— Mr. Happy, The Mr. Men Show
Mr. Happy

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

Mr. Happy is the third 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. It has full of characters and a lot of people.

About him

  • Colour: Yellow
  • Shape: Round
  • Gender: Male
  • Personality: Merry, Cheerful, Lively, Joyful, Pleasured, Jolly, Smiling, Pleased, Kind, Amused
  • Hair: None
  • Family: None
  • Height: Normal Mr. Men height
  • Weight: Average
  • Friends: Little Miss Sunshine, Mr. Funny, Mr. Bump, Mr. Tickle, Little Miss Whoops, Little Miss Chatterbox, Mr. Daydream, Mr. Strong, Little Miss Curious, Mr. Tall, Little Miss Naughty, Mr. Jelly, Little Miss Giggles, Mr. Quiet, Mr. Noisy, Mr. Silly, Little Miss Lucky, Little Miss Neat, Mr. Cool, Mr. Perfect, Little Miss Fun, Mr. Small, Little Miss Dotty, Little Miss Splendid, most of the characters.
  • Rivals: Mr. Rude, Mr. Slow, Mr. Mean, Mr. Grumble, Little Miss Bossy, Little Miss Helpful, Mr. Stubborn
  • 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), Sam Gold (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)


Mr. Happy in the books

Mr Happy has quite a great simplistic story, as do most of the other characters. It involved him discovering Mr. Miserable (who looks exactly like him) and helping him become happy. He took with him. He teach him to do fun stuff. Mr Miserable becomes very happy at the end of the story so he moves next door to Mr. Happy. Roger tells the reader to turn the sides up of your mouth at the end. In 2008, Mr. Miserable is not seen, but since it is Dillydale, people can see Mr. Grumpy's house instead.

The Mr. Men Show

Mr. Happy in The Mr. Men Show

Mr. Happy in the 2008 TV series The Mr. Men Show looked exactly as he did in the books. His limbs are slightly smaller, he has a less circular body and occasionally, visible eyebrows. He co-hosts a morning show called "Good Morning Dillydale" with Little Miss Sunshine. His catchphrase is "Wonderful!" because he keeps smiling and never gets sad. In the US version, he has a deepish voice, sounding like a stereotyped game-show host. In the US version, he is voiced by Sam Gold. In the UK version, he is voiced by Simon Greenall in season 1, and Rob Rackstraw in season 2.


  • Although he wants other people to be Happy and in the books, he was nearly always happy, in the Mr. Men show, he tends to hide his other emotions (sadness, fear, anger, etc,) behind his grin. He is prone to depression as shown in books like "Mr. Nobody" and "Little Miss Magic" and in the 90's TV series "The 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) but in the book "Mr. Men A Christmas Carol", he was clinically depressed for a whole year! Mr. Happy was also sad in the 2003 PC video game The Adventures of Mr. Greedy but this time other characters turned into their opposite personalities.
  • It is possible that Miss Sunshine (as hinted in "Boat" and "Canned Goods") and Mr. Quiet (as shown in "Pests) are few of the only people in "The Men Show" who knows that Mr. Happy hides his other feelings behind a grin. Miss Naughty may know too. (Why would she bother to make trouble for him in "Pests" if otherwise?) It's not clear in "Garages" if Mr. Bump knows or just subconsciously.
  • On October 8, 2010 Mr. Happy was chosen for an ad campaign for Specsavers. The first ad starts of with Mr. Happy not happy with missing a Specsavers offer so then the narrator ask him what would make him happy and along the way so develops a Mr. Grumpy like attitude and on his stroll he splashes A cream cake in Mr. Greedy's face, throws a dust bin on Mr. Messy, ties Mr. Tickle's arms into a giant knot, and pulls off the lower bandages on Mr. Bump and then the narrator tells him that he should have gone to Specsavers then 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).
  • 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.
  • He was only angry in Boo Boos, Hotel, and Up & Down.
  • He is shrunk down to size by Mr. Metal (created by Little Miss Naughty) in Robots.
  • He lives next door to Mr. Grumpy.
  • He doesn't care that Mr. Rude is acting rude and has bad manners, when he keeps smiling at him, but did seem to care in Up and Down, and Trees. He is also one of the seven heads that yell at Mr Rude.
  • He has been seen with all the characters (except Mr. Funny and Mr. Tall who haven't been seen with him so far).
  • He likes music, practically Polka as seen in "Boats" and "Radio".
  • He loves animals as shown in "Reptiles" and "Pets"(although he seems to have trouble with monkeys as shown in "Hobbies" "Music" and "Hotel").
  • He is one of the 12 characters with no visible nose
  • He teamed up with Mr. Bump and Mr. Quiet in "Pirates"...and things went their way!
  • He's one of the few Mr./Misses featured in the two "Mr. Men Show" cosplay mall shows in Singapore.
  • He had the Same 'Broken Smile' and running pose in "Gifts" as he did in "Boats" when he(along with a lot Mr./Misses) ran for his life in the Ship.
  • An outtake in "Hobbies" was when one of Miss Naughty's monkey's threw up on Mr. Happy (while he still forced a smile) which was changed to the monkey just throwing a banana peel at him(though the outtake can still be seen on Youtube).
  • His feet are small.
  • He has a game show called What Do You Know About Music that was featured in Music and Game Shows.
  • He has no middle name (confirmed in Hotel).
  • He said Miss Daredevil's and Miss Scary's names without saying Miss in Physical he also said Mr. Scatterbrain and Mr. Grumpy's names without saying Mr. in Physical.
  • Mr. Happy appeared in a commercial for Subway, along with Little Miss Sparkle, Mr. Cool, Mr. Noisy, and Little Miss Fun.
  • On the Cartoon Network website, it was stated that a lot of people find Mr. Happy's "constant glee" upsetting and annoying.


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)
  • السيد سعيد (Alsayyed saeid) (Arabic)
  • Pan. Radosny (Polish)
  • מר שמח (Mar Sameackh) (Hebrew)
  • คุณแสนสุข (Thai)

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:


Artwork from the Mr. Men Show



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)

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