— Angry Heads
Mr. Rude


Book No.
45 (UK and US)
47 (France)
Release Date
April 3, 2003
Preceded by
Mr. Cool (UK and US)
Mr. Good (France)
Followed by
Mr. Good (UK and US)
Mr. Cool (France)

Mr. Rude is the forty-fifth book in the Mr. Men series by Roger Hargreaves and the second one created by Adam Hargreaves.

About him

  • Colour: Scarlet Red
  • Shape: Rounded Triangle
  • Gender: Male
  • Hair: None (Original version), three strands of hair (2008 version)
  • Personality: Rude, Crude, Obnoxious, Blunt, Bad-mannered, Impolite, Disrespectful, Poorly-bred
  • Family: 19 members seen (Sneezes & Hiccups).
  • Friends: Mr. Grumpy, Little Miss Bossy, Little Miss Trouble
  • Rivals: possibly everyone apart from Mr. Grumpy, Little Miss Bossy, and Little Miss Trouble.
  • Occupation: Insulter, Varies
  • Species: Shaped Human
  • Likes: Being rude, bad manners, burping, farting, blowing raspberries, Mr. Grumpy, making people miserable, insulting people, making rude comments, being a nuisance, bullying
  • Dislikes: Being polite, having table manners, kindness, generosity, hospitality, humility, friendship, harmony, picnics, dancing, clowns, Concerts, octopi, parties, happy people, nice people, gentlemen, proper ladies, being told to what to do, nice words, Little Miss Calamity and his theme song (The Sad Story Of Brave Mr. Rude).
  • Height: Normal Mr. Men height
  • Weight: Below Average
  • Job: Insulting people and being rude
  • Features: Black top hat (original version), brown shoes (2008 version)
  • Nationality: French (US and UK)
  • Voice actors: Joseph J. Terry (The Mr. Men Show)
  • Catchphrase: I'll give you (something) (followed by a fart or burp)


Mr. Rude front cover.

Mr. Rude is rude to everyone he comes across. When he met a man, he says "Big Nose! With a nose like that, you could vacuum the floor!" he then pulls it, when he met someone who was overweight, he will say "Fatty! You are supposed to take the food out from the fridge, not eat the fridge as well!", he yells out rude words while he is driving and even insults Little Miss Tiny by calling her a little squirt. Mr. Happy had heard everything about Mr. Rude, and is not happy to hear that, so he goes to visit him. He made dinner and went to bed without offering any to his guest. The next day he somehow gave Mr. Happy some food and offered a bed for him. Later he wasn't rude anymore - he had good manners and a smile on his face. At the end he burped a bit.

The Mr Men Show

In the 2008 TV series, The Mr. Men Show, Mr. Rude kept his red colour, dark red nose, and shape, but he no longer wears a hat and instead a pair of brown shoes (though he was shown wearing a larger similar hat in "Cinema" and "Pets"), and has three hair pieces on his head, also his red colour is a bit more orange and his nose is more brown. He also has a French accent (A British stereotype that French people are rude). His catchphrase is "I'll give you (something)" followed by a loud fart (after which the other Mr. Men and Little Misses yell out his name). Almost all of the Mr. Men and Little Misses dislike him. He sells clocks that look just like the exterior of his house as seen in Clocks. Along with Mr. Scatterbrain, he is the only character to have the same voice in both the UK and US dubs.

