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: March 24th, 2009 / First appearance: March 27th, 1962 Schroeder stands in his catcher's uniform. Charlie Brown says, "Two-hundred and ninety-three to nothing and it's only the fourth inning . . ." Schroeder says, "Well, you know what they say, Charlie Brown . . . It's not who wins that counts, it's how you play the game . . ." Schroeder walks away. Charlie Brown shouts, "But why do we have to play so lousy?!" First appearance: May 14th, 1957 Lucy leans on the piano while Schroeder plays. She asks, "Schroeder, if the time ever came that you had to choose between me and this piano, what would you do?" He replies, "I'd look you right in the eye, and I'd say, 'I'LL TAKE THE PIANO!'" She thinks for a while. She grimaces and says, "Stupid piano!" First appearance: January 24th, 1956 Charlie Brown stands watching Schroeder go through music sheets. He says, "It would have been fun to have played a duet.." Schroeder stands in a chair looking through the sheets. He says, "Sure, it would have..but I've looked through all the music catalogues, haven't I?" He continues, "I even called the library..I'm sorry Charlie Brown.." He concludes, "I guess nothing has Latest appearance: February 17th, 2010 / First appearance: February 20th, 1963 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "Rachel Carson says that when our moon was born, there were no oceans on earth." Schroeder sits up and shouts, "Rachel Carson! Rachel Carson! Rachel Carson!" Schroeder throws up his hands and says, "You're always talking about Rachel Carson!" Lucy says, "We girls need our heroines!" First appearance: June 8th, 1956 Schroeder approaches Violet in the field. He is carrying a box and he says, "Violet, I'm taking up a collection.." He continues, "It's for a memorial hall for the greatest composer who ever lived.." Violet replies, "You're wasting your time, Schroeder..." She walks off and concludes, "They've already built a memorial to Stephen Foster!" Schroeder grimaces at the reader. Latest appearance: May 12th, 2013 / First appearance: May 8th, 1966 Schroeder says, "Time out!" and walks to the pitcher's mound. Schroeder says, "I just thought of something . . today is Mother's Day . . . " Charlie Brown says, "I know it is." Lucy says, "What did he say? I though I heard Schroeder mention Mother's Day . . . " Patty and Five join the group at the mound. Schroeder says, "Today is Mother's Day . . . We're playing baseball First appearance: November 11th, 1982 Schroeder plays the piano as Lucy watches. Lucy asks, "Do you think it's possible that I'm your favorite person in the whole wide world?" Schroeder laughs hysterically. Lucy says, "Suddenly I'm a stand-up comic." 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: April 27th, 2010 / First appearance: April 30th, 1963 Schroeder wears his catcher's uniform and tosses Charlie Brown a baseball. Schroeder says, "You know what?" Schroeder says, "The last piano owned by Beethoven has been sent to Nuernberg for restoration." Charlie Brown says, "That's very interesting." Charlie Brown says, "My catcher has many things on his mind!" Latest appearance: September 10th, 2003 / First appearance: September 15th, 1971 Lucy talks into the phone and says, "Hello, Schroeder?" Lucy continues, "Now that you and I are through, why do you keep calling me on the phone?" Schroeder talks into the phone and replies, "I didn't call you . . . You called me!" Lucy holds the phone down and asks, "How come you never get a wrong number when you need one?" First appearance: June 23rd, 1979 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and asks, "If I came back from a long journey, would you smother me with kisses?" Schroeder says, "Nope!" Lucy asks, "If I stayed by your side for the rest of your life, would you smother me with kisses?" Schroeder answers, "I doubt it." Lucy frowns and says, "Either way, I don't get smothered with kisses . . ." 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 Latest appearance: May 29th, 2008 / First appearance: June 1st, 1961 While Schroeder plays around in his piano, Lucy reamrks, "All you ever think of is this stupid piano!" Lucy exclaims, "I suppose you think you're going to be another Beethoven!" Schroeder says, "I'm going to be more than that..." Schroeder raises his finger and shouts, "I'm going to be the Sam Snead of music!!" First appearance: April 15th, 1957 Snoopy sits watches Charlie Brown talk to Schroeder. Charlie Brown says, "Look, Schroeder...The catcher is supposed to be the backbone of the team..." He asks, "How about showing a little SPIRIT? Can't you yell a little or WHISTLE?!" Schroeder starts to hum. He says, "'Nocturne in E flat major' by Chopin" Charlie Brown grimaces and says, "Good Grief!" First appearance: November 16th, 1958 "There it is...Yes, sir! Wow!" Schroeder exclaims. He sits at his piano, and look at