Best Fawlty Towers episode?

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by QLRformer, Dec 20, 2012.

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Best Fawlty Towers episode?

  1. A Touch of Class

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  2. The Builders

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  3. The Wedding Party

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  4. The Hotel Inspectors

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  5. Gourmet Night

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  6. The Germans

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  7. Communication Problems

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  8. The Psychiatrist

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  9. Waldorf Salad

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  10. The Kipper and the Corpse

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  11. The Anniversary

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  12. Basil the Rat

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  1. QLRformer

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    For me it'd have to be THE ANNIVERSARY. Basil does something nice for his wife, but it blows up in his face; in consequence he has to run around adjusting things for his guests to avoid embarrassment... to the point of hurting his wife.

    It's a great episode and funny as hell, but it does have some emotion to balance with the humour.
     
  2. Switchblade

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    Four words: "Don't mention the war."
     
  3. MTME

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    whats Fawlty Towers, I haven't heard of this.
     
  4. Gordon_4

    Gordon_4 The Big Engine

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    Madam, allow me:

    John Cleese in Fawlty Towers doing a german silly walk - YouTube

    Fawlty Towers tells the story of Basil Fawlty (John Cleese) and his hateful wife Sybil (Prunella Scales) as they attempt to run a small hotel in Torquey, accompanied by waitress/room attendant Polly (Connie Booth) and hopeless yet lovable Spanish waiter Manuel (Andrew Sachs). Broadly speaking its a farce comedy with some great wordplay and physical acting by John Cleese.

    It's 12 episodes long, each one is half an hour. Take it from me and treat yourself to an episode or two over Netflix or something.

    EDIT:

    I forgot, my favorite episode is without question 'The Kipper and Corpse' which sees Basil, Manuel, Polly AND Sybil conspiring to keep secret the fact that guest has died; especially the scene were elderly permanent guest Ms. Tibbs sees the dead man (a second time) in the office and passes out. Basil and Sybil rush in and find her on the ground and the body is in the chair, and Sybil asks why Basil put him there:

    "Well he wouldn't fit in the safe and all the drawers were full"

    Without fail, has me doubled over laughing my arse off.
     
  5. MTME

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    what in the....
     
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    The Germans, simply for one of the greatest scenes in sitcom history.
     
  7. Rodentus prime

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    Please hand in your geek card now!

    I like - "When I pay for a room with a view I expect something more interesting" "That's Torquey Madam, May I ask what you were expecting to see out of a Torquey hotel window? Herds of Wildebeast sweeping majestically...." "Don't be silly, I expected to see the Sea" "You can see the sea, it's over there between the land and the sky"
     
  8. WTDylio

    WTDylio Where is Jessica Hyde?

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    A Fawlty Towers thread?

    This pleases me greatly

    Anyways, definitely "The Germans", though "Gourmet Night" does come close, if only for the scene where he thrashes his car :lol 
     
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  9. Wheeljack_Prime

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    Voted Waldof Salad, but meant The Germans
     
  10. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    Y'know, I have never watched an episode of Fawlty Towers. All I've ever seen from it are clips, usually in those '100 Best Comedy Shows' type shows. Not entirely sure how come I've never put in the effort to watch any actual full episodes.
     
  11. NemiMonkey

    NemiMonkey Sad Derpfester Noises

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    Voted The Germans even though it's hard to choose between that and Kipper and the Corpse. Both were great episodes that had me in stitches.