Peppermint Patty

  • First appearance: August 22, 1966
  • A fearless born leader and a natural athlete, Peppermint Patty is up to any challenge…except studying. She never met a school day she didn’t hate. But this tough girl has a soft side, too: She’s hopelessly in love with her pal Charlie “Chuck” Brown—who has no idea. For Peppermint Patty, sports are easy; it’s life that’s hard.

  • Did you know: Peppermint Patty’s real name is Patricia Reichardt.
Peppermint Patty
First appearance: May 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 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 16th, 1956 Patty comes upon Charlie Brown holding onto the string of his kite that is caught in the tree. He exclaims, "Everytime I fly a kite, it gets caught in a tree!" He continues, "I can't do anything right..people don't like me..I'm dumb in school..." He exclaims, "I can't do ANYTHING! I can't even fly a stupid kite!" He concludes, "I'm just going to stand here for the rest of 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: January 3rd, 2006 / First appearance: January 6th, 1959 Lucy is sitting listening to music. She exclaims, "OH, NO!" Charlie Brown approaches. Lucy says to him, "Listen to that, will you?" He sits next to her and starts listening to the song. She says, "There's just NOTHING sacred to songwriters any more!" Patty approaches them as Lucy grimaces. Charlie Brown says, "They've made a popular song out of 'StarDust'!" 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: September 30th, 1958 Linus is concentrating on an object in his hands. He approaches Charlie Brown and Patty, holding his object aloft. Charlie Brown says, "Yup..you did it again..you sure did.." Linus walks off and Charlie Brown exclaims, "Amazing!" He turns to Patty and says, "He's the only person I know who can untie a pretzel!" First appearance: December 26th, 1956 Patty and Charlie Brown stand in the snow-covered lane. He grimaces and exclaims, "Christmas is all over and I didn't get a single Christmas card!" He continues, "Nobody likes me..." She says, "Well, Don't forget, Charlie Brown, when people send cards to your mother and dad, they mean to include you..." He concludes, "My mother and dad didn't get any either!" 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 Latest appearance: November 23rd, 2007 / First appearance: November 25th, 1960 Shermy and Lucy are standing in an open field. Lucy says, "Beethoven's birthday is Dec. 16th, Shermy..." She smiles at Shermy and asks,"Have you decided what you're going to get me? Shermy exclaims, "Yes! I'm not going to get you anything!" Patty walks up and watches with Lucy as Shermy walks away. Lucy turns to Patty and asks, "What kind of a holiday is it where you don' Latest appearance: March 23rd, 2010 / First appearance: March 26th, 1963 Charlie Brown addresses the group and says, "There is much to be learned from baseball beyond mere play . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "The game of baseball and the game of life are very similar." Charlie Brown says, "The way a person performs upon the field may be the same way he performs in the game of life." Lucy, Patty and Linus throw back their heads and wail, "Don't Latest appearance: September 7th, 2013 / First appearance: September 10th, 1966 Patty crawls out of Snoopy's doghouse holding a blouse. Snoopy lies on top of the doghouse. Patty says to Violet, "That's your pink wool skirt . . . These are the two sweaters I had in there . . ." Patty says, "Thank you, Snoopy . . ." Snoopy thinks, "You're welcome!" Snoopy thinks, "Everyone in the neighborhood uses my cedar closet!" First appearance: December 21st, 1956 As Charlie Brown walks through a door Patty says, "Kind of chilly out today, eh, Charlie Brown?" "It's more than just chilly..it's cold outside..." he answers. He faces her and adds, "In fact, it's more than just COLD..." He holds out his gloved hands: "It's MITTEN cold!!" 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!" 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: April 13th, 2003 / First appearance: April 18th, 1971 Lucy is in full baseball gear. She shouts: "We're right behind you, Charlie Brown!" Patty, who stands in front of a wooden fence, calls, "Pitch it to 'im!" Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound, in wind-up position. POW! He throws the ball. He turns and looks overhead. Lucy stands in profile and yells, "Chase it yourself! You were the one who pitched i Latest appearance: August 8th, 2007 / First appearance: August 10th, 1960 Schroeder and Charlie Brown are in their baseball gear on the baseball field. Schroeder hands Charlie Brown the ball and says, "If you can get this last man out, Charlie Brown, we'll win the ball game...." Charlie Brown, Schroeder, and Shermy stand on the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown's head twists from side to side as he listens to both boys. Schroeder continues speaking, "...Therefor Latest appearance: February 27th, 2011 / First appearance: February 23rd, 1964 Snoopy lies on his doghouse and thinks, "Boy was it cold last night!" Snoopy jumps down from his doghouse. Snoopy looks in his supper dish. Snoopy carries the dish in his mouth. Charlie Brown stands outside talking to Patty. Snoopy places his dog dish down next to them. Charlie Brown and Patty watch as Snoopy begins to skate on his water dish. Snoop 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 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: 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: October 14th, 2006 / First appearance: October 17th, 1959 Charlie Brown and Schroeder sit on the ground. Schroeder says, "I'm inclined to agree with you, Charlie Brown.." Sally sits in the distance playing. Schroeder continues, "But on the other hand we must be cautious in out thinking..." He says, "We must be careful not to 'throw out the baby with the bath'" Sally gasps in shock. Schroeder turns to her and says, "Please pardon First appearance: October 17th, 1981 Marcie talks into the phone and says, "She's gone, Charles! Peppermint Patty has left town!" Charlie Brown talks into the phone and says, "But I just talked to her yesterday . . ." Marcie replies, "I think she was more depressed than we thought, Charles . . . Where do you think she went?" Peppermint Patty stands next to Spike and reads a card. She says, "'Spike's real estat Latest appearance: October 15th, 2007 / First appearance: October 17th, 1960 Linus is in the field sucking his thumb and clutching his blanket. Violet says, "There were two new babies born in our block last week" She starts skipping and says, "It's all part of the population explosion" Linus watches her and asks, "Really?" He continues, "I nevr heard a thing!" Violet stops skipping and looks at the reader. First appearance: October 17th, 1993 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Marcie holds her lunch in a paper bag and Patty holds a book. Marcie says, "Lunch time, sir." Patty replies, "Good!" On the playground, Marcie and Patty sit at a bench. A boy walks over and says, "Move over, little girls. Let a man sit down!" The boy sits down and says, "Girls take up too much room. Girls are always in the way. Latest appearance: October 14th, 2016 / First appearance: October 17th, 1969 Poochie and Linus stand at the wall. Poochie says, "Everyone is mad at me . . No one will speak to me . . " Linus looks at Poochie and says, "Of course they won't! Anyone who would turn someone in to the head beagle doesn't deserve to be spoken to!" Poochie waves her arms and says, "I didn't know what I was doing! I was upset!" Linus says, "Don't talk to me . . It's too late n First appearance: October 17th, 1976 Sally is at school and raises her hand, "Yes, Ma'am... 'Hands.'" Sally walks to the front of the class with her paper. sally says, "My report today is about hands.." Sally says, "Some people are right-handed.. Some people are left handed.." She waves her arm for emphasis. She says, "Some people are able to use both hands with equal ease..." She waves both arms. First appearance: October 17th, 1985 Sally stands in front of the class and says, "This is my report on Halley's Comet which will be coming by the earth soon . . ." Sally continues, "Unfortunately, it will be down near the horizon, and we won't be able to see it very well . . ." Sally says, "Actually, you'll be able to see it much better on tv sometime in the month of March." Sally adds, "Unless, of course, yo First appearance: October 17th, 1998 Sally sits in front of the television. Charlie Brown stands next to her. Sally says, "See? She says you take the bowl out of the cupboard, our the cereal into the bowl, and then add the milk..." Sally says, "This is you "basic cooking" program.." First appearance: October 17th, 1997 Woodstock, Olaf and Andy come to a cliff. Woodstock talks. Olaf thinks, "What's he saying?" Andy looks over the edge of the cliff and thinks, "He said this is as far as we can go because the Earth is flat, and if we go any farther