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'Crooked cucumbers!'
— Mr. Grumpy, The Mr. Men Show
Mr. Grumpy


Book No.
27 (UK and US)
29 (France)
Release Date
5 March, 1978
Preceded by
Mr. Strong (UK and US)
Mr. Lazy (France)
Followed by
Mr. Clumsy (UK and US)
Mr. Jelly (France)

Mr. Grumpy is the twenty-seventh book in the Mr. Men series by Roger Hargreaves.

About him


Mr. Grumpy in the books

Mr. Grumpy is the grumpiest person in the world. He's always in a bad mood, hating anyone or anything he comes across. He can't stand books so he tears out all of the pages from it (so it's a waste of money to buy them) and pulls up any flowers growing in his garden. and he is even rude to Mr. Happy who comes to visit - he stepped on his foot and slammed the door behind the visitor. Mr. Happy tells Mr. Tickle to tickle Mr. Grumpy if he is mean to somebody, it happened while he is doing his grocery shopping. After a long day of being tickled and dropping groceries, he learnt his lesson and was no longer grumpy. When he picks up a book, he only tears out one page.

The Mr. Men Show

Mr. Grumpy in The Mr. Men Show

In the 2008 TV series The Mr. Men Show (and the original show of the same name before it), Mr. Grumpy kept his blue colour, big blue nose and rectangle body, but now has an unibrow and has lines on the bottom of his nose and it's now a darker shade of blue. His top hat was replaced by a tall fedora that floats above his head, but retains its green colour with an jungle-green band around it. He looks much more mature.

Despite his grumpy attitude and unlike his book counterpart, he is relatively polite and civil to anyone he talks to, easy-going, easy to please and grateful if stuff is done well, unlike his book incarnation. His grumpiness vanishes, however, when his ticklishness is exploited. He is a frequent victim of Mr. Tickle and is quite bitter about it, going so far as to invent the Tickle Protector to ward him off. He was given a catchphrase: "Crooked cucumbers!" According to what he said in the episode Farms, he was raised in the country. In the episode Dance, he was writing his life story, which he sold in Books. He lives next door to Mr. Happy in a house with various signs in front of it to keep guests away and a vegetable garden with a peach orchard in his backyard, which Mr. Scatterbrain and Little Miss Whoops ruined. He is known for being rivals with Mr. Stubborn. He is voiced by Sam Gold in the US version and Simon Greenall in the UK dub. He is first seen in Physical.


  • He is good friends with Mr. Grumble, as they are like-minded people. (Though Mr. Grumble thinks he is a bit TOO grumpy)
  • He has brown hair in Mr. Moustache.
  • He, along with Mr. Uppity, tried to make Mr. Perfect unhappy in One Day In The Life of Mr. Perfect.
  • His book is the first time another Mr. Men character appears outside of their introductory stories (in this case, it is Mr. Tickle and Mr. Happy).

The Mr. Men Show trivia

  • He lives next door to Mr. Happy in the Mr. Men Show.
  • His conflict with Mr. Stubborn appears to be worse than his other conflicts.
  • He answers questions right as seen in Music (though in the UK version, he got his bonus wrong while in the US, he remarked about Miss Sunshine's playing the piano).
  • His favourite pastime is fishing and watching fishing-related shows.
  • His favourite food is liverwurst, as mentioned in Beach, Construction, Picnics and Pests.
  • He is one of the 2 characters to have worn a towel, the other Mr. Quiet.
  • He sometimes calls characters without saying Mr. or Miss when he is cross or fed up with them, mostly this happens with Mr. Stubborn and Mr. Scatterbrain. This also happens with Mr. Bump in Fish, Mr. Bounce in Travel, Miss Whoops in Dance Dance Dance and Home Improvement, Mr. Nervous in Toys, plus Mr. Noisy in Getting Around and also Mr. Rude in Supermarket and Post Office, as well as Miss Magic in Skyscrapers, and Mr. Quiet in Pirates, and Mr. Funny in machines, and Mr. Happy in Next Door, and also Mr. Strong in Parks, and even Miss Scary in Bad Weather. This has yet to happen to Mr. Tickle and Miss Chatterbox.
  • He is a picky eater, but not as picky as Mr. Stubborn (mentioned in Lunch)
  • He seems to be a fan favourite across the Mr. Men Show fandom.


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International publications & translations

Mr. Grumpy appears under the titles

  • Monsieur Grincheux (French)
  • Mr. Cantalach (Irish)
  • Don Malhumorado (Spanish)
  • 暴躁先生 (Taiwan)
  • Ο Κύριος Κατσούφης (Greek)
  • Unser Herr Griesgram (German)
  • Мистер Брюзга (Russian)
  • きむずかしやくん (Japanese)
  • 싱슬씨 (Korean)
  • Herr Surpomp (Norwegian)
  • Hr. Hidsigprop (Danish)
  • מר כעסן (First Hebrew Release)
  • מר זועף (Second Hebrew Release)
  • Pan Marudek (Polish)
  • คุณบูดบึ้ง (Thai)
  • Gospodin Namćor (Господин Намћор) (Serbian)

List of characters

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

Mentioned but not seen:

  • Mr. Daily (newspaper seller)
  • Mr. Bottle (dairy owner)
  • Mr. Packet (grocer)
  • Mrs. Humbug (sweetshop owner)

Other Appearances

Mr. Grumpy rarely appears in books, although he's in Mr. Men and Little Miss. He appears in these episodes:


Artwork from the books

Artwork from the Mr. Men Show

The Mr. Men Show Screenshots

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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)