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: November 16th, 2008 / First appearance: November 12th, 1961 Linus looks up at a tree in surprise as he hears pounding sounds. Linus watches as a hammer falls from the tree. Linus watches as many leaves fall to the ground. Linus looks up at the tree. Linus jumps as several boards fall to the ground with a wham. Linus ducks as a saw and several boards fall to the ground. Linus looks up cautiously. Charl Latest appearance: July 29th, 2006 / First appearance: August 1st, 1959 Charlie Brown and Linus are sitting on the sidewalk. Linus exclaims, "When I get big, I want to be a great philanthropist!" Charlie Brown leans on the hedge and says, "You have to have a lot of money to be a great philanthropist.." Linus looks down as Charlie Brown looks at him. Linus replies, "I want to be a great philanthropist with someone else's money!" Latest appearance: June 11th, 2002 / First appearance: June 6th, 1972 Linus and Charlie Brown get off the bus. Linus says, "Look at this camp . . . Right out in the woods!" Linus continues, "I'll bet this place is filled with gully cats just waiting to bite a person on the arm." Charlie Brown says, "On the arm?" Linus replies, "Gully cats know that tennis rackets are made with gully cat gut . . ." Linus continues, "They like to bite people on Latest appearance: December 8th, 2008 / First appearance: December 11th, 1961 Lucy adn Linus shouts at each other, "You blockhead! Who's a blockhead?" Charlie Brown says, "Look here . . . It's bad enough that you two fight every day . . ." Charlie Brown says, "But don't you realize what Santa Claus must think of you when you fight and argue this time of year?" Linus and Lucy look at each other. Linus and Lucy hug each other. Lucy says, "Dear broth First appearance: July 10th, 1981 Charlie Brown and Linus look at Lucy sunk down in the beanbag. Linus says, "Let's not bother Lucy . . She's sulking." Charlie Brown says, "I suppose when one member of a family sulks, it affects everyone in the family . . ." Linus says, "No, I don't think so . ." Lucy says, "Really? Where have I failed?" Latest appearance: January 10th, 2017 / First appearance: January 13th, 1970 Linus sits on the floor. He sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Lucy stands beside him and says, "Someday you're going to have to give up that blanket." Lucy continues, "Someday you're going to have to stand on your own two feet . ." Lucy walks away and says, "Someday you're going to have to grow up and face life without any help from anyone . ." Linus says, "Someday." First appearance: July 26th, 1958 Linus and Charlie Brown are talking in the field. Linus says, "My dad is mad at me.." He continues, "He took us to the drive-in in his new car last night..it's a real nice car..it even has a radio with a front speaker and a rear speaker.." He continues, "I spilled a whole malted milk down the rear speaker!" He grimaces and exclaims, "My dad hates me!" Latest appearance: August 25th, 2015 / First appearance: August 27th, 1968 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Charlie Brown walks away and shouts, "I can't stand it!" Charlie Brown grabs Linus by the collar and shouts, "If I don't find out who Lila is, I'll go crazy!!" Linus says, "If you'll calm down for a minute, Charlie Brown, I may give you a few answers . . . I have been conducting a little private investigation . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Just wha Latest appearance: August 23rd, 2014 / First appearance: August 26th, 1967 Linus' hair stands on end as Lucy says, "School starts again in nine days . . ." Linus screams and rips his shirt. Linus looks down at his shirt and says, "Good grief!" Linus continues, "That's the only news which could cause me to rend my garment!" First appearance: October 15th, 1957 Lucy is walking away with Linus's blanket. He walks after her and says, "Hey, Now, let's talk this thing over!" She shouts, "NO! You said you could give up this blanket any time and now you're going to have to PROVE it!" He watches as she continues to walk away. He asks ,"Why don't you tear off a little corner, and let me give it up gradually?" First appearance: March 11th, 1986 Linus sits in a beanbag chair. A television annoucer says, "This program was brought to you as a public service . ." The television annoucer says, "Consult your paper for a complete listing of future programs." The television annoucer says, "And now for a community reminder . . ." Linus falls asleep. The television annoucer exclaims, "Wake up!" Latest appearance: August 29th, 2008 / First appearance: September 1st, 1961 Linus runs up to Charlie Brown shouting, "Miss Othmar is coming back!" Linus says, "My favorite teacher is coming back to our school this year!" Linus clasps his hands together and says, "She's coming back! She's coming back!" Linus floats as he says, "Miss Othmar in coming back!" First appearance: May 7th, 1985 Lucy and Linus stand in front of a mirror. Linus wears a jacket. Lucy asks, "Isn't that the jacket Grandma gave you?" Lucy continues, "If you unzip the sleeves, it turns into a vest . . ." Linus