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: September 10th, 2010 / First appearance: September 13th, 1963 Linus walks outside carrying two bottles of soda. Linus says to Charlie Brown, "This is the end of the root beer . . ." Charlie Brown looks at a bottle and says, "It sure goes fast, doesn't it?" Linus says, "My mom says that Lucy and I go through a case of root beer as if we'd be penalized if we didn't drink it all in one day." Linus says, "My mom can be very sarcastic." Latest appearance: November 12th, 2012 / First appearance: November 15th, 1965 Linus watches as Charlie Brown kneels in front of Snoopy's doghouse and shouts, "Snoopy? Snoopy? I wonder where he went . . ." Charlie Brown says, "He was supposed to make a speech at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm last Saturday night, but they called and said that he never showed up . . ." Charlie Brown walks off and says, "I'll bet he got scared . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I First appearance: March 4th, 1997 Linus and Charlie Brown sit in the stands watching a tennis game. Linus asks, "What's going on?" Charlie Brown replies, "This is the first match . . Snoopy's playing 'Crybaby' Boobie . ." Crybaby Boobie shouts, "Whose serve is it? I can't serve in the sun! I'll receive! The net looks too high! My knee hurts! My ears hurt!" The World Famous Tennis Pro thinks, "I think I'll kick her Latest appearance: August 24th, 2008 / First appearance: August 20th, 1961 Snoopy sneaks along in the grass. Snoopy pears around the corner of the house. Linus holds his blanket and sucks his thumb. Snoopy snatches the blanket and runs away. Linus wakes up. Linus gets up and walks away. Linus stops suddenly. Linus turns and runs. Linus finds Snoopy holding his blanket and sitting on the ground. Latest appearance: May 27th, 2014 / First appearance: May 30th, 1967 As Linus is patting a bird on the head Lucy walks up and asks, "Just what do you think you're doing?!" Lucy grabs Linus by the shirt and shouts, "Do you realize that people are coming up to me and saying, 'Your brother pats birds on the head'? Well I want you to stop it! Do you hear me?! Stop it!!" Linus looks rattled as Lucy storms away. A bird stands and watches. The bi First appearance: January 31st, 1981 Linus stands in the snow and looks at a leaning snowman. Linus walks away. Linus walks back with a cane. The snowman leans on the cane. First appearance: November 17th, 1997 Charlie Brown, Linus and Snoopy sit on the couch. Charlie Brwon holds a Bible and says, "And it says, 'Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.'" Linus says, "That's a long time to be away." Snoopy thinks, "I wonder who he got to stay with his dog..." Latest appearance: April 4th, 2010 / First appearance: March 31st, 1963 Charlie Brown stands on the field and says, "I'm very pleased to see such a good turnout . . . With a little luck I think we can have a good season . . ." Patty, Violet, Linus and Frieda sit on the grass. Charlie Brown says, "Today's Spring training session is going to begin with a demonstration . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "Last year we hit into too many double plays . . ." First appearance: September 10th, 1986 Tapioca Pudding stands on her doorstep and says, "Hi, my name is Tapioca Pudding!" Linus says, "I know." Linus asks, "You wouldn't care to go to the movies with me, would you?" Linus smiles and says, "Afterwards, we could stop and get some ice cream . ." Tapioca Pudding says, "I'd rather just have royalty payments . ." Latest appearance: July 1st, 2015 / First appearance: July 2nd, 1969 Linus walks up behind Lucy and says, "Knees still hurt, huh?" Linus continues, "What I don't understand is why girls insist on roller skating on cement sidewalks with bare knees . . ." Lucy hit Linus and knocks him over. Linus lies on the floor dazed and says, "Another thing I don't understand is why I ask things like that . . ." Latest appearance: November 17th, 2016 / First appearance: November 20th, 1969 Linus and Lucy watch the rain outside the window. Lucy asks, "Why does it always rain when I want to do something?" Linus says, "Actually it doesn't really . . . It only seems that it does because you're upset right now, and you've forgotten about the many sunny days we've had when . . ." Lucy shouts, "Why does it ALWAYS rain when I want to do something?" Linus replies, "Y First appearance: August 31st, 1956 Linus looks at a leaf falling. He jumps as Snoopy swoops on it and gulps it up. Snoopy sits on the grass with his tongue out and says, "AAK!! Phooey!" He walks off and thinks, "I thought he had dropped a