Sally

  • First appearance: August 23, 1959
  • Charlie Brown’s little sister believes the world owes her an explanation. Why does she have to go to school? Why doesn’t Linus, her Sweet Babboo, love her? And what’s the capital of Venezuela? Sally is always on the hunt for answers—and when she doesn’t get them, she comes up with a whole new philosophy: “Who cares?”

  • Did you know: For 6 months, Sally experienced amblyopia ("lazy eye") and wore an eye patch.
Sally
First appearance: January 17th, 1978 Sally stands in front of the class and says, "This is my book report." Sally continues, "I was going to say that this was, quite simply, the best book I have ever read . . ." Sally says, "However, I've changed my mind." Sally frowns and says, "I hate people who say 'Quite simply.'" First appearance: April 19th, 1978 Sally sits at the table and writes, "Sir Walter Scott's most famous novel was Ivanhohoho." Charlie Brown says, "I wonder if that's right . . ." Sally looks at the paper. Sally asks, "You think maybe I should add another 'Ho'?" Latest appearance: November 3rd, 2016 / First appearance: November 6th, 1969 Sally sits at the table, scribbling. Charlie Brown asks, "What in the world are you doing?" Sally replies, "I'm addressing Christmas cards . . . What did you think I was doing?" Sally shouts, "You're just jealous because you're not getting your cards out early like I am! Admit it! Go ahead! Admit it!!" Sally resumes scribbling. Charlie Brown sighs. Latest appearance: April 21st, 2003 / First appearance: April 26th, 1971 Sally sets a piece of paper on the teacher's desk. Sally walks to her desk at school. Sally stands beside her desk and says, "Yes, ma'am . . . That's my book report . ." Sally sits at her desk and asks, "What are the odds on a little love and understanding?" Latest appearance: October 27th, 2004 / First appearance: October 28th, 1970 Linus walks with Sally and says, "This is what I believe . . ." Linus continues, "I believe that the great pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch on halloween night and flies through the air bringing with him toys for all the children in the world!" Linus and Sally sit by a tree. Linus says, "That's what I believe . . . What do you think?" Sally says, "I think you have very First appearance: November 16th, 1997 First appearance: December 9th, 1988 Charlie Brown watches Sally talk on the phone. Sally says, "Hey, kid, guess what . . There's gonna be a compromise . . ." Sally says, "They say we can have a Christmas play as long as there's no religion in it . ." Charlie Brown sits in a chair. Sally asks, "How would you like to be Geronimo?" Latest appearance: February 22nd, 2016 / First appearance: February 24th, 1969 Linus stands next to Sally. He points and says, "Look! There's Miss Othmar, my teacher." Linus asks, "Isn't she amazing?" Linus continues, "She stands out among all those other teachers." Linus adds, "Even when she's on strike!" First appearance: February 3rd, 1996 Sally sits in a beanbag chair watching television and Charlie Brown stands behind her. She says to Charlie Brown, "How about that?" Sally points to the tv and says, "When the program ended, the lady said, 'Thank you for watching.'" Sally says, "I didn't think she even knew me . ." First appearance: January 27th, 1977 Truffles stands outside the barn and looks up. She says, "Be careful, Linus . . You're going to fall!" Linus sits on the roof and says, "I don't think I can get down . . . It's too slippery . . ." Sally stands on a hill and shouts, "I'm leaving on the school bus, Linus, but don't worry! I'll send a helicopter for you! Be brave, my sweet babboo!" Linus says, "Helicopter?" Tr First appearance: March 27th, 1992 Snoopy lies on the doghouse. Sally asks, "Do you believe in the tooth fairy?" Snoopy thinks, "The what?" Sally walks away and says, "Forget it . ." Snoopy sits up and thinks, "I think I remember something about a fang fairy . ." First appearance: February 17th, 1976 Sally sits at her desk in school and says, "No, ma'am." Sally says, "I don't care anything about past participles." Sally continues, "They just don't interest me." Sally asks, "How about present-day participles?" First appearance: February 10th, 1984 Charlie Brown and Sally sit at a table. Charlie Brown says, "This year I'm not going to buy any valentines . