Mr. Tickle


Book No.
Release Date
1 April 1971
Preceded by
Followed by

Mr. Tickle is the first book in the Mr. Men series by Roger and Adam Hargreaves, and a character of the Mr. Men franchise.

About Him

  • Colour: Orange
  • Shape: Round
  • Gender : Male
  • Hair: None
  • Family: None
  • Friends: Mr. Bump, Mr. Scatterbrain, Little Miss Chatterbox, Mr. Grumpy (one-sided)
  • Rivals: Little Miss Trouble, Little Miss Scary, Little Miss Bad, Mr. Grumpy (one-sided)
  • Love: Unknown
  • Likes: Tickling
  • Dislikes: Getting his arms tangled up, not tickling, onions (because it makes him cry),getting tickled.
  • Job: Tickling people
  • Features: Blue bowler hat
  • Nationality: Irish (UK) Tamachi-American (US) Italian-American (Unknown)
  • Voice Actors: Arthur Lowe (1975-1978), John Alderton (1983), Gordon Peters (Mr. Men and Little Miss, UK), Len Carlson (Mr. Men and Little Miss, US dub), Unknown Voice Actor (Emme/Hyptinque software series, possibly 2003) Jeff Stewart (The Mr. Men Show, US), Rob Rackstraw (The Mr. Men Show, UK dub)


Mr. Tickle's story begins with him in bed and making himself breakfast without getting up because of his "extraordinarily long arms". He then decides that it is a dumb day and so goes around town tickling people - a teacher, a policeman, a greengrocer, a station guard, a doctor, a butcher and a postman. The book ends with a warning that Mr. Tickle could be lurking around anywhere even your doorway, waiting to tickle you.


The character of Mr. Tickle was created when Roger's 8-year-old son, Adam, asked, "What does a tickle look like?" Like all Mr. Men, Mr. Tickle has a simplistic look. He is orange with long wiggly arms and a small blue hat.

In 2001, for the 30th anniversary of the Mr. Men, Mr. Tickle's book was released as a collector's edition hardback. It included a foreword from Adam Hargreaves.


Book: Orange circle, blue hat, long arms

Show: Is the same, but his hat has a stripe and his arms can get shorter at any time

International publications & translations

Mr. Tickle appears under the titles:

  • Monsieur Chatouille (French)
  • Don Cosquillas (Spanish)
  • Mr. Goglais (Welsh)
  • Unser Herr Killekille (German)
  • Meneertje Kietel (Dutch)
  • Ο Κύριος Γαργαλίτσας (Greek)
  • 搔癢先生 (Taiwan)
  • 간지럼씨 (Korean)
  • Fætter Kilderik (Danish)
  • Gubben Killekill (Swedish)
  • מר דגדוג (Hebrew)
  • Mr. Csiki (Hungarian)
  • Signor Solletico (Italian)
  • コチョコチョくん (Japanese)
  • Domnul Gâdilici (Romanian)
  • Мистер Щекатун (Russian)
  • Herr Kilefant (Norwegian)
  • Senhor Cócegas (Portuguese)

List of characters

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

The Mr. Men Show

In the 2008 TV series The Mr. Men Show, Mr. Tickle remains relatively the same in looks, however his shape has changed to a circle and is smaller. Though his arms are normally sized (but can stretch out when needed) and his hat has an aqua stripe and is floating above his head. However, he tickles other Mr. Men and Little Misses (due to the obvious absence of humans in Dillydale.) As far as character traits goes, he is still determined to tickle everyone he interacts with, but instead of doing it for mischief he does it to make people happy and will stop when nobody wants him to tickle them, save for when the opportunity knocks with Mr. Grumpy, who appears to be his favorite target. He also gets his own catchphrase "I think somebody needs a tickle!" He seemed to be in love with little miss calamity in season 1 but in season 2 when she was deleted he seemed to have hung out more with Little Miss Chatterbox. In Farm, he sings a song called "Tickle it Out", with backing from Mr. Scatterbrain.the US and UK Versions, he is voiced by Jeff Stewart and Rob Rackster.

In Physical, Mr. Tickle was exercising with Little Miss Chatterbox when Mr. Lazy came and played his radio and Mr. Tickle then started to exercise to the tune and was enjoying it until Mr. Lazy unknowingly made it faster and he tried to exercise as fast as he could, but then the radio broke down and Mr. Tickle sat down in exhaustion. He then happily tickled Little Miss Chatterbox.


