Mr. Bean's Holiday: Seafood Dinner
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While at a restaurant, a waiter teaches Mr. Bean how to eat oysters and other seafood. As his facial gestures indicate, he does not like the food, but he uses different gestures to the waiter to suggest that the food is tasty. He gets through the rest of his unpleasant meal in an unconventional manner.

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  1. In what way was Mr. Bean sending a mixed message?
  2. Why do you think Mr. Bean chose to send a mixed message to the waiter in this clip?
  3. How are mixed messages harmful to communication?

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Start Time Prompt Timing Length
00:29 What did Mr. Bean's non-verbal gestures communicate? Timed 01:00
00:50 Why would we say that Mr. Bean is sending the waiter a mixed message? WHY do you think Mr. Bean c... Timed 01:00

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