List of Mr. Bean episodes
|#||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original airdate|
|1||"Mr. Bean"||John Howard Davies||Ben Elton, Richard Curtis, and Rowan Atkinson||1 January 1990|
|Bean attends a maths exam, during which he tries to copy from a student (Paul Bown) under the nose of the invigilator (Rudolph Walker); he surreptitiously changes into his swimming trunks so as not to be noticed by someone nearby (Roger Sloman); and he struggles to stay awake during a church service, much to the annoyance of the man sitting next to him, Mr. Sprout (Richard Briers).|
|2||"The Return of Mr. Bean"||John Howard Davies||Richard Curtis, Robin Driscoll, and Rowan Atkinson||5 November 1990|
|Bean busks to pay a busker (Dave O'Higgins), tries out his new credit card in a department store, visits a restaurant and is served an unwanted dish, leading him to try a variety of strategies to avoid eating it, and then has an unfortunate altercation with Queen Elizabeth II.|
|3||"The Curse of Mr. Bean"||John Howard Davies||Richard Curtis, Robin Driscoll, and Rowan Atkinson||30 December 1990|
|Bean visits the local pool where he realises that he is scared of diving, tries to find a way to leave the car park without paying, makes a sandwich in the park sitting next to Angus Deayton, jumps a traffic light in his car by getting out and pushing it and then takes his girlfriend to watch a scary movie.|
|4||"Mr. Bean Goes to Town"||Paul Weiland and John Birkin||Richard Curtis, Robin Driscoll, and Rowan Atkinson||15 October 1991|
|Bean buys a portable television but seems to be having difficulty getting good reception. He then has his camera stolen in the park and later finds a unique way of identifying the culprit (Nick Hancock). After leaving his shoe on top of a car, Bean finds himself hopping around town to retrieve it. Later he finds a novel use of a photo booth and then takes his girlfriend to see a magic show.|
|5||"The Trouble with Mr. Bean"||Paul Weiland and John Birkin||Richard Curtis, Robin Driscoll, and Rowan Atkinson||1 January 1992|
|Bean wakes up late and has to drive to his dental appointment on the other side of town, while dressing and brushing his teeth. His appointment progresses badly after he manages to anaesthetise the dentist (Richard Wilson). Later he tries to help a young boy with his remote control boat sending an electric wheelchair out of control. He then tries and fails to have a picnic without being pestered by wasps.|
|6||"Mr. Bean Rides Again"||Paul Weiland and John Birkin||Richard Curtis, Robin Driscoll, and Rowan Atkinson||17 February 1992|
|Bean tries to save a man suffering from a heart attack but when the ambulance arrives, Bean uses it to jump start his car, inadvertently disabling the ambulance. Later he tries to post a letter and ends up getting locked inside a post box. Bean then packs for a holiday, suffers a noisy laughing man (Stephen Frost) on a train journey and then has to find a way to entertain a sick boy on the plane.|
|7||"Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean"||John Birkin||Richard Curtis, Robin Driscoll, and Rowan Atkinson||29 December 1992|
|Bean finds a miniature nativity scene in Harrods and performs his own take on the birth of Jesus with army troops and Daleks. Later he conducts a brass band and attempts to cook a turkey. He then relaxes for a somewhat reserved Christmas meal with his girlfriend, but has he got her the present she wanted?|
|8||"Mr. Bean in Room 426"||Paul Weiland||Robin Driscoll and Rowan Atkinson||17 February 1993|
Bean treats himself to a weekend in a hotel and seeks competition with his hotel neighbour. After he eats some spoiled oysters, he is confined to a nightmare about them and his neighbour. With his stomach churning, he goes outside of his room to complain to the other neighbour (who is playing loud music) but is locked out. All in all, all hell breaks loose, ending with a certain someone's bottom on show...Guest star: Danny La Rue
|9||"Do-It-Yourself Mr. Bean"||John Birkin||Robin Driscoll and Rowan Atkinson||1 January 1994|
|It is the end of 1993, and Bean is hosting a New Year's Eve party with his own unique style of fun. However it is not long before his guests discover that there is more fun to be had at the flat next door and devise a way of tricking Bean into letting them go. The following morning Bean tries a spot of DIY and literally starts off the new year with a bang.|
