Mr. Uppity

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

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, Contempted, Snobbish, Wealthy, Overzealous
  • Family: None
  • Height: Normal Mr. Men height
  • Weight: Average
  • Friends: Mr. Fussy, Mr. Grumpy, Little Miss Trouble
  • 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), David Shaw Parker (1992) Gordon Peters (1995-1997), Len Carlson (1997-1999)


Mr. Uppity in the books

Mr. Uppity 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 Uppity" 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. Uppity 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. Uppity is rude to the King of the Goblins. The goblin agrees with the King of the Goblins to shrink Mr. Uppity if he is rude to somebody. Every time Mr. Uppity 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. Uppity 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 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."


As the name suggests, Mr. Uppity is very rude and boasts about himself.

Physical Appearance and abilities

purple Mr. Uppity

Mr. Uppity is a bean shape Mr. Man with a mahogany color skin and wears a monocle and a black top hat. In some prints of 'Mr. Perfect', the last page depicts him as purple. He might often wear two monocles.

International publications & translations

Mr. Uppity 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.


  • Mr. Uppity represents about three of the Seven Deadly Sins, Pride, Greed and sometimes Envy.
  • In one episode of the animated series (Mr. Forgetful the World's Best Actor) Mr. Uppity 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. Uppity 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. Uppity upset Little Miss Shy.

    Hot Pink Mr. Uppity

  • 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.
  • 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. Uppity 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. Uppity is even meaner than Mr. Mean.
  • Though it has been stated that Mr. Uppity reformed by the end of the Mr. Uppity story, later events have proved otherwise, as shown in future works such as Mr. Perfect. For example, in Mr. Greedy is Helpfully Heavy, Mr. Uppity 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.



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