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: November 22nd, 2004 / First appearance: November 23rd, 1970 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Franklin holds a paper and asks, "What did you write for question number five?" Peppermint Patty looks at her paper and replies, "I said that he was one of our greatest presidents and one of our most beloved leaders." Franklin asks, "Do you really believe that?" Peppermint Patty replies, "No, but I've learned never First appearance: November 15th, 1983 Peppermint Patty sits at her school desk and raises her hand. She shouts, "I know the answer!" Peppermint Patty covers Marcie's mouth with her hand and says, "Yes, ma'am, I do . ." Peppermint Patty covers Franklin's mouth and says, "The answer is 'five'!" Peppermint Patty smiles and says, "And I was the only one who knew it . ." First appearance: April 12th, 1990 Franklin, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and Sally stand underneath a big tree. It rains even underneath the tree. Franklin says, "Field trips are supposed to be very educational." Lucy says, "I wonder what we've learned today . . ." Sally says, "Even if you stand under a tree you still get wet!" Latest appearance: April 4th, 2000 / First appearance: April 9th, 1974 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty says, "Education is important, Franklin." Peppermint Patty continues, "Say, for instance, that I'm the manager of a major-league ball club and I'm taking the lineup out to the umpire . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "That lineup has to be punctuated correctly, doesn't it? You can't take a starting lineup out 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: 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: April 1st, 1996 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Franklin tosses him a baseball and says, "Grampa went to the aquarium yesterday . ." Franklin continues, "He got in with a senior ticket . ." Charlie Brown asks, "What did that mean?" Franklin replies, "He could only look at old fish . ." 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: February 8th, 1996 Violet, Franklin, Marcie, Peppermint Patty, Linus, Charlie Brown, Woodstock and Snoopy stand in line at a movie theater. Violet hands the ticket agent money and says, "One, please." Franklin asks Marcie, "What's this movie about?" Marcie replies, "Some hockey players try to take over the world . ." Peppermint Patty says, "They use curved sticks . ." Linus says, "But then the sticks are declar First appearance: January 19th, 1996 Franklin, Charlie Brown and Snoopy lean on the wall. Franklin says, "My grandpa says life is full of hills . . Some days it's uphill . . Some days it's downhill . . ." Franklin says, "Lately, he says, it's been mostly side hill . ." 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 . ." 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." Latest appearance: February 4th, 2003 / First appearance: February 9th, 1971 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and says, "A science project?" Franklin sits in front of Peppermint Patty. Peppermint Patty frowns and says, "Oh, good grief! I hate science projects . . . I can never think of anything different . . ." Franklin says, "I'm going to do mine on the various kinds of metals in the earth and how each has affected the progress of mankind . . ." Latest appearance: November 14th, 2003 / First appearance: November 19th, 1971 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty looks at a book and says, "We're going to have to learn the metric system, Franklin . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "By the time we grow up, the metric system will probably be official . ." Peppermint Patty says, "One inch is 2.54 centimeters . . One foot is .3048 meters and one mile is 1.609 kilometers . First appearance: November 23rd, 1983 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Both look sick. Marcie says, "I don't feel very good . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I don't either, Marcie . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "Whatever you have, I think you passed it on to me . . ." Franklin feels his forehead and says, "I don't feel so good, either . . ." Peppermint Patty exclaims, "Duck, ma'am! You're First appearance: June 6th, 1985 Charlie Brown stands at the wall with Franklin. Franklin says, "'You never miss the water till the well runs dry . .'" Franklin continues, "That's what my grandfather always used to say." Charlie Brown says, "He must have been a very wise man." Franklin admits, "No, that's all he ever said." 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 16th, 1990 Charlie Brown and Franklin lean on the wall. Franklin asks, "Does your grampa play much golf these days?" Charlie Brown answers, "He says he plays mostly in his head . . ." Franklin follows Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "But he says the course is too narrow . ." First appearance: September 16th, 1998 Peppermint Patty sits in a desk at school, behind Franklin. Peppermint Patty says, "Psst, Franklin.. what'd you put down for number six?" Franklin looks at his paper. Franklin says, "I put down "eight"." Peppermint Patty says, ""Eight"? Eight what?" Franklin says, ""Eight" nothing.. just "eight"." Peppermint Patty looks at her paper. Peppermint Patty says, "I put down "Twelve 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!"
