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'I am Mr. Silly, weirdo and so funny. Everything that I invent, is always an event.'
— Mr. Silly, Learn to Count with Little Miss Brainy & Discover Computers With Mr. Forgetful
Mr. Silly

Mr Silly-12A

Book No.
10 (UK and US)
31 (France)
Release Date
Preceded by
Mr. Topsy-Turvy (UK and US)
Mr. Jelly (France)
Followed by
Mr. Snooty (UK and US)
Mr. Wrong (France)
First appearance

Mr. Silly is the tenth book in the Mr. Men series by Roger Hargreaves.

About him[]



Mr. Silly in the books

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Mr. Silly in the books

Mr. Silly lives in Nonsenseland, where the trees have red leaves and the grass is blue. Every year there is a contest for the silliest idea of the year, and Mr. Silly can't think of one. All the animals do human activity and say the wrong sounds. Mr. Silly wins the contest by painting all the leaves on the trees green. 

International publications & translations[]

Mr. Silly appears under the titles

  • Mr. Dwl (Welsh)
  • Monsieur Étonnant (French)
  • Unser Herr Komisch (German, 1981)
  • Mister Quatschkopf (German, 2015)
  • Don Tonto (Castilian Spanish)
  • Mr. Listo (Chilean Spanish)
  • Don Tontísimo (Mexican Spanish)
  • Il Sig. Bizzarro (Italian)
  • Meneer Malloot (Dutch, 1976)
  • Meneertje Dwaas (Dutch, 1986)
  • Meneertje Raar (Dutch, 2004)
  • Meneertje Maf (Dutch, 2013)
  • Senhor Tonto (Portuguese)
  • Ο Κύριος Ανόητος (Greek)
  • Fætter Fjolle (Danish)
  • Hr. Fjolle (Second Danish Release)
  • Herr Sprø (Norwegian, 1982)
  • Herr Tullball (Norwegian)
  • Gubben Knäpp (Swedish)
  • Herra Kjáni (Icelandic)
  • Pan Chichotek (Polish)
  • Пан Глупышкин (Pan Glupyshkin; Russian)
  • 滑稽先生 (Huájī Xiānshēng; Taiwan)
  • 荒唐先生 (Huāngtáng Xiānshēng; China)
  • 愚昧先生 (Jyu⁴ mui⁶ Sin¹ saang¹; Cantonese)
  • とんまくん (Tonma-Kun; Japanese, 1976)
  • はちゃめちゃくん (Hachamecha-kun; Japanese, 2018)
  • 엉뚱씨 (Yeongttung-ssi; Korean)
  • คุณพิลึก (Kun Pí-lʉ́k; Thai)
  • מר טמבל (Mar Témbel; Hebrew, 1976)
  • מר טיפשי (Mar Tipshi; Hebrew, 1996)
  • מר טיפשוני (Mar Tipshoni, Hebrew dub of the 1970's Mr. Men cartoon only)
  • מר טיפשון (Mar Tipshon) (Hebrew, 2024)
  • آقای ابله (Âqâ-ye Ablah; Persian, Avae Andisheh)
  • آقا کوچولوی نادان (Âqâ Kučulu-ye Nâdân; Persian, Gonar Danesh)
  • آقا خنده‌دار (Âqâ Xande-dâr; Persian, Ghadiyani)


Mr silly book early illustration

An early illustration of the book which was later edited in later publications

  • Mr. Silly is Roger's favourite Mr. Man because he liked his sense of humor.
  • According to a Mr. Men comic, his birthday is February 13th, "every year" although the book was published on 15 August 1972.
  • When Mr. Silly was first published on the back cover of Mr. Men books, he was cream with a red hat, though he was still the correct colour on the front cover of his book along with it's pages. As of more recent publishing he is light brown with an orange hat, both on the back cover, and on the front cover and the pages.
  • He is one of the largest Mr. Men in the Mr. Men and Little Miss episodes.
  • He is the first Mr. Man to wear shoes.
  • He is sad in Little Miss Late.
  • He can perfectly imitate a cat's meow.
  • In the original 1972 version of his book, the Nonsenseland pig is said to be wearing sunglasses and smoking a cigar. This was redrawn by Colette David in 1990 to having the pig wearing trousers and a bowler hat. In later editions, the trees were said to have pink leaves instead of red ones.
  • He only appeared in Season 3 of the 1995 Mr. Men and Little Miss series.
  • Despite being a predominantly comic character, he does occasionally show some responsibility, such as taking good care of his pet worm. For example, he takes it out for a walk in Mr. Lazy Learns His Lesson.
  • In the French dub of his episode of the TV series, there are different background music and sounds.
  • Both he and Mr. Nonsense have the same name in Mandarin Chinese.


See Counterparts Wiki.

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Title character other appearances[]



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