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
First appearance: August 21st, 1957 Shermy and Charlie Brown are in the water watching Patty sail by in a tube. Charlie Brown says, "Everybody's got those new plastic inner-tubes." Shermy asks, "Everybody?" They watch as Snoopy sails by in an inner-tube. Charlie Brown exclaims, "Uh, Huh...Everybody!" First appearance: May 1st, 1956 Lucy is leaning on Schroeder's piano. She says, "You never pay any attention to me, Schroeder.." He exclaims as she says, "All you ever think of is that stupid Beethoven, and that stupid piano and that stupid classical music, and that.." He yanks the piano from under her head with a KLUNK. Patty arrives to find a dazed Lucy on the floor. Lucy says, "Never fall in love wi First appearance: July 14th, 1957 "Do you know anything about mules?" Charlie Brown asks Patty. "I've been reading about them.." he adds as they walk along. Snoopy sits in the grass: "Z" "They say that the mule is a very POWERFUL animal.." "Z" says Snoopy, still sleeping. Patty agrees: "That's true...I've heard that they can actually kick down barn doors!" Snoopy listens to them. "KICK DOWN Latest appearance: June 20th, 2006 / First appearance: June 23rd, 1959 Patty is talking to Charlie Brown in the field. She exclaims,"You think your Sally is cute..you should see Him!" Charlie Brown asks, "HIM? 'Him' Who?" Patty walks away smiling. Charlie Brown stares to his left. Lucy walks by with Snoopy who is wearing a bonnet. Charlie Brown grimaces and mutters, "Oh, Good Grief!" First appearance: July 31st, 1956 Pigpen approaches as Patty and Charlie Brown wipe their brows and tug at their clothes. Patty says, "Boy, it's hot today..." They look up as Pigpen passes them and says, "Good morning Patty..Good morning Charlie Brown...beautiful day isn't it?" He walks off smiling. They look after him and Patty says, "The heat doesn't seem to be bothering 'Pig-Pen' much.." Charlie Brown Latest appearance: November 23rd, 2007 / First appearance: November 25th, 1960 Shermy and Lucy are standing in an open field. Lucy says, "Beethoven's birthday is Dec. 16th, Shermy..." She smiles at Shermy and asks,"Have you decided what you're going to get me? Shermy exclaims, "Yes! I'm not going to get you anything!" Patty walks up and watches with Lucy as Shermy walks away. Lucy turns to Patty and asks, "What kind of a holiday is it where you don' First appearance: April 12th, 1957 Patty watches as Charlie Brown grimaces and exclaims, "What a team! Good Grief!!" He continues, "I've got a catcher who can't see, a first baseman who's only three feet tall, and an outfielder who can't throw!" Patty follows him and says, "Can't THROW? I've never heard of such a thing.." Charlie Brown points to Snoopy and says, "Well, Now You Have!" First appearance: February 15th, 1963 Frieda turns to Charlie Brown and says, "I got thirty Valentines yesterday! How many did you get Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown replies, "Me? Me? Me?" Charlie Brown laughs, "Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho!" Frieda puts her hand to her mouth, "Hee! Hee! Hee! Hee! Hee! Hee! Hee! Hee!" Charlie Brown, "Ha ha ha ha ha." Frieda says to Patty, "He's hysterical!" First appearance: April 8th, 1957 Linus, Patty, and Violet are standing in the field. Linus says, "Here, Violet, these are for you because I like you..." Violet looks confused. He walks off blushing. Violet says, "Why, how nice! Thank you, Linus ...thank you very much.." Patty says, "What did he give you?" Violet replies, "Some french-fries with a rubber band around them!" First appearance: April 16th, 1956 Patty comes upon Charlie Brown holding onto the string of his kite that is caught in the tree. He exclaims, "Everytime I fly a kite, it gets caught in a tree!" He continues, "I can't do anything right..people don't like me..I'm dumb in school..." He exclaims, "I can't do ANYTHING! I can't even fly a stupid kite!" He concludes, "I'm just going to stand here for the rest of First appearance: March 9th, 1956 Patty and Charlie Brown are in the living-room. He says, "I wish I knew WHY people don't like me..I wish I knew the REASONS..." Patty asks, "Do you have a piece of paper?" Charlie Brown replies,"I can get one..." She says, "All right...now divide the paper into ten columns..then put numbers down the left side from one to a hundred..." He exclaims: "!" She continues, "May Latest appearance: August 8th, 2010 / First appearance: August 4th, 1963 "It's no use running!" Violet shouts as she runs after Charlie Brown. She yells: "I'll get you!" Charlie Brown peeks out from behind a tree. "I'll get you, Charlie Brown! I'll get you!" She runs after him. "I'll knock your block off! I'll..." She threatens. He runs. "Wait a minute! Hold everything!" Charlie Brown holds up his hand to shield himself from Violet. Latest appearance: January 11th, 2015 / First appearance: January 14th, 1968 Snoopy, wearing a stocking cap, skates on a frozen pond, shoving past Violet. He pushes between Patty and Lucy, who glares at him. Lucy tuns to one side and shouts, "You cut that out, you stupid dog!" Violet stands with her hands on her hips and demands, "Why don't you go someplace else, and