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: February 16th, 2007 / First appearance: February 19th, 1960 Schroeder lies in bed. Lucy says, "Well, Schroeder, what happened to you?" Schroeder sits up in bed and says, "I was listening to Beethoven's third symphony . . . In the second movement there's a beautiful passage . . . Just beautiful . . ." Schroeder says, "Whenever I hear it, I get cold chills . . ." Schroeder lies back and says, "So I caught cold!" Latest appearance: September 26th, 2007 / First appearance: September 28th, 1960 Schroeder is reading to Lucy in the living-room. He says, "'Sometimes he would startle people in public places'." Schroeder continues, "'He flew out in anger against all that was petty, dull, or greedy in men'." Lucy lounges on the piano and Schroeder continues, "'....often, however, his scorn would turn to high hilarity and humorous jests'" Lucy turns to Schroeder and ask First appearance: July 16th, 1985 Schroeder sits at his piano. Lucy sits and watches. Schroeder asks, "Why do you keep talking about us getting married?" Schroeder shouts, "It's never going to happen!" Schroeder plays the piano and says, "There are probably a million girls in this world whom I'd rather marry than you!" Lucy replies, "You'd get tired of them . ." First appearance: December 14th, 1963 Schroeder holds a sign that reads, "Monday, is Beethoven's birthday!" Linus stands and reads the sign Linus watches Schroeder walk away. Snoopy approaches Linus carrying a sign. Snoopy's sign reads, "Have a good time!" First appearance: August 28th, 1977 Lucy leans on the piano as Schroeder plays. She says,"Guess what...." She continues,"If you don't tell me that you love me, you know what I'm going to do?" She concludes,"I'm going to hold my breath until I pass out!" He looks up and replies,"Breath-holding in children is an interesting phenomenon...It could indicate a metabolic disorder..." He continues,"A forty-m Latest appearance: May 5th, 2009 / First appearance: May 8th, 1962 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "Schroeder, do you think a pretty girl is like a melody?" Lucy smiles as she waits for Schroeder's reply. Schroeder says, "I can't say . . . I've never known any pretty girls!" Lucy keeps smiling. Lucy says, "May your stupid piano be devoured by termites!" First appearance: October 6th, 1957 Lucy sits on the floor and writes. She looks at it: "There!" She walks up to Schroeder, who is playing the piano. "I have a surprise for you, Schroeder.." He looks up: "What is it?" Lucy sits on the floor and leans over the piano to face Schroeder: "A picture of Beethoven! I drew it myself!" She holds it up for him. Schroeder holds it up and exclaims, "Well, I'll be First appearance: June 28th, 1984 Schroeder, Charlie Brown and Lucy stand on the pitchers mound. Schroeder says, "This next hitter is pretty good, Charlie Brown . . . I think we should walk him . . ." Lucy says, "He looks kind of cute . . . Walk him out my way!" Schroeder, Lucy and Charlie Brown pause. Lucy walks back to the outfield. She says, "Nobody ever walks out my way." First appearance: July 21st, 1980 Schroeder plays the piano as Woodstock approaches. Woodstock stands on the piano and sings. A music note flies toward Woodstock. Woodstock rides away on the music note. 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: November 20th, 2006 / First appearance: November 23rd, 1959 Schroeder sits afar from Pig-Pen in the sandbox where they're both playing. Pigpen says, "I think it's time to go home and take a shower.." Schroeder asks, "Going to get all cleaned up, eh,'Pig-Pen'?" Pigpen replies, "Well.. I've learned never to expect too much from a shower.." He concludes, "I have to be satisfied if it just settles the dust!" Latest appearance: December 15th, 2006 / First appearance: December 15th, 1959 Lucy and Schroeder are standing in the backyard. Schroeder says, "Look, Lucy perhaps you should know that Beethoven's name wasn't Karl..it was..." Lucy starts shouting, "Oh, now you're going to start Picking on me, Huh? After all I've done for you! Tramping The Streets, Ringing Doorbells..." She continues, "Talking To Hundreds Of People, Telling Them About Beethoven's Birthday!" Latest appearance: March 24th, 2013 / First appearance: March 27th, 1966 Charlie Brown stands with one foot on the bench. He says, "Let's hustle a little more on those fly balls! C'mon! Move on those grounders! Throw the ball! Don't hang on to it!" Charlie Brown shouts, "All right! Everybody over here on the double! Let's go!" Lucy, Linus, Patty, Schroeder, Snoopy, Violet and other teams members sit on the ground. Charlie Brown says, "Okay team, First appearance: July 31st, 1980 Marcie, Schroeder and The World War I Flying Ace sit on the doghouse. Marcie says, "Our in-flight movie today will be 'Citizen Kane.'" Schroeder asks, "Movie? We get to see a movie?" Marcie admits, "Well, it isn't exactly a movie . ." Snoopy has a puppet on each hand and