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: 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: 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!" First appearance: December 12th, 1993 Snoopy, dressed as Santa Claus, rings a bell in front of a chimney. Musical notes come from the bell. Lucy and Rerun walk up to Snoopy Claus. They are wearing coats and hats. Lucy says, "Well, look here! It's Santa! This is my little brother 'Rerun', Santa..." Lucy says, "Tell Santa what you want for Christmas, 'Rerun'. Rerun looks thoughtful and says, "Well, I'd like some First appearance: December 21st, 1956 As Charlie Brown walks through a door Patty says, "Kind of chilly out today, eh, Charlie Brown?" "It's more than just chilly..it's cold outside..." he answers. He faces her and adds, "In fact, it's more than just COLD..." He holds out his gloved hands: "It's MITTEN cold!!" Latest appearance: June 4th, 2016 / First appearance: June 7th, 1969 Patty and Violet walk toward Snoopy. Violet asks, "Did you hear about the fancy party last night?" Violet says, "All of the important people in town were there . . . The ladies were all dressed in fancy gowns . . . It was beautiful!" Patty and Violet walk past Snoopy. Violet continues, "I wish I could be invited to a fancy party like that . . ." Snoopy thinks, "I would have Latest appearance: June 22nd, 2008 / First appearance: June 18th, 1961 Charlie Brown and Snoopy stand in the outfield. Charlie Brown and Snoopy look up as a ball flies overhead. Snoopy and Charlie Brown run to catch the ball. Snoopy and Charlie Brown jump over the fence. Snoopy and Charlie Brown run between the houses. Snoopy and Charlie Brown look into the sky. Charlie Brown holds out his glove. The ball bounces out o First appearance: March 8th, 1956 Patty and Lucy are in the lane talking. Patty says, "That's a beautiful fur piece, Lucy..." Lucy replies, "Thank you...I'm glad you like it.." She continues, "It's my own creation, you know..." She concludes, "I made it out of an old Davy Crockett hat!" First appearance: April 5th, 1958 Patty smiles as Snoopy approaches Charlie Brown who is holding out his dog-dish. They watch him look at the food. Snoopy sits up with his nose in the air. He turns away from the food. Charlie Brown explains, "No Napkin!" 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 Latest appearance: August 2nd, 2010 / First appearance: August 5th, 1963 BALK!! "?" "!" Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and leans back to pitch the ball. "He balked in the tying run!" Linus cries. His cap flies off his head. Patty wails, "OH, NO!" "OH, NO! OH, NO! OH, NO!" Violet, Lucy and Shermy wail. "OWOOOOOOO!" Snoopy throws back his head and wails. Latest appearance: September 4th, 2006 / First appearance: September 7th, 1959 Charlie Brown, with his head down, walks off the baseball field followed by Patty and Lucy. Lucy yells, "Whoever told you that you could play baseball? You're the world's worst! You're useless! You're terrible!" She stops and says, "Say, this is where I live..." Patty responds, "Oh, yes, so it is..." Patty continues, "Well, don't worry, I've still got a little way to go so I can First appearance: May 3rd, 1986 Peppermint Patty and Marcie lean on a wall. Peppermint Patty asks, "They canceled our maypole dance because our school doesn't have liability insurance?" Peppermint Patty exclaims, "That's ridiculous!" Peppermint Patty asks, "Who would be clumsy enough to get tangled around a maypole?" Charlie Brown hangs upside down from a maypole. Snoopy, Eudora and Patty look on in dis 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 Latest appearance: May 14th, 2007 / First appearance: May 16th, 1960 Lucy and Patty are sittingon a bench in the baseball field. Lucy says, " I can't look!" Patty replies, "The score is three to two in the last of the ninth! Lucy says, "But we have two outs!" Patty replies, "Buit Charlie Brown is on third! And our best hitter is coming up! Lucy asks, " Say, you don't think Charlie Brown will try to steal home, do you?" Patty replies, " Never! N First appearance: January 2nd, 1957 Patty and Charlie Brown are walking in the lane. He says, "I'd like to be able to feel that I'm needed.." Patty says, "Don't forget Charlie Brown, that people who are really needed are asked to do a lot of different things..." Charlie Brown replies, "Uh, Huh..." He concludes, "Well, I'd like to feel needed, and yet not have to Do anything" Latest appearance: September 20th, 2015 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1968 Patty stands next to Violet and asks, "Where shall we sit?" Violet points and says, "Right over there." Linus walks into the room and sits in a desk behind Patty. Linus sits at the desk in school and says, "Yes, ma'am? The back row? Why did I take a seat in the back row?" Linus stands and says, "Yes, ma'am, I know there are seats in the front row . . . I was merely obeying 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 Latest appearance: February 25th, 2006 / First appearance: February 28th, 1959 Patty glances up from her book when a voice shouts, "Sixteen! Wow! Seventeen! Wow! Eighteen! Wow!" She glances to her left. The voice continues, "Twenty-eight! Wow! Twenty-nine! Wow! THIRTY! WOW!!" Patty walks off towards the voice. She approaches Charlie Brown and Snoopy, who are sitting in the grass. Charlie Brown exclaims, "Thirty-three marshmallows!" Latest appearance: August 22nd, 2006 / First appearance: August 25th, 1959 Linus, Patty, and Snoopy are on on the baseball field in their baseball gear. Linus shouts, "He WHAT?" As Linus grimaces, Patty replies, "Charlie Brown can't manage our team today because he has to push his baby sister around in her stroller!" An angry Linus stalks off. He asks, "Is this True?!!" He frowns at Sally. Sally sits in her stroller, covers her face, and thinks Latest appearance: August 8th, 2006 / First appearance: August 11th, 1959 Lucy stands in the field. She shouts, "You Fool!" Patty approaches her. She continues, "You Blockhead! You Nitwit!! You Numskull!!!" Patty asks, "Do you think he heard you?" Lucy grimaces and replies, "I'm sure he did..." She continues, "Insults seem to travel farther when the air is thin!"
