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
First appearance: March 15th, 1996 Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and Snoopy lean on the wall. Charlie Brown says, "I can't remember anything anymore." Linus says, "I can't even remember what I had for lunch . ." Lucy says, "I can't remember what I had for supper . ." Snoopy thinks, "I had dog food." First appearance: June 7th, 1979 Lucy wears gardening clothes and kneels on the ground. Linus says, "You're starting a garden?" Lucy replies, "I sure am . . . I'm planting seeds all over this yard . . ." Lucy continues, "Before you know it, we'll have hundreds of apple bushes!" Linus asks, "How about potato trees?" Lucy replies, "Maybe next year." Latest appearance: March 12th, 2012 / First appearance: March 15th, 1965 Linus sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Lucy says, "That blanket of yours hates me, doesn't it?" Linus replies, "I don't see why it shouldn't . . . you've stomped it, tromped it and insulted it enough!" Lucy holds out her arms and says, "But a couple of days ago, it even attacked me! It grabbed me around the legs, and tried to throw me!" Linus looks at Lucy and asks, Latest appearance: December 20th, 2011 / First appearance: December 22nd, 1964 "You're going to be in the Christmas play, Snoopy!" Linus announces to Snoopy, who lies on his stomach on top of the doghouse. "I'm going to be a shepherd, and you're going to be my flock of sheep.." Snoopy sits on the ground and stares up at Linus. "Do you think you can imitate a flock of sheep?" Linus asks. Snoopy thinks, "No trouble at all...One beagle is worth a whole f Latest appearance: August 8th, 2009 / First appearance: August 11th, 1962 Charlie Brown sits on the curb next to Linus and says, "Here's something I think about often . . ." Charlie Brown raises an arm and says, "I'm sitting in the stands of the ball game, see . . . Suddenly a line drive is hit my way . . . Everybody ducks, but I stick up my hand, and make a great catch!" Charlie Brown continues, "The manager of the home team sees me, and yells, 'Sign th 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 . . Latest appearance: May 9th, 2014 / First appearance: May 12th, 1967 Charlie Brown stands outside at night and asks, "Would you like to be the first man on the moon?" Linus replies, "No, I'm not that brave." Linus says, "I don't think I'd even like to be the second . . . The third man will have quite a bit of responsibility too, and the fourth will have to keep a lot of records . . ." Linus continues, "The fifth man will have a lot to live up to be Latest appearance: December 14th, 2009 / First appearance: December 17th, 1962 Linus lies in bed and says to Lucy, "Tell mom I don't think I'll go to school today . . . Tell her I'm emotionally exhausted . . ." Lucy says, "She says to get out of bed this very minute!" Linus gets up and gets dressed in a hurry. Linus and Lucy walk to school. Lucy says, "Nice try!" First appearance: August 5th, 1958 Snoopy dances by whiles Charlie Brown and Linus talk. Linus says, "My gramma says that we live in a veilof tears.." Charlie Brown replies, "She's right..this is a sad world.." Snoopy continues to dance. He slows down. Charlie Brown continues, "This is a world filled with sorrow.." Snoopy lays slumped on the ground. Charlie Brown continues as he and Linus walk away, "Sor Latest appearance: April 27th, 2013 / First appearance: April 30th, 1966 Lucy points at Linus and says, "You? A doctor?" Lucy folds her arms and say, "Ha! That's a laugh!" Lucy says, "I feel sorry for the patient who looks up from the operating table and sees you holding that blanket." Linus replies, "You think I can't perform surgery with one hand?" First appearance: August 7th, 1992 Linus, Charlie Brown and Snoopy lean against a tree. Linus says, "Your dog isn't much for chasing a ball, is he? Or maybe I just don't know the right word . ." Charlie Brown says, "Try 'cookie.'" Snoopy thinks, "Bingo!" First appearance: August 25th, 1990 Charlie Brown and Linus lean on the wall. Charlie Brown says, "She said she'd write to me every day, but I haven't heard a word . ." Linus says, "Maybe to her it was just another summer romance . . She's probably found another boyfriend by now . . ." Charlie Brown covers his eyes. Linus says, "Worst case scenario . ." First appearance: January 2nd, 1961 Linus sits on the floor sucking his thumb and holding his blanket. Lucy comes up to him and says, "This is the beginning of a New Year right? Right!" Lucy continues, "Bad habits are best destroyed at the beginning of a new year, right? Right! That stupid blanket you're holding