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
Latest appearance: October 4th, 2000 / First appearance: October 9th, 1974 Charlie Brown and Schroeder stand at the edge of the river. Schroeder points and says, "My piano!! It's floating down the river!" Snoopy wears a hard hat and thinks, "Fear not! Here comes The World Famous Member of the Emergency Squad!" Snoopy puts his foot in the water and thinks, "Oooooo!! That's cold!" Snoopy walks away and thinks, "Forget it!" Latest appearance: December 16th, 2004 / First appearance: December 16th, 1970 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano. Schroeder says, "Today is the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of Beethoven . . ." Schroeder continues, "I shall celebrate it by giving you a kiss on the nose!" Lucy smiles and says, "How quaint . ." Snoopy stands on the piano and kisses Lucy on the nose. Schroeder says, "The kiss will be supplied by my representative . . ." First appearance: January 15th, 1958 Lucy sits watching Schroeder play on the piano. A statue of Beethoven sits between them. She continues to watch him play. He looks up at her. He shouts, "Stop Breathing on Beethoven!!" First appearance: May 6th, 1978 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and says, "I am highly susceptible to flattery." Lucy continues, "Just the slightest compliment will cause me to melt." Lucy looks at Schroeder and smiles. Lucy says, "Or so I have always imagined." Latest appearance: December 19th, 2007 / First appearance: December 21st, 1960 Snoopy, smiling, punts the ball. Schroeder approaches Charlie Brown. He asks, "Have you seen my football Charlie Brown? It seems to have disappeared" Charlie Brown replies, "YOURS TOO?" Charlie Brown shudders and exclaims, "The 'Mad Punter' has struck again!" He raises his hands in frustration and asks, "Is there no stopping this fiend? Will he never be caught?" Latest appearance: August 12th, 2015 / First appearance: August 14th, 1968 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder approaches and says, "Good grief, Charlie Brown, when are you going to throw the first pitch?" Charlie Brown holds the ball out and says, "That little red-haired girl is watching . . . I can't let go of the ball . . . My fingers are numb." Charlie Brown begins to shake. He says, "I'm starting to shake . . Look at me! I'm shakin First appearance: May 28th, 1995 Schroeder walks over to his piano and sees Snoopy lying on top of it. Schroeder sits down to play. Snoopy sits up. Schroeder starts to play and creates musical notes in the scale. Snoopy hides behind the scale. Snoopy sticks his head through the musical notes. Snoopy sits on top of the lower half of the note. Snoopy lunges and jumps toward Schroeder. The not First appearance: April 10th, 1979 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and says, "The years are going by fast." Lucy continues, "Will you love me when I'm old and gray?" Schroeder replies, "If I don't love you now, why should I love you then?" Schroeder tumbles over. Lucy shouts, "Because I'll be a sweet old lady!" First appearance: October 3rd, 1996 Charlie Brown sits on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder says, "Come on, Charlie Brown . . The game is starting . . . You're supposed to be pitching . ." Charlie Brown replies, "I can't pitch knowing that Lucy is in right field!" Charlie Brown says, "She's out there just waiting to do something stupid! She drives me crazy!" Schroeder walks away and says, "I'll get you a drink First appearance: January 1st, 1980 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "Did Beethoven ever get invited to any new year's parties?" Schroeder replies, "Probably not." Lucy says, "Well, I don't feel sorry for him." Schroeder tumbles over. Lucy shouts, "Because neither did I!!!" First appearance: September 13th, 1958 Lucy and Schroeder are in the field. Lucy asks, "Where have You been?" He replies, "My dad took me downtown.." She asks, "Did he buy you anything?" He replies, "He bought me a new haircut" She asks, "Did you bring it with you?" He replies, "I did better than that.." He concludes, "I Balanced it all the way home on my head!" Latest appearance: March 30th, 2014 / First appearance: April 2nd, 1967 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. He looks up at the sky: "I can't stand it!" He stands in the outfield and faces Lucy: "Okay, Lucy, where were you on that fly ball? Let's start paying attention!" "BLEAH!" Lucy sticks her tongue out as Charlie Brown walks away. "Abd how about YOU? You were out of position on that double-play ball! You better look alive!" Charlie First appearance: December 16th, 1966 Schroeder play the piano. Lucy says, "Happy Beethoven's birthday!" Lucy kneels on the piano and says, "On Beethoven's birthday it is customary to kiss someone you like right squack on the nose." Lucy kisses Linus on the nose and makes a loud, "Squack!" Schroeder holds his nose and says, "That could start a stampede to Brahms!" First appearance: April 18th, 1988 Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Schroeder sit next to a radio. Charlie Brown asks, "What are you listening to?" Schroeder answers, "Debussy's 'Afternoon of a Faun'." Schroeder says, "It's very beautiful." Snoopy looks at the radio and thinks, "I can think of something even more beautiful . ." Snoopy relaxes in a chair and thinks, "'Afternoon of a Beagle.'" First appearance: August 25th, 1956 Charlie Brown and Schroeder are watching Snoopy walking with a spring in his step, as Schroeder says" What's going on here?" (BR) (BR) Charlie Brown and Schroeder continue to watch Snoopy going back and forth in the grass as Charlie Brown replies "I walked TWO miles to bring Snoopy to this park so he could frolic.."