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 3rd, 1956 Charlie Brown appraoches Schroeder, who is sitting on the fllor. He shoves a large piec of paper in front of him: "Here, Schroeder..see what you think of my new comic strip..." "It's about this guy who's real good at making things, see?" CHarlie Brown points. He crouches down and adds, "In fact, he's so clever, he ends up by making his own 'Do-it-Yourself' kit.."" Schroeder stares Latest appearance: June 25th, 2003 / First appearance: June 30th, 1971 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy sets a vase and flowers on the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "Did Beethoven ever have a girl who brought flowers for his piano?" Schroeder replies, "No, Beethoven never hsd a girl who bugged him by bringing flowers for his piano." Lucy says, "That isn't exactly what I asked . . ." First appearance: March 2nd, 1991 Schroeder plays the piano. The music staff chases Snoopy as he runs through the air. First appearance: December 21st, 1981 Schroeder plays the piano. Music notes fill the staff. Woodstock jumps on the staff. Schroeder watches a clef fly through the air. Woodstock sits inside the staff. Latest appearance: October 11th, 2008 / First appearance: October 14th, 1961 Lucy says, "Cough please . . ." Schroeder lies on the ground and coughs. Lucy stomps the cough. Schroeder walks away smiling. Lucy says, "I'm afraid I'm going to have to give up my practice . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Give up your practice?" Lucy says, "I've stomped so many germs my shoes are wearing out!" 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: April 22nd, 2006 / First appearance: April 25th, 1959 Charlie lies awake in bed with his cap on. He says, "Our first game is Monday.. and I can't sleep..I'm a nervous wreck.." Schroeder lies awake in bed with his baseball gear on. He exclaims,'I can't sleep.. I keep thinking about all the errors I'm liable to make..I'm no catcher..I'm a piano player!" Lucy lies awake in her bed with her cap on. She asks, "It's two o'clock and I'm st Latest appearance: May 26th, 2016 / First appearance: May 29th, 1969 Schroeder, Charlie Brown, Linus and a boy stand in line. Linus asks, "What are we standing in line for?" Charlie Brown replies, "The school nurse is going to weigh us . . ." Linus says, "Good . . . I'll ask her about this pain I've been having in my shoulder . . ." Linus continues, "Never pass up a chance to get a little free medical advice." First appearance: August 9th, 1978 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and asks, "How can you forget all the happy times we had together?" Schroeder replies, "We never had any happy times together." Lucy asks, "We didn't?" Lucy says, "I forgot." Latest appearance: November 27th, 2002 / First appearance: November 29th, 1972 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "I think it would by very romantic if someday you gave me a single perfect rose." Lucy continues, "Or a carnation . . . Or even an old dandelion . . ." Schroeder continues to play the piano and asks, "How about a handful of crab grass?" Schroeder tumbles in the air. Lucy shouts, "I'll take it!" First appearance: April 13th, 1999 Schroeder is on the pitcher's mound and says to Charlie, "One finger will mean a straight ball... two fingers will mean another straight ball..." Schroeder says, "three fingers will mean another straight ball..." Charlie says, "Anything else?" Schroeder walks off the mound and says, "By then it won't matter..." Latest appearance: December 20th, 2009 / First appearance: December 15th, 1957 "He should be right along here.." Charlie Brown says to Schroeder as they walk along. "Who should be right along where?" Schroeder asks. "Ah! Here he is!! My pal!" Charlie Brown and Snoopy walk towards each other with outstretched arms. Schroeder stares at them. They hug. "How sickening!" Schroeder remarks. "My buddy! My good buddy! My ol' buddy!!" Charlie Brown cries. Hear Latest appearance: April 28th, 2013 / First appearance: May 1st, 1966 Lucy leans on Schroeder's piano and asks, "You know what?" Lucy continues, "I always enjoy speculating on what our life would be like if you and I ever got married, Schroeder . . . " Schroeder walks away as Lucy says, "I'll bet we'd have a son . . . and he'd probably be a great musician just like you . . . " Lucy continues, "But I wonder what he'd look like . . . I wonder i First appearance: October 13th, 1958 Charlie Brown and Schroeder are leaning on the wall. Schroeder asks, "People sure are funny, aren't they?" The walk along. Charlie Brown replies, "They sure are.." They stand on the sidewalk and Schroeder says, "And the older they get the funnier they get.." Charlie Brown says, "'Peculiar' is the word.." First appearance: August 13th, 1991 Schroeder and Charlie Brown confer on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder asks, "What're you gonna throw to this guy, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown says, "A curve . . I'm gonna give him my ol' curveball . ." Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound alone and shouts, "A catcher should never says, 'I'll believe it when I see it!'" First appearance: January 1st, 1959 Lucy hands Linus a piece of paper. He asks, "What's this?" She replies, "This is something to help you to be a better person next year.." Linus clutches his blankets and reads the paper. Lucy continues, "This is a list I made up of all your faults.." Linus exclaims, "FAULTS? YOU CALL THESE FAULTS?! These aren't faults.." He yells after her, "THESE ARE CHARACTER TRAITS!" 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 Latest appearance: May 18th, 2013 / First appearance: May 21st, 1966 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy stands in front of him. Lucy leans on Schroeder's piano. Lucy smiles. Schroeder flips backwards as Lucy shouts, "Your sweetie is back!" Latest appearance: July 29th, 2000 / First appearance: August 3rd, 1974 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "Beethoven was a bad influence!" Schroeder asks, "How can you say that?" Lucy replies, "Lots of musicians never get married just because Beethoven never got married." Schroeder tumbles in the air. Lucy shouts, "That's what I call a bad influence!!!" Latest appearance: November 29th, 2007 / First appearance: December 1st, 1960 Schroeder is leaning on a brick wall next to a scowling Lucy. He says, "I just don't want to see Beethoven's birthday commercialized!" Lucy asks, "Commercialized?" Schroeder shouts back, "Yes, commercialized!" He continues, "The next thing you know they'll be selling Beethoven's sweat-shirts!" Schroeder grimaces as he turns and sees Linus with a Beethoven sweat-shirt on.
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: September 21st, 1992 Charlie Brown stands in front of a tree and says, "This is real love . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Real love is standing behind a tree so you can see her when she leaves her house." Charlie Brown says, "Of course, it can sometimes be embarrassing . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Like when you discover you've been standing on the wrong side of the tree . ." First appearance: September 21st, 1978 Lucy sits sunk down in a bean bag. She says, "I'm mad!" Lucy continues, "When I'm mad, I just want to sulk in my bean bag." Lucy says, "I just want to lie here alone, and be mad!" Snoopy sits in the bean bag with Lucy. Lucy shouts, "I said, 'Alone!'" Latest appearance: September 19th, 2007 / First appearance: September 21st, 1960 Snoopy watches Linus and Charlie Brown walk by. Linus says, "So this is 'National Dog Week'...." Snoopy walks alongside them as Linus asks, "I wonder if there's a 'National Cat Week,' too?" Snoopy shudders and stops. He thinks, "National Cat Week?!" He slunks in the grass and thinks, "I wouldn't put it past THEM to demand equal time!" First appearance: September 21st, 1998 Peppermint Patty lies on her bed and talks on the phone. Peppermint Patty says, "Hey, Chuck, you ready for some back yard football?" Peppermint Patty says, "Me an' Marcie can get over there anytime you're ready.." Charlie Brown stands holding the phone. Snoopy stands next to him. Charlie Brown says, "I think we've moved away, and I don't know what our new address is.." First appearance: September 21st, 1984 Linus sits in a beanbag chair watching TV. A television annoucer exclaims, "Major catastrophe!" Linus becomes alert. The annoucer says, "Our reporters are on the scene." The annoucer says, "Details at eleven." Linus slumps back in the chair. The annoucer says, "In the meantime, you'll just have to sweat it out." Latest appearance: September 18th, 2009 / First appearance: September 21st, 1962 Shermy walks with Charlie Brown and says, "Nothing makes me more mad than wasting a good haircut!" Shermy continues, "Last Saturday I got a haircut so I'd look nice for school, Monday morning . . ." Shermy says, "Then on Monday I got sick, and I couldn't go to school for three days." Shermy continues, "I wasted a good haircut!" Latest appearance: September 19th, 2011 / First appearance: September 21st, 1964 Charlie Brown bends down and asks, "How's it going?" as Linus crawls out of Snoopy's doghouse. A paint can and brush lie on the ground. Snoopy lies on his stomach on top of the doghose and watches. Linus stands: "Pretty well, I think...It's not easy to paint while you're lying on your back.." He adds, "Putting up the scaffolding was the hardest job." Snoopy sits up. "It's g First appearance: September 21st, 1989 Peppermint Patty and Marcie stand at the door. Peppermint Patty holds a football. Marcie