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, 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 11th, 1987 Peppermint Patty sits at her school desk and says, "I think I know, ma'am . . I'm sure I know . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "The answer is right on the tip of my tongue . ." Peppermint Patty sticks out her tongue and asks, "See it?" Peppermint Patty slumps in her seat and says, "She couldn't see it . ." 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 . . ." First appearance: December 11th, 1998 Sally stands behind Charlie Brown who is watching TV. Sally says, "'So waddya think?' that's my new philosophy.. 'So waddya think?'" Charlie says, "About what?" Sally says, "Who cares? So waddya think?" Salluy turns to Snoopy. Sally says, "It's a dog's life, isn't it? So waddya think?" First appearance: December 11th, 1989 The World War I Flying Ace sits on the doghouse in combat. Marcie says, 'The paths of glory lead but to the grave.' Snoopy frowns and thinks, "Rats!" 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, 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." First appearance: December 11th, 1958 Charlie Brown sits, with a book in his hand, on the sidewalk next to Shermy. Charlie Brown says, "I'm through with television!"(BR) (BR) He exclaims, "I've been watching nothing but westerns for months! From now on, no more t.v.!! I'm going to start to do some Reading!"(BR) (BR) He continues, "I'm going to put my mind to Better use!" Shermy asks, "What are you reading now?"(BR) (BR) Charlie Brow 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 First appearance: December 11th, 1983 Sally slumps over a foot-stool with a book in hand and exclaims," Rats!" She walks over to Charlie Brown, who is sitting in a chair reading. He asks,"What's the matter?" She looks at her book and replies,"I have to read this book for school by tomorrow." She asks,'I don't suppose you'd care to read it to me, would you?" He replies,"You know how to read....why don't you r First appearance: December 11th, 1996 Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit in their school desks. Peppermint Patty asks, "What are we supposed to be doing, Marcie?" Marcie says, "Study the spelling words on page three . ." Peppermint Patty asks, "That's all?" Peppermint Patty says, "Slow news day, huh, ma'am?" 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, 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, 1997 Charlie Brown sits in a booth, buried in comic books. The sign says, "For sale: Used Comic Books." A little kid sits near the pile of comics and says, "Are these all you have?" First appearance: December 11th, 1992 Snoopy, dressed as Santa Claus, rings a bell. Charlie Brown carries his supper dish and says, "Here, I thought you might like a little snack while you're working . ." Charlie Brown walks away. A girl points to Snoopy who is eating and screams, "Hey, look, ma! Santa Claus is eating out of a dog dish!" First appearance: December 11th, 1977 Snoopy sits atop his doghouse and glances over his left shoulder. He thinks,"Hey, cat!" He turns to his left and continues,"Hey, stupid cat!" He smiles and thinks,"Christmas is coming! Have you thought about what you're going to get me?" He thinks,"Maybe some candy? Or a basket of fruit? Books are always nice, of course...." He continues,"Or even a Christmas tree! 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 6th, 2003 / First appearance: December 11th, 1971 Lucy watches Snoopy ice skate and says, "Okay, you stupid beagle, let's get at it again . ." Lucy stands in front of Snoopy and says, "This morning we'll work on our Dutch waltz . . . We start in the 'Kilian' position . . ." Lucy skates with Snoopy and says, "The man's hand is firmly on the hip of his partner, and the girl presses her hand firmly on his . . ." Snoopy thinks, "How c 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?" First appearance: December 11th, 1980 Charlie Brown carries a dish of food. Charlie Brown sets the supper dish in front of Snoopy. Charlie Brown says, "Well, go ahead, and eat . . What are you waiting for?" Snoopy stands and looks the opposite way. He thinks, "I was hoping there was a salad bar." 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.