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: August 21st, 1980 Linus holds his blanket and sucks his thimb. Lucy says, "You and that stupid blanket!" Lucy continues, "And that thumb! Good grief!!" Lucy walks away and says, "I don't see why you want to suck on that thumb all day . . ." Linus says, "No calories!" First appearance: November 18th, 1975 Linus complains to Lucy, "You gave Snoopy my blanket!" Lucy says, "He's going to Needles, and the desert gets cold at night.." Lucy walks off and asks, "How do you expect him to get through the desert?" Linus answers, "How do you expect me to get throu gh life?!" First appearance: December 16th, 1987 Lydia and Linus sit in their school desks. Lydia says, "All right, I'll give you my address so you can send me a Christmas card . ." Lydia says, "But this doesn't mean you can come to our house!" Linus screams, "All I'm gonna do is send you a Christmas card!" Linus sits outside the principal's office and says, "Joy to the world." Latest appearance: April 28th, 2006 / First appearance: May 1st, 1959 Patty, Linus, and Lucy yell, "SIX HUNDRED TO NOTHING!!" Charlie Brown grimaces. Patty, Linus, Lucy, Shermy, Schroeder, and another little boy shout at a bewildered Charlie Brown, 'It was YOUR fault we lost! You're the MANAGER, and when a team loses it's the MANAGER'S fault!" A hurt Charlie Brown stands afar as Patty, Linus, and Lucy walk off furious. Linus exclaims,"Six Hundred To Latest appearance: September 21st, 2014 / First appearance: September 24th, 1967 "Sign this...it absolves me from all blame..." Lucy bends down to hold out a sheet of paper to Snoopy, who thinks, "?" "Sign this, please...it absolves me from all blame..." Lucy hold out the paper to Violet. "Sign this...it absolves me from all blame..." Lucy says to Linus. "Thank you.." she says as she walks away, holding the paper up to her face. Linus watches her leave. Latest appearance: August 13th, 2015 / First appearance: August 15th, 1968 Shroeder, Linus, and Lucy surround Charlie Brown, who dsstands on top of the pitcher's mound. He is shaking. Linus says, "Come on, Charlie Brown..we'll take you home.." "I'm going to pitch a great game.." says Charlie Brown. "That little red-haired girl is watching, and I'm going to pitch a great game, and she's going to be impressed, and..." Charlie Brown continues as Linus leads him off Latest appearance: November 25th, 2007 / First appearance: November 20th, 1960 "THIS is what's been beating you in all those fights?" Lucy asks as she and Linus walk up to Snoopy, who wears a nose guard and sits on the ground. "You look ridiculous!" she announces to Snoopy. "Whoever heard of fighting a dog with a boxing glove on his nose?" she asks as Linus helps her out on a pair of gloves. "He's the champ, Lucy...If you're going to beat him, you're going to Latest appearance: September 1st, 2014 / First appearance: September 4th, 1967 Linus sits outside in a daze. Lucy says, "You're really suffering, aren't you?" Lucy continues, "You told Gramma you'd give up your blanket if she'd give up smoking, and she fooled you by doing it, didn't she?" Lucy says, "You thought you were real clever, didn't you? Well, I . . ." Linus faints. Lucy says to Charlie Brown, "Rats! He's hard to talk to these days . . . h First appearance: March 22nd, 1979 Lucy and Linus sit on the floor and play a board game. Lucy asks, "Are you gonna play this game or not?" Lucy continues, "If you are, roll the dice!" Linus asks, "You're sure this isn't gambling?" Lucy shouts, "This is a kid's game! Roll the dice!" Linus asks, "What if I come up snake eyes?" First appearance: August 21st, 1975 Snoopy stands at Linus' door. Linus says, "You've come to visit your brother?" Snoopy walks in the house. Linus says, "Spike sure is thin . . . I heard that he's been living in the desert with the coyotes . . ." Linus walks behind Snoopy and says, "You don't appreciate the good life you have!" Snoopy thinks, "I appreciate everything that round-headed kid does for me . . ." First appearance: