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: July 31st, 2013 / First appearance: August 3rd, 1966 Lucy says, "Charlie Brown got hit on the head with the ball!" Frieda says, "Mercy!" Patty, Linus and Lucy stand over an unconscious Charlie Brown. Linus says, "Here, run over to the drinking fountain and soak this handkerchief in cold water . . ." Lucy says, "You're kidding!" Lucy runs and says, "With a head like Charlie Brown's you'll need a bed sheet!" Charlie Brown li 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: April 19th, 2006 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1959 Patty and Lucy are on the baseball field. Patty says, "When you stop to think about it, Charlie Brown is the real backbone of our team.." She continues,"He's the clean-up hitter, he's the pitcher and he's the manager!" They both turn and watch Charlie Brown walking by. Lucy replies,"That leaves us with a pretty weak backbone, doesn't it?" Latest appearance: June 4th, 2016 / First appearance: June 7th, 1969 Patty and Violet walk toward Snoopy. Violet asks, "Did you hear about the fancy party last night?" Violet says, "All of the important people in town were there . . . The ladies were all dressed in fancy gowns . . . It was beautiful!" Patty and Violet walk past Snoopy. Violet continues, "I wish I could be invited to a fancy party like that . . ." Snoopy thinks, "I would have First appearance: November 27th, 1997 Patty and Violet are shopping. Patty says, "That's something new.. a Thanksgiving Claus!" Snoopy is dressed as Santa Claus and shakes a turkey drumstick and thinks, "Ring the drumstick!" A little chimney sits behind him." First appearance: February 15th, 1956 Charlie Brown approaches Patty. He shouts at her, "You didn't send me a valentine!" She replies, "I didn't? Oh, I'm sorry Charlie Brown" She continues, "I guess I just forgot about you..I guess I just didn't think about you..." He frowns as she continues, "You just sort of slipped my mind..your name never occurred to me..I just didn't remember you..I just.." She jumps as First appearance: April 11th, 1976 Snoopy sits and watches as Pigpen walks by him. Snoopy looks at the dust left behind and thinks,"Fantastic!" Pigpen stands in a line behind Violt and Marcie and in front of Patty. Patty looks at him and asks,"Pig-Pen! What are you doing here?" He turns to her and replies,"Going to the show....what else?" Patty says,"It must be a disaster movie!" Violet says,"That fits Pig-Pen.. 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: January 2nd, 1959 Charlie Brown scowls from afar as Lucy gives Patty a piece of paper. He approaches Lucy and asks her, "Where do you get off handing out lists of people's faults?" She replies, "I have high ideals, Charlie Brown..." She continues, "I want to make this a better world for me to live in!" She walks off and Charlie Brown looks at the reader. Latest appearance: February 10th, 2014 / First appearance: February 13th, 1967 A boy runs and shouts, "Hey! C'mon! It's the 'Arm wrestling' championship!" Patty, Pigpen and Shermie run. Shermie says, "It's Lucy against the 'Masked Marvel'!" Linus, Sally and Charlie Brown stand and watch. Sally says, "They've been going at it for two hours now!" Snoopy and Lucy arm wrestle and sweat. Snoopy thinks, "Give up, you stubborn female!" Lucy says, "Crack, you First appearance: January 21st, 1991 Lydia, Patty and five other students wait for the bus. Patty asks, "We're waiting for the school bus . . What's that dog doing here?" A boy answers, "You got me." A girl with glasses says, "He's always hanging around." A blond-haired boy asks, "But why? What does he want? Another girl says, "Who knows?" Snoopy thinks, "When the bus comes, I'll bet one of them leaves their lunch by the curb First appearance: February 20th, 1956 Patty and Lucy are talking. Lucy says, "If I eat all my breakfast, my mother lets me watch 'Ding-Dong School'..." They walk along the lane and she continues, "Then if I eat all my lunch and take a nap, she lets me watch 'Howdy-Doody'.." She continues, "And if I eat all my supper, she lets me watch 'Lassie'..." She concludes, "That's what is know as 'Pay-As-You-Go' televisio 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: August 12th, 1957 Charlie Brown looks over the fence at Patty, Shermy, Violet, and Schroeder playing in an inflatable pool.(BR) (BR) He grimaces.(BR) (BR) He walks off dejected.(BR) (BR) He sits in a pail and sighs.