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: December 8th, 1992 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "Did Beethoven ever play 'Jingle Bells'?" Lucy says, "He probably thought he was too good to play 'Jingle Bells.'" Schroeder removes the piano and Lucy falls on the floor. Lucy lies on her back and says, "If I had been there, I would have said, 'Hey, Ludwig, play "Jingle Bells"!'" First appearance: December 17th, 1957 Charlie Brown approaches Schroeder standing in the field. He asks, "Well, Schroeder..did you have a good time yesterday?" Schroeder looks confused. He asks, "Yesterday? Why? What was yesterday?" Charlie Brown replies ,"Wasn't yesterday Beethoven's birthday?" Schroeder shudders and shouts, "Good Grief!" He leans his head against a tree and exclaims disbelievingly, "I forg First appearance: March 17th, 1972 Lucy swings the bat and hits the ball. Schroeder's hat lifts off his head. Charlie Brown shouts, "She did it! She hit a home run!" Schroeder frowns. Charlie Brown points at thim and says, "And you're going to have to stand out by home plate, and kiss her! You promised!!" Lucy runs around the bases and sings, "She's rounding first . . . She's rounding second . . She's roundi 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: April 28th, 1957 Linus and Schroeder run down the baseball field. It is raining hard. Charie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound, as the water rises all around. He turns to the side and calls, "HEY! WHERE'S EVERYBODY GOING?" He throws his arms open wide and shouts to the empty field: "You're not gonna let a little rain bother you, are ya? C'mon back! It's gonna let up! C'mon back!!!" Latest appearance: December 5th, 2013 / First appearance: December 8th, 1966 Schroeder carries a sign that says, "Only 8 more days until Beethoven's birthday." Charlei Brown carries a sign that says, "Dec. 16th" Lucy carries a sign that says, "Plan your party now." Snoopy smiles as he carries a sign that says, "I'm free that evening" First appearance: May 14th, 1957 Lucy leans on the piano while Schroeder plays. She asks, "Schroeder, if the time ever came that you had to choose between me and this piano, what would you do?" He replies, "I'd look you right in the eye, and I'd say, 'I'LL TAKE THE PIANO!'" She thinks for a while. She grimaces and says, "Stupid piano!" First appearance: August 17th, 1956 Charlie Brown lies in bed, in his baseball cap, talking to Schroeder. He exclaims, "I can't play baseball, I can't fly kites, I can't do anything!" He continues, "I'm just going to lie here in bed for the rest of my life!" Schroeder asks, "As long as you're lying there, Charlie Brown...why don't you read?" Charlie Brown shouts in reply, "I Can't Even Read Good!" Latest appearance: September 29th, 2000 / First appearance: October 4th, 1974 Charlie Brown holds a rope. Schroeder holds the end of the rope. Charlie Brown lowers Schroeder into the sewer. Charlie Brown asks, "Why would Lucy throw your piano down the sewer?" Charlie Brown looks down into the sewer and asks, "Is this where she threw it down? Can you see it?" Charlie Brown continues, "Did you find it?" Music notes come up out of the sewer. 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: December 16th, 2006 / First appearance: December 16th, 1959 Lucy approaches Schroeder who is reading in a chair. She says, "Schroeder, I apologize for the way I flew off the handle yesterday.." She leads him over to the piano and continues, "To show that my heart's in the right place, I've come over to sing 'Happy Birthday' to Beethoven with you..okay?" Schroeder starts playing on the piano and Lucy sings, "Happy Birthday To You...Happy Bi First appearance: July 23rd, 1972 Lucy sits with her back against Shroeder's piano. He plays. She turns to look at him. He continues to play. She walks. "I need some advice." Lucy announces to the empty Psychiatric Help booth. Now she sits behind the booth, propping her feet up on the desk: "Good..that's what I'm here for.." "There's a boy I kind of like, see, but he never pays any attention 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 Latest appearance: January 26th, 2016 / First appearance: January 28th, 1969 Snoopy wears a fireman's hat and thinks, "As the captain of the rescue squad appears on the scene, an excited murmur runs through the crowd . . ." Schroeder stands with Charlie Brown and Lucy. Charlie Brown says, "You can relax now, Schroeder . . He'll save your piano!" Lucy says, "That stupid beagle won't be able to save anything . . ." Lucy continues, "Beagles can't climb trees!" Latest appearance: August 11th, 2006 / First appearance: August 14th, 1959 Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand in front of the doghouse looking at Snoopy. Charlie Brown says, "I guess I just don't understand dogs!" Snoopy is confused. Charlie Brown continues, "I can't imagine why they want an old bare bone.." He concludes, "Snoopy's had THAT bone for months, and you never see