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Mr. Bean

Season 1 Episode 4

The Curse Of Mr. Bean

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Aired Unknown Dec 30, 1990 on ITV
9.2
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The Curse Of Mr. Bean
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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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  • Diving Board of Doom

    9.5
    This was the first episode of this series I saw when I was about 10 and I just laughed my head off because I just discovered comic gold.



    The segment with the diving board was just hilarous, I really don't blame Mr. Bean for being petrified jumping off the high dive, those things are really high almost the size of a two story building. I just really loved his facial expersions and movement, we see him at first trying to get off the board but of coruse two kids come in and he has no choice but to jump, I loved that expression when he looked down it's one seeing him fall to his doom. The payoff was just seeing one of the kids stomp on Mr.Bean's hand and seeing him go down. I just cracked up till it hurt sometimes I would pretend he screamed all the way down.



    And I really loved the segment where he watch "Nightmare on Elm Street" film, I also don't blame Bean for being scared and wanted to bail out of the horror movie. Back then when I wasn't a horror movie fan I was afraid to look at what was going to happen to this or that person or even the monster itself. I really liked how he kept trying to hide his eyes from scary scenes or even whenever he screamed and jumped. Mr. Bean is cursed with comidy.moreless
  • A funny Mr. Bean episode

    9.1
    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

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  • 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)".

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • 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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