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Rowan Atkinson: Not Just a Pretty Face (1992)

Rowan Atkinson Live (original title)
Rowan Atkinson and Angus Deayton in Boston doing a live performance of the same styles of humor we've seen in Mr. Bean and Blackadder. Included are lessons on Shakespearean acting, a school... See full summary »

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Rowan Atkinson ... Various Roles
Angus Deayton ... Various Roles
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Rowan Atkinson and Angus Deayton in Boston doing a live performance of the same styles of humor we've seen in Mr. Bean and Blackadder. Included are lessons on Shakespearean acting, a school headmaster meeting with the father of a boy he's beaten to death, and tips for having a successful date. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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1 March 1992 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Goofs

In the "Art of Acting" sketch, where Atkinson plays the villain trying to use poison, when he falls down the glass of beer suddenly disappears. See more »

Quotes

The Devil: Male adulterers, if you could just form a line if front of that small guillotine in the corner there.
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Alternate Versions

There are two versions in circulation, one running 55 minutes and the other running 65 minutes. The first version misses the last two sketches ("Thomas, Richard and Harold" and "No one called Jones"). The Version released in Germany (with subtitles) on VHS runs 55 minutes. See more »

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Featured in De wereld draait door: Episode dated 22 May 2013 (2013) See more »

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Behold the many facets
22 September 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

Rowan Atkinson had already proved his gift for physical comedy on "Mr. Bean", and it translates well in this special. The man makes terrific use of the theater space. But I have to admit that my favorite sketches are the proper ones, where he just addresses his audience with a bored contempt. It's very British, and he excels at this (he's just got the face for it).

This is one of the first stand-up specials I'd seen (on PBS, no less) and it's a riot. Obviously, if Mr. Been is all you've seen, then this will be an eye-opener (of the greatest kind), but the man can go from spaz to working blue at the drop of a hat. This is great stuff.

8/10


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