|10||"Mind the Baby, Mr. Bean"||Paul Weiland||Robin Driscoll and Rowan Atkinson||25 April 1994|
|While visiting Southsea, Bean accidentally becomes lumbered with a baby, with no idea of how or where it came from. So he does the honourable thing of treating it to a day at the fun fair. Somehow the baby manages to survive Bean's unique style of mishaps before thankfully being reunited with its mother.|
|11||"Back to School Mr. Bean"||John Birkin||Robin Driscoll and Rowan Atkinson||26 October 1994|
|Bean attends an open day at a school and unleashes his usual brand of chaos in the various classes he visits. Despite all his fun, Bean's day takes a somber turn when he discovers that his cherished Mini is not where he left it.|
|12||"Tee Off, Mr. Bean"||John Birkin||Robin Driscoll and Rowan Atkinson||20 September 1995|
|After causing chaos in a launderette, Bean tries his hand at Krazy Golf but after being told he can only touch the ball with the club, Bean's poor aim leads him on an elaborate tour around town before returning to the course several hours later to score 3,427.|
|13||"Goodnight Mr. Bean"||John Birkin||Robin Driscoll and Rowan Atkinson||31 October 1995|
|Bean tries to find ways to jump the queue in a hospital waiting room. Later he tries to get his camera to automatically take a picture of him stood next to a Queen's Guard. Unhappy with this he takes advantage of the guards duty to remain still by doing all he can to comically alter his appearance. At the end of the day Bean tries to cure his insomnia with some unusual methods.|
|14||"Hair by Mr. Bean of London"||John Birkin||Robin Driscoll and Rowan Atkinson||15 November 1995|
|Bean ends up holding the fort for his hairdresser and gives several customers terrible haircuts. Bean then attends a fete but cheats at all the games and enters Teddy into a dog show. Later, after a train journey Bean loses his ticket so tries various ways to leave without being seen by the guards. His efforts fail as he ends up on a mail train bound for Moscow.|
|15||"The Best Bits of Mr. Bean"||John Howard Davies||Rowan Atkinson, Richard Curtis, Robin Driscoll, and Ben Elton||15 December 1995|
|It is raining, so Bean ventures into his loft with Teddy to find an umbrella. As he sifts through his stored items he begins to reminisce his past adventures, including his dental appointment, the church service and the time his Mini was crushed by a tank.|
|#||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original airdate|
|1||"The Library"||Francois Reczluski||Olivier Jean-Marie||5 November 1990|
An unaired sketch that appears only on video. Mr. Bean visits a rare book 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 does not notice this, and continues to use a crayon for shading, but on the book instead of the tracing paper. When he finally 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 box-cutter knife, but does not realize 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.
Note: A similar scene was later included in the film adaptation Bean, when after sneezing on a priceless portrait, Whistler's Mother, his attempts to clean it escalate into destroying the painting. However, he got away with it in the movie by replacing the portrait with a poster of itself altered to make it a real painting.Guest stars: Paul Brooke and Rex Doyle
|2||"The Bus Stop"||Olivier Jean-Marie||Thomas Szabo||15 November 1991|
Mr. Bean waits at a bus stop behind a man; when the bus arrives, the man gets on, but the driver turns Bean away. Determined to be the first in line for the next bus, Bean tries to cut ahead of a woman (Matilda Ziegler) with a baby carriage (who gets in line ahead of Bean when he steps away for a moment), and a blind man (Robin Driscoll). Soon after Bean manages to get to the front, several people join the end of the line, and the bus arrives.But the bus does not stop in front of Bean, it drives on for another few yards – just far enough so that the end of the line logically becomes the front of the line, also sarcastically when the first bus arrives, the door is in front, but when the second bus arrives, the door is in the back; everyone but Bean is allowed on the bus, and Bean, now at the end of the line, is left behind again. Judging by the location and setting, this adventure appears to have originally been part of "Mr. Bean Rides Again", in which Mr. Bean does attempt to board a bus, but perhaps cut for time.
