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 16th, 1956 Patty is talking to Lucy by the door at the front of the house. Lucy says, "So I said to my mother, 'I'm going outside'..." She continues, "'NO YOU'RE NOT,' she said...so I said,'WHY?!'" She continues, "And then she said, 'BECAUSE I SAID SO, THAT'S WHY!'" Patty asks, "Then what did you say?" Lucy leans against the door, grimaces, and replies, "Nothing..I knew it was hopele Latest appearance: June 25th, 2017 / First appearance: June 28th, 1970 Violet and Patty stand at a ticket booth. Violet holds up a bill and says, "One, please.." Patty, Franklin, Linus, Sally, and Snoopy are on line. Sally asks, "You know what I'm doing, Linus? I'm prtending that you're taking me to the movies.." Linus says, "Well I'm NOT! We just happen to be standing in the same line!" Franklin is at the front of the line. Sally says, "I'm pretendin First appearance: October 27th, 1957 Charlie Brown wears a football helmet. He urges Schroeder and Linus: "Now's the time for a good pass play!" Lucy shakes her fist at Patty, Shermy, and Pig-Pen: "All right, men, let's get in there this time, and smear 'em!" "Now, listen carefully," Charlie Brown says to Linus and Schroeder as they stand in a huddle. Linus sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. They listen to him: " First appearance: February 27th, 1958 Charlie Brown approaches Patty in the field. She says, "Well, you certainly look cheerful today, Charlie Brown.." He replies, "Oh, yes..I'm not always depressed, you know.." He continues, "Every now and then I have a good day" He grimaces at the reader and concludes, "It's between those 'nows and then's' where I have all my trouble!" Patty looks at the reader with a sligh Latest appearance: August 8th, 2006 / First appearance: August 11th, 1959 Lucy stands in the field. She shouts, "You Fool!" Patty approaches her. She continues, "You Blockhead! You Nitwit!! You Numskull!!!" Patty asks, "Do you think he heard you?" Lucy grimaces and replies, "I'm sure he did..." She continues, "Insults seem to travel farther when the air is thin!" Latest appearance: November 20th, 2008 / First appearance: November 23rd, 1961 Lucy and Patty are standing looking to their left. (BR) (BR) Lucy and Patty look forward as Charlie Brown goes marching by wearing a cap and holding a stick. (BR) (BR) The girls once again look to their left. (BR) (BR) Once again they look forward as Snoopy marches by wearing a cap, and holding a stick. Lucy turns to Patty and asks, "How long does the Centennial last?" (BR) (BR) Latest appearance: August 1st, 2013 / First appearance: August 4th, 1966 Patty and Linus watch as a dazed Charlie Brown sits up on the pitcher's mound. He asks, "What happened?" Linus replies, "You got hit on the head with a line drive, Charlie Brown." Charlie Brown walks by Patty with a bandaged head and says, "I don't understand it . . ." Lucy watches as Charlie Brown sits on the bench and says, "I used to be able to dodge those line drives." Latest appearance: May 6th, 2006 / First appearance: May 9th, 1959 Patty is in a room drawing. She walks away. She approaches Charlie Brown, who is also drawing. She looks at his drawing done completely in black paint. He grimaces and says, "I've been feeling kind of depressed all week..." First appearance: August 22nd, 1956 "You're DUMB, Charlie Brown! and you're USELESS, an..." Patty is saying to Charlie Brown as she points her finger at him. Violet is walking up to them. (BR) (BR) As Violet approaches them, Patty ask her" Say, What time is it getting to be? (BR) (BR) Violet replies" I think it's almost Noon..." (BR) (BR) Patty turns from Charlie Brown and faces Violet saying" I have to go home, I guess... Why don' First appearance: December 25th, 1957 Shermy, Lucy, and Pigpen stand holding signs that read, 'Christmas Greeings from Shermy', 'Lucy', Pig-Pen. They are grimacing to their left. Patty and Violet stand with signs that read, 'Violet', 'Patty' They are also scowling to their left. Snoopy and Schroeder stand frowning to their left. They have signs that read, 'Snoopy', 'Schroeder' Linus stands holding a sign that First appearance: February 20th, 1956 Patty and Lucy are talking. Lucy says, "If I eat all my breakfast, my mother lets me watch 'Ding-Dong School'..." They walk along the lane and she continues, "Then if I eat all my lunch and take a nap, she lets me watch 'Howdy-Doody'.." She continues, "And if I eat all my supper, she lets me watch 'Lassie'..." She concludes, "That's what is know as 'Pay-As-You-Go' televisio First appearance: May 30th, 1957 Patty and Charlie Brown stand watching Pig-pen. She asks, "Pig-Pen never says very much, does he?" Charlie Brown replies, "He's afraid to...Whenever he talks, the dirt on his face flakes off, and falls on the ground by his feet.." They smile as Pig-Pen shouts, "That's Not True!!" They all look down at the dirt falling on the ground. Latest appearance: September 23rd, 2011 / First appearance: September 25th, 1964 "WHAT?" Charlie Brown looks up at Snoopy, who sits with his back to him on top of the doghosue. "YOU'RE NOT EVEN GOING TO LOOK AT IT?!!" Charlie Brown cries as Snoopy trots