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 13th, 1958 Snoopy sits smiling, watching Linus eating grapes. Linus drops the stem on the ground and walks off. Snoopy looks at it. He looks after Linus. He looks at the stem again and thinks, "Nothing left but the bare bones!" Latest appearance: April 18th, 2002 / First appearance: April 13th, 1972 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Linus says, "Woodstock would have been proud of you, Snoopy . ." Snoopy thinks, "I was proud of myself." Linus holds out his arms and says, "After all, you really thought you were fighting to save his life . ." Linus continues, "That was no ordinary cat, either." Snoopy thinks, "Two hundred pounds!" Linus asks, "Are you going to keep on reading First appearance: June 21st, 1958 Linus throws a ball for Snoopy to catch. Snoopy gets it and runs back with it. He drops numerous balls on the ground by Linus's feet. Snoopy thinks, "Throw one..get back five..." He walks off smiling and thinking, "Always give the client more than he asks for!" First appearance: August 26th, 1992 Linus lies in bed at night and says, "There! I hear them! I hear the coyotes howling . . ." Linus says into the phone, "Charlie Brown! I heard the coyotes again! They sounded so lonely it scared me . . ." Linus says, "Oh, I'm sorry . . Did I wake you up? Is there a time change where you live?" Charlie Brown sits on the floor and says into the telephone, "I don't think Latest appearance: April 20th, 2011 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1964 Linus sits at a table, poring over papers. "This 'New Math' is too much for me!" he complains to Lucy. "You'll get on to it...It just takes time.." Lucy advises as she walks away. "Not me...I'll never get on to it!" Linus sweats. He turns and calls after her: "How can you do 'New Math' problems with an 'Old Math' mind?" First appearance: September 29th, 1975 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Linus says, "I guess you haven't heard from Spike since he left you?" Snoopy thinks, "No, I haven't." Snoopy sits on the doghouse and thinks, "I imagine he got home all right, though." Snoopy continues to think, "Ol' Spike could always take care of himself . . . Ol' Spike never needed help from anyone . . ." Spike stands on the side of the road First appearance: April 23rd, 1982 Linus and Charlie Brown stand behind a fence. Linus asks, "How's the match going?" Charlie Brown answers, "There seems to be a problem . . ." Molly Volley and Bad Call Benny stand at opposite sides of the net. Molly Volley shouts, "That ball was in!" Bad Call Benny shouts, "I said it was out!!" Molly Volley walks past Snoopy and says, "I think maybe It'd be better if I came around First appearance: March 27th, 1958 Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Linus are star-gazing. Charlie Brown says, "Your stupid brother has been standing here throwing rocks at the stars!" He asks, "He has?! Lucy yells at Linus, "Why, you Blockhead!" She continues, "What If You Had Hit One?! Charlie Brown gives the reader a resigned look. Latest appearance: May 28th, 2007 / First appearance: May 30th, 1960 Linus is kneeling in a bedroom that is very messy with an overflowing garbage-can, papers on the floor, and toys spilling out of their boxes. He looks at a card in his hand and calls out, "Lucy..." Linus looks up, waves the card in his hand, and says, "What do you want to do with the birthday card you got from Charlie Brown? Shall I throw it away?" Linus stands facing Lucy with t First appearance: December 15th, 1990 Linus plays with a book. Lucy asks, "Are you going to Sunday school tomorrow?" Linus says, "I guess so . . Why?" Lucy says, "The teacher wanted to know why you weren't there last Sunday . ." Linus says, "The zipper on my Bible was stuck . ." Latest appearance: October 5th, 2007 / First appearance: October 7th, 1960 Linus says to a leaf, "Take it easy now...don't be frightened. You'll find a lot of your friends here.." Lucy, confused, looks at the reader. Linus exclaims to Lucy, "Leaves need me! I help them through what is really the big emotional period of their lives!" They turn to watch the leaves falling. Linus continues, "When a leaf falls from a tree, he's alone...he's like a person le First appearance: September 3rd, 1987 Sally and Linus walk down the street. Sally says, "Right here, next week." Sally stops and says, "This is the spot where the school bus will be stopping . ." Sally begins to walk away and says, "I'll be over here . ." Linus rolls his eyes as Sally points to a post and says, "This is the pole I'm going to chain myself to . ." First appearance: February 9th, 1982 Linus sits with Sally. Linus says, "I don't know . . Maybe I'm just getting bored." Linus continues, "Sometimes I think I've seen everything." Linus and Sally stand in front of a bush. The World War I Flying Ace sits on top of it. Linus says, "I was wrong . . . That's the first time I've ever seen a bush pilot!" First appearance: August 5th, 1982 Linus and Charlie Brown stand by the "Keep Off!" sign. Linus says, "I wonder what the rest of our team will say when they find out we have no place to play . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Some of them won't even know the difference." Charlie Brown continues, "We have one player who can't tell the first inning from the last inning . . ." Lucy approaches and asks, "Hey, what inni Latest appearance: March 27th, 2015 / First appearance: March 29th, 1968 Linus stands in front of Lucy and smiles. He throws his arms in the air and says, "Miss Othmar still likes me! It was all a misunderstanding!" Linus explains, "I thought she wasn't looking at me the way she used to, and I was right! She needed glasses! How about that?" Linus walks away and continues, "What appeared to be a strain in 'Teacher-pupil' relations, turned out to be uncor Latest appearance: May 16th, 2015 / First appearance: May 18th, 1968 Linus watches tv and his hair stands up. Lucy walks up behind him and says, "All right, switch channels!" Lucy continues, "And get up so I can sit there!" Lucy sits in Linus' seat and says, "While you're up, go into the kitchen and get me some ice cream!" Linus walks away and says, "I'm surprised that my hair doesn't turn gray . ." Latest appearance: January 24th, 2008 / First appearance: January 26th, 1961 Linus sits in a chair with Charlie Brown and says, "When I get big, I'm going to be a doctor!" Linus says, "No, I'm going to be more than a doctor . . . I'm going to be a great doctor!" Linus says, "I want to rise to the greatest height of all . . ." Linus says, "I want to write a syndicated medical column!" Latest appearance: December 18th, 2010 / First appearance: December 21st, 1963 Linus says to Snoopy, "You know how to destroy a childs holiday season?" Linus says, "Make him take part in a Christmas program! Tell him he's going to have to sing 'Jingle Bells' in front of the whole PTA!" Linus makes a face. Snoopy watches from his doghouse. Linus throws back his head and yells, "That's how to destroy a childs holiday season!!!" Snoopy topples off of First appearance: March 20th, 1978 Linus sits in a bean bag and watches tv. The announcer says, "One moment, please . . ." The announcer continues, "We interrupt our regular program to bring you this special bulletin." The announcer says, "It's a nice day outside." First appearance: May 13th, 1958 Charlie Brown and Linus are playing croquet. Linus says, "I'm scared to play any more, Charlie Brown.." He points off to his left and continues, "There's a vulture sitting on the croquet stake.." Charlie Brown runs off asking, "A Vulture?" Snoopy a.k.a 'Vulture' is sitting on the stake. Charlie Brown grimaces at the reader and exclaims, "Oh, Good Grief!"
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: July 12th, 1982 The World Famous Surgeon thinks, "Here's The World Famous Surgeon on his way to the operating room . . ." Lucy says, "Doctor, it says here that after surgery, fifty percent of your patients feel pretty good for half an hour." Lucy asks, "Do those statistics bother you?" Snoopy walks away and thinks, "No, I'm very easy going." First appearance: July 12th, 1996 Charlie Brown says to a receptionist, "Yes, ma'am . . Is this the emergency room? Well, my elbow hurts from playing baseball . ." Charlie Brown says, "Yes, I'd call it an emergency . ." Charlie Brown says, "My team is already ten runs behind . ." First appearance: July 12th, 1980 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Woodstock speaks. Snoopy thinks, "Nope!" Woodstock speaks. Snoopy thinks, "No, I don't think so . ." Woodstock speaks and flies away. Snoopy thinks, "You haven't convinced me . . ." Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "His arguments were too narrow!" First appearance: July 12th, 1981 Snoopy stands and listens to a transitor radio atop a table. He sits and continues to listen. He looks at the radio and continues to listen. He walks off. He picks up the phone and starts dialing. He barks loudly into the phone. He walks off smiling. He thinks,"I love bark shows!" Latest appearance: July 7th, 2000 / First appearance: July 12th, 1974 Snoopy and Woodstock sit on the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "The big dog said to the little dog, 'Have you met the new cat who lives next door?'" Snoopy holds his arms out and thinks, "'Yes, I talked to him yesterday,' said the little dog. 'Did you talk to him in person?' asked the big dog . . . 'No,' said the little dog . . 