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
First appearance: November 11th, 1957 Schroeder and Charlie Brown come upon Linus in the room sucking his thumb and holding his blanket. Schroeder asks, "Did you have a blanket when you were a little kid, Charlie Brown?"(BR) (BR) Charlie Brown replies, "No, I never really felt the need for one...I was always pretty well-adjusted.."(BR) (BR) He smiles and continues, "I was a very normal child, quite easy-going, healthy in mind and bod First appearance: August 6th, 1957 Snoopy sits down watching Linus suck his thumb and hold his blanket. Linus looks surprise as Snoopy walks away. Linus stands up and Snoopy pounces on the blanket. Linus grimaces as Snoopy curls up on his blanket. First appearance: October 21st, 1991 Snoopy sleeps on his doghouse. Linus says, "In the sixth chapter of the Book of Amos it says, 'Woe to those who lie upon beds of ivory.'" Snoopy sits up as Linus walks away. Snoopy lies down and thinks, "Woe to those who can't go back to sleep after somebody wakes them up . ." 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: October 17th, 1957 Linus stares at the closet door. He looks at the reader. He peers through the key-hole. He grimaces and says, "Two Weeks" 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 Latest appearance: September 7th, 2012 / First appearance: September 10th, 1965 Linus watches as Sally colors in her coloring book. Sally says, "I'm going to color the sky blue and the grass green." Linus says, "Don't forget that 'grass green' is an elusive term . . . The color of grass can be changed by the turning of the blades as they are blown by the wind . . ." Linus continues, "The ideal location to observe a 'grass green', would be in a temperature zon First appearance: January 9th, 1965 Linus sits on the floor reading the paper. He says, "I can't stand it!" Linus holds his blanket and sucks his thumb and says, "This is terrible!" Linus continues, "How depressing . . ." Linus stands and wails, "Annette Funicello has grown up!" Latest appearance: May 8th, 2010 / First appearance: May 11th, 1963 Linus says to Snoopy, "Y'know what, Snoopy? I don't understand people . . ." Linus says, "No matter how hard I try, I just don't understand them!" Snoopy thinks, "I know how he feels . . . I gave up trying to understand people long ago." Snoopy lies in the grass and thinks, "Now I just let them try to understand me!" Latest appearance: September 19th, 2011 / First appearance: September 21st, 1964 Charlie Brown bends down and asks, "How's it going?" as Linus crawls out of Snoopy's doghouse. A paint can and brush lie on the ground. Snoopy lies on his stomach on top of the doghose and watches. Linus stands: "Pretty well, I think...It's not easy to paint while you're lying on your back.." He adds, "Putting up the scaffolding was the hardest job." Snoopy sits up. "It's g First appearance: July 11th, 1998 Sitting on the bench next to Linus, Snoopy the World Famous Attorney thinks, "I'll never forget the expression on the other attorney's face.." Snoopy thinks, "He saw I had this brand-new yellow legal pad with lines on it.." Snoopy remarks, "There's a lot of jealoust among attorneys." First appearance: February 18th, 1995 Charlie Brown and Linus lean on the wall. Charlie Brown says, "I can't believe it! I'm positive there was a girl named Emily, and that she asked me to dance . ." Linus says, "You've fooled yourself before, Charlie Brown, but you're not the only one, you know . . Lots of people fool themselves . ." Charlie Brown says, "I should have danced with them . ." First appearance: June 10th, 1986 Charlie Brown and Linus lean on the wall. Linus exclaims, "I can't believe it! I can't believe what she said!" Linus says, "I asked this cute little girl if I could sit and eat lunch with her . . That's all I asked . ." An upset Linus waves his hands and exclaims, "You know what she said? She said, 'Aren't you kind of old for me?' I couldn't believe it!!" Charlie Brown Latest appearance: June 15th, 2007 / First appearance: June 17th, 1960 Lucy grimaces at Linus who stands next to her clutching his blanket and sucking on his thumb. She exclaims, "Security!! HMMPH!" They are standing in an open field. Lucy stands in front of a tree and behind Linus. She exclaims, "If you only knew how stupid you look standing there holding that blanket!" She turns to him, raises his arms in frustration and says, "But I suppose you Latest appearance: March 24th, 2013 / First appearance: March 27th, 1966 Charlie Brown stands with one foot on the bench. He says, "Let's hustle a little more on those fly balls! C'mon! Move on those grounders! Throw the ball! Don't hang on to it!" Charlie Brown shouts, "All right! Everybody