Schroeder

  • First appearance: May 3, 1951
  • This mini musical genius is rarely separated from his toy piano or his idol, Beethoven—except when he’s calling a game as the reliable catcher on Charlie Brown’s baseball team. The rest of his time is spent fending off unwanted advances from the bane of his existence: Lucy.

  • Did you know: Schulz chose Beethoven as Schroeder's muse because he believed words beginning with "B" sounded funny...like blockhead and beagle.
Schroeder
First appearance: August 20th, 1985 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "What did you do with the picture of me that I gave you?" Schroeder answers, "I threw it away!" Lucy asks, "With your own hands?" Schroeder says, "Of course." Lucy smiles and says, "He touched my picture!" First appearance: December 26th, 1972 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano. Music notes fill the staff. Lucy turns to Schroeder and smiles. She says, "I just wanted to thank you again for the string of pearls you gave me for Christmas . . ." Schroeder stops playing and says, "I did not give you a string of pearls for Christmas . ." Schroeder tumbles in the air. Lucy shouts, "I'll say you didn't!" First appearance: October 9th, 1989 Schroeder plays the piano and musical notes fill the air. The notes get to Snoopy and fall on the ground in front of him. Latest appearance: April 27th, 2010 / First appearance: April 30th, 1963 Schroeder wears his catcher's uniform and tosses Charlie Brown a baseball. Schroeder says, "You know what?" Schroeder says, "The last piano owned by Beethoven has been sent to Nuernberg for restoration." Charlie Brown says, "That's very interesting." Charlie Brown says, "My catcher has many things on his mind!" First appearance: February 20th, 1957 Charlie reads to Schroeder, "'Beethoven took of this rebuff very hard.'" Charlie continues, "'For weeks afterward he was extremely unhappy..'" Charlie stops for a moment. Schroeder asks, "How could anyone be Beethoven and not be happy?" First appearance: January 30th, 1957 Snoopy sits on the piano whiles Schroeder plays. Snoopy thinks, "Beautiful! Beautiful!" He starts to hum to the music. He starts to lean backwards towards Schroeder as he hums. He falls on top of a grimacing Schroeder. He thinks, "Ah, Mendelssohn!" First appearance: September 21st, 1972 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and claims, "You have no idea how important it is for a girl to get presents." Lucy continues, "If no one gives her presents, her life has no meaning!" Lucy turns around and stares at Schroeder. Lucy asks, "Aren't you interested in the meaning of life?" Latest appearance: December 5th, 2013 / First appearance: December 8th, 1966 Schroeder carries a sign that says, "Only 8 more days until Beethoven's birthday." Charlei Brown carries a sign that says, "Dec. 16th" Lucy carries a sign that says, "Plan your party now." Snoopy smiles as he carries a sign that says, "I'm free that evening" First appearance: January 1st, 1960 Lucy is leaning on Schroeder's piano and Schroeder is saying to her: 'You're always after people to make Yew Year's resolutions!" (BR) (BR) Lucy flips over on to her back and listens to Schroeder go on saying: "Why do we have to make our resolutions right on January first? What's wrong with May sixteenth of September twenty-third?" (BR) (BR) Schroeder raises his arm up in the air saying, "Why Janu Latest appearance: August 17th, 2001 / First appearance: February 22nd, 1975 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and asks, "Why don't you surprise me sometime, and send me some roses?" Schroeder replies, "Why don't you surprise me sometime, and leave me alone?" Lucy stares at Schroeder. Lucy turns away and frowns. She says, "Some surprises are better than others." First appearance: February 21st, 1976 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and asks, "Schroeder, do you think love is the answer to everything?" Schroeder continues to play the piano. Lucy looks at Schroeder and smiles. Schroeder replies, "Boy, I hope not!" First appearance: November 19th, 1956 Charlie Brown is leaning on the piano as Schroeder plays. He says, "You know what we should do, Schroeder? We should study the lives of some great composers.." Schroeder exclaims, "Say! Let's do that! During the first week we could study about Beethoven..." He eagerly continues, "Then during the second week, we could study about Beethoven and then during the third week, we could t Latest appearance: November 27th, 2002 / First appearance: November 29th, 1972 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "I think it would by very romantic if someday you gave me a single perfect rose." Lucy continues, "Or a carnation . . . Or even an old dandelion . . ." Schroeder continues to play the piano and asks, "How about a handful of crab grass?" Schroeder tumbles in the air. Lucy shouts, "I'll take it!" Latest appearance: December 10th, 2014 / First appearance: December 13th, 1967 Schroeder plays the piano. Linus leans on the piano and says, "I'm taking up a collection to send Snoopy to the olympics . ." Schroeder asks, "How much do you have so far?" Linus looks in the jar and replies, "Eighteen cents." Schroeder says, "Eighteen cents?! How in the world is he going to get to France on eighteen cents?" Linus asks, "Does he have to go first-class?" Latest appearance: May 10th, 2007 / First appearance: May 12th, 1960 Linus, wearing his baseball cap and glove, walks towards Charlie Brown in the baseball field who is also wearing baseball gear amd says, "Schroeder isn't coming to practice...He's playing his piano!" Frustrated, Charlie Brown walks away from Linus exclaiming, "Oh, Good Grief! If it isn't one thing, it's another! Charlie Brown walks into Schroeder's house saying, "Sometimes I wond Latest appearance: February 20th, 2012 / First appearance: February 22nd, 1965 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on it and says, "You're cute, you know that?" Schroeder continues playing as Lucy says, "You're so cute I think I'm going to give you a big hug and a kiss on the nose!" Schroeder continues playing. Lucy says, "That's real concentration." Latest appearance: January 13th, 2013 / First appearance: January 16th, 1966 Shroeder plays the piano. Lucy sits with her back against the piano. A music staff with notes appears. "What if you and I got married someday, Shroeder?" Lucy turns to face Shroeder. "And what if we were so poor you had to sell your piano so we could buy saucepans?" Lucy places her elbow on the piano. Shroeder continues to play. "Saucepans?" askas Shroeder, looking up at he First appearance: July 31st, 1977 Woodstock sits on a branch and exclaims. He hops along the grass. Schroeder sits playing on the piano. Woodstock hops up onto the doorsteps. He sits on the piano and watches as Schroeder plays; a musical note hangs in the air. Woodstock starts to sing. The note picks him up by the head and floats off with him. The note takes him outside. The note drops hi First appearance: May 3rd, 1992 Lucy stands in the outfield and looks at the flowers on the ground. Lucy begins to pick the flowers. Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and winds up. Lucy stands behind him and holds a bunch of flowers. She says, "Hey, manager . . . Time out!" Charlie Brown asks, "What's this?" Lucy replies, "I picked some flowers for your catcher . ." Lucy walks over the p First appearance: December 18th, 1961 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "Well, did you have a good time Saturday?" Schroeder says, "Saturday?" Lucy says, "Last Saturday, December sisteenth, Beethoven's birthday!" Schroeder makes a distraught face. Linus puts his head in his hands and says, "Oh no!"
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: November 12th, 2016 / First appearance: November 15th, 1969 Snoopy lies on his doghouse. Smoke swirls around him. More smoke floats by. Snoopy looks up. Snoopy thinks, "I can't believe it!" Woodstock stands next to a pile of burning leaves. Snoopy thinks, "Why does my new caretaker insist on burning leaves during my afternoon nap?" First appearance: November 15th, 1979 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty wears a pan on her head to catch leaking water. Marcie says, "Guess what, sir . ." Marcie continues, "I heard that the board of education and the principal have been arguing about the leak in the ceiling . . ." Marcie says, "They can't decide what to do . . . I imagine it's a financial problem, wouldn't you First appearance: November 15th, 1986 Snoopy lies on the doghouse thinking, "Every night my supper comes through that back door . ." Charlie Brown walks up behind Snoopy holding the dog dish. He yells, "Surprise!" Snoopy jumps into the air. Charlie Brown explains, "Tonight I went out the front door and came aournd the side of the house . ." Snoopy eats his food and thinks, "I'll eat first, and then I'll call Latest appearance: November 13th, 2002 / First appearance: November 15th, 1972 Snoopy and Woodstock sit on the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "It's migrating time . . ." Snoopy looks up and thinks, "This time of year when millions of birds are taking off for warmer climates . . ." Snoopy looks down at Woodstock. Snoopy continues to think, "All but Woodstock, who's afraid of getting mugged!" Woodstock leans against Snoopy and sighs. First appearance: November 15th, 1992 Snoopy stands on a perch. Charlie Brown lies in bed. Snoopy jumps from the perch head first.. Snoopy has a cord around his ankle. He stops and flies back up in the air. Snoopy heads for the floor again. Snoopy bounces back up in the air. Snoopy hangs upside down. Snoopy stands on the board at the end of Charlie Brown's bed. Charlie Brown lies First appearance: November 15th, 1991 Peppermint Patty holds a football and asks, "Marcie, how can you catch the ball if you're standing behind a tree?" Marcie's arms extend from behind the tree. She says, "I don't want to get hit in the stomach with the ball . . ." Peppermint Patty kicks the football. Marcie holds the football from behind the tree. Marcie says, "Pretty good catch, huh, sir?" Latest appearance: November 12th, 2009 / First appearance: November 15th, 1962 Linus walks with Charlie Brown and says, "My dad and I got into a big theological argumentlast night . . ." Linus continues, "He was looking at my report card and wondering why I was the only one in my class who didn't get an 'A' in spelling . . ." Linus says, "I said 'Isn't it wonderful how each of us on this earth was created just a little bit different?'" Linus says, "Th Latest appearance: November 12th, 2010 / First appearance: November 15th, 1963 "Did you see that little girl with the red hair walk by?" Linus asks Charlie Brown. They are sitting on the bench with