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The Mr. Men Show
Genre Comedy
Format Animation, Children's
Created by Roger Hargreaves
Directed by Mark Risley
Narrated by Joseph J. Terry (US)
Simon Callow (UK)
Country of origin  United States
 United Kingdom
Production
Running time 11 Minutes
Broadcast
Original channel US Cartoon Network
UK Five
Original airing US February 4, 2008
UK February 25, 2008

The Mr. Men Show is an animated television series based on the original Mr. Men and Little Miss books created in the 1970s, 80s and 90s by British author Roger Hargreaves. Adapted from the published source material into a television variety program, The Mr. Men Show features comedy sketches, pantomimes, dance numbers and music videos. The TV series is directed by Mark Risley and executive produced by Eryk Casemiro & Kate Boutilier.

Contents

Production

The Mr. Men Show is produced in Glendale, California by Renegade Animation.

Opening Credits

  • Kate Boutilier - Excutive producer
  • Eryk Casemiro - Excutive producer
  • Mark Risley - Director

Episodes

Seasons Episodes First airdate Last airdate
Season 1 26 February 4, 2008 March 30, 2008
Season 2 26 September 8, 2009 October 19, 2009
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Season 1: 2008

# Title Original Air Date Production Code
1a "Boo-Boos" February 4, 2008 (2008-02-04) 101B
 
1b "Mall" February 4, 2008 (2008-02-04) 105B
 
2a "Heatwave" February 5, 2008 (2008-02-05) 119A
 
2b "Sleep" February 5, 2008 (2008-02-05) 119B
 
3a "Dance" February 6, 2008 (2008-02-06) 107A
 
3b "Inventions" February 6, 2008 (2008-02-06) 107B
 
4a "Farm" February 7, 2008 (2008-02-07) 102A
 
4b "Movies" February 7, 2008 (2008-02-07) 102B
 
5a "Jobs" February 8, 2008 (2008-02-08) 113A
 
5b "Gardens" February 8, 2008 (2008-02-08) 113B
 
6a "Snow" February 11, 2008 (2008-02-11) 112A
 
6b "Canned Goods" February 11, 2008 (2008-02-11) 112B
 
7a "Books" February 12, 2008 (2008-02-12) 104A
 
7b "Beach" February 12, 2008 (2008-02-12) 104B
 
8a "Rainy Day" February 13, 2008 (2008-02-13) 118B
 
8b "Trains" February 13, 2008 (2008-02-13) 109B
 
9a "Fair" February 14, 2008 (2008-02-14) 108A
 
9b "Camping" February 14, 2008 (2008-02-14) 108B
 
10a "Flying" February 15, 2008 (2008-02-15) 106A
 
10b "Hobbies" February 15, 2008 (2008-02-15) 106B
 
11a "Paint" February 19, 2008 (2008-02-19) 110A
 
11b "Fish" February 19, 2008 (2008-02-19) 110B
 
12a "Collections" February 20, 2008 (2008-02-20) 114A
 
12b "Chores" February 20, 2008 (2008-02-20) 114B
 
13a "Full Moon" February 21, 2008 (2008-02-21) 116A
 
13b "Night" February 21, 2008 (2008-02-21) 116B
 
14a "Science" February 22, 2008 (2008-02-22) 103A
 
14b "Lake" February 22, 2008 (2008-02-22) 103B
 
15a "Food" February 26, 2008 (2008-02-26) 117A
 
15b "Bugs" February 26, 2008 (2008-02-26) 117B
 
16a "Restaurants" February 27, 2008 (2008-02-27) 115A
 
16b "Music" February 27, 2008 (2008-02-27) 115B
 
17a "Adventure" February 28, 2008 (2008-02-28) 111A
 
17b "Construction" February 28, 2008 (2008-02-28) 111B
 
18a "Cooking" February 29, 2008 (2008-02-29) 118A
 
18b "Amusement Park" February 29, 2008 (2008-02-29) 109A
 
19a "Yard Work" March 3, 2008 (2008-03-03) 120A
 
