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: December 16th, 1997 Schroeder is playing his piano and Lucy is leaning on it . She says, "Did Beethoven ever play 'Jingle Bells'?" She says, "He probably thought he was too good to play 'Jingle Bells.'" Schroeder abruptly yanks his piano out from under Lucy and she bonks her head on the ground." Alone, Lucy lies on her back and says, "If I had been there, I would have said 'Hey, Ludwig, play ' First appearance: May 2nd, 1982 Schroeder stands and looks at the ground in puzzlement. He sits and looks at the reader. Lucy approaches and looks at him sitting down and looking at the ground. She asks,"You're looing for your piano, right?" She stoops in front of him and grins. She says,"Guess what...I washed it!" As she walks off, he hurries after her and exclaims,"You What?" She replies,"I'll bet t First appearance: July 24th, 1979 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "I'm so worried about Charlie Brown, I can't eat or sleep . . ." Schroeder stops playing the piano and says, "Well, if you get sick, too, that sure won't help him . . ." Lucy replies, "Maybe if he thought he was making me sick, he'd get better." Lucy continues, "Maybe I could send him a threatening letter." First appearance: June 12th, 1987 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy says, "I've just joined a 'neighborhood watch' program . ." Schroeder asks, "Good . . What are you going to watch?" Lucy climbs on the piano and shouts, "You!" Schroeder pulls the piano away from Lucy. She falls to the ground. Latest appearance: March 7th, 2011 / First appearance: March 9th, 1964 Shroeder, Charlie Brown (wearing the sling) and Lucy stand near a wooden fence. Charlie Brown says to Shroeder, "The doctor said I have 'Little Leaguer's Elbow'" Charlie Brown turns to Lucy and says, "It's caused by trying to pitch too hard without being properly warmed up." He looks down and continues, "The x-rays revealed separation and fragmentation of the epiphysis of the right First appearance: August 2nd, 1991 Schroeder plays the piano. Snoopy sleeps in the middle of the music staff. The musical notes turn to 'Z's'. First appearance: July 12th, 1990 Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand on the pitcher's mound. Lucy stands nearby. Schroeder asks, "Charlie Brown, do you think I could have a career as a catcher?" Charlie Brown answers, "Sure, and then after you retire, you can go on TV like Joe Garagiola." Lucy says, "Who?" Latest appearance: December 19th, 2008 / First appearance: December 20th, 1961 Schroeder walks under the falling leaves. Schroeder stops under a statue of Beethoven. Schroeder stands next to the statue. Schroeder leans against the statue and says, "I hate myself!" First appearance: December 8th, 1978 Schroeder sits at the piano. Lucy holds some papers and says, "In chapter five my book really gets going." Lucy continues, "Beethoven and Phyllis George are having dinner together, and . . ." Schroeder asks, "Phyllis George?" Lucy says, "It's not George Phyllis, is it? That would spoil the whole story." Latest appearance: August 11th, 2015 / First appearance: August 13th, 1968 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound and smiles. Schroeder approaches and asks, "What are you doing, Charlie Brown? Why don't you pitch?" Charlie Brown replies, "That little red-haired girl . . She's watching the game . . ." Schroeder walks away and says, "Oh, good grief!" Charlie Brown says, "This is my big chance to be a hero, and she's watching!" Charlie Brown looks weary First appearance: December 19th, 1957 Schroeder looks off to his left as a voice sings, "Happy Birthday To You..." He watches as Lucy approaches singing, "Happy Birthday To You..." She stops and continues, "Happy Birthday, Dear Beethovennn..Happy Birthday To Youuu!" He grimaces as she walks off laughing. First appearance: June 6th, 1956 Schroeder approaches Lucy in the field carrying a box. He says, "Lucy, I'm taking up a collection for the new Beethoven memorial hall.." He asks, "You wouldn't by any chance want to contribute a little something would you?" She says, "Sure, I'd be glad to! HERE'S TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS!!" He grimaces as she walks off laughing. First appearance: December 9th, 1956 Lucy sits on the floor with her elbows propped on the piano that Schroeder plays. She turns and looks at him. She begins, "Schroeder, I've been thinking..." She faces out again. "What if you and I were to get married someday, and have a lot of children?" She leans back against the piano and continues: "And what if, instead of being real rich,we were real poor becasue you in First appearance: September 27th, 1972 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and stares at Schroeder. Lucy says, "If a boy never sends a girl flowers, he robs himself of one of the great joys of life . . ." Schroeder continues to play the piano. Schroeder tumbles in the air. Lucy shouts, "Thief! Robber!!" First appearance: July 28th, 1996 Lucy stands in the rain and tries to open an umbrella. Lucy stands under an umbrella. Lucy walks and says, "Hey, manager . ." Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy points and says, "I was just wondering . ." Lucy says, "Do you think this rain and this wind might cause our game to be . . ." An angry Lucy is blown away by the wind. Lucy wa Latest appearance: March 28th, 2015 / First appearance: April 1st, 1959 Lucy leans on Schroeder's piano as he plays. She watches him. She moves closer. She lies atop his piano and wails,"Beethoven liked girls!" He grimaces at the reader. Latest appearance: June 8th, 2011 / First appearance: June 10th, 1964 Lucy stands on the pitcher's mound. She says to Shroeder, "Charlie Brown saud I could pitch for one inning..." They face each other on the mound. "Okay...Let's get our signals straight, then...One finger will mean a fast ball, two fingers a curve and three fingers a slow ball..." Shroeder demonstrates. "You know what?" She says as he walks away. "You're kind of cute!" She s Latest appearance: December 26th, 2014 / First appearance: December 29th, 1967 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "If you really liked me, you'd give me presents . ." Schroeder stops and says, "If you really liked me, you wouldn't expect presents!" Schroeder continues to play the piano. Lucy frowns and says, "Either way, I end up not getting any presents!" First appearance: March 7th, 1956 Schroeder is in the kitchen with a sitting, smiling Snoopy. Schroeder calls out, "Hey, Charlie Brown...do you want me to feed Snoopy before we go?" Charlie Brown is putting on his coat and he replies, "Sure..his dog food is right there in the cupboard..." The boys leave the house. Charlie Brown asks, "Did you put it in his dish?" Schroeder replies, "Of course.." Snoopy s First appearance: October 9th, 1995 While on the pitcher's mound Charlie Brown muses, "People always wonder what the catcher says to the pitcher when he goes out to the mound . ." Schroeder approaches dressed in his catcher gear. Schroeder says, "Another season down the drain . ." Schroeder walks away from the mound leaving Charlie Brown standing there. Charlie Brown says, "It's not worth wondering about . .
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: July 18th, 1991 Marcie and Peppermint Patty lean on the wall. Peppermint Patty says, "You know, when we were away at camp, I don't think Chuck missed either one of us." Marcie walks behind Peppermint Patty and says, "I wonder what we could say to let him know how that made us feel . . . To let him know we're sensitive." Marcie watches as Peppermint Patty says into the phone, "Chuck, you blockhead First appearance: July 18th, 1988 Linus says to the World Famous Attorney, 'De mimimus non curat lex.'" Linus says, "'The law disregards trifles.'" Snoopy walks and thinks, "It's a good thing because my practice is as trifling as they come . ." First appearance: July 18th, 1992 Cormac carries an inner tube around his waist. Marcie sits in a beach chair. Cormac says, "Hi, my name is Cormac . . I had my first swimming lesson this morning . ." Cormac says, "If you're ever drowning, don't be afraid to call me." Cormac struggles to get the inner tube off. Cormac says, "In the meantime, will you help me with this inner tube? I can't get it over my head . ." First appearance: July 18th, 1986 Charlie Brown and Linus lean on the wall. Charlie Brown says, "My grandfather loves to sing hymns." Charlie Brown exclaims, "He can remember the words to over a hundred hymns!" Linus asks, "Does he sing in the choir?" Charlie Brown says, "No, he can't remeber where the chuch is . ." First appearance: July 18th, 1977 Lucy stands in the outfield. The ball flies over her head and hits the ground. Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy tosses the ball to him and says, "No problem, manager . . I missed it, but the ground caught it!" Lucy walks away and says, "Nice catch, ground! You're doing a good job!" Charlie Brown says, "I never realized the ground was on our side . . ." First appearance: July 18th, 1983 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit on the dock. Peppermint Patty says, "Don't talk to me, Marcie!" Marcie says, "What did I do, sir?" Peppermint Patty says, "You got a letter from Chuck, and I didn't! And I was the one who felt sorry for you when you were lonely!" Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit in silence. Marcie asks, "Would you like to push me into the lake, sir?" Latest appearance: July 22nd, 2016 / First appearance: July 18th, 1969 Linus stands next to Charlie Brown and shouts, "She's leaving, Charlie Brown!" Linus continues, "The station wagon is leaving! You'll never see her again!" Linus grabs Charlie Brown's arm and shouts, "Do something!! Run over there! Hurry!! Hurry!!!!" Linus says, "She's gone . . ." Charlie Brown cries and shouts. First appearance: July 18th, 1998 Rerun and Snoopy rest on some rocks and look up. Rerun asks, "Do dogs ever look at clouds?" Snoopy thinks, "If I could talk, I'd tell you how we look at clouds, and birds, and the moon and everything, but dogs can't talk.." Rerun says, "I guess dogs never look at clouds.." Snoopy thinks, "Stupid kid!" Latest appearance: July 16th, 2002 / First appearance: July 18th, 1972 Linus climbs through leaves in the tree and says, "Snoopy! Snoopy!" Linus continues, "Do you see Woodstock's nest? Where are you?" Linus says, "Snoopy? Snoopy?!" Snoopy climbs through the leaves and thinks, "How can anyone get lost in a tree?" First appearance: July 18th, 1975 Snoopy sits in the grass with his supper dish in his mouth. Charlie Brown walks past Snoopy and says, "Suppertime isn't for another half hour." Snoopy continues to sit in the grass with his supper dish in his mouth. Snoopy drops the supper dish and thinks, "I was just hoping for a few celery sticks . . ." First appearance: July 18th, 1984 Charlie Brown stands next to the mailbox and reads a letter. It says, "Dear Chuck, It's your old friend Peppermint Patty writing from France." Peppermint Patty swims in the ocean and waves. The letter says, "Here I am swimming near our hotel in Cap d'Antibes." Charlie Brown reads a letter. It says, "How's your baseball team doing this year? Scored a run yet? Ha Ha Ha Ha!" Latest appearance: July 14th, 2016 / First appearance: July 18th, 1968 Snoopy sits on the ground. Lucy walks toward him. Lucy grabs Snoopy's nose and says, "Beep!" Lucy walks away and says, "I haven't beeped you in a long time." Snoopy thinks, "I haven't missed it a bit!" First appearance: July 18th, 1989 Charlie Brown and Lucy stand on the pitcher's mound. Lucy carries a soda bottle. Charlie Brown asks, "What do you have there?" Lucy replies, "This is root beer." Lucy continues, "If we win today, we can have a big celebration, and I can pour root beer over your head!" Charlie Brown frowns and says, "My head isn't the least bit worried." First appearance: July 18th, 1997 Peppermint Patty stands outside Marcie's house holding a book. She says, "Okay, Marcie, I've read 'Silas Marner'... Now what do I do?" Marcie says, "Now, you write your report.." Patty and Marcie sit on the steps. Patty says, "You're kidding.. on the book?" Marcie says, "Why not? Did you actually read it?" Patty says, "Yes, but I didn't pay any attention." First appearance: July 18th, 1978 Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Charlie Brown says, "I have an idea." Charlie Brown continues, "Why don't we try to find a family around here that would adopt Spike?" Charlie Brown asks, "Can you think of any reason why someone might not want him?" Snoopy stands on the doghouse and thinks, "Well. his backhand is a little weak . . ." Latest appearance: July 15th, 2009 / First appearance: July 18th, 1962 Sally holds a jump rope. Sally looks at the jump rope. Sally looks at the jump rope. Sally says, "It doesn't jump!" Latest appearance: July 13th, 2000 / First appearance: July 18th, 1974 The World Famous Tennis Pro tosses the ball in the air for the serve. The World Famous Tennis Pro serves the ball. Woodstock speaks and holds a tennis racket. Snoopy stands and thinks, "Paw fault?!!" Latest appearance: July 15th, 2010 / First appearance: July 18th, 1963 "Has Linus told you about the dangers of looking at the eclipse?" Lucy asks Charlie Brown as she approaches him. "Yes, he's told me all about it..." "I'm heeding his warning...I don't want to do anything that might harm my beautiful eyes.." Lucy answers. "Do you think my eyes are beautiful, Charlie Brown?" She leans towards him. "Yes, they look like little round dots of Ind Latest appearance: July 16th, 2011 / First appearance: July 18th, 1964 Lucy sits at a table. With her sore arm she writes: "To the A.M.A.- Gentlemen, This is a letter of protest written with a sore arm." "Yesterday I went to one of your doctors, and he said I have washer woman's elbow." "Now, I ask you. Is that any sort of ailment for a future Miss America?" Lucy reads what she has written. "Get on the ball! Sincerely, Lucy Van Pelt." Latest appearance: July 15th, 2006 / First appearance: July 18th, 1959 Schroeder yells at Lucy, who is leaning on his piano, "I wouldn't marry you unless you were the last girl on Earth!" Lucy asks, "Did you say, 'If' or 'Unless'?" Schroeder replies, "I admit I said, 'Unless'..." Schroeder falls over as Lucy shouts, "HOPE!"
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.