Pig Pen

  • First appearance: July 13, 1954
  • Happily traveling in his own private dust storm, Pigpen is completely comfortable in his own (dust-streaked) skin. Despite his outward appearance, he always carries himself with dignity, knowing full well that he has affixed to him the “dust of countless ages.”

  • Did you know: Charlie Brown is the one kid that unconditionally accepts Pigpen for who he is, even defending his uncleanliness in one strip.
Pig Pen
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: February 20th, 2008 / First appearance: February 22nd, 1961 Charlie Brown and Linus walk to school carrying their lunch bags. Linus says, "I always enjoy reading the little notes my mother puts in my lunch . . ." Linus looks at the note and says, "Hmm . . . So now she's a comedienne . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Why? What does she say?" Linus reads, "'Help! I'm being held prisoner in a school lunch factory!'" Latest appearance: February 19th, 2017 / First appearance: February 22nd, 1970 Linus peeks his head out the door and says, "Mom said to tell you it's time to come in." "Rats!" Lucy stands in front of a large snowman. She waves: "Good-night, friend.""I'll see you in the morning.." Lucy turns back as she walks away. On the doorstep, Lucy bends down and waves, "Good-night!" Lucy pulls off her coat. Linus sits on a cushion, watching TV. Lu Latest appearance: February 19th, 2009 / First appearance: February 22nd, 1962 Snoopy lies on his doghouse wearing sun glasses and stares at Linus. Linus shouts, "I'm tired of this stupid chasing business! You want my glasses? Take 'em! Keep 'em!" Linus walks away. Snoopy thinks, "What fun is that?" First appearance: February 22nd, 1977 Snoopy sits on the doghouse and holds his empty supper dish. Snoopy holds his supper dish up to his ear and thinks, "If you put your supper dish to your ear, you can hear the sounds of a restaurant . . ." Snoopy continues to think, "I can even hear a waiter talking . . ." Snoopy thinks, "I'm sorry, sir . . . We don't accept credit cards!" First appearance: February 22nd, 1987 Snoopy sits on the floor of the living-room watching Sally draw next to him. She walks off down the lane with her painting in her hand. She stands next to the chalkboard in front of the class. She says, "This is my report on George Washington, who was born in 1732..." She looks at the painting and continues, "As a special treat for all of you, I have drawn his portrait..." First appearance: February 22nd, 1992 Linus and Charlie Brown lean on the wall. Charlie Brown says, "So when I got up this morning, my kite was gone . . I hope whoever took it can fly it better than I could . ." Snoopy and the kite are tangled up in a tree. First appearance: February 22nd, 1996 Rerun stands at Snoopy's door holding a snow sled. Rerun turns around and walks away. Snoopy comes running out of the house. Snoopy sits on the sled and thinks, "Mush!" First appearance: February 22nd, 1988 Charlie Brown and Sally walk by a stone wall. Sally says, "Our teacher says we don't know enough about geography . . ." Sally says, "That's why I'm taking this map to school . ." Charlie Brown asks, "What kind of a map is it?" Sally answers, "It shows where all the movie stars live . ." Latest appearance: February 19th, 2011 / First appearance: February 22nd, 1964 Snoopy lies on his doghouse. It is night. He walks over the edge of the doghouse with his arms straight out. Snoopy opens his eyes as he stands on the slope of his doghouse, heading down. Snoopy lies on his back, strapped down by a belt. First appearance: February 22nd, 1991 Peppermint Patty stands in the front of a classroom and says, "This is my report on water, which, as we know, comes from drinking fountains . ." Peppermint Patty begins to walk out of the room and says, "So if you'll all follow me, we'll go out into the hall, and we'll have a demonstration of just how water . