History Literature / MrMen

22nd Feb '18 9:05:57 AM bitemytail
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* BowtiesAreCool: Doctors Third, Sixth, and Eleventh all have them, as does the Master in ''Dr. Seventh''.
13th Feb '18 10:57:27 PM 793ws
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** Mr. Mischief's story has the [[IgnoredAesop lesson that the wizard taught him not sticking]] and proceeding to give Mr. Fussy an unwanted shave, then the narrator suggests that the protagonist may or may not have played a prank reader.

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** Mr. Mischief's story has the [[IgnoredAesop lesson that the wizard taught him not sticking]] and proceeding to give Mr. Fussy an unwanted shave, then the narrator suggests that the protagonist may or may not have played a prank on the reader.
12th Feb '18 3:58:21 AM 793ws
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* DownerEnding: While for the most part the series averts this trope, there are a few exceptions:
** Mr. Clever's book has him walking home in sadness due to not feeling quite as clever as he thought he was, then to add insult to injury it turns out that he's going in the wrong direction.
** Mr. Mischief's story has the [[IgnoredAesop lesson that the wizard taught him not sticking]] and proceeding to give Mr. Fussy an unwanted shave, then the narrator suggests that the protagonist may or may not have played a prank reader.
4th Jan '18 5:29:47 AM Sapphirea2
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* FakeOutOpening: The opening to ''Mr. Nobody'' pulls this off by claiming it to be about Mr. Happy before saying "Actually, this isn't about him." He does appear in the story aside from this moment.



* FakeOutOpening: The opening to ''Mr. Nobody'' pulls this off by claiming it to be about Mr. Happy before saying "Actually, this isn't about him." He does appear in the story aside from this moment.



* GrumpyOldMan: ''Dr. First'' takes this aspect of the First Doctor's personality and plays it up for laughs.
* HalfwayPlotSwitch: ''Dr. Eighth'' starts with him rescuing the human crew of a spaceship about to self-destruct, after failing to talk its computer into ''not'' blowing it up. He lands the TARDIS on an Earth beach to let them out, whereupon he stumbles into a conflict between the Silurians and Sea Devils that takes up the remainder of the book.



* LongList: Discussed in ''Dr. Fourth'': "In fact, the list of things Daleks can't do is long, but not as long as the list of things that Daleks don't like." (This is because the ''only'' thing they like is "exterminating things".)

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* LongList: Discussed in ''Dr. Fourth'': "In fact, the list of things Daleks can't do is long, but not as long as the list of things that Daleks don't like." (This This is because the ''only'' thing they like is "exterminating things".)



* PinkMeansFeminine: Played straight several times. Of the seven female characters to turn up in the first eight books, three -- Victoria, Sarah Jane, and Rose -- are pink (each gets a different shade/tint). The four aversions thus far are Susan (light blue), Ace (turquoise, possibly because she's not a character who would wear pink willingly), River Song (orange), and Missy (PurpleIsTheNewBlack).

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* PinkMeansFeminine: Played straight several times. Frequently played straight. Of the seven eight female characters to turn up in the first eight nine books, three four -- Victoria, Sarah Jane, Rose, and Rose Donna -- are pink (each pink; each gets a different shade/tint). shade/tint. The four aversions thus far are Susan (light blue), Ace (turquoise, possibly because she's not a character who would wear pink willingly), pink), River Song (orange), and Missy (PurpleIsTheNewBlack). (PurpleIsTheNewBlack).



* RealMenWearPink: Or rather, ''are'' pink in the case of Doctors Third and Sixth. The former's dark magenta and the latter's a brighter pink; in both cases, these are reflections of their TV counterparts' costumes (the latter's being infamously garish).

