Mr. Bean (1990–1995)
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The Curse of Mr. Bean 

Mr. Bean goes to a swimming pool, where he finds himself scared to death on the high diving board. When he's done, he tries several different ways to get his car out of the parking garage ... See full summary »

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John Howard Davies
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Rowan Atkinson ... Mr. Bean
Angus Deayton ... The Pool Attendant / Man on Park Bench
Matilda Ziegler ... The Girlfriend
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Mr. Bean goes to a swimming pool, where he finds himself scared to death on the high diving board. When he's done, he tries several different ways to get his car out of the parking garage when he doesn't have enough money to do it the normal way. After that, he sits on a park bench and uses an unusual method of making himself a sandwich. Finally, he goes to a movie theater and tries to survive a terrifying horror with his girlfriend. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Family

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PG | See all certifications »

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1992 (USA) See more »

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Tiger Television See more »
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Color
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Trivia

The horror film Mr. Bean and The Girlfriend goes to see at the cinema is the 1984 film "A Nightmare on Elm Street". However, the poster of the film seen at the cinema is "A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child", which was released in the UK on 11th May 1990, which came out several months before (#1.3) was broadcast on 30th December 1990. The original "A Nightmare on Elm Street" was released in the UK on 12th July 1985. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Bean is trying to get out of the car park through the entrance, he uses a wheelie-bin to simulate a car to get the gate to open. After he's out and shifted the bin, he's blocked in by another car. We see a hand take the next ticket (presumably belonging to the driver of the incoming car) but the car pulling up in front of Mr. Bean is so far away from the ticket machine, it's not possible for him to take it and drive into the car park in the short amount of time seen, plus we never see or hear anybody get out of the car to get the ticket. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Bean: [uses his credit card to spread butter on bread] My flexible friend.
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Alternate Versions

For the original VHS releases, the audio tracks for the first three episodes were remixed to accommodate the NICAM stereo upgrade from episode four onward. There are additional, albeit subtle sounds such as environmental soundscapes added to outdoor scenes. These remixed audio tracks are available on some of the earlier PAL DVD sets, with the 20th anniversary edition from Universal reverting back to the originally broadcast audio tracks. See more »

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Featured in Zomergasten: Episode #9.1 (1996) See more »

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Scaredy Cat.
9 June 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

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.

The Curse Of Mr. Bean

The iconic sandwich making scene comes in this chapter and also possibly the only thing I remember from the series. But I would be lying if I said I didn't like the horror show. With comparatively less elements in that scene, Atkinson's performance is off the roof and as a result you are- I never thought I'd say it- rolling on the floor and laughing your guts out.


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