(BR) (BR) Latest appearance: December 13th, 2008 / First appearance: December 16th, 1961 Patty says, "You're just as greedy as everyone else, Charlie Brown!" Patty points and says, "Don't come around here with your lectures and your moaning and groaning about everybody being greedy!" Patty says "You're no different from the rest of us!" Charlie Brown says, "I am too!" Charlie Brown shouts, "I feel guilty about it!!" Latest appearance: June 23rd, 2013 / First appearance: June 26th, 1966 The World War I Flying Ace thinks, "Rats, I'm hit! Curse you Red Baron! You got me again!" The Flying Ace thinks, "Here's the WWI Flying Ace bringing his bullet riddled plane down behind enemy lines . . ." Patty says, "After the show we'll stop in and get a hot fudge sundae, okay?" Violet says, "Fine!" The Flying Ace thinks, "My Sopwith Camel is badly damaged but I have Latest appearance: January 11th, 2015 / First appearance: January 14th, 1968 Snoopy, wearing a stocking cap, skates on a frozen pond, shoving past Violet. He pushes between Patty and Lucy, who glares at him. Lucy tuns to one side and shouts, "You cut that out, you stupid dog!" Violet stands with her hands on her hips and demands, "Why don't you go someplace else, and skate?" as Snoopy glides past her. "Yeah, you're a nuisance! You and your f First appearance: May 1st, 1958 Charlie Brown feeds Snoopy with a spoon. Snoopy says, "MMMM" He says it again. Charlie Brown explains to Patty, "Whipped cream!" Latest appearance: December 14th, 2008 / First appearance: December 10th, 1961 Shermy walks up to Charlie Brown and says, "Boy, you're in trouble!" Shermy says, "You'd better get out of town!" Linus walks by Charlie Brown and says, "The girls are looking for you, Charlie Brown, and are they ever mad!" Violet, Lucy and Patty point fingers at Charlie Brown and shout, "All right, you!!" Violet says, "You're the one we've been looking for! We're First appearance: October 9th, 1956 Charlie Brown walks along the lane grimacing, with his head down. He says, "Nobody likes me..." "Nobody..Nobody..Nobody.." Patty walks up to him and asks, "What's the matter, Charlie Brown?" He sighs and replies, "*sigh* I've never been so discouraged in all my life.." They sit on the sidewalk. He grimaces and says, "I think my soul needs a band-aid!"
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: August 18th, 1957 Charlie Brown stands with his back to Lucy, who kneels on the ground, twisting him in ropes attached to a large balloon. Lucy explains, "The reason I can guarantee this parachute, CHarlie Brown, is that I made it myself.." Charlie Brown turns around to look at her. He is bound up in ropes. "This is a good heavy blanket, and these are very stout ropes.." Lucy declares. She holds one First appearance: August 18th, 1988 Marcie carries her sleeping back over her head and drags it along the ground. Peppermint Patty says, "You'd enjoy backpacking a lot more, Marcie, if you'd learn to roll up your sleeping bag . ." First appearance: August 18th, 1992 The World War I Flying Ace sits on top of his doghouse. Sally screams, "So if you think I'm going to pay for a worthless ticket, you're crazy!" Sally says, "You were supposed to fly me to Hollywood, and we never got out of the back yard!" Sally turns away and shouts, "I'm not giving you a penny!" Snoopy thinks, "'Ace Airlines' lays off chief pilot . ." First appearance: August 18th, 1997 Charlie Brown says, to Snoopy, who is lying on his dog house, "You have some visitors out front.." Snoopy jumps down and thinks, "Don't tell me.." Andy and Olaf stand in front of the house. Andy thinks, "We're back! I think we took a wrong turn.." Latest appearance: August 13th, 2003 / First appearance: August 18th, 1971 Charlie Brown tumbles in the air off his bed. Sally runs and shouts, "Summer is almost over!" Sally continues, "School starts in three weeks!!" Sally runs and shouts, "Panic in the streets!" Charlie Brown lies on his bed and says, "Panic in the streets?" First appearance: August 18th, 1983 Lucy rests in a pool. Snoopy stands on the edge of the pool with his swimming trunks on. Lucy says, "Get lost, beagle!" Lucy says, "This is MY wading pool!" Snoopy thinks, "My mistake . . . I thought it was a hot tub!" Latest appearance: August 15th, 2016 / First appearance: August 18th, 1969 Lucy stands behind Linus and says, "You shouldn't be watching this program!" Lucy shuts the tv off. Lucy walks away. Linus says, "Just what I've always wanted . . . My own personal censor!" First appearance: August 18th, 1999 Spike stands in the desert holding an oar. Spike thinks, "So what I'm wondering is.. if I founf one oar, there