List of minor characters in Peanuts

The following is a list of all notable secondary characters in the American comic strip Peanuts. Begun in 1950 by Charles M. Schulz, Peanuts saw several secondary characters come and go throughout the strip's fifty-year run.

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Russell Anderson

Russell Anderson
Peanuts character
First appearance You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown
Last appearance You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown
Voiced by Todd Barbee
Information
Gender Male

Russell Anderson is a boy with blonde hair. He appeared in the Television Special, You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown, as Linus' rival for school president. He eventually ended up voting for Linus, because he thought he could do a better job as school president than he could.

Ace Elementary School

Sally Brown started getting angry at her school and yelling at it, but eventually apologized and gave it a hug. It responded by expressing a floating heart. This was the first time Ace Elementary School had showed signs of consciousness; it would later begin to think in thought balloons. Sally would continue to hold one-sided conversations with it, and it occasionally found ways to communicate in return, for example by dropping bricks on those who had scoffed at Sally for talking to an inanimate object. One time Charlie Brown was sent as a proxy for Sally to talk to the school because she was sick. The school eventually collapsed from depression, marking one of the few times a character in Peanuts "died" of sorts. This greatly upset Sally. When transferred to a new school in the interim, she said her old school spoke fondly of the new school, which was revealed to be able to think as well.

In the Peanuts Television Specials, the Peanuts gang attended Birchwood Elementary School.

The cat next door

A never-seen cat lives next door to Snoopy. The main focus on this cat occurred in the 1970s, although Charlie Brown mentioned "the cat next door" as early as November 23, 1958. Snoopy often taunts the cat (usually starting with, "Hey, stupid cat!"), who generally responds by violently carving up his doghouse in a single swipe. The neighbors who own the cat have complained to Charlie Brown about Snoopy harassing their "kitten". The cat's name was revealed to be "World War III" in the October 20, 1976 strip.

Charlie Brown's pen(cil) pal

Charlie Brown's pen(cil) pal
Peanuts character
First appearance 1958
Last appearance 1994
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Gender Female

In 1958 Charlie Brown had a pen pal, but after several frustrating attempts at writing with a fountain pen results in only messy smudges, Charlie instead addresses and writes to him as a "pencil-pal". When asked by Lucy about what they write about, he says, "He tells me about his country, and I tell him about ours...", so it is presumed he does not live in the USA. In one strip, Charlie Brown writes to him, telling him that he is his only friend, with the postscript "Everyone hates me". He has been known to write back to Charlie Brown at least once, when Charlie Brown reads his letter to Lucy, reading that he and his class at school all agree that Charlie Brown must be a very pleasant person. In a strip series in 1994, the Pen Pal was revealed to be a girl in Scotland named Morag. Charlie Brown also fantasized about a future romance with Morag, but his plans were crushed when he learned Morag had 30 other Pen Pals.

Clara

Clara
Peanuts character
First appearance June 18, 1968
Last appearance 1997
Voiced by Sally Dryer (1969), Linda Ercoli (1972)
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Gender Female

Clara was a female character who first appeared in June 18, 1968. The first Clara, a prototype of the later character, Marcie, was one of the three little girls who were under the tutelage of Peppermint Patty during one of her Summer Camp adventures.

Another girl, also named Clara, had a larger role in the movie, Snoopy Come Home. This Clara briefly kidnapped Snoopy and gave him a forced and painful bath. In her last scene of the film, Snoopy and Woodstock escape in a wild chase. In 1997 the latter Clara made a brief appearance in the comic strip as part of a year-long story arc about Snoopy's brothers, Andy and Olaf, who are on their way to meet Spike, Snoopy's other brother. She takes Andy and dresses him like a baby for two days before Olaf breaks him out.

Shirley

Shirley
Peanuts character
First appearance June 18, 1968
Last appearance June 21, 1968
Voiced by Sally Dryer (1969)
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Gender Female

Shirley is a female character who first appeared on June 18, 1968. She, along with Sophie and Clara, were the little girls who were under the tutelage of Peppermint Patty at Summer Camp.

Sophie

Sophie
Peanuts character
First appearance June 18, 1968
Last appearance June 21, 1968
Information
Gender female

Sophie is a female character who first appeared on June 18, 1968. She was one of three little girls who were under Peppermint Patty's tutelage while she was at Summer Camp. Sophie was lonesome, but met a new friend, Snoopy.