potato-chip!" First appearance: November 22nd, 1959 Linus is looking out the window saying "I'll lose my mind before this day is over!" Lucy and Charlie Brown are sitting on the floor playing checkers, Lucy tells Linus "Try not to think about It..." (BR) ( BR) Linus holds out his arms and tells Lucy "I can't HELP thinking about it!" (BR) ( BR) Linus sits on a footrest and says "I'm only human!" (BR) ( BR) Linus is now leaning on the footrest sayin First appearance: June 27th, 1956 Linus shots his arrow from his bow with a loud twang. It lands on the ground directly in front of him. He looks at it and exclaims,"Rats!" He kicks it with a Whop! Charlie Brown approaches him with an arrow stuck to the back of his head. Charlie Brown exclaims, "What are you trying to do, Kill somebody?" First appearance: May 11th, 1995 Sally and Linus wait for the bus by the curb. Sally says, "I've been going to school all year, and I just found out what our room number is . ." Sally continues, "And where the drinking fountain is, and the pencil sharpener . ." Sally says, "And that the school bus is yellow . ." Sally and Linus sit on the bus. Sally says, "The secret of life is to be observant . ." First appearance: March 22nd, 1981 Charlie Brown sits on the floor next to a tree. He closes his eyes as the tree makes chomping noises. He stands up with string in his hand and shakes his fist at the tree exclaiming, "You rotten no-good chunk of wood!" Linus approaches and Charlie Brown gestures to the tree saying, "Look at that, will you? That stupid tree ate every bit of my kite!" He grimaces at the string in h Latest appearance: January 26th, 2007 / First appearance: January 29th, 1960 Linus knells in his pajamas and says, " . . . Amen!" Linus lies awake in bed. Linus sits up in bed. Linus kneels next to the bed and says, "And please don't let Miss Othmar crack up . . ." Latest appearance: April 5th, 2008 / First appearance: April 8th, 1961 Charlie Brown walks with Linus and says, "Monday is our first game and I feel like leaving the country!" Charlie Brown says, "I'm just not cut out to be a manager I guess , , , My shoulders aren't broad enough . . ." Linus says, "You mean you're not ready to assume the 'Mantle of Responsibility'?" Charlie Brown says, "Before it will fit me, the 'Mantle of Responsibility' wi First appearance: December 15th, 1999 Linus sits outside, leaning against a rock, while his snowman plays a violin. First appearance: November 18th, 1975 Linus complains to Lucy, "You gave Snoopy my blanket!" Lucy says, "He's going to Needles, and the desert gets cold at night.." Lucy walks off and asks, "How do you expect him to get through the desert?" Linus answers, "How do you expect me to get throu gh life?!"
Latest appearance: March 30th, 2018 / First appearance: April 2nd, 1971 Charlie Brown and Snoopy stand on the pitcher's mound. Snoopy holds his supper dish in his mouth. Charlie Brown says, "Oh, no you don't!" Charlie Brown continues, "You get fed after the game, not before!" Snoopy walks away with the supper dish still in his mouth. Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and says, "I hate these salary disputes." Latest appearance: March 7th, 2018 / First appearance: March 10th, 1971 Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown sit at the table. Peppermint Patty holds up a piece of paper and says, "I've worked out the baseball schedule for our two teams, Chuck . . ." Peppermint Patty slides the paper over to Charlie Brown and says, "Here, take a look at it, and see what you think . ." Charlie Brown reaches for the paper. Peppermint Patty smiles and says, "You tou Latest appearance: February 16th, 2018 / First appearance: February 19th, 1971 Charlie Brown sits in front of Lucy's psychiatric booth. He says, "Sometimes I ask myself questions . ." Charlie Brown continues, "Sometimes I ask myself, 'Is this your real life, or is this just a pilot film?'" Charlie Brown holds his arms out and asks, "Is my life a thirty-nine week series or is it a special?" Lucy replies, "Whatever it is, our ratings are down . . Five c Latest appearance: December 21st, 2017 / First appearance: December 24th, 1970 Sally lies in bed and says, "So here it is, Christmas Eve, but there'll be no sleigh bells outside my window tonight . ." Sally continues, "Why? Because I've totally rejected the concept of the fat guy in the red suit! For the first time in my life I feel free! For once I . . ." Sally sits up and listens. She says, "What's that? I thought I heard a sleigh bell . . ." Sally Latest appearance: December 6th, 2017 / First appearance: December 9th, 1970 Charlie Brown sits at the table and