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Mr. Funny


Book No.
18 (UK and US)
5 (France)
Release Date
Preceded by
Mr. Lazy (UK and US)
Mr. Greedy (France)
Followed by
Mr. Mean (UK and US)
Mr. Strong (France)
First appearance

Mr. Funny is the eighteenth book in the Mr. Men series by Roger Hargreaves.

About him[]



Mr. Funny in the books.

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Mr. Funny's first front cover.

Mr. Funny lived inside a large teapot. He decided to go out for a funny drive. While he was driving along the road, a large pig laughed to see his car and a worm laughed as well. Eventually Mr. Funny came to some sign posts. One of them said "This way to the Zoo". Unfortunately all the animals at the zoo had a cold. He ended up cheering up the zoo animals with his jokes and humor before driving home again. No one has a sense of humor like Mr. Funny.

The Mr. Men Show[]


Mr. Funny in the Mr. Men Show.

Mr. Funny appears in Season 2 of The Mr. Men Show. He almost looks the same, but is a darker green and wears a bow tie. His hat is bent at the top, is a darker yellow and floats. His gloves and the daisy attached to his hat are gone. His nose is like Mr. Rude's, with the lines added to the bottom. The skits he is in are usually silent comedy sketches, similar to that of a mime and a clown. He is the only one to instead use sound language, in this case being honks or his horn, similar to comedian Harpo Marx. Sometimes he is annoying to Mr. Grumpy. He is first seen in Picnics.


  • Amusement ride manufacturer Jolly Roger Ltd. created a Mr. Funny kids' ride in 1995. The ride features Mr. Funny in his shoe car as it rocks back and forth to "He's so Funny" (Mr. Funny's theme). There were two versions of this ride, one had a longer audio loop and different sound-box.
  • His voice in the American dub of Mr. Men and Little Miss is very similar to Grover from Sesame Street. Neil Crone also used a similar sounding voice for Mr. Messy.
  • Moral: Laughter is the best medicine.

The Mr. Men Show trivia[]

  • First appearance: Picnics (US version only)
  • "Picnics", "Airports", "Sun & Moon", and "Sand & Surf" had silent segments where Mr. Funny is the star with the lack of other characters besides Little Miss Giggles in "Picnics". "Machines" had one that had opening and closing dialogue by Mr. Grumpy. Each silent segment is accompanied by a rendition of the whistling theme from "Yard Work". The music is also used in Mishaps and Mayhem. These segments were made as an homage to the classic silent films of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.
  • Unlike other characters who wear sneakers, his shoes are dark red and they are slightly larger than the other characters' sneakers because he is actually a clown.
  • Mr. Funny's lack of speech in The Mr. Men Show is due to writer Kate Boutilier thinking he'd clash with Mr. Scatterbrain had he spoke traditional dialogue. His horn honking is inspired by comedian Harpo Marx.[1]
  • Despite being mute, he was shown shouting "surprise!" with all the other characters in "Surprises".
  • He along with Mr. Tall, Little Miss Bossy, and Little Miss Curious were never in the series' opening sequence nor the official website.
  • He is one of the three characters in the series to wear some sort of tie, the others being Mr. Nosey and Mr. Fussy.
  • The back of Mr. Funny's design was leaked a month prior to the second season's premiere on Dagan Moriarty's animation reel on YouTube.


See Counterparts Wiki.

International publications & translations[]

Mr. Funny appears under the following titles:

  • Mr. Doniol (Welsh)
  • Monsieur Rigolo (French)
  • Unser Herr Lustig (German)
  • Mister Lustig (German, 2011)
  • Don Simpático (Spanish, 1988)
  • Mr. Divertido (Spanish, 2010)
  • Meneer Grapjas (Dutch)
  • Senhor Cómico (Portuguese)
  • Ο Κύριος Πλακατζής (O Kýrios Plakatzís) (Greek, 1988)
  • Ο Κύριος Αστείος (O Kýrios Asteíos) (Greek, 1990s)
  • Fætter Sjov (Danish)
  • Hr. Sjov (Second Danish Release)
  • Herr Morsom (Norwegian)
  • Herra Fyndinn (Icelandic)
  • Pan Żartowniś (Polish)
  • Mali Šaljivec (Slovenian)
  • Bay Komik (Turkish)
  • Пан Шуткин (Pan Shutkin; Russian, 2004)
  • Мистер Клоун (Mister Kloun; Russian in The Mr. Men Show)
  • 滑稽先生 (Huájī Xiānshēng; China)
  • 趣味先生 (Qùwèi Xiānshēng; Taiwan)
  • 滑稽先生 (Waat⁶ kai¹ Sin¹ saang¹; Cantonese)
  • オカシイさん (Okashii-San; Japanese, 1979)
  • おもしろくん (Omoshiro-Kun; Japanese; 2012)
  • ゆかいくん (Yukai-kun; Japanese dub of Mr. Men and Little Miss only)
  • 웃겨씨 (Utgyeo-ssi; Korean)
  • מר שעשוע (Mar Sha'ashúa; Hebrew, 1978)
  • מר מצחיק (Mar Matskhík; Hebrew, 1998)
  • آقا کوچولوی بامزه (Âqâ Kučulu-ye Bâ-maze; Persian, Gohar Andisheh)
  • آقای بامزه (Âqâ-ye Bâ-maze; Persian, Avae Andisheh)
  • بانمک آقا (Bânamak-e Âqâ; Persian, Ghadiyani)

List of characters[]

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

  • Zoo Keeper
  • Lion
  • Giraffe
  • Flowers
  • Worm
  • The Pig
  • The Big Brown Bear
  • The Hippopotamus
  • The Elephant
  • The Penguins
  • The Leopard

Title character other appearances[]

Book Appearances[]

Television Appearances[]

Mr. Men Little Miss / ミスターメン リトルミス[]
Mr. Men Mini Cinema Appearances[]



External links[]


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