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: 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: 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: 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: 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?" 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..." 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 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: August 19th, 1976 Lucy stands in the outfield with Franklin. She writes on a notepad and says, "I'm writing an article for our school paper about violence in sports . . ." Lucy continues, "A judge recently declared that a hockey stick is a 'Dangerous weapon' . . . Do you agree?" Franklin replies, "In all my years of playing baseball, I've never been hit with a hockey stick!" Lucy walks away First appearance: March 16th, 1990 Charlie Brown and Franklin lean on the wall. Franklin asks, "Does your grampa play much golf these days?" Charlie Brown answers, "He says he plays mostly in his head . . ." Franklin follows Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "But he says the course is too narrow . ." First appearance: 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!" First appearance: March 5th, 1993 Franklin and Linus lean on the wall. Franklin says, "My grampa says that after all these years, he still doesn't understand life." Franklin says, "For instance, last week he bought a new car . ." Franklin continues, "But he got the flu anyway . ." 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: 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: 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: September 8th, 1991 Marcie and Peppermint Patty are at their desks. Marcie asks Peppermint Patty, "Are you awake?" Peppermint Patty is not. Marcie continues, "Sir, the new teacher wants to know what your name is..." In front of Peppermint Patty, Franklin calls, "I know the answer! It's Patricia! Her name is Patrcia!" Peppermint Patty's hair stands on end. Peppermint Patty says angrily, "Frankl First appearance: December 21st, 1985 Franklin and Charlie Brown stand at the wall. Franklin says, "I hear your grampa just retired . . ." Franklin asks, "What does he do all day?" Charlie Brown replies, "Oh, he keeps busy . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "He spends the day looking for things he's misplaced . ." Latest appearance: November 22nd, 2004 / First appearance: November 23rd, 1970 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Franklin holds a paper and asks, "What did you write for question number five?" Peppermint Patty looks at her paper and replies, "I said that he was one of our greatest presidents and one of our most beloved leaders." Franklin asks, "Do you really believe that?" Peppermint Patty replies, "No, but I've learned never Latest appearance: November 25th, 2001 / First appearance: November 25th, 1973 Snoopy walks along, carrying a hockey stick. Snoopy stands in the ice-covered birdbath with Woodstock. He thinks, "Here we are skating out onto Woodstock's home ice for the big hockey game..." Snoopy turns and looks to the side, thinking, "And here come the officials..." Charlie Brown walks by. He wears a striped shirt, and says, "The referee." "The linesmen." Shroe First appearance: November 16th, 1976 Charlie Brown stands at Franklin's door and holds a rake. He says, "Ask your dad if he wants me to rake his leaves." Franklin replies, "They're not his leaves . . . They belong to the trees!" Franklin closes the door and laughs. Charlie Brown carries the rake and walks by a tree. He looks at the tree and says, "If you think I'm gonna ask you, you're crazy!" 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."
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: April 6th, 2010 / First appearance: April 9th, 1963 Lucy shouts, "You blockhead! You struck out!" Charlie Brown drags his bat behind him and says, "I couldn't help it!" Charlie Brown swings and says, "I really tried to clobber one!" Lucy says, "That was your whole trouble . . ." Lucy shouts, "You shouldn'ta hadn'ta oughtn'ta swang!!" First appearance: April 9th, 1984 Lucy walks with her baseball cap on. She says, "We're never gonna win a game!" Lucy says, "We're gonna lose every game we play for the rest of our lives!" Lucy stretches her arms and her baseball mitt to catch a ball. The ball falls to ground behind her. Lucy walks up to Charlie Brown on the pitcher's mound. She tosses the ball to him and says, "Sorry, manager . . . The First appearance: April 9th, 1997 Marcie stands in front of a desk and says, "This is how it is, Mr. Principal . ." Marcie continues, "Half the kids in our class can't read, and half can't multiply 6 x 8 . ." Marcie says, "None of them ever heard of Bosnia, and couldn't tell you who wrote 'Hamlet.'" Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in school. The roof leaks on Peppermint Patty's head. Marcie s Latest appearance: April 6th, 2009 / First appearance: April 9th, 1962 Lucy stands at a wall with Charlie Brown and says, "Did you ever stop to think that every day is somebody's birthday?" Lucy continues, "No matter what day it is, somebody in the world has that day for a birthday!" Lucy says, "Have you ever thought about that, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown replies, "No I can't really say that I have . . ." Lucy says, "You're going to have t Latest appearance: April 6th, 2014 / First appearance: April 9th, 1967 Snoopy slithers throught the grass on his stomach. Lucy stands, bouncing a ball. Snoopy peeks out from behind a tree. CLOMP! Snoopy sprints with the ball in his mouth. Lucy stares at the ground and says, "All right, I saw that! But I'm going to pretend that it never happened!" She continues: "I'm not going to move! I'm not going to chase you! If you bring th Latest appearance: April 6th, 2017 / First appearance: April 9th, 1970 Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder asks, "Where are all the girls who play outfield?" Charlie Brown replies, "They said they're new feminists, and they refuse to play baseball any more . . I don't even know what a new feminist is . ." Schroeder walks off the pitcher's mound and says, "The world is changing, Charlie Brown . . ." Charlie Brown asks, " Latest appearance: April 6th, 2006 / First appearance: April 9th, 1959 Snoopy watches Lucy eating. He thinks,"Isn't she going to give me any?" Lucy looks over at Snoopy watching her. He thinks,"Oh, come on...please! PLEASE!" Lucy tosses him some food and says, "Okay Snoopy...Here you can have the last one.." He walks away and thinks,"*whew* I came very close to pushing the panic button!" First appearance: April 9th, 1983 Snoopy wears a striped shirt. He stands next to a tennis net. A tennis ball lies on the court behind him. Snoopy thinks, "You're welcome!" Snoopy smiles and thinks, "That was very nice." Snoopy walks away and thinks, "When the match was over, they also thanked all the ball-beagles." First appearance: April 9th, 1998 Sally continues to hold the boy. She tells Charlie, "He pushed me off the swing.. Teach him a lesson.. Hit him!" Charlie asks, "Did you really push her off the swing?" Boy replies, "It was a mistake.. I thought she was my sister.." First appearance: April 9th, 1956 Charlie Brown is leaning on Schroeder's piano. He asks, "Say Schroeder, did Beethoven ever write anything for the accordion?" Schroeder replies, "Are you out of your mind?" Charlie Brown continues, "I'll bet he culd have written some pretty nice accordion pieces.." Schroeder shouts, "ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?" Charlie Brown continues, "Maybe he figured it was too hard an instru First appearance: April 9th, 1982 Beaglescout stands with Woodstock and friends at night. He thinks, "Okay, troops . . It's bedtime." Beaglescout continues, "I hope that sleeping on the ground doesn't bother you . . ." Woodstock speaks. Beaglescout replies, "It doesn't?" Snoopy sleeps on the ground in a sleeping bag. Woodstock and friends sleep on his stomach. Snoopy thinks, "I can see why . . ." First appearance: April 9th, 1980 Lucy stands in the outield and shouts, "Hey, manager, are we supposed to yell, 'I got it!' Or 'I have it!'?" Charlie Brown replies, "It doesn't matter Lucy." The ball flies over Lucy's head and hits the ground. Lucy says, "I think he's right." Lucy continues, "If you don't got it, you don't have it!" First appearance: April 9th, 1986 Sally sits in a beanbag chair. A television annoucer says, "Partly cloudy and cooler . ." A television annoucer says, "Afternoon sunny . . Clearing tonight." A television says, "And now, a community reminder . ." Sally exclaims, "Don't remind me!" First appearance: April 9th, 1996 Lucy, Linus and Charlie Brown stand outside a building. Lucy asks, "Why is the ice arena closed?" Linus replies, "The owner was losing too much money . ." Charlie Brown says, "He says he'll be the only person who rode to the poorhouse on a zamboni!" First appearance: April 9th, 1979 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Woodstock speaks and asks a question. Snoopy thinks, "A grocery clerk?" Snoopy thinks, "Sure, why not?" Snoopy continues to think, "But what makes you think you could be a grocery clerk?" Woodstock signals a bar code. First appearance: April 9th, 1999 Marcie sits at her school desk. Peppermint patty's desk is empty. Marcie says, "Yes, ma'am.. her desk looks empty, doesn't it?" Marcie says, "Well, I know she was offended by that "D-minus hall of fame" thing." Marcie says, "Yes, if I see her, I'll tell her.." Patty speaks from under her desk to Marcie. She says, "See? She doesn't even know I'm under here.." First appearance: April 9th, 1987 Peppermint Patty sits at her school desk and raises her hand. Peppermint Patty says, "Yes, ma'am . . It happened in 1814!" Peppermint Patty says, "Wrong? It was 1812?" Peppermint Patty says, "Oh, well . ." Peppermint Patty says, "At least I missed it on the pro side . ." Latest appearance: April 6th, 2016 / First appearance: April 9th, 1969 Charlie Brown sits on the curb. Lucy stands beside him and says, "He what?" Charlie Brown replies, "Snoopy left to try to find his mother . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "He hasn't heard from her for a long time so he thought he'd try to find her . . ." Lucy sits next to Charlie Brown and says, "That stupid beagle! He couldn't find anything!" Snoopy walks and thinks, "Mom?" First appearance: April 9th, 1978 The Beaglescout sits in the grass looking to his right. He thinks,"It must be almost eight o'clock..." He watches the troop as they sit around the camp-fire singing. He thinks,"Birds sing weird campfire songs...." He points to the tent and thinks,"All right, men...into the tent...it's bedtime..." Woodstock chirps a question from inside the tent. The Beaglescout thinks fr First appearance: April 9th, 1957 Lucy watches as Charlie Brown falls with a loud BONK. Lucy looks down at him as he grimaces and mutters. He looks confused as she yells, "You Blockhead!" She walks away saying, "I just can't resist adding insult to injury.."
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.