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: November 15th, 2007 / First appearance: November 17th, 1960 Lucy and Schroeder are standing in an open field. He exclaims, "Why should I give you something for Beethoven's birthday? I don't even like you!" Charlie Brown stands next to Lucy and watches with her as Schroeder walks away. Lucy turns to Charlie Brown and shouts, "Well, I don't like you either!!!" Charlie Brown says to the reader, "I don't even know what's going on...." Latest appearance: March 10th, 2015 / First appearance: March 12th, 1968 Charlie Brown stands in front of Schroeder and says, "What'll we do? Snoopy's quit the team!" Charlie Brown stands next to Lucy and says, "All I did was bawl him out a little . . ." Lucy says, "Don't blame yourself, Charlie Brown . . ." Lucy walks away and says, "That's the trouble with that stupid dog . . He's always changing rainbows!" Charlie Brown says, "Changing rainbo First appearance: October 9th, 1990 Schroeder sits in front of the piano. Snoopy holds a gun and points it up. Woodstock and another bird get ready to race along the music staff. First appearance: October 11th, 1989 Schroeder plays the piano and two rows of musical notes fill the air. Snoopy holds the bottom row of notes with his foot and catches the top row of notes as they fall into a trash can. First appearance: August 22nd, 1979 Lucy stands in the outfield and shouts, "Hey, catcher!" Schroeder wears his catcher's equipment and stands next to Lucy. Lucy smiles and says, "It's lonely out there in right field so I'm gonna stand here with you." Schroeder says, "If you stand there you'll get hit by a foul ball." Lucy stands directly behind Schroeder and asks, "How about here?" First appearance: April 27th, 1977 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "May I ask you something?" Lucy continues, "Why is it that you don't love me?" Schroeder replies, "Sometimes I wish I knew . . ." Lucy shouts, "Don't anybody tell him!!" First appearance: May 6th, 1978 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans against the piano and says, "I am highly susceptible to flattery." Lucy continues, "Just the slightest compliment will cause me to melt." Lucy looks at Schroeder and smiles. Lucy says, "Or so I have always imagined." Latest appearance: July 5th, 2012 / First appearance: July 8th, 1965 Schroeder wears his catchers uniform and talks to Lucy and Charlie Brown. Schroeder says, "Perhaps you shouldn't be a playing manager, Charlie Brown, perhaps you should be a bench manager." Lucy says, "That's a good idea . . . You'd be a great bench manager, Charlie Brown . . ." Lucy says, "You could say, 'Bench do this! Bench do that!' You could even be in charge of where we pu Latest appearance: September 1st, 2013 / First appearance: September 4th, 1966 Charlie Brown pitches the ball. Schroeder comes out to the mound in his catcher's uniform and exclaims, "Ow!" Charlie Brown asks, "What happened? What's the matter?" Schroeder says, "I got hit on the finger with a foul tip . . ." Charlie Brown asks, "Is it going to be all right? Are you going to be able to play?" Schroeder says, "I'm not sure . . . I'll have to find out First appearance: May 23rd, 1957 Schroeder and Charlie Brown watch a smiling Lucy walking by. Charlie Brown says, "Boy, how that girl can talk!" He continues, "Talk,talk, talk, talk." He continues, "Talk,Talk,Talk, Talk" He concludes, "Some days she sounds as if she were recorded at 33 1/2 and played at 78!" First appearance: June 16th, 1999 Schroeder plays the piano. Snoopy watches as the notes slide of the end of the bar and travel into a mouse hole. First appearance: October 12th, 1990 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "Musicians play a lot of love songs, but they don't really hear them, do they?" Schroeder ignores her and continues to play. Lucy exclaims, "Actually, they don't hear anything!" First appearance: September 19th, 1975 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano and asks, "How come the sky is blue?" Lucy continues, "How come grass is green, roses are red, snow is white and night is black?" Lucy asks, "How come winters are long and summers are short?" Schroeder continues to play the piano. Lucy asks, "How come you never cll me 'Sweet baby'?" First appearance: February 27th, 1993 Schroeder plays the piano. Lucy leans on the piano. The muscial staff hovers above them. Lucy looks up and the musical staff disappears, but the notes remain. The musical notes fall on Lucy. First appearance: February 20th, 1957 Charlie reads to Schroeder, "'Beethoven took of this rebuff very hard.'" Charlie continues, "'For weeks afterward he was extremely unhappy..'" Charlie stops for a moment. Schroeder asks, "How could anyone be Beethoven and not be happy?" 