Peppermint Patty

  • First appearance: August 22, 1966
  • A fearless born leader and a natural athlete, Peppermint Patty is up to any challenge…except studying. She never met a school day she didn’t hate. But this tough girl has a soft side, too: She’s hopelessly in love with her pal Charlie “Chuck” Brown—who has no idea. For Peppermint Patty, sports are easy; it’s life that’s hard.

  • Did you know: Peppermint Patty’s real name is Patricia Reichardt.
Peppermint Patty
First appearance: May 1st, 1956 Lucy is leaning on Schroeder's piano. She says, "You never pay any attention to me, Schroeder.." He exclaims as she says, "All you ever think of is that stupid Beethoven, and that stupid piano and that stupid classical music, and that.." He yanks the piano from under her head with a KLUNK. Patty arrives to find a dazed Lucy on the floor. Lucy says, "Never fall in love wi First appearance: February 11th, 1962 Snoopy dives from his doghouse thinking, “It’s snowing!” (BR) (BR) “Millions and millions of snowflakes!” Snoopy thinks as he starts to dance in the snow. (BR) (BR) “It’s Snowing! It’s Snowing!” thinks Snoopy as he continues to dance. (BR) (BR) “It’s Beautiful! It’s Beautiful!” goes on Snoopy as he flings his arms out and holds his head up towards the falling snow, as he continues to dance. (BR) ( First appearance: May 12th, 1956 Linus and Lucy are standing in the field. She is wearing a thoughtful expression and says, "I just don't know.." She continues as Patty approaches, "I've heard a lot of arguments on both sides.." She says, "YOU'RE in the first grade, Patty...maybe YOU can tell us..." She asks, "Just how important IS it to have a good eduacation?" Latest appearance: May 23rd, 2009 / First appearance: May 26th, 1962 Patty stands on the field and shouts, "C'mon Charlie Brown, we're not really expecting much but we can hope!" Linus shouts, "Pitch it to him, Charlie Brown ol' boy! He'll probably hit a home run, but pitch it to him anyway!" Lucy says, "C'mon Charlie Brown, ol' boy! We know you're no good but we're right behind you anyway . . . sort of . . ." Charlie Brown stands on the p Latest appearance: June 19th, 2006 / First appearance: June 22nd, 1959 Charlie Brown (smiling) and Snoopy stand listening to Violet. She says, "Look, it's a picture of Sally, Charlie Brown's new baby sister." Patty, Lucy, and Linus gather around to look at the picture. Patty says,"Oh, isn't she cute?" Lucy says, "She's real cute" Violet adds, "That's such a cute picture" Linus stands next to Snoopy grimacing. Patty continues,"She sure is cute, Cha First appearance: June 14th, 1958 Charlie Brown and Linus stare at the dropped ball. Violet exclaims, "He Dropped it!" Lucy starts crying. Schroeder says, "Charlie Brown Dropped The Ball!!" Patty grimaces and says, "We could Have Been Champions!" They all start crying and exclaim, "Now We're Nothing! WHAAAHHH!" Charlie Brown grimaces at the reader and says, "It depresses a manager to see his team cry..." Latest appearance: July 17th, 2006 / First appearance: July 20th, 1959 Charlie Brown reads his cereal box as he eats. Patty reads her cereal box as she eats. Lucy reads her cereal box as she eats. Snoopy reads his can of dog food as he eats. Latest appearance: March 22nd, 2010 / First appearance: March 25th, 1963 Charlie Brown wears a baseball cap and says, "Today, team, we face the beginning of a new season . . ." Charlie Brown says, "The success of a team depends a lot upon its attitude . . ." Charlie Brown asks, "Do you all feel that we can look forward to this season with real anticipation?" Shermy, Schroeder, Lucy, Patty and Snoopy all stand wearing their respective baseball ha First appearance: February 24th, 1958 Charlie Brown is talking to Patty in the field. Snoopy is walking. Snoopy approaches them and acts dehydrated, panting. Charlie Brown says, "Excuse me.. I think somebody's water dish is empty.." First appearance: December 12th, 1993 Snoopy, dressed as Santa Claus, rings a