Schroeder

  • First appearance: May 30, 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: February 18th, 2007 / First appearance: February 14th, 1960 Charlie Brown frowns and says, "I can't stand it!" Violet, Patty and Shermy look at each other's Valentines. Charlie Brown watches and says, "Look at 'em all laughing and enjoying themselves with their valentines!" Charlie Brown says, "I sent everyone I know a Valentine, but did I get any in return? No! Not a single one!" Charlie Brown leans against a tree and says, "Eve First appearance: October 6th, 1957 Lucy sits on the floor and writes. She looks at it: "There!" She walks up to Schroeder, who is playing the piano. "I have a surprise for you, Schroeder.." He looks up: "What is it?" Lucy sits on the floor and leans over the piano to face Schroeder: "A picture of Beethoven! I drew it myself!" She holds it up for him. Schroeder holds it up and exclaims, "Well, I'll be First appearance: December 27th, 1981 Woodstock stands on a branch looking in the window of the house. Schroeder sits playing on the piano with the musical staff over the piano. Woodstock flies towards the musical staff. Schroeder jumps as Woodstock crashes through the musical staff causing a break. They look at each other. A panic Woodstock looks at the break in the musical staff. Schro First appearance: August 26th, 1956 Lucy walks stealthily towards Schroeder's statue of Beethoven, which sits on top of his piano. She stands behinsd the piano and looks off to one side. She places her hands on Beethoven's head. She walks off with the bust of Beethoven. Lucy walks back, carrying a photograph frame. Schroeder stands in front of his piano and gazes at the photo of Lucy she has p Latest appearance: June 8th, 2011 / First appearance: June 10th, 1964 Lucy stands on the pitcher's mound. She says to Shroeder, "Charlie Brown saud I could pitch for one inning..." They face each other on the mound. "Okay...Let's get our signals straight, then...One finger will mean a fast ball, two fingers a curve and three fingers a slow ball..." Shroeder demonstrates. "You know what?" She says as he walks away. "You're kind of cute!" She s Latest appearance: July 8th, 2011 / First appearance: July 10th, 1964 Charlie Brown tosses a ball to Shroeder, who says, "How's your arm these days, Charlie Brown?" Lucy stands in the back. "It feels fine, thank you.." Charlie Brown shakes his arm. Lucy stands behind Schroeder. Lucy offers, "I read where one doctor said that human arms are not made for pitching baseballs." "What are they made for?" Schroeder asks. "Hugging!" Lucy lens towards Latest appearance: August 22nd, 2003 / First appearance: August 27th, 1971 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "If you really liked me, would you give me presents?" Schroeder replies, "Absolutely! I'd give you candy, and flowers, and jewelry, and books and record albums . ." Lucy says, ". . If you really liked me . ." Schroeder repeats, "If I really liked you." Lucy frowns and says, "Rats!" Latest appearance: January 10th, 2012 / First appearance: January 12th, 1965 Snoopy sits on Schroeder's piano surrounded by a music staff. The music staff around Snoopy gets bigger. Snoopy sleeps on Schroeder's piano. Schroeder stops playing. As Snoopy sleeps, Schroeder thinks, "Fortunately, I'm practicing a piece where I can play around his nose!" Latest appearance: July 4th, 2006 / First appearance: July 7th, 1959 Schroeder walks along. He says, "Beethoven used to be fond of taking long walks in the country.." He continues, "He was always inspired by the beautiful sounds of the countryside.." He stops as Lucy yells, "YOU BLOCKHEAD, COME BACK HERE WITH THAT BALL!!" He grimaces as he walks on saying, "Beethoven had it nice!" First appearance: July 26th, 1980 Marcie, Schroeder and The World War I Flying Ace sit on the doghouse. Marcie says, "Ladies and gentlemen, we are now ready for takeoff . . . Please fasten your seat belts." Marcie continues, "Also, make sure that your seat is in an upright position . . ." Schroeder says, "I don't have a seat . ." Snoopy looks confused. Marcie says, "Then make sure the pilot is in an upright 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: April 30th, 1993 Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand on the pitcher's mound. Shroeder looks at the batter and says, "This next guy is their best hitter . . Every time he's up, he hits a home run . . ." Charlie Brown asks, "What should I do?" Schroeder says as he walks away, "Hold on to the ball until he goes away." First appearance: September 30th, 1996 Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand on the pitcher's mound and watch Snoopy drench Lucy with a hose. Schroeder says, "You just never know what's going to happen, do you?" Charlie Brown says, "No . . Right in the middle of our practice our sprinkler goes on . ." 