(BR) (BR) Snoopy continues to go back and forth with a spring in his step as Charl First appearance: September 19th, 1975 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "How come the sky is blue?" Lucy continues, "How come grass is green, roses are red, snow is white and night is black?" Lucy asks, "How come winters are long and summers are short?" Schroeder continues to play the piano. Lucy asks, "How come you never cll me 'Sweet baby'?" Latest appearance: March 21st, 2003 / First appearance: March 27th, 1971 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "Some people find it difficult to put their feelings into words." Lucy smiles and continues, "If I were you, Schroeder, and there was something I wanted to say to a certain somebody, I'd say it with music . . ." Schroeder looks up and says, "That's an idea . ." Schroeder bangs on the piano keys. Lucy tumbles in th First appearance: August 20th, 1985 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "What did you do with the picture of me that I gave you?" Schroeder answers, "I threw it away!" Lucy asks, "With your own hands?" Schroeder says, "Of course." Lucy smiles and says, "He touched my picture!" Latest appearance: August 17th, 2013 / First appearance: August 20th, 1966 Lucy lies on Schroeder's piano and says, "You think Beethoven was great . . ." Lucy continues, "Well, what about Chopin, Bach, Mozart, Bloch, Bartok, Berlioz, Bizet, Brahms, Delius, DeBussy and Dvorak?" Lucy goes on, "What about Elgar, Franck, Glinka, Gregg, Handel, Haydn, Humperdink, Liszt, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Schubert, Sibelius, Tschaikowsky and Vivaldi?" Latest appearance: May 9th, 2015 / First appearance: May 11th, 1968 Schroeder wears a catcher's outfit. Lucy approaches and asks, "Are you the catcher?" Lucy pulls on Schroeder's mask. Schroeder says, "Of course, I'm the catcher! What are you doing? What are . . ." Lucy releases the mask. Schroeder tumbles backward. Schroeder lies on the ground dazed. Lucy walks away and says, "Nice catch 'Dear heart'!"
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 21st, 1975 Snoopy continues to lead the camping expedition. The troop goes down a hill. They walk across a field. They walk along a fence. The troop crosses a lake by walking across the rocks. Snoopy sees a road sign saying, "City limits." It is getting darker as the troop continues the hike. Snoopy arrives home in front of his doghouse and looks up at Latest appearance: September 19th, 2007 / First appearance: September 21st, 1960 Snoopy watches Linus and Charlie Brown walk by. Linus says, "So this is 'National Dog Week'...." Snoopy walks alongside them as Linus asks, "I wonder if there's a 'National Cat Week,' too?" Snoopy shudders and stops. He thinks, "National Cat Week?!" He slunks in the grass and thinks, "I wouldn't put it past THEM to demand equal time!" First appearance: September 21st, 1996 Rerun takes cookies out of a box and puts them in two piles on a plate. Rerun says to Snoopy, "One cookie for you, and one cookie for me . ." Rerun says, "One cookie for you, and two cookies for me . ." Snoopy barks, "Woof!" Rerun says, "Gee, how could I have made a mistake like that?" Snoopy thinks, "Just a little reminder 'woof.'" First appearance: September 21st, 1988 Peppermint Patty and Marcie sit at their school desks. Marcie says, "All the mothers are mad at you, sir . . They say your wig spoiled our class picture . . ." Peppermint Patty wears a big wig. She says, "Isn't jealousy strange? Just for that, I'm going to wear it every day . ." Marcie tries to look around the wig and says, "That's the last time I'll ever see the chalkboard . ." Latest appearance: September 18th, 2010 / First appearance: September 21st, 1963 Lucy sit on the floor in front of the TV. She shouts: "Why do you always yell at me? I'm not deaf, you know!" "You think I can't hear? Is that why you always yell? I'm not deaf, you know! You don't have to yell all the time!" Lucy sits and frowns. Lucy yells: "WHAT'D YOU SAY?!!!" First appearance: September 21st, 1979 Sally sits at her desk in school and says, "Who me?" Sally looks at a paper and says, "Yes, ma'am, I think my report is ready . . ." Sally walks to the front of the room and says, "Anyway, I'll give it my best shot." Sally stands in front of the class. She turns her head and says, "Just a little colloquialism, there, ma'am." First appearance: September 21st, 1980 Marcie and Peppermint Patty are standing in a field. The latter holds a football and says,"I think we should practice something different this time..." Marcie says,"Not too different, sir..." They kneel on the ground with the football nearby. Peppermint Patty