Mimi

Mimi
Peanuts character
First appearance You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown
Last appearance It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown
Voiced by Megan Ellis (1996)
Information
Gender Female

Mimi is a female character in the animated TV special It Was My Best Birthday Ever, Charlie Brown.

Eudora

Eudora
Peanuts character
First appearance June 13, 1978
Last appearance November 1, 1998
Voiced by Casey Carlson (1982),Mary Tunnel (1983)
Information
Gender Female

Eudora was a female character Sally met on the bus to camp. She first appeared on June 13, 1978. In one storyline she befriended Sally Brown and eventually developed a similar crush on Linus. Once, Eudora played on Charlie Brown's baseball team, taking the outfield spot next to Lucy van Pelt, supplanting Frieda in that position. Eudora wears a beanie hat and has straight long hair hanging down underneath. She may be the only character who is as prone to mental lapses as Sally (e.g., doing a book report on the TV Guide), and she even joined Sally in the pumpkin patch at one time to wait for the Great Pumpkin. Once when Eudora saw Linus's blanket, he gave it to her. She even kissed him and called him Sweet Babboo, and Sally off panel said, "He's not your Sweet Babboo!" Linus asked Snoopy to get his blanket back from Eudora, but she gave it to the cat next door. She is also one of the more nicer girls towards Charlie Brown and, like Marcie, calls him "Charles". Eudora made her last appearance on November 1, 1998.

Faron

Faron
Peanuts character
First appearance May 23, 1961
Last appearance November 20, 1961
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Gender Male
Family Frieda

Faron was Frieda's cat, who first appeared on May 23, 1961. Faron was a lazy, "boneless" cat who never walked because he preferred being carried everywhere, draped over Frieda's arm. Faron only spoke once ("Meow", causing Snoopy to jump into the air in fright). Faron's only Sunday appearance was November 5, 1961 in which the running gag was Frieda trying to get someone to hold Faron while she went to the library; the last to end up holding the cat was poor Snoopy. Frieda made occasional subsequent appearances, but never with Faron again, except once; in the cover art for the 1975 retrospective book Peanuts Jubilee, Schulz drew Frieda holding Faron. Schulz later said he dropped Faron because he felt not only couldn't he draw a cat well enough, but Faron caused Snoopy to act too much like a "real" dog. Faron's last appearance was November 20, 1961.

Faron was named for country singer Faron Young.

Floyd

Floyd
Peanuts character
First appearance July 26, 1976
Last appearance 19??
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Gender Male

Floyd appeared July 26, 1976 at a summer camp Peppermint Patty and Marcie were attending, flagging Marcie's attention by calling her "Lambcake" as an expression of his immediate infatuation with her. But whenever he called her "Lambcake," Marcie retaliated by pushing Floyd off the dock or into poison oak, or hitting him with a first-aid kit and landing him in the infirmary. But he kept stalking her with that same pet name until Marcie and Peppermint Patty left camp, leaving him heartbroken that he never even knew his heartthrob's name. Fortunately for Marcie, Floyd never surfaced again in the strip.

Austin, Leland, Milo, and Ruby

Austin, Leland, Milo, and Ruby
Peanuts character
First appearance 1977 (Comic Strip)
Last appearance It's Spring Training, Charlie Brown (Television Special)
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Gender Female (Ruby); Male (Austin, Leland, and Milo)

Austin, Leland, Milo, and Ruby appeared in 17 strips of a 1977 storyline in which Charlie Brown ran away from home to flee the United States Environmental Protection Agency after taking revenge on a Kite-Eating Tree. He soon found himself coaching a baseball team of diminutive toddlers: Milo and Leland, half Charlie Brown's height, were two years old, while "the two biggest" on the team, Austin and Ruby, might have been three. They always addressed Charlie Brown as "Charles" and respected him as a wise elder, something he was completely unused to. The team was named the "Goose Eggs" after the baseball term for a zero score. The story ended when the visiting team turned out to be Charlie Brown's original team from home (Lucy: "We can't play them! They're too little! We'd step on them!") and it was revealed that the evidence against him was destroyed in a storm.

