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->''"[[{{Catchphrase}} Don't be]] [[TitleDrop horrid, Henry]]!"''
Series of children's books about the eponymous [[NaughtyIsGood Horrid Henry]], his friends the Purple Hand Gang, his enemies (like teachers, dinner ladies, classmate Moody Margaret) and his family. Has been made into a cartoon series for {{ITV}} and a 2011 [[TheFilmOfTheBook live action film.]]

'''The books to date are:'''
* ''Horrid Henry'' (1994)
* ''Horrid Henry and the Secret Club'' (1995)
* ''Horrid Henry Tricks the Tooth Fairy'' (1996)
* ''Horrid Henry's Nits'' (1997)
* ''Horrid Henry Gets Rich Quick'' (1998)
* ''Horrid Henry's Haunted House'' (1999)
* ''Horrid Henry and the Mummy's Curse'' (2000)
* ''Horrid Henry's Revenge'' (2001)
* ''Horrid Henry and the Bogey Babysitter'' (2002)
* ''Horrid Henry's Stinkbomb'' (2002)
* ''Horrid Henry's Underpants'' (2003)
* ''Horrid Henry Meets The Queen'' (2004)
* ''Horrid Henry and the Mega-Mean Time Machine'' (2005)
* ''Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend'' (2006)
* ''Horrid Henry's Christmas Cracker'' (2006)
* ''Horrid Henry and the Abominable Snowman'' (2007)
* ''Horrid Henry Robs The Bank'' (2008)
* ''Horrid Henry Wakes the Dead'' (2009)
* ''Horrid Henry Rocks'' (2010)
* ''Horrid Henry and the Zombie Vampire'' (2011)
* ''Horrid Henry's Monster Movie'' (2012)

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!!''HorridHenry'' contains examples of:
* AbusiveParents: Henry's parents are guilty under Emotional Abuse towards Henry.
* AccidentalMisnaming: Henry's Great Aunt Greta calls him Henrietta, as she thinks he's a girl due to her senility.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Margaret's hair colour changed from brown in the books to pink in the animated series.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Everyone's nickname; Horrid Henry, Sour Susan, Perfect Peter, etc.
* AdultsAreUseless
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: Subverted in ''Horrid Henry, Horrid Headmaster'', when he becomes the headmaster of Ashton Primary.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: In ''Horrid Henry and the Dinner Guest'', Mum's boss, Mr. Mossy, reveals to Henry that he was a lot like him in his childhood and discovered that sooner or later you'll find someone better than yourself.
* AnAesop: Don't know if this is considered a FamilyUnfriendlyAesop, but in ''Horrid Henry's Hobby'' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny]] he knocked down an entire box of "Sweet Treats" after opening them to find [[GottaCatchEmAll the Golden Gizmo for a competition]]. [[DownerEnding His family were forced to buy every packet in the supermarket and banned from the store for life]]. So the basic aesop is "Don't open cereal packets in shops", an odd aesop if there was one...
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Perfect Peter.
* AntiHero[=/=]AntiRolemodel: Horrid Henry.
** Perfect Peter is a bit of an AntiRolemodel himself. He's well behaved, but is ''so'' obnoxious about it that in real life very few people would want to interact with him.
* AscendedFanboy: One episode features Henry joining the Killer Boy Rats, his favourite band.
* BabysitterFromHell: Rabid Rebecca
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Peter may look like a "smelly nappy baby", as Henry calls him, but as we find out in ''Perfect Peter Pumps Up'', he can get pretty nasty if someone messes with his bunny
* BigEater: Greedy Graham.
* BigNo: Henry gets a lot of these, at least OnceAnEpisode. And every. single. time. he does it, the camera zooms into his uvula (That's shakin' like crazy).
** And not just Henry, the majority of the main characters has done this at least once.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Perfect Peter enjoys seeing Henry get into trouble, and tries to provoke him into bullying him when Henry's trying to behave himself.
* BookDumb: Henry.
* BrattyHalfPint: Horrid Henry and Moody Margaret.
* BigBrotherBully: Henry, to Peter.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Henry has his moments of this towards Peter, despite the above. He once saved him from a falling bookcase, and has taken the blame for him at times.
* BrickJoke: In one episode where Henry fakes illness to stay home from school, his mother gets sick too. Since someone arrives to say the water is being shut off, his mother tells him to fill up the bathtub and pots with water before it's all shut off entirely. As Henry is trying to fill up the bathtub with water, the water is shut off. (But he didn't turn the tap ''off''!) At the end of the episode when his dad arrives, it proceeds to get flooded.
* CainAndAbel: Henry is the Cain to Peter's Abel but is the Abel to Steve's Cain.
* CatchPhrase:
-->'''Beefy Bert:''' "I dunno."
-->'''Happy Hippos:''' "We're happy, we're clappy, we're the Happy Hippos."
-->'''Gross Class Zero:''' "Snot, bogies, fart, poo! We're all sick and so are you!"
