. Linus stands behind him and says, "I didn't know you liked those nature programs . ." Charlie Brown says, "I'm not really looking at it . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I'm taping it so my dog can watch it later . ." 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." First appearance: December 28th, 1958 Snap! Linus sits on the floor, playing with something. Lucy stands over him: "?" "YOU BROKE ALL MY CRAYONS IN HALF!" She shrieks. The floor is covered in broken crayons. "ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?" Lucy throws up her arms. "No, I don't think so...Of course, I haven't taken any actual intelligence tests lately so I.." Linus looks up at her thoughtfully. "YOU'RE GOING TO DRIV First appearance: May 21st, 1993 Linus and the World Famous Attorney lean against a tree. Linus says, "I can see you now sitting on the bench of the Supreme Court . . They'd probably put you right next to Judge Sandra Day O'Conner . ." Snoopy thinks, "Is she cute?" Latest appearance: December 18th, 2016 / First appearance: December 21st, 1969 Linus sits in a chair backstage. Lucy asks, "Do you know what you're going to say?" Linus replies, "Of course, I know what I'm going to say." Lucy pulls the curtain to the side and says, "Okay, you're on!" Linus walks on stage and says, "The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the sone of Abraham." Linus continues, "Abraham begat Isaac and Isaac begat First appearance: April 12th, 1975 Linus sits at the table and writes, "Dear Truffles, I am really sorry that I haven't been to see you, but I am not sure I could find your house again." Linus continues to write, "I have a 'friend' who could show me the way, but he won't." Snoopy watches Linus. Linus begins to write messy. He writes, "Some 'friends' turn out to be double-crossers!" Linus crumples up the lett Latest appearance: March 14th, 2012 / First appearance: March 17th, 1965 Linus holds his blanket and sucks his thumb. Lucy says, "Now look here . . ." Lucy continues, "When you're not around, you keep that blanket locked up in your room, do you hear? It's a menace! It hates me!" Linus puts the blanket in his room and shuts the door. Linus gestures towards the door and says to Lucy, "Okay . . . How's that?" Lucy and Linus are both startled as Latest appearance: December 22nd, 2016 / First appearance: December 27th, 1969 Charlie Brown and Snoopy watch while Linus writes, "Dear Sir, Enclosed is our money for three tickets to the sports banquet." Linus continues, "If it is not asking too much, may we sit at the same table as Joe Shlabotnik? He is my friend's favorite ball player." Linus writes, "Don't ask me why." Charlie Brown says, "Scratch out that last line!" First appearance: September 26th, 1993 Statue of Snoopy, World Famous Attorney. The World Famous Attorney sits on a park bench. Linus says, "And then I was wondering why people become attorneys.." Snoopy thinks, "That's where the cookies are.." Linus and The World Famous Attorney sit on the park bench. Linus says, "I hear we're not supposed to joke about attorneys anymore." Linus asks, "Why is this?" Lin Latest appearance: September 13th, 2010 / First appearance: September 16th, 1963 Linus holds his blanket and sucks his thumb. Linus asks Charlie Brown, "What's the date today?" Charlie Brown replies, "Today is the sixteenth . . ." Linus says, "I knew I had the wrong thumb . . ." Linus says, "On odd days I use my left thumb, and on even days I use my right thumb!" First appearance: August 20th, 1991 Charlie Brown, Linus and Snoopy sit underneath a tree. Charlie Brown says, "I read in the paper that someone who wears sunglasses all the time could be having emotional problems . ." Snoopy wears sunglasses and thinks, "I haven't been sleeping well lately . ." Latest appearance: May 31st, 2016 / First appearance: June 3rd, 1969 Linus and Lucy sit at the table. Linus looks at piece of paper and smiles. He asks, "How's that for good lettering?" Lucy looks at the paper and says, "Your E's are all right, but your O's are bad . . ." Linus picks up the paper and asks, "What's wrong with my O's?" Lucy replies, "They need to be more 'Oey.'" Linus says, "Oey?" Latest appearance: September 14th, 2011 / First appearance: September 16th, 1964 Linus is writing at a table. Charlie Brown looks at what he's doing and says, "making a map for school?" Linus answers, "Yes, I enjoy it...I like making all those meridians and latitudes." "Stand back now...I'm going