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: March 4th, 1958 Violet and Patty watch Charlie Brown flying his kite. He tugs at the string. He grimaces as the string loosens. He kneels on the ground crying. Patty says, "With Charlie Brown, flying a kite is an emotional experience." Latest appearance: June 28th, 2011 / First appearance: June 30th, 1964 Patty, Violet, and Linus face Charlie Brown: "He WOULDN'T?" "Nope!" says Charlie Brown. "Well, THAT'S gratitude for you!" Patty says. "We clean up his whole house for him, and now he won't even invite us over for a party!!" Violet yells. Snoopy lies on top of the doghouse and thinks, "Why should I let it get all messed up again?" 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 Latest appearance: September 14th, 2014 / First appearance: September 17th, 1967 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and stares at the field. He says, "Nine home runs in a row!! Good grief!" He throws his head back and wails, "What can I do?!!" Schroeder stands below him on the slope of the mound. Charlie Brown He opens his arms, and says, "We're getting slaughtered again, Schroeder...I don't know what to do..why do we have to suffer like this?" First appearance: February 14th, 1958 Violet and Patty are walking on the sidewalk. Violet asks, "Did you give Charlie Brown a valentine?" Patty replies, "Oh, yes.. I finally gave him one of those real cheap ones.." Violet asks, "Was he happy with it?" Patty replies, "Sure." She continues, "When you're a Charlie Brown, you really don't expect too much." Violet looks at Charlie Brown clasping a card and smili 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: 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 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: January 6th, 2012 / First appearance: January 8th, 1965 Patty says, "You have very nice hands, Violet." Violet says, "Thank you." Patty says, "I think nice hands are important for a girl." Patty says, "I don't like my hands . . . they're too skinny." Patty says, "What can you do to gain weight in your hands?" Latest appearance: February 5th, 2006 / First appearance: February 8th, 1959 Linus walks along the street. His mittens are attached to his jacket and hang down from his sleeves. Snoopy skulks along behind him. Snoopy races up behind Linus. His mouth is open. CLOMP! Snoopy swoops past Linus, biting down on the mittens. Linus's cap flies off his head. "HEY! LET GO!! Let go of that mitten!" Linus shouts as he is dragged behind Snoopy, who still clutche Latest appearance: July 21st, 2011 / First appearance: July 23rd, 1964 Frieda and Patty stand in front of the doghouse. Snoopy lies on his stomach as Frieda waves: "Good night, Snoopy...see you in the morning..." Patty says, "Good night, Snoopy." Snoopy thinks, "People are quite nice about always saying, 'good night' to me..." "But no one ever kisses me on the nose!" First appearance: July 24th, 1978 Charlie Brown and Spike stand at Patty's door. Charlie Brown says, "Good morning! I'm trying to find a home for this beautiful dog." Patty asks, "What's his background?" Charlie Brown replies, "He's been living just outside Needles with a bunch of coyotes." Patty says, "I think I'd rather have one of the coyotes!" 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 First appearance: January 15th, 1957 Patty and Violet are walking. They approach a person bundled up in furs. They continue walking. Violet says, "Maybe we should go back and see if there's anybody in there.." 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: May 7th, 2007 / First appearance: May 9th, 1960 Violet and Patty are talking to Charlie Brown who is sitting on a bench next to two baseball bats in the baseball field. Patty says to him, "We were so happy to hear that you are going to be our manager again this year, Charlie Brown!" Violet then says to a smiling Charlie Brown, "And we think you should hae sort of a 'Good Luck Kiss' from one of your players to help you start the season! First appearance: September 24th, 1975 Charlie Brown stands at Patty's door and holds a rake. He says, "Ask your dad if he wants me to rake the leaves in your yard." Charlie Brown waits at the door. Patty returns and says, "He wants to know how he can tell if you'll do a good job . . ." Charlie Brown holds up the rake with a leaf stuck on it. He says, "Show him my sample leaf!" First appearance: January 1st, 1956 Shermy stnad in the background and calls, "Hey Charlie Brown! I thought we were gonna make a snowman!" "I changed my mind..it's too cold..." He trudges along the ice in his coat and fur hat. He walks. "No matter how much I wear, I still get cold..I must have thin blood..." He continues to walk along the ice. He slips on the ice and tumble up.. WHUMP! CHarlie Brown l 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?" First appearance: May 19th, 1956 Patty and Violet are walking in the field. Patty says, "You know the kind of person I mean..they're sort of.." They stopped and Patty points at Charlie Brown, who exclaims. She continues, "Well, take Charlie Brown here..he's a perfect example.." They walk off whiles he stares after them. Violet says, "Oh, yes, now I know EXACTLY what you mean..." Charlie Brown grimaces at
