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: May 2nd, 2000 / First appearance: May 3rd, 1974 Franklin stands outside Peppermint Patty's door. Peppermint Patty stands on the step. Franklin says, "My grandfather has a birthday this week." Peppermint Patty walks with Franklin and asks, "Does he mind getting old?" Franklin replies, "No, he says it doesn't bother him . . . In fact, he says he feels great . . ." Franklin continues, "He says that once you're over the hill 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: November 28th, 1983 Marcie, Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their school desks. Peppermint Patty says, "Yes, ma'am, we have a complaint . . We all got sick during the Thanksgiving holidays . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "That means we didn't get out of school . . . We were sick on our own time . . . We don't think that was fair . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "'Go see the chaplain'?!" 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: 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: July 9th, 1990 Franklin, Sally, Lucy, Charlie Brown, Linus and Snoopy wait on line for the movies. Sally says, "I wonder if there's a lot of swearing in this movie . . ." Linus says, "I heard that there is . . ." Snoopy thinks, "Rats!" Latest appearance: January 25th, 2017 / First appearance: January 28th, 1970 Peppermint Patty stands in front of the principal's desk and says, "Yes, sir." Peppermint Patty stands outside the principal's office and cries. She says, "I can't believe it." Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Franklin says, "What's the matter, Patty? You're crying . . ." Peppermint Patty frowns and replies, "One tear isn't crying!" 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: 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. 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?" Latest appearance: June 25th, 2017 / First appearance: June 28th, 1970 Violet and Patty stand at a ticket booth. Violet holds up a bill and says, "One, please.." Patty, Franklin, Linus, Sally, and Snoopy are on line. Sally asks, "You know what I'm doing, Linus? I'm prtending that you're taking me to the movies.." Linus says, "Well I'm NOT! We just happen to be standing in the same line!" Franklin is at the front of the line. Sally says, "I'm pretendin 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: 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 23rd, 1981 Franklin, Charlie Brown and Lucy stand at the wall. Franklin says, "My grandfather thinks he's over the hill." Charlie Brown says, "My grandfather thinks he's over the hill and around the bend." Lucy says, "My grandfather thinks he's over the hill, around the bend, out of the swim and on the shelf!" Charlie Brown and Franklin stand at the wall. Charlie Brown says, "She alwa First appearance: July 30th, 1995 Peppermint Patty leans back in her desk. She says, "I'm awake!" Peppermint Patty says, "Yes, ma'am . . We went to the concert, and heard 'Adagio for Strings' by Samuel the Barber . ." Marcie says, "Not Samuel the Barber! Samuel Barber! Good grief!" Marcie asks, "Can't you ever get anything right?!" Marcie continues, "What's wrong with you? Don't you ever listen? First appearance: March 6th, 1979 Franklin stands between Marcie and a boy. He says, "Inscrutable?" Franklin says, "No, ma'am . . . I can't spell inscrutable." Franklin walks away and says, "You said, if I took part in the spelling bee, all I'd have to do is spell words . . ." Franklin sits at his desk and says, "You didn't say I had to spell 'em right!" Latest appearance: October 14th, 2015 / First appearance: October 15th, 1968 Franklin walks toward Lucy's psychiatric booth and says, "Hello." Lucy says, "Hi, kid!" Franklin says, "I'm looking for a boy named Charlie Brown." Lucy says, "He lives right over there . . Two houses down . . ." Franklin says, "Thank you . . . How's the lemonade business?" Lucy replies, "This isn't a lemonade stand . . This is a psychiatric booth." Franklin asks, "Are you First appearance: July 5th, 1983 Charlie Brown emerges from a tent. Franklin says, "Boy, did I ever sleep last night!" Charlie Brown says, "You hair isn't mussed up enough, Franklin . . . " Charlie Brown says, "You can't say you slept well unless your hair is mussed up." Linus walks up with messed up hair. Linus says to Franklin, "Boy, did I ever sleep last night." Latest appearance: November 19th, 2016 / First appearance: November 22nd, 1969 Franklin and Roy walk outside. Franklin says, "My mom and dad were going on a little vacation but they changed their minds." Franklin says, "Mom is kind of a worrier." Franklin says, "She says, what if they were driving along the freeway doing about seventy and suddenly something went wrong with the glove compartment?" As Roy pays for his movie ticket he says, "That is som 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 . ."
