30 (UK and US)
3 July, 1978
- Colour: Purple
- Shape: Sideways Triangle
- Gender: Male
- Personality: Hurried, Rushed, Energetic, Active, Vital, Brisk
- Relatives: Mr. Busy (cousin)
- Friends: Mr. Daydream, Mr. Tall.
- Rivals: Mr. Clumsy
- Job: being fast, quick and always in a hurry
- Features: Yellow fedora hat
- Voice Actors: Gordon Peters (Mr. Men and Little Miss), Neil Crone (US dub)
Mr. Rush is always in a rush. He never does anything properly. He is in such a rush he has a terrible breakfast (toast not toasted, water cold), only brushes one tooth, and runs out of the house to go nowhere. He sees an ad for a vacation in a magazine but can't go away because he has no money, so he wants a job to make money. Being a bus driver isn't good, because he doesn't stop at any of the stops, being a waiter isn't good because he'd whisk away the food as soon as he brought it. The job he finds is as a postman delivering express letters, the best job for the fastest thing on two feet. He saves enough money and goes on vacation.
International publications & translations
This is a list of alternate titles for this book being published internationally.
- Monsieur Pressé (French)
- Don Prisas (Spanish)
- Ο Κύριος Βιαστικός (Greek)
- 匆忙先生 (Taiwan)
- せかせかくん (Japanese)
- 서둘러씨 (Korean)
- Unser Herr Eilig (German)
- Mister Fix (Second German Release)
- Hr. Hu-Hej (Danish)
- Meneertje Vliegensvlug (Dutch)
- Pan Pośpiech (Polish)
- คุณเร่งรีบ (Thai)
- מר אץ-רץ (Hebrew)
- According to Miss Chatterbox in Hello, Pizza Express?, Mr. Rush is distant cousin to Mr. Busy, but is the only source to be saying so.
- He is never seen with a front view. Because of this, there would be times the animators would often "flip" him. Some kid meal toys by Arby's and other merchandise do depict him with a front view.
- In one part of Little Miss Busy-Body, he has a blue hand.
- Either he or Mr. Busy is the fastest Mr. Man.
List of characters
This is a list of Mr. Men, Little Miss and other special characters that appear in this book.
- Mr. Happy
Title character other appearances
This is a list of other books and episodes of Mr. Men and Little Miss that the title character has appeared in.
- Little Miss Scatterbrain (mentioned)
- Little Miss Busy-Body (with a blue hand)
- Little Miss Jealous
- Mr. Moustache
- Mr. Marvelous
- Mr. Men - Adventure in Magicland
- Mr. Bump Goes on a trip (TV)
- Mr. Chatterbox Loses His Voice (TV) (cameo)
- An Invitation for Mr. Messy (TV)
- Hurry, Mr. Rush! Autumn is Coming (TV)
- Mr. Lazy Can't Sleep Anymore (TV)
- Mr. Funny Puts on a Show (TV) (cameo)
- Happy Christmas, Mr. Worry (TV) (cameo)
- Mr. Jelly's Show of Bravery (TV)
- That's Gratitude, Mr. Uppity! (TV)
- What a mess, Little Miss Helpful (TV)
- A Rival for Little Miss Somersault (TV) (cameo)
- An Unforgettable Sunday for Little Miss Tiny (TV) (cameo)
- Mr. Slow Takes the lead (TV)
- Thank Goodness for Mr. Slow (TV)
- Little Miss Late Beats Them All (TV)
- Mr. Noisy, the Music Man (TV) (cameo)
- Little Miss Tidy and the winning ticket (TV)
- Hello, Pizza Express (Mr. Busy) (TV) (Mentioned only)
- Little Miss Bossy has a busy day (TV) (Cameo)
- The Christmas Rescue (TV) (Non-Speaking Role)
- The Christmas Letter (TV)