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: April 4th, 2003 / First appearance: April 9th, 1971 Snoopy sits on the doghouse and looks at a book. He reads, "And so, the six Bunny-Wunnies said good night, and went to sleep. Their adventure was over, and all had ended well. The end." Snoopy sets the book down. He smiles and thinks, "That was the most exciting novel I've ever read . . . I think I'll write a fan letter to the author . . ." Snoopy looks at the book and thinks, "Mis Latest appearance: April 6th, 2012 / First appearance: April 9th, 1965 Linus and Lucy walk outside. Linus says, "It's starting to rain . . . " Lucy says, "It figures . . . " Lucy continues, "It always rains on our generation!" First appearance: April 9th, 1997 Marcie stands in front of a desk and says, "This is how it is, Mr. Principal . ." Marcie continues, "Half the kids in our class can't read, and half can't multiply 6 x 8 . ." Marcie says, "None of them ever heard of Bosnia, and couldn't tell you who wrote 'Hamlet.'" Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in school. The roof leaks on Peppermint Patty's head. Marcie s First appearance: April 9th, 1984 Lucy walks with her baseball cap on. She says, "We're never gonna win a game!" Lucy says, "We're gonna lose every game we play for the rest of our lives!" Lucy stretches her arms and her baseball mitt to catch a ball. The ball falls to ground behind her. Lucy walks up to Charlie Brown on the pitcher's mound. She tosses the ball to him and says, "Sorry, manager . . . The First appearance: April 9th, 1999 Marcie sits at her school desk. Peppermint patty's desk is empty. Marcie says, "Yes, ma'am.. her desk looks empty, doesn't it?" Marcie says, "Well, I know she was offended by that "D-minus hall of fame" thing." Marcie says, "Yes, if I see her, I'll tell her.." Patty speaks from under her desk to Marcie. She says, "See? She doesn't even know I'm under here.." Latest appearance: April 6th, 2009 / First appearance: April 9th, 1962 Lucy stands at a wall with Charlie Brown and says, "Did you ever stop to think that every day is somebody's birthday?" Lucy continues, "No matter what day it is, somebody in the world has that day for a birthday!" Lucy says, "Have you ever thought about that, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown replies, "No I can't really say that I have . . ." Lucy says, "You're going to have t First appearance: April 9th, 1990 Peppermint Patty sits at her school disk and holds a paper dish. She says, "Well, ma'am, I didn't have any writing paper . . ." Peppermint Patty tosses the plate and says, "So I did my homework on a paper plate . ." Peppermint Patty sits at her school desk. Peppermint Patty catches the plate as it is tossed back to her and says, "Didn't care for it, huh, ma'am?" Latest appearance: April 6th, 2008 / First appearance: April 9th, 1961 Charlie Brown and Linus watch Snoopy take the field. Charlie Brown tosses the baseball, swings the bat and hits the ball. Snoopy watches the ball. Snoopy turns and starts to run. Snoopy catches the ball in his mouth. Snoopy brings the ball back to Charlie Brown and spits it into his hand. Linus says, "I imagine even an inexpensive fielder's glove wou First appearance: April 9th, 1956 Charlie Brown is leaning on Schroeder's piano. He asks, "Say Schroeder, did Beethoven ever write anything for the accordion?" Schroeder replies, "Are you out of your mind?" Charlie Brown continues, "I'll bet he culd have written some pretty nice accordion pieces.." Schroeder shouts, "ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?" Charlie Brown continues, "Maybe he figured it was too hard an instru First appearance: April 9th, 1981 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school. She says, "No, ma'am, I don't know the answer." Peppermint Patty asks, "How about a hint?" Peppermint Patty says, "You don't give hints?" Peppermint Patty asks, "How about a discount?" First appearance: April 9th, 1986 Sally sits in a beanbag chair. A television annoucer says, "Partly cloudy and cooler . ." A television annoucer says, "Afternoon sunny . . Clearing tonight." A television says, "And now, a community reminder . ." Sally exclaims, "Don't remind me!" Latest appearance: April 6th, 2013 / First appearance: April 9th, 1966 Snoopy watches a bird flitter its wings. The bird's wings stop moving and it hangs in mid-air. The bird falls to the ground with a klunk. Snoopy thinks, "Poor guy . . . he ran out of flitters . . . " Latest appearance: April 6th, 2017 / First appearance: April 9th, 1970 Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder asks, "Where are all the girls who play outfield?" Charlie Brown replies, "They said they're new feminists, and they refuse to play baseball any more . . I don't even know what a new feminist is . ." Schroeder walks off the pitcher's mound and says, "The world is changing, Charlie Brown . . ." Charlie Brown asks, " First appearance: April 9th, 1985 The Literary Ace sits on the doghouse. Lucy asks, "You know what you should write?" Lucy continues, "You should write a family story . . Write a story about sisters . . ." The Literary Ace thinks. Snoopy types, "Small Women." First appearance: April 9th, 1993 Spike stands in the desert holding a staff. He thinks, "It's hard to be a shepherd without any sheep . ." Spike thinks, "Of course, there was Little Bo-Peep who had some sheep, but then she lost them." Spike sits down against a rock and thinks, "But maybe it's better to have lost your sheep than never to have had any sheep at all . ." Spike thinks, "I think I'm cracking up First appearance: April 9th, 1979 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Woodstock speaks and asks a question. Snoopy thinks, "A grocery clerk?" Snoopy thinks, "Sure, why not?" Snoopy continues to think, "But what makes you think you could be a grocery clerk?" Woodstock signals a bar code. First appearance: April 9th, 1987 Peppermint Patty sits at her school desk and raises her hand. Peppermint Patty says, "Yes, ma'am . . It happened in 1814!" Peppermint Patty says, "Wrong? It was 1812?" Peppermint Patty says, "Oh, well . ." Peppermint Patty says, "At least I missed it on the pro side . ." First appearance: April 9th, 1982 Beaglescout stands with Woodstock and friends at night. He thinks, "Okay, troops . . It's bedtime." Beaglescout continues, "I hope that sleeping on the ground doesn't bother you . . ." Woodstock speaks. Beaglescout replies, "It doesn't?" Snoopy sleeps on the ground in a sleeping bag. Woodstock and friends sleep on his stomach. Snoopy thinks, "I can see why . . ." First appearance: April 9th, 1998 Sally continues to hold the boy. She tells Charlie, "He pushed me off the swing.. Teach him a lesson.. Hit him!" Charlie asks, "Did you really push her off the swing?" Boy replies, "It was a mistake.. I thought she was my sister.." First appearance: April 9th, 1978 The Beaglescout sits in the grass looking to his right. He thinks,"It must be almost eight o'clock..." He watches the troop as they sit around the camp-fire singing. He thinks,"Birds sing weird campfire songs...." He points to the tent and thinks,"All right, men...into the tent...it's bedtime..." Woodstock chirps a question from inside the tent. The Beaglescout thinks fr
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.