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
Latest appearance: October 20th, 2010 / First appearance: October 23rd, 1963 "I think my piano teacher is quite impressed by me.." Lucy announces to Schroeder. She sits with her elbows on his piano, watching him as he plays. "I try to ask her questions so she'll know I'm interested," Lucy adds, sitting with her back to Schroeder. "What sort of questions?" Schroeder asks. Lucy faces front. "I asked her if she had ever heard of Beethoven.." Lucy leans First appearance: June 29th, 1957 Charlie Brown watches as Schroeder approaches. He gives a questioning look at an object glinting on Schroeder's chest. He bends over to look at it. It reads, 'I Like Ludwig' Schroeder walks off and Charlie Brown frowns and exclaims, "I might have known!" First appearance: July 21st, 1980 Schroeder plays the piano as Woodstock approaches. Woodstock stands on the piano and sings. A music note flies toward Woodstock. Woodstock rides away on the music note. First appearance: October 9th, 1995 While on the pitcher's mound Charlie Brown muses, "People always wonder what the catcher says to the pitcher when he goes out to the mound . ." Schroeder approaches dressed in his catcher gear. Schroeder says, "Another season down the drain . ." Schroeder walks away from the mound leaving Charlie Brown standing there. Charlie Brown says, "It's not worth wondering about . . First appearance: October 27th, 1957 Charlie Brown wears a football helmet. He urges Schroeder and Linus: "Now's the time for a good pass play!" Lucy shakes her fist at Patty, Shermy, and Pig-Pen: "All right, men, let's get in there this time, and smear 'em!" "Now, listen carefully," Charlie Brown says to Linus and Schroeder as they stand in a huddle. Linus sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. They listen to him: " First appearance: May 17th, 1987 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. He looks to his left and exclaims,"Back up, Lucy!" He cups his mouth and continues,"Keep your eye on it!" Lucy stands on the baseball field looking up, with her hands outstretched to the sky. A ball hits her with a BONK and she falls over. Charlie Brown goes over to her and throws coins at her as she partially sits up dazed wit Latest appearance: May 6th, 2009 / First appearance: May 9th, 1962 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "I have a friend who plays the accordian." Lucy continues, "He can play polkas, waltzes, scottishes . . . All sorts of things . . . You know the kind of tunes that people like to hear." Schroeder throws up his hands and runs away screaming. Lucy says, "I knew that would get him!" First appearance: February 21st, 1976 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and asks, "Schroeder, do you think love is the answer to everything?" Schroeder continues to play the piano. Lucy looks at Schroeder and smiles. Schroeder replies, "Boy, I hope not!" 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 First appearance: December 25th, 1992 Schroeder plays the piano. Snoopy stares at a Christmas tree which is decorated with notes from the musical staffs. First appearance: July 29th, 1978 Charlie Brown and Spike stand at Schroeder's door. Schroeder says, "Beethoven never owned a dog." Schroeder continues, "If Beethoven never owned a dog, I guess I shouldn't either . . I'm sorry, Charlie Brown . . ." Charlie Brown and Spike continue to stand at the door. Charlie Brown shouts, "Beethoven would have liked this dog!!" First appearance: August 5th, 1980 Schroeder climbs down from the doghouse. Marcie says, "Goodbye, sir . . Did you enjoy the flight?" Schroeder replies, "Yes, thank you." Marcie walks away and says, "No, I'm sorry . . I never date the passangers." Schroeder shouts, "I didn't ask for a date! Where's 'Baggage Return'? Where's my piano?" Schroeder's piano flies out of the doghouse. First appearance: August 12th, 1957 Charlie Brown looks over the fence at Patty, Shermy, Violet, and Schroeder playing in an inflatable pool.(BR) (BR) He grimaces.(BR) (BR) He walks off dejected.(BR) (BR) He sits in a pail and sighs.(BR) (BR) First appearance: November 25th, 1956 Snoopy sits on top of Schroeder's piano as Schroeder plays. Snoopy turns to look at Schroeder, who conducts with his finger, counting off the beats as he plays. "Mmmmm" Snoopy closes his eyes and smiles blissfully. "MMMMM" Snoopy lies down on the piano and leans his head over the edge. Snoopy lies on his back and kicks his legs in the air, still smiling. "OOOOOOOO.. Latest appearance: October 2nd, 2000 / First appearance: October 7th, 1974 Charlie Brown sits next to the sewer in the pouring rain. He pulls on a rope. Linus is in the sewer. He says, "Hey! Who turned on the water?" Charlie Brown pulls on the rope and shouts, "It's raining! Come on up before you drown!" Schroeder says, "Good grief!" Schroeder sticks his head up out of the sewer. Charlie Brown asks, "Where's your piano?" Schroeder replies, "I couldn't hol First appearance: May 18th, 1990 Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder says, "Let's not give up, Charlie Brown . ." Schroeder says, "Remember what they say . . 