Franklin

  • First appearance: July 31, 1968
  • Charlie Brown’s quiet friend and confidant, Franklin might be the only one who never has an unkind word about our hapless hero. At school, Franklin sits one seat ahead of Peppermint Patty, which makes his school days that much more unbearable.

  • Did you know: Franklin goes to school with Peppermint Patty and Marcie but visits his friend Charlie Brown in a nearby neighborhood.
Franklin
Latest appearance: October 16th, 2015 / First appearance: October 17th, 1968 Franklin stands at the door. Linus stands behind him and says, "If you're looking for Charlie Brown, I don't think he's home." Franklin says, "I wonder if I should wait . . ." Linus says, "Why not? By the way, my name is Linus . ." Franklin and Linus shake hands. Franklin says, "Hi . . I'm Franklin . ." Linus says, "I'm very glad to know you." Linus and Franklin sit on the First appearance: December 15th, 1997 Lucy wears a coat and a hat and stands in the snow. She says, "I don't know who's hiding behind that tree with a snowball..." She yells, "But whoever it is better get rid of it because if he throws it at me, I'm gonna pound him into the ground!" Eight heads pop out from behind the tree and drop their snowballs on the ground. They include: Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy and Franklin. First appearance: July 8th, 1989 Sally, Lucy, Linus, Franklin, Violet, Charlie Brown, and Snoopy stand in line at the movies. Sally says, "I wonder why I'm going to this movie." Lucy says, "I was thinking the same thing." Franklin says, "Those two guys on TV hated it." Violet says, "Well, who knows?" Charlie Brown says, "Maybe there'll be something good in it . ." Snoopy thinks, "Like the dog turns out to be the hero." Latest appearance: April 28th, 2000 / First appearance: April 30th, 1974 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty leans back and begs, "Oh, please, don't let her call on me!" Peppermint Patty continues, "Please, oh, please, don't let her call on me! I'll study hard tonight if you just, please, don't let her call on me today . . ." Franklin turns around and says, "I thought praying in school had been banned." P First appearance: March 28th, 1983 Peppermint Patty says to Franklin and Marcie, "Where's our pelican? The game is ready to start! Where's Chuck and the pelican costume?!" Marcie says, "I told him he shouldn't come . . I told him it was degrading . . ." Peppermint Patty shouts, "Marcie!" Marcie says, "That's my name." Peppermint Patty screams, "Marcie!" Marcie says, "You got it right again." First appearance: February 26th, 1998 Charlie Brown and Franklin lean against a brick wall. Charlie Brown says, "Grampa wishes he had his old car back." He says, "When the mileage made a big change, it was fun to watch all the numbers on the odometer roll up.." He says, "He says that was his favorite program." First appearance: March 5th, 1979 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Franklin says, "Spelling bee?" Franklin says, "No, ma'am . . Not unless you say I have to." Peppermint Patty whispers, "Go ahead, Franklin . . . You can do it . . ." Franklin says, "Maybe I could just be in the pro-am . . ." Latest appearance: November 9th, 2016 / First appearance: November 12th, 1969 Franklin sits in class writing. Peppermint Patty leans over her desk and asks, "Psst . . . Hey Franklin, is the third question 'true' or 'false'?" Franklin looks at his paper and replies, "I don't know . . " Pepermint Patty asks, "Why don't you put down true and I'll put down false? That way one of us will be right . . " Franklin replies, "One of us will also be wrong . . " First appearance: January 4th, 1999 Franklin, Marcie and Peppermint Patty stand at the bus stop dressed for school. Franklin says, I never got around to reading the book we were supposed to read during Christmas vacation." Marcie says, "I started to read it, but I couldn't understand it..." Patty says, "What book?" First appearance: March 5th, 1993 Franklin and Linus lean on the wall. Franklin says, "My grampa says that after all these years, he still doesn't understand life." Franklin says, "For instance, last week he bought a new car . ." Franklin continues, "But he got the flu anyway . ." First appearance: September 8th, 1991 Marcie and Peppermint Patty are at their desks. Marcie asks Peppermint Patty, "Are you awake?" Peppermint Patty is not. Marcie continues, "Sir, the new teacher wants to know what your name is..." In front of Peppermint Patty, Franklin calls, "I know the answer! It's Patricia! Her name is Patrcia!" Peppermint Patty's hair stands on end. Peppermint Patty says angrily, "Frankl Latest appearance: June 1st, 2002 / First appearance: June 3rd, 1972 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Franklin reads abook. Peppermint Patty asks, "What are you reading, Franklin?" Franklin looks at the book and says, "It's a book on psychology . . From what I understand, it seems to be pretty good . ." Peppermint Patty waves her arm and says, "Forget it, Franklin . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "No book on psyc Latest appearance: January 9th, 2002 / First appearance: January 5th, 1972 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty says, "Hey, Franklin, did you hear the latest?" Peppermint Patty continues, "They're talking 'Dress code' around here again! They don't like my shorts and sandals . . . How piggy can they get?" Peppermint Patty adds, "I think I'll put in for a transfer." Franklin asks, "To a new school?" Peppermint First appearance: September 20th, 1992 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and sleeps. Peppermint Patty wears her notebook on her head. She says, "Oh, no!" Peppermint Patty continues to wear the notebook on her head. She says, "Who discovered what? Well, let me think . . . Yes, ma'am . . . It's my notebook . . It got sort of caught in my hair again . . ." Marcie sits behind Peppermint Patty. Peppermint P Latest appearance: October 21st, 2004 / First appearance: October 22nd, 1970 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty holds a paper and says, "An essy test! I'm doomed!" Peppermint Patty asks, "Why couldn't she have given us a multiple-choice test?" Peppermint Patty continues, "Or a true or false test?" Peppermint Patty says, "I hate it when you have to know what you're writing about . . ." First appearance: July 7th, 1980 Charlie Brown walks with Franklin. Charlie Brown asks, "Have you ever noticed how certain homes have distinct cooking odors?" Franklin asks, "You mean like garlic or spaghetti?" Franklin continues, "I know one kid's house that always smells like they've been cooking cabbage." Charlie Brown says, "Ours smells like tv dinners!" First appearance: December 21st, 1985 Franklin and Charlie Brown stand at the wall. Franklin says, "I hear your grampa just retired . . ." Franklin asks, "What does he do all day?" Charlie Brown replies, "Oh, he keeps busy . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "He spends the day looking for things he's misplaced . ." First appearance: May 25th, 1988 Charlie Brown walks behind Franklin. Franklin says, "My grampa went to his high school's fortieth reunion last night . ." Franklin says, "He's also been to a college reunion and an army reunion . . ." Franklin purchases a movie ticket. Franklin says, "He has a new career . . He goes back to things." First appearance: August 14th, 1989 Franklin, Linus, and Charlie Brown stand with kids in line. Franklin says, "It's going to cost me thirty dollars, but I'm going to get Joe Dimaggio's autograph!" A girl in line asks, "How much for a Ted Williams?" A boy in line answers, "Twenty-five dollars." Another boy says, "Steve Garvey is nine and Maury Wills is five . ." Linus asks, "Isn't Joe Shlabotnik your favorite player, Charlie Brown?" First appearance: April 12th, 1989 Franklin and Charlie Brown stand at a wall. Charlie Brown says, "My grampa says he worked hard all his life . . . But not anymore . ." Charlie Brown continues, "He and gramma have moved to a retirement community . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "He says the hardest work he does now is removing the staples from the newsletter . ."
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: January 15th, 2009 / First appearance: January 18th, 1962 Snoopy sits on his doghouse looking at a snowman. Snoopy thinks, "I just want you to know that for me this has been a very happy week." Snoopy continues, "It's not easy that someone drops by who is so easy to get along with so I hope you'll . . ." Snoopy looks up at the sun. Snoopy thinks, "Oh, no!!" First appearance: January 18th, 1986 Linus and Charlie Brown wear winter caps and lean on the wall. Charlie Brown says, "Nobody appreciates how wishy-washy people suffer . ." Charlie Brown says, "Our lives are in constant torment." Charlie Brown asks, "You know what wishy-washy people need?" Charlie Brown exclaims, "Cringe benefits!" First appearance: January 18th, 1992 Spike stands in the desert holding the electric cord to a waffle maker. Spike thinks, "When I got up this morning, I thought, 'Gee, wouldn't a waffle taste good?'" First appearance: January 18th, 1987 Snoopy sits atop his doghouse as Charlie Brown reaches up to him with an envelope saying, "It's a letter from your brother Spike." Snoopy smiles, looks at the letter, and thinks, Good ol' Spike!" Spike leans forward on a rock in the desert writing a letter. He writes, "Dear Snoopy," He sits down, looks at the letter, and reads,"Just thought I'd drop you a line to let you k First appearance: January 18th, 1988 The World Famous Surgeon walks towards a smiling Linus. Snoopy walks past Linus. Linus says to Charlie Brown, "You know what's a bad sign?" Linus says, "When you meet your doctor in the hallway of the hospital, and he doesn't recognize you . ." Latest appearance: January 15th, 2015 / First appearance: January 18th, 1968 Charlie Brown knocks on a door. Lucy opens the door. Charlie Brown asks, "Is this where the 'Crab-in' is being held?" Charlie Brown tumbles backward. Lucy shouts, "Who wants to know?" Charlie Brown lies on the doorstep dazed. He says, "This must be the place." Latest appearance: January 15th, 2011 / First appearance: January 18th, 1964 Lucy and Linus stand together. She point and orders: "Do this! Do that!" "Hop to it! Do this! Do that! Hop to it!" Linus remains where he is. "Okay let's go! Do this! Do that! Hop to it!" Linus stares at her. "You're right...You WOULD make a good Queen!" Linus agrees. Lucy smiles and crosses her arms. Latest appearance: January 16th, 2016 / First appearance: January 18th, 1969 Sally walks up behind Charlie Brown and asks, "Do