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FAWLTY TOWERS: Best British Sitcom Ever. Starring John Cleese.

 
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Was Fawlty Towers, starring John Cleese of Monty Python fame, the best British sitcom ever? I thought it was hilarious.

Basil Fawlty
Sybil Fawlty
Polly
Manuel (Que?!)
The Major
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What is it about the British for you?
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I loved it as well. Takes a special sense of humor to appreciate shows like that.
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Written by and starring John Cleese, all the royalties go to his ex-wives when only one had any input in the show.
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Written by and starring John Cleese, all the royalties go to his ex-wives when only one had any input in the show.
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LOL!!! Yeah, "Polly" played by Connie Booth.
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Re: FAWLTY TOWERS: Best British Sitcom Ever. Starring John Cleese.
Was Fawlty Towers, starring John Cleese of Monty Python fame, the best British sitcom ever? I thought it was hilarious.

Basil Fawlty
Sybil Fawlty
Polly
Manuel (Que?!)
The Major
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OMG!!! Its FAULTY, not FAWLTY!!!

Learn to spell, MORAN!
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absolutely brilliant, dare I say, absolutley fabulous?
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What is it about the British for you?
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Ahhh...I have a stalker. :)
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pretentious....moi?
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I'm not a fan of most Brit shows but this one has always been one of my favorite all time shows. Too bad they only made 12 episodes.
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Re: FAWLTY TOWERS: Best British Sitcom Ever. Starring John Cleese.
Was Fawlty Towers, starring John Cleese of Monty Python fame, the best British sitcom ever? I thought it was hilarious.

Basil Fawlty
Sybil Fawlty
Polly
Manuel (Que?!)
The Major
 Quoting: Thor's Hamster


OMG!!! Its FAULTY, not FAWLTY!!!

Learn to spell, MORAN!
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Not sure if you're trolling or not....

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Re: FAWLTY TOWERS: Best British Sitcom Ever. Starring John Cleese.
Was Fawlty Towers, starring John Cleese of Monty Python fame, the best British sitcom ever? I thought it was hilarious.

Basil Fawlty
Sybil Fawlty
Polly
Manuel (Que?!)
The Major
 Quoting: Thor's Hamster


OMG!!! Its FAULTY, not FAWLTY!!!

Learn to spell, MORAN!
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Nope. It's FAWLTY. I suggest you know of what you speak before chastising someone. It's a play on words. I don't suggest you watch the show, as the humor would go FAR over your head. Now go back to your trips back and forth across the border as a mule from Zacatecas.
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Re: FAWLTY TOWERS: Best British Sitcom Ever. Starring John Cleese.
Love it, but I'd add to the list:

Only Fools & Horses.
Blackadder.
Red Dwarf.
Rab C. Nesbitt.
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Re: FAWLTY TOWERS: Best British Sitcom Ever. Starring John Cleese.
Was Fawlty Towers, starring John Cleese of Monty Python fame, the best British sitcom ever? I thought it was hilarious.

Basil Fawlty
Sybil Fawlty
Polly
Manuel (Que?!)
The Major
 Quoting: Thor's Hamster


OMG!!! Its FAULTY, not FAWLTY!!!

Learn to spell, MORAN!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26776851


Not sure if you're trolling or not....

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Sadly, I don't think he was trolling. I think he's a Romney supporter who is following all my posts, waiting to pounce on what he perceives to be the slightest misstep ever since he read my anti-Romney posts. Imagine giving up such power to someone, as to stalk them. I'm flattered. "I DO DECLARE, Mr. Beauregard!" -- said in Scarlett O'Hara voice.
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I loved it as well. Takes a special sense of humor to appreciate shows like that.
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I only rate it Nr. 2

Because the absolutely best is the last season of Black Adder.

Unbelievable, insane, black humor at it`s finest .. and all presented with british stiffness.

