- 'Just looking.'
- — Mr. Nosey, The Mr. Men Show
4 (UK and US)
10 August, 1971
- Colour: Dark green (book), light green (The Mr. Men Show)
- Shape: Oval (book), Same shape as Mr. Greedy (The Mr. Men Show)
- Gender: Male
- Personality: Busybody, Meddling, Prying, Interfering, Inquisitive, Curious, Snooping, Born investigator
- Hair: None (book), One curl of black hair like Charlie Brown in the Peanuts series (The Mr. Men Show)
- Height: Normal Mr. Men height
- Friends: Mr. Small (best friend), Little Miss Curious, Mr. Scatterbrain, Mr. Noisy, Mr. Strong, Mr. Quiet, Mr. Messy, Mr. Tickle, Mr. Fussy, Mr. Bump, Mr. Nervous, Little Miss Whoops, Little Miss Daredevil, Little Miss Helpful and some other characters
- Rivals: Possibly Mr. Rude, Little Miss Scary and Little Miss Naughty
- Hometown: Tiddletown
- Occupation: Adventurer, Snooper
- Species: Shaped Human
- Likes: Finding things out
- Dislikes: Being separated from Mr. Small (in The Mr. Men Show), having bad things happening to his nose (in the original books and TV shows besides The Mr. Men Show)
- Job: Poking his nose in other people's business
- Features: Big nose (book), orange oval nose, tie and Charlie Brown's curl of hair (The Mr. Men Show)
- Catchphrase: Just Looking.
- Nationality: Teesside (UK) Canadian (US)
- Voice Actors: Arthur Lowe (1974-1978), John Alderton (1983), David Shaw Parker (The Christmas Rescue), Gordon Peters (Mr. Men and Little Miss, UK), Neil Crone (Mr. Men and Little Miss, US dub), Rick Zieff (The Mr. Men Show, US), Steve Kynman (The Mr. Men Show, UK)
The character of Mr. Nosey lives up to his name, along with his big nose. He is always snooping around in other people's business, much to their annoyance. The people hold a meeting and make a plan, so that every time he is being nosey, something bad happens. First he wanders into a house where Mr. Brush the painter paints his nose, so he has to scrape it off with a hard brush which is painful. The he looks over a wall and gets a clothes peg snapped on his nose. The he peeps behind a fence only to get hit by a hammer on his nose. The next day he finally learns not to be nosey and never is again, and then he becomes friends with everyone.
International publications & translations
This is a list of alternate titles for this book being published internationally.
- Monsieur Curieux (French)
- Unser Herr Neugierig (German)
- Mr. Trwyn-Ym-Mhopeth (Welsh)
- Fætter Snus (Danish, 1981)
- Hr. Snudeskaft (Danish, 2012)
- Gubben Nyfiken (Swedish)
- Herr Nysgjerrigper (Norwegian)
- Meneer Langneus (First Dutch Release)
- Meneertje Nieuwsgierig (Second Dutch Release)
- מר יואף (Mar Yo-af; First Hebrew Realese)
- מר חוטם (Mar Kchotam; Second Hebrew Realese)
- Don Narizotes (Castilian Spanish, 1986)
- Don Entrometido (Castilian Spanish, 1999)
- Mr. Fisgón (Castilian Spanish, 2018)
- Don Métomentodo (Mexican Spanish)
- Ο Κύριος Χωνομύτης (Greek, 1988)
- Ο Κύριος Αδιάκριτος (Greek, 1990s)
- 好奇先生 (Taiwan/China)
- Herra Hnýsinn (Icelandic)
- Mali Radovednež (Slovenian)
- 참견씨 (Korean)
- 管閒事先生 (Cantonese in Mr. Men and Little Miss)
- 八卦先生 (Cantonese in The Mr. Men Show)
- آقا کوچولوی دماغ گنده (Persian, Gohar Danesh)
- آقای فضول (Persian, First Ghadyani Release)
- فضولخان (Persian, Second Ghadyani Release)
- آقای فضول (Persian, Avae Andisheh)
- Mister Ficcanaso (Italian)
- Пан Длинноносов (Russian, 2004)
- Мистер Нос (Mister Nos; Russian in The Mr. Men Show)
- しりたがりくん (Shiritagari-kun; Japanese)
- Sehnor Narigudo (Portuguese)
- Mr. Fiosrach (Irish)
- Господин Забадало (Gospodin Zabadalo; Serbian)
- คุณซอกแซก (Thai)
- Pan Wściubiaczek (Polish)
- Bay Kocaburun (Turkish)
The Mr. Men Comic
In the daily syndicated comic strip, Mr. Nosey's nose was drawn shorter, fatter, and more rounded at the tip.
