📺 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.

1 Like

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


Just wait, LOST will smash it, no worries

1 Like

Not seen it since I was a kid sorry.

Oh good shout.

Do Sorry! next please

1 Like

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


Brilliant but not quite as good as Porridge

*slightly better than Porridge

1 Like

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


Malcolm in the Middle is the greatest British TV comedy

1 Like

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?”


actually, it was made in Ireland.


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

1 Like

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”


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



1 Like

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

1 Like