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Telephone is an episode in the second season of The Mr. Men Show.


The Mr. Men and Little Misses are answering the call on their telephones. Mr. Bump and Mr. Tickle are answering the call to fix some telephone lines; Mr. Rude is taking his calls at the most inappropriate times; and Mr. Grumpy answering machine is leading to the callers coming to him.


  • Mr. Quiet and Mr Rude's Plot: Mr. Quiet sees Mr. Rude talking to Miss Chatterbox on his phone while attending Mr. Fussy's piano concert. Mr. Quiet tries to throw out Mr. Rude's phone when Mr. Strong arrives and sees him and sends him out of the theatre. Mr. Rude's phone lands one of the piano strings with Miss Chatterbox still speaking on it. Mr. Fussy's concert is ruined once again as he runs off crying. In the end, Mr. Rude creates a gas cloud causing the whole audience to shout his name and a disgusted Miss Bossy to faint.
  • Miss Scary's Plot (Deleted in the UK): Miss Scary introduces her scare a phone.
  • Mr. Bump and Mr. Tickle's Plot: Mr. Bump goes with Mr. Tickle to fix a broken telephone line. At first Mr. Tickle tickles the machine's controls and Mr. Bump falls out twice. After that, an opossum attacks him. Finally, he tries to cut off the branch with baby vultures and the mother vulture picks him up and drops him to the ground.
  • Mr. Grumpy's Plot: Miss Helpful gives Mr. Grumpy a special phone. He gets calls from Miss Bossy, Mr. Nosy, Mr. Small and Mr. Messy who barge into his house. Soon Miss Helpful comes back and sits with the unwelcome guests watching the TV. Instead of thanking Miss Helpful for the telephone, Mr. Grumpy scolds her for not getting to watch his fishing show by himself. Then, Mr. Noisy and Mr. Strong come along and everyone starts partying until Mr. Grumpy smashes the new phone with a mallet.


The transcript for "Telephone" can be found here.


Characters are getting a squirrel off of the telephone pole.

  1. The squirrel jumps out at Mr. Quiet.
  2. Mr. Strong breaks the telephone line.
  3. Mr. Scatterbrain puts many squirrels on the telephone line.


Voice Cast[]


  • Rob Rackstraw



  • This is the second time Mr. Fussy does a piano concert. The first is Sleep.
    • Coincidentally, this is the second time Mr. Rude disturbs the concert.
  • Mr. Strong tossing Mr. Quiet out of the theatre is a reference to how he did it to Mr. Fussy in Movies.
  • Miss Helpful is seen without her Fanny Pack in this episode. This would happen again in Sand & Surf.
  • In the first plot, Featherhead made a cameo on Mr. Rude's phone.
  • Mr. Grumpy's plot is a reference to Dreamworks' Shrek.
  • Rock the Bones can be heard during the fourth plot.
  • After Mr. Rude gives himself "a concert" (a fart), The "Mr. Rude" audio used in Sleep is heard in the US dub.

Dub Edits[]

  • In the US version, Mr. Noisy shouts "We heard you were having a party, Cha Cha Cha!", in the UK version, he shouts "We heard you were having a party, Bish Bash Bosh!"
  • In the UK, when Mr. Messy phones Mr. Grumpy, Mr. Grumpy's "Go away" message is shoehorned in.
  • In the US version, after breaking his new phone, Mr. Grumpy just mutters, but in the UK, he says "Telecommunication's vastly overrated."
  • In the US, Mr. Grumpy says "Stay out of my refrigerator!" in the UK, he says "Stay out of my fridge, you!"
  • In the UK version, Miss Helpful calls her fanny pack a bum bag.
  • In the UK, Mr. Strong doesn't say "Oh, pickles!"
  • In the US, Mr. Grumpy says "I don't need to be supplying mustard to the neighbo(u)rhood", while in the UK, he says "I don't intend to supply mustard to the entire neighbourhood”.


Telephone Title Card

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