to put in a desert." Charlie Brown obeys. Linus quickly draws a number of dots. Linus turns to Charlie Brown: "Schoolwork can be fun!" First appearance: September 15th, 1982 Linus sits in a beanbag chair. Lucy stands behind him. Lucy walks away. Lucy walks with a beanbag on her head. Lucy puts her beanbag on Linus's and sits in it. Latest appearance: September 14th, 1997 / First appearance: September 14th, 1997 Lucy screams, "Sure, it's always me. Isn't it?" Linus is curious about what Lucy is complaining about. Lucy says, "All right, if that's the way everybody feels, I'll leave!" Lucy sulks in the chair and whines, "I know when I'm not wanted! I know when I'm not loved! I know when everyone is against me!" Linus walks over and asks, "When?" Lucy asks, "When?! Wha Latest appearance: March 27th, 2009 / First appearance: March 30th, 1962 Violet smiles. Linus says to Charlie Brown, "Bowling! She's always talking about how good her dad is at bowling!" Linus says, "Now she says he's even going to bowl on television." Charlie Brown says, "Well that isn't exactly true . . . He isn't that good . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Actually he's going to be bowling on radio!" Latest appearance: August 3rd, 2006 / First appearance: August 6th, 1959 Linus. dragging his blanket, approaches Charlie Brown. He asks, "How's Sally, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown replies, "She's fine, thank you." He continues, "I'm glad you mentioned her because she did something kind of cute yesterday, and I'd like to tell..." Linus puts his blanket over his head and walks off. Charlie Brown grimaces.
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: May 20th, 2000 / First appearance: May 25th, 1974 The Literary Ace types, "Dear Little Girl Scout." The Literary Ace continues to type, "Thank you for rescuing me when I was lost in the wilderness." The Literary Ace types, "I hope I will see you again some day. Maybe you could come to my house for milk and cookies." Snoopy types, "You bring the cookies." Latest appearance: May 22nd, 2006 / First appearance: May 25th, 1959 Charlie Brown watches Lucy skipping pass him. He says, "I'm going to be staying at my Gramma's house for a few nights.." Lucy asks, "How come, Charlie Brown?" He replies, "Because my mother went to the hospital last night..." He continues, "My dad said she'll be all right..in fact, he said she'll be home in about five days.." Lucy looks at the reader and asks, "Five days? Latest appearance: May 22nd, 2016 / First appearance: May 25th, 1969 Patty builds a sand castle in the sandbox. Lucy gets out of the sandbox and says, "All right, then! Build it your own way!" Lucy walks past Charlie Brown and says, "And don't you go telling me I have to play ball today! Nobody tells me what to do! Nobody!!" Sally jumps rope. Lucy shouts, "No, I don't want to jump rope! Stop asking me!" Lucy walks past Snoopy and says, "Get First appearance: May 25th, 1987 Charlie Brown runs and pulls a kite string. Charlie Brown gets jerked and tangled in the kite string. The kite string pulls him my the ankle into the air. Charlie Brown hangs from a tree upside down. He looks at the kite and shouts, "Heel!" Latest appearance: May 22nd, 2013 / First appearance: May 25th, 1966 Lucy leans on a bat and says to Charlie Brown, "You're not a good manager . . . You know why?" Lucy continues, "You should be out there arguing with the umpire, and kicking dirt on his shoes." Lucy says, "I've never seen you kick dirt on the umpire's shoes . . . You're just not a good manager, Charlie Brown . . ." Charlie Brown sits on the bench and thinks, "I must be a goo Latest appearance: May 22nd, 2010 / First appearance: May 25th, 1963 Schroeder wears his catcher's uniform and walks to Charlie Brown standing on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder asks, "Do you think Beethoven would have liked me?" Charlie Brown replies, "Why, yes . . . I think so . . . I think he would have liked you very much . . ." Schroeder walks away. Charlie Brown says, "A good manager has to be quite tactful sometimes." Latest appearance: May 22nd, 2014 / First appearance: May 25th, 1967 A bird walks up to Linus. Linus pats the bird on the head. The bird walks away. Linus says to Charlie Brown, "They come depressed and they go away feeling great." First appearance: May 25th, 1957 Charlie Brown stands confused watching Pigpen eat. Charlie Brown approaches him as he continues to eat. Pigpen swallows. Charlie