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: February 16th, 1956 Patty and Violet are walking along the ice. Patty asks, "Don't you think Rin-Tin-Tin and Lassie are wonderful?" Violet replies, "I don't think there's another dog in the whole world that can compare with them!" Patty says, "I don't think so either.." They look on in amazement as Snoopy goes whizzing by on the ice. First appearance: January 2nd, 1957 Patty and Charlie Brown are walking in the lane. He says, "I'd like to be able to feel that I'm needed.." Patty says, "Don't forget Charlie Brown, that people who are really needed are asked to do a lot of different things..." Charlie Brown replies, "Uh, Huh..." He concludes, "Well, I'd like to feel needed, and yet not have to Do anything" Latest appearance: August 21st, 2000 / First appearance: August 26th, 1974 Snoopy sits in the grass and thinks, "I've sat here now for seven hours, and not one person has said a kind word to me!" Patty walks past Snoopy and says, "Hello there, little friend." Snoopy thinks, "Rats!" Snoopy lies on the ground and thinks, "There goes my spot in the 'Guinness Book of World Records'!" Latest appearance: May 14th, 2007 / First appearance: May 16th, 1960 Lucy and Patty are sittingon a bench in the baseball field. Lucy says, " I can't look!" Patty replies, "The score is three to two in the last of the ninth! Lucy says, "But we have two outs!" Patty replies, "Buit Charlie Brown is on third! And our best hitter is coming up! Lucy asks, " Say, you don't think Charlie Brown will try to steal home, do you?" Patty replies, " Never! N First appearance: May 27th, 1958 Patty and Charlie Brown are sitting on the sidewalk. Patty asks, "Which is your favorite day, Charlie Brown?" He replies, "I've always been fond of tomorrow..no matter what today was like there is still Tomorrow!" He exclaims, "Keep your face turned to tomorrow! Tomorrow will be a Better day! Look To Tomorrow!" He shouts, "If There Were No Tomorrows, There'd Be No Todays!! Latest appearance: October 26th, 2014 / First appearance: October 29th, 1967 Linus and Charlie Brown sit at their desk. They hold up up a piece of paper. Charlie Brown turns and whispers, "psst...'K'" Linus writes. They are playing hangman, and 'The Great Pumpkin' is almost spelled out. "YES, MA"AM?" Both say at once. Linus's hair stands on end. Charlie Brown says, "Oh, good grief!" They stand. Linus says, "Yes, Ma'am...we were playing 'hangman'." C First appearance: April 26th, 1956 Pigpen sits playing in the dirt. Patty and Violet watch him from afar. Patty asks, "Isn't that 'Pig-Pen' a mess?" They approach him and Violet says, "Look at his clothes, and his hair...and that dirty face..." She asks, "You know what he looks like?" Patty replies, "What?" "A human soil-bank!" 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: August 12th, 2014 / First appearance: August 15th, 1967 Violet, Patty and Pig Pen sit outside. Violet asks, "Have you ever considered what a good husband Pig Pen would make?" Patty sticks out her tongue and says, "Ugh! I can't imagine anything worse!" Pig Pen says, "On the contrary . . . I think I'd be a real bargain . . ." Pig Pen continues, "She'd get a husband and an acre of good topsoil!" First appearance: October 30th, 1958 Patty and Lucy are walking along the fence. Lucy says, "I found a new friend at school." She looks at the reader and says, "He's just about my size.." Patty smiles. Lucy smiles and continues, "And polite..he's so polite.." She concludes, "You can hit him, and he doesn't hit you back!" First appearance: August 15th, 1958 Patty approaches Charlie Brown chomping on his food. He explains, "Sugar Sandwich.." He continues chomping. He smiles and says, "A rare delicacy!" 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: May 22nd, 2016 / First appearance: May 25th, 1969 Patty builds a sand castle in the sandbox. Lucy gets out of the sandbox and says, "All right, then! Build it your own way!" Lucy walks past Charlie Brown and says, "And don't you go telling me I have to play ball today! Nobody tells me what to do! Nobody!!" Sally jumps rope. Lucy shouts, "No, I don't want to jump rope! Stop asking me!" Lucy walks past Snoopy and says, "Get Latest appearance: May 6th, 2010 / First appearance: May 9th, 1963 Patty says to Charlie Brown, "I hear you favorite ball player got sent down to the minors . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Yes, it's very depressing . . ." Patty says, "Your hero had feet of clay, huh?" Charlie Brown says, "No, he had a low batting average!" 