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(Metro)   Rowan Atkinson says he's done playing Mr Bean: 'Playing him is childish and sad'   ( divider line
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2012-11-18 01:56:14 AM  
OK Bean, just make sure you don't wreck a McLaren F1 on the way to the bank to cash all of those checks that character netted you.

Oh, wait...
2012-11-18 02:59:14 AM  
To be perfectly fair, he can do other bits fairly well. It took me a while to get through the first season of Black Adder recently because the character is more than a lot of Mr. Bean.(or visa versa, no idea when either was being made)

Season 2, however, he was shocking(though I have only seen the first episode so far). Full Size

/he's at his worst when he's a simpering bumbling fool
//Evil and arrogant Edgar was great though
///A favorite scene is when he convinces they dying landowner that hell is where they really want to go
2012-11-18 03:43:59 AM  
Rowan Atkinson is incredibly gifted when it comes to physical comedy.
2012-11-18 05:24:09 AM  
If you're looking for something like Yes Minister, The Thick Of It is a spiritual successor of sorts. And as for Blackadder, I really wish they'd left it after Blackadder Goes Forth. The fade to the field of poppies at the very end gets me every time.
2012-11-18 06:12:15 AM  
My 2 1/2 year old daughter is going to have to get a new King of Comedy.

I showed her Merry Christmas Mr. Bean a few months ago and it went downhill quickly. Since then, I think I have seen Mr. Bean's Holiday about 200 times (we have it on DVR and it's easy to get to when she needs a fix).

That being said, Mr. Bean was funny and cute, but I can definitively see him putting him aside..I don't know how well it will go for him, because Bean is such a beloved character, but I will be there to support him. He has made my daughter very happy and in turn made me proud that my child now has the same type of humor as me.

Cheers Rowan. Cheers.
2012-11-18 06:31:59 AM  
But it makes money so that is okay.
2012-11-18 10:21:54 AM  
2012-11-18 01:40:46 PM  

Fano: Uncle Pooky: 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.

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I recall the first time I watched Jeeves and Wooster, squinted for half a tick, and exclaimed "it's Dr. House!" Full Size

Will 50 pounds do?
2012-11-18 02:12:46 PM  

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

All the Blackadders left in 1990 and we've been ruled by Baldricks ever since.
2012-11-18 02:36:19 PM  

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

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

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2012-11-19 02:43:41 AM  
I just finished Black Adder Season 2. House is the baddy at the end of that as well, looking forward to the bigger roles later in the series.

Appologgies if that has been mentioned.
2012-11-19 10:30:06 AM  
The thing I really liked about the Blackadder series was how the main character's driving force changed from series to series. In the first one, he wanted power, in the second one he wanted love, in the third he wanted money, and in the fourth, he just wanted to survive.

That's why I agree there shouldn't be another series. Where do you go with motivation after sheer survival has been covered?

/Never cared much for Bean
2012-11-19 12:15:56 PM  

ThurmanMerman: The thing I really liked about the Blackadder series was how the main character's driving force changed from series to series. In the first one, he wanted power, in the second one he wanted love, in the third he wanted money, and in the fourth, he just wanted to survive.

That's an interesting take, though I'm not sure it fully holds up in 2, though 1 and 4 are definitely right, and 3 is predominantly about his search for a fat wad of cash, with the exception of the one where he falls in love, briefly. In the second series it starts with Bob, short for Kate, and love, but then you have him appointed lord high executioner and must gets himself out of a dilly of a pickle. Next is his voyage to Australia with Redbeard Rum, then his drinking night with Melchett and dinner with lord and lady Whiteadder, Then there's the baby eating bishop of Bath and Wells in there somewhere. Then you have the evil Prince Ludwig the Indestructable, to finish it off. So only one is really about love.

Unless... as lord high executioner he's about to get a blow job before Baldrick ruins it and he says "That was the first time...", in the 3rd episode with Captain Rum he's only doing it to keep in the Queen's favour in an attempt to marry her. In the 4th with the baby eating bishop of Bath and Wells with his poker that will make.... his bottom wish it had never been born, he has Molly, an inexpensive prostitute. I can't think of a way to make the 5th and 6th episodes about any form of love, though.

I will however go and watch them all again just to double check. Any excuse...

Best line in all Blackadder?

Percy: "Heh, I'd like to see the Spaniard who could make his way past me!"
Edmund: "Go to Spain, there are millions of them."

Gets me everytime. In fact they all get me everytime. "Here is a purse of monies... which i'm not going to give to you".
2012-11-19 01:29:13 PM  
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Maybe he needs to play something more keen of eye, swift of thought, and regular of bowel.
2012-11-19 04:16:37 PM  
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"Mr. B, I have a cunning plan..." 

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"Yes Baldrick, let us not forget that you tried to solve the problem of your mother's low ceiling by cutting off her head."
2012-11-20 10:07:39 AM  
Look for Rowan Atkinson Live for that onstage special. Funniest thing to this day.
2012-11-20 04:18:57 PM  
Yeah, Bean had his day, and that day is probably over.

I will say he was brilliant playing that character. The bit where he was packing his suitcase for vacation was hilarious. Only Atkinson could make packing a suitcase funny.
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