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: September 10th, 1956 Charlie Brown, Schroeder, and Lucy are in the field talking. Charlie Brown says, "I think you're wrong Schroeder, but I'll stick up for your right to be wrong!" Schroeder replies, "Well, I think you're wrong too, Charlie Brown, but I agree with your opinion to stick up for my right to be wrong.." Lucy interjects, "I think you're both wrong , but I'll agree to stick up for your rig First appearance: October 26th, 1984 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "I have examined my life, and found it to be without flaw . ." Lucy says, "Therefore, I'm going to hold a ceremony, and present myself with a medal . . ." Lucy continues, "I will then give a very moving acceptance speech . . After that, I'll greet myself in the receiving line . ." Lucy exclaims, "When you're perf First appearance: May 28th, 1993 Schroeder and Charlie Brown conference on the pitcher's mound. Lucy wears sunglasses in the outfield. Schroeder says, "One finger will mean a fast ball, two fingers a curve, and three fingers will mean turn around and try to hit your right-fielder in the head with the ball!" Lucy says, "Game called on account of darkness! Where'd everybody go? I can't see a thing!" Latest appearance: July 21st, 2008 / First appearance: July 24th, 1961 Charlie Brown says, "You're what?" Schroeder stands in his catcher's uniform and says, "I'm going home to play the piano." Charlie Brown says, "You're what?" Schroeder takes off his uniform and says, "I've decided that I'm more interested in Beethoven than baseball!" Linus walks up as Charlie Brown screams, "You're what?" Schroeder replies, "So I'm going to give up baseball and First appearance: September 22nd, 1972 Schroeder sits at the piano. Lucy leans on the piano. Schroeder says, "You know what Beethoven never had?" Scroeder stands up and says, "Beethoven never had girls hanging on his piano bugging him about sending them presents!" Schroeder walks away. Lucy says, "He didn't?" Lucy continues, "Poor Beethoven!" First appearance: October 10th, 1990 Schroeder sits in front of the piano. Woodstock and another bird race along the music staff. Schroeder says, "No, thank you . . I'm not interested in awarding the winning trophy . ." Latest appearance: June 16th, 2011 / First appearance: June 18th, 1964 Lucy sits with her back against the piano a Shroeder plays. "Do you have to like Beethoven to be a highbrow?" she asks. "I don't know...That's kind of a hard question.." Shroeder answers. Lucy turns around to look at him. She turns away. "I'm worried that I'm not smart enough to be a highbrow, and yet I don't want to end up a lowbrow.." "Who do you have to like to be a midd Latest appearance: February 19th, 2007 / First appearance: February 22nd, 1960 Violet and Patty berate Charlie Brown: "You're WEAK! You're a real JELLYFISH!" "You're DUMB, you're STUPID you're IGNORANT and you have a silly face!" Charlie Brown looks from one to the other rapidly. "Poor Charlie Brown...I see the cats have been using you to sharpen their claws again, huh?" Schroeder asks sympathetically as Patty and Violet walk away. "Yeah, I'm sort of Latest appearance: September 30th, 2000 / First appearance: October 5th, 1974 Charlie Brown looks down in the sewer and asks, "Schroeder, do you have the piano?" Charlie Brown continues, "Can you hang onto the piano and the rope at the same time?" Rain begins to fall. Charlie Brown says, "Uh, oh!" Schroeder asks, "What's the matter?" Charlie Brown sits in the pouring rain and says, "I think we're in trouble!" Latest appearance: June 2nd, 2011 / First appearance: June 4th, 1964 Schroeder stands beneath Charlie Brown, on the pitcher's mound, and tosses him the baseball. "You never ask me how the ol' soupbone is, do you?" asks Charlie Brown. Shroeder stands on the mound. "What's a soupbone?" Charlie Brown explains, "That's baseball slang for a pitcher's arm." "Oh......well, how's the ol' soupbone, Charlie Brown?" "It's fine...thank you.." Charlie Br First appearance: March 30th, 1968 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "This is leap year . ." Schroeder replies, "So?" Lucy stares at Schroeder. Lucy turns around and frowns. She says, "I guess maybe you're right." 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. Latest appearance: October 12th, 2010 / First appearance: October 10th, 1963 "My mother has made arrangements for me to take piano lessons..." Lucy announces to Schroeder. She sits leaning against his piano as he plays. "I won't b playing on a toy piano, eithrt...I'll be playing on a REAL piano!" she adds. Schroeder looks up at her. He plays a very complex and sophisticated piece of music--the notes appear above their heads. Lucy turns around to watch. 