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
Latest appearance: March 15th, 2016 / First appearance: March 18th, 1969 Lucy stands next to Linus and says, "I want to know about life! I want some real answers . . ." Linus writes on a piece of paper. Linus holds the paper up to Lucy and says, "Five." Lucy shouts, "Five?!" Linus lies on the ground dazed. He says, "I thought that was a pretty good answer!" Latest appearance: March 16th, 2007 / First appearance: March 18th, 1960 Snoopy leans forward. Charlie Brown winds up to throw a ball. Snoopy runs off as Charlie Brown throws the ball. Charlie Brown watches Snoopy retrive the ball. Snoopy flies back with the ball in his mouth. Latest appearance: March 15th, 2012 / First appearance: March 18th, 1965 Lucy walks past a table. Linus' blanket looms overhead. The blanket drops onto Lucy's head. Lucy runs, yelling and screaming, from the room. Linus frowns at the blanket and says, "Good grief! What am I going to do with you? And stop giggling!" Latest appearance: March 15th, 2013 / First appearance: March 18th, 1966 A little bird sleeps on Snoopy's head. Snoopy thinks, "I can't stand it!" Snoopy frowns and thinks, "My parents had great ambitions for me . . . I even had great ambitions for myself . . ." Snoopy thinks, "But there's one thing for sure . . . I have no intention of ending up as a stupid . . ." Snoopy sends the bird flying as he thinks, "Bird sanctuary! First appearance: March 18th, 1958 Snoopy sits on the ground thinking, "I'd like to beling to one of those fierce wolf packs!" He snarls and continues, "I think it'd be fun to go around biting people." He continues, "Yes, sir..I should belong to a wolf pack" He walks off and concludes, "I wonder how to look in a black leather jacket?" First appearance: March 18th, 1993 Charlie Brown, Woodstock and Snoopy stand on the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown says, "How could he play on our team? He's too short!" Snoopy watches as Woodstock sniffs and runs away crying. Charlie Brown says, "Well, ask him if maybe he'd like to be our bat bird . ." Latest appearance: March 15th, 2010 / First appearance: March 18th, 1963 Charlie Brown watches as Linus says, "Good grief! I'm doomed! I didn't make honor roll this month!" Linus continues, "This will be a shock to my mom and dad . . . They want me to be the smartest kid in the world!" Charlie Brown says, "What do you think will happen?" Linus says, "Well obviously the first step will be to put in a complaint with the teacher!" First appearance: March 18th, 1995 Lucy walks in from right field while its raining. Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy says, "It's raining here, too, huh?" Lucy walks back to right field. Latest appearance: March 22nd, 2009 / First appearance: March 18th, 1962 Charlie Brown stands on the baseball field and says, "All right, let's have the infielders right over here . . ." Linus walks onto the field, smiling, wearing glasses and dragging his blanket. Charlie Brown points and says, "Glasses? You're going to wear your new glasses while you play shortstop?" Linus says, "Why not? I'll be better than ever . . . I won't miss a thing!" First appearance: March 18th, 1978 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit in the grass.Marcie says, "You see, sir, we all need someone to kiss us goodbye . . ." Marcie continues, "No one should be expected to go off to school, or to work or to join the Navy without someone to kiss him goodbye!" Marcie adds, "It's just human nature . . ." Marcie says, "We all need someone to kiss us goodbye." Peppermint Patty says, First appearance: March 18th, 1990 Charlie Brown sits behind a desk that says Manager. His feet are on the desk. He says, "No comment." Lucy walks on the ball field. She says, "'Press.'" Lucy stands beneath Charlie Brown, who is aiming to throw the ball from the pitcher's mound. Lucy begins, "Good moring, Manager! I'm doing a story for our school paper.." Lucy reads from a notepad: "First question..Do you ha Latest appearance: March 15th, 2014 / First appearance: March 18th, 1967 Linus sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Charlie Brown frowns and says, "We lost our first game . . And nobody cares! Sometimes I get so disgusted I feel like I want to scream or bang my head against a tree!" Linus hands his blanket to Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown sucks his thumb and holds the blanket. Charlie Brown hands the blanket back to Linus and says, "Thanks . . Latest appearance: March 13th, 2003 / First appearance: March 18th, 1971 Charlie Brown stands next to the mailbox and looks at a letter. Peppermint Patty grits her teeth and says, "Got a letter in the mail, eh, Chuck?" Charlie Brown reads, "I know that you like me, and in my own way I like you, too, but . ." Charlie Brown says, "I think it's from that little red-haired girl . . She knows I like her, and . ." Peppermint Patty shouts, "That's not from any First appearance: March 18th, 1980 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "I can understand how you might become infatuated with me." Lucy continues, "One thing I wouldn't want you to do, however, and that would be to put me on a pedestal." Schroeder pulls the piano out from underneath Lucy and says, "Good." Lucy lies on the floor and says, "Of course, if I were on a pedestal, I could r First appearance: March 18th, 1972 Schroeder sits on the baseball bench and frowns. Charlie Brown and Linus stand next to him. Linus shouts, "Lucy hit a home run!" Charlie Brown says, "Okay, Schroeder, this is it! You promised to kiss her . . ." Schroeder stands at the plate and puckers his lips. Lucy runs toward the plate. Schroeder says, "A promise is a promise . . ." Lucy runs by Schroeder and says, "Forget it! I First appearance: March 18th, 1987 Charlie Brown rakes a sand trap and says, "Eighty sand traps and I have to rake the footprints out of all of them . . ." Charlie Brown sits on the ground exhausted and says, "Just because of my dog . ." Charlie Brown rakes a sand trap and says, "They say this is a very sophisticated golf club . . ." Charlie Brown looks at a flag and exclaims, "All the greens break toward th First appearance: March 18th, 1976 Snoopy lies on the doghouse with his foot in a cast. Woodstock stands on the cast. Woodstock jumps on the cast and sings. Snoopy lifts his foot and Woodstock to his open mouth. He thinks, "Cool it!" Woodstock sits on Snoopy's cast. First appearance: March 18th, 1998 Lucy and Rerun are in the garden. Rerun holds the hoe while Lucy saysm "This is going to be our garden.." Rerun says, "So?" Lucy says, "So your job is to take that hoe and dig out all the weeds and rocks.." Rerun says, "I can do that.. When do you want it finished?" Lucy says, "This afternoon." Rerun says, "I was thinking more like maybe in fifty years.." First appearance: March 18th, 1984 Snoopy sits on top of his doghouse and watches as Woodstock flies towards him. As Woodstock sits next to him, Snoopy thinks,"Tears..like in 'crying'..." He looks down at Woodstock and thinks,"Scientist are now studying tears, do you know that?" He rolls his eyes upwards and continues,"They'll probably want to make a special study of beagle tears..." He starts crying and th Latest appearance: March 15th, 2017 / First appearance: March 18th, 1970 The Literary Ace types, "I was born one bright spring morning at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm." The Literary Ace smiles and types, "I was one of seven puppies. My father and mother loved me." The Literary Ace continues to type, "Those were happy days." Snoopy smiles and thinks, "'Beagle Press' has asked me to write my autobiography . . ."
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.