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: April 7th, 2009 / First appearance: April 10th, 1962 Snoopy barks as he runs after a car. Linus says to Charlie Brown, "Why do dogs chase cars?" Snoopy thinks, "It's quite obvious . . ." Snoopy lies in the grass and thinks, "To try to read the lettering on the hub caps!" First appearance: April 7th, 1975 Linus and Charlie Brown sit at the table. Linus writes, "Dear Truffles." Charlie Brown says, "Truffles?" Linus replies, "It's a girl's name, Charlie Brown . . . I met the neatest little girl last week!" Charlie Brown says, "Well, you'd better be careful . . ." Linus smiles. Charlie Brown walks away and says, "You've left your headlights on!" First appearance: March 20th, 1993 Charlie Brown, Linus, Schroeder, Lucy, Pigpen, Snoopy and Woodstock pose for the baseball team picture. Charlie Brown shouts, "All right, everyone over here for the team photo!" Schroeder says to Lucy, "You have your choice . . . You can sit with either Pigpen or the dog . . ." Lucy asks, "What kind of choice is that?" Pigpen replies, "I should think it would be obvious." Snoopy thinks, "I'll First appearance: June 9th, 1958 Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, and Charlie Brown are on the baseball field. Schroeder says, "Get this last man out, Charlie Brown, and the championhsip is ours!" Violet approaches Charlie Brown and Lucy. She says, "You can do it, Charlie Brown..we're all behind you!" Lucy says, "That's right, Charlie Brown..we're with you..pitch it to 'im, boy! Strike him out.." She whispers in Latest appearance: April 22nd, 2014 / First appearance: April 25th, 1967 Charlie Brown and Linus sit at the table. Charlie Brown holds up a pencil and says, "It's ridiculous for me to write to a pen-pal in pencil!" Charlie Brown tosses the pencil and picks up a pen. He says, "I'm going to learn to write with a pen if it kills me!" Charlie Brown writes and smudges all over the paper. Charlie Brown and Linus sit covered in ink. Charlie Brown says, First appearance: August 24th, 1992 Linus, wearing his pajamas, talks on the phone at night. Linus says, "Hello, Charlie Brown? I'm scared . ." Charlie Brown, wearing his pajamas, says into the phone, "Of what? It's two o'clock in the morning." Linus says, "I was sound asleep . . And then I heard some coyotes howling . . ." Linus says, "They sounded so lonely . . I started to think about everything in the First appearance: May 14th, 1998 First appearance: August 5th, 1983 The World Famous Sergeant leads Woodstock and friends through the field. Snoopy thinks, "Here's the World Famous Sergeant-Major of the foreign legion leading his troops on a mission." Snoopy thinks, "As they leave civilization, they approach the desert with its miles and miles of burning sand . . ." Snoopy leads his troop through a sandbox where Rerun sits and plays. Snoop Latest appearance: June 10th, 2008 / First appearance: June 13th, 1961 Linus reads the newspaper and says, "I never realized the world was in such sad shape!" Linus says, "Look at this newspaper . . . Look at what's happening! I never realized that such things went on today!" Lucy asks, "What are you reading, the front page?" Linus says, "No, the movie ads! First appearance: May 11th, 1958 Whop! Charlie Brown, at bat, swings and hits the ball. Schroeder, in his catcher's gear, stands behind him. Linus, wearing a baseball cap and mitt, looks up. He runs. He runs around a corner, towards Lucy, who sits in a sandlot with a pail. Linus watches as Lucy concentrates on her sand. She turns around as Linus joins her in the sand. Lucy looks up Latest appearance: January 7th, 2016 / First appearance: January 6th, 1969 Linus stands behind Lucy and asks, "Well, how is your year coming?" Lucy replies, "It's not my year any more . . I took it back . ." Lucy explains, "The months and weeks were pretty good, but it had a lot of bad days in it . . ." Lucy continues, "They were very nice about taking it back . . They said this happens all the time." First appearance: August 16th, 1991 Charlie Brown and Linus lie on cushioned seats near a pool. Linus says, "Here's your big chance to impress that little red-haired girl, Charlie Brown . ." Linus points and continues, "See? She's sitting at that table, but she's having trouble getting the umbrella to go up . . ." Charlie Brown runs. Charlie Brown is caught inside a table umbrella. He shakes and says, "May First appearance: September 5th, 1989 Linus and Salley wait for the bus. Sally says, "It's only the first day of school, and I've already learned something . ." Linus asks, "What's that?" Sally's sandwich sticks out of her lunch box and she says, "You can't get a hero sandwich in a lunch box . . ." Latest appearance: September 6th, 2014 / First appearance: September 9th, 1967 Linus answers the phone and says, "Hello? Oh, hi, Gramma, how are you? Me? Oh I guess I'm fine, I guess . . ." Linus asks, "How are you and your smoking? You have? Well that's great . . . No, I haven't touched my blanket for two weeks . . ." Linus continues, "I don't even know where it is . . . Lucy hid it . . . No, she won't tell . . . no . . ." Linus says, "I think it First appearance: October 26th, 1998 Linus