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 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 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: September 30th, 1958 Linus is concentrating on an object in his hands. He approaches Charlie Brown and Patty, holding his object aloft. Charlie Brown says, "Yup..you did it again..you sure did.." Linus walks off and Charlie Brown exclaims, "Amazing!" He turns to Patty and says, "He's the only person I know who can untie a pretzel!" First appearance: May 30th, 1957 Patty and Charlie Brown stand watching Pig-pen. She asks, "Pig-Pen never says very much, does he?" Charlie Brown replies, "He's afraid to...Whenever he talks, the dirt on his face flakes off, and falls on the ground by his feet.." They smile as Pig-Pen shouts, "That's Not True!!" They all look down at the dirt falling on the ground. 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!" Latest appearance: February 3rd, 2013 / First appearance: February 6th, 1966 "SO LONG, CHAPS!" The World War I Flying Ace waves from his doghouse. "CONTACT!" Snoopy flies. "Here's the World War I pilot taking off from a field somewhere in England..." "Drat this fog! It's bad enough having to fight the Red Baron without fighting the fog, too!" Snoopy is outlined in this panel. "Headquarters expect too much of us...When I get back, I think I'l Latest appearance: August 29th, 2006 / First appearance: September 1st, 1959 Patty and Linus look off into the distance. Patty exclaims, "Here Comes Good Ol' Charlie Brown!" Linus responds, "He Must Be Through Pushing His Baby Sister!" Schroeder and Snoopy stand next to Charlie Brown. Schroeder says, "You're just in time to go in as a pinch-hitter, ol' buddy! You can save the game, ol' pal!" Linus and Patty cheer Charlie Brown on. Linus says, "Remember, 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: November 23rd, 2006 / First appearance: November 26th, 1959 Patty and Charlie Brown stand watching Pigpen. Charlie Brown asks, "Did it ever occur to you that 'Pig-Pen' might be carrying the dirt and dust of some past civilization?" They stoop down in his mud-pile and start to study him. Charlie Brown continues, "Notice how the dust clings to him.." Patty and Charlie Brown walk off and he concludes, "He could have on him some of the soil o First appearance: May 12th, 1956 Linus and Lucy are standing in the field. She is wearing a thoughtful expression and says, "I just don't know.." She continues as Patty approaches, "I've heard a lot of arguments on both sides.." She says, "YOU'RE in the first grade, Patty...maybe YOU can tell us..." She asks, "Just how important IS it to have a good eduacation?" 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: January 16th, 2006 / First appearance: January 19th, 1959 Charlie Brown is speaking to Patty as Snoopy clings to him. Charlie Brown says, "All I did was say something nice about dogs, and he's been hanging on me ever since." Patty asks, "Did you mean what you said?" Charlie Brown replies, "Sure..I really like dogs..." Charlie Brown looks down at Snoopy. Charlie Brown says to Patty, "He just gave my arm an extra little squeeze.." Latest appearance: October 16th, 2009 / First appearance: October 23rd, 1962 Frieda pats her hair and says to Patty, "Are you jealous of me, Patty, because I have naturally curly hair?" Patty says, "No, I try not to be jealous of anyone . . . Jealousy is a flaw that can destroy an otherwise beautiful personality . . ." Patty walks away. Frieda says, "Rats!" First appearance: September 24th, 1957 Snoopy is eating his food. He gags in disgust. He picks up his dish and walks off. He gives it to Charlie Brown who explains to Patty, "Needs salt!" First appearance: March 18th, 1975 Charlie Brown walks toward the pitcher's mound and looks confused. Patty says, "We hope you don't mind, Charlie Brown." Schroeder says, "I needed some dirt for my garden . . ." Five says, "I needed some dirt for our lawn . ." Linus says, "I needed some dirt for our window box . . ." Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Many chunks of dirt are missing from it. 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!" First appearance: March 7th, 1957 Snoopy sits in the grass asleep. Charlie Brown and Patty walk by. Charlie Brown says, "Some dogs sleep with one eye open.." Patty replies, "Is that right? That's very interesting" Snoopy pops open one eye. He continues sleeping and thinks, "He's out of his mind!" Latest appearance: December 7th, 2003 / First appearance: December 5th, 1971 Charlie Brown walks on the ice. He is fully bundled up. "AAUGH!!" Charlie Brown slips and flies into the air. He wriggles around on his back and declares, "Good grief! I can't get up! I'm trapped like a turtle!" "I can't move! I'm doomed... I'll have to lie here for the rest of my life!" Lucy and Patty approach. Lucy says, "And then she told me about this one party 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 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?"
