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
Did You Know?
In the German dubbed version of the episode "The Germans", the dialog spoken by the German tourists was spoken in English. See more
The fire alarm that plays such a pivotal role in this episode, prominently placed at the reception desk, is mysteriously absent in all other episodes. See more
Listen, don't mention the war. I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it all right.