37 (UK and US)
December 17, 1978
Mr. Clever is the self-acclaimed Cleverest Person In The World! Not only that, but he has some fantastic gadgets, such as his alarm clock that makes tea; and his toothbrush that squeezes out the toothpaste for him. How clever!
But Mr. Clever is also very smug. He believes that no one can get the better of him, because of his superior intelligence. But of course, many do. Mr. Happy asks Mr. Clever to tell him the funniest joke, but Mr. Clever didn't know any jokes, Mr. Greedy asked for the recipe to the yummiest dish, but Mr. Clever didn't know any recipes, nor he could cook (as a machine of his cooks for him in cleverland), Mr. Forgetful wanted to know his name, but Mr. Clever didn't know yet because they just met.
Mr. Clever was having a bad day, he couldn't tell Mr. Sneeze the cure for a cold, Mr. Small how to get bigger, Mr. Jelly the secret to being brave, or Mr. Topsy-Turvy how to speak the right way round. Mr. Clever didn't feel clever anymore, so he decided to go home, two worms see him, but one said he was going the wrong way.
- John Alderton (1983)
- David Shaw Parker (1991 Christmas Special/The Great Alphabet Hunt)
- Gordon Peters (1995-1997)
- Len Carlson (1997-1999)
International publications & translations
Mr. Clever appears under the titles
- Monsieur Malin (French)
- Unser Herr Schlaumeier (German)
- Don Inteligente (Spanish)
- Ο Κύριος Έξυπνος (Greek)
- Hr. Geni (Danish)
- Pan Bystrzak (Polish)
- 聰明先生 (Taiwan)
- おりこう（だとおもっている）くん (Japanese)
- 영리씨 (Korean)
- Bay Akýllý (Turkish)
- מר חכם (Hebrew)
- คุณเฉลียวฉลาด (Thai)
- Herra Klár (Icelandic)
- In the 1997 re-dub of the 1995 cartoon, his voice sounded similar to Clyde Crashcup from "The Alvin Show" and Bert Raccoon from "The Raccoons", whom the latter was also voiced by Len Carlson.
- He is one of the few characters to have ears, the other is Mr. Mean.
- He makes an appearance (alongside Mr. Busy and Mr. Wrong) in an Intercity advert made in 1996.
- He seems to be frenemies with Little Miss Fun and Mr. Jelly.
- Mr. Clever is confirmed to be short-sighted on the website
- He has a special toaster that puts marmalade on the toast while it’s in the toaster!
- See Counterparts Wiki.
List of characters
This is a list of Mr. Men, Little Miss and other special characters that appear in this book.
Title character other appearances
This is a list of other books that the title character has appeared in.
- Little Miss Naughty
- Little Miss Trouble
- Little Miss Tidy
- Little Miss Brainy
- Mr. Adventure
- Mr. Moustache
- Mr. Clever's Daft Bet (TV)
- Mr. Dizzy Goes Doggy sitting (TV)
- Mr. Clever's Invention (TV)
- Mr. Clever Flies His Kite (TV)
- Mr. Bump Has an Accident (TV)
- Mr. Nonsense Rows to the Moon (TV) (mentioned)
- Mr. Clumsy in the Brains and the Brawn (TV) (cameo)
- Mr. Silly's Silly Secret (TV) (cameo)
- Little Miss Late Finally Catches Up (TV)
- Mr. Noisy, the Music Man (TV)
- Little Miss Bossy Has a Busy Day (TV)
- Mr. Small Finds a Job (TV)
- Mr. Nosey Goes Fishing (TV)
- Little Miss Trouble and the Magic Paint (TV)
- Thank Goodness For Mr. Slow (TV)
- The Christmas Rescue (TV)
- The Great Alphabet Hunt (TV)