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'Wonderful!'
— Mr. Happy, The Mr. Men Show
Mr. Happy

Mr. Happy

Book No.
3 (UK and US)
14 (France)
Release Date
10 August, 1971
Preceded by
Mr. Greedy (UK and US)
Mr. No (France)
Followed by
Mr. Nosey (UK and US)
Mr. Impossible (France)
First appearance

Mr. Happy is the third book in the Mr. Men series by Roger Hargreaves.

About him[]

Story[]

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Mr. Happy in the books.

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Mr. Happy's orignal front cover.

Mr. Happy has quite a simplistic story, just like most of the other characters in this series.

The actual story starts with him going for a walk in Happyland, when he discovers a small door at the bottom of a tree trunk. He then goes through the door, and down a small staircase, where he finds a room at the bottom. Mr. Miserable resides inside the room, and he looks exactly like Mr. Happy, except with a big frown instead of a big smile. Mr. Happy takes Mr. Miserable out with him and invites him to stay in Happyland for a while.

Mr. Miserable stayed in Happyland for a while, and Mr. Happy helped him to become even happier. Mr. Miserable learned that there was always something to smile about, even in the darkest of times. Overtime, Mr. Miserable starts becoming less sad and more happy, when he eventually becomes just as happy as Mr. Happy, and laughing a lot with him. And he never forgot the kindness of Mr. Happy, the man who taught him how to be happy. This story ends with a message to tell the reader that if they are ever sad, to simply turn up the corners of their mouth.

The Mr. Men Show[]

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Mr. Happy in The Mr. Men Show

In the 2008 TV series The Mr. Men Show, Mr. Happy looks exactly the same as he did in the books. He kept his yellow colour, but his limbs are slightly smaller, he has a less circular body and is occasionally shown to have visible eyebrows. He co-hosts a morning show called Good Morning Dillydale as well as a game show called What Do You Know About Music? with Little Miss Sunshine. He lives next door to Mr. Grumpy, whom he has a sitcom-like neighbourly relationship with, as seen in "Chores" and "Next Door". He likes music; especially polka, as shown in "Boats" and "Radio". His catchphrase is "Wonderful!", because he is shown to keep smiling and never getting sad. On the Cartoon Network website, it was stated that a lot of people find Mr. Happy's "constant glee" upsetting and annoying.

In the US version, he is voiced by Sam Gold, who portrays him with a voice similar to that of a game show host, and in the UK version, he is voiced by Simon Greenall in Season 1, and Rob Rackstraw in Season 2.

Trivia[]

General/book[]

  • Ironically, he seems to be prone to depression, as shown in books like "Mr. Nobody" and "Little Miss Magic" and in the episode of Mr. Men and Little Miss, "A Very Happy Day for Mr. Happy", where he was depressed for days, (though those reasons above were because other people were unhappy).
    • In the book "Mr. Men - A Christmas Carol", he was clinically depressed for a whole year!
    • He was also sad in the 2003 PC video game The Adventures Of Mr. Greedy, but this time, the other characters turned into their opposite personalities.
  • According to Little Miss Contrary's story, Mr. Happy's birthday is on 14 May.
  • On the 8 October 2010, Mr. Happy was chosen for an advertising campaign for Specsavers. The first ad starts off with Mr. Happy not happy with missing a Specsavers offer, so then the narrator ask him what would make him happy. Along the way he develops a Mr. Grumpy-like attitude: splashing a cream cake in Mr. Greedy's face, throwing a dustbin on Mr. Messy, tying Mr. Tickle's arms into a giant knot, and pulling off Mr. Bump's lower bandages. After this the narrator tells him that he should have gone to Specsavers, to which Mr. Happy blows a raspberry at him.
  • His portrait appears in the Hippo, Potto and Mouse book Potto Finds a Job, which is another Roger Hargreaves book series.
  • Mr. Happy also appeared in a commercial for SUBWAY, along with Little Miss Sparkle, Mr. Cool, Mr. Noisy, and Little Miss Fun.
  • According to a Mr. Men treasury released in 2015, Adam Hargreaves finds him the hardest character to draw. He says, "Even though he is the simplest, I find Mr. Happy the most difficult. There are less breaks in the outline so I have to draw a longer perfect circular line to get him right. I sort of work from the outside inwards, always starting at the top, with the hat if they had one, and then draw the outline leaving gaps for the arms and legs and their face and expression come last". This was mentioned again in the Mr. Men 50th Anniversary Special
  • The character of Mr. Happy is perhaps the most simple-looking, as he is merely being a bright-yellow circle with a wide smile,
  • He is numbered as three, although was originally numbered as ten.
  • In the Mr. Men Show, he says to love beans (Canned Goods), but in the "Mr. Men A Christmas Carol" book, he does not like beans, which is a contradiction. Beans are a sort of food-standard in Dillydale.
  • He was redesigned briefly during the 1980's, to feature a red cap. He has never been seen wearing this cap in any media past the 1980's.
  • Both he and Mr. Cheerful have the same name in the Dutch language.
  • He, Mr. Tickle, Mr. Bump, Mr. Small, Mr. Noisy, Mr. Lazy, Mr. Funny and Mr. Strong are the only characters to appear in every incaration of the franchise: the 1974 series, the 1983 series, the 1995 series, The Mr. Men Show and Mr. Men Little Miss Mini Cinema.

