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: April 29th, 1956 "How can I practice with you leaning on the piano all the time?" Schroeder demands of Lucy. He adds, "Good grief! You sure are a nuisance!" Lucy stands up and looks at him as Schroeder resumes playing. She kneels on the floor and places her elbows on the piano: "Why can't you be more friendly toward me, Schroeder?" she asks. She turns around and says, "I'm always friendly t Latest appearance: January 18th, 2010 / First appearance: January 21st, 1963 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and says, "Can you answer a question for me, Schroeder?" Schroeder says, "I'll try." Lucy says, "Well, if you and I ever get married, do you think you'll be able to support me by playing the piano? Schroeder says, "Let's look at it this way . . . In the first place . . ." Schroeder resumes playing. Lucy says, "That' Latest appearance: March 20th, 2016 / First appearance: March 23rd, 1969 Schroeder wears a catcher's uniform and says, "Everybody out to the mound!" Lucy walks toward the pitcher's mound. Schroeder, a boy, Charlie Brown and Lucy stand on the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown says, "All right, team . . . This is our first game of the season . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "If we all show the right spirit, I think we can win this one." The pl Latest appearance: April 8th, 2008 / First appearance: April 11th, 1961 Charlie Brown says, "I can't go out there today, Lucy . . . I'm no good as a manger . . . I'm scared!" Lucy says, "Scared? Why, you blockhead!" Lucy kicks Charlie Brown and says, "You wanted to be the manager, and you're going to be the manager! Now, you get out there and manage!!!!!" Charlie Brown walks up to Shermy and Schroeder, in a daze. Schroeder says, "Hi, Charlie Brown First appearance: April 28th, 1977 Schroeder plays the piano. Woodstock walks along. Woodstock stands on Schroeder's piano and sings. A clef chases Woodstock away. First appearance: April 28th, 1957 Linus and Schroeder run down the baseball field. It is raining hard. Charie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound, as the water rises all around. He turns to the side and calls, "HEY! WHERE'S EVERYBODY GOING?" He throws his arms open wide and shouts to the empty field: "You're not gonna let a little rain bother you, are ya? C'mon back! It's gonna let up! C'mon back!!!" First appearance: October 1st, 1958 Snoopy is lying on a rock. Charlie Brown and Schroeder walk by. Charlie Brown is reading. He reads, "In our modern world, dogs have many interesting and varied uses." He continues, "The farmer uses him for herding livestock..the sportsman uses him for hunting.." He continues, "The eskimo uses the dog as a beast of burder and for food.." Snoopys sits up in shock and looks at the Latest appearance: January 27th, 2016 / First appearance: January 29th, 1969 Snoopy wears a fireman's hat and begins to climb the tree. Lucy, Charlie Brown and Schroeder watch. Charlie Brown says, "Snoopy's climbing the tree!" Schroeder says, "He's going to rescue my piano!" Lucy says, "This is ridiculous! What does he think he is, a cat?!" Snoopy falls out of the tree and lands on his head. Snoopy lies on the ground dazed. Lucy stands over him. Sno Latest appearance: November 16th, 2010 / First appearance: November 19th, 1963 "I hear the price of haircuts may go up again.." Schroeder notes to Charlie Brown. "Yes, isn't that great? Then my Dad can buy four new cars, a swimming pool, and a stable of riding horses!" Charlie Brown turns to Schroeder and throws up his hands. "We can eat steak every night, and spend all our winters on the Riviera!" Charlie Brown opens his arms. "I