Pigpen

  • 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.
Pigpen
Last Appeared: April 19th, 2011 / First appearance: April 19th, 1960 Snoopy sits on the grass and thinks, "Oh Oh! Here comes Pig-Pen."

Pig-Pen walks on by as Snoopy looks on.

Pig-Pen continues to walk pass Snoopy creating a lot of dust as he moves along.

Snoopy watches Pig-Pen go and thinks, "Someday somebody's going to put four boards around that kid and have an "Instant Sandbox"!"

Last Appeared: May 14th, 2010 / First appearance: May 17th, 1963 Violet looks at Pigpen and says, "'Pigpen' you're such a disgrace!"

Violet continues, "Here it is springtime and the world is bright and fresh and new . . ."

Violet says, "And here you are with the same dirty old face!"

Pigpen says, "I look upon myself as a connecting link with the past."

Last Appeared: February 18th, 2007 / First appearance: February 14th, 1960 Charlie Brown frowns and says, "I can't stand it!"

Violet, Patty and Shermy look at each other's Valentines. Charlie Brown watches and says, "Look at 'em all laughing and enjoying themselves with their valentines!"

Charlie Brown says, "I sent everyone I know a Valentine, but did I get any in return? No! Not a single one!"

Charlie Brown leans against a tree and says, "Eve
Last Appeared: April 1st, 2007 / First appearance: March 27th, 1960 Charlie Brown stands in the doorway and says, "Hi Snoopy . . . Hi Shermy . . . Glad you made it . . . Hi, Pigpen . . . Hi Violet . . . How's the prettiest third baseman? Hi Linus Hi Lucy . . . Hi Patty . . . Hi Schroeder . . . How's the old throwing arm?"

Charlie Brown says, "Well it's real good seeing you all hear ready to begin the baseball season . . ."

Charlie Brown continues,
Last Appeared: April 19th, 2007 / First appearance: April 21st, 1960 Lucy with a book in her hand asks Charlie Brown, "Are you interested in pediatrics, Charlie Brown?"

Lucy reads from the book to Charlie Brown saying, 'Listen to this..."Some newborn infants are highly infectious to others and because they are literally surrounded by clouds of bacteria. They are called 'Cloud Babies'."

Charlie Brown and Lucy turn to stare at Pig-Pen as he approache
Last Appeared: June 21st, 2009 / First appearance: June 17th, 1962 Charlie Brown wears a jacket and tie and carries a present. He says, "Good grief! He didn't even change clothes!"

Charlie Brown says, "I can't believe it!"

Pigpen walks up to Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "You're not going to Violet's birthday party looking like that?!!"

Pigpen says, "So what's wrong?"

Charlie Brown says, "So what's wrong? You're a mess, th
Last Appeared: January 1st, 2006 / First appearance: January 4th, 1959 Snoopy slides on his stomach along the ice.

He leaps in the other direction.

He skates on one foot.

He skates...

He skates on one foot.

He skates on the other foot.

He glides along.

He throws out his arms as he glides.

He glides past a hockey puck.

His ears fly up in alarm. [PANEL 11]: Linus, Charlie Brown, Shermy and other co
Last Appeared: April 18th, 2007 / First appearance: April 20th, 1960 Lucy leans her head against a tree in a park-like setting with her hands over her eyes counting aloud, "Forty-Eight, Forty-NIne, Fifty! Here I come...Ready or not!"

Lucy looks down on the ground and sees a large cloud of dust.

Lucy follows the trail of dust.

Lucy smiles at Pig-Pen who is at the end of the dust trail behind a house. Pig-Pen frowns and exclaims, "RATS! I d
Last Appeared: 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."

Last Appeared: 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 . ."

Last Appeared: 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 .
Last Appeared: 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.<
Last Appeared: 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!"

Last Appeared: 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.

Last Appeared: 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
Last Appeared: 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
Last Appeared: 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
Last Appeared: 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 . . ."

Last Appeared: 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
Last Appeared: 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!"

Last Appeared: 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
Last Appeared: 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
Last Appeared: 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
Last Appeared: 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!"

Last Appeared: July 3rd, 2017 / First appearance: July 6th, 1970 Linus stands in front of the tv and says, "A riot!"

