Past and influences
The type of Mr. Bean originated while Atkinson was studying for his master's degree in electrical engineering at Queen's College, Oxford. A sketch featuring the character was performed on the Edinburgh Fringe during the early 1980s. The same character called Robert Box, played by Atkinson himself, appeared in the one-off 1979 ITV sitcom Canned Laughter, which featured routines utilized in the film Bean (1997).
One among Bean's earliest appearances occurred on the "Just for Laughs" comedy festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1987. When programme co-ordinators were scheduling him into the festival programme, Atkinson insisted that they perform for the French-speaking bill instead of the English-speaking programme. Having no French dialogue in their act in any respect, programme co-ordinators cannot discover why Atkinson wanted to perform for the French bill instead. Because it been found, Atkinson's act with the festival would have been a test platform for the Mr. Bean character, and Atkinson planned to see how his character's physical comedy would fare with an international stage using a non-English speaking audience.
The character's name has not been decided until following your first programme was produced; all kinds of other vegetable-influenced names, such as "Mr. Cauliflower", were explored. Atkinson cited the quicker comedy character Monsieur Hulot, produced by French comedian and director Jacques Tati, being an influence on the character. Stylistically, Mr. Bean is additionally nearly the same as early silent films, relying purely upon physical comedy, with Mr. Bean speaking hardly any dialogue (although like other live-action TV series almost daily, it features a laugh track). It's allowed the series to be removed worldwide without the significant changes to dialogue. In November 2012, Atkinson told The Daily Telegraph of his intentions to retire the type, proclaiming that "someone within their 50s being childlike gets a little sad.