him chewing on it!!" Snoopy watches Schroeder and Charlie Brown walking First appearance: December 5th, 1978 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and holds some papers. She says, "I'm still working on my book about the life of Beethoven." Lucy continues, "Remember how in chapter one there was this frustrated girl who kicked his piano?" Lucy says, "Well, guess what happens in chapter two." Schroeder tumbles in the air. Lucy kicks the piano and says, "She does it again First appearance: October 15th, 1958 Charlie Brown leans on the piano whiles Schroeder reads. He reads, "Here's an ad for a used car for forty-three hundred dollars. He continues, "Do you know how much Beethoven got for his first symphony? Fifty dollars!" Charlie Brown looks at the reader whiles Schroeder continues to read. Charlie Brown says, "Beethoven never would have been happy selling used cars.." Latest appearance: October 12th, 2010 / First appearance: October 10th, 1963 "My mother has made arrangements for me to take piano lessons..." Lucy announces to Schroeder. She sits leaning against his piano as he plays. "I won't b playing on a toy piano, eithrt...I'll be playing on a REAL piano!" she adds. Schroeder looks up at her. He plays a very complex and sophisticated piece of music--the notes appear above their heads. Lucy turns around to watch. First appearance: December 18th, 1981 Lucy leans on Schroeder's piano. Schroeder sits at the piano and says, "Tell me what you think of this . . ." Schroeder adds, "It's my own composition." Schroeder plays the piano and Christmas trees fill the staff instead of music notes. Lucy says, "That's nice . . . I like Christmas music . ." Latest appearance: February 16th, 2007 / First appearance: February 19th, 1960 Schroeder lies in bed. Lucy says, "Well, Schroeder, what happened to you?" Schroeder sits up in bed and says, "I was listening to Beethoven's third symphony . . . In the second movement there's a beautiful passage . . . Just beautiful . . ." Schroeder says, "Whenever I hear it, I get cold chills . . ." Schroeder lies back and says, "So I caught cold!"
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: October 14th, 2012 / First appearance: October 17th, 1965 Lucy holds the foot ball and says, "Charlie Brown! It's that time of year again!" Lucy hums a little tune. Lucy kneels on the ground and says to Charlie Brown. "I'll hold the ball Charlie Brown, and you come running up and kick it . . . Okay?" Charlie Brown says, "Okay!" Charlie Brown walks off and says, "She thinks I'm stupid . . . She plans to pull the ball away when I come r Latest appearance: October 14th, 2006 / First appearance: October 17th, 1959 Charlie Brown and Schroeder sit on the ground. Schroeder says, "I'm inclined to agree with you, Charlie Brown.." Sally sits in the distance playing. Schroeder continues, "But on the other hand we must be cautious in out thinking..." He says, "We must be careful not to 'throw out the baby with the bath'" Sally gasps in shock. Schroeder turns to her and says, "Please pardon First appearance: October 17th, 1991 Sally stands in the front of the classroom holding a leaf. Sally says, "For 'show and tell' today, I have brought this leaf . . ." Sally says, "Some people think when leaves begin to fall, it is the saddest time of year . . They're wrong." Sally says, "The saddest time of year is Christmas when you don't get any of the things you wanted . ." Sally says, "Ma'am?" Sa Latest appearance: October 12th, 2000 / First appearance: October 17th, 1974 Sally sits at her desk in school and says, "A centimeter?" Sally raises her hand and says, "If any centimeters come crawling into this room, I'll step on 'em!" Sally laughs hysterically. Sally sits back and says, "Yes, ma'am." Latest appearance: October 15th, 2007 / First appearance: October 17th, 1960 Linus is in the field sucking his thumb and clutching his blanket. Violet says, "There were two new babies born in our block last week" She starts skipping and says, "It's all part of the population explosion" Linus watches her and asks, "Really?" He continues, "I nevr heard a thing!" Violet stops skipping and looks at the reader. Latest appearance: October 15th, 2002 / First appearance: October 17th, 1972 Franklin walks with Peppermint Patty and says, "I got six compliments today . . ." Peppermint Patty and Franklin walk across a log. Peppermint Patty replies, "Fantastic!" Peppermint Patty and Franklin walk in the grass. Peppermint Patty continues, "It's not often you can get six compliments in one day." Franklin adds, "Two of them were even sincere!" First appearance: October 17th, 1992 Charlie Brown stands in front of an empty mailbox and asks, "Any love letters for me today?" Charlie Brown screams, "Well, why not?!" Charlie Brown walks away from the mailbox and says, "Mailboxes have big mouths, but they never say anything . ." The mailbox says, "Bleah!" Latest appearance: October 14th, 2014 / First appearance: October 17th, 1967 Linus is startled as Lucy shouts, "Get out of my way!" Lucy says, "When big sisters speak, little brothers jump!!" Lucy storms off. Linus says, "Little brothers are the buck privates of life!" First appearance: October 17th, 1977 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and holds a piece of paper. She says, "Ma'am, I can tell right away that I'm gonna fail this test." Peppermint Patty continues, "I'm no good at multiple choice." Peppermint Patty says, "I can't make all these decisions . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "It's like giving a starving man a menu . . ." First appearance: October 17th, 1985 Sally stands in front of the class and says, "This is my report on Halley's Comet which will be coming by the earth soon . . ." Sally continues, "Unfortunately, it will be down near the horizon, and we won't be able to see it very well . . ." Sally says, "Actually, you'll be able to see it much better on tv sometime in the month of March." Sally adds, "Unless, of course, yo First appearance: October 17th, 1958 Charlie Brown is at the table writing a letter. He crookedly writes, "Dear Pencil-Pal, How have you been?" He crumples up the paper and walks off saying, "Rats! What I need is some stationery with Lines on it!" He grabs some paper and walks off smiling. He sits at the table and starts writing on the paper with lines. He crookedly writes, "Dear Pencil-Pal, How have you bee First appearance: October 17th, 1957 Linus stares at the closet door. He looks at the reader. He peers through the key-hole. He grimaces and says, "Two Weeks" First appearance: October 17th, 1997 Woodstock, Olaf and Andy come to a cliff. Woodstock talks. Olaf thinks, "What's he saying?" Andy looks over the edge of the cliff and thinks, "He said this is as far as we can go because the Earth is flat, and if we go any farther we'll fall over the edge." Andy thinks, "I wonder if he's right..." Olaf leaps over the edge and thinks, "There's only one way to find out!" Andy First appearance: October 17th, 1976 Sally is at school and raises her hand, "Yes, Ma'am... 'Hands.'" Sally walks to the front of the class with her paper. sally says, "My report today is about hands.." Sally says, "Some people are right-handed.. Some people are left handed.." She waves her arm for emphasis. She says, "Some people are able to use both hands with equal ease..." She waves both arms. First appearance: October 17th, 1956 Linus sits on the ground watching Charlie Brown fold a piece of paper. Charlie Brown says, "See Linus? You take a piece of paper..fold a little here..' Linus takes up a piece of paper as Charlie Brown continues, "..Tear a little there, and behold! You have a boat!" Charlie Brown watches, puzzled, as Linus fiddles with the paper. Charlie Brown gives the reader a bemused loo Latest appearance: October 14th, 2016 / First appearance: October 17th, 1969 Poochie and Linus stand at the wall. Poochie says, "Everyone is mad at me . . No one will speak to me . . " Linus looks at Poochie and says, "Of course they won't! Anyone who would turn someone in to the head beagle doesn't deserve to be spoken to!" Poochie waves her arms and says, "I didn't know what I was doing! I was upset!" Linus says, "Don't talk to me . . It's too late n Latest appearance: October 14th, 2010 / First appearance: October 17th, 1963 Lucy looks curiously at two younger girls. Three says, "Hi big girl . . . My name is 3, and this is my sister . . . her name is 4 . . ." Three continues, "Our brother's name is 5 . . . I believe you've already met him . . . Our last name is 95472." Three says, "Numbers, numbers and more numbers . . ." Three says, "Our dad gets upset easily lately . . . He says his head hur Latest appearance: October 16th, 2015 / First appearance: October 17th, 1968 Franklin stands at the door. Linus stands behind him and says, "If you're looking for Charlie Brown, I don't think he's home." Franklin says, "I wonder if I should wait . . ." Linus says, "Why not? By the way, my name is Linus . ." Franklin and Linus shake hands. Franklin says, "Hi . . I'm Franklin . ." Linus says, "I'm very glad to know you." Linus and Franklin sit on the Latest appearance: October 19th, 2003 / First appearance: October 17th, 1971 Sally sits at her desk, with a basket full of leaves on top. Sally says, "Yes Ma'am...I'm ready.." "This is 'Show and Tell' time..." Sally annoucnes as she walks, carrying her basket. Sally stands in front of the blackboard and spills her leaves out onto the floor: "For all you lucky kids out there in classroom-land I've bought my famous leaf collection!" Sally hold Latest appearance: October 14th, 2008 / First appearance: October 17th, 1961 Snoopy leaps into the air and waves his paws. Snoopy leaps into the air and waves his paws. Sweat comes from off of his brow. Snoopy pants and thinks, "Whew, that's too hard work . . ." Snoopy lies in the grass and thinks, "I think if I were a salmon, I'd stick to swimming downstream!"
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.