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Instead, I'm going to make my own . . ." Charlie Brown writes, "Dear Valentine." It is messy and sloppy. Sally asks, "Who are you sending them to . . . People you don't like?" First appearance: June 13th, 1991 Sally and Charlie Brown stand on their back doorstep. Charlie Brown says, "That was a beautiful rain we had last night . ." Charlie Brown says, "It rained on our lawn and our treeds and all our flowers . . ." A wet Snoopy sits on his doghouse and thinks, " . . And your dog!" Latest appearance: November 20th, 2013 / First appearance: November 23rd, 1966 Charlie Brown lies in bed and says, "What happened?" Sally replies, "You got bumped by a car, dear brother!" Charlie Brown asks, "You mean while I was on safety patrol? I was injured in the line of duty?" Charlie Brown sits up and says, "Me?!" Charlie Brown lies back and smiles and says, "Wow!" First appearance: April 29th, 1992 Sally and Linus sit in a box on top of a hill. Sally asks, "How can we do this if there's no snow on the ground?" Linus shakes the box a little and says, "The grass is just as good . . Maybe even better . ." Sally and Linus fall onto the ground as the box falls over. Sally says, "On the other hand, there's a lot to be said for snow . ." Latest appearance: July 3rd, 2000 / First appearance: July 8th, 1974 Linus stands in the grass and sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Sally approaches and says, "Lucy said you know where my big brother is." Linus says, "Well, I think I know where he is . . ." Sally shouts, "Then go find him!" Linus replies, "Shall I tell him you've been worried about him?" Linus walks away. Sally says, "No, don't tell him that! Just find out if he's ever coming Latest appearance: August 25th, 2009 / First appearance: August 28th, 1962 Sally sits up in bed and says, "I never said I wanted to be somebody important . . ." Sally lies in bed and says, "All I want to do when I grow up is get married and be a good wife and mother . . ." Sally lies in bed. Sally says, "Why should I have to go kindergarten?" Latest appearance: February 25th, 2003 / First appearance: March 2nd, 1971 Sally stands in front of the class and says, "This is my report on the oceans of the world." Sally begins, "There are no oceans in Kansas . . There are no oceans in Nebraska . . There are no oceans in Nevada . . There are no oceans in Minnesota . ." Sally continues, "There are no oceans in Iowa . . There are . ." Sally turns and says, "I thought you wanted us to go in to de Latest appearance: October 16th, 2011 / First appearance: October 11th, 1964 Sally smiles and skips rope. Sally continues skipping rope. Sally suddenly stops smiling and stops skipping. Sally suddenly begins to wail. Linus comes running and says, "What's the matter Sally? What happened? Why are you crying?" Sally says, "I don't know . . ." Sally continues, "I was jumping rope . . . Everything was all right . . . when . . .
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, 1989 Sally looks up at a sign which reads, "Well, go ahead..walk!" Sally crosses the strreet. A sign behind her reads, "Stupid kid". She walks. Sally stops at a sign which reads: "Wrong Way". Sally moves around, hopping. She looks up at the sign, which still reads, "Wrong Way" Sally does another sort of dance, still hopping. She gazes up at the si First appearance: September 17th, 1995 Peppermint Patty stands in front of the school building. She reads a sign that says, "Dunce caps third floor." Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in class. She looks at a test and thinks. Peppermint Patty asks, "What did you put down for the first questions, Marcie?" Marcie reads from her paper, "'True, false, true, true, and false.'" Peppermint Patty says, "Ha! S 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 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 First appearance: September 17th, 1981 Lucy holds out Linus' hand. Snoopy approaches and holds out his paw. Lucy says, "You have a sliver, too? Let me see . . ." Lucy looks at Snoopy's paw and says, "I hope you're not as big a coward as my stupid brother . . ." Lucy holds Snoopy's paw and says, "Hold real still now while I . ." Linus says, "It's gonna hurt." Snoopy jumps on Lucy's head. Lucy shouts, "What did yo 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!" First appearance: September 17th, 1956 Snoopy walks through the grass thinking, "Here comes the big elephant, tromping through the jungle..." He keeps walking and thinks, "TROMP! TROMP! TROMP!" He stops and thinks, "Suddenly he stops! He lifts his head! He sees the hated hunter!" Charlie Brown frowns as Snoopy tromps atop his head. 