It's been 25 years since Rowan Atkinson's bizarrely endearing character Mr. Bean debuted on British television. While the original sitcom, "Mr. Bean," comprised just 15 half-hour episodes that aired between 1990 and 1995, it inspired many other sketches, two feature films, and now a new, second animated series.
"He's a child in a grown man's body," Atkinson explained in a 2005 interview with The Scotsman. "He can't stop himself from doing stuff, so he fiddles and meddles just like a child does."
In honor of the occasion, Atkinson re-created of his character's most famous stunts. Having packed too much stuff into his tiny car for himself to fit inside, Mr. Bean rigs a steering system and pilots the vehicle on top of it. Kind of like this:
We can only hope that Her Majesty the Queen happened to peek out her window as Atkinson drove by.
For your nostalgic enjoyment, here's the original sketch:
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