Amanda's (1983– )

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Many attempts have been made to produce an American version of the British hit comedy "Fawlty Towers", of which this show is one. Amanda, owner of the struggling hotel Amanda's by the Sea, ... See full summary »

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 Amanda Cartwright (13 episodes, 1983)
Fred McCarren ...
 Marty Cartwright (13 episodes, 1983)
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 Arlene Cartwright (13 episodes, 1983)
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 Earl Nash (13 episodes, 1983)
Tony Rosato ...
 Aldo (13 episodes, 1983)
Keene Curtis ...
 Clifford Mundy (11 episodes, 1983)
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Many attempts have been made to produce an American version of the British hit comedy "Fawlty Towers", of which this show is one. Amanda, owner of the struggling hotel Amanda's by the Sea, is trying to keep her head above water despite her staff seemingly doing their best to drive her under. Included in the mix is Amanda's son, fresh out of hotel management school and full of more theory than experience, his wife, who would rather be back in the city, and the bellhop Aldo, whose home country is a mystery, but is definitely not somewhere that English is spoken. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Only sitcom that Bea Arthur stared in that didn't end due to her departure. See more »

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Strike Two in the Fawlty Towers remake trilogy
16 January 2004 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Preceded by "Snavely Manor" ( Harvey Korman, Betty White ) followed by "Payne" ( John Larroquette, JoBeth Williams ) this second attempt to Americanize the classic British sitcom "Fawlty Towers" pulls a gender bender switch by casting Bea Arthur as the owner of a small country inn.

While the sharp tongued Arthur (Maude, Golden Girls) was well suited for the verbal jousting of the role, the series lacked the pure physical slapstick of the British original.

While imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery I recall being outraged to discover that the credits for the program made no mention of "Fawlty Towers" even though many scenes, particularly in the pilot, were lifted directly from the original.


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