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: July 6th, 2017 / First appearance: July 9th, 1970 Snoopy walks up to Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown shouts, "You're back!" Snoopy walks past Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "What happened? We saw the riot on tv! Did you get hurt? Are you all right?" Snoopy sits on the doghouse and smiles. Charlie Brown asks, "What happened?" Charlie Brown frowns. Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "She had the softest paws . . ." He Latest appearance: July 5th, 2017 / First appearance: July 8th, 1970 Charlie Brown and Linus sit in front of the tv. Charlie Brown asks, "What's happening now?" Linus replies, "I can't tell . . . There's so much smoke you can't see anything!" Charlie Brown cries and shouts, "My poor dog, trapped in a riot at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm! My poor dog . . ." Snoopy is completely covered by a cloud of smoke. He thinks, "Where am I? I can't see! Oops! What Latest appearance: July 4th, 2017 / First appearance: July 7th, 1970 Snoopy hides behind a podium. Debris is thrown at him. He thinks, "I came here to give a speech . . ." Snoopy runs and thinks, "Why is everyone yelling?! Why is everyone throwing things? What's going on?" Snoopy stands in a cloud and thinks, "Smoke! Tear gas! Good grief!" Snoopy is completely covered by the cloud. He thinks, "I hate giving speeches!" Latest appearance: July 3rd, 2017 / First appearance: July 6th, 1970 Linus stands in front of the tv and says, "A riot!" Charlie Brown rushes in. Linus says, "Look, Charlie Brown, there's a riot at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm! It's on the news, see?!" Charlie Brown says, "But that's where Snoopy is! Have you seen him? Have they shown him? Where is he?" Snoopy stands on the stage and has debris thrown at him. He thinks, "Doesn't anyone want to
First appearance: December 13th, 1993 Snoopy is dressed as Santa Claus. He rings a bell and stands next to a stone well. Lucy asks, "If you're collecting for charity, what charity are you collecting for?" Spike pops out of the stone well. First appearance: December 13th, 1956 Charlie Brown sits in a corner in the hallway, smiling. Snoopy's nose is alert and his ears pop up. He whisks over to Charlie Brown, and sits up in a begging position. Charlie Brown says, "Oh, go away! I haven't got anything!" He watches Snoopy walk away. Charlie Brown exclaims, "That's the only dog I know who can smell someone just Thinking about food!" Latest appearance: December 10th, 2013 / First appearance: December 13th, 1966 Charlie Brown stands in a hat and coat and says, "Well, Snoopy, what are your plans for today?" Snoopy thinks, "Plans? I hadn't even thought about it . . ." Snoopy thinks, "But I suppose I'll sleep a little this morning . . . then, this afternoon, I'll take a short nap, and later on I'll try to get some more sleep . . . " Snoopy lies on his doghouse and thinks, "Those are Latest appearance: December 12th, 2004 / First appearance: December 13th, 1970 "Cool and calm.." Snoop thinks. He stands on top of his doghouse, holding a hockey stick. "Here's the world famous hockey player skating out for the face-off..." Snoopy walks aloong the top of the doghouse. "GET THE PUCK!" He thinks. PASS! SHOOT! CHECK 'IM!" Snoopy hunches over and looks fierce. 'KNOCK HIM DOWN! SHOOT! CLEAR IT! MOVE! SKATE WITH IT!" Snoopy skates. First appearance: December 13th, 1975 Peppermint Patty grabs the football out of Marcie's hands. Peppermint Patty shouts, "Gimme that ball, Marcie!" Peppermint Patty walks away with the football and says, "I could stand out there for the rest of my life waiting for you to kick it!" Marcie tackles Peppermint Patty. Peppermint Patty drops the football. Peppermint Patty lies on the ground dazed. Marcie says, "You Latest appearance: December 11th, 2011 / First appearance: December 13th, 1964 Snoopy walks through snow piling as high as his neck. More snow falls. Snoopy thinks of Sally sticking out her tongue and saying, "Happiness is catching snowflakes on your tongue." Snoopy walks through the snowstorm, with snow piling up around him. Charlie Brown answers the door and looks out at Snoopy. Charlie Brown hands Snoopy a broom and Snoopy walks back to hi First appearance: December 13th, 1982 Sally and Charlie Brown sit at the table. Sally draws large circles. Sally holds up the paper and says, "I'm practicing drawing Christmas wreaths." Charlie Brown says, "They look more like doughnuts to