Mr. Bean: Season 1, Episode 4

Mr. Bean Goes to Town (23 Apr. 1992)

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Mr Bean purchases a new TV, only to experience a spot of reception trouble. He then takes a stroll in the park to try out his new camera, which is promptly stolen. This leads to an identity... See full summary »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Nick Hancock ...
The Camera Thief
Robin Driscoll ...
The Police Sergeant
Dursley McLinden ...
The Shoe Salesman
Matilda Ziegler ...
Alan Shaxon ...
Eddie Spangle
Julia Howson ...
Howard Goodall ...
Richard Marcangelo ...
Mark Khan ...
Disco Dancer
Phil Nice ...
Disco Dancer


Mr Bean purchases a new TV, only to experience a spot of reception trouble. He then takes a stroll in the park to try out his new camera, which is promptly stolen. This leads to an identity parade, where Bean does his best to discover the identity of the camera thief. Later, Bean's night on the town spells disaster for a stage magician. Lastly, Mr Bean shows of his dancing skills at Club Phut. Written by Anonymous

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Not my favorite among the Bean episodes, but it's still fantastic stuff!
29 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

I heavily enjoy this whenever I watch it, but it's not among my favorites because I don't enjoy it as much as I do most of the others. That being said, it's still classic Bean in many ways, especially the T.V bit.

Act 1. Mr. Bean buys himself with a new portable T.V for his flat and has trouble getting a good reception from his attena. When Bean discovers he can only get a reception by sitting somewhere not by the television, he is rather discouraged. He ingeniously strips down to all of his clothes and closes the blinds, while wrapping a box around his waist to hide his nudity, until the electricity meter runs out. Brilliant stuff from Bean as always, I love every minute of it.

Act 2. Bean tries out his new Polaroid in the park, but it is stolen by a thief who runs off with it in the park. Bean chases him down however and traps him with a rubber waste bin and pokes him with a pencil repeatedly. Bean alerts a police officer and is taken to a local police station. He is asked to identify the thief in a police line-up and successfully identifies him by memorizing the thief's "Ow" from the pencil poking, while all the suspects had bin's over their heads. Absolute lunacy, but I loved it all the same. Only Bean can take something as silly as this and provide laughs for us all.

Act 3. Bean gets a pesky itch on his foot, so he decides to take his shoe off and scratch it, and places the shoe on the hood of the car, but The Car takes off. Bean eventually finds it. Very funny, but I'm not enthralled like I usually am with Bean stuff.

Act 4. Bean goes to the I.D picture machine and takes pictures of the back of his head. Funny, but like Act 3, didn't feel it like I do most of the time.

Act 5. Bean treats his girlfriend to a Disco and magic show. The magician brings him on stage, while Bean deliberately messes up the show in order to retrieve his watch, while his girlfriend Irma is not impressed. Irma dumps him for another man, but Bean won't have that and uses hilarious dance moves to get rid of the man. Irma is still disgusted, leaving Bean heartbroken. In revenge Bean shuts off the power circuit to the Disco. On the way home the television sets lose their power whenever Bean passes them. Classic Mr. Bean and while the others were not horrible, they were actually quite good, this matches the selfishly high standards I have for Bean.

Bottom line. Very funny stuff, and it comes highly recommended by me, but it's among my least favorites.


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