19b "Parade" March 3, 2008 (2008-03-03) 120B
 
20a "Games" March 4, 2008 (2008-03-04) 121B
 
20b "Superstore" March 4, 2008 (2008-03-04) 121A
 
21a "Hotel" March 5, 2008 (2008-03-05) 122A
 
21b "Birthday" March 5, 2008 (2008-03-05) 122B
 
22a "Car Wash" March 6, 2008 (2008-03-06) 123A
 
22b "Wildlife" March 6, 2008 (2008-03-06) 123B
 
23a "Dillydale Day" March 7, 2008 (2008-03-07) 124A
 
23b "Cars" March 7, 2008 (2008-03-07) 124B
 
24a "Sightseeing" March 10, 2008 (2008-03-10) 125A
 
24b "The Dark" March 10, 2008 (2008-03-10) 125B
 
25a "Circus" March 11, 2008 (2008-03-11) 126A
 
25b "Ships" March 11, 2008 (2008-03-11) 126B
 
26a "Physical" March 12, 2008 (2008-03-12) 101A
 
26b "Boats" March 30, 2008 (2008-03-30) 105A
 

Season 2: 2009

# Title Original Air Date Production Code
27a "Picnics" September 8, 2009 (2009-09-08)
 
27b "Driving" September 8, 2009 (2009-09-08)
 
28a "Outer Space" September 9, 2009 (2009-09-09)
 
28b "Clean Teeth" September 9, 2009 (2009-09-09)
 
29a "Airports" September 10, 2009 (2009-09-10)
 
29b "Shoes" September 10, 2009 (2009-09-10)
 
30a "Arts and Crafts" September 11, 2009 (2009-09-11)
 
30b "Game Shows" September 11, 2009 (2009-09-11)
 
31a "Garages" September 14, 2009 (2009-09-14)
 
31b "Eyeglasses" September 14, 2009 (2009-09-14)
 
32a "Toys" September 15, 2009 (2009-09-15)
 
32b "Reptiles" September 15, 2009 (2009-09-15)
 
33a "Hats" September 16, 2009 (2009-09-16)
 
33b "Robots" September 16, 2009 (2009-09-16)
 
34a "Parties" September 17, 2009 (2009-09-17)
 
34b "Up and Down" September 17, 2009 (2009-09-17)
 
35a "Dining Out" September 18, 2009 (2009-09-18)
 
35b "Gifts" September 18, 2009 (2009-09-18)
 
36a "Sun and Moon" September 21, 2009 (2009-09-21)
 
36b "Telephone" September 21, 2009 (2009-09-21)
 
37a "Seashore" September 22, 2009 (2009-09-22)
 
37b "Washing & Drying" September 22, 2009 (2009-09-22)
 
38a "Sneezes & Hiccups" September 23, 2009 (2009-09-23)
 
38b "Fruit" September 23, 2009 (2009-09-23)
 
39a "Radio" September 24, 2009 (2009-09-24)
 
39b "Supermarket" September 24, 2009 (2009-09-24)
 
40a "Skyscrapers" September 25, 2009 (2009-09-25)
 
40b "Cinema" September 25, 2009 (2009-09-25)
 
41a "Getting Around" September 28, 2009 (2009-09-28)
 
41b "Clocks" September 28, 2009 (2009-09-28)
 
42a "Post Office" September 29, 2009 (2009-09-29)
 
42b "Pets" September 29, 2009 (2009-09-29)
 
43a "Dance Dance Dance" September 30, 2009 (2009-09-30)
 
43b "Trees" September 30, 2009 (2009-09-30)
 
44a "Library" October 1, 2009 (2009-10-01)
 
44b "Pirates" October 1, 2009 (2009-10-01)
 
45a "Goo" October 2, 2009 (2009-10-02)
 
45b "Trains & Planes" October 2, 2009 (2009-10-02)
 
46a "Out to Sea" October 5, 2009 (2009-10-05)
 
46b "Next Door" October 5, 2009 (2009-10-05)
 
47a "Lunch" October 7, 2009 (2009-10-07)
 
47b "Machines" October 7, 2009 (2009-10-07)
 
48a "Fairies and Gnomes" October 9, 2009 (2009-10-09)
 
48b "Home Improvement" October 9, 2009 (2009-10-09)
 
49a "Birds" October 13, 2009 (2009-10-13)
 
49b "Bath and Bubbles" October 13, 2009 (2009-10-13)
 
50a "Sand and Surf" October 15, 2009 (2009-10-15)
 
50b "Parks" October 15, 2009 (2009-10-15)
 
51a "Surprises" October 16, 2009 (2009-10-16)
 
