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: September 24th, 1975 Charlie Brown stands at Patty's door and holds a rake. He says, "Ask your dad if he wants me to rake the leaves in your yard." Charlie Brown waits at the door. Patty returns and says, "He wants to know how he can tell if you'll do a good job . . ." Charlie Brown holds up the rake with a leaf stuck on it. He says, "Show him my sample leaf!" 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 First appearance: October 30th, 1958 Patty and Lucy are walking along the fence. Lucy says, "I found a new friend at school." She looks at the reader and says, "He's just about my size.." Patty smiles. Lucy smiles and continues, "And polite..he's so polite.." She concludes, "You can hit him, and he doesn't hit you back!" First appearance: January 28th, 1956 Patty is in the field showing Pig-Pen to Violet. She asks, "Just how would you describe 'Pig-Pen' Violet?" He exclaims in annoyance: "!" Violet responds, "Dirty hands, dirty face, dirty shirt, and dirty overalls.." Patty exclaims to a smiling Violet, "A perfect description!" Pig-Pen interjects, "She forgot one thing..." He concludes, "An Immaculately Clean Conscience!" He 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'!" Latest appearance: July 21st, 2011 / First appearance: July 23rd, 1964 Frieda and Patty stand in front of the doghouse. Snoopy lies on his stomach as Frieda waves: "Good night, Snoopy...see you in the morning..." Patty says, "Good night, Snoopy." Snoopy thinks, "People are quite nice about always saying, 'good night' to me..." "But no one ever kisses me on the nose!" Latest appearance: February 19th, 2007 / First appearance: February 22nd, 1960 Violet and Patty berate Charlie Brown: "You're WEAK! You're a real JELLYFISH!" "You're DUMB, you're STUPID you're IGNORANT and you have a silly face!" Charlie Brown looks from one to the other rapidly. "Poor Charlie Brown...I see the cats have been using you to sharpen their claws again, huh?" Schroeder asks sympathetically as Patty and Violet walk away. "Yeah, I'm sort of 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 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, 2015 / First appearance: August 10th, 1968 Snoopy and Linus walk toward the steps at night. Snoopy thinks, "These secret missions are spooky . ." Snoopy stands in the dark and thinks, "Where are we? I can't see a thing . . . I can hear someone breathing . . . Where are we? What's going on?" The lights turn on. Snoopy stands in front of a group of kids. His ears stand up. The kids shout, "Happy birthday!!!" Snoopy st Latest appearance: March 11th, 2011 / First appearance: March 13th, 1964 STRIKE THREE! Linus is on the pitcher's mound. VIolet in the background, shouts, "Linus struck out the side!" Violet , Linus and Patty walk. Violet turns around and says, "Boy, we should have had YOU pitching for us a long time ago! Now, maybe we can start WINNING a few games!" Charlie Brown watches them approach. "Oh...hi, there!" Violet greets Charlie Brown. "Yes, sir! Wh 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 First appearance: December 2nd, 1958 Charlie Brown and Patty are in the kitchen. Patty says, "You dropped a potato chip, Charlie Brown.." He replies, "That's all right..Snoopy licks up everything that falls on the kitchen floor.." Snoopy walks in heading for the chip with his tongue out. He yells, "WHOOOP!" and jumps. He walks off shuddering. Charlie Brown exclaims, "Cold linoleum!" 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: May 18th, 2007 / First appearance: May 20th, 1960 Schroeder, Lucy, Patty, Violet, and Linus in the baseball field shouting, "Charlie is trying to steal home!!" They then yell, with their mouths wide open, "SLIDE, CHARLIE BROWN! SLIDE!" A cloud of dust. Charlie Brown is lying on his back in a small cloud of dust. Violet, Linus, Schroeder, and Patty frowned down on him whiles Lucy exclaims, "Oh, you blockhead!" 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, Huh...it's always thrilling to be recognized i Latest appearance: February 18th, 2007 / First appearance: February 14th, 1960 Charlie Brown frowns and says, "I can't stand it!" Violet, Patty and Shermy look at each other's Valentines. Charlie Brown watches and says, "Look at 'em all laughing and enjoying themselves with their valentines!" Charlie Brown says, "I sent everyone I know a Valentine, but did I get any in return? No! Not a single one!" Charlie Brown leans against a tree and says, "Eve First appearance: December 25th, 1957 Shermy, Lucy, and Pigpen stand holding signs that read, 'Christmas Greeings from Shermy', 'Lucy', Pig-Pen. They are grimacing to their left. Patty and Violet stand with signs that read, 'Violet', 'Patty' They are also scowling to their left. Snoopy and Schroeder stand frowning to their left. They have signs that read, 'Snoopy', 'Schroeder' Linus stands holding a sign that First appearance: July 10th, 1957 Patty approaches Lucy crying in the living-room. Patty says, "Please don't cry, Lucy.." Lucy asks, "Waddya mean don't cry?!!" Lucy concludes, "Why should I deprive myself of an emotional outlet?!" First appearance: December 26th, 1956 Patty and Charlie Brown stand in the snow-covered lane. He grimaces and exclaims, "Christmas is all over and I didn't get a single Christmas card!" He continues, "Nobody likes me..." She says, "Well, Don't forget, Charlie Brown, when people send cards to your mother and dad, they mean to include you..." He concludes, "My mother and dad didn't get any either!"
