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What is your favourite

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mrsmopp Mon 10-Nov-14 21:49:51

Episode of Fawlty Towers?
Just watching the fire alarm episode and laughing as much as we did in 1975! Sheer genius.

Charleygirl Mon 10-Nov-14 21:51:45

Sorry, not my style of humour

merlotgran Mon 10-Nov-14 21:54:40

The 'Don't Mention the War' episode. Especially where he thinks the Moose head on the wall can speak.

Ana Mon 10-Nov-14 21:58:28

I love the one with Basil's response to a guest's complaint about the view from the bedroom window -

"Well may I ask what you expected to see out of a Torquay hotel bedroom window? Sydney Opera House perhaps? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically across the plain..."

KatyK Tue 11-Nov-14 09:48:40

I found it very irritating.

Teetime Tue 11-Nov-14 10:08:27

ana that's the one for me - gets quoted a lot in this house.

henetha Tue 11-Nov-14 10:41:43

Love all the episodes. I think the scene which sticks in my mind most is the one where Basil beats the hell out of his car with a tree branch..
And the one where he fetches what he thinks is a cooked duck from another restaurant only to discover that it's mousse! Love it..... grin

gillybob Tue 11-Nov-14 10:46:10

That's my favourite episode too henetha. "I've laid it on the line with you time and time again........." Said whilst beating the poor car with half a tree ! Classic grin

henetha Tue 11-Nov-14 10:49:44

I wish I could watch it right now, gilllybob....

whenim64 Tue 11-Nov-14 11:00:18

Mine is the rat and the food inspector. Manuel trying to escape from the drunken cook who was infatuated with him. Love Fawlty Towers.

annodomini Tue 11-Nov-14 11:49:26

I agree with you, when, though when I see a description of any other episode, that one becomes my favourite until I read the next one!

vegasmags Tue 11-Nov-14 11:52:42

Basil the Siberian Hamster is my favourite too.

Deedaa Tue 11-Nov-14 21:37:34

So hard to choose but I love beating the car, the deaf old lady, the dead guest and "Is not rat is hamster" grin

mrsmopp Tue 11-Nov-14 23:24:46

He put Basil in the ratatouille !!!!

daffydil Wed 12-Nov-14 11:08:33

I dislike the shouting school of comedy so this wasn't really my thing. Nor did I find Manuel being knocked about very amusing but I know I'm in the minority.

Marelli Wed 12-Nov-14 13:51:00

I loved them all, I think! 'Basil, the Siberian Hamster' was so funny - Manuel serenading the creature with his guitar....laughing to myself just thinking about it! grin

rubylady Wed 12-Nov-14 17:56:11

Full episodes on Youtube.

Marty Thu 13-Nov-14 09:41:06

I can't understand what anyone sees in John Clease. I don't find him funny at all - rather silly in fact. I also couldn't stand Peter Sellers (Sellars)

rosesarered Thu 13-Nov-14 15:10:53

The hotel inspector and the rat [especially when it makes an appearance in the box of crackers [to go with the cheese]. The wedding guest one is good too though, and also the deaf cantankerous old lady episode. Hard to choose between those 3 but the rat one just wins.

Eloethan Fri 14-Nov-14 00:17:37

My absolute favourite comedy. I loved them all. Particularly liked the episode when the kitchen caught fire.

I think what's so brilliant about Fawlty Towers is that even the "bit" characters are so well written - the old major, the two elderly ladies, the useless odd job man, the various customers.

vampirequeen Fri 14-Nov-14 18:21:36

I can't choose they were all so funny.

Anniebach Fri 14-Nov-14 18:55:36

The complaint of the view one