we'll fall over the edge." Andy thinks, "I wonder if he's right..." Olaf leaps over the edge and thinks, "There's only one way to find out!" Andy First appearance: October 17th, 1987 Lucy leans on the piano while Schroeder plays. Lucy says, "I think I'd be happy if I knew you only liked me . ." Lucy turns to Schroeder and says, "I'd probably be happy if I only knew you were only slightly fond of me . ." Lucy continues, "What I'm trying to say is that I've decided you don't necessarily have to love me . ." Schroeder screams, "GOOD!" Lucy does a flip ov Latest appearance: October 14th, 2013 / First appearance: October 17th, 1966 Peppermint Patty says, "Look, Roy . . . I got a letter from Linus!" Peppermint Patty reads, "'Dear Peppermint Patty . . . How have you been? It occurred to me that perhaps you have never heard of the 'Great Pumpkin.'" Peppermint Patty exclaims, "The Great Pumpkin?! What in the world is that? Maybe I shouldn't read anymore . . . I'm very superstitious, you know . . . " Pe Latest appearance: October 14th, 2012 / First appearance: October 17th, 1965 Lucy holds the foot ball and says, "Charlie Brown! It's that time of year again!" Lucy hums a little tune. Lucy kneels on the ground and says to Charlie Brown. "I'll hold the ball Charlie Brown, and you come running up and kick it . . . Okay?" Charlie Brown says, "Okay!" Charlie Brown walks off and says, "She thinks I'm stupid . . . She plans to pull the ball away when I come r First appearance: October 17th, 1996 Peppermint Patty stands in the rain holding a football. Charlie Brown says, "Play football? Today? It's raining! It's pouring!" Peppermint Patty replies, "C'mon, Chuck . . It's not raining that . . ." Peppermint Patty looks behind her. Woodstock and Snoopy walk by under umbrellas. Peppermint Patty says, ". . . Hard." First appearance: October 17th, 1991 Sally stands in the front of the classroom holding a leaf. Sally says, "For 'show and tell' today, I have brought this leaf . . ." Sally says, "Some people think when leaves begin to fall, it is the saddest time of year . . They're wrong." Sally says, "The saddest time of year is Christmas when you don't get any of the things you wanted . ." Sally says, "Ma'am?" Sa First appearance: October 17th, 1982 Linus stands by the wall peering off into the distance. Snoopy jogs down a slope wearing his sweatband. Linus stands atop a grassy cliff looking off into the distance. Linus continues to look. He calls out to Snoopy,"Hi! I thought maybe it was you..." As Snoopy jogs nearer, Linus says,"I've been watching you from way off...you're looking great..." Snoopy j First appearance: October 17th, 1984 Spike smiles as he looks at his reflection in a mirror. The mirror hangs on a cactus. Spike thinks, "I love this old hat . ." Spike thinks, "I think it used to be my grandfather's fishing hat . . ." Spike walks and thinks, "It must have been . ." Spike looks inside the hat and thinks, "It still has a fish in it!" Latest appearance: October 14th, 2010 / First appearance: October 17th, 1963 Lucy looks curiously at two younger girls. Three says, "Hi big girl . . . My name is 3, and this is my sister . . . her name is 4 . . ." Three continues, "Our brother's name is 5 . . . I believe you've already met him . . . Our last name is 95472." Three says, "Numbers, numbers and more numbers . . ." Three says, "Our dad gets upset easily lately . . . He says his head hur Latest appearance: October 19th, 2003 / First appearance: October 17th, 1971 Sally sits at her desk, with a basket full of leaves on top. Sally says, "Yes Ma'am...I'm ready.." "This is 'Show and Tell' time..." Sally annoucnes as she walks, carrying her basket. Sally stands in front of the blackboard and spills her leaves out onto the floor: "For all you lucky kids out there in classroom-land I've bought my famous leaf collection!" Sally hold First appearance: October 17th, 1975 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Woodstock speaks and asks a question. Snoopy thinks, "That's right!" Snoopy continues to think, "Anyone raised in a log cabin has a good chance of becoming president!" Woodstock runs in the grass. Woodstock sits in a log cabin style nest. First appearance: October 17th, 1995 Rerun stands on Charlie Brown's stoop. Charlie Brown says, "No, my dog isn't home . . He went on a hike with his troops . ." Rerun stands on the stoop alone. Rerun walks home. Rerun asks Lucy who is sitting in a chair reading, "Do dogs have troops?"
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.