Joe Agate

Joe Agate
Peanuts character
First appearance April 7, 1995 (Comic Strip)
Last appearance He's A Bully, Charlie Brown (Television Special)
Information
Gender Male

Joe Agate was a male character who first appeared on April 7, 1995. He usually wore an orange sweater and a green hat. He bullied Rerun Van Pelt by stealing his marbles. He was in the animated TV special He's a Bully, Charlie Brown, voiced by Taylor Lautner. He also was in Why Charlie Brown Why?.

Joe Shlabotnik

Joe Shlabotnik
Peanuts character
First appearance 1963
Last appearance 1976
Information
Gender Male

Joe Shlabotnik is a minor-league baseball player who, inexplicably, is greatly admired by Charlie Brown. He never appears in the strip, but is occasionally mentioned by Charlie Brown as his hero and is part of several plots involving Charlie Brown:

  • Joe is introduced (with no name yet) when Charlie Brown reads in the paper that his "baseball hero" is sent down to the minor leagues for a low batting average.[1]
  • In 1964, Charlie spends $5.00 (a huge sum of money for a child back then) on 500 penny packs of bubble-gum cards (incidentally, the last year Topps offers penny packs) to get a Joe Shlabotnik card, but none of the 500 cards he buys has Joe's picture. Lucy then buys one penny pack, and it turns out to be a Joe card.[1] Charlie Brown offers Lucy his entire baseball card collection in trade for Lucy's Joe Shlabotnik card, which he has been trying to get for five years. Lucy declines, then (after Charlie Brown walks away, dejected) throws the card into a receptacle, deciding Joe is "not as cute as I thought he was."[2]
  • In his Joe Shlabotnik Fan Club News, Charlie Brown writes that Joe, now playing in the Green Grass League, batted .143, made some "spectacular catches of routine fly balls" and "threw out a runner who had fallen down between first and second." The newsletter lasts only one issue, owing to Lucy's comment on it: "Who needs it?"[3]
  • Charlie Brown and Linus attend a sports banquet so that Charlie Brown can sit next to planned attendee Joe Shlabotnik, who doesn't show up because he had "marked the wrong date on his calendar, the wrong city, and the wrong event."[3]
  • Charlie Brown's baseball teammates invite Joe to be guest speaker at a testimonial dinner honoring Charlie Brown's dedication as their manager. Joe accepts the invitation for a reduced speaking fee (down from his usual $100 fee), because all they can offer is 50 cents. However, they cancel the dinner at the last minute when they decide it would be hypocritical because they would be giving Charlie Brown untruthful praise. Joe gets lost along the way and doesn't show up for the dinner.[4]
  • Charlie Brown discovers that Joe is managing the Waffletown Syrups in a location near his summer camp, so Charlie Brown attends the game and cheers Joe on as he manages. Somehow catching a foul ball, Charlie Brown waits after the game for Joe to sign it, only to find out that he's been fired for "signaling for a squeeze play with nobody on base." Charlie Brown finally meets Joe in person when he catches up with Joe as his bus is about to leave. Joe autographs the baseball, but hits Charlie Brown on the head with it (demonstrating his incompetence in baseball) when he throws it to him as the bus departs.[5] This is the last we hear of Joe Shlabotnik.
  • Schroeder points out that the reason Joe Shlabotnik is sent back down to the minors is because he has a .004 batting average. [6]


Lila

Lila
Peanuts character
First appearance August 24, 1968 (Comic Strip)
Last appearance Shall We Dance, Charlie Brown (Book)
Voiced by Johanna Baer (1972),Megan Parlen (1991)
Information
Gender Female
Family unnamed parents and Snoopy


Lila is a female character in Peanuts. She is Snoopy's previous owner before Charlie Brown adopted him in October. She got him from the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm and they loved each other very much, but unfortunately her family couldn't keep him because they lived in a apartment. He went heartbroken so he refused to see her when she came to visit him. But when he heard that she was ill, he immediately started off to call on her.

