Bean is a British sitcom created by Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis, and starring Atkinson as the title character.

Atkinson co-wrote all 15 episodes with either Curtis, Robin Driscoll, or both, with Ben Elton co-writing the pilot.

One of Bean's earliest appearances occurred at the "Just for Laughs" comedy festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1987.

When programme co-ordinators were scheduling him into the festival programme, Atkinson insisted that he perform on the French-speaking bill rather than the English-speaking programme.

Bean rarely speaks, and the largely physical humour of the series is derived from his interactions with other people and his unusual solutions to situations.

The series was influenced by physical performers such as Jacques Tati and comic actors from silent films. Bean became a significant part of 1990s British popular culture, with the series gaining large UK audience figures, including 18.74 million for the 1991 episode "The Trouble with Mr. The series has received a number of international awards, including the Rose d'Or.

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'Some hold this play to be a 20th-century American classic. the pathos, despite Goodman’s heroic efforts, never quite grabs my guts.The show has been sold in 245 territories worldwide and has inspired an animated cartoon spin-off, two feature films, and an appearance at the London 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony. Bean was developed while Rowan Atkinson was studying for his master's degree in electrical engineering at Queen's College, Oxford.A sketch featuring Bean was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in the early 1980s.Bean character, and Atkinson wanted to see how his character's physical comedy would fare on an international stage with a non-English speaking audience. Bean is also very similar to early silent films, relying purely upon physical comedy, with Mr.Bean speaking very little dialogue (although like other live-action TV series of the time, it features a laugh track).13 of the episodes were broadcast on ITV, from the pilot on 1 January 1990, Based on a character originally developed by Atkinson while he was studying for his master's degree at Oxford University, the series follows the exploits of Mr.