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 . ." Latest appearance: November 16th, 2010 / First appearance: November 19th, 1963 "I hear the price of haircuts may go up again.." Schroeder notes to Charlie Brown. "Yes, isn't that great? Then my Dad can buy four new cars, a swimming pool, and a stable of riding horses!" Charlie Brown turns to Schroeder and throws up his hands. "We can eat steak every night, and spend all our winters on the Riviera!" Charlie Brown opens his arms. "I never knew a barber' First appearance: November 3rd, 1979 Lucy leans on the piano whiles Schroeder plays. She says,"Of all the musicians who have ever lived, you are the most fortunate..." She smiles and exclaims,"You know why? Because you have Me for an inspiration!" She falls on her head with a bonk, as Schroeder moves the piano from under her. She lies on the ground and says,"When you're an inspirtion, you never know what you' 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?" Latest appearance: November 11th, 2013 / First appearance: November 14th, 1966 Charlie Brown stands proudly at the door and clears his throat. Violet says, "Well, will you look at that? Charlie Brown has been put on safety patrol! How about that?" Charlie Brown walks by the other students and says, "Oh boy! Everyone is looking at me! If this doesn't impress that little red-haired girl, nothing will!" Charlie Brown smiles and says, "When I got call
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: September 22nd, 1979 Lucy walks with Linus and says, "I've become interested in learning about the earth's surface." Lucy looks at the ground and continues, "For instance, have you ever noticed this lava formation?" Lucy says, "Ancient lava flows such as this one here are really quite fascinating." Linus looks down and says, "I always thought this was our driveway!" First appearance: September 22nd, 1990 The Foreign Legionnaire stands next to Woodstock and two soldiers. Snoopy thinks, "This morning, when I got up, I said to myself, 'Hey, where's the beach ball that's been following us?'" Conrad carries a large round backpack. Snoopy thinks, "Then I realized that Conrad had it in his backpack . ." First appearance: September 22nd, 1991 Snoopy and Lucy sit on the ground. Lucy holds a box of cookies. Lucy holds out a cookie to Snoopy. "Here, have a cookie," she offers. Lucy continues, "Now that's one for you and now one for me.." Lucy looks into the box. "I suppose we really should share these in a rational manner..." Lucy stacks the cookies. She says, "I'm a human being so I should get five more..I First appearance: September 22nd, 1957 "NO!" Charlie Brown raises his arms and shouts at Lucy, who kneels on the grass, holding holding up a football. "Absolutely not!" He walks away. "You must think I'm crazy!" He adds. Lucy stands and faces him, still holding the football. "You say you'll hold the ball, but you WON'T! You'll pull it away, and I'll break my neck!" Lucy remonstrates: "Why, Charlie Brown..how you First appearance: September 22nd, 1975 Charlie Brown stands at Lucy's door. He says, "I heard your family is going away for the weekend." Charlie Brown continues, "Ask your mom if she'd like to hire a house sitter." Lucy asks, "What do you know about house sitting?" Charlie Brown replies, "Enough!" Lucy asks, "What would you do if it cried?" First appearance: September 22nd, 1987 Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy stand on the pitcher's mound. Lucy says, "If we lose this last game of the season, we should sue . . ." Charlie Brown asks, "Sue? Who are we gonna sue?" Charlie Brown continues, "And what attorney would take the case?" Snoopy pulls off his baseball cap, revealing Snoopy as the World Famous Attorney. First appearance: September 22nd, 1958 Lucy and Charlie Brown are leaning on the wall. Charlie Brown is grimacing. Lucy asks, "Discouraged again, Eh, Charlie Brown?" She continues, "You know what your trouble is? The whole trougle with you is that you're You!" He asks, "Well, what in the world can I do about that?" She replies, "I don't pretend to be able to give advice..I merely point out the trouble!" Latest appearance: September 19th, 2013 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1966 Snoopy walks outside. Snoopy looks at the remains of his doghouse. Snoopy