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: 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 First appearance: June 14th, 1958 Charlie Brown and Linus stare at the dropped ball. Violet exclaims, "He Dropped it!" Lucy starts crying. Schroeder says, "Charlie Brown Dropped The Ball!!" Patty grimaces and says, "We could Have Been Champions!" They all start crying and exclaim, "Now We're Nothing! WHAAAHHH!" Charlie Brown grimaces at the reader and says, "It depresses a manager to see his team cry..." First appearance: July 12th, 1990 Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand on the pitcher's mound. Lucy stands nearby. Schroeder asks, "Charlie Brown, do you think I could have a career as a catcher?" Charlie Brown answers, "Sure, and then after you retire, you can go on TV like Joe Garagiola." Lucy says, "Who?" Latest appearance: April 3rd, 2011 / First appearance: March 29th, 1964 Lucy wears a baseball cap and carries a bat in one hand and a bag in the other. Lucy says, "Here, have a doughnut . . ." Schroeder takes one from the bag and says, "Thank you . . ." Lucy says to Schroeder, "I wonder how Charlie Brown ever got to be our manager . . . None of us has any respect for him . . ." Schroeder replies, "I suppose it's a matter of dedication . . . " First appearance: March 21st, 1981 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "You know what surprises me?" Lucy continues, "I'm surprised that you didn't fall in love with me the very first time you saw me . . ." Lucy watches Schroeder play the piano. Lucy says, "Life is full of surprises." First appearance: November 5th, 1993 Schroeder plays the piano. The World War I Flying Ace leans on the piano and thinks, "I was passing by this quaint joint, and heard the tinkling of a piano . ." Schroeder stops playing. Snoopy thinks, "Play 'Tipperary' for me, son . . I feel sort of down tonight . . ." Snoopy flies out of Schroeder's door. First appearance: April 9th, 1956 Charlie Brown is leaning on Schroeder's piano. He asks, "Say Schroeder, did Beethoven ever write anything for the accordion?" Schroeder replies, "Are you out of your mind?" Charlie Brown continues, "I'll bet he culd have written some pretty nice accordion pieces.." Schroeder shouts, "ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?" Charlie Brown continues, "Maybe he figured it was too hard an instru First appearance: January 27th, 1984 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "If we were married, I'd fix your cold cereal for you every morning . . ." Schroeder says, "And then you'd probably talk the whole time so I couldn't eat, and the cereal would get soggy." Lucy stares at Schroeder. Lucy grimaces and says, "Our marriage is in deep trouble . ." Latest appearance: January 30th, 2016 / First appearance: February 1st, 1969 Schroeder and Charlie Brown sit at the table. Schroeder writes and says, "I'm ordering a new piano from the 'Ace Piano Company.'" Schroeder continues, "They have a special on . . . With every toy piano you buy, you get a photograph of Joe Garagiola." Charlie Brown says, "I suppose your old piano was covered by insurance . . ." Schroeder asks, "How do you explain to an insur First appearance: December 14th, 1959 Lucy approaches Schroeder who is sitting at his piano. She exclaims, "Schroeder, you'll be proud of the publicity job I've done!" She continues, "I've told everyone I know about Beethoven's birthday being this Wednesday.." They both look at the reader and Schroeder smiles. Lucy says, "Just think all over the country people will be gathered to raise toasts, and sing their best wis Latest appearance: July 4th, 2006 / First appearance: July 7th, 1959 Schroeder walks along. He says, "Beethoven used to be fond of taking long walks in the country.." He continues, "He was always inspired by the beautiful sounds of the countryside.." He stops as Lucy yells, "YOU BLOCKHEAD, COME BACK HERE WITH THAT BALL!!" He grimaces as he walks on saying, "Beethoven had it nice!" First appearance: April 12th, 1985 Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder says, "One finger will mean just try to get it over the plate . . ." Schroeder continues, "Two fingers will mean try not to throw it over the backstop . ." Schroeder walks off the mound and says, "And three fingers will mean we'll all be glad when the season's over . ." Charlie Brown says, "Catchers are wei First appearance: September 12th, 1990 Charlie Brown and Schroeder stand on the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown faces away from Schroeder and says with his eyes closes, "I got a letter from Peggy Jean today . . She says she still likes me." Schroeder says, "If you're talking to me, Charlie Brown, I'm standing here