"Oh, pickles!"
— Mr. Strong
Mr. Strong

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Book No.
26 (UK and US)
6 (France)
Release Date
July 12, 1976
Preceded by
Mr. Impossible (UK and US)
Mr. Funny (France)
Followed by
Mr. Grumpy (UK and US)
Mr. Grumble (France)

Mr. Strong is the twenty-sixth book in the Mr. Men series by Roger Hargreaves. He is one of the Mr. Men and Little Miss characters to appear in the Mr. Men Show.

About him

  • Colour: Red
  • Shape: Square (book), Round triangle (The Mr Men Show)
  • Gender: Male
  • Personality: Active, Engaging, Physical, Energetic, Well-built, Brawny, Sturdy, Tough, Bodybuilder.
  • Hair: None
  • Family: Unknown
  • Likes: Eggs
  • Dislikes: Breaking things, Mr. Bump getting hurt, being too strong (at times).
  • Friends: Mr. Bounce, Mr. Bump, Mr. Rude, Mr. Grumpy, Little Miss Whoops, Little Miss Helpful, Little Miss Tiny and the rest of the characters
  • Rivals: Little Miss Naughty
  • Height: Average Mr. Men height (Original), about twice the average Mr. Men Height (2008)
  • Weight: Very Heavy
  • Job: Being muscular, strong and helping other people.
  • Features: Green fedora hat (book), weightlifter's belt & large biceps (The Mr. Men Show)
  • Nationality: German (US dub of Mr. Men and Little Miss), Philadelphian (US), English (UK)
  • Voice Actors: Arthur Lowe (1975-1978), John Alderton (1983), David Shaw Parker (1991-1992), Gordon Peters (Mr. Men and Little Miss), Len Carlson (US dub), Phil Lollar (The Mr. Men Show), Simon Greenall (UK dub)
  • Catchphrases: Good thing I came along, Yo! and Aw, pickles!


Mr. Strong in the Mr. Men book

Mr. Strong is so strong from eating many eggs, to the point that he finds himself accidentally breaking things, until he finds a farmer whose cornfield is on fire. Mr. Strong is so strong he picks up the farmer's barn and fills it with water, pours it on the cornfield, extinguishing it. Mr. Strong is rewarded with a basket full of eggs from the chickens on the farm. He went home and sit on the chair, but it broke. At the end of the story, the reader is surprised to find out that Mr. Strong is having ice cream for dessert.

International publications & translations

Mr. Strong appears under the titles

  • Monsieur Costaud (French)
  • Don Forzudo (Spanish)
  • Mr. Fortachon (Second Spanish release)
  • Unser Herr Stark (German)
  • Meneertje Sterk (Dutch)
  • Ο Κύριος Δυνατός (Greek)
  • 強壯先生 (Taiwan)
  • 힘세씨 (Korean)
  • Fætter Stærk (Danish)
  • Gubben Stark (Swedish)
  • Bay Güçlü (Turkish)
  • ちからもちくん (Japanese)
  • מר חזק (Hebrew)
  • السيد مقطو (Alsayyed muqtawy) (Arabic)
  • Hr. Sterkur (Icelandic)
  • Pan Siłaczek (Polish)
  • คุณแข็งแรง (Thai)

List of characters

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

  • Bus Driver
  • Farmer

The Mr. Men Show

Mr. Strong in the Mr. Men Show

In the 2008 TV series The Mr. Men Show, Mr. Strong kept his red color, but his shape is a triangle instead of a square in the books, he traded his hat for a brown weight buckle, and he has muscular arms to emphasize his character trait. As shown in the "Beach’n with the Boombox" music video, every little miss finds him attractive, though since it’s a music video, it may not be canon. In "Beach Party A-Go Go" Little Miss Giggles and Little Miss Chatterbox fell in love with him. His catchphrase is "Aw, pickles!", and he usually says this when he breaks something by barely even touching it. In Amusement Park he seems to be afraid of heights as he comments in a shaky voice on how high they were going. He is seen as a nurse in Boo-Boos. He lives in a house that is white with a black roof, two windows and a door which is seen in some of the episodes. In the US and UK versions, he is voiced by Phil Lollar and Simon Greenall. His US voice is based on actor Sylvester Stallone.


