Toyota and Mr Tickle present the world’s first ticklish car

It gives you mirth not miles per gallon and its emissions are guffaws, chortles and sniggers rather than exhaust gases. Welcome to the world’s first ticklish car, courtesy of Toyota and Mr Tickle.

This giggling Yaris really does react when you tickle its tender spots and it’s ready to hit the road on a mission to raise laughs and lots of cash for Red Nose Day.

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As an official Red Nose Day partner, Toyota has turned from hybrid power to hilarity to engineer this strictly one-off model. Red Nose Day legend Lenny Henry has shared his own distinctive laugh with the car as part of its repertoire of hysteria and hilarity.

The ha-ha-hatchback will be officially unveiled by the Mr Men’s own Mr Tickle, Toyota’s celebrity consultant on the project, on 16 February.

This will mark the start of a busy schedule of appearances for the car around the country at Red Nose Day fund-raising events for Comic Relief, including the Danceathon taking place at Wembley Arena on 8 March. An initial list of appearance venues and dates is provided below.

What’s as much fun as the Toyota itself is the story behind its creation, captured in a fly-on-the-wall documentary. If you ever thought it was easy being funny, the comic agonies of these corporate comedians will make you think again.

Mr Tickle said: “I was tickled pink to be part of this brilliant idea. And thanks to my long arms and tickly fingers, I was able to help the designers add tickle-points to all those hard-to-reach places.

“I hope the Toyota and the funny movie will make everyone smile and give what they can to wonderful Red Nose Day.”

Matt Harrison, Toyota GB President, said: “Toyota has made millions of cars, but never one like this before. We hope the special Ticklish Toyota will help people have a real hoot raising money for Red Nose Day.”

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Ticklish Toyota’s Terrific Tour Dates
17 February – Birmingham (Centenary Square)
18 February – Manchester (Piccadilly Gardens)
19 February – Glasgow (City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow City)

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  1. Hello M A Macdonald
    Thanks for your post.
    The itinerary for the car is nearing the end these were,

    13 February – London (Bankside, outside Tate Modern Art Gallery)
    17 February – Birmingham (Centenary Square)
    18 February – Manchester (Piccadilly Gardens)
    19 February – Glasgow (City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow City)

    We will be sure to post any additional information to our Blog if we hear of any more.

    1. i took my daughter to manchester to see this abd noticex it was being filmed. will it be on teli on the comic relief programme ? x

      1. Hello Alison
        Thanks for your post.
        Great to hear that you went to see Mr Tickle in Manchester with your daughter and we hope you both had fun with the car. The filming that was undertaken at the event was for our own social media spaces so do stay tuned to the Blog for the latest news. We are of course trying to promote Mr Tickle as much as possible to raise awareness of Comic Relief Red Nose Day so if we are able to promote beyond this then we will certainly do so.
        Hope this helps but let us know if you have any other queries.

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