The Peanuts Gallery


Woodstock with satellite TV



Date of First Appearance:
August 4, 1967;
Named June 22, 1970

Schulz on Woodstock:
"Woodstock demonstrates perfectly my constant contention that the drawing is vitally important. Until I developed the cartoon figure to that certain point, Woodstock could not function. Now, all the birds look alike but are 'cartooned,' so they can express emotions."

Woodstock is Snoopy's best friend and constant companion. He is not a particularly accurate flyer, and the erratic lines he takes to get from his nest to Snoopy's doghouse often result in crash landings. Woodstock talks birdspeak only, and finds communication made entirely of exclamation points is all he needs to express himself.