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Mr Silly

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Book No.
10 (UK and US)
31 (France)
Release Date
15 August, 1972
Preceded by
Mr. Topsy-Turvy (UK and US)
Mr. Jelly (France)
Followed by
Mr. Snooty (UK and US)
Mr. Wrong (France)

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

About him

  • Colour: Light Brown
  • Shape: Round
  • Gender: Male
  • Personality: Dippy, Silly, Eccentric, Scatterbrained, Nonsense, Meaningless, All over the place!
  • Family: none
  • Love: None
  • Friends: Mr. Nonsense and Little Miss Dotty
  • Rivals: possibly Little Miss Late
  • Job: being silly
  • Pets:A worm
  • Features: Orange top hat (formerly red) over his eyes, yellow shoes
  • Voice Actors: Arthur Lowe (1975-1978), John Alderton (1983), Gordon Peters (Mr. Men and Little Miss), Neil Crone (US dub)


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

  • Monsieur Étonnant (French)
  • Unser Herr Komisch (German, 1981)
  • Mister Quatschkopf (German, 2010)
  • Mr. Dwl (Welsh)
  • Fætter Fjolle (Danish)
  • Gubben Knäpp (Swedish)
  • Meneer Malloot (First Dutch Release)
  • Meneertje Dwaas (Second Dutch Release)
  • Meneertje Raar (Third Dutch Release)
  • Meneertje Maf (Fourth Dutch Release)
  • מר טמבל (Mar Tembel; First Hebrew Release)
  • מר טפשי (Mar Tefshi; Second Hebrew Release)
  • Don Tonto (Castilian Spanish)
  • Don Tontísimo (Mexican Spanish)
  • Ο Κύριος Ανόητος (Greek)
  • 滑稽先生 (Taiwan)
  • 愚昧先生 (Cantonese)
  • Herra Kjáni (Icelandic)
  • คุณพิลึก (Thai)
  • 荒唐先生 (China)
  • Senhor Tonto (Portuguese)
  • Herr Tullball (Norwegian)
  • 엉뚱씨 (Korean)
  • はちゃめちゃくん (Hachamecha-kun; Japanese)
  • آقای ابله (Persian)
  • Pan Chichotek (Polish)


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

  • Mr. Silly is Roger's favourite Mr. Men.
  • According to a Mr. Men comic, his birthday is February 13th, "every year".
  • 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 changed 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.


See Counterparts Wiki.

List of characters

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

  • Mr. Ridiculous
  • Mr. Foolish
  • Mr. Muddle (Human Farmer)
  • Mrs. Nincompoop
  • King of Nonsenseland
  • Chicken
  • Worm (not on TV)
  • Pig (not on TV)

Title character other appearances

This is a list of other books that the title character has appeared in.




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