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. First appearance: March 9th, 1956 Patty and Charlie Brown are in the living-room. He says, "I wish I knew WHY people don't like me..I wish I knew the REASONS..." Patty asks, "Do you have a piece of paper?" Charlie Brown replies,"I can get one..." She says, "All right...now divide the paper into ten columns..then put numbers down the left side from one to a hundred..." He exclaims: "!" She continues, "May Latest appearance: August 13th, 2012 / First appearance: August 16th, 1965 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound as Lucy and Snoopy approach. Lucy says, "Well, we lost again, but who cares?" Schroeder follows Patty off the field. Patty says, "Sure, it's only a game . . . we lost, but so what? Who cares?" Charlie Brown watches them go. Charlie Brown says, "Just what I've always been afraid of . . . My team has built up an immunity to losin First appearance: March 24th, 1956 Violet and Patty are sitting on the sidewalk smiling and talking. Charlie Brown watches from afar and says, "I'll bet those girls are talking about ME." He stands behind a tree and says, "I wonder what they're saying about me.." He walks along the lane and continues, "Gee...I was feeling so good too...now I'm all depressed.." He turns to one side and and yells, "Why does s First appearance: May 3rd, 1986 Peppermint Patty and Marcie lean on a wall. Peppermint Patty asks, "They canceled our maypole dance because our school doesn't have liability insurance?" Peppermint Patty exclaims, "That's ridiculous!" Peppermint Patty asks, "Who would be clumsy enough to get tangled around a maypole?" Charlie Brown hangs upside down from a maypole. Snoopy, Eudora and Patty look on in dis 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.
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: September 15th, 2011 / First appearance: September 17th, 1964 Charlie Brown asks Linus: "Did the teacher like your map?" They walk. "I guess not...She gave me a 'C' on it..." Linus holds out a rolled up paper to Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown looks at it. "Only a 'C'? How come?" Linus gazes at his map: "I meridianed where I should have latituded!" First appearance: September 17th, 1958 Linus, dragging his blanket, approaches Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown asks, "Still got your blanket, Eh, Linus?" He continues, "What are you going to do when you get too old to drag it around?" Linus looks at his blanket and says, "Who knows?" He continues, "I've been thinking seriously of having it made over into a sport coat!" Latest appearance: September 14th, 2006 / First appearance: September 17th, 1959 Charlie Brown runs by flying his kite. Lucy and Linus walk along and Lucy asks, "Isn't the sky a beautiful blue today, Linus?" They both look up and she continues, "Look there..did you ever see anything nicer?" Charlie Brown stands grimacing in the distance. Linus watches his sister grimace as the kite lands on her outstretched arm. First appearance: September 17th, 1997 Snoopy is defending Alice of Wonderland. He says, "Yes, your honor, this is my client, Alice, the injured party, who fell down the rabbit-hole.." Snoopy says, "We intend to prove negligence on the part of the property owner for failing to post a warning sign by the rabbit-hole.." Later, Linus sits with Snoopy on some steps and asks, "How did your case come out today?" Snoopy says, First appearance: September 17th, 1980 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Woodstock wears a swimming mask and holds a camera. Snoopy thinks, "Underwater photography?" Woodstock turns around. Snoopy thinks, "That's great! I'm proud of you . . ." Snoopy looks over the edge of the doghouse. Snoopy stands in front of the water dish while Woodstock takes pictures inside. Snoopy thinks, "Just what we need . . . First appearance: September 17th, 1992 Charlie Brown stands on a girl's porch and holds a rake. Charlie Brown says, "Ask your dad if he wants me to rake your leaves . . ." The girl responds, "He says to come back in a month . . He's waiting for the last leaf to fall . ." Charlie Brown looks up at a tree with one leaf. Charlie Brown says, "Somehow, I think you and I are in this together . ." 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: September 17th, 1957 Snoopy sits listening to Lucy shout. She shouts and raises her hand in the air, "From now on when I speak, you listen!"(BR) (BR) Snoopy mimics her and raises his hand.