Schroeder

  • First appearance: May 3, 1951
  • This mini musical genius is rarely separated from his toy piano or his idol, Beethoven—except when he’s calling a game as the reliable catcher on Charlie Brown’s baseball team. The rest of his time is spent fending off unwanted advances from the bane of his existence: Lucy.

  • Did you know: Schulz chose Beethoven as Schroeder's muse because he believed words beginning with "B" sounded funny...like blockhead and beagle.
Schroeder
First appearance: March 28th, 1993 Lucy wears her baseball cap and mitt and carries a bunch of helium balloons. She says, "Balloons for sale!" Charlie Brown and Lucy stand on the pitcher's mound. Lucy asks, "What do you think, manager?" Charlie Brown looks up at the balloons. Lucy says, "I can play right field and sell balloons at the same time!" Lucy stands with her balloons and yells, "Balloons for sale!" Latest appearance: August 17th, 2007 / First appearance: August 19th, 1960 Charlie Brown and Schroeder are sitting at a round table in a room. Schroeder is writing and Charlie Brown is watching him. Schroeder says, "I've worked up some interesting statistics here about our baseball team, Charlie Brown..." With paper in hand, Schroeder turns to Charlie Brown and continues, "I think you'll find that they say something to us...." Schroeder reads to a liste First appearance: July 10th, 1996 Snoopy, Charlie Brown and Schroeder stand in a doctor's office wearing their baseball caps. Charlie Brown says to the receptionist, "Yes, ma'am . . Is this a sports medicine place? My elbow hurts from pitching baseball . ." Charlie Brown asks, "I beg your pardon?" Schroeder whispers to Charlie Brown, "She wants to know about your 'HMO' . . . And do you have a referral from your p First appearance: June 22nd, 1956 Lucy leans on the piano looking at a piece of paper as Schroeder plays. She shouts, "Yes, Sir, Boy!" He looks up and asks, "Huh?" She replies, "I said, 'Yes, Sir, Boy!'" She shows him the paper and says, "Look...Elvis Presley!!" He rests his head on the piano and exclaims, "Oh, Good Grief!" She continues, "Yes, Sir, Boy!" Latest appearance: November 13th, 2007 / First appearance: November 15th, 1960 Lucy is watching Schroeder play his piano. She asks, "What are you going to get me for Beethoven's birthday, Schroeder?" He exclaims, "A million-dollar diamond necklace!" He resumes playing. Lucy says, "That will be nice" She turns back to him with a smile on her face. She exclaims, "I love gems!" First appearance: July 12th, 1958 Lucy is leaning on Schroeder's piano. She reads a letter and sighs. Schroeder looks up in a curious manner. She turns to him and says, "You're not the only fish in the sea.." She shows him the letter and exclaims, "Van Cliburn!" First appearance: March 10th, 1985 Charlie Brown stands atop the mound, preparing to pitch. He pitches. He calls outs,"A pop fly!" "I got it! It's all mine!" He runs along the field, looking up in the sky with his mitt outstretched. He says,"If I catch this ball, we'll win our first game of the season..." He stops running and continues,"Please let me catch it! Please let me be the hero! Please let me catch First appearance: October 9th, 1990 Schroeder sits in front of the piano. Snoopy holds a gun and points it up. Woodstock and another bird get ready to race along the music staff. First appearance: August 11th, 1987 Charlie Brown and Schroeder stand on the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown says, "Lucy's driving me crazy! How can we get her off the team?" Schroeder says, "I'll show you . ." Schroeder screams, "Get lost! Go away! We don't need you! Go home!!" Lucy walks up to Schroeder and Charlie Brown on the mound. She says, "Hey, tell me who you guys are yelling at, and I'll help Latest appearance: July 28th, 2012 / First appearance: July 31st, 1965 Charlie Brown says, "Aren't you going to be in your psychiatry booth today?" Lucy replies, "No, But I have a new assistant . . . he'll be glad to help you . . ." Schroeder sits behind the psychiatric help booth. Charlie Brown says, "I'm very depressed, life seems to have lost all meaning . . ." Schroeder says, "Go home and listen to a Brahms piano quartet . . . five cents, please Latest appearance: May 5th, 2015 / First appearance: May 7th, 1968 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound between Schroeder and Lucy. Schroeder tosses the ball to Charlie Brown and says, "Don't give up, Charlie Brown . . ." Schroeder continues, "We can take these guys . . . Just bear down and throw as hard as you can! We can win if we really try!" Schroeder walks off the pitcher's mound. Lucy watches Schroeder and says, "That's the sp First appearance: October 12th, 1957 Schroeder and Lucy stand in the background and watch as Snoopy daces. Lucy says, "It's easy for him to be happy..he doesn't have any worries!"(BR) (BR) Schroeder turns to Lucy: "Well, what about yourself? What in the world do YOU have to worry about?"(BR) (BR) He looks at her; Lucy stares at the ground.(BR) (BR) Schroeder watches as Lucy dances off with Snoopy.(BR) (BR) First appearance: December 14th, 1963 Schroeder holds a sign that reads, "Monday, is Beethoven's birthday!" Linus stands and reads the sign Linus watches Schroeder walk away. Snoopy approaches Linus carrying a sign. Snoopy's sign reads, "Have a good time!" First appearance: April 28th, 1996 Schroeder wears his catcher outfit. He says, "A dime?" Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and says, "For a dime?" Schroeder says, "Okay, I wrote down a name . . Now, you write down a name . . Don't let me see it . ." Charlie Brown tosses a ball and holds a bat over his shoulder. Charlie Brown swings and hits the ball. Schroeder says, "This is for a dime . Latest appearance: May 11th, 1997 / First appearance: May 11th, 1997 Lucy leans on Schroeder's piano and says, "A year . . . maybe six months . . ." Lucy continues, "Say we've been married for about six months . . ." Lucy continues, "And let's say I've made a beautiful tuna casserole for dinner . . ." Lucy continues, "You walk into the kitchen, and you say, 'What, tuna casserole again?'" Schroeder says, "I'd never say that . ." Lucy First appearance: March 11th, 1996 Schroeder plays his piano. Woodstock and two friends stand inside the musical staffs looking at the notes. Snoopy thinks, "C'mon out . . You guys know you're not supposed to be in there . ." Latest appearance: November 20th, 2006 / First appearance: November 23rd, 1959 Schroeder sits afar from Pig-Pen in the sandbox where they're both playing. Pigpen says, "I think it's time to go home and take a shower.." Schroeder asks, "Going to get all cleaned up, eh,'Pig-Pen'?" Pigpen replies, "Well.. I've learned never to expect too much from a shower.." He concludes, "I have to be satisfied if it just settles the dust!" First appearance: April 25th, 1980 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "Here's the way I see it . . . If you truly think I'm beautiful, then you should tell me . . ." Lucy continues, "If you don't think I'm beautiful, I'd rather not know . . . Just don't say anything . . ." Lucy continues to lean on the piano. Lucy says, "Boy it's quiet in here!" First appearance: October 1st, 1996 Charlie Brown and Schroeder stand on the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown says, "There's no way we can win this last game with Lucy out there in right field . ." Schroeder says, "I told her she should go out there and warm up . ." Charlie Brown asks, "What's she doing?" Lucy wears a baseball glove and dances. Schroeder answers, "The 'hokey-pokey'!" First appearance: January 1st, 1960 Lucy is leaning on Schroeder's piano and Schroeder is saying to her: 'You're always after people to make Yew Year's resolutions!" (BR) (BR) Lucy flips over on to her back and listens to Schroeder go on saying: "Why do we have to make our resolutions right on January first? What's wrong with May sixteenth of September twenty-third?" (BR) (BR) Schroeder raises his arm up in the air saying, "Why Janu
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: May 21st, 1957 Patty stands in the lane watching Lucy grimace. Lucy exclaims, "You can't believe anybody these days!" She continues, "I'm getting so I don't trust ANYBODY!!" She says, "The only person in this world whom I really trust is Charlie Brown.." She yells, "And I Don't Even Trust Him!!!" Latest appearance: May 25th, 2008 / First appearance: May 21st, 1961 Snoopy digs a hole in the ground. Snoopy drops a bone into the hole and then covers the hole. Snoopy watches as Linus walks by, dragging his blanket behind him. Snoopy runs after Linus and grabs the blanket with his teeth. Linus hangs on to the blanket and Snoopy drags him. A dazed Linus lies on the ground still clutching his blanket. Snoopy holds the blank First appearance: May 21st, 1983 Schroeder plays the piano. A music staff hovers over him. Charlie Brown runs and pulls a kite. Charlie Brown runs back and pulls the music staff. Schroeder plays the piano. A kite hovers over him. First appearance: May 21st, 1985 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks at school. Peppermint Patty turns around and asks, "What did you put down for the first question? I put down 'eleven.'" Marcie answers, "I put down 'potatoes.'" Peppermint Patty looks at her paper and thinks. Peppermint Patty writes and says, "I'll make it 'eleven potatoes.'" First appearance: May 21st, 1988 Sally wears pajamas as she sits in a chair. She reads, "'Dear Student, As part of a statewide school project, we are asking what you are reading now.'" Sally writes, "Right now, I am reading your form letter." First appearance: May 21st, 1975 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Charlie Brown says, "I think you've forgotten something." Charlie Brown continues, "At the end of the story of the three little pigs, the wolf fell into a pot of boiling water . . ." Charlie Brown asks, "So what do you have to worry about?" Snoopy thinks, "His grandchildren may be out for revenge!" First appearance: May 21st, 1958 Pigpen approaches Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "Hi, 'Pig-Pen'!" Pigpen replies, "Hi, Charlie Brown..would you like a jelly bean?" Charlie Brown stutters, "Well, I..Uh..I don't know..I..I mean..I..Uh..Uh..." Pigpen says, "Oh, don't worry..they're clean..they haven't been on the ground or anything.." He continues, "In fact, I've been holding them in my hands ever since Latest appearance: May 19th, 2011 / First appearance: May 21st, 1964 Charlie Brown holds his baseball bat over his shoulder. He says, "I never dreamed that little red-haried girl would come to watch one of our games.." "Why did she have to show up just when I'm on the spot? Well, I'll just have to show her how good I am.." He stands in readiness to swing. "I'll just have to clobber one right over the ol'..." "Oof!" STRIKE TWO!!! He misses. Latest appearance: May 26th, 2002 / First appearance: May 21st, 1972 Snoopy hops down from his doghouse. Peppermint Patty, Charlie Brown and Snoopy walk along in single file. Peppermint Patty wonders, "Is love a 'now' kind of thing, Chuck, or is it mostly hope and memories?" Peppermint Patty stands on a step and drinks from a water fountain. Charlie Brown says, "Well, my Dad says that he took a girl to the movies once, and it was one of those real s First appearance: May 21st, 1977 Molly Volley stands next to Charlie Brown and asks, "See that fat lady over there?" Molly Volley continues, "She's the mother of one of the kids we're playing . . ." Molly Volley says, "She comes to see that her little darling gets good calls! She hates me." Molly Volley stands between Charlie Brown and Snoopy, as The World Famous Tennis Pro, and says, "She knows that when First appearance: May 21st, 1987 Spike stands at a podium and thinks, "The meeting of the cactus club will come to order . ." Spike thinks, "Our discussion today will be on whether or not hats should be worn at our meetings." Spike raises his hand and thinks, "I say, 'Yes.'" Spike thinks, "After a spirited discussion, it was decided that hats could be worn at our meetings . ." First appearance: May 21st, 1996 Rerun and Snoopy sit on the doorstep. Lucy asks, "What are you doing out here?" Rerun replies, "Waiting for my new dog . ." Lucy asks, "How do you think he's ever going to find you?" Rerun replies, "Dogs are smart . . They can find their way anyplace . . They always know where they are . ." Snoopy thinks, "I think I live around here someplace . ." First appearance: May 21st, 1999 Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit at their school desks. Patty says, I'm not so sure about this college thing after all..." Patty says, "I just discovered something..." Patty says, "They have classes!" Latest appearance: May 18th, 2010 / First appearance: May 21st, 1963 Charlie Brown says to Lucy, "I'll bet the Caribbean is beautiful this time of year . . . They say the water is deep blue . . ." Lucy says, "Blue? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Deep blue! Oh, Charlie Brown, you slay me! Why would water be more blue one place than another?" Lucy continues laughing and says, "Water is water! Ha ha ha ha ha! Boy, you sure get some weird ideas! Ha ha h First appearance: May 21st, 1992 Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit at their school desk. Peppermint Patty holds a paper and says, "That was a hard test, Marcie . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "I didn't know if it was an essay test, true or false, or multiple choice . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I just put down, 'Not guilty.'" Latest appearance: May 19th, 2007 / First appearance: May 21st, 1960 Linus, Violet, Schroeder, and Patty start to cry and yell, "WHAAH! We lost the game all because of Charlie Brown WHHAAAAHHH!!" Charlie Brown, lying on his back in the baseball field, asks Lucy, "Was I out?" Lucy looks down at him in anger and shouts, "Out?! Why, you blockhead, you didn't even get half way home!" Charlie Brown continues to lie on his back looking upwards. Ch Latest appearance: May 19th, 2015 / First appearance: May 21st, 1968 Sally walks up behind Charlie Brown and says, "I don't have a calendar in my room." Sally continues, "I never know what day it is . . . Sometimes I don't even know what month it is . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I have a calendar in my room . . If you want to know what day it is, just ask me." Sally asks, "Is it Christmas yet?" First appearance: May 21st, 1980 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and holds a book. She says, "I've discovered something, ma'am . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "The more I study, the more I realize how little I know." Peppermint Patty says, "Which has forced me to come to a conclusion . . ." Peppermint Patty adds, "I may not show up tomorrow." First appearance: May 21st, 1981 Charlie Brown and Sally sit at the table. Charlie Brown writes, "Dear Pen Pal." Sally says, "Your writing is too stodgy, big brother . . You need to write with more flair . . . Loosen up . . ." Charlie Brown leaves a large smudge on the paper. Sally says, "That's better . . . Smudge with flair!" First appearance: May 21st, 1998 At the dance, Linus tells Charlie, "See? There she is, Charlie Brown.." Linus says, "There's the little red-haried girl just waiting for you to ask her to dance.." Charlie says, "I wish I were sophisticated like guys you read about in stories.." Snoopy stands by the punch and thinks, "Here's the Scott Fitzgerald hero standing by the punch bowl 'trying to look casual and uni
I kind of like Schroeder. He’s fairly down to earth, but he has his problems too. He has to play on the painted black piano keys, and he thinks Beethoven was the first President of the United States.
Charles Schulz

Interests

  • Beethoven

    Schroeder is an avid fan of all things Beethoven and even treats his birthday like a national holiday

  • Hockey

    When baseball season is over, Schroeder laces up his skates and hits the ice!

  • His Toy Piano

    Schroeder, a musical prodigy, often escapes reality in front of his favorite instrument.