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: November 13th, 1960 Snoopy is wearing a boxing glove on his nose while doing some footwork. Charlie Brown is also wearing boxing gloves and is standing next to Linus. He tells Linus: “This is going to be a new experience for me…” (BR) (BR) Snoopy continues to do some footwork while jabbing with his nose as well, he is thinking: “Boy, I feel sharp today! JAB! JAB! JAB! WAP!” (BR) (BR) Linus is helping Charlie Brown ti Latest appearance: June 15th, 2007 / First appearance: June 17th, 1960 Lucy grimaces at Linus who stands next to her clutching his blanket and sucking on his thumb. She exclaims, "Security!! HMMPH!" They are standing in an open field. Lucy stands in front of a tree and behind Linus. She exclaims, "If you only knew how stupid you look standing there holding that blanket!" She turns to him, raises his arms in frustration and says, "But I suppose you Latest appearance: October 18th, 2003 / First appearance: October 23rd, 1971 Linus sits with Lucy and says, "I'm glad we don't live near any gullies . ." Linus continues, "It's hard to sleep at night surrounded by the howling of gully cats . . ." Lucy says, "It's hard to sleep at night surrounded by your stupidity." Linus says, "They say the only way to get rid of gully cats is to fill in all the gullies." Latest appearance: August 31st, 2014 / First appearance: September 3rd, 1967 Snoopy the vulture, leans over on the top of a tree. He thinks to himself, "Here's the fierce vulture sitting high in a tree waiting for a victim to come along.." Linus walks. Linus approaches Snoopy's tree. Snoopy thinks, "Ah! A victim approaches! As he passes by the tree, I shall swoop down uopn him!" Snoopy looks out from the other side of the tree as Linus passe First appearance: March 20th, 1983 Charlie Brown and Linus are walking through the forest. They stop in a clearing and Linus asks,"What are you thinking about, Charlie Brown?" They walk along and he replies,"Am I wrong or did there used to be more trees than there are now?" Snoopy and Woodstock sit in a tree and watch them walk by. Linus replies,"They say that when the colonists first came to this country, a squir First appearance: November 7th, 1976 Linus is teaching Sally how to play football. He holds the ball and says, "We'd probably be best off to start with kicking." Sally says, "Good." Linus says, "I'll be the kicker and you'll be the receiver.." Linus points and says, "You go down the field, see, and I'll kick the ball to you." Sally walks away and says, "I've always wanted to learn how to play football." First appearance: April 14th, 1985 Linus stands on a chair and reaches into the cupboard for a bottle. He walks by Lucy carrying the bottle and a shirt over his arm; she is sitting on the floor in the living-room reading. She looks at the bottle and asks,"What do you have there?" He looks at the bottle and replies,"Laundry detergent" He continues,"I decided I have to learn to do some things for myself..." First appearance: November 11th, 1957 Schroeder and Charlie Brown come upon Linus in the room sucking his thumb and holding his blanket. Schroeder asks, "Did you have a blanket when you were a little kid, Charlie Brown?"(BR) (BR) Charlie Brown replies, "No, I never really felt the need for one...I was always pretty well-adjusted.."(BR) (BR) He smiles and continues, "I was a very normal child, quite easy-going, healthy in mind and bod Latest appearance: December 20th, 2016 / First appearance: December 23rd, 1969 Charlie Brown and Linus ride the bus to go back home from the ski trip. Charlie Brown says, "I saw her! I saw that pretty little red-haired girl . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "So what happened? I fell out of the chair lift and didn't get a chance to talk with her . . .I still don't even know where she lives . . . I can't stand it . . ." Charlie Brown says, "My whole ski trip w Latest appearance: November 2nd, 2011 / First appearance: November 4th, 1964 Lucy stands beside Linus, who is sitting in an armchair, reading. She asks, "You're reading 'The Brothers Karamazov?'" "Uh huh...I find it quite fascinating," Linus says as Lucy examines the book. "Don't all those Russian names bother you?" Lucy asks. Linus reads. "No, when I come to one I can't pronounce, I just bleep right over it!" Linus explains. Latest appearance: April 5th, 2003 / First appearance: April 10th, 1971 Snoopy sits on the doghouse and writes. Linus says, "You're writing a letter to Miss Helen Sweetstory?" Linus continues, "She's the one who wrote 'The Six Bunny-Wunnies and Their XK-E.'" Snoopy looks at the letter and thinks, "The same." Linus walks away and thinks, "Well, good luck with your fan letter." Snoopy smiles and thinks, "I've fallen in love with Miss Helen Sweets Latest appearance: October 31st, 2008 / First appearance: November 3rd, 1995 Sally and Linus wait at the bus stop. Sally says, "Do me a favor . ." Sally opens a book and continues, "Tell the bus driver to go slow because I have to finish reading this book before we get there." Sally says, "Yesterday he went around a corner, and I fell into the aisle . ." As Sally boards the bus, Linus asks, "Have you tried reading at home?" Sally says, "Maybe I ca Latest appearance: February 1st, 2015 / First appearance: February 4th, 1968 Lucy is standing. She says, "What are you hanging around the house for?" Linus