With Sybil in hospital for a few days to have an operation for an ingrown toenail, Basil is left on his own at the hotel to cope with a group of German tourists and the need for the regular semi-annual fire drill. He's not having much success with either. The guests confuse the burglar alarm with the fire alarm and when Manuel does start a fire in the kitchen, no one pays attention. Basil suffers a rather severe blow to the head leading him to insult his German guests by making constant references to the war. Written by
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As Basil Fawlty flees the doctor who wants to sedate him, a studio monitor can be seen in the background, complete with the same image that is on the screen. See more
[two guests are speaking to Basil in German
Oh, German. I'm sorry, I THOUGHT there was something wrong with you.
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