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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.


Tropes used in The Mr. Men Show (Animation) include:
  • Adaptation Dye Job: Mr. Quiet was brown in the original books; in the series, he is pale blue.
  • 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.
  • Big Ol' Unibrow: Mr. Grumpy and Mr. Stubborn are Type I. They are two of the more negative personality characters, and the only two to have unibrows.
    • Suprisingly Mr. Quiet is a Type II.
  • Black Bead Eyes
  • Blind Without'Em - Miss Whoops.
  • Book Ends - Most episodes starts with the narrator saying 'Ah, [subject matter for this episode]', then repeating it at the end.
  • Bow Ties Are Cool - Mr. Fussy and Mr. Funny.
  • Brilliant but Lazy- Mr. Lazy would rather build a fully-functioning machine to do his work than do the work himself.
  • 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?
  • Butt Monkey- Mr. Bump, Miss Calamity, Mr. Grumpy, Mr. Quiet and Mr Fussy (Mr Persnickety in the 1st season)
  • Catch Phrase - Everyone has one.
    • "Crooked cucumbers!" One time it sounded more like something cucumbers.
    • '"I CAN'T HEAR YOU! NEXT PLEASE!"' But Mr. Noisy often tells others to be quiet.
      • The one he uses the most is "its SUPER!".
    • "Yo, [insert a Mr Men or Little Miss name here]" and "Aw pickles" and also "Aw pickles, I hardly touchd it." for Mr. Strong.
    • "I love chocolate cake. I love pencil rubbers too." could come off as a Catch Phrase sometimes.
    • And "Where is my head?"-Mr Scatterbrain
    • This (x) is Cheap!-Mr Stubborn
    • Wonderful!!!-Mr Happy
    • I THINK SOMEBODY NEEDS A TICKLE!-Mr Tickle
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Little Miss Calamity, and to a lesser extent, Mr. Noisy.
  • Cloudcuckoolander- Mr. Scatterbrain
  • 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 did ya know? Mr. Strong does the same exact as before!
  • Deadpan Snarker- Mr. Grumpy and Mr Rude. Come on, if they were faster than Top Cat And The Beverly Hills Cats, they'd be an alternate title.
  • Designated Monkey: Mr. Bump is becoming one.
  • The Ditz- Miss Sunshine. She's sweet and adorable, sure. But she hasn't enough brains to fill an eggcup.
    • Don't forget about Miss Chatterbox.
    • And Mr. Scatterbrain.
    • Little Miss Whoops.
    • Miss Helpful.
  • Does Not Know His Own Strength - Mr. Strong. Most of his appearances involve something breaking, which leads to his Catch Phrase. "Aw, pickles. I hardly touched it."
  • Does This Remind You of Anything??: You wanna get that milk? You gotta tickle it out!
  • 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 stewardess, 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 any, 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 a few mundane images, the slides suddenly show Embarrassing Old Photos of him.
  • 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(2008 version)with green bows for her pigtails, Miss Naughty with a green bow on her head, and Miss Whoops(2008 version)with a pink bow on her head.
  • Foot Focus - Mr. Messy. He was barefoot in TWO actual episodes. How weird is that?
  • Face Palm - Mr. Bump, Mr. Quiet, and Mr. Grumpy did this a couple times in the series run.
  • Four-Fingered Hands - The entire cast of this series.
  • French Jerk- Mr Rude. In both the UK and US versions.
  • Friend to All Living Things: Mr. Scatterbrain who has an entire menagerie of animals that he seems to pullout of nowhere.
  • 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.
  • Gag Series
  • Gasshole: Mr. Rude
  • Genki Girl- Miss Daredevil
    • Miss Bossy is a more negative version
    • In fact, pretty much all the Little Misses have traits of this.
  • Girlish Pigtails- Miss Sunshine, Miss Giggles, Miss Naughty(2008 version) and Miss Helpful(2008 version).
  • Great Gazoo- Miss Magic
  • Grumpy Bear- Mr Grumpy. Come on, if it wasn't for that bad-tempered Care Bear, he'd be the trope's name. He also seems to be the only character in Dillydale with a brain...in his opinion, anyway.