The Little Red-Haired Girl

Little Red-Haired Girl
Heather
Peanuts character
First appearance It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown (Television Special)
Last appearance 1998 (Comic Strip)
Information
Gender Female

The Little Red-Haired Girl is a female character who has red hair and is Charlie Brown's unrequited love interest through most of the strip. She is not shown for most of the strips and is known simply as The Little Red-Haired Girl. She appears in the specials It's Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown (1977) and Happy New Year, Charlie Brown! (1986), however, and her name is given as Heather. She also makes a brief appearance in the 1988 special Snoopy!!! The Musical.

Mary Jo

Mary Jo
Peanuts character
First appearance Someday You'll Find Her, Charlie Brown
Last appearance The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show
Voiced by Jennifer Gaffin (1981)
Information
Gender Female

Mary Jo was another of Charlie Brown's "true loves". He first saw her on a broadcasting of Super Bowl XVI; she was in the audience and the TV camera zoomed in on her face. The only difference between her and any other of his loves is that, while he is extremely nervous about the others (so nervous, in fact, that he cannot even bring himself to speak to some of them), he sought after her in a wild goose chase attempt to find her and win her heart over. Linus joined him in the first scene, but in the end, it was Linus she ended up loving, not Charlie. She was never in the comic strip but was in an episode of the TV series titled Someday You'll Find Her, Charlie Brown. She appeared in the 2nd intro of The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show because she has orange hair. She had blonde hair.

Maynard

Maynard
Peanuts character
First appearance July 21, 1986
Last appearance July 29, 1986
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Gender Male
Family Marcie (cousin), Marcie's parents

Maynard was Marcie's cousin, who appeared in the strip July 21, 1986 when Peppermint Patty's father hired him as her tutor to help her in school. His condescending attitude was apparent from the start when he asked her, "Hi, are you the dumb one?" upon first meeting her, and when he said, "Well, there were these numbers on the houses, see..." when she asked him how he had found her house. In turn, Maynard couldn't stand Peppermint Patty's own condescending attitude, when she kept calling him "Captain Tutor" and he kept having to remind her that his name was Maynard.

When Marcie revealed to Peppermint Patty that her cousin was getting paid to tutor Peppermint Patty, she threw Maynard out of the house, because she thought he was tutoring her "out of the kindness of his heart." However, Maynard justified his recompense with a Biblical passage: "The laborer is worthy of his hire" (Luke 10:7, mistakenly attributed by Maynard as Luke 10:4). Having been fired as Peppermint Patty's tutor, Maynard never appeared again in the strip.

Miss Othmar

Miss Othmar
Peanuts character
First appearance 1959
Last appearance August 24, 1993
Information
Gender Female
Family Mr. Hagemeyer (ex-husband)[citation needed]

Miss Othmar served as Linus's teacher starting in 1959. As with most adults in the strip, Miss Othmar was never seen. In the strip she is never heard either though the children have conversations with her. She was given an unintelligible speaking voice in TV specials in the form of trumpet sounding "wah-wahs". This became her trademark and all other voices of adult characters off camera in the cartoons and is sometimes parodied in other programs.

Linus developed a long-lasting crush on her. As a result, Linus held her in unreasonable esteem, which made his discovery that she earned a salary for her profession a crushing disillusionment he tried to rationalize away.

Eventually, Miss Othmar married, assuming her married name of Mrs. Hagemeyer; Linus, however, continued to call her Miss Othmar, and other characters in the strip began referring to her as Miss Othmar again as well. (As Linus said, "In real life she's still Miss Othmar!")

Although Miss Othmar quit teaching after she got engaged, she returned to teaching a few years later, much to Linus' delight. However, in 1969, Miss Othmar was fired following a teacher's strike, and Linus was devastated. Miss Othmar's replacement was Miss Halverson ("Halverson" being the maiden name of Charles M. Schulz's first wife, Joyce), whom Linus initially refused to accept as his new teacher, although he eventually seemed to learn to live with it.

Miss Othmar talks briefly to Sally in the TV special You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown.

Marcie mentions that she is taking organ lessons from a "Mrs. Hagemeyer" in a 1979 strip, but it is unclear whether this Mrs. Hagemeyer and Miss Othmar are one and the same.

Other teachers

Aside from Miss Othmar and Miss Halverson, few other teachers were mentioned by name in Peanuts (and none were ever drawn), with the children most often addressing their teacher as "Ma'am" (only once was a male teacher mentioned, in the infamous "GEORGE WASHINGTON!!!" storyline from 1967 featuring Sally and Charlie Brown).

