Schroeder

  • First appearance: May 30, 1951
  • This mini musical genius is rarely separated from his toy piano or his idol, Beethoven—except when he’s calling a game as the reliable catcher on Charlie Brown’s baseball team. The rest of his time is spent fending off unwanted advances from the bane of his existence: Lucy.

  • Did you know: Schulz chose Beethoven as Schroeder's muse because he believed words beginning with "B" sounded funny...like blockhead and beagle.
Schroeder
Latest appearance: December 30th, 2010 / First appearance: December 30th, 1957 Snoopy approaches Schroeder listening to the radio. Schroeder smiles at the music. Snoopy sits down and watches him. Snoopy grimaces to the reader. Schroeder looks as Snoopy puts his ears in a square. Latest appearance: May 4th, 2002 / First appearance: May 4th, 1972 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "You've never sent me a dozen roses." Schroeder looks at Lucy and says, "I'm well aware of that." Schroeder continues to play the piano. He says, "A dozen roses is a sign of love." Lucy replies, "You could send me eleven!" Latest appearance: June 7th, 2015 / First appearance: June 9th, 1968 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "Schroeder, what would happen if you and I got married someday, and I got tired of fixing your breakfast?" Lucy continues, "I mean, what would happen if I decided I'd rather sleep in the morning?" Schroeder walks away and says, "I can't stand it . . ." Snoopy walks toward the piano. Lucy says, "Say, for instance, I got ti Latest appearance: April 22nd, 2006 / First appearance: April 25th, 1959 Charlie lies awake in bed with his cap on. He says, "Our first game is Monday.. and I can't sleep..I'm a nervous wreck.." Schroeder lies awake in bed with his baseball gear on. He exclaims,'I can't sleep.. I keep thinking about all the errors I'm liable to make..I'm no catcher..I'm a piano player!" Lucy lies awake in her bed with her cap on. She asks, "It's two o'clock and I'm st Latest appearance: August 8th, 2007 / First appearance: August 10th, 1960 Schroeder and Charlie Brown are in their baseball gear on the baseball field. Schroeder hands Charlie Brown the ball and says, "If you can get this last man out, Charlie Brown, we'll win the ball game...." Charlie Brown, Schroeder, and Shermy stand on the pitcher's mound. Charlie Brown's head twists from side to side as he listens to both boys. Schroeder continues speaking, "...Therefor 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: September 19th, 1972 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "Do you want to hear something romantic?" Lucy continues, "If you gave me a rose, I'd take one of the petals and press it between the pages of a book . . ." Lucy smiles and asks, "Wouldn't that be romantic?" Schroeder replies, "You can't press a rose petal in a comic book!" Latest appearance: June 2nd, 2007 / First appearance: June 4th, 1960 Schroeder and Charlie Brown face each other in an open field. Schroeder says, "I guess I won't be seeing you until Monday Charlie Brown..." Schroeder continues as he waves and walks away, "...So have a happy week-end..." Charlie Brown replies, "Thank you." Charlie Brown stares after Schroeder. Charlie Brown calls after Schroeder and asks, "Incidentally. What is happiness First appearance: December 6th, 1978 Schroeder sits at the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and holds some papers. She says, "In my book about Beethoven, I've made a few improvements." Lucy continues, "For instance, instead of playing the piano, I have him playing an electric guitar . . ." Lucy adds, "Also in my book he doesn't have stomach pains . . ." Lucy says, "I've updated it to tennis elbow!" Latest appearance: June 2nd, 2011 / First appearance: June 4th, 1964 Schroeder stands beneath Charlie Brown, on the pitcher's mound, and tosses him the baseball. "You never ask me how the ol' soupbone is, do you?" asks Charlie Brown. Shroeder stands on the mound. "What's a soupbone?" Charlie Brown explains, "That's baseball slang for a pitcher's arm." "Oh......well, how's the ol' soupbone, Charlie Brown?" "It's fine...thank you.." Charlie Br First appearance: January 30th, 1957 Snoopy sits on the piano whiles Schroeder plays. Snoopy thinks, "Beautiful! Beautiful!" He starts to hum to the music. He starts to lean backwards towards Schroeder as he hums. He falls on top of a grimacing Schroeder. He thinks, "Ah, Mendelssohn!" Latest appearance: September 21st, 2014 / First appearance: September 24th, 1967 "Sign this...it absolves me from all blame..." Lucy bends down to hold out a sheet of paper to Snoopy, who thinks, "?" "Sign this, please...it absolves me from all blame..." Lucy hold out the paper to Violet. "Sign this...it absolves me from