• 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 blockhead and beagle.
Last Appeared: August 13th, 2015 / First appearance: August 15th, 1968 Shroeder, Linus, and Lucy surround Charlie Brown, who dsstands on top of the pitcher's mound. He is shaking. Linus says, "Come on, Charlie Brown..we'll take you home.." "I'm going to pitch a great game.." says Charlie Brown.

"That little red-haired girl is watching, and I'm going to pitch a great game, and she's going to be impressed, and..." Charlie Brown continues as Linus leads him off
First appearance: August 22nd, 1979 Lucy stands in the outfield and shouts, "Hey, catcher!"

Schroeder wears his catcher's equipment and stands next to Lucy. Lucy smiles and says, "It's lonely out there in right field so I'm gonna stand here with you."

Schroeder says, "If you stand there you'll get hit by a foul ball."

Lucy stands directly behind Schroeder and asks, "How about here?"

Last Appeared: December 12th, 2009 / First appearance: December 15th, 1962 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "You don't believe me do you?"

Lucy continues, "Well it's a fact that girls are smarter than boys!"

Lucy says, "And you know who discovered it?"

Lucy raises her hand in the air and says, "Women scientists!" Schroeder says, "Oh, good grief!"

First appearance: July 21st, 1980 Schroeder plays the piano as Woodstock approaches.

Woodstock stands on the piano and sings.

A music note flies toward Woodstock.

Woodstock rides away on the music note.

Last Appeared: May 27th, 2006 / First appearance: May 30th, 1959 Shermy calls out, "Hey C'mon!"

He points to Violet and Linus who are receiving candy from Charlie Brown. With a piece of candy sticking out his mouth he exclaims, "Charlie Brown had a baby sister! He's handing out chocolate cigars!"

Pigpen walks up and takes a piece. He says, 'Congratulations, Charlie Brown!" Charlie Brown replies, "Thank You, Pigpen..."

Snoopy sits atop
First appearance: May 21st, 1983 Schroeder plays the piano. A music staff hovers over him.

Charlie Brown runs and pulls a kite.

Charlie Brown runs back and pulls the music staff.

Schroeder plays the piano. A kite hovers over him.

Last Appeared: May 7th, 2015 / First appearance: May 9th, 1968 Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder says, "Charlie Brown, if Lucy calls me 'Dear heart' once more I'm going to quit the team!"

Charlie Brown says, "All right, take it easy . . . I'll go out and talk to her . ."

Charlie Brown walks toward Lucy. Lucy says, "Well, hello! Did you leave your pitcher's mound and come clear out here to center field just to
First appearance: September 16th, 1958 Schroeder is playing on his piano whiles Lucy turns to him and asks, "Do you think you'll ever get to be the world's champion piano player, Schroeder?"

He replies, "They don't have any 'world's champion piano player'.."

Lucy grimaces at the reader.

She exclaims, "I think it's a complete waste of time to practice something and not get to be world's champion!"

Last Appeared: May 20th, 2013 / First appearance: May 23rd, 1966 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and says, "Now, in case of a foul ball, rip off your mask and catch it . . ." Schroeder says, "Right."

Charlie Brown pitches the ball.

Charlie Brown gets knocked over by the ball.

Charlie Brown lies on the mound. Schroeder stands above him and says, "In all the time we've been playing, I've never seen a foul ball . . . "

First appearance: September 15th, 1958 Schroeder is playing the piano as Lucy leans on it reading. She reads, "Here's something interesting.." It says, 'A piano can strike notes through a range of seven octaves.."

She continues, "..A child's toy piano has in comparison, a range of only one octave and is virtually useless as a musical instrument because of that."

Schroeder tests the octaves on his piano, playing a compl
First appearance: December 8th, 1958 Lucy is reading whiles Schroeder plays the piano. She reads,"It says here Beethoven was born Dec, 16, 1770.."

