Schroeder

  • First appearance: May 30, 1951
  • This mini musical genius is rarely separated from his toy piano or his idol, Beethoven—except when he’s calling a game as the reliable catcher on Charlie Brown’s baseball team. The rest of his time is spent fending off unwanted advances from the bane of his existence: Lucy.

  • Did you know: Schulz chose Beethoven as Schroeder's muse because he believed words beginning with "B" sounded funny...like blockhead and beagle.
Schroeder
First appearance: April 27th, 1977 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "May I ask you something?" Lucy continues, "Why is it that you don't love me?" Schroeder replies, "Sometimes I wish I knew . . ." Lucy shouts, "Don't anybody tell him!!" First appearance: August 16th, 1995 Sally, Charlie Brown, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Schroeder and Snoopy wait in line as Lucy purchases a movie ticket. Charlie Brown says, "I hope this isn't one of those movies where a kid goes to boarding school, and everyone is mean to him . ." Peppermint Patty adds, "Or where everyone teases a girl because she has funny hair . ." Snoopy thinks, "I like a move that shows a dog sleeping i Latest appearance: June 22nd, 2006 / First appearance: June 25th, 1959 Schroeder, Violet, and Charlie Brown are in the living-room doing a puzzle. Charlie Brown looks up and asks, "What was that?" Schroeder asks, "What was what?" Charlie Brown walks off saying, "I thought I heard something out by the front door.." Schroeder and Violet continue with the puzzle. Schroeder says, "Charlie Brown has had too much on his mind lately..he's cracking up!" Latest appearance: February 20th, 2012 / First appearance: February 22nd, 1965 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on it and says, "You're cute, you know that?" Schroeder continues playing as Lucy says, "You're so cute I think I'm going to give you a big hug and a kiss on the nose!" Schroeder continues playing. Lucy says, "That's real concentration." First appearance: September 2nd, 1989 Lucy leans against Schroeder's piano. Schroeder says, "Love songs? To me love songs are like eating too much ice cream . ." Lucy smiles and says, "Play me some ice cream . ." First appearance: August 31st, 1998 Schroeder plays the piano. As Schroeder plays the notes drop off the end of the bar of music. Snoopy, dressed as a janitor, sweeps the fallen notes into a pile. First appearance: May 22nd, 1957 Lucy leans on the piano whiles Schroeder plays. She asks, "Schroeder, why is it you like Beethoven better than you like me?" He yells, "Beethoven was Beethoven And You Are You!" She thinks for a moment. She says, "That doesn't even leave room for discussion..." Latest appearance: August 13th, 2015 / First appearance: August 15th, 1968 Shroeder, Linus, and Lucy surround Charlie Brown, who dsstands on top of the pitcher's mound. He is shaking. Linus says, "Come on, Charlie Brown..we'll take you home.." "I'm going to pitch a great game.." says Charlie Brown. "That little red-haired girl is watching, and I'm going to pitch a great game, and she's going to be impressed, and..." Charlie Brown continues as Linus leads him off Latest appearance: January 10th, 2012 / First appearance: January 12th, 1965 Snoopy sits on Schroeder's piano surrounded by a music staff. The music staff around Snoopy gets bigger. Snoopy sleeps on Schroeder's piano. Schroeder stops playing. As Snoopy sleeps, Schroeder thinks, "Fortunately, I'm practicing a piece where I can play around his nose!" First appearance: June 21st, 1997 Schroeder walks out to the pitcher's mound and says, "That other team is trash-talking us, Charlie Brown . ." Schroeder continues, "I got even with them, though . . ." Schroeder says, "I said, 'You guys think you're so great . . Mozart was writing symphonies when he was your age!'" Schroeder says, "That really shut 'em up . ." Charlie Brown rolls his eyes and says, "I'll b Latest appearance: June 10th, 2011 / First appearance: June 12th, 1964 Charlie Brown and Schroeder stand in front of the bench. Schroeder says, "Is Lucy going to pitch again? If she is, I quit!" "Do you know what she did? She's always calling for more conferences on the mound.." Shroeder raises his arms. Charlie Brown watches. "I got out there, see...I go out there for a secret conference on the mound, and you know what she does?" "SHE KISSES Latest appearance: September 21st, 2010 / First appearance: September 24th, 1963 "I think I have a very cute smile," Lucy declares. She sits leaning against the piano, which Schroeder plays. "I've never heard you say I have a cute smile, Schroeder...do you think I have a cute smile?" Lucy turns around and smiles up at him. "Oh, yes, I think you have the cutest smile of anyone since the world began.." Schroeder lifts his arms. Lucy leans back against the First appearance: May 21st, 1991 Schroeder, Charlie Brown and Lucy stand on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder holds a paper and says, "And it says here that Joe Garagiola is now in the Baseball Hall of Fame!" Charlie Brown says, "Isn't that great?" Lucy says, "It means there's still hope for all of us . ." Latest appearance: April 2nd, 2012 / First appearance: April 5th, 1965 Schroeder wears his catcher's uniform and asks Charlie Brown, "What in the world are all these dandelions doing on the pitcher's mound?" Charlie Brown says, "They grew