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: August 9th, 1957 Schroeder is playing the piano whiles Lucy leans on it. He asks, "I wonder if Beethoven would have liked me?" He continues, "He didn't like very many people, you know.." Lucy says, "Oh, I'm sure he would have like you, Schroeder.." He asks, "Do you really think so?" She replies, "Sure" She concludes, "But I'll bet he would have liked ME better!" Latest appearance: December 25th, 2002 / First appearance: December 27th, 1972 Lucy stands at a front door and rings the doorbell. Lucy stands in front of Schroeder and smiles. She says, "Hi! I just stopped by to thank you again for the mink stole you gave me for Christmas." Schroeder replies, "I did not give you a mink stole for Christmas!" Schroeder tumbles in the air. Lucy shouts, "I'll say you didn't!" First appearance: November 14th, 1957 Linus and Charlie Brown are walking home from school. They stop and Charlie Brown exclaims, "Well! There He Is!" He rushes towards Snoopy who is waiting with open paws. Charlie Brown exclaims, "My Pal!!" He continues, "Everyone should have a dog to greet him when he comes home!" They hug as Schroeder watches. Latest appearance: May 29th, 2008 / First appearance: June 1st, 1961 While Schroeder plays around in his piano, Lucy reamrks, "All you ever think of is this stupid piano!" Lucy exclaims, "I suppose you think you're going to be another Beethoven!" Schroeder says, "I'm going to be more than that..." Schroeder raises his finger and shouts, "I'm going to be the Sam Snead of music!!" Latest appearance: March 30th, 2014 / First appearance: April 2nd, 1967 Charlie Brown stands on the pitcher's mound. He looks up at the sky: "I can't stand it!" He stands in the outfield and faces Lucy: "Okay, Lucy, where were you on that fly ball? Let's start paying attention!" "BLEAH!" Lucy sticks her tongue out as Charlie Brown walks away. "Abd how about YOU? You were out of position on that double-play ball! You better look alive!" Charlie First appearance: July 14th, 1999 Schroeder, Charlie Brown and Lucy all stand on the pitcher's mound in baseball caps and gloves. Schroeder says, "That soundsl ike a fire engine..." Charlie says, "Something must be on fire..." Lucy says, "Well it sure isn't our pitcher!" Lucy laughs. Lucy walks away. Schroeder says, "Let her get about ten feet away.. then throw your glove at her." First appearance: January 4th, 1983 Schroeder sits at his piano and Lucy leans on his piano. Schroeder says, "Thomas Hardy saw a girl on a bus one day . . ." Schroeder continues, "He said she had 'one of those faces of marvelous beauty which are seen casually in the streets, but never among one's friends.'" Schroeder continues, "'Where do they come from? Who marries them? Who knows them?' He wondered." Lucy sa First appearance: September 26th, 1988 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "I suppose there are times when you cannot imagine trying to go through life without me . ." Lucy says, "On the other hand, what's wrong with just going through life?" First appearance: March 12th, 1958 Schroeder and Charlie Brown stand in the field talking. Schroeder says, "My dad says that kids these days have too much money" Linus walks up and asks "Excuse me, Charlie Brown..Do you have change for a ten?" Charlie Brown replies, "Sure..here you are..nine ones and four quarters..okay?" Linus says, "Fine..thank you." Charlie Brown turns back to Schroeder and says, "Nonse 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: May 5th, 1996 Lucy and Schroeder's head are incorporated in a musical note. Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "Think about this . ." Lucy says, "Let's say you and I were married . ." Lucy continues, "And let's say you are a famous concert pianist . ." Lucy says, "But suddenly your career begins to go bad . . No one wants you anymore . ." Lucy s First appearance: August 8th, 1988 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and says, "Do you love me? I need to know right now!" Schroeder says, "No, I don't love you." Lucy says, "I could have waited until tomorrow . ." First appearance: October 27th, 1957 Charlie Brown wears a football helmet. He urges Schroeder and Linus: "Now's the time for a good pass play!" Lucy shakes her fist at Patty, Shermy, and Pig-Pen: "All right, men, let's get in there this time, and smear 'em!" "Now, listen carefully," Charlie Brown says to Linus and Schroeder as they stand in a huddle. Linus sucks his thumb and holds his blanket. They listen to him: " Latest appearance: July 2nd, 2015 / First appearance: July 3rd, 1969 Schroeder sits at his piano and says, "I hear you skinned your knees roller skating." Lucy leans on the piano and