and Snoopy lie outside with their backs against a rock. Linus says, "Snoopy, it makes me feel good to know that I can always talk to you about the "Great Pumpkin"." Linus says, "Of course, it just might be that it's because dogs believe everything you tell them.." Snoopy thinks, "Most dogs.." Latest appearance: October 3rd, 2015 / First appearance: October 5th, 1968 Lucy walks up behind Linus and says, "Well, I hope you learned a lesson." Lucy continues, "You failed that true or false test because you didn't study." Linus says, "No, I think I merely miscalculated . . ." Linus continues, "If I had started with a false instead of a true, then the three trues would have been falses, and the false that followed the true would have . . ." L Latest appearance: August 30th, 2000 / First appearance: September 25th, 1974 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Linus holds a piece of paper and says, "Here are a few statistics for you, Snoopy . . ." Linus continues, "During this past season, you consumed twenty-four pre-game meals, nineteen mid-game meals and fifty-four post-game meals." Snoopy blows a bubble. The bubble pops on Snoopy's face. Linus says, "Oh, yes . . . And three hundred packs of bubble Latest appearance: June 23rd, 2011 / First appearance: June 25th, 1964 Snoopy lies on his stomach, watching. Charlie Brown is on his knees. He directs the cleaners inside the doghouse: "Got it rolled up? Okay, bring it out.." As Linus walks by, carrying the end of a carpet, Charlie Brown says, "Good work." Snoopy sits and watches them. Charlie Brown points and explains, "We're sending the carpet out to be cleaned." Snoopy lies on his stomach. Latest appearance: March 31st, 2011 / First appearance: April 3rd, 1964 Linus and Charlie Brown are walking. Linussays, "I didn't feel very well when I got up this morning.." They stand at a street corner. Linus continues, "My mother almost kept me home from school.." "Finally, she decided I'd better go.." "You looked like you were feeling better, huh?" Charlie Brown asks. "No, she had my lunch all made!" Linus holds up his lunch bag. Latest appearance: May 27th, 2014 / First appearance: May 30th, 1967 As Linus is patting a bird on the head Lucy walks up and asks, "Just what do you think you're doing?!" Lucy grabs Linus by the shirt and shouts, "Do you realize that people are coming up to me and saying, 'Your brother pats birds on the head'? Well I want you to stop it! Do you hear me?! Stop it!!" Linus looks rattled as Lucy storms away. A bird stands and watches. The bi
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 15th, 1978 Peppermint Patty walks with Marcie and says, "I'm getting dumber every day . . . I can't do my schoolwork . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "My head is dead, Marcie." Marcie says, "We'll get you started again, sir . . We'll just put you in gear . . ." Marcie pushes Peppermint Patty down a hill. Peppermint Patty says, "Yipe!" Marcie continues, ". . . And push you downhill!" First appearance: November 15th, 1979 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty wears a pan on her head to catch leaking water. Marcie says, "Guess what, sir . ." Marcie continues, "I heard that the board of education and the principal have been arguing about the leak in the ceiling . . ." Marcie says, "They can't decide what to do . . . I imagine it's a financial problem, wouldn't you Latest appearance: November 20th, 2011 / First appearance: November 15th, 1964 Lucy wears a long winter stocking cap and admires herself in the mirror. Lucy walks down the front steps wearing her hat. Charlie Brown says, "Say! I like that cap, Lucy!" Lucy replies, "Thank you . . ." Charlie Brown says, "You're all set for cold weather, aren't you?" Lucy pats her pom pom and says, "Yes, I guess I am . . ." Charlie Brown says, "You know what i Latest appearance: November 12th, 2012 / First appearance: November 15th, 1965 Linus watches as Charlie Brown kneels in front of Snoopy's doghouse and shouts, "Snoopy? Snoopy? I wonder where he went . . ." Charlie Brown says, "He was supposed to make a speech at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm last Saturday night, but they called and said that he never showed up . . ." Charlie Brown walks off and says, "I'll bet he got scared . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I First appearance: November 15th, 1958 Lucy sits watching Linus build a toy airplane. She says, "Mother says for you to clean up your room, Linus.." He asks, "Why should I?" She shouts, "Because It's Your Room, That's Why!" She continues, "You're lucky to Have a room of your own! There are a lot of children in this world who have to sleep in the street!" He replies, "And I suppose their mothers make them clean Latest appearance: November 10th, 2000 / First appearance: November 15th, 1974 Marcie and Peppermint Patty stand by the door. Peppermint Patty says, "Hi, Marcie, how's the sewing coming?" Peppermint Patty and Marcie walk. Peppermint Patty says, "You're working on my skating dress, aren't you?" Marcie replies, "Oh, yes, I'm working on it . . ." Peppermint Patty and Marcie stand in front of the sewing machine. Marcie frowns and says, "In fact, I