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Mr. Jelly


Book No.
15 (UK and US)
30 (France)
Release date
19 January 1976
Preceded by
Mr. Forgetful (UK and US)
Mr. Grumpy (France)
Followed by
Mr. Noisy (UK and US)
Mr. Silly (France)
First appearance
Mr. Jelly (Cartoon) (as Mr. Jelly)
Physical (as Mr. Nervous)

Mr. Jelly (Mr. Nervous in the US and The Mr. Men Show) is the fifteenth book in the Mr. Men series by Roger Hargreaves.

About him[]

  • Colour: Pink (book), violet (The Mr. Men Show)
  • Shape: Jelly shape (book), Gumdrop shape (The Mr. Men Show)
  • Gender: Male
  • Personality: Wobbly, uneven, unbalanced, inconsistent, irregular, unequal, unsteady, apprehensive, shaky, anxious, scared, unpredictable, insecure, delicate, jumpy, panicky, dizzy, weak, useless
  • Hair: None
  • Family: None
  • Friends: Mr. Noisy, Mr. Grumpy, Little Miss Sunshine, Mr. Fussy, Mr. Quiet, Little Miss Whoops, Little Miss Scary (one-sided), Mr. Busy, Little Miss Fun, Little Miss Calamity, Little Miss Tiny, Mr. Small
  • Height: About 5 inches tall (book), normal Mr. Men Size (The Mr. Men Show)
  • Weight: Below average
  • Rivals/Enemies: Little Miss Scary (one-sided), Mr. Rude, Mr. Mean, Little Miss Naughty, Mr. Snooty, Little Miss Bossy
  • Occupation: Worrier guy, panophobe
  • Species: Shaped human
  • Likes: Anything that is not scary, cute things.
  • Dislikes: Being scared, scary things, parties, surprises, wild animals, gnomes, Little Miss Scary (his worst fear; one-sided), getting tickled by Mr. Tickle.
  • Job: being scared, nervous, and wobbly like jelly
  • Voice Actors: Arthur Lowe (1975-1978), Gordon Peters (Mr. Men and Little Miss), Ron Rubin (US dub), Rick Zieff (The Mr. Men Show; US version), Tim Whitnall (The Mr. Men Show; UK version), Effron Etkin (Mr. Men and Little Miss, Hebrew dub)
  • Catchphrases: "Bulululululululululu!!!" (book and Mr. Men and Little Miss) "Oh no no no no!", "Whoa Nelly!", and "This is the end!" (The Mr. Men Show)
  • Nationality: Canadian (US), English (UK)



Mr. Jelly in the books.

Images (11)

Mr. Jelly's first front cover.

Mr. Jelly has panophobia, a phobia of everything and anything, such as the snapping of a twig, a sound of his cereals or a small worm. He often hides under the covers. One day, he finds a tramp sleeping in the field near the woods, whom he is afraid of, until the tramp teaches him to count to ten if he feels nervous. This makes Mr. Jelly a calm fellow and he rarely hides under the covers now.

The Mr. Men Show[]


Mr. Nervous (Mr. Jelly) in The Mr. Men Show.

In the 2008 TV series The Mr. Men Show, Mr. Jelly, now renamed Mr. Nervous in both the US and UK broadcasts, has been given a gumdrop shaped body, a purple colo(u)r, round glasses, a light blue nose with a darker blue zigzag line on it, and black and white sneakers.

Mr. Nervous often daydreams and ends up going on wacky adventures. In most episodes, he's shy around Little Miss Scary, Little Miss Chatterbox, and Mr. Rude. His only friends are Little Miss Sunshine, Mr. Grumpy, Mr. Noisy and some other characters. He lives in a lighthouse next to Little Miss Scary with a large searchlight and it has many door locks on the inside of his front door. His catchphrases are "Oh, no, no, no!", "Whoa, Nelly!" and "This is the end!".

He was voiced by Rick Zieff (credited as Danny Katiana) in the US version and Tim Whitnall in the UK version.




Mr. Jelly reading a horror book.

  • His moral is to face fears.
  • Mr. Jelly's nervousness is understandable given that he is only a few inches tall - small enough for the tramp to hold in his hand. Most other Mr. Men/Little Miss characters (excepting Mr. Bounce, Mr. Small, and Little Miss Tiny) are roughly the same size as ordinary humans. He is very light too.
    • In the TV adaptations of Mr. Men, however, he is the same size as much of the other characters
  • In the American dub of Mr. Men and Little Miss, he has a garbled sounding voice, almost very pigeon-like.
  • His favourite colour is blue.
  • He is only shown being angry in Mr. Jelly and the Pirates.
  • Despite his easily scared personality, "Little Miss Scatterbrain Puts Everything in Turmoil" shows him enjoying a horror book and has horror posters on his bedroom walls (possibly because he knows they're not real).
  • In the U.S. version of his book, the Tramp is called the Vagabond.
  • It is unknown why he was renamed.