me." Sally shouts, "Dunk a Christmas wreath in a cup of coffee and you're in trouble!" Latest appearance: December 7th, 2012 / First appearance: December 13th, 1965 Linus watches tv. Lucy says, "Mom, says to get started on your homework." Linus says, "Tell her I'm conducting an experiment to see what would happen to someone who never did his homework, but just sat and watched tv every evening . . ." Lucy shouts, "Mom says to get started on that homework right now!" Linus's hair stands on end. Linus sits at the table surrounded by boo First appearance: December 13th, 1988 Snoopy and Charlie Brown stand next to a counter. Charlie Brown says, "Yes, ma'am . . We've come to renew his dog license . ." Snoopy covers one eye and thinks, "b k m g r t s p w." Charlie Brown says, "She said not to worry . . You don't have to take an eye test . ." Snoopy covers the other eye and thinks, "I wasn't worried . . This eye is even better . ." Charlie Brown pays fo Latest appearance: December 10th, 2008 / First appearance: December 13th, 1961 Shermy says, "I've got this whole Santa Claus bit licked, Charlie Brown!" Shermy says, "If there is a Santa Claus, he's going to be too nice not to bring me anything for Christmas no matter how I act . . . Right? Right!" Shermy says, "And if there isn't any Santa Claus, then I haven't really lost anything! Right?" Charlie Brown says, "Wrong! But I don't know where!" First appearance: December 13th, 1985 Sally runs down the stairs and shouts, "Don't push me!" Sally stands next to the line to see Santa and shouts, "Just because you're Santa Claus, you can't throw me out!" Sally runs and shouts, "Don't push me! I was trying to help you! You're too fat!" Sally stops and points. She shouts, "And you have a crease in your ear lobe!!" First appearance: December 13th, 1980 Sally sits at the table. She writes, "Dear Joe Claus." Charlie Brown says, "Santa." Sally asks, "What?" Charlie Brown says, "His name is 'Santa,' not 'Joe.'" Sally crumples up the paper and throws it over her shoulder. She says, "I didn't think that looked right." First appearance: December 13th, 1991 Sally sits in a beanbag chair. She asks, "What happened to Monday Noon Football?" Charlie Brown says, "You mean Monday Night Football . ." Sally says, "No wonder I never see any games . ." Latest appearance: December 11th, 2002 / First appearance: December 13th, 1972 Sally and Charlie Brown sit at the table. Sally writes, "Ten milligrams equals one centigram." Sally continues to write, "Ten decigrams equals one gram." Sally writes, "Ten grams equals one grampa." Sally looks at the paper. Charlie Brown says, "Keep going . . . I can hardly wait to see what comes next . . ." First appearance: December 13th, 1979 Peppermint Patty stands in front of the class and clears her throat. She wears a dress and a bow in her hair. Peppermint Patty says, "This is my report on . . ." Peppermint Patty turns and says, "Ma'am? Yes, ma'am . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "This is really me!" First appearance: December 13th, 1989 Marcie stands with The World War I Flying Ace and asks, "Have I ever told the World War I Flying Ace how much I admire his beautiful scarf?" The World War I Flying Ace puckers up and thinks, "Perhaps the Flying Ace might be willing to trade it for a little kiss . . ." Snoopy stands wrapped up in the scarf. First appearance: December 13th, 1997 Linus, Charlie Brown and Snoopy lean against a stone wall. Linus says, "And did you buy her the gloves?" Charlie Brown says, "Sure. I sold my whole comic book collection to get the money." He says, "Then I met her in the store and she showed me the new pair of gloves she'd just bought!" Linus says, "So you're not going to give her the pair you bought?" Charlie Brown waves his hands Latest appearance: December 14th, 2006 / First appearance: December 13th, 1958 Schroeder is playing on the piano whiles Lucy reads. She says, "Say, this sounds like a good deal.." She continues, "If you buy a used car at this place you get all seven Beethoven concertos free! Isn't that a good deal?" Schroeder replies, "Uh Huh" Lucy continues, "I like to see good music made available to the average man.." First appearance: December 13th, 1990 Linus, Charlie Brown and Snoopy. Linus asks, "And did you buy her the gloves?" Charlie Brown says, "Sure . . I sold my whole comic box collection to get the money . ." Charlie Brown says, "Then I met her in the store, and she showed me the new pair of gloves she'd just bought!" Linus says, "So you're not going to give her the pair you bought?" Charlie Brown says, "Why give her so First appearance: December 13th, 1995 Linus, Charlie Brown and Snoopy lean against a tree. Linus asks, "If you work real hard and you get everything you've always wanted, is it worth it?" Snoopy thinks, "Not if your dog doesn't like you . ."
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.