A number of short sketches for the Comic Relief telethon have also been produced. The first three were included on a VHS release entitled "Comic Relief – Pick of the Nose", released in 1997 on BBC Video. "Mr Bean's Wedding" was released on the DVD release "Mr. Bean – The Complete Collection".
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|1||"Mr. Bean's Red Nose Day"||15 March 1991|
Bean is in a police station because his car has been broken into. He wears a red nose and has other red nose items, including a mug and a codpiece. He reveals to the policewoman (Matilda Ziegler), through the use of written signs, that he is doing a sponsored silence, sponsored tea drinking, sponsored codpiece wearing, and sponsored Madonna impression – presumably to raise money for Red Nose Day charities. When the policewoman is out of the room, Bean answers the phone but the caller hangs up since Bean hardly even speaks.
Bean then dons a blonde wig and, upon the policewoman's return, reveals his sponsored Madonna impression. The policewoman proceeds to interview Bean about the robbery, which he answers in mime. The policewoman appears to enjoy herself as if playing a game of charades. After the interview, the policewoman asks until when Bean must stay silent. He has only two minutes remaining. She offers to sponsor him twentypounds if he makes it through. The generous offer prompts him to respond with an excited, "Oh, thank you!" – breaking his silence.
|2||"Blind Date"||12 March 1993|
|Bean is a contestant on Blind Date, hosted by Cilla Black, where he does his best to upstage his fellow suitors Rob (Paul Opacic) and Rodney (Alan Cumming) and cheat his way through the show in order to get a date with the beautiful Tracy (Barbara Durkin). He succeeds and in a sketch broadcast later in the telethon we see their date which plays out in true Bean style which, while enjoyable for him, proves less enjoyable for Tracy and fatal for some members of the hotel staff.|
|3||"Torvill & Bean"||17 March 1995|
|The title is a play on the names of Torvill and Dean famous British ice-skaters. Mr. Bean goes on a date with a woman to an ice skating show, where he wreaks his usual havoc when he attends a performance of "Show on Ice". He ends up posing as Christopher Dean when he accidentally knocks him out cold in his dressing room, leaving Mr. Bean to take his place alongside Torvill on the skating rink. After a disastrous performance, Christopher goes on stage and punches Mr. Bean, knocking him out. This sketch contains no laugh track, since it was not shown to a live audience.|
|4||"Mr Bean's Wedding"||16 March 2007|
Bean causes chaos at a wedding he is attending. First, at the beginning of the ceremony, he rushes down the aisle where the bride and her father are walking and in the process knocks the father down. Then, when the father attempts to take his seat, he finds that Bean is sitting in his spot, but he forces him to move along. As the priest continues the ceremony, Bean becomes bored, and also notices that all the men have flowers on their tuxedos. Wanting one, Bean attempts to pick a flower off of one of the decorations on the decorations, but ends up disrupting the ceremony when the whole decoration falls onto the ground. Despite this, he successfully gets the flower and puts it on his shirt. When the priest gets to the part where there are any objections to the marriage, Bean sneezes loudly and steals the tissue off of the bride's mother to blow his nose. The ceremony continues with Bean shushing a man and woman coughing, and then the whole ceremony abruptly stops when Beans gift wrapped alarm clock starts ringing continuously. Bean attempts to silence it by hiding it under his jacket, but when this doesn't work, he frantically opens the box, accidentally hitting the mother with this hand and the father with the lid in the process, and finally shuts it off. By this point, everyone is becoming annoyed of Bean and his behaviour, especially the father.