unzips the sleeves and asks, "Really?" Linus stands with his arms straight out and says, "I think I'll just wear the sleeves . ." First appearance: October 29th, 1958 Snoopy hides in the grass. He rushes off. He screeches to a halt. He looks at Linus sucking his thumb and holding his blanket that is anchored with a stone. Latest appearance: October 5th, 2011 / First appearance: October 6th, 1964 Lucy holds out a piece of paper to Linus, who sits in front of the TV. "Here...sign on this line.." she says. They lean over the table. Lucy explains, "When we get to school, I'll take this to the principal's office, and you will then be officially entered in the race for school president!" Linus signs. "Good...we're on our way!" Lucy walks off, holding the piece of paper aloft. Li First appearance: September 2nd, 1962 Linus clasps his hands together and says, "This is the big day! Nine hundred and twenty-nine days! One to go . . . This is it!" Lucy watches television. Linus walks up and says, "Lucy, may I read your new comic book?" Lucy replies, "No, you can't! And stop bothering me!" Linus throws his hands in the air and says, "You did it! You did it!" Linus shakes Lucy's hand and First appearance: June 21st, 1958 Linus throws a ball for Snoopy to catch. Snoopy gets it and runs back with it. He drops numerous balls on the ground by Linus's feet. Snoopy thinks, "Throw one..get back five..." He walks off smiling and thinking, "Always give the client more than he asks for!" Latest appearance: August 14th, 2011 / First appearance: August 9th, 1964 Linus tosses Charlie Brown the ball. Charlie Brown stands on the pitchers mound and says, "This next guy's a good hitter Linus . . . You'd better play deep . . ." Linus walks off. Linus looks up suddenly. Linus races in the other direction. Linus looks over his shoulder as he runs. Linus pauses in front of an apple tree. A glove rises from the top o First appearance: January 28th, 1979 Charlie Brown sits outside of Lucy's psychiatric booth as she says,"How you spend your time is very important..." She says,"A person's activities say a lot about him, Charlie Brown." She props her face on her hands and asks,"What have you done do far today?" He replies,"Well, I spent most of the morning cleaning off the top of my dresser..." He exclaims as she shouts,"Good First appearance: January 15th, 1984 Lucy stands in front of a sign saying, "Madam Absolutely, there is no doubt, Fullcharge." While Linus sits in a beanbag and watches TV, Lucy shouts, "Get up!" Lucy reports, "You're lying in my beanbag." Linus says, "It's not your beanbag, and I was here first.." Lucy says, "Let's make an agreement.." Linus asks, "A what?" Lucy says, "You can have it some of the time
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: January 24th, 1987 Snoopy lies on his doghouse. Charlie Brown holds a supper dish and says, "Good evening, sir . . I've come to pick up your dish and take your order." Charlie Brown smiles and says, "If I may, I'd like to recommend our special." Snoopy smiles and thinks, "I'll take it." Snoopy thinks, "Or let me put it this way . . I'll risk it!" First appearance: January 24th, 1992 Spike sits in the desert near a campfire with a blanket wrapped around him. Spike thinks, "When I was little and my stomach hurt, Mom used to bring me milk and honey . ." Spike thinks, "If I had an earache, my dad used to blow cigar smoke in my ear . ." Spike thinks, "I wonder where he got the cigars . ." First appearance: January 24th, 1983 Marcie sits at her school desk and says, "Early?" Marcie says, "Yes, ma'am, I guess we got here to school a little early . . ." Marcie says, "We walked kind of fast." Peppermint Patty's hair is blown forward. She says, "She's right, ma'am . . . The wind was behind us all the way!" First appearance: January 24th, 1979 Lucy and Charlie Brown stand at the wall. Lucy says, "To plan evil is as wrong as doing it." Lucy continues, "It is an honor to receive a frank reply . . . Open rebuke is better than hidden love." Charlie Brown stands at the wall with Linus. Charlie Brown says, "I'm glad she left . . I feel like I'm covered with aphorisms . . ." Linus says, "Maybe you need to be sprayed!" Latest appearance: January 28th, 2007 / First appearance: January 24th, 1960 Lucy looks at a calendar and says, "January isn't over yet . . . Actually nineteen-sixty has just begun!" Lucy says, "I"ve got to convince him! I've got to!" Linus holds his blanket and sucks his thumb. Lucy says, "Linus, there's still time for you to make a New Year's resolution to give up that blanket . . ." Linus replies, "You know, I think you're right! I think if I' First appearance: January 24th, 1956 Charlie Brown stands watching Schroeder go through music sheets. He says, "It would have been fun to have played a duet.." Schroeder stands in a chair looking through the sheets. He says, "Sure, it would have..but I've looked through all the music catalogues, haven't I?" He continues, "I even called the library..I'm sorry Charlie Brown.." He concludes, "I guess nothing has First appearance: January 24th, 1993 Sally looks into the mailbox. Sally reads