never knew a barber' First appearance: August 8th, 1988 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "Do you love me? I need to know right now!" Schroeder says, "No, I don't love you." Lucy says, "I could have waited until tomorrow . ." First appearance: September 18th, 1962 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "I see where Beethoven's birthday comes on a Sunday this year . . ." Lucy says, "Last year his birthday came on a Saturday . . ." Lucy continues, "Next year his birthday is on a Monday . . ." Lucy says, "Boy, tsalk about a weird guy!" Latest appearance: November 29th, 2007 / First appearance: December 1st, 1960 Schroeder is leaning on a brick wall next to a scowling Lucy. He says, "I just don't want to see Beethoven's birthday commercialized!" Lucy asks, "Commercialized?" Schroeder shouts back, "Yes, commercialized!" He continues, "The next thing you know they'll be selling Beethoven's sweat-shirts!" Schroeder grimaces as he turns and sees Linus with a Beethoven sweat-shirt on. Latest appearance: March 29th, 2013 / First appearance: April 1st, 1966 Schroeder walks up to the pitcher's mound and tosses the baseball to Charlie Brown. Schroeder says, "You know, a thought just occured to me . . . " Schroeder continues, "I put up with an awful lot being your catcher, and something just occurred to me . . . " Schroeder says, "The thought occurred to me that Beethoven never would have put up with what I put up with . . . At least I First appearance: May 13th, 1957 Lucy and Schroeder watch Snoopy dancing around. They continue to watch him. Lucy explains, "Calypso.." She smiles as Schroeder grimaces and exclaims, "Good Grief!" First appearance: May 9th, 1978 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans agains the piano and asks, "Do you think you'll love me when I'm old and gray?" Schroeder replies, "I don't know." Schroeder continues, "If I don't love you now, how can I love you when you're old and gray?" Schroeder tumbles. Lucy shouts, "We'll see!!" First appearance: May 22nd, 1957 Lucy leans on the piano whiles Schroeder plays. She asks, "Schroeder, why is it you like Beethoven better than you like me?" He yells, "Beethoven was Beethoven And You Are You!" She thinks for a moment. She says, "That doesn't even leave room for discussion..." Latest appearance: May 17th, 2011 / First appearance: May 19th, 1964 Schroeder sits on the bench and says to Charlie Brown, who stands next to him, "This is it, Charlie Brown..last half of the ninth...bases loaded..two out.." "And I'M up! Oh, boy! I'm going to murder that ball! I've never felt so confident!" Charlie Brown holds the baseball bat. Schroeder says, "Look over there...that little red-haired girl is watching you." They both look up to one First appearance: July 13th, 1958 Snoopy races along. Linus walks along, dragging his blanket behind him. Linus turns and looks behind him. He hides behind a tree as Snoopy races past. Linus runs in the other direction as Snoopy chases after him. Linus passes by a window and tosses his blanket in as he passers. Snoopy chases him. Linus and Snoopy come to a sudden halt. Linus Latest appearance: May 23rd, 2000 / First appearance: May 28th, 1974 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and asks, "You know what I'm thinking of doing?" Lucy continues, "I'm thinking of having my ears pierced . . . Do you think I should?" Schroeder replies, "You might as well . . ." Schroeder continues, "You pierced mine a long time ago!" First appearance: March 8th, 1957 Lucy leans on the piano as Schroeder plays. Schroeder says, "This is Mendelssohn's 'Songs Without Words'..." Lucy listens as he plays. She continues to listen. She asks, "Couldn't he think of any?"