bell in front of a chimney. Musical notes come from the bell. Lucy and Rerun walk up to Snoopy Claus. They are wearing coats and hats. Lucy says, "Well, look here! It's Santa! This is my little brother 'Rerun', Santa..." Lucy says, "Tell Santa what you want for Christmas, 'Rerun'. Rerun looks thoughtful and says, "Well, I'd like some First appearance: April 5th, 1958 Patty smiles as Snoopy approaches Charlie Brown who is holding out his dog-dish. They watch him look at the food. Snoopy sits up with his nose in the air. He turns away from the food. Charlie Brown explains, "No Napkin!" First appearance: December 26th, 1957 Patty and Violet are leaning on the bridge. Violet says, "There sure are a lot of these instant products on the market..." They walk along the lane and she continues, "Instant coffee, instant tea, instant pudding, instant cereal" They watch as Charlie Brown walk by smiling. Violet says, "..Instant dislike.." Latest appearance: May 13th, 2006 / First appearance: May 16th, 1959 Patty approaches Pigpen playing in the mud. She says,"I just don't understand.." She asks, "Pigpen, how in the world do you manage to get so dirty?!" Pigpen looks down on himself and replies, "Well, it's kind of hard to say.." He continues,"I guess there are some things we will never know in this lifetime!" Latest appearance: April 5th, 2009 / First appearance: April 1st, 1962 Charlie Brown stands at home plate holding a bat. A voice calls out, "Strike two!" Charlie Brown holds the bat and a voice calls out, "Strike three!" Lucy, Patty and Violet throw their heads back and wail, "Oh no!!!" Patty, Lucy and Snoopy shout at Charlie Brown, "You blockhed! You didn't even swing!!" Shermy says, "You just stood there!" Lucy says, "You blockhead!" Pa Latest appearance: March 30th, 2006 / First appearance: April 2nd, 1959 Patty and Charlie Brown are walking in the neighborhood. Charlie Brown asks,"Wouldn't it be wonderful if there were no hatred?" He continues,"Wouldn't it be wonderful if there were no hatred in the whole world?" Patty asks,"Why does this interest you so much, Charlie Brown?" He turns to Patty and says, "Then nobody would hate me!" First appearance: January 15th, 1957 Patty and Violet are walking. They approach a person bundled up in furs. They continue walking. Violet says, "Maybe we should go back and see if there's anybody in there.." First appearance: March 24th, 1956 Violet and Patty are sitting on the sidewalk smiling and talking. Charlie Brown watches from afar and says, "I'll bet those girls are talking about ME." He stands behind a tree and says, "I wonder what they're saying about me.." He walks along the lane and continues, "Gee...I was feeling so good too...now I'm all depressed.." He turns to one side and and yells, "Why does s First appearance: January 21st, 1956 Charlie Brown yells to his left, "You Come Back Here, And Say That! I Dare You!!" He looks off to his left. He continues to look. Patty stands in front of him and he says, "Gee..I'm sorry you had to come back all that way.." Latest appearance: February 10th, 2014 / First appearance: February 13th, 1967 A boy runs and shouts, "Hey! C'mon! It's the 'Arm wrestling' championship!" Patty, Pigpen and Shermie run. Shermie says, "It's Lucy against the 'Masked Marvel'!" Linus, Sally and Charlie Brown stand and watch. Sally says, "They've been going at it for two hours now!" Snoopy and Lucy arm wrestle and sweat. Snoopy thinks, "Give up, you stubborn female!" Lucy says, "Crack, you Latest appearance: June 20th, 2006 / First appearance: June 23rd, 1959 Patty is talking to Charlie Brown in the field. She exclaims,"You think your Sally is cute..you should see Him!" Charlie Brown asks, "HIM? 