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

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Book No.
3
Release Date
10 August 1971
Preceded by
Followed by

Mr. Happy is the 3rd book in the Mr. Men series by Roger Hargreaves.

The character of Mr. Happy is perhaps the most simple looking, being merely a bright yellow circle with a wide smile, similar to the iconic smiley face. He is numbered as three, although was originally placed tenth. He is from Happyland.

About him

  • Colour: Yellow
  • Shape: Round
  • Gender: Male
  • Personality: Merry, Positive, Cheerful, Lively, Joyful, Pleasured, Nice, Jolly, Smiling, Pleased, Kind, Friendly, Amused, Upbeat
  • Hair: None
  • Family: None
  • Height: Normal Mr. Men height
  • Weight: Average
  • Friends: Most of the other Mr. Men and Little Miss.
  • Rivals: Mr. Rude, Mr. Slow, Mr. Mean, Mr. Grumble, Little Miss Bossy, Little Miss Helpful, Mr. Stubborn, Little Miss Scary.
  • Hometown: Happyland
  • Occupation: Host of Good Morning Dillydale, Game show host
  • Likes: Happiness, Sunshine, Love, Misterland
  • Dislikes: Darkness, Sadness, Hate, Evil, Mr. Rude
  • Job: Being happy, making others happy
  • Features: None
  • Feelings: Very happy
  • Position in Mr Grumpy's band: Accordion, marimba phone
  • Voice Actors: Arthur Lowe (1975-1978), John Alderton (1983), Gordon Peters (Mr. Men and Little Miss, UK), Ron Rubin (Mr. Men and Little Miss, US), Grant Orchard (The Mr. Men Show, US), Simon Greenall (The Mr. Men Show, UK S1), Rob Rackstraw (The Mr. Men Show, UK S2), Keiko Toda (Mr. Men and Little Miss, Japan)

Story

Mr. Happy in the books

Mr. Happy has quite a simplistic story, as do most of the other characters.

It starts with him going for a walk in Happyland, discovering a small door in the bottom of a tree trunk. He goes through the small door and down a small staircase where he finds a room at the bottom. Inside the room resides Mr. Miserable, who 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.

Over time, Mr. Miserable starts becoming less sad and more happy, eventually becoming just as happy as Mr. Happy, and laughing a lot with him. The story ends off with a message telling the reader that if they are ever sad, to simple turn up the corners of their mouth.

The Mr. Men Show

[[File:Happy_transparent_2.png|thumb|Mr. Happy Mr. Happy in the 2008 TV series The Mr. Men Show looked exactly 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 shown to occasionally 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, who he has a sitcom-like neighborly 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 geting 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 with a voice similar to that of a game show host. In the UK version, he is voiced by Simon Greenall in season 1, and Rob Rackstraw in season 2.

Trivia

General/book trivia

  • He seems to be prone to depression as shown in books like "Mr. Nobody" and "Little Miss Magic" and in the 90's TV series Mr. Men and Little Miss episode 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 other characters turned into their opposite personalities.
  • On October 8, 2010 Mr. Happy was chosen for an ad 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 dust bin 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. (Note: the ad's animation style, film age effect, voice over and music were based on the Original 1970's Mr. Men series).
  • His portrait appears in the Hippo, Potto and Mouse book Potto Finds a Job, another Roger Hargreaves book series.
  • Mr. Happy 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.”
  • 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. Beans are a sort of food standard in Dillydale.

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 and 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 SS 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. He is also one of the Angry Heads.
  • He can play the glockenspiel in Game Shows, the accordion in Boats and the trumpet in Robots with 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's 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 alternate titles for this book being published internationally.

  • Monsieur Heureux (French)
  • Don Feliz (Spanish)
  • Mr. Hapus (Welsh)
  • Unser Herr Glücklich (German)
  • Meneer Blij/Meneertje Vrolijk (Dutch)
  • Ο Κύριος Χαρούμενος (Greek)
  • 快樂先生 (Taiwan)
  • 행복씨 (Korean)
  • Fætter Glad (Danish)
  • Herr Lykkelig (Norwegian)
  • Gubben Lycklig (Swedish)
  • ハッピーくん(Japanese)
  • Мистер Весельчак (Russian)
  • Mr. Boldog (Hungarian)
  • Mr. Sasta (Irish)
  • Mr. Feliç (Catalan)
  • السيد سعيد (Alsayyed saeid) (Arabic)
  • Domnul Fericit (Romanian)
  • Pan. Radosny (Polish)
  • מר שמח (Mar Sameackh) (Hebrew)
  • คุณแสนสุข (Thai)
  • Bay Mutlu (Turkish)
  • Gospodin Veseljko (Господин Весељко) (Serbian)
  • Mali Srečko (Slovenian)
  • Herra Sæll (Icelandic)

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

Mr. Happy probably appeared in more other Mr. Men and Little Miss stories than any other character. He is seen in:

Gallery

Artwork from the Mr. Men Show

Screenshots

Miscellaneous

External links

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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)