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: 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 10th, 2007 / First appearance: July 12th, 1960 Charlie Brown and Lucy are leaning on top of a brick wall. Lucy says, "Boy, I had a weird dream last night..." They turn towards each other. Charlie Brown says, "Did you? I did too...but I had a hard time telling what was going on..." Charlie Brown faces the wall again. He continues, "Everything was kind confused and blurry..." He faces Lucy again. She says, "Maybe you First appearance: July 12th, 1982 The World Famous Surgeon thinks, "Here's The World Famous Surgeon on his way to the operating room . . ." Lucy says, "Doctor, it says here that after surgery, fifty percent of your patients feel pretty good for half an hour." Lucy asks, "Do those statistics bother you?" Snoopy walks away and thinks, "No, I'm very easy going." First appearance: July 12th, 1978 Snoopy, as The World Famous Tennis Pro, gets knocked over by the ball. A voice shouts, "Ace!" Molly Volley screams. Crybaby Boobie shouts, "We won!!!" A car horn honks. Molly Volley says, "I'm gonna kill somebody!" First appearance: July 12th, 1992 Peppermint Patty and Marcie walk in a hall. Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit in seats at a theater. Peppermint Patty asks, "What are they playing today, Marcie?" Marcie replies, "Symphony Number ninety-six by Haydn . ." Marcie adds, "When it was performed in 1791, a chandelier fell into the hall . ." Peppermint Patty says, "Really? Wow!" Peppermint Patty looks up at First appearance: July 12th, 1956 Linus stands in the room shouting, "I'm Independent!" He continues, "I can stand on my own..." He looks down at his feet. He concludes, "Two feet!" Latest appearance: July 7th, 2000 / First appearance: July 12th, 1974 Snoopy and Woodstock sit on the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "The big dog said to the little dog, 'Have you met the new cat who lives next door?'" Snoopy holds his arms out and thinks, "'Yes, I talked to him yesterday,' said the little dog. 'Did you talk to him in person?' asked the big dog . . . 'No,' said the little dog . . 'I talked to him in cat!'" Snoopy laughs hysterically. Latest appearance: July 9th, 2010 / First appearance: July 12th, 1963 Snoopy sits on the sidewalk and thinks, "Gee . . . It's hard to believe I'm home again . . ." Snoopy lies on the sidewalk and thinks, "After you spend about two weeks in the hospital, you sort of get out of touch with everything . . . you can't really believe you're home . . ." Lucy rides up on her tricycle and shouts, "Get out of the way stupid! You're blocking the sidewalk!" First appearance: July 12th, 1990 Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand on the pitcher's mound. Lucy stands nearby. Schroeder asks, "Charlie Brown, do you think I could have a career as a catcher?" Charlie Brown answers, "Sure, and then after you retire, you can go on TV like Joe Garagiola." Lucy says, "Who?" First appearance: July 12th, 1981 Snoopy stands and listens to a transitor radio atop a table. He sits and continues to listen. He looks at the radio and continues to listen. He walks off. He picks up the phone and starts dialing. He barks loudly into the phone. He walks off smiling. He thinks,"I love bark shows!" Latest appearance: July 9th, 2006 / First appearance: July 12th, 1959 "Boy, I can hardly wait to get into that wading pool!" Charlie Brown exclaims as he sits on a cushion and struggles out of his shirt. "Look out girls! here I come!" He runs with his arms open. He wears swimming trunks. Lucy and Violet sit in the pool. "Stay right where you are, Charlie Brown!" Lucy holds up her palm to halt him. Violet adds, "There's not enough room for you. First appearance: July 12th, 1980 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Woodstock speaks. Snoopy thinks, "Nope!" Woodstock speaks. Snoopy thinks, "No, I don't think so . ." Woodstock speaks and flies away. Snoopy thinks, "You haven't convinced me . . ." Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "His arguments were too narrow!" First appearance: July 12th, 1993 Charlie Brown holds a phone in one hand and a quarter in the other. Linus asks, "Calling home, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown says, "I thought I'd let everyone know that I got here to camp safely . . The phone says, "'Thank you for calling the Brown residence . . If you know the four digit extension of the party you are trying to reach, you may dial it now . . If you are calling yo Latest appearance: July 8th, 2016 / First appearance: July 12th, 1968 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse with a sign that reads, "Campaign Headquarters." Woodstock speaks. Woodstock speaks and walks. Woodstock walks off the end of the doghouse and lands on his head. Woodstock sits on the ground dazed. Snoopy thinks, "My campaign manager isn't too bright!" Latest appearance: July 11th, 2015 / First appearance: July 12th, 1969 Snoopy stares down at his food dish and says, "I can see myself in my water dish.." Snoopy stares deeper into the dish and exclaims, "What in the world?!?" Snoopy sits up and collects himself. He thinks, "Whew! That really shook me up for a moment.." Snoopy lies down and thinks, "I thought one of my ears was turning gravy!" Latest appearance: July 9th, 2013 / First appearance: July 12th, 1966 Lucy sits and stares and says, "No tv . . . I can't believe it . . ." Linus says, "Try reading a book . . ." Lucy says, "A what?" Linus continues, "Or radio . . . try listening to the radio . . ." Lucy says, "To what?" Linus says, "Or put some records on . . . Listen to the record player . . ." Lucy turns around in a daze and says, "The record what? Read what? Huh? Wh Latest appearance: July 9th, 2012 / First appearance: July 12th, 1965 Snoopy struggles to drag a suitcase. Snoopy puches a suitcase. Snoopy opens the suitcase. Snoopy sits on his doghouse typing on the typewriter, "It was a dark and stormy night." Latest appearance: July 17th, 2011 / First appearance: July 12th, 1964 Linus walks up to a bat lying in the grass and starts to yell. Snoopy watches him curiously. Linus looks at the bat and yells, "Teeth marks!" Linus shows the bat to Snoopy and yells, "Have you been chewing on my new bat?!!" Linus yells, "What sort of a stupid dog are you? Don't you have any more sense than to chew on a baseball bat?!" Snoopy is confused. Lucy wal First appearance: July 12th, 1983 Charlie Brown and Sally stand by the mailbox. Charlie Brown says, "Look, I got a letter from Marcie . . . She's at camp, and she says she's lonely . . . " Charlie Brown says, "I wonder why she wrote to me . . . " Sally says, "She likes you, that's why!" Charlie Brown says, "Me? Why would she like me?" Sally says, "I'll admit that's a mystery." Sally says, "You and the First appearance: July 12th, 1985 Charlie Brown and Sally sit at the table. Sally writes, "He was a very arrogant cowboy." Sally continues to write, "He would only ride on pompous grass." Charlie Brown says, "You mean pampas grass . ." Sally shouts, "I said he was arrogant, didn't I?"
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.