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
Latest appearance: July 26th, 2010 / First appearance: July 29th, 1963 "This is it, Charlie Brown.." Schroeder says. "If we can hold 'em this inning, we'll win the championship!" Lucy adds. They and Snoopy stand on the pitcher's mound. "It's your responsibility, Charlie Brown..you're the pitcher..you're the one who has to hold 'em..." Lucy raises her hand. Charlie Brown stands alone on the mound. He comments, "I feel like I'm standing in the m First appearance: December 15th, 1980 Schroeder plays the piano while Woodstock and Snoopy watch. Schroeder says, "Tomorrow is Beethoven's birthday." Schroeder continues, "Some of the greatest music in all the world was written by Beethoven!" Woodstock and Snoopy walk away. Woodstock speaks and asks a question. Snoopy lies on the doghouse while Woodstock sits on his stomach. Snoopy thinks, "No, he wasn't a bird First appearance: June 9th, 1995 Lucy stands in right field in the rain. She asks, "Why am I standing out here in the rain?" Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. He responds, "Because you love the game . ." Lucy shouts, "I hate the game!" Charlie Brown retorts, "Because you love the catcher . ." Lucy shouts, "You got it!" Latest appearance: April 23rd, 2011 / First appearance: April 25th, 1964 Shroeder plays the piano. Lucy puts her elbows on the piano and says, "I'll give you three names...I'll bet you can't identify them.." "C.G. Neefe, Antonio Salieri and J.G. Albrechtsberger..." she says. Shroeder looks at her. "Those were three of Beethoven's music teachers." Shroeder plays. Lucy turns away: "You drive me crazy!" ahe says. Latest appearance: March 14th, 2010 / First appearance: March 17th, 1963 Violet walks up to Schroeder and Charlie Brown. Violet says, "Charlie Brown, I've been feeling awfully guilty about not giving you a Valentine this year . . . I'd like for you to have this one." Schroeder pushes Charlie Brown out of the way and says to Violet, "Hold on there! What do you think you're doing? Who do you think you are?" Schroeder throws up his hands and says, Latest appearance: March 25th, 2002 / First appearance: March 22nd, 1972 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "I learned something today about hands." Schroeder asks, "What's that?" Lucy says, "Give me your hand and I'll show you . ." Lucy holds Schroeder's hand and smiles. She says, "They're fun to hold!" Latest appearance: May 18th, 2014 / First appearance: May 21st, 1967 Lucy stands in the outfied and yells, "Why should I listen to you, Charlie Brown?!" Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and yells: "ALL RIGHT, THEN, DO IT YOUR OWN WAY!" "That Lucy drives me crazy! She's the most stubborn person I've ever known!" Charlie Brown comes to Shroeder, who stands on the slope of the mound. "She's stubborn and obstinate and uncompliable and Latest appearance: December 30th, 2010 / First appearance: December 30th, 1957 Snoopy approaches Schroeder listening to the radio. Schroeder smiles at the music. Snoopy sits down and watches him. Snoopy grimaces to the reader. Schroeder looks as Snoopy puts his ears in a square. First appearance: May 6th, 1978 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and says, "I am highly susceptible to flattery." Lucy continues, "Just the slightest compliment will cause me to melt." Lucy looks at Schroeder and smiles. Lucy says, "Or so I have always imagined." First appearance: June 5th, 1956 Charlie Brown leans on the piano whiles Schroeder plays. Charlie Brown says, "Listen to this, Schroeder..." He reads, "'A new Beethoven hall is being built on the banks on the Rhine river'..." He concludes, "'The modern stone structure will cost over a million dollars.'" Charlie Brown flips over as Schroeder stands up and shouts, "SPARE NO EXPENSE!!!!!" First appearance: January 12th, 1979 Schroeder sits at the piano and says, "Don't come in!" Lucy asks, "Why not?" Schroeder replies, "Because I can't practice playing the piano if you're leaning on it all the time!" Lucy asks, "If I promise not to lean on your piano, may I come in?" Lucy leans on Schroeder's back and says, "This is better anyway!" Latest appearance: July 21st, 2004 / First appearance: July 22nd, 1970 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "Beethoven never would have made it in Nashville!" Schroeder asks, "What did you say?" Lucy beeps Schroeder on the nose. Schroeder grabs his nose. Lucy smiles and says, "I set him up good for that!" First appearance: April 9th, 1958 Charlie Brown is watching t.v. Schroeder is reading a book and says, "It says here that children cannot concentrate properly.." Charlie Brown starts to color. Schroeder continues, "It says that children cannot keep their minds focused on one problem for any length of time.." Charlie Brown is practicing baseball. Schroeder watches as Charlie Brown plays paddy-ball. Charlie Latest appearance: July 9th, 2009 / First appearance: July 12th, 1962 Schroeder sits in