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: January 26th, 2010 / First appearance: January 29th, 1963 Snoopy watches as Charlie Brown and Linus approach. Linus says, "What's the difference between a 'Hereford' and a 'polled Hereford'?" Charlie Brown replies, "'Polled' refers to their being bred without horns." Linus says, "Really? That's very interesting." Snoopy lies in the grass and thinks, "I fully expected some remark about 'polled beagles'!" Latest appearance: September 26th, 2011 / First appearance: September 28th, 1964 Charlie Brown and Linus are at the wall. Linus announces, "When I get big, I want to be a great doctor." "I want to be a doctor among doctors...a physician among physicians..." They look at each other. "I want to be the Willie Mays of medicine!" Linus walks off, raising his arm. "How ambitious can you get?" Charlie Brown asks. Latest appearance: December 3rd, 2010 / First appearance: December 6th, 1963 Linus says to Charlie Brown, "Lucy says that Santa Claus is controlled by some big Eastern syndicate . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Don't believe her . . . That's the sort of story that goes around every year at this time . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Take it from me . . . He's clean!" Linus sticks his tongue out at Lucy and says, "Bleah!" First appearance: October 29th, 1957 Linus approaches Charlie Brown kneeling next to a big pumpkin. Charlie Brown says, "First, you get yourself a big pumpkin like this, Linus.." Linus stoops down next to him as he continues, "Then you take a knife, and carve a funny face on it.." He stands up and exclaims, "And then you put a candle in it to make it light up!" Linus stands and looks down at the pumpkin. He First appearance: October 25th, 1995 Sally, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and the World Famous Attorney wait at the bus stop. Sally says, "I think I'll ask the driver to drop me off at the mall . ." Linus says, "I wonder if he'd stop someplace where we could get some doughnuts . ." Snoopy thinks, "I wonder if he'd drop me off at the courthouse . ." First appearance: February 19th, 1991 Lydia and Linus sit at their school desks. Lydia says, "They say that the first thing a woman notices about a man is his eyes . . ." Linus turns around, opens his eyes wide and says, "Really?" First appearance: August 5th, 1992 Linus throws the ball and Snoopy chases it. Snoopy dribbles the ball. Snoopy kicks the ball. Snoopy dribbles the ball. Snoopy kicks the ball. Snoopy stands facing Linus with the ball between them. Linus says, "Well, yes . . That's kind of what I meant . ." Latest appearance: August 14th, 2011 / First appearance: August 9th, 1964 Linus tosses Charlie Brown the ball. Charlie Brown stands on the pitchers mound and says, "This next guy's a good hitter Linus . . . You'd better play deep . . ." Linus walks off. Linus looks up suddenly. Linus races in the other direction. Linus looks over his shoulder as he runs. Linus pauses in front of an apple tree. A glove rises from the top o Latest appearance: October 8th, 2007 / First appearance: October 10th, 1960 Linus watches Lucy reading. She says, "It says here that the Hawaiian word for 'stomach' is 'opu'..." Linus looks at himself in the mirror and says, "That's very interesting..." He continues, "You know I thought I was getting fat, but I guess I'm not...in fact, I think I look pretty good..." He quips, "Opuwise, that is !" Lucy looks at the reader. First appearance: October 29th, 1991 Linus and Snoopy stand on a girl's doorstep. Linus says, "Good morning! We're here to tell you all about the 'Great Pumpkin' . . ." The girl screams, "If you're not off this porch in two seconds, I'll sic my dog on you!!" Snoopy looks at her very small dog and thinks, "Please don't bite my toes . ." Latest appearance: December 14th, 2010 / First appearance: December 18th, 1963 Linus sits in a chair and says to Charlie Brown, "Lucy volunteered me to sing 'Jingle Bells' at the PTA Christmas program . . ." Linus frets and says, "I can't sing in public! I'm a terrible singer! I never have been able to sing!" Charlie Brown says, "Don't worry about it . . . In Psalm 98 we read, 'Make a joyful noise unto the Lord.'" Linus screams, "It's the PTA!!" Ch First appearance: August 5th, 1958 Snoopy dances by whiles Charlie Brown and Linus talk. Linus says, "My gramma says that we live in a veilof tears.." Charlie Brown replies, "She's right..this is a sad world.." Snoopy continues to dance. He slows down. Charlie Brown continues, "This is a world filled with sorrow.." Snoopy lays slumped on the ground. Charlie Brown continues as he and Linus walk away, "Sor First appearance: June 23rd, 1985 Rerun stands on the beach in his swimming-trunks and holding his pail. He kneels down and starts playing in the sand. He scoops the sand up into a mound. He starts to shape the sand. He builds turrets. He walks back and forth with his pail He goes back to his sand structure to see the Foreign Legionnaire perched in his turrets. He walks over to Lucy Latest appearance: March 18th, 2009 / First appearance: March 21st, 1962 Linus says, "All right, so I'm a baseball scout . . . What