is a bad habit, right? Right!" Lucy says, "Now listen carefully . . . I have a suggestion . . ." Latest appearance: October 9th, 2009 / First appearance: October 12th, 1962 Charlie Brown walks to school with Linus and says, "Another note from your mother?" Linus replies, "Yes, she likes to put them in with my lunch." Linus reads, "'Dear son, are you studying hard today? Have you made the most of the morning hours?'" Linus continues, "'Your father and I want only the best for you but you must do your part too . . . Don't fail us . . . Be diligent . . Latest appearance: August 10th, 2003 / First appearance: August 8th, 1971 Snoopy peeks around a low wall. Linus sits on the grass. His eyes are closed; and he sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. CLOMP! Snoopy tears by and drags the blanket with his mouth. Linus's heair stands on end. "That stupid beagle!" Linus chases after Snoopy. Linus stands looking up at Snoopy, who is seated on top of the doghouse, holding the blanket. He has his Latest appearance: December 29th, 2015 / First appearance: December 31st, 1968 Charlie Brown and Linus stand at the wall. Charlie Brown says, "Well, this is it . ." Charlie Brown continues, "The last day of the year, and I did it again." Linus asks, "Did what?" Charlie Brown replies, "I blew another year!" First appearance: April 17th, 1992 Linus and Snoopy play tug-of-war with the blanket in one hand and the cookie in the other. Linus shouts, "Let go of the blanket!" Snoopy thinks, "When you let go of the cookie!" Latest appearance: September 27th, 2014 / First appearance: September 30th, 1967 Linus holds his security blanket and sucks his thumb. Linus looks at his thumb. Linus holds his security blanket and sucks his other thumb. Linus says to Lucy, "I never noticed it before . . .one of my thumbs is sweeter than the other!" First appearance: November 13th, 1976 Linus and Sally walk in the grass. Linus asks, "Who's that man raking leaves?" Linus and Sally stop and look. Sally replies, "The one who waved at me? That's my dentist . . . He lives there . . ." Linus and Sally continue to walk. Sally turns and shouts, "Yes, I'm wearing my retainer!!!" Latest appearance: June 22nd, 2009 / First appearance: June 25th, 1962 Linus holds several letters. He says, "Look at the letters I've been getting Charlie Brown . . ." Linus continues, "Here's one from someone who saw my blanket flying over Candlestick Park in San Francisco, and here's one from Ohio, and here's one from Minneapolis . . ." Linus says, "Here's a person who thought she saw my blanket flying over the Grand Canyon . . ." Charlie
Latest appearance: March 30th, 2018 / First appearance: April 2nd, 1971 Charlie Brown and Snoopy stand on the pitcher's mound. Snoopy holds his supper dish in his mouth. Charlie Brown says, "Oh, no you don't!" Charlie Brown continues, "You get fed after the game, not before!" Snoopy walks away with the supper dish still in his mouth. Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and says, "I hate these salary disputes." Latest appearance: March 7th, 2018 / First appearance: March 10th, 1971 Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown sit at the table. Peppermint Patty holds up a piece of paper and says, "I've worked out the baseball schedule for our two teams, Chuck . . ." Peppermint Patty slides the paper over to Charlie Brown and says, "Here, take a look at it, and see what you think . ." Charlie Brown reaches for the paper. Peppermint Patty smiles and says, "You tou Latest appearance: February 16th, 2018 / First appearance: February 19th, 1971 Charlie Brown sits in front of Lucy's psychiatric booth. He says, "Sometimes I ask myself questions . ." Charlie Brown continues, "Sometimes I ask myself, 'Is this your real life, or is this just a pilot film?'" Charlie Brown holds his arms out and asks, "Is my life a thirty-nine week series or is it a special?" Lucy replies, "Whatever it is, our ratings are down . . Five c Latest appearance: December 21st, 2017 / First appearance: December 24th, 1970 Sally lies in bed and says, "So here it is, Christmas Eve, but there'll be no sleigh bells outside my window tonight . ." Sally continues, "Why? Because I've totally rejected the concept of the fat guy in the red suit! For the first time in my life I feel free! For once I . . ." Sally sits up and listens. She says, "What's that? I thought I heard a sleigh bell . . ." Sally Latest appearance: December 6th, 2017 / First appearance: December 9th, 1970 Charlie Brown sits at the table and writes, "Dear Little Red-Haired Girl, Evening is coming on." Charlie Brown continues to write, "I wish it were snowing huge white flakes, and you and I were walking along holding hands and." Charlie Brown stops and looks at the paper. Charlie Brown crumples up the paper and throws it over his shoulder. He says, "A lot of great letters nev Latest appearance: November 11th, 2017 / First appearance: November 14th, 1970 Snoopy sits on the ground with a rope tied around his neck. Woodstock stands in front of him. Snoopy smiles and thinks, "Woodstock is going to rescue me . ." Woodstock climbs on the rope. Snoopy thinks, "Woodstock will have me untied in no time at all . . ." Woodstock struggles with the rope. Snoopy thinks, "Woodstock is going to untie me, and we're going to . . ." Woodstoc Latest appearance: October 1st, 2017 / First appearance: October 4th, 1970 Peppermint Patty runs along. Peppermint Patty is on the telephone: "Hey, Chuck, come on over, and see what my Dad gave me for my birthday.." She points: "Roses!" Charlie Brown stands behind her. He says, "Wow!" Peppermint Patty adds, "And you know what he said?" They face each other. "He said that I'm growing up fast, and soo I'll be a beautiful young lady, and all Latest appearance: September 23rd, 2017 / First appearance: September 26th, 1970 Snoopy sits in the grass and turns his head. Lucy stands next to him and holds her hand out. Lucy says, "It's bad luck to turn away from a 'Beep.'" Lucy grabs Snoopy's nose and says, "Beep!" Snoopy thinks, "I didn't know that." Latest appearance: September 22nd, 2017 / First appearance: September 25th, 1970 Linus stands in the wind. He sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Linus' blanket is blown out of his hands. Linus runs. Linus stands next to the doghouse. The blanket completely covers Snoopy. Snoopy thinks, "I hate to see fall come . . . It gets dark so early . ." Latest appearance: July 17th, 2017 / First appearance: July 20th, 1970 Linus stands behind Lucy and says, "I have a question." Linus asks, "What would happen if there were a beautiful and highly intelligent child up in heaven waiting to be born, and his or her parents decided that the two children they already had were enough?" Lucy says, "Your ignorance of theology and medicine is appalling!" Linus says, "I still think it's a good question . Latest appearance: July 16th, 2017 / First appearance: July 19th, 1970 Snoopy is wearing a baseball cap. He runs backwards, looking up at the sky. CLOMP! Snoopy stands up straight in the air and catches the ball in his mouth. Snoopy runs, his cap flying off his head. CLOMP! He jumps in the air and catches another ball. CLOMP! Snoopy catches the ball, hanging upside down the air. CLOMP! His cap flies off as he catches the ball. Latest appearance: July 15th, 2017 / First appearance: July 18th, 1970 Snoopy sits on the doghouse and sniffles. He thinks, "What do you do?" Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "What do you do when the girl-beagle you love more than anything is taken from you, and you know you'll never see her again as long as you live?" Snoopy sits up and thinks, "What do you do?" Snoopy eats and thinks, "Back to eating!" Latest appearance: July 14th, 2017 / First appearance: July 17th, 1970 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Charlie Brown carries an envelope and says, "I have bad news for you." Charlie Brown continues, "That last letter you sent to your girl friend at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm never reached her . . She's not there any more . . ." Charlie Brown explains, "She's been sold!" Snoopy screams and runs off the doghouse. Latest appearance: July 13th, 2017 / First appearance: July 16th, 1970 Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "That girl-beagle I met at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm is really something." Snoopy sits up. He smiles and thinks, "I wonder why I liked her so much? I think it's because we teased each other . . ." Snoopy lies on his stomach and thinks, "We laughed a lot, and we teased each other . . ." Snoopy turns over and smiles. He thinks, "And the Latest appearance: July 12th, 2017 / First appearance: July 15th, 1970 Snoopy sticks his tongue out at Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown shouts, "Now you cut that out!" Snoopy walks away. Charlie Brown continues, "Just because you can't go running off to see that girl-beagle you met, you don't have to be so obnoxious!" Charlie Brown points and shouts, "By golly, you'd better start behaving yourself!" Snoopy drops the phone. Charlie Brown shouts, "A Latest appearance: July 11th, 2017 / First appearance: July 14th, 1970 Charlie Brown stands in front of Snoopy. Snoopy wears his supper dish on his head. Charlie Brown asks, "You want to go to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm again?" Snoopy's ears stand up. Charlie Brown walks away and thinks, "No, I don't think you should . . . You've been out enough lately . . ." Snoopy kicks his supper dish and thinks, "Rats!" Snoopy sits on the ground and leans a Latest appearance: July 10th, 2017 / First appearance: July 13th, 1970 Charlie Brown stands next to Snoopy and talks into the phone. He says, "Hello? Is this the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm?" Charlie Brown continues, "I'm calling for a friend of mine . . . He wants to speak to one of your dogs . . No, he doesn't know her name . . Describe her?" Snoopy holds out his paws and smiles. Charlie Brown says, "She has very soft paws . . ." Latest appearance: July 9th, 2017 / First appearance: July 12th, 1970 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy stands on the slope of the pitcher's mound. She holds out a piece of paper: "Here, Charlie Brown...Sign this petition!" "What's it for?" "Don't be so wishy-washy..just sign it!" He yells: "WANTING TO KNOW WHAT YOUR SIGNING IS NOT BEING WISHY-WASHY!" Lucy asks, "Why are you so crabby?" He looks up and wails, "YELLIN Latest appearance: July 8th, 2017 / First appearance: July 11th, 1970 The Literary Ace types, "Dear Sweetie, Have you missed me?" The Literary Ace continues to type, "I think about you all the time. I can hardly wait until Sunday morning. Don't forget . ." The Literary Ace thinks of hearts, hugs and kisses. Snoopy smiles and thinks, "I think I'm in love!" Latest appearance: July 7th, 2017 / First appearance: July 10th, 1970 Linus looks at a newspaper and approaches Charlie Brown. He says, "According to the paper, the riot was about war dogs . . ." Charlie Brown looks at the paper. Linus says, "Apparently there's been some trouble about dogs being sent to Viet Nam, and then not getting back . . ." Snoopy thinks, "All I know is, I went to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm to make a speech . . . I got whomped wi
First appearance: September 17th, 1956 Snoopy walks through the grass thinking, "Here comes the big elephant, tromping through the jungle..." He keeps walking and thinks, "TROMP! TROMP! TROMP!" He stops and thinks, "Suddenly he stops! He lifts his head! He sees the hated hunter!" Charlie Brown frowns as Snoopy tromps atop his head. First appearance: September 17th, 1999 Peppermint Patty snores at her school desk with her head back. Patty wakes up and says, "I'm awake!" Patty falls asleep head down on her desk. Patty awakes and says, "Land ho!" First appearance: September 17th, 1989 Sally looks up at a sign which reads, "Well, go ahead..walk!" Sally crosses the strreet. A sign behind her reads, "Stupid kid". She walks. Sally stops at a sign which reads: "Wrong Way". Sally moves around, hopping. She looks up at the sign, which still reads, "Wrong Way" Sally does another sort of dance, still hopping. She gazes up at the si First appearance: September 17th, 1987 Snoopy and Woodstock stand next to an inflatable raft. Snoopy carries the raft as Woodstock walks beneath it. Snoopy and Woodstock sit inside the raft. Snoopy thinks, "Rats!" Snoopy and Woodstock are inside the raft, which is on top of a birdbath. Snoopy thinks, "We need to live closer to a lake . ." First appearance: September 17th, 1985 Sally stands in front of the class and says, "My report today is on human behavior in our society . . ." Sally continues, "We shall discuss the importance of marriagement . ." Sally turns and says, "Ma'am?" Sally says, "Whatever . ." First appearance: September 17th, 1980 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Woodstock wears a swimming mask and holds a camera. Snoopy thinks, "Underwater photography?" Woodstock turns around. Snoopy thinks, "That's great! I'm proud of you . . ." Snoopy looks over the edge of the doghouse. Snoopy stands in front of the water dish while Woodstock takes pictures inside. Snoopy thinks, "Just what we need . . . Latest appearance: September 15th, 2007 / First appearance: September 17th, 1960 Snoopy sits atop his doghouse at night and thinks, "I just know that this is the end!" He looks over the doghouse's edge and thinks, "Those bulldozers will be here first thing on Monday morning to wipe me out!" He lies on top of the doghouse and thinks, "The night is dark and I am lonely....there are so many things I've left unsaid...so many things left undone...." He think First appearance: September 17th, 1983 Charlie Brown stands next to the doghouse. He says, "Oh, I forgot . . . You're not here." Charlie Brown