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Mr. Bean
Mr. bean title card.jpg
Format Physical comedy
Created by Rowan Atkinson
Richard Curtis
Starring Rowan Atkinson
Matilda Ziegler
Robin Driscoll
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 14 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Peter Bennett-Jones
Producer(s) Sue Vertue
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ITV
Picture format 4:3
Original run 1 January 1990 – 15 November 1995
Chronology
Followed by Bean
Related shows Mr. Bean (animated TV series)
External links
or http://ww.itv.com/mrbean Official website

Mr. Bean is a British comedy television series of 14 half-hour episodes starring Rowan Atkinson as the title character. Different episodes were written by Rowan Atkinson, Robin Driscoll, Richard Curtis and one by Ben Elton. The first episode was broadcast on ITV on 1 January 1990, with the final episode, "Hair by Mr. Bean of London", on 15 November 1995.

Based on a character developed by Rowan Atkinson at university, the series followed the exploits of Mr. Bean, described by Atkinson as "a child in a grown man's body",[1] in solving various problems presented by everyday tasks and often causing disruption in the process.

During its five year run the series gained large UK audience figures, including 18.74 million for the 1992 episode "The Trouble With Mr. Bean".[2] The series has been the recipient of a number of international awards, including the Rose d'Or. The show has been sold in 200 territories worldwide, and has inspired two feature films and an animated cartoon spin-off.[3]

Digital channel ITV3 began rebroadcasting the series from January 5, 2010.

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Origins and influences

The character of Mr. Bean was developed while Atkinson was studying for his MSc at Oxford University. A sketch featuring the character was being performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in the early 1980s.[4] A similar character called Robert Box, played by Atkinson, appeared in the one-off 1979 ITV sitcom Canned Laughter, which also featured a routine used in the film version.[5] In 1987, one of Mr. Bean's earliest appearances occurred at the "Just For Laughs" comedy festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. When program co-ordinators were scheduling Atkinson into the festival program, Atkinson insisted that he perform on the French-speaking bill rather than the English-speaking program. Having no French dialogue in his act at all, program co-ordinators could not understand why Atkinson wanted to perform on the French bill. As it turned out, Atkinson's act at the festival was a test platform for the Mr. Bean character and Atkinson wanted to see how the silent character's physical comedy would fare on an international stage with a non-English speaking audience.[6]

The name of the character was not decided after the first programme had been produced, with a number of other vegetable-influenced names, such as "Mr. Cauliflower", being explored.[7] Atkinson cited the earlier comedy character Monsieur Hulot, created by French comedian and director Jacques Tati, as an influence on the character of Mr. Bean.[8] Stylistically, Mr. Bean is also very similar to early silent films, relying purely upon physical comedy, with Mr. Bean speaking very little dialogue. This has allowed the series to be sold worldwide without any significant changes to dialogue.[6][9]

Characters and recurring props

Mr. Bean

The title character, played by Rowan Atkinson, is a slow-witted, sometimes ingenious, selfish and generally likable buffoon who brings various unusual schemes and connivances to everyday tasks. He lives alone in his small flat in Highbury, North London, and is almost always seen in his trademark tweed jacket and a skinny red tie. He also usually wears a digital calculator watch (which he does not like to lose). Mr. Bean rarely speaks, and when he does, it is generally only a few mumbled words which are in a comically low-pitched voice. His first name (he names himself "Bean" to others) and profession, if any, are never mentioned. Atkinson has said at the time of the first film's release that he imagines Bean's first name to be Julian, thus making Julian Bean a reference to famous guitarist and lutenist Julian Bream. He has been shown in the first episode to have a strong knowledge of trigonometry.[10] (In the first film adaptation, the 'name' "Mr." appears on his passport in the "first name" field, and he is shown employed as a guard at London's National Gallery. .[11] In Mr. Bean's Holiday, however, his name is listed on his passport as "Rowan".[12]) During the series (for example on the scorecard in "Tee Off, Mr. Bean") he also names himself as Mr. Bean. The sign in his trousers (seen in "Back To School, Mr. Bean") says "Bean (Mr.)"

Mr. Bean often seems unaware of basic aspects of the way the world works, and the programme usually features his attempts at what would normally be considered simple tasks, such as going swimming, using a television set, redecorating or going to church. The humour largely comes from his original (and often absurd) solutions to problems and his total disregard for others when solving them, his pettiness, and occasional malevolence.