skate?" as Snoopy glides past her. "Yeah, you're a nuisance! You and your f Latest appearance: August 3rd, 2015 / First appearance: August 5th, 1968 Snoopy wears a bathing suit and runs. Lucy and Patty sit in a swimming pool. Snoopy flies in the air toward the pool. Lucy shouts, "Oh, no you don't!" Snoopy flies through the air in the opposite direction. Snoopy sits on the ground and thinks, "Now, how did I do that?" First appearance: January 23rd, 1989 Lucy and Olaf, Patty and her dog, and other kids with dogs stand in line. The loud speaker announces, "The 'Ugly Dog' contest is about to begin . . Will the contestant at the far right please take the sack off of his head . . ." Lucy says, "I told you!" Olaf thinks, "Do I have to?" First appearance: January 15th, 1957 Patty and Violet are walking. They approach a person bundled up in furs. They continue walking. Violet says, "Maybe we should go back and see if there's anybody in there.." Latest appearance: March 25th, 2016 / First appearance: March 28th, 1969 Charlie Brown and Linus stand in front of the baseball team. Charlie Brown says, "All right, team . . We're going to try a little experiment . . ." Linus holds up a glass and smiles. Charlie Brown says, "Linus, here, has developed a new drink that will help us to win a few ball games . . . It's a balanced elctrolyte solution . . All the big teams are using it . . ." Charlie Brown c Latest appearance: May 7th, 2007 / First appearance: May 9th, 1960 Violet and Patty are talking to Charlie Brown who is sitting on a bench next to two baseball bats in the baseball field. Patty says to him, "We were so happy to hear that you are going to be our manager again this year, Charlie Brown!" Violet then says to a smiling Charlie Brown, "And we think you should hae sort of a 'Good Luck Kiss' from one of your players to help you start the season! Latest appearance: August 1st, 2013 / First appearance: August 4th, 1966 Patty and Linus watch as a dazed Charlie Brown sits up on the pitcher's mound. He asks, "What happened?" Linus replies, "You got hit on the head with a line drive, Charlie Brown." Charlie Brown walks by Patty with a bandaged head and says, "I don't understand it . . ." Lucy watches as Charlie Brown sits on the bench and says, "I used to be able to dodge those line drives." Latest appearance: May 19th, 2007 / First appearance: May 21st, 1960 Linus, Violet, Schroeder, and Patty start to cry and yell, "WHAAH! We lost the game all because of Charlie Brown WHHAAAAHHH!!" Charlie Brown, lying on his back in the baseball field, asks Lucy, "Was I out?" Lucy looks down at him in anger and shouts, "Out?! Why, you blockhead, you didn't even get half way home!" Charlie Brown continues to lie on his back looking upwards. Ch
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: April 27th, 2002 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1972 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy approaches and says, "Guess waht I just did." Lucy leans on the piano and says, "I just listened to part of an opera on the radio." Lucy smiles and says, "I surprised myself . . . I kind of liked it." Lucy continues, "I'll bet if I listened enough, I could become a real operetta." First appearance: April 22nd, 1984 The beaglescout leans againgst a rock looking at an object in his hands. He smiles and thinks,"He's gonna be surprised." The beaglescout stands in the field with Woodstock and the other troops. He thinks,"Attention, troops!" He thinks,"This is a historic occasion..." He smiles and continues,"One of our members has completed all of his tests, and is now eligible to receive Latest appearance: April 19th, 2014 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1967 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Lucy approaches. Snoopy smiles. Lucy shouts, "If you pull any of that cheshire-beagle stuff on me I'll pound you!!" Lucy walks away. Snoopy disappears, except for his grin. He thinks, "Rats!" First appearance: April 22nd, 1957 Charlie Brown grimaces and exclaims, "I've never been so humiliated in all my life!" He gazes off into the distance and says, "When my team ran out onto the field, the other team started to laugh.." He continues, "They laughed and laughed and laughed and then they all went home!" He leans his head against a tree and mutters, "Rats!" Latest appearance: April 19th, 2013 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1966 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and says, "When I get older I think I'll play in 'Little League.'" Charlie Brown throws the pitch and says, "Later on I'll play for my school team, then a little college ball, and then the major leagues!" Charlie Brown gets knocked over by a ball. Charlie Brown thinks, "In the meantime, I have my problems!" First appearance: April 22nd, 1998 As Schroeder plays his piano, Snoopy rests on the front and thinks, "Here's the World War I flying ace home on leave.." Snoopy has a mug of root beer. Snoopy sits up and thinks, "It's nice to be back among old friends where you're appreciated.." As Snoopy's root beer mug rests on Schroeder's piano, Schroeder tells Snoopy, "Please take your root beer glass off my piano.." First appearance: April 22nd, 