51b "Travel" October 16, 2009 (2009-10-16)
 
52a "Bad Weather" October 19, 2009 (2009-10-19)
 
52b "Pests" October 19, 2009 (2009-10-19)
 

Characters, accents, and voice cast

Mr. Men

Character US Accent UK Accent US Voice Cast UK/AUS Voice Cast
Mr. Bounce Indian Irish Sam Gold Simon Greenall
Mr. Bump Mixed Southern Chinese Aaron Albertus Simon Greenall
Mr. Funny Mute Mute N/A N/A
Mr. Fussy
(Mr. Persnickety in season 1)
British German Joseph J. Terry Rob Rackstraw
Mr. Grumpy Common American Irish Sam Gold Simon Greenall
Mr. Happy Game Show host Stereotype Swedish Sam Gold Simon Greenall (Season 1)
Rob Rackstraw (Season 2)
Mr. Lazy Monotone Cockney Phil Lollar Tim Whitnall
Mr. Messy African American Liverpudlian Peter Rida Michail Rob Rackstraw
Mr. Nervous Canadian Chinese Danny Katiana Tim Whitnall
Mr. Noisy Finnish Irish Richard Epcar Rob Rackstraw
Mr. Nosy Canadian Teeside Danny Katiana Steve Kynman
Mr. Quiet Worrier Guy Cockney Aaron Albertus Simon Greenall
Mr. Rude French French Joseph J. Terry Joseph J. Terry
Mr. Scatterbrain New York New York Joseph J. Terry Joseph J. Terry
Mr. Small Welsh British Phil Lollar Keith Wickham
Mr. Strong Philadelphian Nigerian Phil Lollar Simon Greenall
Mr. Stubborn Nigerian Scottish Godfrey Lewis MacLeod
Mr. Tall African American Polish Godfrey Chris Jarvis
Mr. Tickle Mixed Nigerian-Tamachi Mixed Scottish-Welsh Jeff Stewart Rob Rackstraw

Little Misses

Character US Accent UK Accent US Voice Cast UK/AUS Voice Cast
Little Miss Bossy Mixed Southern Mixed Irish Sophie Roberts Imelda Staunton
Little Miss Calamity Brooklyn Mixed British Prudence Alcott Aline Mowat
Little Miss Chatterbox Valley Girl Irish Katie Leigh Teresa Gallagher
Little Miss Curious Bulgarian Nasally Irish Sophie Roberts Emma Tate
Little Miss Daredevil Tomboyish Posh Katie Leigh Teresa Gallagher
Little Miss Giggles Russian Somerset Reba West Pui Fan Lee
Little Miss Helpful Texan Nigerian Katie Leigh Jo Wyatt (Season 1)
Emma Tate (Season 2)
Little Miss Magic Scottish Australian Prudence Alcott Emma Tate
Little Miss Naughty Romanian Bristol Alicyn Packard Jo Wyatt (Season 1)
Teresa Gallagher (Season 2)
Little Miss Scary Witch-like Tomboyish Susan Balboni Jo Wyatt
Little Miss Sunshine Sunny Girl Mixed Cockney Alicyn Packard Jo Wyatt (Season 1)
Emma Tate (Season 2)
Little Miss Whoops Monotone Welsh Alicyn Packard Teresa Gallagher

Adapting the books for television

Some artistic license has been taken in adapting the books for television, including name changes, design alterations, the creation of entirely new characters and the gender reassignment of existing characters. Mr. Rude, Mr. Quiet, Mr. Strong, Mr. Grumpy, Little Miss Magic, Mr. Tall, Little Miss Bossy, Mr. Funny, Little Miss Curious, Mr. Fussy, Little Miss Naughty, Little Miss Whoops, Mr. Messy, Little Miss Helpful, Mr. Small, Mr. Nosy, Mr. Jelly and Mr. Lazy have undergone re-imaginings, with Mr. Jelly furthermore being renamed to Mr. Nervous (it should be noted in season 1 that Mr. Fussy was renamed Mr. Persnickety). Little Miss Calamity and Little Miss Daredevil were created exclusively for the television series, while the book’s female characters of Little Miss Stubborn and Little Miss Scatterbrain have been changed to Mr. Stubborn and Mr. Scatterbrain. Mr. Tall, Mr. Funny, Little Miss Curious, Little Miss Bossy, Little Miss Magic and Little Miss Giggles appeared in Season 2.