June 18th, 1985 Sally stands with a table tennis paddle and says, "I didn't come here to play pinky pong all day or whatever you call it!" Sally asks, "Isn't there something else we can do?" Linus stands with a table tennis paddle and ball. Linus says, "We can play anything you want . . . What do you want to play?" The ping pong table is much taller than Sally. She says, "Anything where I First appearance: November 22nd, 1995 Linus sucks his thumb and clutches his security blanket. Snoopy sits next to him. Lucy asks, "So who asked you?" Linus asks, "Who asked me what?" Lucy shouts, "Who asked you what you would have said if someone had asked you!" Linus turns to Snoopy and asks, "And who asked you?" Snoopy thinks, "Dogs can't talk." Latest appearance: June 3rd, 2008 / First appearance: June 6th, 1961 Charlie Brown holds the cat and says to Linus, "I'm holding Frieda's cat for her while she goes to the store." Charlie Brown says, "Say, I have an itchy nose . . . If you'll hold him for a second, Linus, I'll appreciate it, and I'll . . ." Charlie Brown hands over the cat. Linus stammers and says, "Well, I don't know . . . I've never . . . I mean I . . . I . . ." Charlie B Latest appearance: August 26th, 2011 / First appearance: August 28th, 1964 "I just finished reading 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'" Linus says to Charlie Brown as they walk. Snoopy sits on the ground and watches them. "Did you? That's one of my favorite books." They walk. "It isn't one of MY favorite books..." Snoopy thinks, looking after them. He lies on his stomach and thinks, "I don't care for any story where the dog comes out second best!" Latest appearance: April 26th, 2010 / First appearance: April 29th, 1963 Sally looks at a bird in a tree and asks Linus, "How do birds sleep on tree limbs without falling off?" Snoopy sleeps on his doghouse. Linus walks up with Sally and says, "They have muscles in their feet which automatically contract when they fall asleep." Linus says, "The same principle applies with Snoopy's ears . . ." Snoopy sits up and thinks, "I didn't know that!" First appearance: March 4th, 1982 Lucy watches as Snoopy rests against the shovel. Lucy picks up Snoopy and carries him on the shovel. Lucy throws Snoopy. Snoopy lies on a mound next to Linus. Linus says, "I always wondered what happened to old worn-out hired hands." First appearance: February 20th, 1977 Lucy stands on the snow-covered ground and exclaims,"Come, and see!" Linus walks up to her as she says,"You're really gonna be impressed...." They stand next to a snowman holding a sword. She asks with a smile,"Well, what do you think?" He asks,"Who is it?" She replies,"Who Is it?! It's George Washington! I made it in honor of his birthday! It's a masterpiece!" She walks Latest appearance: November 1st, 2013 / First appearance: November 1st, 1966 Peppermint Patty stands in her nightgown and says into the phone, "Hello, Linus? Did you see him?" "Peppermint Patty continues, "Did you see the 'Great Pumpkin?' I sat in that pumpkin patch until after midnight, but he never came." Peppermint Petty says, "I'm pretty tired . . . How about you?" Linus looks very bleary eyed and says, "Mmmm?" Latest appearance: October 10th, 2009 / First appearance: October 13th, 1962 Linus sits at a table and writes, "Dear Great Pumpkin, I am looking forward to your arrival on Halloween night." Linus continues, "I hope you wil bring me lot's of presents." Linus writes, "Everyone tells me you are a fake, but I believe in you. Sincerely, Linus Van Pelt." Linus continues, "P.S. If you really are a fake, don't tell me. I don't want to know." First appearance: July 12th, 1989 Linus, Charlie Brown and Lucy stand at the wall. Linus turns toward Charlie Brown and says, "I hear your grandfather has taken up golf." Charlie Brown replies, "That's right." Charlie Brown continues, "He's been playing for about a year . ." Lucy comments, "Thst's a long time to be out on the course . ."
Latest appearance: March 30th, 2018 / First appearance: April 2nd, 1971 Charlie Brown and Snoopy stand on the pitcher's mound. Snoopy holds his supper dish in his mouth. Charlie Brown says, "Oh, no you don't!" Charlie Brown continues, "You get fed after the game, not before!" Snoopy walks away with the supper dish still in his mouth. Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and says, "I hate these salary disputes." Latest appearance: March 7th, 2018 / First appearance: March 10th, 1971 Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown sit at the table. Peppermint Patty holds up a piece of paper and says, "I've worked out the baseball schedule for our two teams, Chuck . . ." Peppermint Patty slides the paper over to Charlie Brown and says, "Here, take a look at it, and see what you think . ." Charlie Brown reaches for the paper. Peppermint Patty smiles and says, "You tou Latest appearance: February 16th, 2018 / First appearance: February 19th, 1971 Charlie Brown sits in front of Lucy's psychiatric booth. He says, "Sometimes I ask myself questions . ." Charlie Brown continues, "Sometimes I ask myself, 'Is this your real life, or is this just a pilot film?'" Charlie Brown holds his arms out and asks, "Is my life a thirty-nine week series or is it a special?" Lucy replies, "Whatever it is, our ratings are down . . Five c Latest appearance: December 21st, 2017 / First appearance: December 24th, 1970 Sally lies in bed and says, "So here it is, Christmas Eve, but there'll be no sleigh bells outside my window tonight . ." Sally continues, "Why? Because I've totally rejected the concept of the fat guy in the red suit! For the first time in my life I feel free! For once I . . ." Sally sits up and listens. She says, "What's that? I thought I heard a sleigh bell . . ." Sally Latest appearance: December 6th, 2017 / First appearance: December 9th, 1970 Charlie Brown sits at the table and writes, "Dear Little Red-Haired Girl, Evening is coming on." Charlie Brown continues to write, "I wish it were snowing huge white flakes, and you and I were walking along holding hands and." Charlie Brown stops and looks at the paper. Charlie Brown crumples up the paper and throws it over his shoulder. He says, "A lot of great letters nev Latest appearance: November 11th, 2017 / First appearance: November 14th, 1970 Snoopy sits on the ground with a rope tied around his neck. Woodstock stands in front of him. Snoopy smiles and thinks, "Woodstock is going to rescue me . ." Woodstock climbs on the rope. Snoopy thinks, "Woodstock will have me untied in no time at all . . ." Woodstock struggles with the rope. Snoopy thinks, "Woodstock is going to untie me, and we're going to . . ." Woodstoc Latest appearance: October 1st, 2017 / First appearance: October 4th, 1970 Peppermint Patty runs along. Peppermint Patty is on the telephone: "Hey, Chuck, come on over, and see what my Dad gave me for my birthday.." She points: "Roses!" Charlie Brown stands behind her. He says, "Wow!" Peppermint Patty adds, "And you know what he said?" They face each other. "He said that I'm growing up fast, and soo I'll be a beautiful young lady, and all Latest appearance: September 23rd, 2017 / First appearance: September 26th, 1970 Snoopy sits in the grass and turns his head. Lucy stands next to him and holds her hand out. Lucy says, "It's bad luck to turn away from a 'Beep.'" Lucy grabs Snoopy's nose and says, "Beep!" Snoopy thinks, "I didn't know that." Latest appearance: September 22nd, 2017 / First appearance: September 25th, 1970 Linus stands in the wind. He sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Linus' blanket is blown out of his hands. Linus runs. Linus stands next to the doghouse. The blanket completely covers Snoopy. Snoopy thinks, "I hate to see fall come . . . It gets dark so early . ." Latest appearance: July 17th, 2017 / First appearance: July 20th, 1970 Linus stands behind Lucy and says, "I have a question." Linus asks, "What would happen if there were a beautiful and highly intelligent child up in heaven waiting to be born, and his or her parents decided that the two children they already had were enough?" Lucy says, "Your ignorance of theology and medicine is appalling!" Linus says, "I still think it's a good question . Latest appearance: July 16th, 2017 / First appearance: July 19th, 1970 Snoopy is wearing a baseball cap. He runs backwards, looking up at the sky. CLOMP! Snoopy stands up straight in the air and catches the ball in his mouth. Snoopy runs, his cap flying off his head. CLOMP! He jumps in the air and catches another ball. CLOMP! Snoopy catches the ball, hanging upside down the air. CLOMP! His cap flies off as he catches the ball. Latest appearance: July 15th, 2017 / First appearance: July 18th, 1970 Snoopy sits on the doghouse and sniffles. He thinks, "What do you do?" Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "What do you do when the girl-beagle you love more than anything is taken from you, and you know you'll never see her again as long as you live?" Snoopy sits up and thinks, "What do you do?" Snoopy eats and thinks, "Back to eating!" Latest appearance: July 14th, 2017 / First appearance: July 17th, 1970 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Charlie Brown carries an envelope and says, "I have bad news for you." Charlie Brown continues, "That last letter you sent to your girl friend at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm never reached her . . She's not there any more . . ." Charlie Brown explains, "She's been sold!" Snoopy screams and runs off the doghouse. Latest appearance: July 13th, 2017 / First appearance: July 16th, 1970 Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "That girl-beagle I met at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm is really something." Snoopy sits up. He smiles and thinks, "I wonder why I liked her so much? I think it's because we teased each other . . ." Snoopy lies on his stomach and thinks, "We laughed a lot, and we teased each other . . ." Snoopy turns over and smiles. He thinks, "And the Latest appearance: July 12th, 2017 / First appearance: July 15th, 1970 Snoopy sticks his tongue out at Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown shouts, "Now you cut that out!" Snoopy walks away. Charlie Brown continues, "Just because you can't go running off to see that girl-beagle you met, you don't have to be so obnoxious!" Charlie Brown points and shouts, "By golly, you'd better start behaving yourself!" Snoopy drops the phone. Charlie Brown shouts, "A Latest appearance: July 11th, 2017 / First appearance: July 14th, 1970 Charlie Brown stands in front of Snoopy. Snoopy wears his supper dish on his head. Charlie Brown asks, "You want to go to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm again?" Snoopy's ears stand up. Charlie Brown walks away and thinks, "No, I don't think you should . . . You've been out enough lately . . ." Snoopy kicks his supper dish and thinks, "Rats!" Snoopy sits on the ground and leans a Latest appearance: July 10th, 2017 / First appearance: July 13th, 1970 Charlie Brown stands next to Snoopy and talks into the phone. He says, "Hello? Is this the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm?" Charlie Brown continues, "I'm calling for a friend of mine . . . He wants to speak to one of your dogs . . No, he doesn't know her name . . Describe her?" Snoopy holds out his paws and smiles. Charlie Brown says, "She has very soft paws . . ." Latest appearance: July 9th, 2017 / First appearance: July 12th, 1970 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy stands on the slope of the pitcher's mound. She holds out a piece of paper: "Here, Charlie Brown...Sign this petition!" "What's it for?" "Don't be so wishy-washy..just sign it!" He yells: "WANTING TO KNOW WHAT YOUR SIGNING IS NOT BEING WISHY-WASHY!" Lucy asks, "Why are you so crabby?" He looks up and wails, "YELLIN Latest appearance: July 8th, 2017 / First appearance: July 11th, 1970 The Literary Ace types, "Dear Sweetie, Have you missed me?" The Literary Ace continues to type, "I think about you all the time. I can