📺 How Good Was it Really?: Fawlty Towers 📺

I think there’s also an episode where Polly calls Manuel “You da*o dodo” and, against the rest of the scripts, it jars so badly.
Otherwise, pretty much genius. You could quibble about Sybil’s portrayal as the nagging wife, but Basil’s a fucking idiot and the hotel would be shut down without her.

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“A gin and orange, a lemon squash and a scotch and water, PLEASE!”

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Just wait, LOST will smash it, no worries

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Not seen it since I was a kid sorry.

Oh good shout.

Do Sorry! next please

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Better than every British/Irish TV comedy bar Father Ted, Partridge and The Office.

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Brilliant but not quite as good as Porridge

*slightly better than Porridge

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can’t imagine ever being able to watch this again. have such a visceral hatred of gervais now.

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Malcolm in the Middle is the greatest British TV comedy

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Apparently a US remake is in the works

“What did you expect to see out of a Torquay bedroom window? Sydney Opera House? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Herds of Wildebeests sweeping majestically across the plains?”

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actually, it was made in Ireland.

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Started watching it again last night. Absolutely hated it. Doesn’t really stand up particularly well imo

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He’s hideous. Someone posted a clip from Extras yesterday, which I remember quite liking at the time - yeesh. No more.

used to like it as a kid, which means it’s probably bad so I don’t like it now

“Why do we bother, Fawlty?”
“I didn’t know you did, Major”

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If this isn’t a 5/5, I’m not sure what is?

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…rat?

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Should get a free pass on the theme tune alone if there’s any justice.

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