do I do?" Charlie Brown says, "You go and find out all you can about their pitchers and hitters." Charlie Brown says, "Write everything you find out on this square of bubble gum . . . If they suspect that you're scouting them you can just chew up the evidence . . ." Charlie Brown shakes Linus's hand and says, "Well, good l First appearance: July 17th, 1985 Linus stands with The World Famous Attorney. Linus says, "If you're an attorney, I'd be interested in knowing what kind of cases you handle . . ." Linus asks, "May I see one of your cards?" Linus holds the card and reads, "Attorney at law . . Bankruptcy, trusts, accidents, medical, probate, wills . . ." Snoopy smiles. Linus reads, "And dog bites." Latest appearance: December 2nd, 2013 / First appearance: December 5th, 1966 Linus puts down the phone and says to Charlie Brown, "That was my blanket-hating grandmother . . ." Linus holds his blanket and says, "I was trying to explain why I needed my security blanket, but I just couldn't get through to her . . . " Charlie Brown asks, "Was it a bad connection?" Linus says, "Yes." Linus continues, "It's always difficult to talk from one generation t Latest appearance: January 23rd, 2003 / First appearance: January 28th, 1971 Linus stands in the snow. He winds up to throw a snowball. Lucy walks up to Linus and says, "Here's a gentle reminder . . ." Lucy continues, "If you throw that snowball at me, I'll break every bone in your stupid body!" Linus tosses the snowball on the ground and says, "Saved by a gentle reminder." First appearance: December 1st, 1975 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Linus says, "Welcome home! Where's my blanket?" Snoopy thinks, "Blanket?" Linus points at Snoopy and shouts, "Don't tell me you left it out in the desert? You did, didn't you?!" Snoopy thinks, "I did!" Linus holds his arms up and shouts, "How am I going to find it? I don't know where to look! I don't even know which desert you were on!" Snoopy l First appearance: January 18th, 1990 Linus lies in bed and says to Lucy, "It's too cold to go to school today . . ." Linus says, "Tell the teacher to bring the class here to my room, and I'll just stay under the covers . . ." Charlie Brown waits at the bus stop and says, "Where have you been? You almost missed the bus . ." Linus walks towards them and says, "I got involved." Latest appearance: June 4th, 2008 / First appearance: June 7th, 1961 Linus holds Frieda's cat and says, "That dirty Charlie Brown! He tricked me into holding Frieda's cat!" Linus shouts, "Frieda! Where are you? I've got your cat! Come and get your cat!" Linus shouts, "Come and get your stupid cat!!" Linus looks at the cat and says, "Excuse me . . . I was merely trying to add a little emphasis!"
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: January 18th, 1975 Snoopy stands at Peppermint Patty's door and smiles. Peppermint Patty says, "I appreciate your coming to stay with me, Snoopy . . ." Snoopy walks in the house. Peppermint Patty closes the door and says, "My dad will be working late for another whole week, and I sure hate being at home alone . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "I've been falling asleep in school because I'm afraid to Latest appearance: January 15th, 2007 / First appearance: January 18th, 1960 Charlie Brown asks, "Snoopy, have you ever thought that you were a bore?" Charlie Brown says, "Have you ever felt that people were bored by everything you said?" Charlie Brown continues, "Have you ever felt that they weren't the least bit interested in anything you . . ." Charlie Brown makes a face as Snoopy snores. First appearance: January 18th, 1999 Linus and Rerun walk through the snow. Linus says, "You can tell a lot about someone by following their tracks in the snow..." Linus says, "Now, what do you think that we can tell about this person?" The footprints look like a dance pattern. Rerun says, "I think maybe he was a dancer." First appearance: January 18th, 1976 Woodstock looks over at a piece of bread in the snow with puzzlement. He walks over to it. He stares at it. He hops off. He chirps a question to Snoopy as they sit atop the doghouse. Snoopy spreads his hands and thinks,"That's french toast...go ahead, and try it...there's nothing to be afraid of." He watches as Woodstock flys off. Snoopy thinks,"There migh Latest appearance: January 13th, 2003 / First appearance: January 18th, 1971 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Woodstock speaks. Woodstock sits on the doghouse and laughs. Woodstock and Snoopy stare at each other. Woodstock and Snoopy turn away from each other. Snoopy thinks, "Birds don't know how to tell jokes." Latest appearance: January 15th, 2006 / First appearance: January 18th, 1959 Lucy kneels on the ground, making a snowball. She stands and pats the snowball tightly. She looks off to one side. She nonchalantly tosses it in the air as Charlie Brown walks by. Lucy grins evilly and prepares to throw the snowball at an oblivious Charlie Brown. She aims. She throws the sowball; it lands on the ground at her feet. She stares Latest appearance: January 16th, 2016 / First appearance: January 18th, 1969 Sally walks up behind Charlie