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: 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: 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: January 18th, 2016 / First appearance: January 20th, 1969 Lucy leans on Schroeder's piano. Schroeder asks, "How can I practice with you leaning on my piano?" Lucy replies, "If I go out of your life, it will become empty, and all your practicing will be as pursuing the wind." Schroeder says, "Try me!" Lucy walks away and frowns. She says, "You can't bluff a musician." First appearance: January 20th, 1999 Linus says, into the phone, "Hi, Sally... is Charlie Brown there?" Sally says, into the phone, ""We'll always have Minneapolis"... That's my new philosophy.." Linus says, "It sounds good.. is Charlie Brown there?" Sally says, into the phone, ""We'll always have Minneapolis"" Linus sits with his blanket on the couch next to Lucy. Lucy says, "Who were you talking to? First appearance: January 20th, 1996 Snoopy stands in front of the mailbox reading a letter. The letter says, "Dear Contributor, We are returning your stupid story." Snoopy reads, "Please don't send us any more . . Please, please, please . . ." The Literary Ace sits on the doghouse with his typewriter. Snoopy thinks, "I love to hear them beg . ." First appearance: January 20th, 1981 Charlie Brown walks with Snoopy and Linus. Charlie Brown says, "I think 'good and evil' are very hard to define . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "I have my own opinion, of course, such as it is . . ." Charlie Brown says, "For instance, when I'm walking down the street, I always try to avoid stepping on a bug . . ." Snoopy walks and the bugs behind him say, "Hurray! Hurray! C First appearance: January 20th, 1987 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Peppermint Patty looks through a book. Marcie says, "No, that homework was for yesterday, sir." Marcie continues, "And we're on page twenty-three, not sixteen . . ." Marcie continues, "And we're in the red book now . . Not the green one." Peppermint Patty asks, "What school is this?" Latest appearance: January 18th, 2008 / First appearance: January 20th, 1961 Charlie Brown stands at a wall with Snoopy and Lucy and says, "I hear Linus got his blanket back . . ." Lucy says, "Yeah, that nosy dog found it, and dug it up . . . Oh, well, I don't care anymore . . ." Lucy says, "From now on I'm through trying to help people . . . They never appreciate it anyway . . ." Lucy says, "Stupid dog!" Snoopy laughs. Latest appearance: January 17th, 2009 / First appearance: January 20th, 1962 Snoopy lies in the snow next to his doghouse and sighs. Snoopy sits up and sighs. Snoopy thinks, "Well, there's one thing for sure . . ." Snoopy lies on his doghouse and thinks, "He was no fair weather friend!" First appearance: January 20th, 1985 The World Famous Golf Pro stands staring at a tree with his club in hand. He thinks,"Stupid tree!" He makes a swing with his club. He looks at his ball on the ground by a tree and thinks,"Not again!!!" He stands looking at the ball and thinks,"Every shot I hit seems to end up behind a tree..." He takes another swing. He looks at his ball by another tree and thinks Latest appearance: January 17th, 2017 / First appearance: January 20th, 1970 Schroeder plays the piano Lucy leans on the piano. Lucy smiles and says, "Tell me that you love me, kiss me on the nose and give me a big hug!" Schroeder continues to play the piano. Lucy walks in the grass and shouts, "Look out, everybody! I'm gonna be crabby for the rest of the day!!" First appearance: January 20th, 1976 Snoopy and Woodstock sit on the doghouse. Snoopy touches Woodstock's forhead and thinks, "Woodstock's head still feels a little warm . . ." Snoopy thinks, "He probably has the vapors." Snoopy hugs Woodstock and thinks, "Poor little fellow . ." Snoopy and Woodstock sit at opposite ends of the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "The vapors are probably contagious." Latest appearance: January 17th, 2011 / First appearance: January 20th, 1964 Charlie Brown walks, carrying Snoopy's full supper dish. He places it on the ground in front of Snoopy. Snoopy looks at his dish and thinks, "Good grief! Christmas has been over for a month..." He frowns, "So why am I still getting 'figgy pudding'?" Latest appearance: January 15th, 2003 / First appearance: January 20th, 1971 Snoopy sits in the snow. Lucy walks toward him. Lucy stops in front of Snoopy and holds her hand in front of his nose. Lucy walks away and says, "I was going to beep you, but I don't really have time . . . Perhaps some other day . . ." Snoopy sits in the snow and thinks, "I'll just have to take a beep-check." First appearance: January 20th, 1998 Snoopy and Woodstock sit on the roof of the dog house. Snoopy thinks, "Red in the morning, beagles take warning.." Woodstock looks up into the sky. Snoopy thinks, "Red at night, beagles delight." Woodstocks asks a question." Snoopy thinks, "Something about birds and worms, but I never belived it.." First appearance: January 20th, 1988 Charlie Brown sits in front of Lucy's psychiatric help booth. Charlie Brown looks sad and says, "I'm depressed again . ." Lucy says, "Here, let me hold your hand . ." Lucy says, "There's the problem . ." Charlie Brown asks, "What's wrong with my hand?" Lucy says, "It's supposed to have five cents in it!" First appearance: January 20th, 1990 Woodstock holds a crook. Snoopy thinks, "No, you can't be a shepherd because you don't have any sheep . ." Woodstock asks a question. Snoopy pretends to be a sheep. Snoopy says, "Baa!" Snoopy thinks, "I must be out of my mind . ." First appearance: January 20th, 1975 Peppermint Patty and Snoopy walk inside the house. Peppermint Patty says, "I really appreciate your coming over to stay with me, Snoopy . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "My dad will be working late for another week, and I sure get scared being in the house alone . ." Peppermint Patty says, "C'mon, I'll show you our guest room . . . You'll have it all to yourself . . ." Sn First appearance: January 20th, 1984 Spike looks in a mirror and adjusts his hat. Spike thinks, "When you live alone in the desert, you have to make your own pleasures . . ." Spike walks in the desert at night. Spike sits at a table and thinks, "Garcon . ." Spike thinks, "A menu, please." A cactus is dressed as a waiter. The cactus wears an apron and holds a menu and a bottle. Latest appearance: January 17th, 2007 / First appearance: January 20th, 1960 Charlie Brown stands at a wall and says to Linus, "I can never go anyplace with another person because that person usually doesn't like me . . ." Charlie Brown says, "If I'm with two other people, I always feel that they're talking about me whenever I happen to turn my back . . ." Charlie Brown says, "If I'm with three people, I always have the feeling that they don't really need m First appearance: January 20th, 1957 Linus walks down the hall. Linus leans over Lucy and asks, "My blanket is in the dryer..How long do you think it'll take to get dry?" Lucy sits on the floor, holding up the roof of a dollhouse. "How in the world should I know?" Lucy crouches down over the dollhouse. "I gotta have that blanket.." Linus clutches his stomach.." He walks down the hall in a sweat. He pe First appearance: January 20th, 1995 Snoopy sits on his doghouse. Charlie Brown tells him, "We're going to be gone for a while so we want you to guard the house." Snoopy holds the side of the doghouse and looks fierce. Charlie Brown says, "No, this house . ."
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.