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Mr Bean

  • 1990
  • Sitcom
  • Drama
  • U


"Mr Bean" is a comedy series starring Rowan Atkinson as a bumbling oddball who causes mayhem wherever he goes. He rarely speaks, lives alone in a small flat, is usually seen in a tweed jacket, drives an old-style Mini and his best friend is a brown knitted teddy bear that Bean often pretends is alive. The series premiered on ITV in 1990 and appeared sporadically until 2006. In the first episode, Mr Bean attends a mathematics exam at a college and irritates a fellow candidate by getting out many spare pens and a number of mascots. The episode also sees Mr Bean changing into his swimming trunks on a beach without getting naked and becomes embroiled in a parking altercation with a Reliant three-wheeler. Fourteen half-hour episodes were made and it inspired an animated cartoon spin-off and two hugely popular feature films. As Bean rarely speaks and the comedy is largely physical, the show has been a huge hit around the world.

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