• 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.
First appearance: October 18th, 1959 Sally sits on the floor, drinking from her bottle as Schroeder plays the piano. She drinks as he plays. She offers her bottle to him. He doesn't look up. Sally crawls off. Lucy walks up, and sees the bottle lying on top of the piano while Schroeder plays. She sits leaning against the piano. She looks up. She turns to stare at Schroeder, who i First appearance: July 27th, 1972 Schroeder, Charlie Brown and Lucy stand on the pitcher's mound. Lucy says, "As long as you're always having these discussions on the mound, Charlie Brown, you should serve something . ." Schroeder walks away. Charlie Brown says, "Serve something?" Lucy replies, "Sure, some kind of a light snack . . Milk and cookies or something . . ." Lucy continues, "A nice salad would go good on Latest appearance: November 25th, 2001 / First appearance: November 25th, 1973 Snoopy walks along, carrying a hockey stick. Snoopy stands in the ice-covered birdbath with Woodstock. He thinks, "Here we are skating out onto Woodstock's home ice for the big hockey game..." Snoopy turns and looks to the side, thinking, "And here come the officials..." Charlie Brown walks by. He wears a striped shirt, and says, "The referee." "The linesmen." Shroe Latest appearance: July 8th, 2011 / First appearance: July 10th, 1964 Charlie Brown tosses a ball to Shroeder, who says, "How's your arm these days, Charlie Brown?" Lucy stands in the back. "It feels fine, thank you.." Charlie Brown shakes his arm. Lucy stands behind Schroeder. Lucy offers, "I read where one doctor said that human arms are not made for pitching baseballs." "What are they made for?" Schroeder asks. "Hugging!" Lucy lens towards Latest appearance: January 20th, 2010 / First appearance: January 23rd, 1963 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and says, "Scroeder, what do you think the odds are that you and I will get married someday?" Schroeder replies, "Oh, I'd say about 'googol' to one." Lucy says, "How much is a 'googol'?" Schroeder replies, 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,00 First appearance: October 27th, 1957 Charlie Brown wears a football helmet. He urges Schroeder and Linus: "Now's the time for a good pass play!" Lucy shakes her fist at Patty, Shermy, and Pig-Pen: "All right, men, let's get in there this time, and smear 'em!" "Now, listen carefully," Charlie Brown says to Linus and Schroeder as they stand in a huddle. Linus sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. They listen to him: " First appearance: January 12th, 1979 Schroeder sits at the piano and says, "Don't come in!" Lucy asks, "Why not?" Schroeder replies, "Because I can't practice playing the piano if you're leaning on it all the time!" Lucy asks, "If I promise not to lean on your piano, may I come in?" Lucy leans on Schroeder's back and says, "This is better anyway!" 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: December 20th, 2000 / First appearance: February 8th, 1975 Schroeder plays the piano. Snoopy sits on the piano. Schroeder stops playing. Snoopy sleeps on the piano. Schroeder begins to play again. A music note rises over Snoopy's head. The music note hangs on Snoopy's nose. 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"!'" First appearance: February 4th, 1998 Schroeder plays the piano, while Lucy says, "Can a piano player support a wife who is used to all the nice things in life?" Lucy says, "You know, cars, clothes, a beach house.. things like that." Exasperated, Schroeder throws up his arms and says, "Absolutely! Piano players make enormous amounts of money! Their wives can buy anything they want!" Lucy says, "I'll probably ma Latest appearance: August 5th, 2006 / First appearance: August 8th, 1959 Charlie Brown looks at Schroeder as he plays the piano. Charlie Brown asks, "Schroeder, would you like to hear something cute that Sally did yesterday?" Schroeder replies,"Sure..I'd be glad to.." Charlie Brown starts, "Well, it was like this..she was.. Charlie Brown grimaces as Schroeder starts playing the piano again, louder. Latest appearance: January 30th, 2016 / First appearance: February 1st, 1969 Schroeder and Charlie Brown sit at the table. Schroeder writes and says, "I'm ordering a new piano from the 'Ace Piano Company.'" Schroeder continues, "They have a special on . . . With every toy piano you buy, you get a photograph of Joe Garagiola." Charlie Brown says, "I suppose your old piano was covered by insurance . . ." Schroeder asks, "How do you explain to an insur First appearance: December 16th, 1995 Schroeder sits at his piano and shouts, "Wow!" Lucy carries a cake and says, "Happy Beethoven's Birthday!" Sally walks behind with a cake knife. Woodstock asks a question. Snoopy