When Mrs. Richards, a demanding woman who is hard of hearing, checks into the hotel, Basil, Sybil and Polly find themselves with a very difficult customer. Meanwhile, Basil bets on a horse that is sure to win, however he must not let Sybil find out. Written by
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After Mrs. Richards bumps her head in the hotel office, Basil picks up a bit of something from off the floor and asks, "Is this a piece of your brain?" John Cleese
was going to cut this joke before the show aired, but Andrew Sachs
convinced him to leave it in. (It gets one of the biggest laughs from the audience for this episode.) See more
When Basil is explaining to Polly that Mrs. Richards's money is ten pounds up on the deal, a crew member is seen briefly scuttling about on the office floor behind him, they bump the office door causing it to move a little behind Basil. See more
Tie's a bit bright, isn't it, Major?
For a memorial service?
Why... I didn't like the chap.
Referenced in The John Cleese Interview
Gwine to Run All Night, or De Camptown Races
Written by Stephen Foster
Performed by John Cleese See more