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: January 4th, 2006 / First appearance: January 7th, 1959 Linus looks at the moving ground in puzzlement. He watches as Snoopy's head appears. Snoopy smiles at Linus. Linus approaches Charlie Brown and asks, "Have you ever been smiled at by a gopher?" Latest appearance: January 20th, 2017 / First appearance: January 23rd, 1970 Linus watches tv. He leans back and his hair stands up. The announcer shouts, "Used car sale!" The announcer continues, "Yes, you heard right! You've never seen such values!" The announcer shouts, "Come down to our showroom now!!" The announcer continues, "Don't delay!! Come down now! Now is the time! Now! Now! Now!" Linus falls backward and says, "Help!" First appearance: February 5th, 1992 Linus and Lucy wait curbside for the bus. Lucy says, "Don't stand so close to me . . I don't want anyone to know you're my brother!" Linus walks away from Lucy. Linus stands next to his lunch bag. Lucy shouts, "You're still in the same block!" First appearance: July 15th, 1977 Lucy kneels by the garden and sighs. Linus approaches and asks, "What's the matter? Still having trouble with your garden?" Lucy replies, "My string beans look very unhealthy." Linus says, "Maybe they don't get enough exercise . . ." First appearance: November 17th, 1958 Snoopy sits on a rock thinking, "I'll bet if I were a vulture, people would have more respect for me.." Linus approaches and sees Snoopy sitting on a rock impersonating a vulture. Linus sticks his head out mimicking Snoopy a.k.a 'Vulture'. Linus walks away and Snoopy thinks, "Then again, maybe they wouldn't!" Latest appearance: September 24th, 2008 / First appearance: September 27th, 1961 Charlie Brown stands at a wall with Linus and says, "How much do you think Miss Othmar gets paid for teaching?" Linus shouts, "Paid? Paid?" Linus shouts, "Do you seriously think that Miss Othmar would ever accept money for teaching? That's outrageous!" Linus says, "To Miss Othmar teaching is a pure art form!!" Latest appearance: May 2nd, 2008 / First appearance: May 5th, 1961 Lucy sits at the psychiatric help booth. Linus asks, "When you say, 'the doctor is in' are you referring to his place in society?" Linus says, "Do you mean that doctors are 'in' the way certain pastimes are regarded by sophisticates as being 'in' while others are 'out'? Do you . . ." Lucy punches Linus. Linus lies on the ground in a daze and says, "I thought all doctors w First appearance: May 10th, 1992 Linus pats Woodstock and a friend on the head. Linus kneels on the ground with Woodstock and a friend. Linus smiles. Woodstock and his friend sigh. Lucy jumps rope. Violet sits on the ground and eats. Violet says, "I hear your brother is patting birds on the head again . ." Lucy replies, "He's what?!" Linus pats Woodstock and his friend on the head. Lucy approaches and shou First appearance: April 24th, 1960 Lucy and Charlie Brown are standing on the baseball field in front of the fence as Charlie brown tells Lucy. “Schroeder still makes the best catcher we’ve ever had, and “Pig-Pen” does well at third base...” (BR) (BR) Charlie Brown says to Lucy as they are standing next to the bench with their hands behind their backs. “Our outfield could be better, but it’s the best we can do, I guess...” (BR) (BR First appearance: November 18th, 1991 Linus and Sally wait at the bus stop. Sally holds her paper together using a three pronged branch. Linus says, "Broke your 3-ring binder again, huh?" First appearance: May 18th, 1996 Rerun, Lucy, Linus and Snoopy sit on the couch. Rerun says, "I'm going to have a dog! Snoopy's brother is coming from the desert, and he's going to be my dog!" Lucy replies, "You're crazy, Rerun . . Mom will never let you have a dog!" Linus says, "I wonder if he's the kind who howls at the moon . ." Snoopy thinks, "I know Spike . . He'd howl at a night light . ." Latest appearance: March 15th, 2009 / First appearance: March 11th, 1962 Linus is holding a ball; he is showing the ball to Snoopy who is sitting on the grass. (BR) (BR) Snoopy turns away from Linus, as Linus gets ready to throw the ball. (BR) (BR) Linus throws the ball as Snoopy watches it flies over his head. (BR) (BR) Snoopy gets up and runs. (BR) (BR) Snoopy runs back with the ball in his mouth. (BR) (BR) Snoopy is standing in front of Linus and with a PTUI! Snoopy First appearance: November 13th, 1976 Linus and Sally walk in the grass. Linus asks, "Who's that man raking leaves?" Linus and Sally stop and look. Sally replies, "The one who waved at me? That's my dentist . . . He lives there . . ." Linus and Sally continue to walk. Sally turns and shouts, "Yes, I'm wearing my retainer!!!" Latest appearance: February 16th, 2010 / First appearance: February 19th, 1963 Linus and Lucy stand under an umbrella in the rain. Lucy says, "You think this is a lot of rain?" Lucy continues, "Rachel Carson says that when the oceans were being formed, it rained day and night for centuries." Linus and Lucy stand outside in the rain under an umbrella. Linus says, "It must have been very difficult to plan picnics!" First