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
First appearance: December 8th, 1957 Schroeder and Linus surround Charlie Brown and Lucy, who argue. He says, "Boy, you sure talk a lot!" She retorts, "Yeah, well I'm not ALL talk like SOME poeple I know!"(BR) (BR) "Good grief, how do I get into these things?" he asks. "DO YOU WANNA PUT 'EM UP?" Lucy starts to spar.(BR) (BR) She taunts him: "C'mon, Charlie Brown, let's see what you're made of!"(BR) (BR) "C'mon, put 'em up, here! What Latest appearance: December 12th, 2011 / First appearance: December 12th, 1964 Charlie Brown watches as Shroeder walks past, carrying a sign that reads, "Only Four More Days Until Beethoven's Birthday" Lucy carries a sign: "Bake a Cake" "Get Together With Your Friends" Sally's sign advises. "Live it Up! It's Going to be a Long Winter!" Snoopy sign reads. Charlie Brown stands there. First appearance: June 3rd, 1976 Lucy stands in the outfield and says, "Hey, manager!" Schroeder, Charlie Brown and Lucy stand on the pitcher's mound. Lucy says, "The team trainer says your catcher needs a back rub!" Charlie Brown replies, "We don't have a team trainer . . ." Schroeder and Charlie Brown tumble. Lucy shouts, "I volunteer!!" Latest appearance: April 17th, 2006 / First appearance: April 20th, 1959 Charlie Brown stands afar watching Lucy reaching up for a catch. He muses, "Being a manager is a hard life.." He watches Linus trying to catch and Violet throwing. He exclaims, "Our first game is next week, and we're not anywhere near ready!" He sighs as Snoopy rushes by dragging Linus. He walks off as Lucy misses every ball that is thrown. He exclaims, "I've got the onl 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 First appearance: December 16th, 1957 Schroeder watches as Charlie Brown prepares Snoopy's dinner. Charlie Brown says, "I have Snoopy's supper ready, Schroeder..." He continues, "How about you going out and whistling for him?" Schroeder walks off saying,"Okay..." He goes outside and starts whistling. Snoopy walks up and Schroeder says, "You're the only dog in the world who has ever been whistled in to supper b First appearance: December 25th, 1992 Schroeder plays the piano. Snoopy stares at a Christmas tree which is decorated with notes from the musical staffs. Latest appearance: October 14th, 2002 / First appearance: October 16th, 1972 Schroeder plays the piano. Music notes fill the staff. Schroeder stops playing and looks up. Snoopy runs toward the piano. Snoopy stands on the piano and sleeps. Schroeder plays the piano, and music notes fill the staff. The staff pushes Snoopy off the piano. First appearance: July 4th, 1979 Linus and Schroeder stand by the baseball bench. Sally approaches and asks, "Have any of you guys seen my big brother?" Linus says, "Charlie Brown? He wasn't feeling well so he went home . . ." Sally walks away and says, "He probably got hit on the head with too many fly balls." Lucy stands in the outfield and shouts, "That's what I said!" First appearance: September 4th, 1999 Schroeder plays the piano. Parts of Snoopy appear on the the bar of music. The last image looks he looks ruffled with messy hiar. Latest appearance: February 22nd, 2012 / First appearance: February 24th, 1965 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against it and asks, "I have an historical question for you . . ." Lucy asks, "Did Beethoven ever have any beautiful girls nearby while he was practicing his piano?" Schroeder resumes playing and says, "No, I don't think Beethoven ever had any nutty females hanging on his piano while he was trying to practice!" Lucy says, "That isn't q Latest appearance: April 22nd, 2006 / First appearance: April 25th, 1959 Charlie lies awake in bed with his cap on. He says, "Our first game is Monday.. and I can't sleep..I'm a nervous wreck.." Schroeder lies awake in bed with his baseball gear on. He exclaims,'I can't sleep.. I keep thinking about all the errors I'm liable to make..I'm no catcher..I'm a piano player!" Lucy lies awake in her bed with her cap on. She asks, "It's two o'clock and I'm st Latest appearance: November 14th, 2011 / First appearance: November 14th, 1964 Schroeder walks, carrying a sign. Sally watches him. The sign reads: "Only 32 Days Until Beethoven's Birthday" Sally looks at it. Sally watches as Snoopy walks up, carrying a sign. His sign reads: "32 Count Them 32" Sally reads this. First appearance: April 20th, 1978 Schroeder plays the piano. Music notes fill the air. Woodstock walks down the music notes toward Schroeder. Woodstock walks on flat music notes away from Schroeder. Woodstock slides down the music notes away from Schroeder. Latest appearance: September 10th, 2003 / First appearance: September 15th, 1971 Lucy talks into the phone and