writes, "Dear Little Red-Haired Girl, Evening is coming on." Charlie Brown continues to write, "I wish it were snowing huge white flakes, and you and I were walking along holding hands and." Charlie Brown stops and looks at the paper. Charlie Brown crumples up the paper and throws it over his shoulder. He says, "A lot of great letters nev Latest appearance: November 11th, 2017 / First appearance: November 14th, 1970 Snoopy sits on the ground with a rope tied around his neck. Woodstock stands in front of him. Snoopy smiles and thinks, "Woodstock is going to rescue me . ." Woodstock climbs on the rope. Snoopy thinks, "Woodstock will have me untied in no time at all . . ." Woodstock struggles with the rope. Snoopy thinks, "Woodstock is going to untie me, and we're going to . . ." Woodstoc Latest appearance: October 1st, 2017 / First appearance: October 4th, 1970 Peppermint Patty runs along. Peppermint Patty is on the telephone: "Hey, Chuck, come on over, and see what my Dad gave me for my birthday.." She points: "Roses!" Charlie Brown stands behind her. He says, "Wow!" Peppermint Patty adds, "And you know what he said?" They face each other. "He said that I'm growing up fast, and soo I'll be a beautiful young lady, and all Latest appearance: September 23rd, 2017 / First appearance: September 26th, 1970 Snoopy sits in the grass and turns his head. Lucy stands next to him and holds her hand out. Lucy says, "It's bad luck to turn away from a 'Beep.'" Lucy grabs Snoopy's nose and says, "Beep!" Snoopy thinks, "I didn't know that." Latest appearance: September 22nd, 2017 / First appearance: September 25th, 1970 Linus stands in the wind. He sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Linus' blanket is blown out of his hands. Linus runs. Linus stands next to the doghouse. The blanket completely covers Snoopy. Snoopy thinks, "I hate to see fall come . . . It gets dark so early . ." Latest appearance: July 17th, 2017 / First appearance: July 20th, 1970 Linus stands behind Lucy and says, "I have a question." Linus asks, "What would happen if there were a beautiful and highly intelligent child up in heaven waiting to be born, and his or her parents decided that the two children they already had were enough?" Lucy says, "Your ignorance of theology and medicine is appalling!" Linus says, "I still think it's a good question . Latest appearance: July 16th, 2017 / First appearance: July 19th, 1970 Snoopy is wearing a baseball cap. He runs backwards, looking up at the sky. CLOMP! Snoopy stands up straight in the air and catches the ball in his mouth. Snoopy runs, his cap flying off his head. CLOMP! He jumps in the air and catches another ball. CLOMP! Snoopy catches the ball, hanging upside down the air. CLOMP! His cap flies off as he catches the ball. Latest appearance: July 15th, 2017 / First appearance: July 18th, 1970 Snoopy sits on the doghouse and sniffles. He thinks, "What do you do?" Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "What do you do when the girl-beagle you love more than anything is taken from you, and you know you'll never see her again as long as you live?" Snoopy sits up and thinks, "What do you do?" Snoopy eats and thinks, "Back to eating!" Latest appearance: July 14th, 2017 / First appearance: July 17th, 1970 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Charlie Brown carries an envelope and says, "I have bad news for you." Charlie Brown continues, "That last letter you sent to your girl friend at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm never reached her . . She's not there any more . . ." Charlie Brown explains, "She's been sold!" Snoopy screams and runs off the doghouse. Latest appearance: July 13th, 2017 / First appearance: July 16th, 1970 Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "That girl-beagle I met at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm is really something." Snoopy sits up. He smiles and thinks, "I wonder why I liked her so much? I think it's because we teased each other . . ." Snoopy lies on his stomach and thinks, "We laughed a lot, and we teased each other . . ." Snoopy turns over and smiles. He thinks, "And the Latest appearance: July 12th, 2017 / First appearance: July 15th, 1970 Snoopy sticks his tongue out at Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown shouts, "Now you cut that out!" Snoopy walks away. Charlie Brown continues, "Just because you can't go running off to see that girl-beagle you met, you don't have to be so obnoxious!" Charlie Brown points and shouts, "By golly, you'd better start behaving yourself!" Snoopy drops the phone. Charlie Brown shouts, "A Latest appearance: July 