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: August 23rd, 2008 / First appearance: August 26th, 1961 Linus sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Lucy says, "I don't know how you can stand to suck your thumb!" Lucy says, "I've tried it, And it almost made me sick!" Linus continues to suck his thumb. Linus says, "Maybe I taste better than you!" Latest appearance: May 13th, 2007 / First appearance: May 8th, 1960 Snoopy whips his head around; he stands outside his doghouse. Snoopy sits on the ground. He races along. "Okay, Charlie Brown..let's give him the 'ol fast one...let's throw it right by him!" Schroeder urges as he stands behind the plate. Linus is at bat and ready to swing. "!" Schroeder and Linus say as they watch Snoopy trot towards them. Snoopy stares at h First appearance: January 19th, 1957 Linus approaches Lucy saying, "Look at me..I'm a GIANT!" He looks down at himself when she says, "You sure don't LOOK like a giant.." She continues, "Giants have big boots, and they don't wear suit coats" He retorts, "I'm an INDUSTRIAL giant!" First appearance: October 23rd, 1958 Linus and Charlie Brown are standing in the field. Charlie Brown asks, "It's a beautiful day, isn't it, Linus?" Linus replies, "What About Yesterday? And How About The Day Before?" He continues, "WHAT WAS WRONG WITH THE DAY BEFORE?" Charlie Brown flips over. Linus walks off and says, "A good fanatic is always ready for an argument.." First appearance: July 29th, 1982 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Linus asks, "Snoopy! Has Charlie Brown left for the ball game yet?" Linus frowns and says, "Something terrible has happened! I've got to find him!" Snoopy runs in circles and then into a tree. Snoopy thinks, "When something terrible happens, you're supposed to run around in circles until you bump into a tree . . ." Snoopy stands on his head besi Latest appearance: July 4th, 2016 / First appearance: July 8th, 1968 Linus and Sally stand in the grass. Snoopy walks by and carries a sign. Snoopy's sign has a paw print. Linus turns to Sally and says, "Paw power!" First appearance: February 22nd, 1981 Snoopy and Woodstock are walking along. Woodstock chirps a question. Snoopy thinks, "You could be...why not?" They sit on the grass and Snoopy thinks, "I read once about an eagle carrying off a small child..." He turns to Woodstock and thinks, "It'd be a good way for you to find out if you're an eagle...do you think you could carry away a small child?" They turn and watch Latest appearance: October 27th, 2004 / First appearance: October 28th, 1970 Linus walks with Sally and says, "This is what I believe . . ." Linus continues, "I believe that the great pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch on halloween night and flies through the air bringing with him toys for all the children in the world!" Linus and Sally sit by a tree. Linus says, "That's what I believe . . . What do you think?" Sally says, "I think you have very First appearance: December 26th, 1983 Linus and Charlie Brown wear winter clothes. Lucy screams, "Get out of my way!" Charlie Brown asks, "What's wrong with her?" Linus replies, "I think she got up on the wrong side of her vitamin pill." First appearance: August 12th, 1976 The Literary Ace sits on the doghouse. Linus says, "Here's a theological question for you . . ." Linus continues, "Does it bother you that the bible doesn't speak very highly of dogs?" The Literary Ace thinks, "Sure, it bothers me . . ." Snoopy looks up and thinks, "But I just turn the other muzzle!" First appearance: October 24th, 1978 Snoopy and Linus stand on the doghouse. Linus holds a pole and asks, "Why should it be so hard to get a blanket from a cat?" Linus holds the pole out and says, "I don't see why I can't take this pole and just reach right over there and . . ." Snoopy and Linus get slashed. Snoopy and Linus sit on the doghouse. Linus holds the shredded pole. First appearance: July 15th, 1990 Violet, Lucy, Linus, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Sally and Marcie are on line. Marcie asks Sally, "Do you ever get sick at the movies. "All the times," says Sally. A close up of Sally, who says, "If it isn't the language, it's the prices." Sally asks, "What's this movie about?" Charlie Brown answers, "Car crashes and ugliness." Sally asks, "Lots of ugliness. Snoopy looks at her. First appearance: June 30th, 1957 Linus and Snoopy sit on the floor. Snoopy sleeps: "Z" Linus exhales at Snoopy, sending Snoopy's ears over the side of his head and wakening him. Snoopy responds with a gust of air of his own. Linus's hair flies back. Snoopy races around behind Linus, who closes his eyes. Linus turns and blows air at Snoopy, but Snoopy has now moved to Linus's othe side. Linus thinks Latest appearance: March 1st, 2012 / First appearance: February 8th, 1961 Linus stands on a fence with Lucy and