Franklin

  • First appearance: July 31, 1968
  • Charlie Brown’s quiet friend and confidant, Franklin might be the only one who never has an unkind word about our hapless hero. At school, Franklin sits one seat ahead of Peppermint Patty, which makes his school days that much more unbearable.

  • Did you know: Franklin goes to school with Peppermint Patty and Marcie but visits his friend Charlie Brown in a nearby neighborhood.
Franklin
First appearance: November 20th, 1983 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in class and thinks,"Don't call on me....please don't call on me..." She rests her head on her desk which is behind Franklin. She says,"She's going to cal on me...I know she's going to call on me..." She leans to Franklin and says, "Sit up straight, Franklin..I don't want her to see me...if she sees me, she'll call on me...sit up straight..." 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: 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!" First appearance: March 7th, 1979 Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit at their desks in school. Franklin says, "I was runner-up in the spelling bee! How about that?" Peppermint Patty says, "You weren't runner-up, Franklin . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "You came in sixteenth . . ." Franklin says, "I was runner-up to the kid who came in fifteenth!" First appearance: September 10th, 1975 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty says, "True! False! True! False! Obviously false!" Peppermint Patty continues, "Absolutely true! Undeniably false! Unquestionably true! Reasonably true!" Peppermint Patty says, "Irrefutably true! Understandably false! Intrinsically false! Inherently false! Charmingly true!" Franklin says, "Charming 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: May 20th, 1988 Charlie Brown and Franklin lean on the wall. Charlie Brown says, "When my grampa walks through the parking lot at the mall, he always walks like he's reall cool." Franklin asks, "Why does he walk like he's real cool?" Frankline walks behind Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown replies, "So no one will know that he's forgotten where he parked his car!" First appearance: January 4th, 1999 Franklin, Marcie and Peppermint Patty stand at the bus stop dressed for school. Franklin says, I never got around to reading the book we were supposed to read during Christmas vacation." Marcie says, "I started to read it, but I couldn't understand it..." Patty says, "What book?" First appearance: September 14th, 1972 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Franklin looks at a book and says, "Problem number five . ." Franklin reads, "A man has a daughter and a son . . . The son is three years older than the daughter . . ." Franklin continues, "In one year the man will be six times as old as the daughter is now, and in ten years he will be fourteen years older than the combine 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." Latest appearance: April 28th, 2000 / First appearance: April 30th, 1974 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty leans back and begs, "Oh, please, don't let her call on me!" Peppermint Patty continues, "Please, oh, please, don't let her call on me! I'll study hard tonight if you just, please, don't let her call on me today . . ." Franklin turns around and says, "I thought praying in school had been banned." P Latest appearance: 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: 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 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 . ." 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 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: 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: 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: January 21st, 1999 Linus, Rerun, Charlie, Franklin, Sally, Lucy and Snoopy stand in line for a movie. Linus says, "Grampa says he remembers when you got a movie, a newsreel, a serial and comedy all for only ten cents.." Lucy says, "Grampa remembers everything.." Snoopy thinks, "I wonder if he knew Gatsby..." 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: 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: November 14th, 1956 Linus appraches Charlie Brown in the field. He points at his shoes and exclaims, "Look, Charlie Brown...I tied my own shoes this morning!"(BR) (BR) He looks down at his coat and continues, "And look here..I buttoned my own shirt!"(BR) (BR) Charlie Brown watches as Linus walks off smiling and whistling.(BR) (BR) Charlie Brown looks after him and says, "Young people grow up too fast these days..."( Latest appearance: November 11th, 2009 / First appearance: November 14th, 1962 Linus runs up to Lucy shouting, "I got an 'A' on my report card!" Linus shows Lucy and says, "Look, I got an 'A' . . . See? Right there! I got an 'A'!" Lucy says, "You didn't get an 'A' . . . That's the principal's middle initial!" Linus says, "Rats! I thought I got an 'A'!" First appearance: November 14th, 1957 Linus and Charlie Brown are walking home from school. They stop and Charlie Brown exclaims, "Well! There He Is!" He rushes towards Snoopy who is waiting with open paws. Charlie Brown exclaims, "My Pal!!" He continues, "Everyone should have a dog to greet him when he comes home!" They hug as Schroeder watches. Latest appearance: November 16th, 2003 / First appearance: November 14th, 1971 Charlie Brown sits at Lucy's Psychiatric Help booth. He faces away from her and says, "I wonder if it's possible really to make a fresh start..." He stands and looks up: "See that plane up there?" Lucy follows his gaze. Charlie Brown raises his arms and says, "It's filled with people who are all going someplace..that's what I'd like to do..go off someplace, and start a new life..." First appearance: November 14th, 1986 Lucy sits in her psychiatric help booth with her feet up. She says, "Think about what I've said, Charlie Brown." Lucy continues, "It's really all up to you . ." Lucy holds out her hand and says, "Five cents, please." Charlie Brown asks, "Do you take bubble gum cards?" First appearance: November 14th, 1992 The Beaglescout hikes behind Woodstock. Snoopy thinks, "And right up ahead is 'Lookout Rock.'" Snoopy thinks, "Look out!" Woodstock smashes into the rock. Snoopy thinks, "That's why they call it 'Lookout Rock.'" Latest appearance: November 11th, 2014 / First appearance: November 14th, 1967 Charlie Brown stands in front of Snoopy's doghouse wearing his baseball cap and says, "Snoopy, this is a hard thing for me to say . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "I"ve traded you to Peppermint Patty for five new players . . .All I ask is a little understanding and some sign from you that you don't hate me . . ." Snoopy sticks out his tongue and says, "Bleah!!" Charlie Brown Latest appearance: November 11th, 2010 / First appearance: November 14th, 1963 Charlie Brown sits on the bench with a sandwich in his hand, and a bag next to him. "I wish I could eat lunch with that little red-haired girl. I wonder what I'd do if she came over here, and sat down.." "I wonder if I...good grief! She saw me looking at her! She's standing up!" Charlie Brown jumps, letting go of his sandwich. "She's coming over here!! She's coming over here!! What First appearance: November 14th, 1977 Snoopy and Charlie Brown sit on the floor and play checkers. Charlie Brown thinks, "It's his move . . . I wonder what he's going to do . . ." Charlie Brown thinks, "I'll bet he's planning some fancy strategy . . . I know how his mind works . . . He's tricky . . ." Charlie Brown continues to think, "I wonder what he's planning . . I wonder what he's thinking . . ." Snoopy th First appearance: November 14th, 1998 Woodstock lies in his nest. Snoopy says, "If you're going to fly south, I suggest you'd better get started..." Woodstock ask a question. Snoopy says, "Yes, today is Saturday... What's wrong with traveling on Saturday?" Woodstock looks out of his nest and speaks. Woodstock lies back down. Snoopy says, "Worms are closed on the weekend?" First appearance: November 14th, 1991 Peppermint Patty holds a football. Peppermint Patty shouts, "Okay, Marcie . . �'ll kick the ball, and you catch it!" Marcie asks, "What if it hits me in the stomach?" Peppermint Patty says, "It won't hit you in the stomach if you're careful . . ." Marcie hides behind a tree. Latest appearance: November 11th, 2008 / First appearance: November 14th, 1961 Snoopy is sitting behind a tree, poking his out looking to the right. (BR) (BR) Snoopy is running across the grass. (BR) (BR) Snoopy is kicking a foot ball with a big small. (BR) (BR) Snoopy is now laying on his doghouse with his eyes closed and thinking, "All of earth's creatures have, hidden within their beings, A wild uncontrollable urge to PUNT!" (BR) (BR) First appearance: November 14th, 1989 The Literary Ace types, "Cooking Hints." The Literary Ace continues to type, "When mixing dog food in a bowl, the water can either be put in first or added last." Snoopy continues, "Who cares?" First appearance: November 14th, 1990 Charlie Brown holds an umbrella and says, "I guess it's going to be a nice day after all . ." Snoopy looks up. Charlie Brown says, "Here, Snoopy . . The school bus is coming . . Why don't you take my cap and umbrella home for me?" Snoopy dances with the umbrella and hat. Charlie Brown shouts, "But you don't have to make a big deal out of it!" First appearance: November 14th, 1958 Charlie Brown and Lucy are leaning on the wall. Charlie Brown grimaces and says, "I wish I could be happy..." He continues, "I think I could be happy if my life had more purpose to it.." He turns to Lucy and asks, "I also think that if I were happy..I could help others to be happy..does that make sense to you?" She replies, "We've had spaghetti at our house three times thi Latest appearance: November 8th, 2016 / First appearance: November 14th, 1969 Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown stand at the wall. Peppermint Patty says, "I wonder if I'll be beautiful when I'm a Senior in high school . . ." Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown walk outside. Peppermint Patty says, "If I knew I wasn't going to be beautiful, I wouldn't bother having graduation pictures taken . . " Peppermint Patty asks, "Chuck, would you want my graduation pi First appearance: November 14th, 1995 Linus and Charlie Brown follow the Foreign Legionnaire, Woodstock and three other soldiers off the bus into school. Stepping off the bus Linus asks, "Why are troops from the foreign legion going into our school, Charlie Brown?" Snoopy looks at a piece of paper and thinks, "All right, men . . According to my map this should be Fort Zinderneuf . ." First appearance: November 14th, 1988 Lydia and Linus sit at their school desks. Linus asks, "Do pretty girls know that they're pretty?" Lydia answers, "Only if somebody tells them . ." Lydia says, "Well?" Latest appearance: November 9th, 2000 / First appearance: November 14th, 1974 Peppermint Patty stands on a chair. Marcie holds a tape measure and says, "Okay, sir, I think I have all your measurements." Marcie looks at a slip of paper and says, "The way I see it, you're a size eight . . . Your waist is twenty-three inches, your hips are twenty-eight inches . . ." Marcie continues, "And your . . . Your . . . Uh . . . Your . . . Your . . ." Marcie lie First appearance: November 14th, 1984 Spike sits in the desert and thinks, "Someday that girl in the red pickup is going to stop and give me a ride . . ." Spike thinks, "If she does, I'll probably hang my head out of the window . . ." Spike thinks, " . . Or maybe I'll sit up very prim and proper, and she'll be proud of me . . ." Spike lies down on the rock and thinks, "Or maybe she'll look at me, and say, 'Hey,
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.