Schroeder

  • 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 funny...like blockhead and beagle.
Schroeder
Latest appearance: May 22nd, 2010 / First appearance: May 25th, 1963 Schroeder wears his catcher's uniform and walks to Charlie Brown standing on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder asks, "Do you think Beethoven would have liked me?" Charlie Brown replies, "Why, yes . . . I think so . . . I think he would have liked you very much . . ." Schroeder walks away. Charlie Brown says, "A good manager has to be quite tactful sometimes." Latest appearance: July 28th, 2008 / First appearance: July 31st, 1961 Charlie Brown leans on Schroeder's piano. Schroeder says, "I've caused you a lot of trouble, haven't I Charlie Brown?" Schroeder says, "If I had known the whole team was going to walk out on you, I never would have quit." Charlie Brown says, "Oh, it's not your fault, Schroeder . . . I don't blame you for wanting to play the piano instead of baseball . . . I'd probably do the same First appearance: April 6th, 1975 Lucy listens to Schroeder while he plays his piano. Lucy says, "I have a question I'd like to ask you..." Lucy asks, "What makes you think Beethoven was better than Elton John?" Schroeder yells, "Congratulations!!" Lucy wonders what Schroeder is doing after he gets up and runs off. Schroeder runs and yells to Lucy, "Here's your trophy!" Schroeder han Latest appearance: October 13th, 2010 / First appearance: October 11th, 1963 Lucy sits leaning against Schroeder's piano. He asks, "How are your piano lessons coming along?" Lucy turns around: "Fine." "Yesterday I learned where 'Middle C' is..." Lucy adds, turning away from Schroeder. "CONGRATULATIONS" Schroeder holds out his hand. Lucy tumbles through the air. Latest appearance: March 1st, 2011 / First appearance: March 3rd, 1964 Shroeder walks up to the mound and tosses the ball to Charlie Brown. He asks, "Is your arm hurting you, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown responds, "It's killing me, but I've got to keep pitching!" Charlie Brown holds up his aching arm: "I'm not a quitter! I'd rather have my arm fall off than be called a quitter!" Shroeder looks at him. "I understand..that's the way Beethoven always us Latest appearance: August 3rd, 2011 / First appearance: August 5th, 1964 "I can't understand why you don't like me..." Lucy sits facing Shroeder, leaning against his piano. "I have nice hair, a very pleasant smile, a cheerful personality. and kind face and a heart full of love!" She counts off her virtues. "If you add up all my features, I think you get a very atractive answer." Lucy leans her back against the piano. Shroeder sits up: "Maybe you Latest appearance: November 14th, 2007 / First appearance: November 16th, 1960 Lucy leans against Schroeder's piano as he plays. She says, "I know something you could get me for Beethoven's birthday..." She turns to him and exclaims, "You could get me some perfume!" Schroeder looks up and replies,"That's a good idea....I'll get you a bottle of 'Eau De JumpRope'!" He resumes playing on his piano. Lucy asks, "I wonder what it is that makes musicians s Latest appearance: April 25th, 2002 / First appearance: April 20th, 1972 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "Beethoven wrote nine symphonies." Schroeder says, "I know that." Lucy says, "He also wrote a lot of those individual thingies." Schroeder stops playing the piano. Schroeder says, "Sonatas." Lucy says, "That's the word." Latest appearance: June 24th, 2001 / First appearance: June 24th, 1973 Charlie Brown sits up in bed. He is wearing his baseball cap. "Another game today...If we win, we'll be only ten games out of seventh place..." Sally stands facing Charlie Brown, who sits on the floor with his shoes. She asks, "Why do you always put your left shoe on first, Big Brother?" A close up of Charlie Brown, who answers, "Well, actually, I don't...I only put it on first on First appearance: May 1st, 1975 Schroeder sits at the piano. Snoopy sits on the piano and sleeps. Schroeder plays the piano. Music notes fill the staff and frame in Snoopy's head. Schroeder continues to play. The staff gets tighter around Snoopy's head. Snoopy's tongue hangs out as the staff clamps down on his neck. Latest appearance: June 4th, 2006 / First appearance: June 7th, 1959 Schroeder plays his piano. Lucy leans against the piano and frowns as Schroeder conducts in the air. Schroeder plays. "Beethoven! Always Beethoven!" Lucy says, leaning her elbows on the piano. "I'll bet Beethoven wasn't so great! I'll bet he didn't have any friends!" Schroeder ignores her. "What do you mean, he didn't have any friends?" "Just what I meant!" Lucy turns her b First appearance: August 20th, 1979 Schroeder and Charie Brown stand on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder says, "Everyone is complaining about the heat, Charlie Brown . . ." Schroeder lifts his mask and holds his head. Charlie Brown says, "I know . . . I have to admit it's pretty warm for playing baseball." Charlie Brown continues, "The only one who hasn't complained is Lucy . . ." Lucy stands in