The Mr. Men Show[]


Mr. Nervous without his glasses.

  • He is one of the two characters to be shown with human toes (as seen in "Eyeglasses"). The other is Mr. Messy.
  • He is one of the three characters to wear glasses, the others being Little Miss Whoops and Mr. Fussy.
  • He is seen without his glasses in "Yard Work" and "Eyeglasses".
  • He replaced Mr. Quiet as Little Miss Daredevil's guinea pig in Season 2.
  • His address is 1313 Worrywart Lane.
  • The only times he was angry were in Physical, Dance, Yard Work, and Outer Space.
  • According to Food, radishes give Mr. Nervous terrible gas (changed to "tummy aches" in the dub).
  • Because of how Mr. Nervous is afraid of virtually anything and panics every time something is about to happen to him, it could be assumed that he suffers from panophobia, just like in the books
  • The developers of The Mr. Men Show stated that Mr. Nervous looked a lot like Mr. Messy and thus changed his design, despite Mr. Messy is a scribble.
  • He can sometimes hide his limbs and turn his nose pink when he is extremely frightened.


See Counterparts Wiki.

International publications & translations[]


US cover.

This is a list of alternate titles for this book being published internationally.

  • Mr. Nervous (USA)
  • Mr. Neirbhíseach (Irish)
  • Monsieur Peureux (French)
  • Monsieur Nerveux (French in The Mr. Men Show)
  • Unser Herr Angsthase (German, 1982)
  • Mister Schlotter (German, 2010)
  • Mr. Jalea (Chilean Spanish)
  • Don Fofo (Castilian Spanish, 1988)
  • Don Miedica (Castilian Spanish, 1999)
  • Mr. Miedoso (Castilian Spanish, 2016)
  • Meneer Doodsbenauwd (Dutch, 1978)
  • Meneertje Bibber (Dutch, 1986)
  • Senhor Nervoso (European Portuguese)
  • Seu Gelatina (Brazilian Portuguese)
  • Ο Κύριος Φοβητσιάρης (O Kýrios Fovitsiáris) (Greek)
  • Hr. Sky (Danish)
  • Herr Nervøs (Norwegian)
  • Herra Skjálfti (Icelandic)
  • Pan Galareta (Polish)
  • Bay Titrek (Turkish)
  • Мистер Трус (Mister Trus; Russian)
  • 果冻先生 (Guǒdòng Xiānshēng; China, Future Publishing House)
  • 颤抖先生 (Chàndǒu Xiānshēng; China, Egmont)
  • 緊張先生 (Jǐnzhāng Xiānshēng; Taiwan)
  • 啫喱先生 (Ze¹ lei² Sin¹ saang¹; Cantonese in Mr. Men and Little Miss)
  • 緊張先生 (Gan² zoeng¹ Sin¹ saang¹; Cantonese in The Mr. Men Show)
  • ブルブルくん (Buruburu-Kun; Japanese)
  • くよくよくん (Kuyukuyu-Kun; Japanese in The Mr. Men Show)
  • よわむしくん (Yowamushi-kun; Japanese dub of Mr. Men and Little Miss only)
  • 겁쟁이씨 (Geopjaeng'i-ssi; Korean)
  • คุณตื่นตูม (Kun Dtʉ̀ʉn-dtuum; Thai)
  • מר שקשוק (Mar Shikshúk; Hebrew, 1978)
  • מר פחדן (Mar Paḥdán; Hebrew, 1996)
  • מר ג'לי (Mar Je'lí; Hebrew, 2021)
  • آقای ترسو (Âqâ-ye Tarsu; Persian, Azarbad)
  • آقای لرزون (Âqâ-ye Larzun; Persian, Avae Andisheh)
  • آقا ژل‌های (Âqâ Žel-hây; Persian, Ghadiyani)
  • آقای ترسو خان (Âqâ-ye Tarsu Xân; Persian, Panosht)
  • السيد متوتر (As-Sayyadu Mutawattir; Arabic)

List of characters[]

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

Title character other appearances[]



Mr. Men Little Miss / ミスターメン リトルミス[]


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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

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