1977 Snoopy, as a helicopter, flies. Woodstock is the pilot. Snoopy continues to fly. Lucy jumps rope. Snoopy and Lucy lie on the ground tangled in the jump rope. Snoopy thinks, "May day! May day!" First appearance: April 22nd, 1987 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Peppermint Patty wears four flowers in her hair. Peppermint Patty asks, "What do you think, Marcie?" Peppermint Patty says, "I figured I'd wear flowers in my hair to let the committee see how I'd look if I were 'May Queen'." Marcie says, "It almost gives you an unfair advantage, sir." Peppermint Patty says, "That's wh First appearance: April 22nd, 1983 Randolph hides under a blanket. Linus says, "Before we continue with your treatment, we need to do something . ." Linus says, "I'm going to ask you to take the blanket off your head . . ." Randolph says, "Anything you says . . ." Sally tears off the blanket and shouts, "It's me, sweet babboo!" Linus screams and his hair stands on end. Latest appearance: April 20th, 2000 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1974 Charlie Brown and Lucy stand on the pitcher's mound. Lucy asks, "Hey, manager, how come we never try field goals?" Charlie Brown frowns. Lucy continues, "I'm standing in a field, aren't I? How come we can't try for a field goal if I'm standing in a field?" Lucy walks away. Lucy stands in the outfield and shouts, "Stupid manager!!!" Latest appearance: April 15th, 2001 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1973 Linus stands in the grass, pointing. He shouts, "HE'S COMING! HE'S COMING!" Snoopy dances over with a basket. He tosses an egg to Linus, who says, "Thank you, Easter Beagle! Thank you!" He dances by Lucy, and tosses her an egg. She says, "Thank you." He jumps in the air, throwing one to Sally, who says, "Thank you very much." Shroeder says, "Thank you." as Snoopy ro First appearance: April 22nd, 1979 Charlie Brown stands atop the pitcher's mound. He looks at Lucy standing next to the mound and asks,"Now what are you doing?" He rolls his eyes and grimaces as she replies,"I can see better here.' He points to his left and says,"Get out there in right field, and try to catch the ball!" He exclaims,"And I don't want to hear any excuses today!" He continues,"Don't try to te First appearance: April 22nd, 1988 Beaglescout holds a stick and thinks, "This is how we find water in the ground . . We call it 'dowsing'." Woodstock and several scouts watch. The Beaglescout follows the stick and thinks, "See the stick? It's moving! It's pointing . ." Snoopy stops and thinks, "Right to Woodstock drinking from his canteen." First appearance: April 22nd, 1997 The Literary Ace sits on the doghouse. He types, "It was a dark and stormy night." Lucy reads the story. Lucy hands the paper to the Literary Ace and says, "No, not again . ." The Literary Ace reads the page. Snoopy types, "It was one of those dark nights when you weren't sure if it was going to be stormy or not." First appearance: April 22nd, 1996 Charlie Brown and Emily listen as someone announces, "Ladies and gentlemen, your attention, please! Does anyone here own a small white dog . ." The announcement continues, ". . With long black ears . ." The announcement continues, ". . Who seems to be a sergeant in the foreign legion?'" Snoopy the Foreign Legionnaire dances with a girl. Latest appearance: April 19th, 2016 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1969 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Peppermint Patty carries a bat and says, "Bad news, Chuck . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "My team can't play your team today . . We have too many guys who aren't feeling well . . . We're going to have to forfeit the game." Peppermint Patty walks away and says, "You win, Chuck." Charlie Brown turns around and shouts, "All righ First appearance: April 22nd, 1992 Charlie Brown lies in bed. Sally stands behind him and says, "I hate to tell you, but it's time to get up for school . ." A groggy Charlie Brown asks, "If you hate to tell me, why do you tell me?" Sally starts to walk away and answers, "Because I really like to tell you . ." First appearance: April 22nd, 1995 Spike holds a teacup. A cactus is behind him. Spike thinks, "Living in the desert has many advantages . ." Spike hangs the tea bag on the cactus and thinks, "For one thing, there's always a place to hang your tea bag . ." First appearance: April 22nd, 1990 Snoopy reads a sign that says, "Slow Children at Play." Snoopy walks along. He sees a stone fall next to a rock wall. He walks along. Snoopy sees another sign, readiong "Tripping Rock." A stone rolls by. Trip! The stone bounces. Snoopy rolls his eyes. First appearance: April 22nd, 1982 Molly Volley stands with The World Famous Tennis Pro. She says, "Hey! Good going, partner! We won the first game!" Molly Volley continues, "I've developed sort of a new habit on the changeover . . ." The World Famous Tennis Pro and Molley Volley sit on the bench. Molly Volley holds a bag of cookies and says, "Have a chocolate chip cookie . . ." Snoopy thinks, "My kind of pa
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

Interests

  • 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.