Opening

  • Mr. Tickle's arms move through the opening.
  • His arms pass the executive producer credits.
  • Little Miss Helpful helps Little Miss Calamity put up a picture of a bird. Mr. Tickle tickles Little Miss Helpful causing Little Miss Calamity to fall off the ladder onto her. (Season 1)
  • Mr. Nosy and Mr. Small eat donuts. In Season 2 they are offered to them by Little Miss Helpful and Mr. Tickle passes them first.
  • Mr. Tickle's arms pass the credit "Based on the books by Roger Hargreaves". this happens in the former or latter cases in Season 1 & 2 respectively.
  • Mr. Noisy speaks through his megaphone giving Mr. Grumpy a head ache.
  • Mr. Strong is weight lifting until Mr. Tickle tickles him causing him to throw his weight lifter up in the air.
  • Mr. Quiet is about to talk until one of Mr. Tickle's arms silences him.
  • Little Miss Scary scares Mr. Tickles arms with her mask making them go up.
  • Little Miss Daredevil files through Mr. Tickle's arms.
  • Mr. Tickle's arms get into Mr. Messy's Mess.
  • Mr. Fussy sweeps the mess off Mr. Tickle's arms with his duster.
  • Little Miss Magic lifts Little Miss Giggles up by conjuring up a tall flower from right under her. (Season 2)
  • Little Miss Chatterbox is talking and Mr. Tickle's arms tickles Mr. Nervous making him scream and run away.
  • Mr. Scatterbrain is sitting on a toy train laughing. (Season 1)
  • As in the 30-second US version, one of Mr. Tickle's arms open a mailbox as Mr. Scatterbrain pops out of to Mr. Small and Mr. Nosy's surprise.
  • Mr. Lazy is sleeping on his hammock and Mr. Tickle's arms bounces it. (Season 1)
  • Little Miss Helpful is pushing Mr. Lazy in a wheelbarrow to a hole. (Season 2)
  • Mr. Bounce walks until Mr Tickle's arms cause him to bounce.
  • Mr. Happy and Little Miss Sunshine are in their Good Morning Dillydale studio watching Mr. Tickle's arms.
  • Mr. Rude blows a Raspberry at Mr. Tickle's arms when they pass.
  • Little Miss Naughty puts a knot in Mr. Tickle's arms but he unknots (as they pass the "Directed by Mark Risley" credit) and Mr. Stubborn turns his back on Little Miss Naughty.
  • Mr. Bump is skydiving with Little Miss Whoops. Just as Little Miss Whoops is putting on Mr. Bump's parachute, Mr. Tickle tickles her causing her to throw Mr. Bump off the plane.
  • Mr. Bump falls and the Show's title pops up with Mr. Bump as the O. He then calls out "The Mr. Men Show" then the episodes title pops up.

Dillydale

The Dillydale city sign

In Roger Hargreaves' original book series, each of the Mr. Men and Little Miss characters were given a hometown: Happyland, Tiddletown, Nonsenseland - in the television series, all the characters live in the same city, the township of Dillydale. The name "Dillydale" was coined by series producer Peggy Regan. To commemorate the historic naming, Peggy was presented with a plaque and the honorary title "The Mayor of Dillydale".

American and English versions

The Mr. Men show is dubbed from English (U.S. version) into English (UK version). With the exceptions of Mr. Scatterbrain and Mr. Rude, the American voice cast is completely different from the British cast.

The artists at Renegade Animation animate the Mr. Men Show character actions to the U.S. cast's performance. The finished episodes are then shipped to the UK for overdubbing, where the UK cast mimics the US cast, matching the existing lip sync in much the same process that is employed when dubbing Godzilla films from Japanese into English.

Channels

Country Channel
Australia Australia ABC1, ABC2 and Nick Jr.
Canada Canada YTV Disney Channel
France France France 5
Germany Germany Nickelodeon
India India Pogo (TV channel)
Republic of Ireland Ireland TG4
Japan Japan Cartoon Network Japan
Portugal Portugal RTP 1 and RTP 2
Singapore Singapore Okto
South Korea South Korea Cartoon Network Southeast Asia
Spain Spain TVE2
United Kingdom United Kingdom Five and Fiver (Milkshake!)
United States United States Cartoon Network and Boomerang

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