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: January 21st, 1956 Charlie Brown yells to his left, "You Come Back Here, And Say That! I Dare You!!" He looks off to his left. He continues to look. Patty stands in front of him and he says, "Gee..I'm sorry you had to come back all that way.." First appearance: June 11th, 1975 Charlie Brown stands at Patty's door with a bucket. He says, "Tell your dad I'll wash his car for a dollar." Charlie Brown stands at the door and waits. Patty says, "He wants to know if you have workman's compensation . . . What happens if you're injured on the job?" Charlie Brown replies, "Tell him I only wash cars that are standing still!" Latest appearance: July 30th, 2013 / First appearance: August 2nd, 1966 Charlie Brown gets hit on the head with a baseball. Charlie Brown lies motionless on the pitcher's mound. Patty rushes to the pitcher's mound and says, "What happened?" Linus replies, "Charlie Brown got hit with a line-drive!" Patty shouts, "Does anyone here know anything about first-aid?" Lucy replies, "It's probably not serious . . . second or third aid will do." Latest appearance: March 25th, 2001 / First appearance: March 25th, 1973 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound holding the ball. He concentrates fiercly. He is in wind-up position. He throws the ball. POW! He is knocked over in the air. His clothes fly everywhere. Charlie Brown lies on top of the pitcher's mound, dazed and undressed. He sits up and looks around. He turns around, towards the outfield. He rais First appearance: May 8th, 1958 Patty and Charlie Brown are walking along the lane. Patty asks, "School is getting you down, isn't it, Charlie Brown?" He grimaces as she continues, "When you come home in the afternoon, you need something to help you to unwind..you need to relax.." He replies, "I know I do..." They approach Snoopy lying with his head in his dish. Charlie Brown asks, "But who wants to lie Latest appearance: October 16th, 2007 / First appearance: October 18th, 1960 Patty and a grimacing Charlie Brown are standing in the field. She says, "Don't feel bad. After all, everyone gets depressed now and then..." She continues, "Perhaps you should try to CHART your periods of depression, Charlie Brown..." Patty asks, "Now, how long would you say this period of depression has lasted?" Charlie Brown turns to her and says, "Six years!" First appearance: September 1st, 1956 Patty, Charlie Brown, and Violet are in the field. Patty clasps her hands and says, "Isn't it amazing?" Violet is smiling. She continues, "We both have the same dislikes about you, Charlie Brown.." She spreads her hands and says, "She dislikes the same things about you that I do! Isn't it amazing?" They walks off and Patty concludes, "We should have Uniforms!" Charlie Bro First appearance: February 24th, 1958 Charlie Brown is talking to Patty in the field. Snoopy is walking. Snoopy approaches them and acts dehydrated, panting. Charlie Brown says, "Excuse me.. I think somebody's water dish is empty.." Latest appearance: August 12th, 2014 / First appearance: August 15th, 1967 Violet, Patty and Pig Pen sit outside. Violet asks, "Have you ever considered what a good husband Pig Pen would make?" Patty sticks out her tongue and says, "Ugh! I can't imagine anything worse!" Pig Pen says, "On the contrary . . . I think I'd be a real bargain . . ." Pig Pen continues, "She'd get a husband and an acre of good topsoil!" Latest appearance: March 22nd, 2011 / First appearance: March 24th, 1964 Linus and Charlie Brown stand on the baseball field. Linus carries his baseball bat and glove. He asks, Are you going to play today, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown answers, "No, my arm isn't quite ready yet." "I thought I might stand by, though...I might just go in as a pinch hitter.." "NOT FOR ME YOU WON'T!" Patty, Lucy, Shermy, and Violet yell, surrounding him. Charlie Bro First appearance: October 20th, 1957 Charlie Brown holds a football. Pig-Pen sails towards him, reaching out for it.(BR) (BR) Charlie Bropwn holds Pig-Pen down on the ground.(BR) (BR) Charlie Brown runs with the football. Linus, Patty and Lucy tumble through the air as he passes them.(BR) (BR) Charlie Brown knocks Linus onto his head.(BR) (BR) Lucy and Linus dive towards the grass as Charlie Brown races past them.(BR) (BR) WUMP! "OOF Latest appearance: September 23rd, 2011 / First appearance: September 25th, 1964 "WHAT?" Charlie Brown looks up at Snoopy, who sits with his back to him on top of the doghosue. "YOU'RE NOT EVEN GOING TO LOOK AT IT?!!" Charlie Brown cries as Snoopy trots off. Charlie Brown throws back his head and wails, "Linus paints a mural of the entire story of civilization on the ceiling of his doghouse and he's not even going to look at it!" Linus, with a palette, and Patt First appearance: September 3rd, 1991 Linus, Violet, Charlie Brown, Patty and Sally wait at the bus stop. Linus says, "She has pancakes in her lunch box?" Violet says, "Weird." Patty comments, "Pancakes are no good without syrup . ." Sally says, "No problem." Sally holds a syrup dispenser in her hands. First appearance: February 15th, 1963 Frieda