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: April 27th, 1977 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "May I ask you something?" Lucy continues, "Why is it that you don't love me?" Schroeder replies, "Sometimes I wish I knew . . ." Lucy shouts, "Don't anybody tell him!!" First appearance: May 22nd, 1957 Lucy leans on the piano whiles Schroeder plays. She asks, "Schroeder, why is it you like Beethoven better than you like me?" He yells, "Beethoven was Beethoven And You Are You!" She thinks for a moment. She says, "That doesn't even leave room for discussion..." First appearance: December 15th, 1958 Charlie Brown walks by a sign that reads, 'Tomorrow is Beethoven's birthday' He approaches another sign that reads, 'Tomorrow! Tomorrow! Tomorrow!' He walks along and sees another that reads, 'Dec. 16th' He grimaces as he passes Schroeder holding a placard that reads, "Tomorrow, that is!' Charlie Brown says,"I can't stand it!" First appearance: August 16th, 1995 Sally, Charlie Brown, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Schroeder and Snoopy wait in line as Lucy purchases a movie ticket. Charlie Brown says, "I hope this isn't one of those movies where a kid goes to boarding school, and everyone is mean to him . ." Peppermint Patty adds, "Or where everyone teases a girl because she has funny hair . ." Snoopy thinks, "I like a move that shows a dog sleeping i First appearance: September 1st, 1998 Schroeder plays the piano. As he plays the notes fall of the end of the bars. Snoopy stands with a wheelbarrow and collects the notes. Snoopy wears a baseball cap. Snoopy pushes the wheelbarrow full of notes. Snoopy dumps the musical notes. The musical notes reassemble into bars of music. First appearance: April 7th, 1996 Schroeder wears a catcher's outfit and stands behind home plate. Schroeder is baffled. A baseball lies on the ground behind him. Schroeder walks. Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder says, "I think you have a problem . ." Charlie Brown asks, "What's that?" Snoopy sleeps standing up. Charlie Brown says to Snoopy, "Uh, pardon me . . I hate to disturb yo 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) Latest appearance: June 16th, 2017 / First appearance: June 19th, 1970 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "I think I'll do my summer school theme on Johnny Sebastian Bach . ." Schroeder looks up and says, "Not 'Johnny' . . 'Johann'!" Lucy says, "That's what I said . . 'Johanny.'" Schroeder says, "Not 'Johanny'! Johann!! Johann Sebastian Bach!" Lucy asks, "What about him?" Schroeder bangs his head on the piano. Lucy sa First appearance: August 4th, 1980 Marcie, Schroeder and The World War I Flying Ace sit on the doghouse. Marcie says, "Ladies and gentlemen, we have arrived at our destination . . ." Marcie continues, "Please remain seated until the aircraft has come to a stop . . ." Snoopy falls off the doghouse. Marcie says, "Don't mind him, sir . . He faints after every landing!" First appearance: April 22nd, 1993 Sally, Charlie Brown, Schroeder, Lucy and Linus walk down the sidewalk. Sally says, "I haven't walked to school in a long time." Charlie Brown says, "Grampa says he always walked to school . ." Schroeder adds, "Five miles! In zero weather!" Lucy adds, "In deep snow!" Linus adds, "Uphill!" First appearance: September 16th, 1958 Schroeder is playing on his piano whiles Lucy turns to him and asks, "Do you think you'll ever get to be the world's champion piano player, Schroeder?" He replies, "They don't have any 'world's champion piano player'.." Lucy grimaces at the reader. She exclaims, "I think it's a complete waste of time to practice something and not get to be world's champion!" Latest appearance: June 10th, 2011 / First appearance: June 12th, 1964 Charlie Brown and Schroeder stand in front of the bench. Schroeder says, "Is Lucy going to pitch again? If she is, I quit!" "Do you know what she did? She's always calling for more conferences on the mound.." Shroeder raises his arms. Charlie Brown watches. "I got out there, see...I go out there for a secret conference on the mound, and you know what she does?" "SHE KISSES First appearance: April 17th, 1958 Charlie Brown and Schroeder are on the field in full baseball gear. Charlie Brown says, "A pitcher and his catcher need a good set of signals..." He continues, "One finger will mean a high ball.." He continues, "Two fingers will mean a low ball..." He concludes, "And three fingers will mean the broad area in-between!" Latest appearance: December 15th, 2007 / First appearance: December 16th, 1960 Linus, Charlie Brown, Schroeder, and Snoopy are sitting listening to a record. Schroeder says, "And now after listening to the ninth symphony, we're ready to serve the cake" Lucy comes into the room with the cake saying, "Happy Birthday, Beethoven!" Linus exclaims, "WOW!" Schroeder says to Charlie Brown, "This is a simple