Mr. Bean Actor Rowan Atkinson Saves London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony [Video]
Rowan saved last night's opening ceremony
There was some weird stuff going on last night during the opening ceremony of the London Olympics. The weirdness was made worse with the commentary done by Meredith Vieria and Matt Lauer that included such riveting thoughts as, "Those kids don't look sick to me," and "I think Mary Poppins won this one."
Granted, many of the performances that occurred during the opening ceremony was used to take a glimpse at the U.K.'s past, present and future, but did the world need to see segments that included children in hospital beds suffering from nightmares or an excruciatingly long segment showcasing two potential lovebirds traveling through the decades of popular music from the U.K. in order to return a smartphone?
Yes -- there were many a strange moment during last night's opening ceremony, but one moment that stood out in everyone's mind was when Mr. Bean himself, Rowan Atkinson, stole the spotlight away from the London Symphony as they perform "Chariots of Fire."
The segment, which you can view for yourself below, has Rowan starting off by playing a rather simple portion of Chariots of Fire. Rowan eventually becomes bored with his own performance and decides to tease a fellow performer, take a picture with his phone and even daydream for a bit.
We won't ruin the entire segment for you, but know this is the portion of the opening ceremony many people will be talking about this week.
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