She continues," However, it also says that there is some doubt as to this date.."

She watches as Schroeder walks away.

Charlie Brown looks at the placard that Schroeder is carrying. It reads, "Only eight more days until Beethoven's birthday (more or less)"

First appearance: May 15th, 1958 Charlie Brown and Linus are playing a board game on the ground.

They look up and give the reader a quizzical look.

They look up in the tree at Snoopy a.k.a 'Vulture' perched there.

'Vulture' falls out of the tree as Linus and Charlie Brown yell, "GET OUT OF HERE!!"

Last Appeared: March 19th, 2017 / First appearance: March 22nd, 1970 Shroeder plays the piano. Lucy and Frieda lean against the piano.

"He's not very friendly, is he?" asks Frieda. "You could say that." agrees Lucy.

"What do you think would happen if I turned around and gave him a big kiss?" Shroecder looks up. Lucy says, "Who knows?"

Shroeder and Snoopy pass each other, walking.

Frieda asks, "How should I do it? Just whirl around, a
First appearance: March 31st, 1984 Snoopy sits in front of Schroeder and his piano. Snoopy is asleep.

Schroeder plays the piano. Musical notes on a staff appear in the air. Snoopy is still asleep.

The musical staff goes through Snoopy's head. The notes go in one ear and and out the other. Snoopy's eyes get big and wide.

Schroeder continues to play. Snoopy looks flustered.

Last Appeared: October 18th, 2000 / First appearance: October 23rd, 1974 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano. A glass sits on the piano. Schroeder says, "Please don't set your lemonade on my piano . . . The glass might leave a ring . . ."

Lucy says, "Oooooo!! Aren't we fussy, fussy, fussy?"

Schroeder pulls the piano out from underneath Lucy.

Lucy sits on the floor alone and shouts, "I'll bet Beethoven never complained when a cute
First appearance: June 21st, 1997 Schroeder walks out to the pitcher's mound and says, "That other team is trash-talking us, Charlie Brown . ."

Schroeder continues, "I got even with them, though . . ."

Schroeder says, "I said, 'You guys think you're so great . . Mozart was writing symphonies when he was your age!'"

Schroeder says, "That really shut 'em up . ." Charlie Brown rolls his eyes and says, "I'll b
First appearance: November 8th, 1958 Lucy approaches Schroeder who is carrying a small xmas tree. She asks, "Getting your Christmas tree kind of early, aren't you Schroeder?"(BR) (BR) He replies, "We always's sort of a family tradition.."(BR) (BR) He walks off with the tree.(BR) (BR) Charlie Brown watches from afar as Schroeder grimaces at the kite that is now dangling from his tree.(BR) (BR) First appearance: April 27th, 1990 Schroeder plays the piano. The music staff passes behind Snoopy's doghouse. Snoopy sees the musical notes turn into dog bones.

First appearance: December 27th, 1977 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "Why don't you come over to my house tonight and watch tv?"

Lucy continues, "I'll even make some popcorn . . . Would you like to do that?"

Schroeder replies, "No, thank you."

Lucy says, "This has been a great year."

Last Appeared: February 28th, 2010 / First appearance: February 24th, 1963 Lucy watches as Schroeder plays the piano. A music staff floats around them.

Lucy leans on Schroeder's piano and asks, "Schroeder, what if you and I were to get married some day, and what if we . . ."

Schroeder continues playing and says, "I can't comprehend what you're saying." Lucy says, "Well, what I mean is, if you and I ever get married, will . . ."

Schroeder says, "
Last Appeared: 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."

Last Appeared: 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 . ."

Last Appeared: 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 .
Last Appeared: 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.<
Last Appeared: 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!"

Last Appeared: 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.

Last Appeared: 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
Last Appeared: 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
Last Appeared: 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
Last Appeared: 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 . . ."

Last Appeared: 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
Last Appeared: 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!"

