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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
First appearance: December 13th, 1992 Sally stands and asks, "Where's a good pen?" Sally searches in a drawer and says, "I need some extra nice stationery . ." Charlie Brown and Sally sit at the table. Sally writes, "Dear Samantha Claus, How have you been?" Charlie Brown says, "Samantha Claus?" Sally turns to Charlie Brown and says, "She's the fat lady with the reindeer who brings us Christmas presents." Charli Latest appearance: December 8th, 2000 / First appearance: December 13th, 1974 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Woodstock speaks. Woodstock turns in the opposite direction and speaks. Woodstock turns back around and continues to speak. Snoopy clears his throat. Woodstock speaks. Snoopy thinks, "Every now and then he tries to put in too much detail!" Latest appearance: December 10th, 2010 / First appearance: December 13th, 1963 Charlie Brown walks with Lucy and asks, "Did the little boy who sits in front of you at school cry again today?" Lucy says, "He cries every day! He has all the simple childhood fears . . . Fear of being late for school, fear of his teacher, and fear of the principal . . ." Lucy continues, "Fear of not knowing what room to go to after recess, fear of forgetting his lunch, fear of b Latest appearance: December 10th, 2008 / First appearance: December 13th, 1961 Shermy says, "I've got this whole Santa Claus bit licked, Charlie Brown!" Shermy says, "If there is a Santa Claus, he's going to be too nice not to bring me anything for Christmas no matter how I act . . . Right? Right!" Shermy says, "And if there isn't any Santa Claus, then I haven't really lost anything! Right?" Charlie Brown says, "Wrong! But I don't know where!" First appearance: December 13th, 1989 Marcie stands with The World War I Flying Ace and asks, "Have I ever told the World War I Flying Ace how much I admire his beautiful scarf?" The World War I Flying Ace puckers up and thinks, "Perhaps the Flying Ace might be willing to trade it for a little kiss . . ." Snoopy stands wrapped up in the scarf. Latest appearance: December 7th, 2012 / First appearance: December 13th, 1965 Linus watches tv. Lucy says, "Mom, says to get started on your homework." Linus says, "Tell her I'm conducting an experiment to see what would happen to someone who never did his homework, but just sat and watched tv every evening . . ." Lucy shouts, "Mom says to get started on that homework right now!" Linus's hair stands on end. Linus sits at the table surrounded by boo First appearance: December 13th, 1985 Sally runs down the stairs and shouts, "Don't push me!" Sally stands next to the line to see Santa and shouts, "Just because you're Santa Claus, you can't throw me out!" Sally runs and shouts, "Don't push me! I was trying to help you! You're too fat!" Sally stops and points. She shouts, "And you have a crease in your ear lobe!!" First appearance: December 13th, 1997 Linus, Charlie Brown and Snoopy lean against a stone wall. Linus says, "And did you buy her the gloves?" Charlie Brown says, "Sure. I sold my whole comic book collection to get the money." He says, "Then I met her in the store and she showed me the new pair of gloves she'd just bought!" Linus says, "So you're not going to give her the pair you bought?" Charlie Brown waves his hands First appearance: December 13th, 1990 Linus, Charlie Brown and Snoopy. Linus asks, "And did you buy her the gloves?" Charlie Brown says, "Sure . . I sold my whole comic box collection to get the money . ." Charlie Brown says, "Then I met her in the store, and she showed me the new pair of gloves she'd just bought!" Linus says, "So you're not going to give her the pair you bought?" Charlie Brown says, "Why give her so First appearance: December 13th, 1979 Peppermint Patty stands in front of the class and clears her throat. She wears a dress and a bow in her hair. Peppermint Patty says, "This is my report on . . ." Peppermint Patty turns and says, "Ma'am? Yes, ma'am . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "This is really me!" Latest appearance: December 11th, 2002 / First appearance: December 13th, 1972 Sally and Charlie Brown sit at the table. Sally writes, "Ten milligrams equals one centigram." Sally continues to write, "Ten decigrams equals one gram." Sally writes, "Ten grams equals one grampa." Sally looks at the paper. Charlie Brown says, "Keep going . . . I can hardly wait to see what comes next . . ." First appearance: December 13th, 1991 Sally sits in a beanbag chair. She asks, "What happened to Monday Noon Football?" Charlie Brown says, "You mean Monday Night Football . ." Sally says, "No wonder I never see any games . ." First appearance: December 13th, 1980 Sally sits at the table. She writes, "Dear Joe Claus." Charlie Brown says, "Santa." Sally asks, "What?" Charlie Brown says, "His name is 'Santa,' not 'Joe.'" Sally crumples up the paper and throws it over her shoulder. She says, "I didn't think that looked right." First appearance: December 13th, 1957 Linus approaches Lucy in the living-room and asks, "Lucy, dear sister, will you write a letter to Santa Claus for me?" She shouts,"No, I won't write a letter to Santa Claus for you! Write your own stupid letters!" Linus thinks for a moment. He yells after her, "YOU BLOCKHEAD!!!" First appearance: December 13th, 1988 Snoopy and Charlie Brown stand next to a counter. Charlie Brown says, "Yes, ma'am . . We've come to renew his dog license . ." Snoopy covers one eye and thinks, "b k m g r t s p w." Charlie Brown says, "She said not to worry . . You don't have to take an eye test . ." Snoopy covers the other eye and thinks, "I wasn't worried . . This eye is even better . ." Charlie Brown pays fo First appearance: December 13th, 1993 Snoopy is dressed as Santa Claus. He rings a bell and stands next to a stone well. Lucy asks, "If you're collecting for charity, what charity are you collecting for?" Spike pops out of the stone well. Latest appearance: December 10th, 2013 / First appearance: December 13th, 1966 Charlie Brown stands in a hat and coat and says, "Well, Snoopy, what are your plans for today?" Snoopy thinks, "Plans? I hadn't even thought about it . . ." Snoopy thinks, "But I suppose I'll sleep a little this morning . . . then, this afternoon, I'll take a short nap, and later on I'll try to get some more sleep . . . " Snoopy lies on his doghouse and thinks, "Those are First appearance: December 13th, 1986 Spike lies on the ground writing a letter. He writes, "Dear Santa Claus, I hope this letter reaches you before Christmas." Spike writes, "I am worried about something." Spike writes, "When you come to fill my stocking . . ." The stocking hangs on a cactus. Spike writes, "Please be careful. Love, Spike." First appearance: December 13th, 1999 Snoopy is dressed like Santa Claus, and he holds a bell. Lucy walks past him. As she walks by, Snoopy rings the bell very loudly, starting her and making her spin in the air. The bell goes, "CLANG! CLANG! CLANG! CLANG!" Lucy lays on the ground and Snoopy thinks, "Season's Greetings." Latest appearance: December 11th, 2007 / First appearance: December 13th, 1960 Charlie Brown is at the side of the house looking at a ball. He says, "That's odd..." He looks around and says, "Last night I left my football in the back yard and this morning it's in the FRONT yard..." He walks away and says, "Very peculiar...." Snoopy rushes up and punts the ball. He thinks, "The 'Mad Punter' strikes again!"
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.