Mr. Snooty

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Book No.
11 (UK and US)
27 (France)
Release Date
15 August, 1972
Preceded by
Mr. Silly (UK and US)
Mr. Clever (France)
Followed by
Mr. Small (UK and US)
Mr. Lazy (France)

Mr. Snooty (Originally titled Mr. Uppity) is the eleventh book in the Mr. Men series by Roger Hargreaves.

About him

  • Colour: Brown, sometimes Tuscan or Mahogany (purple on some prints on the last page of Mr. Perfect)
  • Shape: Bean
  • Gender: Male
  • Personality: Know-it-all, Arrogant, Pompous, Snooty, Disapproving, Narcissistic, Cold, Rude, Crude, Obnoxious, Contempted, Snobbish, Wealthy, Overzealous, Disrespectful
  • Family: None
  • Height: Normal Mr. Men 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
  • Dislikes: Being polite, goblins
  • Job: being rude, rich and selfish
  • 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 (1995-1997), Len Carlson (1997-1999)

Story

Mr. Snooty in the books

Original cover

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 he is also one of the richest people in the world, if not, the richest. As well as 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, he also has 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, who he says "Go away!", the goblin shrinks Mr. Snooty to the size of himself so he can fit into a hole in a tree, and they enter the tree to meet the King of the Goblins. Mr. Snooty is rude to the King of the Goblins. The goblin agrees with the King of the Goblins to shrink Mr. Snooty 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" like when he goes to a man to buy a newspaper. He 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 apologize for his rude and disrespectful ways. Now he most frequently uses the words, "Please" and "Thank you". At the end of this story the reader tells the other 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)
  • Don Señorito (Spanish)
  • Mr. Ffroenuchel (Welsh)
  • Unser Herr Hochnase (German)
  • 傲慢先生 (Taiwan)
  • 거만씨 (Korean)
  • Ο Κύριος Ακατάδεχτος (Greek)
  • Meneer Onbeleefd (Dutch)
  • Fætter Storsnude (Danish)
  • Hr. Højhed (Second Danish Release)
  • たかびしゃくん (Japanese)
  • מר גדליהו (Mar Gedalyahu) (Hebrew)
  • Herr Oppesen (Norwegian)
  • Pan Bufon (Polish)
  • คุณอวดดี (Thai)

Title character other appearances

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

Trivia

  • 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 second character to have a name change in all territories, after Little Miss Greedy, as shown in the official British-operated Mr. Men site and several British bookstores. In fact, when "uppity" is titled in the URL bar, it redirects to Mr. Snooty. Despite this, his episodes of Mr. Men and Little Miss remain unchanged. [1] [2][3]
    • This is most likely in light of the Black Lives Matter movement due to the word "uppity" having racist and problematic origins; Little Miss Greedy's name was changed from Little Miss Plump for similar reasons.[4]
  • In one episode of the animated series (Mr. Forgetful the World's Best Actor) Mr. Snooty turns, and we see one eye without the monocle. In the same story, he is depicted as a movie director.
  • In Little Miss Star Goes to Jollywood, Mr. Snooty states his name is to be James. Because it's a dream, it's unknown if it's actually his real name or not.
  • In one episode of the animated series (Mr. Impossible's Lesson) Mr. Snooty upset Little Miss Shy.

    Hot pink Mr. Snooty

  • He is so rude, he finds it difficult to say "Thank you".
  • He got turned into a toad in Mr. Men - Adventure in Magicland.
  • While he tends to get along with Little Miss Trouble, he doesn't get on with Mr. Mischief, even though Little Miss Trouble is ideally the female counterpart of Mr. Mischief.
  • He actually cares about Mr. Happy, as he outright calls him his friend in A Very Happy Day for Mr. Happy.
  • In his book, Mr. Snooty is stated to be the rudest person is the world. But this was retconned when Mr. Rude was introduced into the series.
  • So far, Mr. Snooty is even meaner than Mr. Mean.
  • Though it has been stated that Mr. Snooty reformed by the end of the Mr. Snooty 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 official website, his favorite food is caviar.

