The Fawltys are very pleased with their new chef, Kurt. He was recommended to them by their friend André who runs a nice restaurant in town. All in all, he's working out quite well and they decide to have a gourmet evening on Thursdays to try and promote, in Basil's eye at any rate, a better class of clientèle. Kurt gets along well with everyone and seems to have a particular interest in Manuel. When the big day finally arrives, they find themselves with only four guests booked for the dining room - which Sybil puts down to Basil's advert in the local paper saying 'no riff-raff' - and there seems to be something about Kurt that André forgot to mention. It's pandemonium as a manic Basil tries to make up for their collective lapses. Written by
Did You Know?
did not learn to drive until a year after this episode was broadcast. A double was needed to drive the car. See more
After Basil screams his threat at the car to "start in three seconds or else", he does not crank the engine during that time; he just sits there and hot-headedly counts off the seconds, without trying to start the engine again. See more
Can I help?
Yes. Go and kill yourself!
The Fawlty Towers sign is re-arranged to spell Warty Towels (the "F" is missing). See more
Referenced in The World's End
I Cain't Say No
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Connie Booth See more