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
First appearance: November 25th, 1983 Peppermint Patty lies in bed and talks on the phone. She says, "Hi, Franklin . . How you feeling today? Not much better, huh?" Peppermint Patty grabs a tray and says, "Me neither . . All I can eat are these special sandwiches . . ." Franklin holds a phone and inquires, "Special sandwiches?" Peppermint Patty exclaims, "Two aspirin on a soda cracker!" First appearance: December 6th, 1993 Peppermint Patty, Franklin, Linus, Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Marcie get ready to play football in the pouring rain. They wear helmets. Peppermint Patty says, "Okay, Franklin, go straight out, then cut right, and I'll hit you with the bomb . ." Snoopy thinks, "Aren't you on the other team, sweetie?" Marcie says, "My glasses are wet . . I can't see a thing . ." First appearance: March 15th, 1999 Linus, Charlie Brown, Franklin and Snoopy walk away from the movie theater. Linus says, "That was a good movie... I liked it.." Charlie says, ""A boy and his Faithful dog"." Franklin says, "I thought it was pretty realistic.." Snoopy thinks, "The dog was overly faithful.." First appearance: September 17th, 1995 Peppermint Patty stands in front of the school building. She reads a sign that says, "Dunce caps third floor." Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in class. She looks at a test and thinks. Peppermint Patty asks, "What did you put down for the first questions, Marcie?" Marcie reads from her paper, "'True, false, true, true, and false.'" Peppermint Patty says, "Ha! S First appearance: November 6th, 1974 Peppermint Patty and Franklin ice skate. Frnklin holds a hockey stick. Peppermint Patty says, "All right, Franklin, what do you think you're doing?!" Franklin winds up to shoot the puck and says, "Playing hockey! What does it look like?" Peppermint Patty replies, "It looks like you're in my way, that's what!" Peppermint Patty shouts, "I'm practicing for a figure skating competition 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 Latest appearance: October 17th, 2002 / First appearance: October 19th, 1972 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Franklin looks at a piece of paper and says, "I worried about this test all night . . ." Franklin continues, "I worried and worried and worried . . ." Peppermint Patty asks, "So what happened?" Franklin replies, "I got an 'A.'" Franklin slouches in his seat and says, "I wasted a good worry!" First appearance: November 21st, 1985 Charlie Brown stands outside Franklin's door holding a wreath. Charlie Brown asks, "Would you like to buy a Christmas wreath?" Franklin asks, "Do you know what you're doing?" Franklin continues, "Don't you realize you're adding to the overcommercializing of Christmas?" Charlie Brown answers, "Not 'til I sell one!" First appearance: March 7th, 1979 Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit at their desks in school. Franklin says, "I was runner-up in the spelling bee! How about that?" Peppermint Patty says, "You weren't runner-up, Franklin . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "You came in sixteenth . . ." Franklin says, "I was runner-up to the kid who came in fifteenth!" First appearance: January 27th, 1990 Lucy, Linus, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Franklin, Violet and Snoopy wait in line for movie tickets. Lucy shouts, "Go ahead! Let him in!" Linus shouts, "Show a little kindness!" Peppermint Patty says, "Let him in!" Marcie says, "Show a little love!" Franklin shouts, "Let him in!" Violet shouts, "Show a little compassion!" Snoopy thinks, "My friends . ." First appearance: September 4th, 1987 Charlie Brown and Franklin stand at the counter in an ice cream shop. Charlie Brown gets his cone as Franklin says, "Grampa says the multiplication table is disappearing from his head . ." Charlie Brown licks his cone as Franklin says, "Nine times eight is completely gone . ." Franklin gets his cone and says, "Eight times six is fading . ." Franklin and Charlie Brown walk 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: April 20th, 2016 / First appearance: April 23rd, 1969 Franklin talks into the phone and says, "Hello, Charlie Brown? This is Franklin . ." Franklin continues, "We won't be able to play your team today . . Five of our guys can't make it . . ." Franklin says, "We'll just have to forfiet the game . . . You win, Charlie Brown . ." Charlie Brown stands next to the phone and says, "I can't believe it . . . A two-game winning streak. First appearance: December 7th, 1993 Marcie, Franklin, Snoopy, Linus, Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty are covered in mud. Marcie asks, "Where am I?" Franklin asks, "Who's got the ball?" Snoopy thinks, "Somebody call the vet!" Linus