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: January 25th, 2016 / First appearance: January 27th, 1969 Schroeder stands next to a tree. He frowns and looks up. Charlie Brown and Linus stand next to the tree. Linus asks, "What's going on?" Charlie Brown replies, "Your sister threw Schroeder's piano up into a kite-eating tree." Linus stands next to Lucy and says, "What a stupid thing to do!" The tree thinks, "Chomp chomp chomp." Lucy says, "He never pays any attention to me! This will First appearance: April 17th, 1958 Charlie Brown and Schroeder are on the field in full baseball gear. Charlie Brown says, "A pitcher and his catcher need a good set of signals..." He continues, "One finger will mean a high ball.." He continues, "Two fingers will mean a low ball..." He concludes, "And three fingers will mean the broad area in-between!" First appearance: December 5th, 1958 Schroeder sits at the table watching Charlie Brown wrting a letter. It reads, "And so pencil-pal, I must close now. As ever, Charlie Brown" Schroeder asks, "May I add a little something to your letter, Charlie Brown?" He adds to the letter. He walks off and Charlie Brown grimaces as he reads the letter. It reads, "P.S. Only eleven more days until Beethoven's birthday!" 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!" First appearance: December 27th, 1993 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "Would you be offended if I exchanged the present you gave me for Christmas?" Schroeder responds, "I didn't give you a present for Chistmas . ." Lucy screams, "And don't think I didn't notice!" Schroeder falls over. First appearance: September 4th, 1999 Schroeder plays the piano. Parts of Snoopy appear on the the bar of music. The last image looks he looks ruffled with messy hiar. First appearance: March 29th, 1999 Charlie wears a baseball cap and stands on the pitcher's mound. Facing him, all wearing caps, are Lucy, Snoopy, Linus and Schroeder. Charlie says, "Our first game of the season! What do we need to win?" Lucy says, "courage, fortitude and dedication!" Charlie says, "How do you know that?" Lucy holds up a piece of paper and says, "I wrote down what you said last year.." First appearance: April 22nd, 1998 As Schroeder plays his piano, Snoopy rests on the front and thinks, "Here's the World War I flying ace home on leave.." Snoopy has a mug of root beer. Snoopy sits up and thinks, "It's nice to be back among old friends where you're appreciated.." As Snoopy's root beer mug rests on Schroeder's piano, Schroeder tells Snoopy, "Please take your root beer glass off my piano.." First appearance: December 21st, 1975 Resting on Schroeder's piano, Lucy says, "Here's something to think about.." Lucy says, "Picture this, if you will.." Lucy says, "You and I are a newly married couple, see, and you have been invited to Moscow to participate in a piano competition.." Lucy continues, "You perform brilliantly, but you lose! When you are asked to say a few words to the press, you are extremely Latest appearance: May 18th, 2007 / First appearance: May 20th, 1960 Schroeder, Lucy, Patty, Violet, and Linus in the baseball field shouting, "Charlie is trying to steal home!!" They then yell, with their mouths wide open, "SLIDE, CHARLIE BROWN! SLIDE!" A cloud of dust. Charlie Brown is lying on his back in a small cloud of dust. Violet, Linus, Schroeder, and Patty frowned down on him whiles Lucy exclaims, "Oh, you blockhead!" Latest appearance: January 29th, 2016 / First appearance: January 31st, 1969 Schroeder sits on the floor. Lucy sits in front of him. Schroeder looks down and says, "My piano is gone." Lucy says, "Now maybe you'll pay some attention to me!" Schroeder says, "I don't understand you." Lucy says, "All I want is for you to notice me once in a while . . . Is that asking so much?" Schroeder says, "My piano is gone." Lucy says, "Maybe I should have thrown hi Latest appearance: July 16th, 2013 / First appearance: July 19th, 1966 Schroeder stands on the pitcher's mound next to Charlie Brown and says, "Well, we lost, Charlie Brown, but you pitched a good game . . . " Charlie Brown replies, "Thank you" Charlie Brown walks off and says, "In the big leagues, when a pitcher finishes a game, they pack his arm in ice . . . " Charlie Brown stands in front of the refrigerator and says, "I have to stand with 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!" First appearance: July 25th, 1980 Marcie, Schroeder and The World War I Flying Ace sit on the doghouse. Marcie says, "Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen . .This is your stewardess speaking . ." Marcie continues, "Our flight has been delayed temporarily while the mechanic repairs a minor problem . ." Woodstock kicks the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "Give it another kick . . . I thought it sounded kind of funny First appearance: December 16th, 1976 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy holds out a box and says, "Happy Beethoven's birthday!" Schroeder holds the box and says, "How nice! What is it?" Lucy answers, "It's a Beethoven lunch box!" Lucy continues, "The salesman said it's just the kind Beethoven used when he sat in the park and wrote all those strauss waltzes." Schroeder says, "That must have been some salesman." Lu First appearance: April 20th, 1993 Sally, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Schroeder and Linus stand by the curb waiting for the school bus. Sally asks, "Where's the stupid school bus?" Charlie Brown replies, "I don't think it's coming . ." Lucy asks, "How long are we supposed to wait?" Schroeder says, "Two more hours and I'll be in high school . ." Linus says, "I'd go back home but my mom and dad have probably moved away." 