Parents' Guide to

Mr. Bean: The Animated Series

By Matt Springer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

UK slapstick cartoon geared toward older kids, adults.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 16+

Too much sexualizing of female character

There’s an episode of a female movie star that has really large breasts that every other scene it accentuates and makes the whole frame her breasts. Highly inappropriate and borderline pornographic for children. I am disgusted and horrified that women are portrayed sexually by their body parts in a CHILDRENS SHOW. This show should not be for children. It’s more adult swim night time show.

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Too much sex
2 people found this helpful.
age 14+

Not worth it

Apart from the franchise feel, there is an episode where Bean falls in love with a girl who for a kids show is way too inappropriately drawn. Her character was designed with objectification in mind, and it's not ok.

This title has:

Too much sex
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (16):
Kids say (43):

Anyone who's spent time watching British comedy has undoubtedly encountered its unique peculiarities. It's really a completely different species from the American variety, more subtle in many ways but more outrageous in other ways too. Monty Python, Benny Hill, even the original version of The Office...there are plenty of British comedy phenomena that have made their way around the world, but they remain an acquired taste. Mr. Bean -- The Animated Series is another example of pure British comedy that will either translate or won't to non-British viewers.

The titular character has become an icon in the UK thanks to performer Rowan Atkinson; there was a live-action series and films in addition to the cartoons. There's something entertaingly elastic about the series' animation style, but your enjoyment will come down to how you feel about other British comedy series. There aren't many specifically UK-centric jokes, but the tone of the entire enterprise relies upon elaborately constructed slapstick and the frequent humiliation of the titular character.

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