In the 1966 strip storyline about Charlie Brown's competing in the class spelling bee (later adapted into the movie A Boy Named Charlie Brown), Charlie mentions that his teacher's name is Mrs. Donovan, but he was later shown in Miss Othmar's class with Linus. Peppermint Patty and Marcie's teacher - Miss Tenure - was mentioned by name in 1978, in a storyline in which Patty disguised herself as a janitor to investigate the theft of Miss Tenure's box of gold star stickers and to clear her name of said theft. On Aug 24, 1993, in conversation with Marcie, Peppermint Patty refers to her book report as being written for Miss Davis. Marcie reveals to her that Miss Davis quit two years previous to have a baby.

Molly Volley

Molly Volley
Peanuts character
First appearance May 6, 1977
Last appearance April 16, 1982
Information
Gender Female

Molly Volley was a female character who first appeared on May 6, 1977, and was often Snoopy's doubles partner. She had an extremely bad temper and a reputation for beating up others (including other doubles partners).[7] She had a tendency to be highly sensitive about her weight. In fact, one of her opponents, a bully called "Bad-Call" Benny had called her "Fat Legs". For that insult, she hit him in the mouth. She also measured all her ground-calls in centimeters. She did get on well with Charlie Brown, with whom she explained how it really is with tennis. (How tennis stars aren't found at Wimbledon, or Forest Hills. But on local bumpy courts) In fact, he and Linus were the only ones who usually watched her and Snoopy play. Her main opponent was a loudmouthed, always crying girl called "Crybaby" Boobie, whose constant crying and complaining drove Molly crazy. Tired of losing while playing doubles with Snoopy, she eventually refused to be his doubles partner and then she disappeared from the strip.

Peggy Jean

Peggy Jean
Peanuts character
First appearance July 25, 1990
Last appearance July 11, 1999
Voiced by Deanna Tello (1992)
Information
Gender Female

Charlie Brown meets Peggy Jean at camp, and she shows an interest in him. He even forgets about the little red-haired girl. When she asks him his name, he gets so nervous that he says his name is "Brownie Charles". Peggy Jean finds a football in the rec room and asks Charlie Brown to run up and kick it. He gets very nervous and hesitates, remembering Lucy's trick, and Peggy Jean leaves, claiming that Charlie Brown doesn't trust her. She comes back three days later saying that she could never stay mad at him. He later tells Linus that; she then kisses Charlie Brown. He later buys expensive gloves for her, getting all the money by selling his entire comic book collection. She runs up to him at the mall right after he buys the gloves and says, "I've been shopping with my mother..Look, I just bought this new pair of gloves!" Snoopy is seen using them, so "they don't go to waste". Her last appearance was July 11, 1999, when she breaks Charlie Brown's heart by telling him she has another boyfriend.

Poochie

Poochie
Peanuts character
First appearance January 7, 1973
Last appearance January 7, 1973
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Gender Female

Poochie was a female character who first appeared on January 7, 1973. She was almost the first person to adopt Snoopy but was distracted by an English sheepdog while Snoopy was fetching a stick Poochie threw; Snoopy held a grudge against Poochie for this for years afterward. In her sole physical appearance in the strip (she had been mentioned by name in previous strips), it was also revealed that it was she who had first started to call Snoopy's owner Charlie Brown.

Roy

Roy
Peanuts character
First appearance June 11, 1965
Last appearance 1975 (although he will appear one last time in the Peanuts comic strip in 1984)
Voiced by Matthew Liftin (1969)
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Gender Male

Roy was a male character who first appeared on June 11, 1965. Roy first meets Charlie Brown in camp, where Charlie Brown quickly befriends him. He meets Linus van Pelt at camp the following summer. He later introduces Peppermint Patty to Charlie Brown and his friends. Roy was Peppermint Patty's closest friend until Marcie entered the picture. Roy appeared in the television special, It Was A Short Summer, Charlie Brown & the film, Snoopy, Come Home.

He disappeared in the comic strip in 1975 but he was shown once more in 1984.

