Schroeder

  • First appearance: May 30, 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: December 26th, 1980 Schroeder plays the piano while Woodstock approaches. Music notes fill the staff. Woodstock stands on the piano. Schroeder continues to play. Woodstock sings. Schroeder plays the piano. The staff forms an "X" over Woodstock. Latest appearance: May 1st, 2013 / First appearance: May 4th, 1966 Charlie Brown says to Schroeder, "The rain washed away my pitcher's mound . . . " Lucy and Schroeder watch as Charlie Brown says, "I'm a pitcher without a mound . . . I'm a lost soul . . . I'm like a politician out of office." Schroeder says, "Or a sailor without an ocean . . . " Lucy smiles at Schroeder and says, "Or a boy without a girl . . . " Charlie Brown and Schroed First appearance: March 9th, 1990 Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand on the pitcher's mound. Snoopy walks behind them. Schroeder asks, "Charlie Brown, at what point does a manager know his team is in trouble?" Snoopy stumbles over second base. Charlie Brown answers, "When his players trot out onto the field, and one of them trips over second base." First appearance: November 11th, 1982 Schroeder plays the piano as Lucy watches. Lucy asks, "Do you think it's possible that I'm your favorite person in the whole wide world?" Schroeder laughs hysterically. Lucy says, "Suddenly I'm a stand-up comic." Latest appearance: July 15th, 2006 / First appearance: July 18th, 1959 Schroeder yells at Lucy, who is leaning on his piano, "I wouldn't marry you unless you were the last girl on Earth!" Lucy asks, "Did you say, 'If' or 'Unless'?" Schroeder replies, "I admit I said, 'Unless'..." Schroeder falls over as Lucy shouts, "HOPE!" First appearance: March 20th, 1993 Charlie Brown, Linus, Schroeder, Lucy, Pigpen, Snoopy and Woodstock pose for the baseball team picture. Charlie Brown shouts, "All right, everyone over here for the team photo!" Schroeder says to Lucy, "You have your choice . . . You can sit with either Pigpen or the dog . . ." Lucy asks, "What kind of choice is that?" Pigpen replies, "I should think it would be obvious." Snoopy thinks, "I'll First appearance: October 22nd, 1975 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "Knowing you don't love me drives me crazy!" Lucy shouts, "Do you know that? Huh?! Do you?!!" Schroeder tumbles in the air. Lucy shouts, "Do you know that?!!" Lucy says, "It was frequently said of her, 'She knew not how to suffer in silence!'" Latest appearance: April 25th, 2002 / First appearance: April 20th, 1972 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "Beethoven wrote nine symphonies." Schroeder says, "I know that." Lucy says, "He also wrote a lot of those individual thingies." Schroeder stops playing the piano. Schroeder says, "Sonatas." Lucy says, "That's the word." Latest appearance: December 26th, 2014 / First appearance: December 29th, 1967 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "If you really liked me, you'd give me presents . ." Schroeder stops and says, "If you really liked me, you wouldn't expect presents!" Schroeder continues to play the piano. Lucy frowns and says, "Either way, I end up not getting any presents!" Latest appearance: May 10th, 2010 / First appearance: May 13th, 1963 Snoopy stands in the outfield wearing a baseball cap and glove. Snoopy catches a ball in his mouth. Schroeder stands with Charlie Brown and says, "I wonder why he wears a glove . . ." Snoopy thinks, "Where else would I keep my lunch?" 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: May 17th, 2003 / First appearance: May 22nd, 1971 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "They say that we girls are like beautiful music . . ." Lucy smiles and continues, "We are like songs one cannot forget . . ." Lucy faces Linus and asks, "Do you ever think of me as a melody that lingers on?" Schroeder looks up and says, "And on, and on, and on, and . . ." Latest appearance: October 29th, 2016 / First appearance: November 4th, 1969 Lucy leans on Schroeder's piano and asks, "Do you know what love is?" Schroeder replies to Lucy, "Love (luv)n. to be fond of; a strong affection for or attachment or devotion to a person or persons." Schroeder resumes playing. Lucy says, "On paper he's great." First appearance: November 11th, 1957 Schroeder and Charlie Brown come upon Linus in the room sucking his thumb and holding his blanket. Schroeder asks, "Did you have a blanket when you were a little kid, Charlie Brown?"