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: June 30th, 2012 / First appearance: July 3rd, 1965 Charlie Brown swings the bat. A voice shouts, "Strike One!" Frieda sits on the bench next to Schroeder and shouts, "Ooooo! C'mon Charlie Brown, hit it! For once in your life, hit it!!" Frieda says, "Wouldn't you like just for once to see Charlie Brown hit that ball?" Schroeder replies, "No . . ." Schroeder says, "I'm not prepared to bave the world come to an end!" First appearance: June 12th, 1987 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy says, "I've just joined a 'neighborhood watch' program . ." Schroeder asks, "Good . . What are you going to watch?" Lucy climbs on the piano and shouts, "You!" Schroeder pulls the piano away from Lucy. She falls to the ground. Latest appearance: July 16th, 2013 / First appearance: July 19th, 1966 Schroeder stands on the pitcher's mound next to Charlie Brown and says, "Well, we lost, Charlie Brown, but you pitched a good game . . . " Charlie Brown replies, "Thank you" Charlie Brown walks off and says, "In the big leagues, when a pitcher finishes a game, they pack his arm in ice . . . " Charlie Brown stands in front of the refrigerator and says, "I have to stand with First appearance: February 5th, 1957 Schroeder approaches Charlie Brown sitting and reading. Schroeder asks, "Would you say, 'If I Were King' or would you say, 'If I Was King'?" Charlie Brown replies, "I think you would properly say, 'If I Were King'..." He continues, "Of course if you really wanted to, you could say, 'If I Was King'..." He concludes, "But then if you were the kind who said, 'If I Was King', First appearance: January 21st, 1998 Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, and Charlie Brown are at school, sitting in their desks. Lucy reads from a book and says, "Indications of possible learning disablility.. has a slow recall of facts.. makes spelling errors.. has an unstable pencil grip.." Charlie Brown's pencil flips out of his hand. First appearance: January 15th, 1977 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "I came over here to be with you . . ." Lucy continues, "I know, however, that you don't like to be with me so I'm eating a candy bar instead." Schroeder walks away. Lucy says, "Eating a candy bar is the tenth best thing to being with someone . . ." Lucy shouts, "Don't you want to hear what the other nine are?" Latest appearance: August 22nd, 2003 / First appearance: August 27th, 1971 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "If you really liked me, would you give me presents?" Schroeder replies, "Absolutely! I'd give you candy, and flowers, and jewelry, and books and record albums . ." Lucy says, ". . If you really liked me . ." Schroeder repeats, "If I really liked you." Lucy frowns and says, "Rats!" First appearance: March 18th, 1985 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and asks, "Do you mind if I ask you something?" Lucy continues, "What do you really think the chances are that you and I will get married someday?" Linus stops playing the piano and says, "Well, let me see . . . How can I put it?" Lucy replies, "When someone doesn't know how to put it, you know you've been put!" First appearance: May 13th, 1990 Shroeder and Charlie Brown are on the ball field. Shroeder asks, "Has she ever asked before?" They stand on the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown says, "Not really." Shroeder queries, "Are you going to do it?" Charlie Brown replies, "Absolutely." He comtinues, "I mean, why not? I think I owe it to her, don't I?" Charlie Brown, alone on the mound, tosses a baseball. First appearance: March 9th, 1990 Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand on the pitcher's mound. Snoopy walks behind them. Schroeder asks, "Charlie Brown, at what point does a manager know his team is in trouble?" Snoopy stumbles over second base. Charlie Brown answers, "When his players trot out onto the field, and one of them trips over second base." First appearance: April 21st, 1993 Sally, Lucy, Charlie Brown, Schroeder and Linus sit by the curb waiting for the school bus. Sally leans against a telephone pole and says, "I don't think the school bus is ever going to come . ." Lucy says, "I think they've forgotten about us . ." Charlie Brown says, "Maybe we should start walking . ." Linus leans against a mailbox and asks, "Does anyone remember the name of our school?" First appearance: November 29th, 1957 Charlie Brown, Schroeder, and Snoopy are standing in the field. Charlie Brown says, "Y'know, it's one thing to get a dog to chase a ball.." He tosses the ball and Snoopy runs after it. Snoopy runs back with the ball and Charlie Brown says, "And it's another thing to get him to bring it back.." He continues, "And it's still another thing to get him to drop it.." First appearance: February 25th, 1980 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "I think I'd like to take piano lessons." Lucy asks, "Wouldn't you like to give me piano lessons?" Schroeder answers, "No!" Lucy sits next to Schroeder and says, "We could sit side by side." Schroeder says, "I think I'll switch to the violin." First appearance: December 18th, 1957 Schroeder lies on a rock as Lucy stands afar laughing. He grimaces and walks off as she continues to laugh. He bows his head as she exclaims, "All year long he waits for Beethoven's birthday and then when it finally comes, he Forgets it!" He hugs a tree in frustration as she continues to laugh. 