thinks, "Bird Music? No, Beethoven never wrote any bird music . ." Latest appearance: October 16th, 2000 / First appearance: October 21st, 1974 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "I see you got your new piano . ." Schroeder replies, "Yes, and if you scratch it with your stupid elbows, I'll pound you!" Lucy stares at Schroeder. Schroeder frowns. Lucy smiles and says, "You're cute when you're indignant!" First appearance: June 5th, 1956 Charlie Brown leans on the piano whiles Schroeder plays. Charlie Brown says, "Listen to this, Schroeder..." He reads, "'A new Beethoven hall is being built on the banks on the Rhine river'..." He concludes, "'The modern stone structure will cost over a million dollars.'" Charlie Brown flips over as Schroeder stands up and shouts, "SPARE NO EXPENSE!!!!!" First appearance: April 6th, 1984 Linus swings his baseball bat into strike three. Charlie Brown pulls Linus' cap over his eyes. Charlie Brown says, "That's for swinging at a pitch that was six feet over your head!" Linus says, "What did you other guys do wrong?" Lucy, Schroeder, and Snoopy sit on the bench. They each have their baseball caps pulled over their eyes. Lucy says, "I missed an easy fly ball. 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 First appearance: December 25th, 1957 Shermy, Lucy, and Pigpen stand holding signs that read, 'Christmas Greeings from Shermy', 'Lucy', Pig-Pen. They are grimacing to their left. Patty and Violet stand with signs that read, 'Violet', 'Patty' They are also scowling to their left. Snoopy and Schroeder stand frowning to their left. They have signs that read, 'Snoopy', 'Schroeder' Linus stands holding a sign that First appearance: June 24th, 1958 Schroeder looks on as Lucy yells at Linus in the backyard, "We're not playing pirates anymore! Go On Home!" Linus walks home in his pirate hat and carrying his sword. In the house, he rummages for an object in his back-pocket. He sits on the floor sucking his thumb and holding his blanket.
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: December 6th, 1982 Rerun sits in the bike seat and says, "So here I am, about to go riding again on the back of my mother's bicycle . . ." Rerun continues, "To quote from the book of 'Ruth' . . ." Rerun says, "For whither thou goest, I will go." The bike takes off. Rerun says, "Like a bullet!" Latest appearance: December 3rd, 2012 / First appearance: December 6th, 1965 Charlie Brown says, "You did have a 'lazy eye' didn't you?" Sally says, "Yes, my opthamologist said I have to wear this patch for six months . . ." Sally says, "But just think . . . After that my eye will be all right . . . He put the patch on my good eye so the weak one will work harder." Sally says, "How do I look with an eye patch?" Carlie Brown says, "You look fine . . . you First appearance: December 6th, 1984 Marcie walks behind Peppermint Patty. Peppermint Patty says, "We 'latchkey' kids go home every day to an empty house . . ." Peppermint Patty holds a key and stands on her back doorstep. Peppermint Patty says, "We go in, look in the refrigerator for something to eat, turn on the TV and sit there all alone . . ." Marcie says, "Sometimes, I'm a latchkey kid, too, when my mother is o Latest appearance: December 3rd, 2014 / First appearance: December 6th, 1967 Lucy stands on the ice. Snoopy ice skates past her. Lucy says, "Real figure skaters smile a lot . . ." Snoopy skates past Lucy and smiles. Lucy says, "Maybe just a pleasant grin would be better . . ." First appearance: December 6th, 1958 Charlie Brown and Violet are standing in the field. Violet says, "I'm having a Big party, Charlie Brown, and I'm going to invite Everyone in the neighborhood except You!" She walks off smiling. He yells after her, "I Don't Care! You Can't hurt My feelings!! He continues, "Did you hear me? I said, you can't hurt My feelings!!!" He walks off saying, "I'm a loud Liar!" First appearance: December 6th, 1991 Snoopy is dressed as Santa Claus and he honks a horn. Linus falls over. Lucy says, "Just ignore that Santa Claus, Linus . . There's nothing he can do to you . ." First appearance: December 6th, 1977 Marcie and Snoopy, as Peppermint Patty, sit at their desks in school. Marcie says, "You look smaller today, sir, and you seem quieter . . . ." Marcie asks, "Aren't you feeling well, sir?" Snoopy turns around and smiles. Marcie is confused. Marcie asks, "What kind of illness makes your body shrink but your nose get bigger?" First appearance: December 6th, 1959 Lucy glares at Linus as he sucks his thumb and holds his blanket.(BR) (BR) "You know, I can't possibly tell you how sick I get of seeing you drag around that stupid blanket!" Lucy announces.(BR) (BR) "It's not stupid...This blanket has many very practical usues..." Linus protests, holding up his blanket.