Thursday, October 09, 2008

Rowan Atkinson does Shakespeare

I haven't seen this in years, but was showing Little Girl some Mr. Bean videos on YouTube and remembered it. Lucky me, somebody has posted it!

I've never been a huge fan of Mr. Bean, mostly because I like just about everything else Rowan Atkinson has done better. I find Mr. Bean kind of sad. It always bums me out when something awful happens to his car or his bear. I find it much easier to laugh at Lord Blackadder (bonus Shakespeare reference in this clip)

or Inspector Fowler.

But tonight I realized that Little Girl had no idea who Mr. Bean is, so I had to acquaint her with him. Rest assured, I haven't been depriving her of Rowan Atkinson all these years. She recognized him: "Oh, that's the guy from Rat Race and Scooby Doo!" she says. But of course I had to avoid any clips featuring mishaps with the car or bear - we don't need any uneccessary tears shed (hers or mine).

(P.S. There's another bonus on the Blackadder link: You'll get to see that Hugh Laurie is actually a) British and 2) a comedian. All you House fans need to experience that.)