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Little Miss Late Beats Them All is the 31st episode of the second season of Mr. Men and Little Miss. It was first broadcast on 28 March, 1996.


A running race is organized in Misterland and Little Miss Late decides to enter, but without holding out much hope of winning. But thanks to Mr. Mischief, who sets trap for all the participants, Little Miss Late soon finds herself in second position, right behind Mr. Mischief himself. As luck would have it, Walter the Worm ties himself around Mr. Mischief's foot and a root to stop Mr. Mischief from crossing the finish line, which puts Little Miss Late in the first position!



Voice Cast[]

UK Voices[]

  • Gordon Peters - Narrator, Mr. Fussy, Mr. Jelly, Mr. Dizzy, Mr. Topsy-Turvy, Mr. Mischief, Mr. Nosey, Mr. Tall, Mr. Tickle
  • Jill Shilling - Little Miss Late, Little Miss Brainy

US Voices[]

  • Ron Rubin - Narrator, Mr. Jelly, Mr. Dizzy, Mr. Mischief, Mr. Nosey, Mr. Tall
  • Len Carlson - Mr. Fussy, Mr. Tickle
  • Neil Crone - Mr. Topsy-Turvy
  • Alyson Court - Little Miss Late
  • Catherine Disher - Little Miss Brainy


The transcript for "Little Miss Late Beats Them All!" can be found here.


  • Mr. Dizzy's hat falls off at one point during the race, and is missing for the rest of the episode.
  • The first episode to have Mr. Brawler in.
  • Mr. Topsy-Turvy speaks the right way round in this episode.
  • For the rest of the episode, Mr. Jelly was square, albeit still jelly like.
  • The episode's plot is very similar to Thank Goodness For Mr. Slow, which was released the following season.
  • This is the only episode in the 1995 series where two characters who didn't get starring roles in said series have speaking roles (in this case Mr. Topsy-Turvy and Little Miss Brainy).
  • It is never explained why Mr. Tall, Mr. Tickle, and Mr. Topsy-Turvy didn't try to continue racing after Little Miss Late untangled the former two and pulled the latter out of the pit.
  • The scene of the race starting was seen in the opening for the British and French dubs. But there are a few changes, as the one from the opening is presumably the prototype:
    • Mr. Nosey is maroon instead of green.
      • Like with Mr. Nosey, many of the background Mr. Men and Little Misses had different colours.
    • Mr. Jelly is seen running in the opening, but he fell in the episode because he thought he was being shot.
    • Mr. Lazy is seen simply standing while sleeping in the episode, instead of laying.
    • The start/finish line had brown poles and purple banner in the opening, but changed to blue poles a lighter shade of purple for the banner.
    • The hill that is hiding behind the banner is chartreuse in the episode.
  • Moral:
    • Slow and steady wins the race.
    • Cheaters never prosper


Little Miss Late Beats Them All Error

Mr. Mischief's yellow nose

  • Despite Mr. Fussy disqualifying Mr. Rush for starting early, he is still seen participating in the race. This rather makes a continuity error, because it's unknown what happened to him if he was still in the race.
    • If he was still allowed in the race, Mr. Rush should've been the winner, unless Mr. Mischief played a trick on him.
  • When the race started, Mr. Topsy-Turvy was seen going the opposite direction the others were going. But he was seen later heading the same direction, only backwards and Mr. Worry Is Red instead of blue and also has a no nose.
  • Mr. Dizzy doesn't take off immediately after Mr. Fussy says go, instead he waves as the other racers take off. However the next time he is seen, he is in 3rd place behind Mr. Topsy-Turvy and Mr. Bump.
  • Mr. Fussy's animation after he shot the pistol is frozen in place.
    • Also his moustache is missing and he's wider.
  • Mr. Worry appears red without a nose, but when is in his normal colour, he has a blue nose in one scene.
  • If one looks closely, there are two Mr. Dizzys, two Mr. Funnys, and two Mr. Fussys. Two Mr. Funnys on opposite sides of the audience. One Mr. Dizzy racing and another in the audience. And one Mr. Fussy telling the other Mr. Men characters when to start, and another in the audience.
  • Before Mr. Mischief says "Goodbye Mr. Dizzy, and good luck!" his nose turns yellow for a split second.
  • Walter the Worm and a stick in the ground were not present until the camera cuts back to Mr. Mischief waiting for Miss Late to come to him.
  • Miss Late's mouth is moving as she's running towards the finish line but no words came out. It's possible that she's catching her breath while running.
  • In the beginning of the episode, Miss Late was going "Tra la la la la la", but when she approaches Miss Brainy, she can still be heard going "Tra la la la la la" but her mouth is closed.