(BR) (BR) "HA! THat's a laugh!" Linus walks away; "You just have no imagination, that's all."(B Latest appearance: December 3rd, 2016 / First appearance: December 6th, 1969 Snnopy stands in the snow, smiling. Snoopy holds out a paw. Snoopy thinks, "I should have stayed home . . . " Snoopy stands amid a group of snowmen and thinks, "I hate these parties where you just stand around and nobody says anything!" First appearance: December 6th, 1989 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in class. Peppermint Patty looks at a sheet of paper. Marcie says, "No, 'biannual' means twice a year . ." Marcie continues, "I think 'biennial' means every two years . ." Peppermint Patty says, "'Bi-D-minus' must mean twice a day . ." Latest appearance: December 4th, 2011 / First appearance: December 6th, 1964 Frieda says to Snoopy, "Perhaps we should split up and plan to meet back here in about an hour, Okay?" Snoopy races off. Snoopy thinks, "Happiness is loving your enemies." Snoopy dances with a large group of rabbits. Snoopy continues to dance while the rabbits sit and watch. Snoopy waves goodbye to his friends. Snoopy walks back to Frieda. Frieda sa First appearance: December 6th, 1986 Snoopy and Woodstock sit on the ground. Snoopy thinks, "One thing that makes dogs superior is our ability to raise our ears . ." Snoopy raises his ears and thinks, "Like this, see?" Snoopy thinks, "Another thing that makes dogs superior is . ." Woodstock gets up and walks away. Snoopy thinks, "Wait! I was going to tell you about our natural humility . ." First appearance: December 6th, 1978 Schroeder sits at the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and holds some papers. She says, "In my book about Beethoven, I've made a few improvements." Lucy continues, "For instance, instead of playing the piano, I have him playing an electric guitar . . ." Lucy adds, "Also in my book he doesn't have stomach pains . . ." Lucy says, "I've updated it to tennis elbow!" Latest appearance: December 1st, 2000 / First appearance: December 6th, 1974 The Literary Ace types, "Once there were two mice who lived in a museum." The Literary Ace continues to type, "One evening after the museum had closed, the first mouse crawled into a huge suit of armor." The Literary Ace types, "Before he knew it, he was lost. 'Help!' he shouted to his friend." Snoopy types, "Help me make it through the knight!" Latest appearance: December 5th, 2004 / First appearance: December 6th, 1970 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk. "Why should I look? I know what I got.." "Hey, how about that?" Franklin says. He holds up a sheet of paper. Peppermint Patty looks at her sheet of paper. "I got an 'F' on the test, Franklin..what did you get?" Franklin turns andround and smiles: "I got a 'B'! I'm very happy..." Peppermint Patty gazes at her paper and says, "I think I got First appearance: December 6th, 1979 Lucy approaches Charlie Brown with a paper. She says, "I've made up a new list of things I want for Christmas, Charlie Brown." Charlie Brown says, "I hate to admit it, but I can't even remember where we put the other list." Lucy walks and says, "Don't worry, I know just where it is . . ." Snoopy lies on the doghouse with two papers on his nose. He thinks, "Joe Spindle!" First appearance: December 6th, 1997 Charlie Brown is at the store with Lucy and Snoopy. They are wearing coats and hats and Snoopy wears a stocking cap. Charlie Brown points at the display case and says, "See? There they are... those are the gloves I'd like to buy Peggy Jean for Christmas." Lucy says, "Where are you going to get twenty-five dollars?" He says, "That's the problem." Lucy suggests, "Maybe you could sell First appearance: December 6th, 1996 Peppermint Patty and Marcie stand on the Brown's doorstep in the pouring rain. Peppermint Patty, who is holding a football, says to Charlie Brown, "Hey, Chuck, you missed a good practice!" Marcie says, "Where are we? I can't see a thing!" Peppermint Patty says as she walks away, "A good team never misses a practice." Marcie asks, "Who's got the ball?" Marcie says, "Somebody tel First appearance: December 6th, 1957 Snoopy approaches Charlie Brown lying with his head on the rock.(BR) (BR) Snoopy places his head on top of Charlie Brown's.(BR) (BR) Lucy approaches and sees them.(BR) (BR) She lies with her back on Snoopy whiles he has his head on Charlie Brown's head. They fall asleep. Charlie Brown grimaces and mutters, "Good Grief!"(BR) (BR) Latest appearance: December 3rd, 2013 / First appearance: December 6th, 1966 Linus here's someone sleeping inside the mailbox. Linus opens the door and says, "Oh! Pardon me!" Linus walks away. Snoopy thinks, "Right in the middle of a good dream!"
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.