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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:38 PM

 

Mr. Bean Retiring: Rowan Atkinson Stepping Away From Famous Character`

Source: Inquisitr

Mr. Bean is retiring. Rowan Atkinson said today that he has no plans of playing his famous character again.

Atkinson said that he’s getting too old for the physical comedy inherent in Mr. Bean sketches. The comedian also believes that at he shouldn’t be playing such a bumbling idiot at 57-years-old.

Atkinson said: “The stuff that has been most commercially successful for me – basically quite physical, quite childish – I increasingly feel I’m going to do a lot less of. I also think someone in their 50s being childlike becomes a little sad. You’ve got to be careful.”

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Damn. I am going to have to download Mr. Bean again - and crack myself up in a tribute.

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Panasonic Nov 2012 OP
Flatpicker Nov 2012 #1
sharp_stick Nov 2012 #8
Siwsan Nov 2012 #2
RoccoR5955 Nov 2012 #4
Siwsan Nov 2012 #6
yellowdogintexas Nov 2012 #17
ballaratocker Nov 2012 #18
RoccoR5955 Nov 2012 #19
yellowdogintexas Nov 2012 #16
gkhouston Nov 2012 #20
Ken Burch Nov 2012 #3
bluedigger Nov 2012 #5
djean111 Nov 2012 #7
kenfrequed Nov 2012 #9
EverHopeful Nov 2012 #13
TeamPooka Nov 2012 #10
padruig Nov 2012 #11
Archae Nov 2012 #12
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 #14
Dubster Nov 2012 #15

Response to Panasonic (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:41 PM

1. Hope this means

He'd still do some new Blackadder.

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Response to Flatpicker (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:02 PM

8. My first thought too

either that or invent a new character.

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Response to Panasonic (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:42 PM

2. I loved Mr Bean, but my favorite Rowan Atkinson character is Black Adder

Especially Black Adder II. I could watch each and every episode of EVERY season, over and over. Hilarious stuff.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:46 PM

4. I have a cunning plan...

I have watched most of those episodes over and over. It was as funny, if not funnier than Mr. Bean. Though I will miss Mr. Bean. I guess his last gig was the Olympics.

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Response to RoccoR5955 (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:58 PM

6. I think alot of fans of the TV show 'House' would be surprised at Hugh Laurie, in Black Adder

Not a lot of people realize he had a pretty good career, before House.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:47 PM

17. not to mention his wonderful run with Stephen Fry in "Jeeves and Wooster"

another goofy character he played to perfection. Love these guys

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:46 PM

18. Permission to shout 'hurrah' in an annoyingly loud voice?

Permission granted.
HURRRRRAHHH!

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:06 PM

19. He sure did.

I know that people don't know about Hugh Laurie in Black Adder. When I show it to them, they still don't believe it's him!

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:45 PM

16. Blackadder totally rules. and agree Blackadder II is the best nt

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:26 PM

20. Beer! n/t

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Response to Panasonic (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:46 PM

3. Chaplin retired The Tramp, too.

n/t.

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Response to Panasonic (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:46 PM

5. I'm a little sad about this, Rowan.

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Response to Panasonic (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:01 PM

7. I was never fond of Mr. Bean, but love Black Adder (Blackadder?) wildly.

So, okay!
And it was weird to see Hugh Laurie be so serious in House, when I was used to seeing him as a simpering prince.
Fabulous series.

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Response to Panasonic (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:04 PM

9. Rowan Atkinson is awesome

But I really disliked Mr. Bean. Rowan's stand up work is great and I loved him in Black Adder but for some reason I never really cared much for Mr. Bean. I can't explain it. I know it is great as far as physical comedy goes but it just doesn't do it for me.

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Response to kenfrequed (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:29 PM

13. Me too

Of course I've had to watch Mr. Bean 'cause, well, it was Rowan Atkinson, but not over and over again like Black Adder or his stand-up or just about any movie he was in.

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Response to Panasonic (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:12 PM

10. Adieu Mr. Bean, I can't bear to say goodbye.

Rowan and Mr. Bean are the modern versions of Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp and Jacques Tati's Mr. Hulot.
All of them true international filmmakers in that they are not bound by language to reveal character or tell their story.

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Response to Panasonic (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:11 PM

11. goodbye Mr. Bean ...

HELLO BLACK-ADDER !

youth and enthusiasm can always be overcome by age, experience and cunning !

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Response to Panasonic (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:24 PM

12. Funniest Mr Bean segment I can remember...



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Response to Panasonic (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:50 PM

14. Mr. Bean is hilarious.

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Response to Panasonic (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:52 PM

15. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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