some photos.. Lucy sits on the floor, leaning against the piano with her back to Schroeder. "How about that?" Schroeder holds up a photograph to Lucy, who turns arouns to look at it. It is a photograph of a statue of Beethoven, with a small Schroeder standing next to it. "These are some pic Latest appearance: May 26th, 2006 / First appearance: May 29th, 1959 Snoopy sits on the grass. He thinks, "I guess Charlie Brown's new baby came home today.." He continues, "I'd kind of like to go in , and see her..." Patty and Schroeder walks by. Snoopy walks off and continues, "Still, maybe I'd better not.." He lies down in his doghouse. He thinks, "I'd just as soon wait for a few days until her eyes are open!" First appearance: June 25th, 1980 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder approaches and says, "What was that last pitch you threw, Charlie Brown? That guy missed it a mile!" Charlie Brown replies, "That was the ol' schmuckle ball . . Lucy invented it . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "You just sort of schmush your knuckles around the ball like this, and then throw it as hard as you can." Lucy First appearance: April 7th, 1996 Schroeder wears a catcher's outfit and stands behind home plate. Schroeder is baffled. A baseball lies on the ground behind him. Schroeder walks. Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder says, "I think you have a problem . ." Charlie Brown asks, "What's that?" Snoopy sleeps standing up. Charlie Brown says to Snoopy, "Uh, pardon me . . I hate to disturb yo Latest appearance: July 25th, 2008 / First appearance: July 28th, 1961 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy says, "Schroeder, your actions are beyond my comprehension!" Lucy says, "How can you give up baseball just to play the piano?! How can you do this?" Lucy crawls on the piano and says, "Don't you realize you're letting down your country?" Lucy shouts, "How will we win the race with communism if we neglect the things that count?" First appearance: November 17th, 1956 Schroeder runs to Charlie Brown who is sitting on a foot-stool in the living-room. He exclaims, "You know what happened? I was plugging in my record player, and I got a Shock!" He gets a goofy expression on his face and says, "Boy! I'll bet I jumped about three feet!" He asks, "Have you ever had a shock, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown props his feet up on the stool and replies, "L
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: January 24th, 1983 Marcie sits at her school desk and says, "Early?" Marcie says, "Yes, ma'am, I guess we got here to school a little early . . ." Marcie says, "We walked kind of fast." Peppermint Patty's hair is blown forward. She says, "She's right, ma'am . . . The wind was behind us all the way!" Latest appearance: January 21st, 2015 / First appearance: January 24th, 1968 Linus stands next to Sally in the snow. He sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Sally says, "This kid at school said I have a funny face . . ." Sally continues, "Is it all right if I tell him you're going to slug him? You can be my knight in shining armor . . ." Linus replies, "I'd rather you didn't." Sally shouts, "What kind of knight are you?" Linus replies, "I'm a dove Latest appearance: January 20th, 2000 / First appearance: January 24th, 1974 Rerun rides on the back of the bike and says, "Here we go again! Out of the garage, and full speed ahead!" Rerun continues, "Today it's welfare league and a church breakfast . . . Then it's the league of women voters followed by a visit to the library . . ." Rerun says, "From there we go to the hairdresser's and the supermarket and then a rousing meeting of the PTA!" Rerun First appearance: January 24th, 1998 Linus rolls a giant snowball in order to make a snowman. He's wearing a hat, coat and gloves. Woodstock and a friend fly in. The snowman has outstretched arms (sticks) pointing in opposite directions. On the ground beneath each arm, Woodstock looks one way and his friend looks the other. First appearance: January 24th, 1995 The Literary Ace sits on the doghouse. Lucy says, "You could write a whole novel about my life . ." Lucy continues, "It could start right from the day I was born." Snoopy types, "Born Crabby." Latest appearance: January 21st, 2009 / First appearance: January 24th, 1962 Lucy shouts at Charlie Brown, "Don't talk to me about world problems!" Lucy continues, "I'm not interested! I couldn't care less!" Lucy says, "When you have what I have you don't worry about world problems . . ." Charlie Brown asks, "What's that?" Lucy smiles and says, "A pretty face!" First appearance: January 24th, 1986 Peppermint Patty stands in the front of the classroom and says, "This is my report on the 'killer bees'." Peppermint Patty says, "Many people are worried about the 'killer bees'." Peppermint Patty says, "Not me." Peppermint