  • He Who Must Not Be Heard - Mr. Funny since he's inspired by Harpo Marx of the Marx Brothers.
  • Heterosexual Life Partners- Mr Small and Mr Nosy.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!- '''ALL OF THEM!'''
  • The Hyena - Variant. Little Miss Giggles has something in her head that makes her laugh all the time.
  • Hypocritical Humor: There are a lot, examples, Mr. Noisy telling others to be quiet, which will be spread on the Mr. Men Wiki.
    • Also, Mr. Stubborn told his friend, Little Miss Chatterbox to stop talking, apparently, he goes on and on and on.
  • 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.
  • Jerkass - Most negative personality characters have traits of this, particularly Mr. Rude.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: However, Mister 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.
  • Keet - Mr. Tickle and to a lesser extent Mr. Bump.
  • Large Ham: Mr. Bump and Mr. Persnickety at times.
  • Meaningful Name
  • Minimalist Cast
  • Mister Descriptor
  • Motor Mouth - Miss Chatterbox.
  • Nightmare Fetishist - Miss Scary.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Little Miss Scary.
  • No Indoor Voice - Mr Noisy.
  • Noodle Incident: Mr. Grumpy's memoirs apparently make for riveting reading, according to Mr. Small.
  • Odango - Miss Chatterbox wear buns in her hair, So did Miss Helpful in the book version.
  • Odd Couple: Mr. Fussy and Mr. Messy. Miss Daredevil and Mr. Quiet. Mr. Rude and Miss Chatterbox too.
  • Only Sane Man- Mr Grumpy, Mr Quiet and Mr Fussy (Mr Persnickety in the 1st season)
    • Mr. Happy could also count, but he's too busy being the Stepford Smiler.
    • In fact, if many of the characters didn't have their singular traits they would be this.
      • But then it wouldn't be only sane man.
  • The Pig Pen - Mr Messy
  • Those Two Guys: Mr Nosy and Mr Small.
  • Put on a Bus- Miss Calamity in Season 2
    • Probably due to fear of criticism by feminists over a female Butt Monkey.
    • 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...)
      • Wouldn't it be Chuck Cunningham Syndrome? After all, she was never mentioned in Season2, was removed from the theme song and credits, and her disappearance was never explained in-universe. The only reference to her that was made in season 2 was a statue of her in "Trees" but nobody mentioned about it being Miss Calamity and was probably done as a gag.
    • 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 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.
  • Richard Epcar- Mr. Noisy in the U.S. dub.
  • 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.
  • Stepford Smiler - Mr. Happy (Type A)
    • You kidding? He's a type C for sure. You just wait...
  • Stock Footage- Done on some scenes.
  • Surrounded by Idiots- Mr. Grumpy and Mr Rude
  • Talking to Himself- Quite a th Miss Whoops,(related or not)....or Mr. Strong....or Mr. Tickle...or Miss Helpful....and he's just ONE example in the show, for this trope.
    • Mr. Stubborn. My god, Mr. Stubborn.
    • Variant. Mr. Quiet wants to leave but he can't do it for several reasons.
      • As he leaves, he doesn't want to go.
      • He tries, but has no luck.
      • He's not allowed to because he has to wait until the years go by.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot
  • Top-Heavy Guy- Mr. Strong, in the 2008 TV series.
    • However, since some people are amused by how Mr. Bump gets repeatedly harmed, you could describe him as The Chew Toy.
  • Those Two Guys - Mr. Small and Mr. Nosy often hang out together.
  • Vague Age: Though Misters Grumpy, Stubborn and Fussy seem a bit older than the others.
  • Walking Techbane: 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 Whops), they would run the business to the ground or cause lots of destruction with it.
  • Wingding Eyes: Miss Chatterbox gets these in "Dance".
  • World's Strongest Man: Mr. Strong, obviously.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair- Miss Naughty (2008 version) has pink hair, and Mr. Fussy has green hair.
  • You Need To Get Tickled More Often: Mr. Tickle thinks this of Mr. Nervous after he has a panic attack about their being a black olive in the salad bar.
  • Your Answer to Everything: When Mr. Tickle sees a problem, the only solution he can think of is tickling.
    • "I'll give you an answer (honk)"
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