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: March 30th, 2014 / First appearance: April 2nd, 1967 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. He looks up at the sky: "I can't stand it!" He stands in the outfield and faces Lucy: "Okay, Lucy, where were you on that fly ball? Let's start paying attention!" "BLEAH!" Lucy sticks her tongue out as Charlie Brown walks away. "Abd how about YOU? You were out of position on that double-play ball! You better look alive!" Charlie Latest appearance: March 26th, 2011 / First appearance: March 28th, 1964 Shroeder says to Lucy, " I guerss I have to go to the barber shop.." "Do you think I need a haircut?" Lucy answers, "Yes, I think you do...your hair is pretty long..." She calls after him, "If it gets any longer, you'll be able to button it!" Latest appearance: April 15th, 2000 / First appearance: April 17th, 1974 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "Love doesn't have to be restricted to one thing . . ." Lucy looks at Schroeder and continues, "You can love music, and also love another person . . ." Lucy stares at Schroeder. Schroeder tumbles in the air. Lucy shouts, "Did you know that?" First appearance: December 8th, 1992 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "Did Beethoven ever play 'Jingle Bells'?" Lucy says, "He probably thought he was too good to play 'Jingle Bells.'" Schroeder removes the piano and Lucy falls on the floor. Lucy lies on her back and says, "If I had been there, I would have said, 'Hey, Ludwig, play "Jingle Bells"!'" Latest appearance: October 13th, 2010 / First appearance: October 11th, 1963 Lucy sits leaning against Schroeder's piano. He asks, "How are your piano lessons coming along?" Lucy turns around: "Fine." "Yesterday I learned where 'Middle C' is..." Lucy adds, turning away from Schroeder. "CONGRATULATIONS" Schroeder holds out his hand. Lucy tumbles through the air. First appearance: December 15th, 1974 Lucy leans on Shroeder's piano as he plays. There is a music staff behind them. "Tomorrow is Beethoven's birthday...What are you going to buy me?" Shroeder, in profile, declares, "I'm not going to buy you anything!" Shroeder stands on top of his piano, shaking his finger and shouting: "You know why? Because you don't care about Beethoven! You never have!!" Lucy sits up on t
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: January 21st, 2011 / First appearance: January 24th, 1964 Lucy raises her arms and says, "You need me to point out our faults, Charlie Brown...It's for your own good..." Charlie Brown frowns. She follows him as he walks: "Besides, I can do it for you better than anyone else...my sysyem is unique!" Charlie Brown turns to face Lucy. He demands, "What's so unique about it?" Lucy raises her arm and explains, "I've put all your faults First appearance: January 24th, 1978 Sally stands in front of the class and says, "This is my science report which is on traffic safety." Sally continues, "The first thing I did was to measure the width of the street in front of our school . ." A voice shouts, "With my ruler!" Sally frowns and says, "Get off my back, kid!" First appearance: January 24th, 1982 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in class looking at a sheet of paper. She exclaims, "Good Grief!" She looks up and says, "Yes, Ma'am, I got all fifty questions wrong..." She puts her pencil in mouth and reads the sheet of paper. "I don't think it was my fault, though...." She continues, "Last night I was watching a program on tv that I didn't want to miss.....then I had Latest appearance: January 28th, 2007 / First appearance: January 24th, 1960 Lucy looks at a calendar and says, "January isn't over yet . . . Actually nineteen-sixty has just begun!" Lucy says, "I"ve got to convince him! I've got to!" Linus holds his blanket and sucks his thumb. Lucy says, "Linus, there's still time for you to make a New Year's resolution to give up that blanket . . ." Linus replies, "You know, I think you're right! I think if I' First appearance: January 24th, 1997 Lucy and Rerun walk down the sidewalk. Rerun says, "My back hurts . . I think I have kindergarten stress . ." Lucy asks, "'Kindergarten stress'?" Rerun says, "They demand too much from us . ." They stand at the bus stop. Rerun says, "We have to remember our names and everything . ." First appearance: January 24th, 1985 Snoopy lies on his doghouse at night and thinks, "Twenty-seven . ." Snoopy lies on his stomach and thinks, "The average person moves in his or her sleep thirty times a night . . ." Snoopy rolls on the doghouse and thinks, "Twenty-eight . . ." Snoopy hangs his head over the edge of the doghouse and thinks, "Two more to go . ." Latest appearance: January 22nd, 2008 / First appearance: January 24th, 1961 Linus watches as Violet says to Charlie Brown, ". . . And you're weak and spineless and wishy-washy!" Linus says, "She really took you apart, didn't she, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown says, "Uh huh . . . Step by step, verse by verse and line by line . . ." Linus says, "You sound like a victim of higher criticism!" First appearance: January 24th, 1977 Sally stands between Truffles and Linus. Sally asks, "What's going on here? The bus is leaving!! Who