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'I'm Mr. Forgetful, blue and always cheerful. Got many things to do and by the way, who are you?'
— Mr. Forgetful, Discover Computers With Mr. Forgetful
Mr. Forgetful

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Book No.
14 (UK and US)
39 (France)
Release date
19 January, 1976
Preceded by
Mr. Daydream (UK and US)
Mr. Cheerful (France)
Followed by
Mr. Jelly (UK and US)
Mr. Small (France)
First appearance

Mr. Forgetful is the fourteenth book in the Mr. Men series by Roger Hargreaves.

About him[]



Mr. Forgetful front cover.

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Mr. Forgetful's first front cover.

Mr. Forgetful has a short memory. One day he has to remember a message for Farmer Fields to say that there's a sheep loose in the lane. He tries to remember the message, but when he makes his way to him, he says, "There's a goose asleep in the rain." Fortunately, he remembers it upon coming across the sheep, but still gets the message muddled up. Instead, he shows Farmer Fields the sheep and they all have a good laugh.

International publications & translations[]

This is a list of alternate titles for this book being published internationally.

  • Mr. Anghofus (Welsh)
  • Monsieur Étourdi (French)
  • Unser Herr Vergesslich (German)
  • Don Despistado (Castilian Spanish, 1988)
  • Don Memorión (Castilian Spanish, 1999)
  • Don Olvidadizo (Mexican Spanish)
  • Meneer Vergeetal (Dutch)
  • Ο Κύριος Ξεχασιάρης (O Kýrios Xechasiáris) (Greek)
  • Fætter Glemsom (Danish)
  • Herr Glemsk (Norwegian)
  • Herra Gleyminn (Icelandic)
  • Pan Zapominalski (Polish)
  • Bay Unutkan (Turkish)
  • Пан Забывалкин (Pan Zabyvalkin; Russian)
  • 健忘先生 (Jiànwàng Xiānshēng; Taiwan/China)
  • 健忘先生 (Gin⁶ mong⁴ Sin¹ saang¹; Cantonese)
  • ワスレルさん (Wasureru-San; Japanese, 1978)
  • わすれんぼうくん (Wasurenbō-Kun; Japanese, 2016)
  • 잊어씨 (Ijeo-ssi; Korean)
  • מר שכיחא (Mar Shkhíkha; Hebrew, 1978)
  • מר שכחן (Mar Shakhekhán; Hebrew, 1998)
  • آقای فراموشکار (Âqâ-ye Farâmôškâr; Persian, Avae Andisheh)
  • آقا کوچولوی فراموشکار (Âqâ Kučulu-ye Farâmôškâr; Persian, Gohar Danesh)
  • فراموش آقا (Farâmuš-e Âqâ; Persian, Ghadiyah)

List of characters[]

This is a list of Mr. Men, Little Miss and other special characters that appear in this book.

Pictures only[]


  • In the US version of Mr. Men and Little Miss, he sounds like John Gegenhuber.
  • In Mr. Forgetful...Hey, Waiter!, he called Little Miss Wise Little Miss Dotty and Little Miss Giggles by mistake, before getting her name right towards the end of the episode.
  • He appears to have a good friendship with Little Miss Wise. Despite forgetting her name.
  • He doesn't even know his name.
  • He has made an appearance on Cartoon Network's MAD in the "Cowboys & Alien Force" sketch. His body shape is the same, but is the same colour as Mr. Impossible, and he has a different hat. He was shown talking to Jake Lonergan about forgetting the title before Jon Favreau snatched him. Here, he was voiced by series developer Kevin Shinick.
  • In "Bingo No", his hat was shown twisting around the world. Geography!
  • In the intro of his 1975 cartoon, his hat is yellow instead of red.
  • He made an appearance in a Biotene commercial.
  • According to the website, Mr. Forgetful is surprisingly a good swimmer.
  • He prefers to have his eggs runny as opposed to hard-boiled.


See Counterparts Wiki.

Title character other appearances[]



Mr. Men Little Miss / ミスターメン リトルミス[]



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