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Mr. Funny


Book No.
Release Date
January 1, 1976
Preceded by
Followed by

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

About him

  • Color: 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
  • Rivals: Little Miss Whoops
  • 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), Sound Effects Lab (The Mr. Men Show)


Mr. Funny

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 humour before driving home again. No one has a sense of humour 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, wear 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 on it. 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. Sometimes he is annoying to Mr. Grumpy. He only speaks in honks or his horn, similar to comedian Harpo Marx. He is first seen in Picnics.


  • First Appearance: Picnics - He is only shown in the American version of this episode where he is shown having a picnic with Little Miss Giggles. She also only appears in the American version of this episode and it is also supposed to be her first appearance in The Mr. Men Show and she is also now a darker shade of blue.
  • He is the only dark lime green character, only he is a slightly darker shade of lime green than Mr. Nosey, but he is one of the four green characters, the other green characters are Mr. Lazy, Mr. Fussy and Mr. Nosey.
  • He had 6 scenes that were all about him in the episodes, Sun & Moon, Sand & Surf, Picnics, Airports, Arts and Crafts and Machines.
  • 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]
  • He is trying to get his suitcase in the episode, Airports. Only in the American version.
  • Mr. Funny ran without his shoes on in the episode, Airports. Only in the American version.
  • In the episode, Picnics, Mr. Funny appeared with Little Miss Giggles and was making her laugh. This clip was only shown in the American version.
  • He and the crew ran over Mr. Bump in the episode, Airports.
  • He often cries (while honking) in the episode, Machines.
  • He mocked Mr. Grumpy in the episode, Machines (Luckily he didn't see it.) and he completely made the town in a mess.
  • Mr. Funny ran away from a sea monster in the episode, Surf & Sand.
  • He's one of the many characters who got Mr. Bump hurt in the episode, "Machines".
  • He is one of the Mr. Men and Little Misses that didn't care that Mr. Rude is acting rude and has bad manners.
  • He was shown shouting "Surprise!" in the episode, Surprises. This episode may have been the only time he was shown to speak.
  • He has been seen with all the characters, except Mr. Strong, though he was seen with Mr. Strong in the 90's episode, Mr. Funny puts on a show, Mr. Noisy, Little Miss Helpful, Mr. Happy, Little Miss Calamity, who makes no appearances in Season 2, Mr. Lazy, Little Miss Naughty, Mr. Nosey, Mr. Small, Little Miss Whoops, Mr. Stubborn, Mr. Scatterbrain, Little Miss Daredevil, Mr. Nervous, Little Miss Magic, Little Miss Bossy and Little Miss Curious who haven't been seen with him so far.
  • He hasn't appeared on the website yet.
  • Every Time he has a plot it has whistling music, similar to the music heard in Yard Work (Picnics, Airport, Sun & Moon, Machines and Sand & Surf).
  • He is one of the green characters to wear a tie, the others are Mr. Nosey and Mr. Fussy.
  • He has black wavy hair.
  • Amusement ride manufacturer Jolly Roger Ltd. created a Mr. Funny Kiddie 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 2 versions of this ride, one had a longer audio loop and different soundbox.


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)
  • Herr Morsom ((Norwegian)
  • Herra Fyndinn (Icelandic)
  • 趣味先生 (Taiwan)
  • おもしろくん (Japanese)
  • 웃겨씨 (Korean)
  • คุณครื้นเครง (Thai)

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:

See also

External links


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Related Articles Roger Hargreaves · Adam Hargreaves · Mr. Men and Little Miss · The Mr. Men Show
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. Funny

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