11th, 2017 / First appearance: July 14th, 1970 Charlie Brown stands in front of Snoopy. Snoopy wears his supper dish on his head. Charlie Brown asks, "You want to go to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm again?" Snoopy's ears stand up. Charlie Brown walks away and thinks, "No, I don't think you should . . . You've been out enough lately . . ." Snoopy kicks his supper dish and thinks, "Rats!" Snoopy sits on the ground and leans a Latest appearance: July 10th, 2017 / First appearance: July 13th, 1970 Charlie Brown stands next to Snoopy and talks into the phone. He says, "Hello? Is this the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm?" Charlie Brown continues, "I'm calling for a friend of mine . . . He wants to speak to one of your dogs . . No, he doesn't know her name . . Describe her?" Snoopy holds out his paws and smiles. Charlie Brown says, "She has very soft paws . . ." Latest appearance: July 9th, 2017 / First appearance: July 12th, 1970 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy stands on the slope of the pitcher's mound. She holds out a piece of paper: "Here, Charlie Brown...Sign this petition!" "What's it for?" "Don't be so wishy-washy..just sign it!" He yells: "WANTING TO KNOW WHAT YOUR SIGNING IS NOT BEING WISHY-WASHY!" Lucy asks, "Why are you so crabby?" He looks up and wails, "YELLIN Latest appearance: July 8th, 2017 / First appearance: July 11th, 1970 The Literary Ace types, "Dear Sweetie, Have you missed me?" The Literary Ace continues to type, "I think about you all the time. I can hardly wait until Sunday morning. Don't forget . ." The Literary Ace thinks of hearts, hugs and kisses. Snoopy smiles and thinks, "I think I'm in love!" Latest appearance: July 7th, 2017 / First appearance: July 10th, 1970 Linus looks at a newspaper and approaches Charlie Brown. He says, "According to the paper, the riot was about war dogs . . ." Charlie Brown looks at the paper. Linus says, "Apparently there's been some trouble about dogs being sent to Viet Nam, and then not getting back . . ." Snoopy thinks, "All I know is, I went to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm to make a speech . . . I got whomped wi
Latest appearance: July 13th, 2000 / First appearance: July 18th, 1974 The World Famous Tennis Pro tosses the ball in the air for the serve. The World Famous Tennis Pro serves the ball. Woodstock speaks and holds a tennis racket. Snoopy stands and thinks, "Paw fault?!!" First appearance: July 18th, 1985 Charlie Brown sits in a chair with his shirt and shoes off. Charlie Brown says, "It's hot today . . ." Charlie Brown looks out the window and says, "I wish we had a pool or lived near a lake . ." Charlie Brown walks outside sweating and says, "Well, there's only one thing to do . . ." Charlie Brown sits in a pail of water and says, "Go down to the ol' swimming bucket!" First appearance: July 18th, 1957 Lucy is reading in the living-room. She finds something interesting. She approaches Charlie Brown and says, "Listen to this, Charlie Brown.." She continues, "The happiest time of life is between the ages of thirty and fifty..." She falls over as he yells, "I KNEW I Was Unhappy!!!" First appearance: July 18th, 1978 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Charlie Brown says, "I have an idea." Charlie Brown continues, "Why don't we try to find a family around here that would adopt Spike?" Charlie Brown asks, "Can you think of any reason why someone might not want him?" Snoopy stands on the doghouse and thinks, "Well. his backhand is a little weak . . ." First appearance: July 18th, 1979 Sally sits at the table and writes, "Dear Big Brother, I hope you are feeling better." Sally continues to write, "Things are fine here at home. I have moved into your room." Sally writes, "Don't worry about your personal things." Sally continues to write, "The flea market was a success." Latest appearance: July 14th, 2016 / First appearance: July 18th, 1968 Snoopy sits on the ground. Lucy walks toward him. Lucy grabs Snoopy's nose and says, "Beep!" Lucy walks away and says, "I haven't beeped you in a long time." Snoopy thinks, "I haven't missed it a bit!" First appearance: July 18th, 1956 Shermy approaches Charlie Brown building an object. He asks, "Building a birdhouse, eh, Charlie Brown?" He continues, "The directions say you're supposed to Glue the joints together before you nail them" Charlie Brown replies, "I know that.." Shermy asks,"How come you're not following the directions?" Charlie Brown shouts, "I've Never Done Anything Right In My Life, And I Latest appearance: July 15th, 2014 / First appearance: July 18th, 1967 The Vulture