Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)

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Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.

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 Basil Fawlty (12 episodes, 1975-1979)
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 Sybil Fawlty (12 episodes, 1975-1979)
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 Manuel (12 episodes, 1975-1979)
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 Polly Sherman (12 episodes, 1975-1979)
Ballard Berkeley ...
 Major Gowen / ... (12 episodes, 1975-1979)
Gilly Flower ...
 Miss Agatha Tibbs (12 episodes, 1975-1979)
Renee Roberts ...
 Miss Ursula Gatsby (12 episodes, 1975-1979)
Brian Hall ...
 Terry (6 episodes, 1979)
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Inept and manic English hotel owner and manager, Basil Fawlty, isn't cut out for his job. He's intolerant, rude and paranoid. All hell frequently breaks loose as Basil tries to run the hotel, constantly under verbal (and sometime physical) attack from his unhelpful wife Sybil, and hindered by the incompetent, but easy target, Manuel; their Spanish waiter. Written by Rob Hartill

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Also Known As:

Pang i bygget  »

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The production team spent nearly an hour editing each minute of every program, spending up to 25 hours on each show. See more »

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Many times through every episode, the walls wobble, revealing them as set walls. See more »

Quotes

[Basil has accidentally set off the burglar alarm during the fire drill, guests start walking out of the building thinking it's the fire alarm, but Basil stops them all in the lobby]
Mrs. Wilson: Oh I thought that was the drill.
Basil Fawlty: Yes there is, at twelve o'clock.
Mrs. Wilson: But, it is twelve o'clock.
Basil Fawlty: Well not quite.
[to guests that try to leave]
Basil Fawlty: Excuse me!
Mrs. Wilson: Well, I make it twelve o'clock.
Basil Fawlty: [to guests] Im afraid that wasn't the...
Mrs. Wilson: What time do you make it, Major?
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Crazy Credits

In the titles sequence of each episode, some of the letters on the Fawlty Towers sign are usually mixed up or missing altogether. The signs appear as follows: 1. Fawlty Towers 2. Fawlty Tower 3. Fawty Tower 4. Fawty Toer 5. Warty Towels 6. NO SIGN 7. Fawlty Tower 8. Watery Fowls 9. Flay Otters 10. Fatty Owls 11. Flowery Twats 12. Farty Towels See more »

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Referenced in Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 2 (2006) See more »

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Fawlty Towers
Written by Dennis Wilson
Performed by Dennis Wilson Quartet
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Brilliant
12 February 1999 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

I consider this series one of the best comedies ever produced! Outstanding humor, exquisite physical comedy. It doesn't get any better than this!


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