Royanne Hobbs

Royanne
Peanuts character
First appearance April 1, 1993
Last appearance 1997
Information
Gender Female
Family Great-Grandfather Roy Hobbs (So she says)

Royanne was a female character who first appeared on April 1, 1993. Royanne, who claimed to be "Roy Hobbs' great-granddaughter", was a pitcher on the opposing team when Charlie Brown hit a game-winning home run. Showing up later that summer, she is again pitching when Charlie Brown hits one of her pitches for an inside-the-park home run. Later that summer, Royanne confesses that she let Charlie Brown hit those home runs because she liked him; Charlie Brown retaliates by informing her that "Roy Hobbs" is a fictional character.

Shortly afterwards, Royanne appears in a story arc where she tries to sell "the bat used by Roy Hobbs", despite her revelation that Roy Hobbs is a fictional character ("So if I sold you this bat, it would be a real con job."), Lucy purchases this bat and lashes out at her upon being informed by Charlie Brown that Roy Hobbs is fictional. Royanne then admits that she wanted to play on Charlie Brown's team, but utterly refuses to play with Lucy.

Royanne resembles Eudora but with longer hair covering her eyes and usually wears a baseball cap.

"Shut Up and Leave Me Alone"

"Shut Up and Leave Me Alone"
Peanuts character
First appearance July 21, 1971
Last appearance 1972
Information
Gender Male

That was all this nameless, faceless kid ever said whenever Charlie Brown tried to be friendly with him. He was Charlie's bunkmate at the summer camp where Marcie was introduced in 1971. He did nothing but sit on his bed and look at the wall so we could see only the back of his head. He even said those words to Peppermint Patty when she visited their cabin and was about to introduce herself and Marcie, making Peppermint Patty angry at Charlie Brown. Those were even his parting words to Charlie when camp was over. After camp, Charlie wrote him a letter, but the response was, of course, "Shut up and leave me alone."[8] Finally, later, during the following school year, out of the blue, Charlie Brown received an unsolicited phone call from his old bunkmate. He tells Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty to "shut up and leave me alone."

Tapioca Pudding

Tapioca Pudding
Peanuts character
First appearance September 4, 1986
Last appearance December 1, 1986
Information
Gender Female
Family Father

Tapioca Pudding first appeared on September 4, 1986. She is Linus's classmate. Tapioca has a small crush on Linus, which annoys Sally. Tapioca is also keen on licensing of brand names. Sally is jealous of the friendship. Tapioca Pudding once had what was "planned" by Snoopy (who was portraying a Hollywood agent for Tapioca) an appearance at the Olympics (only for her to find out from Charlie Brown that the Olympics were two years ago). Tapioca's last appearance was December 1, 1986. Her dessert-based name and association with merchandise may peg her as a parody of Strawberry Shortcake.

Thibault

Thibault
Peanuts character
First appearance June 4, 1970- June 9, 1970
Last appearance July 30, 1973- August 4, 1973
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Gender Male

Thibault (pronounced TEE-BO) was a male character who first appeared on June 4, 1970. Thibault is a bully on Peppermint Patty's baseball team. He borrowed Charlie Brown's baseball glove (as a favor for Peppermint Patty), and after the game refused to give the glove back, telling Charlie Brown "I know your kind. You come around thinking you're better than us." Charlie Brown, thrilled that anyone would think of him as superior in any way, let Thibault keep the glove. This shocked Thibault. He also ran afoul of Peppermint Patty and Marcie in 1973 after he chauvinistically told the latter that she should not be playing baseball. This infuriated Peppermint Patty, who told him if he was not quiet, she would shred him. After insulting her one too many times, Marcie called a time-out and told Thibault that if he said one word, she would slug him. When he said, "Oh?", Marcie made good on her threat and clobbered him. Thibault's role as troublemaker is reflected in his name, a variation of "Tybalt", the hostile troublemaker in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Thibault made an animated appearance on The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show.

