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 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: 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: March 8th, 1972 Peppermint Patty sits up in her bed. She says, "Wow! That was too much!" Peppermint Patty walks outside and approaches Franklin. She says, "I don't know, Franklin . ." Peppermint Patty walks with Franklin and says, "I think all this ecology and environmental stuff is getting to me . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "Last night I dreamed I was engaged to Johnny Horizon!" 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 Latest appearance: November 9th, 2016 / First appearance: November 12th, 1969 Franklin sits in class writing. Peppermint Patty leans over her desk and asks, "Psst . . . Hey Franklin, is the third question 'true' or 'false'?" Franklin looks at his paper and replies, "I don't know . . " Pepermint Patty asks, "Why don't you put down true and I'll put down false? That way one of us will be right . . " Franklin replies, "One of us will also be wrong . . " Latest appearance: April 28th, 2000 / First appearance: April 30th, 1974 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty leans back and begs, "Oh, please, don't let her call on me!" Peppermint Patty continues, "Please, oh, please, don't let her call on me! I'll study hard tonight if you just, please, don't let her call on me today . . ." Franklin turns around and says, "I thought praying in school had been banned." P First appearance: March 28th, 1983 Peppermint Patty says to Franklin and Marcie, "Where's our pelican? The game is ready to start! Where's Chuck and the pelican costume?!" Marcie says, "I told him he shouldn't come . . I told him it was degrading . . ." Peppermint Patty shouts, "Marcie!" Marcie says, "That's my name." Peppermint Patty screams, "Marcie!" Marcie says, "You got it right again." First appearance: January 17th, 1985 Franklin stands in front of the class and announces, "This morning we want to pay tribute to two of our classmates . . ." Franklin continues, "Patricia and Marcie made an appearance at the teacher's convention yesterday . ." Franklin turns and says, "I think we all appreciate the honor they brought to our school . . ." Marcie stands with her arm in a sling and a bandage on 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?" 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: August 12th, 1985 Franklin and Charlie Brown stand at the wall. Charlie Brown says, "I like talking to my Grampa . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I asked him if he'd like to be a yuppie . ." Charlie Brown continues, "'I don't have to be a yuppie,' he said . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I've already yupped!" 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: September 18th, 1989 Charlie Brown, Franklin and Snoopy stand at the wall. Franklin says, "My grandfather says his ambition is to be a perfect grandparent." Charlie Brown asks, "What does he call a perfect grandparent?" Franklin replies, "Somebody who's made at least one hole in one . ." Latest appearance: July 29th, 2015 / First appearance: July 31st, 1968 Charlie Brown stands at the edge of the beach and looks at the water. Franklin holds a beach ball and asks, "Is this your beach ball?" Charlie Brown says, "Hey! Yeah! Thank you very much!" Franklin says, "I was swimming out there, and it came floating by . . ." Charlie Brown holds the beach ball and says, "My silly sister threw it into the water." Franklin says, "I see you're makin First appearance: August 29th, 1984 Peppermint Patty and Franklin lean on the wall. Peppermint Patty says, "School starts soon, Franklin, but we won't be in the same class this term . . ." Franklin says, "I'm gonna miss you, Patricia . ." Franklin says, "I remember once I thought I heard a jet flying over our school . . . I turned around, and it was you snoring . . ." A sad Peppermint Patty says, "Don't coun Latest appearance: January 30th, 2017 / First appearance: February 2nd, 1970 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty holds her foot in the air and says, "Look, Franklin, I'm wearing shoes!" Peppermint Patty continues, "I learned that you can't fight city hall, battalion headquarters and the dress code." Franklin says, "No, I guess you can't." Peppermint Patty looks at her foot and sheds a tear. She says, "These are nice 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: October 30th, 1988 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk with her hands over her face. She says, "If she sees me, she'll call on me..." She closes her eyes and continues, "Please don't call on me!" "Please! Please!" With her head on the desk, she slouches in her chair behind Franklin. She says, "Psst! Don't move your head, Franklin..." She continues, "If she sees me, she'll call on me! Don't m 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: June 3rd, 1988 Charlie Brown and Franklin lean on the wall. Charlie Brown asks, "Now that your grampa is retired, how does he spend his time?" Franklin says, "He says he's busy all day . ." Charlie Brown asks, "Doing what?" Franklin answers, "Grampa things . ."