all blame..." Lucy says to Linus. "Thank you.." she says as she walks away, holding the paper up to her face. Linus watches her leave. Latest appearance: January 18th, 2016 / First appearance: January 20th, 1969 Lucy leans on Schroeder's piano. Schroeder asks, "How can I practice with you leaning on my piano?" Lucy replies, "If I go out of your life, it will become empty, and all your practicing will be as pursuing the wind." Schroeder says, "Try me!" Lucy walks away and frowns. She says, "You can't bluff a musician." First appearance: March 19th, 1991 Schroeder and Charlie Brown talk on the pitcher's mound. Schroeder says, "Sports are important for us, Charlie Brown . . They help us forget our troubles . . ." Schroeder walks away and says, "I'll bet you haven't thought about Peggy Jean once since we'be been playing ball . . ." Charlie Brown says, "Who?" Latest appearance: March 31st, 2013 / First appearance: April 3rd, 1966 Schroeder, Linus and Snoopy run out to the pitcher's mound. Schroeder says, "I don't know about this next batter, Charlie Brown, he's pretty good . . . " Linus says, "That's right, Charlie Brown . . you'd better watch him . . . " Charlie Brown says, "Well, what do you think? Should I give him the ol' change of pace? The let-up?" Linus replies, "No, he'd kill it, Charlie Brown First appearance: October 13th, 1989 Schroeder plays the piano and two rows of musical notes jam up. Snoopy sleeps against two boards that hold the rows up. Schroeder is startled as the boards give out and Snoopy tumbles through the air with the jumbled musical notes. Latest appearance: July 29th, 2000 / First appearance: August 3rd, 1974 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "Beethoven was a bad influence!" Schroeder asks, "How can you say that?" Lucy replies, "Lots of musicians never get married just because Beethoven never got married." Schroeder tumbles in the air. Lucy shouts, "That's what I call a bad influence!!!" Latest appearance: August 21st, 2006 / First appearance: August 24th, 1959 Charlie Brown is with is sister Sally, who is in her stroller. He is yelling at Schroeder who is in his baseball gear. He yells, "There's no use arguing about it! I'd like to play, but I Can't!" Lucy and Schroeder watch him wheel Sally away. Charlie Brown continues, "My mother told me to push Sally around in her stroller, and that's what I'm going to do! It's what I Have to do!" First appearance: April 29th, 1957 Charlie Brown watches Snoopy listening to Schroeder play on the piano. Schroeder says, "Snoopy likes Chopin.." He continues, "He also seems to like Brahms and Bartok..." He exclaims, "But Beethoven really makes him stand up and take notice!" Snoopy stands at attention, leaning over and watcing Schroeder play. 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
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 12th, 1986 Sally wears a camouflage outfit. She says, "I knew it! Now they want us to learn to eat grass! This is survival?" Sally says, "Who wants to eat grass? What do they think we are, a bunch of cows?!" Charlie Brown picks up grass. Snoopy watches as Linus says, "Try it . . . Maybe you'll like it . ." Sally puts grass in her mouth and exclaims, "In the long run, I think I'd First appearance: July 12th, 1957 Lucy approaches Charlie Brown in the field and asks, "Why aren't you in the army, Charlie Brown?" He replies, "Because I'm too young, that's why! Boy, you sure can ask some stupid questions..." Lucy exclaims, "Are you Sure that's the reason? Are you Sure? Huh? Are you? Huh?" She continues, "Are you sure you're just not a little bit Scared? Huh? Huh?" He grimaces, grabs a t First appearance: July 12th, 1997 Spike sits on the ground beneath a cactus in the desert. He thinks, "I'll bet my life would have been a lot different if Mom had made me take piano lessons.." Latest appearance: July 9th, 2008 / First appearance: July 12th, 1961 Frieda stands on the sidewalk holding her cat. Violet walks by and says, "Humph!" Frieda says, "People hate cats . . ." Frieda continues, "People hate people who own cats . . ." Frieda says, "And people especially hate people with naturally curly hair who own cats!" Latest appearance: July 9th, 2006 / First appearance: July 12th, 1959 "Boy, I can hardly wait to get into that wading pool!" Charlie Brown exclaims as he sits on a cushion and struggles out of his shirt. "Look out girls! here I come!" He runs with his arms open. He wears swimming trunks. Lucy and Violet sit in the pool. "Stay right where you are, Charlie Brown!" Lucy holds up her palm to halt him. Violet adds, "There's not enough room for you. Latest appearance: July 9th, 2013 / First appearance: July 12th, 1966 Lucy sits and stares and says, "No tv . . . I can't believe it . . ." Linus