18 (UK and US)
19 January, 1976
- 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
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.
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 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.
- 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.
Artwork from The Mr. Men Show
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
- The Pig
- The Big Brown Bear
- The Hippopotamus
- The Elephant
- The Penguins
- The Leopard
Title character other appearances
Mr. Funny also appears in:
- Mr. Mischief
- Mr. Slow
- Mr. Cheerful
- Little Miss Shy
- Little Miss Giggles
- Little Miss Fun
- The Christmas Letter
- Mr. Uppity's Big House (TV) (cameo)
- Mr. Funny Puts on a Show (TV)
- Mr. Chatterbox Loses His Voice (TV) (cameo)
- He.... Hello Little Miss Shy (TV) (cameo)
- Mr. Nosey Solves a Mystery (TV) (picture)
- That's Enough, Little Miss Bossy (TV)
- Mr. Strong: King of the Circus (TV) (cameo)
- Little Miss Sunshine Brings A Smile (TV) (cameo)
- Mr. Small's Big Dream (TV) (cameo)
- Mr. Tickle Saves the Day (TV) (cameo)
- Little Miss Late Beats Them All! (TV) (cameo)
- Another Victory for Little Miss Splendid (TV)
- Little Miss Chatterbox Finds her Calling (TV)
- Mr. Strong Makes a Big Splash (TV) (cameo)
- Mr. Silly's Silly Secret (TV)
- Little Miss Helpful Goes to the Fair (TV)
- Little Miss Bossy Has a Busy Day (TV)
- Mr. Bump Has an Accident (TV) (cameo)
- Little Miss Trouble and the Magic Paint (TV)
- It's Very Noisy for Mr. Quiet (TV) (cameo)
- Mr. Mischief Becomes an Artist (TV)
- Thank Goodness For Mr. Slow (TV)
|The Mr. Men Show Characters|
|Season 1 Characters|
Little Miss Sunshine • Little Miss Naughty • Little Miss Scary • Mr. Lazy • Mr. Nervous • Mr. Messy • Mr. Quiet • Mr. Stubborn • Little Miss Helpful • Mr. Bounce • Mr. Small • Little Miss Chatterbox • Mr. Per(s)nickety (Mr. Fussy in Season 2) • Mr. Grumpy • Mr. Nosey • Mr. Scatterbrain • Mr. Happy • Mr. Bump • Mr. Rude • Little Miss Whoops • Mr. Noisy • Little Miss Calamity (Season 1 Only) • Little Miss Daredevil • Mr. Strong • Mr. Tickle