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Mr. Bean Specials

Release Date 1995-11-15
Runtime 24 minutes
Genres Comedy, Family
Stars Rowan Atkinson

Mr Bean turns simple everyday tasks into chaotic situations and will leave you in stitches as he creates havoc wherever he goes.

1. The Library


Mr. Bean visits a rare book library (possibly the British Library), where he reads a rare tome that must be handled with gloves. Soon after he uses a pencil and a crayon to copy a page of the book by shading on a piece of tracing paper, he sneezes, and the tracing paper slips away. He doesn't notice this, and continues to use a crayon for shading, but on the book instead of the tracing paper. When he notices this, he attempts to remove the crayon marks — first by erasing, and then by using correction fluid, but eventually ends up tearing out the pages he has defiled. To neaten up the stubs of the pages he has torn out, he uses a boxcutter knife, but doesn't notice that while doing so, he cuts other pages. His final solution is to swap his book with that of someone else at his table; this plan is working - Bean leaves, and the librarian discovers that the book the other visitor has is damaged - but then Bean returns to retrieve his Dennis the Menace and Gnasher bookmark from his original book and is subsequently caught red-handed.

2. Mr. Bean's Red Nose Day


Nicknamed "Red Nose Day," this yearly special has drawn upon the comic talents of Britain's best farceurs, all donating their talents for the cause. The March 15, 1991, edition of Comic Relief featured, among many others, Rowan Atkinson, repeating his familiar characterization of the clueless, disastrously clumsy Mr. Bean. Atkinson's contribution, the six-minute skit "Mr. Bean's Red Nose Day," has unfortunately not yet been reissued to home video.

3. The Bus Stop


Having already missed one bus, Mr. Bean is bound and determined to catch the next one, no matter who suffers in the process

4. I Want To Be Elected


Mr. Bean stands for parliament in general elections as the single member of "The Bean Party". The sketch makes fun of the ruthless campaigning used by some activists, as Bean forces his way into peoples' homes or buys their votes by offering them money and a television, sticks his poster on a coffin that is being taken to a waiting hearse and after being spotted by a press photographer gives a lollipop to a random child then forcibly takes it back after the photographer departs, and finally replaces the ballot box with the one brought by himself, full of votes for him only. In the background a band called 'Smear Campaign' (with Bruce Dickinson on vocals) plays an Alice Cooper cover "(I want to be) Elected".

5. Blind Date


In this episode Mr. Bean. Atkinson's contribution was an 18-minute spoof of the popular series Blind Date, the British equivalent of The Love Connection. Posing as an eligible bachelor, Mr. Bean answered the questions posed by potential dates with utter -- and ridiculous -- honesty, then made a shambles of a romantic night on the town.

6. Torvill and Bean


In the comedy sketch "Torvill and Bean" -- a play on Torvill and Dean, a famous figure-skating team -- the luckless Mr. Bean wreaks his usual havoc when he attends a performance of "Show on Ice."

7. The Best Bits of Mr. Bean


Mr. Bean and Teddy venture into the attic to look for an umbrella and uncover items from past experiences, like the time Mr. Bean had to dress himself on the way to the dentist, or the time he fell asleep in church or when the Christmas turkey wound up on his head and even the time a tank crushed his Mini.

8. The Story of Bean


A little documentary which simply chronicles the story behind the television series "Mr. Bean" (1989) and the film Bean (1997), released that year. It tells the story of Rowan Atkinson and shows clips of him as a child, as well as shows skits from "Not the Nine O'Clock News" (1979) and "Black Adder, The" (1983) and, of course, sketches from the Mr. Bean series and clips from the film.

9. Mr. Bean's Wedding


Mr. Bean causes havoc at a wedding by repeating the vows after the priest instead of the groom, resulting in a fight, the bride being struck, and by his alarm clock sounding during the ceremony. This was specially made in 2007 for the The Big One Comic Relief telethon.

10. Funeral


Mr. Bean returned in a sketch for Comic Relief to celebrate his 25th anniversary. In the sketch, older Bean attends a funeral where he causes mayhem when he starts imitating what everyone is doing, only doing it at a greater and weirder level; including trying to grief, smothering a woman with too much comfort, and even taking a selfie next to the coffin. When he imitates a girl hugging the coffin, he accidentally knocks it down but manages to fix it a little (with some help). When the funeral starts, he then learns that he's at the wrong one and leaves quickly to attend the one he is meant to go to, but when arriving there he discovers that he left his packet of sweets on the coffin of the other funeral and returns to collect them. This sketch guest starred Ben Miller and Rebecca Front.

11. Picture of You


Boyzone ft. Mr. Bean

12. Mr. Bean Drives His Car Again


To celebrate Mr. Beans 25th anniversary Rowan Atkinson, drives around through the parks and landmarks of London in Mr Bean's Iconic Car.

13. Mr. Bean at the Olympic


Atkinson reprised his character for a live performance as part of the London 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony. In the scene, Mr. Bean works within the London Symphony Orchestra in its performance of "Chariots of Fire", conducted by Simon Rattle.

14. Happy Birthday Mr Bean


How the sitcom character - who featured in just 14 original episodes - has gone on to become a global superstar with an animated series and two top-grossing feature films. Rowan Atkinson's alter-ego has become an online phenomenon, with more than 110 million online fans and growing. This documentary features classic clips and interviews with Richard Curtis, Tony Robinson and Angus Deayton.

15. The Chair

Deleted scene from Do-It-Yourself, Mr. Bean

16. Marching

Deleted scene from Back to School, Mr. Bean

17. Playing with Matches

Deleted scene from Back to School, Mr. Bean

18. The Stonk


Hale and Pace ft. Mr. Bean

19. Crash


Matt Willis ft. Mr. Bean

20. British Airways Safety Video


Features celebrity personalities reading through the safety procedures for flying BA and encouraging people to donate to Comic Relief by putting loose change in any currency into the Flying Start envelope.