Peanuts Characters

In the Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, which character is known for playing the piano?

And the answer: Schroeder.    

In the Charlie Brown series of comic strips, Schroeder is a precocious piano player who loves classical music and the composer Ludwig van Beethoven. He's also the catcher on Charlie Brown's baseball team, and the object of Lucy's unrequited love.

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The beloved cast of characters in the Peanuts comics may have started small, but it kept on growing. The comic strip made its debut in 1950 with only Charlie Brown, a girl named Patty, Shermy, and, shortly after, Snoopy, but began to expand with the help of television specials such as A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966). Perhaps even more adorably, many of the voices in A Charlie Brown Christmas were children that lived in the neighborhood with Charles Schulz. In fact, much of the content of Peanuts – and especially Charlie Brown's endeavors – were informed by Charles Schulz's own childhood experiences. Like Brown, Schulz's father was a barber (and, of course, they share a name).

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Interestingly, though, there is a favorite amongst the gang of Peanuts characters. Can you guess who?

If your mind went to a lovable dog with a little red doghouse, you're right! It's Snoopy, of course. The Brown family beagle tops the list of favorite Peanuts characters, with 31% of voters polled picking him. Charlie Brown follows Snoopy with 26%. Linus, who is best known for toting a blue security blanket, is the claimed favorite of 13% of fans, while another 8% name Lucy as their favorite, followed by Pig Pen with 3%.

See baby Snoopy in all his glory below.


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