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To think that the Mr Men...

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OhMrBadger Mon 13-Jun-16 21:54:07

...have a pretty rubbish time of it?!

Every single time, the one defining characteristic that gives them their name is drummed out of them! How harsh is that?!

So much for self expression.


Celticlassie Mon 13-Jun-16 21:55:50

Maybe they then change their name. To John. Or Eric. Or the Artist Formerly Known as Mr Bump.

shamelessmailhack Mon 13-Jun-16 21:59:07

Not as bad as being a 'little miss'. Bleugh. wink

SabineUndine Mon 13-Jun-16 22:02:55

They've got the most irritating theme tune in eternity, too. Instant earworm. ALL TOGETHER NOW . . .

La la-la la-la la-la la-lah, dee dooby do. La la-la la-la be doo. La la-la la-la be doo-oo. . .

OhMrBadger Mon 13-Jun-16 22:03:45

The Little Misses always seemed a poorer cousin....

Cutecat78 Mon 13-Jun-16 22:04:28

Are THE most tedious books in the world ....

OhMrBadger Mon 13-Jun-16 22:05:10

Is that the original theme tune or the modern usurper Sabine?

PiggyPlumPie Mon 13-Jun-16 22:06:10

Aww no, I have fond memories of listening to the late great Arthur Lowe read the books on my sisters LP.

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Mon 13-Jun-16 22:07:23

Well, IMHO Mr Tickle deserves it! He has no sense of boundaries, and needs it drumming out of him. You can't be enabling that sort of behaviour, shurely?!

CalleighDoodle Mon 13-Jun-16 22:07:30

Awful, awful books. Try reading Little Miss Star. Made me cry it was so bad. Biff and Chip all is forgiven.

VocationalGoat Mon 13-Jun-16 22:08:25

cutecat78 you said it!

BusStopBetty Mon 13-Jun-16 22:08:32

I am so pleased to find I'm not the only one who despises them.

SabineUndine Mon 13-Jun-16 22:09:24

Badger I am saddened, shocked. It is the original, of course. Can't you tell?

VocationalGoat Mon 13-Jun-16 22:10:53

grin Biff and Chip all is forgiven.

Yes! I have found my people on this thread!

(By the way, can we forgive Kipper and Wilf while we're at it?)

ShesAStar Mon 13-Jun-16 22:10:59

The old theme tune used to go 'All friends together, the little Miss and Mr Men, all friends together, round and round they go' - that was in the 80's.

OhMrBadger Mon 13-Jun-16 22:14:05

Sabine hang la la-le la

So it was the original!! grin

Wideopenspace Mon 13-Jun-16 22:14:35

DS: Mummy, look, I chose all Mr Men books tonight! Look! 5!
Mummy: <drinks gin>

OhMrBadger Mon 13-Jun-16 22:16:39

I loved Arthur Lowe reading them too but thinking back I reckon he too was thinking, "what's the bloody point? They'll only undergo some kind of redemption and end up a totally different person. Sod this, I'm off."

GiddyOnZackHunt Mon 13-Jun-16 22:22:10

Noo, surely Mr Strong saves the day and gets rewarded.

OhMrBadger Mon 13-Jun-16 22:24:28

Ooo thrown me a curve ball there, Giddy!

foxessocks Mon 13-Jun-16 22:24:44

My dds mister men books have mysteriously vanished...her peppa pig books unfortunately have not.

GiddyOnZackHunt Mon 13-Jun-16 22:29:16

And Mr Topsy Turvey (is that his name? The one who hangs the paintings upside down) just goes away. Mr Rush gets a job too (postman?) where he can ruch.

Yes I do need to get a life

NationMcKinley Mon 13-Jun-16 22:29:25

God, I can't bloody stand the bloody Mr Men. So so tedious and so unnecessarily long! DS3 tried to choose one tonight (my usual caveat at bedtime is no Mr Men books). I'm sending them to the charity shop tomorrow

SunshineOutdoors Mon 13-Jun-16 22:30:35

They're so horrible to Mr Nosey in his book.

NewLife4Me Mon 13-Jun-16 22:36:38

I love the Mr Men and still have the dc full collection of the originals.
got all 3 of mine into reading, improved their vocabulary and gave them a giggle.
What's not to like?

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