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(Metro)   Rowan Atkinson says he's done playing Mr Bean: 'Playing him is childish and sad'   (metro.co.uk) divider line 118
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2012-11-17 12:07:43 PM  
We need a old bitter Blackadder in Thatchers cabinet setting
 
2012-11-17 12:08:56 PM  

NuttierThanEver: We need a old bitter Blackadder in Thatchers cabinet setting


Blackadder was always better then bean.
 
2012-11-17 12:15:39 PM  

Raharu: Blackadder was always better then bean.


I'll agree with that, but wasn't Mr. Bean done with anyway? I thought the series ended years ago and it's been a number of years since the movie. Were people actually hoping for another one? BTW, I thought the movie sucked compared to the TV shows anyway.
 
2012-11-17 12:24:55 PM  

NuttierThanEver: We need a old bitter Blackadder in Thatchers cabinet setting


Wasn't that Rik Mayall as Alan B'Stard in New Statesman?
 
2012-11-17 12:30:57 PM  
To paraphrase Richard IV in Blackadder the first, "Wrong, Bean was childish and sad from the start."
 
2012-11-17 12:34:05 PM  
Those of us across the pond knew that from the start.

...oh sorry, we just didn't get it.
 
2012-11-17 12:41:47 PM  
I liked the madcap misadventures of Mr. Bean.

There. I said it.
 
2012-11-17 12:45:29 PM  

Mugato: Those of us across the pond knew that from the start.

...oh sorry, we just didn't get it.


I thought you guys loved it, I never met anyone here who liked Mr Bean into adultivity so I assumed there was some big foreign market he was playing to.
 
2012-11-17 12:52:15 PM  
"Mr. Bean" was one of the great moments in physical comedy. Not every gag worked, but Atkinson pulled off most of them.
 
2012-11-17 12:55:45 PM  
I thought his Mr. Bean performance at the Olympics was hysterical. That said, I agree with everyone else; bring back Blackadder. I have laughed so hard during Blackadder episodes that I've nearly thrown up. I love showing episodes of Blackadder the Third to people and saying, "See that dorky guy playing Prince George? That's House. Yes, Dr. House. No, I'm not lying. Seriously, that's Hugh Laurie. No really, it is."
 
2012-11-17 12:58:09 PM  

Coco LaFemme: Yes, Dr. House.


Whereas the first time I saw "House", I was saying, "Wow, that's Prince George!"
 
2012-11-17 01:05:30 PM  

Slaxl: Mugato: Those of us across the pond knew that from the start.

...oh sorry, we just didn't get it.

I thought you guys loved it, I never met anyone here who liked Mr Bean into adultivity so I assumed there was some big foreign market he was playing to.


Oh, maybe. It's just that you Brits have to be so snooty about us Yanks not understanding your comedy and how we keep ripping off your sitcoms I suppose we get defensive. :p
 
2012-11-17 01:25:48 PM  

t3knomanser: Coco LaFemme: Yes, Dr. House.

Whereas the first time I saw "House", I was saying, "Wow, that's Prince George!"


Same here. I think the fact he can play both characters shows just how talented he really is. Not to mention, his American accent is flawless.
 
2012-11-17 01:32:22 PM  
Baldrick, believe me: eternity in the company of Beelzebub, and all his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me... and this pencil...
 
2012-11-17 01:35:27 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: I liked the madcap misadventures of Mr. Bean.

There. I said it.


I've been re-watching the episodes on Netflix.
 
2012-11-17 01:47:50 PM  
Our long trans-Atlantic nightmare is finally at an end.
 
2012-11-17 01:54:31 PM  

NuttierThanEver: We need a old bitter Blackadder in Thatchers cabinet setting


I'd watch that.
 
2012-11-17 01:57:29 PM  

Sid_6.7: Our long trans-Atlantic nightmare is finally at an end.


I agree. I loathed Bean in any incarnation. Unfortunately for me, the wife finds the character very funny.
 
2012-11-17 02:00:49 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: I've been re-watching the episodes on Netflix.


There ya go!

I make no apologies for him. It's dumb slapstick, and I like it.
 
2012-11-17 02:10:43 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Bathia_Mapes: I've been re-watching the episodes on Netflix.

There ya go!

I make no apologies for him. It's dumb slapstick, and I like it.


Exactly, and I like slapstick.
 
2012-11-17 02:17:31 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener


I make no apologies for him. It's dumb slapstick, and I like it.


Dumb slapstick is best slapstick.
 
2012-11-17 02:18:36 PM  
"It's obvious and sad."



How I wish Tyler Perry had said this vis-a-vis his Madea minstrelsy.
 
2012-11-17 02:18:55 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Exactly, and I like slapstick.


Englebert Slaptyback: Dumb slapstick is best slapstick.


Quite right.

Sometimes, you need filet mignon.

Sometimes, you need an unapologetically greasy burger.
 
2012-11-17 02:20:25 PM  

SilentStrider: NuttierThanEver: We need a old bitter Blackadder in Thatchers cabinet setting

I'd watch that.


