39 Facts About Snoopy


Snoopy is an anthropomorphic beagle in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M Schulz.

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Snoopy can be found in all of the Peanuts films and television specials.

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The original drawings of Snoopy were inspired by Spike, one of Schulz's childhood dogs.

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Snoopy is a loyal, imaginative, and good-natured beagle who is prone to imagining fantasy lives, including being an author, a college student known as "Joe Cool", an attorney, and a British World War I flying ace.

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Snoopy is perhaps best known in this last persona, wearing an aviator's helmet and goggles and a scarf while carrying a swagger stick.

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Snoopy can be selfish, gluttonous and lazy at times, and occasionally mocks his owner, Charlie Brown.

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Snoopy pretends to be something, usually "world famous", and fails.

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Snoopy's moods are instead conveyed through moans, yelps, growls, sobs, laughter, and monosyllabic utterances such as "bleah" or "hey" as well as through pantomime.

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Snoopy's doghouse defies physics and is shown to be bigger on the inside than the outside.

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Snoopy appeared on October 4, 1950, two days after the first Peanuts strip.

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Snoopy was one of the four original characters, along with Charlie Brown, Patty, and Shermy.

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Snoopy first appeared upright on his hind legs on January 9, 1956, when he was shown sliding across a sheet of ice after Shermy and Lucy had first done so.

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Snoopy is first shown sleeping on top of his doghouse rather than inside it on December 12, 1958, and first adopts his World War I Flying Ace persona on October 10, 1965.

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Snoopy appeared as a character balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1968; the balloon depicted Snoopy in his World War I Flying Ace costume.

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Snoopy helps Charlie Brown recover his autographed baseball when a bully takes it and challenges Charlie Brown to fight him for it.

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In both the early strips and the movie Snoopy, Come Home, Charlie Brown says that he got Snoopy after being bullied by another kid.

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Snoopy's parents took him to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm to cheer him up, where he met and bought Snoopy.

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In some strips, Lucy goes to Snoopy for help, such as in the April 16, 1961 strip, wherein a jealous Lucy and Frieda are beating each other up at Schroeder's piano, Lucy ends up winning, and shakes hands with Snoopy in the end, looking slightly injured.

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Snoopy often tries to steal Linus's blanket, leading to slapstick fights and wild chases, the latter of which usually involve Snoopy running up, grabbing the blanket in his mouth, then running off with Linus holding on for dear life, and finally swinging Linus and the blanket around and around in a circular motion through the air before letting go and they both fly off to who-knows-where.

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However, upon arriving at her mansion, Snoopy is very relieved to see a "NO DOGS ALLOWED" sign and returns to live with Charlie Brown.

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Peppermint Patty often refers to Snoopy as a "funny-looking kid with a big nose", unaware that he is a beagle.

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Snoopy's is one of the few girls who does not get disgusted after being kissed by him.

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Schroeder does not mind much when Snoopy sits against his toy piano, except when Snoopy dances on top of the piano, much to Schroeder's annoyance.

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Snoopy sometimes plays with the notes coming from the piano.

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In some strips, Rerun and Snoopy are playing cards with each other, both of them clueless about the rules.

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Snoopy speaks in a chirping language that only Snoopy and his other bird friends can understand.

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In some strips, Snoopy can be seen telling a joke to Woodstock and both laugh so hard they end up falling off the doghouse.

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Fifi is a major love interest of Snoopy and she appears in Life Is a Circus, Charlie Brown and The Peanuts Movie.

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In Life Is a Circus, Charlie Brown, Snoopy sees Fifi, a white poodle, at a circus and starts to get attracted to her.

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Snoopy having seven siblings was an element of the strip that developed as the strip evolved.

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Originally described in a June 1959 strip as an "only dog", Snoopy went to a family reunion with several unnamed siblings in a May 1965 sequence, stating that they all spoke different languages and couldn't understand each other.

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In March 1970, Snoopy wrote in his autobiography that he was one of seven puppies, and the number reached its final count of eight beagles in December 1972.

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Snoopy was a recurring character between 1984 and 1988, and was used in one-off appearances sporadically through the rest of Peanuts history.

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Snoopy is called Snoopy's older brother during the first story in which he appears.

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Snoopy temporarily became Rerun's dog in I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown, and starred in his own television special, It's the Girl in the Red Truck, Charlie Brown.

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Caldwell felt that Snoopy "was never a full participant in the tangle of relationships that drove Peanuts in its Golden Age", as he could not talk.

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Snoopy went on to say that Snoopy "was way too shallow for the strip as it developed in the 1960s, and the strips he featured in were anomalies.

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Jim Davis noted that Snoopy was a boon from a marketing standpoint, which inspired him to center his comic strip Garfield around a cat: "Snoopy is very popular in licensing.

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On November 2, 2015, Snoopy was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, becoming the second Peanuts-related figure to be inducted with a star, after Schulz.

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