(BR) (BR) Charlie Brown replies, "No, I never really felt the need for one...I was always pretty well-adjusted.."(BR) (BR) He smiles and continues, "I was a very normal child, quite easy-going, healthy in mind and bod Latest appearance: July 4th, 2006 / First appearance: July 7th, 1959 Schroeder walks along. He says, "Beethoven used to be fond of taking long walks in the country.." He continues, "He was always inspired by the beautiful sounds of the countryside.." He stops as Lucy yells, "YOU BLOCKHEAD, COME BACK HERE WITH THAT BALL!!" He grimaces as he walks on saying, "Beethoven had it nice!" Latest appearance: August 17th, 2001 / First appearance: February 22nd, 1975 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and asks, "Why don't you surprise me sometime, and send me some roses?" Schroeder replies, "Why don't you surprise me sometime, and leave me alone?" Lucy stares at Schroeder. Lucy turns away and frowns. She says, "Some surprises are better than others." Latest appearance: November 27th, 2002 / First appearance: November 29th, 1972 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "I think it would by very romantic if someday you gave me a single perfect rose." Lucy continues, "Or a carnation . . . Or even an old dandelion . . ." Schroeder continues to play the piano and asks, "How about a handful of crab grass?" Schroeder tumbles in the air. Lucy shouts, "I'll take it!" First appearance: November 8th, 1962 Schroeder stands in front of Linus, holding a sign that reads, "This year Beethoven's birthday comes on a Sunday!" Schroeder walks away. Snoopy approaches Linus carrying a sign. Snoopy's sign reads, "Isn't that thrilling news?" First appearance: December 14th, 1977 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and asks, "Have you decided what you're going to get me for Beethoven's birthday?" Schroeder shouts, "Nothing!" Schroeder continues, "Nothing! Nothing! Nothing!" Lucy smiles and says, "You're such a tease . . ." 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.
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: July 12th, 1985 Charlie Brown and Sally sit at the table. Sally writes, "He was a very arrogant cowboy." Sally continues to write, "He would only ride on pompous grass." Charlie Brown says, "You mean pampas grass . ." Sally shouts, "I said he was arrogant, didn't I?" Latest appearance: July 9th, 2013 / First appearance: July 12th, 1966 Lucy sits and stares and says, "No tv . . . I can't believe it . . ." Linus says, "Try reading a book . . ." Lucy says, "A what?" Linus continues, "Or radio . . . try listening to the radio . . ." Lucy says, "To what?" Linus says, "Or put some records on . . . Listen to the record player . . ." Lucy turns around in a daze and says, "The record what? Read what? Huh? Wh First appearance: July 12th, 1976 Snoopy sits on the doghouse and eats. Lucy says, "Junk food!" Lucy continues, "You're gonna ruin your stomach eating all that stuff!" Snoopy holds out his paw to Lucy and thinks, "Here, try one of these. sweetie . . ." Lucy walks away. Snoopy holds junk food and thinks, "Wait!! Come back! Have some doughnuts and potato chips with your cup cake!!" 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 First appearance: July 12th, 1996 Charlie Brown says to a receptionist, "Yes, ma'am . . Is this the emergency room? Well, my elbow hurts from playing baseball . ." Charlie Brown says, "Yes, I'd call it an emergency . ." Charlie Brown says, "My team is already ten runs behind . ." First appearance: July 12th, 1978 Snoopy, as The World Famous Tennis Pro, gets knocked over by the ball. A voice shouts, "Ace!" Molly Volley screams. Crybaby Boobie shouts, "We won!!!" A car horn honks. Molly Volley says, "I'm gonna kill somebody!" First appearance: July 12th, 1993 Charlie Brown holds a phone in one hand and a quarter in the other. Linus asks, "Calling home, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown says, "I thought I'd let everyone know that I got here to camp safely . . The phone says, "'Thank you for calling the Brown residence . . If you know the four digit extension of the party you are trying to reach, you may dial it now . . If you are calling yo First appearance: July 12th, 1991 The Literary Ace sits on his doghouse. Lucy says, "I heard you got a six figure offer for your next book." Lucy asks, "May I ask