says, "Do they always bring the cows in from the pasture at night?" Lucy says, "Of course you blockhead! If they leave them out over night, they get pasteurized!!" Linus says, "I never realized that." Linus says, "I guess I'd make a lousy farmer!" First appearance: February 10th, 1988 Linus and Lydia sit at their school desks. Lydia says, "I was just thinking . . . What if you decide to send me a valentine?" Lydia asks, "How will you know where to send it?" Linus screams, "I won't because you never tell me your address!!" Linus slumps in his chair and perspires. Lydia asks, "Why are you so excitable?" First appearance: July 22nd, 1991 Lucy and Linus build this huge sandcastle. Lucy says, " . . And a thousand years from now people will look at what we have built here today, and be totally amazed . . ." Linus looks at a storm cloud on the horizon. Latest appearance: August 7th, 2012 / First appearance: August 10th, 1965 Linus and Charlie Brown race across the beach to the water's edge. Charlie Brown says, "Look at that crazy dog . . he's going to . . ." Snoopy rides a wave. Charlie Brown and Linus cover their eyes as Charlie Brown says, "Wipe out!" Snoopy flips off of his surfboard and thinks "Good grief!" First appearance: July 30th, 1988 Linus walks behind Sally and asks, "How come you didn't go to summer camp this year?" Sally turns to Linus and says, "You mean I have to have a reason?" Latest appearance: November 29th, 2003 / First appearance: December 4th, 1971 Lucy and Linus stand outside dressed in winter clothes. Lucy says, "We never needed you, you know!" Lucy points at Linus and continues, "Our family was doing fine without you! We didn't need another child!" Lucy walks away. Linus stands alone and says, "I feel like an expansion club." Latest appearance: February 22nd, 2003 / First appearance: February 27th, 1971 Linus stands behind Snoopy and Woodstock. He throws a ball over their heads. Woodstock runs after the ball. Woodstock holds the ball in his mouth and stands in front of Snoopy. Snoopy holds the ball in his mouth. Linus holds his hand out for Snoopy to drop the ball.
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 20th, 2012 / First appearance: July 23rd, 1965 Linus shouts, "No mail?" Linus shouts, "My blanket didn't come again?!" Linus runs and says, "I'm going to write a letter to the postmaster general . . ." Linus writes, "Dear general," First appearance: July 23rd, 1998 Sitting on the sofa, Rerun says, "This is how I have it figured.. If there are three kids in a family, each kid has 33 1/3% rights.." Lucy says, "90%, 5%, 5%!" Linus says, "So you'd better check your figures again.." First appearance: July 23rd, 1982 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Charlie Brown says, "The can opener just broke." Charlie Brown continues, "You may have to wait an extra two minutes for supper . . . Is that all right?" Charlie Brown asks, "What do you think of that?" Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "Who can think the unthinkable?" First appearance: July 23rd, 1987 Sally walks up to Charlie Brown, who sits in a lounge chair. Sally hands Charlie Brown a letter and says, "Here, you got a letter from Marcie . . She says she misses you . . ." Charlie Brown grabs the letter and says, "You opened my mail?!! You read my letter?!!" Sally says, "Well, we all have regrets." Charlie Brown says, "Regrets?" Sally turns away and says,"I knew if First appearance: July 23rd, 1991 Snoopy and Charlie Brown stand at a sales counter. Charlie Brown says, "Yes, ma'am . . We want to buy a new dog dish for my dog . ." Charlie Brown says, "Metal or plastic? Red? Yellow? Blue? Gee, I don't know . . ." Charlie Brown looks at Snoopy and asks, "What kind of dish do you think you want?" Snoopy thinks, "Full!" First appearance: July 23rd, 1981 Peppermint Patty lies against a tree. Marcie says, "You look tired, sir." Peppermint Patty replies, "I'm exhausted, Marcie." Peppermint Patty continues, "I've been to three tabernacles, fourteen churches and two temples . . ." Marcie asks, "No one wanted to hear about your miracle?" Peppermint Patty holds a sheet of paper and says, "All I got was a bunch of tracts and this . . ." Latest appearance: July 21st, 2011 / First appearance: July 23rd, 1964 Frieda and Patty stand in front of the doghouse. Snoopy lies on his stomach as Frieda waves: "Good night, Snoopy...see you in the morning..." Patty says, "Good night, Snoopy." Snoopy thinks, "People are quite nice about always saying, 'good night' to me..." "But no one ever kisses me on the nose!" First appearance: July 23rd, 1990 Charlie Brown, Peggy Jean and Snoopy sit on the edge of a dock. Charlie Brown says, "She's the prettiest little girl I've ever seen . . I wonder what I could say to get acquainted . ." Snoopy leans on the Peggy Jean and thinks, "I don't suppose you happen to have any cookies with you, do