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: December 6th, 1993 Peppermint Patty, Franklin, Linus, Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Marcie get ready to play football in the pouring rain. They wear helmets. Peppermint Patty says, "Okay, Franklin, go straight out, then cut right, and I'll hit you with the bomb . ." Snoopy thinks, "Aren't you on the other team, sweetie?" Marcie says, "My glasses are wet . . I can't see a thing . ." First appearance: December 6th, 1956 Charlie Brown approaches Lucy in the falling snow. He says, "I just wish you could see some snowflakes under a microscope, Lucy..." He continues, "Each one is different because they have little tiny points, and.." She raises her hands and shouts at him, "Little Tiny Points? If snowflakes had little tiny Points, you'd never be able to slide on 'em with a Sled!" He walks awa Latest appearance: December 4th, 2002 / First appearance: December 6th, 1972 Lucy follows Linus and says, "You have to give me a Christmas present! It says so in the bible!" Linus sits in a chair and opens a book. He says, "You're bluffing . . . The bible says nothing about giving Christmas presents!" Lucy replies, "It doesn't?" Linus holds the book up and says, "You can't bluff an old theologian!" Lucy sighs. First appearance: December 6th, 1989 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in class. Peppermint Patty looks at a sheet of paper. Marcie says, "No, 'biannual' means twice a year . ." Marcie continues, "I think 'biennial' means every two years . ." Peppermint Patty says, "'Bi-D-minus' must mean twice a day . ." First appearance: December 6th, 1987 Snoopy sits atop his doghouse reading. He thinks,"I like getting letters from Spike" He stares off in front of him and thinks,"He leads such an interesting life" Spike leans against a rock in the desert writing. He writes,"Dear Brother Snoopy, Well, winter has finally come to the desert." Spike dances around in the snow. He writes,"Yesterday, it actually started to snow! First appearance: December 6th, 1975 Charlie Brown holds a large envelope and runs. He says, "Good news, Linus!" Charlie Brown stands with Linus. He opens the envelope and says, "A special delivery from Spike . . ." Charlie Brown holds Linus' blanket and says, "He was crossing the desert, and found your blanket!" Linus holds his blanket and grits his teeth. He says, "Just what I need . . . A blanket full of ow First appearance: December 6th, 1979 Lucy approaches Charlie Brown with a paper. She says, "I've made up a new list of things I want for Christmas, Charlie Brown." Charlie Brown says, "I hate to admit it, but I can't even remember where we put the other list." Lucy walks and says, "Don't worry, I know just where it is . . ." Snoopy lies on the doghouse with two papers on his nose. He thinks, "Joe Spindle!" Latest appearance: December 1st, 2000 / First appearance: December 6th, 1974 The Literary Ace types, "Once there were two mice who lived in a museum." The Literary Ace continues to type, "One evening after the museum had closed, the first mouse crawled into a huge suit of armor." The Literary Ace types, "Before he knew it, he was lost. 'Help!' he shouted to his friend." Snoopy types, "Help me make it through the knight!" Latest appearance: December 3rd, 2013 / First appearance: December 6th, 1966 Linus here's someone sleeping inside the mailbox. Linus opens the door and says, "Oh! Pardon me!" Linus walks away. Snoopy thinks, "Right in the middle of a good dream!" First appearance: December 6th, 1985 Charlie Brown sits at the table and writes, "Dear Grandma, How have you been?" Charlie Brown continues to write, "I hope you have a very merry." Sally walks up to the table. Charlie Brown smudges the paper and crosses it out. Sally says, "Wish her a merry smudgmas for me, too!" Latest appearance: December 4th, 2011 / First appearance: December 6th, 1964 Frieda says to Snoopy, "Perhaps we should split up and plan to meet back here in about an hour, Okay?" Snoopy races off. Snoopy thinks, "Happiness is loving your enemies." Snoopy dances with a large group of rabbits. Snoopy continues to dance while the rabbits sit and watch. Snoopy waves goodbye to his friends. Snoopy walks back to Frieda. Frieda sa First appearance: December 6th, 1982 Rerun sits in the bike seat and says, "So here I am, about to go riding again on the back of my mother's bicycle . . ." Rerun continues, "To quote from the book of 'Ruth' . . ." Rerun says, "For whither thou goest, I will go." The bike takes off. Rerun says, "Like a bullet!" First appearance: December 6th, 1986 Snoopy and Woodstock sit on the ground. Snoopy thinks, "One thing that makes dogs superior is our ability to raise our ears . ." Snoopy raises his ears and thinks, "Like this, see?" Snoopy thinks, "Another thing that makes dogs superior is . ." Woodstock gets up and walks away. Snoopy thinks, "Wait! I was going to tell you about our natural humility . ." Latest appearance: December 1st, 2003 / First appearance: December 6th, 1971 Lucy ice skates on a pond and says, "We're having a Christmas show at our skating club this year . ." Lucy continues, "I'll bet I could be in it if I had someone to skate with me . . ." Lucy stops and says, "I need a partner who is handsome and graceful . . ." Snoopy skates toward Lucy and thinks, "Did you call, sweetie?" Latest appearance: December 4th, 2007 / First appearance: December 6th, 1960 Lucy is watching Schroeder play on the piano. She asks, "How come the schools don't close on Beethoven's birthday?" She continues, "If he was so great, how come the banks don't close either or the post offices or the libraries? How come?" Schroeder responds, "I know something that never closes ANY TIME...." Lucy asks, "What's that?" Linus yells at a grimacing Lucy, "Your First appearance: December 6th, 1959 Lucy glares at Linus as he sucks his thumb and holds his blanket.(BR) (BR) "You know, I can't possibly tell you how sick I get of seeing you drag around that stupid blanket!" Lucy announces.(BR) (BR) "It's not stupid...This blanket has many very practical usues..." Linus protests, holding up his blanket.(BR) (BR) "HA! THat's a laugh!" Linus walks away; "You just have no imagination, that's all."(B Latest appearance: December 3rd, 2010 / First appearance: December 6th, 1963 Linus says to Charlie Brown, "Lucy says that Santa Claus is controlled by some big Eastern syndicate . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Don't believe her . . . That's the sort of story that goes around every year at this time . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Take it from me . . . He's clean!" Linus sticks his tongue out at Lucy and says, "Bleah!" First appearance: December 6th, 1984 Marcie walks behind Peppermint Patty. Peppermint Patty says, "We 'latchkey' kids go home every day to an empty house . . ." Peppermint Patty holds a key and stands on her back doorstep. Peppermint Patty says, "We go in, look in the refrigerator for something to eat, turn on the TV and sit there all alone . . ." Marcie says, "Sometimes, I'm a latchkey kid, too, when my mother is o First appearance: December 6th, 1977 Marcie and Snoopy, as Peppermint Patty, sit at their desks in school. Marcie says, "You look smaller today, sir, and you seem quieter . . . ." Marcie asks, "Aren't you feeling well, sir?" Snoopy turns around and smiles. Marcie is confused. Marcie asks, "What kind of illness makes your body shrink but your nose get bigger?" Latest appearance: December 3rd, 2012 / First appearance: December 6th, 1965 Charlie Brown says, "You did have a 'lazy eye' didn't you?" Sally says, "Yes, my opthamologist said I have to wear this patch for six months . . ." Sally says, "But just think . . . After that my eye will be all right . . . He put the patch on my good eye so the weak one will work harder." Sally says, "How do I look with an eye patch?" Carlie Brown says, "You look fine . . . you
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.