gazes at the frame. Snoopy lies on top of the frame. Latest appearance: September 19th, 2006 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1959 Snoopy sits watching a leaf fall from the tree. He continues to watch it drift. He watches as it hits the floor. He smiles at it and says, "Hi, Leaf!" Latest appearance: September 20th, 2015 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1968 Patty stands next to Violet and asks, "Where shall we sit?" Violet points and says, "Right over there." Linus walks into the room and sits in a desk behind Patty. Linus sits at the desk in school and says, "Yes, ma'am? The back row? Why did I take a seat in the back row?" Linus stands and says, "Yes, ma'am, I know there are seats in the front row . . . I was merely obeying First appearance: September 22nd, 1984 Spike walks through the desert holding a dowsing rod. Spike follows the dowsing rod. The stick points up so Spike looks up. It rains. First appearance: September 22nd, 1982 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and violently erases her paper. Peppermint Patty rips the paper. Peppermint Patty holds up the paper and it has a hole in the middle of it. Peppermint Patty sticks her hand through the hole and says, "Request permission to leave the country, ma'am!" First appearance: September 22nd, 1999 Spike writes a letter in the desert. Spike writes, "Dear Snoopy, Whatever happened to Andy and Olaf?" Spike writes, "I have been waiting for them." Spike writes, "The weather here has been nice." Spike writes, "The sky is blue and the sun is bright." Spike and the cactus wear sunglasses. Latest appearance: September 20th, 2011 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1964 Frieda stands in front of the doghouse and says: "I hear Linus is painting a mural on the ceiling of Snoopy's doghouse." Charlie Brown says, "Yes, would you like to go in, and see it?" Snoopy lies on his stomach on top of the doghouse and watches. Frieda's feet are visible. Charlie Brown crawls and says, "Linus, I'm bringing Frieda in to see the mural...explain what you're doing, will you? First appearance: September 22nd, 1981 Snoopy lies against a rock. Woodstock sits on his feet. Snoopy thinks, "You're supposed to meet your cousin at the station?" Snoopy sits up and thinks, "But you don't know what she looks like, and she doesn't know what you look like . . ." Woodstock runs away. Snoopy thinks, "Tell her she'll recognize you because you'll be holding a copy of 'War and Peace.'" Woodstock stand Latest appearance: September 19th, 2016 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1969 Peppermint Patty speaks into the phone and says, "Hello Chuck? This is Peppermint Patty . . . I'm just calling about our football game." Peppermint Patty continues, "Our team has been practicing like mad . . . countdowns, pass patterns, red dogging . . . you know, that sort of thing . . ." Peppermint Patty sits down next to the phone and asks, "How's your team doing?" Char First appearance: September 22nd, 1978 Peppermint Patty sits at her desk in school and looks at a piece of paper. She says, "Problem number six . . ." Peppermint Patty continues, "How many gallons of cream containing 25% butter fat and milk containing 3 1/2% butter fat must be mixed to . ." Peppermint Patty reads, ". . Obtain 50 gallons of cream containing 12 1/2% butter fat?" Peppermint Patty First appearance: September 22nd, 1986 Marcie and Peppermint Patty sit at their school desks. Peppermint Patty reads a math book and says, "'To divide fractions use the reciprocal and multiply.'" Peppermint Patty asks, "Why?" Marcie asks, "Why use the reciprocal?" Peppermint Patty says, "No, why was I born?" Latest appearance: September 19th, 2014 / First appearance: September 22nd, 1967 Linus talks into the phone, "Hello? I'm one of your regular callers, you know?" Linus says, "I enjoy your program and, you know, the things people call in about, you know . . . " Linus continues, "Well I just wanted to sort of, you know, say that I think that you're doing a good job, you know . . .you're welcome . . .and well, you know . . . good-bye . . ." Linus says, "We First appearance: September 22nd, 1972 Schroeder sits at the piano. Lucy leans on the piano. Schroeder says, "You know what Beethoven never had?" Scroeder stands up and says, "Beethoven never had girls hanging on his piano bugging him about sending them presents!" Schroeder walks away. Lucy says, "He didn't?" Lucy continues, "Poor Beethoven!"
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.