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: February 3rd, 1958 Patty and Snoopy watch Charlie Brown chewing. Patty continues to watch and Snoopy sits up in a begging position. Charlie Brown tosses him some of the food. Snoopy is now chewing. Charlie Brown says, "Peanut Butter!" First appearance: September 20th, 1956 Patty, Violet, and Charlie Brown are watching t.v. The announcer says, "This program was shown in compatible color.." Patty asks, "What other kind of color is there?" Violet replies, "Well, there's Incompatible color.." Patty asks, "What's that?" Violet replies, "That's when you have color t.v., but you won't let Charlie Brown come over and watch it!" Charlie Brown frown 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: April 12th, 1958 Patty approaches Charlie Brown with her arm outstretched. She asks, "Isn't this pretty Charlie Brown?" She continues, "It's my new hi-fi bracelet.." He looks at the reader confused. He watches her walk off. He yells after her, "How Can A Bracelet Be Hi-Fi?" First appearance: December 21st, 1958 Violet, Shermy and Shroeder stand on a set of bleachers. Pig-Pen, Charlie Brown, Patty, Lucy and Linus stand in front. Violet and Shroeder sing: "'We are here to tell you of a wondrous light.'" Linus thinks: "I'm sunk!" "'A wondrous light that was a star,'" Shermy sings. Linus thinks, "I wonder if there's any way I could get out of here..." he glances off to the side. "'The wise me First appearance: July 25th, 1960 Violet, and Patty are standing on a knoll with Charlie Brown standing a bit below them listing with a sad face as he hears Patty ask Violet, "Violet, Do you really think that Charlie Brown is as hopeless as you make him out to be?" (BR) (BR) Charlie Brown walks up to them as Violet is saying to Patty, "He's worse! He has NO redeeming features whatsoever!" (BR) (BR) Charlie Brown stands there watch Latest appearance: March 30th, 2006 / First appearance: April 2nd, 1959 Patty and Charlie Brown are walking in the neighborhood. Charlie Brown asks,"Wouldn't it be wonderful if there were no hatred?" He continues,"Wouldn't it be wonderful if there were no hatred in the whole world?" Patty asks,"Why does this interest you so much, Charlie Brown?" He turns to Patty and says, "Then nobody would hate me!" 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: 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. 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: 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 First appearance: November 25th, 1992 Violet and Patty walk by Snoopy who is dressed as Santa Claus. Patty says, "That's something new . . A Thanksgiving Claus!" Snoopy waves a drumstick in the air and thinks, "Ring the drumstick!" First appearance: October 9th, 1956 Charlie Brown walks along the lane grimacing, with his head down. He says, "Nobody likes me..." "Nobody..Nobody..Nobody.." Patty walks up to him and asks, "What's the matter, Charlie Brown?" He sighs and replies, "*sigh* I've never been so discouraged in all my life.." They sit on the sidewalk. He grimaces and says, "I think my soul needs a band-aid!" Latest appearance: August 13th, 2012 / First appearance: August 16th, 1965 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound as Lucy and Snoopy approach. Lucy says, "Well, we lost again, but who cares?" Schroeder follows Patty off the field. Patty says, "Sure, it's only a game . . . we lost, but so what? Who cares?" Charlie Brown watches them go. Charlie Brown says, "Just what I've always been afraid of . . . My team has built up an immunity to losin Latest appearance: January 3rd, 2006 / First appearance: January 6th, 1959 Lucy is sitting listening to music. She exclaims, "OH, NO!" Charlie Brown approaches. Lucy says to him, "Listen to that, will you?" He sits next to her and starts listening to the song. She says, "There's just NOTHING sacred to songwriters any more!" Patty approaches them as Lucy grimaces. Charlie Brown says, "They've made a popular song out of 'StarDust'!" First appearance: April 11th, 1976 Snoopy sits and watches as Pigpen walks by him. Snoopy looks at the dust left behind and thinks,"Fantastic!" Pigpen stands in a line behind Violt and Marcie and in front of Patty. Patty looks at him and asks,"Pig-Pen! What are you doing here?" He turns to her and replies,"Going to the show....what else?" Patty says,"It must be a disaster movie!" Violet says,"That fits Pig-Pen.. Latest appearance: May 26th, 2006 / First appearance: May 29th, 1959 Snoopy sits on the grass. He thinks, "I guess Charlie Brown's new baby came home today.." He continues, "I'd kind of like to go in , and see her..." Patty and Schroeder walks by. Snoopy walks off and continues, "Still, maybe I'd better not.." He lies down in his doghouse. He thinks, "I'd just as soon wait for a few days until her eyes are open!" First appearance: January 31st, 1957 Charlie Brown approaches Patty and Violet. He says, "Hi Girls.." They reply in unison, "Hi, Charlie Brown.." They stare after him and Violet says, "Good ol' Charlie Brown" He gazes after them and says, "Gee..I heard one of them say 'Good ol' Charlie Brown'...Maybe those girls don't think I'm so bad after all.." The girls walk along and Violet says, "Good ol' wishy-washy C 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: December 13th, 2008 / First appearance: December 16th, 1961 Patty says, "You're just as greedy as everyone else, Charlie Brown!" Patty points and says, "Don't come around here with your lectures and your moaning and groaning about everybody being greedy!" Patty says "You're no different from the rest of us!" Charlie Brown says, "I am too!" Charlie Brown shouts, "I feel guilty about it!!"