you sweetie?" First appearance: July 23rd, 1993 Snoopy sits in the back of a car. Snoopy thinks, "So here I am left to guard the car while the family goes shopping . ." Snoopy thinks, "Anyone who comes near this vehicle will meet a snarling tornado!" Snoopy sticks his tongue out and thinks, "On the other hand, for two cookies they can have the car . ." First appearance: July 23rd, 1984 Marcie sits in a chair and reads a letter. It says, "Dear Marcie, We are now back in Paris." The letter says, "We just had lunch in a very nice little restaurant." The letter says, "You'd be proud of me. I'm learning to order in French." Peppermint Patty sits at a talbe and smiles. She shouts, "Garcon, junk food, s'il vous plait!" First appearance: July 23rd, 1978 Both Peppermint Patty and Marcie are wearing backpacks. They hike across a fallen tree. They skip across a river via stones. As they walk along in the woods, Marcie asks,"I suppose we should be observing wildlife while we're out here, shouldn't we, sir?" Peppermint Patty replies,"Absolutely, Marcie...that's one of the purposes of backpacking." As Peppermint Patty walks off, Marc Latest appearance: July 21st, 2007 / First appearance: July 23rd, 1960 Charlie Brown approaches Lucy in an open field. He asks, "Well Lucy, your cartoon didn't improve the world after all, did it?" Lucy faces Charlie Brown. He says, "The sun went down last night, and the sun came up again this morning...it's still the same old world..." Lucy looks up in the sky as they stand in the field in front of a tree. Charlie Brown watches her. She tur First appearance: July 23rd, 1979 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Sally stands next to the doghouse and says, "Your owner's still in the hospital so I guess I have to feed you." Sally raises her fist and says, "If I cut my finger on the can opener, I'm gonna sue you!" Snoopy thinks, "Who cares?" Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "A case like that could drag on for years." First appearance: July 23rd, 1975 Snoopy stands by the mailbox and holds a letter. He reads, "Dear Contributor." Snoopy walks and reads, "We are returning your manuscript. It does not suit our present needs." The Literary Ace continues to read, "P.S. We note that you sent your story by first class mail." The Literary Ace reads, "Junk mail may be sent third class." Latest appearance: July 18th, 2003 / First appearance: July 23rd, 1971 The World War I Flying Ace lies on the tent at camp. Charlie Brown holds out a paper and says, "Mail call, Snoopy . . You got a postcard from Woodstock." The World War I Flying Ace sits up and reads, "Dear Friend Of Friends . . . I arrived safely at eagle camp, and am having a good time although they work us hard." The World War I Flying Ace continues to read, "How are things up at First appearance: July 23rd, 1992 Peppermint Patty lies on a bed reading a book. Marcie says, "Swimming lessons start in five minutes, sir . ." Snoopy, Peppermint Patty and Marcie carry their towels. Marcie says, "I'm glad we're using the buddy system . . I feel a lot safer . . ." Snoopy floats peacefully in the water. Peppermint Patty struggles in the water and screams, "Sure . . I'm drowning and my buddy is ea Latest appearance: July 27th, 2008 / First appearance: July 23rd, 1961 Shermy stands on the baseball field and exclaims, "It's a high fly ball!" Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and says, "It's going right to Lucy!" Linus says, "If she catches it, we win the game!" Charlie Brown says, "Catch it, Lucy . . . Please catch it . . . Please, please, please . . ." Lucy stands still while the ball bounces right next to her. Charlie Brown First appearance: July 23rd, 1986 Maynard and Peppermint Patty sit facing each other. Peppermint Patty asks, "Okay, captain tutor, where do we start?" Maynard says, "Don't call me captain tutor . . My name is Maynard . . ." Maynard says, "Where do we start? What do you think your worst subject is?" Peppermint Patty says, "You name it . . I'm worse at it!" First appearance: July 23rd, 1995 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. He winds up and throws a pitch. Charlie Brown watches the ball soar overhead and says, "Oh, no!" Charlie Brown screams. He kicks his hat and yells, "I can't stand it!" He kicks his glove and repeats, "I just can't stand it!" Charlie Brown walks by with his shoulders slouched and his head down. Sally asks, "Why a Latest appearance: July 21st, 2015 / First appearance: July 23rd, 1968 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and winds up. A line drive comes back and knocks Charlie Brown upside down. Charlie Brown stands on his head on the pitcher's mound. Lucy holds his hat and says, "Here's your cap, Charlie Brown . . ." Charlie Brown stands on his head with his hat on his feet and sighs.
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.