Mr. Forgetful

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Book No.
14 (UK and US)
39 (France)
Release date
22 June, 1976
Preceded by
Mr. Daydream (UK and US)
Mr. Cheerful (France)
Followed by
Mr. Jelly (UK and US)
Mr. Small (France)

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

About him

  • Colour: Dark Blue (light purple in MAD)
  • Shape: Oval
  • Gender: Male
  • Personality: Absent minded, Inattentive, Head in the clouds, Daydreamer, Distracted
  • Family: None
  • Friends: Little Miss Wise, Little Miss Scatterbrain, Mr Lazy, Mr Dizzy, and Little Miss Tidy.
  • Rivals: Some of the characters
  • Job: being forgetful and has a short memory
  • Voice Actors: Arthur Lowe (1975-1978), Gordon Peters (Mr. Men and Little Miss), Len Carlson (US dub)


Mr. Forgetful 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. Can he remember the message? Sadly, no. Instead, he says, "There's a goose asleep in the rain."

International publications & translations

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

  • Monsieur Étourdi (French)
  • Don Memorion (European Spanish)
  • Sr. Olvidadizo (Latin Spanish)
  • Unser Herr Vergesslich (German)
  • Meneer Vergeetal (Dutch)
  • 健忘先生 (Taiwan)
  • 잊어씨 (Korean)
  • Ο Κύριος Ξεχασιάρης (Greek)
  • Bay Unutkan (Turkish)
  • Fætter Glemsom (Danish)
  • מר שכיחא (Hebrew)
  • Senhor Esquecido (Portuguese)
  • わすれんぼうくん (Japanese)
  • Herr Glemsk (Second Danish release)
  • Pan Zapominalski (Polish)
  • คุณหลงลืม (Thai)

List of characters

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

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  • 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.
  • He doesn't even know his name.
  • He hasn't cried yet, so it is unknown if he does though.
  • He has made an appearance on Cartoon Network's MAD in the "Cowboys & Alien Force" sketch. His body looks the same, but, resembles Mr. Impossible. He was shown talking to Jake about forgetting the title before Jon Favreau snatched him.
  • 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.


See Counterparts Wiki.

Title character other appearances

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




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See also

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