First let me say I love Rowan Adkisson’s “Mr Bean” series. We have them all on dvd. I’ve wanted to drive his little yellow car (are they real?).
However I cannot help but noticing;
- Mr. Bean never works a real job so I dont know where he makes any money.
- His basic gag is to make fun of rules, standards, and most parts of civilized society. He cuts in line at the hospital. He sneaks into a parking garage for free. He cheats on a test. He shoplifts in a store. He pokes fun of serious occasions like church services, weddings, funerals, and even visiting the queen.
- He provides no real benefit to society. His only “friend” is his girlfriend and he treats her poorly.
All this yet he gets by just fine.
So I have to ask, is this a common theme in British comedy? At least in American comedy the characters hold jobs and follow rules.
He really is a poor example of a person to follow.