Comical Facts About Mr. Bean (2 PICS + 15 GIFS)

Posted in INTERESTING       14 Aug 2020       2499      

1 Comical Facts About Mr. Bean

Mr. Bean made his debut in Rowan Atkinson’s 1979 Sitcom Canned Laughter. However… his name wasn’t Mr. Bean, it was Robert Box!

 

2 Comical Facts About Mr. Bean

After debuting ‘Robert Box,’ Atkinson changed the character to ‘Mr. Bean’ and played him at the Edinburgh Fringe in the early 80s, and at Montreal’s Just For Laughs comedy festival in 1987.

 

3 Comical Facts About Mr. Bean

Before deciding on ‘Mr. Bean’ when making the change from ‘Robert Box,’ Atkinson ALMOST named the character ‘Mr. White.’

He also almost went with ‘Mr. Cauliflower.’

 

4 Comical Facts About Mr. Bean

The character of Mr. Bean was heavily inspired by the French silent comedy character “Monsieur Hulot.”

 

5 Comical Facts About Mr. Bean

While the show was massively successful in the UK upon airing in 1990, the show was also successful across the globe. The live-action Mr Bean show has been sold to more than 190 countries worldwide.

 

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6 Comical Facts About Mr. Bean

Mr. Bean’s first name is ACTUALLY MR. So, his full title would be Mr. Mr. Bean.

 

7 Comical Facts About Mr. Bean

Rowan Atkinson had a severe stutter as a kid, and he used this as inspiration for how Mr. Bean speaks softly and quietly.

 

8 Comical Facts About Mr. Bean

On YouTube, Mr Bean’s clips have accumulated more than 1.3 billion views.

 

9 Comical Facts About Mr. Bean

The episode “The Trouble with Mr Bean” aired on 1 January, 1992 and was viewed by 18.74 million viewers in the UK.

 

10 Comical Facts About Mr. Bean

Atkinson’s character was so popular that it was used in major advertising campaigns for companies like Snickers, M&Ms, Nissan and Fujifilm.

 

11 Comical Facts About Mr. Bean

The character’s worldwide appeal was so large that Mr. Bean even appeared in an ad for the Norwegian supermarket chain Rema 1000.

 

12 Comical Facts About Mr. Bean

There are many fan theories that state that Mr. Bean is actually an alien, which is why he’s so awkward among humans.

 

13 Comical Facts About Mr. Bean

Despite the massive popularity of the character… Mr Bean has just 14 full episodes of television to his name. The final episode aired over 2 decades ago.

The character did have two movies and an animated series as well.

 

14 Comical Facts About Mr. Bean

The 1997 Mr. Bean movie made a whopping $256 million, on a budget of just $18 million.

 

15 Comical Facts About Mr. Bean

Rowan Atkinson’s daughter has a cameo in the 2007 film ‘Mr. Bean’s Holiday.’

 

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16 Comical Facts About Mr. Bean

In China, Mr. Bean is known as ‘Foolish Bean.’ In Vietnam he is Sir Bean. In Finland, he is known as “Nolojen Tilanteiden Mies” or “Man of the Situation.”

 

17 Comical Facts About Mr. Bean

Rowan has officially retired the character, saying that “Apart from the fact that your physical ability starts to decline, I also think someone in their 50s being childlike becomes a little sad.”

 



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