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: September 14th, 2014 / First appearance: September 17th, 1967 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and stares at the field. He says, "Nine home runs in a row!! Good grief!" He throws his head back and wails, "What can I do?!!" Schroeder stands below him on the slope of the mound. Charlie Brown He opens his arms, and says, "We're getting slaughtered again, Schroeder...I don't know what to do..why do we have to suffer like this?" Latest appearance: March 17th, 2006 / First appearance: March 20th, 1959 Snoopy and Schroeder sit listening to music. They continue to sit and listen. Their heads both pop up in surprise at a sound in the music. Charlie Brown comes in. Schroeder says, "Haydn's 'Surprise Symphony'.." First appearance: December 3rd, 1979 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "Christmas will be here before we know it." Lucy turns to Schroeder and holds out a piece of paper. She smiles and says, "I've made up a list of things you might want to give me . . ." Schroeder takes the list and throws it over his shoulder. Lucy frowns and says, "Didn't miss a beat." First appearance: February 2nd, 1957 Snoopy sits atop the piano as Schroeder plays. Snoopy thinks, "Beautiful! Just beautiful!" He starts to dance to the music as Schroeder watches him. He starts to dance more vigorously as Schroeder stops playing and continues to watch him. Snoopy hugs Schroeder and thinks, "Papa Haydn!" Latest appearance: June 2nd, 2015 / First appearance: June 11th, 1968 Lucy walks away from Schroeder's piano with paint and smiles. Schroeder walks toward the piano. Schroeder stares at the piano. Schroeder sits at the piano and asks, "All right, who painted stripes on my piano?!" Latest appearance: August 29th, 2010 / First appearance: August 25th, 1963 "What's he doing sitting over there?" Charlie Brown asks Lucy. They are standing on the baseball field. Schroeder sits on the ground, leaning against the wooden fence. "Hey, Schroeder! Aren't you gonna play?" Charlie Brown shouts. "I can't...I'm just getting over the chicken pox!" Schroeder answers. He raises his arms and explains: "Mom said I could watch you guys p First appearance: May 3rd, 1997 Charlie Brown, Schroeder and Lucy stand on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder says, "Beethoven could have got more work done if he hadn't had to worry about his nephew . ." Lucy says, "I didn't have any cold cereal this morning because my stupid brother used up all the milk!" Charlie Brown looks back and forth between them. Charlie Brown sits in the beanbag. Sally asks, "What do ball player First appearance: July 10th, 1996 Snoopy, Charlie Brown and Schroeder stand in a doctor's office wearing their baseball caps. Charlie Brown says to the receptionist, "Yes, ma'am . . Is this a sports medicine place? My elbow hurts from pitching baseball . ." Charlie Brown asks, "I beg your pardon?" Schroeder whispers to Charlie Brown, "She wants to know about your 'HMO' . . . And do you have a referral from your p First appearance: July 15th, 1980 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and says, "What if I told you that you had to choose between your piano and me?" Schroeder replies, "That wouldn't be difficult." Lucy says, "But I've never asked you to choose, have I?" Schroeder says, "No, I guess you haven't." Lucy lies down and gasps. First appearance: August 8th, 1988 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "Do you love me? I need to know right now!" Schroeder says, "No, I don't love you." Lucy says, "I could have waited until tomorrow . ." Latest appearance: April 27th, 2002 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1972 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy approaches and says, "Guess waht