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London 2012 Olympic Moments: Watch Mr Bean’s Hilarious Performance at the Opening Ceremony



Mr. Bean‘s performance at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games was simply rib cracking.

While he was playing the piano in the London Symphony Orchestra performing Chariots of Fire, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, he did not dissapoint with his unique facial expressions that never ceases to make me laugh.

When he sneezed and had to reach for tissue from his bag, he replaced his finger on the piano with the tip of his umbrella.

And of course, he slipped into his hilarious dream of becoming an Olympics medalist.

Let me not bore you with my chit chat, see the video for yourself:

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at


  1. Bukki

    July 28, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    I loved that they brought this classic character. Watched it live! He’s truly a legend and everyone relates to him. Thought the dancing part of the opening was a bit disorganized though. But the fireworks and individual performances made up for it. Go Olympics…

  2. me

    July 28, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Funny Indeed! how about some news on the competing Nigerian athletes?!

  3. tbn

    July 28, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    lmao…. Mr Bean never fails to put a smile on my face all the time. very nice performance…bravo. Unfortunately i missed the opening ceremony yesterday 🙁

  4. funmi

    July 28, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Love every bits of the opening ceremony everything was well organized and presented and I pray for a better Nigeria

  5. 123guy

    July 28, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Mr. Bean is such an all time ridiculously funny dude.

  6. Chattyzee

    July 28, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I watched it, and I have to say he was as hilarious as ever!

  7. Temi

    July 28, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Mr Bean’s performance was d best for me yesterday…..really hillarious

  8. Theodora

    July 28, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    very hilarious dude

  9. Africandecor(click)

    July 28, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    hehe. he’s just a big joke, it was refreshing seeing him perform.

  10. john egbagba

    July 28, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Mr Bean was the best performance. Check out his ever facial grimaces. Amazingly funny.

  11. ola

    July 28, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    mr bean…you know him for that liter comedy in him..

  12. muhammed baqer

    July 28, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    i love mr bean

  13. Princess of Zion

    July 28, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    I love Mr. Bean; it was great to see him again.

  14. Ajaz

    July 28, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    what was the music played in the background of Mr.Bean’s performance

  15. BANKE

    July 29, 2012 at 10:51 am

    @Ajaz ‘he lives in me’-Diana Ross

  16. nikkyA

    July 29, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Truly amazing performance. *two thumbs up* mr bean, ur a classic. Very well done!

  17. Chyllee

    July 30, 2012 at 1:47 am

    @ Ajaz, it’s called ‘chariots of fire’ .

  18. dammy

    July 30, 2012 at 9:11 am

    marwin peeps.pls wat is d name of the site dt will show d video pls

  19. peter abu

    July 30, 2012 at 9:50 am

    the song playing in the background was ‘chariots of fire’, twas an instrumental

  20. Uduak

    July 30, 2012 at 10:11 am

    LMAO!! Rowan Atkinson is truly amazing!!!

  21. video

    August 4, 2012 at 5:05 pm

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