behind you . . ." Charlie Brown turns around and says, "Oops . . Sorry." Schroeder walks away and s Latest appearance: April 13th, 2015 / First appearance: April 15th, 1968 Schroeder, Charlie Brown and Lucy stand on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder says, "All set, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown replies, "All set!" Schroeder walks off the pitcher's mound. Lucy watches Schroeder and says, "Catch a good game, dear-heart!" Charlie Brown says, "Dear-heart?!" First appearance: April 19th, 1989 Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder asks, "Is there any way we can get rid of Lucy out there in right field?" Charlie Brown replies, "I don't know." Charlie Brown shouts, "Is there any way we can get rid of you?" Lucy sits in a lounge chair in the outfield and says, "Don't say that . . I was just getting comfortable!" 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: January 1st, 1983 Lucy leans on the piano. Schroeder says, "This year I have resolved not to be so serious . . I'm going to try to laugh more." Lucy asks, "What are you going to laugh at?" Schroeder pulls the piano away from Lucy and she falls to the ground. Schroeder shouts, "Things like this!" Lucy lies on the ground and says, "It's going to be a long year." 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, 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: February 16th, 2007 / First appearance: February 19th, 1960 Schroeder lies in bed. Lucy says, "Well, Schroeder, what happened to you?" Schroeder sits up in bed and says, "I was listening to Beethoven's third symphony . . . In the second movement there's a beautiful passage . . . Just beautiful . . ." Schroeder says, "Whenever I hear it, I get cold chills . . ." Schroeder lies back and says, "So I caught cold!"
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: May 18th, 2012 / First appearance: May 21st, 1965 Charlie Brown brings Snoopy his dinner and says, "Guess what, Snoopy . . . " Charlie Brown says, "I did something that will help make your fur shiny . . ." Charlie Brown walks away and says, "I mixed a raw egg in with your food." Snoopy sticks out his tongue and says, "I feel sick!" First appearance: May 21st, 1998 At the dance, Linus tells Charlie, "See? There she is, Charlie Brown.." Linus says, "There's the little red-haried girl just waiting for you to ask her to dance.." Charlie says, "I wish I were sophisticated like guys you read about in stories.." Snoopy stands by the punch and thinks, "Here's the Scott Fitzgerald hero standing by the punch bowl 'trying to look casual and uni Latest appearance: May 19th, 2015 / First appearance: May 21st, 1968 Sally walks up behind Charlie Brown and says, "I don't have a calendar in my room." Sally continues, "I never know what day it is . . . Sometimes I don't even know what month it is . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I have a calendar in my room . . If you want to know what day it is, just ask me." Sally asks, "Is it Christmas yet?" First appearance: May 21st, 1996 Rerun and Snoopy sit on the doorstep. Lucy asks, "What are you doing out here?" Rerun replies, "Waiting for my new dog . ." Lucy asks, "How do you think he's ever going to find you?" Rerun replies, "Dogs are smart . . They can find their way anyplace . . They always know where they are . ." Snoopy thinks, "I think I live around here someplace . ." First appearance: May 21st, 1978 Linus looks thougthfully into a store window. He stands in the field looking to his right; he exclaims,"Lucy, dear sister!" He walks over to her holding an object in his hand. He says,"I almost bought you a birthday present just now." He smiles and says,"I saw this bottle of cologne in a store window, and it only cost a dollar..." He continues,"I knew it would make you happy to Latest appearance: May 25th, 2008 / First appearance: May 21st, 1961 Snoopy digs a hole in the ground. Snoopy drops a bone into the hole and then covers the hole. Snoopy watches as Linus walks by, dragging his blanket behind him. Snoopy runs after Linus and grabs the blanket with his teeth. Linus hangs on to the blanket and Snoopy drags him. A dazed Linus lies on the ground still clutching his blanket. Snoopy holds the blank First appearance: May 21st, 1985 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks at school. Peppermint Patty turns around and asks, "What did you put down for the first question? I put down 'eleven.'" Marcie answers, "I put down 'potatoes.'" Peppermint Patty looks at her paper and thinks. Peppermint Patty writes and says, "I'll make it 'eleven potatoes.'" First appearance: May 21st, 1991 Schroeder, Charlie Brown and Lucy stand on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder holds a paper and says, "And it says here that Joe Garagiola is now in the Baseball Hall of Fame!" Charlie Brown says, "Isn't that great?" Lucy says, "It means there's still hope for all of us . ." First appearance: May 21st, 1981 Charlie Brown and Sally sit at the table. Charlie Brown writes, "Dear Pen Pal." Sally says, "Your writing is too stodgy, big brother . . You need to write with more flair . . . Loosen up . . ." Charlie Brown leaves a large smudge on the paper. Sally says, "That's better . . . Smudge with flair!" First appearance: May 21st, 1995 On the pitcher mound, Charlie looks over into the field and remarks, "Good grief!" Charlie is walking somewhere. Snoopy holds his food dish in his mouth. Charlie asks Snoopy, "May I ask how you intend to play shortstop with a supper dish in your mouth?" A baseball bounces toward Snoopy. Snoopy shoots the bowl in the air and frees hit mouth. Snoopy gets the b Latest appearance: May 18th, 2016 / First appearance: May 21st, 1969 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Snoopy looks down at Woodstock and thinks, "He just sits there staring into space . ." Snoopy continues to think, "I've never seen anyone so depressed . ." Snoopy thinks, "I thought the worm sandwich would cheer him up . . ." Snoopy thinks, ". . . Or at least the chocolate worm malt!" First appearance: May 21st, 1979 Lucy walks from the outfield and says, "Hey, manager!" Charlie Brown stands on the pitchers mound. Lucy says, "Look, I got a new glove!" Lucy walks away and says, "It's bigger than my old one . . ." Lucy has her glove full and says, "It holds more potato chips!" First appearance: May 21st, 1983 Schroeder plays the piano. A music staff hovers over him. Charlie Brown runs and pulls a kite. Charlie Brown runs back and pulls the music staff. Schroeder plays the piano. A kite hovers over him. First appearance: May 21st, 1999 Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit at their school desks. Patty says, I'm not so sure about this college thing after all..." Patty says, "I just discovered something..." Patty says, "They have classes!" First appearance: May 21st, 1980 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and holds a book. She says, "I've discovered something, ma'am . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "The more I study, the more I realize how little I know." Peppermint Patty says, "Which has forced me to come to a conclusion . . ." Peppermint Patty adds, "I may not show up tomorrow." Latest appearance: May 16th, 2003 / First appearance: May 21st, 1971 The Literary Ace types. Linus asks, "Have you ever thought of writing a magazine article?" Linus walks away and says, "Magazines are always looking for 'How to' articles or personal confessions or exposes . . ." The Literary Ace thinks, "That's not a bad idea . . ." Charlie Brown stands next to the doghouse. Snoopy types, "How It Feels To Be Owned by an Incompetent." First appearance: May 21st, 1976 Snoopy runs on the doghouse. Charlie Brown watches and says, "I have a surprise for you . ." Charlie Brown continues, "As long as you're jogging, I thought you might like to have a real jogging suit." Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Charlie Brown holds out the jogging suit and says, "Here . . . See how it fits . . ." The legs are too long for Snoopy. He thinks, "It may be a li Latest appearance: May 26th, 2002 / First appearance: May 21st, 1972 Snoopy hops down from his doghouse. Peppermint Patty, Charlie Brown and Snoopy walk along in single file. Peppermint Patty wonders, "Is love a 'now' kind of thing, Chuck, or is it mostly hope and memories?" Peppermint Patty stands on a step and drinks from a water fountain. Charlie Brown says, "Well, my Dad says that he took a girl to the movies once, and it was one of those real s Latest appearance: May 16th, 2000 / First appearance: May 21st, 1974 Charlie Brown and Lucy look out the window. Charlie Brown says, "Snoopy went on a hike, and never came back . . . I wonder if he's lost . . ." Lucy says, "Of course he's lost!" Lucy continues, "That stupid beagle couldn't find the nose on his face! He couldn't find his hands in his mittens! He couldn't find the ears on his head!" Charlie Brown says, "I don't think he's that bad . . First appearance: May 21st, 1989 Snoopy, the Foreign Legionnaire, along with his bird troops, stands in front of the Ace Country CLub. A sign reads, "No Dogs Allowed." Snoopy thinks, "Must be a misprint." He walks along, thinking, "Follow me, men.." They all march. Snoopy thinks, "Here's the world famous Sergeant of the Foreign Legion leading his troops across the burning desert.." Sally holds the phopne a
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.