Peppermint Patty

  • First appearance: August 22, 1966
  • A fearless born leader and a natural athlete, Peppermint Patty is up to any challenge…except studying. She never met a school day she didn’t hate. But this tough girl has a soft side, too: She’s hopelessly in love with her pal Charlie “Chuck” Brown—who has no idea. For Peppermint Patty, sports are easy; it’s life that’s hard.

  • Did you know: Peppermint Patty’s real name is Patricia Reichardt.
Peppermint Patty
Latest appearance: January 6th, 2012 / First appearance: January 8th, 1965 Patty says, "You have very nice hands, Violet." Violet says, "Thank you." Patty says, "I think nice hands are important for a girl." Patty says, "I don't like my hands . . . they're too skinny." Patty says, "What can you do to gain weight in your hands?" First appearance: January 2nd, 1959 Charlie Brown scowls from afar as Lucy gives Patty a piece of paper. He approaches Lucy and asks her, "Where do you get off handing out lists of people's faults?" She replies, "I have high ideals, Charlie Brown..." She continues, "I want to make this a better world for me to live in!" She walks off and Charlie Brown looks at the reader. Latest appearance: March 22nd, 2011 / First appearance: March 24th, 1964 Linus and Charlie Brown stand on the baseball field. Linus carries his baseball bat and glove. He asks, Are you going to play today, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown answers, "No, my arm isn't quite ready yet." "I thought I might stand by, though...I might just go in as a pinch hitter.." "NOT FOR ME YOU WON'T!" Patty, Lucy, Shermy, and Violet yell, surrounding him. Charlie Bro Latest appearance: December 1st, 2006 / First appearance: December 4th, 1959 Violet and Patty grimace as Charlie Brown approaches them. Patty asks, "Well, what are You doing here?" Charlie Brown's head swivels as they both shout at him, "Go On Home! We Don't Want You Around Here! Who Asked You To Come By In The First Place? Nobody! Go On Home!" Charlie Brown walks away, thinking black thoughts. They watch him go and Violet says, "You know, it's a s First appearance: January 13th, 1958 Patty and Charlie Brown are leaning on the wall. He says, "My dad said that someday I might be able to run for President!" They start walking and Patty says, "Really Charlie Brown? He certainly must think highly of you.." Charlie Brown replies, "Well, I don't know..." He continues, "He also said that he don't think he'd vote for me!" Patty looks at the reader. First appearance: September 24th, 1957 Snoopy is eating his food. He gags in disgust. He picks up his dish and walks off. He gives it to Charlie Brown who explains to Patty, "Needs salt!" Latest appearance: April 28th, 2006 / First appearance: May 1st, 1959 Patty, Linus, and Lucy yell, "SIX HUNDRED TO NOTHING!!" Charlie Brown grimaces. Patty, Linus, Lucy, Shermy, Schroeder, and another little boy shout at a bewildered Charlie Brown, 'It was YOUR fault we lost! You're the MANAGER, and when a team loses it's the MANAGER'S fault!" A hurt Charlie Brown stands afar as Patty, Linus, and Lucy walk off furious. Linus exclaims,"Six Hundred To First appearance: April 26th, 1956 Pigpen sits playing in the dirt. Patty and Violet watch him from afar. Patty asks, "Isn't that 'Pig-Pen' a mess?" They approach him and Violet says, "Look at his clothes, and his hair...and that dirty face..." She asks, "You know what he looks like?" Patty replies, "What?" "A human soil-bank!" Latest appearance: February 22nd, 2006 / First appearance: February 25th, 1959 Patty and Charlie Brown are walking along in the neighborhood. Patty asks, "How are you doing in school these days, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown replies, "Oh, fairly well, I guess..I'm having most of my trouble in Arithmetic.." Patty says, "I should think you'd like's a very precise subject.." Charlie Brown scowls at the reader. Charlie Brown exclaims, "Tha Latest appearance: August 21st, 2000 / First appearance: August 26th, 1974 Snoopy sits in the grass and thinks, "I've sat here now for seven hours, and not one person has said a