there! And my stupid girl-outfielders won't let me cut them down! They say they're pretty, and I look cute standing here among them!" Schroeder says, "They're right you do look kind of cute standing there . . . " Latest appearance: February 13th, 2002 / First appearance: February 9th, 1972 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano. Lucy turns to Schroeder and asks, "How long has it been since you told me I was beautiful?" Schroeder replies, "I've never told you that you were beautiful!" Lucy frowns and says, "Time has a way of passing, doesn't it?" Latest appearance: December 1st, 2008 / First appearance: December 4th, 1961 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and says, "I have a book at home that has a picture in it of Lincoln bowling." Lucy says, "Do you think Beethoven could have beaten Lincoln in bowling?" Schroeder says, "Good grief! Why do you ask such stupid questions?" Lucy replies, "I like to speculate on such things . . . It makes history come alive!" First appearance: May 3rd, 1997 Charlie Brown, Schroeder and Lucy stand on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder says, "Beethoven could have got more work done if he hadn't had to worry about his nephew . ." Lucy says, "I didn't have any cold cereal this morning because my stupid brother used up all the milk!" Charlie Brown looks back and forth between them. Charlie Brown sits in the beanbag. Sally asks, "What do ball player First appearance: January 1st, 1979 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano. Schroeder says, "I have the feeling that this is going to be a good year." Lucy asks, "What makes you think so?" Schroeder replies, "I don't know . . . It just has all the appearances of being a good year." Lucy asks, "Have you looked in the corners?" First appearance: December 25th, 1980 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "Merry Christmas!" Schroeder replies, "Thank you . ." Lucy says, "I just noticed something about this room." Schroeder asks, "What's that?" Lucy replies, "There's an appalling lack of mistletoe . . ." First appearance: December 10th, 1958 Lucy is leaning on the piano whiles Schroeder talks to her. He hands her a sheet of music and asks, "Lucy, how would you like to sing a little song I wrote?" She exclaims,"I'd be thrilled!" He starts to play on the piano. Lucy starts to sing, "Only Six more days 'til Beethoven's birthday-y-y-Six-Six-Six...only Six more days 'til.." Lucy stops and grimaces at the sheet saying, "G
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: September 22nd, 1978 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and looks at a piece of paper. She says, "Problem number six . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "How many gallons of cream containing 25% butter fat and milk containing 3 1/2% butter fat must be mixed to . ." Peppermint Patty reads, ". . Obtain 50 gallons of cream containing 12 1/2% butter fat?" Peppermint Patty First appearance: September 22nd, 1976 Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty stand in the grass. Charlie Brown holds a brochure and says, "You're going to enroll in the 'Ace Obedience School'?" Snoopy approaches. Charlie Brown continues, "But that isn't a . . ." Peppermint Patty holds her hand up and says, "Don't try to talk me out of it, Chuck . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "I need a good education . . . Even if I bec First appearance: September 22nd, 1956 Lucy approaches Charlie Brown holding out an object. She exclaims, "Look! My dad bought me a stuffed dog!" Charlie Brown asks, "Gee! Is it a real stuffed dog, Lucy?" She replies, "Of course, it's a real stuffed dog! No, I mean it isn't a real dog because it's stuffed, and it's...well...I mean.." She continues flustered, "What I mean is that it's stuffed and it's real, but yet, it First appearance: September 22nd, 1980 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "Maybe you're a Carolina wren . . Would you like to be a Carolina wren?" Snoopy puckers his lips and thinks, "They go, 'Chirpity, chirpity, chirpity, chirpity, chirp.'" Snoopy continues to think, "Or sometimes they go, 'Tea-kettle, tea-kettle, tea-kettle, tea.'" Woodstock speaks. Snoopy thinks, "Well, you could always First appearance: September 22nd, 1981 Snoopy lies against a rock. Woodstock sits on his feet. Snoopy thinks, "You're supposed to meet your cousin at the station?" Snoopy sits up and thinks, "But you don't know what she looks like, and she doesn't know what you look like . . ." Woodstock runs away. Snoopy thinks, "Tell her she'll recognize you because you'll be holding a copy of 'War and Peace.'" Woodstock stand Latest appearance: September 21st, 2004 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1970 Snoopy wears a helmet and throws a football. Woodstock runs after the football. The ball hits Woodstock on the head. Snoopy thinks, "Ineligible receiver." First appearance: September 22nd, 1985 Woodstock stands on the field looking up at Snoopy who is holding a football and wearing a helmet. The latter thinks,"We'll pretend it's the kickoff, okay?" He walks off with the ball tucked under his arm. He thinks,"I'll come running down the field and you try to tackle me..." Woodstock watches him walk away and sighs. As Snoopy runs along, Woodstock flies and latches-on Latest appearance: September 19th, 2014 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1967 