The Mr. Men, the Mr. Men, the Mr. Men, the Mr. Men!note From left to right: Top row: Mr. Bounce; Row under top row: Little Miss Sunshine, Mr. Strong, Mr. Grumpy; Row above bottom row: Mr. Messy, Little Miss Chatterbox; Bottom row: Mr. Bump, Mr. Tickle
The Mr. Men Show is an animated television series adapted from the original Mr. Men animated shows of the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, which were based on Roger Hargreaves' book series, Mr. Men and Little Misses. The Mr. Men Show, however, differs from the older versions in that it takes a sketch comedy approach to the characters. Each episode features short comedy sketches, dance numbers and music videos.The Mr. Men Show is produced in Glendale, California, by Renegade Animation. The series is directed by Mark Risley; executive producers are Eyrk Casemiro and Kate Boutilier.The show originally aired on February 4, 2008, in the United States and February 25, 2008, in the United Kingdom. It can currently be viewed on Cartoon Network in the United States and Five in the United Kingdom.Each episode is made up of two 11-minute shorts. There have been two seasons, each with 26 episodes.
Animesque: This series feels a bit like an anime, especially with the typical Anime sound effects put to use. It also helps that the slight feel of it (ala twinkle eye and pupils disappearing when feared sometimes) is done also by Renegade Animation, the studio behind Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi
Anachronism Stew: According to the play seen in "Dillydale Day", the city of Dillydale was founded by Viking settlers who enacted a sort of Thanksgiving with the local caveman population. Also, this city was ruled by a Marie Antoinette-esque queen at some point, who was deposed in a revolution.
Brilliant, but Lazy: Mr. Lazy would rather build a fully-functioning machine to do his work than do the work himself.
British Accents: The UK dub features a variety of British accents for the cast, including Scottish (Mr. Stubborn), Welsh (Little Miss Whoops), Scouse (Mr. Messy), West Country (Mr. Grumpy), and Received Pronunciation (Mr. Small).
Mr. Fussy in the U.S. dub has one.
Broken Smile: Mr. Happy gets that more then once. C'mon, you didn't think he was REALLY happy when he was running for his life (like everyone else) in the ship from "Boats" did'ja?
Cloudcuckoolander: Mr. Scatterbrain, as befits his name. In "Airports", when he can concentrate long enough to print off two tickets and two luggage tags for Mr. Happy and Mr. Rude, he puts the tag on Mr. Happy and puts him on the conveyor belt, and gives the ticket to his suitcase.
Mr. Happy: I've never boarded a plane flight like this before! Mr. Scatterbrain: Your suitcase will be in seat 22B, if you need it!
Continuity Nod: In a episode called "Bad Weather", when Mr. Strong is going to fix Mr. Fussy's leaky ceiling, Mr. Fussy mentions about the last time that happened when Mr. Strong tried to fix it, which happened during a Season 1 episode. And what do ya know? Mr. Strong does the same exact thing as before!
Dressed To Heal: As part of its sketch comedy nature, any time the characters are portrayed as doctors, they'll have the the headband with mirror and stethoscope.
Drop-In Character: Mr. Nosy (unsurprisingly) and Mr. Small. Miss Chatterbox also has no problems inviting herself in.
Dropped Glasses: In one part of the episode "Eyeglasses," Miss Whoops, as a flight attendant, accidentally loses her glasses when a pile of carry-on luggage falls on her. She attempts to carry on with her duties regardless, but since she's Blind Without 'Em, the usual ensues. At one point, Mr. Nervous gives her his own glasses, telling her she needs them more than he does. This doesn't help, since they have different prescriptions.
Embarrassing Slide: In one sketch from the episode "Eyeglasses", Mr. Stubborn (as an eye doctor) is showing slides of various objects to test Mr. Happy's eyesight. After pictures of a windmill and a zebra, the slides suddenly show Embarrassing Old Photos of him before showing a picture of a chicken.
