Mr. Bean – a television programme guaranteed to make anyone laugh! From granddads to toddlers, Rowan Atkinson did a fantastic job of entertaining the nation acting as this loveable character.
14 twenty five minute television episodes were created, with the last one being aired in 1995. However numerous films have also been created since then, to keep The Bean alive!
Rowan Atkinson developed the character whilst studying for his master’s degree at Oxford University. He describes Mr. Bean as “a child in a grown man’s body.” The series is made of very physical humour, borderline slapstick, as Mr. Bean rarely speaks just mumbles and grumbles!
For the five years the show was aired it gained a huge UK audience, which included a staggering 18.74 million viewers for an episode aired in 1991!
The figures speak for themselves; Mr. Bean is loved by everyone in Britain! And yes I say that as a fact!
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