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Mr. Bean 

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Bumbling, childlike Mr. Bean has trouble completing the simplest of tasks in day-to-day life, but his perseverance and resourcefulness frequently allow him to find ingenious ways around problems.
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1995   1994   1993   1992  
Top Rated TV #194 | 4 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Rowan Atkinson ...  Mr. Bean 15 episodes, 1990-1995
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Storyline

The opening credits show Mr. Bean being dropped from the heavens fully grown, and it certainly seems that way. He has a complete ignorance of how to do many simple tasks, but is also incredibly creative and usually can come up with a solution to any problem that a smarter man would never think of. Driving around in a Mini with his faithful teddy bear, he also has a nasty habit of knocking over three-wheeled cars... Written by rmlohner

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The gadgets, the girls, the moves, his teddy. (series) See more »

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Comedy | Family

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TV-G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The license plate on Mr. Bean's green car is SLW 287 R. 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

The UK/Australian DVD release is cut as well as the American DVD release. The chair sabotage from "Do it yourself Mr.Bean" is still missing, and some segments of "Back to school Mr.Bean" are cut, the box set includes the Turkey weighing scene though. See more »

Connections

Featured in Cleanskin (2012) See more »

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Ecce homo
Written by Howard Goodall
Adapted from "Locus Iste" by Anton Bruckner
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A classic, funny series.
14 March 2020 | by MR_HeracliusSee all my reviews

Among the few of the classics that lives up to the hype, it may even exceed it, for eventually we all know such a person and don't wish to know more about him or her. 9 June 2019 Mr. Bean Atkinson, as confessed, has been preparing for this role since the very beginning. What started as a time-filling sketch, it is quite an elevation considering what this character; more than the series, has achieved. Rowan Atkinson, the actor and more or less the creator of this global phenomenon, has previously worked in similar arenas in stages, miming, what basically could be considered as a stand up, his appearances have always been about the performance more than the content. And with a physical language that bars no boundaries, this global outreach actually comes with a never-ending clause. Primarily, to Atkinson. Since he could always claim his throne and the blames could easily be passed upon. But filtering or criticizing themselves, the creators have only shot definite amount of these sketchy scenes, in order to maintain the quality. And so pure the material is, that even after decades later, it hasn't gotten rusty yet. And it presumably never will. Since none of these scenarios seem effortful or tedious to the audience, the depicted gags are actually a part of a common man's routine in his day-to-day life. And looking at those activities with an eye of an anarchistic 9 year old boy, Atkinson has managed to embed his name among pioneers like Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. But even something sensational as such, comes with few flaws. Lopping off the editing and execution of this series, the shift of these chapters into one typical sitcom can easily be seen. Running out of ideas and occasionally compromising to the commercial aspect of the fame (Christmas episode), the series loses the subtlety for a brief period. When the neck starts going towards the noose rather than the other way around, that is when Mr. Bean grows simpleton, in a sense that it relies upon nothing but the performer and its inspiringly absurd performance.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1992 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(14 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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