-->'''Horrid Henry:''' "It's not fair!"
* ChekhovsGun: In the movie, while the kids are lining up for the talent show, we have a short scene where we are introducted to Vicious Vicky, Sour Susan's little sister, who bites a boy, with narration from Henry explaining who she is. Later on, when Soggy Sid tries to stop the Zero Zombies' performance, Vicious Vicky is let loose on the stage to stop him. She does this by, among other things, biting him on the ass!
* ComicBookTime: Not to the extent of TheSimpsons or WesternAnimation/SouthPark, as the Horrid Henry tv series isn't as much of a LongRunner as them, but although officially its third season hasn't ended yet, it has been running since 2006 and none of the characters have aged a day.
* CrossdressingVoices: Lizzie Waterworth and Emma Tate as Henry and Peter receptively in the animated series.
* DevilInPlainSight: Rabid Rebecca.
* EurekaMoment
* EyesAlwaysShut: In "Horrid Henry Reads a Book", Henry decides to make up various "Happy Nappy" stories for the competition to write the most book reports, saying that Miss Battle-Axe can't have read all the books in the world. He makes up stories about Happy Nappies in various places around the world such as Happy Nappies in Germany, Paris, New York, Japan, Australia, and Canada. The Japanese Happy Nappy [[BlatantLies just happens]] to have closed eyes.
* FragileFlower: Weeping William.
* GameShowAppearance: Fake game show [=2Cool4School=] features in the film version.
** It also appears in two episodes of Series 3 of the TV series. Strangely, only the opening sequence is shown on both occasions.
* {{Gasshole}}: Rude Ralph.
* GottaCatchEmAll: Henry and his friends collected Gizmos once, with the Gold Gizmo being the most prized. The Gizmo is the focus of a book story, a TV episode, and an online game, ''Horrid Henry 2'', where Henry has to take all 30 of Peter's Gizmos.
* GoToYourRoom: Henry's parents often say it to him.
* GrayAndGreyMorality
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: At least a couple of episodes have involved Rude Ralph wishing he had a special talent.
* ImagineSpot: Henry often gets one, usually involving him turning into a predatory animal and harrassing Peter.
* {{Jerkass}}: Several, including Horrid Henry and Rabid Rebecca.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Henry has his moments.
* KarmaHoudini: Henry usually recieves his comeuppance, but there are plenty of times when he doesn't.
** There are also some others who don't get any comeuppance.
* KidCom
* KidsAreCruel
* LovableRogue / UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Henry is perhaps the king of these tropes.
* MeaningfulName: Hear a character's nickname and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin you know what they're about]].
* MommasBoy: Perfect Peter.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Miss Battle-Axe.
* NaughtyIsGood
* NoFourthWall: The animated series just completely throws the fourth wall away, with Henry and the other characters constantly addressing and explaining things to the audience. Also broken in the movie, but not as much as the series.
* OhCrap: In one episode where Henry tries to watch a football match even though he has to go to Stuck-Up Steve's birthday party, he resorts to listening to it on a portable radio. The match gets so exciting he accidently knocks the giant birthday cake over Aunt Ruby, when everyone yells "Henry!", the episode ends on Henry: "Oops."
* ParentalFavouritism: Pefect Peter, [[MommasBoy especially to his mother]].
* ParentalHypocrisy: PlayedForLaughs - Henry's parents aren't above their own little immature feuds with ''their'' siblings.
* ParrotExposition: Sour Susan repeats everything Moody Margaret says.
* PetTheDog: When Perfect Peter is having a sleepover, rather than try to sabotage it, Henry actually comes in and decides to have fun with Peter and his guests. Likewise, they legitimately begin to have fun with the sleepover.
** See also some episodes where Henry actually looks out for Perfect Peter.
* PhraseCatcher / TitleDrop: "Don't be Horrid, Henry!"
* ProtagonistTitle
* LongRunningBookSeries: Been running since 1994, currently 20 books with a 21st coming soon.
* RemakeCameo: Elizabeth Waterworth-Santo, who voices Henry in the animated series, has a non-speaking cameo in the movie as Nitty Nora the nit nurse.
* [[RichBitch Rich Bastard]]: Stuck-Up Steve, who acts like a male version of the AlphaBitch.
** Moody Margaret is a RichBitch.
* ShoutOut: To DavidBowie of all things in one episode of the TV series. Specifically a reference to "Ziggy Stardust"
* SiblingYinYang
* SpeechImpediment: Brainy Brian has a lisp.
** As does [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Lisping Lily.]]
* TheStoolPigeon: Perfect Peter.
-->'''Horrid Henry:''' "You don't ''have'' to tell on me..."
-->'''Perfect Peter:''' "Yes I do~ Mooooooooom!/Daaaaaaaaad!"
** Moody Margaret can also be one.
* TeensAreMonsters: Rabid Rebecca.
* TheUnfavourite: Horrid Henry.
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