At the beginning of episode two onwards, Mr. Bean falls from the sky in a beam of light, accompanied by a choir singing Ecce homo qui est faba ("Behold the man who is a bean "). These opening sequences were initially in black and white in episodes 2 and 3, and were intended by the producers to show his status as an "ordinary man cast into the spotlight". However, later episodes showed Mr. Bean dropping from the night sky in a deserted London street, against the backdrop of St. Paul's Cathedral suggesting Bean is an alien. Atkinson himself has acknowledged that Bean "has a slightly alien aspect to him";[13] in the animated series, he was actually shown to be an alien.

Teddy

Bean and Teddy

Teddy is Mr. Bean's teddy bear, perhaps Mr. Bean's best friend. The bear is a dark brown, knitted oddity with button eyes and sausage-shaped limbs, invariably ending up broken in half or in various other states of destruction and disfiguration. Although Teddy is inanimate, Mr. Bean often pretends it is alive. For example, when Mr. Bean hypnotizes Teddy, he snaps his fingers and the bear's head falls backwards as if it has fallen asleep instantly (Bean used his finger to prop Teddy's head up). Mr. Bean behaves as if the bear is real, buying it a Christmas present or trying not to wake it in the mornings. The bear is often privy to Mr. Bean's various schemes and doubles as a good dish cloth or paint brush in an emergency; it has been decapitated ("Mr. Bean in Room 426") and shrunk in the wash ("Tee Off, Mr. Bean").

Over the years, Teddy has undergone changes. When it debuted on "The Trouble with Mr. Bean", it had a smaller head. Two episodes later, its head reached its current size, but its "eye" wasn't present until Bean placed gold thumb tacks on its face. The "eyes" have since been replaced with two small white buttons sewn over Teddy's face, giving it a distinct image; first seen in "Merry Christmas, Mr Bean".

Car

Mr. Bean's car, a British Leyland Mini 1000, has developed a character of sorts. At first, an orange 1969 BMC Mini MK II (registration RNT 996H) was Mr. Bean's vehicle, but this was destroyed in an off-screen crash at the end of the first episode. From then on, the car was a 1977 model (registration SLW 287R), lime-green with a black bonnet. It made its first appearance in "The Curse of Mr. Bean".

The Mini was central to several antics, such as Mr. Bean getting dressed in it or driving while sitting in an armchair strapped to the roof or attempting to avoid a parking garage toll by driving out through the entrance. It also had a number of innovative security measures; Mr. Bean fitted the door with a bolt-latch and padlock, rather than using the lock fitted to the car, and removing the steering wheel, which formed a running joke in several episodes, at one point deterring a car thief. The car, confused with another demonstration car of the exact same model and colours (but no padlock) (registration ACW 497V), which was crushed by a tank in "Back to School, Mr. Bean", but returned in later episodes, perhaps having actually been the identical demonstration car from that point on. In The Best of Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean reveals undamaged parts of the crushed mini, which he has kept in his loft under a white sheet. After a flashback of his mini being crushed, Mr. Bean replaces the white sheet and salutes it.

Mr. Bean has a feud with the driver of a light blue Reliant Regal Supervan III (registration GRA 26K), which will usually get turned over, crashed out of its parking space and so forth. This conflict originated in the first episode, when the Reliant's driver held the Mini up on the way to a mathematics exam, and subsequently became a running joke throughout the series.

Both the Mini and the Reliant re-appeared as characters in the animated Mr. Bean cartoons. The Reliant's registration in the animated series is DUW 742 or sometimes A 631 LDE. In the film Mr. Bean's Holiday yet another Mini appears – a lighter yellow/green than the original with a black sunroof, registration YGL 572T. Also seen is a left hand drive version of his Mini, owned by the character Sabine which wears a Paris. In the animated series, his Mini's registration plate number is STE 952R.

Corgi have created a number of scale models of the mini, and a few with a Mr. Bean figure. These include both the original and animated series.