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 Latest appearance: January 30th, 2016 / First appearance: February 1st, 1969 Schroeder and Charlie Brown sit at the table. Schroeder writes and says, "I'm ordering a new piano from the 'Ace Piano Company.'" Schroeder continues, "They have a special on . . . With every toy piano you buy, you get a photograph of Joe Garagiola." Charlie Brown says, "I suppose your old piano was covered by insurance . . ." Schroeder asks, "How do you explain to an insur First appearance: April 6th, 1975 Lucy listens to Schroeder while he plays his piano. Lucy says, "I have a question I'd like to ask you..." Lucy asks, "What makes you think Beethoven was better than Elton John?" Schroeder yells, "Congratulations!!" Lucy wonders what Schroeder is doing after he gets up and runs off. Schroeder runs and yells to Lucy, "Here's your trophy!" Schroeder han First appearance: December 15th, 1974 Lucy leans on Shroeder's piano as he plays. There is a music staff behind them. "Tomorrow is Beethoven's birthday...What are you going to buy me?" Shroeder, in profile, declares, "I'm not going to buy you anything!" Shroeder stands on top of his piano, shaking his finger and shouting: "You know why? Because you don't care about Beethoven! You never have!!" Lucy sits up on t
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 Latest appearance: July 1st, 2017 / First appearance: July 4th, 1970 Snoopy sits in a chair in front of a curtain. He thinks, "Here I am at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm about to make my speech . ." Snoopy smiles and thinks, "Ah, the introduction is over . . . I'm on!" Snoopy stands behind the podium and clears his throat. Snoopy is hit on the head with a supper dish. Latest appearance: June 30th, 2017 / First appearance: July 3rd, 1970 Snoopy walks with his supper dish on his head. Schroeder and Charlie Brown watch him. Charlie Brown says, "There he goes . . . Off to give his Fourth of July speech to the dogs at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm . ." Schroeder asks, "Has he been rehearsing what he's going to say?" Charlie Brown replies, "Oh, yes . . . That's all he's been thinking about lately . . ." Snoopy walks
First appearance: October 22nd, 1980 Beaglescout stands with Woodstock and friends at night. He thinks, "Each one of you will take a turn tonight at guard duty." Beaglescout unrolls his sleeping bag and thinks, "Bill, you have the first two hours." Beaglescout continues to think, "Find a place to stand where you could spot any intruders . . ." Bill sits on Snoopy's nose. Latest appearance: October 20th, 2007 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1960 Linus jumps as Lucy says, "Don't start in with that 'Great Pumpkin' business again, do you hear me?" She yells, "It's the most stupid thing I've ever heard of! It's STUPID, STUPID, STUPID!!" Lucy storms off. Linus shouts after her, "You have just offended one of childhood's most cherished beliefs!" Latest appearance: October 20th, 2015 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1968 Snoopy and Charlie Brown sit at desks in school. Charlie Brown says, "Yes, ma'am?" Charlie Brown continues, "Yes, I know he isn't . . . Yes, I'll tell him . . ." Charlie Brown turns to Snoopy and says, "I'm sorry, Snoopy . . . You'll have to go home . . . Dogs aren't allowed in school . . ." Snoopy thinks, "Rats! Now, I'll never get my masters!" First appearance: October 22nd, 1987 Snoopy sits on top of his doghouse and thinks, "The best way to wait for your supper is to pretend you don't really care . ." Snoopy thinks, "Never let them know you're anxious." Snoopys looks away disdainfully and thinks, "Don't look at the back door." Snoopy looks back and thinks, "I hate myself . . I always peek!" First appearance: October 22nd, 1976 The World Famous Attorney sits on the doghouse and looks. Charlie Brown stands on the ground and says, "Wow! What a fight!" Charlie Brown continues, "Peppermint Patty against the cat next door!" The World Famous Attorney thinks, "It's hard to say who's winning . . ." Snoopy looks up at debris floating in the air and thinks, "Years from now they'll tell how the sky was dark First appearance: October 22nd, 1977 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Charlie Brown carries a dish of food and says, "Suppertime!" Charlie Brown walks back without the supper dish. Snoopy lies on the doghouse with the supper dish balancing on his nose. He thinks, "I may have to report him to the waiter's union!" Latest appearance: October 21st, 2004 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1970 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty holds a