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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 golden-brown in the original books; in the series, he is pale blue.
    • Mr. Lazy went from taffy-pink to green.
  • 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.
    • Suprisingly, Mr. Quiet is a Type II, as is Mr. Messy.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Every character has these.
  • Blind Without'Em:
    • Miss Whoops cannot see two feet in front of her without her glasses, if "Eyeglasses" is anything to go by. She even has a song about it.
    • Mr. Nervous, as shown in "Eyeglasses".
  • 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!" for Mr. Grumpy.
    • '"I CAN'T HEAR YOU!"' 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 touched it." for Mr. Strong.
    • "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.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Mr. Grumpy, Mr. Quiet and Mr Rude.
  • 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 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.
  • Foot Focus: Mr. Messy. He was barefoot in two episodes.
  • 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 pull out 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: This series is in the sketch comedy genre
  • 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, and Miss Helpful.
  • 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.
  • 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, 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.
  • Keet - Mr. Tickle and to a lesser extent Mr. Bump.
  • Large Ham: Mr. Bump and Mr. Persnickety at times.
  • Meaningful Name: With the exception of the walking disaster that is Miss Helpful, each character's name is indicative of their personality (or for a select few, their appearance).
  • Minimalist Cast: Out of the 70+ Mr. Men and Little Misses, only about 30 made it into this series.
  • Mister Descriptor
  • Motor Mouth: Miss Chatterbox.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Miss Scary.
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Little Miss Scary.
  • No Indoor Voice:
    • Mr Noisy.
    • Miss Scary in the US dub. It's downplayed in the UK dub.
  • 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.
  • Only Sane Man: Mr Grumpy, Mr Quiet and Mr Fussy (Mr Persnickety in the 1st season)
  • The Pig Pen: Mr Messy.
  • 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)
  • Stock Footage: Done on some scenes.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Mr. Grumpy and Mr Rude.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Mr. Strong, in the 2008 TV series.
  • Those Two Guys: Mr. Small and Mr. Nosy are rarely apart.
  • 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 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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