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'What's large and goes "Dopit! Dopit!"'
— Mr. Dizzy to the elephant
Mr. Dizzy

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Book No.
24 (UK and US)
9 (France)
Release Date
14 April 1976
Preceded by
Mr. Muddle (UK and US)
Mr. Nosey (France)
Followed by
Mr. Impossible (UK and US)
Mr. Daydream (France)

Mr. Dizzy is the twenty-fourth book in the Mr. Men series by Roger Hargreaves.

About him

  • Colour: Light Brown (Dark Brown in earlier prints)
  • Shape: Number 8
  • Gender: Male
  • Personality: Woozy, Unsteady, Dizzy, Dazed, Wobbly, Puzzled, Misunderstood, Perplexed, Baffled, Sensitive
  • Hair: One tall line of black hair in his hat
  • Family: None
  • Friends: Little Miss Dotty
  • Rivals: Clever Pig, Clever Elephant, Mr. Snooty, Little Miss Trouble, Little Miss Naughty
  • Job: Being silly and dumb
  • Features: Blue bowler hat
  • Voice Actors: Arthur Lowe (1975-1978), John Alderton (1983), Gordon Peters (Mr. Men and Little Miss), Len Carlson (US dub)

Story

Mr. Dizzy in the Mr. Men books

Mr. Dizzy in the early prints of Mr. Men books

The first edition of Mr. Dizzy

Mr. Dizzy lives in Cleverland, where everybody is clever except for him - until, one day, because a pig and an elephant take advantage of him, he wishes himself clever as he drinks from a wishing well, despite being unaware of its magical properties. He returns and the 2 ask him some more questions, but he gets all of them right, much to their surprise. To get back at the two, he asks the pig, 'What's fat and pink and goes Atishoo, Atishoo?' (This is replaced with 'Achoo! Achoo!' in the US edition.) The pig is flummoxed until Mr. Dizzy tickles the pig's nose, causing him to sneeze and say, 'Atishoo! Atishoo!' Next, he asks the elephant, 'What's large and grey and goes Dopit, Dopit?' The elephant is clueless until Mr. Dizzy ties a knot in the elephant's trunk, causing him to declare, 'Dopit! Dopit!' and, addressing the readers, 'I duppose doo dink dat's fuddy.'

International publications & translations

Mr. Dizzy appears under the titles

  • Monsieur Nigaud (French)
  • Ο Κύριος Χαζούλης (Greek)
  • 傷腦筋先生 (Taiwan)
  • 우둔씨 (Korean)
  • Unser Herr Dussel (German)
  • Meneer Suizebol (Dutch)
  • Fætter Dumbum (Danish)
  • Hr. Tummelumsk (Second Danish Release)
  • מר טושטוש (Hebrew)
  • Senhor Bobo (Portuguese)
  • まぬけくん (Japanese)
  • Pan Zawrotek (Polish)
  • คุณมึนงง (Thai)
  • Herra Rugli (Icelandic)

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.

Trivia

Early publications of Mr. Dizzy depicted the Cleverland Bird smoking a cigar. This was reillustrated in the 1980's and all future publications

  • In earlier prints when Mr. Dizzy was published, he was dark brown instead of light brown. As of more recent publishing, he is light brown, although in some pages of more recent prints, he has appeared a medium brown. The reasons for his colour change is unknown.
  • Also in earlier prints of the book, the clever bird was standing on the branch of a tree and smoking a cigar. This was changed in 1990 to making him wear a university hat and carry a book.
  • Mr. Dizzy is stronger than Little Miss Trouble.
  • Despite His low intelligence, he makes up for it with his big heart.

Counterparts

See Counterparts Wiki.

Gallery

Mr. Men and Little Miss Screenshots

See also

External links

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