Mr. Rude in The Mr. Men Show


  • First Appearance: Physical
  • On season 2 and the website, his farts sound more realistic. This is a running gag as well, This would encounter the rating TV-Y7.
  • In Sneezes and Hiccups, Mr. Rude ended the hiccup chorus with a burp rather than a fart. As usual, the others shouted "Mr. Rude!" In the same episode, the audience there are all Mr. Rude clones (or some of Mr. Rude's relatives), except they each have a hat or hairstyle.
  • Like his book counterpart, he was seen wearing a tall black hat in both Cinema and Pets, however, Miss Magic's goat, Nutmeg, burned it to a French beret.
  • Ironically, he doesn't understand French, as evidenced in Boo-Boos when Mr. Scatterbrain says "Bon Appetit" to which Mr. Rude responds with "Speak in a language I know!".
  • He was like Mr. Noisy in episode "Gifts" he said "I can't hear you!" with horn.
  • The gas wasn't shown when he farted in "Heatwave, Canned Goods (Both of his farts), Inventions, Cars, Sleep (At the end) and Dilydale Day" however, other Mr. Men was visible suffering and others said "Mr. Rude!!!" after all those farts.
  • He does a music-like fart in Dillydale Day but it can be heard like a 3-toned horn in the UK version.
  • He had his shoes off four times (Trains, Beach, Shoes, Up and Down).
  • He may take a dislike to Little Miss Curious or Little Miss Calamity.
  • He's one of the many characters who don't care if Mr. Bump gets hurt.
  • He has been seen with all the characters (except Mr. Tall who hasn't been seen with him so far).
  • Mr. Rude is the only character that said "murder" in the series.
  • In the episode, Shoes, he made his shoes fart in the "Mr. Noisy's Shoe-A-Torium" commercial before he says, "Finally, a shoe store I could love." Then, Mr. Bump shouts his name.
  • Mr. Rude's house is seen in a few episodes.
  • Mr. Rude wears his top hat from the books (albeit much larger) in "Cinema" and "Pets".
  • Mr. Rude is one of the few characters who doesn't like to change his nature of his rudeness.
  • He was a bad driver in Jobs or perhaps he just likes to drive badly because of his rudeness.
  • He was turned into a Bean Burger by Little Miss Magic from the "Parks" episode.
  • The heads will yell at him even when some of them aren't even with him!
  • At one point in "Inventions", Mr. Rude stated that he likes himself just the way he is.
  • On YouTube, Mr. Rude sang his own rendition of Ta Ra Ra Boom De Ay (before it got taken down).
  • At times his rudeness will get him into awkward situations.
  • When he farted in Car Wash it just blew bubbles and the fart wasn't heard. However the heads still shouted his name.
  • In Collecting Mr. Rude's fart was heard but Mr. Rude said it wasn't him so they didn't shout his name.
  • He is one of the characters that the other Mr. Men and Little Miss (except Mr. Fussy, Mr. Quiet, Mr. Nervous, Mr. Grumpy, Little Miss Bossy, Little Miss Calamity, Little Miss Chatterbox, and Little Miss Scary) didn't care that he is rude and has bad manners, farts and burps.
  • He is the only scarlet red character, but he is one of the four red characters.
  • The first time he was tickled was in Superstore.
  • He is the Chief Bean Taster of the Dillydale Beanery.
  • He farted twice in one episode in Canned Goods.
  • He said "I'll give you fun" twice.(Yard Work,Birds)
  • He was about to fart in Restaurants but Mr. Fussy stopped him. Same in Airport.
  • He called Mr. Lazy without saying Mr. in Games.
  • He has his own theme park called Rudeland (parody of Disneyland) in Travel where he hit 3 girls. He hit Little Miss Helpful, then Little Miss Naughty, and then Little Miss Scary.
  • In Parks, it's mentioned he may have green eyes.
  • He made Mr. Quiet get send out by Mr. Strong in (Telephone) and it wasn't Mr. Quiet talking on the phone, it was Mr. Rude who was talking on the phone, and he made Mr. Strong to kick Mr. Grumpy out in (Supermarket) thinking he's rude but he's the one who's rude to Mr. Grumpy and he refuses to scan Mr. Grumpy's items, and he made Little Miss Helpful kick out Mr. Fussy out the restaurant in Restaurants because he's never polite but tricks Miss Helpful by thinking he's more polite then Mr. Fussy.
  • People are afraid of him because he is mean, rude, and scary.
  • In the episode "Dance, Dance, Dance", Mr. Rude at first didn't fart because Mr. Fussy stopped him when it was inappropriate. But when it became frightening, Mr. Rude finally farted causing the entire ballet to be destroyed.
  • In Sleep, he did apologize for farting.
  • In the episode "travel", he made his toilet in the roller coaster fart before laughing, then after the heads shouted "MR.RUDE!", he says "What? I have no control over that machinery."
  • He describes Mr. Nervous and Miss Giggles as soft as something. (Physical, Construction, Pirates)
  • He was wearing Mr. Tall's hat in Surprises.
  • He and Mr. Scatterbrain are the only 2 characters in The Mr. Men Show to have their US voices in the UK version.
  • With the exception of the French, Japanese, and Korean dubs, his lines aren't redubbed, as a result, he speaks English in all dubs
  • He is one of the negative characters alongside Little Miss Scary.
  • The only time Mr. Rude ever laughed from Mr. Tickle's tickle was in Pirates.
  • While it's stated that Mr. Rude became a nicer guy at the end of his story, much like other Mr. Men and Little Miss characters like Mr. Nosey, Little Miss Bossy, Mr. Chatterbox, and Mr. Messy, later appearances prove the contrary. For example, in Little Miss Chatterbox and the Frog Prince, he gets cross with Little Miss Chatterbox for holding up the queue at the butcher's and rudely yells out "Who cares!" leaving Little Miss Chatterbox feeling very upset.
  • He does seem to care for Mr. Messy as he saved him from the Instant Sponge explosion in Trains.
  • In the Episode "Cars" His Monster Trucks Horn is Derek's Horn From Thomas & Friends, It's also Salty's CGI Horn from Thomas & Friends as well.


