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: December 11th, 1956 Charlie Brown stands with Patty and Violet, talking to them. He says, "All right..I'll do it...sure...no trouble at all..." He swivels his head in both of their directions. He continues, "I'll be glad to...all right..fine..okay..you're absolutely right..okay..fine..fine..." He watches them go and says to Shermy, who has just arrived, "I'm developing a new system of human relation First appearance: July 10th, 1957 Patty approaches Lucy crying in the living-room. Patty says, "Please don't cry, Lucy.." Lucy asks, "Waddya mean don't cry?!!" Lucy concludes, "Why should I deprive myself of an emotional outlet?!" First appearance: February 1st, 1956 Patty and Charlie Brown stand afar watching Linus hold his blanket. Patty asks, "Can't a person have security without holding on to a blanket?" Charlie Brown replies, "Sure..but most people find security in only one or two places.." He continues, "Here we have somthing infinitely greater.." He concludes, "Portable security!" First appearance: October 16th, 1956 Patty and Charlie Brown are walking along the lane. She asks, "How are you getting along in school, Charlie Brown?" He replies, "All right, I guess..it isn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.." They lean on the hedge and he continues, "We only have to go in the morning and the afternoon." They are standing in the field and he concludes, "I was afraid we'd have to go Latest appearance: August 22nd, 2006 / First appearance: August 25th, 1959 Linus, Patty, and Snoopy are on on the baseball field in their baseball gear. Linus shouts, "He WHAT?" As Linus grimaces, Patty replies, "Charlie Brown can't manage our team today because he has to push his baby sister around in her stroller!" An angry Linus stalks off. He asks, "Is this True?!!" He frowns at Sally. Sally sits in her stroller, covers her face, and thinks Latest appearance: May 12th, 2013 / First appearance: May 8th, 1966 Schroeder says, "Time out!" and walks to the pitcher's mound. Schroeder says, "I just thought of something . . today is Mother's Day . . . " Charlie Brown says, "I know it is." Lucy says, "What did he say? I though I heard Schroeder mention Mother's Day . . . " Patty and Five join the group at the mound. Schroeder says, "Today is Mother's Day . . . We're playing baseball First appearance: July 31st, 1956 Pigpen approaches as Patty and Charlie Brown wipe their brows and tug at their clothes. Patty says, "Boy, it's hot today..." They look up as Pigpen passes them and says, "Good morning Patty..Good morning Charlie Brown...beautiful day isn't it?" He walks off smiling. They look after him and Patty says, "The heat doesn't seem to be bothering 'Pig-Pen' much.." Charlie Brown First appearance: December 25th, 1957 Shermy, Lucy, and Pigpen stand holding signs that read, 'Christmas Greeings from Shermy', 'Lucy', Pig-Pen. They are grimacing to their left. Patty and Violet stand with signs that read, 'Violet', 'Patty' They are also scowling to their left. Snoopy and Schroeder stand frowning to their left. They have signs that read, 'Snoopy', 'Schroeder' Linus stands holding a sign that Latest appearance: April 15th, 2006 / First appearance: April 18th, 1959 Patty and Lucy are on the baseball field looking at Charlie Brown who is wearing the letter 'M' on his shirt. Patty asks,"What does that letter 'M' stand for on Charlie Brown's shirt?" Lucy replies, "You got me..maybe it stands for muskrat or mole?" They laugh and in unison guess, "How about macaroni? Or mackerel? Or maybe mouse? Magna Charta? Mahler? Major? Mammoth cave?" First appearance: August 12th, 1958 Violet and Patty approach Charlie Brown by the fence. Patty singsongs, "Boys are rotten filled with cotton.." Violets singsongs whiles Patty laughs, "Girls are dandy filled with candy!" Charlie Brown grimaces as they walk of smiling. He yells after them, "GENERALITIES!!" 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: 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: June 5th, 2011 / First appearance: May 31st, 1964 Linus reads a book as he walks with Snoopy. Linus reads, "'Then the wolf became very angry . . .'" Linus stops and continues, ""'And he huffed and he puffed and he blew the house in.'" Linus frowns and says, "That's ridiculous! No animal could huff and puff that hard . . ." Snoopy leans forward and blows the book out of Linus's hand. Linus tumbles as Snoopy blows First appearance: November 30th, 1957 Charlie Brown approaches Patty with a piece of paper and asks, "Do you wanna see a great new comic strip?"(BR) (BR) He continues, "It's about these two guys in an office, see? One guy offers the other guy this piece of English toffee, see?"