Linus talks into the phone, "Hello? I'm one of your regular callers, you know?" Linus says, "I enjoy your program and, you know, the things people call in about, you know . . . " Linus continues, "Well I just wanted to sort of, you know, say that I think that you're doing a good job, you know . . .you're welcome . . .and well, you know . . . good-bye . . ." Linus says, "We Latest appearance: September 20th, 2011 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1964 Frieda stands in front of the doghouse and says: "I hear Linus is painting a mural on the ceiling of Snoopy's doghouse." Charlie Brown says, "Yes, would you like to go in, and see it?" Snoopy lies on his stomach on top of the doghouse and watches. Frieda's feet are visible. Charlie Brown crawls and says, "Linus, I'm bringing Frieda in to see the mural...explain what you're doing, will you? First appearance: September 22nd, 1986 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Peppermint Patty reads a math book and says, "'To divide fractions use the reciprocal and multiply.'" Peppermint Patty asks, "Why?" Marcie asks, "Why use the reciprocal?" Peppermint Patty says, "No, why was I born?" Latest appearance: September 19th, 2013 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1966 Snoopy walks outside. Snoopy looks at the remains of his doghouse. Snoopy gazes at the frame. Snoopy lies on top of the frame. Latest appearance: September 26th, 2010 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1963 "I'm in sad shape.." Charlie Brown comments as he walks along. He approaches Lucy's Psychiatric Help booth. She greets him: "Good morning, Sir..sit right down.." She gestures towards a stool. Charlie Brown says, "Fine..I was afraid I might need an appointment..." He sits on the stool and asks, "What can you do when you don't fit in?" "What can you do when life seems to be p Latest appearance: September 24th, 2000 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1974 Charlie Brown is asleep in his bed: "Z" RINGG!! Charlie Brown 's eyes are open. Standing in the hall, he picks up the phone. "Hello?" Charlie Brown stands in profile and says, "Really? Gosh, I'm sorry. I apologize...yes, I'll check on him right away...I'm very sorry..." Sally walks up. She asks, "What's the matter, big brother?" Charlie Brown explains, "The neighbor Latest appearance: September 19th, 2006 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1959 Snoopy sits watching a leaf fall from the tree. He continues to watch it drift. He watches as it hits the floor. He smiles at it and says, "Hi, Leaf!" First appearance: September 22nd, 1957 "NO!" Charlie Brown raises his arms and shouts at Lucy, who kneels on the grass, holding holding up a football. "Absolutely not!" He walks away. "You must think I'm crazy!" He adds. Lucy stands and faces him, still holding the football. "You say you'll hold the ball, but you WON'T! You'll pull it away, and I'll break my neck!" Lucy remonstrates: "Why, Charlie Brown..how you Latest appearance: September 20th, 2015 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1968 Patty stands next to Violet and asks, "Where shall we sit?" Violet points and says, "Right over there." Linus walks into the room and sits in a desk behind Patty. Linus sits at the desk in school and says, "Yes, ma'am? The back row? Why did I take a seat in the back row?" Linus stands and says, "Yes, ma'am, I know there are seats in the front row . . . I was merely obeying First appearance: September 22nd, 1987 Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy stand on the pitcher's mound. Lucy says, "If we lose this last game of the season, we should sue . . ." Charlie Brown asks, "Sue? Who are we gonna sue?" Charlie Brown continues, "And what attorney would take the case?" Snoopy pulls off his baseball cap, revealing Snoopy as the World Famous Attorney. Latest appearance: September 19th, 2009 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1962 Snoopy lies on his doghouse. Snoopy lies on his stomach. Snoopy sits on his doghouse. Snoopy raises his ears as the football flies overhead. Snoopy thinks, "Field goal!" Latest appearance: September 19th, 2012 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1965 Snoopy dances. Lucy says, "I don't understand you!" Lucy continues, "The whole world is coming apart and you're dancing" Snoopy dances and thinks, "I can't help it . . . My feet love to dance . . " Snoopy dances and thinks, "I have an obligation to my feet!" First appearance: September 22nd, 1975 Charlie Brown stands at Lucy's door. He says, "I heard your family is going away for the weekend." Charlie Brown continues, "Ask your mom if she'd like to hire a house sitter." Lucy asks, "What do you know about house sitting?" Charlie Brown replies, "Enough!" Lucy asks, "What would you do if it cried?"
I kind of like Schroeder. He’s fairly down to earth, but he has his problems too. He has to play on the painted black piano keys, and he thinks Beethoven was the first President of the United States.
Charles Schulz

Interests

  • Beethoven

    Schroeder is an avid fan of all things Beethoven and even treats his birthday like a national holiday

  • Hockey

    When baseball season is over, Schroeder laces up his skates and hits the ice!

  • His Toy Piano

    Schroeder, a musical prodigy, often escapes reality in front of his favorite instrument.