History Series / FawltyTowers

11th Jul '17 7:41:03 AM LentilSandEater
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*** Although "burro" is the Italian word for butter, so...at least he didn't just make it up out of thin air.
* HenpeckedHusband: Sybil spends a lot of time nagging Basil, and he usually does what she says (if he can't weasel or bluster his way out of it).
** On one occasion after being rude to a guest, he even glances around for her, and responds to her absence by slapping himself and saying "Basil!"

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*** Although "burro" is the Italian word for butter, so...at least he didn't just make it up out of thin air.
* HenpeckedHusband: Sybil spends a lot of time nagging Basil, and he usually does what she says (if he can't weasel or bluster his way out of it).
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it). On one occasion after being rude to a guest, he even glances around for her, and responds to her absence by slapping himself and saying "Basil!"
6th Jul '17 5:19:24 PM nombretomado
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In 2000, the British Film Institute declared it the best British television programme ever made. A few years ago, it was voted best UK sitcom ever in a poll, and Creator/JMichaelStraczynski said in a book on screenwriting that if a writer watches ''Fawlty Towers'' and ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow'', they will have had the best possible grounding in how to write comedy.

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In 2000, the British Film Institute declared it the best British television programme ever made. A few years ago, it was voted best UK sitcom ever in a poll, and Creator/JMichaelStraczynski said in a book on screenwriting that if a writer watches ''Fawlty Towers'' and ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow'', ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'', they will have had the best possible grounding in how to write comedy.
1st Jul '17 9:59:39 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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* CrookedContractor: O'Reilly, a criminally lazy construction manager who Basil only hires because he's cheap. By the time he's done, there's a door in front of the stairwell, and no door to the dining room.

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* CrookedContractor: O'Reilly, a criminally lazy construction manager who Basil only hires because he's cheap. By the time he's done, there's a door in front of the stairwell, and no door to the dining room. On another occasion he was contracted to build a wall in the garden. He dumped a load of bricks and mortar there and then just left them.
24th Jun '17 9:41:15 AM nombretomado
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->''"Please allow me to introduce myself. I am the owner of Fawlty Towers. And I would like to welcome [[WorldWarTwo your war]], [[UsefulNotes/BerlinWall your wall]], you all..."''

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->''"Please allow me to introduce myself. I am the owner of Fawlty Towers. And I would like to welcome [[WorldWarTwo [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII your war]], [[UsefulNotes/BerlinWall your wall]], you all..."''
17th Jun '17 1:45:55 PM nombretomado
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->''"Please allow me to introduce myself. I am the owner of Fawlty Towers. And I would like to welcome [[WorldWarTwo your war]], [[BerlinWall your wall]], you all..."''

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->''"Please allow me to introduce myself. I am the owner of Fawlty Towers. And I would like to welcome [[WorldWarTwo your war]], [[BerlinWall [[UsefulNotes/BerlinWall your wall]], you all..."''
30th May '17 8:03:38 PM WarriorsGate
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* SeriesContinuityError: In "The Anniversary", Basil announces he's off to find a broom. He then runs right past a door "The Psychiatrist" revealed leads to the broom closet, instead preferring to head for the stairs to the first floor.
19th May '17 3:35:58 PM Khurzog
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* OhCrap: Basil's unfortunate addiction to the IndyPloy and BatmanGambit, coupled with his ineptitude at carrying them out, meant that many of his best moments were these. One example is in '"The Builders". Stubbs, the conscientious builder who Basil has rejected in favour of the cheap-but-incompetent O'Reilly, inspects the new doorway Basil had O'Reilly built, and remarks that it looks very good. He then asks Basil what kind of lintel he used: RSJ (known to US viewers as an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolled_Steel_Joist I-Beam]])? When Basil replies that it was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimensional_lumber#Dimensional_lumber 2x4]], and therefore basically a wooden plank, Stubbs points out 'But that's a supporting wall', whereupon Basil delivers this trope (and Sybil in a more subdued form with an angry "What").

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* OhCrap: Basil's unfortunate addiction to the IndyPloy and BatmanGambit, coupled with his ineptitude at carrying them out, meant that many of his best moments were these. One example is in '"The Builders". Stubbs, the conscientious builder who Basil has rejected in favour of the cheap-but-incompetent O'Reilly, inspects the new doorway Basil had O'Reilly built, and remarks that it looks very good. He then asks Basil what kind of lintel he used: RSJ (known to US viewers as an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolled_Steel_Joist I-Beam]])? When Basil replies that it was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimensional_lumber#Dimensional_lumber 2x4]], and therefore basically a wooden plank, Stubbs points out 'But that's a supporting load-bearing wall', whereupon Basil delivers this trope (and Sybil in a more subdued form with an angry "What").
17th May '17 10:33:01 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: Roger, one of the guests in "The Anniversary", figures out what Basil's up to in minutes and, rather than call him out, spends the rest of the episode gleefully watching Basil tie himself in knots.
5th May '17 5:43:04 AM DeepRed
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* BasedOnATrueStory: The story goes that when John Cleese was still a member of Creator/MontyPython, the group had gone someplace by bus, and the bus broke down in Torquay. Because they couldn't have their bus fixed that day, they had to stay at the local hotel - the Torquay Gleneagles, owned by one [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Sinclair_%28hotel_owner%29 Donald Sinclair]] - overnight. About an hour after checking in, all the Pythons except John Cleese left and ''walked'' to the next town to find another hotel. Cleese? He bought pen and paper.

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* BasedOnATrueStory: The story goes that when John Cleese was still a member of Creator/MontyPython, the group had gone someplace on nationwide tour by bus, and the bus broke down in Torquay. Because they couldn't have their bus fixed that day, they had to stay at the local hotel - the Torquay Gleneagles, owned by one [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Sinclair_%28hotel_owner%29 Donald Sinclair]] - overnight. About an hour after checking in, all the Pythons except John Cleese left and ''walked'' to the next town to find another hotel. Cleese? He bought pen and paper.
22nd Apr '17 12:04:04 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* A dual one in In "The Kipper and the Corpse", which caps off a subplot and finishes a thread introduced earlier to no completion. Basil is concerned about the age of some kippers, but he brings them up to Mr. Leeman at the chef's assurance. When Leeman turns out to be dead, Basil panics that it was the kippers that did it, but it's proven that Leeman had already been dead, and Basil took his silence for rudeness. While the kippers weren't lethal, the sausages turn out to be, as they are served to a demanding dog lady's pet and the doctor, who is insistent on having them. When he finally makes them himself during the chaos, he declares them unfit to eat, and the lady comes down, mourning her dog.

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* ** A dual one in In "The Kipper and the Corpse", which caps off a subplot and finishes a thread introduced earlier to no completion. Basil is concerned about the age of some kippers, but he brings them up to Mr. Leeman at the chef's assurance. When Leeman turns out to be dead, Basil panics that it was the kippers that did it, but it's proven that Leeman had already been dead, and Basil took his silence for rudeness. While the kippers weren't lethal, the sausages turn out to be, as they are served to a demanding dog lady's pet and the doctor, who is insistent on having them. When he finally makes them himself during the chaos, he declares them unfit to eat, and the lady comes down, mourning her dog.
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