Sometimes I tell my friends that I feel like my life is an episode of Mr Bean. If you are not familiar with him, it's slapstick with a wicked twist, played by the British actor Rowan Atkinson. It was big here in Canada back in the nineties. At first people just smile but once they get to know me, sometimes they just laugh and question, "a Mr Bean move"?
Take for instance the other day, I was in a hurry for an appointment and was in the process of scrubbing myself all clean and shiny. I went to shave and as I opened the cabinet, my toothbrush popped out. In that split second my little brain realized the falling toothbrush was heading straight for the toilet! I jumped and performed the worst juggling act on earth trying to catch the airborne object. Arms flailing because I never was too coordinated, I kept hitting it higher and higher, all with the goal of keeping it from doing an Olympic dive into the toilet. Finally I managed to catch it in the crease of my elbow against my chest. I totally froze for a second, making sure not to drop it. I firmly held the toothbrush while I closed the lid to the toilet. With a sigh of relief I placed the toothbrush safely on a shelf, when I pulled my hand away the tip of one finger caught the end of the toothbrush, sending it spinning like a dying helicopter right into the container that holds the brush to clean the toilet.
Friday, February 2, 2018
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A move worthy, indeed, of Mr. Bean. I remember the turkey episode. I have never seen anything quite like it. Rowan Atkins is a slapstick genius. I wish he did more work.
Walter, that's me, Mr Bean. I think he did quite a few episodes of Mr Bean, I was already a huge fan of his because he used to have a really funny show called Blackadder, or at least I thought it was really funny because I was a teenager then.
@Steve, I'm a big fan of British comedy. I watch BBC America all the time. Catherine Tate is one of my favorite British comedians. And Rowan's Mr. Bean was my grandfather's favorite. He'd sit and watch and giggle all through the episode. I love Graham Norton, and went to one of the live show recording the few times he was in NYC. And of course, I'm a Dr. Whovian. Looking forward to the first female Dr.
I just hope you don’t dress like him...!
At least it didn't fall into the toilet! Mission accomplished.
You and John Gray should have a pratfall competition.
Welcome to my world!
I have dyspraxia , this happens to me several times daily
HA HA HA HA !!! Now the lesson here is I hope you had a back up tooth brush???? Your story reminded me of the time of a knife and a bag of bird seed I had. I say had, because the seed ended up spilling all over the kitchen floor!
And don't get me started on Brit comedies. I watch them all here as they play quite the variety of them. My favorites are Waiting for God, Last of the Summer Wine, As Time Go By and Vicar of Dilby. I also watch a lot of British shows....show better done that our us tv shows.
That was too funny. I guess I'm lucky my toilet isn't next to my vanity.
I am not letting you anywhere near my turkey!
British comedy is the best, even as a little kid I used to watch it. Canada had a lot of good comedians but most of our shows are terrible because everyone here with any talent exits for the states. I don't have cable or satellite so I don't get to see Dr Who anymore but I was a loyal fan up to the time it was cancelled.
JP, yes I always take fashion tips from Mr Bean, don't criticize the Bean! Especially from a guy who wears Justin Bieber pajamas and wanted a pink tuxedo for his wedding. Lol
Mr Lurker, the mission was to keep it from falling and becoming unusable. Lol
My problems are not limited to slapstick in my daily life, some are just bizarre.
John, I never heard of that before. Maybe I have a little of that, my coordination is always a bit off.
Maddie, yes I always have a backup! I can just imagine bird seed spilling all over. I used to watch Vicar of Dolby, funny stuff. There are many good ones.
Rjjs, it was funny actually when it happened, I said out loud, "my life as Mr Bean".
Will, I thought you gentlemen cooked goose! I really have to post what happened when I went to make cranberry sauce.
That certainly was a funny post. The images you created with your words did remind me a lot of Mr. Bean. Luckily for me, my toilet is in a separate little room away from the vanity. I can see myself doing that very same thing.
Yes you do.....
Goose we do (though this year someone else did it and it still had buckshot in it!!!)but I'm thinking more of the Mr Bean Christmas turkey episode.
I can think of worse lots in life than being good at channeling Comic Energy. You are a fortunate fellow that way.
Be careful, your back may twist out of shape.
Michael54, lol you probably just tempted fate, your day is coming!
Will, yes I will. Buckshot! Stick to domestic goose lol. Yes I immediately knew what you meant, that is classic Bean and a must see every Christmas. Especially when he gives the woman the picture at the end instead of a ring, lol.
Well you know what they say, a joke a day keeps the white coats away! Hopefully that's not too politically incorrect.
Hello anonymous, that reminds me of the time I did a bambi on ice imitation.
Reminds me of a cold winter's day, as the earth is calm.There is somewhere, a lonely bird singing for another, with whom to play
The story of my life friend!
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