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
First appearance: August 16th, 1980 The Foreign Legionnaire leads Woodstock and friends. He thinks, "A mirage in the desert can really fool you . . . You may think you see an oasis off in the distance, but . . ." The Foreign Legionnaire thinks, "When you finally get there, you'll find yourself walking right through it . . ." Lucy sits in her pool. Snoopy and Woodstock and friends march over Lucy's head. Lucy First appearance: August 16th, 1986 Lucy swings a baseball bat and hits the ball. Lucy grabs her hands and screams, "Oooo! My hands!! That stung!!!" Charlie Brown sits on a bench. Lucy walks towards him and says, "Kiss my hands, manager . . They hurt . . ." Charlie Brown says, "If Joe Garagiola sees this, I'll never live it down . ." First appearance: August 16th, 1984 Snoopy wears a bathing suit. He runs and thinks, "Here comes the fantastic forward running dive . . ." An angry Lucy sits in a kiddie pool and shouts, "Oh, no you don't!" Snoopy flies through the air above her. Snoopy turns around while still in the air and thinks, "Followed by the fantastic midair turnaround!" First appearance: August 16th, 1999 Sally stands next to Charlie Brown's bed and says, "Wake up, big brother!" Charlie says, "Wake up?! Wake up?! Why are you waking me up?" Sally says, "I thought you might like to get an early start..." Charlie closes his eyes and says, "For what? I'm not going anywhere..." Sally says, "That's too bad.. you could have been the first one there..." First appearance: August 16th, 1992 Charlie Brown and Lucy sit in the grass and look at Snoopy. Snoopy holds a bag. Lucy says, "I wouldn't want a dog who couldn't do tricks . ." Charlie Brown says, "Snoopy can do tricks." Lucy says, "Eating cookies is not a trick . ." Snoopy holds the bag of cookies up to his mouth. Charlie Brown says, "Okay, we'll show you . ." Lucy asks, "Show me what?" Snoo First appearance: August 16th, 1987 Lucy stands in the lawn by the house putting water from the hose into her inflatable pool. Snoopy and Woodstock walk along with goggles over their entire faces. As they stand next to the pool, Lucy, who is sitting in it, exclaims,"Stop making me feel guilty..I was here first!" Snoopy shows her his opened paw and she scoots forward looking at it; she says,"A coin? Okay, we'l First appearance: August 16th, 1975 Spike lies in bed. Linus stands beside the bed and says, "Hey! There's a dog in my bed!" Lucy carries a bowl and spoon and wears a nurse uniform. She approaches Linus and shouts, "Shut up, stupid! I'm nursing him back to health!" Linus shouts, "In my bed?! In my bedroom?!!" Spike walks by and wears Linus' blanket as a robe. Linus' hair stands up and he shouts, "Hey! And tha First appearance: August 16th, 1981 Charlie brown stands by the bench, which has a bat leaning on it. He spreads his hands and exclaims, "Everybody gather 'round!" Lucy walks over wearing her mitt and blowing bubble gum. As Leland, Snoopy, Linus, and Lucy gather around, Charlie Brown says, "All right, team...here's what I have to say..." He continues, "We've been missing too many signals lately...I think it's becau Latest appearance: August 13th, 2012 / First appearance: August 16th, 1965 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound as Lucy and Snoopy approach. Lucy says, "Well, we lost again, but who cares?" Schroeder follows Patty off the field. Patty says, "Sure, it's only a game . . . we lost, but so what? Who cares?" Charlie Brown watches them go. Charlie Brown says, "Just what I've always been afraid of . . . My team has built up an immunity to losin First appearance: August 16th, 1996 Peppermint Patty fishes off the end of a dock. Marcie sits next to her. Peppermint Patty says, "There's a spiritual side to fishing that you don't understand, Marcie . ." Peppermint Patty says, "There's a oneness with nature . . . A unity . ." Peppermint Patty says, "And what's better than just being outdoors where . ." Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit in the pouring rain. Latest appearance: August 14th, 2007 / First appearance: August 16th, 1960 Charlie Brown looks beyond the pitcher's mound. In dismay he exclaims "A home run! Good Grief!" He looks down on Linus approaching him on the pitcher's mound. Linus looks up at him and says, "Thus endeth the ball game." Alone again, Charlie Brown mimics Linus and says, "Aye, thus endeth the ball game!" Latest appearance: August 11th, 2003 / First appearance: August 16th, 1971 Lucy and Linus stand at the wall. Lucy asks, "Do you realize that May is gone, and we didn't have a Maypole dance?" Linus replies, "Well, why don't we put up a pole and attach some streamers to it, and dance around it?" Linus smiles and says, "When people ask us what we're doing, we'll say we're having an August-pole dance." Linus slouches down and says, "It was just a sugg Latest appearance: August 21st, 2011 / First appearance: August 16th, 1964 Lcucy says to Charlie Brown and Linus, "And she'll be here this afternoon. Linus says, "Oh, no! I'm always glad to see her, but . . . Oh, no!" Linus clutche shis blanket and says, "Today? Good grief! I'm doomed!" Linus sucks his thumb and thinks, "My blanket hating grandma is coming to visit us today . . . She'll want to take away my blanket . . . She's against kids carr First appearance: August 16th, 1982 Marcie watches Charlie Brown. He wears his baseball cap and glove and throws a ball into the steps. Marcie says, "They took away your baseball field, Charles, and you're not doing anything about it?" Marcie continues, "Is this how you're fighting back . . . By bouncing that stupid golf ball against those stupid steps?" Charlie Brown shouts, "What do you expect me to do?!" M First appearance: August 16th, 1977 Charlie Brown and Snoopy stand in front of a counter. Charlie Brown says, "Yes, sir, my dog is getting married . . . He needs a complete wedding outfit . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "No, sir, we don't have an account here." Snoopy wears a tuxedo and top hat. He thinks, "I'm sure my credit is good." Snoopy removes the clothes and thinks, "Inform the gentleman that I was a First appearance: August 16th, 1995 Sally, Charlie Brown, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Schroeder and Snoopy wait in line as Lucy purchases a movie ticket. Charlie Brown says, "I hope this isn't one of those movies where a kid goes to boarding school, and everyone is mean to him . ." Peppermint Patty adds, "Or where everyone teases a girl because she has funny hair . ." Snoopy thinks, "I like a move that shows a dog sleeping i First appearance: August 16th, 1990 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and shouts, "No, we're not going to call the game because it's hot!" Charlie Brown shouts, "And get rid of that stupid sign!!" Lucy stands in front of a sign that reads 'Need help please call police.' First appearance: August 16th, 1978 Beaglescout and Woodstock and friends climb a hill. Beaglescout thinks, "Don't give up, men . . We're almost there." Beaglescout continues to think, "You're really going to like the view . ." Beaglescout thinks, "When we get to the top of the hill, the only thing you'll have to watch out for is the . . ." Woodstock and friends fly through the air. Snoopy stands on the top o First appearance: August 16th, 1979 Spike stands on a hill. Beaglescout and Woodstock and friends stand below. Beaglescout thinks, "Spike!" Spike barks. Beaglescout stands in front of Spike and thinks, "My brother Spike! Wow! It's good to see you again!" Beaglescout continues to think, "So this is where you live, huh? You're right, it looks a little like my house." Snoopy stands next to a crooked broken down Latest appearance: August 14th, 2015 / First appearance: August 16th, 1968 Charlie Brown runs towards the baseball field: "OKAY, START THE GAME! I FEEL BETTER! I'VE STOPPED SHAKING!" A kid (Leland?) stands by the bench and says to Charlie Brown, "The game's over, Charlie Brown, and guess what... WE WON!" Charlie Brown puts his hand up to his face as Leland continues, "Linus took your place... He pitched a gerat game... And there was this little red-haired
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.