Charlie Brown

  • First appearance: October 2, 1950
  • “Good ol’ Charlie Brown” is the lovable loser in the zig-zag t-shirt—the kid who never gives up (even though he almost never wins). He manages the world’s worst baseball team…yet shows up for every game. He can’t muster the courage to talk to the Little Red-Haired girl…yet keeps hoping. Even though he gets grief from his friends, his kite-eating tree, even his own dog, Charlie Brown remains the stalwart hero.

  • Did you know: Charlie Brown's dad is a barber just like Charles Schulz's father was.
Charlie Brown
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: June 29th, 2002 / First appearance: June 24th, 1972 Peppermint Patty and Linus sit on the ground at camp. Peppermint Patty says, "You kissed me, Linus!" Linus says, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Patty . . ." Linus continues, "Someday, someone is going to look at you and say, 'Behold! A great beauty!'" Marcie approaches Peppermint Patty and Linus. She says, "Sir, the bus for home is leaving in an hour . ." Peppermint Patty t First appearance: June 24th, 1997 Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit around a campfire. Peppermint Patty says, "We should call Chuck, and tell him we were sitting by the campfire, and we were thinking of him . ." Marcie says, "I wasn't thinking of him, sir . ." Peppermint Patty says, "You weren't?" They stand at a telephone. Peppermint Patty says, "Hey, Chuck . . Marcie and I were sitting by the campfire, but we we First appearance: June 24th, 1978 Eudora and Sally lie in bed. Eudora says, "Thank you for teaching me about fishing today, Sally . . . I had fun!" Eudora continues, "I even wrote home to my dad, and told him that I caught a blue marlin . . ." Sally says, "Good grief! He'll never believe a story like that!" Eudora replies, "He'll believe it . . . He wants me to be happy . . ." Latest appearance: June 21st, 2014 / First appearance: June 24th, 1967 Charlie Brown holds the end of a rope. Roy asks, "You're going to enter the rope climbing contest, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown replies, "I've got to! I've got to show the kids in this camp that I'm not a complete flop! Charlie Brown struggles desperately to climb the rope. Charlie Brown hangs upside down by his foot and sighs. Latest appearance: June 21st, 2016 / First appearance: June 24th, 1969 Charlie Brown and Sally sit at the table. Charlie Brown writes and says, "I'm writing another post card to Snoopy." Sally says, "We'll be home before he gets it . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Of course, we will!" Charlie Brown continues, "You still don't understand vacation post cards, do you?" Latest appearance: June 22nd, 2007 / First appearance: June 24th, 1960 "Drawing with chalk on the sidewalk is lots of fun," Linus says to Charlie Brown, as he hunches over the ground and draws. "It's really a wonderful medium...You can get some very nice effects..." Charlie Brown glances up at the sky as Linus talks. "I think it ranks right alongside tempera and oil as an artistic medium," Linus adds. Charlie Brown runs away. "Of course, it ha Latest appearance: June 21st, 2013 / First appearance: June 24th, 1966 Charlie Brown runs up to Lucy and says, "Look Lucy, I got a letter from Linus!" Lucy says, "That blockhead! He never wrote to me!" Charlie Brown says, "He said he met Roy, that same kid I met last year . . . and he said he gave a little talk around the campfire last night." Lucy says, "That stupid blockhead." Charlie Brown continues, "He said he told all the kids about 'The Grea First appearance: June 24th, 1986 Lucy stands in the outfield and shouts, "Hey, manager, it's too hot out here!" Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and shouts, "Yesterday you said it was too cold! Make up your mind!" Lucy is silent. Lucy shouts, "It's too nice out here!" Latest appearance: June 21st, 2010 / First appearance: June 24th, 1963 Snoopy bends down to eat grass. He sits up and chews. He looks down. He licks his lips and thinks, "Needs a little Roquefort..." Latest appearance: June 24th, 2015 / First appearance: June 24th, 1968 Peppermint Patty sits at the table and writes, "Dear Dad, How are you? I am fine." Peppermint Patty continues to write, "This is my second week at camp and we are having a good time." Peppermint Patty writes, "I have three