The Mr. Men Show
In The Mr. Men Show, Mr. Nosey (spelled Mr. Nosy in the US version) is often seen around his best friend Mr. Small. He lives with Mr. Small in a observatory with a large telescope that comes out of the roof. He is in the possession of several high-tech gadgets that aid him in his curious quests. He may be stronger than Mr. Strong because in the episode Lake, he accidentally breaks the wooden platform when he jumps up and down on it which also causes Mr. Small to be flung into the air and then jumps into the lake for a swim. He also has a Durham accent in the UK version and a Canadian accent in the US version. In the US and UK versions, he is voiced by Rick Zieff (credited as Danny Katiana) and Steven Kynman. He is first seen in the episode, Physical.
- In most depictions (eg. the American dub of Little Miss Scatterbrain's story, the UK and US dubs of Mr. Men and Little Miss, and the French dub of the Mr. Men Show) Mr. Nosey has a nasally high pitched voice. In both English dubs and Japanese dubs of this, he has a deep voice.
- In early publications, Mr. Nosey is colored brown instead of green. This was most likely due to printing errors.
- He is the first Mr. Men character to have a nose.
- He has a great sense of smell.
- He sometimes uses his nose to stir his tea.
- In Adam Hargreaves' illustrations as well as in Mr. Men and Little Miss, he is slightly triangular and his nose is shorter and points up.
The Mr. Men Show trivia
- Mr. Small often affectionately refers to him as "Nose".
- A plush of Mr. Nosey, released by Fisher-Price in early 2009, has Mr. Small attached to his hip.
- He is seen as a postman in the episode "Night".
- In "Machines", it is revealed that he and Mr. Small have prehistoric ancestors.
- In the episode "Canned Goods", his and Mr. Small's observatory is on a hill, but in other episodes, their lawn is flat.
See Counterparts Wiki.
List of characters
This is a list of Mr. Men, Little Miss and other special characters that appear in this book.
- Mr. Brown (name on a letter)
- Mr. Chips
- Mrs. Washer
- Mr. Brush
- Mr. Herd
Title character other appearances
This is a list of other books that the title character has appeared in.
- Mr. Rush
- Mr. Tall
- Mr. Nonsense
- Mr. Brave
- Mr. Cheeky
- Little Miss Bossy
- Little Miss Naughty
- Little Miss Shy
- Little Miss Scatterbrain
- Little Miss Twins
- Little Miss Stubborn
- Little Miss Jealous
- Mr. Nosey and the Big Surprise
- Mr. Nosey and the Beanstalk
- The Christmas Rescue (TV)
- The Christmas Letter (TV)
- The Joke is On Little Miss Naughty (TV)
- Mr. Mischief is Caught at his Own Game (TV) (mentioned, not seen)
- Mr. Nosey Solves a Mystery (TV)
- Mr. Brave Goes Ghost Hunting (TV) (cameo)
- Little Miss Star the Leading Witness (TV)
- Little Miss Late Beats Them All (TV)
- A Surprise for Mr. Tall (TV)
- A Very Happy Day for Mr. Happy (TV) (cameo)
- Little Miss Star Goes to Jollywood (TV) (cameo)
- Little Miss Chatterbox Finds her Calling (TV)
- Mr. Mean hasn't a Penny Left (TV)
- Mr. Silly's Silly Secret (TV)
- Little Miss Helpful Goes to the Fair (TV) (cameo)
- Little Miss Bossy Has a Busy Day (TV)
- Mr. Nosey Goes Fishing (TV)
- Thank Goodness For Mr. Slow (TV)
- Little Miss Splendid's Gift (TV Pilot)
|The Mr. Men Show Characters|
|Season 1 Characters|
Little Miss Sunshine • Little Miss Naughty • Little Miss Scary • Mr. Lazy • Mr. Nervous • Mr. Messy • Mr. Quiet • Mr. Stubborn • Little Miss Helpful • Mr. Bounce • Mr. Small • Little Miss Chatterbox • Mr. Per(s)nickety (Mr. Fussy in Season 2) • Mr. Grumpy • Mr. Nosey • Mr. Scatterbrain • Mr. Happy • Mr. Bump • Mr. Rude • Little Miss Whoops • Mr. Noisy • Little Miss Calamity (Season 1 Only) • Little Miss Daredevil • Mr. Strong • Mr. Tickle