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 Latest appearance: July 5th, 2017 / First appearance: July 8th, 1970 Charlie Brown and Linus sit in front of the tv. Charlie Brown asks, "What's happening now?" Linus replies, "I can't tell . . . There's so much smoke you can't see anything!" Charlie Brown cries and shouts, "My poor dog, trapped in a riot at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm! My poor dog . . ." Snoopy is completely covered by a cloud of smoke. He thinks, "Where am I? I can't see! Oops! What Latest appearance: July 4th, 2017 / First appearance: July 7th, 1970 Snoopy hides behind a podium. Debris is thrown at him. He thinks, "I came here to give a speech . . ." Snoopy runs and thinks, "Why is everyone yelling?! Why is everyone throwing things? What's going on?" Snoopy stands in a cloud and thinks, "Smoke! Tear gas! Good grief!" Snoopy is completely covered by the cloud. He thinks, "I hate giving speeches!" Latest appearance: July 3rd, 2017 / First appearance: July 6th, 1970 Linus stands in front of the tv and says, "A riot!" Charlie Brown rushes in. Linus says, "Look, Charlie Brown, there's a riot at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm! It's on the news, see?!" Charlie Brown says, "But that's where Snoopy is! Have you seen him? Have they shown him? Where is he?" Snoopy stands on the stage and has debris thrown at him. He thinks, "Doesn't anyone want to Latest appearance: July 1st, 2017 / First appearance: July 4th, 1970 Snoopy sits in a chair in front of a curtain. He thinks, "Here I am at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm about to make my speech . ." Snoopy smiles and thinks, "Ah, the introduction is over . . . I'm on!" Snoopy stands behind the podium and clears his throat. Snoopy is hit on the head with a supper dish. Latest appearance: June 30th, 2017 / First appearance: July 3rd, 1970 Snoopy walks with his supper dish on his head. Schroeder and Charlie Brown watch him. Charlie Brown says, "There he goes . . . Off to give his Fourth of July speech to the dogs at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm . ." Schroeder asks, "Has he been rehearsing what he's going to say?" Charlie Brown replies, "Oh, yes . . . That's all he's been thinking about lately . . ." Snoopy walks
First appearance: October 22nd, 1984 Peppermint Patty sits at her school desk and tosses an eraser in the air. She thinks, "Ever see anyone catch an eraser in her teeth?" Peppermint Patty holds an eraser in her mouth and says, "Pretty good, huh, Marcie?" Peppermint Patty says, "Playing? No, ma'am." Peppermint Patty says, "Just correcting a few mistakes . ." First appearance: October 22nd, 1991 Spike looks at a cactus and thinks, "What would you say if I told you I was thinking of leaving here?" Spike sits next to a cactus. Spike thinks, "All choked up, huh?" Latest appearance: October 21st, 2004 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1970 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty holds a paper and says, "An essy test! I'm doomed!" Peppermint Patty asks, "Why couldn't she have given us a multiple-choice test?" Peppermint Patty continues, "Or a true or false test?" Peppermint Patty says, "I hate it when you have to know what you're writing about . . ." First appearance: October 22nd, 1990 Marcie and Charlie Brown stare at an aquarium. Marcie says, "I didn't know you had a fish tank, Charles . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Uh huh . . . Watching the fish swim around gives you a different feeling, doesn't it?" Snoopy sits on a rug and looks sick. He thinks, "Claustrophobia!" Latest appearance: October 20th, 2002 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1972 Snoopy and Woodstock walk along. A leaf drifts down as they walk. "!": the leaf falls on Woodstock's head. He stands there. "!" he cries, looking off to one side. "?" Snoopy turns around to look. He removes the leaf from Woodstock's head. He tosses it away as Woodstock watches. They wallk past another leaf. Woodstock hurries a First appearance: October 22nd, 1995 Snoopy lies on a "Not for Sale" sign. Rerun rings a doorbell. Charlie Brown and Snoopy answer the door. Rerun says, "I was wondering if you'd be willing to sell your dog . ." Charlie Brown asks, "How much money do you have?" Rerun hands Charlie Brown some coins and says, "Here, you tell me . . I don't know anything about money . ." Charlie Brown replies, "Well, you have First appearance: October 22nd, 1997 Rerun is a kindergarten. He sits in a chair and says, No, Ma'am. I don't have a blanket for nap time." Rerun says, "My brother is the only one in our family with a blanket, and I don't want to end up like him." Rerun reads the newspaper and says, "I'll just sit here and read the paper." Rerun says to the teacher, "'64 convertible.. hardtop.. black and red interior.. $19,000 Latest appearance: October 19th, 2014 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1967 Snoopy scrambles up to the top of the doghouse. Lucy clambers up the doghouse after him and face Snoopy, who stands, looking