I just did." Lucy leans on the piano and says, "I just listened to part of an opera on the radio." Lucy smiles and says, "I surprised myself . . . I kind of liked it." Lucy continues, "I'll bet if I listened enough, I could become a real operetta." First appearance: June 10th, 1957 Lucy gives a statue to Schroeder as he sits at the piano. She says, "Look, Schroeder..I found another statue of Beethoven.." He looks at it and exclaims, "This isn't Beethoven! This is George Washington again!" She looks at the statue and says, "Well, I'll be! They sure look a lot alike..." She asks, "Do you suppose they could have been related?" He looks at the reader. First appearance: March 21st, 1958 Snoopy rushes through Charlie Brown and Schroeder. Schroeder exclaims, "Hey! Snoopy stole a Marble!" Schroeder rushes off behind Snoopy. Charlie Brown exclaims, "Well, get it back! He might Swallow it!" Schroeder returns and says, "There's nothing to worry about..he doesn't have it in his mouth" Snoopy smiles as he tosses the marble out of his paw. Latest appearance: July 6th, 2006 / First appearance: July 9th, 1959 Lucy is leaning on Schroeder's piano listening to him play. She asks, "Did anyone ever tell you that you have pretty eyes, Schroeder?" Schroeder starts to play off-key. He leaves the room embarassed. Lucy says, "Musicians get unnerved when you tell them that they have pretty eyes" First appearance: November 2nd, 1956 Snoopy sits on top of the piano whiles Schroeder plays. He cocks his head to the side as Schroeder looks up at him. Snoopy takes on a very pained expression. Charlie Brown arrives and looks at him. Schroeder explains, "Nothing affects an old grad like the playing of 'Pomp and Circumstance'!" Latest appearance: January 19th, 2016 / First appearance: January 21st, 1969 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy stands next to the piano and says, "I'm sick and tired of the way you ignore me!" Schroeder says, "What?" Lucy says, "You'd better get away from that piano because I'm going to kick it!" Schroeder watches Lucy kick the piano. Lucy walks away and smiles. She says, "Boy, that was satisfying!" Latest appearance: May 7th, 2015 / First appearance: May 9th, 1968 Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder says, "Charlie Brown, if Lucy calls me 'Dear heart' once more I'm going to quit the team!" Charlie Brown says, "All right, take it easy . . . I'll go out and talk to her . ." Charlie Brown walks toward Lucy. Lucy says, "Well, hello! Did you leave your pitcher's mound and come clear out here to center field just to Latest appearance: September 30th, 2000 / First appearance: October 5th, 1974 Charlie Brown looks down in the sewer and asks, "Schroeder, do you have the piano?" Charlie Brown continues, "Can you hang onto the piano and the rope at the same time?" Rain begins to fall. Charlie Brown says, "Uh, oh!" Schroeder asks, "What's the matter?" Charlie Brown sits in the pouring rain and says, "I think we're in trouble!" Latest appearance: March 25th, 2006 / First appearance: March 28th, 1959 Lucy leans on the piano as Schroeder plays. She says, "There are more important things in this world than music!" Schroeder asks, "Oh, what?" She replies, "Well, there are..there are..there are.." Schroeder looks up as Lucy smiles and asks, "...girls?" Lucy falls over as Schroeder shouts, "I KNEW YOU WERE GOING TO SAY THAT!" First appearance: May 13th, 1990 Shroeder and Charlie Brown are on the ball field. Shroeder asks, "Has she ever asked before?" They stand on the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown says, "Not really." Shroeder queries, "Are you going to do it?" Charlie Brown replies, "Absolutely." He comtinues, "I mean, why not? I think I owe it to her, don't I?" Charlie Brown, alone on the mound, tosses a baseball.
