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.
The character Manuel is often criticized as an overtly racist stereotype that would not be allowed in a modern television series. However Andrew Sachs defended the character, saying, "If it's insulting to the Spanish what is Basil to the British?" According to John Cleese... ...
Right, well I'll go and have a lie down then. No I won't; I'll go and hit some guests.
Stoves disappear and re-appear in the kitchen between episodes.
The Fawlty Towers hotel sign has its letters missing, or scrambled up to make new words. The sign presents a different error with each episode.
When the show was dubbed for Spanish audiences, Manuel became an Italian.
Written by Dennis Wilson
Performed by Dennis Wilson Quartet
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