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
Latest appearance: July 12th, 2008 / First appearance: July 15th, 1961 Snoopy carries his dog dish in his mouth. Charlie Brown stands with Patty. Snoopy puts the dish down at Charlie Brown's feet. Charlie Brown says, "Oh, I'm sorry . . . Just a minute . . . I'll get it . . ." Charlie Brown places a leaf on top of the dog food and says, "There! How's that?" Charlie Brown says to Patty, "I always forget the parsley!" First appearance: April 16th, 1956 Patty comes upon Charlie Brown holding onto the string of his kite that is caught in the tree. He exclaims, "Everytime I fly a kite, it gets caught in a tree!" He continues, "I can't do anything right..people don't like me..I'm dumb in school..." He exclaims, "I can't do ANYTHING! I can't even fly a stupid kite!" He concludes, "I'm just going to stand here for the rest of Latest appearance: November 23rd, 2006 / First appearance: November 26th, 1959 Patty and Charlie Brown stand watching Pigpen. Charlie Brown asks, "Did it ever occur to you that 'Pig-Pen' might be carrying the dirt and dust of some past civilization?" They stoop down in his mud-pile and start to study him. Charlie Brown continues, "Notice how the dust clings to him.." Patty and Charlie Brown walk off and he concludes, "He could have on him some of the soil o Latest appearance: October 20th, 2006 / First appearance: October 23rd, 1959 Patty stands in front of the house watching Charlie Brown walking by grimacing. He exclaims, "I've never been so mad in all my life!" He turns to Patty and continues, "I went down to the store to get a halloween mask and they were all out of them!" Patty asks, "Aren't they going to order any more?" Charlie Brown replies, "HA! Are you kidding?" Sally grimaces as Charlie Br Latest appearance: April 13th, 2003 / First appearance: April 18th, 1971 Lucy is in full baseball gear. She shouts: "We're right behind you, Charlie Brown!" Patty, who stands in front of a wooden fence, calls, "Pitch it to 'im!" Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound, in wind-up position. POW! He throws the ball. He turns and looks overhead. Lucy stands in profile and yells, "Chase it yourself! You were the one who pitched i 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 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: January 16th, 2006 / First appearance: January 19th, 1959 Charlie Brown is speaking to Patty as Snoopy clings to him. Charlie Brown says, "All I did was say something nice about dogs, and he's been hanging on me ever since." Patty asks, "Did you mean what you said?" Charlie Brown replies, "Sure..I really like dogs..." Charlie Brown looks down at Snoopy. Charlie Brown says to Patty, "He just gave my arm an extra little squeeze.." First appearance: April 11th, 1976 Snoopy sits and watches as Pigpen walks by him. Snoopy looks at the dust left behind and thinks,"Fantastic!" Pigpen stands in a line behind Violt and Marcie and in front of Patty. Patty looks at him and asks,"Pig-Pen! What are you doing here?" He turns to her and replies,"Going to the show....what else?" Patty says,"It must be a disaster movie!" Violet says,"That fits Pig-Pen.. First appearance: November 17th, 1976 Charlie Brown stands at Patty's door with a bucket. He says, "Ask your mom if she wants her windows washed." Patty replies, "She says, 'No' . . . She doesn't want her windows washed, or her leaves raked or her carpets cleaned!" Patty continues, "She also doesn't want her sidewalks shoveled, or her trash burned, or her car waxed or her kitchen floor scrubbed!" Patty closes t Latest appearance: January 3rd, 2006 / First appearance: January 6th, 1959 Lucy is sitting listening to music. She exclaims, "OH, NO!" Charlie Brown approaches. Lucy says to him, "Listen to that, will you?" He sits next to her and starts listening to the song. She says, "There's just NOTHING sacred to songwriters any more!" Patty approaches them as Lucy grimaces. Charlie Brown says, "They've made a popular song out of 'StarDust'!" First appearance: April 17th, 1995 Sally, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Patty and Violet wait curbside for the school bus. Snoopy dances by the mailbox. Sally says, "Ask my sweet babboo if he'd like to dance with me while we're waiting for the bus . ." Linus shouts, "I'm not her sweet babboo, and I wouldn't dance with her for a million dollars!" Patty says, "Some guys just hate to dance . ." Violet adds, "Some guys just love it First appearance: September 20th, 1956 Patty, Violet, and Charlie Brown are watching t.v. The announcer says, "This program was shown in compatible color.." Patty asks, "What other kind of color is there?" Violet replies, "Well, there's Incompatible color.." Patty asks, "What's that?" Violet replies, "That's when you have color t.v., but you won't let Charlie Brown come over and watch it!" Charlie Brown frown First appearance: August 15th, 1958 Patty approaches Charlie Brown chomping on his