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: September 27th, 2004 / First appearance: September 28th, 1970 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano. Lucy faces Schroeder and asks, "How come you never send me flowers?" Schroeder replies, "Because I don't like you." Lucy says, "The flowers wouldn't care." Latest appearance: March 19th, 2017 / First appearance: March 22nd, 1970 Shroeder plays the piano. Lucy and Frieda lean against the piano. "He's not very friendly, is he?" asks Frieda. "You could say that." agrees Lucy. "What do you think would happen if I turned around and gave him a big kiss?" Shroecder looks up. Lucy says, "Who knows?" Shroeder and Snoopy pass each other, walking. Frieda asks, "How should I do it? Just whirl around, a First appearance: June 11th, 1956 Schroeder, Lucy, and Charlie Brown are in the sandbox. Lucy stands up and says, "I guess I have to leave...I hear my mother calling..." Schroeder says, "I don't hear anyone calling, Charlie Brown.." Charlie Brown replies, "You should be glad that you didn't.." He concludes, "Her mother uses a whistle that Only fuss-budgets can hear.." Latest appearance: February 13th, 2007 / First appearance: February 16th, 1960 Schroeder glares at Snoopy. Snoopy sits on the piano and snores. Schroeder raises his fist. Snoopy jumps as Schroeder pounds the keyboard. Snoopy snores little Z's. Latest appearance: April 28th, 2013 / First appearance: May 1st, 1966 Lucy leans on Schroeder's piano and asks, "You know what?" Lucy continues, "I always enjoy speculating on what our life would be like if you and I ever got married, Schroeder . . . " Schroeder walks away as Lucy says, "I'll bet we'd have a son . . . and he'd probably be a great musician just like you . . . " Lucy continues, "But I wonder what he'd look like . . . I wonder i Latest appearance: December 1st, 2008 / First appearance: December 4th, 1961 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and says, "I have a book at home that has a picture in it of Lincoln bowling." Lucy says, "Do you think Beethoven could have beaten Lincoln in bowling?" Schroeder says, "Good grief! Why do you ask such stupid questions?" Lucy replies, "I like to speculate on such things . . . It makes history come alive!" First appearance: July 9th, 1958 Lucy is leaning on Schroeder's piano. He says, "Beethoven wrote thirty-two sonatas.." Lucy asks, "Is that a record?" He replies, "No, I don't think so.." She replies, "What's the sense in doing something if you can't set a new record?" First appearance: May 13th, 1956 Charlie Brown runs around the corner. He holds kite string in his hand. He stops and turns around: "That stupid kite went down again!" He follows the string around a tree where it has been caught: "KITES DRIVE ME CRAZY!" "I've never seen one yet that didn't get itself all tangled up in everything...Excuse me.." Charlie Brown tugs on the string as Schroeder rides by on a tri Latest appearance: October 13th, 2010 / First appearance: October 11th, 1963 Lucy sits leaning against Schroeder's piano. He asks, "How are your piano lessons coming along?" Lucy turns around: "Fine." "Yesterday I learned where 'Middle C' is..." Lucy adds, turning away from Schroeder. "CONGRATULATIONS" Schroeder holds out his hand. Lucy tumbles through the air. First appearance: December 3rd, 1958 Charlie Brown is walking along the lane. Schroeder approaches with a placard It reads, 'Only ten more shopping days until Beethoven's birthday' Charlie Brown frowns and says, "Shopping days?!" First appearance: August 7th, 1972 Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand on the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown says, "If we can win this game today, we won't finish in last place." Schroeder says, "Well, without Lucy playing, I think we have a chance . . . I really do . . ." Charlie Brown smiles and says, "Isn't it nice not having her around? Isn't it nice not hearing her voice?" Charlie Brown stands on the pitc Latest appearance: September 21st, 2010 / First appearance: September 24th, 1963 "I think I have a very cute smile," Lucy declares. She sits leaning against the piano, which Schroeder plays. "I've never heard you say I have a cute smile, Schroeder...do you think I have a cute smile?" Lucy turns around and smiles up at him. "Oh, yes, I think you have the cutest smile of anyone since the world began.." Schroeder lifts his arms. Lucy leans back against the First appearance: October 18th, 1959 Sally sits on the floor, drinking from her bottle as Schroeder plays the piano. She drinks as he plays. She offers her bottle to him. He doesn't look up. Sally crawls off. Lucy walks up, and sees the bottle lying on top of the piano while Schroeder plays. She sits leaning against the piano. She looks up. She turns to stare at Schroeder, who i First appearance: April 6th, 1993 Shroeder walks to the pitcher's mound. Schroeder says to Charlie Brown, "'Things fall apart; the center cannot hold.'" Schroeder walks away. Charlie Brown says, "When catchers get hit with too many foul balls, they get a little weird . ." First appearance: July 22nd, 1975 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "You should have been with me at the art museum today . . ." Lucy continues, "I saw this great big picture of Beethoven and his whole orchestra crossing the Delaware!" Schroeder stops playing the piano. Lucy says, "They were in a rowboat, and Beethoven was standing up in front . . ." Schroeder sticks his tongue ou Latest appearance: December 17th, 2014 / First appearance: December 18th, 1967 Charlie Brown stands next to the doghouse and says, "He's gone! I can't believe it! He's gone!" Schroeder plays the piano. Charlie Brown leans on the piano and says, "My dog has gone to France to skate in the olympics . . . How does he think he's going to get to France? It's ridiculous!" Charlie Brown continues, "Incidentally, did you have a good time on Beethoven's birthday?" Schr First appearance: December 16th, 1976 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy holds out a box and says, "Happy Beethoven's birthday!" Schroeder holds the box and says, "How nice! What is it?" Lucy answers, "It's a Beethoven lunch box!" Lucy continues, "The salesman said it's just the kind Beethoven used when he sat in the park and wrote all those strauss waltzes." Schroeder says, "That must have been some salesman." Lu First appearance: December 18th, 1957 Schroeder lies on a rock as Lucy stands afar laughing. He grimaces and walks off as she continues to laugh. He bows his head as she exclaims, "All year long he waits for Beethoven's birthday and then when it finally comes, he Forgets it!" He hugs a tree in frustration as she continues to laugh. 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: January 1st, 1979 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano. Schroeder says, "I have the feeling that this is going to be a good year." Lucy asks, "What makes you think so?" Schroeder replies, "I don't know . . . It just has all the appearances of being a good year." Lucy asks, "Have you looked in the corners?"