kind word to me!" Patty walks past Snoopy and says, "Hello there, little friend." Snoopy thinks, "Rats!" Snoopy lies on the ground and thinks, "There goes my spot in the 'Guinness Book of World Records'!" Latest appearance: July 24th, 2009 / First appearance: July 27th, 1962 Snoopy stands on his doghouse in the driving rain and thinks, "It's a storm at sea!" Snoopy thinks, "The fierce gale lashes the rain into the face of the captain as he stands on deck!" Violet and Patty walks past Snoopy's doghouse. Patty says, "Don't you love the feel of a soft gentle summer shower?" Snoopy climbs inside of his doghouse and sighs. Latest appearance: November 23rd, 2006 / First appearance: November 26th, 1959 Patty and Charlie Brown stand watching Pigpen. Charlie Brown asks, "Did it ever occur to you that 'Pig-Pen' might be carrying the dirt and dust of some past civilization?" They stoop down in his mud-pile and start to study him. Charlie Brown continues, "Notice how the dust clings to him.." Patty and Charlie Brown walk off and he concludes, "He could have on him some of the soil o First appearance: May 1st, 1958 Charlie Brown feeds Snoopy with a spoon. Snoopy says, "MMMM" He says it again. Charlie Brown explains to Patty, "Whipped cream!" Latest appearance: August 23rd, 2006 / First appearance: August 26th, 1959 Patty and Linus stand in the distance grimacing and watching Charlie Brown pushing his sister's stroller. Patty exclaims, "I hope she's Satisfied!" Patty continues, "Depriving us of a manager just before our last and most crucial game!" She exclaims, "All because she has to ride around in her ol' stroller! Well, I Just Hope She's Satisfied!" Sally thinks, "My first year in Latest appearance: March 25th, 2001 / First appearance: March 25th, 1973 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound holding the ball. He concentrates fiercly. He is in wind-up position. He throws the ball. POW! He is knocked over in the air. His clothes fly everywhere. Charlie Brown lies on top of the pitcher's mound, dazed and undressed. He sits up and looks around. He turns around, towards the outfield. He rais Latest appearance: February 3rd, 2013 / First appearance: February 6th, 1966 "SO LONG, CHAPS!" The World War I Flying Ace waves from his doghouse. "CONTACT!" Snoopy flies. "Here's the World War I pilot taking off from a field somewhere in England..." "Drat this fog! It's bad enough having to fight the Red Baron without fighting the fog, too!" Snoopy is outlined in this panel. "Headquarters expect too much of us...When I get back, I think I'l First appearance: August 25th, 1991 Sally turns to girl behind her on line and says, "The cute kid in front of me is my boyfriend." Linus snorts, "Ha!" Linus stands behind classmate, who is buying a ticket. Sally says, "Thank you for taking me to the movies, Linus.." Linus retorts, "I'm not taking you to the movies..we just happen to be standing in the same line.." "Are you buying my ticket?" Sally asks. Lin First appearance: October 19th, 1956 Patty and Charlie Brown are leaning on the wall. He says, "The teacher said I did real well today.." They stand in the field and he spreads his hands and continues, "She said I was the best pupil in her whole class!" They walk along in the field. Patty says, "Well! That should make you happy, Charlie Brown.." He replies, "Uh,'s always thrilling to be recognized i Latest appearance: July 31st, 2013 / First appearance: August 3rd, 1966 Lucy says, "Charlie Brown got hit on the head with the ball!" Frieda says, "Mercy!" Patty, Linus and Lucy stand over an unconscious Charlie Brown. Linus says, "Here, run over to the drinking fountain and soak this handkerchief in cold water . . ." Lucy says, "You're kidding!" Lucy runs and says, "With a head like Charlie Brown's you'll need a bed sheet!" Charlie Brown li First appearance: January 21st, 1991 Lydia, Patty and five other students wait for the bus. Patty asks, "We're waiting for the school bus . . What's that dog doing here?" A boy answers, "You got me." A girl with glasses says, "He's always hanging around." A blond-haired boy asks, "But why? What does he want? Another girl says, "Who knows?" Snoopy thinks, "When the bus comes, I'll bet one of them leaves their lunch by the curb
