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 19th, 2011 / First appearance: October 20th, 1964 Lucy walks up to Linus. She reads her notepad and announces: "The way I see it, we've got this election cold!" "My personal poll now shows you leading with 92% of the vote to your opponents' 7%! 1% is still undecided..." Lucy calculates. "Undecided?!" Linus asks as Lucy walks off. Linus frowns: "It's depressing to think that somewhere in this school there are First appearance: February 3rd, 1998 Linus, Rerun, and Lucy are sitting on the living room floor playing a board game. Rerun says, "If you're the third child in a family, and your bother and sister are definitely weird, I wonder if it's possible for that third child to develop an immunity to all the unfortunate things that occur in a family to that innocent third child who..." Rerun is thrown head over heels out the front doo Latest appearance: June 23rd, 2009 / First appearance: June 26th, 1962 Linus says to Snoopy, "Here's a letter from Bodega Bay, California . . ." Linus reads, "'Dear Linus, Our family was on a picnic yesterday and we think we saw your blanket . . . We chased it across a field, but couldn't catch it . . .'" Linus continues, "'The last we saw of it, it was flying higher and higher, and was headed out over the . . .'" Linus says, " . . . Good grie First appearance: February 11th, 1996 Sally and Linus lie on either side of a giant heart. Snoopy peaks through on the top. Snoopy watches as Sally sits at a table and draws. Sally smiles and says, "I made this valentine especially for Linus . ." Sally says to Snoopy, "I want you to deliver it for me . ." Snoopy stands on a doorstep, holds a letter and kicks a door. Linus says, "What's this?" Latest appearance: August 24th, 2010 / First appearance: August 27th, 1963 "Airing out your blanket, Linus?" Charlie Brown asks as he watches Linus, on a stool, hang up his blanket on a clothesline. Linus looks down at Charlie Brown and explains: "No, I hang it in the sun once a month as a gesture of appreciation for all it has done for me..." Linus stands on the ground and gazes at his blanket. Charlie Brown rolls his eyes. "He's either getting v Latest appearance: December 16th, 2009 / First appearance: December 19th, 1962 Linus walks up to Charlie Brown and says, "Miss Othmar is retiring from teaching . . ." Linus continues, "She said it's about time she started to raise a family of her own . . ." Linus says, "I asked her if she considered this a step forward or a step backward but just then the bell rang and I never got an answer." Charlie Brown says, "It will make a good topic for a panel Latest appearance: November 2nd, 2007 / First appearance: November 2nd, 1960 Linus and Charlie Brown are standing in a field. Linus says, "I thought for SURE there was a 'Great Pumpkin'" He raises his hands in frustration and continues, "How could I have been so STUPID?" Charlie Brown says, "Don't let it bother you, Linus...." Charlie Brown continues, "We ALL do things now and then that make us lose confidence in ourselves...EVERYONE does..." They First appearance: June 24th, 1992 Linus holds onto his blanket and Snoopy pulls him through the air. They charge through a fence alternating between the pickets. Linus shouts, "Wow!" Latest appearance: October 26th, 2011 / First appearance: October 27th, 1964 Linus sits at at table and writes: "Dear Great Pumpkin, Halloween is almost here." "I've told everyone about your coming." Linus holds up the piece of paper. "Forgive me if I sound blunt, but....." He writes. "If you don't show up this year, you've had it!!" Latest appearance: February 22nd, 2013 / First appearance: February 25th, 1966 The World War I Flying Ace crouches in the grass and thinks, "Here's the World War I pilot down behind enemy lines." The Flying Ace crawls on the ground and thinks, "Suddenly I see an enemy soldier! It looks like a sentry . . . If I can get past him, I can make it back to my squadron . . . I'll sneak up on him and flip him over my shoulder . . . easy now . . . easy . . ." Snoopy r Latest appearance: January 31st, 2007 / First appearance: February 3rd, 1960 Linus walks up to Charlie Brown and says, "Poor Miss Othmar . . ." Linus says, "She's getting more nervous every day . . . I think she has too much on her mind . . ." Linus says, "Teachers' meetings, reports to fill out, playground duty, parent teacher conferences . . ." Charlie Brown says, " . . . And egg shells . . ." Linus sighs and says, "Yeah, and egg shells!" First appearance: October 13th, 1982 Charlie Brown and Linus stand at the wall. Charlie Brown says, "My dad got some mortar and some bricks to try to make a barbeque . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "He worked on it for three days, but then he gave up . . ." Linus asks, "What made him decide to give up?" Charlie Brown replies, "He cemented the hands of his watch together!" Latest appearance: August 25th, 2014 / First appearance: August 28th, 1967 Linus walks up to Charlie Brown holding his blanket and says, "Boy, I really put it over on Gramma this time . . ." Linus continues, "She was bugging me again about giving up my blanket so I put it to her straight . . ." Linus says, "'Okay Gramma,' I said, 'I'll give up my blanket if you'll give up smoking!'" Lucy runs up and shouts, "And she's going to do it, too!" Linus' First appearance: December 30th, 1963 Linus looks at Linus sitting in a tree. Linus says. "I'm not getting down until the New Year's program is over!" Linus continues, "I refuse to gallup across a stage wearing a banner that says '1964'! You've got to stop volunteering me for everything!" Lucy walks away from the tree. Linus shouts after her, "Say 'Hello' to mom and dad." Latest appearance: April 21st, 2008 / First appearance: April 24th, 1961 Linus says to Charlie Brown, "My big sister hit me again . . ." Charlie Brown replies, "Does she hit you often?" Linus answers, "'Often' isn't the word . . ." Linus says, "She is beginning to hit me with alarming frequency!" First appearance: December 1st, 1988 Linus and Sally wait at the bus stop. Sally says, "I was writing our class Christmas play, see, and I made this mistake . . I put in Geronimo instead of Gabriel . ." Sally continues, "Now the kid who's playing Gabriel is upset because he can't be Geronimo, and come riding across the stage on a stick horse!" Linus says, "Well, maybe by this time he's gotten over being upset . ." S First appearance: December 21st, 1958 Violet, Shermy and Shroeder stand on a set of bleachers. Pig-Pen, Charlie Brown, Patty, Lucy and Linus stand in front. Violet and Shroeder sing: "'We are here to tell you of a wondrous light.'" Linus thinks: "I'm sunk!" "'A wondrous light that was a star,'" Shermy sings. Linus thinks, "I wonder if there's any way I could get out of here..." he glances off to the side. "'The wise me First appearance: November 6th, 1984 Linus and Charlie Brown lean on the wall. Linus says, "Our neighbors had a new baby several months ago . . She seems to be growing up so fast . . ." Linus says, "Yesterday she was crawling . . Tomorrow she'll probably be walking and talking . . ." Charlie Brown says, "My grandfather says that's what's good about old people . . ." Charlie Brown exclaims, "They don't change Latest appearance: July 15th, 2013 / First appearance: July 18th, 1966 Lucy says, "Our tv is back!" Linus replies, "Mom says we can have it as long as we don't fight over it . . . " Lucy says, "Is this a good program you're watching? There's some cartoons on the other channel . . . You like cartoons, don't you? Why don't we watch some cartoons? Why don't I just turn this knob . . . " Linus yells, "Mom!!" The television gets whisked away. Latest appearance: December 9th, 2009 / First appearance: December 12th, 1962 Linus points to some pieces of paper on a table and says to Lucy, "You tore up the horse I drew!" Lucy walks away and says, "I tore it up because it had no artistic value . . ." Linus throws up his arms and shouts, "No artistic value? I worked for forty-five minutes drawing that horse!" Lucy replies, "A true work of art takes at least an hour!"
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: April 9th, 1958 Charlie Brown is watching t.v. Schroeder is reading a book and says, "It says here that children cannot concentrate properly.." Charlie Brown starts to color. Schroeder continues, "It says that children cannot keep their minds focused on one problem for any length of time.." Charlie Brown is practicing baseball. Schroeder watches as Charlie Brown plays paddy-ball. Charlie First appearance: April 9th, 1991 The World War I Flying Ace sits on his doghouse and thinks, "Here's the World War I Flying Ace returning to airdrome in his Sopwith Camel . ." Snoopy walks at night and thinks, "As usual, he goes to the small French cafe where he can forget his troubles, the war . . everything!" The World War I Flying Ace sits at a table with Marcie. Marcie says, "Bon soir, Monsieur Flying Ace . . Latest appearance: April 4th, 2003 / First appearance: April 9th, 1971 Snoopy sits on the doghouse and looks at a book. He reads, "And so, the six Bunny-Wunnies said good night, and went to sleep. Their adventure was over, and all had ended well. The end." Snoopy sets the book down. He smiles and thinks, "That was the most exciting novel I've ever read . . . I think I'll write a fan letter to the author . . ." Snoopy looks at the book and thinks, "Mis First appearance: April 9th, 1999 Marcie sits at her school desk. Peppermint patty's desk is empty. Marcie says, "Yes, ma'am.. her desk looks empty, doesn't it?" Marcie says, "Well, I know she was offended by that "D-minus hall of fame" thing." Marcie says, "Yes, if I see her, I'll tell her.." Patty speaks from under her desk to Marcie. She says, "See? She doesn't even know I'm under here.." First appearance: April 9th, 1993 Spike stands in the desert holding a staff. He thinks, "It's hard to be a shepherd without any sheep . ." Spike thinks, "Of course, there was Little Bo-Peep who had some sheep, but then she lost them." Spike sits down against a rock and thinks, "But maybe it's better to have lost your sheep than never to have had any sheep at all . ." Spike thinks, "I think I'm cracking up First appearance: April 9th, 1984 Lucy walks with