Peanuts Begins by Charles Schulz for October 13, 2018

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    LeeCox  over 4 years ago

    So THIS is when Pig-Pen was introduced!

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    Templo S.U.D.  over 4 years ago

    I’d shake your hand to meet your acquaintance, Pig-Pen, but I don’t have anything to wipe my own hand with.

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    hangedman  over 4 years ago

    Wasn’t he the keyboardist from The Grateful Dead?

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    sirbadger  over 4 years ago

    Somebody needs a hug.

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    iggyman  over 4 years ago

    Welcome Pig Pen! He was treated much better in later strips! I like when he gets cleaned up and he goes outside and the dust cloud is back!

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    Jabroniville Premium Member over 4 years ago

    One of the most famous Background Characters of all time thus debuts. So iconic that South Park even made an exact duplicate of him for the same purpose :).

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    JohnFarson19  over 4 years ago

    Nope. Linus and Lucy’s younger brother’s real name was never known. Linus christened him “Rerun” and it was always in quotation marks. I’m sure Mr. and Mrs. Van Pelt never really named the poor kid Rerun. And you never knew is Schroeder was his first or last name.

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    mail2jbl  over 4 years ago

    The character Schulz would say became more popular than he would have liked.

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    sheilag  over 4 years ago

    Pig-Pen appears! And he didn’t have the clouds of dust yet, he was just muddy and dirty…

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    Kip W  over 4 years ago

    Retired early and married Moonbeam McSwine.

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    gutbloom  over 4 years ago

    I’m kinda of bummed that Pig-Pen was not happy with his name. Everyone called him by a name he didn’t like for the whole length of the strip. That’s a drag.

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    William Green Premium Member over 4 years ago

    The cloud of dust must’ve come later

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    ajakimber425  over 4 years ago

    Hi, Pig-Pen!

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    The Brooklyn Accent  over 4 years ago

    Wow! Almost 60 years I’ve been a fan, and I never knew “Pig-Pen” had had an origin strip!

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    DCBakerEsq  over 4 years ago

    His parents must be so proud.

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    Walter Parmantie Premium Member over 4 years ago

    This was July 13, 1954 when Pig-Pen was introduced.

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    Charlie Tuba  over 4 years ago

    Stephen Miller’s 3rd grade teacher compared him to Pig Pen! She also said that he let glue dry on his arm and eat it!

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    oakie817  over 4 years ago

    how cool…the origin story

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    jdsven  over 4 years ago

    My personal theory is that his real name is Pygmalion Penn.

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    wonka291  over 4 years ago

    That’s really weird, isn’t it? Who doesn’t have a name??

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    nighteditor  over 4 years ago

    Pig-Pen has always been my favourite and his first appearance is so sad. “I haven’t got a name.” Heartbreaking.

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