could be another one around, right?" Spike thinks, "And if there are two oars, there might also be a boat. right?" Spike looks at the cactus and thinks, "This sort of thing doesn't really interest you, does it?" First appearance: August 18th, 1986 Charlie Brown sits in a beanbag chair. Sally says, "I've decided to embark on a program of serious discipline . ." Sally exclaims, "I'm going to eat properly, sleep properly and exercise properly!" Charlie Brown asks, "Then what?" Sally walks away and exclaims, "You're right . . Forget it!" Latest appearance: August 20th, 2000 / First appearance: August 18th, 1974 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound, looking both ways. He exclaims, "I never know what's going on!" and "?" Shroeder, in his catcher's outfit, walks. Shroeder stands at the bottom of the mound and addresses Charlie Brown. He says, "Okay, Charlie Brown...let's get this next hitter..." Charlie Brown asks, "Where's the ball?" Charlie Brown raises his arms and says, "I Latest appearance: August 15th, 2009 / First appearance: August 18th, 1962 Snoopy sits on his doghouse looking at two butterflys. Snoopy leans over the edge of his doghouse as butterfly's swarm around him. Snoopy falls to the ground head first. Snoopy lies on his doghouse and thinks, "Stupid butterflies!" Latest appearance: August 16th, 2011 / First appearance: August 18th, 1964 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy stands behind him and urges him on: "This is the last game of the season, Charlie Brown...Let's win it!" "Okay, get out there and play your best..." Charlie Brown says to Lucy as she walks away. Lucy stands still. Charlie Brown watches her. "You always have to say something sarcastic, don't you?" she demands. He closes his e First appearance: August 18th, 1956 Lucy stands watching Charlie Brown lie in bed in his baseball cap and grimacing. She continues to watch him. She continues to watch him. He jumps as she shouts, "You Struck Out!!" First appearance: August 18th, 1995 Lucy wears a baseball mitt and a cap. Lucy shouts, "Hey, manager! It's too hot to play today!" Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and yells back, "You're always complaining! It's either too hot or it's too cold!" Lucy shouts, "Hey manager! It's too 'just right' to play today!" First appearance: August 18th, 1972 Charlie Brown and Lucy stand at the wall. Charlie Brown says, "I talked with my opthalmologist today." Lucy replies, "So?" Charlie Brown explains, "He said that all human eyes are very close to twenty-five millimeters in diameter . . He said that some people's eyes appear larger because of a wide lid fissure." Charlie Brown continues, "Therefore, it is not true that people with lar First appearance: August 18th, 1979 Spike lies against a rock. Beaglescout thinks, "Why do you want to live out here in the desert with the snakes, and the lizards and the coyotes?" Beaglescout continues to think, "Come home with me, Spike, and live a mormal life . . ." Beaglescout thinks, "Oh, really? Well, I can understand that . ." Snoopy sits next to Spike and thinks, "It's hard to leave when your bowling First appearance: August 18th, 1990 The World Famous Tennis Pro serves. The World Famous Tennis Pro holds a ball and thinks, "Just say, 'Fault' . . ." Snoopy thinks, "You don't have to say, 'Lousy first serve.'" Latest appearance: August 17th, 2004 / First appearance: August 18th, 1970 Sally stands on the edge of the beach and watches a beach ball float in the water. Sally watches the ball float away. Charlie Brown builds a sand castle. Sally walks up behind him and asks, "Do you believe in freedom, big brother?" Charlie Brown replies, "Of course . . . I'm a great believer in freedom . ." Sally says, "That's good because your beach ball just won its freed First appearance: August 18th, 1958 Linus is waving his finger in the air. Lucy approaches and asks, "What in the world are You doing?" He replies, "I'm drawing in the air..I can do landscapes, abstractions, and portraits..." He turns to Lucy and asks, "Now, will you kindly step aside?" He continues, "You're standing right in the middle of an unfinished portrait of Abraham Lincoln!" Lucy swivels her head in First appearance: August 18th, 1981 Snoopy growls as Sally walks by. Sally approaches Charlie Brown and shouts, "Your stupid beagle just growled at me!" Charlie Brown replies, "I'm sure he didn't mean anything by it . . ." Sally says, "Well, he doesn't have to be so beagligerent!"
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.