appearance: December 22nd, 1957 "Disgraceful!" Lucy announces to Linus, who sits on the floor, sucking his thumb and holding his blanket. "I just can't stand it!!" Lucy turns away and clenches her fists. She grits her teeth. ZIP! Lucy grabs the blanket from Linus, who is confused: "?" RIP! Linus stands in horror with his hands over his mouth as he watches Lucy shred his blanket. RIP! RIP! RIP! Lin First appearance: February 17th, 1993 Linus and Charlie Brown sit at their school desks. Charlie Brown says, "Linus, do me a favor . . . Ask that little red-haired girl if she ever got the valentine I sent her . . ." Linus screams, "Hey!" Charlie Brown falls out of his seat. Charlie Brown crawls out of the classroom. Austin says, "Say, kid . . The teacher wants to know why you're crawling out the door . ." Latest appearance: May 6th, 2007 / First appearance: May 1st, 1960 Snoopy slithers along in the grass on his stomach. Linus sits on a chair on the ground, holding his blanket and sucjking his thumb. WHAM! Snoopy races past, tugging the blanket with his teeth. Linus sits in the chiar and tugs at one end of the blanket. Snoopy holds the other. Linus looks up as Snoopy sails into the air, still tugging the blanket. They tug. Latest appearance: June 16th, 2000 / First appearance: June 14th, 1974 The Literary Ace types, "After that, Kitten Kaboodle never again tried to match wits with a dog." Linus stands next to the doghouse and asks, "Do you think your anti-cat stories will ever be made into a television series?" The Literary Ace smiles and thinks, "I expect to hear from all three networks . . . CBS, NBC and ABC . . ." Snoopy lies on the typewriter and thinks, "Co Latest appearance: April 14th, 2014 / First appearance: April 17th, 1967 Lucy and Linus stand at the wall. Lucy says, "This is a hard world to get along in . . ." Lucy walks with Linus and says, "I feel sorry for all the new little babies . ." Linus says, "But they keep right on getting born . ." Linus asks, "Do you realize that somewhere this very moment a child is being born?" Linus tumbles backward. Lucy shouts, "Good luck, kid, wherever you First appearance: July 26th, 1957 Charlie Brown and Linus are walking in the lane eating hot-dogs. Linus says, "Good hot dogs, Huh, Charlie Brown?" They stop in front if the fence. Charlie Brown replies, "Fair I guess..." He continues," A hot dog just doesn't taste right without a ball game in front of it.."
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: December 6th, 1978 Schroeder sits at the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and holds some papers. She says, "In my book about Beethoven, I've made a few improvements." Lucy continues, "For instance, instead of playing the piano, I have him playing an electric guitar . . ." Lucy adds, "Also in my book he doesn't have stomach pains . . ." Lucy says, "I've updated it to tennis elbow!" First appearance: December 6th, 1983 Lucy and Charlie Brown lean on the wall. Charlie Brown says, "Oh, yeah? Well, just remember this . . ." Charlie Brown says, "'He to whom the early bird runs best learns wisdom and patience!'" Dumfounded, Lucy stares at Charlie Brown. A distressed Charlie Brown says, "I can never remember proverbs." First appearance: December 6th, 1975 Charlie Brown holds a large envelope and runs. He says, "Good news, Linus!" Charlie Brown stands with Linus. He opens the envelope and says, "A special delivery from Spike . . ." Charlie Brown holds Linus' blanket and says, "He was crossing the desert, and found your blanket!" Linus holds his blanket and grits his teeth. He says, "Just what I need . . . A blanket full of ow First appearance: December 6th, 1992 Spike sits in a barber's chair. Spike lies in a sleeping bag in the desert. He thinks, "I used to dread each day . ." Spike lies on a rock and thinks, "I used to wish there was someplace where I could sort of hang out . ." Spike sits on a hill and thinks, "Someplace where I could go and feel at home . ." Spike runs and thinks, "Then I found it!" Spike contin First appearance: December 6th, 1988 Sally sits in a beanbag chair. Charlie Brown says, "I hear your Christmas play was canceled." Sally says, "The school board did us in . ." Sally says, "I thought I wrote a good play, too . ." Sally smiles and says, "My best scene was where Joseph drives his family to Egypt in a '56 Thunderbird . ." Latest appearance: December 3rd, 2016 / First appearance: December 6th, 1969 Snnopy stands in the snow, smiling. Snoopy holds out a paw. Snoopy thinks, "I should have stayed home . . . " Snoopy stands amid a group of snowmen and thinks, "I hate these parties where you just stand around and nobody says anything!" First appearance: December 6th, 1979 Lucy approaches Charlie Brown with a paper. She says, "I've made up a new list of things I want for Christmas, Charlie Brown." Charlie Brown says, "I hate to admit it, but I can't even remember where we put the other list." Lucy walks and says, "Don't worry, I know just where it is . . ." Snoopy lies on the doghouse with two papers on his nose. He thinks, "Joe Spindle!" Latest