Irma Gobb

Mr. Bean's "girlfriend" Irma Gobb, played by Matilda Ziegler, appeared in a number of episodes. She is treated relatively inconsiderately by Bean, who appears to regard her more as a friend and companion than a love interest. However, he does become jealous when she dances with another man at a disco in "Mr. Bean Goes to Town", and she certainly expects him to propose to her on Christmas Day in "Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean", with his failure to do so resulting in her leaving him for good (she does not appear in any subsequent episodes). The character later appeared in the animated series. The spin-off book Mr. Bean's Diary (1993) states that Mr. Bean met Irma Gobb at a local library.[14]

Other characters

Although Mr. Bean is the only significant human character in the programme, other characters appear, usually as foils for his various antics. Other than his girlfriend, Mr. Bean's only friends appear to be Hubert and Rupert, who appear as Bean's New Year's party guests in the episode "Do-It-Yourself, Mr. Bean" (although they altered his living room clock and fled to the party in the flat opposite, gaining real friends in the process) and Robin Driscoll appears in many episodes as various characters. However, several notable British actors and comedians appear alongside Atkinson in sketches as various one-off supporting characters, including Richard Briers, Angus Deayton, Nick Hancock, Paul Bown, Caroline Quentin, Danny La Rue, Roger Lloyd Pack, David Schneider and Richard Wilson.[15]

Production and broadcast

The programme was produced by Tiger Television, later renamed Tiger Aspect, for Thames Television from 1990 to 1992 and then for Central from 1993 to 1995. Rather than being shown as a series, each episode of Mr. Bean was produced individually, and broadcast at intermittent intervals on the ITV network in the United Kingdom across six years, often around New Year. The episode "Hair by Mr. Bean of London" has not been broadcast on ITV, but was instead reserved for video release. After its original run it has been shown repeatedly on satellite channels such as Telemundo in the US, the CBC in Canada, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central Extra and ITV3 in the UK, Disney Channel in Asia, and internationally.[16]

The record selling UK videos were withdrawn shortly before the release of the Bean movie and DVDs were released on an annual basis as of 2004.

Episode guide

Music

Mr. Bean features a choral theme tune written by Howard Goodall and performed by the Choir of Southwark Cathedral (later Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford). The words sung during the title sequences are in Latin:

  • Ecce homo qui est faba – "Behold the man who is a bean" (sung at beginning)
  • Finis partis primae – "End of part one" (sung before the advertisement break)
  • Pars secunda – "Part two" (sung after the advertisement break)
  • Vale homo qui est faba – "Farewell, man who is a bean" (sung at end)

The theme was later released on Goodall's album Choral Works. Goodall also wrote an accompanying music track for many episodes.

The Pars Secunda section was only featured in the DVD releases of Mr. Bean, and is not sung in the re-runs of Mr. Bean shown on television. Finis Partis Primae was only featured in episodes 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 of Mr. Bean on television, although the DVD releases added the tune in several other episodes later on. And in episodes 7, 11,12 and 14, the closing song (Vale homo qui est faba)was played as an instrumental, although on episode 11 the final lyric (qui est faba) was sung at the end.

The first episode of Mr. Bean did not feature the choral theme tune, but instead an up-beat instrumental piece, also composed by Howard Goodall, which was more an incidental tune than a theme. It was used while Bean drove between locations intimidating the blue Reliant, and as such, was sometimes heard in later episodes whenever Bean's nemesis is seen.

In the episode "Tee Off, Mr. Bean" Howard Goodall's choral theme tune for another Richard Curtis comedy, The Vicar of Dibley, is heard playing on a car stereo. In Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean., while playing with Queen's Royal Guards figurines and the nativity set, he hums "The British Grenadiers", which was quoted in the theme to Blackadder Goes Forth.[17]

Mr. Bean appears in a music video made for the 1991 Comic Relief fund raising single by Hale and Pace called The Stonk.[18] Mr. Bean also appeared in the music video for Boyzone's single Picture Of You in 1997.[19] The song featured on the soundtrack to the first Bean movie.

Mr Bean also made a Comic relief record in 1992. This was (I want to be) Elected and was credited to "Mr Bean and Smear Campaign featuring Bruce Dickinson" This was a cover of an Alice Cooper song and reached number 9 in the UK singles chart.[20]

Awards

The first episode won the Golden Rose, as well as two other major prizes at the 1991 Rose d'Or Light Entertainment Festival in Montreux.[21] In the UK, the episode "The Curse of Mr. Bean" was nominated for a number of BAFTA awards; "Best Light Entertainment Programme" in 1991, "Best Comedy" (Programme or Series) in 1992, and Atkinson was nominated three times for "Best Light Entertainment Performance" in 1991, 1992 and 1994.[22] "Mr. Bean" won the Norwegian comedy award "Tidleg Sædavgang".

Spin-offs

Bean movie adaptations

Bean

Bean

In 1997, Bean, a film version directed by Mel Smith, also known as Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie, was produced. This broke from the programme's tradition by using a subplot with more developed characters — instead of being the sole centre of attention, Mr. Bean here interacted with a suburban Californian family he stayed with while overseeing the transfer of Whistler's Mother to a Los Angeles art gallery. The movie grossed over USD$250 million globally on a budget estimated at $22 million.[23]

Mr. Bean's Holiday

Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007) Poster.

