- 'What's large and goes "Dopit! Dopit!"'
- — Mr. Dizzy to the elephant
24 (UK and US)
14 April 1976
- 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)
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.
- Little Miss Shy
- Little Miss Brainy (Is orange instead of light brown)
- Mr. Crosspatch
- Mr. Christmas
- The Joke is On Little Miss Naughty (TV)
- One day in the life of Mr. Perfect (TV) (cameo)
- Mr. Dizzy goes Doggy—sitting (TV)
- Mr. Clumsy in the Brains and the Brawn (TV)
- Isn't Little Miss Trouble Kind... (TV)
- What a Question, Little Miss Curious! (TV)
- Little Miss Star, the Leading Witness (TV)
- Little Miss Late Beats Them All! (TV)
- Another Victory for Little Miss Splendid (TV)
- A Very Happy Day for Mr. Happy (TV) (cameo)
- What a Mess, Little Miss Helpful! (TV) (mentioned)
- Mr. Dizzy Promises the Moon (TV)
- Mr. Forgetful, the World's Best Actor! (TV) (cameo)
- Little Miss Star Goes to Jollywood (TV)
- Little Miss Busy, D.I.Y Teacher (TV)
- Little Miss Chatterbox Goes to Sea—Town (TV)
- Little Miss Naughty Goes Skiing (TV)
- Little Miss Dotty Goes to Home Farm (TV)
- Little Miss Wise's Day Out at the Fun Fair (TV)
- Mr. Perfect Goes West (TV)
- Mr. Silly's Silly Secret (TV)
- Mr. Chatterbox and the Parrot (TV) (cameo)
- Mr. Noisy, the music man (TV)
- Little Miss Bossy Has a Busy Day (TV) (cameo)
- Little Miss Trouble and the magic paint (TV)
- The Christmas Letter (TV) (cameo)
- 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.
See Counterparts Wiki.