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: July 6th, 2017 / First appearance: July 9th, 1970 Snoopy walks up to Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown shouts, "You're back!" Snoopy walks past Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "What happened? We saw the riot on tv! Did you get hurt? Are you all right?" Snoopy sits on the doghouse and smiles. Charlie Brown asks, "What happened?" Charlie Brown frowns. Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "She had the softest paws . . ." He Latest appearance: July 5th, 2017 / First appearance: July 8th, 1970 Charlie Brown and Linus sit in front of the tv. Charlie Brown asks, "What's happening now?" Linus replies, "I can't tell . . . There's so much smoke you can't see anything!" Charlie Brown cries and shouts, "My poor dog, trapped in a riot at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm! My poor dog . . ." Snoopy is completely covered by a cloud of smoke. He thinks, "Where am I? I can't see! Oops! What Latest appearance: July 4th, 2017 / First appearance: July 7th, 1970 Snoopy hides behind a podium. Debris is thrown at him. He thinks, "I came here to give a speech . . ." Snoopy runs and thinks, "Why is everyone yelling?! Why is everyone throwing things? What's going on?" Snoopy stands in a cloud and thinks, "Smoke! Tear gas! Good grief!" Snoopy is completely covered by the cloud. He thinks, "I hate giving speeches!" Latest appearance: July 3rd, 2017 / First appearance: July 6th, 1970 Linus stands in front of the tv and says, "A riot!" Charlie Brown rushes in. Linus says, "Look, Charlie Brown, there's a riot at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm! It's on the news, see?!" Charlie Brown says, "But that's where Snoopy is! Have you seen him? Have they shown him? Where is he?" Snoopy stands on the stage and has debris thrown at him. He thinks, "Doesn't anyone want to
First appearance: December 13th, 1957 Linus approaches Lucy in the living-room and asks, "Lucy, dear sister, will you write a letter to Santa Claus for me?" She shouts,"No, I won't write a letter to Santa Claus for you! Write your own stupid letters!" Linus thinks for a moment. He yells after her, "YOU BLOCKHEAD!!!" Latest appearance: December 8th, 2000 / First appearance: December 13th, 1974 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Woodstock speaks. Woodstock turns in the opposite direction and speaks. Woodstock turns back around and continues to speak. Snoopy clears his throat. Woodstock speaks. Snoopy thinks, "Every now and then he tries to put in too much detail!" Latest appearance: December 7th, 2012 / First appearance: December 13th, 1965 Linus watches tv. Lucy says, "Mom, says to get started on your homework." Linus says, "Tell her I'm conducting an experiment to see what would happen to someone who never did his homework, but just sat and watched tv every evening . . ." Lucy shouts, "Mom says to get started on that homework right now!" Linus's hair stands on end. Linus sits at the table surrounded by boo First appearance: December 13th, 1981 Marcie sits at her classroom desk watching Peppermint Patty, who is sitting in front of her, start to fall asleep. Marcie writes and says, "Nine forty-five...first signs of drowsiness." She says, "I'm making a study of your in-school sleeping habits, sir." Peppermint Patty falls asleep with her head resting on Marcie's desk. The latter says, "Backwards seems okay..." She First appearance: December 13th, 1976 Lucy stands behind the psychiatric booth. Charlie Brown sits in front of the booth and says, "Nothing ever goes right for me . . ." Lucy says, "I've been thinking about that, Charlie Brown . . ." Lucy holds out her arm and says, "Maybe you're your own worst enemy." Charlie Brown replies, "In that case, I should default!" First appearance: December 13th, 1992 Sally stands and asks, "Where's a good pen?" Sally searches in a drawer and says, "I need some extra nice stationery . ." Charlie Brown and Sally sit at the table. Sally writes, "Dear Samantha Claus, How have you been?" Charlie Brown says, "Samantha Claus?" Sally turns to Charlie Brown and says, "She's the fat lady with the reindeer who brings us Christmas presents." Charli First appearance: December 13th, 1983 Sally sits at a table and smiles. She exclaims, "I did it!!" Sally exclaims, "Look, I added twelve and twelve, and I got thirty-two!" Charlie Brown walks away and says, "Twelve and twelve is twenty-four." Sally says, "If you get thirty-two, that's even better!" First appearance: December 13th, 1995 Linus, Charlie Brown and Snoopy lean against a tree. Linus asks, "If you work real hard and you get everything you've always