YMMV / The Mr. Men Show

  • Accidental Innuendo: The lyrics for "Tickle it Out" is about tickling a cow to get milk out.
  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Mr. Stubborn when he was trying to sell his car to Mr. Persnickety. Was he really just stubborn, or was he trying to scheme the buyer?
  • Awesome Music: The theme song.
  • Base-Breaking Character: Because of how the show is done with different character traits, many fans will have different opinions on the many characters.
    • Mr. Rude has gotten this treatment from the fanbase. He's either liked for having some of the funniest lines, or disliked for being a soulless French stereotype whose entire schick is fart jokes.
    • Characters like Miss Naughty and Miss Scary can be either seen as characters who make the show enjoyable from being dull, or characters who don't get any comeuppance for their ruthless actions.
  • Better on DVD: The series is better on DVD, as the footage is in 16:9, compare to how it's shown on television. This is also the case with the British version, which aside from what the American version has to offer, doesn't have the audio high pitched and contains the missing segments!
  • Broken Base:
    • The redesigns of the characters are either good or bad, depending on your view.
      • Mr. Nosy's is one of these that fans tend to polarize. Some dislike the new look, as it the old design helps portray the character for his traits. But there's some that like the new look, as it's more friendlier looking (considering the original made it look like something else).
    • The voices for the British and American versions can be like this. British viewers might find the American voices annoying, while American viewers can found the British voices bland.
  • Designated Monkey: Mr. Bump tends to suffer this a lot, especially in the second season. Although it's clearly in his name, some fans tend to dislike this.
  • Ear Worm: Quite a lot of the songs, especially That One Song that gets stuck in your head.
  • Epileptic Trees:
    • Whether Mr. Bump actually died by being impaled by a clock hand in Clocks. This single theory lead to a whole edit war on Mr. Men Wiki, with no only one person putting their version and the administrator's version, but some people trying to lock the entire page.
    • What happened to Mr. Noisy if he was still a whale after Travel, as he didn't appear after that episode (aside from a voiceover). Though the graphic novels reveals that he turned back to his normal self.
    • Miss Calamity's absence, as some fans speculated that she may've died after the first season. Though like with Mr. Noisy, the comics revealed that she still exists.
  • Fridge Brilliance: In "Flying", Mr. Grumpy says that he started working as a flight attendant 30 years ago. 30 years before the episode premiered was 1978, when Mr. Grumpy's book was released.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • When the show first came out, various fans of both this and Thomas & Friends did parody clips depicting several Thomas characters as the Mr. Men and Little Misses. A year later, some of the UK and Israeli voices from the show would play characters for Thomas. (Though Mr. Tickle and Stubborn's VA for the Hebrew dub already voiced Thomas in Magic Railroad)
    • Speaking of Thomas, Mr. Fussy's catchphrase "Sweet Henrietta!" become more funny since Rob Rackstraw voices Toby, who owns a carriage named Henrietta.
    • In "Sand and Surf", Miss Whoops is depicted with blue hair. Her Japanese voice actress would later play Sophie from the Pokemon Anime, who has blue hair and glasses.
    • Mr. Fussy saying he doesn't believe in ghosts is funny as his voice actor will go on to voice as a ghost.
  • It's Popular, Now It Sucks: The songs "Dinosaurs on the Loose" and "Tickle it Out" can be like this in season 2, due to the songs being overused.
  • It's Short, so It Sucks: A lot of fans who like the show were disappointed that it didn't last that long.
  • Memetic Molester: Mr. Tickle comes as close as a character can for a lighthearted kids' show.
  • Misaimed Marketing: The recent UK DVD releases are misleading with the covers, using the original series look. This can mislead some fans, as both series are different from each other. Not to mention, some characters on the covers don't look like they are in the actual show.
  • The Scrappy: The season 2 characters, typically Miss Curious and Mr. Funny, aren't well-liked as they are considered annoying and/or bland by viewers. Though most of the complaints were from fans who liked their original counterparts/looks.
  • Seasonal Rot: The second season is considered weaker than the first for several reasons:
    • Miss Calamity being absent due to Executive Meddling.
    • The new characters having less screentime.
    • The shorts being reduced and making them longer, though it depends on which episodes.
  • Special Effect Failure: The Miss Calamity statue, as it's an edited photo of a figure of the character.
  • Squick: Mr. Messy has some rather revolting habits, especially to a Neat Freak like Mr. Persnickety/Fussy.
  • Tear Jerker: It may have been brief, but in the episode Surprises, when after she's told by Miss Helpful that there was going to be a surprise party for her, when she sees the chaos her home is in, Miss Sunshine looked heartbroken and hurt, almost to the point of tears. That may have been a brief moment, but you can't help but feel sorry for Miss Sunshine here.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Mr. Tall and Little Miss Curious. For most of Season 2, they were relegated to nothing more than cameos, and even their speaking appearances had little to no bearing on the plots of the sketches they appeared in. Mr. Tall would've had great plots concerning his height, and Little Miss Curious could start one off with a question. Alas, it was not to be.
  • Toy Ship: Despite the series aimed for young children, at one point, it seems, during Season 2, that the writers and animators were teasing of hints of Mr. Grumpy with Miss Chatterbox for some odd reason.
  • Uncanny Valley: The Miss Calamity statue from "Trees", as it looks realistic compare to the rest of the show.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Little Miss Scary, due to her deep, boyish voice and spiky hair.
  • The Woobie: Mr Bump. He has Miss Whoops for a sister. We'd hate to be him. And in some cases, this trope can expand to Mr Quiet. Miss Calamity, until her disappearance in season 2, was also part of this trope.
    • However, since some people are amused by how Mr. Bump gets repeatedly harmed, you could describe him as The Chew Toy. Miss Calamity fitted this trope, too.
    • Mr. Happy is also considered one. There are some fans who feel sorry for him. While the Chew Toys/Butt Monkeys always express how they feel and get back on their feet, Mr. Happy has to hide his other emotions behind a smile and suffer in silence.
    • Mr. Nervous. He's practically scared of life itself!
    • Mr. Quiet - the poor dude is just looking for some peace and quiet but ends up being walked over by others or dragged into their mess.
    • Miss Sunshine in the Surprise skit (even if it was for a moment).
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