Follow Mr. Bean as he prepares for Christmas morning by going shopping, getting a Christmas tree, hanging his stocking and cooking dinner for his girlfriend.
Directed by – John Birkin
Written by – Robin Driscoll, Richard Curtis, Rowan Atkinson
Starring – Rowan Atkinson, Matilda Ziegler, C.J. Allen, Owen Brenman, John Warner, Lee Barrett, Chris Sanders, Jonathan Stratt, Robin Driscoll, Anna-Marie Wayne
While others may find him annoying, I’ve always found Mr. Bean to be hilarious and even though I’ve seen this Christmas episode many times, I almost forgot about it this year. I usually manage to catch it on TV at some point and the kids are always up for watching it. Mr. Bean and his stupid comedy appeal to them the most and you’ll always find them bursting out laughing when Mr. Bean starts parading around with the turkey stuck on his head.
Mr. Bean always manages to be very creative and yet incredibly stupid all at the same time which makes for some very memorable comedy. We start out watching Mr. Bean shopping. He picks up some lights for his tree and is just about to pay when he’s distracted by a nativity scene in the stores window. His inner child (and ours) comes out as he begins playing with it eventually incorporating a marching band, a tractor-trailer of sheep, a Dalek, a dinosaur and finally a rescue chopper to save baby Jesus from the rampaging dinosaur and the army that has come to stop him. It’s moments like these that fill the show and always make me laugh.
From there Mr. Bean conducts a small band through a very jazzy rendition of a Christmas classic, stops a young thief, steals the town’s Christmas tree and meets up with his girlfriend. Each moment seems to be even more stupid than the last but it’s all equally funny. I guess it’s Mr. Bean’s childish outlook on life in general that appeals to me so much. Turning every negative into a positive and always being full of joy no matter what happens is the strong point of Mr. Bean. It’s just the right kind of family fun for our household. The kids get to laugh at him being an idiot and I get to laugh at the interesting ways he finds to get himself out of every situation.
My favorite moment comes in the second half of the episode when Mr. Bean wakes up on Christmas morning. He’s hung a stocking for himself, his teddy bear and a mouse that lives in his house and he finally gets to see what Santa has brought everyone. Inside his sock is the matching sock so he can keep his feet warm. Teddy got two new eyes so he can actually see which I think is freaking hilarious as Mr. Bean asks Teddy how many fingers he’s holding up and Teddy can finally answer him. The mouse got a little piece of cheese which Mr. Bean immediately uses in a mouse trap.
I’m sure the part that most people really remember though is Mr. Bean with the giant turkey stuck on his head. His girlfriend comes over for dinner and passes out from fright after she see’s Mr. Bean with the turkey on his head while he’s carrying a saw around. I actually wish this had been an hour episode because 30 minutes isn’t enough of Mr. Bean and his crazy Christmas antics. If you happen to see this on TV I would suggest checking it out, especially if you haven’t already seen it. Just set that inner child free and laugh at the worlds biggest, and kindest, idiot. No, I don’t mean me!
Under the marquee – Will