News broke in March 2005 that a second Bean film, Mr. Bean's Holiday was in development, with Atkinson returning in the title role. The film had been through several changes of name during its development, including Bean 2 and French Bean.[24] Filming began on May 15, 2006 and began post-production in October 2006. It was released in the UK on March 30 2007. On July 17, 2007, the North American premiere was held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, at the Just For Laughs festival; the launching pad for the Mr. Bean character 20 years earlier.[6] The film was then released nation-wide in North America on August 24, 2007.

The film followed the character on an eventful journey across France for a holiday in the French Riviera, which after a number of misfortunes culminates in an unscheduled screening of his video diary at the Cannes Film Festival. It was directed by Steve Bendelack and, according to Atkinson, is probably the last appearance of the character.[25]

The animated series

Mr. Bean in the animation along with his girlfriend, Irma Gobb, and landlady Mrs. Wicket

Mr. Bean was revived in a 2002 animated cartoon series, again featuring little dialogue, with most being either little soundbites or mumbling.

The series, which consist of 26 episodes (with 2 segments each), expanded the number of additional characters, featuring Mr. Bean's unpleasant landlady, Mrs. Wicket and her evil one-eyed cat, Scrapper. Rowan Atkinson provided the voice for Bean, and all of the animated Bean actions are taken from Atkinson himself. Other characters' voices are provided by Jon Glover, Rupert Degas, Gary Martin and Lorelei King.[26]

The cartoon series is notable for following up on the "alien" origin theory for the character, with its final episode revealing a race of identical Beans who come to retrieve their lost friend, only to have him opt to stay on Earth with his girlfriend.

Books

Two books were released related to the original series: Mr. Bean's Diary in 1992 and Mr. Bean's Pocket Diary in 1994. The two books have identical content and differ only in the format in which they are printed. The content of both is a template diary with handwritten content scrawled in by Mr. Bean. They provide some additional information on the setting: for example, they establish that Mr. Bean lives in Highbury and rents his flat from a landlady named Mrs. Wicket. They confirm the name of Mr. Bean's girlfriend as "Irma Gobb", and also give the name of the other man she actually dances with in Mr. Bean Goes to Town (Giles Gummer).

An additional book called Mr. Bean's Diary was released in 2002 to accompany the animated series; this book was also graded as a children's reader.

Video releases

DVD releases

In the United Kingdom (Region 2), episodes of Mr. Bean have been released on a yearly basis by Universal Pictures UK since 2004. The complete collection is now available, including the two feature films and other extras. In the United States (Region 1), the complete series has been available since 2003 on A&E Home Video as "The Whole Bean".

DVD Name # of episodes Release Date Notes
Mr. Bean: The Whole Bean 14 + 4 (special ep) 29 April 2003 Region 1. Contains all 14 episodes, two Comic Relief sketches and two director's cut sketches.

Volumes

DVD Name # of episodes Release Date Notes
Mr. Bean - Vol 1 3 1 November 2004 3 episodes
Mr. Bean - Vol 2 3 31 October 2005 3 episodes
Mr. Bean - Vol 3 3 13 November 2006 3 episodes
Mr. Bean - Vol 4 3 19 March 2007 3 episodes
Mr. Bean - Vol 5 2 12 November 2007 2 episodes
Mr. Bean - Collection 14 12 November 2007 All 14 TV episodes
Mr. Bean - Christmas Collection 14 + 2 (movies) 12 November 2007 All 14 TV episodes, Mr. Bean's Holiday & Bean - The Ultimate Disaster Movie
Mr. Bean - Complete Collection 14 + 26 (cartoon) + 2 (movies) 12 November 2007 All 14 TV episodes, all 26 episodes of the Mr. Bean Animated TV Series, Mr. Bean's Holiday & Bean - The Ultimate Disaster Movie
Mr. Bean - Ultimate Collection 14 + 9 (cartoon) + 2 (movies) + Director's Cut sketches 16 December 2008 All 14 TV episodes, 9 episodes of the Mr. Bean Animated TV Series, Mr Bean's Holiday & Bean - The Ultimate Disaster Movie and the Director cut sketeches.
Mr. Bean - Vol 1 5 17 November 2008 5 episodes
Mr. Bean - Vol 2 5 17 November 2008 5 episodes
Mr. Bean - Vol 3 4 17 November 2008 4 episodes
Mr. Bean - Best Bits 17 November 2008 Highlights