says, "It isn't funny!" Schroeder says, "I never said it was funny . ." Lucy says, "Well, it's not funny . . It hurts!" Schroeder says, "I'm sorry I said anything." Lucy says, "I hate the whole world . . ." Schroeder plays the piano and says, "This is a little p Latest appearance: November 14th, 2007 / First appearance: November 16th, 1960 Lucy leans against Schroeder's piano as he plays. She says, "I know something you could get me for Beethoven's birthday..." She turns to him and exclaims, "You could get me some perfume!" Schroeder looks up and replies,"That's a good idea....I'll get you a bottle of 'Eau De JumpRope'!" He resumes playing on his piano. Lucy asks, "I wonder what it is that makes musicians s 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: December 14th, 2015 / First appearance: December 16th, 1968 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy approaches and says, "Happy Beethoven's birthday!" Lucy climbs on the piano and kisses Schroeder on the nose. Lucy walks away. She smiles and says, "On Beethoven's birthday it has become traditional to kiss everyone on the nose." Snoopy leans over toward Lucy. Lucy says, "Forget it!!" Latest appearance: April 15th, 2001 / First appearance: April 22nd, 1973 Linus stands in the grass, pointing. He shouts, "HE'S COMING! HE'S COMING!" Snoopy dances over with a basket. He tosses an egg to Linus, who says, "Thank you, Easter Beagle! Thank you!" He dances by Lucy, and tosses her an egg. She says, "Thank you." He jumps in the air, throwing one to Sally, who says, "Thank you very much." Shroeder says, "Thank you." as Snoopy ro First appearance: July 15th, 1956 "C'mon! Hit one out here!" Linus calls. He stands in profile and wears a mitt and baseball cap. Pluck. Linus bends down to pick a blade of grass. He chews on the grass. He spits it out as he looks up towards the sky. He turns and runs. He runs, heading towards Patty and Violet, who are turning a jumprope for Lucy as she skips rope. Violet, Patty and 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 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: 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: November 11th, 2010 / First appearance: November 14th, 1963 Charlie Brown sits on the bench with a sandwich in his hand, and a bag next to him. "I wish I could eat lunch with that little red-haired girl. I wonder what I'd do if she came over here, and sat down.." "I wonder if I...good grief! She saw me looking at her! She's standing up!" Charlie Brown jumps, letting go of his sandwich. "She's coming over here!! She's coming over here!! What Latest appearance: November 11th, 2014 / First appearance: November 14th, 1967 Charlie Brown stands in front of Snoopy's doghouse wearing his baseball cap and says, "Snoopy, this is a hard thing for me to say . . ." Charlie Brown continues, "I"ve traded you to Peppermint Patty for five new players . . .All I ask is a little understanding and some sign from you that you don't hate me . . ." Snoopy sticks out his tongue and says, "Bleah!!" Charlie Brown First appearance: November 14th, 1984 Spike sits in the desert and thinks, "Someday that girl in the red pickup is going to stop and give me a ride . . ." Spike thinks, "If she does, I'll probably hang my head out of the window . . ." Spike thinks, " . . Or maybe I'll sit up very prim and proper, and she'll be proud of me . . ." Spike lies down on the rock and thinks, "Or maybe she'll look at me, and say, 'Hey, First appearance: November 14th, 1958 Charlie Brown and Lucy are leaning on the wall. Charlie Brown grimaces and says, "I wish I could be happy..." He continues, "I think I could be happy if my life had more purpose to it.." He turns to Lucy and asks, "I also think that if I were happy..I could help others to be happy..does that make sense to you?" She replies, "We've had spaghetti at our house three times thi First appearance: November 14th, 1995 Linus and Charlie Brown follow the Foreign Legionnaire, Woodstock and three other soldiers off the bus into school. Stepping off the bus Linus asks, "Why are troops from the foreign legion going into our school, Charlie Brown?" Snoopy looks at a piece of paper and thinks, "All right, men . . According to my map this should be Fort Zinderneuf . ." Latest appearance: November 12th, 2002 / First appearance: November 14th, 1972 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school. She says, "Betty? Yes, ma'am . . I admit it . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "I signed my english report 'Betty.'" Peppermint Patty says, "It wasn't much of a report . . ." Peppermint Patty says, "I changed my name to protect the innocent." Latest appearance: November 14th, 2011 / First appearance: November 14th, 1964 Schroeder walks, carrying a sign. Sally watches him. The sign reads: "Only 32 Days Until Beethoven's Birthday" Sally looks at it. Sally watches as Snoopy walks up, carrying a sign. His sign reads: "32 Count Them 32" Sally reads this. First appearance: November 14th, 1957 Linus and Charlie Brown are walking home from school. They stop and Charlie Brown exclaims, "Well! There He Is!" He rushes towards Snoopy who is waiting with open paws. Charlie Brown exclaims, "My Pal!!" He continues, "Everyone should have a dog to greet him when he comes home!" They hug as Schroeder watches. Latest appearance: November 11th, 2012 / First appearance: November 14th, 1965 Linus sits and watches tv. Lucy comes up behind Linus. Lucy gets up and says, "Might as well turn this off . . . there's no one watching it . . ." Linus's hair stands on end as he says, "No one watching it?" Linus shouts, "Waddya mean, no one? I'm someone!" Linus waves his fist in the air and says, "You come back here and turn on this tv! If anyone is a so Latest appearance: November 11th, 2006 / First appearance: November 14th, 1959 Sally sits drinking out of her baby-bottle. She looks at the bottle. She tosses it aside. She crawls away and thinks, "I'm surprised there's no refund on the empty bottles!" Latest appearance: November 12th, 2015 / First appearance: November 14th, 1968 Snoopy sits on the doghouse at night. Charlie Brown points and says, "Now, tonight I want you to stay out here, and be a watch dog!" Charlie Brown walks away and says, "It's your responsibility to guard this house, this yard and this neighborhood!" Snoopy sits on the doghouse. Snoopy lies under the covers in Charlie Brown's bed and thinks, "I can't stand all that responsibi First appearance: November 14th, 1990 Charlie Brown holds an umbrella and says, "I guess it's going to be a nice day after all . ." Snoopy looks up. Charlie Brown says, "Here, Snoopy . . The school bus is coming . . Why don't you take my cap and umbrella home for me?" Snoopy dances with the umbrella and hat. Charlie Brown shouts, "But you don't have to make a big deal out of it!" First appearance: November 14th, 1978 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their desks in school. Peppermint Patty frowns and says, "I thought I was dumb yesterday . . . I'm really dumb today!" Peppermint Patty continues, "I think the battery in my head has gone dead, Marcie . . ." Marcie replies, "Maybe the custodian has some jumper cables we can borrow, sir" Peppermint Patty says, "It's a sin to make fun of a d First appearance: November 14th, 1988 Lydia and Linus sit at their school desks. Linus asks, "Do pretty girls know that they're pretty?" Lydia answers, "Only if somebody tells them . ." Lydia says, "Well?" First appearance: November 14th, 1986 Lucy sits in her psychiatric help booth with her feet up. She says, "Think about what I've said, Charlie Brown." Lucy continues, "It's really all up to you . ." Lucy holds out her hand and says, "Five cents, please." Charlie Brown asks, "Do you take bubble gum cards?" First appearance: November 14th, 1993 Snoopy wears a knit winter stocking cap. He jumps down from the roof of his doghouse. Snoopy sits on the edge of the bird bath. Woodstock rides a zomboni. Woodstock rides the zamboni in circles. Snoopy walks away from the bird bath with eyes open wide. Snoopy walks into the house. Charlie Brown holds the door for him. Sally asks, "What happened to him?" Charlie Brow Latest appearance: November 11th, 2008 / First appearance: November 14th, 1961 Snoopy is sitting behind a tree, poking his out looking to the right. (BR) (BR) Snoopy is running across the grass. (BR) (BR) Snoopy is kicking a foot ball with a big small. (BR) (BR) Snoopy is now laying on his doghouse with his eyes closed and thinking, "All of earth's creatures have, hidden within their beings, A wild uncontrollable urge to PUNT!" (BR) (BR) First appearance: November 14th, 1998 Woodstock lies in his nest. Snoopy says, "If you're going to fly south, I suggest you'd better get started..." Woodstock ask a question. Snoopy says, "Yes, today is Saturday... What's wrong with traveling on Saturday?" Woodstock looks out of his nest and speaks. Woodstock lies back down. Snoopy says, "Worms are closed on the weekend?" First appearance: November 14th, 1985 Spike carries a stack of pancakes from a fire and thinks, "To me, breakfast is the best time of day." Spike sits and eats his breakfast. He continues to think, "Even when you live alone in the desert." Spike turns and looks. A tumbleweed rolls by and picks up the pancakes. Spike thinks, "Except when a tumbleweed rolls through your pancakes . ."
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.