The ceremony resumes with a choir boy singing, but Bean becomes so bored by this he falls asleep and starts snoring on the father's shoulder, but he suddenly wakes up when the song ends. When it is time for the bride and groom to exchange vows, Bean interrupts by repeating the first line that the groom was supposed to say. He then mocks the groom while he is repeating the rest of his vows. When it is the bride's turn to say her vows, Bean distracts the cameraman by acting ridiculously to the lens. The priest then finally declares the two husband & wife, and when the two kiss Bean humorously covers his eyes.At the ceremony's conclusion, the priest starts a prayer, and when Bean discovers he doesn't have a kneeling mat to pray on, he steals the father's mat, which causes his head to hit the floor hard. When the newly married couple walk down the aisle, the bride's father finally blows his top at Bean and attempts to attack him. As Bean backs away in fear, he accidentally steps on the back of the bride's wedding dress, causing it to rip and fall off. Furious, the groom attempts to punch Bean, but he manages to evade every swing, and the groom ends up hitting the wedding sponsor, the priest, and finally his new wife. As the horrified groom checks on her, Bean makes a run for the exit, but quickly returns to give the alarm clock to the bride. He gives her a thumbs up before running out the church. The sketch also starred Alex MacQueen, Michelle Ryan, Matthew Macfadyen and David Haig.
|5||"Funeral"||13 March 2015|
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.
|#||Title||Directed by||Written by||Release date|
|1||Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie||Mel Smith||Richard Curtis and Robin Driscoll||2 August 1997|
|Mr. Bean is a hopeless security guard at the Royal National Gallery in London and is sent to the Grierson Art Gallery in California to talk about the unveiling of Whistler's Mother.|
|2||Mr. Bean's Holiday||Steve Bendelack||Simon McBurney (story)
Hamish McColl and Robin Driscoll (screenplay)
|24 March 2007|
|Mr. Bean wins a raffle and claims his prize – a holiday to Cannes. During his journey through France, he is mistaken for both a kidnapper and an award-winning filmmaker when he arrives with a Romanian director's son and an aspiring actress.|
|#||Title||Directed by||Written by||Released|
|1||Hale and Pace, "The Stonk"||1991|
|Bean is seen playing the drums in the music video to the official Comic Relief song for the 1991 telethon.|
|2||Mr. Bean and Smear Campaign featuring Bruce Dickinson, "I Want to Be Elected"||Paul Weiland||1992|
This video was made to accompany the single that was released in support of Comic Relief and aired during the run-up to the general election. In the sketch, Bean stands for Parliament as the single member of "The Bean Party". He makes fun of the ruthless campaigning used by some activists, and forces his way into peoples' homes or buys their votes by offering them money or televisions.
He also ticks 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. While Bean is addressing for his platforms, the wall behind him opens, revealing the toilet room and he told to the man there to go away.And finally replaces the ballot box with the one bought by himself, full of votes for him only - the other five running candidates receive a vote of zero while Bean receives more than 24,000 votes. In the background a band called 'Smear Campaign', featuring Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, plays the Alice Cooper song "Elected".
|3||Boyzone, "Picture of You"||1997|
|Bean was featured in the music video for "Picture of You", a song performed by Boyzone, which was featured as the main theme song for the film Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie. In the video, the band arrives on a street, dressed as look-alikes of Bean, ready to perform the song. However, Bean turns up and starts to cause havoc.|
|4||Matt Willis, "Crash"||2007|
|Official music video of Matt Willis's version of the song "Crash" originally performed by The Primitives first broadcast on Popworld in 2007|
Rowan Atkinson has appeared in character as Bean in many normally factual television broadcasts, sometimes as a publicity stunt to promote a new episode, DVD or film.
