The Best Bits of Mr. Bean

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"The Best Bits of Mr. Bean"
Mr. Bean episode
Episode no. Episode 15
Directed by John Howard Davies
Written by Flashbacks:
Rowan Atkinson
Richard Curtis
Robin Driscoll
with Ben Elton
Produced by Sue Vertue
Original air date 15 December 1996 (1996-12-15)
Running time 72 minutes
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"The Best Bits of Mr. Bean" is the fifteenth, the longest and the last ever episode of the television series Mr. Bean, first released on 15 December 1996. This is a single episode is a clip show containing clips from various episodes in the series and new wraparound segments.


When it's 5:00 PM, Mr. Bean and Teddy go into the attic in search of an umbrella on a rainy day. He finds one for Teddy, but when he finds his, it's broken and so he spends the episode looking for another one.

During his search, Bean finds various items that bring back memories of his old adventures.

Item Episode Segment featured
A drawing of an open mouth with 9.00 written under it The Trouble with Mr. Bean Bean goes to the dentist
A saxophone The Return of Mr. Bean Mr. Bean helps a busker.
An angel and two Christmas balls Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean Bean's Christmas with the turkey on his head
Bean drops Teddy through the hatch and is afraid to jump down The Curse of Mr. Bean Mr. Bean at the pool, and later at the parking garage
Bean fishes Teddy out with a vacuum cleaner Mr. Bean Rides Again Bean packs a small bag for his holiday
A broom and a mop tied together Do-It-Yourself Mr. Bean Bean drives his Mini from the roof
A Bible Mr. Bean Bean goes to church
Black trousers with a stuck zipper The Return of Mr. Bean Bean prepares to meet the Queen
A Pink Panther doll Mr. Bean Bean sits an exam
The wreckage of his destroyed Mini Back to School Mr. Bean Bean suffers as his Mini gets crushed by a tank

A running gag throughout the wraparounds is when Bean comes across a boomerang, and tries to throw it out of his way. Unfortunately, it keeps coming back. So he throws it out the window. There is also another brief scene of new footage filmed for this episode; Bean trips on a cable running across the loft's floor and pulls on the cable to investigate where it is coming from. He soon realizes he is actually pulling on the television aerial cable and therefore pulling his television on the floor below closer to the ceiling; he gets a scare by this and quickly lets go of the wire, dropping the television on the floor as it smashes.

Eventually, Bean then finds his umbrella, but the rain stops and the sun comes out. Disappointed since the time now becames 7:00 am, Bean walks away from the window. After he does, the boomerang comes back and stops by the window.

Alternate versions[edit]

When originally released on VHS it was 72 minutes long, but later releases had the episode cut down to 52 minutes, leaving out Mr Bean helping a busker in The Return of Mr. Bean, Bean trying to stay awake in Church and Bean sitting in an exam from Mr. Bean, and the newly released footage of Bean accidentally pulling his television aerial cable and lifting the television up from the floor below (and then letting go and smashing it).

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