Schroeder

  • First appearance: May 3, 1951
  • This mini musical genius is rarely separated from his toy piano or his idol, Beethoven—except when he’s calling a game as the reliable catcher on Charlie Brown’s baseball team. The rest of his time is spent fending off unwanted advances from the bane of his existence: Lucy.

  • Did you know: Schulz chose Beethoven as Schroeder's muse because he believed words beginning with "B" sounded funny...like blockhead and beagle.
Schroeder
First appearance: 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. Latest appearance: December 2nd, 2006 / First appearance: December 5th, 1959 Schroeder, Snoopy, and Charlie Brown stand outside the house. Charlie Brown exclaims, "He's great, I tell you..really great!" He asks, "Remember how he used to swat the ol' horsehide last summer?" Charlie Brown and Schroeder walk off. Charlie Brown concludes, "Well, you haven't seen anything until you've seen him kick that pigskin!" Snoopy sits and thinks, "Why can't they First appearance: April 29th, 1962 Schroeder is playing piano and Lucy is leaning on it. Lucy says, "Schroeder, how would you like a job playing dinner music?"Lucy says, "How would you like that?"Schroeder says, "How would I like what?" and Lucy says, "A job! How would you like a job playing dinner music?"Schroeder looks up from the piano at Lucy. Lucy says, "You don't have anything against playing dinner First appearance: March 21st, 1981 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "You know what surprises me?" Lucy continues, "I'm surprised that you didn't fall in love with me the very first time you saw me . . ." Lucy watches Schroeder play the piano. Lucy says, "Life is full of surprises." First appearance: November 20th, 1997 Schroeder plays the piano. The staff of music notes floats in the air above him, but falls apart at the end, spilling notes on the floor. Snoopy steps on the notes and says, "Ouch! Oo! Ow! Ouch!" Latest appearance: August 23rd, 2013 / First appearance: August 26th, 1966 Schroeder wears his catcher's uniform and says, "A new manager?! A girl? Are you crazy, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown says, "All I know is this girl said she could help out our team . . ." Schroeder says, "But the season's almost over!" Charlie Brown replies, "We could still come in fourth place and win a spot in the playoff! I think it's worth a chance . . . I think we could . Latest appearance: January 13th, 2013 / First appearance: January 16th, 1966 Shroeder plays the piano. Lucy sits with her back against the piano. A music staff with notes appears. "What if you and I got married someday, Shroeder?" Lucy turns to face Shroeder. "And what if we were so poor you had to sell your piano so we could buy saucepans?" Lucy places her elbow on the piano. Shroeder continues to play. "Saucepans?" askas Shroeder, looking up at he Latest appearance: February 20th, 2012 / First appearance: February 22nd, 1965 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on it and says, "You're cute, you know that?" Schroeder continues playing as Lucy says, "You're so cute I think I'm going to give you a big hug and a kiss on the nose!" Schroeder continues playing. Lucy says, "That's real concentration." First appearance: August 2nd, 1991 Schroeder plays the piano. Snoopy sleeps in the middle of the music staff. The musical notes turn to 'Z's'. Latest appearance: December 26th, 2004 / First appearance: December 27th, 1970 Snoopy adjusts his collar in a mirror that hangs on a door. He walks. Lucy stands under the mistletoe. She smiles. "Mmmmm" Snoopy puckers up to Lucy. "Get away from here, you stupid beagle! I'm waiting for someone more important.." She kicks him: boot! Snoopy sits and frowns, glancing off to one side. Boot! He kicks Lucy. "AUGH!" Lucy flies a Latest appearance: February 19th, 2007 / First appearance: February 22nd, 1960 Violet and Patty berate Charlie Brown: "You're WEAK! You're a real JELLYFISH!" "You're DUMB, you're STUPID you're IGNORANT and you have a silly face!" Charlie Brown looks from one to the other rapidly. "Poor Charlie Brown...I see the cats have been using you to sharpen their claws again, huh?" Schroeder asks sympathetically as Patty and Violet walk away. "Yeah, I'm sort of Latest appearance: November 14th, 2006 / First appearance: November 17th, 1959 Schroeder is at his piano. Lucy turns to him and asks, "Did Beethoven ever roll a 'Three Hundred' game?" Schroeder asks, "You mean in bowling? Good Grief, how in th world should I know?!" He starts to play. Lucy asks, "I thought you were an authority on Beethoven?" First appearance: January 4th, 1983 Schroeder sits at his piano and Lucy leans on his piano. Schroeder says, "Thomas Hardy saw a girl on a bus one day . . ." Schroeder continues, "He said she had 'one of those faces of marvelous beauty which are seen casually in the streets, but never among one's friends.'" Schroeder continues, "'Where do they come from? Who marries them? Who knows them?' He wondered." Lucy sa First appearance: March 7th, 1992 Lucy stands in the outfield and shouts, "Hey, sweetie! You sure look cute today!" Schroeder yells, "Sexual harassment! Sexual harassment!" Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and groans, "It's going to be a long season . ." First appearance: October 12th, 1990 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "Musicians play a lot of love songs, but they don't really hear them, do they?" Schroeder ignores her and continues to play. Lucy exclaims, "Actually, they don't hear anything!" 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 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!" Latest appearance: December 4th, 2009 / First appearance: December 4th, 1962 Linus reads Schroeder's sign, which says, "Only 12 more days until Beethoven's birthday!" Schroeder walks away. Snoopy walks up to Linus carrying a sign. Snoopy's sign says, "These announcememnts are paid for by the 'Citizens for Beethoven' committee." First appearance: August 9th, 1957 Schroeder is playing the piano whiles Lucy leans on it. He asks, "I wonder if Beethoven would have liked me?" He continues, "He didn't like very many people, you know.." Lucy says, "Oh, I'm sure he would have like you, Schroeder.." He asks, "Do you really think so?" She replies, "Sure" She concludes, "But I'll bet he would have liked ME better!" First appearance: July 24th, 1980 Linus wears a pilot's hat. Schroeder holds his piano and shakes Charlie Brown's hand. Charlie Brown says, "So long, Schroeder . . . Have a nice time at summer camp." Schroeder says, "Thank you . . I'm still not sure I . ." Linus asks, "Do you wish to check your piano. sir?" Linus throws the piano in the doghouse. Schroeder says, "Well, I . . ." Linus says, "There you go . . No prob
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: May 25th, 1998 At the party, Linus runs up to Charlie and says, "Charlie Brown! Where have you been?" Charlie says, "I've been doing the hokey-pokey with Patty and Marcie.." Charlie says, "Listen.. They're playing a fox trot.." Charlie says, "Now I can ask the little red haired girl to dance.." Linus says, "I think someone is ahead of you.." On the balcony, Snoopy dances with the little r First appearance: May 25th, 1979 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and says, "You never call me 'Honey butter.'" Lucy smiles and says, "If you called me 'Honey butter,' I'd probably tingle all over . . ." Schroeder says, "Forget it." Lucy says, "So much for tingling!" Latest appearance: May 22nd, 2006 / First appearance: May 25th, 1959 Charlie Brown watches Lucy skipping pass him. He says, "I'm going to be staying at my Gramma's house for a few nights.." Lucy asks, "How come, Charlie Brown?" He replies, "Because my mother went to the hospital last night..." He continues, "My dad said she'll be all right..in fact, he said she'll be home in about five days.." Lucy looks at the reader and asks, "Five days? Latest appearance: May 20th, 2000 / First appearance: May 25th, 1974 The Literary Ace types, "Dear Little Girl Scout." The Literary Ace continues to type, "Thank you for rescuing me when I was lost in the wilderness." The Literary Ace types, "I hope I will see you again some day. Maybe you could come to my house for milk and cookies." Snoopy types, "You bring the cookies." Latest appearance: May 22nd, 2010 / First appearance: May 25th, 1963 Schroeder wears his catcher's uniform and walks to Charlie Brown standing on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder asks, "Do you think Beethoven would have liked me?" Charlie Brown replies, "Why, yes . . . I think so . . . I think he would have liked you very much . . ." Schroeder walks away. Charlie Brown says, "A good manager has to be quite tactful sometimes." First appearance: May 25th, 1989 Peppermint Patty lies on the floor with a pillow. She says into the telephone, "If I fail that test tomorrow, it'll be your fault, Chuck, because we talked on the phone too much . ." Charlie Brown replies, "You're the one who keeps calling me!" Peppermint Patty frowns and says, "You shouldn't answer the phone, Chuck . ." Latest appearance: May 20th, 2003 / First appearance: May 25th, 1971 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Lucy says, "You think you can wake up each morning with a smile on your face . . ." Lucy holds her arms out and says, "Well, that's not enough . ." Lucy continues, "You should start each day with a song in your heart, a gleam in your eye and peace in your soul!" Snoopy thinks, "That could ruin a good breakfast." First appearance: May 25th, 1981 Charlie Brown and Sally sit at the table. Sally writes, "There