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: July 15th, 1973 Linus stands in profile, with his hands on his hips. He says, "Still moping? I can't believe it!" He stands behind Lucy and holds out his hands. Lucy sits in profile in an armchair, with her head on her arm. She faces out and frowns. Linus says, "But that was almost ten weeks ago!" She walks off, saying, "I can't help it!" Linus stands, watching her. She angrily kicks a pil First appearance: February 18th, 1956 Charlie Brown watches as Lucy pats Snoopy's head. Lucy and Charlie Brown walk off together. Linus is playing with building blocks. Lucy watches as Charlie Brown pats his head. Linus grimaces as his hair is now standing on end. Lucy and Charlie Brown walk off. Lucy says, "You're right...there IS a lot of electricity in the air..." Latest appearance: September 8th, 2009 / First appearance: September 11th, 1962 Linus and Charlie Brown look at a sapling. Charlie Brown says, "It's a beautiful little tree, isn't it? Linus says, "Yes, it is . . ." Charlie Brown says, "It's a shame we won't be around to see it when it's fully grown." Linus says, "Why? Where are we going?" First appearance: September 18th, 1983 Snoopy peers from behind the armchair Linus is kneeling in front of a jack-in-the- box with Woodstock's image Linus is knelling while winding the Jack-in-the-box. Music is playing Linus watches as the jack-in-the-box opens Linus is winding the Jack-in-the-box again Snoopy is stocking Snoopy jumps at the jack-in-thge-box, Linus is startled Latest appearance: January 5th, 2011 / First appearance: January 8th, 1964 Lucy walks behind linus, who says, "Perhaps I could be a better brother to you, if you'd tell me what a good brother should be like.." They face each other. Lucy begins, "All right, I'd be glad to...A good brother should be kind and considerate.." Lucy raises her arms and continues, "The welfare of his sister or sisters should always be one of his chief concerns..he should be hones Latest appearance: February 2nd, 2009 / First appearance: February 5th, 1962 Lucy puts her hand to her mouth as she listens to Linus. Linus wears glasses and says, "And so the opthamologist said I have to start wearing glasses . . ." Linus says, "At first I was pretty upset . . . It was a real emotional blow . . . All sorts of things went through my mind . . ." Linus says, "But, finally, one thought seemed to stand out . . ." Lucy asks, "What was that?" Latest appearance: February 16th, 2006 / First appearance: February 19th, 1959 Linus approaches Charlie Brown on the field with his blanket. He says, "Look Charlie Brown..you've got to help me break this blanket habit.." Linus gives the blanket to Charlie Brown and exclaims, "You hang onto it for me, but DON'T give it to me even if I BEG you for it! No matter what I tell you, DON'T GIVE IT BACK TO ME!!" Linus reaches for his blanket saying, "I think I've chan Latest appearance: April 13th, 2017 / First appearance: April 16th, 1970 The World War I Flying Ace sits on the doghouse in the rain. He thinks, "Here's The World War I Flying Ace about to take off from an aerodrome somewhere in France . ." Linus shouts, "Come back! You can't fly in weather like this! Come back!" The World War I Flying Ace thinks, "Someone do something about that poor chap! He's obviously hysterical!" Snoopy thinks, "Tell him we Latest appearance: February 23rd, 2016 / First appearance: February 25th, 1969 Charlie Brown and Linus walk in the rain. Linus carries a bowl and says, "Poor Miss Othmar . . . It's raining, and she's on strike." Linus continues, "I'm bringing her some soup . . ." Linus smiles and says, "This will be just what she needs . . ." Linus looks down at the bowl and says, ". . A bowl of rain!" Latest appearance: October 29th, 2012 / First appearance: October 28th, 1965 Lucy answers the phone and says, "Oh, hi! Linus? Just a minute . . . I'll get him . . ." Lucy says, "It's for you . . . It's Charlie Brown . . ." Linus says, "I'm not speaking to him . . . He insulted my belief!" Linus shouts, "I'm not speaking to anyone who doesn't believe in the 'Great Pumpkin'!" Lucy walks off and says, "Good luck with the world!" First appearance: October 21st, 1958 Charlie Brown is walking with a grimacing Linus. Linus says, "When I get big, I'm going to be a real fanatic!" Charlie Brown asks, "What are you going to be fanatical about, Linus?" Linus replies, "Oh, I don't know..it doesn't really matter.." He walks off and concludeds, "I'll be sort of a wishy-washy fanatic!" Latest appearance: June 24th, 2014 / First appearance: June 27th, 1967 Linus walks in the rain holding his blanket. Linus smiles. Linus continues walking. Linus says to Lucy, "Actually, a smile makes a lousy umbrella!" First appearance: February 5th, 1982 Linus and Snoopy walk in the snow. Linus says, "I should think it would be easy to track rabbits this time of year . . ." Linus continues, "There must be a lot of them around here." Linus asks, "What would you do