what the six figure was?" Snoopy thinks, "000,000!" Latest appearance: July 8th, 2016 / First appearance: July 12th, 1968 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse with a sign that reads, "Campaign Headquarters." Woodstock speaks. Woodstock speaks and walks. Woodstock walks off the end of the doghouse and lands on his head. Woodstock sits on the ground dazed. Snoopy thinks, "My campaign manager isn't too bright!" First appearance: July 12th, 1958 Lucy is leaning on Schroeder's piano. She reads a letter and sighs. Schroeder looks up in a curious manner. She turns to him and says, "You're not the only fish in the sea.." She shows him the letter and exclaims, "Van Cliburn!" Latest appearance: July 7th, 2000 / First appearance: July 12th, 1974 Snoopy and Woodstock sit on the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "The big dog said to the little dog, 'Have you met the new cat who lives next door?'" Snoopy holds his arms out and thinks, "'Yes, I talked to him yesterday,' said the little dog. 'Did you talk to him in person?' asked the big dog . . . 'No,' said the little dog . . 'I talked to him in cat!'" Snoopy laughs hysterically. Latest appearance: July 9th, 2014 / First appearance: July 12th, 1967 Snoopy lies on his doghouse. Snoopy looks up curiously. Snoopy thinks, "Now, I've seen everything . . ." A bird with long hair stands on the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "A bird hippie!" Latest appearance: July 7th, 2003 / First appearance: July 12th, 1971 Snoopy sits on the ground and lies against a rock. He thinks, "Sometimes I get some of my best ideas while lying in the sun . ." Snoopy continues to lie against the rock. Snoopy opens his eyes as it begins to rain. Snoopy lies against the rock in the pouring rain. He thinks, "Somehow, I've never gotten a good idea while lying in the rain . . ." First appearance: July 12th, 1979 Sally talks into the phone and says, "No, this is Sally . . . I'm his sister . . . He's where?" Sally turns to Snoopy and says, "It's the 'Ace Memorial Hospital' . . . Your owner's in the hospital!" Sally talks into the phone and says, "No, my parents are at the barbers' picnic . . . Yes, I'll tell them . . How long will he be in the hospital? Is he going to get well?" Sno First appearance: July 12th, 1977 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Woodstock flies toward him. Woodstock flies toward Snoopy's feet. Woodstock lands on Snoopy's feet and bends them down. Woodstock gets thrown back in the other direction. First appearance: July 12th, 1957 Lucy approaches Charlie Brown in the field and asks, "Why aren't you in the army, Charlie Brown?" He replies, "Because I'm too young, that's why! Boy, you sure can ask some stupid questions..." Lucy exclaims, "Are you Sure that's the reason? Are you Sure? Huh? Are you? Huh?" She continues, "Are you sure you're just not a little bit Scared? Huh? Huh?" He grimaces, grabs a t Latest appearance: July 10th, 2007 / First appearance: July 12th, 1960 Charlie Brown and Lucy are leaning on top of a brick wall. Lucy says, "Boy, I had a weird dream last night..." They turn towards each other. Charlie Brown says, "Did you? I did too...but I had a hard time telling what was going on..." Charlie Brown faces the wall again. He continues, "Everything was kind confused and blurry..." He faces Lucy again. She says, "Maybe you First appearance: July 12th, 1981 Snoopy stands and listens to a transitor radio atop a table. He sits and continues to listen. He looks at the radio and continues to listen. He walks off. He picks up the phone and starts dialing. He barks loudly into the phone. He walks off smiling. He thinks,"I love bark shows!" First appearance: July 12th, 1984 Snoopy and Woodstock sit on the doghouse. Woodstock whistles. A music staff hovers over them. The wind blows to the left. All the musical notes crash to the left. The wind blows to the right. All the musical notes crash to the right. Woodstock is dazed. Snoopy thinks, "Well, don't try to whistle in the wind . ." First appearance: July 12th, 1989 Linus, Charlie Brown and Lucy stand at the wall. Linus turns toward Charlie Brown and says, "I hear your grandfather has taken up golf." Charlie Brown replies, "That's right." Charlie Brown continues, "He's been playing for about a year . ." Lucy comments, "Thst's a long time to be out on the course . ."
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.