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Viewer points out major blunder in Netflix Rowan Atkinson series Man vs Bee - did you spot it?

The comedy series recently landed on Netflix

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Eve Crosbie
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Rowan Atkinson's new comedy series Man vs Bee has gone down a treat with viewers since making its debut on Netflix earlier this month.

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However, while enjoying the episodes, one eagle-eyed fan was quick to point out a huge mistake that the show had made - did you spot it? The nine-part series follows a bumbling dad Trevor, played by the Mr Bean star who lands a new job as a housesitter in a luxurious mansion filled with classic cars, expensive artwork and an adorable dog named Cupcake. 

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During his first day on the job, he finds himself followed by a persistent bee and soon finds himself at war with the buzzing insect and their raucous rivalry leads to increasingly disastrous consequences - but it seems that the chaos proved too much and the crew made a huge continuity error.

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One viewer couldn't help but notice the moment during the first episode when the head of a broken statue hilariously flies across the room after Trevor tries to speedily glue it back together and dry it with a hairdryer. However, in the next shot, as Trevor looks on horrified, the head inexplicably appears back attached to the main body of the statue.

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Trevor accidentally blows the head off of the statue after gluing it back together

Taking to Twitter, they wrote. "Man Vs Bee episode 1 had a production error in it. Dog steals head of statue, and then statue head is back in his reaction shot. 0 out of 10 stars."

Meanwhile, at a recent virtual press conference, Rowan told that the new series was partly inspired by a Mr Bean sketch that the actor performed many years ago. 

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The head inexplicably appears back on the statue in the next shot

"I actually did a Mr Bean sketch a long, long time ago where he takes a picnic basket to a park and he's very, very bothered by a bee. So, to a certain extent, I feel that some of this show feeds off... it's like an extension, an extrapolation from that old sketch that we did in the early nineties."

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He also went on to explain why the show wouldn't have worked with Mr Bean as the main character. "The idea of a man stuck in a house with a bee - it's undoubtedly redolent of Mr Bean, it's got a hint of the Mr Bean world," he said. "But I knew that for this kind of thing, Mr Bean as a character wouldn't work at all. He would be too self-centred, too sort of unpleasant, or there's a risk of it being unpleasant.

"So we decided that we really needed just a nicer man. So Trevor Bingley, who's the hero of Man Vs Bee, he's just an ordinary bloke really, a pleasant guy who clearly hasn't been very successful in life."

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