little girls in my tent. I am the tent monitor. I have been teaching them all about camping." Peppermint Patty writes, "I'll be home soon, Love, Peppermi First appearance: June 24th, 1993 Royanne gets ready to pitch. Charlie Brown misses the pitch and strike one is called. Linus and Lucy sit on the bench. Linus shouts, "C'mon, Charlie Brown! She's no pitcher! She's only a girl!" Lucy says, "Only a girl?!" Lucy pushes Linus off the bench and screams, "Well, I'm only your sister, you blockhead!!" First appearance: June 24th, 1991 The Literary Ace sits on his doghouse and types, "'How do I love thee?' he said." The Literary Ace types, "'Let me count the ways.'" Snoopy types, "'Five, ten, fifteen, twenty . . .'" Latest appearance: June 28th, 2009 / First appearance: June 24th, 1962 Snoopy sits on his doghouse in the tall grass and thinks, "I feel like I'm on a raft in the middle of the ocean!" Snoopy looks over the side of his doghouse and says, "This is awful!" Snoopy thinks, "This is terrible!" Snoopy sighs. Charlie Brown sleeps under a tree. Lucy comes up and says, "Have you seen the grass around Snoopy's doghouse?" Charlie Brown says, "W First appearance: June 24th, 1976 Charlie Brown sits in a chair and looks at a piece of paper. He reads, "Dear Roundheaded Kid, I still haven't found Belle." Charlie Brown continues to read, "I am writing this letter in a store that sells typewriters." Charlie Brown reads, "Right now, a clerk is eyeing me rather suspiciously." Snoopy types and thinks, "What's the matter? Don't I look like a customer?" Latest appearance: June 24th, 2001 / First appearance: June 24th, 1973 Charlie Brown sits up in bed. He is wearing his baseball cap. "Another game today...If we win, we'll be only ten games out of seventh place..." Sally stands facing Charlie Brown, who sits on the floor with his shoes. She asks, "Why do you always put your left shoe on first, Big Brother?" A close up of Charlie Brown, who answers, "Well, actually, I don't...I only put it on first on First appearance: June 24th, 1984 Spike stands in the desert and sighs. He walks along. He stands at a podium with a can on it. He thinks,"The meeting of the cactus club will come to order" He lifts the can and thinks,"The discussion today is what we should do with this empty beer can that some idiot in a pickup threw out of the window...." He stands in front of the podium, facing it, and thinks,"I sugges First appearance: June 24th, 1992 Linus holds onto his blanket and Snoopy pulls him through the air. They charge through a fence alternating between the pickets. Linus shouts, "Wow!" First appearance: June 24th, 1956 Pig-Pen walks along in a cloud of dust. "Good morning, Violet...'Morning, Charlie Brown.." Pig-Pen greets them with a wave. They smile at him. They are engulfed by dust. Only their heads are visible as Charlie Brown remarks, "'Pig-Pen' is the only person I know who can raise a cloud of dust on a clean sidewalk!" Violet coughs: "Aak!! Koff! koff!" Pig-Pen walks past a sleepi Latest appearance: June 21st, 2012 / First appearance: June 24th, 1965 Lucy sits at the psychiatric help booth. Linus holds his blanket and sucks his thumb. Lucy says, "If you'd listen to me you wouldn't need that thumb and a blanket . . ." Linus says, "Years from now when your kind has passed from the scene, thumbs and blankets will still be around!" Lucy punches Linus. Linus lies on the ground and says, "Doctors always tell you to say what Latest appearance: June 21st, 2006 / First appearance: June 24th, 1959 Charlie Brown yells after Lucy and Snoopy, who is wearing a bonnet. He yells, "That's not a real baby! That's just a dog dressed up like a baby!" They hold hands and stop to stare at him. Snoopy walks up to Charlie Brown. He leans over and gurgles,"Goo!" Charlie Brown grimaces at the reader.
Charlie Brown must be the one who suffers, because he’s a caricature of the average person. Most of us are much more acquainted with losing than winning. Winning is great, but it isn’t funny.
Charles Schulz

Interests

  • Baseball

    Charlie Brown always looks forward to baseball season and is his team’s manager and pitcher.

  • Kites

    Charlie Brown always tries, but rarely succeeds. He has several run-ins with the “kite eating tree.”

  • The Little Red-Haired Girl

    Charlie Brown has a crush on the Little Red-Haired girl. She is never seen in the strip.