the grass with Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "My dad has always had ambitions to be a great golfer or bowler." Charlie Brown continues, "He's always wanted to play golf like Sam Snead and bowl like Don Carter . . ." Schroeder asks, "Has he achieved his ambition?" Charlie Brown replies, "No, he bowls like Sam Snead and plays golf like Don Carter! Latest appearance: March 1st, 2011 / First appearance: March 3rd, 1964 Shroeder walks up to the mound and tosses the ball to Charlie Brown. He asks, "Is your arm hurting you, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown responds, "It's killing me, but I've got to keep pitching!" Charlie Brown holds up his aching arm: "I'm not a quitter! I'd rather have my arm fall off than be called a quitter!" Shroeder looks at him. "I understand..that's the way Beethoven always us First appearance: February 26th, 1956 "Ahem!" Lucy stands in front of Schroeder, who is playing the piano. "Schroeder, what if we got married some day years from now?" She asks. "Oh, good grief!" She sits and leands against the piano: "And what if we were real poor, and our house was falling down, and all our kids were cryiing because they were cold and hungry.." She turns to the front and continues, "And what First appearance: November 3rd, 1956 Schroeder reads to Charlie Brown in the grass. He says, "Claustrophobia..an abnormal fear of being in an enclosed place" Snoopy pokes up from the grass in a panicked state. He leaps out of the grass. Schroeder watches as he cuddles close to Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "You'd think there'd be some mention of 'Weed-Claustrophobia' wouldn't you?" First appearance: July 22nd, 1975 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "You should have been with me at the art museum today . . ." Lucy continues, "I saw this great big picture of Beethoven and his whole orchestra crossing the Delaware!" Schroeder stops playing the piano. Lucy says, "They were in a rowboat, and Beethoven was standing up in front . . ." Schroeder sticks his tongue ou First appearance: April 22nd, 1958 Schroeder watches Linus adjust his blanket around the bat. He stoops behind Linus as Linus gets ready to pitch. Linus swings and hits. Schroeder stands at first base with the blanket over his head. First appearance: December 16th, 1977 Schroeder sits at the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and smiles. Schroeder says, "This is Beethoven's birthday!" Schroeder continues, "Today all lovers of music stand and pay tribute to the great composer . . ." Lucy interrupts, "And give presents to the girls whom they also love!" Schroeder shouts, "I didn't say that!" Lucy says, "Rats!"
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: December 8th, 2014 / First appearance: December 11th, 1967 Snoopy ice skates and thinks, "Here's The World Famous Figure Skater practicing for the olympics in Grenoble . ." Snoopy prepares for a jump. He thinks, "Today I'm working on my 'Double axel.'" Snoopy spins in the air. Snoopy lands the jump. He smiles and thinks, "They're going to love me in Grenoble!" First appearance: December 11th, 1979 Peppermint Patty walks with Marcie and wears a hat. She says, "Maybe I've been wrong, Marcie . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "Maybe a student's appearance is important." Peppermint Patty says, "Anyway, I'm going to try something today . . ." Peppermint Patty wears a bow in her hair and smiles. She says, "You wouldn't give a D minus to somebody with a bow in her hair, wou Latest appearance: December 8th, 2012 / First appearance: December 11th, 1965 Lucy pours milk on her cereal. Linus says, "I got a quarter from the tooth fairy last night . . ." Linus says, "What do you suppose he does with all those teeth?" Lucy replies, "I think she sells them to some firm in the east that manufactures billiard balls." Linus says, "If that's true, we have a good court case because we should be getting royalties!" Latest appearance: December 9th, 2011 / First appearance: December 11th, 1964 Snoopy sits and looks off to one side: "ARF! ARF! ARF!" "ARF! ARF! ARF! ARF!" He trots off. He sits up and thinks, "Suddenly I have the feeling that I've said the wrong thing!" First appearance: December 11th, 1997 Charlie Brown sits in a booth, buried in comic books. The sign says, "For sale: Used Comic Books." A little kid sits near the pile of comics and says, "Are these all you have?" Latest appearance: December 7th, 2000 / First appearance: December 11th, 1974 Snoopy sits on the doghouse and thinks, "The dog who lives in the next block got himself in bad trouble . ." Snoopy continues to think, "What a dumb dog . . . He's always digging in somebody's garden . . ." Snoopy lies on his stomach and thinks, "I haven't done anything like that in years . . ." Snoopy lies on his back and thinks, "Not since they took away my shovel!" First appearance: December 11th, 1998 Sally stands behind Charlie Brown who is watching TV. Sally says, "'So waddya think?' that's my new philosophy.. 