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: 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: October 30th, 2016 / First appearance: November 2nd, 1969 A sign sits in a carved pumpkin that reads, "Home wanted." Franklin holds a football. Peppermint Patty holds a pumpkin. Franklin says, "No, thank you . . . I wouldn't know what to do with it . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "Rats!" Peppermint Patty approaches Roy with the pumpkin. Roy says, "No, I don't want it . . Halloween is over . . Besides, I have one of my own to get rid of . . 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: February 10th, 1989 Charlie Brown and Franklin stand in line at a counter. Charlie Brown says, "My grampa says he's very disappointed . . He thought life would be better when he was mature . . ." Charlie Brown and Franklin walk away with ice cream cones. Franklin asks, "What happened?" Charlie Brown replies, "He says he went from maturity to old age in ten minutes!" First appearance: April 10th, 1976 Peppermint Patty stands on the pitcher's mound talking to Franklin. She says,"Franklin, Marcie seems to think our team needs baseball caps..." He smiles and replies,"I sure would like a cap! Just think how great I'd look stealing third base with my cap flying in the air!" As Franklin walks off, Peppermint Patty asks,"When was the last time you stole third base, Franklin?" First appearance: July 26th, 1988 Sally, Franklin and Marcie wait on line for the movies. Sally asks, "Is this one of those movies ere a boy is sent off to boarding school, and everybody picks on him?" Sally continues, "Or where a little girl is sent to live with her aunt, and they make her do all the work?" Sally continues, "Or a fawn is left alone in the woods after a hunter shoots her mother?" Franklin pays fo 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?" 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: 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: June 5th, 1983 Peppermint Patty lies in bed and exclaims to find her binder on her head. She sticks her tongue out in the bathroom's mirror as she tries to take the binder off. She sits at her desk in class and says,"My report? I'm sorry, Ma'am, it's in my binder. And my binder is caught in my hair...." She continues,"I don't know....I fell asleep last night doing my homework, and there it was. Latest appearance: March 4th, 2002 / First appearance: February 28th, 1972 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty says, "We all need hope, Franklin, did you know that?" Peppermint Patty continues, "And we all need memories . . . Without good memories, life can be pretty skungie . . ." Franklin says, "I had three good memories once . . ." Franklin continues, "But I forgot what they were!" First appearance: November 26th, 1984 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Marcie says, "Whenever we have a test, I get so nervous I bite all my fingernails . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I usually chew on my hair . . ." Franklin says, "I nibble all the erasers off my pencils . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "You have a real cafeteria here, ma'am." First appearance: October 1st, 1988 Charlie Brown gets ready to throw a football to Franklin. Charlie Brown asks, "What's your grandpa been doing lately?" Franklin answers, "He says he's been trying to solve one of the great mysteries of life . . ." Marcie holds the football and asks, "Why is he older now than people he used to think were old?" 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." First appearance: November 5th, 1999 Peppermint Patty and Franklin are in class and Patty asks, "Psst, Franklin.. What did you put down for the fifth question?" Franklin replies, "There is no fifth question.. That was yesterday." Patty says, "Really? I thought I did that test." "Franklin says, "Maybe you didn't hand it in.." Patty looking closer at the papers says, "You're right.. It is.." Patty continues.. Latest appearance: December 5th, 2004 / First appearance: December 6th, 1970 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk. "Why should I look? I know what I got.." "Hey, how about that?" Franklin says. He holds up a sheet of paper. Peppermint Patty looks at her sheet of paper. "I got an 'F' on the test, Franklin..what did you get?" Franklin turns andround and smiles: "I got a 'B'! I'm very happy..." Peppermint Patty gazes at her paper and says, "I think I got 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: December 24th, 1990 Snoopy wears a Santa Claus outfit and rings a bell. Lucy says, "If he's really Santa Claus, why isn't he flying around with his reindeer?" Franklin says, "Hey, Santa . . Get going!" Sally asks, "Don't you know it's Christmas Eve?" Snoopy thinks, "I can't hear a thing . . Somebody around here keeps ringing a bell . . ." Latest appearance: October 13th, 2000 / First appearance: October 18th, 1974 Roy and a boy sit at their desks in school. The boy whispers, "'Think metric' . . . Pass it on!" Roy whispers to Franklin, "'Think metric!' Pass it on!" Franklin whispers to Peppermint Patty, "'Think metric!' pass it on!" Peppermint Patty screams. First appearance: July 17th, 1999 Charlie Brown and Franklin lean against a wall. Charlie says, "Is your grampa still playing golf?" Franklin says, "Yes, but he's given up trying to shoot his age.. now he's trying to shoot the tempature.." Franklin says, "It was hot yesterday.. he shot a 102.."
