ORIGINS AND INFLUENCES5
CHARACTERS AND RECURRING PROPS6
MR. BEAN'S CAR8
PRODUCTION AND BROADCAST12
THE ANIMATED SERIES16
VIDEO AND DVD RELEASES19
I think that you have to be a great actor to play the part which is interpreting Rowan Atkinson because everything is about the character. Lots of characters have different traits and Mr. Bean is just one of this sitcoms that are really funny. “Why do I like Mr.Bean so much?” is because I respect Rowan Atkinson a lot and it must be incredibly hard to make people laugh when you're not allowed to talk especially when he is known for his wit and sarcasm in “Black Adder”. I admire the makers and actors for trying to do a modern day silent film idea. I also thought that the idea was lost in the cartoon, and too 'Americanised' in the film ,but the TV series was more suited for the style and feel of it. Mr Bean it has it's roots in old silent film type comedy. To me, he always seems like a form of Charlie Chaplin because the humour is visual and character based rather than words. Also, I think there is a naivety and childish nature to him that makes him quite endearing. A child,puppet, cartoon character can get away with lots more without it seeming rude or offensive because it is coming from a 'naive' source and that's what Mr Bean seems like to me. I also like that Mr. Bean doesn't respect the elderly, or children, or guys, or,basically anyone . Just a childish, egotistical man who only cares about himself. I think that Mr. Bean is more popular with kids but also loved by adults too. Rowan Atkinson who interprets Mr. Bean is a good person with large experience about life which I think that is the reason that make him so “special”,no one else could ever be like him, he fits the bill perfectly. It is brilliant slapstick basic humor at it's greatest,it goes to show that even the simplest visual things can promote a great laugh. Mr Bean may not be the hero when it comes to most of his episodes.He does get a bad doing in some of them but his facial expressions, his stupidity, selfishness and cleverness in some cases has made him into a lovable character and he does have a heart.I watched him growing up as a kid and have always loved the character. What it is fascinating it is that Mr. Bean is a character that grows on you. CHAPTER I
Mr.Bean is a British comedy televison programme series of 14 half-hour episodes written by and starring Rowan Atkinson as the title character. Different episodes were also written by Robin Driscoll, Richard Curtis and one by Ben Elton. The pilot episode was broadcast on ITV on 1 January 1990, with the last television episode, "Goodnight Mr. Bean" broadcast on 31 October 1995.The final episode, "Hair by Mr. Bean of London”, was a video exclusive released on 15 November 1995, but not broadcast in the UK until 2006. Based on a character originally developed by Atkinson while he was studying for his master's degree at Oxford University, the series follows the exploits of Mr. Bean, described by Atkinson as "a child in a grown man's body", in solving various problems presented by everyday tasks and often causing disruption in the process. Bean rarely speaks, and the largely physical humour of the series is derived from his interactions with other people and his unusual solutions to situations. The series was influenced by physical performers such as Jacques Tati and comic actors from silent films. During its five-year run, the series gained large UK audience figures, including 18.74 million for the 1991 episode "The Trouble With Mr. Bean".The series has been the recipient of a number of international awards, including the Rose d'Or. The show has been sold in 245...