says, "Rosebud!" Latest appearance: January 8th, 2002 / First appearance: January 4th, 1972 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "You say we'll never be married . ." Lucy continues, "Well, why not? Give me some reasons . . ." Schroeder stops playing and says, "I don't like you, you're crabby all the time and you're too bossy!" Lucy replies, "Those are reasons?" Latest appearance: June 16th, 2011 / First appearance: June 18th, 1964 Lucy sits with her back against the piano a Shroeder plays. "Do you have to like Beethoven to be a highbrow?" she asks. "I don't know...That's kind of a hard question.." Shroeder answers. Lucy turns around to look at him. She turns away. "I'm worried that I'm not smart enough to be a highbrow, and yet I don't want to end up a lowbrow.." "Who do you have to like to be a midd First appearance: August 12th, 1957 Charlie Brown looks over the fence at Patty, Shermy, Violet, and Schroeder playing in an inflatable pool.(BR) (BR) He grimaces.(BR) (BR) He walks off dejected.(BR) (BR) He sits in a pail and sighs.(BR) (BR) First appearance: September 14th, 1977 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "Do you love me a bushel and a peck?" Schroeder replies, "No, I can't say that I do." Lucy looks in the opposite direction. Lucy turns to Schroeder and asks, "How about a meter and a liter?" First appearance: December 12th, 1965 Snoopy is standing next to a small table holding a Birthday cake, blowing out the candles. (BR) (BR) Schroeder is sitting at is piano playing as Lucy is sitting in front of the piano leaning her elbows on it, while saying, “if December twelfth is here, can Beethoven’s birthday be far away?” (BR) (BR) Schroeder looks up from playing the piano as Lucy goes on saying, “Guess what…Beethoven’s birthday Latest appearance: December 18th, 2008 / First appearance: December 19th, 1961 Lucy says to Schroeder, "How could you forget Beethoven's birthday?" Schroeder hangs his head and says, "You, of all people! It would be different if it were someone else . . ." Lucy continues, "But you! You're the one who's the nut on Beethoven!!" Schroeder says, "You have a way of putting things so nicely . . ."
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: November 15th, 1990 Snoopy sits on his doghouse. Charlie Brown hands Snoopy a hanger and says, "Here . . Your collar just came back from the cleaners." Charlie Brown walks away and says, "I'm glad to see that you take such good care of your things . ." Snoopy looks down at a huge pile of useless coat hangers. He thinks, "But what am I going to do with all the hangers?" Latest appearance: November 12th, 2014 / First appearance: November 15th, 1967 Charlie Brown leans against Schroder's piano, wearing his baseball cap. Schroeder exclaims, "You what?!!" Charlie Brown explains, "I traded Snoopy to Peppermint Patty for five good players...He's the only player she'd trade for...I had to do it..." Schroeder exclaims, "But he's your own dog! Does winning a ball game mean that much to you?" Charlie Brown replies, I don't k Latest appearance: November 10th, 2000 / First appearance: November 15th, 1974 Marcie and Peppermint Patty stand by the door. Peppermint Patty says, "Hi, Marcie, how's the sewing coming?" Peppermint Patty and Marcie walk. Peppermint Patty says, "You're working on my skating dress, aren't you?" Marcie replies, "Oh, yes, I'm working on it . . ." Peppermint Patty and Marcie stand in front of the sewing machine. Marcie frowns and says, "In fact, I just learned so First appearance: November 15th, 1976 Charlie Brown stands at Frieda's door and says, "Good morning! I'm trying to earn some money for Christmas." Charlie Brown asks, "Will you ask your mother if there's any kind of work I could do for her?" Frieda asks, "What kind of work do you do?" Charlie Brown replies, "I shovel sidewalks, rake leaves and garble messages!" First appearance: November 15th, 1979 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty wears a pan on her head to catch leaking water. Marcie says, "Guess what, sir . ." Marcie continues, "I heard that the board of education and the principal have been arguing about the leak in the ceiling . . ." Marcie says, "They can't decide what to do . . . I imagine it's a financial problem, wouldn't you First appearance: November 15th, 1975 Charlie Brown and Lucy stand in the grass. Lucy says, "Charlie Brown, you're crazy!" Snoopy walks by and wears his supper dish on his head. Lucy says, "You can't let that stupid beagle try to walk all the way to Needles!" Lucy continues, "That's desert country! How in the world do you think he's going to get across the desert?!" Snoopy wears the supper dish on his head and First appearance: November 15th, 1991 Peppermint Patty holds a football and asks, "Marcie, how can you catch the ball if you're standing behind a tree?" Marcie's arms extend from behind the tree. She says, "I don't want to get hit in the stomach with the ball . . ." Peppermint Patty