down at her: "I've taken enough of your insults, you stupid dog!" "I'm gonna pound you! I'm gonna fix you good!" She shakes a fist at him. "Don't look around...There's no way out! No way!" Snoopy looks over his shoulder at the ground behind him as Luc First appearance: October 22nd, 1987 Snoopy sits on top of his doghouse and thinks, "The best way to wait for your supper is to pretend you don't really care . ." Snoopy thinks, "Never let them know you're anxious." Snoopys looks away disdainfully and thinks, "Don't look at the back door." Snoopy looks back and thinks, "I hate myself . . I always peek!" First appearance: October 22nd, 1983 Spike stands in the desert and thinks, "I should go into Needles tonight . . I can see the bright lights beckoning me . . ." Spike thinks, "Maybe I'd see a cute chick, and I'd say to her, 'Hey, how'd you like to go play video games?'" Spike thinks, "Just then her boyfriend would come along and pound me into the ground . . ." Spike thinks, "Sitting in the desert on a Saturd First appearance: October 22nd, 1956 Charlie Brown grimaces as Lucy says, "You should be like me, Charlie Brown.." She exclaims, "I don't care if anyone likes me or not..I like me, And That's What Counts!" She continues, "Out of all the people I've ever met, I like Me the best!" She continues, "I like everything about me...the way I dress, the way I talk, the way I live, the way I.." Charlie Brown grimaces, wa Latest appearance: October 19th, 2012 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1965 Linus looks at an empty plate and says to Sally, "Ask Lucy who took the lsat piece of cake." Lucy sits watching tv and says, "Tell him what he doesn't know won't hurt him . . ." Sally walks back to the kitchen. Sally says to Linus, "What you do not know will not do you any physical damage!" Latest appearance: October 20th, 2007 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1960 Linus jumps as Lucy says, "Don't start in with that 'Great Pumpkin' business again, do you hear me?" She yells, "It's the most stupid thing I've ever heard of! It's STUPID, STUPID, STUPID!!" Lucy storms off. Linus shouts after her, "You have just offended one of childhood's most cherished beliefs!" First appearance: October 22nd, 1996 Charlie Brown and Linus sit at their desks in class. Linus says, "Girls like compliments . ." Linus explains, "If you want to impress that little red-haired girl, say something nice to her . ." Charlie Brown shouts, "You look really cute today!" Linus says, "That impressed her, Charlie Brown . . She fell right out of her desk . ." Latest appearance: October 17th, 2003 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1971 Linus walks with Charlie Brown and says, "And then I read my paper on gully cats to the whole class . ." Linus continues, "I told all about how fierce gully cats are, and I even threw in a bit abou how they are immune to the bite of the dreaded queen snake." Charlie Brown asks, "What sort of a grade did your teacher give you?" Linus replies, "Nice try." First appearance: October 22nd, 1978 A small paper bag and a big paper bag, both with eyes cut out in them, shuffle along, with the small one saying,"Chirp!", and the big one saying,"Woof!" They shuffle up to Linus, who is sitting on the floor sucking his thumb and holding his blanket. As the paper bags stop on each side of him, he says,"All right, you guys..." He stops sucking his thumb and continues,"I know Latest appearance: October 19th, 2010 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1963 Lucy stands in profile. Charlie Brown, wearing a helmit and holding a football, runs. WHOP! Lucy gives Charlie Brown a shove, and he somersaults through the air. The football flies out of his arms. "I love touch football!" Lucy says with a smile. Latest appearance: October 15th, 2009 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1962 Linus says to Lucy, "You're so crabby all the time you've forgotten how to smile!" Lucy says, "Who's forgotten how to smile?" Linus replies, "You have! Let's see you smile! I'll bet you can't!" Lucy makes a face. Linus points and says, "There! See? A smile goes up not down! You've forgotten how to smile! See?!" Lucy wrings her hands and says, "How humiliating!" First appearance: October 22nd, 1975 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "Knowing you don't love me drives me crazy!" Lucy shouts, "Do you know that? Huh?! Do you?!!" Schroeder tumbles in the air. Lucy shouts, "Do you know that?!!" Lucy says, "It was frequently said of her, 'She knew not how to suffer in silence!'" Latest appearance: October 21st, 2011 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1964 Linus stands in profile on the podiem. He says, "HAlloween will soon be with us..." "On Halloween night the 'Great Pumpkin' rises out of the pumpkin patch, and brings toys to all the good little children.." He raises his arms. HA HA HA.... Linus's hair stands on end as the audience laughs. HA HA HA HA HA.... Linus walks off the stage: "I've blown the election!"
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.