Sally

  • First appearance: August 23, 1959
  • Charlie Brown’s little sister believes the world owes her an explanation. Why does she have to go to school? Why doesn’t Linus, her Sweet Babboo, love her? And what’s the capital of Venezuela? Sally is always on the hunt for answers—and when she doesn’t get them, she comes up with a whole new philosophy: “Who cares?”

  • Did you know: For 6 months, Sally experienced amblyopia ("lazy eye") and wore an eye patch.
Sally
First appearance: June 12th, 1978 Charlie Brown watches Sally roll up a sleeping bag. She says, "Don't ask me where I'm going! I'm going to camp, that's where I'm going!" Sally continues, "So don't ask me!" Sally shouts, "Why am I going? Don't ask me! Because I have to, that's why!" Sally shouts, "So don't ask me!!" Charlie Brown says, "Have a nice time." First appearance: November 5th, 1990 Sally sits in a beanbag chair. Charlie Brown asks, "What did you learn in school today?" Sally says, "The door into the school bus has three steps, and the handle on the drinking fountain is on the right . . ." Sally continues, "And everybody told me that second grade was going to be so hard!" First appearance: April 4th, 1992 Charlie Brown peaks out from his house. Snoopy stands in the rain looking at him. Charlie Brown says, "It's raining again so why don't you come inside and eat with us?" Sally and Snoopy sit at the dinner table. Sally says, "I knew I should have moved the place cards!" First appearance: February 15th, 1975 Charlie Brown wears a mailbox on his head. Sally walks by and looks the other way. She says, "It's gone!" Sally stands next to Charlie Brown and says, "I went out to get the mail and our mailbox is gone!!" Sally turns away and says, "Isn't anything safe any more? Do people have to steal everything?! I don't understand it!!" Charlie Brown sighs. First appearance: September 6th, 1980 Charlie Brown sits in a beanbag. Sally holds a piece of paper and says, "We have to write a whole page on Ulysses Grant." Sally asks, "How can I write a whole page on Ulysses Grant?" Charlie Brown replies, "Well, you can write big, or you can do some hard research." Sally walks away and says, "I'll write big!" First appearance: September 28th, 1993 Sally sits up in her bed and shouts, "I'm awake!" Sally gets out of bed and says, "But I can't get dressed right away . ." Sally looks at her socks on the floor. Sally says, "My socks are still sleeping." First appearance: October 30th, 1976 Linus and Sally stand at the wall. Linus smiles and says, "Tomorrow is Halloween." Linus continues, "I don't suppose you'd care to have me tell you all about the 'Great Pumpkin'??" Sally replies, "No, I wouldn't care for that at all." Linus holds out a piece of paper to Sally. He asks, "Would you read one of our pamphlets?" First appearance: February 6th, 1987 Snoopy lies on his doghouse. Lucy reads a paper and says, "Hmm . ." Lucy says, "It says here that most people don't get enough sleep . . ." Lucy shouts, "Maybe you could donate some!" Snoopy thinks, "I'll think of an answer when I wake up . ." First appearance: June 21st, 1963 Lucy is jumping rope. She chants: "Rich-man, poor man, beggar-man, thief...'" Sally stands behind her. "'Doctor, lawyer, Indian Chief'" Lucy jumps "Okay, now you try it..." Lucy holds out the jump rope to Lucy. Sally walks away: "I can't stand memorizing!" she says. First appearance: September 30th, 1989 Snoopy carries a dish full of food. Snoopy sits at the table and eats with Charlie Brown and Sally. Charlie Brown says, "I think what happens is that sometimes he just gets tired of eating alone . ." Latest appearance: August 27th, 2009 / First appearance: August 30th, 1962 Linus and Charlie Brown watch Sally. Linus says, "I think your sister needs help, Charlie Brown . . ." Linus says, "This fear she has of starting kindergarten is beyond the normal fears of pre-school children . . . I really think she needs professional help . . ." Sally sits on a rock looking worried. Charlie Brown says to Linus, "Perhaps you're right . . ." Lucy sits at Latest appearance: September 28th, 2016 / First appearance: October 1st, 1969 Sally and Charlie Brown walk outside. Sally shouts, "I hate school!" Sally stops walking and shouts, "It's driving me crazy!!!" Sally turns to Charlie Brown and shouts, "As soon as I learn one thing, they go on to something else!" Sally says, "I finally learned where I'm supposed to eat lunch, and now they expect me to know where my desk is!" Latest appearance: November 11th, 2002 / First appearance: November 13th, 1972 Sally and Linus sit on the ground and lean against a tree. Sally says, "Some morning I'm going to get up real early, and watch the sun rise . . ." Linus says, "Actually, as you probably know, the sun doesn't rise . . . The earth turns . . ." Sally and Linus continue to sit against the tree. Sally says, "Some morning I'm going to get up real early, and watch the earth turn . Latest appearance: June 11th, 2011 / First appearance: June 13th, 1964 Sally jumps rope very quickly. Snoopy trots towards her. Snoopy jumps rope with Sally. He trots away, unscathed. Sally continues to jump rope. Latest appearance: June 20th, 2003 / First appearance: June 25th, 1971 Sally and Lucy stand at the wall. Lucy