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "Ma'am?" Peppermint Patty says, "Okay Latest appearance: February 20th, 2012 / First appearance: February 22nd, 1965 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on it and says, "You're cute, you know that?" Schroeder continues playing as Lucy says, "You're so cute I think I'm going to give you a big hug and a kiss on the nose!" Schroeder continues playing. Lucy says, "That's real concentration." First appearance: February 22nd, 1980 Linus and Lucy stand at the wall. Charlie Brown walks away. Linus says, "One thing I have to admit about Charlie Brown . ." Linus continues, "He is absolutely without guile." Lucy replies, "I knew he was missing something!" First appearance: February 22nd, 1995 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in class. Marcie says, "My gramma says she always brought an apple to school for her teacher . ." Marcie says, "I'm wondering if maybe I should do that . ." Peppermint Patty turns around and says, "Bring her six or seven, Marcie, and she can make a pie!" Peppermint Patty laughs. Peppermint Patty says to the teacher, "N Latest appearance: February 19th, 2015 / First appearance: February 22nd, 1968 The World War I Flying Ace stands in the snow next to the doghouse. He thinks, "Here's The World War I Flying Ace standing beside his Sopwith Camel." The World War I Flying Ace thinks, "A light snow is falling . . . There'll be no flying today." The World War I Flying Ace walks in the snow and thinks, "Feeling frisky, the flying ace throws a snowball at one of his mechanics . . ." Latest appearance: February 19th, 2013 / First appearance: February 22nd, 1966 The World War I Flying Ace thinks, "Here's the World War I Flying Ace zooming through the air searching for the 'Red Baron.'" The Flying Ace thinks, "As I pass over Metz, enemy batteries begin firing . . . shells burst below my Sopwith Camel . . ." The Flying Ace thinks, "Nyahh, Nyahh, Nyahh!! You can't hit me!" Snoopy smiles and thinks, "Actually, tough flying aces never s Latest appearance: February 17th, 2003 / First appearance: February 22nd, 1971 Sally sits at the table and writes, "A report on George Washington. George Washington was a great man." Sally continues to write, "He probably had some faults, but if he did, I don't know what they were." Sally stops and looks at the paper. Sally writes, "Which is just as well." Latest appearance: February 20th, 2016 / First appearance: February 22nd, 1969 Snoopy sits on the doghouse and thinks, "I hate that stupid cat who lives next door." Snoopy continues to think, "I know how to make him mad, too . . ." Snoopy sticks his tongue out. Snoopy hides in the doghouse and thinks, "He'll never find me down here in the cedar closet!" First appearance: February 22nd, 1976 Woodstock sits and watches as the Beaglescout rubs two sticks together to start a fire. The Beaglescout leans over to pick up a branch. He places a marshmallow atop the stick. He shows the marshmallow to Woodstock. He sits by the fire and starts to roast the marshmallow. He grimaces as the marshamallow catches fire. He moves the 'in-flames' marshmallow away First appearance: February 22nd, 1981 Snoopy and Woodstock are walking along. Woodstock chirps a question. Snoopy thinks, "You could be...why not?" They sit on the grass and Snoopy thinks, "I read once about an eagle carrying off a small child..." He turns to Woodstock and thinks, "It'd be a good way for you to find out if you're an eagle...do you think you could carry away a small child?" They turn and watch First appearance: February 22nd, 1983 Snoopy sits on his doghouse. Charlie Brown says, "Here, you got a message from your brother Spike . . ." Snoopy reads the letter and thinks, "'Need help! Am surrounded by coyotes! Cannot hold out much longer!" Snoopy stands up and screams, "Spike needs help! To arms!!" Snoopy looks at Woodstock and other bird soldiers. He thinks, "All right . . . To wings!"
Pigpen is a human soil bank who raises a cloud of dust on a perfectly clean street and passes out gum drops that are invariably black.
Charles Schulz

Interests

  • Archaeology

    Pigpen has affixed to him the dirt and dust of past civilizations.

  • Mud Pies

    Violet makes mud-pies and Pigpen is her best customer!

  • Politics

    Pigpen aspires to be class president one day.