their lunch bags. Linus turns to one side to watch her. "You got sort of nervous when she walked by, didn't you, Charlie Brown?" "What makes you think I got nervous?" Charlie Brown says. "You tied your peanut butter sandwich in a knot!" Linus observes. Char First appearance: November 15th, 1995 Charlie Brown stands in front of his teacher's desk. The Foreign Legionnaire stands in front of the class room with Woodstock and three soldiers. Charlie Brown says, "Yes, ma'am, he's my dog . . Well, sort of . . No, I don't know what he's doing here . ." Snoopy thinks, "Ask her how long I have to keep these troops standing at attention . ." First appearance: November 15th, 1959 Lucy and Linus are standing in the field at night and Linus says to Lucy "Here comes Charlie Brown.. Maybe he'll know... (BR) (BR) Lucy goes on saying as she looks up at the sky and Charlie Brown approaches, " It sure looks like an airplane to me... you know how their lights kind of blink on and off..." (BR) (BR) The three keeping looking up at the night sky and Lucy ask Charlie Brown "Is that an Latest appearance: November 10th, 2000 / First appearance: November 15th, 1974 Marcie and Peppermint Patty stand by the door. Peppermint Patty says, "Hi, Marcie, how's the sewing coming?" Peppermint Patty and Marcie walk. Peppermint Patty says, "You're working on my skating dress, aren't you?" Marcie replies, "Oh, yes, I'm working on it . . ." Peppermint Patty and Marcie stand in front of the sewing machine. Marcie frowns and says, "In fact, I just learned so First appearance: November 15th, 1978 Peppermint Patty walks with Marcie and says, "I'm getting dumber every day . . . I can't do my schoolwork . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "My head is dead, Marcie." Marcie says, "We'll get you started again, sir . . We'll just put you in gear . . ." Marcie pushes Peppermint Patty down a hill. Peppermint Patty says, "Yipe!" Marcie continues, ". . . And push you downhill!" First appearance: November 15th, 1957 Charlie Brown stands next to a pile of leaves. He watches as Linus jumps into the pile. Linus looks down and says, "Well, I just learned something, Charlie Brown.." He holds up a stick covered with leaves and concludes, "Never jump into a pile of leaves holding a wet sucker!" Latest appearance: November 13th, 2007 / First appearance: November 15th, 1960 Lucy is watching Schroeder play his piano. She asks, "What are you going to get me for Beethoven's birthday, Schroeder?" He exclaims, "A million-dollar diamond necklace!" He resumes playing. Lucy says, "That will be nice" She turns back to him with a smile on her face. She exclaims, "I love gems!" First appearance: November 15th, 1987 Snoopy (with his dish on his head) and Woodstock and his friends walk up a snow-slope. The birds sit in the dish atop the slope whiles Snoopy stand at the edge and look over. He sits in the dish with the birds at the top of the slope. They slid down the slope. They twist to the side as they continue to slide. They continue to slide the slope They hit Latest appearance: November 10th, 2003 / First appearance: November 15th, 1971 Linus sits up in bed and looks at his arm. He says, "My hands aren't shaking?" Linus continues, "I'm not dizzy any more . . . My stomach doesn't hurt . . I'm actually hungry!" Linus says, "I made it through the weekend without my blanket! I did it! I did it!" Linus shouts, "And I did it my way!!" First appearance: November 15th, 1999 The Literary Ace is sitting on top of his house typing, "The dog wasn't happy the way things were going in the family." "..."The next time there's an election," he thought, "I'll run for Head of the Family."..." "...Unfortunately, when the election was held, he only got one vote." First appearance: November 15th, 1976 Charlie Brown stands at Frieda's door and says, "Good morning! I'm trying to earn some money for Christmas." Charlie Brown asks, "Will you ask your mother if there's any kind of work I could do for her?" Frieda asks, "What kind of work do you do?" Charlie Brown replies, "I shovel sidewalks, rake leaves and garble messages!" Latest appearance: November 12th, 2008 / First appearance: November 15th, 1961 Standing on the sidewalk next to a fire hydrant Lucy is looking at Linus as he is saying, "I think i'm ahead of my time... (BR) (BR) Lucy and Linus are facing each other and Lucy is Yelling, " Ha! That's a laugh! You're just like a lot of others who say the same thing! It's an excuse, that's what it is !"(BR) (BR) The two are still standing on the side walk next to a fire hydrant as Lucy stretches First appearance: November 15th, 1993 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Peppermint Patty says, "Today?! The test is today? Yes, ma'am, I'm surprised . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I thought maybe before the real test there'd be a pro-am . ."
I kind of like Schroeder. He’s fairly down to earth, but he has his problems too. He has to play on the painted black piano keys, and he thinks Beethoven was the first President of the United States.
Charles Schulz

Interests

  • Beethoven

    Schroeder is an avid fan of all things Beethoven and even treats his birthday like a national holiday

  • Hockey

    When baseball season is over, Schroeder laces up his skates and hits the ice!

  • His Toy Piano

    Schroeder, a musical prodigy, often escapes reality in front of his favorite instrument.