Best of Mr. Bean

DVD Name # of episodes Release Date Notes
The Best of Mr. Bean 7 23 November 1999 NBC Universal
The Best of Mr. Bean 7 29 August 2006 A&E Home Video

VHS format

VHS Name # of episodes
The Amazing Adventures of Mr. Bean 2
The Exciting Escapades of Mr. Bean 2
The Terrible Tales of Mr. Bean 2
The Merry Mishaps of Mr. Bean 2
The Perilous Pursuits of Mr. Bean 2
Unseen Bean 2
The Final Frolics of Mr. Bean 2
The Best Bits of Mr. Bean Episode clips
The Complete Mr. Bean (Volume 1) 7
The Complete Mr. Bean (Volume 2) 7
Merry Christmas Mr. Bean 1

Mr. Bean in popular culture

The sale of Mr. Bean worldwide has meant that he has permeated popular culture in several countries. Notably, a number of public figures have been compared to the character, usually as an insult. Tony Blair, then-Prime Minister of the United Kingdom was identified by Homer Simpson as "Mr. Bean" when his cartoon form greeted the Simpsons to the United Kingdom in an episode of the eponymous programme, demonstrating the stereotypical view of the British by Americans.[27]

Arthur Batchelor, one of the Royal Navy captives held by Iran during the 2007 Iranian seizure of Royal Navy personnel, has stated that some of his captors had mocked him calling him "Mr. Bean".[28] NRL Referee Sean Hampstead is regularly nicknamed "Mr. Bean" in nationally broadcast commentary by Australian television/radio personality Ray Warren as a result of his similar appearance. In 2007, Vincent Cable, the acting leader of the Liberal Democrats generated hilarity in the House of Commons by describing the recent decline in Prime Minister Gordon Brown's fortunes as his "remarkable transformation in the last few weeks from Stalin to Mr. Bean".[29] The Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero is often mocked in his own country for his facial resemblance to Mr Bean, and a computer hacker broke into Spain's official website for its presidency of the European Union, inserting the character on the front page of the website. Satirists have also compared Zapatero to Mr Bean when discussing government policies that are deemed to have been unsuccessful.[30]

Several of the visual jokes in the series have been used as experiments on the Discovery Channel's MythBusters series. In episode 52 - "Mind Control", the idea of painting a room with a stick of explosives (Firework, or other) placed in a paint can, as in the episode "Do-It-Yourself, Mr. Bean", was tested and deemed impossible, as adequate coverage was not achieved.[31]

In December 2009, in the British soap opera EastEnders, the charcter of Archie Mitchell referred to Ian Beale as Mr. Bean, whilst having a conversation with Janine Butcher.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Atkinson has Bean there and he's done with that", interview by Lucy Cavendish in The Scotsman (Wed 30 Nov 2005), URL accessed August 3, 2006.
  2. ^ Viewing figures at the Internet Movie Database, URL accessed March 14th, 2008
  3. ^ Facts and Figures at mrbean.co.uk, URL accessed August 4th, 2006
  4. ^ "Atkinson has Bean there and he's done with that", interview by Lucy Cavendish in The Scotsman (Wed 30 Nov 2005), accessed August 3rd, 2006
  5. ^ Canned Laughter at the Internet Movie Database, URL accessed March 14th, 2008
  6. ^ a b c Interview with Rowan Atkinson at justforlaughs.com, URL accessed March 14th, 2008
  7. ^ Trivia at IMDb, URL accessed August 3rd, 2006
  8. ^ Transcript of interview with Rowan Atkinson at bbc.co.uk, URL accessed March 14th, 2008
  9. ^ Just for Laughs festival, URL accessed March 14th, 2008
  10. ^ John Howard Davies, Mr. Bean, ITV/Thames/Tiger Television, 1989
  11. ^ Mel Smith, Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1997
  12. ^ Steve Bendelack, Mr. Bean's Holiday, Universal Studios 2007
  13. ^ "The Fine Art of Being Mr. Bean", archive interview in The Buffalo News, URL accessed June 15th, 2006
  14. ^ Rowan Atkinson & Robin Driscoll, Mr. Bean's Diary, London: Boxtree Ltd, 1993
  15. ^ Credits at the Internet Movie Database, URL accessed April 17, 2008
  16. ^ "From Britain, the Appalling but Dear Mr. Bean" at the New York Times, April 2, 1992
  17. ^ howardgoodall.co.uk, URL accessed March 13th, 2008
  18. ^ The Stonk at YouTube, URL accessed March 14th, 2008
  19. ^ "Picture of You" music video, URL accessed March 14th, 2008
  20. ^ "I want to be Elected" disc information, URL accessed March 14th, 2008
  21. ^ BBC Guide to Comedy, written by Mark Lewisohn, URL accessed August 3rd, 2006
  22. ^ Awards at IMDb, URL accessed August 3rd, 2006
  23. ^ Box office figures at boxofficemojo.com, URL accessed December 7th, 2008
  24. ^ Mr. Bean's Holiday at IMDb, URL accessed August 4th, 2006
  25. ^ Paramount Comedy, URL accessed February 25th, 2007
  26. ^ "Mr Bean Turned Into Cartoon" in The Guardian, February 6, 2001
  27. ^ Bob Roberts, "D'oh! Blair Hounds Simpsons to Drop Dog" in The Daily Mirror, December 31, 2003
  28. ^ "Military banned from selling their stories" in The Times, April 9, 2007
  29. ^ "Not so much Stalin as Mr. Bean: Gordon Brown is made to play the fool in stage farce" in The Times, November 29, 2007
  30. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/01/05/2785561.htm
  31. ^ Annotated Mythbusters, URL assessed June 2, 2008

