Mr. Bean is a British sitcom developed by Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis, and starring Atkinson while in the title function. Atkinson co-wrote all fifteen episodes with possibly Curtis, Robin Driscoll, or equally, with Ben Elton co-writing the pilot. Thirteen in the episodes had been broadcast on ITV, from the pilot on one January 1990, till "Goodnight Mr. Bean" on 31 October 1995. A clip show, "The Greatest Bits of Mr. Bean", was broadcast on fifteen December 1995, and one particular episode, "Hair by Mr. Bean of London", wasn't broadcast until 2006 on Nickelodeon.
Determined by a character initially developed by Atkinson whilst he was studying for his master's diploma at Oxford College, the series follows the exploits of Mr. Bean, explained by Atkinson as "a little one within a grown man's body", in resolving numerous troubles introduced by every day jobs and sometimes creating disruption within the approach. Bean hardly ever speaks, and the largely actual physical humour of the sequence is derived from his interactions with other individuals and his uncommon options to circumstances. The sequence was influenced by actual physical performers this kind of as Jacques Tati and comic actors from silent films.
Throughout its five-year run, the series gained large United kingdom viewers figures, such as 18.seventy four million for your 1991 episode "The Difficulties with Mr. Bean". The collection has obtained numerous intercontinental awards, such as the Rose d'Or. The display has become sold in 245 territories globally and has motivated an animated cartoon spin-off, two feature films, and an appearance in the London 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony.