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: October 17th, 1956 Linus sits on the ground watching Charlie Brown fold a piece of paper. Charlie Brown says, "See Linus? You take a piece of paper..fold a little here..' Linus takes up a piece of paper as Charlie Brown continues, "..Tear a little there, and behold! You have a boat!" Charlie Brown watches, puzzled, as Linus fiddles with the paper. Charlie Brown gives the reader a bemused loo Latest appearance: October 27th, 2011 / First appearance: October 28th, 1964 Charlie Brown stands in profile. "The Great Pumpkin is coming!" Linus marches past Charlie Brown, carrying a sign. Charlie Brown looks off to one side. "See you local pumpkin patch for details." Snoopy marches past Charlie Brown, carrying his sign. 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 . 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..."( Latest appearance: April 27th, 2012 / First appearance: April 30th, 1965 Slurp, slurp. Linus sits at his desk and sips through a straw. He raises his hand and asks, "Miss Othmar?" "I was wondering if you'd care to reconcile our failure to say 'Grace' before drinking milk with the story of Daniel in the sixth chapeter of that book?" "Oh..." Linus says. He stands and holds his milk. "Miss Othmar is never much for reconciling..." Slurp, slurp. Linu First appearance: February 18th, 1983 A mad Lucy walks and shouts, "I feel grumpy today . . I don't want to talk to anybody or see anybody!" Charlie Brown says, "I'll hold my fist out, Linus, and you walk into it . . ." Lucy shouts at Linus, "Get out of my way!" Lucy runs into Charlie Brown's fist. Charlie Brown asks, "Did it hurt?" Lucy lies on the ground dazed. Linus replies, "No, but it might later if we Latest appearance: August 15th, 2006 / First appearance: August 18th, 1959 Linus looks at Charlie Brown and says, "You think this is an ordinary pile of rocks don't you? Well, it ISN'T!" He continues, "These rocks are meant to be thrown in anger! When I get real mad, I throw rocks as hard as I can!!" Charlie Brown frowns as Linus casually tosses a rock. Linus explains, "It just so happens that today I feel pretty good." Latest appearance: June 3rd, 2013 / First appearance: June 6th, 1966 Linus stands on the pitcher's mound with his blanket over his head. Charlie Brown says, "What in the world do you call this?" Linus replies, "I can't pitch without my blanket, Charlie Brown . . . You know that!" Charlie Brown says, "Get outa here! I'll do the pitching myself even if it kills my stomach!" Charlie Brown winds up and says, "By golly, if you're ever going to get any First appearance: August 29th, 1980 Linus and Charlie Brown walk home from a baseball game. Charlie Brown says, "This season was our worst baseball season ever." Charlie Brown continues, "We didn't win a single game, and no one came to watch . . ." Charlie Brown adds, "I really thought our attendance would be better this year." Linus ask, "What should I do with the ticket we had printed?" Latest appearance: March 4th, 2008 / First appearance: March 7th, 1961 Frieda stands at a wall with Charlie Brown and Linus and says, "It's rather frightening to see the days go by so fast . . ." Frieda continues, "To say the grass is green, you know, is not saying nearly enough . . . Actually I'm very grateful for having naturally curly hair . . . I really am . . ." Frieda continues, "Sometimes my daddy calls me 'ladybug' . . . I used to read a lot, First appearance: September 21st, 1982 Linus and Charlie Brown stand at the wall. Linus says, "Nothing goes on forever." Linus continues, "All good things must come to an end . . ." Linus and Charlie Brown rest on the wall. Charlie Brown asks, "When do good things start?" Latest appearance: December 3rd, 2009 / First appearance: December 7th, 1962 Charlie Brown and Linus sit in an armchair. Linus says, "You need a new outlook Charlie Brown . . ." Linus says, "Try to look at your life as if it were a book and each day as if it were a page in that book . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I've tried that . . ." Charlie Brown says, "There were too many misprints!" First appearance: February 22nd, 1985 Eudora watches Linus build a rock wall. Eudora says, "That's a nice rock wall you're building, Linus . . ." Linus replies, "Thank you." Eudora asks, "Does it keep things in or does it keep things out?" Linus answers, "It hasn't decided yet." First appearance: August 28th, 1978 Charlie Brown and Linus stand at the wall. Charlie Brown says, "I can't get that little red-haired girl out of my mind . ." Linus asks, "Why don't you call her up, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown replies, "I'm afraid she'd hang up in my face!" Linus says, "That's the beauty of calling her on the phone." Linus continues, "One ear isn't a whole face!" Latest appearance: August 4th, 2016 / First appearance: August 7th, 1969 Linus sits in bed and holds his blanket. He says, "I'll admit that I'd like to be able to give up this blanket." Linus lies in bed and says, "And ten dollars to my favorite charity is hard to turn down although I despise that term 'Favorite charity.'" Linus continues, "I'm not sure I could give up my blanket no matter how good a deal, I was offered, but have I the right to deprive First appearance: September 23rd, 1956 "Okay, Mac! Stay right where you are!" Linus warns. He sits on the floor in the living room, sucking his thumb and clutching his blanket. Snoopy leans towards him: "!" Snoopy turns away and sulks in the corner: "Phooey!" Snoopy turns and glares at Linus: "I'm going to get that blanket away from that stupid kid if it kills me!" he vows. "I think I'll use the ol' surprise att Latest appearance: August 9th, 2009 / First appearance: August 5th, 1962 Linus stands on the field and says, "Okay, Snoopy, let's take two this time!" Linus says, "We can do it, ol' buddy!" Snoopy watches. Snoopy cathches the ball in his mouth. Snoopy spits the ball to Linus. Linus throws the ball. Linus walks off the field and says, "Well, that ended the game Snoopy. You and I are getting to be a great double play combi First appearance: February 4th, 1977 Sally stands outside and says, "I hear a helicopter . . ." Sally shouts, "They're coming! They're coming!" Sally runs and shouts, "They've rescued my sweet babboo!!" Snoopy, as a helicopter, flies Linus through the air. Woodstock is the pilot. Linus asks, "Is it too late to turn around?" First appearance: May 31st, 1984 Charlie Brown and Linus lean on the wall. Charlie Brown says, "My dad says he finally believes in miracles." Charlie Brown says, "Mom and he went to a restaurant for dinner last night . . . " Charlie Brown says, "He said no one sang 'Happy Birthday' to anyone the whole time they were there!" Linus says, "That's hard to believe." Charlie Brown says, "A real miracle." Latest appearance: November 7th, 2014 / First appearance: November 10th, 1967 Charlie Brown, Linus and Snoopy stand outside. Linus asks, "How are your baseball trades coming Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown replies, "Terrible . . Peppermint Patty said the only player she'd be interested in would be Snoopy . . ." Snoopy smiles. Charlie Brown continues, "I told her 'No' . .but maybe I was wrong . . ." Linus asks, "You mean you'd trade your own dog just to win
Latest appearance: March 30th, 2018 / First appearance: April 2nd, 1971 Charlie Brown and Snoopy stand on the pitcher's mound. Snoopy holds his supper dish in his mouth. Charlie Brown says, "Oh, no you don't!" Charlie Brown continues, "You get fed after the game, not before!" Snoopy walks away with the supper dish still in his mouth. Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and says, "I hate these salary disputes." Latest appearance: March 7th, 2018 / First appearance: March 10th, 1971 Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown sit at the table. Peppermint Patty holds up a piece of paper and says, "I've worked out the baseball schedule for our two teams, Chuck . . ." Peppermint Patty slides the paper over to Charlie Brown and says, "Here, take a look at it, and see what you think . ." Charlie Brown reaches for the paper. Peppermint Patty smiles and says, "You tou Latest appearance: February 16th, 2018 / First appearance: February 19th, 1971 Charlie Brown sits in front of Lucy's psychiatric booth. He says, "Sometimes I ask myself questions . ." Charlie Brown continues, "Sometimes I ask myself, 'Is this your real life, or is this just a pilot film?'" Charlie Brown holds his arms out and asks, "Is my life a thirty-nine week series or is it a special?" Lucy replies, "Whatever it is, our ratings are down . . Five c Latest appearance: December 21st, 2017 / First appearance: December 24th, 1970 Sally lies in bed and says, "So here it is, Christmas Eve, but there'll be no sleigh bells outside my window tonight . ." Sally continues, "Why? Because I've totally rejected the concept of the fat guy in the red suit! For the first time in my life I feel free! For once I . . ." Sally sits up and listens. She says, "What's that? I thought I heard a sleigh bell . . ." Sally Latest appearance: December 6th, 2017 / First appearance: December 9th, 1970 Charlie Brown sits at the table and writes, "Dear Little Red-Haired Girl, Evening is coming on." Charlie Brown continues to write, "I wish it were snowing huge white flakes, and you and I were walking along holding hands and." Charlie Brown stops and looks at the paper. Charlie Brown crumples up the paper and throws it over his shoulder. He says, "A lot of great letters nev Latest appearance: November 11th, 2017 / First appearance: November 14th, 1970 Snoopy sits on the ground with a rope tied around his neck. Woodstock stands in front of him. Snoopy smiles and thinks, "Woodstock is going to rescue me . ." Woodstock climbs on the rope. Snoopy thinks, "Woodstock will have me untied in no time at all . . ." Woodstock struggles with the rope. Snoopy thinks, "Woodstock is going to untie me, and we're going to . . ." Woodstoc Latest appearance: October 1st, 2017 / First appearance: October 4th, 1970 Peppermint Patty runs along. Peppermint Patty is on the telephone: "Hey, Chuck, come on over, and see what my Dad gave me for my birthday.." She points: "Roses!" Charlie Brown stands behind her. He says, "Wow!" Peppermint Patty adds, "And you know what he said?" They face each other. "He said that I'm growing up fast, and soo I'll be a beautiful young lady, and all Latest appearance: September 23rd, 2017 / First appearance: September 26th, 1970 Snoopy sits in the grass and turns his head. Lucy stands next to him and holds her hand out. Lucy says, "It's bad luck to turn away from a 'Beep.'" Lucy grabs Snoopy's nose and says, "Beep!" Snoopy thinks, "I didn't know that." Latest appearance: September 22nd, 2017 / First appearance: September 25th, 1970 Linus stands in the wind. He sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Linus' blanket is blown out of his hands. Linus runs. Linus stands next to the doghouse. The blanket completely covers Snoopy. Snoopy thinks, "I hate to see fall come . . . It gets dark so early . ." Latest appearance: July 17th, 2017 / First appearance: July 20th, 1970 Linus stands behind Lucy and says, "I have a question." Linus asks, "What would happen if there were a beautiful and highly intelligent child up in heaven waiting to be born, and his or her parents decided that the two children they already had were enough?" Lucy says, "Your ignorance of theology and medicine is appalling!" Linus says, "I still think it's a good question . Latest appearance: July 16th, 2017 / First appearance: July 19th, 1970 Snoopy is wearing a baseball cap. He runs backwards, looking up at the sky. CLOMP! Snoopy stands up straight in the air and catches the ball in his mouth. Snoopy runs, his cap flying off his head. CLOMP! He jumps in the air and catches another ball. CLOMP! Snoopy catches the ball, hanging upside down the air. CLOMP! His cap flies off as he catches the ball. Latest appearance: July 15th, 2017 / First appearance: July 18th, 1970 Snoopy sits on the doghouse and sniffles. He thinks, "What do you do?" Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "What do you do when the girl-beagle you love more than anything is taken from you, and you know you'll never see her again as long as you live?" Snoopy sits up and thinks, "What do you do?" Snoopy eats and thinks, "Back to eating!" Latest appearance: July 14th, 2017 / First appearance: July 17th, 1970 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Charlie Brown carries an envelope and says, "I have bad news for you." Charlie Brown continues, "That last letter you sent to your girl friend at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm never reached her . . She's not there any more . . ." Charlie Brown explains, "She's been sold!" Snoopy screams and runs off the doghouse. Latest appearance: July 13th, 2017 / First appearance: July 16th, 1970 Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "That girl-beagle I met at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm is really something." Snoopy sits up. He smiles and thinks, "I wonder why I liked her so much? I think it's because we teased each other . . ." Snoopy lies on his stomach and thinks, "We laughed a lot, and we teased each other . . ." Snoopy turns over and smiles. He thinks, "And the Latest appearance: July 12th, 2017 / First appearance: July 15th, 1970 Snoopy sticks his tongue out at Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown shouts, "Now you cut that out!" Snoopy walks away. Charlie Brown continues, "Just because you can't go running off to see that girl-beagle you met, you don't have to be so obnoxious!" Charlie Brown points and shouts, "By golly, you'd better start behaving yourself!" Snoopy drops the phone. Charlie Brown shouts, "A Latest appearance: July 11th, 2017 / First appearance: July 14th, 1970 Charlie Brown stands in front of Snoopy. Snoopy wears his supper dish on his head. Charlie Brown asks, "You want to go to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm again?" Snoopy's ears stand up. Charlie Brown walks away and thinks, "No, I don't think you should . . . You've been out enough lately . . ." Snoopy kicks his supper dish and thinks, "Rats!" Snoopy sits on the ground and leans a Latest appearance: July 10th, 2017 / First appearance: July 13th, 1970 Charlie Brown stands next to Snoopy and talks into the phone. He says, "Hello? Is this the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm?" Charlie Brown continues, "I'm calling for a friend of mine . . . He wants to speak to one of your dogs . . No, he doesn't know her name . . Describe her?" Snoopy holds out his paws and smiles. Charlie Brown says, "She has very soft paws . . ." Latest appearance: July 9th, 2017 / First appearance: July 12th, 1970 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy stands on the slope of the pitcher's mound. She holds out a piece of paper: "Here, Charlie Brown...Sign this petition!" "What's it for?" "Don't be so wishy-washy..just sign it!" He yells: "WANTING TO KNOW WHAT YOUR SIGNING IS NOT BEING WISHY-WASHY!" Lucy asks, "Why are you so crabby?" He looks up and wails, "YELLIN Latest appearance: July 8th, 2017 / First appearance: July 11th, 1970 The Literary Ace types, "Dear Sweetie, Have you missed me?" The Literary Ace continues to type, "I think about you all the time. I can hardly wait until Sunday morning. Don't forget . ." The Literary Ace thinks of hearts, hugs and kisses. Snoopy smiles and thinks, "I think I'm in love!" Latest appearance: July 7th, 2017 / First appearance: July 10th, 1970 Linus looks at a newspaper and approaches Charlie Brown. He says, "According to the paper, the riot was about war dogs . . ." Charlie Brown looks at the paper. Linus says, "Apparently there's been some trouble about dogs being sent to Viet Nam, and then not getting back . . ." Snoopy thinks, "All I know is, I went to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm to make a speech . . . I got whomped wi
Latest appearance: March 16th, 2007 / First appearance: March 18th, 1960 Snoopy leans forward. Charlie Brown winds up to throw a ball. Snoopy runs off as Charlie Brown throws the ball. Charlie Brown watches Snoopy retrive the ball. Snoopy flies back with the ball in his mouth. Latest appearance: March 16th, 2000 / First appearance: March 18th, 1974 Peppermint Patty and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Marcie says, "Sir, let's not miss any more school . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "Forget it!" Peppermint Patty hugs Snoopy and says, "School, isn't important, Marcie . . . I'm just gonna sit here with my ol' friend Snoopy for the rest of my life!" Peppermint Patty continues, "He never had any education, and he's done all right!" 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 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 First appearance: March 18th, 1991 Charlie Brown carries a baseball bat. Lucy walks behind him. Charlie Brown shouts, "How could we have lost the first game of the season fifty-three to nothing?!!" Charlie Brown exclaims, "Why couldn't the score at least have been fifty-three to one?!" Lucy shouts, "We were robbed!" First appearance: March 18th, 1983 Sally sits in a beanbag chair. Charlie Brown holds a baseball bat and says, "Peppermint Patty says her team needs me." Sally says, "Sure, like last year when she told you the same thing, and you ended up selling popcorn!" Charlie Brown walks away from the house and says, "I forgot about that . . ." Sally stands on the doorstep and shouts, "You probably blockheaded it out o 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, 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, 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. Latest appearance: March 15th, 2017 / First appearance: March 18th, 1970 The Literary Ace types, "I was born one bright spring morning at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm." The Literary Ace smiles and types, "I was one of seven puppies. My father and mother loved me." The Literary Ace continues to type, "Those were happy days." Snoopy smiles and thinks, "'Beagle Press' has asked me to write my autobiography . . ." Latest appearance: March 15th, 2008 / First appearance: March 18th, 1961 While Snoopy lies on top of his house, Frieda says, "I just don't understand you!" Frieda says, "You lead such a useless life!! You don't contribute anything! You.." Snoopy plants a kiss on Frieda's face and shocks Frieda. Snoopy thinks, "A kiss on the nose does much toward turning aside anger! Latest appearance: March 13th, 2003 / First appearance: March 18th, 1971 Charlie Brown stands next to the mailbox and looks at a letter. Peppermint Patty grits her teeth and says, "Got a letter in the mail, eh, Chuck?" Charlie Brown reads, "I know that you like me, and in my own way I like you, too, but . ." Charlie Brown says, "I think it's from that little red-haired girl . . She knows I like her, and . ." Peppermint Patty shouts, "That's not from any First appearance: March 18th, 1995 Lucy walks in from right field while its raining. Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy says, "It's raining here, too, huh?" Lucy walks back to right field. First appearance: March 18th, 1992 Linus and Lucy sit at the kitchen table. Snoopy stands on the ground nearby. Lucy says, "And another thing . . In our house we don't allow dogs to beg at the table!" Snoopy thinks, "I'm not begging . . I was just sitting here, and happened to be facing your way . ." 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?" Latest appearance: March 15th, 2012 / First appearance: March 18th, 1965 Lucy walks past a table. Linus' blanket looms overhead. The blanket drops onto Lucy's head. Lucy runs, yelling and screaming, from the room. Linus frowns at the blanket and says, "Good grief! What am I going to do with you? And stop giggling!" Latest appearance: March 16th, 2015 / First appearance: March 18th, 1968 Charlie Brown lies in bed with his baseball cap on. He says, "It's kind of nice not being manager . ." Charlie Brown sits up and says, "On the night before our games I always used to lie awake worrying . . ." Charlie Brown lies back down and says, "I wonder if our new manager is lying awake worrying . . ." Snoopy lies on the doghouse and sleeps. First appearance: March 18th, 1972 Schroeder sits on the baseball bench and frowns. Charlie Brown and Linus stand next to him. Linus shouts, "Lucy hit a home run!" Charlie Brown says, "Okay, Schroeder, this is it! You promised to kiss her . . ." Schroeder stands at the plate and puckers his lips. Lucy runs toward the plate. Schroeder says, "A promise is a promise . . ." Lucy runs by Schroeder and says, "Forget it! I First appearance: March 18th, 1975 Charlie Brown walks toward the pitcher's mound and looks confused. Patty says, "We hope you don't mind, Charlie Brown." Schroeder says, "I needed some dirt for my garden . . ." Five says, "I needed some dirt for our lawn . ." Linus says, "I needed some dirt for our window box . . ." Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Many chunks of dirt are missing from it.
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.