Only if they can get Hugh Laurie to play Margaret Thatcher....
 
2012-11-17 02:21:14 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Sometimes, you need filet mignon.


Your Filet Mignon in sauce Bernaise look like dog turds in glue.
 
2012-11-17 02:21:49 PM  
Cool story, bro: I was flying back from San Francisco & my Nook died. Bored out of my mind until the kid next to me started watching the 2nd Bean movie on his laptop. Creepily watched the movie over his shoulder the entire flight, trying not to crack up. Finally got caught when Bean switched places when the girl fell asleep driving. Luckily, the kid didn't mind and moved the laptop so I could see better.

Great thing about slapstick--don't need dialogue. Was able to follow the entire move without sound.

That being said, Bean's played out. Go back to Blackadder!!
 
2012-11-17 02:23:43 PM  

Apos: "It's obvious and sad."



How I wish Tyler Perry had said would say this vis-a-vis his Madea minstrelsy.



FTFM
 
2012-11-17 02:24:52 PM  
I prefer Mr. Heavyfoot.
 
2012-11-17 02:25:43 PM  
ihfun.com
 
2012-11-17 02:26:44 PM  
Agreed with everyone above... the world needs another Blackadder series. If nothing else, just to get Fry and Laurie together again on-screen (why did we never get Fry or Atkinson on House - even as one-scene clinic patients?).

Slaxl: I thought you guys loved it, I never met anyone here who liked Mr Bean into adultivity so I assumed there was some big foreign market he was playing to.


I always assumed it was simply a children's show on your side, and never intended for any adults.
 
2012-11-17 02:35:28 PM  

brigid_fitch: Cool story, bro: I was flying back from San Francisco & my Nook died. Bored out of my mind until the kid next to me started watching the 2nd Bean movie on his laptop. Creepily watched the movie over his shoulder the entire flight, trying not to crack up. Finally got caught when Bean switched places when the girl fell asleep driving. Luckily, the kid didn't mind and moved the laptop so I could see better.

Great thing about slapstick--don't need dialogue. Was able to follow the entire move without sound.

That being said, Bean's played out. Go back to Blackadder!!


Your nook died? For some reason I think you have a different definition of nookie than I do.

I didn't even know there was a 2nd Mr. Bean movie. Don't they have crosswords in those in-flight magazines anymore?

csb: I borrowed a pen from a guy across the aisle on a flight once so I could do the crossword. After a few minutes he looked at me and decided he probably shouldn't trust me with his fancy pen (it was a nice pen) He managed to scrounge up a cheap Bic and gave me that and took back his Cross (or whatever it was).
 
2012-11-17 02:45:56 PM  

jimpoz: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Sometimes, you need filet mignon.

Your Filet Mignon in sauce Bernaise look like dog turds in glue.


I'd thought you wouldn't notice...

clkeagle: Agreed with everyone above... the world needs another Blackadder series. If nothing else, just to get Fry and Laurie together again on-screen (why did we never get Fry or Atkinson on House - even as one-scene clinic patients?).

Slaxl: I thought you guys loved it, I never met anyone here who liked Mr Bean into adultivity so I assumed there was some big foreign market he was playing to.

I always assumed it was simply a children's show on your side, and never intended for any adults.


They could do a take on 'General Hospital' from Blackadder goes forth.

Big fan of Blackadder, can't stand Bean.
 
2012-11-17 02:49:57 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Bathia_Mapes: Exactly, and I like slapstick.

Englebert Slaptyback: Dumb slapstick is best slapstick.

Quite right.

Sometimes, you need filet mignon.

Sometimes, you need an unapologetically greasy burger.


One of my favorite Mr Bean episodes is when he goes to an upscale restaurant and orders steak tartare.
 
2012-11-17 02:51:36 PM  
2 best Bean scenes


Link

Link
 
2012-11-17 02:53:17 PM  
I liked Mr. Bean. Prideful, arrogant, jealous, small-minded, cheap - all sorts of nasty human attributes rolled into one quiet package. But he loved his teddy bear!
In a moment of synchronicity, I was trying to describe the Bean-wearing-the-turkey scene to my waitress @ breakfast this AM. {Not enough coffe to pull that one off) In terms of pure physical humour, I have yet to see anything topping Mr Bean putting on his swim trunks w/out taking off his pants.
Still, I would LOVES to see some new BlackAdders. And some new Yes Ministers - 30 years later and they still play well.
 
2012-11-17 02:53:33 PM  
The height of Bean and House

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2012-11-17 02:54:47 PM  
to be honest, Mr Bean was always childish and sad, but there's a place for that kind of humour ... :/
 
2012-11-17 03:03:44 PM  

hbk72777: 2 best Bean scenes


Link

Link


One of my personal favorites. Mr Bean packing for a holiday
 
2012-11-17 03:20:12 PM  

Mugato: Slaxl: Mugato: Those of us across the pond knew that from the start.

...oh sorry, we just didn't get it.

