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
First appearance: August 18th, 1999 Spike stands in the desert holding an oar. Spike thinks, "So what I'm wondering is.. if I founf one oar, there could be another one around, right?" Spike thinks, "And if there are two oars, there might also be a boat. right?" Spike looks at the cactus and thinks, "This sort of thing doesn't really interest you, does it?" Latest appearance: August 15th, 2006 / First appearance: August 18th, 1959 Linus looks at Charlie Brown and says, "You think this is an ordinary pile of rocks don't you? Well, it ISN'T!" He continues, "These rocks are meant to be thrown in anger! When I get real mad, I throw rocks as hard as I can!!" Charlie Brown frowns as Linus casually tosses a rock. Linus explains, "It just so happens that today I feel pretty good." Latest appearance: August 22nd, 2010 / First appearance: August 18th, 1963 Lucy looks at a bubble gum card. Charlie Brown says, "Joe Shlabotnik?" Lucy shows the card to Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "Really?" Charlie Brown says, "You have a Joe Shlabotnik? You have a Joe Shlabotnik bubble gum card?" Charlie Brown says, "He's my favorite player! I've been trying to get him on a bubble gum card for five years! You wanna trade?" Char First appearance: August 18th, 1987 Sophie and Peppermint Patty stand at Peppermint Patty's doorstep. Peppermint Patty says, "Sophie! What a suprise! I haven't seen you since we were at camp . . ." Sophie says, "I need your advice, ma' am . . When school starts, do you think I should go out for tumbling?" Patty says, "Sure, why not?" Sophie says, "Thank you . ." Patty jumps back in suprise as Sophie flips Latest appearance: August 15th, 2012 / First appearance: August 18th, 1965 Charlie Brown walks up to Snoopy and reads, "'The standard of the Beagle'" Charlie Brown continues, "'Eyes . . .Eyes should be large, set well apart.'" Charlie Brown continues, "'Expression should be gentle and pleading.'" Snoopy gets on his knees and clasps his hands to his chest. Charlie Brown says, "I don't think I'm going to be able to read all of this." First appearance: August 18th, 1979 Spike lies against a rock. Beaglescout thinks, "Why do you want to live out here in the desert with the snakes, and the lizards and the coyotes?" Beaglescout continues to think, "Come home with me, Spike, and live a mormal life . . ." Beaglescout thinks, "Oh, really? Well, I can understand that . ." Snoopy sits next to Spike and thinks, "It's hard to leave when your bowling Latest appearance: August 20th, 2000 / First appearance: August 18th, 1974 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound, looking both ways. He exclaims, "I never know what's going on!" and "?" Shroeder, in his catcher's outfit, walks. Shroeder stands at the bottom of the mound and addresses Charlie Brown. He says, "Okay, Charlie Brown...let's get this next hitter..." Charlie Brown asks, "Where's the ball?" Charlie Brown raises his arms and says, "I First appearance: August 18th, 1989 Spike sits in the desert with a self made fishing pole. The line extends over to a cactus and Spike thinks, "On the other hand, no one else has ever caught a cactus fish, either . ." First appearance: August 18th, 1980 Snoopy and Charlie Brown sit on the floor and play checkers. Charlie Brown thinks, "He's a tricky opponent." Charlie Brown continues to think, "You never know what move he's going to make next . . ." Snoopy holds his head over the board. Charlie Brown thinks, "When he bends low over the board, I know he's planning something very tricky . . ." Snoopy falls asleep. First appearance: August 18th, 1984 Lucy climbs out of the pool. She wears a bathing suit. Lucy deflates the pool. Lucy drags the pool away and says, "Sorry, dog . . No more air . . No more water . ." The World Famous Diver flies through the air. Snoopy lands on his head and thinks, "But lots of ground . . ." First appearance: August 18th, 1981 Snoopy growls as Sally walks by. Sally approaches Charlie Brown and shouts, "Your stupid beagle just growled at me!" Charlie Brown replies, "I'm sure he didn't mean anything by it . . ." Sally says, "Well, he doesn't have to be so beagligerent!" Latest appearance: August 15th, 2008 / First appearance: August 18th, 1961 Linus holds his blanket and sucks his thumb. Lucy says, "Charlie Brown says that we're put here on earth to make others happy." Linus says, "Is that why we're here?" Linus says, "I guess I'd better start doing a better job . . ." Linus says, "I'd hate to be shipped back!" Latest appearance: August 15th, 2016 / First appearance: August 18th, 1969 Lucy stands behind Linus and says, "You shouldn't be watching this program!" Lucy shuts the tv off. Lucy walks away. Linus says, "Just what I've always wanted . . . My own personal censor!" First appearance: August 18th, 1986 Charlie Brown sits in a beanbag chair. Sally says, "I've decided to embark on a program of serious discipline . ." Sally exclaims, "I'm going to eat properly, sleep properly and exercise properly!" Charlie Brown asks, "Then what?" Sally walks away and exclaims, "You're right . . Forget it!" Latest appearance: August 16th, 2007 / First appearance: August 18th, 1960 Charlie Brown, carrying a baseball bat, is walking behind Schroeder in the grass. Both are in full baseball gear. Schroeder says, "Well, that's the end of another miserable season! Twenty games lost and no games won!" Standing in front of a tree, the boys face each other. Charlie Brown asks, "Didn't we win one game by forfeit?" Schroeder replies, "No, the other team finally show First appearance: August 18th, 1988 Marcie carries her sleeping back over her head and drags it along the ground. Peppermint Patty says, "You'd enjoy backpacking a lot more, Marcie, if you'd learn to roll up your sleeping bag . ." First appearance: August 18th, 1985 Lucy is in her bathing suit putting water into the inflatable pool via a hose. Snoopy, Woodstock, and his friends are putting on masks. Snoopy thinks,"Prepare to don masks...don masks!" They walk along the lane and Snoopy thinks,"Here's the World Famous Explorer leading his team of divers to an underwater expedition..." They approach Lucy sitting in the pool. She exclaims," First appearance: August 18th, 1998 Lucy stands in Linus' bedroom. Linus hides under the bed. Linus is not visible. Linus says, "Has school started yet?" Lucy says, "No, not yet.." Linus says, "Then I suppose we might as well come out.." Lucy says, "We?" Snoopy stick his head out from under the bed skirt. First appearance: August 18th, 1976 Linus and Lucy stand in the outfield. Lucy writes on a notepad and asks, "Do you object to violence in sports?" Linus replies, "Yes, when the players on the other team drag me into their dugout, and beat on me with their bats, I object to that." The ball is hit to Linus. Lucy says, "Good grief! Has that ever happened?" Linus throws the ball back in and says, "Fortunately, w Latest appearance: August 15th, 2014 / First appearance: August 18th, 1967 Linus says to Charlie Brown, "You understand that I'm not just rushing off, don't you?" Charlie Brown follows Linus to the door and says, "Of course I understand . . So get going! It's important!" Charlie Brown watches from the porch as Linus runs off. Charlie Brown says, "I'd rush off too if I just remembered that I'd left an ice cream cone in the glove compartment of my
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.