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Mr. Funny

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Book No.
18 (UK and US)
5 (France)
Release Date
19 January, 1976
Preceded by
Mr. Lazy (UK and US)
Mr. Greedy (France)
Followed by
Mr. Mean (UK and US)
Mr. Strong (France)

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

About him

  • Colour: Lime green
  • Shape: Round
  • Gender: Male
  • Personality: Entertaining, Amusing, Joyful, Hilarious, Playful, Lighthearted
  • Family: N/A
  • Friends: Little Miss Giggles, Mr. Tall, Mr. Happy, Little Miss Sunshine, Mr. Strong
  • Height: Normal Mr. Men height
  • Weight: Average
  • Occupation: Clown
  • Job: being funny and making jokes
  • Features: Yellow top hat, daisy attached to his hat and yellow gloves (book); white and red polka dotted bow tie (The Mr. Men Show)
  • Voice Actors: Arthur Lowe (1975-1978), John Alderton (1983), Gordon Peters (Mr. Men and Little Miss), Len Carlson (US dub), does not speak in The Mr. Men Show

Story

Mr. Funny in the books

Mr. Funny lived inside a large teapot. So 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 says "This way to the Zoo". Unfortunately all the animals at the zoo have colds. He ends 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.

Trivia

  • 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 soundbox.

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 a rendition of the whistling theme from "Yard Work".
  • 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.

Counterparts

See Counterparts Wiki.

Gallery

Artwork from The Mr. Men Show

Merchandise

Screenshots

International publications & translations

Mr. Funny appears under the titles

  • Monsieur Rigolo (French)
  • Unser Herr Lustig (German)
  • Don Bromista (Spanish)
  • Meneer Grapjas (Dutch)
  • Senhor Cómico (Portuguese)
  • Ο Κύριος Αστείος (Greek)
  • Pan Żartowniś (Polish)
  • Hr. Sjov (Danish)
  • Мистер Клоун (Russian)
  • Herr Morsom ((Norwegian)
  • Herra Fyndinn (Icelandic)
  • 趣味先生 (Taiwan)
  • おもしろくん (Japanese)
  • 웃겨씨 (Korean)
  • คุณครื้นเครง (Thai)
  • Bay Komik (Turkish)
  • Mali Šaljivec (Slovenian)
  • מר שעשוע (First Hebrew Realese)
  • מר מצחיק (Second Hebrew Realese)

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

Mr. Funny also appears in:

External links

References

V · T · E
Roger Hargreaves
Mr. Men Mr. Tickle · Mr. Greedy · Mr. Happy · Mr. Nosey · Mr. Sneeze · Mr. Bump · Mr. Snow · Mr. Messy · Mr. Topsy-Turvy · Mr. Silly · Mr. Snooty · Mr. Small · Mr. Daydream · Mr. Forgetful · Mr. Jelly · Mr. Noisy · Mr. Lazy · Mr. Funny · Mr. Mean · Mr. Chatterbox · Mr. Fussy · Mr. Bounce · Mr. Muddle · Mr. Dizzy · Mr. Impossible · Mr. Strong · Mr. Grumpy · Mr. Clumsy · Mr. Quiet · Mr. Rush · Mr. Tall · Mr. Worry · Mr. Nonsense · Mr. Wrong · Mr. Skinny · Mr. Mischief · Mr. Clever · Mr. Busy · Mr. Slow · Mr. Brave · Mr. Grumble · Mr. Perfect · Mr. Cheerful · Mr. Cool · Mr. Rude · Mr. Good · Mr. Nobody · Mr. Marvelous · Mr. Adventure · Mr. Calm
Little Miss Little Miss Bossy · Little Miss Naughty · Little Miss Neat · Little Miss Sunshine · Little Miss Tiny · Little Miss Trouble · Little Miss Helpful · Little Miss Magic · Little Miss Shy · Little Miss Splendid · Little Miss Late · Little Miss Scatterbrain · Little Miss Greedy · Little Miss Giggles · Little Miss Twins · Little Miss Chatterbox · Little Miss Dotty · Little Miss Lucky · Little Miss Star · Little Miss Fickle · Little Miss Contrary · Little Miss Busy · Little Miss Quick · Little Miss Wise · Little Miss Tidy · Little Miss Brainy · Little Miss Stubborn · Little Miss Curious · Little Miss Fun · Little Miss Somersault · Little Miss Scary · Little Miss Bad · Little Miss Whoops · Little Miss Princess · Little Miss Hug · Little Miss Fabulous · Little Miss Sparkle · Little Miss Inventor · Little Miss Brave
Special Mr. Men and Little Misses Mr. Cheeky · Mr. Christmas · Mr. Birthday · Little Miss Jealous · Little Miss Christmas · Little Miss Birthday · Little Miss Stella · Mr. Moustache · Little Miss Explorer · Little Miss Valentine · Little Miss Spice Girls · Dr. Men
French-exclusive Mr. Men Mr. Crosspatch · Mr. No · Little Miss All-Goes-Well · Little Miss Brilliant · Little Miss Busy-Body · Little Miss Careful · Little Miss Loud · Little Miss Prim · Little Miss Show-Off · Little Miss Pretty · Little Miss Yes
Miscellaneous Mr. Men Little Miss Calamity · Little Miss Daredevil · Mr. Scatterbrain · Mr. Stubborn · Mr. Metal · Caveman · Mummy · Mr. Fussy's unnamed relative · Mr. Roundy · Mr. Squary · Mr. Stupid · Grandfather Clock · Mr. Magic · Mr. Beefeater · Mr. Spendy · Little Miss Cawaii · Mr. First · Mr. Quiffy · Mr. Glug · Mr. Gap · Little Miss Gap · Mr. Fun · Mr. Try · Little Miss Unbelievable · Little Miss Voyager · Little Miss Miracle · Mr. No (Mishaps and Mayhem) · Mr. Brilliant · Little Miss Kind · Little Miss Energy · Other Mr. Men
Appeared in stories Mr. Miserable · Mr. Right · Mr. Thrifty · Little Miss Thrifty · Little Miss Penny · Little Miss Prudence · Wilfred the Wizard · Mr. All-Goes-Wrong · Little Miss Nobody · Mr. Mean's brother
Related Articles Roger Hargreaves · Adam Hargreaves · Mr. Men and Little Miss · The Mr. Men Show · Mr. Men Little Miss Mini Cinema
The Mr. Men Show Characters
Season 1 Characters

Little Miss SunshineLittle Miss NaughtyLittle Miss ScaryMr. LazyMr. NervousMr. MessyMr. QuietMr. StubbornLittle Miss HelpfulMr. BounceMr. SmallLittle Miss Chatterbox • Mr. Per(s)nickety (Mr. Fussy in Season 2) • Mr. GrumpyMr. NoseyMr. ScatterbrainMr. HappyMr. BumpMr. RudeLittle Miss WhoopsMr. NoisyLittle Miss Calamity (Season 1 Only) • Little Miss DaredevilMr. StrongMr. Tickle

Season 2 Characters
Little Miss GigglesLittle Miss MagicMr. TallLittle Miss BossyLittle Miss CuriousMr. FunnyMr. Metal (Robots only)

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