Mr. Steve Small is a supporting character in The Amazing World of Gumball. He is the hippie school counselor at Elmore Junior High. Although his job is to advise the students, he tends to act like the one that needs the most help.
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Mr. Steve Small
Name Mr. Steve Small
Gender Male
Species Cloud primate creature
Occupation School counselor
School photographer
Introduced In "The Third"
Last Appearance "The Ghouls"
Voiced by Adam Long


Mr. Small is a tall, fluffy creature. He wears a rainbow-patterned shirt, black bellbottoms, and blue and yellow sandals. White fluff covers almost all of his body. This fluff is more plentiful on his forearms, feet, and head. He also has a small ponytail to keep his hair tied back, which may or may not be long, as it was when he was younger. His eyes are round and coloured yellowish-green and red, almost like a green olive. Back in Junior High, his hair was very long, going mid-back. He also used to have a pink shirt with a sideways Yin Yang symbol on it, which he wore with bluish-white jeans.

Starting season two, Mr. Small gets eyebrows.

He usually speaks in a calm and quiet sort of Southern American accent, but sometimes when he's very angry, he sounds like a drill sergeant.


Counseling Edit

Mr. Small is the guidance counselor of Elmore Junior High, meaning that his job is to assist students with personal problems and help them make the right choices in life. However, because most of his counseling techniques seem to lie on the strange and somewhat ineffective side of the spectrum, most kids who enter his office seeking assistance leave confused and no better off than they were previously. For example, in the episode "The Painting," Mr. Small attempts to help Gumball and Darwin deal with their destructive energy, but his attempts prove to be less than helpful as most of his teachings involve things such as screaming in an attempt to relieve oneself of excess anger and expressing oneself through coating them in paint and allowing them to track it all over the room.

Hippie nature Edit

Mr. Small has been described as a hippie and a new ager many times, which is somewhat reflected in his mannerisms and appearance. He seems to enjoy meditation and is overall a mostly mellow person. He has a large array of spiritual paraphernalia such as incense, healing crystals and other such things he uses to help the students he counsels. He also seems to go through phases on interest with such items, always hopping on whatever the current new age fad is at the time.

Eccentric behaviours Edit

Mr. Small is one of the stranger people in Elmore. In "The Dress," there is a short scene of him bending over backwards while greeting someone. He sometimes shows signs of bipolar disorder, such as in "The Meddler" where he has a violent outburst in response to Penny's cheerleader tryout. He also seems to have a bit of a short patience as well, such as when he yelled at Gumball for doing the wrong move when they were doing an interpretive dance. Sometimes, when his patience grows extremely short, he pulls out his secret weapon; the Silence Snake, a sock puppet which he uses to scream at kids to make them shut up. In the outside, Mr. small seems kind, but in the inside, he is very mean and impolite, in which he keeps a secret.

Episode AppearancesEdit

Season 1 Edit

  • "The End": He struts by Gumball and Penny's fake wedding in the foreground.
  • "The Dress": He greets GumBallOopsEggWobbleUnderpants while literally bending over backwards.
  • "The Spoon": He is mentioned on two posters in the background of the Gas Station. One says "Mr. Small's Modern Dance Academy" and another says "Mr. Small's Smallkwondo."
  • "The Painting": He attempts to teach Gumball and Darwin to use their energy in a less destructive way.
  • "The Gi": He appears as his younger self in Nicole's flashback.
  • "The Secret": He and Miss Simian are disturbed by a picture drawn by Gumball in Darwin's notebook.
  • "The Sock": He teaches Gumball and Darwin about honesty.
  • "The Club": He appears as the instructor of Nicole's anger management class.
  • "The Wand": He appears in the yearbook in Richard's flashback.
  • "The Ape": He appears as his younger self twice in Nicole's flashback.
  • "The Meddler": He is seen judging Penny's cheerleader tryouts with Principal Brown.
  • "The Fight": He attempts to solve Gumball's bullying problem, but he's too scared of Tina and ignores them.

Season 2 Edit

  • "The Banana": He teaches a class and attempts to resolve Gumball and Darwin's problem with Banana Joe.
  • "The Phone": He is seen meditating in his office while Gumball tries to get Darwin's phone back.
  • "The Job": He is seen being delivered a questionable vegetarian pizza.
  • "The Words" He realizes Darwin isn't being polite to other students (and him) so he tapes his mouth shut.
  • "The Bet": He nearly runs Bobert over while rollerblading.


  • It is revealed in The Bet he is a licensed roller blader.
  • Mr. Small, being a puffy cloud-like creature with many colors, slightly resembles Masami and Tobias.
  • Mr. Small listens to mystic chants and whale songs in his spare time, and he also seems to enjoy sitar music since it was playing throughout his scenes in "The Painting" and "The Sock."
  • As seen in Nicole's flashback in the episode "The Gi," he used to make fun of Richard's Cottontail Cavalier costume back when they were in middle school.
  • This flashback also reveals that Mr. Small went to Elmore Junior High as a kid.
  • While wearing his interpretive dance suit in The Painting, it is shown that his fluff hides his real body structure, because underneath it, he is very bony and skinny.
  • He is a vegan, meaning that he abstains from eating or even using anything that is made from animals.
  • It was revealed that Mr. Small's first name is Steve in "The Wand".
  • He is named after one of the show's designers, and was designed by him as well.
  • According to the episode "The Fight," Mr. Small is quite terrified of Tina.