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
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
Polly, what's that smell?
Flowers. I just got them from the garden.
Well, what are you stinking the place up with those for? What's happened to the plastic ones?
Referenced in QI: Germany