'So waddya think?'" Charlie says, "About what?" Sally says, "Who cares? So waddya think?" Salluy turns to Snoopy. Sally says, "It's a dog's life, isn't it? So waddya think?" First appearance: December 11th, 1992 Snoopy, dressed as Santa Claus, rings a bell. Charlie Brown carries his supper dish and says, "Here, I thought you might like a little snack while you're working . ." Charlie Brown walks away. A girl points to Snoopy who is eating and screams, "Hey, look, ma! Santa Claus is eating out of a dog dish!" Latest appearance: December 6th, 2003 / First appearance: December 11th, 1971 Lucy watches Snoopy ice skate and says, "Okay, you stupid beagle, let's get at it again . ." Lucy stands in front of Snoopy and says, "This morning we'll work on our Dutch waltz . . . We start in the 'Kilian' position . . ." Lucy skates with Snoopy and says, "The man's hand is firmly on the hip of his partner, and the girl presses her hand firmly on his . . ." Snoopy thinks, "How c First appearance: December 11th, 1982 Linus watches as Lucy sits on the floor with Rerun. Lucy asks, "Why do we always teach little kids to wave 'bye-bye'?" Linus says, "Because for the rest of his life people will be leaving him." Rerun sits alone. Rerun smiles and waves. He says, "Hello, there!" First appearance: December 11th, 1981 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Charlie Brown says, "I don't know what to get you for Christmas." Charlie Brown continues, "You're a hard one to shop for . ." Snoopy thinks, "Not really." Snoopy looks down at an electric train going around the doghouse. He thinks, "I can always use more track for my electric train . . ." First appearance: December 11th, 1980 Charlie Brown carries a dish of food. Charlie Brown sets the supper dish in front of Snoopy. Charlie Brown says, "Well, go ahead, and eat . . What are you waiting for?" Snoopy stands and looks the opposite way. He thinks, "I was hoping there was a salad bar." Latest appearance: December 8th, 2013 / First appearance: December 11th, 1966 The World War I Flying Ace lies on his doghouse and thinks, "Here's the World War I Flying Ace being awakened to fly another dawn patrol . . . " The Flying Ace thinks, "Here's the World War I Flying Ace walking out onto the field . . . " The Flying Ace thinks, "It snowed last night . . . but today the sun is out . . . the sky is clear . . . " The Fling Ace thinks, "I climb Latest appearance: December 8th, 2006 / First appearance: December 11th, 1959 Lucy approaches Charlie Brown and asks, "Did you know that December 16th is Beethoven's birthday?" He replies, "No, I didn't.." They look at each other. They look at the reader. Charlie Brown flips over as Lucy screams, "WELL, NOW YOU KNOW!" First appearance: December 11th, 1989 The World War I Flying Ace sits on the doghouse in combat. Marcie says, 'The paths of glory lead but to the grave.' Snoopy frowns and thinks, "Rats!" First appearance: December 11th, 1988 Snoopy jumps off his doghouse. He walks up to the mailbox. He reaches up to the handle of the mailbox. As he reaches in and extracts a letter, Charlie Brown walks up behind him with a questioning look. As he lovingly reads the letter, Charlie Brown asks,"You got a love letter?" As Snoopy walks off looking at the letter and smiling, Charlie Brown continues t First appearance: December 11th, 1999 Snoopy and Woodstock are standing out in a snowstorm. Snoopy thinks, "They call it 'snow.'" Snoopy points to the sky and thinks, "It comes from up there." Snoopy points to the ground and says, "And then it falls down here." Woodstock says, "?!?!?!?!?" Snoopy answers, "I'm sorry..I thought you wanted a scientific explanation." First appearance: December 11th, 1985 Sally stands next to a boy in line to see Santa. Sally asks, "Hey, kid . . Did you ever think about Santa Claus having a coronary?" The boy asks, "A what?" Sally says, "When you get up there to talk to him, check his ear lobes . . ." The boy asks, "Do what?" Sally explains, "A deep crease in the ear lobes could indicate change in coronary vessels . . ." The boy stands on th Latest appearance: December 8th, 2010 / First appearance: December 11th, 1963 Frieda walks with Charlie Brown and says, "Good grief, I only got a 'B+' in spelling!" Charlie Brown says, "What's so bad about that? No one expects you to get an 'A' every time . . ." Frieda turns and says, "That's all you know!" Frieda pats her hair and says, "People always expect more of you when you have naturally curly hair!" First appearance: December 11th, 1983 Sally slumps over a foot-stool with a book in hand and exclaims," Rats!" She walks over to Charlie Brown, who is sitting in a chair reading. He asks,"What's the matter?" She looks at her book and replies,"I have to read this book for school by tomorrow." She asks,'I don't suppose you'd care to read it to me, would you?" He replies,"You know how to read....why don't you r
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.