appearance: December 4th, 2011 / First appearance: December 6th, 1964 Frieda says to Snoopy, "Perhaps we should split up and plan to meet back here in about an hour, Okay?" Snoopy races off. Snoopy thinks, "Happiness is loving your enemies." Snoopy dances with a large group of rabbits. Snoopy continues to dance while the rabbits sit and watch. Snoopy waves goodbye to his friends. Snoopy walks back to Frieda. Frieda sa Latest appearance: December 3rd, 2008 / First appearance: December 6th, 1961 Charlie Brown says to Lucy, "I think it's disgraceful the way you and Linus fight all the time!" Charlie Brown says, "You're really lucky to have each other! Brother's and sister's should learn to get along . . ." Lucy says, "You're right, Charlie Brown . . . Your little speech has opened my eyes . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Well, I'm very glad . . ." Lucy walks away laugh First appearance: December 6th, 1987 Snoopy sits atop his doghouse reading. He thinks,"I like getting letters from Spike" He stares off in front of him and thinks,"He leads such an interesting life" Spike leans against a rock in the desert writing. He writes,"Dear Brother Snoopy, Well, winter has finally come to the desert." Spike dances around in the snow. He writes,"Yesterday, it actually started to snow! First appearance: December 6th, 1991 Snoopy is dressed as Santa Claus and he honks a horn. Linus falls over. Lucy says, "Just ignore that Santa Claus, Linus . . There's nothing he can do to you . ." Latest appearance: December 1st, 2003 / First appearance: December 6th, 1971 Lucy ice skates on a pond and says, "We're having a Christmas show at our skating club this year . ." Lucy continues, "I'll bet I could be in it if I had someone to skate with me . . ." Lucy stops and says, "I need a partner who is handsome and graceful . . ." Snoopy skates toward Lucy and thinks, "Did you call, sweetie?" Latest appearance: December 4th, 2015 / First appearance: December 6th, 1968 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and looks at a paper. She reads, "In driving from town A to town D you pass first through town B and then through town C." Peppermint Patty continues, "It is 10 miles farther from A to B than from B to C and 10 miles farther from B to C than from C to D, if it is 390 miles from A to D, how far is ti from A to B?" Peppermint Patty says, "W First appearance: December 6th, 1977 Marcie and Snoopy, as Peppermint Patty, sit at their desks in school. Marcie says, "You look smaller today, sir, and you seem quieter . . . ." Marcie asks, "Aren't you feeling well, sir?" Snoopy turns around and smiles. Marcie is confused. Marcie asks, "What kind of illness makes your body shrink but your nose get bigger?" First appearance: December 6th, 1986 Snoopy and Woodstock sit on the ground. Snoopy thinks, "One thing that makes dogs superior is our ability to raise our ears . ." Snoopy raises his ears and thinks, "Like this, see?" Snoopy thinks, "Another thing that makes dogs superior is . ." Woodstock gets up and walks away. Snoopy thinks, "Wait! I was going to tell you about our natural humility . ." First appearance: December 6th, 1976 Snoopy sits on the doghouse and thinks, "Hey, stupid cat . . . Putting on a little weight aren't you?" Snoopy smiles and thinks, "You should take up tennis . . . You already have the gut!" Snoopy is slashed by the cat. A hand and arm mark are carved out of the doghouse. Snoopy sits on the doghouse and thinks, "And a wicked forehand!" First appearance: December 6th, 1993 Peppermint Patty, Franklin, Linus, Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Marcie get ready to play football in the pouring rain. They wear helmets. Peppermint Patty says, "Okay, Franklin, go straight out, then cut right, and I'll hit you with the bomb . ." Snoopy thinks, "Aren't you on the other team, sweetie?" Marcie says, "My glasses are wet . . I can't see a thing . ." First appearance: December 6th, 1956 Charlie Brown approaches Lucy in the falling snow. He says, "I just wish you could see some snowflakes under a microscope, Lucy..." He continues, "Each one is different because they have little tiny points, and.." She raises her hands and shouts at him, "Little Tiny Points? If snowflakes had little tiny Points, you'd never be able to slide on 'em with a Sled!" He walks awa Latest appearance: December 4th, 2002 / First appearance: December 6th, 1972 Lucy follows Linus and says, "You have to give me a Christmas present! It says so in the bible!" Linus sits in a chair and opens a book. He says, "You're bluffing . . . The bible says nothing about giving Christmas presents!" Lucy replies, "It doesn't?" Linus holds the book up and says, "You can't bluff an old theologian!" Lucy sighs. First appearance: December 6th, 1985 Charlie Brown sits at the table and writes, "Dear Grandma, How have you been?" Charlie Brown continues to write, "I hope you have a very merry." Sally walks up to the table. Charlie Brown smudges the paper and crosses it out. Sally says, "Wish her a merry smudgmas for me, too!"
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.