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* RealMenWearPink: Or rather, ''are'' '''are''' pink in the case of Doctors Third and Sixth. The former's dark magenta and the latter's a brighter pink; in both cases, these are reflections of their TV counterparts' costumes (the latter's being infamously garish).
31st Dec '17 8:23:34 PM louisXVI
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* OddballInTheSeries: Mr. Snow is the only book whose cover isn't just a picture of the character on a plain white background (Mr. Snow is depicted standing amid a blizzard in a snowy field). His story is also more of a generic Christmas story that doesn't really match the format of the other books indeed, Mr. Snow himself doesn't even permanently exist (See Snowlems, below). Little Miss Lucky is also unusual in that her book is basically just one long BaitAndSwitch gag unlike the other books, hers isn't a story about her life.

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* OddballInTheSeries: Mr. Snow is the only book whose cover isn't just a picture of the character on a plain white background (Mr. Snow is depicted standing amid a blizzard in a snowy field). His story is also more of a generic Christmas story that doesn't really match the format of the other books indeed, Mr. Snow himself doesn't even permanently exist (See Snowlems, below). Little Miss Lucky is also unusual in that her book is basically just one long BaitAndSwitch gag unlike the other books, hers isn't a story about her life.life and personality.
31st Dec '17 8:22:26 PM louisXVI
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* OddballInTheSeries: Mr. Snow is the only book whose cover isn't just a picture of the character on a plain white background (Mr. Snow is depicted standing amid a blizzard in a snowy field). His story is also more of a generic Christmas story that doesn't really match the format of the other books indeed, Mr. Snow himself doesn't even permanently exist (See Snowlems, below). Little Miss Lucky is also unusual in that her book is basically just one long BaitAndSwitch gag unlike the other books, hers isn't a story about her life.
31st Dec '17 7:52:22 PM louisXVI
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** Mr. Dizzy lives in Cleverland, where everyone makes fun of him. He drinks some magical water and becomes the smartest man of all.
31st Dec '17 7:48:13 PM louisXVI
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** Little Miss Scatterbrain is constantly confusing the names of the other Mr. Men and Little Misses, and when she goes into town to buy sausages, she walks into a bank instead and asks for two pounds (of sausages), then wonders what the two notes the bank teller passes her are in aid of.[[note]] The book having been written in the days before the pound note was taken out of circulation in favour of a coin.
In the American version, this joke was somewhat awkwardly changed to her simply asking for "two please" with the banker giving her two bills out of confusion.
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** Little Miss Scatterbrain is constantly confusing the names of the other Mr. Men and Little Misses, and when she goes into town to buy sausages, she walks into a bank instead and asks for two pounds (of sausages), then wonders what the two notes the bank teller passes her are in aid of.[[note]] The book having been written in the days before the pound note was taken out of circulation in favour of a coin.
coin. In the American version, this joke was somewhat awkwardly changed to her simply asking for "two please" with the banker giving her two bills out of confusion.
confusion.[[/note]]
31st Dec '17 7:47:20 PM louisXVI
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** Little Miss Scatterbrain is constantly confusing the names of the other Mr. Men and Little Misses, and when she goes into town to buy sausages, she walks into a bank instead and asks for two pounds (of sausages), then wonders what the two notes the bank teller passes her are in aid of.[[note]] The book having been written in the days before the pound note was taken out of circulation in favour of a coin.[[/note]]

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** Little Miss Scatterbrain is constantly confusing the names of the other Mr. Men and Little Misses, and when she goes into town to buy sausages, she walks into a bank instead and asks for two pounds (of sausages), then wonders what the two notes the bank teller passes her are in aid of.[[note]] The book having been written in the days before the pound note was taken out of circulation in favour of a coin.coin.
In the American version, this joke was somewhat awkwardly changed to her simply asking for "two please" with the banker giving her two bills out of confusion.
[[/note]]
31st Dec '17 7:44:46 PM louisXVI
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** Little Miss Lucky is one of the oddest books in the series: her life is depicted as a sort of hell, in which she is constantly being chased by scary monsters. But it was all just a dream! See, she IS lucky after all!

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** Little Miss Lucky is one of the oddest books in the series: her life is depicted as a sort of hell, in which she is constantly being chased by scary monsters. But on the last page we see it was all just a dream! dream. See, she IS lucky after all!
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