right now if you saw a rabbit?" Snoopy tosses a snowball and thinks, "Hit him with a snowball!" First appearance: August 18th, 1991 Charlie Brown sits against the tree with Snoopy slumped in his lap. He asks, "How do we look?" Linus, with a camera, responds, "Very natural." Linus continues, "Hold real still..smile.." Click! "Perfect!" exclaims Linus. Linus says, "That's gonna look great.." Charlie Brown says, "Let me know, will you?" "When the pictures are done?" Linus asks, "Sur First appearance: October 28th, 1992 Linus hands Marcie some paper and says, "These are pamphlets about the 'Great Pumpkin' . . ." Marcie says, "And you want me to go from door to door and give them to people?" Marcie and Linus walk. Marcie asks, "Are you coming with me?" Linus says, "I'll be right behind you . ." Marcie stands on a front porch and holds out a piece of paper. Marcie says, "Good afternoon, m First appearance: April 19th, 1990 Woodstock wears a crown as he follows Snoopy. Snoopy thinks, "Make way for the king of the jungle!" Linus says, "I always thought the lion was the king of the jungle . . ." Woodstock follows Snoopy. Snoopy thinks, "Make way for the new improved king of the jungle!" First appearance: February 6th, 1989 Charlie Brown and Linus sit on a snow sled at the top of a hill. Linus says, "Gramma says she's found a new little restaurant that she really likes . ." Charlie Brown and Linus slide quickly down the hill past a tree. Linus continues, "They serve small portions . ." Charlie Brown and Linus fly off the sled and tumble down the hill. Linus continues, "But the print on the menus is la Latest appearance: May 21st, 2002 / First appearance: May 23rd, 1972 Linus and Joe Cool sit on the ground and lean against the doghouse. Linus sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Charlie Brown stands next to them and says, "What I don't understand is why your mother would allow Lucy to throw you out of the house . . ." Linus explains, "Mom isn't home . . . She went to the hospital yesterday." Snoopy looks excited. Charlie Brown asks, "Is she all Latest appearance: June 9th, 2009 / First appearance: June 12th, 1962 Linus walks up as Lucy flys a kite. Linus says, "Say, that's a beautiful kite, Lucy . . . And you say you made it yourself?" Linus says, "It's very pretty . . . Sort of a pale blue, isn't it?" It's just about the same color as my . . ." Linus makes a face and says, " . . . Blanket!" First appearance: May 16th, 1958 Charlie Brown and Linus are walking along the lane. Linus asks, "Do vultures fly very high, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown replies, "Oh, yes.. usually they circle in the air..they go around and around.." He flaps his hands and continues, "Suddenly, with a great flurry of wings, they drop to the ground!" They both jump as with a 'WUMP', as Snoopy a.k.a 'Vulture', drops to th
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: July 14th, 2016 / First appearance: July 18th, 1968 Snoopy sits on the ground. Lucy walks toward him. Lucy grabs Snoopy's nose and says, "Beep!" Lucy walks away and says, "I haven't beeped you in a long time." Snoopy thinks, "I haven't missed it a bit!" Latest appearance: July 15th, 2006 / First appearance: July 18th, 1959 Schroeder yells at Lucy, who is leaning on his piano, "I wouldn't marry you unless you were the last girl on Earth!" Lucy asks, "Did you say, 'If' or 'Unless'?" Schroeder replies, "I admit I said, 'Unless'..." Schroeder falls over as Lucy shouts, "HOPE!" First appearance: July 18th, 1990 Charlie Brown and Snoopy sit on the edge of the dock and watch the sunset. Charlie Brown says, "I don't know . . I always feel sort of sad when I see the sun go down . . ." Snoopy thinks, "Like when you've eaten the last cookie . ." First appearance: July 18th, 1977 Lucy stands in the outfield. The ball flies over her head and hits the ground. Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy tosses the ball to him and says, "No problem, manager . . I missed it, but the ground caught it!" Lucy walks away and says, "Nice catch, ground! You're doing a good job!" Charlie Brown says, "I never realized the ground was on our side . . ." First appearance: July 18th, 1987 Peppermint Patty and Clara stand up to their knees in water. Clara says, "Look what I have, ma'am . . Water resistant diving watches!" Peppermint Patty says, "That's great, Clara . . Now, you can time yourself when you're swimming . . ." Clara asks, "Swimming?" Clara, struggling with the weight of the watches, says, "I can't lift my arms!" First appearance: July 18th, 1980 Charlie Brown sits at the table and writes a smudgey letter. He writes, "Dear Pen Pal." Charlie Brown continues to write, "It has been a long time since I have written." Charlie Brown makes a big smudge on the paper. Charlie Brown writes, "You can see why." Latest appearance: July 22nd, 2016 / First appearance: July 18th, 1969 Linus stands next to Charlie Brown and shouts, "She's leaving, Charlie Brown!" Linus