wanted, is it worth it?" Snoopy thinks, "Not if your dog doesn't like you . ." First appearance: December 13th, 1977 Linus lies in bed. Lucy approaches the bed. Linus says, "I can't go to school today . . . My right shoulder hurts . . ." Linus continues, "If I should happen to know an answer, I wouldn't be able to raise my hand." Lucy walks away and says, "C'mon, get up! You can always raise your other hand . ." Linus sits up and shouts, "You expect me to answer questions left-handed?!" First appearance: December 13th, 1985 Sally runs down the stairs and shouts, "Don't push me!" Sally stands next to the line to see Santa and shouts, "Just because you're Santa Claus, you can't throw me out!" Sally runs and shouts, "Don't push me! I was trying to help you! You're too fat!" Sally stops and points. She shouts, "And you have a crease in your ear lobe!!" First appearance: December 13th, 1986 Spike lies on the ground writing a letter. He writes, "Dear Santa Claus, I hope this letter reaches you before Christmas." Spike writes, "I am worried about something." Spike writes, "When you come to fill my stocking . . ." The stocking hangs on a cactus. Spike writes, "Please be careful. Love, Spike." Latest appearance: December 10th, 2013 / First appearance: December 13th, 1966 Charlie Brown stands in a hat and coat and says, "Well, Snoopy, what are your plans for today?" Snoopy thinks, "Plans? I hadn't even thought about it . . ." Snoopy thinks, "But I suppose I'll sleep a little this morning . . . then, this afternoon, I'll take a short nap, and later on I'll try to get some more sleep . . . " Snoopy lies on his doghouse and thinks, "Those are First appearance: December 13th, 1999 Snoopy is dressed like Santa Claus, and he holds a bell. Lucy walks past him. As she walks by, Snoopy rings the bell very loudly, starting her and making her spin in the air. The bell goes, "CLANG! CLANG! CLANG! CLANG!" Lucy lays on the ground and Snoopy thinks, "Season's Greetings." First appearance: December 13th, 1991 Sally sits in a beanbag chair. She asks, "What happened to Monday Noon Football?" Charlie Brown says, "You mean Monday Night Football . ." Sally says, "No wonder I never see any games . ." First appearance: December 13th, 1987 The literary ace sits atop his doghouse looking thoughtful. Woodstock sits behind him. The literary ace types, "Dear Santa Claus," He looks up as Woodstock chirps. He retypes,"Dear Mr. Claus," He looks back at Woodstock as the latter chirps to him again. The literary ace retypes,"Dear Monsieur Claus," He rolls his eyes as Woodstock chirps again. Latest appearance: December 11th, 2011 / First appearance: December 13th, 1964 Snoopy walks through snow piling as high as his neck. More snow falls. Snoopy thinks of Sally sticking out her tongue and saying, "Happiness is catching snowflakes on your tongue." Snoopy walks through the snowstorm, with snow piling up around him. Charlie Brown answers the door and looks out at Snoopy. Charlie Brown hands Snoopy a broom and Snoopy walks back to hi Latest appearance: December 10th, 2010 / First appearance: December 13th, 1963 Charlie Brown walks with Lucy and asks, "Did the little boy who sits in front of you at school cry again today?" Lucy says, "He cries every day! He has all the simple childhood fears . . . Fear of being late for school, fear of his teacher, and fear of the principal . . ." Lucy continues, "Fear of not knowing what room to go to after recess, fear of forgetting his lunch, fear of b Latest appearance: December 11th, 2007 / First appearance: December 13th, 1960 Charlie Brown is at the side of the house looking at a ball. He says, "That's odd..." He looks around and says, "Last night I left my football in the back yard and this morning it's in the FRONT yard..." He walks away and says, "Very peculiar...." Snoopy rushes up and punts the ball. He thinks, "The 'Mad Punter' strikes again!" First appearance: December 13th, 1996 Charlie Brown sits in front of Lucy's psychiatric help booth. Lucy asks, "How can you complain about being lonely when you have a dog?" Charlie Brown says, "Well . ." Charlie Brown says, "I'm just not sure if I . . ." Charlie Brown says, "You said he wouldn't be listening . ." Snoopy sits behind the booth. First appearance: December 13th, 1984 Sally and Charlie Brown sit at a table. Sally says, "I'm really trimming down my Christmas card list this year . . ." Sally shouts, "Mildred, Danny, Esther, Mabel, Fred, Joe, Lydia, Verna, Emil, Floyd . . . I crossed 'em all off!" Sally says, "I'm down to one last name . . ." Sally screams, "And there goes Jessie!!" Charlie Brown ducks behind the table.
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.