her baseball cap on. She says, "We're never gonna win a game!" Lucy says, "We're gonna lose every game we play for the rest of our lives!" Lucy stretches her arms and her baseball mitt to catch a ball. The ball falls to ground behind her. Lucy walks up to Charlie Brown on the pitcher's mound. She tosses the ball to him and says, "Sorry, manager . . . The First appearance: April 9th, 1976 Marcie stands on the baseball field and exclaims,"Babe Ruth had a cap! Willie May's had a cap!" She continues,"Ted Williams had a cap! maury Wills had a cap! Mickey Mantle had a cap!" Peppermint Patty stands on the pitcher's mound looking to her left; she yells,"MARCIE, WILL YOU SHUT UP?!?" Marcie whispers,"Even Joe Garagiola had a cap!" Latest appearance: April 6th, 2014 / First appearance: April 9th, 1967 Snoopy slithers throught the grass on his stomach. Lucy stands, bouncing a ball. Snoopy peeks out from behind a tree. CLOMP! Snoopy sprints with the ball in his mouth. Lucy stares at the ground and says, "All right, I saw that! But I'm going to pretend that it never happened!" She continues: "I'm not going to move! I'm not going to chase you! If you bring th First appearance: April 9th, 1996 Lucy, Linus and Charlie Brown stand outside a building. Lucy asks, "Why is the ice arena closed?" Linus replies, "The owner was losing too much money . ." Charlie Brown says, "He says he'll be the only person who rode to the poorhouse on a zamboni!" Latest appearance: April 6th, 2016 / First appearance: April 9th, 1969 Charlie Brown sits on the curb. Lucy stands beside him and says, "He what?" Charlie Brown replies, "Snoopy left to try to find his mother . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "He hasn't heard from her for a long time so he thought he'd try to find her . . ." Lucy sits next to Charlie Brown and says, "That stupid beagle! He couldn't find anything!" Snoopy walks and thinks, "Mom?" First appearance: April 9th, 1957 Lucy watches as Charlie Brown falls with a loud BONK. Lucy looks down at him as he grimaces and mutters. He looks confused as she yells, "You Blockhead!" She walks away saying, "I just can't resist adding insult to injury.." First appearance: April 9th, 1985 The Literary Ace sits on the doghouse. Lucy asks, "You know what you should write?" Lucy continues, "You should write a family story . . Write a story about sisters . . ." The Literary Ace thinks. Snoopy types, "Small Women." First appearance: April 9th, 1981 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school. She says, "No, ma'am, I don't know the answer." Peppermint Patty asks, "How about a hint?" Peppermint Patty says, "You don't give hints?" Peppermint Patty asks, "How about a discount?" First appearance: April 9th, 1990 Peppermint Patty sits at her school disk and holds a paper dish. She says, "Well, ma'am, I didn't have any writing paper . . ." Peppermint Patty tosses the plate and says, "So I did my homework on a paper plate . ." Peppermint Patty sits at her school desk. Peppermint Patty catches the plate as it is tossed back to her and says, "Didn't care for it, huh, ma'am?" First appearance: April 9th, 1979 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Woodstock speaks and asks a question. Snoopy thinks, "A grocery clerk?" Snoopy thinks, "Sure, why not?" Snoopy continues to think, "But what makes you think you could be a grocery clerk?" Woodstock signals a bar code. First appearance: April 9th, 1987 Peppermint Patty sits at her school desk and raises her hand. Peppermint Patty says, "Yes, ma'am . . It happened in 1814!" Peppermint Patty says, "Wrong? It was 1812?" Peppermint Patty says, "Oh, well . ." Peppermint Patty says, "At least I missed it on the pro side . ." Latest appearance: April 7th, 2011 / First appearance: April 9th, 1964 Charlie Brown looks at Snoopy, who sits pouting on his doghouse. Charlie Brown says, "I'm sorry about the rabies shot, but it's the law, you know.." SNoopy lies on his stomach and thinks, "Did I have anything to say about making the law? No! I call that vaccination without represenation!" He stands and raises his fist, "I CALL IT.." "OOOOO....MY ARM!" Snoopy sits down and c First appearance: April 9th, 1988 Spike tosses a baseball in the air and holds a bat. Spike swings and hits the ball. A baseball glove rests on top of a cactus. The baseball lies on the sand behind the cactus. Spike thinks, "Sorry, but it's hard to hit 'em right to you . ." First appearance: April 9th, 1992 Linus is reading a newspaper. Lucy asks, "What else does that article say?" Linus responds, "It says 'Girls outperform boys in verbal skills..'" Lucy says, "I told you so, you blockhead!" First appearance: April 9th, 1956 Charlie Brown is leaning on Schroeder's piano. He asks, "Say Schroeder, did Beethoven ever write anything for the accordion?" Schroeder replies, "Are you out of your mind?" Charlie Brown continues, "I'll bet he culd have written some pretty nice accordion pieces.." Schroeder shouts, "ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?" Charlie Brown continues, "Maybe he figured it was too hard an instru
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.