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 15th, 2002 / First appearance: October 17th, 1972 Franklin walks with Peppermint Patty and says, "I got six compliments today . . ." Peppermint Patty and Franklin walk across a log. Peppermint Patty replies, "Fantastic!" Peppermint Patty and Franklin walk in the grass. Peppermint Patty continues, "It's not often you can get six compliments in one day." Franklin adds, "Two of them were even sincere!" Latest appearance: February 3rd, 2003 / First appearance: February 8th, 1971 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Franklin looks at a paper and says, "I'll never get this second problem." Peppermint Patty says, "Just put down 'Eleven,' Franklin, and don't worry about it . . That's what I did . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "'X' is almost always eleven, and 'Y' is almost always nine . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "One thing I'v 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: April 1st, 1996 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Franklin tosses him a baseball and says, "Grampa went to the aquarium yesterday . ." Franklin continues, "He got in with a senior ticket . ." Charlie Brown asks, "What did that mean?" Franklin replies, "He could only look at old fish . ." First appearance: March 5th, 1979 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Franklin says, "Spelling bee?" Franklin says, "No, ma'am . . Not unless you say I have to." Peppermint Patty whispers, "Go ahead, Franklin . . . You can do it . . ." Franklin says, "Maybe I could just be in the pro-am . . ." 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: November 26th, 1984 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Marcie says, "Whenever we have a test, I get so nervous I bite all my fingernails . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I usually chew on my hair . . ." Franklin says, "I nibble all the erasers off my pencils . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "You have a real cafeteria here, ma'am." First appearance: February 10th, 1989 Charlie Brown and Franklin stand in line at a counter. Charlie Brown says, "My grampa says he's very disappointed . . He thought life would be better when he was mature . . ." Charlie Brown and Franklin walk away with ice cream cones. Franklin asks, "What happened?" Charlie Brown replies, "He says he went from maturity to old age in ten minutes!" First appearance: September 27th, 1989 Charlie Brown kicks a football to Franklin. Charlie Brown says, "My grandmother and grandfather have been married for fifty years . . ." Franklin asks, "They're lucky, aren't they?" Charlie Brown replies, "Grandfather says it isn't luck . . It's skill!" Latest appearance: October 17th, 2015 / First appearance: October 18th, 1968 Charlie Brown runs and shouts, "Franklin! Where are you going?" Charlie Brown stands behind Franklin. Franklin says, "I'm going home, Charlie Brown . . This neighborhood has me shook." Franklin stops and says, "I didn't mind the girl in the booth or the beagle with the goggles, but that business about the 'Great Pumpkin' . . . No, sir!" Charlie Brown says, "But . ." Schroed 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: 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 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 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: 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: February 8th, 1996 Violet, Franklin, Marcie, Peppermint Patty, Linus, Charlie Brown, Woodstock and Snoopy stand in line at a movie theater. Violet hands the ticket agent money and says, "One, please." Franklin asks Marcie, "What's this movie about?" Marcie replies, "Some hockey players try to take over the world . ." Peppermint Patty says, "They use curved sticks . ." Linus says, "But then the sticks are declar 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: September 4th, 1987 Charlie Brown and Franklin stand at the counter in an ice cream shop. Charlie Brown gets his cone as Franklin says, "Grampa says the multiplication table is disappearing from his head . ." Charlie Brown licks his cone as Franklin says, "Nine times eight is completely gone . ." Franklin gets his cone and says, "Eight times six is fading . ." Franklin and Charlie Brown walk Latest appearance: April 27th, 2000 / First appearance: April 29th, 1974 Sally, Linus and Franklin stand in line. Sally asks, "Is there a lot of throwing up in this movie?" Sally continues, "I'm not going to pay good money just to watch some stupid actor throw up!" Sally and Linus stand in front of the ticket window. Sally says, "If I want to watch someone throw up, I can watch the kid who lives next door to us . . . He has the flu!" Linus walks 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: 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: March 18th, 1958 Snoopy sits on the ground thinking, "I'd like to beling to one of those fierce wolf packs!" He snarls and continues, "I think it'd be fun to go around biting people." He continues, "Yes, sir..I should belong to a wolf pack" He walks off and concludes, "I wonder how to look in a black leather jacket?" First appearance: March 18th, 1981 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Charlie Brown holds out a postcard and says, "Here, you got a postcard from Woodstock." Snoopy thinks, "From Woodstock? I didn't even know he was gone . . ." Snoopy reads, "Dear Friend of Friends, Am on my way to San Juan Capistrano to see the swallows return . . ." Snoopy continues to read, "Will write more later . . Your friend, Woodstock - P. Latest appearance: March 18th, 2001 / First appearance: March 18th, 1973 Lucy holds up a sign which reads, "Power to my kind" Lucy stands behind Charlie Brown, who looks at the pitcher's mound. He announces, "This is the moment I wait for all winter long..." Standing on top, in Charlie Brown continues, "It's a strange feeling when you walk onto the mound for the first time each spring.." Lucy, in close-up profile, asks, "That sort of gives you a First appearance: March 18th, 1956 "Sometimes I think I'd like to be almost anything but a dog.." Snoopy thinks as he sits on the grass. He looks up at the sky: "Birds are the people I envy