Damn I love that show- even though I haven't watched any of the episodes in years. It's from the mid-70s I can't believe people still watching it! Cleese's character Basil is one of the most over-the-top he's probably ever done and easily the favorite. But it's not the supporting cast in the hotel that I like as much as some of the GUESTS who are like the normal people who would stay at any hotel- and how they interact with the insane manager... Mr Hutchinson is probably the best of all of them. The entire exchange between Basil and Hutchinson is so ridiculous and out of control that it easily the funniest episode. I loved how Cleese is literally laughing as he gets beaten up by the short Hutchinson who clearly thinks he's a trophy winning boxer. All the while being witnessed by another guest, who thinks Basil probably needs to see a doctor now? Gasping, Basil saying to him "Oh he loves it here it's his second home!" Truly priceless.
mangagirl1603Featured By OwnerNov 6, 2012Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, I just knew this was a Fawlty Towers thread
I really like Manuel, because he resembles my dad. I'm sure my dad was a bit like that when he was an Italian stranger among the Glaswegians. Polly can also be quite witty. And some of the remarks Basil makes are just too good. If I had to choose a least favourite I'd say the Major, he gets on my nerves but I don't know why.
What's your favourite episode? Mine is definitely the one with the rude woman with the hearing aid.