Truffles

Truffles
Peanuts character
First appearance March 31, 1975
Last appearance 1977
Information
Gender Female
Family Grandfather

Truffles was a female character who first appeared on March 31, 1975. She has a larger nose and eyes than other Peanuts characters. Named by her grandfather after the fungus that grows underground, she was the second girl who caught Linus's heart (his slight crush on Sally Brown being the first). However, Linus's blossoming relationship with Truffles would be thwarted twice; first in 1975 by Snoopy as he and Linus go on a truffle hunt. Two years later, when Linus found her again while on a school field trip in 1977, Sally, who would call him her "Sweet Babboo" for the first of many times to his annoyance, saw to it that his reunion with Truffles was short-lived with Snoopy's help. She made two appearances in A Charlie Brown Celebration and The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show. Truffles may be based on a young French girl in a family Charles Schulz met and befriended after the Liberation of France during the Second World War.

Woodstock's bird friends

Woodstock is sometimes accompanied by as many as seven other yellow birds. Their names have been given as Bill, Harriet, Olivier, Raymond, Fred, Roy, Wilson and Conrad, though often only a few of them appear, and it is impossible to tell which ones, since they all look identical (with the exception of Raymond, who is darker, and Harriet, who was shown in 1990 to have a full head of "hair"). Despite this, Snoopy seems to be able to tell the difference. In a 1983 strip, while the beagle scouts have a photo hike, Bill and Harriet get married. Oliver is depicted as the scaredy cat, and Conrad is depicted as the inept one.

555 95472

555 "5" 95472
Peanuts character
First appearance September 30, 1963
Last appearance August 16, 1981
Information
Gender Male
Family 3 & 4 (Twin Sisters), 1 (Father), 2 (Mother)

555 95472, or 5 for short, debuted in the September 30, 1963 strip, and appeared occasionally until the 1980s. A boy close in age to Charlie Brown and Linus van Pelt, 5 had brown spiky hair, and he wore an orange shirt with the number 5 on it. Linus first met him who introduced him to Charlie Brown, etc. 5 was given a numerical name by his father, who was upset over the preponderance of numbers in people's lives, although when questioned, 5 clarified that this was not his father's way of protesting, it was his way of "giving in." His last name, 95472 (the accent is on the 4), was taken from the family's ZIP code; it is also the zip code for Sebastopol, California, where Schulz lived at the time.

5 had twin sisters, dark-haired girls named 3 and 4 and all three siblings appear in A Charlie Brown Christmas where they have non-speaking roles, but demonstrate distinctive 1960s dance moves during the dancing scene. 5's dance is the famous head-bobbing, side-to-side shuffle that has been widely parodied. 5 also played for Charlie Brown's baseball team; his position was never expressly stated, but it is conjectured that he played third base, since the other spots seemed to be taken (Charlie Brown, pitcher; Schroeder, catcher; Shermy, first base; Linus, second base; Snoopy, shortstop; and some combination of Lucy, Patty, Violet, and Frieda in the outfield). Fittingly, 5 is scorer's shorthand for the third baseman.

5 also appeared in the televised specials It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown , It's an Adventure, Charlie Brown, You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown's All-Stars, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and at the end of the film Snoopy Come Home. In the strip, he was largely phased out by the late sixties, except as a background extra.

3 and 4

3 and 4
Peanuts character
First appearance November 17, 1963
Last appearance 1968
Voiced by Unknown (1965)
Information
Gender Female
Family 5 (Brother), 1 (Father), 2 (Mother)

3 and 4 were the twin sisters of 5 and were named by their parents who were giving into all the numbers that are required in everyone's life. After hearing their names, Charlie Brown commented dryly, "Those are nice feminine names." All three siblings appear in A Charlie Brown Christmas where they have non-speaking roles, but demonstrate distinctive 1960s dance moves during the dancing scene. The pair appeared occasionally until the mid-sixties.

References

Notes

  1. ^ a b Schulz, Charles M. You Can Do It, Charlie Brown. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1963.
  2. ^ Schulz, Charles M. Sunday's Fun Day, Charlie Brown. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1965.
  3. ^ a b Schulz, Charles M. You're Out of Sight, Charlie Brown. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1970.
  4. ^ Schulz, Charles M. You're the Guest of Honor, Charlie Brown. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1973.
  5. ^ Schulz, Charles M. Don't Hassle Me With Your Sighs, Chuck. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1976.
  6. ^ (From Peanuts comic reposted on 28 July 2011.
  7. ^ Schulz, Charles M. The Beagle Has Landed. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1978.
  8. ^ Schulz, Charles M. Ha Ha Herman, Charlie Brown. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1972.

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