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Manuel (Character)
from "Fawlty Towers" (1975)

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Fawlty Towers: Season 2: Episode 6 -- Manuel has been ordered to get rid of his pet rat before the health inspector pays a visit.  But the pet breaks away, leading the Major to trying to shoot the rodent in the bar.

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MANUEL, FROM BARCALONA by Dane Youssef Short, appropriately... See more »
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  1. Greatest TV Comedy Moments (2005) (TV) Played by Andrew Sachs

  2. "Laughter in the House: The Story of British Sitcom" (1999) TV series Played by Andrew Sachs (as 'Manuel')

  3. "Fawlty Towers"
        - Basil the Rat (1979) TV episode, Played by Andrew Sachs
        - The Anniversary (1979) TV episode, Played by Andrew Sachs
        - The Kipper and the Corpse (1979) TV episode, Played by Andrew Sachs
        - Waldorf Salad (1979) TV episode, Played by Andrew Sachs
        - The Psychiatrist (1979) TV episode, Played by Andrew Sachs
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  1. Fawlty Exclusive: Basil's Best Bits (2009) (TV) Played by Andrew Sachs
  2. Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened (2009) (TV) Played by Andrew Sachs

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From "Fawlty Towers: Basil the Rat (#2.6)" (1979)
[Polly struggles to keep Mr. Carnegie, the health inspector, from learning of Manuel's pet rat, Basil - named after Basil Fawlty - running loose in the hotel]
Manuel: The Major try to kill Basil!
Sybil Fawlty: Kill BASIL?
Manuel: No, not Mr. Fawlty. I mean Basil, my little...
Polly: [suddenly, before Manuel can say 'Rat' in front of the health inspector] RATATOUILLE!
Mr. Carnegie: Basil the little...
Polly: Ratatouille. The chef calls the ratatouille 'Basil' because he puts quite a lot of basil in it.
Manuel: He put Basil in the ratatouille?
Polly: Yes!
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