British comic actor Rowan Atkinson performs the original stunt in an Mr Bean episode back in the 1990s at the Goodwood Revival festival in Sussex to mark the 20th anniversary of the creation of Mr Bean, Sep. 19th, 2009.
Comic actor Rowan Atkinson amazed fans with his bumbling Mr Bean character by driving a Mini around a race track in Sussex on Sep. 19 to mark the 20th anniversary of the creation of Mr Bean.
The car fan, who played the iconic role on TV from 1989 to 1995, was recreating one of the show's most memorable scenes by sitting in an armchair strapped to the car roof at the Goodwood Revival festival.
In the sketch, Mr Bean buys several items of large furniture and then realises they will not fit in his Mini. He then straps the armchair to the roof and drives home operating the car with a mop and some string.
Visitors to the Sussex racetrack were once again rolling with laughter as Mr Atkinson drove the distinctive pea green and black Mini Mr Bean-style around the circuit.
The event was part of a huge parade of Minis to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary British car.
A well-known motoring enthusiast, Mr Atkinson has been a huge supporter of both the Revival and Festival of Speed over the years, and has been a regular participant.