Basil is delighted when a member of the aristocracy chooses to stay at the Fawlty Towers, snubbing the normal guests who frequent the hotel. What Basil does not know, however, is that the man is not a Lord but a confidence trickster who attempts to steal his collection of rare coins. As Basil's desperation to keep such an 'upstanding' guest increases, he becomes increasingly tolerant towards the man's behavior, only to have the guest arrested in a police raid on the hotel. Written by
Did You Know?
When the show was re-dubbed for Spanish audiences, Manuel (the boneheaded Spanish waiter) became an Italian. And when re-dubbed in Catalonia, he became a Mexican... since his character sadly has nothing to do with a standard Barcelona citizen. See more
When Basil is told that the Morrises are leaving, he goes running after them and his hair is messy. When he's outside his hair is neatly combed back. When he comes back into the hotel it's messy again. See more
[Basil has been distracted from getting drinks for several guests for a very long time
A GIN AND ORANGE! A LEMON SQUASH! AND A SCOTCH AND WATER, PLEASE!
Referenced in The John Cleese Interview