Mr. Bean is often a British sitcom created by Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis, and starring Atkinson from the title role. Atkinson co-wrote all fifteen episodes with either Curtis, Robin Driscoll, or both, with Ben Elton co-writing the pilot. Thirteen from the episodes were broadcast on ITV, from the pilot on 1 January 1990, until "Goodnight Mr. Bean" on 31 October 1995. A clip show, "The Best Pieces of Mr. Bean", was broadcast on 15 December 1995, and something episode, "Hair by Mr. Bean of London", had not been broadcast until 2006 on Nickelodeon.
Background and influences
The type of Mr. Bean was created while Atkinson was studying for his master's degree in electrical engineering at Queen's College, Oxford. A sketch featuring the character was performed on the Edinburgh Fringe noisy . 1980s. The same character called Robert Box, played by Atkinson himself, appeared from the one-off 1979 ITV sitcom Canned Laughter, which featured routines found in the video Bean (1997).
One among Bean's earliest appearances occurred in the "Just for Laughs" comedy festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1987. When programme co-ordinators were scheduling him in the festival programme, Atkinson insisted he perform on the French-speaking bill as opposed to the English-speaking programme. Without French dialogue as part of his act in any respect, programme co-ordinators cannot realise why Atkinson planned to perform about the French bill instead. Mainly because it proved, Atkinson's act with the festival was a test platform to the Mr. Bean character, and Atkinson wanted to see how his character's physical comedy would fare on an international stage which has a non-English speaking audience.
The character's name was not decided until following your first programme was produced; a number of other vegetable-influenced names, such as "Mr. Cauliflower", were explored. Atkinson cited the sooner comedy character Monsieur Hulot, developed by French comedian and director Jacques Tati, as an relation to the character. Stylistically, Mr. Bean is additionally nearly the same as early silent films, relying purely upon physical comedy, with Mr. Bean speaking hardly any dialogue (although like other live-action Tv show of times, it possesses a laugh track). It has allowed the series to be removed worldwide without any significant changes to dialogue. In November 2012, Atkinson told The Daily Telegraph of his intentions to retire the, praoclaiming that "someone inside their 50s being childlike turns into a little sad."