a letter and says, "A love letter! I got a love leter!" Sally holds up the letter. Charlie Brown reaches for it and says, "How can it be a love letter for you when it has my name on it?" Charlie Brown and Sally walk away. Sally says, "It's from Linus... Read it..." Charlie Brown reads the letter. Charlie Brown and Sally sit Latest appearance: January 22nd, 2016 / First appearance: January 24th, 1969 Schroeder stands next to a tree and looks up. He says, "I can't believe it . ." Charlie Brown approaches. Schroeder says, "Lucy threw my piano up into this tree . . ." Charlie Brown grabs Schroeder by the collar and shouts, "Not this tree! Don't say that!" Schroeder asks, "Why? What's so special about this tree?" Charlie Brown points up and says, "This is a dreaded kite-eat First appearance: January 24th, 1958 Snoopy sits on the ground in the living-room. He walks off. He sits in front of the mirror. He walks away and thinks, "He's right..I Do have a fuzzy face!" Latest appearance: January 21st, 2014 / First appearance: January 24th, 1967 Linus and Charlie Brown stand in the snow next to a tree. Charlie Brown says, "Do you know what kind of tree this is? It's a kite-eating tree!" Charlie Brown continues, "Last year it ate twenty-four of my kites! It just reached out and grabbed them with its greedy branches, and then it stood there and ate them . . ." Charlie Brown grabs Linus and says, "Be careful! Don't get too cl First appearance: January 24th, 1957 Snoopy approches Charlie Brown lying on the ice. He stands next to Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown is confused as Snoopy lays his head on him. He exclaims, "Good Grief!" as Snoopy falls asleep on him. First appearance: January 24th, 1995 The Literary Ace sits on the doghouse. Lucy says, "You could write a whole novel about my life . ." Lucy continues, "It could start right from the day I was born." Snoopy types, "Born Crabby." Latest appearance: January 22nd, 2012 / First appearance: January 24th, 1965 Charlie Brown kneels next to a pile of snowballs and says, "Well, are you going to start something, or aren't you?" Charlie Brown shouts, "You think I'm afraid, don't you?" Charlie Brown kneels next to his pile of snowballs and says, "Well, I'm not! When it comes to snowball wars, I'm an expert!" Charlie Brown stands up with his arms wide and shouts, "Go ahead and start so Latest appearance: January 21st, 2011 / First appearance: January 24th, 1964 Lucy raises her arms and says, "You need me to point out our faults, Charlie Brown...It's for your own good..." Charlie Brown frowns. She follows him as he walks: "Besides, I can do it for you better than anyone else...my sysyem is unique!" Charlie Brown turns to face Lucy. He demands, "What's so unique about it?" Lucy raises her arm and explains, "I've put all your faults First appearance: January 24th, 1978 Sally stands in front of the class and says, "This is my science report which is on traffic safety." Sally continues, "The first thing I did was to measure the width of the street in front of our school . ." A voice shouts, "With my ruler!" Sally frowns and says, "Get off my back, kid!" Latest appearance: January 21st, 2006 / First appearance: January 24th, 1959 Charlie Brown and Patty are leaning on the brick wall. Charlie Brown exclaims, "Boy, what a day!" They start walking along the sidewalk. He continues, "Everything I've tried to do has gone wrong!" Patty responds, "Don't be so disturbed Charlie Brown..we all have our bad days..." Charlie Brown is grimacing. He shouts, "Last year I was the only person I know who had THREE Latest appearance: January 21st, 2009 / First appearance: January 24th, 1962 Lucy shouts at Charlie Brown, "Don't talk to me about world problems!" Lucy continues, "I'm not interested! I couldn't care less!" Lucy says, "When you have what I have you don't worry about world problems . . ." Charlie Brown asks, "What's that?" Lucy smiles and says, "A pretty face!" First appearance: January 24th, 1996 Rerun and Lucy stand under a basketball hoop. Lucy says to Rerun, "You shoot, and I'll go up for the rebound . ." Rerun shoots the basketball and it hits Lucy in the back of the head. Rerun says, "That was the rebound . ." Latest appearance: January 20th, 2000 / First appearance: January 24th, 1974 Rerun rides on the back of the bike and says, "Here we go again! Out of the garage, and full speed ahead!" Rerun continues, "Today it's welfare league and a church breakfast . . . Then it's the league of women voters followed by a visit to the library . . ." Rerun says, "From there we go to the hairdresser's and the supermarket and then a rousing meeting of the PTA!" Rerun Latest appearance: January 22nd, 2008 / First appearance: January 24th, 1961 Linus watches as Violet says to Charlie Brown, ". . . And you're weak and spineless and wishy-washy!" Linus says, "She really took you apart, didn't she, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown says, "Uh huh . . . Step by step, verse by verse and line by line . . ." Linus says, "You sound like a victim of higher criticism!"
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.