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.
Basil Fawlty was based on Donald Sinclair who ran a hotel in Torquay. John Cleese would later star in Rat Race (2001) as a character called Donald Sinclair.
He can't tell me anything about myself that I don't know already. All this Psychiatry's a load of tommyrot! You know what they say it's all connected with, don't you? Sex. What a load of cobblers!
John Cleese says "hand waited on hand and foot" at one point in the episode "Waldorf Salad".
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.