over here on the double! Let's go!" Lucy, Linus, Patty, Schroeder, Snoopy, Violet and other teams members sit on the ground. Charlie Brown says, "Okay team, First appearance: July 16th, 1956 Lucy approaches Linus who is sucking his thumb and holding his blanket. She exclaims, "You can't depend on that blanket forever, Linus!" She asks, "What are you going to do when you get to be ten years old?" She raises her hands in the air and continues, "Or twenty? Or thirty?" He replies, "Oh, don't be silly...people don't live to be That old!" Latest appearance: May 27th, 2006 / First appearance: May 30th, 1959 Shermy calls out, "Hey C'mon!" He points to Violet and Linus who are receiving candy from Charlie Brown. With a piece of candy sticking out his mouth he exclaims, "Charlie Brown had a baby sister! He's handing out chocolate cigars!" Pigpen walks up and takes a piece. He says, 'Congratulations, Charlie Brown!" Charlie Brown replies, "Thank You, Pigpen..." Snoopy sits atop First appearance: June 22nd, 1988 Linus and Lydia walk down the street. Linus asks, "I see we're going in the same direction . . Do you mind if I walk with you?" Linus says, "Unless, of course, ha ha, you think I'm too old for you . ." Lydia asks, "Aren't you too glib for me?" First appearance: November 30th, 1978 Lucy walks in the house and slams the door. Lucy approaches Linus and says, "That stupid Charlie Brown! He had the nerve to say that I'm not perfect!" Linus asks, "So I suppose you hit him, huh?" Lucy says, "Rats! I knew I forgot something!" Latest appearance: January 9th, 2015 / First appearance: January 12th, 1968 Linus stands behind Lucy and says, "You've been more crabby this year than ever before!" Linus continues, "You've been crabby every day! Do you realize that? Do you realize that you haven't missed a single day?" Lucy says, "I wish you hadn't mentioned it." Linus asks, "Why not?" Lucy replies, "Now you've jinxed me . . . I was going for a no-hitter!"
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: September 17th, 1977 Snoopy runs past Lucy. Lucy says, "I don't see how you can jog all the time." Lucy continues, "It looks very boring." Snoopy continues to run. He thinks, "Au contraire!" Snoopy thinks, "It's exciting knowing that any minute you may pass out!" First appearance: September 17th, 1998 Marcie sits at her desk in school. Peppermint Patty sleeps at the desk in front of Marcie. Marcie says, "Yes, ma'am... I'm sure she's asleep." Marcie says, "Should I wake her up?" Peppermin Patty's head falls backward onto Marcie's desk. Marcie says, "I think it's time for her ten o'clock feeding.." First appearance: September 17th, 1985 Sally stands in front of the class and says, "My report today is on human behavior in our society . . ." Sally continues, "We shall discuss the importance of marriagement . ." Sally turns and says, "Ma'am?" Sally says, "Whatever . ." First appearance: September 17th, 1993 Marcie stands on her doorstep wearing a football helmet. She says to Peppermint Patty, "My dad bought me this helmet, sir . . He says girls can play sports just as well as boys can . ." Marcie follows Peppermint Patty who carries a football. Marcie says, "I tried it in the pool, and I almost drowned . ." First appearance: September 17th, 1984 Marcie sits in her school desk. A phantom sleeping sound emanates from an empty desk. Marcie says, "Yes, ma'am . . I hear it . . ." Marcie shouts, "Wake up, sir!" The ghost sound disappears. Marcie says, "Just like old times, huh, ma'am?" Latest appearance: September 14th, 2006 / First appearance: September 17th, 1959 Charlie Brown runs by flying his kite. Lucy and Linus walk along and Lucy asks, "Isn't the sky a beautiful blue today, Linus?" They both look up and she continues, "Look there..did you ever see anything nicer?" Charlie Brown stands grimacing in the distance. Linus watches his sister grimace as the kite lands on her outstretched arm. First appearance: September 17th, 1975 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "Girls like to be noticed." Lucy continues, "Girls have may different ways of getting attention." Schroeder tumbles in the air. Lucy shouts, "Boo!" Lucy closes her eyes and says, "That's one of them." Latest appearance: September 14th, 2009 / First appearance: September 17th, 1962 Charlie Brown says into the phone, "It's going to be our last chance this year to have a picnic . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "That's right . . . It will be very informal . . . We're not even going to tell anybody what they should bring . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Each person will bring what he feels is necessary . . ." Snoopy sits next to Charlie Brown holding his dog di First appearance: September 17th, 1979 Sally and Charlie Brown sit at the table. Sally writes the letters, "F, G, H, I." The "I" has two dots above it. Charlie Brown asks, "How come you put two dots over the 'I'?" Sally replies, "Those aren't dots . . . Those are eyes! Haven't you ever heard of I's eyes?" Sally sits at the table alone and shouts, "Stick around! You may learn something!" Latest appearance: September 14th, 2014 / First appearance: September 17th, 1967 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and stares at the field. He says, "Nine home runs in a row!! Good grief!" He throws his head back and wails, "What can I do?!!" Schroeder stands below him on the slope of the mound. Charlie Brown He opens his arms, and says, "We're getting slaughtered again, Schroeder...I don't know what to do..why do we have to suffer like this?" First appearance: September 17th, 1990 Sally sits in a beanbag chair. A television annoucer says, "'And now, more bad news . . and after that, some really bad news . . .'" The television annoucer says, "'We apologize for bringing you all this bad news.'" Sally replies, "Hey, no problem!" First appearance: September 17th, 1980 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Woodstock wears a swimming mask and holds a camera. Snoopy thinks, "Underwater photography?" Woodstock turns around. Snoopy thinks, "That's great! I'm proud of you . . ." Snoopy looks over the edge of the doghouse. Snoopy stands in front of the water dish while Woodstock takes pictures inside. Snoopy thinks, "Just what we need . . . First appearance: September 17th, 1956 Snoopy walks through the grass thinking, "Here comes the big elephant, tromping through the jungle..." He keeps walking and thinks, "TROMP! TROMP! TROMP!" He stops and thinks, "Suddenly he stops! He lifts his head! He sees the hated hunter!" Charlie Brown frowns as Snoopy tromps atop his head. Latest appearance: September 19th, 2000 / First appearance: September 17th, 1974 Sally stands in front of the school and says, "You've changed my whole life!" Sally continues, "I used to hate going to school, but since I've gotten to know you, everything is different." Sally smiles and hugs the school. The school thinks, "I can't believe it . . . Somebody loves me!" First appearance: September 17th, 1957 Snoopy sits listening to Lucy shout. She shouts and raises her hand in the air, "From now on when I speak, you listen!"(BR) (BR) Snoopy mimics her and raises his hand.(BR) (BR) He walks off with his hand raised.(BR) (BR) She grimaces to the reader as he walks by again with his hand raised.(BR) (BR) Latest appearance: September 14th, 2012 / First appearance: September 17th, 1965 Charlie Brown sits at his desk, holding a sheet of paper in his hand. "You want me to read my essay in front of the class? Yes, Ma'am..." Charlie Brown stands in front of the blackboard and reads, "'What I Did This Summer....I went to camp, and I played ball.......THE END.'" HA HA HA HA HA... Charlie Brown is surrounded by laughter. He frowns. Charlie Brown sits at his desk First appearance: September 17th, 1976 Peppermint Patty talks into the phone and says, "A private school might do me a lot of good, Chuck." Peppermint Patty continues, "I might even become one of the beautiful people! Wouldn't that be something?" Charlie Brown smiles and talks into the phone. He says, "I can see you now in a white blouse and a blue skirt running out to play field hockey . . ." Peppermint Patty s First appearance: September 17th, 1983 Charlie Brown stands next to the doghouse. He says, "Oh, I forgot . . . You're not here." Charlie Brown asks, "Where was it you were going? Will you be home for supper?" Charlie Brown says, "Oh, one more question . . ." Charlie Brown asks, "Why am I talking to you if you're not here?" First appearance: September 17th, 1995 Peppermint Patty stands in front of the school building. She reads a sign that says, "Dunce caps third floor." Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in class. She looks at a test and thinks. Peppermint Patty asks, "What did you put down for the first questions, Marcie?" Marcie reads from her paper, "'True, false, true, true, and false.'" Peppermint Patty says, "Ha! S Latest appearance: September 15th, 2002 / First appearance: September 17th, 1972 Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown are walking. "The years are going by.." she says. They sit under the tree and Peppermint Patty continues, "I'm scared, Chuck... What if I grow up, and no one ever loves me? We people with big noses are very insecure..." She faces out: "Do you think I have a big nose, Chuck? Do you think someone will love me someday?" "Sure," says, Charlie Brown.
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.