says, "Try reading a book . . ." Lucy says, "A what?" Linus continues, "Or radio . . . try listening to the radio . . ." Lucy says, "To what?" Linus says, "Or put some records on . . . Listen to the record player . . ." Lucy turns around in a daze and says, "The record what? Read what? Huh? Wh First appearance: July 12th, 1995 Snoopy and Woodstock examine a line carved in the grass. Snoopy thinks, "Moles have very weak eyes . . They dig tunnels just under the ground, and hunt worms and insects." Woodstock speaks. Snoopy thinks, "You're right . . It's a tough way to make a living . ." First appearance: July 12th, 1972 Snoopy and Woodstock stand next to a tree and look up. Snoopy thinks, "Woodstock says there's a strange creature in his nest . . ." Snoopy continues to think, "I'll bet I could climb that tree if someone gave me a boost . . ." Snoopy looks down at Woodstock. Snoopy thinks, "Then again, maybe there's a better way . ." Woodstock sighs. Latest appearance: July 9th, 2012 / First appearance: July 12th, 1965 Snoopy struggles to drag a suitcase. Snoopy puches a suitcase. Snoopy opens the suitcase. Snoopy sits on his doghouse typing on the typewriter, "It was a dark and stormy night." First appearance: July 12th, 1989 Linus, Charlie Brown and Lucy stand at the wall. Linus turns toward Charlie Brown and says, "I hear your grandfather has taken up golf." Charlie Brown replies, "That's right." Charlie Brown continues, "He's been playing for about a year . ." Lucy comments, "Thst's a long time to be out on the course . ." Latest appearance: July 7th, 2000 / First appearance: July 12th, 1974 Snoopy and Woodstock sit on the doghouse. Snoopy thinks, "The big dog said to the little dog, 'Have you met the new cat who lives next door?'" Snoopy holds his arms out and thinks, "'Yes, I talked to him yesterday,' said the little dog. 'Did you talk to him in person?' asked the big dog . . . 'No,' said the little dog . . 'I talked to him in cat!'" Snoopy laughs hysterically. Latest appearance: July 8th, 2016 / First appearance: July 12th, 1968 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse with a sign that reads, "Campaign Headquarters." Woodstock speaks. Woodstock speaks and walks. Woodstock walks off the end of the doghouse and lands on his head. Woodstock sits on the ground dazed. Snoopy thinks, "My campaign manager isn't too bright!" First appearance: July 12th, 1996 Charlie Brown says to a receptionist, "Yes, ma'am . . Is this the emergency room? Well, my elbow hurts from playing baseball . ." Charlie Brown says, "Yes, I'd call it an emergency . ." Charlie Brown says, "My team is already ten runs behind . ." First appearance: July 12th, 1978 Snoopy, as The World Famous Tennis Pro, gets knocked over by the ball. A voice shouts, "Ace!" Molly Volley screams. Crybaby Boobie shouts, "We won!!!" A car horn honks. Molly Volley says, "I'm gonna kill somebody!" Latest appearance: July 10th, 2007 / First appearance: July 12th, 1960 Charlie Brown and Lucy are leaning on top of a brick wall. Lucy says, "Boy, I had a weird dream last night..." They turn towards each other. Charlie Brown says, "Did you? I did too...but I had a hard time telling what was going on..." Charlie Brown faces the wall again. He continues, "Everything was kind confused and blurry..." He faces Lucy again. She says, "Maybe you First appearance: July 12th, 1980 Woodstock and Snoopy sit on the doghouse. Woodstock speaks. Snoopy thinks, "Nope!" Woodstock speaks. Snoopy thinks, "No, I don't think so . ." Woodstock speaks and flies away. Snoopy thinks, "You haven't convinced me . . ." Snoopy lies on the doghouse and thinks, "His arguments were too narrow!" First appearance: July 12th, 1983 Charlie Brown and Sally stand by the mailbox. Charlie Brown says, "Look, I got a letter from Marcie . . . She's at camp, and she says she's lonely . . . " Charlie Brown says, "I wonder why she wrote to me . . . " Sally says, "She likes you, that's why!" Charlie Brown says, "Me? Why would she like me?" Sally says, "I'll admit that's a mystery." Sally says, "You and the First appearance: July 12th, 1981 Snoopy stands and listens to a transitor radio atop a table. He sits and continues to listen. He looks at the radio and continues to listen. He walks off. He picks up the phone and starts dialing. He barks loudly into the phone. He walks off smiling. He thinks,"I love bark shows!" 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 First appearance: July 12th, 1988 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. Lucy asks, "What would your fantasy team be, Charlie Brown?" Charlie Brown replies, "A team that doesn't have you on it!" Lucy walks in the outfield and says, "I should never ask questions like that."
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.