the outfield ne First appearance: May 11th, 1958 Whop! Charlie Brown, at bat, swings and hits the ball. Schroeder, in his catcher's gear, stands behind him. Linus, wearing a baseball cap and mitt, looks up. He runs. He runs around a corner, towards Lucy, who sits in a sandlot with a pail. Linus watches as Lucy concentrates on her sand. She turns around as Linus joins her in the sand. Lucy looks up First appearance: September 27th, 1972 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and stares at Schroeder. Lucy says, "If a boy never sends a girl flowers, he robs himself of one of the great joys of life . . ." Schroeder continues to play the piano. Schroeder tumbles in the air. Lucy shouts, "Thief! Robber!!" Latest appearance: November 20th, 2006 / First appearance: November 23rd, 1959 Schroeder sits afar from Pig-Pen in the sandbox where they're both playing. Pigpen says, "I think it's time to go home and take a shower.." Schroeder asks, "Going to get all cleaned up, eh,'Pig-Pen'?" Pigpen replies, "Well.. I've learned never to expect too much from a shower.." He concludes, "I have to be satisfied if it just settles the dust!" 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. Latest appearance: April 23rd, 2012 / First appearance: April 26th, 1965 Shroeder is at his piano. He says to Snoopy, who sits on top of the piano, "I hate to say it, but I don't appreciate having dog hair all over my piano!" Shroeder plays. Snoopy frowns. Snoopy dances on the piano. Shroeder sits alone in a cloud of flying dog hair. Latest appearance: October 18th, 2011 / First appearance: October 19th, 1964 Shroeder walks up to Linus: "I'm a photographer for our school paper, Linus..." He carries a camera. "As long as you're running for school president, we'd like a picture of you..." Linus watches as Shroeder examines his camera. "In order to make it look sort of 'homey,' I thought we'd pose you with a dog.." Shroeder gestures to Snoopy as Snoopy trots up. Snoopy plants himse Latest appearance: May 13th, 2007 / First appearance: May 8th, 1960 Snoopy whips his head around; he stands outside his doghouse. Snoopy sits on the ground. He races along. "Okay, Charlie Brown..let's give him the 'ol fast one...let's throw it right by him!" Schroeder urges as he stands behind the plate. Linus is at bat and ready to swing. "!" Schroeder and Linus say as they watch Snoopy trot towards them. Snoopy stares at h First appearance: June 25th, 1980 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder approaches and says, "What was that last pitch you threw, Charlie Brown? That guy missed it a mile!" Charlie Brown replies, "That was the ol' schmuckle ball . . Lucy invented it . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "You just sort of schmush your knuckles around the ball like this, and then throw it as hard as you can." Lucy
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: July 23rd, 1981 Peppermint Patty lies against a tree. Marcie says, "You look tired, sir." Peppermint Patty replies, "I'm exhausted, Marcie." Peppermint Patty continues, "I've been to three tabernacles, fourteen churches and two temples . . ." Marcie asks, "No one wanted to hear about your miracle?" Peppermint Patty holds a sheet of paper and says, "All I got was a bunch of tracts and this . . ." Latest appearance: July 20th, 2013 / First appearance: July 23rd, 1966 Snoopy hears a licking noise. Snoopy perks up his ears and hears a lapping noise. Snoopy smiles as he hears more licking and lapping sounds. Linus walks by with an ice cream cone and Snoopy thinks, "I knew I heard an ice cream approaching." First appearance: July 23rd, 1997 Lucy sits in an inflatable swimming pool in her backyard. Snoopy stands near. Lucy says, 'Go away, dog!" Snoopy walks away. Snoopy turns around and runs towards the swimming pool. Lucy reels and screams. Snoopy hits the brakes. Snoopy walks away again and thinks, "Faked her out!" First appearance: July 23rd, 1977 Lucy walks in the grass and asks, "What are you guys doing?" Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Woodstock holds a can. Lucy asks, "What do you have there in that can?" Lucy shouts, "Let me see what it is you have . . ." Woodstock and Snoopy laugh hysterically. Lucy stands completely covered in shaving cream. First appearance: July 23rd, 1992 Peppermint Patty lies on a bed reading a book. Marcie says, "Swimming lessons start in five minutes, sir . ." Snoopy, Peppermint Patty and Marcie carry their towels. Marcie says, "I'm glad we're using the buddy system . . I feel a lot safer . . ." Snoopy floats peacefully in the water. Peppermint Patty struggles in the water and screams, "Sure . . I'm drowning and my buddy is ea First appearance: July 23rd, 1976 Peppermint Patty and Marcie lie in bed at camp. Peppermint Patty says, "Marcie, listen! Something's scratching outside our cabin!!" Marcie says, "I think it's that kid who's been calling me names, sir . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "Really? Well, if he tries to scratch his way in here, I'll break all his arms!" Marcie says, "He's not scratching to get in here, sir . . . He's just sc First appearance: July 23rd, 1991 Snoopy and Charlie Brown stand at a sales counter. Charlie Brown says, "Yes, ma'am . . We want to buy a new dog dish for my dog . ." Charlie Brown says, "Metal or plastic? Red? Yellow? Blue? Gee, I don't know . . ." Charlie Brown looks at Snoopy and asks, "What kind of dish do you think you want?" Snoopy thinks, "Full!" First appearance: July 23rd, 1975 Snoopy stands by the mailbox and holds a letter. He reads, "Dear Contributor." Snoopy walks and reads, "We are returning your manuscript. It does not suit our present needs." The Literary Ace continues to read, "P.S. We note that you sent your story by first class mail." The Literary Ace reads, "Junk mail may be sent third class." First appearance: July 23rd, 1982 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Charlie Brown says, "The can opener just broke." Charlie Brown continues, "You may have to wait an extra two minutes for supper . . . Is that all right?" Charlie Brown asks, "What do you think of that?" Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "Who can think the unthinkable?" First appearance: July 23rd, 1957 Violet and Lucy are in the living-room. Lucy says, "I put my tooth under my pillow last night, but all I got for it was a dime.." Violet asks, "That's not very much is it?" Lucy replies, "I'll say it isn't...not these days...." She continues, "Still, I suppose I shouldn't complain.." She concludes, "After all, they don't bring a Thing on the Open Market!" First appearance: July 23rd, 1996 The World War I Flying Ace lies on the ground and looks into a trench. Spike holds a rifle with three pancakes on the bayonet. Snoopy thinks, "Hi, Spike . . How's everything in the trenches?" Spike thinks, "I feel good today . . The cook gave me some extra pancakes . ." First appearance: July 23rd, 1998 Sitting on the sofa, Rerun says, "This is how I have it figured.. If there are three kids in a family, each kid has 33 1/3% rights.." Lucy says, "90%, 5%, 5%!" Linus says, "So you'd better check your figures again.." First appearance: July 23rd, 1980 Schroeder stands at Lucy's travel agency booth. Lucy holds out a slip of paper and says, "Here you are, sir . . . I've booked you on flight fifty-four, first class, no smoking . . ." Lucy continues, "Lunch will be served in flight . . . The movie is 'Citizen Kane' . . . Enjoy your trip . . ." Schroeder says, "I never knew a travel agent could be so helpful . . ." Lucy pucke First appearance: July 23rd, 1988 Snoopy sits on his doghouse. Charlie Brown says, "I'm fixing your dinner right now . ." Charlie Brown says, "While you're waiting, I thought you might like some soup . . And while you're waiting for the soup, I'll bring you French bread . ." Charlie Brown says, "And while you're waiting for the bread, I thought you might like some carrots . . ." Snoopy thinks, "What do I e First appearance: July 23rd, 1978 Both Peppermint Patty and Marcie are wearing backpacks. They hike across a fallen tree. They skip across a river via stones. As they walk along in the woods, Marcie asks,"I suppose we should be observing wildlife while we're out here, shouldn't we, sir?" Peppermint Patty replies,"Absolutely, Marcie...that's one of the purposes of backpacking." As Peppermint Patty walks off, Marc First appearance: July 23rd, 1958 Linus walks into the room and says to Lucy, "There! See, smarty?" She grimaces as he asks, "How do you like that?" He follows her and repeats, "See? See?" Lucy sits at the window grimacing at the rain. Linus sits next to her and exclaims, "I Do know enough to come in out of the rain!" Latest appearance: July 20th, 2012 / First appearance: July 23rd, 1965 Linus shouts, "No mail?" Linus shouts, "My blanket didn't come again?!" Linus runs and says, "I'm going to write a letter to the postmaster general . . ." Linus writes, "Dear general," First appearance: July 23rd, 1999 Peppermint Patty stands outside Marcie's front door. Marcie says, "No, I can't come out, sir... I have to practice the violin..." Peppermint Patty says, "You try to do too much, Marcie.. Someday your head is going to fall off." Marcie says, "Maybe you're right... I'll come out for a while.." Patty and Marcie lie under a tree. Patty says, "See? If you relax now and then, First appearance: July 23rd, 1987 Sally walks up to Charlie Brown, who sits in a lounge chair. Sally hands Charlie Brown a letter and says, "Here, you got a letter from Marcie . . She says she misses you . . ." Charlie Brown grabs the letter and says, "You opened my mail?!! You read my letter?!!" Sally says, "Well, we all have regrets." Charlie Brown says, "Regrets?" Sally turns away and says,"I knew if First appearance: July 23rd, 1989 A statue of Snoopy, which reads: The Dog. Beaneath which it says: Loyal Faithful Brave Cute Hungry Tired Trusting Hungry Snoopy and Woodstock sit on top of the doghouse. Snoopy looks at a piece of paper and thinks, "I think we're ready.." They face one another. Snoopy thinks, "Okay, now on this piece of paper we'll write down all the things we admire about birds.." Snoopy g
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.