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: November 12th, 2013 / First appearance: November 15th, 1966 Charlie Brown stands in the street wearing his safety patrol uniform and holding a stop sign. He shouts, "Okay, let's move along there!" Charlie Brown yells, "Just pay attention to your safety patrol! Move along, now! Move along!" Lucy walks by and says, "'Fuzz!'" A dejected Charlie Brown holds his sign and says quietly, "Okay . . . let's move along . . . let's move alon First appearance: November 15th, 1979 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty wears a pan on her head to catch leaking water. Marcie says, "Guess what, sir . ." Marcie continues, "I heard that the board of education and the principal have been arguing about the leak in the ceiling . . ." Marcie says, "They can't decide what to do . . . I imagine it's a financial problem, wouldn't you First appearance: November 15th, 1978 Peppermint Patty walks with Marcie and says, "I'm getting dumber every day . . . I can't do my schoolwork . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "My head is dead, Marcie." Marcie says, "We'll get you started again, sir . . We'll just put you in gear . . ." Marcie pushes Peppermint Patty down a hill. Peppermint Patty says, "Yipe!" Marcie continues, ". . . And push you downhill!" Latest appearance: November 12th, 2008 / First appearance: November 15th, 1961 Standing on the sidewalk next to a fire hydrant Lucy is looking at Linus as he is saying, "I think i'm ahead of my time... (BR) (BR) Lucy and Linus are facing each other and Lucy is Yelling, " Ha! That's a laugh! You're just like a lot of others who say the same thing! It's an excuse, that's what it is !"(BR) (BR) The two are still standing on the side walk next to a fire hydrant as Lucy stretches First appearance: November 15th, 1992 Snoopy stands on a perch. Charlie Brown lies in bed. Snoopy jumps from the perch head first.. Snoopy has a cord around his ankle. He stops and flies back up in the air. Snoopy heads for the floor again. Snoopy bounces back up in the air. Snoopy hangs upside down. Snoopy stands on the board at the end of Charlie Brown's bed. Charlie Brown lies First appearance: November 15th, 1988 A mean Peppermint Patty shouts at a little kid, "I don't care what your ticket says, kid . . Sit down over there!" Peppermint Patty shouts at another little kid, "You, too! Sit where I tell you, or I'll break all your arms! Here, have a program!!" Peppermint Patty sits at a school desk. She holds a piece of paper and says, "Yes, ma'am . . This is my report on the 'tiny tots' con First appearance: November 15th, 1982 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse in the rain. Snoopy holds up his ear on the opposite side as Woodstock. Woodstock speaks. Snoopy holds up his other ear and thinks, "Sorry . . . Wrong ear!" First appearance: November 15th, 1995 Charlie Brown stands in front of his teacher's desk. The Foreign Legionnaire stands in front of the class room with Woodstock and three soldiers. Charlie Brown says, "Yes, ma'am, he's my dog . . Well, sort of . . No, I don't know what he's doing here . ." Snoopy thinks, "Ask her how long I have to keep these troops standing at attention . ." First appearance: November 15th, 1977 Snoopy holds his supper dish in his mouth and kicks the door. Charlie Brown says, "Ah! Good evening, sir!" Charlie Brown asks, "Would you care to see a menu?" Snoopy stands with his supper dish in his mouth and a menu in the supper dish. First appearance: November 15th, 1976 Charlie Brown stands at Frieda's door and says, "Good morning! I'm trying to earn some money for Christmas." Charlie Brown asks, "Will you ask your mother if there's any kind of work I could do for her?" Frieda asks, "What kind of work do you do?" Charlie Brown replies, "I shovel sidewalks, rake leaves and garble messages!" First appearance: November 15th, 