Pig Pen

  • First appearance: July 13, 1954
  • Happily traveling in his own private dust storm, Pigpen is completely comfortable in his own (dust-streaked) skin. Despite his outward appearance, he always carries himself with dignity, knowing full well that he has affixed to him the “dust of countless ages.”

  • Did you know: Charlie Brown is the one kid that unconditionally accepts Pigpen for who he is, even defending his uncleanliness in one strip.
Pig Pen
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, 1989 The Literary Ace thinks, "How do you invite your own brother to an 'Ugly Dog'contest? I don't even know how to begin the letter . ." The Literary Ace writes, "Dear Ugly," Snoopy frowns and throws the letter over his shoulder. 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, 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 16th, 2012 / First appearance: January 18th, 1965 Snoopy lies awake at night and thinks, "Oh no!" Snoopy thinks, "This is going to be one of those 'toss and turn' nights where I can't get to sleep . . ." Snoopy stnds on his head and thinks, "When none of the normal sleeping positions work you have to try unusual ones . . ." Snoopy hangs off the back of his doghouse by his head and sleeps. 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?" 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, 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!" Latest appearance: January 15th, 2015 / First appearance: January 18th, 1968 Charlie Brown knocks on a door. Lucy opens the door. Charlie Brown asks, "Is this where the 'Crab-in' is being held?" Charlie Brown tumbles backward. Lucy shouts, "Who wants to know?" Charlie Brown lies on the doorstep dazed. He says, "This must be the place." 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 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." First appearance: January 18th, 1986 Linus and Charlie Brown wear winter caps and lean on the wall. Charlie Brown says, "Nobody appreciates how wishy-washy people suffer . ." Charlie Brown says, "Our lives are in constant torment." Charlie Brown asks, "You know what wishy-washy people need?" Charlie Brown exclaims, "Cringe benefits!" First appearance: January 18th, 1984 Snoopy sits on his doghouse. Charlie Brown hands him a letter and says, "Here, you got a letter from your brother, Spike . . ." Snoopy holds the letter and thinks, "'Dear Snoopy, Life here on the desert is fine . . Time goes by fast . . ." Snoopy thinks, "In the mornings, I work on my rock collection, and in the afternoons, I listen to my French tapes . . ." Spike holds a 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, 1995 Charlie Brown and Sally sit at the table. Charlie Brown says as Sally writes, "When I write a paper, I try to show the teacher that she has somehow enriched my experience . ." Sally reads, "This is my report on the dumb field trip we took yesterday." Charlie Brown says, "Then again, what do I know?" Sally asks, "How can I write when you're talking?" 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. 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." 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!" Latest appearance: January 22nd, 2002 / First appearance: January 18th, 1972 Peppermint Patty and Snoopy sit at a table. Snoopy wears a bow tie. Peppermint Patty says, "I don't believe anyone has the right to tell another person what she should wear . . ." Peppermint Patty frowns and says, "In my opinion the dress code is piggy." Snoopy thinks, "When the reason for a role ceases, so should the role itself." Peppermint Patty continues, "I really don't have a First appearance: January 18th, 1997 Rerun and Lucy sit on the couch. Rerun tells her, "This little girl in my class was sort of depressed, see, so I said, 'Why don't we run away to Paris?' It was a joke." Rerun continues, "She thought it was funny so she told her mother, who told our teacher, who told the principal, and I got fired!" Lucy says, "Suspended." Rerun replies, "I guess so . ." Lucy asks, "Harra 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
Pigpen is a human soil bank who raises a cloud of dust on a perfectly clean street and passes out gum drops that are invariably black.
Charles Schulz

Interests

  • Archaeology

    Pigpen has affixed to him the dirt and dust of past civilizations.

  • Mud Pies

    Violet makes mud-pies and Pigpen is her best customer!

  • Politics

    Pigpen aspires to be class president one day.