Schroeder

  • First appearance: May 30, 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: December 21st, 1975 Resting on Schroeder's piano, Lucy says, "Here's something to think about.." Lucy says, "Picture this, if you will.." Lucy says, "You and I are a newly married couple, see, and you have been invited to Moscow to participate in a piano competition.." Lucy continues, "You perform brilliantly, but you lose! When you are asked to say a few words to the press, you are extremely First appearance: January 23rd, 1956 Charlie Brown is holding some papers kneeling in front of Schroeder, who is playing the piano. He asks, "You composed this yourself, Schroeder?" Schroeder looks up and says, "Uh Huh..it's a little piece for strings and piano." He stands up and continues, "You'll notice that I've dated it 1976.." He explains, "I feel that I'm at least twenty yers ahead of my time!" Latest appearance: July 28th, 2011 / First appearance: July 30th, 1964 Charlie Brown reads the newspaper: "Oh, no! My favorite player, Joe Shlabotnik, has been sent down to the minors again!" Shroeder watches him. "He's going to play for Stumptown in the Green Grass League..." Charlie Brown says to Shroeder. "I hope the fans in Stumptown appreciate what a great player they're getting." "I bet he'll lead Stumptown to its first pennant!" Charlie Latest appearance: January 13th, 2006 / First appearance: January 16th, 1959 Charlie Brown walks around the neighborhood dragging a clinging Snoopy. Charlie Brown asks, "Anybody around here like dogs?" He continues, "How about it? Are there and dog fanciers around here? Any real dog lovers? How about it?" He asks again, "What do you say? Anyone around here like dogs? How about it? HUH? What do you say?" He walks off sighing with Snoopy still clingi Latest appearance: December 26th, 2004 / First appearance: December 27th, 1970 Snoopy adjusts his collar in a mirror that hangs on a door. He walks. Lucy stands under the mistletoe. She smiles. "Mmmmm" Snoopy puckers up to Lucy. "Get away from here, you stupid beagle! I'm waiting for someone more important.." She kicks him: boot! Snoopy sits and frowns, glancing off to one side. Boot! He kicks Lucy. "AUGH!" Lucy flies a Latest appearance: January 21st, 2001 / First appearance: January 21st, 1973 Lucy approaches Shroeder, who is playing the piano. A music staff appears in the background. "Do you want to take me to the senior prom?" asks Lucy. She sits leaning against the piano, with her arm propped up on the piano. Shroeder sits up and says "That won't be for another ten years." Lucy now has her back to Shroeder. She responds, "I just wanted to give you a break...In ten yea First appearance: January 3rd, 1956 Schroeder and Charlie brown are seated on cushions. Charlie Brown reads aloud: "'Despite his none-too-handsome looks and his blunt manner..'" He reads, "'Beethoven made a great hit with the members of the Viennese aristocracy..'" "'He even came to number members of some of the best families among his personal friends..'" "AND WELL HE MIGHT!" Schroeder shakes his fist. Charl First appearance: May 7th, 1957 Snoopy is sitting on the piano whiles Schroeder plays. Snoopy thinks, "Beautiful..." He leans to the side and continues, "Just beautiful.." He lies on the piano and continues, "Beautiful.." He stands on his head on the piano and concludes, "Beautiful!" Latest appearance: December 13th, 2004 / First appearance: December 14th, 1970 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and reads a book. She says, "Beethoven was born on December 16, 1770." Schroeder looks up and says, "That was a good year . . That was the same year that Gainsborough painted 'The Blue Boy.'" Lucy says, "Maybe we'll have another year like that pretty soon." Schroeder says, "I hope so . . . We're overdue." First appearance: May 3rd, 1976 Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder says, "This next guy is strong, Charlie Brown." Schroeder walks away and says, "Don't throw him anything he can hit . . ." Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown takes off his shirt and throws it. First appearance: February 28th, 1958 Lucy leans on Schroeder's piano as he plays. She shifts positions. She shifts positions again. She asks, "Was Beethoven ever a teen-ager?" Latest appearance: September 25th, 2007 / First appearance: September 27th, 1960 Schroeder is bent over is piano playing music. Lucy walks up to him and asks, "That was very beautiful Schroeder...What was it?" Schroeder replies, "That was Beethoven's sonata No. 22, opus 22" Lucy responds, "Now you have me worried..." She continues, "Little by little Beethoven is sneaking around, over and under my mental block!" 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?" 