says, "I wish I had a secret admirer . . ." Lucy smiles and says, "Someone who would send me flowers and little notes and things like that . . ." Lucy continues, "And then, all of a sudden, he would tell me who he was . . ." Sally says, "Then you'd need another secret admirer." Latest appearance: February 22nd, 2016 / First appearance: February 24th, 1969 Linus stands next to Sally. He points and says, "Look! There's Miss Othmar, my teacher." Linus asks, "Isn't she amazing?" Linus continues, "She stands out among all those other teachers." Linus adds, "Even when she's on strike!" Latest appearance: October 19th, 2000 / First appearance: October 24th, 1974 Sally stands in front of the school and says, "It wasn't my fault . . ." Sally holds out her arms and says, "The teacher thought I was talking, but I wasn't and she wouldn't believe me . . ." Sally frowns and continues, "And I had to write 'I will not talk in class' a thousand times, and now all my fingers are falling off . . ." Sally sits down and leans on the school. The First appearance: January 19th, 1977 Linus and Sally stand outside. Linus says, "You know, there's something familiar about this place . ." Sally says, "I know why they brought us out here . . . Our school is overcrowded . ." Sally continues, "They're gonna leave us here!" Linus says, "I just feel like I've been here before . . ." Sally says, "I'll buy that! You were probably here in a former life, and you fro Latest appearance: September 3rd, 2010 / First appearance: September 6th, 1963 "School starts Monday..." Charlie Brown says to Sally. He stands behind her as she sits on a cushion in front of the TV. "Not for me!" Sally announces. "What do you mean, not for you?" Charlie Brown asks. "I went last year!" Sally explains. Charlie Brown rolls his eyes. First appearance: January 31st, 1998 Sally holds a piece of paper and says, "I have to do a report on clouds." Charlie Brown is sitting in a bean bag chair and says, "What kind of clouds." Sally looks at the paper and says, "I don't know.. you tell me.." Charlie Brown says, "How about rain clouds?" Sally holds out the paper and says, "That's good.. Here, you write it.." Charlie Brown says, "I can't do your homework fo
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: February 28th, 1995 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in class. Marcie says, "The teacher says we're supposed to read a biography next week . ." Marcie asks, "Whose biography are you going to read, sir?" Peppermint Patty says, "I don't know . . Somebody who didn't live very long." Latest appearance: February 25th, 2006 / First appearance: February 28th, 1959 Patty glances up from her book when a voice shouts, "Sixteen! Wow! Seventeen! Wow! Eighteen! Wow!" She glances to her left. The voice continues, "Twenty-eight! Wow! Twenty-nine! Wow! THIRTY! WOW!!" Patty walks off towards the voice. She approaches Charlie Brown and Snoopy, who are sitting in the grass. Charlie Brown exclaims, "Thirty-three marshmallows!" Latest appearance: February 25th, 2009 / First appearance: February 28th, 1962 Snoopy carries his dog dish in his mouth. Snoopy drops his supper dish at Charlie Brown's feet. Snoopy kicks the dog dish. Charlie Brown wears the dog dish on his head and says, "I get the hint." Latest appearance: February 25th, 2010 / First appearance: February 28th, 1963 Charlie Brown says to Linus, "What if everyone were like you?" Charlie Brown says, "What if we all ran away from our problems? Huh? What then?" Charlie Brown raises his arms over his head and says, "What if everyone in the whole world suddenly decided to run away from his problems?" Linus replies, "Well, at least we'd all be running in the same direction!" First appearance: February 28th, 1958 Lucy leans on Schroeder's piano as he plays. She shifts positions. She shifts positions again. She asks, "Was Beethoven ever a teen-ager?" First appearance: February 28th, 1989 Snoopy sits on the doghouse with a sheet of paper and reads, "Feed a cold, and starve a fever." Snoopy jumps off the doghouse. Charlie Brown opens the front door. Snoopy stands with his food dish in his mouth and thinks, "A cold just came by, and said it was hungry . ." First appearance: February 28th, 1996 The Literary Ace types on his typewriter, "I was fortunate when growing up. We had dog food every day." Lucy reads the story and asks, "What about dessert?" Snoopy types, "For dessert we had dog food a la mode." Latest appearance: February 25th, 2017 / First appearance: February 28th, 1970 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Woodstock sits in front of a typewriter. Snoopy looks at a piece of paper and thinks, "Now, this next list will have the names of ten million dogs . ." Snoopy continues to think, "I need a detailed report on each dog's activities typed up in triplicate." Woodstock falls off the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "I hate it when my secretary f First appearance: February 28th, 1965 Snoopy is sitting in a bird’s nest on a branch. (BR) (BR) Snoopy sits on top of his doghouse with two birds one seems to be talking. (BR) (BR) Snoopy continues to sit and is listening to the birds; one of the birds stretches his wings out. (BR) (BR) Snoopy and the two birds are