[Archive] Benny Hill or Mr. Bean


Who is the better British humorist for you, Benny Hill or Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson) ?.

I looking for TV to the two, but Mr. Bean is my favorite. :slight_smile:

Benny Hill :

- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpc53B5xdk&feature=related

- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=810TQyT2KXI

- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8SEBkvM_uU&feature=related

Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson)

- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFT-ITd5Q0M

- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyDY0hiMZy8&feature=related

- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX00KQbzTvE&feature=related

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Has to be Rowan Atkinson but as Black Adder the best 4 series ever made :slight_smile:

Border Reiver:

I voted for Mr Hill, but only because I can’t stand Mr. Bean - Blackadder on the other hand is wonderful.


I’m old school. I like Benny Hill. but they are equally as dumb as they are funny…


I was just going to ask if we were talking specifically the Mr Bean character or Rowan Atkinsons production in general.

I’m a firm Blackadder fan. So Blackadder > Benny Hill > Mr Bean.

I don’t know why but when I see Benny Hill nowadays I just don’t get the same “oooh that’s hilarious” as previously.


Benny Hill is king… funny dude, old bald sidekick, cute Brit tarts, crazy-cool music and fast forward action sequences. Rad.

Tarrakk Blackhand:

Benny Hill gets my vote…but Blackadder was awesome! Rowan Atkinson is better with a “Comedy Troop” than on his own.

Also, with Mr. Bean, you could pretty much tell what was going to happen with the joke @ 10 minutes before it happened. Still funny…but it didn’t have that “Totally unexpected” element to it like Benny Hill does.

Also, Benny Hill was filmed in the 1960’s-1980’s when the world was still in the “Sexual Revolution” and before “Sexual Harassment”. Therefore, Benny Hill could get away with a LOT more than Rowan Atkenson could. Mr. Bean is too Pollitically Correct for my tastes.

Godbob and his jolly rogers:

Well I had to vote for Bean, as I had never seen any of Benny Hill’s shows but after seeing that he was funny to give him his credit

Alan the evil:

I vote Benny Hill, even because he remembers me my youthness…


I never found Benny Hill to be funny. I’ve never really seen a whole lot of it though, but it’s a sketch show so that shouldn’t matter so much. Rowan Atkinson has done so great stuff apart from Blackadder, not The Nine O’Clock News was fantastic.


I never found Benny Hill to be funny.
Agree. Its truly depressing how much mileage one man got from his 'Japanese businessman who can't pronounce Rs' character.

Given the choice, Mr Bean any day, although Blackadder was much better.


I was just going to ask if we were talking specifically the Mr Bean character or Rowan Atkinsons production in general.

Mr. Bean, Blackadder, Rowan Atkinson... you vote for that to like.

Well, the Benny Hill's humor is anything horny and dumb, but I like too.

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