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: November 10th, 1981 Schroeder plays the piano. Woodstock jumps towards the staff and music notes. Woodstock bends the staff. Woodstock bounces off the staff. Schroeder frowns. The lines of the staff are wavey. First appearance: April 6th, 1968 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder tosses him the ball. Charlie Brown asks, "Did you see how I struck out that last kid? Pretty good pitching, huh?" Schroeder says, "Yeah, that kid who's been sick in bed all winter . . His doctor says he's going to be all right, but to get out in the sun . . ." Schroeder continues, "He also doesn't see very well, and he's never Latest appearance: April 28th, 2002 / First appearance: April 23rd, 1972 "Hey, manager!" Lucy, standing in the ball field, yells. "Have you ever noticed how the people in the stands really don't know what we're saying when we have these conferences on the mound?" Lucy faces Charlie Brown, who stand on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder stands on his other side. "All they have to go by is the way we wave our arms." Lucy raises her arms. In this panel First appearance: July 19th, 1992 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and winds up. Lucy shouts, "Hey manager!" Lucy wears a sack over her head and walks up to the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown asks, "What's this?" Lucy takes the sack off her head and says, "It's my new strategy, manager . . ." Lucy puts the sack back over her head and says, "If the other team doesn't know who we are, they won't kn First appearance: April 26th, 1957 Schroeder sits next to a grimacing Charlie Brown on the sidewalk. Charlie Brown says, "You know what bothers me the most?" He continues, "I feel that I've let down you players who had faith in me as your manager..." Schroeder says, "Oh, well...if that's what's bothering you, Charlie Brown, just forget it..." He continues, "We never really HAD any faith in you!" Latest appearance: February 18th, 2007 / First appearance: February 14th, 1960 Charlie Brown frowns and says, "I can't stand it!" Violet, Patty and Shermy look at each other's Valentines. Charlie Brown watches and says, "Look at 'em all laughing and enjoying themselves with their valentines!" Charlie Brown says, "I sent everyone I know a Valentine, but did I get any in return? No! Not a single one!" Charlie Brown leans against a tree and says, "Eve
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: April 9th, 1980 Lucy stands in the outield and shouts, "Hey, manager, are we supposed to yell, 'I got it!' Or 'I have it!'?" Charlie Brown replies, "It doesn't matter Lucy." The ball flies over Lucy's head and hits the ground. Lucy says, "I think he's right." Lucy continues, "If you don't got it, you don't have it!" First appearance: April 9th, 1976 Marcie stands on the baseball field and exclaims,"Babe Ruth had a cap! Willie May's had a cap!" She continues,"Ted Williams had a cap! maury Wills had a cap! Mickey Mantle had a cap!" Peppermint Patty stands on the pitcher's mound looking to her left; she yells,"MARCIE, WILL YOU SHUT UP?!?" Marcie whispers,"Even Joe Garagiola had a cap!" First appearance: April 9th, 1981 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school. She says, "No, ma'am, I don't know the answer." Peppermint Patty asks, "How about a hint?" Peppermint Patty says, "You don't give hints?" Peppermint Patty asks, "How about a discount?" First appearance: April 9th, 1986 Sally sits in a beanbag chair. A television annoucer says, "Partly cloudy and cooler . ." A television annoucer says, "Afternoon sunny . . Clearing tonight." A television says, "And now, a community reminder . ." Sally exclaims, "Don't remind me!" First appearance: April 9th, 1957 Lucy watches as Charlie Brown falls with a loud BONK. Lucy looks down at him as he grimaces and mutters. He looks confused as she yells, "You Blockhead!" She walks away saying, "I just can't resist adding insult to injury.." First appearance: April 9th, 1978 The Beaglescout sits in the grass looking to his right. He thinks,"It must be almost eight o'clock..." He watches the troop as they sit around the camp-fire singing. He thinks,"Birds sing weird campfire songs...." He points to the tent and thinks,"All right, men...into the tent...it's bedtime..." Woodstock chirps a question from inside the tent. The Beaglescout thinks fr First appearance: April 9th, 1985 The Literary Ace sits on the doghouse. Lucy asks, "You know what you should write?" Lucy continues, "You should write a family story . . Write a story about sisters . . ." The Literary Ace thinks. Snoopy types, "Small Women." Latest appearance: April 6th, 2014 / First appearance: April 9th, 1967 Snoopy slithers throught the grass on his stomach. Lucy stands, bouncing a ball. Snoopy peeks out from behind a