Mr. Rude's family appeared in the episode "Sneezes and Hiccups". They watched Mr. Fussy conduct a choir consisting of Mr. Rude, Little Miss Sunshine, Mr. Messy, Mr. Strong, Mr. Bounce, Mr. Jelly, and Mr. Bump sneezing and hiccupping and give the choir a standing ovation. All 19 of them have the same body shape, colour, face and shoes as Mr. Rude. Two of them have the hat Mr. Rude wore in the original books.