food. He explains, "Sugar Sandwich.." He continues chomping. He smiles and says, "A rare delicacy!" First appearance: October 16th, 1956 Patty and Charlie Brown are walking along the lane. She asks, "How are you getting along in school, Charlie Brown?" He replies, "All right, I guess..it isn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.." They lean on the hedge and he continues, "We only have to go in the morning and the afternoon." They are standing in the field and he concludes, "I was afraid we'd have to go Latest appearance: May 9th, 2008 / First appearance: May 12th, 1961 Violet and Patty walk up to Snoopy. Patty says, "We want to jump rope, Snoopy . . ." Patty says, "In fact, we want to jump rope right where you're sitting . . . So move!" Violet and Patty jump rope. Snoopy walks off thinking black thoughts. Snoopy glares and thinks, "If this had been national dog week, I never would have moved!" Latest appearance: April 23rd, 2009 / First appearance: April 26th, 1962 During a softball game, Lucy says, "No wonder you want to be the pitcher, Charlie Brown.. It's cool up here on the pitcher's mound!" Lucy suggests, "You should feel how hot it is out there in center field.. We don't get any breeze at all..." Lucy yells out, "Hey, girls, compe up here! Feel the cool breeze!" The girls circle around the mound, and they all say, "Mmmmmmm.." Th Latest appearance: August 25th, 2013 / First appearance: August 28th, 1966 Linus, Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Sally, Lucy, Patty, and Pigpen stand in line at the movie theater. Pigpen says, "One please." Patty says, "One, please." Lucy says, "One, please." Sally says, "One, please." Charlie Brown says, "One, please." Snoopy looks confused and thinks, "I don't even know what's going on!" 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: February 25th, 1957 Charlie Brown, wearing his fur hat, follows a clean Pig-Pen along. It is snowing. Pig-Pen gets dirty as they walk. Charlie Brown stands still and watches Pig-Pen an even dirtier. He thinks, "?" Patty stands behind Charlie Brown, who comments, "'Pig-Pen' is the only person I know who can get dirty walking in a snowstorm!"
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: May 26th, 2002 / First appearance: May 21st, 1972 Snoopy hops down from his doghouse. Peppermint Patty, Charlie Brown and Snoopy walk along in single file. Peppermint Patty wonders, "Is love a 'now' kind of thing, Chuck, or is it mostly hope and memories?" Peppermint Patty stands on a step and drinks from a water fountain. Charlie Brown says, "Well, my Dad says that he took a girl to the movies once, and it was one of those real s Latest appearance: May 19th, 2015 / First appearance: May 21st, 1968 Sally walks up behind Charlie Brown and says, "I don't have a calendar in my room." Sally continues, "I never know what day it is . . . Sometimes I don't even know what month it is . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I have a calendar in my room . . If you want to know what day it is, just ask me." Sally asks, "Is it Christmas yet?" First appearance: May 21st, 1983 Schroeder plays the piano. A music staff hovers over him. Charlie Brown runs and pulls a kite. Charlie Brown runs back and pulls the music staff. Schroeder plays the piano. A kite hovers over him. Latest appearance: May 18th, 2013 / First appearance: May 21st, 1966 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy stands in front of him. Lucy leans on Schroeder's piano. Lucy smiles. Schroeder flips backwards as Lucy shouts, "Your sweetie is back!" First appearance: May 21st, 1984 Spike stands in the desert behind a podium. Spike thinks, "The meeting of the cactus club will come to order!" Spike thinks, "It has been suggested that we invite one of the local coyotes to be a guest speaker . . ." Spike thinks, "This suggestion has been turned down." Spike thinks, "No one likes to get eaten by a guest speaker!" Latest appearance: May 18th, 2010 / First appearance: May 21st, 1963 Charlie Brown says to Lucy, "I'll bet the Caribbean is beautiful this time of year . . . They say the water is deep blue . . ." Lucy says, "Blue? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Deep blue! Oh, Charlie Brown, you slay me! Why would water be more blue one place than another?" Lucy continues laughing and says, "Water is water! Ha ha ha ha ha! Boy, you sure get some weird ideas! Ha ha h First appearance: May 21st, 1957 Patty stands in the lane watching Lucy grimace. Lucy exclaims, "You can't believe anybody these days!" She continues, "I'm getting so I don't trust ANYBODY!!" She says, "The only person in this world whom I really trust is Charlie Brown.." She yells, "And I Don't Even Trust Him!!!" First appearance: May 21st, 1978 Linus looks thougthfully into a store window. He stands in the field looking to his right; he exclaims,"Lucy, dear sister!" He walks over to her holding an object in his hand. He says,"I almost bought you a birthday present just now." He smiles and says,"I saw this bottle of cologne in a store window, and it only cost a dollar..." He continues,"I knew it would make you happy to First appearance: May 21st, 1997 Peppermint Patty lies on her bed talking on the telephone. She says, "Hey, Marcie . . I understand there's a rumor going around that I may be named 'Outstanding Student of the Year.'" Marcie says sarcastically into the phone, "That's interesting, sir . . I heard anouther runor that the moon is going to fall out of the sky . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I'm handing up, Marcie . ." Latest appearance: May 18th, 2016 / First appearance: May 21st, 1969 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Snoopy looks down at Woodstock and thinks, "He just sits there staring into space . ." Snoopy continues to think, "I've never seen anyone so depressed . ." Snoopy thinks, "I thought the worm sandwich would cheer him up . . ." Snoopy thinks, ". . . Or at least the chocolate worm malt!" First appearance: May 21st, 1986 The Literary Ace sits on his doghouse and types, "Dear Sweetheart," Lucy reads the letter and says, "That's too impersonal." Lucy says, "I think you should call her something more endearing . . ." Snoopy types, "Dear Angel Food Cake with Seven Minute Frosting," First appearance: May 21st, 1980 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and holds a book. She says, "I've discovered something, ma'am . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "The more I study, the more I realize how little I know." Peppermint Patty says, "Which has forced me to come to a conclusion . . ." Peppermint Patty adds, "I may not show up tomorrow." Latest appearance: May 18th, 2006 / First appearance: May 21st, 1959 Charlie Brown and Lucy are walking around the neighborhood. He says, "I'm a great believer in kindness.." He continues with arms outstretched, "I think we should be kind not only to other people, but to animals fish, birds and all living creatures..." They sit on the sidewalk. Lucy says, "I guess you and I have gentle hearts, Charlie Brown..." She continues, "I've always Latest appearance: May 18th, 2009 / First appearance: May 21st, 1962 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and says, "It's very lonely out here on the pitcher's mound . . ." Charlie Brown says, "It's hard sometimes to bear all this responsibility . . ." Charlie Brown says, "But suddenly you seem to realize that you are not really alone . . . Actually you are surrounded by loyal teammates." Lucy shouts, "C'mon, you blockhead, try to get Latest appearance: May 16th, 2000 / First appearance: May 21st, 1974 Charlie Brown and Lucy look out the window. Charlie Brown says, "Snoopy went on a hike, and never came back . . . I wonder if he's lost . . ." Lucy says, "Of course he's lost!" Lucy continues, "That stupid beagle couldn't find the nose on his face! He couldn't find his hands in his mittens! He couldn't find the ears on his head!" Charlie Brown says, "I don't think he's that bad . . First appearance: May 21st, 1993 Linus and the World Famous Attorney lean against a tree. Linus says, "I can see you now sitting on the bench of the Supreme Court . . They'd probably put you right next to Judge Sandra Day O'Conner . ." Snoopy thinks, "Is she cute?" Latest appearance: May 18th, 2017 / First appearance: May 21st, 1970 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Woodstock jumps up and down in the doghouse. Snoopy smiles and thinks, "For his birthday, I've promised to get him his own coloring book and his own crayons . . ." Woodstock falls off the doghouse. Snoopy's ears stand up. Woodstock lies on the ground dazed. Snoopy looks over the edge of the doghouse and thinks, "It never pays to get too happy!" First appearance: May 21st, 1989 Snoopy, the Foreign Legionnaire, along with his bird troops, stands in front of the Ace Country CLub. A sign reads, "No Dogs Allowed." Snoopy thinks, "Must be a misprint." He walks along, thinking, "Follow me, men.." They all march. Snoopy thinks, "Here's the world famous Sergeant of the Foreign Legion leading his troops across the burning desert.." Sally holds the phopne a First appearance: May 21st, 1985 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks at school. Peppermint Patty turns around and asks, "What did you put down for the first question? I put down 'eleven.'" Marcie answers, "I put down 'potatoes.'" Peppermint Patty looks at her paper and thinks. Peppermint Patty writes and says, "I'll make it 'eleven potatoes.'" First appearance: May 21st, 1998 At the dance, Linus tells Charlie, "See? There she is, Charlie Brown.." Linus says, "There's the little red-haried girl just waiting for you to ask her to dance.." Charlie says, "I wish I were sophisticated like guys you read about in stories.." Snoopy stands by the punch and thinks, "Here's the Scott Fitzgerald hero standing by the punch bowl 'trying to look casual and uni
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.