I thought you guys loved it, I never met anyone here who liked Mr Bean into adultivity so I assumed there was some big foreign market he was playing to.

Oh, maybe. It's just that you Brits have to be so snooty about us Yanks not understanding your comedy and how we keep ripping off your sitcoms I suppose we get defensive. :p


You are in a very small minority. A majority of people I know love British humor. Mr Bean was quite excelent.
 
2012-11-17 03:22:03 PM  

Coco LaFemme: I thought his Mr. Bean performance at the Olympics was hysterical. That said, I agree with everyone else; bring back Blackadder. I have laughed so hard during Blackadder episodes that I've nearly thrown up. I love showing episodes of Blackadder the Third to people and saying, "See that dorky guy playing Prince George? That's House. Yes, Dr. House. No, I'm not lying. Seriously, that's Hugh Laurie. No really, it is."


Apparently you associate with some rather moronic people.
 
2012-11-17 03:26:55 PM  

Raharu: Blackadder was always better then bean.


Yuppo.

Tried to like Bean but never could quite managed it.

Kept missing BA, particularly the 3rd season.

Did quite enjoy RA's turn as The Doctor in the Classic Comic relief parody of Doctor Who.

Some funny stuff.

/Fer extra geek love points ya also gots Jonathan Pryce, Richard E. Grant, Hugh Laurie and Joanna Lumly as the first female Doctor.
//*squee*
 
2012-11-17 03:29:55 PM  

DupeOfURL: I liked Mr. Bean. Prideful, arrogant, jealous, small-minded, cheap - all sorts of nasty human attributes rolled into one quiet package. But he loved his teddy bear!
In a moment of synchronicity, I was trying to describe the Bean-wearing-the-turkey scene to my waitress @ breakfast this AM. {Not enough coffe to pull that one off) In terms of pure physical humour, I have yet to see anything topping Mr Bean putting on his swim trunks w/out taking off his pants.
Still, I would LOVES to see some new BlackAdders. And some new Yes Ministers - 30 years later and they still play well.


They did have an idea for a 1960's rock band (as part of the British Invasion). The drummer was going to be called "Bald Rick"

They also did a special a few years ago with almost all the cast-touching on all eras of The old series- except the first one.

They really aren't too found of that one... Although I loved it.
 
2012-11-17 03:31:50 PM  

DupeOfURL: I liked Mr. Bean. Prideful, arrogant, jealous, small-minded, cheap - all sorts of nasty human attributes rolled into one quiet package. But he loved his teddy bear!


Perfect summary of the character.

/ I felt sorry (but laughed) when his Mini-Cooper got squashed by a Tank...
// one of my favorite moments from that show...
 
2012-11-17 03:34:52 PM  
And it only took you 58 years to reach that conclusion? Idiot
 
2012-11-17 03:36:24 PM  

jimpoz: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Sometimes, you need filet mignon.

Your Filet Mignon in sauce Bernaise look like dog turds in glue.


www.wearysloth.com

"Don't get saucy with me, Bernaise."
 
2012-11-17 03:38:33 PM  
I'll admit, I like Bean from time to time. I grew up watching the Marx Brothers and the Three Stooges, so slapstick comedy has a special place in my heart
 
2012-11-17 03:40:10 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Bathia_Mapes: Exactly, and I like slapstick.

Englebert Slaptyback: Dumb slapstick is best slapstick.

Quite right.

Sometimes, you need filet mignon.

Sometimes, you need an unapologetically greasy burger.

One of my favorite Mr Bean episodes is when he goes to an upscale restaurant and orders steak tartare.


Full episode and here is all the live episodes on YouTube.
 
2012-11-17 03:42:14 PM  
Dear Mr. Atkinson,

Mr. Bean is funny. If it weren't for him, I wouldn't have heard of you.

Thank you for your time,
A fan
 
2012-11-17 03:55:47 PM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: Bathia_Mapes: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Bathia_Mapes: Exactly, and I like slapstick.

Englebert Slaptyback: Dumb slapstick is best slapstick.

Quite right.

Sometimes, you need filet mignon.

Sometimes, you need an unapologetically greasy burger.

One of my favorite Mr Bean episodes is when he goes to an upscale restaurant and orders steak tartare.

Full episode and here is all the live episodes on YouTube.


If you have Netflix they have Mr Bean available for streaming. Mr. Bean: The Whole Bean, Mr. Bean: The Animated Series, plus Bean: The Movie.

That's a whole lotta Bean. :-D
 
2012-11-17 04:01:57 PM  

quatchi: Raharu: Blackadder was always better then bean.

Yuppo.

Tried to like Bean but never could quite managed it.

Kept missing BA, particularly the 3rd season.

Did quite enjoy RA's turn as The Doctor in the Classic Comic relief parody of Doctor Who.

Some funny stuff.

/Fer extra geek love points ya also gots Jonathan Pryce, Richard E. Grant, Hugh Laurie and Joanna Lumly as the first female Doctor.
//*squee*


Plus, it's written by current showrunner Steven Moffat.
 
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