Linus

  • First appearance: September 19, 1952
  • The benevolent, blanket-clutching philosopher always has a kind word for everybody…even his bossy older sister, Lucy. While he’s often the voice of reason in the neighborhood, Linus also believes firmly in the Great Pumpkin, and he suffers more than most when people (or pumpkins) let him down.

  • Did you know: Linus wore glasses for a short time. Snoopy constantly stole them to torment him.
Linus
Latest appearance: December 29th, 2010 / First appearance: December 28th, 1963 Linus sits in a tree. Charlie Brown turns to Lucy and says, "It's your fault you know . . ." Charlie Brown says, "First you volunteered him for a PTA Christmas program and when he survived that, you turned right around and volunteered him for the PTA New Year's program!" Charlie Brown continues, "It's your fault he's up in that tree . . . Can't you at least say something to him?" First appearance: October 10th, 1991 Lucy, Linus, Charlie Brown and Sally wait at the bus stop. Lucy says, "The school bus has a flat tire?" Charlie Brown says, "There's a trained service technician looking at it . ." Snoopy inspects the bus's flat tire. Snoopy thinks, "Yes, it's flat all right." First appearance: May 5th, 1976 Charlie Brown and Linus stand on the pitcher's mound in the pouring rain. Linus asks, "What are you doing, Charlie Brown?" Linus runs away and says, "Go on home! The game has been called!" Charlie Brown shouts, "Don't you think I know that?" Charlie Brown continues, "I'm here for tomorrow's game!" First appearance: October 7th, 1990 Linus walks along. Snoopy, the vulture, is perched in a tree, thinking, "Here's the fierce vulture waiting high in a tree for a victim to come by.." Linus looks up at Snoopy and says, "I have a suggestion for you.." Linus continues, "I think you're facing the wrong way..." Linus points and explains, "I think you'll find that most of your victims will be coming from Latest appearance: September 17th, 2007 / First appearance: September 19th, 1960 Snoopy is standing on his doghouse. Linus rushes over to him exclaiming, "You've been reprieved, Snoopy!" Linus continues, "This is National Dog Week! They'd never dare to tear down you house to build a freeway during national dog week!" Linus walks away and says, "You have a seven day reprieve!" Snoopy lies atop his doghouse and thinks, "Thank you, Madison Avenue!" Latest appearance: September 23rd, 2001 / First appearance: September 23rd, 1973 Linus stands on a doorstep and knocks on a door. He holds an open box in his arm. A girl (Violet?) peeks her head out the door. Linus says, "Good morning, Miss...I'm selling a new item for kittens, and I.." The girls says, "For what?" The girl joins Linus on the doorstep. He explains, "For kittens... This is a new toy I have developed... A kitten can entertain himself for h Latest appearance: February 16th, 2015 / First appearance: February 19th, 1968 Snoopy sits in the grass. Linus stands next to him and reads the newspaper. He says, "There's an article here in the paper about this dog . . ." Linus continues, "His owner is being sued because the dog dug up the neighbor's flower garden." Linus walks away and says, "Boy, you dogs sure do some strange things." Snoopy thinks, "I cannot be responsible for the actions of my c First appearance: November 3rd, 1957 CLUMP! Linus and Lucy are outside, boxing. They both wear gloves. Lucy socks Linus.(BR) (BR) They face each other.(BR) (BR) "You wouldn't hit a girl, would you?" Lucy demands. "Huh?" Linus asks.(BR) (BR) WHOP! She knocks Linus onto the ground.(BR) (BR) Lucy stands over Linus, tugging at the string of her glove with her teeth. Linus sticks his feet up in the air. Stars circle his head and he groans Latest appearance: July 30th, 2004 / First appearance: July 31st, 1970 Linus walks with Charlie Brown and says, "When I grow up, I think I'll be a great prophet." Linus continues, "I'll speak profound truths, but no one will listen to me . . ." Charlie Brown and Linus stand at the wall. Charlie Brown asks, "If you know ahead of time that no one is going to listen to you, why speak?" Linus replies, "We prophets are very stubborn!" Latest appearance: January 26th, 2007 / First appearance: January 29th, 1960 Linus knells in his pajamas and says, " . . . Amen!" Linus lies awake in bed. Linus sits up in bed. Linus kneels next to the bed and says, "And please don't let Miss Othmar crack up . . ." Latest appearance: December 24th, 2007 / First appearance: December 24th, 1960 Linus and Charlie Brown walk into the house. Lucy asks, "YOU CAUGHT THE 'MAD PUNTER'?" Linus replies, "Yup, we tracked him down in the new-fallen snow..." Lucy asks, "What did you do to him?" Linus and Charlie Brown walk away. Linus says, "Nothing!" Lucy asks, "NOTHING?" Snoopy lies atop his doghouse. He thinks, "It's only right to show compassion on Christmas Eve!" Latest appearance: June 1st, 2015 / First appearance: June 10th, 1968 Linus walks and looks in his lunch bag. He says, "Mom put a note in my lunch again, I see . . ." Linus looks at the note and reads, "Dear Son, I hope you will study hard in summer school . . Do not look upon it as a punishment, but rather as a privilege . . ." Linus continues to read, "We are very proud of you, and want you to have a good education." Linus reads, "This note First appearance: October 23rd, 1977 Sally follows Linus as he