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 hotel is supposedly located in Torquay, yet at the start of "The Germans" the hospital where Sybil is staying is Northwick Park Hospital according to the sign outside. Northwick Park Hospital is in Middlesex in North West London, miles away from Devon. See more
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