Over his wife's objections, Basil hires his usual firm of incompetents (O'Reilly's) to do some carpentry work in the hotel lobby. With both Basil and Sybil out for the afternoon, they leave Polly in charge. She decides to have a nap, leaving the English-challenged Manuel in charge. When Basil returns, he finds a solid wall where once stood doors to the dining room and still no door to the kitchen per his work order. Sybil takes an I-told-you-so attitude and insists he hire a qualified builder to fix the mess, but Basil decides to get O'Reilly back to right the wrong, but he still makes a mess of it as well. Written by
Did You Know?
At the end of the episode, Basil mentions going to Canada. The Hotel Manager that Fawlty Towers was based on emigrated to Canada. See more
When Basil smashes Manuel's head to the wall three times, it is obvious that Manuel kicks the wall to make a sound effect. See more
Well, let me tell you, if the good lord meant us to worry, he woulda given us things to worry about.
He has! My wife! She will be back here in four hours and she can kill a man at ten paces with one blow off her tongue. How am I supposed not to worry?
Referenced in The John Cleese Interview
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky See more