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" Mind-control never gets old. "
Mr. Big
Shelly Smalls
Mr. Big promo.png
Name Shelly Smalls
A/K/A Mr. Big (villain alias)
Gender Male
Age Unknown
Occupation Chairman and CEO, Mr. Big Industries
Alignment Villain
Homeland Fair City
Race Human
Friends Leslie, Dr. Two Brains (occassionally)
Abilities Using mind control devices, Vast knowledge of Business, Immense Wealth
Voice Actor Jeffrey Tambor

Mr. Big (real name Shelly Smalls, as revealed in the episode "Truth, Revision, and the Lexicon Way") is a major antagonist of WordGirl.

He is a self-proclaimed rich and evil corporate businessman, and the CEO of the self-titled "Mr. Big Industries" (which has a golden corporate logo with Mr. Big's face on it). Mr. Big's specialty is mind-control, as evidenced in his company's mission statement: "We strive to constantly use mind-control".

History

Mr. Big invented The Thing and The Mega-Thing, white cubic objects that do absolutely nothing, yet they fly off the shelves. Other Mr. Big Industries' products include: Mr. Big's Big Book of Big Words (a dictionary), the Wordsucker (a microphone), the Hero Sucker (a giant vacuum) and a Walk and Talk WordGirl Doll that does the opposite of the real super-heroine, like using the word "strategery" instead of "strategy" and enables them (via mind control) to buy useless spin-off products such as the Official WordGirl Tree-Shaker.

Inventions

The Thing

Relationships

Leslie

His assistant, Leslie, carries out the majority of the details (including some heavy labor and sidekick-monkey-fighting) for Mr. Big's evil plans, and helps to make his attempts at money-making schemes and villainous bids for City Hall successful, even if they never fully succeed, thanks to WordGirl's efforts. Due to this, Leslie is the closest thing Mr. Big has to a friend, as the two are almost constantly together. The two have shown that they intrinsically need each other and at least subconsciously appreciate each other, and when he comes up with a plan Leslie is usually the first one he tells.

Dr. Two Brains

Personality

Other than his great love for his self, money, and power, he also loves very squishy things, and he is never without a squishy bunny toy. Some hobbies and interests of his have been golf and yoga. He was also a lead singer in his own pop band in his youth. Loyalty is not his strong suit, as he willingly hypnotized his fellow villains simply to build a miniature golf course for him.

As stated by Leslie, Mr. Big has no sense of humor, though this is more out of not understanding the fundamentals of a setup and punch line rather than being an evil heartless villain. Though when given a chance he has shown he can be dastardly, as his only motivation for using mind control is to make himself richer than he already is. He is also petty to a degree, as he has gone to great lengths for the sake of petty revenge, such as mind controlling the whole world just to get his casserole dish he lent back from his neighbor. He later finds out he had the dish the whole time.