and Lucy face each other. "I'm afraid," Linus explains. "Afraid?!" "I'm afraid to go outside..there's a vulture sitting on my snowman!" They stand at the window and look. Linus raises his arms: "See?" "Well, he won't be sitting there very long the way the sun is shining..." Lucy stands lo First appearance: December 13th, 1977 Linus lies in bed. Lucy approaches the bed. Linus says, "I can't go to school today . . . My right shoulder hurts . . ." Linus continues, "If I should happen to know an answer, I wouldn't be able to raise my hand." Lucy walks away and says, "C'mon, get up! You can always raise your other hand . ." Linus sits up and shouts, "You expect me to answer questions left-handed?!" First appearance: July 4th, 1956 Linus and Lucy approach a very tall pole in the lane. Lucy says, "Now This, Linus, is a telephone pole..." She touches it and says, "You'll be interested to know that telephone poles are not Poles at all!" They look up and she continues, "They're really a kind of Tree developed by the phone company specially for their use.." They look at Charlie Brown as he arrives, holdin First appearance: September 24th, 1992 Linus and Snoopy wait at the bus stop wearing matching hats. Linus says, "I hear you've been going to obedience school again every morning . ." Linus says, "There's an old saying, 'Fear keeps men in obedience.'" Snoopy thinks, "That and the supper dish . ." First appearance: January 8th, 1990 Sally and Linus sit on a school bus. Sally asks, "Is this the tour bus to Stonehenge?" Linus replies, "No, this is the regular school bus that goes to Pinecrest Elementary School every day of your life . . ." Sally asks, "How did I get on the wrong bus?" Latest appearance: July 30th, 2007 / First appearance: August 1st, 1960 Lucy and Linus are standing in an open field. Linus is dragging his blanket and Lucy is skipping with her skipping-rope. Linus looks at Lucy and asks, "Do you ever pray. Lucy?" Lucy stops skipping and looks at Linus who is standing in front of a tree. She asks, "That's kind of a personal question, isn't it? Are you trying to start an argument?" Lucy moves closer to Linus and sh Latest appearance: January 4th, 2015 / First appearance: January 7th, 1968 Lucy walks up to Linus. He is making a snowball. Lucy stands with her hands on her hips and announces, "I know what's on your mind..." She leans in towards him and threatens him: "Let me warn you right now that for every snowball you throw at me, I'm going to clobber you with FIVE!" Linus rolls his eyes. WAP! Lucy is hit in the back of her head with a snowball. She Latest appearance: January 18th, 2007 / First appearance: January 21st, 1960 Linus stands with Lucy and watches the snow fall. Linus says, "It's a shame that it has to snow only in the winter . . ." Linus says, "If it snowed in the summer, a person could stay outside longer and enjoy it more . . ." Lucy says, "Well, I'll say one thing for you . . ." Lucy says, "The quality of your stupidity is rising!"
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: September 22nd, 1981 Snoopy lies against a rock. Woodstock sits on his feet. Snoopy thinks, "You're supposed to meet your cousin at the station?" Snoopy sits up and thinks, "But you don't know what she looks like, and she doesn't know what you look like . . ." Woodstock runs away. Snoopy thinks, "Tell her she'll recognize you because you'll be holding a copy of 'War and Peace.'" Woodstock stand First appearance: September 22nd, 1972 Schroeder sits at the piano. Lucy leans on the piano. Schroeder says, "You know what Beethoven never had?" Scroeder stands up and says, "Beethoven never had girls hanging on his piano bugging him about sending them presents!" Schroeder walks away. Lucy says, "He didn't?" Lucy continues, "Poor Beethoven!" First appearance: September 22nd, 1957 "NO!" Charlie Brown raises his arms and shouts at Lucy, who kneels on the grass, holding holding up a football. "Absolutely not!" He walks away. "You must think I'm crazy!" He adds. Lucy stands and faces him, still holding the football. "You say you'll hold the ball, but you WON'T! You'll pull it away, and I'll break my neck!" Lucy remonstrates: "Why, Charlie Brown..how you First appearance: September 22nd, 1991 Snoopy and Lucy sit on the ground. Lucy holds a box of cookies. Lucy holds out a cookie to Snoopy. "Here, have a cookie," she offers. Lucy continues, "Now that's one for you and now one for me.." Lucy looks into the box. "I suppose we really should share these in a rational manner..." Lucy stacks the cookies. She says, "I'm a human being so I should get five more..I First appearance: September 22nd, 1983 Peppermint Patty sits in a bed with wires connected to her head. Peppermint Patty says, "You're attaching wires to my head?!" Peppermint Patty exclaims, "What happens if my head lights up? I wasn't born to be a lighthouse!" Peppermint Patty laughs. Peppermint Patty grins and says, "Just a little humor there, sir, to put you at ease . . ." First appearance: September 22nd, 1999 Spike writes a letter in the desert. Spike writes, "Dear Snoopy, Whatever happened to Andy and Olaf?" Spike writes, "I have been waiting for them." Spike writes, "The weather here has been nice." Spike writes, "The sky is blue and the sun is bright." Spike and the cactus wear sunglasses. First appearance: September 22nd, 1976 Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty stand in the grass. Charlie Brown holds a brochure and says, "You're going to enroll in the 'Ace Obedience School'?" Snoopy approaches. Charlie Brown continues, "But that isn't a . . ." Peppermint Patty holds her hand up and says, "Don't try to talk me out of it, Chuck . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "I need a good education . . . Even if I bec First appearance: September 22nd, 1985 Woodstock stands on the field looking up at Snoopy who is holding a football and wearing a helmet. The latter thinks,"We'll pretend it's the kickoff, okay?" He walks off with the ball tucked under his arm. He thinks,"I'll come running down the field and you try to tackle me..." Woodstock watches him walk away and sighs. As Snoopy runs along, Woodstock flies and latches-on Latest appearance: September 17th, 2003 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1971 Joe Cool stands by the doghouse and reads a book. He thinks, "Here's Joe Cool looking over a few of the language courses for this term." Joe Cool continues to think, "I'm very hung-up on languages . . Maybe I'll study Hebrew and Korean and Serbian . . ." Linus approaches and says, "Hi, Joe . . . I see you're down for bonehead English again . . ." Snoopy sighs. First appearance: September 22nd, 1995 The World War I Flying Ace stands next to a desk. Snoopy thinks, "Yes, sir . . I'd like permission to speak to General Pershing . ." The World War I Flying Ace thinks, "Yes, it's a very delicate matter . ." The World War I Flying Ace thinks, "Well, my brother, who is in the infantry, wants to know why they never get any tapioca pudding?" The World War I Flying Ace is throw Latest appearance: September 20th, 2015 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1968 Patty stands next to Violet and asks, "Where shall we sit?" Violet points and says, "Right over there." Linus walks into the room and sits in a desk behind Patty. Linus sits at the desk in school and says, "Yes, ma'am? The back row? Why did I take a seat in the back row?" Linus stands and says, "Yes, ma'am, I know there are seats in the front row . . . I was merely obeying Latest appearance: September 24th, 2000 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1974 Charlie Brown is asleep in his bed: "Z" RINGG!! Charlie Brown 's eyes are open. Standing in the hall, he picks up the phone. "Hello?" Charlie Brown stands in profile and says, "Really? Gosh, I'm sorry. I apologize...yes, I'll check on him right away...I'm very sorry..." Sally walks up. She asks, "What's the matter, big brother?" Charlie Brown explains, "The neighbor Latest appearance: September 19th, 2008 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1961 Lucy sits at the psychiatric help booth. Frieda says, "I've come to you because I need professional help . . ." Frieda continues, "I get drepressed when I realize how other girls hate me, and yet I know it's only jealousy . . . It's plain jealousy!" Frieda says, "They only hate me because I have naturally curly hair . . . They're jealous of me . . . What should I do?" Lucy First appearance: September 22nd, 1977 Sally stands in front of a football. Sally says, "I've decided I don't want to kick it." Linus asks, "Why not?" Sally replies, "What did it ever do to me?" First appearance: September 22nd, 1993 Linus, Charlie Brown and Snoopy lie under a tree. Linus says, "Gramma says that just before she goes to sleep each night, she hears angels singing . ." Snoopy lies on Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "I heard something like that myself last night . . ." Linus sits up and asks, "You heard angels singing?" Charlie Brown says, "No, my dog wanted to come in . ." First appearance: September 22nd, 1956 Lucy approaches Charlie Brown holding out an object. She exclaims, "Look! My dad bought me a stuffed dog!" Charlie Brown asks, "Gee! Is it a real stuffed dog, Lucy?" She replies, "Of course, it's a real stuffed dog! No, I mean it isn't a real dog because it's stuffed, and it's...well...I mean.." She continues flustered, "What I mean is that it's stuffed and it's real, but yet, it First appearance: September 22nd, 1988 Peppermint Patty wears a big wig. She walks next to Marcie. A one-toothed kid shouts, "Hey, kid! Is that a wig or are you wearing a sheep?!" The one-toothed kid shouts, "Too bad it isn't bigger . . We can still see your face!" Peppermint Patty no longer wears the wig. Marcie says, "Amazing, sir! I never would have thought you could stuff that whole wig into his mouth . ." First appearance: September 22nd, 1998 Marcie and Peppermint Patty crouch on either side of a football in the backyard. Peppermint Patty says, "Okay, Marcie. go straight out and cut right.." Patty diagrams on the ground. Marcie says, "I cut left better sir..." Peppermint Patty says, "If you cut left the ball won't be there.." Marcie says, "That's not a bad idea.." First appearance: September 22nd, 1992 Sally, Charlie Brown and Snoopy stand curbside waiting for the bus. A bag lunch is next to each one. Snoopy's bus leaves a trail of dust. Sally says, "I never knew there was a bus to obedience school . ." Latest appearance: September 19th, 2013 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1966 Snoopy walks outside. Snoopy looks at the remains of his doghouse. Snoopy gazes at the frame. Snoopy lies on top of the frame.
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.