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: March 15th, 2012 / First appearance: March 18th, 1965 Lucy walks past a table. Linus' blanket looms overhead. The blanket drops onto Lucy's head. Lucy runs, yelling and screaming, from the room. Linus frowns at the blanket and says, "Good grief! What am I going to do with you? And stop giggling!" First appearance: March 18th, 1980 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "I can understand how you might become infatuated with me." Lucy continues, "One thing I wouldn't want you to do, however, and that would be to put me on a pedestal." Schroeder pulls the piano out from underneath Lucy and says, "Good." Lucy lies on the floor and says, "Of course, if I were on a pedestal, I could r First appearance: March 18th, 1985 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and asks, "Do you mind if I ask you something?" Lucy continues, "What do you really think the chances are that you and I will get married someday?" Linus stops playing the piano and says, "Well, let me see . . . How can I put it?" Lucy replies, "When someone doesn't know how to put it, you know you've been put!" First appearance: March 18th, 1992 Linus and Lucy sit at the kitchen table. Snoopy stands on the ground nearby. Lucy says, "And another thing . . In our house we don't allow dogs to beg at the table!" Snoopy thinks, "I'm not begging . . I was just sitting here, and happened to be facing your way . ." Latest appearance: March 22nd, 2009 / First appearance: March 18th, 1962 Charlie Brown stands on the baseball field and says, "All right, let's have the infielders right over here . . ." Linus walks onto the field, smiling, wearing glasses and dragging his blanket. Charlie Brown points and says, "Glasses? You're going to wear your new glasses while you play shortstop?" Linus says, "Why not? I'll be better than ever . . . I won't miss a thing!" First appearance: March 18th, 1989 Charlie Brown and Linus stand on the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown asks, "Am I naive, Linus?" Charlie Brown continues, "I thought our teacher came to watch our game, but all she was doing was meeting her boyfriend." Linus walks off the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown asks, "Am I naive Linus?" Linus replies, "You're naive, Charlie Brown . ." First appearance: March 18th, 1987 Charlie Brown rakes a sand trap and says, "Eighty sand traps and I have to rake the footprints out of all of them . . ." Charlie Brown sits on the ground exhausted and says, "Just because of my dog . ." Charlie Brown rakes a sand trap and says, "They say this is a very sophisticated golf club . . ." Charlie Brown looks at a flag and exclaims, "All the greens break toward th First appearance: March 18th, 1956 "Sometimes I think I'd like to be almost anything but a dog.." Snoopy thinks as he sits on the grass. He looks up at the sky: "Birds are the people I envy the most..." He watches a bird fly past: "Boy! There's the life!" He sighs as he watches the birds overhead. Charlie Brown walks by and notices Snoopy: "?" as Snoopy wiggles his ears. Charlie Brown watches Latest appearance: March 16th, 2011 / First appearance: March 18th, 1964 Snoopy, Linus and Charlie Brown walk. Linus says, "You know what you and Snoopy should do?" "You should so to obedience school." Snoopy stops walking. "Why should we go to obedience school?" Snoopy thinks. Snoopy lies on top of his doghouse and thinks, "He already does everything I want him to!" First appearance: March 18th, 1999 Linus hold his blanket and walks past Rerun and Snoopy. Rerun says, "Theoretically, my older brother should be my role model..." Rerun says, "But that blanket business takes care of that.." Rerun says, "Which forces me to look elsewhere, and maybe ask the question..." Rerun turns to Snoopy and says, "Can the neighbor's dog be a role model?" First appearance: March 18th, 1983 Sally sits in a beanbag chair. Charlie Brown holds a baseball bat and says, "Peppermint Patty says her team needs me." Sally says, "Sure, like