ceremony, but very meaningful..." Everyone looks a Latest appearance: January 19th, 2016 / First appearance: January 21st, 1969 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy stands next to the piano and says, "I'm sick and tired of the way you ignore me!" Schroeder says, "What?" Lucy says, "You'd better get away from that piano because I'm going to kick it!" Schroeder watches Lucy kick the piano. Lucy walks away and smiles. She says, "Boy, that was satisfying!" First appearance: October 27th, 1956 A picture of tall grass. Someone exclaims from the tall grass. Snoopy screams and jumps out of the grass. Schroeder and Charlie Brown watch him go. Charlie Brown says, "Snoopy could never be a hunting dog..tall weeds give him claustrophobia!" First appearance: August 4th, 1957 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and turns around to look at him. She announces, "Beethoven! PHOOEY! He wasn't so great!" "What do you mean, he wasn't so great?!" Schroeder demands hotly. "WELL, HE DIDN'T GET TO BE KING, DID HE? HUH?" Lucy kneels on top of the piano and leans towards him: "HE DIDN'T GET TO BE KING, DID HE? HUH? DID HE???" First appearance: February 19th, 1957 Lucy leans against Schroeder's pinao as he plays. She announces, "I like to watch this guy on T.V. who plays the accordion.." She adds, "It's too bad Beethoven couldn't have lived to see him..I'll bet he could have learned a lot.." Schroeder looks up from the piano. KLUNK! Schroeder lifts up the piano from under Lucy. She lands flat on her back. Schroeder stalks off, carryi Latest appearance: May 20th, 2013 / First appearance: May 23rd, 1966 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and says, "Now, in case of a foul ball, rip off your mask and catch it . . ." Schroeder says, "Right." Charlie Brown pitches the ball. Charlie Brown gets knocked over by the ball. Charlie Brown lies on the mound. Schroeder stands above him and says, "In all the time we've been playing, I've never seen a foul ball . . . " Latest appearance: January 18th, 2010 / First appearance: January 21st, 1963 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and says, "Can you answer a question for me, Schroeder?" Schroeder says, "I'll try." Lucy says, "Well, if you and I ever get married, do you think you'll be able to support me by playing the piano? Schroeder says, "Let's look at it this way . . . In the first place . . ." Schroeder resumes playing. Lucy says, "That'
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: January 18th, 1997 Rerun and Lucy sit on the couch. Rerun tells her, "This little girl in my class was sort of depressed, see, so I said, 'Why don't we run away to Paris?' It was a joke." Rerun continues, "She thought it was funny so she told her mother, who told our teacher, who told the principal, and I got fired!" Lucy says, "Suspended." Rerun replies, "I guess so . ." Lucy asks, "Harra First appearance: January 18th, 1991 Lucy tries to catch snow on her tongue. Snoopy jumps in front of Lucy intercepting a snowflake. Lucy yells, "Stop taking all the good ones!" First appearance: January 18th, 1984 Snoopy sits on his doghouse. Charlie Brown hands him a letter and says, "Here, you got a letter from your brother, Spike . . ." Snoopy holds the letter and thinks, "'Dear Snoopy, Life here on the desert is fine . . Time goes by fast . . ." Snoopy thinks, "In the mornings, I work on my rock collection, and in the afternoons, I listen to my French tapes . . ." Spike holds a Latest appearance: January 15th, 2006 / First appearance: January 18th, 1959 Lucy kneels on the ground, making a snowball. She stands and pats the snowball tightly. She looks off to one side. She nonchalantly tosses it in the air as Charlie Brown walks by. Lucy grins evilly and prepares to throw the snowball at an oblivious Charlie Brown. She aims. She throws the sowball; it lands on the ground at her feet. She stares Latest appearance: January 16th, 2008 / First appearance: January 18th, 1961 Snoopy lies on his doghouse. Linus says, "Gotta find it! Gotta find it!" Snoopy looks toward Linus's voice. Linus says, "Gotta dig everywhere until I find that blanket! Gotta find it! Gotta find it!" Snoopy watches as Linus digs furiously. Linus says, "Gotta dig everywhere!" Linus digs a ditch around Snoopy's doghouse. Linus says, "Gotta find it! Gotta find it!" First appearance: January 18th, 1983 Rerun sits on the back of the bike wearing a hat. He says, "So here I am again, riding on the back of my mother's bicycle . . ." Rerun says, "What happens? She meets a friend, and we stop to talk . . ." Rerun says, "In the meantime, I'm starving to death." Rerun puts his mitten in his mouth and says, "I don't think I can exist sucking the juice from a wet mitten . . ." First appearance: January 18th, 1988 The World Famous Surgeon walks towards a smiling Linus. Snoopy walks past Linus. Linus says to Charlie Brown, "You know what's