'I talked to him in cat!'" Snoopy laughs hysterically. Latest appearance: July 11th, 2015 / First appearance: July 12th, 1969 Snoopy stares down at his food dish and says, "I can see myself in my water dish.." Snoopy stares deeper into the dish and exclaims, "What in the world?!?" Snoopy sits up and collects himself. He thinks, "Whew! That really shook me up for a moment.." Snoopy lies down and thinks, "I thought one of my ears was turning gravy!" First appearance: July 12th, 1976 Snoopy sits on the doghouse and eats. Lucy says, "Junk food!" Lucy continues, "You're gonna ruin your stomach eating all that stuff!" Snoopy holds out his paw to Lucy and thinks, "Here, try one of these. sweetie . . ." Lucy walks away. Snoopy holds junk food and thinks, "Wait!! Come back! Have some doughnuts and potato chips with your cup cake!!" Latest appearance: July 9th, 2012 / First appearance: July 12th, 1965 Snoopy struggles to drag a suitcase. Snoopy puches a suitcase. Snoopy opens the suitcase. Snoopy sits on his doghouse typing on the typewriter, "It was a dark and stormy night." Latest appearance: July 9th, 2014 / First appearance: July 12th, 1967 Snoopy lies on his doghouse. Snoopy looks up curiously. Snoopy thinks, "Now, I've seen everything . . ." A bird with long hair stands on the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "A bird hippie!" First appearance: July 12th, 1986 Sally wears a camouflage outfit. She says, "I knew it! Now they want us to learn to eat grass! This is survival?" Sally says, "Who wants to eat grass? What do they think we are, a bunch of cows?!" Charlie Brown picks up grass. Snoopy watches as Linus says, "Try it . . . Maybe you'll like it . ." Sally puts grass in her mouth and exclaims, "In the long run, I think I'd First appearance: July 12th, 1990 Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand on the pitcher's mound. Lucy stands nearby. Schroeder asks, "Charlie Brown, do you think I could have a career as a catcher?" Charlie Brown answers, "Sure, and then after you retire, you can go on TV like Joe Garagiola." Lucy says, "Who?" First appearance: July 12th, 1979 Sally talks into the phone and says, "No, this is Sally . . . I'm his sister . . . He's where?" Sally turns to Snoopy and says, "It's the 'Ace Memorial Hospital' . . . Your owner's in the hospital!" Sally talks into the phone and says, "No, my parents are at the barbers' picnic . . . Yes, I'll tell them . . How long will he be in the hospital? Is he going to get well?" Sno First appearance: July 12th, 1993 Charlie Brown holds a phone in one hand and a quarter in the other. Linus asks, "Calling home, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown says, "I thought I'd let everyone know that I got here to camp safely . . The phone says, "'Thank you for calling the Brown residence . . If you know the four digit extension of the party you are trying to reach, you may dial it now . . If you are calling yo Latest appearance: July 9th, 2008 / First appearance: July 12th, 1961 Frieda stands on the sidewalk holding her cat. Violet walks by and says, "Humph!" Frieda says, "People hate cats . . ." Frieda continues, "People hate people who own cats . . ." Frieda says, "And people especially hate people with naturally curly hair who own cats!" Latest appearance: July 9th, 2009 / First appearance: July 12th, 1962 Schroeder sits in the grass with Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "My dad has always had ambitions to be a great golfer or bowler." Charlie Brown continues, "He's always wanted to play golf like Sam Snead and bowl like Don Carter . . ." Schroeder asks, "Has he achieved his ambition?" Charlie Brown replies, "No, he bowls like Sam Snead and plays golf like Don Carter! First appearance: July 12th, 1978 Snoopy, as The World Famous Tennis Pro, gets knocked over by the ball. A voice shouts, "Ace!" Molly Volley screams. Crybaby Boobie shouts, "We won!!!" A car horn honks. Molly Volley says, "I'm gonna kill somebody!" 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 First appearance: July 12th, 1999 Sally speaks on the phone. Sally says, "Summer camp? yes, I got your brochure.. yes, thank you." Sally says, "No, I wasn't planning on going to camp this year.." Sally says, "Well, if I change my mind, could I bring my brother's wolf with me?" Snoopy barks into the phone. Sally says, to Charlie Brown who sits in the bean bag chair, "That's another camp I don't ha First appearance: July 12th, 1985 Charlie Brown and Sally sit at the table. Sally writes, "He was a very arrogant cowboy." Sally continues to write, "He would only ride on pompous grass." Charlie Brown says, "You mean pampas grass . ." Sally shouts, "I said he was arrogant, didn't I?" First appearance: July 12th, 1956 Linus stands in the room shouting, "I'm Independent!" He continues, "I can stand on my own..." He looks down at his feet. He concludes, "Two feet!"
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.