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: October 11th, 2008 / First appearance: October 14th, 1961 Lucy says, "Cough please . . ." Schroeder lies on the ground and coughs. Lucy stomps the cough. Schroeder walks away smiling. Lucy says, "I'm afraid I'm going to have to give up my practice . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Give up your practice?" Lucy says, "I've stomped so many germs my shoes are wearing out!" First appearance: December 4th, 1978 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and holds some papers. She says, "I'm writing a book on Beethoven." Lucy continues, "There's this girl who likes him, see, but he won't pay any atention to her . . . So you know what she does? Guess!" Schroeder tumbles in the air. Lucy kicks his piano and says, "She kicks his piano!" Lucy smiles and says, "'What do you thin 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.." First appearance: November 3rd, 1979 Lucy leans on the piano whiles Schroeder plays. She says,"Of all the musicians who have ever lived, you are the most fortunate..." She smiles and exclaims,"You know why? Because you have Me for an inspiration!" She falls on her head with a bonk, as Schroeder moves the piano from under her. She lies on the ground and says,"When you're an inspirtion, you never know what you' Latest appearance: July 5th, 2014 / First appearance: July 8th, 1967 Charlie Brown tells Schroeder, "You know having a pen-pal is a wonderful thing . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "Two persons living in different countries can do much to further understanding among their people by being pen-pals!" Schroeder says, "I think you're right Charlie Brown . . How often do you correspond?" Charlie Brown replies, "Not often . . . I hate writing lette Latest appearance: April 23rd, 2012 / First appearance: April 26th, 1965 Shroeder is at his piano. He says to Snoopy, who sits on top of the piano, "I hate to say it, but I don't appreciate having dog hair all over my piano!" Shroeder plays. Snoopy frowns. Snoopy dances on the piano. Shroeder sits alone in a cloud of flying dog hair. Latest appearance: October 12th, 2012 / First appearance: October 15th, 1965 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "How come you never give me any presents?" Schroeder replies, "Because I think you're loud, mean, rude and over bearing!" Schroeder resumes playing. Lucy looks up and says, "Loud, mean, rude and overbearing people like presents, too, you know!" First appearance: April 17th, 1958 Charlie Brown and Schroeder are on the field in full baseball gear. Charlie Brown says, "A pitcher and his catcher need a good set of signals..." He continues, "One finger will mean a high ball.." He continues, "Two fingers will mean a low ball..." He concludes, "And three fingers will mean the broad area in-between!" 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?" 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 Latest appearance: March 17th, 2016 / First appearance: March 20th, 1969 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "I'm looking for the answer to life, Schroeder . . What do you think is the answer?" Lucy tumbles backward. Schroeder shouts, "Beethoven!" Schroeder continues, "Beethoven is it, clear and simple!! Do you understand?" Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy frowns and says, "Good grief!" Latest appearance: January 21st, 2001 / First appearance: January 21st, 1973 Lucy approaches Shroeder, who is playing the piano. A music staff appears in the background. "Do you want to take me to the senior prom?" asks Lucy. She sits leaning against the piano, with her arm propped up on the piano. Shroeder sits up and says "That won't be for another ten years." Lucy now has her back to Shroeder. She responds, "I just wanted to give you a break...In ten yea First appearance: September 8th, 1975 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "Why don't we go some place, and get a hot fudge sundae?" Lucy stares at Schroeder. Schroeder continues to play the piano. He replies, "That sounds good . . You go now, and have yours . . ." Schroeder stops playing. He continues, "After you get back, I'll go, and have mine!" Lucy turns around and says, "How romant First appearance: December 14th, 1963 Schroeder holds a sign that reads, "Monday, is Beethoven's birthday!" Linus stands and reads the sign Linus watches Schroeder walk away. Snoopy approaches Linus carrying a sign. Snoopy's sign reads, "Have a good time!" Latest appearance: January 18th, 2016 / First appearance: January 20th, 1969 Lucy leans on Schroeder's piano. Schroeder asks, "How can I practice with you leaning on my piano?" Lucy replies, "If I go out of your life, it will become empty, and all your practicing will be as pursuing the wind." Schroeder says, "Try me!" Lucy walks away and frowns. She says, "You can't bluff a musician." 