Mr. Greedy

Mr Greedy 7a

Book No.
Release Date
10 August 1971
Preceded by
Followed by

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, Starving, Voracious, Omnivorous, Compulsive
  • Hair: None
  • Family: Little Miss Greedy (cousin)
  • Height: Normal Mr. Men height
  • Weight: Very heavy
  • Rivals: The Giant, Little Miss Naughty
  • 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)


Mr. Greedy

Mr Greedy in the books

The story begins with Mr. Greedy waking up in his bed after dreaming about food as usual and then he goes downstairs and he has the most enormous breakfast. He then goes on a walk afterward and finds his way into a cave where everything is larger than life and he begins to explore, finding larger than normal food. Mr. Greedy is then picked up by a giant who then 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 to never be greedy again. Mr. Greedy promises and then at the end he is still keeping the promise and now has lost some weight, and it shows him as a more thinner oval at the end.

The Mr. Men Show

He appeared as a cameo on a lifeboat when Mr. Stubborn's boat sank with loads of other characters in the episode, Boats. He is darker red and has a yellow nose. Whether it is him is currently unknown.

Greedy grumble stingy

Possibly a cameo for Mr. Greedy.


  • Out of the seven deadly sins, Mr Greedy represents Gluttony.
  • In the US version of Mr. Men and Little Miss he had a pig-like voice.
  • In the 1975 TV series, an extra 6 slices of toast are added to his breakfast.
  • Mr. Men show haters usually make fun of him saying that he's pregnant.
  • 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, Miss Magic made him thin.
  • The giant in the cartoon version of the story is criticized for Nightmare Fuel.
  • In the episode, Boats, he made a cameo on a lifeboat with Mr. Grumble and Mr. Mean and some other characters. He now looks like he has a nose.
  • Despite being greedy, he sometimes shares his food. He shared a piece of cake with Miss Shy. He has also once had breakfast with Mr. Skinny.
  • Despite being redesigned to have a more shaped head, starting from his reappearance in Little Miss Hug, he appears in his original design.


See Counterparts Wiki.

International publications & translations

Mr. Greedy appears under the titles

  • Monsieur Glouton (French)
  • Don Glotón (Spanish - Spain)
  • Mr Glotón (Spanish - Mexico)
  • Mr. Barus (Welsh)
  • Unser Herr Nimmersatt (German)
  • 먹보씨 (Korean)
  • Meneer Smikkel/Meneertje Vreetzak (Dutch)
  • 貪吃先生 (Taiwan)
  • Ο Κύριος Λαίμαργος (Greek)
  • Fætter Grådig (Danish)
  • Hr. Madglad (Second Danish Release)
  • Gubben Glufs Glufs (Sweden)
  • くいしんぼうくん (Japanese)
  • Senhor Comilão (Portuguese)
  • מר בולמוס (Mar Bulmus) (First Hebrew Release)
  • מר חמדן (Second Hebrew Release)
  • Pan Łakomczuch (Polish)
  • คุณตะกละ (Thai)

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.




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