Appearances

TV Show
Legend
Y| Appearance
N| No appearance
S| Nonspeaking Appearance
M| Mentioned, No appearance
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Season Episode
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Season 1 Tobey or Consequences High-Fat Robbery You Can't Crush City Hall Two-Brain Highway Coupon Madness When Life Gives You Potatoes… Jerky Jerk Becky's Birthday Chuck! Down With Word Up Book Ends Mr. Big (episode) Super-Grounded Mouse Army Tobey's Masterpiece Chuck the Nice Pencil Selling Guy The Birthday Girl (episode) Granny-Sitter Shrinkin' in the Ray Department Store Tobey Mr. Big's Big Plan Vocab Bee Chuck E. Sneeze Swap Meat Granny's Goodtime All-Cure Spritzer Mecha-Mouse Princess Triana and the Ogre of Castlebum Heat Wave, Crime Wave Meat with a Side of Cute Mr. Big Words Thorn in the Sidekick Crime Takes a Holiday Two Brains Forgets Banned on the Run Have You Seen the Remote? Sidekicked to the Curb Lady Redundant Woman A Game of Cat and Mouse The Masked Meat Marauder (episode) Sandwich World Violet Superhero Big Business The Handsome Panther The Butcher, the Baker, and the Candlestick Maker Mousezilla Villain School The Return of the Reprise of Lady Redundant Woman A Simple Plan Granny Mayor Tobey Goes Good Bongo Rock Dr. Three-Brains
Season 2 A Vote For Becky Class Act The Two Brains Boogie Field Day Fun with Robo-Tobey Slumber Party Pooper Line Lessons with Lady Redundant Woman Mr. Big's Dolls and Dollars Great Granny May (episode) Theme Park WHAMpage Chuck Makes a Buck Highway to Havarti Tiny Big (episode) I Think I'm a Clone Now Answer All My Questions and Win Stuff Bonkers for Bingo The Ballad of Steve McClean Tobey's Tricks and Treats Escape Wham Pretty Princess Premiere Where's Huggy? Robo-Camping The Stew, The Proud Who Wants Candy? Chuck's Brother Becky and the Bard Monkey-Robot Showdown The Wrong Side of the Law Two Brains' Quartet Big's Big Bounce The Young and the Meatless Mr. Big's Mini-Golf Nocan the Contrarian (episode) Meat My Dad Who is Ms. Question? Lunch Lady Chuck Oh, Holiday Cheese Ch-ch-ch-Change Day WordGirl Makes a Mistake Earth Day Girl A Hero, A Thief, A Store, and Its Owner Opposite Day Granny's Book Club Wham Up Seeds of Doubt Wishful Thinking Lady Redundant Woman Gets the Blues Win a Shiny New Car The People vs. Ms. Question Oh, What a Tangled Rope You Tie, Amazing Rope Guy Kids Action News
Season 3 Bummertime The Home Run King Granny and Clyde Too Loud Crew The Invisi-Bill Hand Birthday Town The Pretty Princess and Mr. Big Power Hour Clean Up in Aisle Eleven When Chuck's Mom Is Away... That's Entertainment Victoria Best (episode) Showdown at the Secret Spaceship Hideout Captain Tangent Chuck and Brent Ride Again Bend It Like Becky Questionable Behavior The Straw That Broke Two Brains' Back Nocan the Evil Ingredient Finding Guy Cherish is the Word Granny's Intuition Bampy Battles Bots Truth, Revision, and the Lexicon Way Meat-Life Crisis Mobot Knows Best A Better Mousetrap
Season 4 Sonny Days with a Chance of Showers Seymour ... Right After This The Fill-In Word (Hicc)Up! Mouse Brain Take-Over Leslie Makes It Big Chuck with a Sidekick of Brent Yarn-4-Gold Whammer Anniversary Rat Trap WordGirl and Bobbleboy Crime in the Key of V Where Have All the Villains Gone? Captain Tangent Returns A World Without WordGirl Have Snob, Will Travel Tobey's Playground Calamity The Learnerer (episode) Mr. Big's Dinner and a Scam The Birthday Girl's Monstrous Gift Hal the Haggler Wordbot Mount Rushhere Road Rage, Anger, and Fury By Jove, You've Wrecked My Robot
Season 5 Seize the Cheese Ms. Question's Riddle Rampage The Meaty Dimension (Episode) The Case of the Copied Mrs. Botsford The Good, The Bad, And The Chucky Granny's Pet Plan Hard-Learned Money Gift Pony Scary with a Side of Butter Talent Show Tobey Don't Mess with the Best Peanut Butter Battles Hello New Year, Goodbye Moon Art in the Park Plain Old Mischief Makers House Arrest Monkey Business Say it Again, Eileen Best Fan Club Meeting Ever Day at the Museum Who's Your Granny? Win a Day with WordGirl Dinner or Consequences Father's Day Dance-a-thon Big is Botsford's Boss
Season 6 Who Wants to Get Rid of WordGirl? The Talented Mr. Birg One Last Sandwich Caper or Plastic? Tell Her What She's Won! Victoria is the Best...WordGirl? High-Five Sandwich The Robot Problem Of Two Minds Yes Monkey The Rise of Miss Power Invasion of the Bunny Lovers Big and Brent Silence of the Whams Dr. Two Brains, Mr. Cheese Kitty Cat Criminals A Questionable Pair All That Chazz Fortune Crookie Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Crime Go Gadget Go Emergency Plan 999
Season 7 Kid Math (episode) A Few Words From WordGirl Ears To You El Queso Mysterioso Putt With Honor It's Your Party and I'll Cry if I Want To Becky's Bad-itude First One to Win Wins A Little Bigger WordGirl Guess Who's Coming To Thanksgiving Dinner Judging Butcher A Curious Case of Curiosity There's No V in Team Sparkling Clean The Smile Collector My Dad, My Teacher, My Dad, My Teacher The Power of Whamship Royally Framed WordGirl vs. Tobey vs. The Dentist Accordion Tradition Can't Touch This Backyard Camping Castle! Dungeon! Fortress! So? News Girl Diorama Drama: The Scene of the Crime
Season 8 Patch Game Girls Day Out Throws Chuck A Sticky Situation Eight Legs Vs. Two-Brains World’s Best Dad The Good Old, Bad Old Days What Would WordGirl Do Granny's Corner Pineapple of My Eye Big Baby Staycation Dr. No-Voice Trustworthy Tobey The Tooth Hurts Time-Out with Two-Brains Dr. WordGirl-Brains Becky Knows Best As Something as Something The Ordinary, Extraordinary Botsfords The Penny, the Pony, and the Pirate Tim Botsford: Neighborhood Assistant Set Sail for the Bake Sale The Best of the Bests Art’s Parts Rhyme and Reason


Comics

Gallery


Trivia

  • In the episode "Big's Big Bounce", it is revealed that he has a dislike of children, saying that he doesn't want to help the Fair City Scout Troop kids, but does anyway so he could win a trampoline - something he had wanted since he was a little boy.
  • In the episode "Tiny Big", he reveals he was once the lead singer in a band called "Rockaroni", where he sang songs like "I Wanna Date Your Money."
  • He states a few times in the episode "Big Business" that he loves frozen yogurt, describing it as "sweet and creamy".
  • He also complains in a couple of episodes that he "didn't go to a fancy word college and only took business classes" as an excuse of not getting all the words right.
  • One of his other childhood dreams is to become a stand-up comedian as stated in "Mr. Big's Dinner and a Scam" but the only way he can get people to laugh is, of course, through mind control.
  • Mr. Big also states that he did magic tricks as a child in the episode "WordGirl Makes a Mistake".
  • Also when he was a child, Mr. Big went to Woodview Elementary, where he tried to take over the Daily Rag. He temporarily succeeds later in life in the episode "Truth, Revision, and the Lexicon Way", but is shut down by WordGirl after he prints several misleading articles. The principal then intervenes and takes Mr. Big (Shelly Smalls) to her office.
  • In the episode "Mount Rushhere", Mr. Big says he has never heard of Mount Rushmore, which is very surprising considering it is one of the top attractions in the United States.
  • He seems to be a reference to the character of the same name from the movie and television franchise Sex and the City; they look alike and are both businessmen.
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