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Quotes

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From Wikiquote

Mr. Bean (1990–1995) is a British comedy show that ran on ITV and starred Rowan Atkinson as its main character Mr. Bean.

There is also an animated version of the series produced in 2002 which

Their are two spin off moves with the Bean character titled Bean and Mr. Bean's Holiday as well as an animated series Mr. Bean (animated TV series).

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Episodes

Mr. Bean [1.01]

Student: Done your revision?
Mr. Bean: Uh, oh yes. I concentrated on trigonomentry.
Student: I've done calculus, mainly.
Mr. Bean: Oh! I believe they concentrated on calculus last year!
Student: Oh! Oh dear!
[Mr. Bean snickers]

The Return of Mr. Bean [1.02]

[Bean is in a Restaurant and has just tried his Steak Tatare which he doesn't like. He is making an awful face]
Manager: Everything to your satisfaction sir?
Bean: [Grinning] Mmmm.
[Manager goes away and Bean grimmaces again]
Waiter: Is everything all right sir?
Bean: Mmmm
Waiter: Are you sure?
Bean: Oh yes. [Picks up a forkful as if he is about to eat it but hesitates to put it in his mouth]
[The Waiter goes and Bean quickly disposes of the offending food]

The Curse of Mr. Bean [1.03]

Man In Park: Are you having a sandwich?
Mr. Bean: Oh, yes!

[Bean has spread butter onto his sandwich with his credit card]
Mr. Bean: My flexible friend.

Mr. Bean Goes To Town [1.04]

[At a magic show Bean is onstage and the magician has made his watch disappear]
[Bean is in a box with a slot. He slides it open]
Mr. Bean: Excuse me, I'm looking for my watch!
[The magician shuts the slot]

The Trouble With Mr. Bean [1.05]

Mr. Bean Rides Again [1.06]

Merry Christmas Mr. Bean [1.07]

Mr. Bean In Room 426 [1.08]

Do-It-Yourself Mr. Bean [1.09]

[Rupert and Hubert have put the clock forward to midnight while Bean is out of the room so they can escape his dull New Year's Eve Party]
Rupert and Hubert: Ah Happy New Year!
Bean: Goodness me. Doesn't time fly when you're enjoying yourself?

Mind the Baby, Mr. Bean [1.10]

[Bean is playing Bingo with a mouthful of water and a goldfish]
Bingo Caller: Green any way round 69.
Bean: [Swallows goldfish] Bingo!

Back To School Mr. Bean [1.11]

[Bean pushing another Mini car]
[He gets some soldiers to help push the car]
Mr. Bean: I'm in!

Tee Off, Mr. Bean [1.12]

Goodnight Mr. Bean [1.13]

Hair By Mr. Bean of London [1.14]

[Bean Was Bored to wait for Barber and play with scissors and comb. Suddenly, door opens and Woman and young boy comes In]
Woman: Sorry, look can you just cut?

Cast

Other One-off Characters: Richard Briers, Angus Deayton, Nick Hancock, Caroline Quentin, Danny La Rue, David Schneider and Richard Wilson.

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