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, 2007 / First appearance: August 10th, 1960 Schroeder and Charlie Brown are in their baseball gear on the baseball field. Schroeder hands Charlie Brown the ball and says, "If you can get this last man out, Charlie Brown, we'll win the ball game...." Charlie Brown, Schroeder, and Shermy stand on the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown's head twists from side to side as he listens to both boys. Schroeder continues speaking, "...Therefor 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 Latest appearance: March 6th, 2011 / First appearance: March 1st, 1964 Charlie Brown stands in line at the movie theater with, Violet, Linus, Patty, Lucy, Schroeder, Five, Three and Four. Four pays for her ticket and says, "One, please." Charlie Brown says, "I shouldn't be here . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I should get out of line and go home . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I feel totally guilty about going to the show today . . . I should be home helpin 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!!!" 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 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!" 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!" 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: July 15th, 1956 "C'mon! Hit one out here!" Linus calls. He stands in profile and wears a mitt and baseball cap. Pluck. Linus bends down to pick a blade of grass. He chews on the grass. He spits it out as he looks up towards the sky. He turns and runs. He runs, heading towards Patty and Violet, who are turning a jumprope for Lucy as she skips rope. Violet, Patty and First appearance: January 23rd, 1989 Lucy and Olaf, Patty and her dog, and other kids with dogs stand in line. The loud speaker announces, "The 'Ugly Dog' contest is about to begin . . Will the contestant at the far right please take the sack off of his head . . ." Lucy says, "I told you!" Olaf thinks, "Do I have to?" First appearance: November 17th, 1976 Charlie Brown stands at Patty's door with a bucket. He says, "Ask your mom if she wants her windows washed." Patty replies, "She says, 'No' . . . She doesn't want her windows washed, or her leaves raked or her carpets cleaned!" Patty continues, "She also doesn't want her sidewalks shoveled, or her trash burned, or her car waxed or her kitchen floor scrubbed!" Patty closes t First appearance: September 29th, 1958 Lucy is playing with a hula-hoop. Patty is playing with a hula-hoop. Violet is playing with a hula-hoop Snoopy is playing with a hula-hoop. 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: 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!" 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' First appearance: April 2nd, 1972 Linus stands in the grass. His arms are open as he says "Is it? It IS!!" Linus looks off to the side and shouts: "THE EASTER BEAGLE IS COMING!!" Snoopy hops by and tosses an egg to Linus, who says, "Thank you..thank you very much." "Thank you," says Violet as Snoopy throws one to her. "Thank you,"says Sally "Thank you", says Schroeder. They stand on either side of S Latest appearance: February 5th, 2008 / First appearance: February 7th, 1961 Charlie Brown stands next to Patty and says, "Nobody likes me . . . I don't have a single friend in the whole world!" Charlie Brown continues, "I can't play baseball, I can't play football, I can't play checkers, I can't do anything! I'm a complete flop!" Patty says, "So?" Charlie Brown says, "So I'm on my way to the barber shop . . ." Charlie Brown walks away and says, " Latest appearance: February 28th, 2007 / First appearance: March 2nd, 1960 Patty and Lucy stand and watch as CHarlie Brown rushes past, holding a kite string behind him. Patty and Lucy look off to one side, watching. They watch as Charlie Brown is dragged backwards in a cloud of dust. "Every now and then you run into a kite with a mind of its own!" Lucy comments as she and Patty stare after Charlie Brown. Latest appearance: January 14th, 2015 / First appearance: January 17th, 1968 Patty walks toward Charlie Brown. Violet and Patty approach Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "Hi, girls! Where . ." Charlie Brown tumbles backward. Violet and Patty shout, "Get out of the way!!!" Charlie Brown lies on the ground dazed. Violet says, "We're on our way to a 'Crab-in'!" First appearance: April 8th, 1957 Linus, Patty, and Violet are standing in the field. Linus says, "Here, Violet, these are for you because I like you..." Violet looks confused. He walks off blushing. Violet says, "Why, how nice! Thank you, Linus ...thank you very much.." Patty says, "What did he give you?" Violet replies, "Some french-fries with a rubber band around them!"
