TV Series | TV-PG | | Comedy
Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.
John Cleese wrote a forerunner to "Fawlty Towers" in Doctor at Large: No Ill Feeling! (1971), featuring a badly-run hotel and its brusque, henpecked owner. Producer Humphrey Barclay suggested to the writer that a series could be spun out of the premise.
I think it's very sporting of Mrs Fawlty to go over there and listen to all that rubbish!
Basil Fawlty: Salt of the Earth, couldn't live without her.
Major Gowen: She's a fine woman, Mrs Fawlty.
Basil Fawlty: No, I wouldn't go that far.
Major Gowen: No, nor will I.
The room numbers in the hotel frequently changed from episode to episode.
In the titles sequence of each episode, some of the letters on the Fawlty Towers sign are usually mixed up or missing altogether. The signs appear as follows: 1. Fawlty Towers 2. Fawlty Tower 3. Fawty Tower 4. Fawty Toer 5. Warty Towels 6. NO SIGN 7. Fawlty Tower 8. Watery Fowls 9. Flay Otters 10. Fatty Owls 11. Flowery Twats 12. Farty Towels
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