- "Crooked cucumbers!"
- — Mr. Grumpy, The Mr. Men Show
27 (UK and US)
5 March, 1978
- Colour: Blue
- Shape: Rectangular
- Gender: Male
- Hair: None
- Personality: Angry, Grumpy, Cold, Bad Tempered, Irritable, Grouchy, Mature, Complaining, Cranky, Serious, Cynical, Sarcastic.
- Family: None
- Pets: None
- Friends: Mr. Grumble, Mr. Quiet, Mr. Snooty, Little Miss Hug, Mr. Happy (mostly)
- Rivals: Mr. Stubborn (greatest rival, arch-enemy), Mr. Happy (sometimes), Mr. Scatterbrain, Mr. Rude, Mr. Tickle, Little Miss Chatterbox, Little Miss Scary, Little Miss Giggles, Mr. Funny, Little Miss Sunshine, Mr. Noisy, Little Miss Whoops, Mr. Bounce, Mr. Topsy-Turvy
- Occupation: Varies
- Species: Shaped Human
- Likes: Liverwurst, fishing, gifts (as long if it's something he likes), no bummed waiters.
- Dislikes: Pretty much everything else.
- Height: About 6 and a half feet tall
- Weight: Above Average
- Job: Being Grumpy, mean and in a bad mood.
- Features: Green top hat (book), Dark green fedora with stripe and an unibrow (The Mr. Men Show)
- Nationality: Bristolian (UK) American (US)
- Voice Actors: Arthur Lowe (1975-1978), Gordon Peters (Mr. Men and Little Miss), Len Carlson (US dub), Sam Gold (The Mr. Men Show), Simon Greenall (UK dub)
- Catchphrase: "Crooked cucumbers!"
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
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.
See Counterparts Wiki.
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)
Mr. Grumpy rarely appears in books, although he's in Mr. Men and Little Miss. He appears in these episodes:
- Mr. Moustache (He has brown hair)
- Little Miss Hug
- Mr. Calm
- Little Miss Sunshine Keeps Her Smile
- Mr. Men - 12 Days of Christmas
- Mr. Men - All Aboard for Christmas
- Mr. Men - Adventure in Egypt
- Mr. Men - Adventure Under the Sea
- Mr. Men - Adventure in the Ice Age
- The Mr. Men Road Trip
- Mr. Men Fire Station
- One Day In The Life of Mr. Perfect (TV)
- Mr. Funny Puts on a Show (TV) (cameo)
- Little Miss Sunshine Brings A Smile (TV) (cameo)
- Golly, Mr. Grumpy's Smiling (TV)
- A Very Happy Day for Mr. Happy (TV) (cameo)
- What a Mess, Little Miss Helpful! (TV)
- Little Miss Star Goes to Jollywood (TV) (cameo)
- Little Miss Chatterbox Finds her Calling (TV)
- Little Miss Chatterbox Goes to Seatown (TV)
- Little Miss Naughty Goes Skiing (TV) (cameo)
- Mr. Chatterbox and the Parrot (TV) (cameo)
- Mr. Noisy, the music man (TV) (cameo)
- Mr. Muddle Goes Skating (TV) (cameo)
Artwork from the books
Artwork from the Mr. Men Show
The Mr. Men Show Screenshots
|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