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: September 17th, 1958 Linus, dragging his blanket, approaches Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown asks, "Still got your blanket, Eh, Linus?" He continues, "What are you going to do when you get too old to drag it around?" Linus looks at his blanket and says, "Who knows?" He continues, "I've been thinking seriously of having it made over into a sport coat!" First appearance: September 17th, 1999 Peppermint Patty snores at her school desk with her head back. Patty wakes up and says, "I'm awake!" Patty falls asleep head down on her desk. Patty awakes and says, "Land ho!" First appearance: September 17th, 1976 Peppermint Patty talks into the phone and says, "A private school might do me a lot of good, Chuck." Peppermint Patty continues, "I might even become one of the beautiful people! Wouldn't that be something?" Charlie Brown smiles and talks into the phone. He says, "I can see you now in a white blouse and a blue skirt running out to play field hockey . . ." Peppermint Patty s Latest appearance: September 15th, 2011 / First appearance: September 17th, 1964 Charlie Brown asks Linus: "Did the teacher like your map?" They walk. "I guess not...She gave me a 'C' on it..." Linus holds out a rolled up paper to Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown looks at it. "Only a 'C'? How come?" Linus gazes at his map: "I meridianed where I should have latituded!" First appearance: September 17th, 1986 Snoopy is dressed as the World Famous Agent. Tapioca Pudding says to Linus, "My agent just got me a personal appearance at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Los Angeles!" Linus says, "The Olympic Games were two years ago." An angry Tapioca Pudding screams, "Where's that agent? I'll pound him!!" The World War I Flying Ace attempts to kiss Tapioca Pudding. He First appearance: September 17th, 1979 Sally and Charlie Brown sit at the table. Sally writes the letters, "F, G, H, I." The "I" has two dots above it. Charlie Brown asks, "How come you put two dots over the 'I'?" Sally replies, "Those aren't dots . . . Those are eyes! Haven't you ever heard of I's eyes?" Sally sits at the table alone and shouts, "Stick around! You may learn something!" First appearance: September 17th, 1987 Snoopy and Woodstock stand next to an inflatable raft. Snoopy carries the raft as Woodstock walks beneath it. Snoopy and Woodstock sit inside the raft. Snoopy thinks, "Rats!" Snoopy and Woodstock are inside the raft, which is on top of a birdbath. Snoopy thinks, "We need to live closer to a lake . ." First appearance: September 17th, 1988 Spike walks through the desert and thinks, "If you live alone in the desert long enough, you find yourself talking to rocks . ." Spike thinks, "Good morning . . Good morning . ." Spike stands at a podium and thinks, "I suppose you're all wondering why I've asked you here today . . ." Latest appearance: September 14th, 2013 / First appearance: September 17th, 1966 Lucy says, "Look at that bug, will you?" Lucy continues, "He thinks he's better than that other bug . . ." Lucy shouts, "What makes you think you're so great?!" Lucy walks away and says, "I enjoy putting his kind in their place!" First appearance: September 17th, 1992 Charlie Brown stands on a girl's porch and holds a rake. Charlie Brown says, "Ask your dad if he wants me to rake your leaves . . ." The girl responds, "He says to come back in a month . . He's waiting for the last leaf to fall . ." Charlie Brown looks up at a tree with one leaf. Charlie Brown says, "Somehow, I think you and I are in this together . ." Latest appearance: September 14th, 2012 / First appearance: September 17th, 1965 Charlie Brown sits at his desk, holding a sheet of paper in his hand. "You want me to read my essay in front of the class? Yes, Ma'am..." Charlie Brown stands in front of the blackboard and reads, "'What I Did This Summer....I went to camp, and I played ball.......THE END.'" HA HA HA HA HA... Charlie Brown is surrounded by laughter. He frowns. Charlie Brown sits at his desk Latest appearance: September 15th, 2015 / First appearance: September 17th, 1968 Charlie Brown sits in front of Lucy's psychiatric booth and says, "I'm lonely." Charlie Brown continues, "I feel that no one really cares about me." Charlie Brown asks, "How can I cure this loneliness?" Lucy replies, "Get some friends! Five cents, please . ." First appearance: September 17th, 1975 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "Girls like to be noticed." Lucy continues, "Girls have may different ways of getting attention." Schroeder tumbles in the air. Lucy shouts, "Boo!" Lucy closes her eyes and says, "That's one of them." Latest appearance: September 14th, 2010 / First appearance: September 17th, 1963 Snoopy lies on his doghouse and barks, "Woof, woof, woof!" Snoopy lies on his doghouse. Snoopy barks again, "Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof." Snoopy lies on his doghouse and thinks, "A good watchdog is worth his weight in gold!" First appearance: September 17th, 1998 Marcie sits at her desk in school. Peppermint Patty sleeps at the desk in front of Marcie. Marcie says, "Yes, ma'am... I'm sure she's asleep." Marcie says, "Should I wake her up?" Peppermin Patty's head falls backward onto Marcie's desk. Marcie says, "I think it's time for her ten o'clock feeding.." Latest appearance: September 19th, 2000 / First appearance: September 17th, 1974 Sally stands in front of the school and says, "You've changed my whole life!" Sally continues, "I used to hate going to school, but since I've gotten to know you, everything is different." Sally smiles and hugs the school. The school thinks, "I can't believe it . . . Somebody loves me!" First appearance: September 17th, 1984 Marcie sits in her school desk. A phantom sleeping sound emanates from an empty desk. Marcie says, "Yes, ma'am . . I hear it . . ." Marcie shouts, "Wake up, sir!" The ghost sound disappears. Marcie says, "Just like old times, huh, ma'am?" First appearance: September 17th, 1978 Woodstock flies along upside-down. He continues to fly. Snoopy lies on his back atop the doghouse. Woodstock approaches him. Woodstock flies through the 'Z' balloon and cuts it in half. The 'Z' balloon comes back together off-balanced. Snoopy wakes up with a grimace. He sits up and thinks,"That'll stir up the ol' migraine!" First appearance: September 17th, 1957 Snoopy sits listening to Lucy shout. She shouts and raises her hand in the air, "From now on when I speak, you listen!"(BR) (BR) Snoopy mimics her and raises his hand.(BR) (BR) He walks off with his hand raised.(BR) (BR) She grimaces to the reader as he walks by again with his hand raised.(BR) (BR) First appearance: September 17th, 1990 Sally sits in a beanbag chair. A television annoucer says, "'And now, more bad news . . and after that, some really bad news . . .'" The television annoucer says, "'We apologize for bringing you all this bad news.'" Sally replies, "Hey, no problem!"
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.