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: February 28th, 1980 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and says, "No, ma'am, I don't know the answer, either." Peppermint Patty adds, "It looks like no one in the class knows the answer." Peppermint Patty says, "I have a suggestion . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "Why don't we forget it, and send out for a pizza?" First appearance: February 28th, 1957 "I just shined my shoes..look pretty good, don't they?" Linus lifts up a foot to show Lucy. "You only shined the toes...How about the heels?" Lucy asks as Linus walks away. Linus turns back to Lucy and explains, "I'm interested only in what people think of me as I ENTER the room.." "I don't care what they think of me as I LEAVE!" He adds as he walks away. First appearance: February 28th, 1979 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school. She says, "Sorry about my math paper, ma'am." Peppermint Patty continues, "On my way to school this morning, I sort of dropped it in the mud." Peppermint Patty says, "Maybe you can kind of brush it off a bit with your sleeve . . Wanna try it?" Peppermint Patty holds a dirty piece of paper and says, "I guess not." First appearance: February 28th, 1984 Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit in theatre seats. Peppermint Patty asks, "What kind of a show is this, Marcie? There aren't any pictures . . What do we look at?" Marcie says, "This is a concert, sir . . Just listen to the music . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I don't believe this . . . An auditorium full of people just sitting here listening to music . ." Peppermint Patty First appearance: February 28th, 1982 Charlie Brown sits in a chair in the living-room reading. Snoopy jumps down from atop his dog-house. He kicks on the door with his foot. Charlie Brown opens the door for him and he walks in. Charlie Brown asks,"Is it suppertime already?" He follows Snoopy and says,"I'm sorry..you may not believe this, but I was reading the book on psalms, and forgot what time it was..." H Latest appearance: February 26th, 2008 / First appearance: February 28th, 1961 Snoopy sits on his doghouse and looks at a bird. Two birds sit next to Snoopy on his doghouse. A group of birds gather on the doghouse and begin to chatter. Snoopy smiles and thinks, "My home is always open to those who enjoy discussion groups!" First appearance: February 28th, 1986 Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit in theatre seats. Peppermint Patty says, "I hope this concert doesn't last too long." Peppermint Patty asks, "When do you think it'll be over?" Marcie says, "When they play the last note." Peppermint Patty slumps in her seat and exclaims, "Thanks, Marcie!" Latest appearance: February 25th, 2013 / First appearance: February 28th, 1966 Linus and Lucy walk outside. Lucy asks, "What's the matter with you?" Linus replies, "My feet hurt." Linus sits down and takes off his shoes and says, "I think my shoes are too tight." Linus says, "It feels like my feet are being mugged! Latest appearance: February 25th, 2000 / First appearance: February 28th, 1974 Peppermint Patty stands in front of the principal's desk and says, "Yes, sir, I realize that I caused a disturbance in class . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "I guess I was sort of upset." Peppermint Patty says, "I have the feeling that I'm getting dumber every day . . . I don't even expect to get any smarter . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I'd be satisfied just to slow do First appearance: February 28th, 1991 Linus, Sally and six other students stand in the pouring rain. Linus says, "I remember once when we went on a field trip, and it didn't rain, and we all learned a lot and we all had a good time . . .." Sally asks, "When?" Each of the students asks, "When?" Latest appearance: February 25th, 2007 / First appearance: February 28th, 1960 Linus walks through the house carrying a box and says, "Guess what, Lucy . . ." Linus says, "I've finally got a hobby." Lucy watches tv and says, "Yeah, I'll bet!" Linus says, "I'm starting a snowflake collection . . . I've got some real pretty ones in this box . . ." Lucy says, "You can't keep snowflakes in a box, you dummy!" Linus says, "You can't?" Linus looks First appearance: February 28th, 1987 Charlie Brown stands on a chair and looks on a counter. He says, "I'm still looking for my baseball glove! Has anyone seen it?" The baseball glove hangs in the closet and thinks, "Please don't look in the closet . . . It's embarrassing to be the glove for a kid who's never won a game . . ." Charlie Brown asks, "And my baseball cap . . Has anyone seen my cap?" The cap hide First appearance: February 28th, 1981 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "Hey, stupid cat, you came in kind of late last night, didn't you?" Snoopy raises his fists and thinks, "Next time try to be more quiet . . . Or I may just have to punch your nose!" Woodstock speaks. Snoopy thinks, "Well, if he were awake, I suppose I'd leave out that last part . . ." First appearance: February 28th, 1995 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in class. Marcie says, "The teacher says we're supposed to read a biography next week . ." Marcie asks, "Whose biography are you going to read, sir?" Peppermint Patty says, "I don't know . . Somebody who didn't live very long." Latest appearance: February 25th, 2015 / First appearance: February 28th, 1968 Charlie Brown sits in a chair and says, "So here I am about to see the school nurse . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "She'll probably just take my temperature and look at my throat . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Maybe she'll take a blood test . . . I hope she doesn't take a blood test . . . Maybe she'll just weigh me . . ." Charlie Brown says, "If she mentions exploratory surge First appearance: February 28th, 1965 Snoopy is sitting in a bird’s nest on a branch. (BR) (BR) Snoopy sits on top of his doghouse with two birds one seems to be talking. (BR) (BR) Snoopy continues to sit and is listening to the birds; one of the birds stretches his wings out. (BR) (BR) Snoopy and the two birds are laughing. (BR) (BR) Both birds turn to Snoopy as one of the bird talks and is pointing. (BR) (BR) The birds are flying First appearance: February 28th, 1996 The Literary Ace types on his typewriter, "I was fortunate when growing up. We had dog food every day." Lucy reads the story and asks, "What about dessert?" Snoopy types, "For dessert we had dog food a la mode." Latest appearance: March 4th, 2002 / First appearance: February 28th, 1972 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty says, "We all need hope, Franklin, did you know that?" Peppermint Patty continues, "And we all need memories . . . Without good memories, life can be pretty skungie . . ." Franklin says, "I had three good memories once . . ." Franklin continues, "But I forgot what they were!" Latest appearance: March 2nd, 2003 / First appearance: February 28th, 1971 Charlie Brown stands in front of his snow covered pitcher's mound. He sighs. He says, "Here's my ol' pitcher's mound...covered with snow..." He stands on top of it and looks down, saying, This mound and I have been in some great ball games." He looks up and says, "What memories..." He closes his eyes: "I'll never forget that game when the other team came to bat in t Latest appearance: February 25th, 2006 / First appearance: February 28th, 1959 Patty glances up from her book when a voice shouts, "Sixteen! Wow! Seventeen! Wow! Eighteen! Wow!" She glances to her left. The voice continues, "Twenty-eight! Wow! Twenty-nine! Wow! THIRTY! WOW!!" Patty walks off towards the voice. She approaches Charlie Brown and Snoopy, who are sitting in the grass. Charlie Brown exclaims, "Thirty-three marshmallows!"
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.