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Mr. Bean (TV Series 1990–1995) Poster

(1990–1995)

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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 due to it only having three wheels.
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Based on a character originally developed by Rowan Atkinson, while he was studying for his Master's degree in Electrical Engineering at Oxford University.
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The original proposed name for the character was Mr. White. Names of vegetables were next, including Mr. Cauliflower, ending with the choice of Mr. Bean.
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Many TV themes by Howard Goodall were adapted from serious pieces of church choral music. Here, the title music "Ecce homo" ("Behold the man") was based on a few bars of "Locus Iste" by Anton Bruckner. New lyrics (in Latin) were written: "Ecce homo qui est faba. Vale homo qui est faba" ("Behold the man who is a bean. Farewell the man who is a bean").
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In the UK, the highest rated episode was 1992's Mr. Bean: The Trouble with Mr. Bean (1992), which was viewed by 18.74 million people.
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Mr. Bean's first name is confirmed to be "Mr." throughout the TV series and the spinoff movies. There are several occasions where he writes his full name as "Mr. Bean" on registers or envelopes, or shows his printed driver's licence or passport with "Bean" in the Last Name slot and "Mr." in the First Name slot. (There used to be a rumour that one scene in a TV show or movie shows a passport giving his name as "Rowan" after Rowan Atkinson, but no specific citations or screen captures have ever been provided to back up this rumour, which probably isn't true. His first name is consistently "Mr.".)
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Rowan Atkinson has a stutter which requires him to stress very carefully when saying words beginning with "B." This explains the odd way that Bean pronounces his own name.
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Mr. Bean's flat completely changes between episodes. For example, in Mr. Bean: The Trouble with Mr. Bean (1992), his bed is in the living room. In Mr. Bean: Do-It-Yourself Mr. Bean (1994), he has a separate bedroom.
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The show has been sold in over 245 territories worldwide.
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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).
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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. Atkinson himself has acknowledged that Bean has "a slightly alien aspect to him"; in the animated series, he is shown to be an alien.
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The shows have been shown on more than 50 airlines.
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Mr. Bean has more likes on Facebook than Britney Spears, and in a poll conducted amongst foreigners living in the UK in 2015 on famous British people; Mr. Bean was voted as being more recognisable to foreigners than Princess Catherine "Kate" Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.
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Based on an original character created by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson.
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Due to the focus on visual jokes as opposed to verbal humor, the show was able to connect to a world-wide audience. In East-Asia, where it is not uncommon for people to also adopt a Western-sounding first name, the show was so popular that many boys adopted the name 'Rowan' in honor of Mr. Bean's performer, Rowan Atkinson.
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The title sequence, which sees Mr. Bean drop down in a beam of light, gave viewers the impression that Mr. Bean is an outer space alien, or perhaps a fallen angel. The show's creators have never addressed the matter, preferring to leave it to imagination.
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The word "PHUT" appears on the wall next to the busker playing the saxophone. in Mr. Bean: The Return of Mr. Bean (1990), "PHut" is also the name of the club he meets his date at in Mr. Bean: Mr. Bean Goes to Town (1991).
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Co-writer Robin Driscoll made numerous appearances in the series as various different characters. He was the cinema manager in Mr. Bean: The Return of Mr. Bean (1990), the police sergeant in Mr. Bean: Mr. Bean Goes to Town (1991), the man in queue in Mr. Bean: Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean (1992), the man buying tokens in Mr. Bean: Mind the Baby, Mr. Bean (1994), the ticket inspector in Mr. Bean: Hair by Mr. Bean of London (1995) and the blind man in The Exciting Escapades of Mr. Bean: The Bus Stop (1991).
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Rowan Atkinson said that French actor Jacques Tati was an influence on the character of Mr. Bean.
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Rowan Atkinson has appeared as Mr. Bean in advertising for many different companies around the world, including: Nissan, Fujifilm, Snickers, M&Ms and Rema 1000 supermarket in Norway.
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It is believed that Mr. Bean is a bachelor, but he has a girlfriend named Irma Gobb who has appeared in the series. There is no mention of Mr. Bean's parents, siblings or other relatives.
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The license plate on Mr. Bean's green car is SLW 287 R.
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The title sequence, which depicts Bean falling from the sky in a beam of light to the sound of a heavenly choir, has led to speculation that the character might be a fallen angel. Rowan Atkinson appeared in Richard Curtis's film 'Love, Actually' as a character which Curtis originally wrote as an angel, though this detail was not used in the finished film.
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Atkinson flew to China to film a Snickers advert for the UK market, with the advert first airing in October 2014. It was Atkinson's first time visiting the People's Republic of China.
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Pee-Wee Herman is considered to be an influence behind Mr. Bean.
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

In the final show of the series, Mr. Bean is seen put into a crate and shipped off to Moscow, Russia, but in the Bean (1997) film, Mr. Bean is back in London and now works as a caretaker at the National Gallery. It most likely, Mr. Bean may had got a flight or traveled on a ship back to the United Kingdom and had gotten employment by the National Gallery.
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