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
First appearance: August 14th, 1975 Lucy and Snoopy stand in front of Spike. Lucy says, "Spike! Good grief, you're as thin as a promise!" Lucy continues, "This is the most miserable looking dog I've ever seen!" Lucy picks Spike up by the neck and says, "I'm gonna take him home, and feed him!" Snoopy thinks, "Poor Spike." Snoopy walks and thinks, "Take him to scarf city!" First appearance: August 14th, 1997 Snoopy looks down from his dog house at Woodstock running around the rim of his dog dish. Snoopy thinks, "I think I have it figured out.." Woodstock is sweating. Snoopy thinks, "Five thousand two hundred and eighty times around the lake is one mile.." Woodstock falls into the dish, making a splash. Snoopy thinks, "No, if you fall in you have to start all over.." First appearance: August 14th, 1991 Linus sits on the edge of a pool wearing flippers. Charlie Brown is in the pool and shouts, "Did you see that? I swam clear across the pool, and I think the little red-haired girl was watching me!" Charlie Brown says, "I wonder if I impressed her . . ." Linus quips, "Maybe if you hadn't been doing the dog paddle." First appearance: August 14th, 1978 Beaglescout stands in front of Woodstock and friends. He thinks, "All right troops . . . Before we go on our hike, I'll call the roll." Beaglescout continues to think, "Woodstock! Conrad! Bill! Olivier!" Woodstock and friends stand in a line and sleep. Snoopy thinks, "I should never call the roll before noon!" First appearance: August 14th, 1998 Charlie Brown and Sally sit at a table. Charlie Brown writes, "Dear Pen Pal," very messily. Sally says, "You should try to write more neatly.." Charlie Brown says, "Instead of criticizing me, why don't you get your own pen pal?" Sally says, "I hate writng letters." Charlie Brown says, "If you're going to get letters, you have to write them.." Sally says,"You could write them fo Latest appearance: August 11th, 2009 / First appearance: August 14th, 1962 Snoopy sleeps on his doghouse. Frieda walks up. Frieda watches Snoopy sleep. Frieda says, "Anyone who would lie on a doghouse in the middle of a hot day in August must be completely out of his mind!" Snoopy lifts his head and thinks, "Is it August already?" First appearance: August 14th, 1958 Linus is looking up in the sky. He asks Lucy as she walks by, "Lucy, why is the sky blue?" He jumps as she snaps, "Because It Isn't Green!!" He watches as she walks away. He resumes looking up in the sky and says, "That just shows how stupid I am..I thought there would be a more complicated reason..." Latest appearance: August 9th, 2003 / First appearance: August 14th, 1971 Lucy stands in front of Charlie Brown and says, "Let me see your hands." Lucy inspects Charlie Brown's hands. Charlie Brown looks at his hands. Lucy says, "Your hands are getting fat, Charlie Brown . ." Lucy continues, "You're the only person I know who has overweight hands!" First appearance: August 14th, 1984 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy says, "I told him to get lost!" Charlie Brown asks, "Who?" Lucy points with her glove and says, "That kid . . . He wanted to play on our team." Lucy exclaims, "He said he was a real natural . . I told him to get lost!" Charlie Brown asks, "What was his name?" Lucy answers, "Roy Hobbs." Latest appearance: August 14th, 2000 / First appearance: August 14th, 1974 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Sally approaches all dirty and beat up. She says, "You stupid beagle! You left me there to get slaughtered!" Sally continues, "How could I 'Speak softly, and carry a beagle' if the beagle runs away?!!" Sally shouts, "You left me there to get slaughtered!" Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "I suggest a new motto . . . 'Speak softly, and shu First appearance: August 14th, 1987 Lucy and Snoopy stand in the outfield of the baseball field. Snoopy stands in front of Lucy. Lucy steps in front of Snoopy. Snoopy steps in front of Lucy. Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy stand on the pitcher's mound. Lucy stands in front of Snoopy and says to Charlie Brown, "When we started, we were in right-field . ." First appearance: August 14th, 1981 Music comes from Snoopy's food dish. He thinks, "The national anthem?" A loud bang comes from the food dish. Snoopy thinks, "It's a 400-meter relay!" Snoopy looks excited and thinks, "That bug was right! There's a track meet in my supper dish . . ." Snoopy thinks, "I could have had the concessions!" First appearance: August 14th, 1979 Beaglescout and Woodstock and friends stand by a road. Beaglescout looks at a street sign with the number forty. He thinks, "Interstate 40 . . . That's what we want . . ." Beaglescout continues to think, "This used to be route 66 . . . It'll take us right into Needles." Beaglescout raises his arm and thinks, "All those who want to go to Needles and visit my brother Spike, raise the First appearance: August 14th, 1999 Snoopy sits on his doghouse. Charlie Brown says, "I didn't know that dogs aren't allowed in the dance studio..." Charlie says, "It's too bad because they're having a formal dance next week." Snoopy thinks, "Maybe I can get my deposit back in the tuxedo...." Latest appearance: August 12th, 2002 / First appearance: August 14th, 1972 The Fierce Pirate stands on the doghouse. He holds a sword and wears a bandana. He thinks, "Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!" The Fierce Pirate thinks, "Here's The Fierce Pirate standing on the deck of his ship . . ." Woodstock flies toward The Fierce Pirate. The Fierce Pirate thinks, "His faithful parrot flies toward him to perch on his shoulder . . ." Woodstock stands on Sno First appearance: August 14th, 1976 The Literary Ace sits on the doghouse. Lucy says, "You'll never be a good theologian." Lucy continues, "You're too dogmatic!" She laughs hysterically. Lucy is hit on the head with the typewriter. Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "I hate jokes like that!" Latest appearance: August 11th, 2006 / First appearance: August 14th, 1959 Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand in front of the doghouse looking at Snoopy. Charlie Brown says, "I guess I just don't understand dogs!" Snoopy is confused. Charlie Brown continues, "I can't imagine why they want an old bare bone.." He concludes, "Snoopy's had THAT bone for months, and you never see him chewing on it!!" Snoopy watches Schroeder and Charlie Brown walking First appearance: August 14th, 1993 Charlie Brown and Sally stand at a sales counter. Charlie Brown says, "Yes, sir . . You want to know why we're buying our school supplies so early?" Sally says, "Tell him we're trying to create the illusion that we're anxious to become educated . ." Charlie Brown says, "We just like to be prepared." Sally and Charlie Brown walk out of the store. Sally says, "My answer was Latest appearance: August 12th, 2015 / First appearance: August 14th, 1968 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder approaches and says, "Good grief, Charlie Brown, when are you going to throw the first pitch?" Charlie Brown holds the ball out and says, "That little red-haired girl is watching . . . I can't let go of the ball . . . My fingers are numb." Charlie Brown begins to shake. He says, "I'm starting to shake . . Look at me! I'm shakin Latest appearance: August 11th, 2012 / First appearance: August 14th, 1965 Charlie Brown get ready to throw a pitch from the pitcher's mound. Lucy says, "Hey manager, wait! I have a question . . ." Lucy continues, "I've been reading about this baseball stadium that has plastic grass . . . how come we don't have plastic grass?" Charlie Brown thinks black thoughts. Lucy stands in the field and says, "Standing out here in the outfield like this, 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.