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 Latest appearance: April 23rd, 2016 / First appearance: April 26th, 1969 Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand on the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown says, "Just think . . We've won two games in a row by forfeit . ." Charlie Brown continues, "If this other team doesn't show up today, we'll have a three-game winning streak, and we'll be on top of the league! We'll be the . ." Schroeder walks off the pitcher's mound and says, "Here comes the other team." Latest appearance: January 27th, 2002 / First appearance: January 23rd, 1972 Charlie Brown stands on an ice-covered pond. He carries a hockey stick and a puck lies on the ice in front of him. He says, "Here she comes.." Peppermint Patty skates over towards Charlie Brown. She carries a hockey stick. She says, "Okay, Chuck, I'm all set for the hockey game... How do we play?" She looks at him as he says, "Well, you and I will be centers... We'll face off here Latest appearance: March 8th, 2007 / First appearance: March 10th, 1960 Schroeder plays the piano. Snoopy sits on schroeder's piano. a music staff floats above them. Schroeder walks away. Snoopy looks at the keys. Snoopy puts paw prints on the music staff. First appearance: October 3rd, 1996 Charlie Brown sits on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder says, "Come on, Charlie Brown . . The game is starting . . . You're supposed to be pitching . ." Charlie Brown replies, "I can't pitch knowing that Lucy is in right field!" Charlie Brown says, "She's out there just waiting to do something stupid! She drives me crazy!" Schroeder walks away and says, "I'll get you a drink First appearance: March 10th, 1958 Schroeder and Charlie Brown are in the living-room. Schroeder says, "They say kids don't have the imagination that they used to have.." He continues, "They say that all we do nowadays is sit around and watch television.." They walk along. Charlie Brown asks, "It that right?" He says, "Ridiculous!" as they sit in front of the t.v."
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: April 19th, 2006 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1959 Patty and Lucy are on the baseball field. Patty says, "When you stop to think about it, Charlie Brown is the real backbone of our team.." She continues,"He's the clean-up hitter, he's the pitcher and he's the manager!" They both turn and watch Charlie Brown walking by. Lucy replies,"That leaves us with a pretty weak backbone, doesn't it?" Latest appearance: April 26th, 2009 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1962 Charlie Brown and Linus stand on the baseball field in the rain. Linus says, "How can I play baseball in the rain? My glasses are so fogged up I can't even see!" Linus says, "This is stupid!" Charlie Brown says, "You're not quitting?!" Linus runs away saying, "Of course I'm quitting! Everyone else has gone home! Why shouldn't I?" Charlie Brown shouts, "But we need the First appearance: April 22nd, 1982 Molly Volley stands with The World Famous Tennis Pro. She says, "Hey! Good going, partner! We won the first game!" Molly Volley continues, "I've developed sort of a new habit on the changeover . . ." The World Famous Tennis Pro and Molley Volley sit on the bench. Molly Volley holds a bag of cookies and says, "Have a chocolate chip cookie . . ." Snoopy thinks, "My kind of pa First appearance: April 22nd, 1988 Beaglescout holds a stick and thinks, "This is how we find water in the ground . . We call it 'dowsing'." Woodstock and several scouts watch. The Beaglescout follows the stick and thinks, "See the stick? It's moving! It's pointing . ." Snoopy stops and thinks, "Right to Woodstock drinking from his canteen." First appearance: April 22nd, 1997 The Literary Ace sits on the doghouse. He types, "It was a dark and stormy night." Lucy reads the story. Lucy hands the paper to the Literary Ace and says, "No, not again . ." The Literary Ace reads the page. Snoopy types, "It was one of those dark nights when you weren't sure if it was going to be stormy or not." Latest appearance: April 26th, 2017 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1970 Lucy kneels on the ground. Charlie Brown stands next to her and asks, "What are you doing?" Lucy replies, "I'm planting a tree." Charlie Brown points and says, "That's not a tree . . That's a stick." Lucy says, "It's wood isn't it? If it's wood, it'll grow!" Charlie Brown walks away and says, "I still say it's just a stick." Lucy says, "All right, so maybe it's a stick." Lu Latest appearance: April 19th, 2016 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1969 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Peppermint Patty carries a bat and says, "Bad news, Chuck . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "My team can't play your team today . . We have too many guys who aren't feeling well . . . We're going to have to forfeit the game." Peppermint Patty walks away and says, "You win, Chuck." Charlie Brown turns around and shouts, "All righ Latest appearance: April 20th, 2011 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1964 Linus sits at a table, poring over papers. "This 'New Math' is too much for me!" he complains to Lucy. "You'll get on to it...It just takes time.." Lucy advises as she walks away. "Not me...I'll never get on to it!" Linus sweats. He turns and calls after her: "How can you do 'New Math' problems with an 'Old Math' mind?" Latest appearance: April 19th, 2013 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1966 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and says, "When I get older I think I'll play in 'Little League.'" Charlie Brown throws the pitch and says, "Later on I'll play for my school team, then a little college ball, and then the major leagues!" Charlie Brown gets knocked over by a ball. Charlie Brown thinks, "In the meantime, I have my problems!" First appearance: April 22nd, 1989 Linus walks past a sign that reads, "Fair grounds 1/2 mile." Linus continues to walk beside a fence. Linus approaches a sign that reads, "Unfair grounds 1/4 mile." Latest appearance: April 19th, 2014 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1967 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Lucy approaches. Snoopy smiles. Lucy shouts, "If you pull any of that cheshire-beagle stuff on me I'll pound you!!" Lucy walks away. Snoopy disappears, except for his grin. He thinks, "Rats!" First appearance: April 22nd, 1956 Linus kneels on the floor and holds up a cracker. THe box sits on the floor next to him. SNAP! It breaks in half. "Rats.." Linus says. SNAP! He cracks another cracker. "Rats!" SNAP! "Rats!!" The floor is covered with cracker pieces and crumbs. Linus sighs and walks. He looks up at Lucy, who sits in an armchair, reading. "I just learned something..." he annou First appearance: April 22nd, 1995 Spike holds a teacup. A cactus is behind him. Spike thinks, "Living in the desert has many advantages . ." Spike hangs the tea bag on the cactus and thinks, "For one thing, there's always a place to hang your tea bag . ." First appearance: April 22nd, 1975 The Literary Ace and Woodstock sit on the doghouse. Snoopy crumples up a piece of paper and throws it in a pile beside the doghouse. Woodstock walks and carries a pile of crumpled up papers. Woodstock lies in a nest made of crumpled up papers. Latest appearance: April 17th, 2003 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1971 Snoopy sits on the ground. Lucy carries a magazine and walks up to Snoopy. She says, "Guess what I found . . ." Lucy opens the magazine and says, "It's a magazine photo-story about your favorite author . . . Now, you'll get the chance to see what she looks like . . ." Snoopy looks at the magazine and reads, "Miss Helen Sweetstory, author of the Bunnie-Wunnie series, relaxes here in Latest appearance: April 20th, 2015 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1968 Charlie Brown stands next to Snoopy and reads a newspaper. He says, "Seventh annual world's wrist wrestling championship." Charlie Brown looks at Snoopy and thinks, "You should enter, Snoopy . . . It's going to be held on May 3rd in Petaluma . ." Snoopy thinks, "Petaluma?" Charlie Brown says, "The defending champion stands six foot three and weighs 333 pounds . ." Snoopy th First appearance: April 22nd, 1958 Schroeder watches Linus adjust his blanket around the bat. He stoops behind Linus as Linus gets ready to pitch. Linus swings and hits. Schroeder stands at first base with the blanket over his head. First appearance: April 22nd, 1990 Snoopy reads a sign that says, "Slow Children at Play." Snoopy walks along. He sees a stone fall next to a rock wall. He walks along. Snoopy sees another sign, readiong "Tripping Rock." A stone rolls by. Trip! The stone bounces. Snoopy rolls his eyes. Latest appearance: April 19th, 2008 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1961 Charlie Brown points at Lucy and says, "You? You admit you were wrong? You? You?!" Lucy says, "Of course, Charlie Brown . . . And I'll admit that I've been wrong before . . ." Lucy says, "I remember the last time I was wrong about something . . . It was in 1958 I think . . . Along in July sometime, or was it August? Yes!" Lucy says, "The last time I was wrong was in Aug First appearance: April 22nd, 1992 Charlie Brown lies in bed. Sally stands behind him and says, "I hate to tell you, but it's time to get up for school . ." A groggy Charlie Brown asks, "If you hate to tell me, why do you tell me?" Sally starts to walk away and answers, "Because I really like to tell you . ."
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.