says, "I can't play football today, sir . . I'm taking watercolor lessons . ." Peppermint Patty walks away and says, "That's great, Marcie . . I hope you spill cobalt blue all over your shoes!" Marcie shouts, "Thank you, sir . . And I hope you sack the hatchback . . ." First appearance: September 21st, 1982 Linus and Charlie Brown stand at the wall. Linus says, "Nothing goes on forever." Linus continues, "All good things must come to an end . . ." Linus and Charlie Brown rest on the wall. Charlie Brown asks, "When do good things start?" Latest appearance: September 18th, 2010 / First appearance: September 21st, 1963 Lucy sit on the floor in front of the TV. She shouts: "Why do you always yell at me? I'm not deaf, you know!" "You think I can't hear? Is that why you always yell? I'm not deaf, you know! You don't have to yell all the time!" Lucy sits and frowns. Lucy yells: "WHAT'D YOU SAY?!!!" Latest appearance: September 23rd, 2000 / First appearance: September 21st, 1974 Linus and Snoopy sit in the grass. Linus sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Snoopy looks at the blanket. Linus says, "Watch it, dog!" Linus continues, "If you touch that blanket, the odds are a thousand to one that you will end up with a broken arm!" Snoopy looks the opposite way and thinks, "I always go with the odds." First appearance: September 21st, 1957 Linus, sucking his thumb and holding his blanket, approaches Charlie Brown who sitting against a tree. Charlie Brown says, "I feel real low today.." Linus asks, "Do you want to use my blanket?" Charlie Brown shouts, "No, I Don't Want To Use Your Stupid Blanket!" Linus resumes sucking his thumb and holding his blanket while Charlie Brown grimaces. Linus asks, "What's the m Latest appearance: September 18th, 2006 / First appearance: September 21st, 1959 Snoopy watches a leaf fall from the tree. He watches it as it falls to the ground. He thinks, "Well! The first falling leaf of the season.." He continues, "The first leaf to make the courageous leap! The first leaf to depart from home! The first leaf to plunge into the unknown!" He walks off and concludes, "The first leaf to die!!" First appearance: September 21st, 1986 Snoopy sits atop his doghouse smiling at a doughnut. He holds the doughnut to him and thinks,"Eating a jelly doughnut can make your head hurt..." He looks at his feet and thinks,"When you bite into the doughnut, the jelly squirts out and lands on your toes..." Woodstock and his friends fly towards the doghouse and land on it. Snoopy looks at them and thinks,"Which attracts First appearance: September 21st, 1980 Marcie and Peppermint Patty are standing in a field. The latter holds a football and says,"I think we should practice something different this time..." Marcie says,"Not too different, sir..." They kneel on the ground with the football nearby. Peppermint Patty traces on the ground and says,"This is the play, Marcie.....you go straight out, cut left, cut back, go straight, cut back, go ri First appearance: September 21st, 1987 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and yells to his teammates, "All right, team, this is our last game of the season! Let's all do our best!" Lucy yells back to him, "What if we do our worst?" Charlie Brown responds, "You've already done your worst!" Lucy says, "I can't argue with that." First appearance: September 21st, 1999 Olaf, Snoopy and Andy sit on the ground. Andy says, "So we started off toward the west..." Snoopy says, "How did you know which way is west?" Andy says, "Someone said the sun sets in the west.." Andy says, "But then it gets dark.." Olaf says, "We didn't think of that.." First appearance: September 21st, 1993 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Marcie says, "My dad took me to my first hockey game last night . ." Marcie says, "It was really great . ." Marcie says, "I loved watching the zamboni go around . ." Peppermint Patty holds a book and responds, "You're very weird, Marcie . ." Latest appearance: September 18th, 2013 / First appearance: September 21st, 1966 Lucy and Linus look at the remains of the doghouse, Lucy says, "Just look at that, will you . . ." Linus says, "I wonder how it started . . . " Lucy says, "He was probably smoking in bed . . ." Linus says, "They say he lost everything . . . " Lucy continues, "I'll bet that was it . . . I'll bet he was smoking in bed . . . " Linus says, "Fire is a terrible thing . . . " L First appearance: September 21st, 1979 Sally sits at her desk in school and says, "Who me?" Sally looks at a paper and says, "Yes, ma'am, I think my report is ready . . ." Sally walks to the front of the room and says, "Anyway, I'll give it my best shot." Sally stands in front of the class. She turns her head and says, "Just a little colloquialism, there, ma'am."
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.