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He captured the hearts of millions of viewers worldwide. His movie grossed nearly a quarter of a billion dollars worldwide. He's been called the most embarrassing man on the planet. Now the entire Mr. Bean series, the British comic phenomenon created by Rowan Atkinson (Blackadder, Four Weddings and a Funeral), is finally available in one complete package.
Bean, Bean, maniacal nut / The more you watch, you bust a gut! First unleashed in 1989, this sketch series was embraced by PBS viewers in the United States. In the tradition of the great silent clowns, Rowan Atkinson created a character with universal and multi-generational appeal (the sketches have little dialogue and are driven by often ingenious physical comedy). Like Bart Simpson, the resourceful, mischievous, and sometimes malevolent Bean is the inner child incarnate who acts on the impulses polite society normally represses. Atkinson has described Bean as "a 9-year-old boy, with an apparent lack of worldly experience, but an ingenuity that is quite clever in dealing with problems presented to him." These problems include not knowing a single answer on an exam, tactfully disposing of a revolting restaurant meal, changing into his swimsuit at the beach without first removing his pants, and, most hilariously, getting a turkey stuck on his head (a classic bit reprised in the ill-conceived 1997 feature film).
Atkinson has enjoyed some mainstream success stateside. He was the nervous minister ("...your awfully wedded wife") in Four Weddings and a Funeral, and the voice of Zazu in The Lion King. But he mainly enjoys cult status among British comedy aficionados as a founding member of Not the Nine O'Clock News and the star of the Black Adder series. Bean is his crowning creation. In addition to all 14 episodes, this generous boxed set contains previously unaired sketches, Comic Relief appearances, and a segment about Bean's creation, which serves as a nifty introduction for the uninitiated. It also contains a preview for the new Mr. Bean animated series. This seems redundant. As this collection hilariously demonstrates, Bean is already animated enough. --Donald Liebenson
I love Mr. Bean. So glad to have this set to add to my DVD collection. My service through Amazon was terrific.Published 19 days ago by Eva Lin Eddy
There are 3 DVDs here packed full of videos. Initially I'd watch these when I went to bed but falling asleep became out of the question for me. I just had to watch every second. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chebacco
I still remember with pleasure and I watch this show! Rowan Atkinson is a prime example comic artist. But here double the pleasure. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Griffin Garcon
Cannot beat Mr. Bean on the entertainment value!!, my 5 year old loves Mr. Bean's movies nd series, bought just for him, I love watching it too!!!. Nice clean comedy!.Published 2 months ago by docman
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I never noticed the scale scene was missing but i own volume 1-6 on vcd as well so i have the "padded for pbs" versions...WHICH i bought in hong kong..where there is no pbs...so point being as you posted and wikpedia said thsoe scenes were added for syndcated versions..that means not... Read More
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