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28 Sep 2016
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Qualifications and influences

The character of Mr. Bean was designed although Atkinson was learning for his master's diploma in electrical engineering at Queen's University, Oxford. A sketch that includes the character was done in the Edinburgh Fringe while in the early eighties. The same character referred to as Robert Box, played by Atkinson himself, appeared inside the one-off 1979 ITV sitcom Canned Laughter, which also featured routines utilized in the movie Bean (1997).

One among Bean's earliest appearances occurred in the "Just for Laughs" comedy festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1987. When programme co-ordinators ended up scheduling him in the pageant programme, Atkinson insisted that he complete about the...