(BR) (BR) He concludes, "Then this other guy says, 'Thank you very much, I'll eat this during toffee-break!' Get It?"(BR) (BR) Charlie Brown walks off desponden Latest appearance: December 7th, 2003 / First appearance: December 5th, 1971 Charlie Brown walks on the ice. He is fully bundled up. "AAUGH!!" Charlie Brown slips and flies into the air. He wriggles around on his back and declares, "Good grief! I can't get up! I'm trapped like a turtle!" "I can't move! I'm doomed... I'll have to lie here for the rest of my life!" Lucy and Patty approach. Lucy says, "And then she told me about this one party First appearance: December 21st, 1958 Violet, Shermy and Shroeder stand on a set of bleachers. Pig-Pen, Charlie Brown, Patty, Lucy and Linus stand in front. Violet and Shroeder sing: "'We are here to tell you of a wondrous light.'" Linus thinks: "I'm sunk!" "'A wondrous light that was a star,'" Shermy sings. Linus thinks, "I wonder if there's any way I could get out of here..." he glances off to the side. "'The wise me First appearance: September 23rd, 1957 Patty and Violet are walking along the lane. Patty asks, "Isn't it amazing how the time flies?"(BR) (BR) She continues, "The next thing we know, it'll be Halloween, then Thanksgiving, and then Christmas..."(BR) (BR) They approach Charlie Brown who is smiling.(BR) (BR) He grimaces as Violet says, "This year I must remember to get my Halloween pumpkin early..."(BR) (BR) 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 First appearance: November 17th, 1957 "You and your insults!" CHarlie Brown glares at Lucy. "Boy, if you weren't a girl..." he thinks, rubbing his hands together. Lucy stands behind him. "I oughta slug you a good one!" He raises his fist at her. "All right, Charlie Brown! COME ON, AND TRY IT!" Lucy clenches her fists and prepares to fight. Charlie Brown is taken aback. "YOU'RE ALWAYS TALKING BIG! NOW C' Latest appearance: August 8th, 2006 / First appearance: August 11th, 1959 Lucy stands in the field. She shouts, "You Fool!" Patty approaches her. She continues, "You Blockhead! You Nitwit!! You Numskull!!!" Patty asks, "Do you think he heard you?" Lucy grimaces and replies, "I'm sure he did..." She continues, "Insults seem to travel farther when the air is thin!"
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: May 26th, 1996 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound in the pouring rain. He shouts, "Wait!" Charlie Brown shouts, "It's starting to clear up!" Charlie Brown screams, "Quitters!" Charlie Brown shouts, "A little rain won't hurt you!" Charlie Brown screams, "Doesn't the game mean anything? What happened to being faithful?!" Charlie Brown says, "Rerun! What are you d First appearance: May 26th, 1956 Charlie Brown comes upon Lucy sitting on the sidewalk. He asks, "What are you thinking about, Lucy?" He sits next to her and she replies, "I was just thinking what if I thougth the world blew up but then I found out I was dreaming..." She continues, "Then what if while I was only dreaming, the world really DID blow up? Then while..." Charlie Brown grimaces to the reader and mutte First appearance: May 26th, 1978 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and says, "There's a strange feeling of loneliness after a ball game is over . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "The field is empty . . . The air is silent . . . The shadows begin to lengthen . . ." Charlie Brown walks away and thinks, "Soon nothing is left but memories." The pitcher's mound thinks, "Stupid kid . . . I didn't think h First appearance: May 26th, 1958 Linus is in his bedroom, wearing his towel, collecting toys. He continues to collect. He walks pass Lucy with an armful of toys. She asks, "Are you taking a bath or are you going on vacation?" First appearance: May 26th, 1987 Charlie Brown hangs upside-down from a tree. The kite string is tangled around him. The kite hangs from the other side of the tree. Lucy asks, "Are you all right, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown replies, "Except when the wind blows . ." Charlie Brown continues, "When the wind blows, I swing back and forth, and my head hits the tree . . ." Lucy walks away and says, "Well, l First appearance: May 26th, 1991 Spike is climbing, wearing a fedora. Spike heads uphill. He stops at the edge of a cliff. Spike watches as his hat flies off and sails over the cliff. Spike hurries back down the mountain. He continues to hurry. Spike is almost at ground level. He holds his arms out hopefully. The cactus is wearing his hat. Spike is bemused. Latest appearance: May 23rd, 2016 / First appearance: May 26th, 1969 Lucy sits next to Linus and says, "Go get me a glass of water." Linus replies, "Why should I do anything for you? You never do anything for me . . ." Lucy says, "On your seventy-fifth birthday, I'll