just learned so First appearance: November 15th, 1996 Peppermint Patty holds a football and yells, "Get back, Marcie! Get way back!" Peppermint Patty shouts, "Farther! Farther! Get back farther!" Peppermint Patty looks into the distance. Marcie walks up behind Peppermint Patty and says, "I took the long way around . ." First appearance: November 15th, 1984 Pigpen sits at his school desk. He says, "Yes, ma'am . . My name is 'Pigpen'." Pigpen says, "Oh, yes . . I've been in your class all year . . ." Pigpen says, "You just haven't noticed me." Pigpen says, "The janitor keeps sweeping me out!" First appearance: November 15th, 1999 The Literary Ace is sitting on top of his house typing, "The dog wasn't happy the way things were going in the family." "..."The next time there's an election," he thought, "I'll run for Head of the Family."..." "...Unfortunately, when the election was held, he only got one vote." First appearance: November 15th, 1985 Charlie Brown stands outside in the snow with a shovel. Lucy stands in the doorway. Charlie Brown says, "Ask your dad if he wants me to shovel your walk . ." Lucy replies, "He said why should he pay you when he can do it himself?" Charlie Brown answers, "Because if he does it himself, he's liable to have a heart attack and need bypass surgery . . ." Lucy asks, "Who writes y First appearance: November 15th, 1986 Snoopy lies on the doghouse thinking, "Every night my supper comes through that back door . ." Charlie Brown walks up behind Snoopy holding the dog dish. He yells, "Surprise!" Snoopy jumps into the air. Charlie Brown explains, "Tonight I went out the front door and came aournd the side of the house . ." Snoopy eats his food and thinks, "I'll eat first, and then I'll call First appearance: November 15th, 1995 Charlie Brown stands in front of his teacher's desk. The Foreign Legionnaire stands in front of the class room with Woodstock and three soldiers. Charlie Brown says, "Yes, ma'am, he's my dog . . Well, sort of . . No, I don't know what he's doing here . ." Snoopy thinks, "Ask her how long I have to keep these troops standing at attention . ." First appearance: November 15th, 1997 Spike sleeps against a rock next to a cactus. Andy and Olaf walk along the horizon. It is night and the moon is out. Andy thinks, "I've been thinking about something.. if I saw that coyote wearing Mickey Mouse shoes couldn't that mean we're getting close to where Spike lives?" Olaf thinks, "I doubt it.. if we were close, we'd know it because we're well bred hunting dogs.." Latest appearance: November 12th, 2013 / First appearance: November 15th, 1966 Charlie Brown stands in the street wearing his safety patrol uniform and holding a stop sign. He shouts, "Okay, let's move along there!" Charlie Brown yells, "Just pay attention to your safety patrol! Move along, now! Move along!" Lucy walks by and says, "'Fuzz!'" A dejected Charlie Brown holds his sign and says quietly, "Okay . . . let's move along . . . let's move alon First appearance: November 15th, 1957 Charlie Brown stands next to a pile of leaves. He watches as Linus jumps into the pile. Linus looks down and says, "Well, I just learned something, Charlie Brown.." He holds up a stick covered with leaves and concludes, "Never jump into a pile of leaves holding a wet sucker!" First appearance: November 15th, 1982 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse in the rain. Snoopy holds up his ear on the opposite side as Woodstock. Woodstock speaks. Snoopy holds up his other ear and thinks, "Sorry . . . Wrong ear!" Latest appearance: November 12th, 2014 / First appearance: November 15th, 1967 Charlie Brown leans against Schroder's piano, wearing his baseball cap. Schroeder exclaims, "You what?!!" Charlie Brown explains, "I traded Snoopy to Peppermint Patty for five good players...He's the only player she'd trade for...I had to do it..." Schroeder exclaims, "But he's your own dog! Does winning a ball game mean that much to you?" Charlie Brown replies, I don't k First appearance: November 15th, 1976 Charlie Brown stands at Frieda's door and says, "Good morning! I'm trying to earn some money for Christmas." Charlie Brown asks, "Will you ask your mother if there's any kind of work I could do for her?" Frieda asks, "What kind of work do you do?" Charlie Brown replies, "I shovel sidewalks, rake leaves and garble messages!" First appearance: November 15th, 1992 Snoopy stands on a perch. Charlie Brown lies in bed. Snoopy jumps from the perch head first.. Snoopy has a cord around his ankle. He stops and flies back up in the air. Snoopy heads for the floor again. Snoopy bounces back up in the air. Snoopy hangs upside down. Snoopy stands on the board at the end of Charlie Brown's bed. Charlie Brown lies First appearance: November 15th, 1981 The World War I Flying Ace walks through the archway of a ruin. He sits at a table, that holds a mug and a bottle, with one finger raised and thinks, "Puis-Je Avoir La Carte?" He thinks, "Here's the World War I Flying Ace sitting in a small French Cafe...." He continues, "Suddenly he sees a beautiful young country lass!" He walks along thinking, "Slyly he approaches her ta
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.