Mr. Silly is the tenth book in the Mr. Men series by Roger Hargreaves.

Mr. Silly
  • Colour: Light Brown
  • Shape: Round
  • Gender : Male
  • Relatives : Mr. Nonsense, Little Miss Giggles
  • Love:
  • Friends: Mr. Nonsense, and Little Miss Dotty
  • Release date: 1972
  • Job: being silly
  • Features: Orange top hat (formerly red) over his eyes, yellow shoes
  • Voice Actors: Arthur Lowe (1975-1978) John Alderton (1983) Gordon Peters (1995-1997) Neil Crone (1997-1999)


Mr. Silly

Mr. Silly in the books

Mr. Silly lives in Nonsenseland, where the trees have red leaves and the grass is blue. Every year there is a contest for the silliest idea of the year, and Mr. Silly can't think of one. All the animals do human activity and say the wrong sounds. Mr. Silly wins the contest by painting all the leaves on the trees green. 

International publications & translations

Mr. Silly appears under the titles

  • Monsieur Étonnant (French)
  • Don Tontainas (Spanish)
  • Unser Herr Komisch (German)
  • Mister Quatschkopf (Second German Release)
  • Ο Κύριος Ανόητος (Greek)
  • 엉뚱씨 (Korean)
  • Mr. Dwl (Welsh)
  • Meneer Malloot (Dutch)
  • Meneertje Maf (Second Dutch Release)
  • 滑稽先生 (Taiwan)
  • Fætter Fjolle (Danish)
  • Senhor Tonto (Portuguese)
  • はちゃめちゃくん (Japanese)
  • Herr Tullball (Norwegian)


  • Mr. Silly is Roger's favourite Mr Men.
  • According to a Mr. Men comic, his birthday is February 13th, "every year".
  • When Mr. Silly was first published on the back cover of Mr. Men books he was cream with a red hat, though he was still the correct colour on the front cover of his book along with it's pages. As of more recent publishing he is light brown with an orange hat, both on the back cover, and on the front cover and the pages.
  • He is one of the largest Mr. Men in the Mr. Men and Little Miss episodes.
  • He is the first Mr. Man to wear shoes
  • He is sad in Little Miss Late.
  • Mr. Silly's book is the only one in the series to be modified. In the original 1972 version, the nonsenseland pig is said to be wearing sunglasses and smoking a cigar. This was changed in 1990 to having the pig wearing trousers and a bowler hat. In later editions, the trees were said to have pink leaves instead of red ones.


  • His Ed, Edd n Eddy counterpart is Ed because they are both silly.
  • His Beauty and the Beast counterparts are the Bimbettes because they are all silly.
  • His Father Ted counterpart is Dougal because they are both silly.
  • His Kingdom Hearts counterpart is Sora because they both have big shoes.
  • His Thomas & Friends counterparts are Billy and Duke because all three are close in colour and Billy and Mr. Silly are silly.
  • His Little Monsters counterpart is Silly Sidney because both are silly. 
  • His Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas counterpart is Fife because they are both silly.
  • His Winnie the Pooh counterpart is Tigger because they are both silly.
  • His Oliver and Company counterpart is Tito the Chihuaha because they are both silly.
  • His Three Little Pigs counterparts are Fifer Pig and Fiddler Pig because they are all silly.
  • His Family Ness counterparts is Silly Ness because they are both silly.
  • His Twelve Warrior Explosive Eto Rangers counterpart is Monk because they are both silly and brown.
  • His Star Wars counterpart is Jar Jar Binks because they are both silly.
  • His Animaniacs counterpart is Baloney because they are both silly.
  • His Fairly OddParents counterpart is Cosmo because they are both silly.
  • His T.U.F.F. Puppy Counterpart is Dudley Puppy because both are silly.
  • In the graphic novel Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life, Scott's first encounter with Ramona includes a gag about her shoes, which are later revealed to be Mr. Silly's shoes.
  • His Street Fighter counterpart is Hakan, because they are both silly.
  • His My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic counterpart to Pinkie Pie because they are both silly.
  • His Total Drama series counterpart to Ezekiel because they are both silly.
  • His Skylander series counterpart to Pop Fizz because they both have yellow and they are both silly.
  • His Pillow Pets counterpart is Silly Monkey because they are both silly.
  • His Cuddle-Uppets counterpart is Buster The Purple Monkey because they are both silly.
  • His Mikayla's Words counterpart is Mikayla Pasteris because they are both silly.
  • His Slumber Party Puppies counterpart is Silly because they both have yellow and they are both silly.
  • His Lalaloopsy counterpart is Alice in Lalaloopsyland because they both are silly.
  • His Illumination's Sing counterpart is Ash The Porcupine because they both are silly.
  • His Inanimate Insanity counterpart is Lightbulb because they are both yellow and silly.
  • His Tiny Toon Adventures counterpart is Fifi La Fume they are both silly.
  • His Sonic the Hedgehog counterpart is Coconuts they are both silly.
  • His Heathcliff counterpart is Heathcliff they are both silly.
  • His Felix the Cat counterpart is Felix the Cat they are both silly.
  • His Oobi counterpart is Kako because both are silly.
  • His Mixels Hotshot counterpart is Tuth and Spinza because both are silly.
  • His The My singing monsters Show is Tweedle because both are silly.
  • His My Little Animals counterpart is Silly Snilly because both are silly.

List of characters

This is a list of Mr. Men, Little Miss and other special characters that appear in this book.

  • Mr. Ridiculous
  • Mr. Foolish
  • Mr. Muddle (Human Farmer)
  • Mrs. Nincompoop
  • King of Nonsenseland
  • Chicken
  • Worm (not on TV)
  • Pig (not on TV)

Title character other appearances

This is a list of other books that the title character has appeared in.


See also

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