  • His new design appeared in a UK newspaper advert one year before The Mr. Men Show premiered.
  • First 1995 Appearance: Little Miss Splendid's Gift (cameo) The Joke is on Little Miss Naughty (speaking)
  • First 2008 Appearance: Physical
  • Mr Strong was seen with an iPhone in Pets while Mr Fussy was calling him for dinner.
  • He is only angry in Little Miss Quick, Mr. Men Go to the Zoo, Mr. Mischief and the Leprechaun, and Mr. Strong and the Ogres.
  • He is one of the four red characters in the 2008 series. The other three are Mr. Noisy, Little Miss Scary, and Mr. Rude.
  • He doesn't seem to care about Mr. Rude acting rude, but he shouted his name out after he farted in "Dance" and "Game Shows.”
  • He is one of the characters where Mr. Rude appreciates that he is his friend.
  • He is also the only triangle character in the 2008 cartoon show exclusive (excluding Mr. Rush and Mr. Cool as they didn’t appear in it).
  • He is considered as a mixture of himself and Mr. Cool so far.
  • He is one of the 12 characters with no visible nose.
  • He escorted Mr. Quiet out of the concert (Telephone), Mr. Fussy out of the cinema (Movies) and out of the airport (Airports), and Mr. Grumpy out of the supermarket (Supermarket).
  • He kicked Mr. Fussy out twice.
  • He often shouted, "Awww, Mr. Rude!" after Mr. Rude farted in Game Shows.
  • He accidentally kicked everybody out of places, because Mr. Rude was tricking him.
  • In Rainy Day, he rides a paddleboat with Mr. Noisy.
  • Mr. Strong has his belt off at the end of the music video "Beach Party a Go Go" and in Dance.
  • In "Beach Party a Go Go", Little Miss Giggles and Little Miss Chatterbox fell in love with him.
  • He is also "friends" with Mr. Bump... though Mr. Strong has accidentally gotten Mr. Bump hurt often, but he did seem concerned in Games and Library and in the beginning of Sightseeing.
  • He has a pet Hippo as seen in Pets.
  • He has low intelligence as shown in Music because he said that a trumpet wasn't a musical instrument. He must have seen Mr. Scatterbrain's Musical monkeys and he uses trumpets not for making music.
  • In the Canadian dub of Mr. Men and Little Miss, Mr. Strong's voice was based on that of Austrian actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, best known for the Terminator films.
  • In the 1991 Christmas special, his voice sounded like Big Mac from TUGS.
  • Every time he tries to open a door it comes right off, then he says, "Ah, pickles. (I hardly touched it.)"
  • Mr. Strong is one Mr. Man seen with Mr. Bump. (Paint, Restaurants, Car Wash, Fruit, Skyscrapers, Garages.)
  • In one episode, it is revealed that Mr. Strong is apparently strong enough to lift Mr. Small, Mr. Rude, Mr. Nervous and Mr. Scatterbrain.
  • Almost all the Little Misses find him attractive.
  • There was an unknown Little Miss in the music video, Beachin with the Boombox on the website that looks like a female version of Mr. Strong. Many fans have thought that this could be a relative, a redesign of Miss Somersault or a throwaway gag. (or it could most likely just be Mr Strong dressed up)
  • In the UK whenever he sings, his voice changes dramatically.
  • He is one of the few characters to be seen with both Mr Tall and Miss Curious in the Mr Men Show.
  • In the books and cartoons (besides his 2008 counterpart), he is shown to like eggs as his favorite food (His own story, Little Miss Stubborn, Little Miss Tiny, briefly in What A Mess, Little Miss Helpful, and he is also seen eating eggs in Golly, Mr. Grumpy's Smiling).
  • In the US broadcast of of The Mr. Men Show, his voice is similar to that of Elvis Presley, Especially his singing voice.


See Counterparts Wiki.

Title character other appearances

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




Artwork from the Mr. Men Show


See also

External links

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Season 1 Characters

Little Miss SunshineLittle Miss NaughtyLittle Miss ScaryMr. LazyMr. NervousMr. MessyMr. QuietMr. StubbornLittle Miss HelpfulMr. BounceMr. SmallLittle Miss Chatterbox • Mr. Per(s)nickety (Mr. Fussy in Season 2) • Mr. GrumpyMr. NoseyMr. ScatterbrainMr. HappyMr. BumpMr. RudeLittle Miss WhoopsMr. NoisyLittle Miss Calamity (Season 1 Only) • Little Miss DaredevilMr. StrongMr. Tickle

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