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: January 12th, 2006 / First appearance: January 15th, 1959 Schroeder approaches Charlie Brown in an open field with Snoopy clinging to him. He asks, "Do you like dogs, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown screams, "THAT'S NOT FAIR!!" Schroeder yells, "YOU HAVE TO ANSWER!" Charlie Brown grimaces and says, "Oh, Good Grief..." Grimacing even more, Charlie Brown says, "Yes, I love dogs...I think having dogs with us has made this a better world.." First appearance: December 14th, 1977 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and asks, "Have you decided what you're going to get me for Beethoven's birthday?" Schroeder shouts, "Nothing!" Schroeder continues, "Nothing! Nothing! Nothing!" Lucy smiles and says, "You're such a tease . . ." First appearance: February 18th, 1979 Snoopy sits atop the piano as Schroeder plays. Schroeder looks up as Snoopy falls asleep. Schroeder resumes playing and a musical staff appears. Snoopy's face pokes through the musical staff. He tries to climb out. He continues to try to climb out. He pulls his foot out of the musical staff. Schroeder jumps as Snoopy falls free of the musical staff and it breaks Latest appearance: May 9th, 2015 / First appearance: May 11th, 1968 Schroeder wears a catcher's outfit. Lucy approaches and asks, "Are you the catcher?" Lucy pulls on Schroeder's mask. Schroeder says, "Of course, I'm the catcher! What are you doing? What are . . ." Lucy releases the mask. Schroeder tumbles backward. Schroeder lies on the ground dazed. Lucy walks away and says, "Nice catch 'Dear heart'!" First appearance: October 14th, 1979 Lucy leans on the piano as Schroeder plays. She says,"I've been thinking about us...." She looks back at him and says,"You know...you and me...." She continues,"I suppose there comes a time when most relationships simply come to an end...maybe that's happened to us..." She stands up and continues,"I guess it will be better all aound if we just part sort of friendly and adm First appearance: September 25th, 1957 Schroeder sits at the piano playing.(BR) (BR) He looks confused as Charlie Brown places an amp on top of the piano.(BR) (BR) Schroeder looks at the amp.(BR) (BR)Charlie Brown returns with a guitar and asks, "Did Beethoven ever write anything for piano and electric guitar?"(BR) (BR) First appearance: March 20th, 1993 Charlie Brown, Linus, Schroeder, Lucy, Pigpen, Snoopy and Woodstock pose for the baseball team picture. Charlie Brown shouts, "All right, everyone over here for the team photo!" Schroeder says to Lucy, "You have your choice . . . You can sit with either Pigpen or the dog . . ." Lucy asks, "What kind of choice is that?" Pigpen replies, "I should think it would be obvious." Snoopy thinks, "I'll Latest appearance: February 5th, 2014 / First appearance: February 8th, 1967 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano. Schroeder says, "I hear you regard yourself as an 'Arm wrestling' champ . ." Lucy says, "That's right." Schroeder looks at his hands and says, "It may interest you to know that we pianists have very strong fingers . . ." Lucy sets her arm on the piano and grits her teeth to offer a challenge. Schroeder plays the piano and First appearance: August 7th, 1972 Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand on the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown says, "If we can win this game today, we won't finish in last place." Schroeder says, "Well, without Lucy playing, I think we have a chance . . . I really do . . ." Charlie Brown smiles and says, "Isn't it nice not having her around? Isn't it nice not hearing her voice?" Charlie Brown stands on the pitc First appearance: November 3rd, 1956 Schroeder reads to Charlie Brown in the grass. He says, "Claustrophobia..an abnormal fear of being in an enclosed place" Snoopy pokes up from the grass in a panicked state. He leaps out of the grass. Schroeder watches as he cuddles close to Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "You'd think there'd be some mention of 'Weed-Claustrophobia' wouldn't you?" Latest appearance: September 28th, 2000 / First appearance: October 3rd, 1974 Schroeder looks in the sewer. Lucy watches. Schroeder shouts, "I can't believe it!" Schroeder stands in front of Lucy and continues, "You threw my piano down the sewer!!" Schroeder looks down at the sewer. Lucy says, "Not your piano, sweetie . . ." Lucy pinches Schroeder's cheeks and continues, "My competeition!" Latest appearance: May 18th, 2014 / First appearance: May 21st, 1967 Lucy stands in the outfied and yells, "Why should I listen to you, Charlie Brown?!" Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and yells: "ALL RIGHT, THEN, DO IT YOUR OWN WAY!" "That Lucy drives me crazy! She's the most stubborn person I've ever known!" Charlie Brown comes to Shroeder, who stands on the slope of the mound. "She's stubborn and obstinate and uncompliable and Latest appearance: November 17th, 2010 / First appearance: November 20th, 1963 Charlie Brown sits on the step. Schroeder comes up and says, "My dad is still worried about the price of haircuts . . ." Schroeder continues, "He's threatening again to buy one of those kits and cut my hair himself." Charlie Brown replies, "That's a good idea . . . And while you're at it, why don't you write your own books, paint your own paintings and compose your own music?" Latest appearance: September 26th, 2000 / First appearance: October 1st, 1974 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "I'm not talking as much as I used to . . ." Lucy asks, "Have you noticed that I'm not bugging you any more by talking too much?" Schroeder continues to play the piano. Schroeder tunmbles in the air. Lucy shouts, "Have you noticed?!!" Latest appearance: October 17th, 2015 / First appearance: October 18th, 1968 Charlie Brown runs and shouts, "Franklin! Where are you going?" Charlie Brown stands behind Franklin. Franklin says, "I'm going home, Charlie Brown . . This neighborhood has me shook." Franklin stops and says, "I didn't mind the girl in the booth or the beagle with the goggles, but that business about the 'Great Pumpkin' . . . No, sir!" Charlie Brown says, "But . ." Schroed First appearance: June 21st, 1997 Schroeder walks out to the pitcher's mound and says, "That other team is trash-talking us, Charlie Brown . ." Schroeder continues, "I got even with them, though . . ." Schroeder says, "I said, 'You guys think you're so great . . Mozart was writing symphonies when he was your age!'" Schroeder says, "That really shut 'em up . ." Charlie Brown rolls his eyes and says, "I'll b Latest appearance: August 15th, 2004 / First appearance: August 16th, 1970 Lucy sits with her arms propped up on the piano, gazing at Shroeder, who plays. Lucy sits with her back against the piano. She turns back to him and says, "I'll bet I know something you don't know..." Shroeder does not look up from his playing. "What's that?" he asks. Shroeder watches as Lucy walks away. Lucy stands in front of him and spray paints music n Latest appearance: May 27th, 2006 / First appearance: May 30th, 1959 Shermy calls out, "Hey C'mon!" He points to Violet and Linus who are receiving candy from Charlie Brown. With a piece of candy sticking out his mouth he exclaims, "Charlie Brown had a baby sister! He's handing out chocolate cigars!" Pigpen walks up and takes a piece. He says, 'Congratulations, Charlie Brown!" Charlie Brown replies, "Thank You, Pigpen..." Snoopy sits atop First appearance: March 12th, 1993 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy says, "You're always saying Beethoven was so great . . ." Lucy asks, "Did Beethoven ever serve on a sub-committee? Huh? Did he?" Schroeder pulls the piano away from the Lucy and she falls. Klunk! Lucy lies on her back and asks, "How can you be called great if you've never served on a sub-committee?" 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.."
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: August 11th, 2009 / First appearance: August 14th, 1962 Snoopy sleeps on his doghouse. Frieda walks up. Frieda watches Snoopy sleep. Frieda says, "Anyone who would lie on a doghouse in the middle of a hot day in August must be completely out of his mind!" Snoopy lifts his head and thinks, "Is it August already?" First appearance: August 14th, 1998 Charlie Brown and Sally sit at a table. Charlie Brown writes, "Dear Pen Pal," very messily. Sally says, "You should try to write more neatly.." Charlie Brown says, "Instead of criticizing me, why don't you get your own pen pal?" Sally says, "I hate writng letters." Charlie Brown says, "If you're going to get letters, you have to write them.." Sally says,"You could write them fo First appearance: August 14th, 1978 Beaglescout stands in front of Woodstock and friends. He thinks, "All right troops . . . Before we go on our hike, I'll call the roll." Beaglescout continues to think, "Woodstock! Conrad! Bill! Olivier!" Woodstock and friends stand in a line and sleep. Snoopy thinks, "I should never call the roll before noon!" First appearance: August 14th, 1984 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy says, "I told him to get lost!" Charlie Brown asks, "Who?" Lucy points with her glove and says, "That kid . . . He wanted to play on our team." Lucy exclaims, "He said he was a real natural . . I told him to get lost!" Charlie Brown asks, "What was his name?" Lucy answers, "Roy Hobbs." First appearance: August 14th, 1999 Snoopy sits on his doghouse. Charlie Brown says, "I didn't know that dogs aren't allowed in the dance studio..." Charlie says, "It's too bad because they're having a formal dance next week." Snoopy thinks, "Maybe I can get my deposit back in the tuxedo...." First appearance: August 14th, 1981 Music comes from Snoopy's food dish. He thinks, "The national anthem?" A loud bang comes from the food dish. Snoopy thinks, "It's a 400-meter relay!" Snoopy looks excited and thinks, "That bug was right! There's a track meet in my supper dish . . ." Snoopy thinks, "I could have had the concessions!" Latest appearance: August 11th, 2008 / First appearance: August 14th, 1961 Lucy makes a face and says, "rats! Stupid jump rope!" Lucy throws the jump rope. Lucy walks away. Snoopy lies on the doghouse with the jumprope lying on his face. Snoopy thinks, "Don't put a brand on me sir . . . I'll stay in the corral!" Latest appearance: August 11th, 2012 / First appearance: August 14th, 1965 Charlie Brown get ready to throw a pitch from the pitcher's mound. Lucy says, "Hey manager, wait! I have a question . . ." Lucy continues, "I've been reading about this baseball stadium that has plastic grass . . . how come we don't have plastic grass?" Charlie Brown thinks black thoughts. Lucy stands in the field and says, "Standing out here in the outfield like this, lot First appearance: August 14th, 1979 Beaglescout and Woodstock and friends stand by a road. Beaglescout looks at a street sign with the number forty. He thinks, "Interstate 40 . . . That's what we want . . ." Beaglescout continues to think, "This used to be route 66 . . . It'll take us right into Needles." Beaglescout raises his arm and thinks, "All those who want to go to Needles and visit my brother Spike, raise the First appearance: August 14th, 1993 Charlie Brown and Sally stand at a sales counter. Charlie Brown says, "Yes, sir . . You want to know why we're buying our school supplies so early?" Sally says, "Tell him we're trying to create the illusion that we're anxious to become educated . ." Charlie Brown says, "We just like to be prepared." Sally and Charlie Brown walk out of the store. Sally says, "My answer was First appearance: August 14th, 1977 Charlie Brown walks out of the house carrying Snoopy's food. He walks up to the doghouse, atop which Snoopy is standing and Lucy is standing in front of.. She asks,"What's this?" He looks at the food and replies,"This is Snoopy's supper." She exclaims,"You're kidding!" She points at him and continues,"You take that right back Charlie Brown, and you give him some more meat First appearance: August 14th, 1996 Peppermint Patty sits on the edge of a dock holding a fishing pole. Marcie screams, "Hey, fish! Don't let her fool you! There's a hook on the end of that line!" Peppermint Patty says, "Be quiet, Marcie . ." Marcie yells, "She's out to get you! Run while you can!" Peppermint Patty says, "Fish don't run, Marcie . ." Marcie screams, "Dog paddle!" First appearance: August 14th, 1987 Lucy and Snoopy stand in the outfield of the baseball field. Snoopy stands in front of Lucy. Lucy steps in front of Snoopy. Snoopy steps in front of Lucy. Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy stand on the pitcher's mound. Lucy stands in front of Snoopy and says to Charlie Brown, "When we started, we were in right-field . ." First appearance: August 14th, 1989 Franklin, Linus, and Charlie Brown stand with kids in line. Franklin says, "It's going to cost me thirty dollars, but I'm going to get Joe Dimaggio's autograph!" A girl in line asks, "How much for a Ted Williams?" A boy in line answers, "Twenty-five dollars." Another boy says, "Steve Garvey is nine and Maury Wills is five . ." Linus asks, "Isn't Joe Shlabotnik your favorite player, Charlie Brown?" First appearance: August 14th, 1957 Lucy and Charlie Brown are walking in the lane pass the fence. Lucy asks, "You know what, Charlie Brown?" She continues, "I come from a very high-class family!" She continues, "Our family has tradition and background..yes, sir.." She concludes, "I come from a long line of generations!" First appearance: August 14th, 1995 Sally sits in a small kiddie pool. She looks at Snoopy who is wearing a sailor's cap and carrying a large model ship. First appearance: August 14th, 1982 Charlie Brown wears his baseball cap and glove and throws a ball into the steps. He says, "Throwing a golf ball against the steps is good for your reflexes." Charlie Brown continues, "Unless someone opens the front door and you miss the steps . . ." Charlie Brown watches the ball and says, ". . And the ball sails through the living room out into the kitchen where it hits you sister First appearance: August 14th, 1986 Charlie Brown sits in a chair reading a book. Sally says, "Big brothers are supposed to teach their younger sisters how to make things . ." Charlie Brown asks, "Okay, what do you want to make?" Sally answers, "Show me how to make a hat out of a newspaper . . ." Sally wears the newspaper on her head. First appearance: August 14th, 1990 Linus and Franklin lean on the wall. Franklin says, "My grampa had another birthday yesterday . ." Franklin continues, "He said, 'I have to admit that the years have been good to me.'" Franklin says, "'But the months and weeks have been a little rude!'" Latest appearance: August 12th, 2011 / First appearance: August 14th, 1964 Snoopy watches as Charlie Brown hammers the last peg of his tent into the ground. He watches Charlie Brown walk. Charlie Brown carries a rolled up sleeping bag. Charlie Brown stops and looks at Snoopy, who lies on top of the tent.
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.