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: September 20th, 2015 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1968 Patty stands next to Violet and asks, "Where shall we sit?" Violet points and says, "Right over there." Linus walks into the room and sits in a desk behind Patty. Linus sits at the desk in school and says, "Yes, ma'am? The back row? Why did I take a seat in the back row?" Linus stands and says, "Yes, ma'am, I know there are seats in the front row . . . I was merely obeying First appearance: September 22nd, 1982 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and violently erases her paper. Peppermint Patty rips the paper. Peppermint Patty holds up the paper and it has a hole in the middle of it. Peppermint Patty sticks her hand through the hole and says, "Request permission to leave the country, ma'am!" First appearance: September 22nd, 1992 Sally, Charlie Brown and Snoopy stand curbside waiting for the bus. A bag lunch is next to each one. Snoopy's bus leaves a trail of dust. Sally says, "I never knew there was a bus to obedience school . ." First appearance: September 22nd, 1988 Peppermint Patty wears a big wig. She walks next to Marcie. A one-toothed kid shouts, "Hey, kid! Is that a wig or are you wearing a sheep?!" The one-toothed kid shouts, "Too bad it isn't bigger . . We can still see your face!" Peppermint Patty no longer wears the wig. Marcie says, "Amazing, sir! I never would have thought you could stuff that whole wig into his mouth . ." First appearance: September 22nd, 1979 Lucy walks with Linus and says, "I've become interested in learning about the earth's surface." Lucy looks at the ground and continues, "For instance, have you ever noticed this lava formation?" Lucy says, "Ancient lava flows such as this one here are really quite fascinating." Linus looks down and says, "I always thought this was our driveway!" Latest appearance: September 19th, 2006 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1959 Snoopy sits watching a leaf fall from the tree. He continues to watch it drift. He watches as it hits the floor. He smiles at it and says, "Hi, Leaf!" Latest appearance: September 19th, 2008 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1961 Lucy sits at the psychiatric help booth. Frieda says, "I've come to you because I need professional help . . ." Frieda continues, "I get drepressed when I realize how other girls hate me, and yet I know it's only jealousy . . . It's plain jealousy!" Frieda says, "They only hate me because I have naturally curly hair . . . They're jealous of me . . . What should I do?" Lucy First appearance: September 22nd, 1977 Sally stands in front of a football. Sally says, "I've decided I don't want to kick it." Linus asks, "Why not?" Sally replies, "What did it ever do to me?" First appearance: September 22nd, 1998 Marcie and Peppermint Patty crouch on either side of a football in the backyard. Peppermint Patty says, "Okay, Marcie. go straight out and cut right.." Patty diagrams on the ground. Marcie says, "I cut left better sir..." Peppermint Patty says, "If you cut left the ball won't be there.." Marcie says, "That's not a bad idea.." First appearance: September 22nd, 1976 Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty stand in the grass. Charlie Brown holds a brochure and says, "You're going to enroll in the 'Ace Obedience School'?" Snoopy approaches. Charlie Brown continues, "But that isn't a . . ." Peppermint Patty holds her hand up and says, "Don't try to talk me out of it, Chuck . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "I need a good education . . . Even if I bec Latest appearance: September 19th, 2013 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1966 Snoopy walks outside. Snoopy looks at the remains of his doghouse. Snoopy gazes at the frame. Snoopy lies on top of the frame. First appearance: September 22nd, 1990 The Foreign Legionnaire stands next to Woodstock and two soldiers. Snoopy thinks, "This morning, when I got up, I said to myself, 'Hey, where's the beach ball that's been following us?'" Conrad carries a large round backpack. Snoopy thinks, "Then I realized that Conrad had it in his backpack . ." First appearance: September 22nd, 1999 Spike writes a letter in the desert. Spike writes, "Dear Snoopy, Whatever happened to Andy and Olaf?" Spike writes, "I have been waiting for them." Spike writes, "The weather here has been nice." Spike writes, "The sky is blue and the sun is bright." Spike and the cactus wear sunglasses. Latest appearance: September 21st, 2004 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1970 Snoopy wears a helmet and throws a football. Woodstock runs after the football. The ball hits Woodstock on the head. Snoopy thinks, "Ineligible receiver." Latest appearance: September 20th, 2011 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1964 Frieda stands in front of the doghouse and says: "I hear Linus is painting a mural on the ceiling of Snoopy's doghouse." Charlie Brown says, "Yes, would you like to go in, and see it?" Snoopy lies on his stomach on top of the doghouse and watches. Frieda's feet are visible. Charlie Brown crawls and says, "Linus, I'm bringing Frieda in to see the mural...explain what you're doing, will you? Latest appearance: September 19th, 2016 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1969 Peppermint Patty speaks into the phone and says, "Hello Chuck? This is Peppermint Patty . . . I'm just calling about our football game." Peppermint Patty continues, "Our team has been practicing like mad . . . countdowns, pass patterns, red dogging . . . you know, that sort of thing . . ." Peppermint Patty sits down next to the phone and asks, "How's your team doing?" Char Latest appearance: September 19th, 2012 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1965 Snoopy dances. Lucy says, "I don't understand you!" Lucy continues, "The whole world is coming apart and you're dancing" Snoopy dances and thinks, "I can't help it . . . My feet love to dance . . " Snoopy dances and thinks, "I have an obligation to my feet!" Latest appearance: September 19th, 2014 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1967 Linus talks into the phone, "Hello? I'm one of your regular callers, you know?" Linus says, "I enjoy your program and, you know, the things people call in about, you know . . . " Linus continues, "Well I just wanted to sort of, you know, say that I think that you're doing a good job, you know . . .you're welcome . . .and well, you know . . . good-bye . . ." Linus says, "We Latest appearance: September 20th, 2007 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1960 Linus approaches Snoopy and says, "I was going to ask you if you wanted to play a little ball, Snoopy...." He asks, "But then I remembered...this is 'National Dog Week' so I don't suppose you'd want to chase a ball during 'National Dog Week,' would you?" Snoopy looks at Linus as Linus asks again, "Would you?" Linus grimaces and walks off exclaiming, "I didn't think you woul First appearance: September 22nd, 1984 Spike walks through the desert holding a dowsing rod. Spike follows the dowsing rod. The stick points up so Spike looks up. It rains.
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.