  • First Appearance: Physical (Speaking)
  • He is a very friendly character who can't resist a tickle.
  • In the app released in 2014, Mr. Chatterbox, Mr. Nosey, Mr. Busy, Mr. Silly and Mr. Rush cameo although they were all published after his book.
  • He is one of the four orange characters. The other three being Mr. Small, Little Miss Curious, and Little Miss Calamity. In the books, he is one of the ten orange characters. The other nine being Mr. Topsy-Turvy, Mr. Clever, Mr. Cheerful, Little Miss Late, Little Miss Greedy, Little Miss Fickle, Little Miss Contrary, Little Miss Curious, and Little Miss Fun.
  • Mr. Tickle is one character who is seen with Mr. Scatterbrain (Farms).
  • In Circus, his legs Can Stretch As long As Mr. Tall's legs are.
  • He hasn't been angry yet in the main scene. (But in the "Angry Heads".)
  • He is one of the 12 characters with no visible nose. The other eleven being Mr. Small, Mr. Noisy, Mr. Strong, Little Miss Daredevil, Mr. Messy, Little Miss Chatterbox, Mr. Bounce, Mr. Happy, Mr. Bump, Mr. Tall and Little Miss Bossy.
  • He didn't believe that Mr. Rude was a rude character (an exception was made in Dining Out), but he was 1 out of 7 "Angry Heads" shouting "Mr. Rude!!!!"
  • He was proud of Mr. Rude who farted for them to save the spaceship from the "Angry Aliens".
  • His arms are accidentally tied up on a tree in Snow and with Mr. Rude in Superstore and with a gift in gifts and in the UK Opening Cinematic by Miss Naughty which she knows knots easily.
  • In Camping, while Mr. Nervous is singing a song he tickles everybody.
  • He has robot helpers which can tickle anyone at his command
  • He was seen twice without his hat in Hats and Sun & Moon.
  • In the Mr. Men show, particularly in Season 2, He is mischievous if he is hurting the Mr./Misses or makes them cry, as long as he tickles them.
  • In the 1995 show, he is first seen in The joke is on Little Miss Naughty.
  • He is one of the characters where that the other mr. men and little misses (except Mr. Bump, Mr. Nervous, Mr. Lazy, Mr. Fussy, Mr. Bounce, Mr. Grumpy, Mr. Quiet, Mr. Rude, Mr. Stubborn, Miss Bossy, Miss Naughty, Miss Scary, Miss Whoops and Miss Calamity) don't mind a tickle from him.
  • He has been seen with all characters (except Mr. Tall (but he was seen with him in the 1995 show, and is one of his best friends, being seen with him at least three notable times, four if you count Mr.Tall's story.). Out of all the characters in the Mr. Men show, he has been seen with the most, if not, the most characters.
  • He has sung Tickle it out three times in the series (Farm, Dining Out, Arts and Crafts).
  • He blew bubbles of Mr. Nervous, Mr. Grumpy and himself. In fact, one of himself tickled him.
  • He either thinks tickling is boring unless he can stretch his arms, or his tickles don't tickle unless is arms are long.
  • The Only time he didn't want to tickle anyone was in Night after being scared at seeing Mr. Stubborn as a werewolf.
  • He hasn't been told to be quiet by Mr. Noisy, it is unknown if he does though.
  • He made a cameo on an episode of Mike And Molly along with Mr. Messy as plush toys.
  • He mostly hangs out with Miss Calamity and Miss Scary (Sightseeing , Parade ).
  • He owns a restaurant in Dining Out.
  • His United States voice is similar to that of Phineas from Phineas and Ferb.
  • His theme song is known as Tickly, Tickly, Tickly Scream!
  • His catchphrase: "Does somebody need a tickle?"
  • The sound he makes when tickling people sounds like a high pitched flute sound, but in the Mr. Grumpy episode, it was high pitched piano keys.


Episodes where Mr. Tickle tickled people

  • Opening Theme-Mr. Strong, Miss Whoops, Mr. Nervous (UK Only) and Miss Helpful (Season 1 Only).

Season 1

  • Physical-Miss Chatterbox.
  • Boo-Boos-Mr. Bump.
  • Farm-Cows and Mr. Grumpy.
  • Mall-Mr. Lazy.
  • Inventions-Mr. Persnickety, Miss Calamity, and Mr. Bounce.
  • Canned Goods-Mr. Bump and Miss Whoops.
  • Jobs-Mr. Persnickety.
  • Chores-Miss Calamity.
  • Food-Miss Naughty.
  • Bugs-Miss Calamity.
  • Parade-Miss Calamity and Miss Scary.
  • Games-Mr. Noisy and Mr. Persnickety.
  • Superstore-Miss Calamity and Mr. Rude.
  • Hotel-Mr. Grumpy.
  • Sightseeing-Mr. Bounce.
  • Circus-Mr. Persnickety
  • Ships-Miss Helpful, Mr. Grumpy, Miss Sunshine, Mr. Bump, Miss Scary, Mr. Nosey, and Mr. Messy.

