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: 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 First appearance: January 31st, 1957 Charlie Brown approaches Patty and Violet. He says, "Hi Girls.." They reply in unison, "Hi, Charlie Brown.." They stare after him and Violet says, "Good ol' Charlie Brown" He gazes after them and says, "Gee..I heard one of them say 'Good ol' Charlie Brown'...Maybe those girls don't think I'm so bad after all.." The girls walk along and Violet says, "Good ol' wishy-washy C Latest appearance: August 2nd, 2010 / First appearance: August 5th, 1963 BALK!! "?" "!" Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and leans back to pitch the ball. "He balked in the tying run!" Linus cries. His cap flies off his head. Patty wails, "OH, NO!" "OH, NO! OH, NO! OH, NO!" Violet, Lucy and Shermy wail. "OWOOOOOOO!" Snoopy throws back his head and wails. First appearance: September 11th, 1956 Charlie Brown exclaims to Patty as she passes, "Believe In Me!" He exclaims to Snoopy, "Believe In Me!" He follows Violet and exclaims, "Believe In Me!" He sits on the sidewalks dejected. He says, "I just can't get people to believe in me..." Latest appearance: April 4th, 2010 / First appearance: March 31st, 1963 Charlie Brown stands on the field and says, "I'm very pleased to see such a good turnout . . . With a little luck I think we can have a good season . . ." Patty, Violet, Linus and Frieda sit on the grass. Charlie Brown says, "Today's Spring training session is going to begin with a demonstration . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "Last year we hit into too many double plays . . ." 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 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 Latest appearance: June 25th, 2017 / First appearance: June 28th, 1970 Violet and Patty stand at a ticket booth. Violet holds up a bill and says, "One, please.." Patty, Franklin, Linus, Sally, and Snoopy are on line. Sally asks, "You know what I'm doing, Linus? I'm prtending that you're taking me to the movies.." Linus says, "Well I'm NOT! We just happen to be standing in the same line!" Franklin is at the front of the line. Sally says, "I'm pretendin Latest appearance: April 5th, 2009 / First appearance: April 1st, 1962 Charlie Brown stands at home plate holding a bat. A voice calls out, "Strike two!" Charlie Brown holds the bat and a voice calls out, "Strike three!" Lucy, Patty and Violet throw their heads back and wail, "Oh no!!!" Patty, Lucy and Snoopy shout at Charlie Brown, "You blockhed! You didn't even swing!!" Shermy says, "You just stood there!" Lucy says, "You blockhead!" Pa Latest appearance: July 24th, 2009 / First appearance: July 27th, 1962 Snoopy stands on his doghouse in the driving rain and thinks, "It's a storm at sea!" Snoopy thinks, "The fierce gale lashes the rain into the face of the captain as he stands on deck!" Violet and Patty walks past Snoopy's doghouse. Patty says, "Don't you love the feel of a soft gentle summer shower?" Snoopy climbs inside of his doghouse and sighs. First appearance: August 22nd, 1956 "You're DUMB, Charlie Brown! and you're USELESS, an..." Patty is saying to Charlie Brown as she points her finger at him. Violet is walking up to them. (BR) (BR) As Violet approaches them, Patty ask her" Say, What time is it getting to be? (BR) (BR) Violet replies" I think it's almost Noon..." (BR) (BR) Patty turns from Charlie Brown and faces Violet saying" I have to go home, I guess... Why don' Latest appearance: July 12th, 2008 / First appearance: July 15th, 1961 Snoopy carries his dog dish in his mouth. Charlie Brown stands with Patty. Snoopy puts the dish down at Charlie Brown's feet. Charlie Brown says, "Oh, I'm sorry . . . Just a minute . . . I'll get it . . ." Charlie Brown places a leaf on top of the dog food and says, "There! How's that?" Charlie Brown says to Patty, "I always forget the parsley!" First appearance: November 25th, 1992 Violet and Patty walk by Snoopy who is dressed as Santa Claus. Patty says, "That's something new . . A Thanksgiving Claus!" Snoopy waves a drumstick in the air and thinks, "Ring the drumstick!" First appearance: 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: August 20th, 1957 Snoopy rolls an object along the ground. He drops