See Counterparts Wiki.

People That Have Yelled out "MR. RUDE!"

In The Mr. Men Show, Mr. Rude usually farts after he says "I'll give you (something)" then a character shouts out "MR. RUDE!"

Season 1

  • In season 1 there are usually heads of Mr. Tickle, Mr. Happy (occasionally), Mr. Bump, Mr. Small, Mr. Grumpy, Little Miss Helpful, and Little Miss Scary. (Books, Inventions, Canned Goods, Heatwave, Yard Work, Hotel, Car Wash, and Cars)
  • Lake: Mr. Persnickety, but Mr. Rude didn't fart on purpose this time.
  • Full Moon: Aliens
  • Dance: Mr. Strong, Mr. Grumpy, Mr. Nervous, Little Miss Sunshine, and Mr. Bump
  • Dillydale Day: Mr. Persnickety, Little Miss Sunshine, and Little Miss Naughty
  • Sleep: Everybody
  • The Website: Angry Offscreen Speakers

Season 2

  • Clean Teeth: Mr. Bump (falling without a parachute)
  • Game Shows: Mr. Strong (while fixing a telegraph pole)
  • Robots: Mr. Messy (hosting Dillydale FM)
  • Up And Down: Mr. Messy (This time he burped), Little Miss Helpful and Little Miss Daredevil
  • Clocks: Mr. Nosy, Mr. Small, and Mr. Fussy
  • Pirates: Little Miss Daredevil (landing on the moon)
  • Telephone: Everybody in the audience (except Little Miss Bossy, who passed out because Mr. Rude's gas cloud was right in front of her)
  • Home Improvement: Mr. Grumpy (in his new castle)
  • Travel: The 6 heads from Season 1
  • Shoes: Mr. Bump (still flying in the rocket shoes from earlier)
  • Washing & Drying: Mr. Nosy, Mr. Small, Mr. Happy, and Mr. Scatterbrain
  • Sneezes & Hiccups: Mr. Strong, Mr. Bump, Mr. Messy, Mr. Nervous, Mr. Bounce, and Little Miss Sunshine (he burped again)
  • Surprises: Mr. Small, Mr. Nosy, Mr. Noisy, and Mr. Quiet
  • Driving: Mr. Grumpy
  • Fairies and Gnomes: Fairies
  • Dance, Dance, Dance: Mr. Nosy (while at a tea party with Mr. Small)
  • Birds: Mr. Bump (While being flown by an eagle which got him earlier in the episode)
  • Dining Out: Mr. Tickle (He burped again) and The Narrator (He burped again)

International publications & translations

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

  • Monsieur Mal-élevé (French)
  • Mister Unverschämt (German)
  • Mr. Grosero (Spanish)
  • Hr. Strid (Danish)
  • しつれいくん (Japanese)
  • Ο κύριος Αγενής (Greek)
  • Senhor Malcriado (Portuguese)
  • Pan Wredota (Polish)
  • คุณหยาบคาย (Thai)

List of characters

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

Mr. Rude's other appearances

These are other books that Mr. Rude appears in.


Artwork from the Mr. Men Show




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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. Funny

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