History Series / FawltyTowers

21st Aug '16 5:15:53 AM Aquila89
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* SexlessMarriage: The one between Basil and Sybil, probably. They sleep in separate beds, and once, when he kisses her on the cheek (to throw her off), she tells him not to. In "The Psychiatrist", Basil claims that they have sex two or three times per week, but he's probably lying.

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* SexlessMarriage: The one between Basil and Sybil, probably. They sleep in separate beds, and once, when he kisses her on the cheek (to throw her off), she tells him not to. In "The Psychiatrist", Basil claims that they have sex two or three times per week, but he's probably lying.lying to appear normal.
21st Aug '16 5:15:27 AM Aquila89
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* SexlessMarriage: The one between Basil and Sybil, probably. They sleep in separate beds, and once, when he kisses her on the cheek (to throw her off), she tells him not to. In "The Psychiatrist", Basil claims that they [[UnusualEuphemism "go for a walk"]] together two or three times per week, but he's probably lying.

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* SexlessMarriage: The one between Basil and Sybil, probably. They sleep in separate beds, and once, when he kisses her on the cheek (to throw her off), she tells him not to. In "The Psychiatrist", Basil claims that they [[UnusualEuphemism "go for a walk"]] together have sex two or three times per week, but he's probably lying.
20th Jul '16 6:52:12 PM CountDorku
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* DeadMansChest

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* DeadMansChestCuttingCorners: Basil's philosophy is that if a job's worth doing it's worth doing as cheaply as possible. This causes him no shortage of misery, but he wouldn't be Basil Fawlty if he could learn from his mistakes.
* DeadMansChest: "The Kipper and the Corpse".
20th Jul '16 4:40:50 PM CountDorku
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* PullTheThread
* RefugeInAudacity

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* PullTheThread
PullTheThread: Basil's eternal bane in the series.
* RefugeInAudacityRefugeInAudacity: In "Basil the Rat", said rat turns up in a tin being presented to the health inspector. Basil's immediate reaction is to ask the inspector, "Would you care for a rat?"
12th Jul '16 7:46:09 AM Radhil
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** O'Reilly, the lazy, corner-cutting Irish builder, played by [[WakingNed David Blake Kelly]], possibly the most Irish man alive.

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** O'Reilly, the lazy, corner-cutting Irish builder, played by [[WakingNed [[Film/WakingNedDevine David Blake Kelly]], possibly the most Irish man alive.
2nd Jun '16 5:01:47 AM HowlingSnail
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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.

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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.
2nd Jun '16 5:01:01 AM HowlingSnail
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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.
1st Jun '16 3:04:36 PM HowlingSnail
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Sybil getting annoyed about Basil spending £40 on a newspaper ad seems strange until you consider that's £300 in today's money.
1st Jun '16 3:03:23 PM HowlingSnail
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Sybil getting annoyed about Basil spending £40 on a newspaper ad seems strange until you consider that's £300 in today's money.
20th Apr '16 1:30:33 AM storymasterb
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** In the very first episode, Basil takes a phone call from a Mr O'Reilly about a wall O'Reilly was supposed to build. The very next episode revolves around O'Reilly's incompetent and lazy brand of construction work.
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