Charlie Brown rushes in. Linus says, "Look, Charlie Brown, there's a riot at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm! It's on the news, see?!"

Charlie Brown says, "But that's where Snoopy is! Have you seen him? Have they shown him? Where is he?"

Snoopy stands on the stage and has debris thrown at him. He thinks, "Doesn't anyone want to
Last Appeared: July 1st, 2017 / First appearance: July 4th, 1970 Snoopy sits in a chair in front of a curtain. He thinks, "Here I am at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm about to make my speech . ."

Snoopy smiles and thinks, "Ah, the introduction is over . . . I'm on!"

Snoopy stands behind the podium and clears his throat.

Snoopy is hit on the head with a supper dish.

Last Appeared: June 30th, 2017 / First appearance: July 3rd, 1970 Snoopy walks with his supper dish on his head. Schroeder and Charlie Brown watch him. Charlie Brown says, "There he goes . . . Off to give his Fourth of July speech to the dogs at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm . ."

Schroeder asks, "Has he been rehearsing what he's going to say?"

Charlie Brown replies, "Oh, yes . . . That's all he's been thinking about lately . . ."

Snoopy walks
Last Appeared: June 29th, 2017 / First appearance: July 2nd, 1970 Snoopy sits on the doghouse and looks at a piece of paper.

Snoopy lies on the doghouse and writes. He thinks, "As long as this is going to be a Fourth of July speech, I think I should slip in a few digs about dogs not being allowed to vote . . We can be drafted into the army, but we can't vote . . ."

Snoopy sits up. He smiles and thinks, "Then I'll tell my latest anti-cat joke . .
First appearance: September 25th, 1979 Linus holds a football. Peppermint Patty walks with Marcie and says, "That's a nice football you have there, Linus."

Marcie asks, "Shall I give him the statistics, sir?"

Peppermint Patty and Marcie stand in front of Linus. Marcie continues, "In 1978, the average budget for intercollegiate athletics for men was $717,000, but for women it was only $141,000."

Peppermint Patty
Last Appeared: September 23rd, 2015 / First appearance: September 25th, 1968 Snoopy smiles and dances.

Lucy walks toward Snoopy and frowns.

Snoopy kisses Lucy on the nose.

Snoopy dances and thinks, "I kissed a crabby face!"

First appearance: September 25th, 1977 Lucy and Sally are walking along when Lucy looks down and says,"Look." As she stoops and looks at the ground, Sally looks down and asks,"Look at what?"

Lucy replies,"Look at that tiny bug...have you ever thought about how little he knows?" Sally kneels on the ground and says,"He doesn't know what day it is, that's for sure!"

She continues,"He doesn't know what's on tv tonight, ei
Last Appeared: September 22nd, 2010 / First appearance: September 25th, 1963 "I need you opinion, Linus..." Lucy walks up to Linus, who stands by the TV.

"I'm going to smile now, and I want you to tell me if I have a cute smile...." They face each other.

Lucy smiles and raises her eyebrows. Linus considers her: "Sure, your smile is kind of cute although it looks sort of like an upside-down croquet wicket.."

"We haven't played croquet in a long time.
First appearance: September 25th, 1990 Pigpen and Sally sit at their school desks. Pigpen says, "Did I tell you? I've decided to run for class president . ."

Sally says, "'Pigpen,' you're such a mess I wouldn't vote for you for frog catcher!"

Last Appeared: September 22nd, 2013 / First appearance: September 25th, 1966 Charlie Brown rolls his eyes and say, "Oh brother!" Lucy holds the football and says, "Well?"

Lucy says, "How about it, Charlie Brown? I'll hold the ball and you come running up and kick it . . ."

Charlie Brown says, "Boy, it really aggravates me the way you think I"m so stupid!"

Lucy says, "I guarantee that the only thing that will make me pull the ball away this year w
Last Appeared: September 20th, 2003 / First appearance: September 25th, 1971 Woodstock runs toward a football.

Woodstock kicks the football, but it doesn't move.

Woodstock stands in front of the football and watches it wobble.

The football falls over and lands on Woodstock.

