Mr. Bean is my daughter’s favorite comedy show. She discovered his show on Disney Channel. Watching him keep my little girl laughing and in the very light mood, whether it is original or animated series.
But I was surprised when she said one day, “Mommy, Mr. Bean is handsome!”
I am not arguing whether Rowan Atkinson aka Mr. Bean is good looking or not. What surprised me was little girl already knew how to admire people like that.
When we heard the humor of Atkinson’s death and told her about it while she’s watching another episode of Mr. Bean, my daughter was speechless and thinking at first and then she replied, “No. He is still alive. He’s on television.”
And just recently, we learned that the news of aka Mr. Bean’s death is a hoax. Well, we did not tell it yet to my daughter. Anyway, she always believe that Mr. Bean never died.
Some interesting facts about Mr. Bean:
* The first episode of the original Mr. Bean series starring Rowan Atkinson was first broadcast on 1st January 1990. Since then Mr. Bean has become known all over the world. Created by Rowan Atkinson, Richard Curtis and Robin Driscoll, there were only 14 episodes ever made.
* In 2002 the character was transformed into an animated series of 26 half hour episodes. The series remains entirely faithful to the original Mr. Bean, with the character still living very much in the real world. Rowan Atkinson provides all of Mr. Bean’s vocal sounds.
* The original series emerged from Rowan Atkinson’s stage revues of the 1980’s which featured the silent odd-ball. Rowan Atkinson’s comic acting genius has created a highly original work for television. The Mr. Bean series has been sold to 245 territories worldwide and is winner of an International Emmy and the Golden Rose of Monteux.
* The Animated Series heralds a new era for one of the UK’s most successful characters of all time. Rowan Atkinson worked on the transformation to animated character and acted out every episode in front of the cameras so that the animators could capture the unique movement of Britain’s most infamous character.