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Mike Teavee
Age 10
Species Human
Occupation Gamer
Father Mr. Teavee
Mother Mrs. Teavee
Location Denver, Colorado
Actor Jordan Fry

This article is about the 2005 film character, you might be looking for the original character.

Mike Teavee is one of the characters in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He serves as one of the four main antagonists and the fourth and last child to be eliminated. He is from the US.


Mike is one of the five winners the golden tickets. He is from the city of Denver, Colorado and his time outside of school is spent on watching television and playing violent video games.

In shock from watching the exploding candy parade, Mike said that he wants to pick a button, and Willy Wonka, in a state of daze, allows him to do so. Mike selects the Television Room button. Willy Wonka tells the guests about his new invention, which shrinks down items and broadcasts them.

Willy Wonka explains that he will utilize the machine to send chocolate to the public via their television sets, a phenomenon that Willy Wonka refers to as 'Television Chocolate'.

Mike scoffs at such a claim, branding it as absurd and proceeding to tell Willy Wonka that he understands nothing of science. After a demonstration proves that the invention is indeed a success, Mike begins to stare at the machine's potential possibility as a teleporter capable of transporting entire people to different locations and rushes to test his hypothesis first-hand against Willy Wonka's wishes. The end result is Mike being shrunken so small, his voice sounds like a mouse. He suggests being put through in reverse, only to be told that the process is a one-way trip. Willy Wonka suggests Mike be put in the taffy puller to get him back to normal size. He also likes cheese.

However, the Oompa Loompas overstretch Mike and he leaves the factory 10 feet tall and completely thin.


Mike acts like he was smarter than everybody. He initially didn’t believe in Willy Wonka's "Television Chocolate" invention.

Mike is also angry, repeatedly screaming, violently pushing and yelling in the movie. Mike’s behavior are implied to be the result of bad parenting. His parents did not seem to raise him properly so he was without any childhood. He was forced to grow up quickly, and that resulted in him seeming cold and unemotional.

The only feelings he shows are anger, aggressiveness and hatred. He is shown to be smart, however. He managed to break the code and system in order to work out where the golden ticket was. He specifically explains that he only needed to buy one candy bar.

Mike is also depicted as correcting people, presumably to show off. He wants to be in the spotlight. This shows his selfish and stubborn side.


Before the stretching, Mike was normally wiry with short brown hair and fair skin with rosy cheeks. Unlike the other four children, his eyes are turquoise or green.

When he was being interviewed, he wore a grey bleeding skull shirt under a long-sleeved black shirt, dark gray lounge pants, and black Converse sneakers.

The day he went to the factory, he briefly wore a black and red jacket. Underneath the jacket was a black skull shirt over a long-sleeved red shirt, very dark cornflower blue jeans, and black Converse sneakers.

While stretching, he shows a bit of his stomach.


  • Mike's mother does not have any lines in the movie. She also does not go into the factory.
  • Mike is the one among the kids to get bored the most in the tour.
  • Mike only interacted with Charlie once in the Great Glass Elevator.
  • He and Charlie are the only children to go in the Great Glass Elevator.
  • Charlie is the only child who he interacts with - he does not interact with Augustus, Violet, or Veruca at all.
  • In the book, he has a collection of toy guns.
  • His last name resembles the word TV, which is a pun on his love for electronics.
  • He is the only child who does not have blue eyes.
  • He, along with Veruca, are the only children that are not mean to Charlie at all.
  • He hates chocolate, as stated in the movie, leaving without logical explanation why you want to visit the factory.
  • He is the fourth child to find a golden ticket.
  • He is the last child to be eliminated.
  • He is the only eliminated child to visit every room in the factory on the tour.
  • It is clearly shown that Mike hates Willy Wonka, because of how "he doesn't understand science", going as far as to refuse a high five from him.
  • Even though he is suppost to be portrayed as smart, he does not know what a beard is.


  • "All you had to do was track the manufacturing dates, offset by weather and the derivative of the Nikkei Index. A retard could figure it out."
  • "Back off, you little freaks!" (This quote was cut from some releases.)
  • "Why is everything in here completely pointless?"
  • "You think he's (Willy Wonka) a genius, but he's an idiot! But I'm not."
  • "Just put me back in the other way!" (Mike’s last words)

Mike's Song

Mike's song is a tribute to punk rock. The song talks about how Mike watches television too much and how it could affect your brain. It also talks about how just because he watches a lot of TVs, doesn't mean he knows everything and how the television is not always right.

The most important thing that we've ever learned,

The most important thing we've learned

as far as children are concerned,

is never, never let them near the television set

Or better still, just don't install the idiotic thing at all.

Never, never let them (x2)

(Rock instrumental)

It rots the senses in the head!

It keeps imagination dead!

It clogs and clutters up the mind!

It makes a child so dull and blind! (So dull and blind, so dull and blind!)

He can no longer understand - a fairy-tale, a fairyland! (A fairyland, a fairyland!)

His brain becomes as soft as cheese!

His thinking powers rust and freeze!

He cannot think! he only sees... (He only sees, he only sees)

Regarding little Mike Teavee,

We very much regret that we (regret that we)

Shall simply have to wait and see!

Wait and see! (x5)

We very much regret that we (regret that we)

Shall simply have to wait and see (and wait and see x6) if we can get him back to size

But if we can't...

It serves him right!


His father - Mike and his father's relationship is sort of strained. His father doesn't really understand the new technology Mike likes and how he doesn't spend time in school. But his father does care for him when he got shrunk down. His father now realizes that Mike needs to attend school because TV isn't always right.

Willy Wonka - He thinks that Willy Wonka is an idiot because of the new invention Willy Wonka made. Willy pretends to think Mike is mumbling (when in reality, he couldn’t care less what a smart-aleck know-it-all kid like him has to say). He also comes off as a hypocrite saying all Wonka thinks about is chocolate and "Candy is a waste of time" when all he himself does is play video games and watch TV.

Charlie Bucket - He only interacts with him about candy in Wonka's glass elevator as friends and gets along fairly but this ended because Charlie and his family are usually disliking Mike because of his hatred of chocolate and being a brat.

The Golden Ticket

Mike Teavee proves to be both economically and scientifically literate.

He found his golden ticket by analyzing both the Nikkei Index and the date codes of the other ticket finds, offset by the weather that day, and then calculating the location of the next ticket, thus requiring him to purchase only a single Wonka Bar.

He is also apparently very intelligent that, his parents can’t understand him. His father, a high school geography teacher, accompanied him to the factory.