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
Latest appearance: 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"!" Latest appearance: 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, Latest appearance: 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 Latest appearance: 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 Latest appearance: 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 Latest appearance: 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 Latest appearance: 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 Latest appearance: 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."
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: 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 Latest appearance: 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. Latest appearance: 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
First appearance: October 22nd, 1986 Sally stands in the front of the classroom and says, "This is the poem I have memorized . ." Sally says, "'Fog' by Carl Sandburg." Sally shouts, "Okay! Start the pots!" Smoke pours into the school. Sally smiles and says, "Just a little special effect, ma'am . ." First appearance: October 22nd, 1992 Sally holds her lunch bag as she waves at a cloud of dust. Sally shouts, "Rats! I missed the school bus!" Sally sits on top of a zamboni that is driven by Woodstock. Sally says, "It's embarrassing riding the zamboni . ." First appearance: October 22nd, 1996 Charlie Brown and Linus sit at their desks in class. Linus says, "Girls like compliments . ." Linus explains, "If you want to impress that little red-haired girl, say something nice to her . ." Charlie Brown shouts, "You look really cute today!" Linus says, "That impressed her, Charlie Brown . . She fell right out of her desk . ." Latest appearance: October 15th, 2009 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1962 Linus says to Lucy, "You're so crabby all the time you've forgotten how to smile!" Lucy says, "Who's forgotten how to smile?" Linus replies, "You have! Let's see you smile! I'll bet you can't!" Lucy makes a face. Linus points and says, "There! See? A smile goes up not down! You've forgotten how to smile! See?!" Lucy wrings her hands and says, "How humiliating!" First appearance: October 22nd, 1984 Peppermint Patty sits at her school desk and tosses an eraser in the air. She thinks, "Ever see anyone catch an eraser in her teeth?" Peppermint Patty holds an eraser in her mouth and says, "Pretty good, huh, Marcie?" Peppermint Patty says, "Playing? No, ma'am." Peppermint Patty says, "Just correcting a few mistakes . ." First appearance: October 22nd, 1983 Spike stands in the desert and thinks, "I should go into Needles tonight . . I can see the bright lights beckoning me . . ." Spike thinks, "Maybe I'd see a cute chick, and I'd say to her, 'Hey, how'd you like to go play video games?'" Spike thinks, "Just then her boyfriend would come along and pound me into the ground . . ." Spike thinks, "Sitting in the desert on a Saturd First appearance: October 22nd, 1979 Charlie Brown sits on a bench at lunch. He says, "I wonder what would happen if I walked over to that little red-haired girl, and gave her a big hug . . ." Charlie Brown sets his lunch down and says, "I think I'll do it." Charlie Brown stands up. Charlie Brown sits back down and holds his lunch. He says, "Sure." Latest appearance: October 19th, 2006 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1959 Snoopy sits watching Sally play with her bottle. She spins the bottle. The top of the bottle stops in front of Snoopy. Sally grimaces as Snoopy reaches for a kiss. Latest appearance: October 21st, 2011 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1964 Linus stands in profile on the podiem. He says, "HAlloween will soon be with us..." "On Halloween night the 'Great Pumpkin' rises out of the pumpkin patch, and brings toys to all the good little children.." He raises his arms. HA HA HA.... Linus's hair stands on end as the audience laughs. HA HA HA HA HA.... Linus walks off the stage: "I've blown the election!" Latest appearance: October 19th, 2013 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1966 Peppermint Patty says, "You and Snoopy must be tired and hungry from your long walk . . ." Peppermint Patty goes into the refrigerator and says, "Before you start to tell me about the 'Great Pumpkin', I'll get us some milk to drink." Snoopy wears his Flying Ace uniform and puts his nose into the cup and starts drinking. Snoopy dozes as Peppermint Patty says, "I guess I've s Latest appearance: October 19th, 2010 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1963 Lucy stands in profile. Charlie Brown, wearing a helmit and holding a football, runs. WHOP! Lucy gives Charlie Brown a shove, and he somersaults through the air. The football flies out of his arms. "I love touch football!" Lucy says with a smile. Latest appearance: October 20th, 2007 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1960 Linus jumps as Lucy says, "Don't start in with that 'Great Pumpkin' business again, do you hear me?" She yells, "It's the most stupid thing I've ever heard of! It's STUPID, STUPID, STUPID!!" Lucy storms off. Linus shouts after her, "You have just offended one of childhood's most cherished beliefs!" First appearance: October 22nd, 1957 Linus approaches Charlie Brown in the field. He exclaims, "Look at my hands shake, Charlie Brown..I'm in a bad way!" He makes to run off shouting, "I GOTTA GET THAT BLANKET!" Charlie Brown grabs him and exclaims, "No! Don't give up now! You've gone this far! Don't give up now!!" Linus asks, "What about my hands? Look at them shake..." Charlie Brown says, "Put 'em in your pocket.. First appearance: October 22nd, 1987 Snoopy sits on top of his doghouse and thinks, "The best way to wait for your supper is to pretend you don't really care . ." Snoopy thinks, "Never let them know you're anxious." Snoopys looks away disdainfully and thinks, "Don't look at the back door." Snoopy looks back and thinks, "I hate myself . . I always peek!" First appearance: October 22nd, 1956 Charlie Brown grimaces as Lucy says, "You should be like me, Charlie Brown.." She exclaims, "I don't care if anyone likes me or not..I like me, And That's What Counts!" She continues, "Out of all the people I've ever met, I like Me the best!" She continues, "I like everything about me...the way I dress, the way I talk, the way I live, the way I.." Charlie Brown grimaces, wa First appearance: October 22nd, 1977 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Charlie Brown carries a dish of food and says, "Suppertime!" Charlie Brown walks back without the supper dish. Snoopy lies on the doghouse with the supper dish balancing on his nose. He thinks, "I may have to report him to the waiter's union!" Latest appearance: October 26th, 2008 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1961 Charlie Brown shows Snoopy the ball. Charlie Brown winds up and throws the ball. Snoopy runs after the ball. Snoopy bounces the ball. Charlie Brown stares at him. Snoopy runs along, dribbling the ball. Snoopy leaps in the air in front of Charlie Brown and drops the ball into his hands. Charlie Brown looks at the ball in his hands. Cha First appearance: October 22nd, 1975 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "Knowing you don't love me drives me crazy!" Lucy shouts, "Do you know that? Huh?! Do you?!!" Schroeder tumbles in the air. Lucy shouts, "Do you know that?!!" Lucy says, "It was frequently said of her, 'She knew not how to suffer in silence!'" First appearance: October 22nd, 1999 Rerun is outside Sally's door on the porch and, Sally has her head sticking out of the door. Rerun says, "Did you hang my drawing on the wall?" Sally replies, "No, we decided to throw it away.." Sally , going back inside says, "It's still in the trash.. and I'll roll it out to you..." Rerun watches as a crumpled up ball of paper comes rolling out the door landing in front of him. First appearance: October 22nd, 1985 The World War I Flying Ace sits on the doghouse and thinks, "Here's the 'Lone Beagle' making his historic flight across the Atlantic to Paris . . ." The World War I Flying Ace thinks, "Far below he can see the dark waters of the Atlantic . . ." Charlie Brown holds the water dish and says, "Your water dish is getting low . . I think I'd better fill it . . ." Snoopy thinks, "
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.