the most..." He watches a bird fly past: "Boy! There's the life!" He sighs as he watches the birds overhead. Charlie Brown walks by and notices Snoopy: "?" as Snoopy wiggles his ears. Charlie Brown watches First appearance: March 18th, 1997 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Pigpen stands in front of him. Charlie Brown says, "'Pigpen,' I don't understand you . ." Charlie Brown continues, "This is the first inning of our first game, and you're already covered with dirt . ." Pigpen says, "This isn't all from today . . Some of it's left over from last year . ." First appearance: March 18th, 1987 Charlie Brown rakes a sand trap and says, "Eighty sand traps and I have to rake the footprints out of all of them . . ." Charlie Brown sits on the ground exhausted and says, "Just because of my dog . ." Charlie Brown rakes a sand trap and says, "They say this is a very sophisticated golf club . . ." Charlie Brown looks at a flag and exclaims, "All the greens break toward th First appearance: March 18th, 1993 Charlie Brown, Woodstock and Snoopy stand on the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown says, "How could he play on our team? He's too short!" Snoopy watches as Woodstock sniffs and runs away crying. Charlie Brown says, "Well, ask him if maybe he'd like to be our bat bird . ." First appearance: March 18th, 1979 Peppermint Patty is sitting on the grass; she says,"I've been worried about this for a long time." She leans her head on one side of a tree, whiles Charlie Brown leans his head on the other side. She says,"Let me ask you something..." She asks,"Chuck, do you think a girl who is ugly has as much chance for happiness as a girl who's beautiful?" He replies,"Of course! For one thing, Latest appearance: March 15th, 2014 / First appearance: March 18th, 1967 Linus sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Charlie Brown frowns and says, "We lost our first game . . And nobody cares! Sometimes I get so disgusted I feel like I want to scream or bang my head against a tree!" Linus hands his blanket to Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown sucks his thumb and holds the blanket. Charlie Brown hands the blanket back to Linus and says, "Thanks . . First appearance: March 18th, 1980 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "I can understand how you might become infatuated with me." Lucy continues, "One thing I wouldn't want you to do, however, and that would be to put me on a pedestal." Schroeder pulls the piano out from underneath Lucy and says, "Good." Lucy lies on the floor and says, "Of course, if I were on a pedestal, I could r First appearance: March 18th, 1988 Linus sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Lucy sneaks up behind him. Lucy pulls the blanket away from Linus and spins him around. A dazed and confused Linus sits on the ground shaking. Lucy holds the blanket and says, "Two and a half revolutions . . . I used to do better than that . ." First appearance: March 18th, 1990 Charlie Brown sits behind a desk that says Manager. His feet are on the desk. He says, "No comment." Lucy walks on the ball field. She says, "'Press.'" Lucy stands beneath Charlie Brown, who is aiming to throw the ball from the pitcher's mound. Lucy begins, "Good moring, Manager! I'm doing a story for our school paper.." Lucy reads from a notepad: "First question..Do you ha First appearance: March 18th, 1976 Snoopy lies on the doghouse with his foot in a cast. Woodstock stands on the cast. Woodstock jumps on the cast and sings. Snoopy lifts his foot and Woodstock to his open mouth. He thinks, "Cool it!" Woodstock sits on Snoopy's cast. First appearance: March 18th, 1957 Charlie Brown stands in his bulky coat and hat. He continues to stand. He looks up in the sky. He reaches up with his mitt to catch a ball. First appearance: March 18th, 1982 Sally and Linus stand by a tree. Sally asks, "How many trees have you written down?" Linus looks at his notebook and replies, "Oak, poplar, spruce, apple, maple, pine, cedar and birch . . . That makes eight . . ." Sally says, "I've only got one . ." Sally looks at a fallen tree and says, "Fallen." Latest appearance: March 22nd, 2009 / First appearance: March 18th, 1962 Charlie Brown stands on the baseball field and says, "All right, let's have the infielders right over here . . ." Linus walks onto the field, smiling, wearing glasses and dragging his blanket. Charlie Brown points and says, "Glasses? You're going to wear your new glasses while you play shortstop?" Linus says, "Why not? I'll be better than ever . . . I won't miss a thing!" First appearance: March 18th, 1998 Lucy and Rerun are in the garden. Rerun holds the hoe while Lucy saysm "This is going to be our garden.." Rerun says, "So?" Lucy says, "So your job is to take that hoe and dig out all the weeds and rocks.." Rerun says, "I can do that.. When do you want it finished?" Lucy says, "This afternoon." Rerun says, "I was thinking more like maybe in fifty years.." Latest appearance: March 16th, 2011 / First appearance: March 18th, 1964 Snoopy, Linus and Charlie Brown walk. Linus says, "You know what you and Snoopy should do?" "You should so to obedience school." Snoopy stops walking. "Why should we go to obedience school?" Snoopy thinks. Snoopy lies on top of his doghouse and thinks, "He already does everything I want him to!" First appearance: March 18th, 1984 Snoopy sits on top of his doghouse and watches as Woodstock flies towards him. As Woodstock sits next to him, Snoopy thinks,"Tears..like in 'crying'..." He looks down at Woodstock and thinks,"Scientist are now studying tears, do you know that?" He rolls his eyes upwards and continues,"They'll probably want to make a special study of beagle tears..." He starts crying and th Latest appearance: March 15th, 2006 / First appearance: March 18th, 1959 Linus passes Charlie Brown standing on the sidewalk and Lucy sitting down behind him. He says, "Good morning, Charlie Brown.." Charlie Brown responds, "Good morning Linus.." Charlie Brown says, "Well, HE sure looks busy.." Lucy gets up and says, "Oh, yes, he's been very busy since he got his new tool set.." Charlie Brown looks after Linus and asks, "What's he building?" Lucy r
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.