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'Just looking.'
— Mr. Nosey, The Mr. Men Show
Mr. Nosey


Book No.
4 (UK and US)
8 (France)
Release Date
10 August, 1971
Preceded by
Mr. Happy (UK and US)
Mr. Grumble (France)
Followed by
Mr. Sneeze (UK and US)
Mr. Dizzy (France)
First appearance

Mr. Nosey is the fourth book in the Mr. Men series by Roger Hargreaves.

About him[]

  • 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
  • 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, the Mr. Men Show), Little Miss Curious, Mr. Noisy, Mr. Strong, Mr. Quiet, Mr. Messy, Mr. Tickle, Mr. Bump, Little Miss Whoops, Little Miss Helpful and some other characters
  • Enemies: Mr. Rude, Mr. Fussy, Little Miss Scary, Little Miss Naughty, Mr. Cheeky
  • Hometown: Tiddletown, Dillydale
  • Occupation: Adventurer, snooper
  • Species: Shaped human
  • Likes: Finding things out
  • Dislikes: Having bad things happening to his nose (in the original books and TV shows besides The Mr. Men Show), being separated from Mr. Small (The Mr. Men Show), being called 'Big Nose'
  • 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)
  • Nationality: Teesside/Durham (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), Ron Rubin (Mr. Men and Little Miss, US dub), Rick Zieff (The Mr. Men Show, US), Steve Kynman (The Mr. Men Show, UK), Simcha Barbiro (Mr. Men and Little Miss, Hebrew dub)



Mr. Nosey's book cover.


Mr. Nosey's original book cover.

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:

  • Mr. Trwyn-Ym-Mhopeth (Welsh)
  • Mr. Fiosrach (Irish)
  • Monsieur Curieux (French)
  • Unser Herr Neugierig (German)
  • Mister Neugierig (German, 2014)
  • Mr. Olfato (Chilean Spanish)
  • Don Narizotes (Castilian Spanish, 1986)
  • Don Entrometido (Castilian Spanish, 1999)
  • Mr. Fisgón (Castilian Spanish, 2018)
  • Don Métomentodo (Mexican Spanish)
  • Mister Ficcanaso (Italian)
  • Senhor Narigudo (European Portuguese)
  • Seu Metido (Brazilian Portuguese)
  • Meneer Langneus (Dutch, 1976)
  • Meneertje Nieuwsgierig (Dutch, 1986)
  • Ο Κύριος Χωνομύτης (O Kýrios Chonomýtis) (Greek, 1988)
  • Ο Κύριος Αδιάκριτος (O Kýrios Adiákritos) (Greek, 1990s)
  • Fætter Snus (Danish, 1981)
  • Hr. Snudeskaft (Danish, 2012)
  • Herr Nysgjerrigper (Norwegian)
  • Gubben Nyfiken (Swedish)
  • Herra Hnýsinn (Icelandic)
  • Pan Wściubiaczek (Polish)
  • Mali Radovednež (Slovenian)
  • Господин Забадало (Gospodin Zabadalo; Serbian)
  • Bay Kocaburun (Turkish)
  • Пан Длинноносов (Pan Dlinnonosov; Russian, 2004)
  • Мистер Нос (Mister Nos; Russian in The Mr. Men Show)
  • Мистер Ноузи (same transcription; Russian, 2023)
  • 好奇先生 (Hàoqí Xiānshēng; Taiwan/China)
  • 管閒事先生 (Gun² haan⁴ si⁶ Sin¹ saang¹; Cantonese in Mr. Men and Little Miss)
  • 八卦先生 (Baat³ gwaa³ Sin¹ saang¹; Cantonese in The Mr. Men Show)
  • オセッカイくん (Osekkai-Kun; Japanese, 1976)
  • しりたがりくん (Shiritagari-Kun; Japanese, 2010)
  • 참견씨 (Chamgyeon-ssi; Korean)
  • คุณซอกแซก (Kun Sɔ̂ɔk-sɛ̂ɛk; Thai)
  • מר יואף (Mar Yo'af; Hebrew, 1976)
  • מר חוטם (Mar Khotem; Hebrew, 1998)
  • מר חטטן (Mar Khatetan; Hebrew, 2021)
  • السيد فضولي (As-Sayyadu Fuḍūlī; Arabic)
  • آقا کوچولوی دماغ گنده (Âqâ Kučulu-ye Damâğ-e Gande; Persian, Gohar Danesh)
  • آقای فضول (Âqâ-ye Fozul; Persian, First Ghadyani Release/Avae Andisheh)
  • فضول‌ خان (Fozul-e Xân; Persian, Second Ghadyani Release)

The Mr. Men Comic[]

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Mr.Nosey in the Mr. Men Little Miss comic strip

In the daily syndicated comic strip, Mr. Nosey's nose was drawn shorter, fatter, and more rounded at the tip.

The Mr. Men Show[]


Mr. Nosey in 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 is as strong as 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. He wears a black tie.

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Mr. Nosey's logo icon (UK version)


  • Moral: Never snoop into other people's businesses.
  • In most depictions (eg. the American dub of Little Miss Scatterbrain's story, the UK and the US dub version of Mr. Men and Little Miss, and the French dub of the Mr. Men Show) Mr. Nosey has a nasally high pitched voice. In other depictions (the US and Japanese dubs of The Mr. Men Show), he has a deep voice, likely due to his nose being much smaller than it is in the books, making him having a nasally high voice seem unnecessary.
  • In early publications, Mr. Nosey is coloured 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 "Mr. Men Little Miss: Talent Show," it is revealed that Mr. Nosey can stand on his nose.
  • 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 mailman/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.

Title character other appearances[]



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