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: 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: October 27th, 1956 A picture of tall grass. Someone exclaims from the tall grass. Snoopy screams and jumps out of the grass. Schroeder and Charlie Brown watch him go. Charlie Brown says, "Snoopy could never be a hunting dog..tall weeds give him claustrophobia!" Latest appearance: February 5th, 2014 / First appearance: February 8th, 1967 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano. Schroeder says, "I hear you regard yourself as an 'Arm wrestling' champ . ." Lucy says, "That's right." Schroeder looks at his hands and says, "It may interest you to know that we pianists have very strong fingers . . ." Lucy sets her arm on the piano and grits her teeth to offer a challenge. Schroeder plays the piano and First appearance: November 16th, 1958 "There it is...Yes, sir! Wow!" Schroeder exclaims. He sits at his piano, and look at some photos.. Lucy sits on the floor, leaning against the piano with her back to Schroeder. "How about that?" Schroeder holds up a photograph to Lucy, who turns arouns to look at it. It is a photograph of a statue of Beethoven, with a small Schroeder standing next to it. "These are some pic Latest appearance: August 14th, 2012 / First appearance: August 17th, 1965 Charlie Brown and Schroeder stand together. Schroeder says, "I like Beethoven but Brahms makes me glad I'm alive . . ." Schroeder continues, "I think I'll go home, and listen to Brahms fourth . . ." Schroeder says, "I feel the need to have the feeling that it's good to be alive . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I know what you mean . . ." Linus says, "That's a terrible feeling Latest appearance: November 25th, 2001 / First appearance: November 25th, 1973 Snoopy walks along, carrying a hockey stick. Snoopy stands in the ice-covered birdbath with Woodstock. He thinks, "Here we are skating out onto Woodstock's home ice for the big hockey game..." Snoopy turns and looks to the side, thinking, "And here come the officials..." Charlie Brown walks by. He wears a striped shirt, and says, "The referee." "The linesmen." Shroe Latest appearance: January 31st, 2000 / First appearance: January 31st, 1974 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "If a person really loves someone and wants something nice to say, you know what he can say?" Lucy continues, "He can say 'Thank you for being you!'" Schroeder continues to play the piano. Lucy asks, "Aren't you going to thank me?" First appearance: April 28th, 1977 Schroeder plays the piano. Woodstock walks along. Woodstock stands on Schroeder's piano and sings. A clef chases Woodstock away. First appearance: December 19th, 1957 Schroeder looks off to his left as a voice sings, "Happy Birthday To You..." He watches as Lucy approaches singing, "Happy Birthday To You..." She stops and continues, "Happy Birthday, Dear Beethovennn..Happy Birthday To Youuu!" He grimaces as she walks off laughing. Latest appearance: August 3rd, 2013 / First appearance: August 6th, 1966 Schroeder stands on the pitcher's mound and says, "Don't get hit with anymore line-drives today, Charlie Brown." Charlie Brown says, "Don't worry . . . I feel sharp!" Charlie Brown pitches. Charlie Brown gets knocked over and his clothes knocked off by the returning ball. Charlie Brown lies on the ground and smiles at Schroeder and says, "See? I've got my old reflexes bac Latest appearance: April 15th, 2015 / First appearance: April 17th, 1968 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "In a way, you're quite lucky, Schroeder . ." Lucy continues, "If you ever go into the army, they won't put you in the front lines . ." Lucy says, "You could play the piano for the officers while they eat!" Schroeder runs away and screams. First appearance: September 1st, 1998 Schroeder plays the piano. As he plays the notes fall of the end of the bars. Snoopy stands with a wheelbarrow and collects the notes. Snoopy wears a baseball cap. Snoopy pushes the wheelbarrow full of notes. Snoopy dumps the musical notes. The musical notes reassemble into bars of music. First appearance: August 28th, 1977 Lucy leans on the piano as Schroeder plays. She says,"Guess what...." She continues,"If you don't tell me that you love me, you know what I'm going to do?" She concludes,"I'm going to hold my breath until I pass out!" He looks up and replies,"Breath-holding in children is an interesting phenomenon...It could indicate a metabolic disorder..." He continues,"A forty-m First appearance: September 17th, 1975 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "Girls like to be noticed." Lucy continues, "Girls have may different ways of getting attention." Schroeder tumbles in the air. Lucy shouts, "Boo!" Lucy closes her eyes and says, "That's one of them." 