'The game isn't over until the fat lady sings.'" Charlie Brown stands next to a sleeping Snoopy. Charlie Brown says, "Or until the shortstop wakes up." Latest appearance: May 18th, 2007 / First appearance: May 20th, 1960 Schroeder, Lucy, Patty, Violet, and Linus in the baseball field shouting, "Charlie is trying to steal home!!" They then yell, with their mouths wide open, "SLIDE, CHARLIE BROWN! SLIDE!" A cloud of dust. Charlie Brown is lying on his back in a small cloud of dust. Violet, Linus, Schroeder, and Patty frowned down on him whiles Lucy exclaims, "Oh, you blockhead!" Latest appearance: January 26th, 2014 / First appearance: January 29th, 1967 "Hmm.." Lucy leans against Shroeder's piano. She examines a piece of paper while Shroeder plays. "Let's see..we'll have to have a station wagon, a town car and a sports car.... Our home should be in at least the one-hundred-thousand class... Do piano players make a lot of money?" she asks. Shroeder does not look up. He answers, "I don't know... I suppose it depends on how hard they Latest appearance: March 17th, 2016 / First appearance: March 20th, 1969 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "I'm looking for the answer to life, Schroeder . . What do you think is the answer?" Lucy tumbles backward. Schroeder shouts, "Beethoven!" Schroeder continues, "Beethoven is it, clear and simple!! Do you understand?" Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy frowns and says, "Good grief!" Latest appearance: December 15th, 2006 / First appearance: December 15th, 1959 Lucy and Schroeder are standing in the backyard. Schroeder says, "Look, Lucy perhaps you should know that Beethoven's name wasn't Karl..it was..." Lucy starts shouting, "Oh, now you're going to start Picking on me, Huh? After all I've done for you! Tramping The Streets, Ringing Doorbells..." She continues, "Talking To Hundreds Of People, Telling Them About Beethoven's Birthday!"
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, 1978 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and writes, "I will not fall asleep in class. I will not fall asleep in class." Peppermint Patty writes, "I will not fall asleep." Peppermint Patty falls asleep. Peppermint Patty wakes up. Peppermint Patty continues to write, "In class." First appearance: February 28th, 1997 Marcie stands at the front door and says, "So I'll ask you again, Charles . . Do you like me?" Charlie Brown replies, "Of course, I like you . ." Marcie replies, "Wow!" Charlie Brown says, "Well, there's this tv program I'm watching, so . . ." Snoopy stands on the doorstep. Marcie sits on the step and says, "So I end up sitting on the porch with a dog . ." Snoopy thinks, "No pr First appearance: February 28th, 1990 Peppermint Patty stands in the front of the classroom with her hair disheveled. She says, "This is my report on the wind . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "Wind blows your hair around when you're walking to school, and after you get there, you don't have a comb . ." Peppermint Patty says, "It also gives you something to write about when you can't think of anything else, and you can't 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!" 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?" First appearance: February 28th, 1957 "I just shined my shoes..look pretty good, don't they?" Linus lifts up a foot to show Lucy. "You only shined the toes...How about the heels?" Lucy asks as Linus walks away. Linus turns back to Lucy and explains, "I'm interested only in what people think of me as I ENTER the room.." "I don't care what they think of me as I LEAVE!" He adds as he walks away. First appearance: February 28th, 1983 The Foreign Legionnaire stands on a hill and thinks, "There it is, men . . The fantastic little town of Needles!" The Foreign Legionnaire thinks, "And somewhere out there in the desert, my brother, Spike, is surrounded by coyotes . . . We have to rescue him!" The Foreign Legionnaire thinks, "All right, I need one volunteer to act as scout . . ." One of the birds speaks. Sn 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!!" 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 . . ." First appearance: February 28th, 1984 Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit in theatre seats. Peppermint Patty asks, "What kind of a show is this, Marcie? There aren't any pictures . . What do we look at?" Marcie says, "This is a concert, sir . . Just listen to the music . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I don't believe this . . . An auditorium full of people just sitting here listening to music . ." Peppermint Patty 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 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 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, 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 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, 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, 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, 1982 Charlie Brown sits in a chair in the living-room reading. Snoopy jumps down from atop his dog-house. He kicks on the door with his foot. Charlie Brown opens the door for him and he walks in. Charlie Brown asks,"Is it suppertime already?" He follows Snoopy and says,"I'm sorry..you may not believe this, but I was reading the book on psalms, and forgot what time it was..." H 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.
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.