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: May 18th, 2013 / First appearance: May 21st, 1966 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy stands in front of him. Lucy leans on Schroeder's piano. Lucy smiles. Schroeder flips backwards as Lucy shouts, "Your sweetie is back!" First appearance: May 21st, 1986 The Literary Ace sits on his doghouse and types, "Dear Sweetheart," Lucy reads the letter and says, "That's too impersonal." Lucy says, "I think you should call her something more endearing . . ." Snoopy types, "Dear Angel Food Cake with Seven Minute Frosting," First appearance: May 21st, 1956 Linus approaches Lucy in the room. He exclaims, "Look, Lucy...I tied my own shoes!" She stoops down, points at his feet, and says, "Well, so you did...but you gt 'em on the wrong feet..." He looks down and asks, "Waddya mean, the wrong feet?" He exclaims, "THESE are my feet!!" Latest appearance: May 25th, 2008 / First appearance: May 21st, 1961 Snoopy digs a hole in the ground. Snoopy drops a bone into the hole and then covers the hole. Snoopy watches as Linus walks by, dragging his blanket behind him. Snoopy runs after Linus and grabs the blanket with his teeth. Linus hangs on to the blanket and Snoopy drags him. A dazed Linus lies on the ground still clutching his blanket. Snoopy holds the blank First appearance: May 21st, 1995 On the pitcher mound, Charlie looks over into the field and remarks, "Good grief!" Charlie is walking somewhere. Snoopy holds his food dish in his mouth. Charlie asks Snoopy, "May I ask how you intend to play shortstop with a supper dish in your mouth?" A baseball bounces toward Snoopy. Snoopy shoots the bowl in the air and frees hit mouth. Snoopy gets the b First appearance: May 21st, 1992 Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit at their school desk. Peppermint Patty holds a paper and says, "That was a hard test, Marcie . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "I didn't know if it was an essay test, true or false, or multiple choice . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I just put down, 'Not guilty.'" Latest appearance: May 18th, 2017 / First appearance: May 21st, 1970 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Woodstock jumps up and down in the doghouse. Snoopy smiles and thinks, "For his birthday, I've promised to get him his own coloring book and his own crayons . . ." Woodstock falls off the doghouse. Snoopy's ears stand up. Woodstock lies on the ground dazed. Snoopy looks over the edge of the doghouse and thinks, "It never pays to get too happy!" First appearance: May 21st, 1958 Pigpen approaches Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "Hi, 'Pig-Pen'!" Pigpen replies, "Hi, Charlie Brown..would you like a jelly bean?" Charlie Brown stutters, "Well, I..Uh..I don't know..I..I mean..I..Uh..Uh..." Pigpen says, "Oh, don't worry..they're clean..they haven't been on the ground or anything.." He continues, "In fact, I've been holding them in my hands ever since Latest appearance: May 18th, 2006 / First appearance: May 21st, 1959 Charlie Brown and Lucy are walking around the neighborhood. He says, "I'm a great believer in kindness.." He continues with arms outstretched, "I think we should be kind not only to other people, but to animals fish, birds and all living creatures..." They sit on the sidewalk. Lucy says, "I guess you and I have gentle hearts, Charlie Brown..." She continues, "I've always First appearance: May 21st, 1981 Charlie Brown and Sally sit at the table. Charlie Brown writes, "Dear Pen Pal." Sally says, "Your writing is too stodgy, big brother . . You need to write with more flair . . . Loosen up . . ." Charlie Brown leaves a large smudge on the paper. Sally says, "That's better . . . Smudge with flair!" Latest appearance: May 18th, 2012 / First appearance: May 21st, 1965 Charlie Brown brings Snoopy his dinner and says, "Guess what, Snoopy . . . " Charlie Brown says, "I did something that will help make your fur shiny . . ." Charlie Brown walks away and says, "I mixed a raw egg in with your food." Snoopy sticks out his tongue and says, "I feel sick!" Latest appearance: May 18th, 2010 / First appearance: May 21st, 1963 Charlie Brown says to Lucy, "I'll bet the Caribbean is beautiful this time of year . . . They say the water is deep blue . . ." Lucy says, "Blue? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Deep blue! Oh, Charlie Brown, you slay me! Why would water be more blue one place than another?" Lucy continues laughing and says, "Water is water! Ha ha ha ha ha! Boy, you sure get some weird ideas! Ha ha h Latest appearance: May 19th, 2015 / First appearance: May 21st, 1968 Sally walks up behind Charlie Brown and says, "I don't have a calendar in my room." Sally continues, "I never know what day it is . . . Sometimes I don't even know what month it is . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I have a calendar in my room . . If you want to know what day it is, just ask me." Sally asks, "Is it Christmas yet?" First appearance: May 21st, 1976 Snoopy runs on the doghouse. Charlie Brown watches and says, "I have a surprise for you . ." Charlie Brown continues, "As long as you're jogging, I thought you might like to have a real jogging suit." Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Charlie Brown holds out the jogging suit and says, "Here . . . See how it fits . . ." The legs are too long for Snoopy. He thinks, "It may be a li First appearance: May 21st, 1957 Patty stands in the lane watching Lucy grimace. Lucy exclaims, "You can't believe anybody these days!" She continues, "I'm getting so I don't trust ANYBODY!!" She says, "The only person in this world whom I really trust is Charlie Brown.." She yells, "And I Don't Even Trust Him!!!" Latest appearance: May 26th, 2002 / First appearance: May 21st, 1972 Snoopy hops down from his doghouse. Peppermint Patty, Charlie Brown and Snoopy walk along in single file. Peppermint Patty wonders, "Is love a 'now' kind of thing, Chuck, or is it mostly hope and memories?" Peppermint Patty stands on a step and drinks from a water fountain. Charlie Brown says, "Well, my Dad says that he took a girl to the movies once, and it was one of those real s First appearance: May 21st, 1987 Spike stands at a podium and thinks, "The meeting of the cactus club will come to order . ." Spike thinks, "Our discussion today will be on whether or not hats should be worn at our meetings." Spike raises his hand and thinks, "I say, 'Yes.'" Spike thinks, "After a spirited discussion, it was decided that hats could be worn at our meetings . ." First appearance: May 21st, 1998 At the dance, Linus tells Charlie, "See? There she is, Charlie Brown.." Linus says, "There's the little red-haried girl just waiting for you to ask her to dance.." Charlie says, "I wish I were sophisticated like guys you read about in stories.." Snoopy stands by the punch and thinks, "Here's the Scott Fitzgerald hero standing by the punch bowl 'trying to look casual and uni Latest appearance: May 18th, 2009 / First appearance: May 21st, 1962 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and says, "It's very lonely out here on the pitcher's mound . . ." Charlie Brown says, "It's hard sometimes to bear all this responsibility . . ." Charlie Brown says, "But suddenly you seem to realize that you are not really alone . . . Actually you are surrounded by loyal teammates." Lucy shouts, "C'mon, you blockhead, try to get First appearance: May 21st, 1982 Sally stands outside the school and says, "They say your grandfather was a hotel in Paris . . . Is that true?" The school thinks, "Absolutely! What a great life he led . . . Long lines of taxis pulling up in front . . ." The school continues to think, "Beautiful ladies . . . Fancy gentlemen all dressed up . . ." The school thinks, "What do I get? School buses, raincoats an
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.