This Guy Is Going To Try To Convince You That Mr. Bean Is A Master Of Physical Comedy

Submitted by: littlemissqt 8 months ago in Entertainment


Genius is a strong word -- Mr. Bean is amusing at best. How do you call it?
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Female 46
Humor is emotionally and intellectually triggered. We each react to humor to suit our own concepts and experiences. As for myself, I do appreciate and enjoy Rowan and John, and that tripidly salty proper British humor
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Male 44,935
Do you think Rowan Atkinson is a genius ?

'No sir, I do not. Unless, of course, the definition of ‘genius’ in his
ridiculous Dictionary is “a fat dullard or wobblebottom; a
pompous ass with sweatly dewflaps”.
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- Blackadder

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Male 910
Gerry1of1 See now I liked Blackadder, but didn't like Bean all that much. He is a funny guy buy miming just isn't my thing. Also Hugh Laurie!
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Male 44,935
toetagmodel2  Blackadder seasons 2 - 4 and the specials. First season sucked.
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Male 910
Gerry1of1 Every classic work has to have a long boring exposition!
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Male 44,935
toetagmodel2 learning curve.  
Blackader was stupid in season 1 and Baldrick was smart....boring.
Reverse their parts and GENIUS

Also Queenie, Hugh Laurie, and Stephen Fry helped.

I still laugh when I hear 'Captain Darling'
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Male 910
Gerry1of1 Fry is going to be the unrecognized genius of our age.
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Male 44,935
toetagmodel2 Fry is already recognized as a National Treasure. I am surprised he isn't "Sir Stephen" yet, but no doubt he'll be knighted.
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Male 746
I think he's very funny, downright hysterical sometimes, face it, if all comedians were as funny as John Cleese we'd all die because no one would do anything except laugh.
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Male 44,935
Shelworth   I must be humour deficient . I've tried and tried to enjoy
Fawlty Towers but John Cleese is just too stupid to watch more than 3 minutes.  
I know most people would disagree with that.
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Male 746
Gerry1of1 fawlty Towers was not my favorite show, some of Monte Python's bits kill me to this day. "Cheese shop", "The man with the longest name", The bookstore"! Ah, good times.

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Male 746
Shelworth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dzn0tIy3dzM
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Female 6,444
This is one of my favorite skits of his.  If you haven't seen it, I HIGHLY suggest giving "Keeping Mum" a watch.  Dark comedy where he plays a straight-ish role.  Very good movie. :D
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Male 9,016
melcervini That was great. Really enjoyed it.

Also, a nerdy aside: It's interesting to see that the rolled 'r' still has a place in some dialects of spoken English. It was present in Middle English and has been all but extinct over the past 50 years. But I guess it's fair to say that in the UK, among some speakers--especially those who are striving for a formal effect, as might be the case with a headmaster--it's still heard.
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Male 326
squrlz4ever Woah! Check out the big brain on Squrlz!

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Male 9,016
johndplorable Don't be fooled. It's the caffeine. I drink a mug of coffee and my paws start banging on the keyboard, like magic. Sometimes intelligent things come out, sometimes not.
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Male 381
squrlz4ever He's trying for a Morningside, Edinburgh accent here. Scots still tend to roll their 'rrr's (but it might just be the kilt that's doing it)
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Male 9,016
mikesex Ah! Thank you, Mike. I'm so glad IAB has an international membership. LOL re: the kilt.
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Male 12,952
i always enjoyed his live-action shows, but couldn't get into the animated one.
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Male 42,934
monkwarrior Yeah the animated one was pretty bad :/
He's highly 'British' which means most of his stuff is very funny but sometimes... just a bit TOO British :/ Lolz!
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Male 18,154
5cats the blackadder series was for British audiences. But it didn't sell in certain "overseas markets" so he dumbed it down as Mr Bean.
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Male 4,380
I absolutely adore Mr Bean
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Male 938
I'd have to say he is, in fact, a comedy genius. You need to realize he has been much more than just Mr. Bean.

His stand up is extremely clever, and all without swearing.

If you have never seen Blackadder (4 seasons) then I urge you to watch that. Then judge.

(And Mr. Bean is not my cup of tea - but Blackadder is right up my alley!)

Genius - yes. 
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Male 42,934
stifler Yes! That's a great point!
His 'physical comedy' is excellent, no doubt, but that isn't even his strongest suit! He's just plain funny. Deadpan, slapstick, all sorts of funny.
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Male 44,935
stifler I shall henceforth call you "Baldrick" 
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Male 6,290
Gerry1of1 I have a cunning plan!
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Male 44,935
broizfam  You also have a turnip shaped just like a thingy and a thingy shaped like ....
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Male 4,018
Never was my cup of tea.
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Male 9,016
I'd say he does his style of comedy better than anyone. "Amusing at best" isn't sufficient praise.
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Male 44,935
"There is no great genius without some touch of madness"
- Albert Einstein

Rowan Atkinson is a comedy genius.  Mr. Bean, Bean cartoon, 
Blackadder, Johnny English, Dr Who parody LOL

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Male 42,934
Gerry1of1 Wait, he mated AND reproduced his DNA?
I find that very hard to believe...
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Male 44,935
5cats The results speak for themselves
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Male 5,523
Comedic Genius.

Check out anything involving him and the Mini.

Watching the show back in the day, he was to me like watching a real life WB Cartoon, without words he was able to express all ranges of emotions on a humorous level unmatched today.
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Male 6,982
In his style of comedy, i would say genius is a fair comment.

To maintain that style for so long is really impressive. 
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Male 1,839
well, he IS pretty funny.  In a peter sellers sort of weird way
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