(BR) (BR) He walks off with his hand raised.(BR) (BR) She grimaces to the reader as he walks by again with his hand raised.(BR) (BR) First appearance: September 17th, 1983 Charlie Brown stands next to the doghouse. He says, "Oh, I forgot . . . You're not here." Charlie Brown asks, "Where was it you were going? Will you be home for supper?" Charlie Brown says, "Oh, one more question . . ." Charlie Brown asks, "Why am I talking to you if you're not here?" First appearance: September 17th, 1989 Sally looks up at a sign which reads, "Well, go ahead..walk!" Sally crosses the strreet. A sign behind her reads, "Stupid kid". She walks. Sally stops at a sign which reads: "Wrong Way". Sally moves around, hopping. She looks up at the sign, which still reads, "Wrong Way" Sally does another sort of dance, still hopping. She gazes up at the si First appearance: September 17th, 1993 Marcie stands on her doorstep wearing a football helmet. She says to Peppermint Patty, "My dad bought me this helmet, sir . . He says girls can play sports just as well as boys can . ." Marcie follows Peppermint Patty who carries a football. Marcie says, "I tried it in the pool, and I almost drowned . ." First appearance: September 17th, 1990 Sally sits in a beanbag chair. A television annoucer says, "'And now, more bad news . . and after that, some really bad news . . .'" The television annoucer says, "'We apologize for bringing you all this bad news.'" Sally replies, "Hey, no problem!" Latest appearance: September 14th, 2012 / First appearance: September 17th, 1965 Charlie Brown sits at his desk, holding a sheet of paper in his hand. "You want me to read my essay in front of the class? Yes, Ma'am..." Charlie Brown stands in front of the blackboard and reads, "'What I Did This Summer....I went to camp, and I played ball.......THE END.'" HA HA HA HA HA... Charlie Brown is surrounded by laughter. He frowns. Charlie Brown sits at his desk First appearance: September 17th, 1988 Spike walks through the desert and thinks, "If you live alone in the desert long enough, you find yourself talking to rocks . ." Spike thinks, "Good morning . . Good morning . ." Spike stands at a podium and thinks, "I suppose you're all wondering why I've asked you here today . . ." First appearance: September 17th, 1987 Snoopy and Woodstock stand next to an inflatable raft. Snoopy carries the raft as Woodstock walks beneath it. Snoopy and Woodstock sit inside the raft. Snoopy thinks, "Rats!" Snoopy and Woodstock are inside the raft, which is on top of a birdbath. Snoopy thinks, "We need to live closer to a lake . ." First appearance: September 17th, 1984 Marcie sits in her school desk. A phantom sleeping sound emanates from an empty desk. Marcie says, "Yes, ma'am . . I hear it . . ." Marcie shouts, "Wake up, sir!" The ghost sound disappears. Marcie says, "Just like old times, huh, ma'am?" First appearance: September 17th, 1981 Lucy holds out Linus' hand. Snoopy approaches and holds out his paw. Lucy says, "You have a sliver, too? Let me see . . ." Lucy looks at Snoopy's paw and says, "I hope you're not as big a coward as my stupid brother . . ." Lucy holds Snoopy's paw and says, "Hold real still now while I . ." Linus says, "It's gonna hurt." Snoopy jumps on Lucy's head. Lucy shouts, "What did yo First appearance: September 17th, 1977 Snoopy runs past Lucy. Lucy says, "I don't see how you can jog all the time." Lucy continues, "It looks very boring." Snoopy continues to run. He thinks, "Au contraire!" Snoopy thinks, "It's exciting knowing that any minute you may pass out!" Latest appearance: September 21st, 2008 / First appearance: September 17th, 1961 Linus kneels on the floor and peers under a chair and says, "There's a thief around here!" Linus puts his hands on his hips and says, "He just better not let me catch him!" Linus sits on the floor, holding Linus's blanket. Linus shouts, "All right, where is it?!" Snoopy jumps in surprise. Linus walks through the house and says, "Somebody has my blanket and w Latest appearance: September 14th, 2016 / First appearance: September 17th, 1969 Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown sit on the curb. Peppermint Patty says, "You should organize a football team, Chuck . ." Peppermint Patty smiles and continues, "Then I could bring my team over to slaughter you . . . we'd mangle you . . . we'd stomp on you and crush you and trample you into the ground!" As Peppermint Patty gets up and walks away she says, "Get your team organize
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.