says, "Hello, Schroeder?" Lucy continues, "Now that you and I are through, why do you keep calling me on the phone?" Schroeder talks into the phone and replies, "I didn't call you . . . You called me!" Lucy holds the phone down and asks, "How come you never get a wrong number when you need one?" First appearance: December 5th, 1978 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and holds some papers. She says, "I'm still working on my book about the life of Beethoven." Lucy continues, "Remember how in chapter one there was this frustrated girl who kicked his piano?" Lucy says, "Well, guess what happens in chapter two." Schroeder tumbles in the air. Lucy kicks the piano and says, "She does it again First appearance: July 26th, 1980 Marcie, Schroeder and The World War I Flying Ace sit on the doghouse. Marcie says, "Ladies and gentlemen, we are now ready for takeoff . . . Please fasten your seat belts." Marcie continues, "Also, make sure that your seat is in an upright position . . ." Schroeder says, "I don't have a seat . ." Snoopy looks confused. Marcie says, "Then make sure the pilot is in an upright First appearance: September 1st, 1998 Schroeder plays the piano. As he plays the notes fall of the end of the bars. Snoopy stands with a wheelbarrow and collects the notes. Snoopy wears a baseball cap. Snoopy pushes the wheelbarrow full of notes. Snoopy dumps the musical notes. The musical notes reassemble into bars of music. First appearance: November 14th, 1957 Linus and Charlie Brown are walking home from school. They stop and Charlie Brown exclaims, "Well! There He Is!" He rushes towards Snoopy who is waiting with open paws. Charlie Brown exclaims, "My Pal!!" He continues, "Everyone should have a dog to greet him when he comes home!" They hug as Schroeder watches. Latest appearance: April 22nd, 2011 / First appearance: April 24th, 1964 Shroeder plays the piano. Lucy stands near him and announces, "Ludwig van Beethoven..." She sits on the floor with her elbows on the piano and faces Shroeder: "Did you know that the 'van' in Ludwig van Beethoven didn't mean anything?" she asks. Shroeder plays the piano. "Nothing ever disturbs you, does it?" she asks. Shroeder stares at her.
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
Latest appearance: February 19th, 2013 / First appearance: February 22nd, 1966 The World War I Flying Ace thinks, "Here's the World War I Flying Ace zooming through the air searching for the 'Red Baron.'" The Flying Ace thinks, "As I pass over Metz, enemy batteries begin firing . . . shells burst below my Sopwith Camel . . ." The Flying Ace thinks, "Nyahh, Nyahh, Nyahh!! You can't hit me!" Snoopy smiles and thinks, "Actually, tough flying aces never s First appearance: February 22nd, 1981 Snoopy and Woodstock are walking along. Woodstock chirps a question. Snoopy thinks, "You could be...why not?" They sit on the grass and Snoopy thinks, "I read once about an eagle carrying off a small child..." He turns to Woodstock and thinks, "It'd be a good way for you to find out if you're an eagle...do you think you could carry away a small child?" They turn and watch First appearance: February 22nd, 1979 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and holds a piece of paper. She asks, "How many angels can stand on the head of a pin?" Peppermint Patty continues, "This must be kind of a philosophical question, huh, ma'am?" Peppermiont Patty says, "The head of a pin, huh? Boy that's a hard one . . . " Peppermint Patty asks, "How about a paper clip?" Latest appearance: August 17th, 2001 / First appearance: February 22nd, 1975 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and asks, "Why don't you surprise me sometime, and send me some roses?" Schroeder replies, "Why don't you surprise me sometime, and leave me alone?" Lucy stares at Schroeder. Lucy turns away and frowns. She says, "Some surprises are better than others." First appearance: February 22nd, 1997 Sally jumps rope on the sidewalk. Charlie Brown walks up and says, "I just bought a new baseball glove . ." Charlie Brown says, "I really needed it . . A good player needs good equipment . ." Sally replies, "Maybe it'll even improve your 'won-lost again' average . ." 