turns to Charlie Brown and says, "I got thirty Valentines yesterday! How many did you get Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown replies, "Me? Me? Me?" Charlie Brown laughs, "Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho!" Frieda puts her hand to her mouth, "Hee! Hee! Hee! Hee! Hee! Hee! Hee! Hee!" Charlie Brown, "Ha ha ha ha ha." Frieda says to Patty, "He's hysterical!" First appearance: May 16th, 1956 Patty is talking to Lucy by the door at the front of the house. Lucy says, "So I said to my mother, 'I'm going outside'..." She continues, "'NO YOU'RE NOT,' she said...so I said,'WHY?!'" She continues, "And then she said, 'BECAUSE I SAID SO, THAT'S WHY!'" Patty asks, "Then what did you say?" Lucy leans against the door, grimaces, and replies, "Nothing..I knew it was hopele Latest appearance: June 21st, 2011 / First appearance: June 23rd, 1964 Linus stands in front of Charlie Brown and Snoopy and announces, "I brought a broom, Charlie Brown." "Good..Shroeder said he'd bring a dust pan.." Patty and Violet stand in front of Charlie Brown. Patty says, "I brought a pail of water, Charlie Brown, and Violet has some dust rags..." "Great," he says. Snoopy looks on from the top of the doghouse. "Be careful going down the stairs. 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!" First appearance: July 24th, 1978 Charlie Brown and Spike stand at Patty's door. Charlie Brown says, "Good morning! I'm trying to find a home for this beautiful dog." Patty asks, "What's his background?" Charlie Brown replies, "He's been living just outside Needles with a bunch of coyotes." Patty says, "I think I'd rather have one of the coyotes!" Latest appearance: November 23rd, 2007 / First appearance: November 25th, 1960 Shermy and Lucy are standing in an open field. Lucy says, "Beethoven's birthday is Dec. 16th, Shermy..." She smiles at Shermy and asks,"Have you decided what you're going to get me? Shermy exclaims, "Yes! I'm not going to get you anything!" Patty walks up and watches with Lucy as Shermy walks away. Lucy turns to Patty and asks, "What kind of a holiday is it where you don' 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!"
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: November 14th, 2004 / First appearance: November 15th, 1970 "Good moring Fred," Snoopy thinks as he walks along the top of the doghouse. He holds up his apron. "Here's the world-famous grocery clerk tying his apron and getting ready to work behind the check-out counter.." Snoopy ties his apron behind his back. "Good morning, Mrs. Bartley... How's your bridge game? Did you have a nice weekend?" Snoopy grins and opens his arms. Latest appearance: November 10th, 2000 / First appearance: November 15th, 1974 Marcie and Peppermint Patty stand by the door. Peppermint Patty says, "Hi, Marcie, how's the sewing coming?" Peppermint Patty and Marcie walk. Peppermint Patty says, "You're working on my skating dress, aren't you?" Marcie replies, "Oh, yes, I'm working on it . . ." Peppermint Patty and Marcie stand in front of the sewing machine. Marcie frowns and says, "In fact, I just learned so First appearance: November 15th, 1957 Charlie Brown stands next to a pile of leaves. He watches as Linus jumps into the pile. Linus looks down and says, "Well, I just learned something, Charlie Brown.." He holds up a stick covered with leaves and concludes, "Never jump into a pile of leaves holding a wet sucker!" First appearance: November 15th, 1979 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty wears a pan on her head to catch leaking water. Marcie says, "Guess what, sir . ." Marcie continues, "I heard that the board of education and the principal have been arguing about the leak in the ceiling . . ." Marcie says, "They can't decide what to do . . . I imagine it's a financial problem, wouldn't you First appearance: November 15th, 1978 Peppermint Patty walks with Marcie and says, "I'm getting dumber every day . . . I can't do my schoolwork . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "My head is dead, Marcie." Marcie says, "We'll get you started again, sir . . We'll just put you in gear . . ." Marcie pushes Peppermint Patty down a hill. Peppermint Patty says, "Yipe!" Marcie continues, ". . . And push you downhill!" Latest appearance: November 12th, 2016 / First appearance: November 15th, 1969 Snoopy lies on his doghouse. Smoke swirls around him. More smoke floats by. Snoopy looks up. Snoopy thinks, "I can't believe it!" Woodstock stands next to a pile of burning leaves. Snoopy thinks, "Why does my new caretaker insist on burning leaves during my afternoon nap?" Latest appearance: November 13th, 2002 / First appearance: November 15th, 1972 Snoopy and Woodstock sit on the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "It's migrating time . . ." Snoopy looks up and thinks, "This time of year when millions of birds are taking off for warmer climates . . ." Snoopy looks down at Woodstock. Snoopy continues to think, "All but Woodstock, who's afraid of getting mugged!" Woodstock leans against Snoopy and sighs. First appearance: November 15th, 1987 Snoopy (with his dish on his head) and Woodstock and his friends