smart Q&AJust read from TIME mag, one of the 10 Questions to Rowan Atkinson from readers all over the world.
Intelligent question that was replied in equally intelligent answer.
Why does his [Mr. Bean] humor translate so well across cultures?
It is on the level of a child really. Mr. Bean is essentially a child trapped in the body of a man. All cultures identify with children in a similar way, so he has this bizarre global out-reach. And 10-year-old boys from different cultures have more in common than 30-year-olds. As we grow up, we acquire this sensibility that divides us.
How very true.