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 First appearance: February 14th, 1978 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy lies against the piano and says, "Tell me if I'm right . . ." Lucy continues, "You didn't give me a valentine today because you can't stand the sight of me." Schroeder replies, "You're right." Schroeder tumbles through the air. Lucy shouts, "That's a pretty feeble excuse!!" First appearance: February 5th, 1957 Schroeder approaches Charlie Brown sitting and reading. Schroeder asks, "Would you say, 'If I Were King' or would you say, 'If I Was King'?" Charlie Brown replies, "I think you would properly say, 'If I Were King'..." He continues, "Of course if you really wanted to, you could say, 'If I Was King'..." He concludes, "But then if you were the kind who said, 'If I Was King', Latest appearance: May 9th, 2005 / First appearance: May 9th, 1975 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and asks, "Do you know what you would be saying if you gave me an Austrian rose?" Lucy holds a book and continues, "You would be saying, 'Thou art all that is lovely' . . . And if you gave me a La France rose, you would be saying, 'Meet me by moonlight.'" Lucy smiles and says, "A Nephitos rose would express your 'Infatuation.' First appearance: March 15th, 1972 Charlie Brown, Lucy and Schroeder sit on the baseball bench. Charlie Brown looks nervous. He says, "We need a run! We need a run!" Lucy says, "Hey, manager, what'll you give me if I hit a home run?" Schroeder faces Lucy and says, "A home run? You've never hit the ball out of the infield in your life!" Lucy smiles and asks, "If I hit a home run, will you give me a kiss?" Schroeder r Latest appearance: May 6th, 2015 / First appearance: May 8th, 1968 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound between Schroeder and Lucy. Schroeder asks, "Ready to start, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown says, "All set . . . My arm feels great!" Schroeder walks off the pitcher's mound and thinks, "She's getting ready to say it again . . . I can just feel it . . ." Schroeder continues to think, "If she says it again, I'll scream . . . I know she's ju
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: March 18th, 1981 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Charlie Brown holds out a postcard and says, "Here, you got a postcard from Woodstock." Snoopy thinks, "From Woodstock? I didn't even know he was gone . . ." Snoopy reads, "Dear Friend of Friends, Am on my way to San Juan Capistrano to see the swallows return . . ." Snoopy continues to read, "Will write more later . . Your friend, Woodstock - P. First appearance: March 18th, 1957 Charlie Brown stands in his bulky coat and hat. He continues to stand. He looks up in the sky. He reaches up with his mitt to catch a ball. Latest appearance: March 15th, 2017 / First appearance: March 18th, 1970 The Literary Ace types, "I was born one bright spring morning at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm." The Literary Ace smiles and types, "I was one of seven puppies. My father and mother loved me." The Literary Ace continues to type, "Those were happy days." Snoopy smiles and thinks, "'Beagle Press' has asked me to write my autobiography . . ." First appearance: March 18th, 1990 Charlie Brown sits behind a desk that says Manager. His feet are on the desk. He says, "No comment." Lucy walks on the ball field. She says, "'Press.'" Lucy stands beneath Charlie Brown, who is aiming to throw the ball from the pitcher's mound. Lucy begins, "Good moring, Manager! I'm doing a story for our school paper.." Lucy reads from a notepad: "First question..Do you ha Latest appearance: March 15th, 2010 / First appearance: March 18th, 1963 Charlie Brown watches as Linus says, "Good grief! I'm doomed! I didn't make honor roll this month!" Linus continues, "This will be a shock to my mom and dad . . . They want me to be the smartest kid in the world!" Charlie Brown says, "What do you think will happen?" Linus says, "Well obviously the first step will be to put in a complaint with the teacher!" First appearance: March 18th, 1995 Lucy walks in from right field while its raining. Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy says, "It's raining here, too, huh?" Lucy walks back to right field. First appearance: March 18th, 1983 Sally sits in a beanbag chair. Charlie Brown holds a baseball bat and says, "Peppermint Patty says her team needs me." Sally says, "Sure, like last year when she told you the same thing, and you ended up selling popcorn!" Charlie Brown walks away from the house and says, "I forgot about that . . ." Sally stands on the doorstep and shouts, "You probably blockheaded it out o First appearance: March 18th, 1996 Latest appearance: March 22nd, 2009 / First appearance: March 18th, 1962 Charlie Brown stands on the baseball field and says, "All right, let's have the infielders right over here . . ." Linus walks onto the