you think life has any meaning?" Charlie Brown replies, "Well, I . . ." Sally cries and shouts, "I mean, do you think life has any meaning after you've failed nine spelling tests in a row and your teacher hates you?!!" Charlie Brown replies, "That's a different question." First appearance: January 18th, 1957 Snoopy sits in the snow catching snowflakes with his tongue. He continues to catch snowflakes. He thinks, "Whew, I'm full!" He walks off thinking, "I'll bet if I ate one more snowflake I'd turn into a blizzard!" Latest appearance: January 15th, 2006 / First appearance: January 18th, 1959 Lucy kneels on the ground, making a snowball. She stands and pats the snowball tightly. She looks off to one side. She nonchalantly tosses it in the air as Charlie Brown walks by. Lucy grins evilly and prepares to throw the snowball at an oblivious Charlie Brown. She aims. She throws the sowball; it lands on the ground at her feet. She stares First appearance: January 18th, 1976 Woodstock looks over at a piece of bread in the snow with puzzlement. He walks over to it. He stares at it. He hops off. He chirps a question to Snoopy as they sit atop the doghouse. Snoopy spreads his hands and thinks,"That's french toast...go ahead, and try it...there's nothing to be afraid of." He watches as Woodstock flys off. Snoopy thinks,"There migh First appearance: January 18th, 1993 Peppermint Patty walks with Franklin. Peppermint Patty says, "Martin Luther King said, 'I have a dream.'" Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit on a bench eating lunch. Peppermint Patty says, "Before that, we wouldn't be sitting here . ." Franklin says, "And I wouldn't be trading you a carrot stick for a French fry . ." Peppermint Patty says, "That's not an even trade, Frankl First appearance: January 18th, 1995 Charlie Brown and Sally sit at the table. Charlie Brown says as Sally writes, "When I write a paper, I try to show the teacher that she has somehow enriched my experience . ." Sally reads, "This is my report on the dumb field trip we took yesterday." Charlie Brown says, "Then again, what do I know?" Sally asks, "How can I write when you're talking?" First appearance: January 18th, 1956 Linus approaches Charlie Brown sitting on the sidewalk and asks, "Will you be my friend, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown stands up and exclaims, "Why sure, Linus..I'd be glad to be your friend!" They walk along the lane and Linus says, "Lucy told me it was about time I made a few friends.." Charlie Brown grimaces as Linus walks along and says, "So I figured I'd better start r First appearance: January 18th, 1996 Snoopy sits on the grass and thinks to Woodstock, "I tried being a sheep dog once . ." Woodstock holds a shepherd's staff. Snoopy crouches and opens his eyes wide. Snoopy thinks, "I used to stare at the sheep like this, but it didn't work . ." Snoopy thinks, "They thought I was just being rude!" Latest appearance: January 16th, 2008 / First appearance: January 18th, 1961 Snoopy lies on his doghouse. Linus says, "Gotta find it! Gotta find it!" Snoopy looks toward Linus's voice. Linus says, "Gotta dig everywhere until I find that blanket! Gotta find it! Gotta find it!" Snoopy watches as Linus digs furiously. Linus says, "Gotta dig everywhere!" Linus digs a ditch around Snoopy's doghouse. Linus says, "Gotta find it! Gotta find it!" First appearance: January 18th, 1990 Linus lies in bed and says to Lucy, "It's too cold to go to school today . . ." Linus says, "Tell the teacher to bring the class here to my room, and I'll just stay under the covers . . ." Charlie Brown waits at the bus stop and says, "Where have you been? You almost missed the bus . ." Linus walks towards them and says, "I got involved." First appearance: January 18th, 1985 Snoopy stands in front of an open mailbox. Snoopy holds a letter and thinks, "Ah, another letter from my brother Spike." Snoopy reads, "Dear Snoopy, I wish you could see my new home . . The view from the upstairs window is spectacular!" Snoopy thinks, "Upstairs window?" Spike sticks his head out of a window in the top of a cactus. First appearance: January 18th, 1978 Linus walks out of the school. Sally asks, "Will you walk home from school with me, Linus?" Sally says, "I think the powers of darkness are out to get me . . ." Linus says, "I doubt if I could ever protect you from the powers of darkness." Sally asks, "How about a third-grader who claims I broke his ruler?" Latest appearance: January 15th, 2017 / First appearance: January 18th, 1970 Lucy walks, smiling. She hears music. Frieda is leaning against the piano as Shroeder plays. Lucy demands, "What are you doing here?" Frieda says, "Who wants to know? Maybe I just like music!" Lucy sits next to Frieda, leaning up against the piano: "Do you like Beethoven?" she asks. Shroeder plays. "What?" Lucy says, "If you're going to hang around here, you've got
Franklin is thoughtful and can quote the Old Testament as effectively as Linus. In contrast with the other characters, Franklin has the fewest anxieties and obsessions.
Charles Schulz

Interests

  • Baseball

    Franklin plays center field on Peppermint Patty’s team.

  • Sand Castles

    Franklin met Charlie Brown at the beach and helped him improve his crooked castle.

  • Hockey

    Franklin hopes to one day be a great hockey player in the NHL.