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
First appearance: July 17th, 1975 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano. Schroeder says, "I also have a theory . . ." Schroeder continues, "Perhaps Beethoven would have written better music if he had been married . . ." Schroeder stands and shouts, "But if there was one thing he didn't need, it was someone leaning on his piano and talking to him all the time!!" Lucy replies, "That's a weir 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 . ." Latest appearance: October 2nd, 2000 / First appearance: October 7th, 1974 Charlie Brown sits next to the sewer in the pouring rain. He pulls on a rope. Linus is in the sewer. He says, "Hey! Who turned on the water?" Charlie Brown pulls on the rope and shouts, "It's raining! Come on up before you drown!" Schroeder says, "Good grief!" Schroeder sticks his head up out of the sewer. Charlie Brown asks, "Where's your piano?" Schroeder replies, "I couldn't hol First appearance: May 23rd, 1976 Lucy leans on the piano, smiling at a flower in her hand, whiles Schroeder plays. She shows the flower to him and exclaims,"The gift of a flower is always a gift of love!" He asks,"How about accepting a flower?" She sits on the piano and replies,"Accepting can mean love, too." She continues,"But it doesn't necessarily have to! Sometimes you have to accept a flower just to Latest appearance: October 20th, 2010 / First appearance: October 23rd, 1963 "I think my piano teacher is quite impressed by me.." Lucy announces to Schroeder. She sits with her elbows on his piano, watching him as he plays. "I try to ask her questions so she'll know I'm interested," Lucy adds, sitting with her back to Schroeder. "What sort of questions?" Schroeder asks. Lucy faces front. "I asked her if she had ever heard of Beethoven.." Lucy leans Latest appearance: October 14th, 2006 / First appearance: October 17th, 1959 Charlie Brown and Schroeder sit on the ground. Schroeder says, "I'm inclined to agree with you, Charlie Brown.." Sally sits in the distance playing. Schroeder continues, "But on the other hand we must be cautious in out thinking..." He says, "We must be careful not to 'throw out the baby with the bath'" Sally gasps in shock. Schroeder turns to her and says, "Please pardon First appearance: August 2nd, 1975 Schroeder plays the piano and music notes fill the staff. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "What would you say if I told you I can prove that all of Beethoven's music was written by his mother?" Linus stops playing and says, "That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard!" Schroeder plays the piano, and music notes fill the air. Lucy asks, "You hate women, don't you?" Latest appearance: September 26th, 2000 / First appearance: October 1st, 1974 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "I'm not talking as much as I used to . . ." Lucy asks, "Have you noticed that I'm not bugging you any more by talking too much?" Schroeder continues to play the piano. Schroeder tunmbles in the air. Lucy shouts, "Have you noticed?!!" First appearance: April 30th, 1993 Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand on the pitcher's mound. Shroeder looks at the batter and says, "This next guy is their best hitter . . Every time he's up, he hits a home run . . ." Charlie Brown asks, "What should I do?" Schroeder says as he walks away, "Hold on to the ball until he goes away." First appearance: October 10th, 1990 Schroeder sits in front of the piano. Woodstock and another bird race along the music staff. Schroeder says, "No, thank you . . I'm not interested in awarding the winning trophy . ." 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 Latest appearance: October 5th, 2000 / First appearance: October 10th, 1974 Schroeder walks in the grass and hangs his head. He approaches Lucy. Lucy says, "Couldn't find your piano, huh?" Schroeder walks past Lucy. Lucy continues, "Down the sewer and out into the river, huh?" Lucy says, "Oh, well, if you were to play it now, you'd probably just strike a sewer not!" Lucy laughs hysterically. Lucy stands alone and says, "After you learn to love me, First appearance: April 11th, 1957 Schroeder and Charlie Brown are on the baseball field. Charlie Brown yells, "What's The Matter With You Schroeder?" He continues, "That's The Third Ground Ball You've Missed Today!" He says, "I Suppose You're Gonna Say It Took A Bad Bounce Again, Huh?!" Charlie Brown and Schroeder are in the field surrounded by balls and rocks. Schroeder shouts, "Yes, I Am!!" First appearance: March 8th, 1957 Lucy leans on the piano as Schroeder plays. Schroeder says, "This is Mendelssohn's 'Songs Without Words'..." Lucy listens as he plays. She continues to listen. She