• First appearance: May 3, 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 blockhead and beagle.
First appearance: July 27th, 1972 Schroeder, Charlie Brown and Lucy stand on the pitcher's mound. Lucy says, "As long as you're always having these discussions on the mound, Charlie Brown, you should serve something . ." Schroeder walks away. Charlie Brown says, "Serve something?" Lucy replies, "Sure, some kind of a light snack . . Milk and cookies or something . . ." Lucy continues, "A nice salad would go good on Latest appearance: November 27th, 2007 / First appearance: November 29th, 1960 Lucy is grimacing and leaning on Schroeder's piano. He asks,"Look Lucy, why should anyone give anyone else a present on Beethoven's birthday?" He continues, "Why not keep it simple? You have a few friends over, have a piece of cake and listen to the ninth symphony..." Schroeder concludes, "That's a wonderful way to celebrate Beethoven's birthday!" Lucy exclaims, 'All I wan First appearance: April 6th, 1968 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder tosses him the ball. Charlie Brown asks, "Did you see how I struck out that last kid? Pretty good pitching, huh?" Schroeder says, "Yeah, that kid who's been sick in bed all winter . . His doctor says he's going to be all right, but to get out in the sun . . ." Schroeder continues, "He also doesn't see very well, and he's never Latest appearance: March 26th, 2003 / First appearance: March 31st, 1971 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder walks toward him. Schroeder stands in front of Charlie Brown and says, "One finger will mean a straight ball, two fingers will mean a straight ball, three fingers will mean a straight ball and four fingers will mean a straight ball . . ." Schroeder walks away. Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and says, "I hav Latest appearance: August 8th, 2007 / First appearance: August 10th, 1960 Schroeder and Charlie Brown are in their baseball gear on the baseball field. Schroeder hands Charlie Brown the ball and says, "If you can get this last man out, Charlie Brown, we'll win the ball game...." Charlie Brown, Schroeder, and Shermy stand on the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown's head twists from side to side as he listens to both boys. Schroeder continues speaking, "...Therefor Latest appearance: August 4th, 2011 / First appearance: August 6th, 1964 Lucy sits leaning aginst the piano, with her back to Shroeder. She says, "I don't think you musicians know what love is!" "All you ever think about is your stupid music! All you think about is your music and yourselves!" Shroeder looks up. "You don't care anything about other people! You don't care about love or tenderness or.." Shroeder rolls his eyes. Shroeder plays the p Latest appearance: November 14th, 2006 / First appearance: November 17th, 1959 Schroeder is at his piano. Lucy turns to him and asks, "Did Beethoven ever roll a 'Three Hundred' game?" Schroeder asks, "You mean in bowling? Good Grief, how in th world should I know?!" He starts to play. Lucy asks, "I thought you were an authority on Beethoven?" Latest appearance: February 5th, 2014 / First appearance: February 8th, 1967 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano. Schroeder says, "I hear you regard yourself as an 'Arm wrestling' champ . ." Lucy says, "That's right." Schroeder looks at his hands and says, "It may interest you to know that we pianists have very strong fingers . . ." Lucy sets her arm on the piano and grits her teeth to offer a challenge. Schroeder plays the piano and 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: December 30th, 1956 "Beautiful! Beautiful!" Snoopy thinks as he leans his head back against the piano while Schroeder plays. "MMMMMMMM" Snoopy sits up on top of the piano. "Mmmmm" Snoopy sings along as he starts to dance on top of the piano. Schroeder look up to see Snoopy throw his head back as he dances. He dances with abandon. He throws his arms out. "?": He Latest appearance: September 28th, 2000 / First appearance: October 3rd, 1974 Schroeder looks in the sewer. Lucy watches. Schroeder shouts, "I can't believe it!" Schroeder stands in front of Lucy and continues, "You threw my piano down the sewer!!" Schroeder looks down at the sewer. Lucy says, "Not your piano, sweetie . . ." Lucy pinches Schroeder's cheeks and continues, "My competeition!" First appearance: June 7th, 1956 Lucy leans on the piano as Schroeder plays the piano. She asks, "How much is this Beethoven building going to cost?" He replies, "Six million Deutchemarks." She asks, "How much is that in our money?" He calculates, "One million, four hundred and twenty-eight thousand dollars" She says, "Good Grief! They'll never make it without a G.I. loan!" Latest appearance: September 11th, 2003 / First appearance: September 16th, 1971 Lucy holds presents and knocks on the door. Schroeder answers the door. Lucy says, "Now that you and I are through, Schroeder, I'm returning all the gifts I was going to give you . . ." Schroeder takes the gifts and says, "Thank you." Lucy stands on the steps alone and thinks, "That didn't even make sense!" Latest appearance: January 31st, 2014 / First appearance: February 3rd, 1967 Charlie Brown stands on the snow covered pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown sighs. Schroeder approaches and asks, "Re-living past glories, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown smiles and says, "Yes, I've been thinking about the day I threw my strike!" Latest appearance: June 8th, 2011 / First appearance: June 10th, 1964 Lucy stands on the pitcher's mound. She says to Shroeder, "Charlie Brown saud I could pitch for one inning..." They face each other on the mound. "Okay...Let's get our signals straight, then...One finger will mean a fast ball, two fingers a curve and three fingers a slow ball..." Shroeder demonstrates. "You know what?" She says as he walks away. "You're kind of cute!" She s First appearance: April 26th, 1958 Charlie Brown looks confused as Lucy and Linus come into his bedroom in happy moods. Lucy exclaims, "We won!" Linus exclaims, "We Won, Charlie Brown! We Won Our First Game!" Schroeder arrives. Charlie Brown sits up in bed and asks, "You Did? You won your first game with Me, your Manager home sick in bed?! Lucy says, "Uh Huh! We didn't do anything you told us! In fact, we didn't ev First appearance: September 29th, 1987 Schroeder plays his piano. A musical staff and notes sit in the air. Snoopy climbs up, sits in between the top and bottom staff, and smiles at Shroeder. Schroeder says, "Okay, that's very cute . ." Schroeder says, "Now, back up, but don't stand up . ." Snoopy stands inside the staff and warps them so they are both bent outward. Schroeder says, "I said don't stand up!" First appearance: May 6th, 1956 "Fooey!" Lucy exclaims as she flips a marble out of a circle on the ground. She is crouched sown. Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand behind the circle and look at her. Schroeder thinks, "'Fooey' is right!" "She's hopeless, Charlie Brown.." Schroder says as they kneel down. Lucy bends over the marbles. He adds, "Why do we have to let HER play?" Lucy is about to shoot another marble. Latest appearance: November 16th, 2010 / First appearance: November 19th, 1963 "I hear the price of haircuts may go up again.." Schroeder notes to Charlie Brown. "Yes, isn't that great? Then my Dad can buy four new cars, a swimming pool, and a stable of riding horses!" Charlie Brown turns to Schroeder and throws up his hands. "We can eat steak every night, and spend all our winters on the Riviera!" Charlie Brown opens his arms. "I never knew a barber' Latest appearance: May 17th, 2003 / First appearance: May 22nd, 1971 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "They say that we girls are like beautiful music . . ." Lucy smiles and continues, "We are like songs one cannot forget . . ." Lucy faces Linus and asks, "Do you ever think of me as a melody that lingers on?" Schroeder looks up and says, "And on, and on, and on, and . . ."
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 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: March 18th, 2010 / First appearance: March 21st, 1963 Linus puts on his coat. Lucy says, "I hope you realize how disappointed mom and dad were when you didn't make honor roll . . ." Linus says, "So I didn't make honor roll! That doesn't mean the world is coming to an end, does it? Linus stops and looks up at the sky. Linus turns to Lucy and says, "Does it?" Latest appearance: March 19th, 2011 / First appearance: March 21st, 1964 Charlie Brown stands in front of Snoopy, holding his supper dish. Snoopy lies on his stomach on top of the doghouse. "Too tired to get up for supper, eh?" "Well, you know what I'm going to do?" Charlie Brown raises his finger. "Just to show you I'm a good guy, I'm going to fix it so you can eat without getting up!" Charlie Brown carries the bowl away. Snoopy faces his food Latest appearance: March 19th, 2007 / First appearance: March 21st, 1960 Linus scowls as he holds his blanket and sucks his thumb. He says to Charlie Brown, "Well, I've discovered a new truth . . ." Linus frowns and says, "There are two classes of people in this world which are violently opposed to thumb sucking . . ." Linus says, "One of them is dentists and one of them is grandmothers . . ." Linus shouts, "Interfering Grandmothers!!" Charlie First appearance: March 21st, 1986 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and shouts, "Okay, team, it's time for our trick play!" Lucy stands in the outfield and asks, "What trick play?" Charlie Brown says, "I pitch the ball, the batter hits it in the air and you catch it . . ." Lucy responds, "That would be quite a trick all right!" Latest appearance: March 18th, 2017 / First appearance: March 21st, 1970 The Literary Ace sits on the doghouse. Linus looks at a piece of paper and says, "This is the most boring autobiography I've ever read." Linus hands the paper to The Literary Ace and says, "You've lived a very dull life . . . No one will want to read about it . ." Linus continues, "Everything that happened to you only happened in your imagination." Snoopy smiles and thinks, First appearance: March 21st, 1977 Charlie Brown stands next to Milo and asks, "How many bases did you steal last year, Milo?" Milo replies, "None." Charlie Brown asks, "How many the year before that?" Milo replies, "None." Charlie Brown asks, "How about the year before that?" Milo replies, "I haven't been alive that long!" First appearance: March 21st, 1992 Snoopy and Lucy