The first episode is my favorite of the whole sitcom thanks to the skit when Bean goes to a church service!
The exam warms me up - with Bean cheating off a fellow student's answers, then gives up and cries for his "mummy!" Then, the protagonist goes to the beach and changes into his swimwear while trying hard to be discreet! But his experience in a church service does this show big justice. There are a lot of reasons why it's my favorite skit in the series: Howard Goodall playing the organ, Bean making faces, Bean dozing off, Been sneezing and wiping his nose on his pocket, and Bean trying to eat a mint!
But the crowning moment of awesome has to be the part when the congregation sings, "All Creatures Of Our God And King." Bean doesn't know the verses, just the refrains and alleluias. During the second verse (actually the last), he searches frantically for his fallen mint. While he checks for his mint in his pants, he dances and sings the alleluia in the middle of that verse. He picks up the mint from the floor during the refrain, and as he and the congregation sing the final alleluia, he tries to put the mint in his mouth again. When he senses Mr. Sprout noticing, he puts the mint in his mucus-filled pocket. No wonder why I try to keep a straight face when singing that hymn or any hymn with the same tune in church!