Brown gags as Pigpen announces, "Well, that's the last of the easter eggs!" First appearance: May 25th, 1988 Charlie Brown walks behind Franklin. Franklin says, "My grampa went to his high school's fortieth reunion last night . ." Franklin says, "He's also been to a college reunion and an army reunion . . ." Franklin purchases a movie ticket. Franklin says, "He has a new career . . He goes back to things." Latest appearance: May 22nd, 2017 / First appearance: May 25th, 1970 The World War I Flying Ace walks in the grass and thinks, "Here's The World War I Flying Ace walking out inot the aerodrome." Woodstock stands in front of the doghouse. The World War I Flying Ace approaches and thinks, "His faithful mechanic is waiting . ." The World War I Flying Ace touches the doghouse. Snoopy looks at Woodstock and thinks, "There's dust on my plane!" First appearance: May 25th, 1998 At the party, Linus runs up to Charlie and says, "Charlie Brown! Where have you been?" Charlie says, "I've been doing the hokey-pokey with Patty and Marcie.." Charlie says, "Listen.. They're playing a fox trot.." Charlie says, "Now I can ask the little red haired girl to dance.." Linus says, "I think someone is ahead of you.." On the balcony, Snoopy dances with the little r Latest appearance: May 22nd, 2008 / First appearance: May 25th, 1961 Snoopy sits next to Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown and Snoopy watch as Frieda walks by, carrying her cat. Snoopy and Charlie Brown look at each other. Charlie Brown holds a stiff Snoopy in his arms and says, "You're not relaxed!" First appearance: May 25th, 1958 Snoopy slithers along in the grass. Linus stands in the baseball field. He wears his cap and glove andf carries his blanket. He is sucking his thumb. Linus looks up at the sky. Snoopy sit sup in the grass. CLOMP! Snoopy races past Linus, clamping his teeth down on and dragging the blanket. "AAUGH!" Linus holds onto the blanket, and is dragged with them. Snoopys sits First appearance: May 25th, 1996 Spike thinks to a cactus in the desert, "I'm back!" Spike thinks, "I think I must have been a disappointment to them . ." Spike leans his head on the cactus and thinks, "But I don't care! This is my real home!" Spike stands up and his hat sticks to the cactus. First appearance: May 25th, 1977 The World Famous Tennis Pro watches Molly Volley. Molly Volley shouts, "Where's the ball?" Molly Volley looks all over and continues, "I lost it in the sun! Where did it go? Did you see it?" Molly Volley shouts, "Did it go out?! Was it in, or was it out? Did we win, or did we lose?" Snoopy looks in the opposite direction. Molly Volley shouts, "Don't just stand there! Call i First appearance: May 25th, 1992 Charlie Brown sits at his desk in class. He says, "Yes, ma'am . . I guess I should have used a sharper pencil . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Yes, ma'am . . We even have an electric pencil sharpener at home . ." Charlie Brown says, "No, ma'am, I couldn't use it this morning . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I didn't want to wake up my dog . ." First appearance: May 25th, 1993 The World Famous Attorney walks and thinks, "Here's the World Famous Attorney on his way to Washington to take his seat on the Supreme Court . ." A kid wearing a backwards baseball cap shouts, "What's this? A funny looking dog dressed up like an attorney!" Snoopy knocks the kid over with his briefcase. Snoopy walks and thinks, "'The law is evermore the leader in society.'" First appearance: May 25th, 1978 Sally stands in front of the class and says, "'I hope you won't take umbrage at what I tell you,' she said." Sally continues, "'I never take umbrage,' he replied." Sally laughs and says, "Unless, of course, it's lying around, and no one else wants it!" Sally says, "Okay, on with the story . . ." First appearance: May 25th, 1976 Snoopy kicks at the door at night. Charlie Brown opens the door and says, "No, you have been misinformed . . . This is not where you go to sign up for a series of midnight snacks." Snoopy stands at the door as it slams. Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "How embarrassing." First appearance: May 25th, 1984 Peppermint Patty sits at her school desk. She asks, "Who was the first Tudor King?" Peppermint Patty says, "Well, let me think . . . " Peppermint Patty says, "Is this for real, Ma'am?" Peppermint Patty says, " . . Or are we playing trivia."
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.