laughing. (BR) (BR) Both birds turn to Snoopy as one of the bird talks and is pointing. (BR) (BR) The birds are flying First appearance: February 28th, 1956 Schroeder and Charlie Brown are sitting on a plank in the field. Charlie Brown is confused: "?" as he sees a grimacing Snoopy slinking by. He asks, "What in the world was THAT?" Schroeder says, "I think it was an alligator..." Charlie Brown covers his face and says, "Oh, Good Grief! Here we go again.." First appearance: February 28th, 1976 Snoopy lies on the doghouse with his foot in a cast. Charlie Brown says, "I have a message from the people next door." Charlie Brown continues, "They want to know if you'd accept a 'Get well' card from their cat . . ." Snoopy thinks, "Certainly . . . I think that would be very nice!" Snoopy is hit on the head by a card. Latest appearance: February 26th, 2016 / First appearance: February 28th, 1969 Linus lies in bed. Lucy stands next to the bed and says, "Get up! It's time to go to school . . The teacher's strike is over . . ." Linus sits up and says, "Really? That's great! It'll be good seeing Miss Othmar in class again." Lucy says, "Don't count on it . . She's been fired!" Linus shouts, "Fired?! That can't be! They can't fire Miss Othmar!" Linus cries and shouts, "S Latest appearance: February 25th, 2015 / First appearance: February 28th, 1968 Charlie Brown sits in a chair and says, "So here I am about to see the school nurse . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "She'll probably just take my temperature and look at my throat . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Maybe she'll take a blood test . . . I hope she doesn't take a blood test . . . Maybe she'll just weigh me . . ." Charlie Brown says, "If she mentions exploratory surge First appearance: February 28th, 1975 Rerun rides on the back of the bike and says, "Look out for the tree!" Rerun shouts, "Look out for the fence! Look out for the truck!" Rerun grabs his hat and says, "Look out for the brick wall! Look out for the car!" Rerun sits back and sticks out his tongue. He says, "Look out for your poor, innocent son who wants to grow up, and have a life of his own!!" First appearance: February 28th, 1998 Charlie Borwn is wearing a caot and stocking cap (hat) and says to Sally, "I thought you were going to go outside." Sally lies in a bean bag chair and watches television. She says, "I can't.. they said to stay tuned for scenes from next week's episode." Charlie Brown turns and walks away and says, "Well, I'm going outside." Sally watches the tv and says, "I'd sure like to go with you." First appearance: February 28th, 1980 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and says, "No, ma'am, I don't know the answer, either." Peppermint Patty adds, "It looks like no one in the class knows the answer." Peppermint Patty says, "I have a suggestion . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "Why don't we forget it, and send out for a pizza?" Latest appearance: February 25th, 2014 / First appearance: February 28th, 1967 Lucy walks with Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown winds up kite string and says, "In kite-flying, the ratio of weight to sail-area is very important." Charlie Brown explains, "This ratio is known as 'Sail loading' and it is measured in ounces per square foot . . For example, a three-foot flat kite with a sail area of four and one-half square feet should weigh about two or three ounces . . ." Latest appearance: February 25th, 2007 / First appearance: February 28th, 1960 Linus walks through the house carrying a box and says, "Guess what, Lucy . . ." Linus says, "I've finally got a hobby." Lucy watches tv and says, "Yeah, I'll bet!" Linus says, "I'm starting a snowflake collection . . . I've got some real pretty ones in this box . . ." Lucy says, "You can't keep snowflakes in a box, you dummy!" Linus says, "You can't?" Linus looks Latest appearance: February 25th, 2000 / First appearance: February 28th, 1974 Peppermint Patty stands in front of the principal's desk and says, "Yes, sir, I realize that I caused a disturbance in class . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "I guess I was sort of upset." Peppermint Patty says, "I have the feeling that I'm getting dumber every day . . . I don't even expect to get any smarter . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I'd be satisfied just to slow do First appearance: February 28th, 1986 Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit in theatre seats. Peppermint Patty says, "I hope this concert doesn't last too long." Peppermint Patty asks, "When do you think it'll be over?" Marcie says, "When they play the last note." Peppermint Patty slumps in her seat and exclaims, "Thanks, Marcie!"
Sally is the complete pragmatist. There is a certain charm when she fractures the language: ‘By golly, if any centimeters come in this room, I’ll step on them!
Charles Schulz

Interests

  • Linus

    Sally is devoted to Linus, who she affectionately calls her “sweet babboo.”

  • Moving

    Sally is constantly trying to move into her big brother’s bedroom whenever he leaves the house.

  • Philosophies

    Though never really on target, Sally feels a philosophy like “Why are you telling me?” can solve any problem.