Rowan Atkinson's first TV appearance was in this one-off sketch show where he plays three different roles. The Robert Box character was a loose prototype for the hugely successful Mr. Bean.
Rowan Atkinsons Canned Laughter Fan Tributes
4 Sakinah from Handsworth, Birmingham: Me and my sister are great fans of you because you are a really great actor and i liked your song wet and lonely because it made us laugh and by the way i likethe wig. 3 angkayatkanni from malaysia: Hi Mr.Bean,
I'm a great fan of you. The most I enjoyed series are, you playing golf, changing into swimming suit infront of a blindman, the laundry turned to brown and the way you push away the blue mini coopper. Haiyoh, but I long to see you in person. A.Kanni 2 MIke Forte from UK - Bournemouth: Best moment... When Robert Box (one of the Atkinson characters) finally takes the girl of his dreams (Lorainne) for a meal ... he asks her how her father is ... she says he is dead... he ineptly asks ...'How did he die?'... she responds 'drowned' and he says 'aah... drowned...drowned... like the Irish Goldfish...'
I am sure that I have this on tape somewhere... 1 t ali from midlands: this is rowans first outing on tv - it .
is very rare and was shown only once in the 80s -and it was just one episode
it was funny.
if it comes on again - set your recorders its a collectors classic- i doubt if rowan himself has a copy!
Rowan Atkinsons Canned Laughter
Rowan Atkinson as Robert Box/Dave Perry/Mr Marshall
Sue Holderness as Lorraine
Joan Scott as Mrs. Nolan
John J. Carney as Bus Conductor
Harry Shacklock as Old Man
George Belbin as Passenger
Michael Staniforth as Sanders
Martin Wimbush as Lloyd
Michael Brennan as Security Guard
Alan Curtis as Head Waiter
Alan Hay as Pianist
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