holds the football and says,"There's more to football than just kicking the ball." He turns to her and says,"Today I'm going to teach you how to catch a forward pass..." She runs off as he says,"All right, start running!" He leans back with the ball in his hand and shouts,"Get way out! Way out!" Sally runs along looking up in the sky and holding o First appearance: February 4th, 1957 Linus approaches Lucy and says, "I'm a cowboy.." Lucy walks off exclaiming, "Huh...some cowboy! You don't have a gun or any boots or even a hat!" He stares after her. He yells after, "Surface Qualities!" First appearance: February 10th, 1958 Lucy and Linus are in the living-room. Lucy says, "You and that stupid blanket!" She continues, "You'll still be hanging on to that thing when you're twenty years old!" She walks off and Linus asks, "So what if I am?" He exclaims, "I'll never be drafted!" Latest appearance: May 14th, 2012 / First appearance: May 17th, 1965 Charlie Brown looks off in the distance. Linus rides by on his skateboard. Charlie Brown shouts, "You're getting pretty good on that skateboard, Linus!" Snoopy rides by on the back two wheels of his skateboard and thinks, "But he can't do 'wheelies'!" Latest appearance: May 2nd, 2017 / First appearance: May 5th, 1970 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Linus approaches. Linus looks at Snoopy and seems confused. Linus walks away and asks, "Why would anyone sleep with his fingers crossed?" Snoopy thinks, "It keeps away the vampires!" Latest appearance: March 11th, 2011 / First appearance: March 13th, 1964 STRIKE THREE! Linus is on the pitcher's mound. VIolet in the background, shouts, "Linus struck out the side!" Violet , Linus and Patty walk. Violet turns around and says, "Boy, we should have had YOU pitching for us a long time ago! Now, maybe we can start WINNING a few games!" Charlie Brown watches them approach. "Oh...hi, there!" Violet greets Charlie Brown. "Yes, sir! Wh First appearance: August 1st, 1995 The World Famous Attorney walks by Linus. Linus asks, "Is the World Famous Attorney on his way to court?" Snoopy thinks, "A very important case . ." The World Famous Attorney sits behind a desk with a rabbit. Snoopy thinks, "Yes, your honor . . We shall prove that my client never intended to go into the garden of Mr. McGregor . ." First appearance: March 29th, 1995 Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally, Peppermint Patty, Woodstock, Snoopy and Marcie wait on line to purchase a movie ticket. Charlie Brown says, "This is supposed to be a good movie . ." Linus says, "It's about a dog who gets lost." Lucy says, "And he has to cross a mountain to get home . ." Peppermint Patty adds, "And he also rescues a cat . ." Snoopy thinks, "HE WHAT?"
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: May 21st, 1997 Peppermint Patty lies on her bed talking on the telephone. She says, "Hey, Marcie . . I understand there's a rumor going around that I may be named 'Outstanding Student of the Year.'" Marcie says sarcastically into the phone, "That's interesting, sir . . I heard anouther runor that the moon is going to fall out of the sky . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I'm handing up, Marcie . ." First appearance: May 21st, 1980 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and holds a book. She says, "I've discovered something, ma'am . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "The more I study, the more I realize how little I know." Peppermint Patty says, "Which has forced me to come to a conclusion . . ." Peppermint Patty adds, "I may not show up tomorrow." First appearance: May 21st, 1981 Charlie Brown and Sally sit at the table. Charlie Brown writes, "Dear Pen Pal." Sally says, "Your writing is too stodgy, big brother . . You need to write with more flair . . . Loosen up . . ." Charlie Brown leaves a large smudge on the paper. Sally says, "That's better . . . Smudge with flair!" First appearance: May 21st, 1986 The Literary Ace sits on his doghouse and types, "Dear Sweetheart," Lucy reads the letter and says, "That's too impersonal." Lucy says, "I think you should call her something more endearing . . ." Snoopy types, "Dear Angel Food Cake with Seven Minute Frosting," Latest appearance: May 16th, 2000 / First appearance: May 21st, 1974 Charlie Brown and Lucy look out the window. Charlie Brown says, "Snoopy went on a hike, and never came back . . . I wonder if he's lost . . ." Lucy says, "Of course he's lost!" Lucy continues, "That stupid beagle couldn't find the nose on his face! He couldn't find his hands in his mittens! He couldn't find the ears on his head!" Charlie Brown says, "I don't think he's that bad . . Latest appearance: May 18th, 2012 / First appearance: May 21st, 1965 Charlie Brown brings Snoopy his dinner and says, "Guess what, Snoopy . . . " Charlie Brown says, "I did something that will help make your fur shiny . . ." Charlie Brown walks away and says, "I mixed a raw egg in with your food." Snoopy sticks out his tongue and says, "I feel sick!" Latest appearance: May 16th, 2003 / First appearance: May 21st, 1971 The Literary Ace types. Linus asks, "Have you ever thought of writing a magazine article?" Linus walks away and says, "Magazines are always looking for 'How to' articles or personal confessions or exposes . . ." The Literary Ace thinks, "That's not a bad idea . . ." Charlie Brown stands next to the doghouse. Snoopy types, "How It Feels To Be Owned by an Incompetent." First appearance: May 21st, 1995 On the pitcher mound, Charlie looks over into the field and remarks, "Good grief!" Charlie is walking somewhere. Snoopy holds his food dish in his mouth. Charlie asks Snoopy, "May I ask how you intend to play shortstop with a supper dish in your mouth?" A baseball bounces toward Snoopy. Snoopy shoots the bowl in the air and frees hit mouth. Snoopy gets the b First appearance: May 21st, 1992 Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit at their school desk. Peppermint Patty holds a paper and says, "That was a hard test, Marcie . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "I didn't know if it was an essay test, true or false, or multiple choice . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I just put down, 'Not guilty.'" First appearance: May 21st, 1983 Schroeder plays the piano. A music staff hovers over him. Charlie Brown runs and pulls a kite. Charlie Brown runs back and pulls the music staff. Schroeder plays the piano. A kite hovers over him. First appearance: May 21st, 1977 Molly Volley stands next to Charlie Brown and asks, "See that fat lady over there?" Molly Volley continues, "She's the mother of one of the kids we're playing . . ." Molly Volley says, "She comes to see that her little darling gets good calls! She hates me." Molly Volley stands between Charlie Brown and Snoopy, as The World Famous Tennis Pro, and says, "She knows that when First appearance: May 21st, 1991 Schroeder, Charlie Brown and Lucy stand on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder holds a paper and says, "And it says here that Joe Garagiola is now in the Baseball Hall of Fame!" Charlie Brown says, "Isn't that great?" Lucy says, "It means there's still hope for all of us . ." Latest appearance: May 18th, 2013 / First appearance: May 21st, 1966 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy stands in front of him. Lucy leans on Schroeder's piano. Lucy smiles. Schroeder flips backwards as Lucy shouts, "Your sweetie is back!" Latest appearance: May 18th, 2017 / First appearance: May 21st, 1970 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Woodstock jumps up and down in the doghouse. Snoopy smiles and thinks, "For his birthday, I've promised to get him his own coloring book and his own crayons . . ." Woodstock falls off the doghouse. Snoopy's ears stand up. Woodstock lies on the ground dazed. Snoopy looks over the edge of the doghouse and thinks, "It never pays to get too happy!" Latest appearance: May 18th, 2010 / First appearance: May 21st, 1963 Charlie Brown says to Lucy, "I'll bet the Caribbean is beautiful this time of year . . . They say the water is deep blue . . ." Lucy says, "Blue? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Deep blue! Oh, Charlie Brown, you slay me! Why would water be more blue one place than another?" Lucy continues laughing and says, "Water is water! Ha ha ha ha ha! Boy, you sure get some weird ideas! Ha ha h First appearance: May 21st, 1984 Spike stands in the desert behind a podium. Spike thinks, "The meeting of the cactus club will come to order!" Spike thinks, "It has been suggested that we invite one of the local coyotes to be a guest speaker . . ." Spike thinks, "This suggestion has been turned down." Spike thinks, "No one likes to get eaten by a guest speaker!" First appearance: May 21st, 1990 Charlie Brown and Snoopy sit on a rock near some trees. Charlie Brown asks, "Do you ever try to imagine what your dream girl would look like?" Snoopy thinks, "She'd have round ears like two cookies, big eyes like two more cookies and a nose like a cookie . ." First appearance: May 21st, 1982 Sally stands outside the school and says, "They say your grandfather was a hotel in Paris . . . Is that true?" The school thinks, "Absolutely! What a great life he led . . . Long lines of taxis pulling up in front . . ." The school continues to think, "Beautiful ladies . . . Fancy gentlemen all dressed up . . ." The school thinks, "What do I get? School buses, raincoats an Latest appearance: May 18th, 2016 / First appearance: May 21st, 1969 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Snoopy looks down at Woodstock and thinks, "He just sits there staring into space . ." Snoopy continues to think, "I've never seen anyone so depressed . ." Snoopy thinks, "I thought the worm sandwich would cheer him up . . ." Snoopy thinks, ". . . Or at least the chocolate worm malt!" First appearance: May 21st, 1985 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks at school. Peppermint Patty turns around and asks, "What did you put down for the first question? I put down 'eleven.'" Marcie answers, "I put down 'potatoes.'" Peppermint Patty looks at her paper and thinks. Peppermint Patty writes and says, "I'll make it 'eleven potatoes.'"
Linus, my serious side, is the house intellectual, bright, well-informed which, I suppose may contribute to his feelings of insecurity
Charles Schulz

Interests

  • The Great Pumpkin

    Every Halloween night Linus can be found in a pumpkin patch, awaiting the arrival of the Great Pumpkin.

  • Baseball

    Linus is known for making some incredible plays on the diamond, including turning two with short-stop Snoopy.

  • His blanket

    The epitome of security, Linus’s blanket also proves to be an excellent sling shot.