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." Latest appearance: February 19th, 2007 / First appearance: February 22nd, 1960 Violet and Patty berate Charlie Brown: "You're WEAK! You're a real JELLYFISH!" "You're DUMB, you're STUPID you're IGNORANT and you have a silly face!" Charlie Brown looks from one to the other rapidly. "Poor Charlie Brown...I see the cats have been using you to sharpen their claws again, huh?" Schroeder asks sympathetically as Patty and Violet walk away. "Yeah, I'm sort of Latest appearance: February 26th, 2002 / First appearance: February 22nd, 1972 Woodstock and Snoopy stand on a hill. Snoopy's supper dish lifts off his head and his ears stand up. He smiles and thinks, "There it is! A vine-covered cottage with rose bushes, a willow tree and a picket fence!" Woodstock and Snoopy run. Snoopy thinks, "There it stands, just as I had imagined it! Oh, Miss Sweetstory, I've found you at last!" Snoopy knocks on the door and thinks, " Latest appearance: February 19th, 2009 / First appearance: February 22nd, 1962 Snoopy lies on his doghouse wearing sun glasses and stares at Linus. Linus shouts, "I'm tired of this stupid chasing business! You want my glasses? Take 'em! Keep 'em!" Linus walks away. Snoopy thinks, "What fun is that?" Latest appearance: February 20th, 2008 / First appearance: February 22nd, 1961 Charlie Brown and Linus walk to school carrying their lunch bags. Linus says, "I always enjoy reading the little notes my mother puts in my lunch . . ." Linus looks at the note and says, "Hmm . . . So now she's a comedienne . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Why? What does she say?" Linus reads, "'Help! I'm being held prisoner in a school lunch factory!'" First appearance: February 22nd, 1989 Sally and Charlie Brown wait for the bus. Sally asks, "Why do we have to ride on a school bus driven by an old lady?" Charlie Brown replies, "She's thirty-two." Sally asks, "You mean we're riding with a teen-ager?" First appearance: February 22nd, 1996 Rerun stands at Snoopy's door holding a snow sled. Rerun turns around and walks away. Snoopy comes running out of the house. Snoopy sits on the sled and thinks, "Mush!" First appearance: February 22nd, 1958 Charlie Brown approaches Lucy lounging in the living-room chair. He asks, "I thought you were coming outside to play?" She sits up and says, "I changed my mind." She stands by the window and says, "As honorary chairman of the 'National Fussbudget Foundation', I have certain obligations.." She concludes, "I think I'll stay inside, and fuss!" Charlie Brown grimaces at the r First appearance: February 22nd, 1976 Woodstock sits and watches as the Beaglescout rubs two sticks together to start a fire. The Beaglescout leans over to pick up a branch. He places a marshmallow atop the stick. He shows the marshmallow to Woodstock. He sits by the fire and starts to roast the marshmallow. He grimaces as the marshamallow catches fire. He moves the 'in-flames' marshmallow away Latest appearance: February 19th, 2010 / First appearance: February 22nd, 1963 Snoopy sits outside in the rain. Linus and Charlie Brown approach Snoopy wearing raincoats and hats. Charlie Brown says, "He thinks if he sits in the rain looking pathetic, some rich lady will come along in a big car and take him to her home to live a life of ease." Linus replies, "What sort of life does he think he's living now?" Snoopy sits in the rain and thinks, "For o First appearance: February 22nd, 1995 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in class. Marcie says, "My gramma says she always brought an apple to school for her teacher . ." Marcie says, "I'm wondering if maybe I should do that . ." Peppermint Patty turns around and says, "Bring her six or seven, Marcie, and she can make a pie!" Peppermint Patty laughs. Peppermint Patty says to the teacher, "N First appearance: February 22nd, 1991 Peppermint Patty stands in the front of a classroom and says, "This is my report on water, which, as we know, comes from drinking fountains . ." Peppermint Patty begins to walk out of the room and says, "So if you'll all follow me, we'll go out into the hall, and we'll have a demonstration of just how water . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "Ma'am?" Peppermint Patty says, "Okay First appearance: February 22nd, 1993 Linus sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Snoopy crawls towards him with an open mouth. Linus says, "Don't even think it!" Snoopy turns around and thinks, "If I can't say it, I have to think it . ." First appearance: February 22nd, 1987 Snoopy sits on the floor of the living-room watching Sally draw next to him. She walks off down the lane with her painting in her hand. She stands next to the chalkboard in front of the class. She says, "This is my report on George Washington, who was born in 1732..." She looks at the painting and continues, "As a special treat for all of you, I have drawn his portrait..." First appearance: February 22nd, 1986 A mad Sally listens to the radio and exclaims, "They did it again!" Sally kicks the radio and shouts, "Boy, that makes me mad!" Sally shouts, "They play a song on the radio, but they don't tell you what it was!" Charlie Brown sits in a beanbag chair and exclaims, "That was the national anthem!"
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.