stand on the doorstep as Charlie Brown runs towards them. Charlie Brown says, "Snoopy! I'm home! I'm home!" Charlie Brown shouts, "I promise I'll never leave you again!" Snoopy thinks, "Did you bring any cookies?" First appearance: March 21st, 1958 Snoopy rushes through Charlie Brown and Schroeder. Schroeder exclaims, "Hey! Snoopy stole a Marble!" Schroeder rushes off behind Snoopy. Charlie Brown exclaims, "Well, get it back! He might Swallow it!" Schroeder returns and says, "There's nothing to worry about..he doesn't have it in his mouth" Snoopy smiles as he tosses the marble out of his paw. First appearance: March 21st, 1997 Pigpen swings the bat and hits the ball. Pigpen runs. Pigpen continues to run around the bases. Pigpen slides. Charlie Brown stands by the bench and says, "'Pigpen' slides into home! He's safe! He's getting up! He's dusting himself off . ." Lucy sits on the bench and asks, "Why?" Latest appearance: March 18th, 2006 / First appearance: March 21st, 1959 Charlie Brown rushes over to Lucy, on the grass, carrying money. He exclaims,"Look! I just earned a dollar!" He looks at the dollar and says,"The first dollar I ever earned! I'm going to have it framed, and hang it on a wall in my room!" He continues, "I'll have it put in a nice frame with glass over it and I'll hang it up and I'll keep it for the rest of my life!" Charli First appearance: March 21st, 1980 Charlie Brown and Sally sit at the table. Sally writes a line of check marks. Sally looks at the paper and says, "I'm practicing to check my preferences . . . If I ever have to check my preferences, I'll be ready." Sally asks, "Do you want to try?" Charlie Brown replies, "No, I don't think so." Sally shouts, "If you ever have to check your preferences, don't come to me!!!" First appearance: March 21st, 1993 Lucy walks onto the field with her baseball mitt. Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound next to a pile of baseball caps and says, ". . . And everyone who made the team this year gets a new cap!" Charlie Brown puts a cap on Schroeder who is dressed in his catcher uniform. Charlie Brown says, "Here you go, Schroeder . . . you deserve it." Pigpen stands in a dust cloud. First appearance: March 21st, 1965 Charlie Brown dribbles a basketball. Lucy gaurds Charlie Brown. Linus runs to get free as Violet waves her arms in front of Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown bounce passes the ball, past Violet, to Patty. Patty passes to Linus as Five tries to interfere. Five follows as Linus dribbles down the court. Linus shoots the ball. Linus sinks the ball int First appearance: March 21st, 1956 Charlie Brown approaches Violet with a stack of papers. He says, "I'm writing a story for school.." He stoops down next to her and says, "It's all about this rich man, see? He's real, real rich..." He continues, "In fact, he's the only man in his neighborhood who has a carpeted garage..." He runs off as she throws the papers at him. He says, "I didn't think it was so fant First appearance: March 21st, 1991 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound in the pouring rain. The baseball field is flooded. Snoopy sits in a raft and holds a fishing pole. First appearance: March 21st, 1957 Charlie Brown walks along the lane reading. He reads, "As soon as the weather becomes warm, animals come out from their winter hiding places..." He continues, "They like to find a warm place in the sun where they can sleep.." He continues, "Often you see them dozing peacefully on a rock..." Charlie Brown looks at Snoopy who is asleep on a rock. Latest appearance: March 23rd, 2003 / First appearance: March 21st, 1971 Charlie Brown and other kids run out of the classroom. Charlie Brown is walking outside. He carries a small bag. He says, "Lunch time again.." He stands in front of a bench and says, "I remember how I used to sit on this bench every noon and stare across the playground at that little red-haired girl..." Charlie Brown sits on the bench, holding the bag. He says, "All I wante Latest appearance: March 18th, 2014 / First appearance: March 21st, 1967 Jose Peterson shakes hands with Charlie Brown. Peppermint Patty says, "Chuck, I'd like to have you meet Jose Peterson . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "Now, the way I see it, Chuck, you can play Jose Peterson here at second where he can work with that funny looking kid you've got playing shortstop . . ." Charlie Brown says, "What about Linus? He's always played a pretty good seco First appearance: March 21st, 1978 Linus and Charlie Brown stand at the wall. Charlie Brown says, "I've always been criticized." Charlie Brown continues, "Right from the beginning!" Charlie Brown says, "Right from the very first day I was born . . ." Charlie Brown says, "They said I wasn't right for the part!" First appearance: March 21st, 1988 Sally stands in front of the classroom and holds a doll. She smiles and says, "For 'show and tell' today, I have brough my new 'praying doll.'" Sally says, "You will note that her hands are held together in a praying position by velcro . . Are there any questions?" Sally says, "No, I do not believe velcro is mentioned anywhere in the new testament."
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


  • 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.