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!" First appearance: September 19th, 1972 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "Do you want to hear something romantic?" Lucy continues, "If you gave me a rose, I'd take one of the petals and press it between the pages of a book . . ." Lucy smiles and asks, "Wouldn't that be romantic?" Schroeder replies, "You can't press a rose petal in a comic book!" Latest appearance: June 2nd, 2013 / First appearance: June 5th, 1966 Schroeder approaches Charlie Brown on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder says, "This guy says for me to tell you that if you throw anything that even looks like it might be a bean-ball, he's going to come out here and pound you right into the ground!" Schroeder walks away. Charlie Brown gets a determined look on his face. Charlie Brown winds up the pitch. Charli First appearance: May 3rd, 1976 Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder says, "This next guy is strong, Charlie Brown." Schroeder walks away and says, "Don't throw him anything he can hit . . ." Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown takes off his shirt and throws it. First appearance: December 3rd, 1958 Charlie Brown is walking along the lane. Schroeder approaches with a placard It reads, 'Only ten more shopping days until Beethoven's birthday' Charlie Brown frowns and says, "Shopping days?!" Latest appearance: November 20th, 2006 / First appearance: November 23rd, 1959 Schroeder sits afar from Pig-Pen in the sandbox where they're both playing. Pigpen says, "I think it's time to go home and take a shower.." Schroeder asks, "Going to get all cleaned up, eh,'Pig-Pen'?" Pigpen replies, "Well.. I've learned never to expect too much from a shower.." He concludes, "I have to be satisfied if it just settles the dust!" Latest appearance: August 8th, 2007 / First appearance: August 10th, 1960 Schroeder and Charlie Brown are in their baseball gear on the baseball field. Schroeder hands Charlie Brown the ball and says, "If you can get this last man out, Charlie Brown, we'll win the ball game...." Charlie Brown, Schroeder, and Shermy stand on the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown's head twists from side to side as he listens to both boys. Schroeder continues speaking, "...Therefor
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: May 26th, 1991 Spike is climbing, wearing a fedora. Spike heads uphill. He stops at the edge of a cliff. Spike watches as his hat flies off and sails over the cliff. Spike hurries back down the mountain. He continues to hurry. Spike is almost at ground level. He holds his arms out hopefully. The cactus is wearing his hat. Spike is bemused. First appearance: May 26th, 1988 Snoopy and Woodstock sit on the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "Don't you sometimes wonder how dogs got to be the highest developed of all life forms on this planet?" Snoopy thinks, "Don't you ever wonder how dogs got to be so perfect?" An angry Snoopy thinks, "Birds never wonder about anything . ." First appearance: May 26th, 1987 Charlie Brown hangs upside-down from a tree. The kite string is tangled around him. The kite hangs from the other side of the tree. Lucy asks, "Are you all right, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown replies, "Except when the wind blows . ." Charlie Brown continues, "When the wind blows, I swing back and forth, and my head hits the tree . . ." Lucy walks away and says, "Well, l First appearance: May 26th, 1979 Charlie Brown stands at the door and asks, "Where's Lucy?" Linus replies, "She's lying in her bean bag sulking." Charlie Brown says, "Then I won't bother her . . ." Charlie Brown walks away and says, "I know better than to disturb a good sulk." Lucy sulks in her bean bag and says, "Smart." First appearance: May 26th, 1981 Snoopy wears a hat. Woodstock speaks. Snoopy thinks, "Thank you . . I'm glad you like it." Woodstock speaks. Snoopy frowns and thinks, "But you can stop shouting, 'come back, Shane!'" First appearance: May 26th, 1996 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound in the pouring rain. He shouts, "Wait!" Charlie Brown shouts, "It's starting to clear up!" Charlie Brown screams, "Quitters!" Charlie Brown shouts, "A little rain won't hurt you!" Charlie Brown screams, "Doesn't the game mean anything? What happened to being faithful?!" Charlie Brown says, "Rerun! What are you d Latest appearance: May 23rd, 2016 / First appearance: May 26th, 1969 Lucy sits next to Linus and says, "Go get me a glass of water." Linus replies, "Why should I do anything for you? You never do anything for me . . ." Lucy says, "On your seventy-fifth birthday, I'll bake you a cake." Linus walks and says, "Life is more pleasant when you have something to look forward to . . ." First appearance: May 26th, 1993 Charlie Brown sits in