Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)
Iris Fry: Mrs. Sharp
[Basil has accidentally set off the burglar alarm during the fire drill, guests start walking out of the building thinking it's the fire alarm, but Basil stops them all in the lobby]
Mrs. Wilson : Oh I thought that was the drill.
Basil Fawlty : Yes there is, at twelve o'clock.
Mrs. Wilson : But, it is twelve o'clock.
Basil Fawlty : Well not quite.
[to guests that try to leave]
Basil Fawlty : Excuse me!
Mrs. Wilson : Well, I make it twelve o'clock.
Basil Fawlty : [to guests] Im afraid that wasn't the...
Mrs. Wilson : What time do you make it, Major?
Basil Fawlty : [annoyed] Look...
Major Gowen : Burglars about, I think.
Basil Fawlty : Look, it doesn't matter what time he makes it, it hasn't started yet.
Mrs. Sharp : What?
Basil Fawlty : It hasn't started yet!
Mrs. Sharp : But, that was the bell wasn't it?
Basil Fawlty : No!
Mrs. Wilson : He means the *drill* hasn't started yet.
Mr. Sharp : What drill? We didn't hear a drill.
Basil Fawlty : [trying to explain] No, no no no, look, look - that was the burglar alarm.
Major Gowen : See!
Mrs. Wilson : The burglar alarm?
Basil Fawlty : Yes!
Mrs. Wilson : Are there burglars?
Major Gowen : Evidently!
Basil Fawlty : [increasingly annoyed] No! Look, what's the matter with you all? It's perfectly simple: we have the fire drill when I ring the fire bell- That wasn't the fire bell!
Mr. Sharp : Well, how are we supposed to know that wasn't the fire bell?
Basil Fawlty : Because, it doesn't sound like the fire bell.
All guests at once : It did.
Basil Fawlty : It didn't!