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Ecce homo qui est faba.
[Latin: "Behold the man who is a bean"]
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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". See more »
Great humour and a grand step away from all the crassness and vulgarity of modern humour
STAR RATING: ***** Saturday Night **** Friday Night *** Friday Morning
** Sunday Night * Monday Morning
Mr Bean (Rowan Atkinson) is in this world, but not of this world. His
mind simply doesn't seem to comprehend things the way an average person
would and his life is one long disaster because of this, getting
himself into constant mishaps and far out, zany situations, which he is
left to sort out on his own as he doesn't seem to mix with anyone and
he rarely speaks. But he never gives up and, despite the simplest of
tasks being a constant struggle for him, applying his own zany methods
of solving the problem always pays off for him in the end.
To look at the sorry state of modern British humour, with all it's
focus of sex and general vulgarity, you'd be forgiven for forgetting
that a show like Mr Bean was made at one time. There's nothing
unsuitable going on here, just good, clean U rated humour of the type
Tommy Cooper and the like made in the 50s. And I find it just as laugh
out loud funny now in my early 20s as I did when I was a young boy in
the early 90s.
Although I can look at it a little deeper now and see there must be
more to this character than than meets the eye. There must be a reason
why he does things the way he does and things seem to keep going wrong
for him. As others have noted, it looks like he may have a type of
autism. In fact I'm so convinced about it that I really think were a
professional psychologist to analyse him, I think Mr Bean could be the
first famous, fictional character to be diagnosed with something like
If you'd like to see some truly hilarious British humour at it's very
best before it all became obsessed with sex and vulgarity, then this
would come highly recommended. Shows like Little Britain do work
because it's well realised but it's really just as vulgar as the rest.
Shows like this show we were more restrained and civilised once, and
hopefully we might start putting out this type of humour more again
sometime soon. *****
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