off. Charlie Brown throws back his head and wails, "Linus paints a mural of the entire story of civilization on the ceiling of his doghouse and he's not even going to look at it!" Linus, with a palette, and Patt First appearance: July 15th, 1956 "C'mon! Hit one out here!" Linus calls. He stands in profile and wears a mitt and baseball cap. Pluck. Linus bends down to pick a blade of grass. He chews on the grass. He spits it out as he looks up towards the sky. He turns and runs. He runs, heading towards Patty and Violet, who are turning a jumprope for Lucy as she skips rope. Violet, Patty and Latest appearance: December 1st, 2006 / First appearance: December 4th, 1959 Violet and Patty grimace as Charlie Brown approaches them. Patty asks, "Well, what are You doing here?" Charlie Brown's head swivels as they both shout at him, "Go On Home! We Don't Want You Around Here! Who Asked You To Come By In The First Place? Nobody! Go On Home!" Charlie Brown walks away, thinking black thoughts. They watch him go and Violet says, "You know, it's a s First appearance: September 14th, 1956 Patty and Violet sit on the sidewalk talking. Patty says, "People should be more kind to each other" She continues, "Everyone should try to be gentle and considerate." Violet agrees, "That's true.." They let out an exclamation as they turn to see Charlie Brown standing there smiling. He runs off as Patty shouts at him, "Get Out Of Here! Can't You See We're Talking?" First appearance: March 4th, 1958 Violet and Patty watch Charlie Brown flying his kite. He tugs at the string. He grimaces as the string loosens. He kneels on the ground crying. Patty says, "With Charlie Brown, flying a kite is an emotional experience." First appearance: March 20th, 1958 Patty and Violet grimace against the strong wind. Patty exclaims, "Good Grief!" She continues, "I Hate windy days!" She continues, "The Wind Blows Your Hair All Over!" Snoopy walks by with his fur, tail, and ears blowing. Violet says, "I guess it bothers everybody.." Latest appearance: April 16th, 2014 / First appearance: April 19th, 1967 Snoopy and Linus walk with Patty. Linus asks, "Have you ever heard of a cheshire cat?" Patty replies, "Sure . . In 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.'" Patty stops and says, "Remember how she saw this grinning cat up in a tree? And remember how it kept disappearing all the time?" Patty continues, "The cat disappeared little by little until only its grin was left . . I always liked Latest appearance: May 12th, 2013 / First appearance: May 8th, 1966 Schroeder says, "Time out!" and walks to the pitcher's mound. Schroeder says, "I just thought of something . . today is Mother's Day . . . " Charlie Brown says, "I know it is." Lucy says, "What did he say? I though I heard Schroeder mention Mother's Day . . . " Patty and Five join the group at the mound. Schroeder says, "Today is Mother's Day . . . We're playing baseball
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: April 9th, 1986 Sally sits in a beanbag chair. A television annoucer says, "Partly cloudy and cooler . ." A television annoucer says, "Afternoon sunny . . Clearing tonight." A television says, "And now, a community reminder . ." Sally exclaims, "Don't remind me!" First appearance: April 9th, 1975 Snoopy stands in front of the mailbox. Linus shouts, "I saw that!" Linus points and continues, "You mailed a love letter to Truffles, didn't you? Well, Truffles doesn't love you! She loves me! Do you understand?!" Snoopy sticks his tongue out at Linus. Linus chases Snoopy. Snoopy runs and thinks, "This will take care of my jogging for the rest of the week . . ." First appearance: April 9th, 1990 Peppermint Patty sits at her school disk and holds a paper dish. She says, "Well, ma'am, I didn't have any writing paper . . ." Peppermint Patty tosses the plate and says, "So I did my homework on a paper plate . ." Peppermint Patty sits at her school desk. Peppermint Patty catches the plate as it is tossed back to her and says, "Didn't care for it, huh, ma'am?" First appearance: April 9th, 1989 Linus sits on the floor with his blanket, sucking his thumb. Snoopy's nose is just visible from the corner. Linus says to Snoopy, who has slithered along: "Touch this blanket, you stupid beagle, and you'll regret it for years..so you'd better back off!" Snoopy slithers off, thinking, "I can't back off..I can only go forward." He turns behind Linus, who turns around to watch Latest appearance: April 6th, 2013 / First appearance: April 9th, 1966 Snoopy watches a bird flitter its wings. The bird's wings stop moving and it hangs in mid-air. The bird falls to the ground with a klunk. Snoopy thinks, "Poor guy . . . he ran out of flitters . . . " First appearance: April 9th, 1978 The Beaglescout sits in the grass looking to his right. He thinks,"It must be almost eight o'clock..." He watches the troop as they sit around the camp-fire singing. He thinks,"Birds sing weird campfire songs...." He points to the tent and thinks,"All right, men...into the tent...it's bedtime..." Woodstock chirps a question from inside the tent. The Beaglescout thinks fr Latest appearance: April 6th, 2017 / First appearance: April 9th, 1970 Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder asks, "Where are all the girls who play outfield?" Charlie Brown replies, "They said they're new feminists, and they refuse to play baseball any more . . I don't even know what a new feminist is . ." Schroeder walks off the pitcher's mound and says, "The world is changing, Charlie Brown . . ." Charlie Brown asks, " Latest appearance: April 4th, 2000 / First appearance: April 9th, 1974 Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty says, "Education is important, Franklin." Peppermint Patty continues, "Say, for instance, that I'm the manager of a major-league ball club and I'm taking the lineup out to the umpire . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "That lineup has to be punctuated correctly, doesn't it? You can't take a starting lineup out First appearance: April 9th, 1985 The Literary Ace sits on the doghouse. Lucy asks, "You know what you should write?" Lucy continues, "You should write a family story . . Write a story about sisters . . ." The Literary Ace thinks. Snoopy types, "Small Women." First appearance: April 9th, 1997 Marcie stands in front of a desk and says, "This is how it is, Mr. Principal . ." Marcie continues, "Half the kids in our class can't read, and half can't multiply 6 x 8 . ." Marcie says, "None of them ever heard of Bosnia, and couldn't tell you who wrote 'Hamlet.'" Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in school. The roof leaks on Peppermint Patty's head. Marcie s First appearance: April 9th, 1999 Marcie sits at her school desk. Peppermint patty's desk is empty. Marcie says, "Yes, ma'am.. her desk looks empty, doesn't it?" Marcie says, "Well, I know she was offended by that "D-minus hall of fame" thing." Marcie says, "Yes, if I see her, I'll tell her.." Patty speaks from under her desk to Marcie. She says, "See? She doesn't even know I'm under here.." Latest appearance: April 14th, 2002 / First appearance: April 9th, 1972 Frieda and Lucy stand in the ball field in the rain. Frieda complains, "This is ridiculous." Lucy agrees: "Stupid is the word!" Shroeder says, "It's never going to stop raining! I'm going home!" and walks off. Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound, calling after him: "But what about the game?" He gazes up at the sky: "It'll probably clear up any minute now...I think I see the First appearance: April 9th, 1956 Charlie Brown is leaning on Schroeder's piano. He asks, "Say Schroeder, did Beethoven ever write anything for the accordion?" Schroeder replies, "Are you out of your mind?" Charlie Brown continues, "I'll bet he culd have written some pretty nice accordion pieces.." Schroeder shouts, "ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?" Charlie Brown continues, "Maybe he figured it was too hard an instru Latest appearance: April 6th, 2012 / First appearance: April 9th, 1965 Linus and Lucy walk outside. Linus says, "It's starting to rain . . . " Lucy says, "It figures . . . " Lucy continues, "It always rains on our generation!" First appearance: April 9th, 1996 Lucy, Linus and Charlie Brown stand outside a building. Lucy asks, "Why is the ice arena closed?" Linus replies, "The owner was losing too much money . ." Charlie Brown says, "He says he'll be the only person who rode to the poorhouse on a zamboni!" First appearance: April 9th, 1998 Sally continues to hold the boy. She tells Charlie, "He pushed me off the swing.. Teach him a lesson.. Hit him!" Charlie asks, "Did you really push her off the swing?" Boy replies, "It was a mistake.. I thought she was my sister.." First appearance: April 9th, 1983 Snoopy wears a striped shirt. He stands next to a tennis net. A tennis ball lies on the court behind him. Snoopy thinks, "You're welcome!" Snoopy smiles and thinks, "That was very nice." Snoopy walks away and thinks, "When the match was over, they also thanked all the ball-beagles." Latest appearance: April 6th, 2010 / First appearance: April 9th, 1963 Lucy shouts, "You blockhead! You struck out!" Charlie Brown drags his bat behind him and says, "I couldn't help it!" Charlie Brown swings and says, "I really tried to clobber one!" Lucy says, "That was your whole trouble . . ." Lucy shouts, "You shouldn'ta hadn'ta oughtn'ta swang!!" First appearance: April 9th, 1993 Spike stands in the desert holding a staff. He thinks, "It's hard to be a shepherd without any sheep . ." Spike thinks, "Of course, there was Little Bo-Peep who had some sheep, but then she lost them." Spike sits down against a rock and thinks, "But maybe it's better to have lost your sheep than never to have had any sheep at all . ." Spike thinks, "I think I'm cracking up Latest appearance: April 6th, 2016 / First appearance: April 9th, 1969 Charlie Brown sits on the curb. Lucy stands beside him and says, "He what?" Charlie Brown replies, "Snoopy left to try to find his mother . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "He hasn't heard from her for a long time so he thought he'd try to find her . . ." Lucy sits next to Charlie Brown and says, "That stupid beagle! He couldn't find anything!" Snoopy walks and thinks, "Mom?"
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.