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Mr. Bean 

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Life is a difficult challenge for Mr Bean, who despite being a grown adult, has trouble completing even the simplest of tasks. Thankfully, his perseverance is usually rewarded, and he finds an ingenious way around the problem.
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Series cast summary:
Rowan Atkinson ...  Mr. Bean 15 episodes, 1990-1995
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Mr. Bean is a grown man who seems to have been literally born yesterday. He gets up to ingenious oddball nonsense every episode while all the time remaining silent. When he does speak, it's with a croaky voice. Written by Niz

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Comedy | Family

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AL | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

1 January 1990 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Мистер Бин See more »

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England, UK See more »

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Runtime:

| (2 episodes) | (14 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The voice that Rowan Atkinson used for Mr. Bean, was the same voice Atkinson used in the "man who likes toilets" sketch in Not the Nine O'Clock News (1979). See more »

Quotes

[opening theme]
Choir: [singing] Ecce homo qui est faba.
[Latin: "Behold the man who is a bean"]
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Crazy Credits

The words of the song played in the titles and credits, "Ecce homo" ("ecce homo qui est faba. Vale homo qui est faba") translate to "behold the man who is a bean. Farewell the man who is a bean". See more »

Alternate Versions

When aired on Fox Family Channel, usage of the word 'hell' was removed. Like in the episode "Mind the Baby, Mr. Bean" when Mr. Bean went to go put more change into the machine, a mother says "what the hell do you think you're doing", the word hell was covered up by children laughing. See more »

Connections

Edited into The Final Frolics of Mr. Bean (1994) See more »

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Ecce homo
Written by Howard Goodall
Adapted from "Locus Iste" by Anton Bruckner
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Great humour and a grand step away from all the crassness and vulgarity of modern humour
5 November 2006 | by davideo-2See all my reviews

STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning ** Sunday Night * Monday Morning

Mr Bean (Rowan Atkinson) is in this world, but not of this world. His mind simply doesn't seem to comprehend things the way an average person would and his life is one long disaster because of this, getting himself into constant mishaps and far out, zany situations, which he is left to sort out on his own as he doesn't seem to mix with anyone and he rarely speaks. But he never gives up and, despite the simplest of tasks being a constant struggle for him, applying his own zany methods of solving the problem always pays off for him in the end.

To look at the sorry state of modern British humour, with all it's focus of sex and general vulgarity, you'd be forgiven for forgetting that a show like Mr Bean was made at one time. There's nothing unsuitable going on here, just good, clean U rated humour of the type Tommy Cooper and the like made in the 50s. And I find it just as laugh out loud funny now in my early 20s as I did when I was a young boy in the early 90s.

Although I can look at it a little deeper now and see there must be more to this character than than meets the eye. There must be a reason why he does things the way he does and things seem to keep going wrong for him. As others have noted, it looks like he may have a type of autism. In fact I'm so convinced about it that I really think were a professional psychologist to analyse him, I think Mr Bean could be the first famous, fictional character to be diagnosed with something like Asperger's Syndrome.

If you'd like to see some truly hilarious British humour at it's very best before it all became obsessed with sex and vulgarity, then this would come highly recommended. Shows like Little Britain do work because it's well realised but it's really just as vulgar as the rest. Shows like this show we were more restrained and civilised once, and hopefully we might start putting out this type of humour more again sometime soon. *****


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