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: July 6th, 2017 / First appearance: July 9th, 1970 Snoopy walks up to Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown shouts, "You're back!" Snoopy walks past Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "What happened? We saw the riot on tv! Did you get hurt? Are you all right?" Snoopy sits on the doghouse and smiles. Charlie Brown asks, "What happened?" Charlie Brown frowns. Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "She had the softest paws . . ." He Latest appearance: July 5th, 2017 / First appearance: July 8th, 1970 Charlie Brown and Linus sit in front of the tv. Charlie Brown asks, "What's happening now?" Linus replies, "I can't tell . . . There's so much smoke you can't see anything!" Charlie Brown cries and shouts, "My poor dog, trapped in a riot at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm! My poor dog . . ." Snoopy is completely covered by a cloud of smoke. He thinks, "Where am I? I can't see! Oops! What Latest appearance: July 4th, 2017 / First appearance: July 7th, 1970 Snoopy hides behind a podium. Debris is thrown at him. He thinks, "I came here to give a speech . . ." Snoopy runs and thinks, "Why is everyone yelling?! Why is everyone throwing things? What's going on?" Snoopy stands in a cloud and thinks, "Smoke! Tear gas! Good grief!" Snoopy is completely covered by the cloud. He thinks, "I hate giving speeches!" Latest appearance: July 3rd, 2017 / First appearance: July 6th, 1970 Linus stands in front of the tv and says, "A riot!" Charlie Brown rushes in. Linus says, "Look, Charlie Brown, there's a riot at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm! It's on the news, see?!" Charlie Brown says, "But that's where Snoopy is! Have you seen him? Have they shown him? Where is he?" Snoopy stands on the stage and has debris thrown at him. He thinks, "Doesn't anyone want to Latest appearance: July 1st, 2017 / First appearance: July 4th, 1970 Snoopy sits in a chair in front of a curtain. He thinks, "Here I am at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm about to make my speech . ." Snoopy smiles and thinks, "Ah, the introduction is over . . . I'm on!" Snoopy stands behind the podium and clears his throat. Snoopy is hit on the head with a supper dish.
Latest appearance: November 13th, 2000 / First appearance: November 18th, 1974 Marcie stands at Peppermint Patty's door and holds a box. Peppermint Patty says, "Marcie! You finished my skating dress!" Peppermint Patty smiles and opens the box. Marcie says, "Well, I did the best I could, sir . . . I just hope you like it . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "How can I help but like it?! Just think! My own special skating dress! Wow!" Peppermint Patty stands w First appearance: November 18th, 1957 Schroeder sits listening to the radio. The announcer says, "And Now the number one song hit across the nation!"(BR) (BR) The song comes on and Schroeder shudders.(BR) (BR) He turns off the radio.(BR) (BR)He walks off and says, "The nation's in sad shape!"(BR) (BR) Latest appearance: November 15th, 2014 / First appearance: November 18th, 1967 Charlie Brown sits under a tree wearing a baseball cap and says, "I was wrong . . I can see it now . ." Charlie Brown continues, "I simply lost all sense of proportion . . .The thought of possibly winning a few ball games blinded me to the duty I have to love and protect my dog." Charlie Brown shouts, "Look Snoopy, I'm tearing up the contract . . .I'm going to tell Peppermint Patty First appearance: November 18th, 1962 Lucy and Charlie Brown are standing on the grass with Snoopy sitting next to them with his eyes closed, Charlie Brown is reading from the newspaper, ”One hundred and twenty million dollars!” (BR) (BR) Lucy replies to what Charlie Brown just read, “I don’t believe it!” Snoopy still sits with his eyes closed. (BR) (BR) Lucy turns to Charlie Brown sand says, “ON dogs?! You’re kidding…” Snoopy opens Latest appearance: November 16th, 2007 / First appearance: November 18th, 1960 Linus and Lucy are walking along the grass. Lucy looks down and says, "Well, look here! A big yellow butterfly!" They both stop to look at the butterfly. Lucy continues, "It's unusual to see one this time of year unless of course, he flew up from Brazil...I'll bt that's it!" They kneel to take a closer look. Lucy says, "They do that sometimes you know...They fly up from Brazil, Latest appearance: November 15th, 2012 / First appearance: November 18th, 1965 A tree stands alone. LEaves start to fall off of the tree. More leaves fall off of the tree. All of the leaves on the tree fall to the ground. Snoopy lies in