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: August 5th, 1980 Schroeder climbs down from the doghouse. Marcie says, "Goodbye, sir . . Did you enjoy the flight?" Schroeder replies, "Yes, thank you." Marcie walks away and says, "No, I'm sorry . . I never date the passangers." Schroeder shouts, "I didn't ask for a date! Where's 'Baggage Return'? Where's my piano?" Schroeder's piano flies out of the doghouse. First appearance: March 21st, 1958 Snoopy rushes through Charlie Brown and Schroeder. Schroeder exclaims, "Hey! Snoopy stole a Marble!" Schroeder rushes off behind Snoopy. Charlie Brown exclaims, "Well, get it back! He might Swallow it!" Schroeder returns and says, "There's nothing to worry about..he doesn't have it in his mouth" Snoopy smiles as he tosses the marble out of his paw. First appearance: April 18th, 1988 Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Schroeder sit next to a radio. Charlie Brown asks, "What are you listening to?" Schroeder answers, "Debussy's 'Afternoon of a Faun'." Schroeder says, "It's very beautiful." Snoopy looks at the radio and thinks, "I can think of something even more beautiful . ." Snoopy relaxes in a chair and thinks, "'Afternoon of a Beagle.'" First appearance: September 12th, 1956 Snoopy sits on the ground watching Schroeder set up the football. Schroeder positions and steadies the ball on the ground. Snoopy's ears shoot up in surprise as Charlie Brown runs up and kicks the ball with a loud Thump. Snoopy thinks, "Well, That sure was a dirty trick!" Latest appearance: March 26th, 2003 / First appearance: March 31st, 1971 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder walks toward him. Schroeder stands in front of Charlie Brown and says, "One finger will mean a straight ball, two fingers will mean a straight ball, three fingers will mean a straight ball and four fingers will mean a straight ball . . ." Schroeder walks away. Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and says, "I hav First appearance: October 12th, 1957 Schroeder and Lucy stand in the background and watch as Snoopy daces. Lucy says, "It's easy for him to be happy..he doesn't have any worries!"(BR) (BR) Schroeder turns to Lucy: "Well, what about yourself? What in the world do YOU have to worry about?"(BR) (BR) He looks at her; Lucy stares at the ground.(BR) (BR) Schroeder watches as Lucy dances off with Snoopy.(BR) (BR) First appearance: November 17th, 1957 "You and your insults!" CHarlie Brown glares at Lucy. "Boy, if you weren't a girl..." he thinks, rubbing his hands together. Lucy stands behind him. "I oughta slug you a good one!" He raises his fist at her. "All right, Charlie Brown! COME ON, AND TRY IT!" Lucy clenches her fists and prepares to fight. Charlie Brown is taken aback. "YOU'RE ALWAYS TALKING BIG! NOW C' Latest appearance: January 29th, 2016 / First appearance: January 31st, 1969 Schroeder sits on the floor. Lucy sits in front of him. Schroeder looks down and says, "My piano is gone." Lucy says, "Now maybe you'll pay some attention to me!" Schroeder says, "I don't understand you." Lucy says, "All I want is for you to notice me once in a while . . . Is that asking so much?" Schroeder says, "My piano is gone." Lucy says, "Maybe I should have thrown hi Latest appearance: November 28th, 2011 / First appearance: November 28th, 1964 Charlie Brown watches as Lucy walks past, carrying a sign with a treble clef on it. He watches as Schroeder walk by, with a sign which reads, "Beethoven's Birthday is Coming!" Five walks past with a sign that reads, "Only 18 Days Until Beethoven's Birthday!" "These Signs Get Heavy!" Snoopy walks past with his sign. Charlie Brown stands there. 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!!" Latest appearance: January 1st, 2006 / First appearance: January 4th, 1959 Snoopy slides on his stomach along the ice. He leaps in the other direction. He skates on one foot. He skates... He skates on one foot. He skates on the other foot. He glides along. He throws out his arms as he glides. He glides past a hockey puck. His ears fly up in alarm. [PANEL 11]: Linus, Charlie Brown, Shermy and other co First appearance: December 8th, 1978 Schroeder sits at the piano. Lucy holds some papers and says, "In chapter five my book really gets going." Lucy continues, "Beethoven and Phyllis George are having dinner together, and . . ." Schroeder asks, "Phyllis George?" Lucy says, "It's not George Phyllis, is it? That would spoil the whole story." Latest appearance: November 28th, 2009 / First appearance: November 28th, 1962 Schroeder carries a sign that says, "Only 18 more days until Beethoven's birthday." Lucy reads the sign. Lucy watches Schroeder leaves. Lucy shouts "Who cares?" Snoopy walks up behind her carrying a sign. Snoopy's sign says, "We do!" First appearance: July 17th, 1975 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano. Schroeder says, "I also have a theory . . ." Schroeder continues, "Perhaps Beethoven would have written better music if he had been married . . ." Schroeder stands and shouts, "But if there was one thing he didn't need, it was someone leaning on his piano and talking to him all the time!!" Lucy