Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)
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Waldorf Salad 

Customer dissatisfaction with the Fawlty Towers dining experience comes to a head when an insistent American comes for a stay.

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Mr. Harry Hamilton
Claire Nielson ...
Mrs. Hamilton
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Mr. Arrad
Stella Tanner ...
Mrs. Arrad
Terence Conoley ...
Mr. Johnston
June Ellis ...
Mrs. Johnston
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Anthony Dawes ...
Mr. Libson
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An American couple arrives at the hotel late at night expecting to be served a hot dinner. But with the chef off for the night, Basil is forced to make the dinner himself. Things get even more complicated when the two Americans begin ordering meals that Basil has never heard of. Written by Nadia Nassar

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5 March 1979 (UK)  »

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Trivia

It is revealed in this episode that Basil and Sybil have been married for fifteen years. See more »

Goofs

In "The Waldorf Salad", during the conversation between Mr. Hamilton and Sybil after "Is your husband all right?" she takes out a pack of cigarettes, and one second later, after a shot of Mr. Hamilton, it's smoking in her hand. See more »

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Mr. Hamilton: You know somethin', fella? If this was back in the States, I wouldn't board my dog here!
Basil Fawlty: Fussy, is he? Poodle?
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Referenced in The John Cleese Interview (1998) See more »

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Boa was no American
5 April 2011 | by (New Hampshire) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this episode I (being an American) wondered just what they were playing at. He may fool non-Americans but I doubt that any of us would be taken in. (In a way it's like the phoney Aussie accents on Month Python; people that weren't familiar with authentic Aussie accents were probably fooled; real Aussies weren't.

I notice from his credits that he made a career of playing Americans, which says something for British production values.

The only Brit I can recall who would have fooled me completely had I not known better was Sid James in "Orders Are Orders" in which he played a big-mouthed movie producer.


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