the tree and thinks, "Foiled by autumn!" First appearance: November 18th, 1979 Woodstock is sitting on the ground asleep. A cloud drifts his way. He continues to sleep. The cloud starts to rain and approaches Woodstock. He awakes as it starts to rain on him. He exclaims as it moves off and leaves him soaked. He looks back at it and exclaims angrily. He runs off in a panic as it chases him. He smiles as he stands under First appearance: November 18th, 1983 Snoopy holds some cookies. Charlie Brown shouts, "Ten chocolate chip cookies?!" Charlie Brown says, "I was just about to fix your supper." Snoopy walks and chews. He thinks, "These are just warm-up cookies . . ." Snoopy sits on his doghouse and thinks, "You should never eat without warming up first!" First appearance: November 18th, 1980 Snoopy lies on the doghouse in the snow. Sally asks, "What are you doing home?" Sally says, "Your master's still out in the woods somewhere! What kind of dog are you?" Snoopy walks in the snow and thinks, "Here's The World Famous Faithful Dog braving the blizzard to find his master . . ." Snoopy stops and thinks, "I wonder if I have time to build a snowman . . ." First appearance: November 18th, 1958 Charlie Brown sits beneath the tree reading. Snoopy is up in the tree impersonating a Vulture. Charlie Brown looks up at the reader. He grimaces. He walks off saying, "I just can't read with a vulture watching me!" First appearance: November 18th, 1976 Charlie Brown stands at Violet's door and asks, "Would you ask your mother if she wants her leaves raked?" Violet replies, "I can't talk to her . . . She's mad at me because I didn't make my bed . . ." Violet closes the door. Charlie Brown stands at the door and holds a rake. Charlie Brown says, "I made my bed, and I didn't get to talk to her either!" First appearance: November 18th, 1977 Snoopy holds his supper dish in his mouth and kicks the door. Charlie Brown says, "I'm sorry . . We don't accept reservations." Charlie Brown continues, "However, if you'd care to take a seat in the bar, I'm sure we'll have a table for you in a few minutes . . ." Snoopy sits on the porch and thinks, "Maybe I'll just give up eating!" First appearance: November 18th, 1999 Charlie, Linus and Snoopy are sitting in the front seat of a car with Charlie in the passenger, Linus in the middle, and Snoopy in the driver's seat. Charlie says, "This is my grampa's new car.. It has bells and lights, and buttons for everything.." Linus asks, "Whats' this light for?" Snoopy thinks, "Reminds you to feed the dog.." Latest appearance: November 15th, 2013 / First appearance: November 18th, 1966 Charlie Brown wears his school safety uniform and stands in the street yelling, "All right, let's pay attention to your safety parol! Let's go you guys! Let's go! Hurry up!" Violet and Frieda walk by Charlie Brown. Frieda says, "Have you ever noticed how obnoxious some people get if you give them a badge, or a uniform, or a hat, or a club, or a sign or something?" Charlie Brown says, Latest appearance: November 15th, 2010 / First appearance: November 18th, 1963 "I wish I had a stick-horse.." Sally says as she watches Violet walk past on one. "Everybody's got a stick horse except me.." Sally looks off to one side. She turns to the other side. "EVERYBODY!!" She wails, as Snoopy rides by on one. First appearance: November 18th, 1988 Latest appearance: November 16th, 2011 / First appearance: November 18th, 1964 Snoopy watches as a leaf floats towards the ground. Poof! He blows the leaf upwards. Poof! Poof! Poof! Snoopt trots along, blowing the leaf. Snoopy smiles as the leaf floats towards a pile of leaves. First appearance: November 18th, 1981 Linus stands next to the doghouse. The Literary Ace types, "It was a dark and stormy night." Linus says, "If you're having trouble selling your work, I'd suggest a different approach . . ." The Literary Ace puts a new sheet of paper in the typewriter. Snoopy types, "It was a stormy and dark night." First appearance: November 18th, 1991 Linus and Sally wait at the bus stop. Sally holds her paper together using a three pronged branch. Linus says, "Broke your 3-ring binder again, huh?" Latest appearance: November 17th, 2004 / First appearance: November 18th, 1970 Sally stands in front of the class and holds up a paper. She says, "I have here in my hands an original document." Sally looks over and says, "This was written by an actual cave man, and was discovered only recently by a farmer in Iowa . ." Sally continues, "I came into its possession through the exchange of money and certain bits of valuable information." Sally sits at her
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.