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!" First appearance: March 13th, 1958 Schroeder and Charlie Brown are walking pass the fence. Schroeder asks, "You know what my grandfather says?" He continues, "He says that kids these days need more of the ol' razor strap!" They lean on the wall and Charlie Brown says, "Maybe he's right.." He asks, "Have you ever been hit with an electric razor?" Latest appearance: May 29th, 2008 / First appearance: June 1st, 1961 While Schroeder plays around in his piano, Lucy reamrks, "All you ever think of is this stupid piano!" Lucy exclaims, "I suppose you think you're going to be another Beethoven!" Schroeder says, "I'm going to be more than that..." Schroeder raises his finger and shouts, "I'm going to be the Sam Snead of music!!" Latest appearance: June 28th, 2015 / First appearance: June 30th, 1968 Charlie Brown, Schroeder and Linus stand on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder asks, "How shall we pitch this next guy, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown replies, "Well, I don't know . ." Linus says, "Throw him your curve, Charlie Brown." Linus looks at houses in the background and says, "Say, have you noticed how built-up it's getting around here? Pretty soon there won't be any place for us to pl 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: 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
First appearance: September 17th, 1997 Snoopy is defending Alice of Wonderland. He says, "Yes, your honor, this is my client, Alice, the injured party, who fell down the rabbit-hole.." Snoopy says, "We intend to prove negligence on the part of the property owner for failing to post a warning sign by the rabbit-hole.." Later, Linus sits with Snoopy on some steps and asks, "How did your case come out today?" Snoopy says, Latest appearance: September 19th, 2000 / First appearance: September 17th, 1974 Sally stands in front of the school and says, "You've changed my whole life!" Sally continues, "I used to hate going to school, but since I've gotten to know you, everything is different." Sally smiles and hugs the school. The school thinks, "I can't believe it . . . Somebody loves me!" First appearance: September 17th, 1988 Spike walks through the desert and thinks, "If you live alone in the desert long enough, you find yourself talking to rocks . ." Spike thinks, "Good morning . . Good morning . ." Spike stands at a podium and thinks, "I suppose you're all wondering why I've asked you here today . . ." First appearance: September 17th, 1975 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "Girls like to be noticed." Lucy continues, "Girls have may different ways of getting attention." Schroeder tumbles in the air. Lucy shouts, "Boo!" Lucy closes her eyes and says, "That's one of them." First appearance: September 17th, 1999 Peppermint Patty snores at her school desk with her head back. Patty wakes up and says, "I'm awake!" Patty falls asleep head down on her desk. Patty awakes and says, "Land ho!" First appearance: September 17th, 1977 Snoopy runs past Lucy. Lucy says, "I don't see how you can jog all the time." Lucy continues, "It looks very boring." Snoopy continues to run. He thinks, "Au contraire!" Snoopy thinks, "It's exciting knowing that any minute you may pass out!" Latest appearance: September 14th, 2009 / First appearance: September 17th, 1962 Charlie Brown says into the phone, "It's going to be our last chance this year to have a picnic . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "That's right . . . It will be very informal . . . We're not even going to tell anybody what they should bring . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Each person will bring what he feels is necessary . . ." Snoopy sits next to Charlie Brown holding his dog di Latest appearance: September 14th, 2016 / First appearance: September 17th, 1969 Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown sit on the curb. Peppermint Patty says, "You should organize a football team, Chuck . ." Peppermint Patty smiles and continues, "Then I could bring my team over to slaughter you . . . we'd mangle you . . . we'd stomp on you and crush you and trample you into the ground!" As Peppermint Patty gets up and walks away she says, "Get your team organize First appearance: September 17th, 1978 Woodstock flies along upside-down. He continues to fly. Snoopy lies on his back atop the doghouse. Woodstock approaches him. Woodstock flies through the 'Z' balloon and cuts it in half. The 'Z' balloon comes back together off-balanced. Snoopy wakes up with a grimace. He sits up and thinks,"That'll stir up the ol' migraine!" First appearance: September 17th, 1990 Sally sits in a beanbag chair. A television annoucer says, "'And now, more bad news . . and after that, some really bad news . . .'" The television annoucer says, "'We apologize for bringing you all this bad news.'" Sally replies, "Hey, no problem!" First appearance: September 17th, 1985 Sally stands in front of the class and says, "My report today is on human behavior in our society . . ." Sally continues, "We shall discuss the importance of marriagement . ." Sally turns and says, "Ma'am?" Sally says, "Whatever . ." Latest appearance: September 16th, 2004 / First appearance: September 17th, 1970 Charlie Brown sits on the curb. Linus stands next to him and says, "Snoopy's at the vet's?" Linus sits beside Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "Yes, he had to stay there overnight for X-rays . ." Linus asks, "But they'll keep him in a cage or something, won't they? How will he ever stand it?" Snoopy stands in a cage and thinks, "Here's The World War I Flying Ace sitting i Latest appearance: September 14th, 2006 / First appearance: September 17th, 1959 Charlie Brown runs by flying his kite. Lucy and Linus walk along and Lucy asks, "Isn't the sky a beautiful blue today, Linus?" They both look up and she continues, "Look there..did you ever see anything nicer?" Charlie Brown stands grimacing in the distance. Linus watches his sister grimace as the kite lands on her outstretched arm. First appearance: September 17th, 1995 Peppermint Patty stands in front of the school building. She reads a sign that says, "Dunce caps third floor." Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in class. She looks at a test and thinks. Peppermint Patty asks, "What did you put down for the first questions, Marcie?" Marcie reads from her paper, "'True, false, true, true, and false.'" Peppermint Patty says, "Ha! S Latest appearance: September 15th, 2007 / First appearance: September 17th, 1960 Snoopy sits atop his doghouse at night and thinks, "I just know that this is the end!" He looks over the doghouse's edge and thinks, "Those bulldozers will be here first thing on Monday morning to wipe me out!" He lies on top of the doghouse and thinks, "The night is dark and I am lonely....there are so many things I've left unsaid...so many things left undone...." He think Latest appearance: September 14th, 2013 / First appearance: September 17th, 1966 Lucy says, "Look at that bug, will you?" Lucy continues, "He thinks he's better than that other bug . . ." Lucy shouts, "What makes you think you're so great?!" Lucy walks away and says, "I enjoy putting his kind in their place!" First appearance: September 17th, 1992 Charlie Brown stands on a girl's porch and holds a rake. Charlie Brown says, "Ask your dad if he wants me to rake your leaves . . ." The girl responds, "He says to come back in a month . . He's waiting for the last leaf to fall . ." Charlie Brown looks up at a tree with one leaf. Charlie Brown says, "Somehow, I think you and I are in this together . ." First appearance: September 17th, 1987 Snoopy and Woodstock stand next to an inflatable raft. Snoopy carries the raft as Woodstock walks beneath it. Snoopy and Woodstock sit inside the raft. Snoopy thinks, "Rats!" Snoopy and Woodstock are inside the raft, which is on top of a birdbath. Snoopy thinks, "We need to live closer to a lake . ." First appearance: September 17th, 1979 Sally and Charlie Brown sit at the table. Sally writes the letters, "F, G, H, I." The "I" has two dots above it. Charlie Brown asks, "How come you put two dots over the 'I'?" Sally replies, "Those aren't dots . . . Those are eyes! Haven't you ever heard of I's eyes?" Sally sits at the table alone and shouts, "Stick around! You may learn something!" First appearance: September 17th, 1984 Marcie sits in her school desk. A phantom sleeping sound emanates from an empty desk. Marcie says, "Yes, ma'am . . I hear it . . ." Marcie shouts, "Wake up, sir!" The ghost sound disappears. Marcie says, "Just like old times, huh, ma'am?"
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.