Mr. Bean

Mr. Bean (1989)

80 mistakes - chronological order

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Starring: Rowan Atkinson

Genres: Comedy, Family

The Trouble With Mr. Bean - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: When Mr. Bean is dressing in his car on the way to the dentist, just after he puts his shirt on the camera cuts to show him from the rear of the car. In this shot he has his dress pants on already, but he hadn't put them on yet and in subsequent shots they are gone again.

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The Trouble With Mr. Bean - S1-E8

Deliberate mistake: When Bean is putting on his socks as he is driving, his foot presses the horn in the centre of the steering wheel. Except that the horn control is actually on the right-hand column stalk (you can see the horn symbol on it). This was most likely an added comical sound effect.

Mr. Bean Rides Again - S1-E9

Visible crew/equipment: In the opening scene of the episode, Mr. Bean goes around various places of his mini to get keys. During these actions, the camera pans with him. The cameraman's reflection is seen a few times during the pans in windows and sides of cars. He is wearing a checkered shirt and a green jacket. (00:00:55 - 00:01:40)

Mr. Bean Rides Again - S1-E9

Visible crew/equipment: When the ambulance comes to pick up the heart attack victim, as the camera pans across the back of the van to see Mr. Bean with the jumpstart cables, a boom mic can be seen in the door windows at the top, whilst the dolly tracks and the dolly rig and the track can be seen reflected in the bottom windows. (00:05:55)

Mr. Bean Rides Again - S1-E9

Factual error: Bean is seen connecting a set of jump leads to two large brass-like electrodes in a lighting column. These would never be present in real life - especially with so much conductive material on show.

Mr. Bean Rides Again - S1-E9

Revealing mistake: In the train scene when Mr. Bean plugs his ears with his socks you can see that he didn't use the ones he was actually wearing before. Once he took them off he placed them in front of him but reached slightly to his right for the ones he plugged in his ears. Also those where still flat like after ironing them and didn't look worn at all.

Merry Christmas Mr. Bean - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: After Mr. Bean's musical performance, there's a shot of people applauding him. There's a man at the right of the group. In the next scene that same man is seen buying the last two Christmas trees, right before Mr. Bean gets a chance to buy any. There's only five seconds between the scenes. The man couldn't have run to the Christmas tree salesman, talk to him, and pay him for the trees within those five seconds. (00:10:25)

Merry Christmas Mr. Bean - S1-E10

Continuity mistake: Mr. Bean puts Christmas cards in envelopes, then seals each envelope by licking each flap. Then he puts the envelopes through the mail slot in his door, pretending that someone else mailed them to him, which is funny. Then he opens each envelope just by unfolding the flap instead of tearing open the envelope, that means that each flap had not been sealed.

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Suggested correction: There is only a few moments between Bean licking the envelopes and then posting them to himself. Obviously the glue on the envelopes hasn't dried yet.

If the envelope Mr. Bean had opened were actually the envelope he had licked, then some part of the glue would have stuck, even though there were only a few seconds between licking, mailing and opening, so we would have seen him have a little resistance from the envelope when he opened the envelope. Also, he licked only one envelope, but he mailed three envelopes, so presumably prior to him coming home in the episode, he had licked the other two envelopes. Because he licked one envelope, it is reasonable he would have licked the other two envelopes earlier.

Trivia: The Latin lyrics used at the beginning are "Ecce homo qui est farba, qui est farba, qui est farba", which mean "Behold the man who is a bean". At the end, it's identical, but "Ecce" is changed to "Vale"; "Farewell, man who is a bean." Before and after the advert break (in the UK version), the lyrics are "Fin de partie primae" and "Pars secunda" - "End of Part One" and "Part Two".

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Answer: In Mr Bean animated there is an episode where you see Mr Bean as a young boy and had the teddy then and he also liked mini cars. There is another Animated episode where Mr Bean discovers a UFO full of people who look just like him and they each have their own individual stuffed toy.

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May be able to find out more on the animated series.

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