History Series / FawltyTowers

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.
15th Apr '16 5:45:07 AM 8BrickMario
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* AccidentalVentriloquism: In one episode, the Major believes a moose head is speaking to him, but it's actually Manual hidden behind a desk practicing his English.
* AllJustADream: subverted: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UwJHE282d8 "No, it's not a dream; we're stuck with it!"]]

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* AccidentalVentriloquism: In one episode, the Major believes a moose head is speaking to him, but it's actually Manual Manuel hidden behind a desk practicing his English.
* AllJustADream: subverted: Subverted: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UwJHE282d8 "No, it's not a dream; we're stuck with it!"]]
12th Apr '16 8:41:24 AM IsadorLevi
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** 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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