Peppermint Patty - Wikipedia
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Patty is also a star athlete, especially in baseball, where her team regularly trounces Charlie Brown's squad.
In the first series of strips in which Patty appeared inshe actually joins "Chuck's" team as its new pitcher, relegating Charlie Brown to the outfield. However, she quits in disgust after only one game; despite tossing a no-hitter and slamming five home runsher new team lost, 37—5, because of their somewhat porous defense. In another occasion she let Charlie pitch the last throw of the game Patty pitched a no-hit, no-run game and were leading 50—0 on the 9th inning, 2nd out, 2nd strikeonly to see Charlie lose the game.
The final score was 51— Peppermint Patty lives with her father and enjoys a particularly close relationship with him, even though he apparently has to do a lot of traveling. He refers to his daughter as his "rare gem", a nickname with which Patty is extremely pleased.Marcie & Peppermint Patty Dance With Snoopy
Her mother died when she was young. No siblings are ever mentioned, thus Peppermint Patty is presumed to be an only child. She has often lamented her lack of a mother to help her prepare for skating competitions and such: They grumble and complain and gossip and fuss, but you really need them! Relationships with other characters[ edit ] Peppermint Patty's closest friend, Marcie, calls her "Sir". It is never revealed whether this eccentric habit, dating to Marcie's first appearance in the strip inis the result of misguided manners, poor eyesight, a snarky reference to Patty's tomboyish ways, or some other reason.
For a long time, this was a major annoyance to Patty, who would continually snap at Marcie, "Stop calling me Sir! The first character to call Peppermint Patty "Sir" was not Marcie, but a pigtailed girl named Sophie in Peppermint Patty's cabin at summer camp, who appeared in the same series of strips in the summer of that introduced Marcie's predecessor, Clara.
When Sophie and Clara this time sans glasses re-appeared in Peanuts in the summer ofthey called her "ma'am", which also annoyed her. Not until a few years after she was introduced into the strip did it become apparent that Peppermint Patty has a crush on Charlie Brownalthough it is pursued and received with varying degrees of projection, enthusiasm, and obliviousness, especially on the part of Charlie Brown.
Peppermint Patty frequently plays lovers' games with Charlie Brown, and gets frustrated or even angry when he does not take the bait; he does like Peppermint Patty, but only as a friend though their friendship is occasionally strained by her strong personality and bossiness toward him. Originally, Peppermint Patty played reverse psychology ; she would often say, "You kind of like me, don't you, Chuck?
His true love was the unattainable Little Red-Haired Girland having a girl actually like him was unexplored territory, although Peppermint Patty once angrily expressed her jealousy to Charlie Brown for his affection of that girl. Patty frequently denied having a crush on Charlie Brown at first, writing him off as too wishy-washy and because she "could strike him out on three straight pitches", and during a game of Ha-Ha Herman crudely insulting him when she thought he was not listening.
However, to her credit, she was shown to be visibly upset when Marcie pointed out that he had overheard her comments and apologized to him the very next day. In one Sunday strip on July 22 from drawn as part of a storyline in which Charlie Brown was in the hospitalPeppermint Patty essentially admitted her feelings for Charlie Brown and, in the same strip, Marcie admitted loving "Chuck," so far as to affirming her willingness to marry Charlie Brown.
Even this strip ended in a denial of sorts; Patty brought Marcie up to the front desk of the hospital and tried to have her admitted as a patient, saying, "I think she's sicker than he is!
Patty often grumbles, "I hate talking to you, Chuck! Peppermint Patty also developed a crush on Pig-Pen for a while inafter Charlie Brown set them up on a date for a Valentine's Day dance. Also, in the movie Bon Voyage, Charlie Brownboth she and Marcie were shown as being attracted to Pierre, the son of their host family in Paris. Pierre only returned Marcie's affections, however, a fact to which Peppermint Patty remained oblivious even when they were holding hands right in front of her.
Peppermint Patty also has a strong friendship with Snoopy. For years, owing to Snoopy's often human-like behavior, Patty often refers to Snoopy as a "funny-looking kid with a big nose". The rest of the cast is often confused by Patty's obliviousness, but she was finally corrected in the strip from March 21,by Marcie. Patty since accepts that Snoopy is a dog but often still treats him like a human, which pleases Snoopy as he is a dog who thinks he is not one. Snoopy acts as Peppermint Patty's ice skating coach.
Various others have played Marcie since. Appearance[ edit ] Marcie wears round glasses with opaque lenses and wears her dark brown sometimes black hair in a short bob style .
Peppermint Patty and Marcie: BFFs or GFs? - AfterEllen
She also wears an orange t-shirt colored red in The Peanuts Movie. Personality[ edit ] Marcie is best friends with Peppermint Patty, constantly addressing her as "sir" she called her "sir" in her first line in the strip. Originally, Peppermint Patty kept telling Marcie to stop calling her that, but eventually grew accustomed to it. Initially, Peppermint Patty addressed Marcie as "dorky" and, when talking to others, referred to her as "my weird friend from camp".
Because of the close friendship between Marcie and Peppermint Patty, some have inferred a romantic relationship between them. Although Marcie repeatedly professes her dislike of sports, particularly baseball, she will occasionally take part in whatever sport Peppermint Patty is involved in at the time, though more often than not, Marcie, upon showing her lack of athletic prowess and lack of knowledge of the game, usually only succeeds in frustrating Peppermint Patty. Her ineptitude at sports was not consistently carried over in the prime-time animated TV specials in which the Peanuts cast was featured.
In the special You're the Greatest, Charlie Brownshe proved quite capable on the athletic field, even winning the decathlon for the school. However, Schulz did not consider these to be canonical.
Peppermint Patty and Marcie: BFFs or GFs?
Like Peppermint Patty, Marcie also has an unrequited crush on Charlie Brown whom she usually calls "Charles", or occasionally "Chuck", as Peppermint Patty does ; she once confessed a fondness for Charlie Brown and would be willing to marry him if he asked her.
While Peppermint Patty is more likely to flirt with Charlie Brown and play mind games with him, Marcie is more frank in her admissions of her feelings, and often asks Charlie Brown in plain language if he likes her. As he does with Peppermint Patty, Charlie Brown often responds to Marcie's inquiries by trying to evade the issue -- though it appears as if he has feelings for her -- which more than once has made Marcie so angry that she kicked him in the shins in frustration.
She has on more than one occasion kissed Charlie Brown on the cheek. She also kissed him in the strip in the "Lost Ballfield" story arc in Although Marcie was the one in whom Pierre seemed to express interest, Peppermint Patty misread the signs and seemed convinced that Pierre liked her instead.