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
First appearance: September 22nd, 1984 Spike walks through the desert holding a dowsing rod. Spike follows the dowsing rod. The stick points up so Spike looks up. It rains. Latest appearance: September 21st, 2004 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1970 Snoopy wears a helmet and throws a football. Woodstock runs after the football. The ball hits Woodstock on the head. Snoopy thinks, "Ineligible receiver." First appearance: September 22nd, 1985 Woodstock stands on the field looking up at Snoopy who is holding a football and wearing a helmet. The latter thinks,"We'll pretend it's the kickoff, okay?" He walks off with the ball tucked under his arm. He thinks,"I'll come running down the field and you try to tackle me..." Woodstock watches him walk away and sighs. As Snoopy runs along, Woodstock flies and latches-on First appearance: September 22nd, 1998 Marcie and Peppermint Patty crouch on either side of a football in the backyard. Peppermint Patty says, "Okay, Marcie. go straight out and cut right.." Patty diagrams on the ground. Marcie says, "I cut left better sir..." Peppermint Patty says, "If you cut left the ball won't be there.." Marcie says, "That's not a bad idea.." Latest appearance: September 19th, 2008 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1961 Lucy sits at the psychiatric help booth. Frieda says, "I've come to you because I need professional help . . ." Frieda continues, "I get drepressed when I realize how other girls hate me, and yet I know it's only jealousy . . . It's plain jealousy!" Frieda says, "They only hate me because I have naturally curly hair . . . They're jealous of me . . . What should I do?" Lucy Latest appearance: September 19th, 2016 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1969 Peppermint Patty speaks into the phone and says, "Hello Chuck? This is Peppermint Patty . . . I'm just calling about our football game." Peppermint Patty continues, "Our team has been practicing like mad . . . countdowns, pass patterns, red dogging . . . you know, that sort of thing . . ." Peppermint Patty sits down next to the phone and asks, "How's your team doing?" Char First appearance: September 22nd, 1997 Marcie and Peppermint Patty are playing golf. Marcie is the caddie. Marcie says, "Sir, why do some of your clubs wear bedroom slippers?" Peppermint Patty holds a putter and says, "Just carry the bag, Marcie.." Latest appearance: September 19th, 2009 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1962 Snoopy lies on his doghouse. Snoopy lies on his stomach. Snoopy sits on his doghouse. Snoopy raises his ears as the football flies overhead. Snoopy thinks, "Field goal!" First appearance: September 22nd, 1982 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and violently erases her paper. Peppermint Patty rips the paper. Peppermint Patty holds up the paper and it has a hole in the middle of it. Peppermint Patty sticks her hand through the hole and says, "Request permission to leave the country, ma'am!" First appearance: September 22nd, 1972 Schroeder sits at the piano. Lucy leans on the piano. Schroeder says, "You know what Beethoven never had?" Scroeder stands up and says, "Beethoven never had girls hanging on his piano bugging him about sending them presents!" Schroeder walks away. Lucy says, "He didn't?" Lucy continues, "Poor Beethoven!" Latest appearance: September 17th, 2003 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1971 Joe Cool stands by the doghouse and reads a book. He thinks, "Here's Joe Cool looking over a few of the language courses for this term." Joe Cool continues to think, "I'm very hung-up on languages . . Maybe I'll study Hebrew and Korean and Serbian . . ." Linus approaches and says, "Hi, Joe . . . I see you're down for bonehead English again . . ." Snoopy sighs. First appearance: September 22nd, 1988 Peppermint Patty wears a big wig. She walks next to Marcie. A one-toothed kid shouts, "Hey, kid! Is that a wig or are you wearing a sheep?!" The one-toothed kid shouts, "Too bad it isn't bigger . . We can still see your face!" Peppermint Patty no longer wears the wig. Marcie says, "Amazing, sir! I never would have thought you could stuff that whole wig into his mouth . ." First appearance: September 22nd, 1990 The Foreign Legionnaire stands next to Woodstock and two soldiers. Snoopy thinks, "This morning, when I got up, I said to myself, 'Hey, where's the beach ball that's been following us?'" Conrad carries a large round backpack. Snoopy thinks, "Then I realized that Conrad had it in his backpack . ." First appearance: September 22nd, 1995 The World War I Flying Ace stands next to a desk. Snoopy thinks, "Yes, sir . . I'd like permission to speak to General Pershing . ." The World War I Flying Ace thinks, "Yes, it's a very delicate matter . ." The World War I Flying Ace thinks, "Well, my brother, who is in the infantry, wants to know why they never get any tapioca pudding?" The World War I Flying Ace is throw First appearance: September 22nd, 1981 Snoopy lies against a rock. Woodstock sits on his feet. Snoopy thinks, "You're supposed to meet your cousin at the station?" Snoopy sits up and thinks, "But you don't know what she looks like, and she doesn't know what you look like . . ." Woodstock runs away. Snoopy thinks, "Tell her she'll recognize you because you'll be holding a copy of 'War and Peace.'" Woodstock stand First appearance: September 22nd, 1975 Charlie Brown stands at Lucy's door. He says, "I heard your family is going away for the weekend." Charlie Brown continues, "Ask your mom if she'd like to hire a house sitter." Lucy asks, "What do you know about house sitting?" Charlie Brown replies, "Enough!" Lucy asks, "What would you do if it cried?" First appearance: September 22nd, 1992 Sally, Charlie Brown and Snoopy stand curbside waiting for the bus. A bag lunch is next to each one. Snoopy's bus leaves a trail of dust. Sally says, "I never knew there was a bus to obedience school . ." First appearance: September 22nd, 1989 Marcie reads a book. Peppermint Patty talks on the phone and says, "Yeah, Chuck, I'm calling you because I need somebody to play football with . . . Marcie is just too weird . . ." Marcie says, "Ask him if he still loves me." Peppermint Patty says, "So long, Chuck." Marcie says, "You didn't ask him." Peppermint Patty says, "He never would have understood the question, Marcie." First appearance: September 22nd, 1987 Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy stand on the pitcher's mound. Lucy says, "If we lose this last game of the season, we should sue . . ." Charlie Brown asks, "Sue? Who are we gonna sue?" Charlie Brown continues, "And what attorney would take the case?" Snoopy pulls off his baseball cap, revealing Snoopy as the World Famous Attorney. First appearance: September 22nd, 1991 Snoopy and Lucy sit on the ground. Lucy holds a box of cookies. Lucy holds out a cookie to Snoopy. "Here, have a cookie," she offers. Lucy continues, "Now that's one for you and now one for me.." Lucy looks into the box. "I suppose we really should share these in a rational manner..." Lucy stacks the cookies. She says, "I'm a human being so I should get five more..I
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.