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, 1997 Snoopy is defending Alice of Wonderland. He says, "Yes, your honor, this is my client, Alice, the injured party, who fell down the rabbit-hole.." Snoopy says, "We intend to prove negligence on the part of the property owner for failing to post a warning sign by the rabbit-hole.." Later, Linus sits with Snoopy on some steps and asks, "How did your case come out today?" Snoopy says, First appearance: September 17th, 1991 Charlie Brown and Snoopy sit at a school desk. Charlie Brown says, "Snoopy, the teacher says if you're going to stay in class, you'll have to sit way in the back by yourself . . ." Snoopy walks away from Charlie Brown. Snoopy sits at a desk and thinks, "If she asks me to spell 'Mississippi,' I'm in trouble . ." First appearance: September 17th, 1977 Snoopy runs past Lucy. Lucy says, "I don't see how you can jog all the time." Lucy continues, "It looks very boring." Snoopy continues to run. He thinks, "Au contraire!" Snoopy thinks, "It's exciting knowing that any minute you may pass out!" Latest appearance: September 15th, 2007 / First appearance: September 17th, 1960 Snoopy sits atop his doghouse at night and thinks, "I just know that this is the end!" He looks over the doghouse's edge and thinks, "Those bulldozers will be here first thing on Monday morning to wipe me out!" He lies on top of the doghouse and thinks, "The night is dark and I am lonely....there are so many things I've left unsaid...so many things left undone...." He think Latest appearance: September 12th, 2003 / First appearance: September 17th, 1971 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "If I told you that we were through when I really didn't mean it, would we still be through?" Schroeder looks up and asks, "If I told you that it didn't matter to me one way or the other, would we still be through?" Lucy replies, "Well, if I told you that I meant I thought I knew that we were through when I said that you Latest appearance: September 14th, 2016 / First appearance: September 17th, 1969 Peppermint Patty and Charlie Brown sit on the curb. Peppermint Patty says, "You should organize a football team, Chuck . ." Peppermint Patty smiles and continues, "Then I could bring my team over to slaughter you . . . we'd mangle you . . . we'd stomp on you and crush you and trample you into the ground!" As Peppermint Patty gets up and walks away she says, "Get your team organize First appearance: September 17th, 1996 Rerun and Snoopy sit on the ground. Rerun says, "You should go to kindergarten with me sometime . ." Rerun says, "You could learn a lot of things . ." Snoopy thinks, "I already know a lot of things . ." Snoopy thinks, "I'm an expert on our backyard . ." First appearance: September 17th, 1982 Lucy sits in a beanbag. Linus says, "I was hoping to lie in the beanbag and watch tv . . ." Lucy replies, "Too bad, I got here first." Linus says, "That's the story of my life . . ." Linus continues, "Low man on the beanbag!" First appearance: September 17th, 1985 Sally stands in front of the class and says, "My report today is on human behavior in our society . . ." Sally continues, "We shall discuss the importance of marriagement . ." Sally turns and says, "Ma'am?" Sally says, "Whatever . ." 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, 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 . ." 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."
Sally is the complete pragmatist. There is a certain charm when she fractures the language: ‘By golly, if any centimeters come in this room, I’ll step on them!
Charles Schulz

Interests

  • Linus

    Sally is devoted to Linus, who she affectionately calls her “sweet babboo.”

  • Moving

    Sally is constantly trying to move into her big brother’s bedroom whenever he leaves the house.

  • Philosophies

    Though never really on target, Sally feels a philosophy like “Why are you telling me?” can solve any problem.