are you?" Sally asks, "What are you doing in this barn with my boyfriend?" Truffles replies, "This is my grandfather's barn! I can be here if I want to!" Linus says, "And I'm not your boyfriend!" Sally says, "You are too!" Truffles says, "He is not!" Sally and Truffles stand Latest appearance: January 22nd, 2016 / First appearance: January 24th, 1969 Schroeder stands next to a tree and looks up. He says, "I can't believe it . ." Charlie Brown approaches. Schroeder says, "Lucy threw my piano up into this tree . . ." Charlie Brown grabs Schroeder by the collar and shouts, "Not this tree! Don't say that!" Schroeder asks, "Why? What's so special about this tree?" Charlie Brown points up and says, "This is a dreaded kite-eat First appearance: January 24th, 1983 Marcie sits at her school desk and says, "Early?" Marcie says, "Yes, ma'am, I guess we got here to school a little early . . ." Marcie says, "We walked kind of fast." Peppermint Patty's hair is blown forward. She says, "She's right, ma'am . . . The wind was behind us all the way!" Latest appearance: January 21st, 2015 / First appearance: January 24th, 1968 Linus stands next to Sally in the snow. He sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Sally says, "This kid at school said I have a funny face . . ." Sally continues, "Is it all right if I tell him you're going to slug him? You can be my knight in shining armor . . ." Linus replies, "I'd rather you didn't." Sally shouts, "What kind of knight are you?" Linus replies, "I'm a dove Latest appearance: January 21st, 2014 / First appearance: January 24th, 1967 Linus and Charlie Brown stand in the snow next to a tree. Charlie Brown says, "Do you know what kind of tree this is? It's a kite-eating tree!" Charlie Brown continues, "Last year it ate twenty-four of my kites! It just reached out and grabbed them with its greedy branches, and then it stood there and ate them . . ." Charlie Brown grabs Linus and says, "Be careful! Don't get too cl Latest appearance: January 21st, 2010 / First appearance: January 24th, 1963 Linus walks with Charlie Brown and says, "I'm the best speller in our class." Linus says, "There's no one who is even close to being as good a speller as I am." Linus and Charlie Brown walk in silence. Linus says, "When I get big I'm going to get a job spelling!" Latest appearance: January 26th, 2003 / First appearance: January 24th, 1971 Sally, holding a piece of paper, walks to the front of her classroom. She stands in profile and recites, "My report is on population control..." She reads, "People are everywhere..some people say there are too many of us, but no one want to leave.." Sally looks up: "What's so funny?!" Sally holds the paper at her side and commands, "By golly, this is a serious repor First appearance: January 24th, 1975 Peppermint Patty stands next to the waterbed. Snoopy bounces on the waterbed out of control. Peppermint Patty shouts, "What kind of a watchdog are you?!" Snoopy thinks, "I'm a seasick watchdog!" Peppermint Patty climbs on the bed and shouts, "Get off that waterbed, and catch that burglar!" Snoopy and Peppermint Patty bounce on the bed out of control. Peppermint Patty sreams. First appearance: January 24th, 1990 Charlie Brown stands in school with his shirt stuck in the pencil sharpener. Charlie Brown says, "If that little red-haired girl sees me standing here with my sleeve caught in the pencil sharpener, she'll think I'm the dumbest person in the world." Charlie Brown says, "What I have to do is wriggle out of my sweater but still look real cool . . ." Charlie Brown looks absolutely sil Latest appearance: January 21st, 2009 / First appearance: January 24th, 1962 Lucy shouts at Charlie Brown, "Don't talk to me about world problems!" Lucy continues, "I'm not interested! I couldn't care less!" Lucy says, "When you have what I have you don't worry about world problems . . ." Charlie Brown asks, "What's that?" Lucy smiles and says, "A pretty face!" First appearance: January 24th, 1993 Sally looks into the mailbox. Sally reads a letter and says, "A love letter! I got a love leter!" Sally holds up the letter. Charlie Brown reaches for it and says, "How can it be a love letter for you when it has my name on it?" Charlie Brown and Sally walk away. Sally says, "It's from Linus... Read it..." Charlie Brown reads the letter. Charlie Brown and Sally sit First appearance: January 24th, 1988 Woodstock looks over the edge of the nest at the snow-covered grass below. He jumps down into the snow. Lucy looks out the house and says, "It snowed again last night..." Linus stands and watches her looking out the window. She says, "Those birds look hungry..." Linus stands on a chair next to the table in the kitchen. He is fixing food. He says, "I'm fixing up a First appearance: January 24th, 1958 Snoopy sits on the ground in the living-room. He walks off. He sits in front of the mirror. He walks away and thinks, "He's right..I Do have a fuzzy face!"
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.