walk up a snow-slope. The birds sit in the dish atop the slope whiles Snoopy stand at the edge and look over. He sits in the dish with the birds at the top of the slope. They slid down the slope. They twist to the side as they continue to slide. They continue to slide the slope They hit Latest appearance: November 12th, 2010 / First appearance: November 15th, 1963 "Did you see that little girl with the red hair walk by?" Linus asks Charlie Brown. They are sitting on the bench with their lunch bags. Linus turns to one side to watch her. "You got sort of nervous when she walked by, didn't you, Charlie Brown?" "What makes you think I got nervous?" Charlie Brown says. "You tied your peanut butter sandwich in a knot!" Linus observes. Char First appearance: November 15th, 1984 Pigpen sits at his school desk. He says, "Yes, ma'am . . My name is 'Pigpen'." Pigpen says, "Oh, yes . . I've been in your class all year . . ." Pigpen says, "You just haven't noticed me." Pigpen says, "The janitor keeps sweeping me out!" First appearance: November 15th, 1995 Charlie Brown stands in front of his teacher's desk. The Foreign Legionnaire stands in front of the class room with Woodstock and three soldiers. Charlie Brown says, "Yes, ma'am, he's my dog . . Well, sort of . . No, I don't know what he's doing here . ." Snoopy thinks, "Ask her how long I have to keep these troops standing at attention . ." First appearance: November 15th, 1991 Peppermint Patty holds a football and asks, "Marcie, how can you catch the ball if you're standing behind a tree?" Marcie's arms extend from behind the tree. She says, "I don't want to get hit in the stomach with the ball . . ." Peppermint Patty kicks the football. Marcie holds the football from behind the tree. Marcie says, "Pretty good catch, huh, sir?" First appearance: November 15th, 1959 Lucy and Linus are standing in the field at night and Linus says to Lucy "Here comes Charlie Brown.. Maybe he'll know... (BR) (BR) Lucy goes on saying as she looks up at the sky and Charlie Brown approaches, " It sure looks like an airplane to me... you know how their lights kind of blink on and off..." (BR) (BR) The three keeping looking up at the night sky and Lucy ask Charlie Brown "Is that an First appearance: November 15th, 1976 Charlie Brown stands at Frieda's door and says, "Good morning! I'm trying to earn some money for Christmas." Charlie Brown asks, "Will you ask your mother if there's any kind of work I could do for her?" Frieda asks, "What kind of work do you do?" Charlie Brown replies, "I shovel sidewalks, rake leaves and garble messages!" Latest appearance: November 12th, 2009 / First appearance: November 15th, 1962 Linus walks with Charlie Brown and says, "My dad and I got into a big theological argumentlast night . . ." Linus continues, "He was looking at my report card and wondering why I was the only one in my class who didn't get an 'A' in spelling . . ." Linus says, "I said 'Isn't it wonderful how each of us on this earth was created just a little bit different?'" Linus says, "Th Latest appearance: November 10th, 2003 / First appearance: November 15th, 1971 Linus sits up in bed and looks at his arm. He says, "My hands aren't shaking?" Linus continues, "I'm not dizzy any more . . . My stomach doesn't hurt . . I'm actually hungry!" Linus says, "I made it through the weekend without my blanket! I did it! I did it!" Linus shouts, "And I did it my way!!" Latest appearance: November 12th, 2008 / First appearance: November 15th, 1961 Standing on the sidewalk next to a fire hydrant Lucy is looking at Linus as he is saying, "I think i'm ahead of my time... (BR) (BR) Lucy and Linus are facing each other and Lucy is Yelling, " Ha! That's a laugh! You're just like a lot of others who say the same thing! It's an excuse, that's what it is !"(BR) (BR) The two are still standing on the side walk next to a fire hydrant as Lucy stretches First appearance: November 15th, 1981 The World War I Flying Ace walks through the archway of a ruin. He sits at a table, that holds a mug and a bottle, with one finger raised and thinks, "Puis-Je Avoir La Carte?" He thinks, "Here's the World War I Flying Ace sitting in a small French Cafe...." He continues, "Suddenly he sees a beautiful young country lass!" He walks along thinking, "Slyly he approaches her ta First appearance: November 15th, 1980 Marcie and Peppermint Patty stand in the snow. Marcie says, "Look, sir, it's starting to snow . ." Peppermint Patty says, "My toes are cold . . ." Marcie says, "You shouldn't have worn those sandals . . Maybe we can wrap your feet with comic books . . ." Marcie wraps comic books around Peppermint Patty's feet. Marcie and Peppermint Patty walk in the snow. Marcie says, "If y First appearance: November 15th, 1990 Snoopy sits on his doghouse. Charlie Brown hands Snoopy a hanger and says, "Here . . Your collar just came back from the cleaners." Charlie Brown walks away and says, "I'm glad to see that you take such good care of your things . ." Snoopy looks down at a huge pile of useless coat hangers. He thinks, "But what am I going to do with all the hangers?"
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.