traces on the ground and says,"This is the play, Marcie.....you go straight out, cut left, cut back, go straight, cut back, go ri First appearance: September 21st, 1957 Linus, sucking his thumb and holding his blanket, approaches Charlie Brown who sitting against a tree. Charlie Brown says, "I feel real low today.." Linus asks, "Do you want to use my blanket?" Charlie Brown shouts, "No, I Don't Want To Use Your Stupid Blanket!" Linus resumes sucking his thumb and holding his blanket while Charlie Brown grimaces. Linus asks, "What's the m First appearance: September 21st, 1984 Linus sits in a beanbag chair watching TV. A television annoucer exclaims, "Major catastrophe!" Linus becomes alert. The annoucer says, "Our reporters are on the scene." The annoucer says, "Details at eleven." Linus slumps back in the chair. The annoucer says, "In the meantime, you'll just have to sweat it out." Latest appearance: September 18th, 2014 / First appearance: September 21st, 1967 Snoopy follows Charlie Brown to school. Charlie Brown says, "Sorry Snoopy . . . the new rule says 'No dogs allowed on school playground.'" Snoopy sits outside. Snoopy walks away and thinks, "It's their loss not mine!" Latest appearance: September 18th, 2006 / First appearance: September 21st, 1959 Snoopy watches a leaf fall from the tree. He watches it as it falls to the ground. He thinks, "Well! The first falling leaf of the season.." He continues, "The first leaf to make the courageous leap! The first leaf to depart from home! The first leaf to plunge into the unknown!" He walks off and concludes, "The first leaf to die!!" First appearance: September 21st, 1976 Charlie Brown holds a football. Peppermint Patty holds a piece of paper and approaches him. She says, "I think I found a private school, Chuck . . ." Charlie Brown kicks the football. Peppermint Patty says, "Snoopy gave me this brochure . . . They only charge twenty-five dollars . . ." Charlie Brown looks at the brochure and reads, "Ace Obedience School?!" Peppermint Patty says, "I First appearance: September 21st, 1989 Peppermint Patty and Marcie stand at the door. Peppermint Patty holds a football. Marcie says, "I can't play football today, sir . . I'm taking watercolor lessons . ." Peppermint Patty walks away and says, "That's great, Marcie . . I hope you spill cobalt blue all over your shoes!" Marcie shouts, "Thank you, sir . . And I hope you sack the hatchback . . ." First appearance: September 21st, 1993 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Marcie says, "My dad took me to my first hockey game last night . ." Marcie says, "It was really great . ." Marcie says, "I loved watching the zamboni go around . ." Peppermint Patty holds a book and responds, "You're very weird, Marcie . ." First appearance: September 21st, 1992 Charlie Brown stands in front of a tree and says, "This is real love . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Real love is standing behind a tree so you can see her when she leaves her house." Charlie Brown says, "Of course, it can sometimes be embarrassing . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Like when you discover you've been standing on the wrong side of the tree . ." Latest appearance: September 18th, 2008 / First appearance: September 21st, 1961 Lucy stands behind the psychiatric help booth and says to Linus, "Living is living! Living is what counts!" Lucy says, "People come to me and ask me how to live . . . I tell them that to live is to live! Living is what makes living!" Linus walks up to Frieda. Frieda asks, "Is the doctor in?" Linus replies, "No, I think she's way out!" First appearance: September 21st, 1995 The World War I Flying Ace lies on the ground above Spike who is in a trench holding a rifle. Snoopy thinks, "Hi, Spike . . How are things in the trenches?" Spike thinks, "We never get tapioca pudding . ." Spike thinks, "When you see General Pershing, ask him why you never get tapioca pudding when you're in the infantry . ." The World War I Flying Ace walks past barbed wir Latest appearance: September 19th, 2015 / First appearance: September 21st, 1968 Linus punts a football. Sally waits to catch the football. Sally tears the laces out of the football. Linus stands next to Sally. Sally tears the football apart and says, "I was wondering what was inside it . . ." Latest appearance: September 21st, 1997 / First appearance: September 21st, 1997 Lucy holds a ball and says, "Charlie Brown..." Charlie says, "Why me? Because I'm stupid, that's why?" Lucy holds the football for Charlie to punt. She says, "So what we'll do, see, is I'll hold the ball, and you come running up and kick it.." Charlie says, "Sure, and you pull it away, and I land on my back and kill myself.." Lucy says, "Not necessarily.. People cha Latest appearance: September 18th, 2009 / First appearance: September 21st, 1962 Shermy walks with Charlie Brown and says, "Nothing makes me more mad than wasting a good haircut!" Shermy continues, "Last Saturday I got a haircut so I'd look nice for school, Monday morning . . ." Shermy says, "Then on Monday I got sick, and I couldn't go to school for three days." Shermy continues, "I wasted a good haircut!"
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.