sits on his perch and waits. Frieda walks by and says, "Hi, sweetie!" The vulture sits as Frieda walks by. Snoopy thinks, "Actually, vultures just hate to be called 'sweetie'!" First appearance: July 18th, 1998 Rerun and Snoopy rest on some rocks and look up. Rerun asks, "Do dogs ever look at clouds?" Snoopy thinks, "If I could talk, I'd tell you how we look at clouds, and birds, and the moon and everything, but dogs can't talk.." Rerun says, "I guess dogs never look at clouds.." Snoopy thinks, "Stupid kid!" First appearance: July 18th, 1986 Charlie Brown and Linus lean on the wall. Charlie Brown says, "My grandfather loves to sing hymns." Charlie Brown exclaims, "He can remember the words to over a hundred hymns!" Linus asks, "Does he sing in the choir?" Charlie Brown says, "No, he can't remeber where the chuch is . ." Latest appearance: July 15th, 2010 / First appearance: July 18th, 1963 "Has Linus told you about the dangers of looking at the eclipse?" Lucy asks Charlie Brown as she approaches him. "Yes, he's told me all about it..." "I'm heeding his warning...I don't want to do anything that might harm my beautiful eyes.." Lucy answers. "Do you think my eyes are beautiful, Charlie Brown?" She leans towards him. "Yes, they look like little round dots of Ind First appearance: July 18th, 1997 Peppermint Patty stands outside Marcie's house holding a book. She says, "Okay, Marcie, I've read 'Silas Marner'... Now what do I do?" Marcie says, "Now, you write your report.." Patty and Marcie sit on the steps. Patty says, "You're kidding.. on the book?" Marcie says, "Why not? Did you actually read it?" Patty says, "Yes, but I didn't pay any attention." Latest appearance: July 16th, 2007 / First appearance: July 18th, 1960 Charlie Brown looks down at Lucy drawing on a piece of paper on the ground in a seemingly empty room. Lucy kneeling over her paper says, "I'm trying to draw a political cartoon that will solve all of the world's problems." She stands up and shows Charlie Brown her cartoon. She says, "See? Here's Uncle Sam, and here's a dove of peace, and here's an elephant, and here's a donkey, and here' First appearance: July 18th, 1996 Linus and Rerun sit on the floor watching television. Rerun says, "I like these nature programs . . You see things you never thought could . . ." Snoopy runs into the room, grabs Linus's blanket with his mouth and drags Linus out of the room. Rerun says, ". . Happen." First appearance: July 18th, 1981 Peppermint Patty talks into the phone. She says, "It was a miracle, Sally!" Peppermint Patty continues, "This butterfly landed on my nose, see, and then it turned into an angel . . ." Sally talks into the phone and asks, "Your nose turned into an angel?" Peppermint Patty frowns and says, "I'm hanging up, Sally . . ." First appearance: July 18th, 1975 Snoopy sits in the grass with his supper dish in his mouth. Charlie Brown walks past Snoopy and says, "Suppertime isn't for another half hour." Snoopy continues to sit in the grass with his supper dish in his mouth. Snoopy drops the supper dish and thinks, "I was just hoping for a few celery sticks . . ." First appearance: July 18th, 1983 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit on the dock. Peppermint Patty says, "Don't talk to me, Marcie!" Marcie says, "What did I do, sir?" Peppermint Patty says, "You got a letter from Chuck, and I didn't! And I was the one who felt sorry for you when you were lonely!" Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit in silence. Marcie asks, "Would you like to push me into the lake, sir?" Latest appearance: July 15th, 2009 / First appearance: July 18th, 1962 Sally holds a jump rope. Sally looks at the jump rope. Sally looks at the jump rope. Sally says, "It doesn't jump!" First appearance: July 18th, 1965 Charlie Brown is standing on the pitchers mount with his eyes closed and a frown as he says, “Good Grief” (BR) (BR) Charlie Brown looks up with shame and says, “Twelve errors, in one inning!” “What a team I’ve got!” (BR) (BR) Charlie Brown turns to the outfield and yells, “All right, how about giving me a little support out there? I can’t win this game by myself, you know!!” Charlie Brown turn First appearance: July 18th, 1992 Cormac carries an inner tube around his waist. Marcie sits in a beach chair. Cormac says, "Hi, my name is Cormac . . I had my first swimming lesson this morning . ." Cormac says, "If you're ever drowning, don't be afraid to call me." Cormac struggles to get the inner tube off. Cormac says, "In the meantime, will you help me with this inner tube? I can't get it over my head . ."
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.