it on the in front of Charlie Brown and Patty. They all look at it. Charlie Brown explains, "Empty water dish!" Latest appearance: October 11th, 2007 / First appearance: October 13th, 1960 Charlie Brown hangs his head and tells Patty, "This is my 'Depressed Stance'" He explains,"When you're depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand..." He continues, "The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you'll start to feel better..." He concludes, "If you're going to get any joy out of being depressed, you've got to sta First appearance: December 26th, 1957 Patty and Violet are leaning on the bridge. Violet says, "There sure are a lot of these instant products on the market..." They walk along the lane and she continues, "Instant coffee, instant tea, instant pudding, instant cereal" They watch as Charlie Brown walk by smiling. Violet says, "..Instant dislike.." 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: 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 Latest appearance: February 7th, 2012 / First appearance: February 9th, 1965 Patty stands outside wearing a coat and hat and talking to Charlie Brown. She says, "You say Snoopy is eating to forget his broken romance?" Patty continues, "That sounds like a good idea." Charlie Brown replies, "It has its drawbacks." A fat Snoopy sits on his doghouse looking unhappy.
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: January 15th, 2007 / First appearance: January 18th, 1960 Charlie Brown asks, "Snoopy, have you ever thought that you were a bore?" Charlie Brown says, "Have you ever felt that people were bored by everything you said?" Charlie Brown continues, "Have you ever felt that they weren't the least bit interested in anything you . . ." Charlie Brown makes a face as Snoopy snores. First appearance: January 18th, 1990 Linus lies in bed and says to Lucy, "It's too cold to go to school today . . ." Linus says, "Tell the teacher to bring the class here to my room, and I'll just stay under the covers . . ." Charlie Brown waits at the bus stop and says, "Where have you been? You almost missed the bus . ." Linus walks towards them and says, "I got involved." First appearance: January 18th, 1958 Linus and Charlie Brown are in a sled going downhill. Charlie Brown says, "My dad says when he was little, the kids used to slide down hill on pieces of cardboard.." They pick up speed and Linus asks, "Was that in the olden days?" Charlie Brown replies, "Well, it was before World War I.." They flip over as the sled hits a bump. Buried to the neck in snow, Linus says, "Oh, First appearance: January 18th, 1976 Woodstock looks over at a piece of bread in the snow with puzzlement. He walks over to it. He stares at it. He hops off. He chirps a question to Snoopy as they sit atop the doghouse. Snoopy spreads his hands and thinks,"That's french toast...go ahead, and try it...there's nothing to be afraid of." He watches as Woodstock flys off. Snoopy thinks,"There migh First appearance: January 18th, 1987 Snoopy sits atop his doghouse as Charlie Brown reaches up to him with an envelope saying, "It's a letter from your brother Spike." Snoopy smiles, looks at the letter, and thinks, Good ol' Spike!" Spike leans forward on a rock in the desert writing a letter. He writes, "Dear Snoopy," He sits down, looks at the letter, and reads,"Just thought I'd drop you a line to let you k First appearance: January 18th, 1999 Linus and Rerun walk through the snow. Linus says, "You can tell a lot about someone by following their tracks in the snow..." Linus says, "Now, what do you think that we can tell about this person?" The footprints look like a dance pattern. Rerun says, "I think maybe he was a dancer." First appearance: January 18th, 1993 Peppermint Patty walks with Franklin. Peppermint Patty says, "Martin Luther King said, 'I have a dream.'" Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit on a bench eating lunch. Peppermint Patty says, "Before that, we wouldn't be sitting here . ." Franklin says, "And I wouldn't be trading you a carrot stick for a French fry . ." Peppermint Patty says, "That's not an even trade, Frankl First appearance: January 18th, 1975 Snoopy stands at Peppermint Patty's door and smiles. Peppermint Patty says, "I appreciate your coming to stay with me, Snoopy . . ." Snoopy walks in the house. Peppermint Patty closes the door and says, "My dad will be working late for another whole week, and I sure hate being at home alone . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "I've been falling asleep in school because I'm afraid to First appearance: January 18th, 1997 Rerun and Lucy sit on the couch. Rerun tells her, "This little girl in my class was sort of depressed, see, so I said, 'Why don't we run away to Paris?' It was a joke." Rerun continues, "She thought it was funny so she told her mother, who told our teacher, who told the principal, and I got fired!" Lucy says, "Suspended." Rerun replies, "I guess so . ." Lucy asks, "Harra First appearance: January 18th, 1957 Snoopy sits in the snow catching snowflakes with his tongue. He continues to catch snowflakes. He thinks, "Whew, I'm full!" He walks off thinking, "I'll bet if I ate one more snowflake I'd turn into a blizzard!" Latest appearance: January 15th, 2010 / First appearance: January 18th, 1963 Linus stands in front of a closed door and says, "Grandma . . . I want to apologize . . ." Linus continues, "I want to apologize for what I said about your drinking thirty-two cups of coffee . . . I still like you, Grandma . . ." The door opens. Linus clutches his blanket and smiles. First appearance: January 18th, 1988 The World Famous Surgeon walks towards a smiling Linus. Snoopy walks past Linus. Linus says to Charlie Brown, "You know what's a bad sign?" Linus says, "When you meet your doctor in the hallway of the hospital, and he doesn't recognize you . ." First appearance: January 18th, 1995 Charlie Brown and Sally sit at the table. Charlie Brown says as Sally writes, "When I write a paper, I try to show the teacher that she has somehow enriched my experience . ." Sally reads, "This is my report on the dumb field trip we took yesterday." Charlie Brown says, "Then again, what do I know?" Sally asks, "How can I write when you're talking?" First appearance: January 18th, 1986 Linus and Charlie Brown wear winter caps and lean on the wall. Charlie Brown says, "Nobody appreciates how wishy-washy people suffer . ." Charlie Brown says, "Our lives are in constant torment." Charlie Brown asks, "You know what wishy-washy people need?" Charlie Brown exclaims, "Cringe benefits!" First appearance: January 18th, 1992 Spike stands in the desert holding the electric cord to a waffle maker. Spike thinks, "When I got up this morning, I thought, 'Gee, wouldn't a waffle taste good?'" First appearance: January 18th, 1979 Peppermint Patty and Marcie stand and hold books. Peppermint Patty sings, "Kiss me once and kiss me twice . . Then kiss me once again . . . It's been a long time . . ." Marcie says, "Shh!! You have to be quiet in a library, sir!" Peppermint Patty says, "Just singing an old World War II song, Marcie . . ." Peppermint Patty asks, "Bet it brought back a flood of memories, huh, First appearance: January 18th, 1980 Linus waits at the door. Charlie Brown walks out of the house and says, "There must be something wrong with me." Charlie Brown continues, "I went to bed early last night, but I'm still tired . ." Charlie Brown adds, "I think I must have dog blood." Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "I resent that!" Latest appearance: January 15th, 2013 / First appearance: January 18th, 1966 Charlie Brown stands on a doorstep wearing a hat and coat and holding a shovel. He asks, "Shovel your walk?" The little girl who answers the door asks, "You mean for money?" Charlie Brown replies, "Yes, I don't have any use for beads!" The little girl slams the door in Charlie Browns' face. Charlie Brown walks off and says, "I guess a good businessman can't afford to be sa First appearance: January 18th, 1977 Linus and Sally get off the bus. Sally asks, "What's the sense in taking a field trip in the snow?" Sally continues, "What are we studying, Washington at Valley Forge?" Sally holds her face and says, "Maybe we're studying frostbite." Sally continues, "If my ears fall off, I'm gonna sue the school board!" First appearance: January 18th, 1991 Lucy tries to catch snow on her tongue. Snoopy jumps in front of Lucy intercepting a snowflake. Lucy yells, "Stop taking all the good ones!"
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.