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, 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!" Latest appearance: September 14th, 2013 / First appearance: September 17th, 1966 Lucy says, "Look at that bug, will you?" Lucy continues, "He thinks he's better than that other bug . . ." Lucy shouts, "What makes you think you're so great?!" Lucy walks away and says, "I enjoy putting his kind in their place!" Latest appearance: September 14th, 2014 / First appearance: September 17th, 1967 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and stares at the field. He says, "Nine home runs in a row!! Good grief!" He throws his head back and wails, "What can I do?!!" Schroeder stands below him on the slope of the mound. Charlie Brown He opens his arms, and says, "We're getting slaughtered again, Schroeder...I don't know what to do..why do we have to suffer like this?" Latest appearance: September 16th, 2004 / First appearance: September 17th, 1970 Charlie Brown sits on the curb. Linus stands next to him and says, "Snoopy's at the vet's?" Linus sits beside Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown says, "Yes, he had to stay there overnight for X-rays . ." Linus asks, "But they'll keep him in a cage or something, won't they? How will he ever stand it?" Snoopy stands in a cage and thinks, "Here's The World War I Flying Ace sitting i First appearance: September 17th, 1957 Snoopy sits listening to Lucy shout. She shouts and raises her hand in the air, "From now on when I speak, you listen!"(BR) (BR) Snoopy mimics her and raises his hand.(BR) (BR) He walks off with his hand raised.(BR) (BR) She grimaces to the reader as he walks by again with his hand raised.(BR) (BR) First appearance: September 17th, 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, 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." First appearance: September 17th, 1999 Peppermint Patty snores at her school desk with her head back. Patty wakes up and says, "I'm awake!" Patty falls asleep head down on her desk. Patty awakes and says, "Land ho!" First appearance: September 17th, 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 . ." First appearance: September 17th, 1983 Charlie Brown stands next to the doghouse. He says, "Oh, I forgot . . . You're not here." Charlie Brown asks, "Where was it you were going? Will you be home for supper?" Charlie Brown says, "Oh, one more question . . ." Charlie Brown asks, "Why am I talking to you if you're not here?" 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!" 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, 1993 Marcie stands on her doorstep wearing a football helmet. She says to Peppermint Patty, "My dad bought me this helmet, sir . . He says girls can play sports just as well as boys can . ." Marcie follows Peppermint Patty who carries a football. Marcie says, "I tried it in the pool, and I almost drowned . ." Latest appearance: September 14th, 2009 / First appearance: September 17th, 1962 Charlie Brown says into the phone, "It's going to be our last chance this year to have a picnic . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "That's right . . . It will be very informal . . . We're not even going to tell anybody what they should bring . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Each person will bring what he feels is necessary . . ." Snoopy sits next to Charlie Brown holding his dog di 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 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 First appearance: September 17th, 1998 Marcie sits at her desk in school. Peppermint Patty sleeps at the desk in front of Marcie. Marcie says, "Yes, ma'am... I'm sure she's asleep." Marcie says, "Should I wake her up?" Peppermin Patty's head falls backward onto Marcie's desk. Marcie says, "I think it's time for her ten o'clock feeding.." Latest appearance: September 14th, 2010 / First appearance: September 17th, 1963 Snoopy lies on his doghouse and barks, "Woof, woof, woof!" Snoopy lies on his doghouse. Snoopy barks again, "Woof, woof, woof, woof, woof, woof." Snoopy lies on his doghouse and thinks, "A good watchdog is worth his weight in gold!" First appearance: September 17th, 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, 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
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.