📺 How Good Was it Really?: Fawlty Towers 📺

The Breaking Bad vote is over and we have a new clear leader…

Show Average Rating
Breaking Bad 4.01
The X-Files 3.19
Malcolm in the Middle 3.18
Only Fools and Horses 2.94
Goodnight Sweetheart 2.11

But tell me, dear reader, where would Fawlty Towers sit in the above table?

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Fawlty Towers ran for two series in the 70s and has since become a staple of UK Gold, Christmas telly and humorous immigrant jokes. But what do YOU think?

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And remember…

DON’T TELL ABOUT THE GERMANS!

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Can quote basically every episode in full. Genius.

(The programme. Not me)

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Best character?

    • Manuel
    • Basil
    • Polly
    • I wanna say Cybil

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It’s a stone cold classic. Some things have not aged well. This has.

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The Major, surely?

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It’s so fucking good. Perfect comedic structuring for it’s entire run.

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I don’t think many comedies of that era have stood the test of time particularly well. This has, imo, as has Reggie Perrin.

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Absolutely love it!

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can we do mr bean next?

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My dad loved it so we got him the VHS box set for xmas one year when I was younger and I used to watch it a lot, really loved it.

Think I’d find it quite cringey now.

Papers arrived yet, Fawlty?

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Breaking Bad topping that table is a travesty.

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I don’t think you would other than the obvious stuff like the Major’s racism.

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When I was about 10 I thought Fawlty Towers was the funniest thing I had ever seen, can’t remember laughing so much at anything ever.

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I know, Malcolm in the Middle should be top

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The part with the moose’s head in the Germans episode is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen. Still stands up really well, fantastic programme.

i thought this too but caught an episode a few years ago and was surprised how well it held up

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Is that not one of those things where they’re making fun of him because he’s racist though?

“Look at this daft old bastard with his racist views”

Would watch if it was on.

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Yeah sort of but it’s still a little uncomfortable.

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An all time favourite. Not quite 5/5 but pretty close.

My sister can’t watch it because she finds it too stressful.