asks, "Where was it you were going? Will you be home for supper?" Charlie Brown says, "Oh, one more question . . ." Charlie Brown asks, "Why am I talking to you if you're not here?" Latest appearance: September 16th, 2004 / First appearance: September 17th, 1970 Charlie Brown sits on the curb. Linus stands next to him and says, "Snoopy's at the vet's?" Linus sits beside Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "Yes, he had to stay there overnight for X-rays . ." Linus asks, "But they'll keep him in a cage or something, won't they? How will he ever stand it?" Snoopy stands in a cage and thinks, "Here's The World War I Flying Ace sitting i First appearance: September 17th, 1982 Lucy sits in a beanbag. Linus says, "I was hoping to lie in the beanbag and watch tv . . ." Lucy replies, "Too bad, I got here first." Linus says, "That's the story of my life . . ." Linus continues, "Low man on the beanbag!" Latest appearance: September 21st, 2008 / First appearance: September 17th, 1961 Linus kneels on the floor and peers under a chair and says, "There's a thief around here!" Linus puts his hands on his hips and says, "He just better not let me catch him!" Linus sits on the floor, holding Linus's blanket. Linus shouts, "All right, where is it?!" Snoopy jumps in surprise. Linus walks through the house and says, "Somebody has my blanket and w First appearance: September 17th, 1993 Marcie stands on her doorstep wearing a football helmet. She says to Peppermint Patty, "My dad bought me this helmet, sir . . He says girls can play sports just as well as boys can . ." Marcie follows Peppermint Patty who carries a football. Marcie says, "I tried it in the pool, and I almost drowned . ." Latest appearance: September 12th, 2003 / First appearance: September 17th, 1971 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "If I told you that we were through when I really didn't mean it, would we still be through?" Schroeder looks up and asks, "If I told you that it didn't matter to me one way or the other, would we still be through?" Lucy replies, "Well, if I told you that I meant I thought I knew that we were through when I said that you First appearance: September 17th, 1975 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "Girls like to be noticed." Lucy continues, "Girls have may different ways of getting attention." Schroeder tumbles in the air. Lucy shouts, "Boo!" Lucy closes her eyes and says, "That's one of them." First appearance: September 17th, 1977 Snoopy runs past Lucy. Lucy says, "I don't see how you can jog all the time." Lucy continues, "It looks very boring." Snoopy continues to run. He thinks, "Au contraire!" Snoopy thinks, "It's exciting knowing that any minute you may pass out!" First appearance: September 17th, 1976 Peppermint Patty talks into the phone and says, "A private school might do me a lot of good, Chuck." Peppermint Patty continues, "I might even become one of the beautiful people! Wouldn't that be something?" Charlie Brown smiles and talks into the phone. He says, "I can see you now in a white blouse and a blue skirt running out to play field hockey . . ." Peppermint Patty s First appearance: September 17th, 1992 Charlie Brown stands on a girl's porch and holds a rake. Charlie Brown says, "Ask your dad if he wants me to rake your leaves . . ." The girl responds, "He says to come back in a month . . He's waiting for the last leaf to fall . ." Charlie Brown looks up at a tree with one leaf. Charlie Brown says, "Somehow, I think you and I are in this together . ." First appearance: September 17th, 1981 Lucy holds out Linus' hand. Snoopy approaches and holds out his paw. Lucy says, "You have a sliver, too? Let me see . . ." Lucy looks at Snoopy's paw and says, "I hope you're not as big a coward as my stupid brother . . ." Lucy holds Snoopy's paw and says, "Hold real still now while I . ." Linus says, "It's gonna hurt." Snoopy jumps on Lucy's head. Lucy shouts, "What did yo First appearance: September 17th, 1984 Marcie sits in her school desk. A phantom sleeping sound emanates from an empty desk. Marcie says, "Yes, ma'am . . I hear it . . ." Marcie shouts, "Wake up, sir!" The ghost sound disappears. Marcie says, "Just like old times, huh, ma'am?" Latest appearance: September 19th, 2000 / First appearance: September 17th, 1974 Sally stands in front of the school and says, "You've changed my whole life!" Sally continues, "I used to hate going to school, but since I've gotten to know you, everything is different." Sally smiles and hugs the school. The school thinks, "I can't believe it . . . Somebody loves me!"
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.