Mr. Bean

Season 1 Episode 4

The Curse Of Mr. Bean

Aired Unknown Dec 30, 1990 on ITV
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The Curse Of Mr. Bean
Mr Bean tries out the high dive at the swimming pool where he is petrified and won't jump. He then tries to get out of paying for parking but can't find a way of doing it. Afterwards he tries to make the perfect sandwich in the park and he has to sit through a really scary movie...moreless

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  • A funny Mr. Bean episode

    The Curse of Mr. Bean was probably one of most hilarious episodes of the series. The Swimming Pool was a great segment that Bean was feared in the high-diving. I find the park segment terribly gross but The Horror Movie was a classic. The big and small popcorn gag was really great and I love Rowan Atkinson's performance in this episode
Angus Deayton

Angus Deayton

Pool Attendant/Man on Park Bench

Guest Star

Matilda Ziegler

Matilda Ziegler

Irma Gobb

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Bean does not wear his regular suit in "The Lunch park" and "The horror movie" segments.

    • In the background of the fourth act there is a mini identical to Mr Bean's visible.

    • Continuity: When Mr. Bean is trying to get out of the car park through the entrance, he uses a wheelie-bin to simulate a car to get the gate to open. After he's out and shifted the bin, he's blocked in by another car. We see a hand take the next ticket (presumably belonging to the driver of the incoming car) but the car pulling up in front of Mr. Bean is so far away from the ticket machine its not possible for him to take it and drive into the car park in the short amount of time seen, plus we never see or hear anybody get out of the car to get the ticket.

    • Plot Hole: In the swimming pool scene, we see the female lifeguard swapping places with the male lifeguard on a raised seat by the pool. However, shortly afterwards, he tells everyone to leave the pool and is not on the platform.

    • Visible crew/equipment: As Mr. Bean goes up the ladder to get to the diving board, the camera follows him, and behind him on the wall you can see the light reflection following him.

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (1)

    • Rowan Atkinson was nominated for the 1991 BAFTA TV Award for "Best Light Entertainment Performance" for this episode. This episode was also nominated for the 1992 BAFTA TV Award for "Best Comedy (Programme or Series)".


    • Mr. Bean: "My flexable friend!"

      That was a line that was used in TV adverts for 'Access' credit cards.

    • There are two film references in this episode, the first is Christine (the scene in the carpark) and the other is A Nightmare On Elm Street (which is similar to the film playing at the cinema).

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