hardly wait until Sunday morning. Don't forget . ." The Literary Ace thinks of hearts, hugs and kisses. Snoopy smiles and thinks, "I think I'm in love!" Latest appearance: July 7th, 2017 / First appearance: July 10th, 1970 Linus looks at a newspaper and approaches Charlie Brown. He says, "According to the paper, the riot was about war dogs . . ." Charlie Brown looks at the paper. Linus says, "Apparently there's been some trouble about dogs being sent to Viet Nam, and then not getting back . . ." Snoopy thinks, "All I know is, I went to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm to make a speech . . . I got whomped wi
First appearance: November 14th, 1986 Lucy sits in her psychiatric help booth with her feet up. She says, "Think about what I've said, Charlie Brown." Lucy continues, "It's really all up to you . ." Lucy holds out her hand and says, "Five cents, please." Charlie Brown asks, "Do you take bubble gum cards?" First appearance: November 14th, 1984 Spike sits in the desert and thinks, "Someday that girl in the red pickup is going to stop and give me a ride . . ." Spike thinks, "If she does, I'll probably hang my head out of the window . . ." Spike thinks, " . . Or maybe I'll sit up very prim and proper, and she'll be proud of me . . ." Spike lies down on the rock and thinks, "Or maybe she'll look at me, and say, 'Hey, First appearance: November 14th, 1976 Woodstock stands in a field and slowly, the falling snow covers him up until only his eyes show. He walks through the snow to Snoopy's doghouse. Snoopy says, "It's because you stood still.. if you move around, the snow won't stick to you.." Woodstock hops around, flying just above the ground, but he stops to catch his breath and is buried again. First appearance: November 14th, 1979 Marcie sits at her desk in school and says, "Yes, ma'am, I guess that works . . ." Marcie continues, "Thank you for telling the custodian about the leak in the ceiling, ma'am . . ." Marcie whispers, "He certainly took care of it fast, didn't he, sir?" Peppermint Patty sits at her desk with a pan on her head to catch the water. She says, "You might say that . ." First appearance: November 14th, 1977 Snoopy and Charlie Brown sit on the floor and play checkers. Charlie Brown thinks, "It's his move . . . I wonder what he's going to do . . ." Charlie Brown thinks, "I'll bet he's planning some fancy strategy . . . I know how his mind works . . . He's tricky . . ." Charlie Brown continues to think, "I wonder what he's planning . . I wonder what he's thinking . . ." Snoopy th First appearance: November 14th, 1985 Spike carries a stack of pancakes from a fire and thinks, "To me, breakfast is the best time of day." Spike sits and eats his breakfast. He continues to think, "Even when you live alone in the desert." Spike turns and looks. A tumbleweed rolls by and picks up the pancakes. Spike thinks, "Except when a tumbleweed rolls through your pancakes . ." First appearance: November 14th, 1995 Linus and Charlie Brown follow the Foreign Legionnaire, Woodstock and three other soldiers off the bus into school. Stepping off the bus Linus asks, "Why are troops from the foreign legion going into our school, Charlie Brown?" Snoopy looks at a piece of paper and thinks, "All right, men . . According to my map this should be Fort Zinderneuf . ." First appearance: November 14th, 1992 The Beaglescout hikes behind Woodstock. Snoopy thinks, "And right up ahead is 'Lookout Rock.'" Snoopy thinks, "Look out!" Woodstock smashes into the rock. Snoopy thinks, "That's why they call it 'Lookout Rock.'" Latest appearance: November 11th, 2009 / First appearance: November 14th, 1962 Linus runs up to Lucy shouting, "I got an 'A' on my report card!" Linus shows Lucy and says, "Look, I got an 'A' . . . See? Right there! I got an 'A'!" Lucy says, "You didn't get an 'A' . . . That's the principal's middle initial!" Linus says, "Rats! I thought I got an 'A'!" First appearance: November 14th, 1982 The Foreign Legionnaire and Woodstock stand atop the doghouse. He thinks,"Remember now...stay awake..." The Foreign Legionnaire stands on the ground and looks up at Woodstock atop the doghouse. He thinks,"...And keep a sharp lookout for the enemy!" Woodstock walks across the top of the doghouse. He falls off the edge onto his head with a bonk. Woodstock walks across the Latest appearance: November 11th, 2014 / First appearance: November 14th, 1967 Charlie Brown stands in front of Snoopy's doghouse wearing his baseball cap and says, "Snoopy, this is a hard thing for me to say . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "I"ve traded you to Peppermint Patty for five new players . . .All I ask is a little understanding and some sign from you that you don't hate me . . ." Snoopy sticks out his tongue and says, "Bleah!!" Charlie Brown Latest appearance: November 11th, 2010 / First appearance: November 14th, 1963 Charlie Brown sits on the bench with a sandwich in his hand, and a bag next to him. "I wish I could eat lunch with that little red-haired girl. I wonder what I'd do if she came over here, and sat down.." "I wonder if I...good grief! She saw me looking at her! She's standing up!" Charlie Brown jumps, letting go of his sandwich. "She's coming over here!! She's coming over here!! What First appearance: November 14th, 1996 Snoopy and Rerun sit in chairs in class. Rerun says, "No, ma'am . . He's not my dog . ." Rerun explains, "He just followed me to school . ." Rerun tells Snoopy, "I think she wants to know why you're here in kindergarten." Snoopy thinks, "I looked at my calendar, and saw I had a free day . ." First appearance: November 14th, 1997 Olaf and Andy are walking and Andy thinks, "Olaf, have you ever seen a coyote?" Olaf thinks, "Not since I left the farm." Andy thinks, "I think I just saw one.." Andy thinks, "And he was wearing Mickey Mouse shoes!" First appearance: November 14th, 1957 Linus and Charlie Brown are walking home from school. They stop and Charlie Brown exclaims, "Well! There He Is!" He rushes towards Snoopy who is waiting with open paws. Charlie Brown exclaims, "My Pal!!" He continues, "Everyone should have a dog to greet him when he comes home!" They hug as Schroeder watches. Latest appearance: November 12th, 2015 / First appearance: November 14th, 1968 Snoopy sits on the doghouse at night. Charlie Brown points and says, "Now, tonight I want you to stay out here, and be a watch dog!" Charlie Brown walks away and says, "It's your responsibility to guard this house, this yard and this neighborhood!" Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Snoopy lies under the covers in Charlie Brown's bed and thinks, "I can't stand all that responsibi 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: November 9th, 2000 / First appearance: November 14th, 1974 Peppermint Patty stands on a chair. Marcie holds a tape measure and says, "Okay, sir, I think I have all your measurements." Marcie looks at a slip of paper and says, "The way I see it, you're a size eight . . . Your waist is twenty-three inches, your hips are twenty-eight inches . . ." Marcie continues, "And your . . . Your . . . Uh . . . Your . . . Your . . ." Marcie lie First appearance: November 14th, 1956 Linus appraches Charlie Brown in the field. He points at his shoes and exclaims, "Look, Charlie Brown...I tied my own shoes this morning!"(BR) (BR) He looks down at his coat and continues, "And look here..I buttoned my own shirt!"(BR) (BR) Charlie Brown watches as Linus walks off smiling and whistling.(BR) (BR) Charlie Brown looks after him and says, "Young people grow up too fast these days..."( First appearance: November 14th, 1993 Snoopy wears a knit winter stocking cap. He jumps down from the roof of his doghouse. Snoopy sits on the edge of the bird bath. Woodstock rides a zomboni. Woodstock rides the zamboni in circles. Snoopy walks away from the bird bath with eyes open wide. Snoopy walks into the house. Charlie Brown holds the door for him. Sally asks, "What happened to him?" Charlie Brow
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.