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: December 16th, 2002 / First appearance: December 16th, 1972 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "Happy Beethoven's birthday! Aren't you going to kiss me?" Lucy climbs on the piano. Schroeder looks up at her and says, "Good grief, no!!" Lucy claims, "Beethoven would have wanted you to!" Lucy stands on the piano. Schroeder walks away and says, "I doubt that very much!" Lucy shouts, "Well, I'll bet Brahms would Latest appearance: July 22nd, 2008 / First appearance: July 25th, 1961 Charlie Brown wears his baseball cap and leans on Schroeder's piano. Schroeder says, "I'm sorry, Charlie Brown, but I feel that playing the piano is more important than baseball!" Charlie Brown sighs. Charlie Brown walks home and says, "What a bitter blow! Just when our team was beginning to learn to work together . . ." Charlie Brown says, "This was goinmg to be our big First appearance: March 10th, 1958 Schroeder and Charlie Brown are in the living-room. Schroeder says, "They say kids don't have the imagination that they used to have.." He continues, "They say that all we do nowadays is sit around and watch television.." They walk along. Charlie Brown asks, "It that right?" He says, "Ridiculous!" as they sit in front of the t.v." First appearance: June 15th, 1975 Charlie Brown stands on top of platform that says, "My son, the loser!" Charlie screams to the team, "Okay, gang, this is it!" Schroeder comes to homeplate and asks Charlie, "Isn't that your dad over there, Charlie Brown?" Charlie replies, "Uh huh.. He said he thought he'd enjoy spending Father's Day watching us play ball!" Schroeder hands Charlie the ball and says, 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 5th, 2006 / First appearance: January 8th, 1959 Lucy and Schroeder are sitting at the piano. Lucy says, "I just found out that first Oboists are often the most highly paid men in the orchestra..." She continues, "What, in all this world could be more exciting than being married to a rich Oboe player?" She turns to look at Schroeder. She grimaces and sighs, "*Sigh* Nothing makes him jealous!" Latest appearance: April 5th, 2010 / First appearance: April 8th, 1963 Schroeder walks up to Lucy and says, "Buying records cheers me up . . . Whenever I feel low, I buy some records . . ." Schroeder says, "I was so depressed today I bought Mendelssohn's violin concerto, Brahms' second piano concerto and Handel's ode for St. Cecilia's day . . ." Schroeder walks off. Lucy says, "Wow!" Lucy says, "How depressed can you get?" First appearance: July 15th, 1980 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and says, "What if I told you that you had to choose between your piano and me?" Schroeder replies, "That wouldn't be difficult." Lucy says, "But I've never asked you to choose, have I?" Schroeder says, "No, I guess you haven't." Lucy lies down and gasps. First appearance: May 9th, 1978 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans agains the piano and asks, "Do you think you'll love me when I'm old and gray?" Schroeder replies, "I don't know." Schroeder continues, "If I don't love you now, how can I love you when you're old and gray?" Schroeder tumbles. Lucy shouts, "We'll see!!" First appearance: June 16th, 1990 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on it and says, "Beethoven never won the French Open, Wimbledon, or the Stanley Cup . . ." Schroeder pulls the piano away from Lucy. Lucy lies on the ground dazed and says, "Probably couldn't stand the criticism, either . ." First appearance: October 14th, 1989 Schroeder sits in front of the piano and Lucy leans on it. Schroeder says, "I've been having the strangest dreams lately . . I'm playing the piano and all the notes keep sort of falling away . . ." Schroeder goes on, "Snoopy is there too, and . . ." Lucy interrupts, "Maybe you should try to dream about me . . ." Schroeder says, "These are dreams, not nightmares . ." Latest appearance: September 30th, 2000 / First appearance: October 5th, 1974 Charlie Brown looks down in the sewer and asks, "Schroeder, do you have the piano?" Charlie Brown continues, "Can you hang onto the piano and the rope at the same time?" Rain begins to fall. Charlie Brown says, "Uh, oh!" Schroeder asks, "What's the matter?" Charlie Brown sits in the pouring rain and says, "I think we're in trouble!" Latest appearance: February 20th, 2012 / First appearance: February 22nd, 1965 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on it and says, "You're cute, you know that?" Schroeder continues playing as Lucy says, "You're so cute I think I'm going to give you a big hug and a kiss on the nose!" Schroeder continues playing. Lucy says, "That's real concentration." 