Brown and asks, "Do you think life has any meaning?" Charlie Brown replies, "Well, I . . ." Sally cries and shouts, "I mean, do you think life has any meaning after you've failed nine spelling tests in a row and your teacher hates you?!!" Charlie Brown replies, "That's a different question." Latest appearance: January 15th, 2011 / First appearance: January 18th, 1964 Lucy and Linus stand together. She point and orders: "Do this! Do that!" "Hop to it! Do this! Do that! Hop to it!" Linus remains where he is. "Okay let's go! Do this! Do that! Hop to it!" Linus stares at her. "You're right...You WOULD make a good Queen!" Linus agrees. Lucy smiles and crosses her arms. Latest appearance: January 15th, 2010 / First appearance: January 18th, 1963 Linus stands in front of a closed door and says, "Grandma . . . I want to apologize . . ." Linus continues, "I want to apologize for what I said about your drinking thirty-two cups of coffee . . . I still like you, Grandma . . ." The door opens. Linus clutches his blanket and smiles. First appearance: January 18th, 1977 Linus and Sally get off the bus. Sally asks, "What's the sense in taking a field trip in the snow?" Sally continues, "What are we studying, Washington at Valley Forge?" Sally holds her face and says, "Maybe we're studying frostbite." Sally continues, "If my ears fall off, I'm gonna sue the school board!" First appearance: January 18th, 1987 Snoopy sits atop his doghouse as Charlie Brown reaches up to him with an envelope saying, "It's a letter from your brother Spike." Snoopy smiles, looks at the letter, and thinks, Good ol' Spike!" Spike leans forward on a rock in the desert writing a letter. He writes, "Dear Snoopy," He sits down, looks at the letter, and reads,"Just thought I'd drop you a line to let you k Latest appearance: January 15th, 2013 / First appearance: January 18th, 1966 Charlie Brown stands on a doorstep wearing a hat and coat and holding a shovel. He asks, "Shovel your walk?" The little girl who answers the door asks, "You mean for money?" Charlie Brown replies, "Yes, I don't have any use for beads!" The little girl slams the door in Charlie Browns' face. Charlie Brown walks off and says, "I guess a good businessman can't afford to be sa First appearance: January 18th, 1978 Linus walks out of the school. Sally asks, "Will you walk home from school with me, Linus?" Sally says, "I think the powers of darkness are out to get me . . ." Linus says, "I doubt if I could ever protect you from the powers of darkness." Sally asks, "How about a third-grader who claims I broke his ruler?" First appearance: January 18th, 1956 Linus approaches Charlie Brown sitting on the sidewalk and asks, "Will you be my friend, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown stands up and exclaims, "Why sure, Linus..I'd be glad to be your friend!" They walk along the lane and Linus says, "Lucy told me it was about time I made a few friends.." Charlie Brown grimaces as Linus walks along and says, "So I figured I'd better start r First appearance: January 18th, 1996 Snoopy sits on the grass and thinks to Woodstock, "I tried being a sheep dog once . ." Woodstock holds a shepherd's staff. Snoopy crouches and opens his eyes wide. Snoopy thinks, "I used to stare at the sheep like this, but it didn't work . ." Snoopy thinks, "They thought I was just being rude!" First appearance: January 18th, 1979 Peppermint Patty and Marcie stand and hold books. Peppermint Patty sings, "Kiss me once and kiss me twice . . Then kiss me once again . . . It's been a long time . . ." Marcie says, "Shh!! You have to be quiet in a library, sir!" Peppermint Patty says, "Just singing an old World War II song, Marcie . . ." Peppermint Patty asks, "Bet it brought back a flood of memories, huh, First appearance: January 18th, 1980 Linus waits at the door. Charlie Brown walks out of the house and says, "There must be something wrong with me." Charlie Brown continues, "I went to bed early last night, but I'm still tired . ." Charlie Brown adds, "I think I must have dog blood." Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "I resent that!" First appearance: January 18th, 1988 The World Famous Surgeon walks towards a smiling Linus. Snoopy walks past Linus. Linus says to Charlie Brown, "You know what's a bad sign?" Linus says, "When you meet your doctor in the hallway of the hospital, and he doesn't recognize you . ." First appearance: January 18th, 1957 Snoopy sits in the snow catching snowflakes with his tongue. He continues to catch snowflakes. He thinks, "Whew, I'm full!" He walks off thinking, "I'll bet if I ate one more snowflake I'd turn into a blizzard!" Latest appearance: January 25th, 2000 / First appearance: January 18th, 1974 Snoopy lies on his stomach on the doghouse. Charlie Brown holds a dish of food and says, "I'm sorry you've been feeling nervous lately . ." Charlie Brown continues, "I wonder what the trouble could be . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Maybe I'm not feeding you enough . . . Or maybe I've been feeding you too much . . ." Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "Just what I need . .
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.