Mr. Bean in Room 426

Mr. Bean in Room 426

Director: Paul Weiland

Year: 1993

Season: 1, Episode: 8

Episodes: 15

Plot: Mr. Bean goes to a hotel where he causes trouble and seeks competition in his hotel neighbor. After he eats some spoiled oysters, he wakes up at night from some loud noise and ends up being locked out of his room.
Original Title: Mr. Bean in Room 426
Director: Paul Weiland
Writer: Robin Driscoll , Rowan Atkinson , Richard Curtis , Paul Weiland
Producer: Peter Bennett-Jones , Sue Vertue
Type: episode
Year: 1993
Genres: Comedy, Family
Cast: Teddy , Rowan Atkinson , Michael Fenton Stevens , Roger Brierley , Matthew Ashforde , Danny La Rue
Runtimes: 24
Countries: United Kingdom
Languages: English
Color Info: Color
Original Air Date: 17 Feb 1993
Rating: 8.6
Votes: 1712
Year: 1993
Akas: Mr. Bean in Room 426 (United Kingdom)
Production Companies: Tiger Television
Distributors: Shout! Factory , Universal Pictures France (UPF) , Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Synopsis: Act 1: Checking in and hotel suite problem For a bank holiday weekend, Mr. Bean decides to stay at the Queens Hotel. Upon parking his Mini at the foot of the entrance stairs, he fights with the bellboy (Matthew Ashforde) over his suitcase, mistaking him for a thief. While Bean is checking in, the bellboy returns and asks Bean to move his car, and Bean hands him the steering wheel with which to go and park the car for him. As Bean checks in, a quiet man (Michael Fenton Stevens) checks in as well and Bean becomes determined to beat the man to his hotel room (room 425), but the man gets to the lift before him. In retaliation, Bean runs up the staircase and stops the lift on every floor. He almost succeeds in entering his room first, but struggles to unlock his door and the man ultimately enters his room before Bean enters his.Once inside his room, Bean immediately starts investigating, such as flicking the light switch on and off rapidly, standing on his suitcase to see the sea through his window, testing out the telephone, jumping on the bed, and when the bellboy returns and clears his throat to ask for a tip, he gives him a cough sweet instead. Bean finds the remote control for the television and initially mistakes it for a phone, due to his own TV at home having no remote. He tests the remote control's signal range and turns the volume up once he is outside his room until his other neighbor in room 427 comes outside to investigate the noise. Bean hides the remote in his jacket and pretends to tell the guest inside room 426 to be quiet, and goes back inside once the neighbor is gone.Back in his room, Bean unpacks his suitcase and places Teddy in his makeshift "bed" in the drawer, accidentally decapitating him in the process. He personalizes the room by changing the lampshade for his own, placing his own curtains on the window and drilling holes to hang framed pictures on the walls (the noise can be heard throughout the hotel). He then decides to have a bath, but realizes his room does not have a bathroom. Bean then hears running water in room 425, and is annoyed to discover that room has an en suite bathroom whereas his does not. Bean uses a glass to listen through the wall to locate the bathroom, and then once the man in room 425 leaves, he uses his drill to cut a giant hole in the wall for him to gain access to the bathroom.Once again, the noise is heard throughout the hotel, and the vibration travels all the way to the lobby and restaurant, prompting the manager (Roger Brierley) to investigate where it is coming from. Just as he knocks on the door to Mr. Bean's room, the man from room 425 complains that he left his watch in the bathroom but cannot get the door open. The manager also tries to turn the handle (in vain) and apologizes to the man, suggesting that it may be jammed.However, it is revealed that Bean has locked the door and is in the bathtub quickly washing himself. He then finishes and hides the hole with his wardrobe and the curtains from the bathroom. The manager then says that he will have someone come and look at the man's bathroom door just as Bean peeks out of his room wearing nothing but a towel to see what all the fuss is about. The manager notices this as Bean heads back into his room and gives him a suspicious look before walking away.Act 2: The disgusting oysters At lunchtime, Bean again tries to beat his neighbor to the dining room by knocking on his door and then running off, only to find that the lift is out of order. Annoyed, he goes to take the fire exit stairs, but becomes even more annoyed when he gets stuck behind a slow-moving elderly woman with a walking stick. Instead of simply asking the lady to let him pass, he decides to go around to the other staircase, but becomes further annoyed when he somehow ends up stuck behind her again. He then contemplates pushing her, but stops himself when he hears a couple walking past.Fed up knowing that it is a big staircase and that he could be there for a long time, he takes a risk and climbs