TV Series | TV-G | | Comedy, Family
Life is a difficult challenge for Mr Bean, who despite being a grown adult, has trouble completing even the simplest of tasks. Thankfully, his perseverance is usually rewarded, and he finds an ingenious way around the problem.
It is believed that Mr. Bean is a bachelor, but he has a girlfriend named Irma Gobb who has appeared in the series. There is no mention of Mr. Bean's parents, siblings or other relatives.
Ecce homo qui est faba.
The words of the song played in the titles and credits, "Ecce homo" ("ecce homo qui est faba. Vale homo qui est faba") translate to "behold the man who is a bean. Farewell the man who is a bean".
The 2003 "Mr. Bean: The Whole Bean" DVD box set contains all 14 episodes of the series. However, some episodes, such as "Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean" and "Do-It-Yourself, Mr. Bean" have been edited, with a few sequences missing (buying his Christmas turkey, trying out his armchair in a department store, etc.). 'Story of Bean, The (1997) (TV)' documentary has also been edited (most notably, the section detailing 'Tall Guy, The (1989)' has been removed). The edited episodes on the DVD appear to be the same ones originally aired on British Television minus "End of Part One", etc, as the video versions (released in the 1990s under the guises of "the red/blue/turqoise/purple Mr Bean videos") have these cut scenes intact.
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