Season 2

  • Driving-Mr. Fussy and Mr. Nervous.
  • Outer Space-Miss Helpful and Mr. Bump.
  • Clean Teeth-Miss Chatterbox and Mr. Grumpy.
  • Shoes-Mr. Grumpy
  • Arts and Crafts-Miss Giggles and Mr. Scatterbrain.
  • Game Shows-Mr. Bump.
  • Garages-Mr. Quiet.
  • Eyeglasses-Mr. Scatterbrain.
  • Toys-Mr. Fussy
  • Reptiles-Mr. Nervous.
  • Hats-Miss Sunshine, Mr. Nosey, Mr. Small and Mr. Grumpy.
  • Up and Down-Miss Chatterbox, Mr. Happy, Miss Helpful and Mr. Scatterbrain.
  • Dining Out-Mr. Grumpy
  • Gifts-Mr. Grumpy and Mr. Strong.
  • Sun and Moon-Mr. Bump and Mr. Strong.
  • Telephone-Miss Daredevil and Mr. Bump.
  • Seashore-Miss Chatterbox and Mr. Messy.
  • Sneezes & Hiccups-Mr. Fussy.
  • Fruit-Mr. Lazy and Mr. Bump.
  • Skyscrapers-Mr. Grumpy.
  • Cinema-Mr. Bump.
  • Getting Around-Mr. Grumpy.
  • Clocks-Mr. Bump.
  • Post Office-Mr. Bump.
  • Dance, Dance, Dance-Mr. Grumpy.
  • Library-Miss Helpful and Mr. Bump.
  • Pirates-Mr. Rude.
  • Goo-Mr. Scatterbrain and Mr. Grumpy.
  • Trains and Planes-Miss Sunshine, Miss Whoops, Mr. Scatterbrain, and Mr Grumpy.
  • Birds-Mr. Bump.
  • Sand and Surf-Miss Chatterbox, Mr. Bump, Mr. Nervous, and A Seagull.
  • Travel-Miss Sunshine.
  • Bad Weather-Mr. Fussy.
  • Pests-Mr. Stubborn

Title character other appearances


  • Couldn't agree more! (Physical, First line)
  • I think somebody needs a tickle (Almost every episode and the Chorion logo in US prints)
  • I think you have to tickle milk out of a cow. (Farm)
  • I don't think even a tickle would help right now! (Night)
  • I wonder what happens when you tickle these controls? (Telephone)
  • Mr Messy Told Mr. Bump. I will Tickle Them.



External links

  • Official Mr. Men website
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Roger Hargreaves
Mr. Men Mr. Tickle · Mr. Greedy · Mr. Happy · Mr. Nosey · Mr. Sneeze · Mr. Bump · Mr. Snow · Mr. Messy · Mr. Topsy-Turvy · Mr. Silly · Mr. Uppity · Mr. Small · Mr. Daydream · Mr. Forgetful · Mr. Jelly · Mr. Noisy · Mr. Lazy · Mr. Funny · Mr. Mean · Mr. Chatterbox · Mr. Fussy · Mr. Bounce · Mr. Muddle · Mr. Dizzy · Mr. Impossible · Mr. Strong · Mr. Grumpy · Mr. Clumsy · Mr. Quiet · Mr. Rush · Mr. Tall · Mr. Worry · Mr. Nonsense · Mr. Wrong · Mr. Skinny · Mr. Mischief · Mr. Clever · Mr. Busy · Mr. Slow · Mr. Brave · Mr. Grumble · Mr. Perfect · Mr. Cheerful · Mr. Cool · Mr. Rude · Mr. Good · Mr. Nobody · Mr. Marvelous · Mr. Adventure
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The Mr. Men Show Characters
Season 1 Characters

Little Miss Sunshine  • Little Miss Naughty  • Little Miss Scary  • Mr. Lazy  • Mr. Nervous  • Mr. Messy  • Mr. Quiet  • Mr. Stubborn  • Little Miss Helpful  • Mr. Bounce  • Mr. Small  • Little Miss Chatterbox  • Mr. Pernickety (Mr. Fussy Season 2)  • Mr. Grumpy  • Mr. Nosey  • Mr. Scatterbrain  • Mr. Happy  • Mr. Bump  • Mr. Rude  • Little Miss Whoops  • Mr. Noisy  • Little Miss Calamity (Season 1 Only)  • Little Miss Daredevil  • Mr. Strong  • Mr. Tickle

Season 2 Characters
Little Miss Giggles  • Little Miss Magic  • Mr. Tall  • Little Miss Bossy  • Little Miss Curious  • Mr. Funny

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