Patty says, "What I worry about are those 'killer D-minuses'!" First appearance: January 24th, 1956 Charlie Brown stands watching Schroeder go through music sheets. He says, "It would have been fun to have played a duet.." Schroeder stands in a chair looking through the sheets. He says, "Sure, it would have..but I've looked through all the music catalogues, haven't I?" He continues, "I even called the library..I'm sorry Charlie Brown.." He concludes, "I guess nothing has First appearance: January 24th, 1958 Snoopy sits on the ground in the living-room. He walks off. He sits in front of the mirror. He walks away and thinks, "He's right..I Do have a fuzzy face!" First appearance: January 24th, 1982 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in class looking at a sheet of paper. She exclaims, "Good Grief!" She looks up and says, "Yes, Ma'am, I got all fifty questions wrong..." She puts her pencil in mouth and reads the sheet of paper. "I don't think it was my fault, though...." She continues, "Last night I was watching a program on tv that I didn't want to miss.....then I had First appearance: January 24th, 1988 Woodstock looks over the edge of the nest at the snow-covered grass below. He jumps down into the snow. Lucy looks out the house and says, "It snowed again last night..." Linus stands and watches her looking out the window. She says, "Those birds look hungry..." Linus stands on a chair next to the table in the kitchen. He is fixing food. He says, "I'm fixing up a First appearance: January 24th, 1991 The Foreign Legionnaire sits at a table and looks glum. Marcie asks, "The famous sergeant of the foreign legion looks sad tonight . . . Is he thinking of the past?" Marcie shouts, "Has he forgotten the slogan of the legion, 'Je ne regrette rein'? 'I regret nothing!'" Snoopy rest his head on the table and thinks, "I regret that I drank that last root beer . ." Latest appearance: January 21st, 2010 / First appearance: January 24th, 1963 Linus walks with Charlie Brown and says, "I'm the best speller in our class." Linus says, "There's no one who is even close to being as good a speller as I am." Linus and Charlie Brown walk in silence. Linus says, "When I get big I'm going to get a job spelling!" First appearance: January 24th, 1984 Snoopy sits next to Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown holds a book and says, "'And then he was home at last with his faithful dog asleep at his feet.'" Charlie Brown says, "See? Some dogs sleep at the feet of their masters . . ." Snoopy carries a sleeping bag. Snoopy places the sleeping bag at Charlie Brown's feet and sleeps. First appearance: January 24th, 1979 Lucy and Charlie Brown stand at the wall. Lucy says, "To plan evil is as wrong as doing it." Lucy continues, "It is an honor to receive a frank reply . . . Open rebuke is better than hidden love." Charlie Brown stands at the wall with Linus. Charlie Brown says, "I'm glad she left . . I feel like I'm covered with aphorisms . . ." Linus says, "Maybe you need to be sprayed!" First appearance: January 24th, 1980 Marcie sits at her desk in school and says, "Ma'am, I think the ceiling is leaking again . ." Marcie continues, "No, rain isn't coming in . . No you wouldn't call it sleet . . ." Marcie says, "Whatever you call it, ma'am, it's sure coming in . ." Snow falls on Peppermint Patty's head. She says, "Try snow flurries, Marcie." First appearance: January 24th, 1985 Snoopy lies on his doghouse at night and thinks, "Twenty-seven . ." Snoopy lies on his stomach and thinks, "The average person moves in his or her sleep thirty times a night . . ." Snoopy rolls on the doghouse and thinks, "Twenty-eight . . ." Snoopy hangs his head over the edge of the doghouse and thinks, "Two more to go . ." First appearance: January 24th, 1996 Rerun and Lucy stand under a basketball hoop. Lucy says to Rerun, "You shoot, and I'll go up for the rebound . ." Rerun shoots the basketball and it hits Lucy in the back of the head. Rerun says, "That was the rebound . ." Latest appearance: January 22nd, 2008 / First appearance: January 24th, 1961 Linus watches as Violet says to Charlie Brown, ". . . And you're weak and spineless and wishy-washy!" Linus says, "She really took you apart, didn't she, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown says, "Uh huh . . . Step by step, verse by verse and line by line . . ." Linus says, "You sound like a victim of higher criticism!" First appearance: January 24th, 1975 Peppermint Patty stands next to the waterbed. Snoopy bounces on the waterbed out of control. Peppermint Patty shouts, "What kind of a watchdog are you?!" Snoopy thinks, "I'm a seasick watchdog!" Peppermint Patty climbs on the bed and shouts, "Get off that waterbed, and catch that burglar!" Snoopy and Peppermint Patty bounce on the bed out of control. Peppermint Patty sreams.
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.