Peppermint Patty is a fictional character featured in Charles M. Schulz’ comic strip Peanuts. She is one of a small group in the strip who lives across town from Charlie Brown and his school friends. She has freckles and hair that she describes as’mousy-blah’, and generally displays the characteristics of a tomboy. In most of her appearances, she is attracted to Charlie Brown, based on her reactions.
About Peppermint Patty in brief
Peppermint Patty is a fictional character featured in Charles M. Schulz’ comic strip Peanuts. She is one of a small group in the strip who lives across town from Charlie Brown and his school friends. She has freckles and hair that she describes as’mousy-blah’, and generally displays the characteristics of a tomboy. In most of her appearances, she is attracted to Charlie Brown, based on her reactions. Peppermint Patty was first voiced by Gabrielle DeFaria in the CBS television specials, then by various other child performers both male and female. Jazz pianist Vince Guaraldi composed the eponymous theme song for the character in 1967, making its first appearance in television special You’re in Love, Charlie Brown. It also was covered on Wynton Marsalis and Ellis Marsalis’ 1995 album, Joe Cool’s Blues. For a long time she was a dog fixation, unaware that Snoopy was a big looking kid with a big nose until an incident in which she declares she is staying with Chuck’s guest cottage for the rest of her days. In later years, especially after lesbian groups began identifying with Pepper Mint Patty, Schulz downplayed the fact that the character was based on Patricia Swanson to protect her privacy. The character’s last name is Reichardt, which Schulz borrowed from the last name of his secretary, Sue ReichardT, whose favorite character was PeppermintPatty. She wears a green, striped collared shirt, black or dark blue shorts with two vertical white stripes on each side, and invariably wears flip-flops that expose most of the bare feet.
In one series of strips, it is revealed that these were a gift from her father because she was \”a rare gem. \” The character is noted for her persistent habit of profoundly misunderstanding basic concepts and ideas that most people would consider obvious, then blindly ignoring against her latest fix. In a later story, Marcie angrily informs Peppermint Patty that the kid is actually a beagle, which leaves Patty in shock for several strips. In another story, the character angrily informs Charlie Brown that he is actually the kid who is actually looking at her in a different way, and leaves him stunned in shock, which he leaves in shock in several strips as well. She also refers to Lucy and Charlie Brown as ‘Chuck’ and ‘Lucille’, respectively, in the comic strip. She was voiced by Linda Ercoli, Victoria Vargas and Gini Holtzman in the TV specials, and she was later voiced by Victoria Varga in the movie You’re a Good Sport, Charlie Brown. In the TV special, she began coaching a baseball team that played against Charlie Brown and since has had other adventures with him. She made her animated debut on August 22, 1966, and the following year, she made her TV special debut in the show You’re in Love, Charlie Brown.