Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA. This month we are looking at a few Christmas feature length specials!
Today we will be looking at a comedy that aired in 1992 and still remains hilarious today – Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean
About the Show
Summary of Plot
While Christmas shopping, Mr Bean purchases a bulky string of tree lights before making a shambles of a department store toy section. He later manages to acquire a free turkey and Christmas tree, and attempts to conduct a Salvation Army band. Finally, during Christmas dinner, Bean has quite a surprise in store for his long-suffering girlfriend..- iMDB
Number of Seasons / Episodes
A one off Christmas special
Rowan Atkinson – Mr Bean
Matilda Ziegler – Irma Gobb
- The tune Mr Bean hums as he puts a soldier onto the Nativity scene is the theme tune to the TV series “Blackadder Goes Forth”, in which he plays the titular Blackadder.
- The turkey in the chaotic scene was not a real one, but a prop, and was much heavier than what an actual turkey of similar size would have weighed.
- One of the toys Mr. Bean plays with is a Dalek from ‘Doctor Who.’ Rowan Atkinson would go on to play The Doctor in a Comic Relief special written by his Bean co-writer, Richard Curtis.
Salvation Army Carols