continues, "The station wagon is leaving! You'll never see her again!" Linus grabs Charlie Brown's arm and shouts, "Do something!! Run over there! Hurry!! Hurry!!!!" Linus says, "She's gone . . ." Charlie Brown cries and shouts. First appearance: July 18th, 1985 Charlie Brown sits in a chair with his shirt and shoes off. Charlie Brown says, "It's hot today . . ." Charlie Brown looks out the window and says, "I wish we had a pool or lived near a lake . ." Charlie Brown walks outside sweating and says, "Well, there's only one thing to do . . ." Charlie Brown sits in a pail of water and says, "Go down to the ol' swimming bucket!" First appearance: July 18th, 1956 Shermy approaches Charlie Brown building an object. He asks, "Building a birdhouse, eh, Charlie Brown?" He continues, "The directions say you're supposed to Glue the joints together before you nail them" Charlie Brown replies, "I know that.." Shermy asks,"How come you're not following the directions?" Charlie Brown shouts, "I've Never Done Anything Right In My Life, And I Latest appearance: July 15th, 2009 / First appearance: July 18th, 1962 Sally holds a jump rope. Sally looks at the jump rope. Sally looks at the jump rope. Sally says, "It doesn't jump!" First appearance: July 18th, 1998 Rerun and Snoopy rest on some rocks and look up. Rerun asks, "Do dogs ever look at clouds?" Snoopy thinks, "If I could talk, I'd tell you how we look at clouds, and birds, and the moon and everything, but dogs can't talk.." Rerun says, "I guess dogs never look at clouds.." Snoopy thinks, "Stupid kid!" Latest appearance: July 15th, 2014 / First appearance: July 18th, 1967 The Vulture sits on his perch and waits. Frieda walks by and says, "Hi, sweetie!" The vulture sits as Frieda walks by. Snoopy thinks, "Actually, vultures just hate to be called 'sweetie'!" First appearance: July 18th, 1996 Linus and Rerun sit on the floor watching television. Rerun says, "I like these nature programs . . You see things you never thought could . . ." Snoopy runs into the room, grabs Linus's blanket with his mouth and drags Linus out of the room. Rerun says, ". . Happen." First appearance: July 18th, 1965 Charlie Brown is standing on the pitchers mount with his eyes closed and a frown as he says, “Good Grief” (BR) (BR) Charlie Brown looks up with shame and says, “Twelve errors, in one inning!” “What a team I’ve got!” (BR) (BR) Charlie Brown turns to the outfield and yells, “All right, how about giving me a little support out there? I can’t win this game by myself, you know!!” Charlie Brown turn First appearance: July 18th, 1981 Peppermint Patty talks into the phone. She says, "It was a miracle, Sally!" Peppermint Patty continues, "This butterfly landed on my nose, see, and then it turned into an angel . . ." Sally talks into the phone and asks, "Your nose turned into an angel?" Peppermint Patty frowns and says, "I'm hanging up, Sally . . ." First appearance: July 18th, 1984 Charlie Brown stands next to the mailbox and reads a letter. It says, "Dear Chuck, It's your old friend Peppermint Patty writing from France." Peppermint Patty swims in the ocean and waves. The letter says, "Here I am swimming near our hotel in Cap d'Antibes." Charlie Brown reads a letter. It says, "How's your baseball team doing this year? Scored a run yet? Ha Ha Ha Ha!" First appearance: July 18th, 1992 Cormac carries an inner tube around his waist. Marcie sits in a beach chair. Cormac says, "Hi, my name is Cormac . . I had my first swimming lesson this morning . ." Cormac says, "If you're ever drowning, don't be afraid to call me." Cormac struggles to get the inner tube off. Cormac says, "In the meantime, will you help me with this inner tube? I can't get it over my head . ." First appearance: July 18th, 1975 Snoopy sits in the grass with his supper dish in his mouth. Charlie Brown walks past Snoopy and says, "Suppertime isn't for another half hour." Snoopy continues to sit in the grass with his supper dish in his mouth. Snoopy drops the supper dish and thinks, "I was just hoping for a few celery sticks . . ." First appearance: July 18th, 1991 Marcie and Peppermint Patty lean on the wall. Peppermint Patty says, "You know, when we were away at camp, I don't think Chuck missed either one of us." Marcie walks behind Peppermint Patty and says, "I wonder what we could say to let him know how that made us feel . . . To let him know we're sensitive." Marcie watches as Peppermint Patty says into the phone, "Chuck, you blockhead Latest appearance: July 16th, 2007 / First appearance: July 18th, 1960 Charlie Brown looks down at Lucy drawing on a piece of paper on the ground in a seemingly empty room. Lucy kneeling over her paper says, "I'm trying to draw a political cartoon that will solve all of the world's problems." She stands up and shows Charlie Brown her cartoon. She says, "See? Here's Uncle Sam, and here's a dove of peace, and here's an elephant, and here's a donkey, and here'
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.