Basil panics, yet again, when the food and health inspector pays his semi-annual visit. He has a a long list of complaints about the level of cleanliness in the kitchen and gives them 24 hours to clean up or he will shut them down. Sybil sets about tidying up the place but when Basil visits Manuel's room, he finds that he has been keeping a pet rat thinking it was a hamster. When the inspector returns the next day, pandemonium reigns as the rat has now escaped and the Major is trying to hunt it down with his shotgun. Written by
Did You Know?
The woman (Mrs Taylor) sitting at the table behind Manuel (Andrew Sachs
) while he spots the rat at Quentina's legs, is actually Andrew Sachs' wife Melody Lang
. See more
When Basil and Sybil are talking to the public health inspector in the kitchen (on his second visit), Basil breaks two bottles of wine. When he removes the second bottle, there are two bottles remaining on the rack, but when the camera cuts away and then back when he breaks it, there is only one bottle left on the rack. See more
Look, I was just trying to give an order to your waiter and he walked away while I was doing it.
Well, he wasn't paying attention at all.
I'm so sorry. What were you saying?
The waiter wasn't listening when I was giving him our order. He seemed more interested in my fiancée's legs.
Really? May I?
[Basil and Manuel look intently under the table in the area of his fiancée's legs
Composed by Charles Aznavour
Performed by Andrew Sachs See more