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 6th, 2017 / First appearance: July 9th, 1970 Snoopy walks up to Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown shouts, "You're back!" Snoopy walks past Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "What happened? We saw the riot on tv! Did you get hurt? Are you all right?" Snoopy sits on the doghouse and smiles. Charlie Brown asks, "What happened?" Charlie Brown frowns. Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "She had the softest paws . . ." He
First appearance: March 21st, 1992 Snoopy and Lucy stand on the doorstep as Charlie Brown runs towards them. Charlie Brown says, "Snoopy! I'm home! I'm home!" Charlie Brown shouts, "I promise I'll never leave you again!" Snoopy thinks, "Did you bring any cookies?" First appearance: March 21st, 1975 Charlie Brown lies on the pitcher's mound and says, "Rats!" He continues, "Why do we always have to lose the first game of the season?" Lucy carries a cup and saucer and approaches the pitcher's mound. She says, "Hey, manager, I knew you'd be feeling bad so I brought you a cup of tea." Charlie Brown holds the cup and saucer and says, "A cup of tea?" Lucy holds a baseball and says, First appearance: March 21st, 1990 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and exclaims, "Good grief, another home run! This is our worst game ever!" Lucy walks towards him wearing a baseball glove. Lucy says, "'If the heart of a man is depressed with cares, the mist is dispelled when a woman appears.'" Lucy walks away as Charlie Brown says, "Not always." First appearance: March 21st, 1979 Lucy and Linus sit on the floor and play a board game. Lucy says, "There . . . I moved five squares . . Now, it's your turn . . . Roll the dice!" Linus says, "In the twenty-eighth chapter of Exodus, it tells of 'Urim and Thummim' . . . Some scholars say these were small stones like dice." Linus continues, "These dice were used to obtain the will of God when decisions had to be made Latest appearance: March 18th, 2008 / First appearance: March 21st, 1961 Snoopy sits on a rock and thinks, "If I were a gorilla living in the jungle, I wouldn't have to walk . . ." Snoopy crouches and thinks, "If I wanted to go someplace, I'd leap into a tree and swing from branch to branch" Snoopy leaps. Snoopy clings to the trunk of a tree. First appearance: March 21st, 1958 Snoopy rushes through Charlie Brown and Schroeder. Schroeder exclaims, "Hey! Snoopy stole a Marble!" Schroeder rushes off behind Snoopy. Charlie Brown exclaims, "Well, get it back! He might Swallow it!" Schroeder returns and says, "There's nothing to worry about..he doesn't have it in his mouth" Snoopy smiles as he tosses the marble out of his paw. First appearance: March 21st, 1980 Charlie Brown and Sally sit at the table. Sally writes a line of check marks. Sally looks at the paper and says, "I'm practicing to check my preferences . . . If I ever have to check my preferences, I'll be ready." Sally asks, "Do you want to try?" Charlie Brown replies, "No, I don't think so." Sally shouts, "If you ever have to check your preferences, don't come to me!!!" First appearance: March 21st, 1993 Lucy walks onto the field with her baseball mitt. Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound next to a pile of baseball caps and says, ". . . And everyone who made the team this year gets a new cap!" Charlie Brown puts a cap on Schroeder who is dressed in his catcher uniform. Charlie Brown says, "Here you go, Schroeder . . . you deserve it." Pigpen stands in a dust cloud. First appearance: March 21st, 1981 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "You know what surprises me?" Lucy continues, "I'm surprised that you didn't fall in love with me the very first time you saw me . . ." Lucy watches Schroeder play the piano. Lucy says, "Life is full of surprises." Latest appearance: March 18th, 2017 / First appearance: March 21st, 1970 The Literary Ace sits on the doghouse. Linus