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: July 20th, 2009 / First appearance: July 23rd, 1962 Linus and Sally look up at the clouds. Sally asks, "Do clouds have mothers and fathers?" Sally continues, "Do clouds live and die? Do clouds have hopes and dreams? Do clouds experience pain? Do they have fears and anxieties? Linus looks at Sally. Linus replies, "Let's get back to your first question . . ." Latest appearance: July 27th, 2008 / First appearance: July 23rd, 1961 Shermy stands on the baseball field and exclaims, "It's a high fly ball!" Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and says, "It's going right to Lucy!" Linus says, "If she catches it, we win the game!" Charlie Brown says, "Catch it, Lucy . . . Please catch it . . . Please, please, please . . ." Lucy stands still while the ball bounces right next to her. Charlie Brown First appearance: July 23rd, 1978 Both Peppermint Patty and Marcie are wearing backpacks. They hike across a fallen tree. They skip across a river via stones. As they walk along in the woods, Marcie asks,"I suppose we should be observing wildlife while we're out here, shouldn't we, sir?" Peppermint Patty replies,"Absolutely, Marcie...that's one of the purposes of backpacking." As Peppermint Patty walks off, Marc First appearance: July 23rd, 1974 Sally and Charlie Brown sit on the steps. Sally says, "I'm sorry you didn't have a good time at the party, big brother." Charlie Brown begins to walk away and says, "I suppose it was really my own fault." Sally reaches for Charlie Brown's back and says, "What's this on the back of your shirt? It looks like a note . . ." Charlie Brown looks at the note and reads, "You didn't see me, First appearance: July 23rd, 1992 Peppermint Patty lies on a bed reading a book. Marcie says, "Swimming lessons start in five minutes, sir . ." Snoopy, Peppermint Patty and Marcie carry their towels. Marcie says, "I'm glad we're using the buddy system . . I feel a lot safer . . ." Snoopy floats peacefully in the water. Peppermint Patty struggles in the water and screams, "Sure . . I'm drowning and my buddy is ea Latest appearance: July 22nd, 2004 / First appearance: July 23rd, 1970 Schroeder sits at his piano. Lucy leans on the piano. Schroeder asks, "What do you mean, Beethoven wouldn't have made it in Nashville?!" Lucy asks, "Did he have the Nashville sound? Huh? Did he? Did he?!" Schroeder frowns and says, "Good grief!" Schroeder walks away. Lucy smiles. Lucy shouts, "He probably wouldn't have made it in New Orleans, either!!" Latest appearance: July 20th, 2014 / First appearance: July 23rd, 1967 Snoopy lies on top of his doghouse. It is night. "Z": He's asleep. "WHAT'S THAT?!" Snoopy lifts his head. Snoopy sits up. He thinks, "It sounds like a fire engine...Or is it an ambulance? What a weird sound..." Snoopy lies on his stomach and thinks, "I guess it's a long way of...Some poor guy is in trouble..." He lies on his back. "Rats! Now, I'm wid First appearance: July 23rd, 1985 Linus stands on a chair at the sink filling a glass of water. Lucy asks, "Where have you been?" Linus takes a drink of water and replies, "Walking through the woods near the golf course looking for lost balls to sell . . ." Lucy asks, "Did you make any money?" Linus replies, "Just enough to pay for the poison oak shots!" First appearance: July 23rd, 1972 Lucy sits with her back against Shroeder's piano. He plays. She turns to look at him. He continues to play. She walks. "I need some advice." Lucy announces to the empty Psychiatric Help booth. Now she sits behind the booth, propping her feet up on the desk: "Good..that's what I'm here for.." "There's a boy I kind of like, see, but he never pays any attention First appearance: July 23rd, 1983 Snoopy sits on top of his doghouse. He thinks, "I never get to ride in the car . ." Snoopy thinks, "I should have been one of those plastic dogs with the bobble heads . . ." Snoopy shakes his head and it wobbles and vibrates left and right. Snoopy falls down and looks dizzy. He thinks, "Maybe not . . ." First appearance: July 23rd, 1980 Schroeder stands at Lucy's travel agency booth. Lucy holds out a slip of paper and says, "Here you are, sir . . . I've booked you on flight fifty-four, first class, no smoking . . ." Lucy continues, "Lunch will be served in flight . . . The movie is 'Citizen Kane' . . . Enjoy your trip . . ." Schroeder says, "I never knew a travel agent could be so helpful . . ." Lucy pucke First appearance: July 23rd, 1957 Violet and Lucy are in the living-room. Lucy says, "I put my tooth under my pillow last night, but all I got for it was a dime.." Violet asks, "That's not very much is it?" Lucy replies, "I'll say it isn't...not these days...." She continues, "Still, I suppose I shouldn't complain.." She concludes, "After all, they don't bring a Thing on the Open Market!" First appearance: July 23rd, 1986 Maynard and Peppermint Patty sit facing each other. Peppermint Patty asks, "Okay, captain tutor, where do we start?" Maynard says, "Don't call me captain tutor . . My name is Maynard . . ." Maynard says, "Where do we start? What do you think your worst subject is?" Peppermint Patty says, "You name it . . I'm worse at it!" First appearance: July 23rd, 1977 Lucy walks in the grass and asks, "What are you guys doing?" Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Woodstock holds a can. Lucy asks, "What do you have there in that can?" Lucy shouts, "Let me see what it is you have . . ." Woodstock and Snoopy laugh hysterically. Lucy stands completely covered in shaving cream. Latest appearance: July 18th, 2003 / First appearance: July 23rd, 1971 The World War I Flying Ace lies on the tent at camp. Charlie Brown holds out a paper and says, "Mail call, Snoopy . . You got a postcard from Woodstock." The World War I Flying Ace sits up and reads, "Dear Friend Of Friends . . . I arrived safely at eagle camp, and am having a good time although they work us hard." The World War I Flying Ace continues to read, "How are things up at First appearance: July 23rd, 1956 Lucy approaches Linus sitting on the floor. She smiles and says, "Mommy's going to take me downtown, Linus..." She continues, "You're not going! You're staying home with a sitter!" He replies,"That's all right..I'm very happy that you're getting the chance to go..." He smiles up at her. She walks off exclaiming, "Rats..." Latest appearance: July 20th, 2013 / First appearance: July 23rd, 1966 Snoopy hears a licking noise. Snoopy perks up his ears and hears a lapping noise. Snoopy smiles as he hears more licking and lapping sounds. Linus walks by with an ice cream cone and Snoopy thinks, "I knew I heard an ice cream approaching." Latest appearance: July 20th, 2012 / First appearance: July 23rd, 1965 Linus shouts, "No mail?" Linus shouts, "My blanket didn't come again?!" Linus runs and says, "I'm going to write a letter to the postmaster general . . ." Linus writes, "Dear general," First appearance: July 23rd, 1982 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Charlie Brown says, "The can opener just broke." Charlie Brown continues, "You may have to wait an extra two minutes for supper . . . Is that all right?" Charlie Brown asks, "What do you think of that?" Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "Who can think the unthinkable?" First appearance: July 23rd, 1996 The World War I Flying Ace lies on the ground and looks into a trench. Spike holds a rifle with three pancakes on the bayonet. Snoopy thinks, "Hi, Spike . . How's everything in the trenches?" Spike thinks, "I feel good today . . The cook gave me some extra pancakes . ."
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.