1984 Pigpen sits at his school desk. He says, "Yes, ma'am . . My name is 'Pigpen'." Pigpen says, "Oh, yes . . I've been in your class all year . . ." Pigpen says, "You just haven't noticed me." Pigpen says, "The janitor keeps sweeping me out!" Latest appearance: November 12th, 2010 / First appearance: November 15th, 1963 "Did you see that little girl with the red hair walk by?" Linus asks Charlie Brown. They are sitting on the bench with their lunch bags. Linus turns to one side to watch her. "You got sort of nervous when she walked by, didn't you, Charlie Brown?" "What makes you think I got nervous?" Charlie Brown says. "You tied your peanut butter sandwich in a knot!" Linus observes. Char First appearance: November 15th, 1957 Charlie Brown stands next to a pile of leaves. He watches as Linus jumps into the pile. Linus looks down and says, "Well, I just learned something, Charlie Brown.." He holds up a stick covered with leaves and concludes, "Never jump into a pile of leaves holding a wet sucker!" Latest appearance: November 13th, 2002 / First appearance: November 15th, 1972 Snoopy and Woodstock sit on the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "It's migrating time . . ." Snoopy looks up and thinks, "This time of year when millions of birds are taking off for warmer climates . . ." Snoopy looks down at Woodstock. Snoopy continues to think, "All but Woodstock, who's afraid of getting mugged!" Woodstock leans against Snoopy and sighs. First appearance: November 15th, 1980 Marcie and Peppermint Patty stand in the snow. Marcie says, "Look, sir, it's starting to snow . ." Peppermint Patty says, "My toes are cold . . ." Marcie says, "You shouldn't have worn those sandals . . Maybe we can wrap your feet with comic books . . ." Marcie wraps comic books around Peppermint Patty's feet. Marcie and Peppermint Patty walk in the snow. Marcie says, "If y First appearance: November 15th, 1996 Peppermint Patty holds a football and yells, "Get back, Marcie! Get way back!" Peppermint Patty shouts, "Farther! Farther! Get back farther!" Peppermint Patty looks into the distance. Marcie walks up behind Peppermint Patty and says, "I took the long way around . ." First appearance: November 15th, 1981 The World War I Flying Ace walks through the archway of a ruin. He sits at a table, that holds a mug and a bottle, with one finger raised and thinks, "Puis-Je Avoir La Carte?" He thinks, "Here's the World War I Flying Ace sitting in a small French Cafe...." He continues, "Suddenly he sees a beautiful young country lass!" He walks along thinking, "Slyly he approaches her ta First appearance: November 15th, 1959 Lucy and Linus are standing in the field at night and Linus says to Lucy "Here comes Charlie Brown.. Maybe he'll know... (BR) (BR) Lucy goes on saying as she looks up at the sky and Charlie Brown approaches, " It sure looks like an airplane to me... you know how their lights kind of blink on and off..." (BR) (BR) The three keeping looking up at the night sky and Lucy ask Charlie Brown "Is that an Latest appearance: November 20th, 2011 / First appearance: November 15th, 1964 Lucy wears a long winter stocking cap and admires herself in the mirror. Lucy walks down the front steps wearing her hat. Charlie Brown says, "Say! I like that cap, Lucy!" Lucy replies, "Thank you . . ." Charlie Brown says, "You're all set for cold weather, aren't you?" Lucy pats her pom pom and says, "Yes, I guess I am . . ." Charlie Brown says, "You know what i Latest appearance: November 10th, 2003 / First appearance: November 15th, 1971 Linus sits up in bed and looks at his arm. He says, "My hands aren't shaking?" Linus continues, "I'm not dizzy any more . . . My stomach doesn't hurt . . I'm actually hungry!" Linus says, "I made it through the weekend without my blanket! I did it! I did it!" Linus shouts, "And I did it my way!!"
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.