asks, "Couldn't he think of any?" Latest appearance: January 19th, 2006 / First appearance: January 22nd, 1959 Schroeder and Charlie Brown are walking along the sidewalk. Schroeder asks, "Girls are kind of stupid aren't they? Charlie Brown stops and says, "Oh, I don't know..I think they're pretty smart.." He continues, "In fact, I think that this is a better world because of the presence of girls.." Lucy wraps herself around Charlie Brown. He blushes and cries, "OH, NO!" Latest appearance: December 5th, 2013 / First appearance: December 8th, 1966 Schroeder carries a sign that says, "Only 8 more days until Beethoven's birthday." Charlei Brown carries a sign that says, "Dec. 16th" Lucy carries a sign that says, "Plan your party now." Snoopy smiles as he carries a sign that says, "I'm free that evening" First appearance: March 2nd, 1986 Charlie Brown stands atop the pitcher's mound and calls out,"What's going on?" Lucy looks off to her right as she stands on the baseball field by home-base and in front of the bench; she says,"Put it right over here by home plate..." She walks up Charlie Brown and says,"It's a special instrument to measure the speed of your fastball, Charlie Brown.." He smiles and says,"Rea Latest appearance: August 29th, 2013 / First appearance: September 1st, 1966 Schroeder whistles. Peppermint Patty stands on the pitcher's mound and says, "Hi! I hear you're my catcher . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "Well, we don't need any signals . . . I'll just fog it by 'em, and you catch 'em okay? By the way, what was that you were whistling?" Schroeder answers, "Just a little something by Beethoven." Peppermint Patty says "Oh . . . " Pe First appearance: May 6th, 1978 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and says, "I am highly susceptible to flattery." Lucy continues, "Just the slightest compliment will cause me to melt." Lucy looks at Schroeder and smiles. Lucy says, "Or so I have always imagined." 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 . ."
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: March 18th, 1998 Lucy and Rerun are in the garden. Rerun holds the hoe while Lucy saysm "This is going to be our garden.." Rerun says, "So?" Lucy says, "So your job is to take that hoe and dig out all the weeds and rocks.." Rerun says, "I can do that.. When do you want it finished?" Lucy says, "This afternoon." Rerun says, "I was thinking more like maybe in fifty years.." First appearance: March 18th, 1987 Charlie Brown rakes a sand trap and says, "Eighty sand traps and I have to rake the footprints out of all of them . . ." Charlie Brown sits on the ground exhausted and says, "Just because of my dog . ." Charlie Brown rakes a sand trap and says, "They say this is a very sophisticated golf club . . ." Charlie Brown looks at a flag and exclaims, "All the greens break toward th First appearance: March 18th, 1983 Sally sits in a beanbag chair. Charlie Brown holds a baseball bat and says, "Peppermint Patty says her team needs me." Sally says, "Sure, like last year when she told you the same thing, and you ended up selling popcorn!" Charlie Brown walks away from the house and says, "I forgot about that . . ." Sally stands on the doorstep and shouts, "You probably blockheaded it out o First appearance: March 18th, 1977 Charlie Brown stands next to Milo. Milo says, "Charles?" Milo continues, "My name is Milo, and I need some help with my hitting." Charlie Brown says, "Okay, Milo, you want help with your stance, or your swing, or your grip or what?" Milo rests the bat on his shoulder and it is bigger than him. He says, "Just help me lift the bat!" First appearance: March 18th, 1996 First appearance: March 18th, 1984 Snoopy sits on top of his doghouse and watches as Woodstock flies towards him. As Woodstock sits next to him, Snoopy thinks,"Tears..like in 'crying'..." He looks down at Woodstock and thinks,"Scientist are now studying tears, do you know that?" He rolls his eyes upwards and continues,"They'll probably want to make a special study of beagle tears..." He starts crying and th First appearance: March 18th, 1990 Charlie Brown sits behind a desk that says Manager. His feet are on the desk. He says, "No comment." Lucy walks on the ball field. She says, "'Press.'" Lucy stands beneath Charlie Brown, who is aiming to throw the ball from the pitcher's mound. Lucy begins, "Good moring, Manager! I'm doing a story for our school paper.." Lucy reads from a notepad: "First question..Do you ha First appearance: March 18th, 1989 Charlie Brown and Linus stand on the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown asks, "Am I naive, Linus?" Charlie Brown continues, "I thought our teacher came to watch our game, but all she was doing was meeting