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References

V · T · E
Roger Hargreaves
Mr. Men Mr. Tickle · Mr. Greedy · Mr. Happy · Mr. Nosey · Mr. Sneeze · Mr. Bump · Mr. Snow · Mr. Messy · Mr. Topsy-Turvy · Mr. Silly · Mr. Snooty · Mr. Small · Mr. Daydream · Mr. Forgetful · Mr. Jelly · Mr. Noisy · Mr. Lazy · Mr. Funny · Mr. Mean · Mr. Chatterbox · Mr. Fussy · Mr. Bounce · Mr. Muddle · Mr. Dizzy · Mr. Impossible · Mr. Strong · Mr. Grumpy · Mr. Clumsy · Mr. Quiet · Mr. Rush · Mr. Tall · Mr. Worry · Mr. Nonsense · Mr. Wrong · Mr. Skinny · Mr. Mischief · Mr. Clever · Mr. Busy · Mr. Slow · Mr. Brave · Mr. Grumble · Mr. Perfect · Mr. Cheerful · Mr. Cool · Mr. Rude · Mr. Good · Mr. Nobody · Mr. Marvelous · Mr. Adventure · Mr. Calm
Little Miss Little Miss Bossy · Little Miss Naughty · Little Miss Neat · Little Miss Sunshine · Little Miss Tiny · Little Miss Trouble · Little Miss Helpful · Little Miss Magic · Little Miss Shy · Little Miss Splendid · Little Miss Late · Little Miss Scatterbrain · Little Miss Greedy · Little Miss Giggles · Little Miss Twins · Little Miss Chatterbox · Little Miss Dotty · Little Miss Lucky · Little Miss Star · Little Miss Fickle · Little Miss Contrary · Little Miss Busy · Little Miss Quick · Little Miss Wise · Little Miss Tidy · Little Miss Brainy · Little Miss Stubborn · Little Miss Curious · Little Miss Fun · Little Miss Somersault · Little Miss Scary · Little Miss Bad · Little Miss Whoops · Little Miss Princess · Little Miss Hug · Little Miss Fabulous · Little Miss Sparkle · Little Miss Inventor · Little Miss Brave
Special Mr. Men and Little Misses Mr. Cheeky · Mr. Christmas · Mr. Birthday · Little Miss Jealous · Little Miss Christmas · Little Miss Birthday · Little Miss Stella · Mr. Moustache · Little Miss Valentine · Little Miss Spice Girls · Dr. Men
French-exclusive Mr. Men Mr. Crosspatch · Mr. No · Little Miss All-Goes-Well · Little Miss Brilliant · Little Miss Busy-Body · Little Miss Careful · Little Miss Loud · Little Miss Prim · Little Miss Show-Off · Little Miss Pretty · Little Miss Yes
Misc. Mr. Men Little Miss Calamity · Little Miss Daredevil · Mr. Scatterbrain · Mr. Stubborn · Mr. Metal · Caveman · Mummy · Mr. Fussy's unnamed relative · Mr. Roundy · Mr. Squary · Mr. Stupid · Grandfather Clock · Mr. Magic · Mr. Beefeater · Mr. Spendy · Little Miss Cawaii · Mr. First · Mr. Quiffy · Mr. Glug · Mr. Gap · Little Miss Gap · Mr. Fun · Mr. Try · Little Miss Unbelievable · Little Miss Voyager · Little Miss Explorer · Little Miss Miracle · Mr. No (Mishaps and Mayhem) · Mr. Brilliant · Little Miss Kind · Little Miss Energy · Other Mr. Men
Appeared in stories Mr. Miserable · Mr. Right · Mr. Thrifty · Little Miss Thrifty · Little Miss Penny · Little Miss Prudence · Wilfred the Wizard · Mr. All-Goes-Wrong · Little Miss Nobody · Mr. Mean's Brother
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