last year when she told you the same thing, and you ended up selling popcorn!" Charlie Brown walks away from the house and says, "I forgot about that . . ." Sally stands on the doorstep and shouts, "You probably blockheaded it out o First appearance: March 18th, 1979 Peppermint Patty is sitting on the grass; she says,"I've been worried about this for a long time." She leans her head on one side of a tree, whiles Charlie Brown leans his head on the other side. She says,"Let me ask you something..." She asks,"Chuck, do you think a girl who is ugly has as much chance for happiness as a girl who's beautiful?" He replies,"Of course! For one thing, Latest appearance: March 15th, 2017 / First appearance: March 18th, 1970 The Literary Ace types, "I was born one bright spring morning at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm." The Literary Ace smiles and types, "I was one of seven puppies. My father and mother loved me." The Literary Ace continues to type, "Those were happy days." Snoopy smiles and thinks, "'Beagle Press' has asked me to write my autobiography . . ." First appearance: March 18th, 1972 Schroeder sits on the baseball bench and frowns. Charlie Brown and Linus stand next to him. Linus shouts, "Lucy hit a home run!" Charlie Brown says, "Okay, Schroeder, this is it! You promised to kiss her . . ." Schroeder stands at the plate and puckers his lips. Lucy runs toward the plate. Schroeder says, "A promise is a promise . . ." Lucy runs by Schroeder and says, "Forget it! I Latest appearance: March 15th, 2006 / First appearance: March 18th, 1959 Linus passes Charlie Brown standing on the sidewalk and Lucy sitting down behind him. He says, "Good morning, Charlie Brown.." Charlie Brown responds, "Good morning Linus.." Charlie Brown says, "Well, HE sure looks busy.." Lucy gets up and says, "Oh, yes, he's been very busy since he got his new tool set.." Charlie Brown looks after Linus and asks, "What's he building?" Lucy r Latest appearance: March 18th, 2001 / First appearance: March 18th, 1973 Lucy holds up a sign which reads, "Power to my kind" Lucy stands behind Charlie Brown, who looks at the pitcher's mound. He announces, "This is the moment I wait for all winter long..." Standing on top, in Charlie Brown continues, "It's a strange feeling when you walk onto the mound for the first time each spring.." Lucy, in close-up profile, asks, "That sort of gives you a First appearance: March 18th, 1976 Snoopy lies on the doghouse with his foot in a cast. Woodstock stands on the cast. Woodstock jumps on the cast and sings. Snoopy lifts his foot and Woodstock to his open mouth. He thinks, "Cool it!" Woodstock sits on Snoopy's cast. Latest appearance: March 15th, 2013 / First appearance: March 18th, 1966 A little bird sleeps on Snoopy's head. Snoopy thinks, "I can't stand it!" Snoopy frowns and thinks, "My parents had great ambitions for me . . . I even had great ambitions for myself . . ." Snoopy thinks, "But there's one thing for sure . . . I have no intention of ending up as a stupid . . ." Snoopy sends the bird flying as he thinks, "Bird sanctuary! First appearance: March 18th, 1978 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit in the grass.Marcie says, "You see, sir, we all need someone to kiss us goodbye . . ." Marcie continues, "No one should be expected to go off to school, or to work or to join the Navy without someone to kiss him goodbye!" Marcie adds, "It's just human nature . . ." Marcie says, "We all need someone to kiss us goodbye." Peppermint Patty says, Latest appearance: March 13th, 2003 / First appearance: March 18th, 1971 Charlie Brown stands next to the mailbox and looks at a letter. Peppermint Patty grits her teeth and says, "Got a letter in the mail, eh, Chuck?" Charlie Brown reads, "I know that you like me, and in my own way I like you, too, but . ." Charlie Brown says, "I think it's from that little red-haired girl . . She knows I like her, and . ." Peppermint Patty shouts, "That's not from any
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.