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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)

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: Fuchsia (book), purple (The Mr. Men Show)
  • Shape: Jelly shape (book), egg shape (The Mr. Men Show)
  • Gender: Male
  • Personality: Wobbly, Uneven, Unbalanced, Inconsistent, Irregular, Unequal, Unsteady, Apprehensive, Shaky, Scared
  • 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: Mr. Rude, Little Miss Naughty, Little Miss Bossy, Little Miss Scary (one-sided)
  • Occupation: Worrier guy
  • Species: Shaped Human
  • Likes: Anything that is not scary, cute things.
  • Dislikes: Being scared, scary things, parties, surprises, wild animals, gnomes, Little Miss Scary (one-sided).
  • Job: being scared, nervous and wobbly like jelly
  • Voice Actors: Arthur Lowe (1975-1978), Gordon Peters (Mr. Men and Little Miss), Neil Crone (US dub), Rick Zieff (The Mr. Men Show), Tim Whitnall (UK 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

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.

Characters who appeared in this book

The Mr. Men Show

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

In The Mr. Men Show, Mr. Jelly (now renamed Mr. Nervous in both the US and UK broadcasts) has been given an egg shaped body, purple skin, round glasses, a light blue nose 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 is voiced by Rick Zieff (credited as Danny Katiana) in the US version and Tim Whitnall in the UK dub.



  • 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.
  • Despite being renamed in the US, Mr. Jelly and the Pirates as well as the North American dubs of Little Miss Naughty's story and Mr. Men and Little Miss still refer to him as Mr. Jelly.
  • His favourite colour is blue.
  • He is only shown being angry in Mr. Jelly and the Pirates.

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 time he was angry was in "Dance" when he was yelling at Mr. Rude.
  • According to Food, radishes give Mr. Nervous terrible gas (changed to "tummy aches" in the dub).


See Counterparts Wiki.

International publications & translations

US cover

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

  • Mr. Nervous (USA)
  • Monsieur Peureux (French)
  • Monsieur Nerveux (French in The Mr. Men Show)
  • Unser Herr Angsthase (German, 1981)
  • Mister Schlotter (German, 2010)
  • Meneer Doodsbenauwd (First Dutch Release)
  • Meneertje Bibber (Second Dutch Release)
  • מר שקשוק (First Hebrew Realese)
  • מר ג'לי (Second Hebrew Realese)
  • Don Fofo (Spanish, 1988)
  • Don Miedica (Spanish, 1999)
  • Mr. Miedoso (Spanish, 2010)
  • 緊張先生 (Taiwan)
  • Herra Skjálfti (Icelandic)
  • Ο Κύριος Φοβητσιάρης (Greek)
  • 啫喱先生 (Cantonese)
  • آقای ترسو (Persian, Azarbad)
  • آقای لرزون (Persian, Avae Andisheh)
  • آقا ژله‌ای (Persian, Ghadiyani)
  • آقای ترسوخان (Persian, Panosht)
  • Senhor Nervoso (Portuguese)
  • Mr. Neirbhíseach (Irish)
  • 果冻先生 (China, Future Publishing House)
  • 颤抖先生 (China, Egmont)
  • คุณตื่นตูม (Thai)
  • Мистер Трус (Russian)
  • 겁쟁이씨 (Korean)
  • Hr. Sky (Danish)
  • Herr Nervøs (Norwegian)
  • ブルブルくん (Japanese)
  • Pan Galareta (Polish)
  • Bay Titrek (Turkish)

List of characters

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

  • Worm
  • Tramp
  • Mr. Bump (pictured on a lamp on TV)

Title character other appearances

This is a list of other books that the title character has appeared in.




Artwork from the Mr. Men Show

Mr. Men and Little Miss Screenshots

The Mr. Men Show Screenshots


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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)