The Mr. Men Show[]

  • In the original books, Mr. Happy is the series' mascot, but in the show, that status is given to Mr. Bump.
  • Although he wants other people to be happy, in the books, he was nearly always happy in the series. He tends to hide his other emotions (sadness, fear, anger, etc.) behind his grin. An example of this was in "Boats" was when Mr. Happy had a smile to remain positive when the S.S. Stubborn was sinking.
  • He displayed anger in "Boo Boos", "Hotel", and "Up and Down." His segment with Mr. Stubborn in "Boo-Boos" had more feelings of anger, but were cut as the directors said Mr. Happy wasn't allowed to be angry. Ironically, he is also one of the Angry Heads (sometimes).
  • He has the ability to play the glockenspiel in Game Shows, the accordion in Boats, the trumpet in Robots, and the guitar in Music.
  • He loves animals, as shown in Reptiles and Pets, though he seems to have trouble with monkeys as shown in Hobbies, Music, and Hotel.
  • He has no middle name, as revealed in Hotel.
  • He is one of the few Mr. Men and Little Misses featured in the two Mr. Men Show cosplay mall shows in Singapore.

Counterparts[]

See Counterparts Wiki.

International publications & translations[]

This is a list of alternative titles for this book being published internationally:

  • Mr. Hapus (Welsh)
  • Mr. Sásta (Irish)
  • Monsieur Heureux (French)
  • Unser Herr Glücklich (German; 1982)
  • Mister Glücklich (German, 2010)
  • Don Feliz (Castilian Spanish)
  • Mr. Felix (Castilian Spanish, 2022)
  • Mr. Feliç (Catalonian Spanish)
  • Mr. Alegre (Chilean Spanish, 1984)
  • Sr. Feliz (Chilean Spanish, 1995)
  • Don Contentón (Mexican Spanish)
  • Il Sig. Felice (Italian, 1975)
  • Mister Sorriso (Italian, 2008)
  • Meneer Blij (Dutch, 1976)
  • Meneertje Vrolijk (Dutch, 1998)
  • Meneertje Blij (Dutch, 2010)
  • Senhor Feliz (European Portuguese)
  • Seu Feliz (Brazilian Portuguese)
  • Fætter Glad (Danish)
  • Hr. Glad (Second Danish Release)
  • Herr Lykkelig (Norwegian)
  • Gubben Lycklig (Swedish)
  • Herra Sæll (Icelandic)
  • Ο Κύριος Ευτύχιος (O Kýrios Eftýchios) (Greek, 1988)
  • Ο Κύριος Χαρούμενος (O Kýrios Charoúmenos) (Greek, 1994)
  • Pan Radosny (Polish)
  • Mali Srečko (Slovenian)
  • Mr. Boldog (Hungarian)
  • Domnul Fericit (Romanian)
  • Господин Весељко (Gospodin Veseljko; Serbian)
  • Bay Mutlu (Turkish)
  • Пан Счастливкин (Pan Schastlivkin; Russian, 2004)
  • Мистер Весельчак (Mister Vesel'chak; Russian in The Mr. Men Show)
  • Мистер Хэппи (same transcription; Russian, 2023)
  • 快乐先生 (Kuàilè Xiānshēng; China)
  • 快樂先生 (Kuàilè Xiānshēng; Taiwan)
  • 愉快先生 (Jyu⁴ faai³ Sin¹ saang¹; Cantonese in Mr. Men and Little Miss)
  • 開心先生 (Hoi¹ sam¹ Sin¹ saang¹; Cantonese in The Mr. Men Show)
  • しあわせくん (Shiawase-Kun; Japanese, 1976)
  • ハッピーくん (Happy-kun; Japanese, 2008)
  • 행복씨 (Haengbok-ssi; Korean)
  • คุณแสนสุข (Kun Sɛ̌ɛn sùk; Thai)
  • מר שמח (Mar Saméakh; Hebrew)
  • أستاذ فرحان (ʾUstāḏ Farḥān; Arabic, 2007)
  • السيد سعيد (As-Sayyadu Saʿīd; Arabic; 2014)
  • آقا کوچولوی شاد (Âqâ Kučulu-ye Šâd; Persian, Gohar Danesh)
  • آقای خوشحال (Âqâ-ye Xošhâl; Persian, Avae Andisheh)
  • خوشحال آقا (Xošhâl-e Âqâ; Persian, Ghadyani)

List of characters[]

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

Title character in other appearances[]

Books[]

TV[]

Mr. Men[]

Little Miss[]

Mr. Men and Little Miss[]

Pilots[]
Season 1[]
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Season 3[]

Mr. Men Little Miss / ミスタ一メン リトルミス[]

Mini Cinema[]

Gallery[]

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External links[]

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Season 2 Characters
Little Miss GigglesLittle Miss MagicMr. TallLittle Miss BossyLittle Miss CuriousMr. FunnyMr. Metal (Robots only)

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