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Mr. Greedy

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Book No.
2 (UK and US)
4 (France)
Release Date
10 August, 1971
Preceded by
Mr. Tickle (UK and US)
Mr. Mischief (France)
Followed by
Mr. Happy (UK and US)
Mr. Funny (France)

Mr. Greedy is the second book in the Mr. Men series by Roger Hargreaves.

About him

  • Colour: Hot pink
  • Shape: Oval, fattened (original books and some of the artworks); Number 8 (onwards)
  • Gender: Male
  • Personality: Hungry, ravenous, gluttonous, excessive, greedy
  • Hair: None
  • Family: Little Miss Greedy (cousin)
  • Height: Normal Mr. Man height
  • Weight: Very heavy
  • Rivals: The Giant, Little Miss Naughty, Mr. Rude
  • Hometown: Fatland
  • Occupation: Gourmet
  • Likes: Eating food
  • Dislikes: Having a diet
  • Job: Eating lots and lots of food
  • Features: None
  • Voice Actors: Arthur Lowe (1975-1978), John Alderton (1983), Gordon Peters (Mr. Men and Little Miss, UK), Len Carlson (Mr. Men and Little Miss, US dub)

Story

Mr. Greedy in the books

The story begins with Mr. Greedy waking up in his bed after dreaming about food as usual. He then goes downstairs, and has the most enormous breakfast. After that, he goes on a walk, and finds his way into a cave where everything is larger than life. He begins to explore, but finds larger-than-normal food. Mr. Greedy is then picked up by a giant who teaches him a lesson and makes him eat all the giant food, making Mr. Greedy end up fatter and feeling like he would burst at any moment. The giant agrees to let him go as long as he promises that he will never be greedy again. Mr. Greedy promises, and then in the end of the story, he is still keeping the promise and now has lost some weight, and it now shows him as a more thinner oval.

Trivia

  • In the US version of Mr. Men and Little Miss, he had a pig-like voice. Len Carlson would later use a similar voice for Buzz in the first few seasons of Cyberchase.
  • In the 1975 TV series, an extra 6 slices of toast are added to his breakfast.
  • He had a nightmare about him with no food in one episode of the original show.
  • In one episode of Mr. Men and Little Miss, Little Miss Magic made him thin.
  • Despite being redesigned to have a more shaped head, starting from his reappearance in Little Miss Hug's story, he appears in his original design. However, this is only in merchandise and corporate photos.
  • His best friend is Mr. Skinny, who is not as fat as he is.
  • The redesign of Mr. Nosy in The Mr. Men Show was inspired by Mr. Greedy's original shape.

Counterparts

See Counterparts Wiki.

International publications & translations

Mr. Greedy appears under the titles:

  • Monsieur Glouton (French)
  • Unser Herr Nimmersatt (First German Release)
  • Mister Vielfraß (Second German Release)
  • Mr. Barus (Welsh)
  • Fætter Grådig (First Danish Release)
  • Hr. Madglad (Second Danish Release)
  • Gubben Gluf-Glufs (Swedish)
  • Herr Grådig (Norwegian)
  • מר בולמוס (Mar Bulmus; First Hebrew Release)
  • מר חמדן (Second Hebrew Release)
  • Meneer Smikkel (First Dutch Release)
  • Meneertje Gulzig (Second Dutch Release)
  • Meneertje Vreetzak (Third Dutch Release)
  • Don Glotón (Spanish)
  • Ο Κύριος Λαίμαργος (Greek)
  • 貪吃先生 (Taiwan)
  • Mali Požeruh (Slovenian)
  • Mr. Mohó (First Hungarian Release)
  • Mr. Falánk (Second Hungarian Release)
  • 貪心先生 (Cantonese)
  • Herra Hámur (Icelandic)
  • Господин Алавко (Gospоdin Alavko; Serbian)
  • 贪吃先生 (Mandarin)
  • คุณตะกละ (Thai)
  • Senhor Comilão (Portuguese)
  • 먹보씨 (Korean)
  • くいしんぼうくん (Japanese)
  • Pan Łakomczuch (Polish)
  • Herra Hámur (Icelandic)

List of characters

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

Title character other appearances

This is a list of other books that the title character has appeared in.

Gallery

Merchandise

Mr. Men and Little Miss Screenshots

The Mr. Men Show Screenshot

External links

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