'Him' Who?" Patty walks away smiling. Charlie Brown stares to his left. Lucy walks by with Snoopy who is wearing a bonnet. Charlie Brown grimaces and mutters, "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: September 17th, 1985 Sally stands in front of the class and says, "My report today is on human behavior in our society . . ." Sally continues, "We shall discuss the importance of marriagement . ." Sally turns and says, "Ma'am?" Sally says, "Whatever . ." First appearance: September 17th, 1989 Sally looks up at a sign which reads, "Well, go ahead..walk!" Sally crosses the strreet. A sign behind her reads, "Stupid kid". She walks. Sally stops at a sign which reads: "Wrong Way". Sally moves around, hopping. She looks up at the sign, which still reads, "Wrong Way" Sally does another sort of dance, still hopping. She gazes up at the si First appearance: September 17th, 1986 Snoopy is dressed as the World Famous Agent. Tapioca Pudding says to Linus, "My agent just got me a personal appearance at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Los Angeles!" Linus says, "The Olympic Games were two years ago." An angry Tapioca Pudding screams, "Where's that agent? I'll pound him!!" The World War I Flying Ace attempts to kiss Tapioca Pudding. He Latest appearance: September 15th, 2002 / First appearance: September 17th, 1972 Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown are walking. "The years are going by.." she says. They sit under the tree and Peppermint Patty continues, "I'm scared, Chuck... What if I grow up, and no one ever loves me? We people with big noses are very insecure..." She faces out: "Do you think I have a big nose, Chuck? Do you think someone will love me someday?" "Sure," says, Charlie Brown. First appearance: September 17th, 1993 Marcie stands on her doorstep wearing a football helmet. She says to Peppermint Patty, "My dad bought me this helmet, sir . . He says girls can play sports just as well as boys can . ." Marcie follows Peppermint Patty who carries a football. Marcie says, "I tried it in the pool, and I almost drowned . ." Latest appearance: September 15th, 2011 / First appearance: September 17th, 1964 Charlie Brown asks Linus: "Did the teacher like your map?" They walk. "I guess not...She gave me a 'C' on it..." Linus holds out a rolled up paper to Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown looks at it. "Only a 'C'? How come?" Linus gazes at his map: "I meridianed where I should have latituded!" First appearance: September 17th, 1958 Linus, dragging his blanket, approaches Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown asks, "Still got your blanket, Eh, Linus?" He continues, "What are you going to do when you get too old to drag it around?" Linus looks at his blanket and says, "Who knows?" He continues, "I've been thinking seriously of having it made over into a sport coat!" Latest appearance: September 14th, 2013 / First appearance: September 17th, 1966 Lucy says, "Look at that bug, will you?" Lucy continues, "He thinks he's better than that other bug . . ." Lucy shouts, "What makes you think you're so great?!" Lucy walks away and says, "I enjoy putting his kind in their place!" Latest appearance: September 14th, 2009 / First appearance: September 17th, 1962 Charlie Brown says into the phone, "It's going to be our last chance this year to have a picnic . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "That's right . . . It will be very informal . . . We're not even going to tell anybody what they should bring . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Each person will bring what he feels is necessary . . ." Snoopy sits next to Charlie Brown holding his dog di First appearance: September 17th, 1957 Snoopy sits listening to Lucy shout. She shouts and raises her hand in the air, "From now on when I speak, you listen!"(BR) (BR) Snoopy mimics her and raises his hand.(BR) (BR) He walks off with his hand raised.(BR) (BR) She grimaces to the reader as he walks by again with his hand raised.