a bad sign?" Linus says, "When you meet your doctor in the hallway of the hospital, and he doesn't recognize you . ." First appearance: January 18th, 1958 Linus and Charlie Brown are in a sled going downhill. Charlie Brown says, "My dad says when he was little, the kids used to slide down hill on pieces of cardboard.." They pick up speed and Linus asks, "Was that in the olden days?" Charlie Brown replies, "Well, it was before World War I.." They flip over as the sled hits a bump. Buried to the neck in snow, Linus says, "Oh, Latest appearance: January 15th, 2010 / First appearance: January 18th, 1963 Linus stands in front of a closed door and says, "Grandma . . . I want to apologize . . ." Linus continues, "I want to apologize for what I said about your drinking thirty-two cups of coffee . . . I still like you, Grandma . . ." The door opens. Linus clutches his blanket and smiles. First appearance: January 18th, 1989 The Literary Ace thinks, "How do you invite your own brother to an 'Ugly Dog'contest? I don't even know how to begin the letter . ." The Literary Ace writes, "Dear Ugly," Snoopy frowns and throws the letter over his shoulder. Latest appearance: January 15th, 2015 / First appearance: January 18th, 1968 Charlie Brown knocks on a door. Lucy opens the door. Charlie Brown asks, "Is this where the 'Crab-in' is being held?" Charlie Brown tumbles backward. Lucy shouts, "Who wants to know?" Charlie Brown lies on the doorstep dazed. He says, "This must be the place." Latest appearance: January 13th, 2003 / First appearance: January 18th, 1971 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Woodstock speaks. Woodstock sits on the doghouse and laughs. Woodstock and Snoopy stare at each other. Woodstock and Snoopy turn away from each other. Snoopy thinks, "Birds don't know how to tell jokes." First appearance: January 18th, 1979 Peppermint Patty and Marcie stand and hold books. Peppermint Patty sings, "Kiss me once and kiss me twice . . Then kiss me once again . . . It's been a long time . . ." Marcie says, "Shh!! You have to be quiet in a library, sir!" Peppermint Patty says, "Just singing an old World War II song, Marcie . . ." Peppermint Patty asks, "Bet it brought back a flood of memories, huh, First appearance: January 18th, 1990 Linus lies in bed and says to Lucy, "It's too cold to go to school today . . ." Linus says, "Tell the teacher to bring the class here to my room, and I'll just stay under the covers . . ." Charlie Brown waits at the bus stop and says, "Where have you been? You almost missed the bus . ." Linus walks towards them and says, "I got involved." First appearance: January 18th, 1993 Peppermint Patty walks with Franklin. Peppermint Patty says, "Martin Luther King said, 'I have a dream.'" Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit on a bench eating lunch. Peppermint Patty says, "Before that, we wouldn't be sitting here . ." Franklin says, "And I wouldn't be trading you a carrot stick for a French fry . ." Peppermint Patty says, "That's not an even trade, Frankl First appearance: January 18th, 1957 Snoopy sits in the snow catching snowflakes with his tongue. He continues to catch snowflakes. He thinks, "Whew, I'm full!" He walks off thinking, "I'll bet if I ate one more snowflake I'd turn into a blizzard!" First appearance: January 18th, 1975 Snoopy stands at Peppermint Patty's door and smiles. Peppermint Patty says, "I appreciate your coming to stay with me, Snoopy . . ." Snoopy walks in the house. Peppermint Patty closes the door and says, "My dad will be working late for another whole week, and I sure hate being at home alone . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "I've been falling asleep in school because I'm afraid to Latest appearance: January 16th, 2012 / First appearance: January 18th, 1965 Snoopy lies awake at night and thinks, "Oh no!" Snoopy thinks, "This is going to be one of those 'toss and turn' nights where I can't get to sleep . . ." Snoopy stnds on his head and thinks, "When none of the normal sleeping positions work you have to try unusual ones . . ." Snoopy hangs off the back of his doghouse by his head and sleeps. First appearance: January 18th, 1999 Linus and Rerun walk through the snow. Linus says, "You can tell a lot about someone by following their tracks in the snow..." Linus says, "Now, what do you think that we can tell about this person?" The footprints look like a dance pattern. Rerun says, "I think maybe he was a dancer." Latest appearance: January 15th, 2007 / First appearance: January 18th, 1960 Charlie Brown asks, "Snoopy, have you ever thought that you were a bore?" Charlie Brown says, "Have you ever felt that people were bored by everything you said?" Charlie Brown continues, "Have you ever felt that they weren't the least bit interested in anything you . . ." Charlie Brown makes a face as Snoopy snores.
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.