a beanbag chair. Sally says, "Your stupid dog just left for Washington." Charlie Brown says, "He what?" Charlie Brown runs out the back door as Sally says, "Linus talked him into trying out for the Supreme Court." Charlie Brown runs and screams, "Snoopy! Come back!" The World Famous Attorney walks and thinks, "Here's the World Famous Attorney on his Latest appearance: May 23rd, 2014 / First appearance: May 26th, 1967 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano. Lucy says, "My brother pats birds on the head." Schroeder asks, "What?" Lucy answers, "That's the usual reaction." First appearance: May 26th, 1986 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy says, "Good afternoon, manager . . I'm the photographer for our school paper . . ." Lucy asks, "Put these on will you, please?" Charlie Brown holds a bathing suit and exclaims, "Trunks?!" Lucy says, "For our swimsuit issue!" Latest appearance: May 24th, 2007 / First appearance: May 26th, 1960 Charlie Brown walks along in the grass pass garbage-can, shrubs, and a tree talking to Shermy. Charlie Brown says, "All I wanted to do was be a hero.." Charlie Brown kicks a can as Shermy looks on. Charlie Brown says, "But do I ever get to be a hero? No! All I ever get to be is the stupid GOAT!" Shermy says to a visibly upset Charlie Brown, "Don't be discouraged Charlie Brown.. First appearance: May 26th, 1990 Snoopy sits on his doghouse and thinks, "Sometimes, when you're waiting for your supper, it's best to act real cool . ." Snoopy looks sly and thinks, "If you act like you don't really care, all of a sudden you can turn around, and . ." Snoopy's ears stick up and he is very excited. Snoopy thinks, " . . There it is!!" Snoopy lies down on his doghouse and acts very sad. He First appearance: May 26th, 1984 The Literary Ace sits on top of his doghouse with his typewriter. He writes, "Would they meet and fall in love?" Snoopy types, "Or would they be like two sheep who pass in the night?" Snoopy pauses his writing. Snoopy crumples up the paper and throws it over his shoulder. First appearance: May 26th, 1983 Snoopy sits on the ground at night and watches Woodstock sleep. Snoopy carries Woodstock. Snoopy places Woodstock in his nest. Snoopy smiles and thinks, "That was good . . . I didn't wake up him nor his landlady." First appearance: May 26th, 1989 Peppermint Patty looks sad as she says into the telephone, "I knew it Chuck, I failed the test today because instead of studying, I was talking on the phone with you!" Peppermint Patty continues, "It was all your fault Chuck." Charlie Brown asks, "My fault?!" Peppermint Patty responds, "Don't be too hard on yourself, Chuck . ." First appearance: May 26th, 1999 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit next to each other in a theater. Marcie holds a playbill. Patty says, "Have you heard any announcements? I always like the announcements.." Patty says, "The role of so and so will be played by so and so.. the use of recording devices and cameras is forbidden" Patty says, "I love the announcements..." Marcie says, "You're very weird , sir.." First appearance: May 26th, 1985 Snoopy, wearing a hat, stands with a stick and a can in his hands looking up in a tree at Woodstock, who sits in his nest. They walk across the field, with Woodstock now holding the can. Snoopy stands on the edge of the boardwalk with his stick/fishing-rod in hand. Woodstock walks along with the can in his hands. He jumps as three worms fly out of the can at him. T Latest appearance: May 23rd, 2013 / First appearance: May 26th, 1966 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy says, "What's going on?" Schroeder says, "Charlie Brown doesn't feel well . . . His stomach hurts . . . " Frieda joins Charlie Brown and Linus as Lucy says, "It's nerves, Charlie Brown . . . You take this game too seriously . . . be like Frieda and me . . . we don't care if we win or lose! La de da! Who cares?" Frieda and Lucy s First appearance: May 26th, 1997 The Revolutionary War Patriot walks through the snow carrying a package. He thinks, "It's another cold day at Valley Forge . . I've baked General Washington a piece of firecake . ." The Patriot thinks, "He says to me, 'Where's the grape jelly?' I tell him we haven't had grape jelly for six weeks . ." The Patriot thinks, "Then he says, 'Can't someone go over to the mall, and get s Latest appearance: May 28th, 2000 / First appearance: May 26th, 1974 Linus sits on a bench with his lunch. "Good grief!" he says, reaching into his bag, "Another note!" He reads the note: "'Dear Son, I hope you enjoy and also appreciate the lunch I made for you today.'" Linus continues to read: "'Did you have a nice morning? Did you volunteer in class as I suggested? Teachers are always impressed by students who volunteer...it is a sure way to bette
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.