paper and says, "An essy test! I'm doomed!" Peppermint Patty asks, "Why couldn't she have given us a multiple-choice test?" Peppermint Patty continues, "Or a true or false test?" Peppermint Patty says, "I hate it when you have to know what you're writing about . . ." First appearance: October 22nd, 1957 Linus approaches Charlie Brown in the field. He exclaims, "Look at my hands shake, Charlie Brown..I'm in a bad way!" He makes to run off shouting, "I GOTTA GET THAT BLANKET!" Charlie Brown grabs him and exclaims, "No! Don't give up now! You've gone this far! Don't give up now!!" Linus asks, "What about my hands? Look at them shake..." Charlie Brown says, "Put 'em in your pocket.. First appearance: October 22nd, 1993 Peppermint Patty holds a football. Marcie shouts, "'Fight, fight, fight with all your might, and go on to a higher height!'" Peppermint Patty says, "Marcie, that's the worst cheer I've ever heard!" Marcie replies, "I had hoped it would be inspirational, sir . ." Peppermint Patty kicks the football and says, "It'll inspire everyone to go home . ." Marcie asks, "How about, 'Turn o First appearance: October 22nd, 1983 Spike stands in the desert and thinks, "I should go into Needles tonight . . I can see the bright lights beckoning me . . ." Spike thinks, "Maybe I'd see a cute chick, and I'd say to her, 'Hey, how'd you like to go play video games?'" Spike thinks, "Just then her boyfriend would come along and pound me into the ground . . ." Spike thinks, "Sitting in the desert on a Saturd Latest appearance: October 17th, 2003 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1971 Linus walks with Charlie Brown and says, "And then I read my paper on gully cats to the whole class . ." Linus continues, "I told all about how fierce gully cats are, and I even threw in a bit abou how they are immune to the bite of the dreaded queen snake." Charlie Brown asks, "What sort of a grade did your teacher give you?" Linus replies, "Nice try." Latest appearance: October 26th, 2008 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1961 Charlie Brown shows Snoopy the ball. Charlie Brown winds up and throws the ball. Snoopy runs after the ball. Snoopy bounces the ball. Charlie Brown stares at him. Snoopy runs along, dribbling the ball. Snoopy leaps in the air in front of Charlie Brown and drops the ball into his hands. Charlie Brown looks at the ball in his hands. Cha First appearance: October 22nd, 1997 Rerun is a kindergarten. He sits in a chair and says, No, Ma'am. I don't have a blanket for nap time." Rerun says, "My brother is the only one in our family with a blanket, and I don't want to end up like him." Rerun reads the newspaper and says, "I'll just sit here and read the paper." Rerun says to the teacher, "'64 convertible.. hardtop.. black and red interior.. $19,000 First appearance: October 22nd, 1992 Sally holds her lunch bag as she waves at a cloud of dust. Sally shouts, "Rats! I missed the school bus!" Sally sits on top of a zamboni that is driven by Woodstock. Sally says, "It's embarrassing riding the zamboni . ." First appearance: October 22nd, 1999 Rerun is outside Sally's door on the porch and, Sally has her head sticking out of the door. Rerun says, "Did you hang my drawing on the wall?" Sally replies, "No, we decided to throw it away.." Sally , going back inside says, "It's still in the trash.. and I'll roll it out to you..." Rerun watches as a crumpled up ball of paper comes rolling out the door landing in front of him. First appearance: October 22nd, 1991 Spike looks at a cactus and thinks, "What would you say if I told you I was thinking of leaving here?" Spike sits next to a cactus. Spike thinks, "All choked up, huh?" First appearance: October 22nd, 1998 Linus stands on the front step of a guy wearing a baseball cap backwards. Linus holds a piece of paper. Linus says, "Good Morning.. would you be interested in subscribing to our "Great Pumpkin" newsletter?" The guy in the baseball cap says, "Does it have cartoons in it?" The guy in the baseball cap says, "You should get someone to draw cartoons in it.." Linus looks at his newsl First appearance: October 22nd, 1996 Charlie Brown and Linus sit at their desks in class. Linus says, "Girls like compliments . ." Linus explains, "If you want to impress that little red-haired girl, say something nice to her . ." Charlie Brown shouts, "You look really cute today!" Linus says, "That impressed her, Charlie Brown . . She fell right out of her desk . ." First appearance: October 22nd, 1958 Charlie Brown looks at the crazy expression Linus is wearing in confusion. Charlie Brown continues to be confused. Linus says, "I've decided that I should be more than just a fanatic.." He looks crazy again and concludes, "I'm going to be a Wild-Eyed fanatic!!" Latest appearance: October 19th, 2012 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1965 Linus looks at an empty plate and says to Sally, "Ask Lucy who took the lsat piece of cake." Lucy sits watching tv and says, "Tell him what he doesn't know won't hurt him . . ." Sally walks back to the kitchen. Sally says to Linus, "What you do not know will not do you any physical damage!"
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.