Bernard Black runs a book shop, though his customer service skills leave something to be desired. He hires Manny as an employee. Fran runs the shop next door. Between the three of them many adventures ensue.
Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life.
Inept and manic English hotel owner and manager, Basil Fawlty, isn't cut out for his job. He's intolerant, rude and paranoid. All hell frequently breaks loose as Basil tries to run the hotel, constantly under verbal (and sometime physical) attack from his unhelpful wife Sybil, and hindered by the incompetent, but easy target, Manuel; their Spanish waiter.Written by
John Cleese says in his DVD commentary that Prunella Scales was so unlike the character she played, the harpy Sybil Fawlty, that they had trouble getting the tenderhearted Scales to hit Basil or any other character who incurred Sybil's displeasure hard enough to make it look realistic and were constantly having to do retakes of her scenes. See more »
Many times through every episode, the walls wobble, revealing them as set walls. See more »
Your *name*, please, could I have your name?
[the phone rings; Basil picks it up]
One second please.
Hello?... Ah, yes Mr O'Reilly, well it's perfectly simple. When I asked you to build me a wall I was rather hoping that instead of just dumping the bricks in a pile you might have found time to cement them together... you know, one on top of another, in the traditional fashion.
[to Melbury, testily]
Could you fill it in, please?
Oh, splendid! Ah, yes, but *...
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The Fawlty Towers hotel sign has its letters missing, or scrambled up to make new words. The sign presents a different error with each episode. See more »
When the show was dubbed for Spanish audiences, Manuel became an Italian. See more »
I mean it. The cast are amazing. John Cleese is the funniest man on the earth and he shows it in the TV series. Fawlty Towers is a brilliant comedy with every episode being amazing.
My favourite episode is the Germans, where German people come over and basil (john cleese) starts a argument and says "me? You started it!" German Man "We did not start it"! Basil "yes you did you invaded Poland!" After that he does the memorable "Hitler" style walk around the hotel. A classic episode.
Fawlty Towers is without dought the best comedy ever. Its even better than Mr Bean or Monty Python. If you do not believe me, you have got something wrong with you.
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