Mimetic Mr Bean

It’s all there in this classic piece of British humour – all the basic elements of René Girard’s mimetic theory: mimetic desire, mimetic competition or rivalry and the haunting nightmare of the mimetic double. Rowan Atkinson’s Mr Bean really is the master of ceremonies here.

Enjoy this clever excerpt from Mr Bean in Room 426 (first broadcast 17th Feb 1993) – click to watch:

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