What we know about Patricia “Peppermint Patty” Reichardt:
She made her comic strip debut on August 22, 1966.
Peanuts author Charles Schulz has said that she was conceived in response to the feminist movement.
She lives across town from Charlie Brown and Lucy.
In 1967 she showed up in the animated special, You’re in Love, Charlie Brown.
She coaches the baseball team Charlie Brown plays against.
She is an exceptional athlete.
Her birthday is October 4th.
She wears shorts and sandals, and, to my knowledge, has never been seen in a dress.
Her best friend is Marcie, an Alice B. Toklas-like “id” figure with whom she most often appears and who refers to her as “Sir“ (much to her chagrin).
She is the product of a single-parent household.
According to Wikipedia, she is “noted for her persistent habit of profoundly misunderstanding basic concepts and ideas that most people would consider obvious, leading to ultimately embarrassing situations.”
She is a poor student.
For many years she referred to Snoopy as "the funny looking kid with the big nose."
In 1974 Marcie told her that Snoopy was not a “kid” but a dog.
Patty and Snoopy have a close relationship.
For a time she “smoked” candy cigarettes.
In 1984 she failed all her classes.
Her father, who travels a lot, refers to her as his “rare gem."
Her mother, whom she has no memory of, died long ago.
She appears to be an only child.
She has had crushes on Pig-Pen, Charlie Brown and, while starring in the 1980 Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don't Come Back!!), the son of her Parisian hosts, Pierre.
Charles Schulz has said repeatedly that what happens in the animations is in no way related to the strips.