onto the opposite side of the banister to finally get past her. But his victory is short-lived when he ends up behind an equally slow-moving elderly man with 2 walking sticks (presumably the lady's husband). Now stuck between the two with insufficient space to repeat the same tactic and still feeling unable to ask for space to pass, Bean is forced to go down slowly.Once he reaches the restaurant, he takes a plate and cutlery and sees his neighbor and two people ahead of him in the queue. As a result, he cheats his way to the front by knocking the cutlery and napkin from the two people in front of him. Now behind his neighbor, he proceeds to copy what food he is taking from the buffet, but doubling the quantity and even going so far as to fill his entire plate with oysters, and putting back what the man puts back. Bean then steals the table that his neighbor was going to sit at and starts imitating him by drinking water and using a napkin before putting an obscene amount of salt onto his food.He then gluttonously eats whatever the man is eating at a certain time. When the man starts to eat his oysters, Bean eats all of his without smelling them. However, the man notices an odd smell coming from his own oysters and asks the headwaiter about it; the headwaiter smells them and apologizes by saying that they are off, then goes to collect the platter of oysters from the buffet and is repulsed by the smell. Upon seeing what is happening, Bean becomes scared and sickly that he has just eaten rotten oysters.Act 3: Locked out of the room nude That night, with much tissue paper and a full chest of medicines beside him, Bean feels sick and ill as a result of eating the bad oysters from earlier, and wakes up from a shocking nightmare involving the neighbor and the restaurant owner laughing demonically at him while oysters are being eaten nastily. He then removes his pajamas and underwear (as he feels hot) and is about to go back to sleep completely nude when music blasts him from next door. Bean looks at the alarm clock and upon realizing that it is 12:05 am, gets up while forgetting that he is nude, knocks angrily at the door and shushes loudly. The music stops and he walks back to his room just as the door closes and locks itself. He reaches for his key, only to remember it is not there, and he is locked outside his room nude. Panicked, humiliated, and knowing he will be arrested for public nudity, Bean hides in a doorway as a couple come past from a night out.Once they have gone, he manages to escape by covering himself with a fire extinguisher and "Private" and "Exit" signs while avoiding people. He begins to run down the stairs, only to get stuck behind the elderly lady yet again. So he goes back up and heads for the lift; on the way he comes across another couple making out, so he sneaks past them by crawling under the carpet. He then enters the lift, but the door closes on the string by which he is dragging the "Exit" sign along with him. We then see the floor indicator numbers go down and hear a lady screaming in sheer shock. Down in the lobby, Bean peeks out the lift and sneaks out with "Out of Order" and "No Entry" signs, into his work space. Meanwhile, the manager is talking to Danny La Rue (played by himself), who is performing at the hotel, saying his show was marvelous and that they love him. The performer delightfully goes back in to give them an encore. The clerk then gives Matthew (the porter) the keys to the car and tells him to bring them to Mr. La Rue's car. Meanwhile, Mr. Bean gets the keys to his room from the front, and hides behind a pole as Matthew parks the suitcase and leaves.The manager gets back behind his counter and almost sees the suitcase moving several times (Bean being in it changing). Matthew then comes back and locks the suitcase, and brings it out to the car, dropping it on the stairs. Just then, Mr. Bean shows up at the counter in a sparkly gown and wig and lipstick, saying "426 please", and the manager replies "Certainly, madam". Right at that moment, Danny La Rue walks by, noticing his stuff is being worn. He approaches angrily, and says to him "Here, that's my frock" and yanks an earring off Bean's ear, causing him to cry out in pain.
Cinematographer: Shaun O'Dell
Producer: Peter Bennett-Jones , Sue Vertue
Production Manager: Nick Mortimer
Certificates: Australia:G , Australia:PG::(cable rating) , United States:TV-G
Composer: Howard Goodall
Editor: Ian Weil
Editorial Department: Lewis Muslin
Sound Crew: Dave Fordham , Mark Holding , Dushko Indjic , Peter Maxwell , Hugh Strain
Costume Designer: Pennie Robertson
Make Up: Kate Rudlin
Assistant Director: Mark Egerton
Art Department: Cathy Cosgrove , Philip Robinson
Camera and Electrical Department: John Hanlon , Graham Hall , Philip Kenyon , Stefan Stankowski
Production Design: Andrew Howe-Davies
Script Department: Glyn Jones
Location Management: Lucian Thynne , Peter Ker
Seasons: Shirley Teece
Season: 1
Episode: 8
Number of Episodes: 15
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