her boyfriend." Linus walks off the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown asks, "Am I naive Linus?" Linus replies, "You're naive, Charlie Brown . ." First appearance: March 18th, 1957 Charlie Brown stands in his bulky coat and hat. He continues to stand. He looks up in the sky. He reaches up with his mitt to catch a ball. Latest appearance: March 15th, 2016 / First appearance: March 18th, 1969 Lucy stands next to Linus and says, "I want to know about life! I want some real answers . . ." Linus writes on a piece of paper. Linus holds the paper up to Lucy and says, "Five." Lucy shouts, "Five?!" Linus lies on the ground dazed. He says, "I thought that was a pretty good answer!" First appearance: March 18th, 1981 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Charlie Brown holds out a postcard and says, "Here, you got a postcard from Woodstock." Snoopy thinks, "From Woodstock? I didn't even know he was gone . . ." Snoopy reads, "Dear Friend of Friends, Am on my way to San Juan Capistrano to see the swallows return . . ." Snoopy continues to read, "Will write more later . . Your friend, Woodstock - P. Latest appearance: March 22nd, 2009 / First appearance: March 18th, 1962 Charlie Brown stands on the baseball field and says, "All right, let's have the infielders right over here . . ." Linus walks onto the field, smiling, wearing glasses and dragging his blanket. Charlie Brown points and says, "Glasses? You're going to wear your new glasses while you play shortstop?" Linus says, "Why not? I'll be better than ever . . . I won't miss a thing!" Latest appearance: March 15th, 2008 / First appearance: March 18th, 1961 While Snoopy lies on top of his house, Frieda says, "I just don't understand you!" Frieda says, "You lead such a useless life!! You don't contribute anything! You.." Snoopy plants a kiss on Frieda's face and shocks Frieda. Snoopy thinks, "A kiss on the nose does much toward turning aside anger! First appearance: March 18th, 1988 Linus sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. Lucy sneaks up behind him. Lucy pulls the blanket away from Linus and spins him around. A dazed and confused Linus sits on the ground shaking. Lucy holds the blanket and says, "Two and a half revolutions . . . I used to do better than that . ." Latest appearance: March 15th, 2013 / First appearance: March 18th, 1966 A little bird sleeps on Snoopy's head. Snoopy thinks, "I can't stand it!" Snoopy frowns and thinks, "My parents had great ambitions for me . . . I even had great ambitions for myself . . ." Snoopy thinks, "But there's one thing for sure . . . I have no intention of ending up as a stupid . . ." Snoopy sends the bird flying as he thinks, "Bird sanctuary! Latest appearance: March 16th, 2000 / First appearance: March 18th, 1974 Peppermint Patty and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Marcie says, "Sir, let's not miss any more school . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "Forget it!" Peppermint Patty hugs Snoopy and says, "School, isn't important, Marcie . . . I'm just gonna sit here with my ol' friend Snoopy for the rest of my life!" Peppermint Patty continues, "He never had any education, and he's done all right!" Latest appearance: March 18th, 2001 / First appearance: March 18th, 1973 Lucy holds up a sign which reads, "Power to my kind" Lucy stands behind Charlie Brown, who looks at the pitcher's mound. He announces, "This is the moment I wait for all winter long..." Standing on top, in Charlie Brown continues, "It's a strange feeling when you walk onto the mound for the first time each spring.." Lucy, in close-up profile, asks, "That sort of gives you a Latest appearance: March 13th, 2003 / First appearance: March 18th, 1971 Charlie Brown stands next to the mailbox and looks at a letter. Peppermint Patty grits her teeth and says, "Got a letter in the mail, eh, Chuck?" Charlie Brown reads, "I know that you like me, and in my own way I like you, too, but . ." Charlie Brown says, "I think it's from that little red-haired girl . . She knows I like her, and . ." Peppermint Patty shouts, "That's not from any First appearance: March 18th, 1999 Linus hold his blanket and walks past Rerun and Snoopy. Rerun says, "Theoretically, my older brother should be my role model..." Rerun says, "But that blanket business takes care of that.." Rerun says, "Which forces me to look elsewhere, and maybe ask the question..." Rerun turns to Snoopy and says, "Can the neighbor's dog be a role model?" First appearance: March 18th, 1995 Lucy walks in from right field while its raining. Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy says, "It's raining here, too, huh?" Lucy walks back to right field.
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.