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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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 Mr. Bean (15 episodes, 1990-1995)


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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2 April 1992 (USA)  »

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Jas Fasola  »

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| (2 episodes) | (14 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The blue vehicle (whose occupant's identity is never revealed) that Mr. Bean encounters and causes to get into accidents in some episodes is a light blue Reliant Regal Supervan III. This model has a history of being highly unstable and easily tipped. See more »


[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 »


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Ecce homo
Written by Howard Goodall
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15 April 2001 | by (New Market, Maryland) – See all my reviews

Most Britcom imports that I have seen over the years have always brought laughter. It the mid 90's PBS began running episodes of Mr. Bean.

Rowin Atkinson, far better known in the UK and Europe then here in the States, is one of the most talented actors and comedians anywhere. He has to be. To take a character that is normally mute, always plotting mischief, and goes on more hair brained schemes and adventures then the entire Monty Python crew is,as Mr. Bean would put it," Absolutely Brilliant".

Even the most hardened sceptic will find this series so overwhelming funny that they would scream for more. Alas, there were only 13 episodes filmed. Rowin Atkinson has stated that he felt there was nothing more for Mr. Bean to do. Too bad. I can see a series, such as this going on for hundreds of episodes.

If you want to have a really good time with a wonderfully lovable goof ball, Watch this BBC classic!

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