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 First appearance: December 15th, 1958 Charlie Brown walks by a sign that reads, 'Tomorrow is Beethoven's birthday' He approaches another sign that reads, 'Tomorrow! Tomorrow! Tomorrow!' He walks along and sees another that reads, 'Dec. 16th' He grimaces as he passes Schroeder holding a placard that reads, "Tomorrow, that is!' Charlie Brown says,"I can't stand it!" Latest appearance: March 6th, 2011 / First appearance: March 1st, 1964 Charlie Brown stands in line at the movie theater with, Violet, Linus, Patty, Lucy, Schroeder, Five, Three and Four. Four pays for her ticket and says, "One, please." Charlie Brown says, "I shouldn't be here . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I should get out of line and go home . . ." Charlie Brown says, "I feel totally guilty about going to the show today . . . I should be home helpin 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 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: February 27th, 2000 / First appearance: February 24th, 1974 Lucy leans against Shroeder's piano as he plays. Lucy says, "Sometimes I think you don't realize that you could lose me..." She faces him: "Are you sure you want to suffer the tortures of the memory of a lost love?" Shroeder stares at Lucy as she demands, "Do you know the tortures of the memory of a lost love?" "IT'S AWFUL!!!" Lucy pounds her fist on the piano, and Latest appearance: January 12th, 2006 / First appearance: January 15th, 1959 Schroeder approaches Charlie Brown in an open field with Snoopy clinging to him. He asks, "Do you like dogs, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown screams, "THAT'S NOT FAIR!!" Schroeder yells, "YOU HAVE TO ANSWER!" Charlie Brown grimaces and says, "Oh, Good Grief..." Grimacing even more, Charlie Brown says, "Yes, I love dogs...I think having dogs with us has made this a better world.."
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
Latest appearance: January 15th, 2010 / First appearance: January 18th, 1963 Linus stands in front of a closed door and says, "Grandma . . . I want to apologize . . ." Linus continues, "I want to apologize for what I said about your drinking thirty-two cups of coffee . . . I still like you, Grandma . . ." The door opens. Linus clutches his blanket and smiles. Latest appearance: January 16th, 2008 / First appearance: January 18th, 1961 Snoopy lies on his doghouse. Linus says, "Gotta find it! Gotta find it!" Snoopy looks toward Linus's voice. Linus says, "Gotta dig everywhere until I find that blanket! Gotta find it! Gotta find it!" Snoopy watches as Linus digs furiously. Linus says, "Gotta dig everywhere!" Linus digs a ditch around Snoopy's doghouse. Linus says, "Gotta find it! Gotta find it!" First appearance: January 18th, 1975 Snoopy stands at Peppermint Patty's door and smiles. Peppermint Patty says, "I appreciate your coming to stay with me, Snoopy . . ." Snoopy walks in the house. Peppermint Patty closes the door and says, "My dad will be working late for another whole week, and I sure hate being at home alone . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "I've been falling asleep in school because I'm afraid to Latest appearance: January 15th, 2006 / First appearance: January 18th, 1959 Lucy kneels on the ground, making a snowball. She stands and pats the snowball tightly. She looks off to one side. She nonchalantly tosses it in the air as Charlie Brown walks by. Lucy grins evilly and prepares to throw the snowball at an oblivious Charlie Brown. She aims. She throws the sowball; it lands on the ground at her feet. She stares First appearance: January 18th, 1978 Linus walks out of the school. Sally asks, "Will you walk home from school with me, Linus?" Sally says, "I think the powers of darkness are out to get me . . ." Linus says, "I doubt if I could ever protect you from the powers of darkness." Sally asks, "How about a third-grader who claims I broke his ruler?" First appearance: January 18th, 1984 Snoopy sits on his doghouse. Charlie Brown hands him a letter and says, "Here, you got a letter from your brother, Spike . . ." Snoopy holds the letter and thinks, "'Dear Snoopy, Life here on the desert is fine . . Time goes by fast . . ." Snoopy thinks, "In the mornings, I work on my rock collection, and in the afternoons, I listen to my French tapes . . ." Spike holds a Latest appearance: January 15th, 2013 / First appearance: January 18th, 1966 Charlie Brown stands on a doorstep wearing a hat and coat and holding a shovel. He asks, "Shovel your walk?" The little girl who answers the door asks, "You mean for money?" Charlie Brown replies, "Yes, I don't have any use for beads!" The little girl slams the door in Charlie Browns' face. Charlie Brown walks off and says, "I guess a good businessman can't afford to be sa Latest appearance: January 15th, 2015 / First appearance: January 18th, 1968 Charlie Brown knocks on a door. Lucy opens the door. Charlie Brown asks, "Is this where the 'Crab-in' is being held?" Charlie Brown tumbles backward. Lucy shouts, "Who wants to know?" Charlie Brown lies on the doorstep dazed. He says, "This must be the place." First appearance: January 18th, 1980 Linus waits at the door. Charlie Brown walks out of the house and says, "There must be something wrong with me." Charlie Brown continues, "I went to bed early last night, but I'm still tired . ." Charlie Brown adds, "I think I must have dog blood." Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "I resent that!" First appearance: January 18th, 1997 Rerun and Lucy sit on the couch. Rerun tells her, "This little girl in my class was sort of depressed, see, so I said, 'Why don't we run away to Paris?' It was a joke." Rerun continues, "She thought it was funny so she told her mother, who told our teacher, who told the principal, and I got fired!" Lucy says, "Suspended." Rerun replies, "I guess so . ." Lucy asks, "Harra Latest appearance: January 13th, 2003 / First appearance: January 18th, 1971 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Woodstock speaks. Woodstock sits on the doghouse and laughs. Woodstock and Snoopy stare at each other. Woodstock and Snoopy turn away from each other. Snoopy thinks, "Birds don't know how to tell jokes." First appearance: January 18th, 1995 Charlie Brown and Sally sit at the table. Charlie Brown says as Sally writes, "When I write a paper, I try to show the teacher that she has somehow enriched my experience . ." Sally reads, "This is my report on the dumb field trip we took yesterday." Charlie Brown says, "Then again, what do I know?" Sally asks, "How can I write when you're talking?" First appearance: January 18th, 1993 Peppermint Patty walks with Franklin. Peppermint Patty says, "Martin Luther King said, 'I have a dream.'" Peppermint Patty and Franklin sit on a bench eating lunch. Peppermint Patty says, "Before that, we wouldn't be sitting here . ." Franklin says, "And I wouldn't be trading you a carrot stick for a French fry . ." Peppermint Patty says, "That's not an even trade, Frankl First appearance: January 18th, 1987 Snoopy sits atop his doghouse as Charlie Brown reaches up to him with an envelope saying, "It's a letter from your brother Spike." Snoopy smiles, looks at the letter, and thinks, Good ol' Spike!" Spike leans forward on a rock in the desert writing a letter. He writes, "Dear Snoopy," He sits down, looks at the letter, and reads,"Just thought I'd drop you a line to let you k First appearance: January 18th, 1988 The World Famous Surgeon walks towards a smiling Linus. Snoopy walks past Linus. Linus says to Charlie Brown, "You know what's a bad sign?" Linus says, "When you meet your doctor in the hallway of the hospital, and he doesn't recognize you . ." First appearance: January 18th, 1990 Linus lies in bed and says to Lucy, "It's too cold to go to school today . . ." Linus says, "Tell the teacher to bring the class here to my room, and I'll just stay under the covers . . ." Charlie Brown waits at the bus stop and says, "Where have you been? You almost missed the bus . ." Linus walks towards them and says, "I got involved." First appearance: January 18th, 1986 Linus and Charlie Brown wear winter caps and lean on the wall. Charlie Brown says, "Nobody appreciates how wishy-washy people suffer . ." Charlie Brown says, "Our lives are in constant torment." Charlie Brown asks, "You know what wishy-washy people need?" Charlie Brown exclaims, "Cringe benefits!" First appearance: January 18th, 1958 Linus and Charlie Brown are in a sled going downhill. Charlie Brown says, "My dad says when he was little, the kids used to slide down hill on pieces of cardboard.." They pick up speed and Linus asks, "Was that in the olden days?" Charlie Brown replies, "Well, it was before World War I.." They flip over as the sled hits a bump. Buried to the neck in snow, Linus says, "Oh, Latest appearance: January 15th, 2011 / First appearance: January 18th, 1964 Lucy and Linus stand together. She point and orders: "Do this! Do that!" "Hop to it! Do this! Do that! Hop to it!" Linus remains where he is. "Okay let's go! Do this! Do that! Hop to it!" Linus stares at her. "You're right...You WOULD make a good Queen!" Linus agrees. Lucy smiles and crosses her arms. First appearance: January 18th, 1985 Snoopy stands in front of an open mailbox. Snoopy holds a letter and thinks, "Ah, another letter from my brother Spike." Snoopy reads, "Dear Snoopy, I wish you could see my new home . . The view from the upstairs window is spectacular!" Snoopy thinks, "Upstairs window?" Spike sticks his head out of a window in the top of a cactus.
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.