replies, "That's a weir First appearance: October 6th, 1991 Lucy leans against Shroeder's piano as he plays. Lucy announces, "I often think what it would be like if you and I were married.." "I'd be be leaning on your piano like I am now..." Shroeder walks away. Snoopy walks up. Lucy's eyes are closed as she says, "Because of your fascination with me, you'd pause in your playing, as you're doing now." "I'd turn...my eyes wou Latest appearance: November 18th, 2010 / First appearance: November 21st, 1963 Charlie Brown stands with Schroeder and says, "You don't know what it's like to be a barber's son!" Charlie Brown tears up and says, "You don't know what it's like to see your dad cry when he picks up the paper, and reads all the criticism in 'Letters to the editor' . . . " Charlie Brown continues, "Someone's always complaining about haircuts going up! There my dad sits . . . Tear First appearance: July 29th, 1978 Charlie Brown and Spike stand at Schroeder's door. Schroeder says, "Beethoven never owned a dog." Schroeder continues, "If Beethoven never owned a dog, I guess I shouldn't either . . I'm sorry, Charlie Brown . . ." Charlie Brown and Spike continue to stand at the door. Charlie Brown shouts, "Beethoven would have liked this dog!!" Latest appearance: October 3rd, 2000 / First appearance: October 8th, 1974 Charlie Brown and Schroeder look in the sewer in the rain. Schroeder asks, "You think my piano was washed into the river, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown and Schroeder run in the rain. Charlie Brown says, "It must have been! But maybe we can get to it before it comes out of the storm drain . . ." Charlie Brown and Schroeder watch the piano float out of the storm drain. Charlie Brown First appearance: February 25th, 1987 Schroeder sits at his piano and reads a book. Lucy leans on the piano. Schroeder says, "In February our morning stars are Mercury, Venus and Saturn . . ." Lucy asks, "Are you sure?" Lucy smiles and says, "I thought I was your morning star . ." Schroeder pulls the piano away from Lucy and she falls over. Latest appearance: March 16th, 1997 / First appearance: March 16th, 1997 Schroeder plays the piano and Snoopy listens. Lucy leans against Schroeder's piano and asks, "What was that you were playing?" Schroeder replies, "It's called 'Peanuts Gallery.'" Lucy asks, "What is?" Schroeder replies, "A new piece composed by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich . . We're all in it!" Lucy asks, "What do you mean, we're all in it?" Schroeder says, "It has a grea
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
Latest appearance: June 25th, 2011 / First appearance: June 27th, 1964 Snoopy lies on his stomach and thinks, "I hate to go home with all that house-cleaning going on.." He trots along: "Oh, well..I might as well see how they're doing..." He sits in the doorway of the doghouse. A broom is shaken out in his face. His ears fly up. Snoopy is covered with dirt. He sighs. Latest appearance: June 25th, 2015 / First appearance: June 27th, 1968 Peppermint Patty tells a sad Sophie, "Sophie, we've got to cure your lonesomeness.." Peppermint asks, "Why don't we write a letter to your folks? Just talking with them and telling them all about what you've been doing will get your mind off your problems.." Peppermint tells Sophie, "You dictate what you want to say, and I'll write it.." Sophie says, "Dear Mom and Dad, I'm First appearance: June 27th, 1996 Peppermint Patty and Marcie stand on Charlie Brown's doorstep looking incredibly dirty. Peppermint Patty says, "Hi, Chuck! We're back from camp." Marcie adds, "We escaped." Peppermint Patty says, "We crawled through the mud and under the fence . ." Marcie says, "We hated the camp." Marcie says, "We hated sleeping in those puppy tents . ." Peppermint Patty says, "Pup ten First appearance: June 27th, 1980 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and throws a pitch. The ball comes back at Charlie Brown and knocks his clothes off. Charlie Brown lies on the pitcher's mound. Lucy stands over him and says, "I thought you were gonna give 'im the ol' schmuckle ball . . ." Charlie Brown sits up and says, "He gave it back!" First appearance: June 27th, 1978 Sally carries her sleeping bag. Charlie Brown says, "Well, I suppose you had your usual miserable time at camp . . . Did you hate it?" Sally replies, "Unfortunately, no! I met a new girl named Eudora." Sally unpacks and says, "I had to keep convincing her that camp was fun . . ." Sally shouts, "My miserable time was ruined!!" Latest appearance: June 25th, 2007 / First appearance: June 27th, 1960 Linus is wearing a baseball cap standing in the baseball field in extremely tall grass. He says, "I don't mind playing right field." He continues, "I don't mind standing out here in weeds over my head...really, I don't..." Linus continues, "I mean, if this is where I can do the team the most good, this is where I belong." He concludes, "The only thing that bothers me is I Latest appearance: June 24th, 2006 / First appearance: June 27th, 1959 Charlie Brown kneels on the grass in front of Snoopy. He says, "Here Snoopy, let me take that stupid bonnet