11 (UK and US)
15 August 1972 (as Mr. Uppity)
7 January 2021 (as Mr. Snooty)
- Colour: Brown, sometimes tuscan, mahogany, or purple (as seen on some prints of the last page of Mr. Perfect)
- Shape: Bean
- Gender: Male
- Personality: Know-it-all, bossy, arrogant, pompous, snooty, disapproving, narcissistic, cold, rude, crude, obnoxious, contempt, snobbish, wealthy, overzealous, disrespectful
- Family: None
- Height: Normal Mr. Man height
- Weight: Average
- Friends: Mr. Fussy, Mr. Grumpy, Little Miss Trouble, Little Miss Bossy
- Rivals: Little Miss Naughty, Little Miss Shy, Mr. Impossible, Mr. Mischief
- Hometown: Bigtown
- Likes: Money, his own arrogance, bossing people around
- Dislikes: Being polite, goblins, wasting time, laziness, slowness, making excuses
- Job: Being rude, rich, and selfish, giving orders, and bossing people around
- Features: Black top hat and monocle
- Voice Actors: Arthur Lowe (1974-1978), John Alderton (1983, UK), Ted Lehmann (1983, US), David Shaw Parker (1992), Gordon Peters (Mr. Men and Little Miss, UK), Len Carlson (Mr. Men and Little Miss, US)
Mr. Snooty lives all on his own in a very large house in Bigtown. He is one of the rudest people in the world, if not the rudest, and also one of the richest people in the world, if not the richest,living in the largest house with the largest, longest garden with the largest, longest flowerbeds on the largest, longest hill with a high staircase in Bigtown, and having the largest, longest limousine in Bigtown. He is rude to everybody he meets (they call him "Miserable old Snooty" and he certainly looks it) until one day he walks through his large long flowerbeds in his large long garden outside his large house on a large hill with a high staircase and he meets a goblin. When he is rude to the goblin, he says "Go away!", and the goblin shrinks Mr. Snooty to the size of himself by magic of saying "Wobblygobblygook!" so he can fit into a hole in a tree, and they enter the tree to meet the King of the Goblins, who the goblin agrees with to shrink Mr. Snooty by magic of saying "Koogylbogylbbow!" ("Wobblygobblygook!" backwards) if he is rude to somebody. Every time Mr. Snooty meets someone and he is rude to them, the goblin shrinks him until he learns to say something nice to them like saying "Please" and "Thank you", such as when he goes to a man to buy a newspaper, and also learns to smile. In the end, Mr. Snooty is a changed person, he's still possibly the richest person in the world, but now he's very popular and has lots of friends which he made after he learned to apologise for his rude and disrespectful ways. Now he most frequently uses the words "Please" and "Thank you". At the end of the story, Hargreaves tells the readers "Thank you for reading this story and if you're ever thinking about being rude to somebody, please keep a sharp lookout for goblins."
International publications & translations
Mr. Snooty appears under the titles:
- Monsieur Malpoli (French)
- Unser Herr Hochnase (German)
- Mr. Ffroenuchel (Welsh)
- Fætter Storsnude (Danish, 1981)
- Hr. Højhed (Danish, 2012)
- Meneer Onbeleefd (First Dutch Release)
- Meneertje Verwaand (Second Dutch Release)
- מר גדליהו (Mar Gedalyahu; First Hebrew Release)
- מר גאותן (Second Hebrew Release)
- 傲慢先生 (Mandarin, Taiwan, Cantonese)
- Don Señorito (European Spanish)
- Don Ínfulas (Mexican Spanish)
- Ο Κύριος Φαντάσμένος (Greek, 1988)
- Ο Κύριος Ακατάδεχτος (Greek, 1990s)
- คุณอวดดี (Thai)
- 거만씨 (Korean)
- たかびしゃくん (Takabisha-kun; Japanese)
- Herr Oppesen (Norwegian)
- آقای مغرور (Persian)
- Pan Bufon (Polish)
Title character other appearances
This is a list of other books that the title character has appeared in.