field, smiling, wearing glasses and dragging his blanket. Charlie Brown points and says, "Glasses? You're going to wear your new glasses while you play shortstop?" Linus says, "Why not? I'll be better than ever . . . I won't miss a thing!" First appearance: March 18th, 1977 Charlie Brown stands next to Milo. Milo says, "Charles?" Milo continues, "My name is Milo, and I need some help with my hitting." Charlie Brown says, "Okay, Milo, you want help with your stance, or your swing, or your grip or what?" Milo rests the bat on his shoulder and it is bigger than him. He says, "Just help me lift the bat!" First appearance: March 18th, 1978 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit in the grass.Marcie says, "You see, sir, we all need someone to kiss us goodbye . . ." Marcie continues, "No one should be expected to go off to school, or to work or to join the Navy without someone to kiss him goodbye!" Marcie adds, "It's just human nature . . ." Marcie says, "We all need someone to kiss us goodbye." Peppermint Patty says, First appearance: March 18th, 1982 Sally and Linus stand by a tree. Sally asks, "How many trees have you written down?" Linus looks at his notebook and replies, "Oak, poplar, spruce, apple, maple, pine, cedar and birch . . . That makes eight . . ." Sally says, "I've only got one . ." Sally looks at a fallen tree and says, "Fallen." Latest appearance: March 18th, 2001 / First appearance: March 18th, 1973 Lucy holds up a sign which reads, "Power to my kind" Lucy stands behind Charlie Brown, who looks at the pitcher's mound. He announces, "This is the moment I wait for all winter long..." Standing on top, in Charlie Brown continues, "It's a strange feeling when you walk onto the mound for the first time each spring.." Lucy, in close-up profile, asks, "That sort of gives you a Latest appearance: March 16th, 2007 / First appearance: March 18th, 1960 Snoopy leans forward. Charlie Brown winds up to throw a ball. Snoopy runs off as Charlie Brown throws the ball. Charlie Brown watches Snoopy retrive the ball. Snoopy flies back with the ball in his mouth. First appearance: March 18th, 1991 Charlie Brown carries a baseball bat. Lucy walks behind him. Charlie Brown shouts, "How could we have lost the first game of the season fifty-three to nothing?!!" Charlie Brown exclaims, "Why couldn't the score at least have been fifty-three to one?!" Lucy shouts, "We were robbed!" First appearance: March 18th, 1984 Snoopy sits on top of his doghouse and watches as Woodstock flies towards him. As Woodstock sits next to him, Snoopy thinks,"Tears..like in 'crying'..." He looks down at Woodstock and thinks,"Scientist are now studying tears, do you know that?" He rolls his eyes upwards and continues,"They'll probably want to make a special study of beagle tears..." He starts crying and th Latest appearance: March 15th, 2008 / First appearance: March 18th, 1961 While Snoopy lies on top of his house, Frieda says, "I just don't understand you!" Frieda says, "You lead such a useless life!! You don't contribute anything! You.." Snoopy plants a kiss on Frieda's face and shocks Frieda. Snoopy thinks, "A kiss on the nose does much toward turning aside anger! First appearance: March 18th, 1975 Charlie Brown walks toward the pitcher's mound and looks confused. Patty says, "We hope you don't mind, Charlie Brown." Schroeder says, "I needed some dirt for my garden . . ." Five says, "I needed some dirt for our lawn . ." Linus says, "I needed some dirt for our window box . . ." Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Many chunks of dirt are missing from it. First appearance: March 18th, 1989 Charlie Brown and Linus stand on the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown asks, "Am I naive, Linus?" Charlie Brown continues, "I thought our teacher came to watch our game, but all she was doing was meeting her boyfriend." Linus walks off the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown asks, "Am I naive Linus?" Linus replies, "You're naive, Charlie Brown . ." Latest appearance: March 15th, 2006 / First appearance: March 18th, 1959 Linus passes Charlie Brown standing on the sidewalk and Lucy sitting down behind him. He says, "Good morning, Charlie Brown.." Charlie Brown responds, "Good morning Linus.." Charlie Brown says, "Well, HE sure looks busy.." Lucy gets up and says, "Oh, yes, he's been very busy since he got his new tool set.." Charlie Brown looks after Linus and asks, "What's he building?" Lucy r
I kind of like Schroeder. He’s fairly down to earth, but he has his problems too. He has to play on the painted black piano keys, and he thinks Beethoven was the first President of the United States.
Charles Schulz

Interests

  • Beethoven

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

  • Hockey

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

  • His Toy Piano

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