Last Appeared: 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
Last Appeared: 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
Last Appeared: 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
Last Appeared: 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!"

Last Appeared: 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
Last Appeared: 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.

Last Appeared: June 30th, 2017 / First appearance: July 3rd, 1970 Snoopy walks with his supper dish on his head. Schroeder and Charlie Brown watch him. Charlie Brown says, "There he goes . . . Off to give his Fourth of July speech to the dogs at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm . ."

Schroeder asks, "Has he been rehearsing what he's going to say?"

Charlie Brown replies, "Oh, yes . . . That's all he's been thinking about lately . . ."

Snoopy walks
Last Appeared: June 29th, 2017 / First appearance: July 2nd, 1970 Snoopy sits on the doghouse and looks at a piece of paper.

Snoopy lies on the doghouse and writes. He thinks, "As long as this is going to be a Fourth of July speech, I think I should slip in a few digs about dogs not being allowed to vote . . We can be drafted into the army, but we can't vote . . ."

Snoopy sits up. He smiles and thinks, "Then I'll tell my latest anti-cat joke . .
First appearance: September 25th, 1991 Charlie Brown and Sally sit at a table. Sally says, "I can't do this math problem . . It has three's and four's in it . . ."

Sally says, "I can't do problems that have three's and four's in them . ."

Charlie Brown asks, "What'll you do when you get to eight's and nine's?" Sally says, "I'll be sick that day . ."

First appearance: September 25th, 1989 Sally sits in a beanbag chair. Charlie Brown says, "Well!, I'm glad to see you're watching the news . . . What's going on in the world?"

Sally replies, "The anchor person looked better when she had long hair . ."

First appearance: September 25th, 1999 Snoopy walks up to Olaf and Andy who play cards. Snoopy says, "We're in trouble... the round-headed kid says all you guys do is play card games.."

Snoopy says, "He said what would they do if a burglar came?"

Andy says, "We'd invite him to play "spoons." Andy says, "Then, when he wasn't looking, we'd hit him with a spoon."

Last Appeared: 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 . ."

First appearance: September 25th, 1956 Charlie Brown looks at the reader whiles standing in the field, as Lucy points to her left and asks, "Did you ever notice how the sidewalk comes to a point way down there?"

She continues, "I just took a little stroll down that way to see what it looks like up close.."

She sits on the sidewalks, sighs, and says, "I didn't find out though *sigh*"

Charlie Brown holds his stoma
Last Appeared: September 23rd, 2011 / First appearance: September 25th, 1964 "WHAT?" Charlie Brown looks up at Snoopy, who sits with his back to him on top of the doghosue.

"YOU'RE NOT EVEN GOING TO LOOK AT IT?!!" Charlie Brown cries as Snoopy trots off.

Charlie Brown throws back his head and wails, "Linus paints a mural of the entire story of civilization on the ceiling of his doghouse and he's not even going to look at it!" Linus, with a palette, and Patt
First appearance: September 25th, 1998 Marcie, Peppermint Patty, Charlie Brown and Snoopy, wearing a helmet, stare up into a tree. Peppermint Patty says, "Nice going Marcie. You kicked the ball up into the tree!" Snoopy says, "Somebody call a cat."

First appearance: September 25th, 1982 Snoopy sits on the doghouse at night and thinks, "Marbles, my long-lost brother, is coming here . . . I can't believe it . . ."

Snoopy continues to think, "Marbles was always the smart one in our family . . ."

Snoopy thinks, "'Woof' he'd say"

Snoopy lies on his back and thinks, "He wasn't very witty, but he was smart."

First appearance: September 25th, 1990 Pigpen and Sally sit at their school desks. Pigpen says, "Did I tell you? I've decided to run for class president . ."

Sally says, "'Pigpen,' you're such a mess I wouldn't vote for you for frog catcher!"

Last Appeared: September 30th, 2007 / First appearance: September 25th, 1960 "Nobody likes me!" Charlie Brown is hunched on the grass. Lucy stands next to him.