tree. CLOMP! Snoopy sprints with the ball in his mouth. Lucy stares at the ground and says, "All right, I saw that! But I'm going to pretend that it never happened!" She continues: "I'm not going to move! I'm not going to chase you! If you bring th First appearance: April 9th, 1993 Spike stands in the desert holding a staff. He thinks, "It's hard to be a shepherd without any sheep . ." Spike thinks, "Of course, there was Little Bo-Peep who had some sheep, but then she lost them." Spike sits down against a rock and thinks, "But maybe it's better to have lost your sheep than never to have had any sheep at all . ." Spike thinks, "I think I'm cracking up First appearance: April 9th, 1992 Linus is reading a newspaper. Lucy asks, "What else does that article say?" Linus responds, "It says 'Girls outperform boys in verbal skills..'" Lucy says, "I told you so, you blockhead!" First appearance: April 9th, 1984 Lucy walks with her baseball cap on. She says, "We're never gonna win a game!" Lucy says, "We're gonna lose every game we play for the rest of our lives!" Lucy stretches her arms and her baseball mitt to catch a ball. The ball falls to ground behind her. Lucy walks up to Charlie Brown on the pitcher's mound. She tosses the ball to him and says, "Sorry, manager . . . The First appearance: April 9th, 1989 Linus sits on the floor with his blanket, sucking his thumb. Snoopy's nose is just visible from the corner. Linus says to Snoopy, who has slithered along: "Touch this blanket, you stupid beagle, and you'll regret it for years..so you'd better back off!" Snoopy slithers off, thinking, "I can't back off..I can only go forward." He turns behind Linus, who turns around to watch First appearance: April 9th, 1958 Charlie Brown is watching t.v. Schroeder is reading a book and says, "It says here that children cannot concentrate properly.." Charlie Brown starts to color. Schroeder continues, "It says that children cannot keep their minds focused on one problem for any length of time.." Charlie Brown is practicing baseball. Schroeder watches as Charlie Brown plays paddy-ball. Charlie Latest appearance: April 6th, 2012 / First appearance: April 9th, 1965 Linus and Lucy walk outside. Linus says, "It's starting to rain . . . " Lucy says, "It figures . . . " Lucy continues, "It always rains on our generation!" Latest appearance: April 6th, 2009 / First appearance: April 9th, 1962 Lucy stands at a wall with Charlie Brown and says, "Did you ever stop to think that every day is somebody's birthday?" Lucy continues, "No matter what day it is, somebody in the world has that day for a birthday!" Lucy says, "Have you ever thought about that, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown replies, "No I can't really say that I have . . ." Lucy says, "You're going to have t First appearance: April 9th, 1990 Peppermint Patty sits at her school disk and holds a paper dish. She says, "Well, ma'am, I didn't have any writing paper . . ." Peppermint Patty tosses the plate and says, "So I did my homework on a paper plate . ." Peppermint Patty sits at her school desk. Peppermint Patty catches the plate as it is tossed back to her and says, "Didn't care for it, huh, ma'am?" First appearance: April 9th, 1956 Charlie Brown is leaning on Schroeder's piano. He asks, "Say Schroeder, did Beethoven ever write anything for the accordion?" Schroeder replies, "Are you out of your mind?" Charlie Brown continues, "I'll bet he culd have written some pretty nice accordion pieces.." Schroeder shouts, "ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?" Charlie Brown continues, "Maybe he figured it was too hard an instru Latest appearance: April 6th, 2006 / First appearance: April 9th, 1959 Snoopy watches Lucy eating. He thinks,"Isn't she going to give me any?" Lucy looks over at Snoopy watching her. He thinks,"Oh, come on...please! PLEASE!" Lucy tosses him some food and says, "Okay Snoopy...Here you can have the last one.." He walks away and thinks,"*whew* I came very close to pushing the panic button!" Latest appearance: April 4th, 2003 / First appearance: April 9th, 1971 Snoopy sits on the doghouse and looks at a book. He reads, "And so, the six Bunny-Wunnies said good night, and went to sleep. Their adventure was over, and all had ended well. The end." Snoopy sets the book down. He smiles and thinks, "That was the most exciting novel I've ever read . . . I think I'll write a fan letter to the author . . ." Snoopy looks at the book and thinks, "Mis First appearance: April 9th, 1988 Spike tosses a baseball in the air and holds a bat. Spike swings and hits the ball. A baseball glove rests on top of a cactus. The baseball lies on the sand behind the cactus. Spike thinks, "Sorry, but it's hard to hit 'em right to you . ."
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.