(BR) (BR) First appearance: September 17th, 1956 Snoopy walks through the grass thinking, "Here comes the big elephant, tromping through the jungle..." He keeps walking and thinks, "TROMP! TROMP! TROMP!" He stops and thinks, "Suddenly he stops! He lifts his head! He sees the hated hunter!" Charlie Brown frowns as Snoopy tromps atop his head. First appearance: September 17th, 1978 Woodstock flies along upside-down. He continues to fly. Snoopy lies on his back atop the doghouse. Woodstock approaches him. Woodstock flies through the 'Z' balloon and cuts it in half. The 'Z' balloon comes back together off-balanced. Snoopy wakes up with a grimace. He sits up and thinks,"That'll stir up the ol' migraine!" Latest appearance: September 15th, 2007 / First appearance: September 17th, 1960 Snoopy sits atop his doghouse at night and thinks, "I just know that this is the end!" He looks over the doghouse's edge and thinks, "Those bulldozers will be here first thing on Monday morning to wipe me out!" He lies on top of the doghouse and thinks, "The night is dark and I am lonely....there are so many things I've left unsaid...so many things left undone...." He think First appearance: September 17th, 1991 Charlie Brown and Snoopy sit at a school desk. Charlie Brown says, "Snoopy, the teacher says if you're going to stay in class, you'll have to sit way in the back by yourself . . ." Snoopy walks away from Charlie Brown. Snoopy sits at a desk and thinks, "If she asks me to spell 'Mississippi,' I'm in trouble . ." First appearance: September 17th, 1998 Marcie sits at her desk in school. Peppermint Patty sleeps at the desk in front of Marcie. Marcie says, "Yes, ma'am... I'm sure she's asleep." Marcie says, "Should I wake her up?" Peppermin Patty's head falls backward onto Marcie's desk. Marcie says, "I think it's time for her ten o'clock feeding.." First appearance: September 17th, 1979 Sally and Charlie Brown sit at the table. Sally writes the letters, "F, G, H, I." The "I" has two dots above it. Charlie Brown asks, "How come you put two dots over the 'I'?" Sally replies, "Those aren't dots . . . Those are eyes! Haven't you ever heard of I's eyes?" Sally sits at the table alone and shouts, "Stick around! You may learn something!" First appearance: September 17th, 1981 Lucy holds out Linus' hand. Snoopy approaches and holds out his paw. Lucy says, "You have a sliver, too? Let me see . . ." Lucy looks at Snoopy's paw and says, "I hope you're not as big a coward as my stupid brother . . ." Lucy holds Snoopy's paw and says, "Hold real still now while I . ." Linus says, "It's gonna hurt." Snoopy jumps on Lucy's head. Lucy shouts, "What did yo First appearance: September 17th, 1999 Peppermint Patty snores at her school desk with her head back. Patty wakes up and says, "I'm awake!" Patty falls asleep head down on her desk. Patty awakes and says, "Land ho!" Latest appearance: September 14th, 2016 / First appearance: September 17th, 1969 Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown sit on the curb. Peppermint Patty says, "You should organize a football team, Chuck . ." Peppermint Patty smiles and continues, "Then I could bring my team over to slaughter you . . . we'd mangle you . . . we'd stomp on you and crush you and trample you into the ground!" As Peppermint Patty gets up and walks away she says, "Get your team organize Latest appearance: September 14th, 2006 / First appearance: September 17th, 1959 Charlie Brown runs by flying his kite. Lucy and Linus walk along and Lucy asks, "Isn't the sky a beautiful blue today, Linus?" They both look up and she continues, "Look there..did you ever see anything nicer?" Charlie Brown stands grimacing in the distance. Linus watches his sister grimace as the kite lands on her outstretched arm.
Peppermint Patty, the tomboy, is forthright, doggedly loyal, with a devastating singleness of purpose, the part of us that goes through life with blinders on.
Charles Schulz

Interests

  • Baseball

    Peppermint Patty not only manages her baseball team but is its star pitcher.

  • Football

    Peppermint Patty likes to get her aggression out with a good tackle!

  • Skating

    Peppermint Patty shows her feminine side when she ice skates.