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 11th, 1975 Marcie stands in the grass and holds a football. She says, "Okay, ball, before I kick you, I want to apologize . . ." Marcie continues, "I want you to know there's nothing personal in this, that I intend you no harm, that I hope this kick does you no injury, and that . . ." Peppermint Patty shouts, "Kick the ball, Marcie!!" Marcie says, "Patience, sir! These are things whic First appearance: December 11th, 1976 Charlie Brown and Lucy stand in the snow at night and look at the stars. Charlie Brown smiles and says, "I always enjoy looking at the stars." Lucy says, "I've never payed much attention to them myself." Lucy continues, "I mean, why should I?" Lucy asks, "What did they ever do for me?" First appearance: December 11th, 1999 Snoopy and Woodstock are standing out in a snowstorm. Snoopy thinks, "They call it 'snow.'" Snoopy points to the sky and thinks, "It comes from up there." Snoopy points to the ground and says, "And then it falls down here." Woodstock says, "?!?!?!?!?" Snoopy answers, "I'm sorry..I thought you wanted a scientific explanation." Latest appearance: December 9th, 2011 / First appearance: December 11th, 1964 Snoopy sits and looks off to one side: "ARF! ARF! ARF!" "ARF! ARF! ARF! ARF!" He trots off. He sits up and thinks, "Suddenly I have the feeling that I've said the wrong thing!" First appearance: December 11th, 1988 Snoopy jumps off his doghouse. He walks up to the mailbox. He reaches up to the handle of the mailbox. As he reaches in and extracts a letter, Charlie Brown walks up behind him with a questioning look. As he lovingly reads the letter, Charlie Brown asks,"You got a love letter?" As Snoopy walks off looking at the letter and smiling, Charlie Brown continues t Latest appearance: December 10th, 2004 / First appearance: December 11th, 1970 Charlie Brown sits at the table and writes, "Dear Little Red-Haired Girl." Charlie Brown continues to write, "Do you remember me? We used to go to the same school." Charlie Brown writes, "I sat across the room from you. I was the plain ordinary looking boy in the fourth desk." Charlie Brown writes, "You, don't remember me, do you?" Latest appearance: December 8th, 2006 / First appearance: December 11th, 1959 Lucy approaches Charlie Brown and asks, "Did you know that December 16th is Beethoven's birthday?" He replies, "No, I didn't.." They look at each other. They look at the reader. Charlie Brown flips over as Lucy screams, "WELL, NOW YOU KNOW!" Latest appearance: December 8th, 2016 / First appearance: December 11th, 1969 Linus and Lucy stand in the snow. Lucy says, "Do you mean to tell me that you've counted all the snowflakes that have fallen today?" Linus replies, "I said so didn't I?" Lucy asks, "How many did you get?" Linus answers, "Let's see . . I wrote it down on a little slip of paper . . . here it is . . " Linus reads, "Thirteen billion, four thousand and three . . ." Lucy replies, "R First appearance: December 11th, 1982 Linus watches as Lucy sits on the floor with Rerun. Lucy asks, "Why do we always teach little kids to wave 'bye-bye'?" Linus says, "Because for the rest of his life people will be leaving him." Rerun sits alone. Rerun smiles and waves. He says, "Hello, there!" Latest appearance: December 16th, 2007 / First appearance: December 11th, 1960 Linus and Lucy are in the living room and Linus is leaning on an ottoman reciting, “And it came to… It came to.. to…. To….” Lucy is standing behind Linus holding Linus’s script for the Christmas play, she tells Linus: “To pass” (BR) (BR) Linus stands and continues to say: “Oh, yes…”And it came to pass…” as Lucy stands behind him listening. (BR) (BR) Linus goes on reciting ”And it came to pass in t Latest appearance: December 8th, 2014 / First appearance: December 11th, 1967 Snoopy ice skates and thinks, "Here's The World Famous Figure Skater practicing for the olympics in Grenoble . ." Snoopy prepares for a jump. He thinks, "Today I'm working on my 'Double axel.'" Snoopy spins in the air. Snoopy lands the jump. He smiles and thinks, "They're going to love me in Grenoble!" First appearance: December 11th, 1991 Linus sits in a cardboard box on top of a snowy hill. Linus slides down the hill in the box. The box is upside down and Rerun is trapped underneath it. Linus says, "I hate winter!" First appearance: December 11th, 1956 Charlie Brown stands with Patty and Violet, talking to them. He says, "All right..I'll do it...sure...no trouble at all..." He swivels his head in both of their directions. He continues, "I'll be glad to...all right..fine..okay..you're absolutely right..okay..fine..fine..." He watches them go and says to Shermy, who has just arrived, "I'm developing a new system of human relation First appearance: December 11th, 1995 Sally, Linus, Charlie Brown, Lucy and Snoopy walk home from school. Sally says, "I didn't understand our homework." Linus responds, "She said to write a short essay on the most important words ever spoken . ." Lucy adds, " . . In the history of the world . ." Snoopy thinks, "'Don't forget to feed the dog.'" Latest appearance: December 8th, 2010 / First appearance: December 11th, 1963 Frieda walks with Charlie Brown and says, "Good grief, I only got a 'B+' in spelling!" Charlie Brown says, "What's so bad about that? No one expects you to get an 'A' every time . . ." Frieda turns and says, "That's all you know!" Frieda pats her hair and says, "People always expect more of you when you have naturally curly hair!" First appearance: December 11th, 1981 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Charlie Brown says, "I don't know what to get you for Christmas." Charlie Brown continues, "You're a hard one to shop for . ." Snoopy thinks, "Not really." Snoopy looks down at an electric train going around the doghouse. He thinks, "I can always use more track for my electric train . . ." First appearance: December 11th, 1986 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Woodstock speaks. Snoopy thinks, "Every time I listen to you, I'm reminded of that old saying, 'Talk is CHEEP!'" Snoopy throws his head back and laughs. Woodstock and Snoopy roll their eyes. Latest appearance: December 8th, 2013 / First appearance: December 11th, 1966 The World War I Flying Ace lies on his doghouse and thinks, "Here's the World War I Flying Ace being awakened to fly another dawn patrol . . . " The Flying Ace thinks, "Here's the World War I Flying Ace walking out onto the field . . . " The Flying Ace thinks, "It snowed last night . . . but today the sun is out . . . the sky is clear . . . " The Fling Ace thinks, "I climb Latest appearance: December 9th, 2015 / First appearance: December 11th, 1968 Sally stands next to Charlie Brown and says, "Not a creature was stirring . . . Not even a mouse." Sally says, "Remember, if I don't get something quite right, let me know . . ." Sally continues, "The stockings were hung by the chimney with care . . In hope that Jack Nicklaus soon would be there." Charlie Brown says, "I almost hate to bring this up . . ." Latest appearance: December 9th, 2002 / First appearance: December 11th, 1972 Sally stands in front of the class and smiles. She says, "My report today is on dinosaurs . . ." Sally holds her arms out and continues, "The largest dinosaur that ever lived was the bronchitis." Sally says, "It soon became extinct . . ." Sally explains, "It coughed a lot!"
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.