off your head.." Snoopy head shakes as Charlie Brown pulls the bonnet off. Charlie Brown exclaims, "There!" Snoopy walks away. He thinks, "Boy, I'm glad that silly business is over..." Snoopy lies in his doghouse and thinks, "I wasn't sure whether I was going to end Latest appearance: June 5th, 2002 / First appearance: June 27th, 1972 The Literary Ace sits on the doghouse and thinks. The Literary Ace begins to type. The Literary Ace thinks, "What a great title for my new book . . ." Snoopy thinks, "Things I've learned after it was too late." Latest appearance: June 24th, 2010 / First appearance: June 27th, 1963 "Snoopy doesn't feel well.." Charlie Brown says to Lucy. They look st him, lying on top of the doghouse. Lucy says, "He needs antibiotics." "As soon as they feel a little feverish, shoot 'em full of antibiotics, that's my motto!" She announces. Snoopy lifts his head and cocks an ear. "How about pills?" Charlie Brown asks. They look at each other. "No, the ol' needle is better..shoo Latest appearance: June 29th, 2003 / First appearance: June 27th, 1971 flitter flitter flitter. Woodstock flies towards Snoopy, who lies on his doghouse with his nose facing Woodstock. flitter flitter flitter flutter. Snoopy lifts his head to see Woodstock fly above him. flitter flitter flutter flutter flitter. Snoopy sits up and watches as Woodstock flies upside down. flitter..... Woodstock flies.... Snoopy looks off in the direction First appearance: June 27th, 1991 The Literary Ace sits on his doghouse and writes, "Her love affair had ended. She didn't want to live." The Literary Ace writes, "She threw herself in front of a Zamboni." Lucy looks at the paper and says, "That's the dumbest things I've ever read!" Snoopy types, "She threw herself in front of a skateboard." First appearance: June 27th, 1965 Lucy is standing and leaning a bit to the right with a questioning look. (BR) (BR)Lucy walks towards a sleeping Linus who is sucking his thumb and holding his blanket up to his cheek. (BR) (BR) Lucy walks past Linus with a questioning look on her face. (BR) (BR) Lucy stops and listens leaning a bit to the left. (BR) (BR) Lucy starts walking to the right again. Lucy is back standing next to Linus l Latest appearance: June 27th, 2009 / First appearance: June 27th, 1957 Snoopy walks along looking at the puddles on the ground. He jumps as he continues to look at the ground. He shudders and keeps jumping as he looks at the ground. Snoopy jumps as Charlie Brown and Shermy appear. Charlie Brown says, "There sure are a lot of worms on the sidewalk after it rains.." First appearance: June 27th, 1998 As he is eating, Snoopy tells Woodstock, "Dog food? Well, it usually has a hearty flavor.. A little spicy.. Maybe a touch of gaminess.." Woodstock says something. Snoopy lies on his house and thinks, "No. I don't want to know what a worm tastes like..." First appearance: June 27th, 1990 Charlie Brown stands on his doorstep. Peppermint Patty says, "Hi, Chuck . . Just thought I'd drop by, and let you know I'm all through with summer school . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I didn't know you had been going to summer school . ." Peppermint Patty walks away and says, "Thanks, Chuck . . Glad to see you're keeping up with what your friends are doing . ." Charlie Brown First appearance: June 27th, 1982 Charlie Brown sits outside of the psychiatric booth, whiles Lucy sits on the inside with her feet propped up. She says,"I understand...I know where you're coming from...." She leans on her elbow and continues,"I have a suggestion for you, Charlie Brown." She asks,"Have you ever tried whistling?" He says,"Whistling?" She replies,"Yours is a problem of self-esteem...you nee First appearance: June 27th, 1977 Marcie walks with a bag of golf clubs strapped to her back. She sings, "Here we all work 'long the Mississippi." Peppermint Patty says, "Quiet, Marcie! You're disturbing the players!" Marcie asks, "What hole are we on now, sir?" Peppermint Patty replies, "This is number three." Peppermint Patty says, "It's a par five, uphill all the way . . ." Marcie collapses and asks, "Wh First appearance: June 27th, 1979 The World War I Flying Ace walks and thinks, "Here's The World War I Flying Ace in France . . ." The World War I Flying Ace approaches Marcie. Marcie says, "Bonjour, monsieur . . . Je suis en panne." Marcie thinks, "Ou est le garage le plus proche?" Marcie walks away. Snoopy stares and thinks, "I fall in love with anyone who will talk to me." Latest appearance: June 24th, 2008 / First appearance: June 27th, 1961 Linus is busy building something with his blocks. Lucy comes over and kicks Linus's creation down. Lucy walks off while Linus looks down at the fallen blocks. Linus screams, "Hoe can you sleep nights knowing that you're driving me crazy?" First appearance: June 27th, 1989 Charlie Brown sits in a beanbag chair. Sally says, "I think your dog has finally flipped . ." Charlie Brown asks, "What's he doing now?" Snoopy sits in a chair and thinks, "Good evening . . I'm Alistair Beagle . . We are now at the third episode of 'Dark and Stormy Night.'"
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.