asks, "Is it still raining or am I bleeding?" Peppermint Patty shouts, "Isn't this great, Chuck? Good old fashioned, down in the dirt football!" Latest appearance: October 11th, 2000 / First appearance: October 16th, 1974 Franklin and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in school. Franklin looks at a book and reads, "The metric system is easy to learn and understand." Peppermint Patty replies, "Ha!" Franklin continues, "Time saved in teachers certain concepts can be devoted to teaching more important concepts and skills." Peppermint Patty replies, "Ha!" Franklin asks, "How can I explain anything to First appearance: October 21st, 1986 Marcie, Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit in their school desks. Peppermint Patty says, "Yes, ma'am . . This is my report on the music concert . . It was very beautiful . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "It was the first time I ever heard a veal piccata . . ." Marcie whispers, "Bach Toccata." Peppermint Patty says, "Whatever." Latest appearance: October 18th, 2015 / First appearance: October 20th, 1968 Charlie Brown and Snoopy stand ion line at the ticket booth. Franklin stands behind Snoopy. Charlie Brown says, "One, please." Linus and Lucy stand behind Franklin. Franklin reaches over snoopy and says, "One, please." Linus reaches over Snoopy and says, "One, please." Sally and Schroeder stand behind Lucy. Lucy reaches over Snoopy and says, "One, please." S Latest appearance: July 31st, 2015 / First appearance: August 2nd, 1968 Charlie Brown and Franklin stand in front of a sand castle at the beach. Franklin smiles and says, "Now there you are, Charlie Brown . . There's a real sand castle!" Charlie Brown says, "It looks great, Franklin." Franklin says, "I hear my mom calling me . . I hate to go . . This has been a good day . ." Charlie Brown shouts, "Ask your mother if you can come over sometime and spend 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: 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: 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: May 19th, 2007 / First appearance: May 21st, 1960 Linus, Violet, Schroeder, and Patty start to cry and yell, "WHAAH! We lost the game all because of Charlie Brown WHHAAAAHHH!!" Charlie Brown, lying on his back in the baseball field, asks Lucy, "Was I out?" Lucy looks down at him in anger and shouts, "Out?! Why, you blockhead, you didn't even get half way home!" Charlie Brown continues to lie on his back looking upwards. Ch Latest appearance: May 18th, 2017 / First appearance: May 21st, 1970 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Woodstock jumps up and down in the doghouse. Snoopy smiles and thinks, "For his birthday, I've promised to get him his own coloring book and his own crayons . . ." Woodstock falls off the doghouse. Snoopy's ears stand up. Woodstock lies on the ground dazed. Snoopy looks over the edge of the doghouse and thinks, "It never pays to get too happy!" Latest appearance: May 26th, 2002 / First appearance: May 21st, 1972 Snoopy hops down from his doghouse. Peppermint Patty, Charlie Brown and Snoopy walk along in single file. Peppermint Patty wonders, "Is love a 'now' kind of thing, Chuck, or is it mostly hope and memories?" Peppermint Patty stands on a step and drinks from a water fountain. Charlie Brown says, "Well, my Dad says that he took a girl to the movies once, and it was one of those real s First appearance: May 21st, 1957 Patty stands in the lane watching Lucy grimace. Lucy exclaims, "You can't believe anybody these days!" She continues, "I'm getting so I don't trust ANYBODY!!" She says, "The only person in this world whom I really trust is Charlie Brown.." She yells, "And I Don't Even Trust Him!!!" First appearance: May 21st, 1999 Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit at their school desks. Patty says, I'm not so sure about this college thing after all..." Patty says, "I just discovered something..." Patty says, "They have classes!" Latest appearance: May 18th, 2010 / First appearance: May 21st, 1963 Charlie Brown says to Lucy, "I'll bet the Caribbean is beautiful this time of year . . . They say the water is deep blue . . ." Lucy says, "Blue? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Deep blue! Oh, Charlie Brown, you slay me! Why would water be more blue one place than another?" Lucy continues laughing and says, "Water is water! Ha ha ha ha ha! Boy, you sure get some weird ideas! Ha ha h First appearance: May 21st, 1977 Molly Volley stands next to Charlie Brown and asks, "See that fat lady over there?" Molly Volley continues, "She's the mother of one of the kids we're playing . . ." Molly Volley says, "She comes to see that her little darling gets good calls! She hates me." Molly Volley stands between Charlie Brown and Snoopy, as The World Famous Tennis Pro, and says, "She knows that when First appearance: May 21st, 1995 On the pitcher mound, Charlie looks over into the field and remarks, "Good grief!" Charlie is walking somewhere. Snoopy holds his food dish in his mouth. Charlie asks Snoopy, "May I ask how you intend to play shortstop with a supper dish in your mouth?" A baseball bounces toward Snoopy. Snoopy shoots the bowl in the air and frees hit mouth. Snoopy gets the b First appearance: May 21st, 1983 Schroeder plays the piano. A music staff hovers over him. Charlie Brown runs and pulls a kite. Charlie Brown runs back and pulls the music staff. Schroeder plays the piano. A kite hovers over him. Latest appearance: May 19th, 2015 / First appearance: May 21st, 1968 Sally walks up behind Charlie Brown and says, "I don't have a calendar in my room." Sally continues, "I never know what day it is . . . Sometimes I don't even know what month it is . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I have a calendar in my room . . If you want to know what day it is, just ask me." Sally asks, "Is it Christmas yet?" First appearance: May 21st, 1996 Rerun and Snoopy sit on the doorstep. Lucy asks, "What are you doing out here?" Rerun replies, "Waiting for my new dog . ." Lucy asks, "How do you think he's ever going to find you?" Rerun replies, "Dogs are smart . . They can find their way anyplace . . They always know where they are . ." Snoopy thinks, "I think I live around here someplace . ." Latest appearance: May 18th, 2009 / First appearance: May 21st, 1962 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and says, "It's very lonely out here on the pitcher's mound . . ." Charlie Brown says, "It's hard sometimes to bear all this responsibility . . ." Charlie Brown says, "But suddenly you seem to realize that you are not really alone . . . Actually you are surrounded by loyal teammates." Lucy shouts, "C'mon, you blockhead, try to get First appearance: May 21st, 1992 Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit at their school desk. Peppermint Patty holds a paper and says, "That was a hard test, Marcie . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "I didn't know if it was an essay test, true or false, or multiple choice . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I just put down, 'Not guilty.'" First appearance: May 21st, 1958 Pigpen approaches Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "Hi, 'Pig-Pen'!" Pigpen replies, "Hi, Charlie Brown..would you like a jelly bean?" Charlie Brown stutters, "Well, I..Uh..I don't know..I..I mean..I..Uh..Uh..." Pigpen says, "Oh, don't worry..they're clean..they haven't been on the ground or anything.." He continues, "In fact, I've been holding them in my hands ever since First appearance: May 21st, 1993 Linus and the World Famous Attorney lean against a tree. Linus says, "I can see you now sitting on the bench of the Supreme Court . . They'd probably put you right next to Judge Sandra Day O'Conner . ." Snoopy thinks, "Is she cute?" First appearance: May 21st, 1978 Linus looks thougthfully into a store window. He stands in the field looking to his right; he exclaims,"Lucy, dear sister!" He walks over to her holding an object in his hand. He says,"I almost bought you a birthday present just now." He smiles and says,"I saw this bottle of cologne in a store window, and it only cost a dollar..." He continues,"I knew it would make you happy to First appearance: May 21st, 1990 Charlie Brown and Snoopy sit on a rock near some trees. Charlie Brown asks, "Do you ever try to imagine what your dream girl would look like?" Snoopy thinks, "She'd have round ears like two cookies, big eyes like two more cookies and a nose like a cookie . ." First appearance: May 21st, 1956 Linus approaches Lucy in the room. He exclaims, "Look, Lucy...I tied my own shoes!" She stoops down, points at his feet, and says, "Well, so you did...but you gt 'em on the wrong feet..." He looks down and asks, "Waddya mean, the wrong feet?" He exclaims, "THESE are my feet!!" Latest appearance: May 16th, 2000 / First appearance: May 21st, 1974 Charlie Brown and Lucy look out the window. Charlie Brown says, "Snoopy went on a hike, and never came back . . . I wonder if he's lost . . ." Lucy says, "Of course he's lost!" Lucy continues, "That stupid beagle couldn't find the nose on his face! He couldn't find his hands in his mittens! He couldn't find the ears on his head!" Charlie Brown says, "I don't think he's that bad . . First appearance: May 21st, 1988 Sally wears pajamas as she sits in a chair. She reads, "'Dear Student, As part of a statewide school project, we are asking what you are reading now.'" Sally writes, "Right now, I am reading your form letter."
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.