"Nobody REALLY likes me!" he continues as they walk along.

"All it would take to make me happy is to have someone say he likes me..." Charlie Brown says as they stand at the wall.

"Are you sure?" Lucy asks as they walk.

"Of course I'm sure!" Lucy stretches out her arms and says, "You
Last Appeared: September 22nd, 2014 / First appearance: September 25th, 1967 Lucy walks outside.

Lucy sees Snoopy holding a sign that says 'This is National Dog Week.'"

Snoopy tries to kiss Lucy.

Lucy shouts, "Get out of here!"

First appearance: September 25th, 1972 The Literary Ace sits on the doghouse and types.

The Literary Ace types, "To Whom It May Concern."

The Literary Ace continues to type.

Snoopy types, "Dear Whom."

First appearance: September 25th, 1975 Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "It must be after six . . ."

Snoopy sits up and thinks, "This happens all the time!"

Snoopy looks over the edge of the doghouse and thinks, "My appetite is early . . . My supper is late . . ."

Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, ". . . And I'm caught in the middle!"

Last Appeared: September 22nd, 2006 / First appearance: September 25th, 1959 Snoopy sits looking up at a falling leaf. He thinks, "If I were a leaf you'd never catch Me falling off a tree!"

Snoopy hugs the tree and thinks, "I'd hang on for dear life! I'd stay with that tree until they came to get me!"

He kicks and continues, "Even then they'd have to drag me off! I'd kick and scream and put up a real fight!"

He concludes, "I'd make a lousy leaf!"
First appearance: September 25th, 1987 Sally sits in the beanbag chair. Charlie Brown enters the room and says, "It was the last game of the season and we lost!"

Sally asks as she walks away, "So what does that mean?"

Charlie Brown says drearily, "Well, in the long run, and as far as the rest of the world goes, it doesn't mean a thing . ."

Charlie Brown flops head first into the beanbag and says, "But I can't s
Last Appeared: September 20th, 2003 / First appearance: September 25th, 1971 Woodstock runs toward a football.

Woodstock kicks the football, but it doesn't move.

Woodstock stands in front of the football and watches it wobble.

The football falls over and lands on Woodstock.

Last Appeared: September 22nd, 2016 / First appearance: September 25th, 1969 Peppermint Patty talks into the phone, "Hi Chuck . . . sorry you missed the game yesterday . . ."

Peppermint Patty continues, "I sure have to hand it to you, though Chuck . . . that was some team you sent over . . . they clobbered us, but good!"

Charlie Brown talks into the phone and replies, "Team?"

Peppermint Patty talks into the phone and replies, "That funny looking kid
First appearance: September 25th, 1985 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in school. Marcie sleeps. Peppermint Patty says, "Yes, ma'am, everyone feels sort of sleepy . ."

Peppermint Patty continues, "I think it's stuffy in here."

Peppermint Patty suggests, "Maybe we should open a few windows."

Peppermint Patty says, "No, ma'am . . We promise not to try to escape . . ."

First appearance: September 25th, 1988 Snoopy sits atop his doghouse thinking, "I think I'll try it again..." "Why not?"

He peers out from behind a tree.

Linus is sitting on the ground sucking his thumb and holding his blanket. As Snoopy slithers up to him, he says, "All right, you stupid beagle..."

He takes his thumb out and continues as Snoopy open his mouth to snatch the blanket, "You think you want this bla
Last Appeared: September 22nd, 2009 / First appearance: September 25th, 1962 Linus walks with Sally and asks, "Do you participate much in kindergarten, Sally?"

Sally replies, "I try not to . . . I'm sort of holding back . . ."

Sally continues, "For instance, yesterday the teacher wanted all of us to go to the chalk board and draw, but I got out of it . . ."

Sally continues, "I told her it was hard for me because of my bursitis!"

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


  • 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.