Little Miss Late Beats Them All



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Mr. Men and Little Miss Episodes
Pilot Episode Little Miss Splendid's Gift
Season 1 The Joke is On Little Miss Naughty | Hurry Mr. Rush...autumn is coming! | One day in the life of Mr. Perfect | Mr. Uppity's big house | Little Miss Busy takes a break | Mr. Mischief is caught at his own game | Little Miss Tidy loses a friend | Mr. Funny puts on a show | An unforgettable sunday for Miss Tiny | Mr. Chatterbox loses his voice | He...Hello Little Miss Shy | An Invitation for Mr. Messy
Season 2 Mr. Bump goes on a trip | Mr. Dizzy goes Doggy—sitting | What a choice for little Miss Fickle! | Happy Christmas Mr. Worry | Mr. Nosey Solves a Mystery | No food is no fun for Mr. Greedy | A Special Friend For Little Miss Lucky | Mr. Daydream Talks to the Stars | That's Enough, Little Miss Bossy | Mr. Forgetful...Hey waiter! | Mr. Jelly's Show of Bravery | Mr. Strong: King of the Circus | Mr. Nonsense Rows to the Moon | Little Miss Sunshine Brings A Smile | Mr. Fussy Takes a Well—Earned Break | Mr. Clumsy in the Brains and the Brawn | Mr. Brave Goes Ghost Hunting | Isn't Little Miss Trouble Kind... | A Week—End with Little Miss Contrary | Golly, Mr. Grumpy's Smiling | Mr. Lazy Can't Sleep Anymore | Mr. Small's Big Dream | Mr. Bounce Finds Paradise | What a Question, Little Miss Curious! | Little Miss Stubborn Goes Right to the Bitter End | Little Miss Greedy... Belle of the Ball | Mr. Tickle Saves the Day | Little Miss Wise's Crazy Day! | A Rival for Little Miss Somersault | Little Miss Star, the Leading Witness | Little Miss Late Beats Them All! | Mr. Skinny Is Up the Spout | That's Gratitude, Mr. Uppity! | Little Miss Neat Sees Spots | Mr. Grumble Boils Over
Season 3 Another Victory for Little Miss Splendid | A Surprise for Mr. Tall | Mr. Cheerful Doffs His Hat | Little Miss Scatterbrain Puts Everything in Turmoil | A Very Happy Day for Mr. Happy | Mr. Clever's Daft Bet | What a Mess, Little Miss Helpful! | Little Miss Tidy and the Winning Ticket | Mr. Dizzy Promises the Moon | Mr. Forgetful, the World's Best Actor! | Hello, Pizza Express? | Mr. Clumsy, Head Butler | Mr. Impossible's Lesson | Little Miss Star Goes to Jollywood | Mr. Clever's Invention | Little Miss Chatterbox Finds her Calling | Mr. Skinny's Incredible Bet | A Job for Little Miss Giggles | Little Miss Busy, D.I.Y Teacher | Little Miss Chatterbox Goes to Sea—Town | Mr. Lazy Takes an Afternoon Nap | Mr. Brave vs. Koko the Gorilla | Little Miss Naughty Goes Skiing | Little Miss Dotty Goes to Home Farm | Mr. Nonsense's Strange Illness | Mr. Mean hasn't a Penny Left | Little Miss Wise's Day Out at the Fun Fair | Mr. Grumble's Holiday | Little Miss Greedy's Strange Illness | Mr. Slow Takes the Lead | Mr. Strong Makes a Big Splash | Mr. Perfect Goes West | Little Miss Magic to the Rescue | Mr. Silly's Silly Secret | Mr. Chatterbox and the Parrot | Little Miss Late Finally Catches Up | Mr. Noisy, the music man | Mr. Muddle Goes Skating | Little Miss Helpful Goes to the Fair | Mr. Worry and the Giant | Mr. Greedy Goes to a Dinner Party | Little Miss Bossy Has a Busy Day | Mr. Bump Has an Accident | Mr. Small Finds a Job | Mr. Nosey Goes Fishing | Little Miss Trouble and the magic paint | It's Very Noisy for Mr. Quiet | Mr. Mischief Becomes an Artist | Lunch with Little Miss Tiny | Mr. Clever Flies His Kite | Thank Goodness For Mr. Slow | Little Miss Shy Goes to the Fair | A New House for Mr. Wrong | Happy Birthday Little Miss Scatterbrain | Mr. Jelly Goes Time—Travelling | A Big Surprise for Mr. Mean
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