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: April 22nd, 1990 Snoopy reads a sign that says, "Slow Children at Play." Snoopy walks along. He sees a stone fall next to a rock wall. He walks along. Snoopy sees another sign, readiong "Tripping Rock." A stone rolls by. Trip! The stone bounces. Snoopy rolls his eyes. First appearance: April 22nd, 1988 Beaglescout holds a stick and thinks, "This is how we find water in the ground . . We call it 'dowsing'." Woodstock and several scouts watch. The Beaglescout follows the stick and thinks, "See the stick? It's moving! It's pointing . ." Snoopy stops and thinks, "Right to Woodstock drinking from his canteen." Latest appearance: April 20th, 2000 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1974 Charlie Brown and Lucy stand on the pitcher's mound. Lucy asks, "Hey, manager, how come we never try field goals?" Charlie Brown frowns. Lucy continues, "I'm standing in a field, aren't I? How come we can't try for a field goal if I'm standing in a field?" Lucy walks away. Lucy stands in the outfield and shouts, "Stupid manager!!!" First appearance: April 22nd, 1993 Sally, Charlie Brown, Schroeder, Lucy and Linus walk down the sidewalk. Sally says, "I haven't walked to school in a long time." Charlie Brown says, "Grampa says he always walked to school . ." Schroeder adds, "Five miles! In zero weather!" Lucy adds, "In deep snow!" Linus adds, "Uphill!" Latest appearance: April 19th, 2014 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1967 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Lucy approaches. Snoopy smiles. Lucy shouts, "If you pull any of that cheshire-beagle stuff on me I'll pound you!!" Lucy walks away. Snoopy disappears, except for his grin. He thinks, "Rats!" First appearance: April 22nd, 1977 Snoopy, as a helicopter, flies. Woodstock is the pilot. Snoopy continues to fly. Lucy jumps rope. Snoopy and Lucy lie on the ground tangled in the jump rope. Snoopy thinks, "May day! May day!" First appearance: April 22nd, 1979 Charlie Brown stands atop the pitcher's mound. He looks at Lucy standing next to the mound and asks,"Now what are you doing?" He rolls his eyes and grimaces as she replies,"I can see better here.' He points to his left and says,"Get out there in right field, and try to catch the ball!" He exclaims,"And I don't want to hear any excuses today!" He continues,"Don't try to te First appearance: April 22nd, 1999 Rerun and Linus who has his blanket and is sucking his thumb watch TV.. Rerun says, "You're my older brother.. you're supposed to be my role model.." Linus says, "So what do you want me to do?" Rerun says, "Role" First appearance: April 22nd, 1985 Snoopy looks out the car window and thinks, "They all go off shopping, and leave me in the car . . ." Snoopy continues to think, "But I don't care." Snoopy watches people outside and thinks, "I like looking at all the people who pass by . ." Snoopy looks forward and smiles. Snoopy thinks, "And I love snooping in the glove compartment." First appearance: April 22nd, 1975 The Literary Ace and Woodstock sit on the doghouse. Snoopy crumples up a piece of paper and throws it in a pile beside the doghouse. Woodstock walks and carries a pile of crumpled up papers. Woodstock lies in a nest made of crumpled up papers. First appearance: April 22nd, 1983 Randolph hides under a blanket. Linus says, "Before we continue with your treatment, we need to do something . ." Linus says, "I'm going to ask you to take the blanket off your head . . ." Randolph says, "Anything you says . . ." Sally tears off the blanket and shouts, "It's me, sweet babboo!" Linus screams and his hair stands on end. Latest appearance: April 19th, 2013 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1966 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and says, "When I get older I think I'll play in 'Little League.'" Charlie Brown throws the pitch and says, "Later on I'll play for my school team, then a little college ball, and then the major leagues!" Charlie Brown gets knocked over by a ball. Charlie Brown thinks, "In the meantime, I have my problems!" First appearance: April 22nd, 1987 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Peppermint Patty wears four flowers in her hair. Peppermint Patty asks, "What do you think, Marcie?" Peppermint Patty says, "I figured I'd wear flowers in my hair to let the committee see how I'd look if I were 'May Queen'." Marcie says, "It almost gives you an unfair advantage, sir." Peppermint Patty says, "That's wh Latest appearance: April 20th, 2011 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1964 Linus sits at a table, poring over papers. "This 'New Math' is too much for me!" he complains to Lucy. "You'll get on to it...It just takes time.." Lucy advises as she walks away. "Not me...I'll never get on to it!" Linus sweats. He turns and calls after her: "How can you do 'New Math' problems with an 'Old Math' mind?" First appearance: April 22nd, 1997 The Literary Ace sits on the doghouse. He types, "It was a dark and stormy night." Lucy reads the story. Lucy hands the paper to the Literary Ace and says, "No, not again . ." The Literary Ace reads the page. Snoopy types, "It was one of those dark nights when you weren't sure if it was going to be stormy or not." First appearance: April 22nd, 1991 Lucy stands in the outfield holding an umbrella. The rain drizzles down. Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and shouts, "You'll never be able to catch a ball while you're holding an umbrella!" The baseball bounces behind Lucy. Lucy asks, "How did you know that?" First appearance: April 22nd, 1995 Spike holds a teacup. A cactus is behind him. Spike thinks, "Living in the desert has many advantages . ." Spike hangs the tea bag on the cactus and thinks, "For one thing, there's always a place to hang your tea bag . ." 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.." Latest appearance: April 19th, 2012 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1965 Shroeder stands on the slope of the pitcher's mound and advises Charlie Brown: "Throw this guy your fast ball, Charlie Brown.." He tosses the ball to him. Charlie Brown turns around to see Lucy, who says, "I think you'd better keep the ball low to this guy, Charlie Brown...give him a low curve.." Linus stands on the ground next to Charlie Brown. He suggests, "Throw this guy all knu First appearance: April 22nd, 1986 Linus and Lucy sit on a couch. Lucy exclaims, "I'm the big sister and you're the little brother! That's the way it's always going to be!" Lucy exclaims, "It's going to be that way today, tomorrow, next week and forever!" Linus sighs. Lucy smiles and shouts, "Ha! I knew that'd get a rise out of you!"
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.