Every Girl Is Cuter with Hair Decs: Miss Sunshine with red ribbons for her braids, Miss Giggles with yellow bows for her pigtails, Miss Curious with a blue bow for her ponytail, Miss Helpful with green bows for her pigtails, Miss Naughty with a green bow on her head, and Miss Whoops with a pink bow on her head (she doesn't have hair).
Face Palm: Mr. Bump, Mr. Quiet, and Mr. Grumpy did this a couple times in the series' run.
Mr. Noisy telling others to be quiet, which has been spread on the Mr. Men Wiki. Accidentally clicking on an area of volume to make an instrument quieter instead of louder in MIDI 2 WAV Recorder would make you not stop thinking of this!
Mr. Stubborn told his friend, Little Miss Chatterbox to stop talking, apparently, he goes on and on and on.
Speaking of Mr. Stubborn, there's this line from him: "Some people think they know everything!"
Also Mr. Rude: "Some people have no manners."
Inept Mage: It usually takes Miss Magic several tries to get the results people want from her.
Inevitable Waterfall: In one sketch, Mr. Stubborn goes over a waterfall while going to a calm stream.
Instrumental Theme Tune: If Mr. Bump saying "The Mr. Men Show" at the end, as well as all the characters saying "The Mr. Men" four times at the beginning, doesn't count.
Jerkass: Most negative personality characters have traits of this, particularly Mr. Rude.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: However, Mr. Grumpy tends to treat people (and animals) with a reasonable degree of politeness and civility, even if he's rather brusque with them and and quite vocal about his opinions.
Made Out to Be a Jerkass: In "Restaurants", when Mr. Pernickety calls Mr. Rude out on his behaviour at a place they're dining at, naturally the former gets thrown out by Miss. Helpful.
Man-Eating Plant: The chef in Mr. Scatterbrain's restuarant was a man-eating plant. It tried to eat Mr. Grumpy.
Also, in the beginning of the episode "Science." The plant tried to eat Mr. Bump.
Meaningful Name: Most of the characters' names describe their basic personalities, although Miss Helpful is an inversion; her attempts to help the other cast members generally leave them worse off than before.
Messy Hair: One way Mr. Messy's scribbles can be interpreted as.
Miss Calamity in Season 2. According to the director, she was Put on a Bus because Chorion wanted the show to focus more on the actual book characters (although Miss Daredevil is still around...)
Mr. Noisy got turned into a whale by Little Miss Magic and we don't see him again, even in the bumpers, musical numbers, his own songs, but for some reason, he made a speaking appearance in Bad Weather, and that is the first appearance of Mr. Noisy after he was supposedly Put on a Bus. There were only two episodes after his transformation, though, so it may have been a coincidence that he didn't appear.
Rubber Man: Mr Tickle. His arms can stretch to any length to reach any Mr Man or Little Miss to give that character, as his name suggests, a tickle. (The original cartoon had his arms extra-long the entire time, but the animators found this too hard to animate in the new version.) This also fits Mr Bounce, who's known for bouncing around the place, like a giant yellow ball.
Vague Age: Everyone, though Mr. Grumpy, Mr. Stubborn, and Mr. Fussy seem a bit older than the others.
Walking Tech Bane: Miss Calamity, whenever she uses any form of machinery it takes a life of its own and starts attacking her.
Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: In different sketches, various characters will have different jobs. The episode "Jobs" reveals that this is actually a way of life in Dillydale, as everyone gets a new job on Tuesday that lasts for a week.
It would seem necessary for them to keep changing jobs - if a certain Mr. Men or Little Miss stayed in one job all the time (such as Mr. Scatterbrain or Little Miss Whoops), they would run the business to the ground or cause lots of destruction with it.
You Need To Get Tickled More Often: Mr. Tickle thinks this of Mr. Nervous after he has a panic attack about there being an olive in his sprouts at the salad bar. Without even noticing the plastic bug Miss Naughty had put in the sprouts.