Last Appeared: September 22nd, 2009 / First appearance: September 25th, 1962 Linus walks with Sally and asks, "Do you participate much in kindergarten, Sally?"

Sally replies, "I try not to . . . I'm sort of holding back . . ."

Sally continues, "For instance, yesterday the teacher wanted all of us to go to the chalk board and draw, but I got out of it . . ."

Sally continues, "I told her it was hard for me because of my bursitis!"

First appearance: September 25th, 1982 Snoopy sits on the doghouse at night and thinks, "Marbles, my long-lost brother, is coming here . . . I can't believe it . . ."

Snoopy continues to think, "Marbles was always the smart one in our family . . ."

Snoopy thinks, "'Woof' he'd say"

Snoopy lies on his back and thinks, "He wasn't very witty, but he was smart."

First appearance: September 25th, 1993 Snoopy holds the blanket in his mouth and pulls Linus through the air. They travel between a chair's backrest. Linus shouts, "Finesse!"

Last Appeared: September 22nd, 2012 / First appearance: September 25th, 1965 Linus says to Snoopy, "You really can't expect to be happy all the time . . ."

Linus continues, "You're bound to have ups and downs . . ."

Linus waves his arms and says, "It's only human!"

Snoopy rolls his eyes as Linus says, "If you'll pardon the expression."

First appearance: September 25th, 1975 Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "It must be after six . . ."

Snoopy sits up and thinks, "This happens all the time!"

Snoopy looks over the edge of the doghouse and thinks, "My appetite is early . . . My supper is late . . ."

Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, ". . . And I'm caught in the middle!"

First appearance: September 25th, 1996 Rerun jumps and throws the basketball.

Rerun looks at the ball on the ground.

Rerun points his finger like a gun and shouts, "Bang!"

Last Appeared: September 22nd, 2014 / First appearance: September 25th, 1967 Lucy walks outside.

Lucy sees Snoopy holding a sign that says 'This is National Dog Week.'"

Snoopy tries to kiss Lucy.

Lucy shouts, "Get out of here!"

First appearance: September 25th, 1995 Schroeder walks up to Charlie Brown who stands on the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown says, "When the catcher comes out to the mound for a conference, it's usually a dramatic moment . ."

Shroeder says, "Beethoven had a blue coat with metal buttons that he liked very much."

Shroeder walks away from Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "But not always."

First appearance: September 25th, 1972 The Literary Ace sits on the doghouse and types.

The Literary Ace types, "To Whom It May Concern."

The Literary Ace continues to type.

Snoopy types, "Dear Whom."

First appearance: September 25th, 1987 Sally sits in the beanbag chair. Charlie Brown enters the room and says, "It was the last game of the season and we lost!"

Sally asks as she walks away, "So what does that mean?"

Charlie Brown says drearily, "Well, in the long run, and as far as the rest of the world goes, it doesn't mean a thing . ."

Charlie Brown flops head first into the beanbag and says, "But I can't s
First appearance: September 25th, 1998 Marcie, Peppermint Patty, Charlie Brown and Snoopy, wearing a helmet, stare up into a tree. Peppermint Patty says, "Nice going Marcie. You kicked the ball up into the tree!" Snoopy says, "Somebody call a cat."

First appearance: September 25th, 1992 Charlie Brown sits in a beanbag chair. Sally says, "The bus to the obedience school had an accident . ."

Charlie Brown shouts, "Good grief! Was anyone hurt?"

Sally chases after Charlie Brown who asks, "What about my dog? Is he all right?" Sally answers, "Somebody said he was the hero . ."

The World Famous Attorney stands in front of Charlie Brown. Snoopy thinks, "I'm h
Last Appeared: September 23rd, 2011 / First appearance: September 25th, 1964 "WHAT?" Charlie Brown looks up at Snoopy, who sits with his back to him on top of the doghosue.

"YOU'RE NOT EVEN GOING TO LOOK AT IT?!!" Charlie Brown cries as Snoopy trots off.

Charlie Brown throws back his head and wails, "Linus paints a mural of the entire story of civilization on the ceiling of his doghouse and he's not even going to look at it!" Linus, with a palette, and Patt
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.