|#||Event/Title||Directed by||Written by||Original airdate|
|1||Going Live!||Amanda Gabbitas||1991|
|Mr. Bean answers question about himself on the Saturday morning magazine show Going Live! with Phillip Schofield.|
|Bean arrives at the Albert Dock car park in time for filming a special TV appearance, however, is unable to find a suitable space. He then accidentally reverses his Mini into a car belonging to Richard and Judy, hurling it into the river. He is then taken into the studio to be interviewed by the pair, where they realise what he has done. They then invite him into the This Morning kitchen, where he causes mayhem while trying to prepare his favourite meal.|
|3||The National Lottery Draws||1997|
|Aired on BBC One's National Lottery Results Show. Bean arrives in the studio, and informs the viewers that he is heading to the United States to star in his film all about his adventures. He then introduces his creation, which is used to select the exact balls on his lottery ticket. He is then refused the winnings by host Bob Monkhouse.|
|4||Interview on Japanese television||1999|
|Only ever aired in Japan. Bean appears on Japanese television for an interview, and instead of embracing the culture, manages to embarrass himself by sticking chopsticks up his nose and falsely translating the Japanese language. He is then escorted off set for his tomfoolery and is told never to return to Japan.|
|5||Blue Peter Safety film||2004|
|Bean enlists the help of the Blue Peter team in order to help him construct a fireworks safety film for a new evening class project he is undertaking. When he later arrives at the class, he disposes of the film and instead begins to plug a series of new DVDs featuring himself.|
|6||The Dame Edna Treatment||2007|
|Aired during the first episode of The Dame Edna Treatment. Bean arrives at a local spa, and poses as a doctor in an attempt to gain access to the sauna and relaxation room. First, Bean pulls the hose out forcibly from underneath the customer. Then he sets another hose and puts it underneath the customer. After that, he connects the hose into the vacuum tube and he turns on the vacuum cleaner. The smoke emerges from the vacuum and Bean tries to fix it up. As the nurse comes in, he accidentally squirts her in dirt. However, the receptionist works out what he is up to and manages to subdue him before he gets a chance to speak to Dame Edna.|
|7||Blue Peter – Mr. Bean's Holiday Promotion||2007|
|Aired during a 2007 episode of Blue Peter. Bean invites the Blue Peter team to look at his holiday snaps he had taken while he was filming on the set of Mr. Bean's Holiday. However, Bean's camera breaks down, and instead shows a series of clips from the film. Mr. Bean's Holiday is in French Rivera.|
|8||2012 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony||27 July 2012|
Rowan Atkinson made a special appearance, in character, as Mr. Bean (though without the suit, tie and brown hair) at the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony. He pretended to accompany the London Symphony Orchestra in performing the theme from Chariots of Fire while taking pictures with his phone and blowing his nose.In a filmed sequence shown during the performance, Bean daydreams of joining the runners in the movie's iconic scene along West Sands at St. Andrews. He is shown beating the other runners by riding in a car, and then tripping the front runner.
|9||Dragon TV Tonight 80's Talk Show||14 September 2014|
|Rowan Atkinson went to Shanghai, in character, as Mr. Bean. He was on the Tonight 80's Talk Show with Wang Zijian. It was his first visit to China.|
|#||Product||Directed by||Written by||Original broadcast|
|Commercials for Scandinavian supermarket chain in Norway. The first sees walking around a store, physically comparing the products he has already bought from another store with those in the store. A second features Bean at the till but he doesn't have enough money. He collects coins from his mini and the floor using a hand-held vacuum cleaner and presents the contents to the cashier but still doesn't have enough. He almost steals a lolly, but when spotted, he pretends that he is giving it to the child in the queue behind him. Bean waits until the child is leaving before stealing it back however the child has already eaten it. A third sees Bean using a home made contraption to scan for cheaper prices while annoying the customers.|
|Aired regularly during advert breaks on ITV during the summer of 1998. Bean arrives at a bowling alley, only to be heckled by the M&M's 'spokescandies' Red and Yellow due to his poor bowling ability. Bean then decides to pick Red up and bowl him like a bowling ball, which results in a strike.|
|Aired regularly during advert breaks on ITV during the summer of 1999. Bean goes to a photo shop in order to buy a new camera. When he gets home, he tries to take a photo of Teddy, who subsequently keeps falling out of shot. He then decides to turn his attentions to a budgerigar, but instead only succeeds in trapping it in its cage. Different adverts for the same product also appeared in Japan.|
|Only ever aired in Japan. Bean drives around the streets of Japan showing off his new Nissan Tino, but manages to offend the hierarchy's security guards when he smirks at them while driving past. He later takes the car back to the showroom and asks for a refund, despite claiming it is a fantastic car.|
|5||Snickers||Daniel Kleinman||4 October 2014|
|One in a series of Snickers adverts where the protagonist doesn't perform or behave at their best until they've eaten a Snickers and appears as a completely different person until they've done so. In this one, Bean appears as the pre-Snickers alterego of a martial arts expert almost foiling a raid.|
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