bake you a cake." Linus walks and says, "Life is more pleasant when you have something to look forward to . . ." Latest appearance: May 24th, 2015 / First appearance: May 26th, 1968 Linus stands next to Lucy. He sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Lucy says, "I'm going to tell you something I've never told anyone before . . ." Lucy begins, "Do you see that hill over there? Someday, I'm going to go over that hill, and find the answer to my dreams . . ." Lucy continues, "Someday I'm going to go over that hill, and find happiness and fulfillment . . . I think First appearance: May 26th, 1957 Snoopy watches Linus, who kneels on the floor, playing. Snoopy sits and faces Linus as he buiolds a house of cards. Linus builds the house higher. "Ah...Ah..." Snoopy struggles. Linus thinks, "!" "AHHHH..." Snoopy's nose tingles. "TURN YOUR HEAD! TURN YOUR HEAD!" Linus cries. Snoopy turns his head and sneezes: "AHCHOO!" Chalie Brown frowns; he has be Latest appearance: May 23rd, 2017 / First appearance: May 26th, 1970 Charlie Brown sits in front of Lucy's psychiatric booth and asks, "Do you think I can ever become a mature and well-adjusted person?" Lucy replies, "For a question like that I have to be paid in advance." Charlie Brown says, "In advance?! Why?" Lucy replies, "Because I don't think you're going to like the answer!" Latest appearance: May 23rd, 2012 / First appearance: May 26th, 1965 Lucy swings a punch at Snoopy. Snoopy ducks. Snoopy licks Lucy on the nose. Lucy throws a punch a Snoopy. Snoopy dodges it. Snoopy licks Lucy on the nose. Lucy shouts, "What in the world kind of a stupid fight is this?!" First appearance: May 26th, 1989 Peppermint Patty looks sad as she says into the telephone, "I knew it Chuck, I failed the test today because instead of studying, I was talking on the phone with you!" Peppermint Patty continues, "It was all your fault Chuck." Charlie Brown asks, "My fault?!" Peppermint Patty responds, "Don't be too hard on yourself, Chuck . ." Latest appearance: May 24th, 2002 / First appearance: May 26th, 1972 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound with Linus and Snoopy. Charlie Brown asks, "When does your new brother come home?" Linus replies, "Probably tomorrow . . I suppose I should be kind of excited, but I'm not . . . Babies really aren't very interesting . . ." Linus and Charlie Brown walk away. Linus says, "Babies just sleep and cry." Snoopy thinks, "Not me . . ." Sno First appearance: May 26th, 1992 Charlie Brown, Sally, Violet, Linus, Sally and Pigpen wait by the curb for the school bus. Charlie Brown asks Sally, "You're eating cold cereal while you're waiting for the bus?" Sally says, "I didn't have time to eat at home . ." Violet asks Linus, "How can you eat potato chips right after breakfast?" Lucy says, "Refined people do not eat in public . ." Pigpen says, "Anyone have a napkin? I Latest appearance: May 24th, 2011 / First appearance: May 26th, 1964 Snoopy sits on top of his doghouse. A bird sits next to him and flaps his wings. The bird talks to Snooopy. Boot! Snoopy kicks the bird off the doghouse. "He can never discuss anything without getting personal!" Snoopy stares after the bird. First appearance: May 26th, 1988 Snoopy and Woodstock sit on the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "Don't you sometimes wonder how dogs got to be the highest developed of all life forms on this planet?" Snoopy thinks, "Don't you ever wonder how dogs got to be so perfect?" An angry Snoopy thinks, "Birds never wonder about anything . ." First appearance: May 26th, 1981 Snoopy wears a hat. Woodstock speaks. Snoopy thinks, "Thank you . . I'm glad you like it." Woodstock speaks. Snoopy frowns and thinks, "But you can stop shouting, 'come back, Shane!'" Latest appearance: May 23rd, 2014 / First appearance: May 26th, 1967 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano. Lucy says, "My brother pats birds on the head." Schroeder asks, "What?" Lucy answers, "That's the usual reaction." First appearance: May 26th, 1979 Charlie Brown stands at the door and asks, "Where's Lucy?" Linus replies, "She's lying in her bean bag sulking." Charlie Brown says, "Then I won't bother her . . ." Charlie Brown walks away and says, "I know better than to disturb a good sulk." Lucy sulks in her bean bag and says, "Smart." First appearance: May 26th, 1995 Rerun stands on Sally's front porch. Rerun says, "Ask your brother if he wants to sell his dog . ." Charlie Brown and Snoopy sit in a beanbag chair. Sally stands behind them. Sally says, "There's a stupid kid outside who wants to know if you'll sell your dog." Rerun wears the beanbag chair on his head. Rerun tells Lucy, "And then they threw a beanbag at me!"
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.