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
First appearance: September 21st, 1991 Snoopy sits on his doghouse. Linus says, "That must have been quite an experience for you to spend a day in school . ." Snoopy thinks, "Actually, I come from a well-educated family . . ." Snoopy thinks, "My grandfather used to walk five miles through the snow to get to school, and do his homework with a piece of coal on the back of a shovel . ." Snoopy thinks, "Or was that First appearance: September 21st, 1990 The Foreign Legionnaire lies in a sleeping bag at night and thinks, "Here's the world famous sergeant of the foreign legion camping out in the desert with his troops . ." Snoopy thinks, "The nights are cold and lonely . . ." Snoopy lies next to the beach ball and thinks, "Who wants to cuddle up with a beach ball?" Woodstock laughs. Latest appearance: September 16th, 2003 / First appearance: September 21st, 1971 Sally and Charlie Brown stand in front of a ticket booth. Charlie Brown asks, "Is this movie the one about giant spiders, green rats and purple vampires?" Charlie Brown turns to Sally and says, "She says, no . . . This is the one about shrunken heads, woolly werewolves and three-headed Mars-men . . ." Sally says, "Let's wait." Charlie Brown says, "We're going to wait thank you . . Latest appearance: September 18th, 2006 / First appearance: September 21st, 1959 Snoopy watches a leaf fall from the tree. He watches it as it falls to the ground. He thinks, "Well! The first falling leaf of the season.." He continues, "The first leaf to make the courageous leap! The first leaf to depart from home! The first leaf to plunge into the unknown!" He walks off and concludes, "The first leaf to die!!" Latest appearance: September 18th, 2014 / First appearance: September 21st, 1967 Snoopy follows Charlie Brown to school. Charlie Brown says, "Sorry Snoopy . . . the new rule says 'No dogs allowed on school playground.'" Snoopy sits outside. Snoopy walks away and thinks, "It's their loss not mine!" First appearance: September 21st, 1996 Rerun takes cookies out of a box and puts them in two piles on a plate. Rerun says to Snoopy, "One cookie for you, and one cookie for me . ." Rerun says, "One cookie for you, and two cookies for me . ." Snoopy barks, "Woof!" Rerun says, "Gee, how could I have made a mistake like that?" Snoopy thinks, "Just a little reminder 'woof.'" First appearance: September 21st, 1980 Marcie and Peppermint Patty are standing in a field. The latter holds a football and says,"I think we should practice something different this time..." Marcie says,"Not too different, sir..." They kneel on the ground with the football nearby. Peppermint Patty traces on the ground and says,"This is the play, Marcie.....you go straight out, cut left, cut back, go straight, cut back, go ri Latest appearance: September 20th, 2004 / First appearance: September 21st, 1970 Snoopy and Woodstock sit on the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "Poor Woodstock . . He can't decide if he should fly south for the winter . ." Woodstock sits on the other end of the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "Or stay home . ." Woodstock changes positions. Snoopy thinks, "Or fly south . ." Woodstock sits on the other end of the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "Or stay home . ." Latest appearance: September 19th, 2015 / First appearance: September 21st, 1968 Linus punts a football. Sally waits to catch the football. Sally tears the laces out of the football. Linus stands next to Sally. Sally tears the football apart and says, "I was wondering what was inside it . . ." First appearance: September 21st, 1989 Peppermint Patty and Marcie stand at the door. Peppermint Patty holds a football. Marcie says, "I can't play football today, sir . . I'm taking watercolor lessons . ." Peppermint Patty walks away and says, "That's great, Marcie . . I hope you spill cobalt blue all over your shoes!" Marcie shouts, "Thank you, sir . . And I hope you sack the hatchback . . ." Latest appearance: September 18th, 2010 / First appearance: September 21st, 1963 Lucy sit on the floor in front of the TV. She shouts: "Why do you always yell at me? I'm not deaf, you know!" "You think I can't hear? Is that why you always yell? I'm not deaf, you know! You don't have to yell all the time!" Lucy sits and frowns. Lucy yells: "WHAT'D YOU SAY?!!!" First appearance: September 21st, 1975 Snoopy continues to lead the camping expedition. The troop goes down a hill. They walk across a field. They walk along a fence. The troop crosses a lake by walking across the rocks. Snoopy sees a road sign saying, "City limits." It is getting darker as the troop continues the hike. Snoopy arrives home in front of his doghouse and looks up at First appearance: September 21st, 1987 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and yells to his teammates, "All right, team, this is our last game of the season! Let's all do our best!" Lucy yells back to him, "What if we do our worst?" Charlie Brown responds, "You've already done your worst!" Lucy says, "I can't argue with that." First appearance: September 21st, 1995 The World War I Flying Ace lies on the ground above Spike who is in a trench holding a rifle. Snoopy thinks, "Hi, Spike . . How are things in the trenches?" Spike thinks, "We never get tapioca pudding . ." Spike thinks, "When you see General Pershing, ask him why you never get tapioca pudding when you're in the infantry . ." The World War I Flying Ace walks past barbed wir First appearance: September 21st, 1957 Linus, sucking his thumb and holding his blanket, approaches Charlie Brown who sitting against a tree. Charlie Brown says, "I feel real low today.." Linus asks, "Do you want to use my blanket?" Charlie Brown shouts, "No, I Don't Want To Use Your Stupid Blanket!" Linus resumes sucking his thumb and holding his blanket while Charlie Brown grimaces. Linus asks, "What's the m Latest appearance: September 19th, 2011 / First appearance: September 21st, 1964 Charlie Brown bends down and asks, "How's it going?" as Linus crawls out of Snoopy's doghouse. A paint can and brush lie on the ground. Snoopy lies on his stomach on top of the doghose and watches. Linus stands: "Pretty well, I think...It's not easy to paint while you're lying on your back.." He adds, "Putting up the scaffolding was the hardest job." Snoopy sits up. "It's g Latest appearance: September 23rd, 2000 / First appearance: September 21st, 1974 Linus and Snoopy sit in the grass. Linus sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Snoopy looks at the blanket. Linus says, "Watch it, dog!" Linus continues, "If you touch that blanket, the odds are a thousand to one that you will end up with a broken arm!" Snoopy looks the opposite way and thinks, "I always go with the odds." First appearance: September 21st, 1999 Olaf, Snoopy and Andy sit on the ground. Andy says, "So we started off toward the west..." Snoopy says, "How did you know which way is west?" Andy says, "Someone said the sun sets in the west.." Andy says, "But then it gets dark.." Olaf says, "We didn't think of that.." First appearance: September 21st, 1993 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Marcie says, "My dad took me to my first hockey game last night . ." Marcie says, "It was really great . ." Marcie says, "I loved watching the zamboni go around . ." Peppermint Patty holds a book and responds, "You're very weird, Marcie . ." First appearance: September 21st, 1979 Sally sits at her desk in school and says, "Who me?" Sally looks at a paper and says, "Yes, ma'am, I think my report is ready . . ." Sally walks to the front of the room and says, "Anyway, I'll give it my best shot." Sally stands in front of the class. She turns her head and says, "Just a little colloquialism, there, ma'am."
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.