looks at a piece of paper and says, "This is the most boring autobiography I've ever read." Linus hands the paper to The Literary Ace and says, "You've lived a very dull life . . . No one will want to read about it . ." Linus continues, "Everything that happened to you only happened in your imagination." Snoopy smiles and thinks, Latest appearance: March 18th, 2016 / First appearance: March 21st, 1969 Lucy stands outside at night and says, "Poets tell us that the answers to life can be found in the stars . . ." Lucy looks up at the stars. Lucy continues to look up at the stars. Lucy walks away and says, "Stupid poets!" First appearance: March 21st, 1987 Linus sits at a table and writes. Lucy asks, "Do you need help with your homework?" Lucy says, "I'm good at writing term papers . . Do you need any advice?" Lucy smiles and says, "Go ahead . . Ask me anything . . ." Linus asks, "Is 'get lost' one word or two?" First appearance: March 21st, 1989 Charlie Brown and Linus sit at their desks in class. Charlie Brown says, "I think our teacher is in love . ." Linus replies, "I was afraid of that . . ." Linus continues, "I've always hoped that she'd wait until I grew up, and then marry me . ." Charlie Brown asks, "How would you support her?" Linus answers, "We could live off her retirement pay." First appearance: March 21st, 1986 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and shouts, "Okay, team, it's time for our trick play!" Lucy stands in the outfield and asks, "What trick play?" Charlie Brown says, "I pitch the ball, the batter hits it in the air and you catch it . . ." Lucy responds, "That would be quite a trick all right!" First appearance: March 21st, 1985 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy walks up to the mound. Charlie Brown begins to pitch. Lucy says, "It's a medical fact that breathing through your mouth can change your face . . ." Lucy walks away from the mound. Charlie Brown says, "Allowing forty runs in the first inning can change your whole body!" First appearance: March 21st, 1995 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Marcie holds up a piece of paper and says, "You have this all wrong, sir . ." Marcie continues, "The teacher said this was a 'true or false' test . ." Peppermint Patty says, "No wonder . . I thought she said, 'trick or treat.'" First appearance: March 21st, 1984 Linus sits in a beanbag. Lucy walks up to him and says, "Move over." Linus asks, "What?" Lucy says, "There's room for two in that beanbag, you know!" Lucy sits in the beanbag and pushes Linus so he hangs over the edge of the bag. Linus says, "I never realized there was room for two . . ." Latest appearance: March 19th, 2015 / First appearance: March 21st, 1968 Charlie Brown and Linus stand by the baseball bench and frown. Charlie Brown says, "Well, we lost our first game of the season . . ." Linus says, "I wonder how our new manager will take this defeat?" Snoopy kicks and throws equipment, the bench and Charlie Brown and Linus. Snoopy stomps away and thinks, "I hate losing!" First appearance: March 21st, 1978 Linus and Charlie Brown stand at the wall. Charlie Brown says, "I've always been criticized." Charlie Brown continues, "Right from the beginning!" Charlie Brown says, "Right from the very first day I was born . . ." Charlie Brown says, "They said I wasn't right for the part!" First appearance: March 21st, 1997 Pigpen swings the bat and hits the ball. Pigpen runs. Pigpen continues to run around the bases. Pigpen slides. Charlie Brown stands by the bench and says, "'Pigpen' slides into home! He's safe! He's getting up! He's dusting himself off . ." Lucy sits on the bench and asks, "Why?"
Peppermint Patty, the tomboy, is forthright, doggedly loyal, with a devastating singleness of purpose, the part of us that goes through life with blinders on.
Charles Schulz


  • Baseball

    Peppermint Patty not only manages her baseball team but is its star pitcher.

  • Football

    Peppermint Patty likes to get her aggression out with a good tackle!

  • Skating

    Peppermint Patty shows her feminine side when she ice skates.