Date of First Appearance:
August 22, 1966
Schulz on Peppermint Patty:
"Years ago, I developed the character Peppermint Patty because I happened
to be walking through our living room. I saw a dish of Peppermint Patties
and I thought that would be a good name for a character, so I drew the
face to match the name."
Captain of her baseball and football teams,
Peppermint Patty (Patricia Reichardt) would rather play sports than be in
school. A perpetual D- student, she attends school with Franklin and her
best friend Marcie and struggles to stay awake during class. She calls
Charlie Brown "Chuck" and she and Marcie each have a crush on him.
Although most of the kids talk about both parents, Peppermint Patty talks
only about her father. She proudly relates that he calls her his "rare