Saturday, August 22, 2009

September 27, 1951: Cigar-Box Banjo


Schroeder actually doesn't do much in the past three strips other than play the piano. The humor comes mostly from the other characters reacting to it. A tremendously silly thing is not as funny as people dealing with it.

As the strip gets older, the characters eventually kind of become creatures of their settings. Schroeder eventually becomes seen in few places other than before his piano, which also means that Lucy, the other resident of their little two-kid pocket universe, becomes his main contact with the rest of the Peanuts world.


  1. Schroeder also shows up as the catcher on the baseball team, although even there, he mostly just interacts with Charlie Brown and Lucy.

  2. A Cigar Box Banjo is a primitive hand made banjo that uses an old cigar box as the resonator.Many early cigar box banjos consisted of only one or two strings that were attached to the ends of a broomstick that was inserted into the cigar box.Cigar box banjos are most commonly seen in jug bands along with other homemade instruments like the washtub bass and cigar box guitars.The best part about cigar box banjos is that they are just a whole lot of fun!i also have made a couple of banjos using the cigar boxes i get while ordering my cigars from online Cigar Shop.