kicks the football. Marcie holds the football from behind the tree. Marcie says, "Pretty good catch, huh, sir?" First appearance: November 15th, 1982 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse in the rain. Snoopy holds up his ear on the opposite side as Woodstock. Woodstock speaks. Snoopy holds up his other ear and thinks, "Sorry . . . Wrong ear!" Latest appearance: November 12th, 2012 / First appearance: November 15th, 1965 Linus watches as Charlie Brown kneels in front of Snoopy's doghouse and shouts, "Snoopy? Snoopy? I wonder where he went . . ." Charlie Brown says, "He was supposed to make a speech at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm last Saturday night, but they called and said that he never showed up . . ." Charlie Brown walks off and says, "I'll bet he got scared . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I First appearance: November 15th, 1977 Snoopy holds his supper dish in his mouth and kicks the door. Charlie Brown says, "Ah! Good evening, sir!" Charlie Brown asks, "Would you care to see a menu?" Snoopy stands with his supper dish in his mouth and a menu in the supper dish. Latest appearance: November 12th, 2008 / First appearance: November 15th, 1961 Standing on the sidewalk next to a fire hydrant Lucy is looking at Linus as he is saying, "I think i'm ahead of my time... (BR) (BR) Lucy and Linus are facing each other and Lucy is Yelling, " Ha! That's a laugh! You're just like a lot of others who say the same thing! It's an excuse, that's what it is !"(BR) (BR) The two are still standing on the side walk next to a fire hydrant as Lucy stretches First appearance: November 15th, 1989 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty says, "Yes, ma'am . . I learned a lot today . . Just being here was worth the price of admission . . ." Peppermint Patty adds, "Of course I didn't pay anything!" Peppermint Patty laughs hysterically. Marcie whispers, "You're weird, sir . ." Peppermint Patty says, "Yes, ma'am." First appearance: November 15th, 1986 Snoopy lies on the doghouse thinking, "Every night my supper comes through that back door . ." Charlie Brown walks up behind Snoopy holding the dog dish. He yells, "Surprise!" Snoopy jumps into the air. Charlie Brown explains, "Tonight I went out the front door and came aournd the side of the house . ." Snoopy eats his food and thinks, "I'll eat first, and then I'll call Latest appearance: November 13th, 2002 / First appearance: November 15th, 1972 Snoopy and Woodstock sit on the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "It's migrating time . . ." Snoopy looks up and thinks, "This time of year when millions of birds are taking off for warmer climates . . ." Snoopy looks down at Woodstock. Snoopy continues to think, "All but Woodstock, who's afraid of getting mugged!" Woodstock leans against Snoopy and sighs. First appearance: November 15th, 1988 A mean Peppermint Patty shouts at a little kid, "I don't care what your ticket says, kid . . Sit down over there!" Peppermint Patty shouts at another little kid, "You, too! Sit where I tell you, or I'll break all your arms! Here, have a program!!" Peppermint Patty sits at a school desk. She holds a piece of paper and says, "Yes, ma'am . . This is my report on the 'tiny tots' con First appearance: November 15th, 1999 The Literary Ace is sitting on top of his house typing, "The dog wasn't happy the way things were going in the family." "..."The next time there's an election," he thought, "I'll run for Head of the Family."..." "...Unfortunately, when the election was held, he only got one vote." First appearance: November 15th, 1993 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Peppermint Patty says, "Today?! The test is today? Yes, ma'am, I'm surprised . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I thought maybe before the real test there'd be a pro-am . ." Latest appearance: November 12th, 2009 / First appearance: November 15th, 1962 Linus walks with Charlie Brown and says, "My dad and I got into a big theological argumentlast night . . ." Linus continues, "He was looking at my report card and wondering why I was the only one in my class who didn't get an 'A' in spelling . . ." Linus says, "I said 'Isn't it wonderful how each of us on this earth was created just a little bit different?'" Linus says, "Th First appearance: November 15th, 1957 Charlie Brown stands next to a pile of leaves. He watches as Linus jumps into the pile. Linus looks down and says, "Well, I just learned something, Charlie Brown.." He holds up a stick covered with leaves and concludes, "Never jump into a pile of leaves holding a wet sucker!" First appearance: November 15th, 1984 Pigpen sits at his school desk. He says, "Yes, ma'am . . My name is 'Pigpen'." Pigpen says, "Oh, yes . . I've been in your class all year . . ." Pigpen says, "You just haven't noticed me." Pigpen says, "The janitor keeps sweeping me out!"
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.