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Canned Laughter

LONG-FORGOTTEN ROWAN Atkinson blueprint for the bonechilling Mr Bean, featuring our man saying very little in a radio station while deliberately overhyped canned laughter sounded when bugger all funny was happening. Which was presumably a hell of a lot.

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  1. Nedoflanders

    June 1, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    1979, as I recall. And I believe that LWT produced the pilot.

    A series was comissioned, but Atkinson turned it down to experiment on different styles of humour – notably, accepting an invitation to join the beeb for ‘Not The Nine O’Clock News’.

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