- Mr. Topsy-Turvy (TV on picture frame, he appears in this story before his own)
- Mr. Slow
- Mr. Perfect
- Little Miss Naughty
- Little Miss Trouble
- Little Miss Chatterbox
- Little Miss Late
- Little Miss Somersault
- Little Miss Bad
- Little Miss Sparkle (mentioned)
- Mr. Men in London
- Mr. Men in Scotland
- Mr. Men in Paris
- Mr. Men - The Great British Tour
- Mr. Men - Adventure in Magicland
- Mr. Men - Adventure with Knights
- Mr. Men - Adventure with Superheroes
- Little Miss Splendid's Gift (TV)
- One Day In The Life of Mr. Perfect (TV)
- Mr. Uppity's Big House (TV)
- Mr. Funny Puts on a Show (TV) (cameo)
- Mr. Dizzy Goes Doggy sitting (TV)
- No Food is No Fun For Mr. Greedy (TV) (cameo)
- A Special Friend For Little Miss Lucky (TV)
- Mr. Daydream Talks to the Stars (TV)
- Mr. Forgetful...Hey, Waiter! (TV) (cameo)
- Mr. Strong: King of the Circus (TV)
- Mr. Clumsy in the Brains and the Brawn (TV)
- Mr. Brave Goes Ghost Hunting (TV)
- Mr. Tickle Saves the Day (TV) (cameo)
- That's Gratitude, Mr. Uppity (TV)
- Another Victory for Little Miss Splendid (TV) (cameo)
- A Very Happy Day For Mr. Happy (TV)
- What a Mess, Little Miss Helpful! (TV)
- Mr. Forgetful the World's Best Actor (TV)
- Mr. Clumsy, Head Butler (TV)
- Mr. Impossible's Lesson (TV)
- Little Miss Star Goes to Jollywood (TV)
- Little Miss Chatterbox Finds her Calling (TV) (cameo)
- A Job for Little Miss Giggles (TV)
- Little Miss Chatterbox Goes to Seatown (TV) (cameo)
- Mr. Lazy Takes an Afternoon Nap (TV) (cameo)
- Mr. Slow Takes the Lead (TV)
- Mr. Strong Makes a Big Splash (TV) (cameo)
- Mr. Perfect Goes West (TV)
- Mr. Chatterbox and the Parrot (TV) (cameo)
- Mr. Noisy, the music man (TV)
- Little Miss Helpful Goes to the Fair (TV)
- It's Very Noisy for Mr. Quiet (TV) (cameo)
- Thank Goodness For Mr. Slow (TV)
- A New House for Mr. Wrong (TV)
- Out of the Seven Deadly Sins, Mr. Snooty represents about three of them: Pride, Greed, and Envy (somtimes).
- He is so rude, he finds it difficult to say "Thank you"; in his book, he says "thank you" at the end.
- In the book, Mr. Snooty is stated to be the rudest person is the world, but this was retconned when Mr. Rude was introduced for the series.
- So far, Mr. Snooty is even meaner than Mr. Mean, and also richer than him.
- He doesn't care much if Mr. Bump gets hurt.
- He doesn't get along with Mr. Grumble, because they usually have a fight with each other.
- While he tends to get along with Little Miss Trouble, he doesn't with Mr. Mischief, although Little Miss Trouble is ideally the female counterpart of him.
- He actually cares about Mr. Happy, as he outright calls him his friend, as said in A Very Happy Day for Mr. Happy.
- In Mr. Forgetful the World's Best Actor, Mr. Snooty turns, and we see one eye without the monocle. He is also depicted as a movie director.
- In Little Miss Star Goes to Jollywood, Mr. Snooty states that his name is James. Because it is a dream, it is unknown if this is actually his real name or not.
- In Mr. Impossible's Lesson, Mr. Snooty upset Little Miss Shy.
- He turned into a toad in Mr. Men - Adventure in Magicland.
- Though it has been stated that Mr. Snooty reformed by the end of his story, later events have proved otherwise, as shown in future works such as Mr. Perfect. For example, in Mr. Greedy is Helpfully Heavy, Mr. Snooty invites Mr. Greedy to his enormous house for a tea party, only to postpone the tea party itself, as he is packing for an upcoming holiday. He demands an explanation from Mr. Greedy as to why Mr. Greedy has come to his front door at such an inconvenient time, and even insists Mr. Greedy to help force his bulging suitcases shut, despite later praising Mr. Greedy for his efforts.
- According to the website, his favourite food is caviar.
- Unlike Mr. Jelly, Little Miss Dotty, and Mr. Mean, whose names were only changed in America, Mr. Snooty's name was changed in all territories, making him the second character to have a name-change in all territories, after Little Miss Greedy, as shown in the official British-operated Mr. Men site (as can be linked to below) and several British bookstores. In fact, when "uppity" is titled in the URL bar, it redirects to Mr. Snooty.
- This is most likely in light of the Black Lives Matter movement due to the word "uppity" having racism and problematic origins. Little Miss Greedy's name was changed from Little Miss Plump for similar, various reasons.
- As Mr. Men and Little Miss was produced more than two decades prior to his name change, his episodes of said series remain unchanged. This is similar to how Little Miss Greedy's original name is still used in her original cartoon, as it was produced before Hargreaves' death and thus, before her name was changed.
- See Counterparts Wiki.