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: July 18th, 1990 Charlie Brown and Snoopy sit on the edge of the dock and watch the sunset. Charlie Brown says, "I don't know . . I always feel sort of sad when I see the sun go down . . ." Snoopy thinks, "Like when you've eaten the last cookie . ." First appearance: July 18th, 1965 Charlie Brown is standing on the pitchers mount with his eyes closed and a frown as he says, “Good Grief” (BR) (BR) Charlie Brown looks up with shame and says, “Twelve errors, in one inning!” “What a team I’ve got!” (BR) (BR) Charlie Brown turns to the outfield and yells, “All right, how about giving me a little support out there? I can’t win this game by myself, you know!!” Charlie Brown turn First appearance: July 18th, 1982 Charlie Brown stands outside of Lucy's psychiatric booth. He spreads his hands and says,"I don't understand." She props her feet up and says,"All right, Charlie Brown, let's put it another way..." She continues,"Life is like a grocery cart!" He says,"A grocery cart?" She continues,"Each of us has a grocery cart, and the world is our supermarket!" She moves her han First appearance: July 18th, 1978 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Charlie Brown says, "I have an idea." Charlie Brown continues, "Why don't we try to find a family around here that would adopt Spike?" Charlie Brown asks, "Can you think of any reason why someone might not want him?" Snoopy stands on the doghouse and thinks, "Well. his backhand is a little weak . . ." Latest appearance: July 15th, 2014 / First appearance: July 18th, 1967 The Vulture sits on his perch and waits. Frieda walks by and says, "Hi, sweetie!" The vulture sits as Frieda walks by. Snoopy thinks, "Actually, vultures just hate to be called 'sweetie'!" First appearance: July 18th, 1977 Lucy stands in the outfield. The ball flies over her head and hits the ground. Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy tosses the ball to him and says, "No problem, manager . . I missed it, but the ground caught it!" Lucy walks away and says, "Nice catch, ground! You're doing a good job!" Charlie Brown says, "I never realized the ground was on our side . . ." Latest appearance: July 15th, 2008 / First appearance: July 18th, 1961 Linus holds his blanket and sucks his thumb. Violet says to Patty, "Here comes the little baby with his blanket!" Patty points and says,"Hee! Hee! Hee! Look at the little baby . . . He has to have a blanket!" Linus covers part of his face with the blanket and says, "I am the Count Dracula from Transylvania." Linus smiles as Violet and Patty run away screaming with fright. First appearance: July 18th, 1987 Peppermint Patty and Clara stand up to their knees in water. Clara says, "Look what I have, ma'am . . Water resistant diving watches!" Peppermint Patty says, "That's great, Clara . . Now, you can time yourself when you're swimming . . ." Clara asks, "Swimming?" Clara, struggling with the weight of the watches, says, "I can't lift my arms!" First appearance: July 18th, 1984 Charlie Brown stands next to the mailbox and reads a letter. It says, "Dear Chuck, It's your old friend Peppermint Patty writing from France." Peppermint Patty swims in the ocean and waves. The letter says, "Here I am swimming near our hotel in Cap d'Antibes." Charlie Brown reads a letter. It says, "How's your baseball team doing this year? Scored a run yet? Ha Ha Ha Ha!" First appearance: July 18th, 1991 Marcie and Peppermint Patty lean on the wall. Peppermint Patty says, "You know, when we were away at camp, I don't think Chuck missed either one of us." Marcie walks behind Peppermint Patty and says, "I wonder what we could say to let him know how that made us feel . . . To let him know we're sensitive." Marcie watches as Peppermint Patty says into the phone, "Chuck, you blockhead First appearance: July 18th, 1980 Charlie Brown sits at the table and writes a smudgey letter. He writes, "Dear Pen Pal." Charlie Brown continues to write, "It has been a long time since I have written." Charlie Brown makes a big smudge on the paper. Charlie Brown writes, "You can see why." First appearance: July 18th, 1979 Sally sits at the table and writes, "Dear Big Brother, I hope you are feeling better." Sally continues to write, "Things are fine here at home. I have moved into your room." Sally writes, "Don't worry about your personal things." Sally continues to write, "The flea market was a success." First appearance: July 18th, 1976 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound with his tongue out and wiping his brow; he sighs,"Whew" Linus walks up to the mound and Charlie Brown says,"I don't understand it..." He grimaces and says,"The weather sure has been bad lately." Linus exclaims,"Don't criticize the world, Charlie Brown!" Linus asks,"Where were you when he laid the foundation of the Earth? Who laid its co Latest appearance: July 15th, 2010 / First appearance: July 18th, 1963 "Has Linus told you about the dangers of looking at the eclipse?" Lucy asks Charlie Brown as she approaches him. "Yes, he's told me all about it..." "I'm heeding his warning...I don't want to do anything that might harm my beautiful eyes.." Lucy answers. "Do you think my eyes are beautiful, Charlie Brown?" She leans towards him. "Yes, they look like little round dots of Ind First appearance: July 18th, 1993 Snoopy leaps down from his dog house roof. Snoopy kicks Charlie Brown's front door. BAM! BAM! Cahrlie Brown sits up in bed. Charlie Brown in his pajamas kneels down in front of Snoopy on the front porch. Charlie Brown says, "Are you upset, little friend? Have you been lying awake worrying? Well, don't worry. I'm here." Charlie Brown hugs Snoopy in front of the moon Latest appearance: July 14th, 2016 / First appearance: July 18th, 1968 Snoopy sits on the ground. Lucy walks toward him. Lucy grabs Snoopy's nose and says, "Beep!" Lucy walks away and says, "I haven't beeped you in a long time." Snoopy thinks, "I haven't missed it a bit!" First appearance: July 18th, 1997 Peppermint Patty stands outside Marcie's house holding a book. She says, "Okay, Marcie, I've read 'Silas Marner'... Now what do I do?" Marcie says, "Now, you write your report.." Patty and Marcie sit on the steps. Patty says, "You're kidding.. on the book?" Marcie says, "Why not? Did you actually read it?" Patty says, "Yes, but I didn't pay any attention." Latest appearance: July 22nd, 2016 / First appearance: July 18th, 1969 Linus stands next to Charlie Brown and shouts, "She's leaving, Charlie Brown!" Linus continues, "The station wagon is leaving! You'll never see her again!" Linus grabs Charlie Brown's arm and shouts, "Do something!! Run over there! Hurry!! Hurry!!!!" Linus says, "She's gone . . ." Charlie Brown cries and shouts. First appearance: July 18th, 1956 Shermy approaches Charlie Brown building an object. He asks, "Building a birdhouse, eh, Charlie Brown?" He continues, "The directions say you're supposed to Glue the joints together before you nail them" Charlie Brown replies, "I know that.." Shermy asks,"How come you're not following the directions?" Charlie Brown shouts, "I've Never Done Anything Right In My Life, And I First appearance: July 18th, 1992 Cormac carries an inner tube around his waist. Marcie sits in a beach chair. Cormac says, "Hi, my name is Cormac . . I had my first swimming lesson this morning . ." Cormac says, "If you're ever drowning, don't be afraid to call me." Cormac struggles to get the inner tube off. Cormac says, "In the meantime, will you help me with this inner tube? I can't get it over my head . ."
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.