are seven continents; Africa, Asia, Australia." Sally continues to write, "Europe, North America, South America and Aunt Arctica." Charlie Brown says, "I'm glad you didn't leave her out." Sally asks, "What do you mean by that?" Sally shouts, "I'll never get a scholarship to a big eastern college with you botheri Latest appearance: May 22nd, 2017 / First appearance: May 25th, 1970 The World War I Flying Ace walks in the grass and thinks, "Here's The World War I Flying Ace walking out inot the aerodrome." Woodstock stands in front of the doghouse. The World War I Flying Ace approaches and thinks, "His faithful mechanic is waiting . ." The World War I Flying Ace touches the doghouse. Snoopy looks at Woodstock and thinks, "There's dust on my plane!" First appearance: May 25th, 1982 Snoopy sits and fishes. Lucy asks, "Fishing for compliments?" Lucy says, "That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard!!" Snoopy pulls up a bunch of slips of paper on the fishing line. Snoopy reads the slips of paper, "You're sweet . . . You have nice eyes . . . You're kind of cute . . . You have a great bod . . ." First appearance: May 25th, 1996 Spike thinks to a cactus in the desert, "I'm back!" Spike thinks, "I think I must have been a disappointment to them . ." Spike leans his head on the cactus and thinks, "But I don't care! This is my real home!" Spike stands up and his hat sticks to the cactus. Latest appearance: May 23rd, 2011 / First appearance: May 25th, 1964 Charlie Brown and Linus sit on the bench, holding sandwiches. "You kow why that little red-haired girl never notices me?" Charlie Brown asks. "Because I'm nothing! When she looks over here, there's nothing to see! How can she see someone who's nothing?!" Linus stares at him. They sit in silence. "You're depressed, aren't you?" Linus says. Charlie Brown rolls his eyes. First appearance: May 25th, 1993 The World Famous Attorney walks and thinks, "Here's the World Famous Attorney on his way to Washington to take his seat on the Supreme Court . ." A kid wearing a backwards baseball cap shouts, "What's this? A funny looking dog dressed up like an attorney!" Snoopy knocks the kid over with his briefcase. Snoopy walks and thinks, "'The law is evermore the leader in society.'" First appearance: May 25th, 1984 Peppermint Patty sits at her school desk. She asks, "Who was the first Tudor King?" Peppermint Patty says, "Well, let me think . . . " Peppermint Patty says, "Is this for real, Ma'am?" Peppermint Patty says, " . . Or are we playing trivia." First appearance: May 25th, 1987 Charlie Brown runs and pulls a kite string. Charlie Brown gets jerked and tangled in the kite string. The kite string pulls him my the ankle into the air. Charlie Brown hangs from a tree upside down. He looks at the kite and shouts, "Heel!" First appearance: May 25th, 1992 Charlie Brown sits at his desk in class. He says, "Yes, ma'am . . I guess I should have used a sharper pencil . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Yes, ma'am . . We even have an electric pencil sharpener at home . ." Charlie Brown says, "No, ma'am, I couldn't use it this morning . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I didn't want to wake up my dog . ." First appearance: May 25th, 1980 Marcie and Peppermint Patty are walking down the lane. The latter looks at Marcie and says,"Your trouble is you look ordinary.." She continues,"You know why you look ordinary, Marcie! Because you don't wear your glasses on top of your head!" She looks at Marcie who is now wearing her glasses atop her head. She says,"See? Now, you look sophisticated!" Marcie asks,"I do?" P First appearance: May 25th, 1975 During a softball game, Lucy screams, "Time out!" Lucy is walking. At the pitcher mound, Lucy tells Charlie, "You know what you need, Charlie Brown? You need a nickname!" Lucy says, "We can't keep shouting, 'Pitch it to 'em, Charlie Brown!' That's not colorful enough!.. You need a nickname." Lucy suggests, "You should be called catfish, or babe, or lefty, or dutch, First appearance: May 25th, 1958 Snoopy slithers along in the grass. Linus stands in the baseball field. He wears his cap and glove andf carries his blanket. He is sucking his thumb. Linus looks up at the sky. Snoopy sit sup in the grass. CLOMP! Snoopy races past Linus, clamping his teeth down on and dragging the blanket. "AAUGH!" Linus holds onto the blanket, and is dragged with them. Snoopys sits First appearance: May 25th, 1990 Charlie Brown talks on the phone. He says, "Well, it sounds like an interesting summer camp, but I haven't decided yet . ." Charlie Brown says, "Yes, canoeing, swimming, rock climbing, tennis, hiking, soccer . . All of those things . . . You are?" Sally sits in a beanbag chair. Charlie Brown says, "Grandma says she's going . ."
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.