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Best episode IMO was the Germans. Or was it the rat inspector? Too many were good!
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Re: FAWLTY TOWERS: Best British Sitcom Ever. Starring John Cleese.
Love it, but I'd add to the list:

Only Fools & Horses.
Blackadder.
Red Dwarf.
Rab C. Nesbitt.
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Hahahahah I loved Blackadder, too, yes. Reminded me of our President Bush's Administration where Bush was the Prince, and Cheney was Blackadder LOL I wish I was familiar with the other shows you listed. I'll have to give them a look.
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Re: FAWLTY TOWERS: Best British Sitcom Ever. Starring John Cleese.
Always thought of it more as a farce than a sitcom, but it's a classic, regardless.

Basil: He's drunk!
Sybil: Drunk?
Basil: Drunk! Soused! Potted! Inebriated! Got it?!
Sybil: I don't believe it!
Basil: Neither do I. Perhaps it's a dream. [pounds his head on the desk several times, sits up, looks around.] Nope, it's not a dream. We're stuck with it.


Mrs. Richards: When I pay for a room with a view, I expect something more interesting than that.
Basil: That is Torquay madam.
Mrs. Richards: Well it's not good enough.
Basil: 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...?
Mrs. Richards: Don't be silly. I expect to be able to see the sea.
Basil: You can see the sea. It's over there between the land and the sky.

[The rat's head pokes out of the biscuit tray]
Basil: [To Mr. Carnegie] W-W-Would you care for a rat, or...?
[Awkward pause]
Basil: Just the biscuits then, please, Polly.
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Best episode IMO was the Germans. Or was it the rat inspector? Too many were good!
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LOL! YES! The Germans. Oh man, that was hilarious! Yeah, its hard to pick a favorite. They were all fantastic.
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My first thought was that this is a sitcom about 9/11 being an inside job. Too much GLP?
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I think they only made 12 episodes in total. That's a travesty!
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Always thought of it more as a farce than a sitcom, but it's a classic, regardless.

Basil: He's drunk!
Sybil: Drunk?
Basil: Drunk! Soused! Potted! Inebriated! Got it?!
Sybil: I don't believe it!
Basil: Neither do I. Perhaps it's a dream. [pounds his head on the desk several times, sits up, looks around.] Nope, it's not a dream. We're stuck with it.


Mrs. Richards: When I pay for a room with a view, I expect something more interesting than that.
Basil: That is Torquay madam.
Mrs. Richards: Well it's not good enough.
Basil: 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...?
Mrs. Richards: Don't be silly. I expect to be able to see the sea.
Basil: You can see the sea. It's over there between the land and the sky.

[The rat's head pokes out of the biscuit tray]
Basil: [To Mr. Carnegie] W-W-Would you care for a rat, or...?
[Awkward pause]
Basil: Just the biscuits then, please, Polly.
 Quoting: ToSeek


True, you're right...it's not really a "sitcom". It was the first word that came to mind as I wrote the title for this thread. Farce, yes. Good choice of words.
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I loved it when Cleese (Fawlty)'s car stalled and he got out, grabbed a small branch that had fallen from a nearby tree, and started beating the car with it.
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pretentious....moi?
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LOLOLOLOL!!!! That long-haired, unbuttoned shirt, gold necklace-wearing playboy, wearing bell bottom pants, sneaking in his girlfriend against the prudish Fawlty's rules. LOL
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Best episode IMO was the Germans. Or was it the rat inspector? Too many were good!
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I remember the episode with the psychiatrist couple guests and the episode with the blond australian guest being particularly hilarious
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Syb..ill, Bas..ill, Man..well!
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My first thought was that this is a sitcom about 9/11 being an inside job. Too much GLP?
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LOL. I think maybe so, yes. ;)
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Best episode IMO was the Germans. Or was it the rat inspector? Too many were good!
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I remember the episode with the psychiatrist couple guests and the episode with the blond australian guest being particularly hilarious
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Oh yes, yes...And that CHEST on the Australian! It was a tight, GREEN top. Oh MY! Remember when Basil reached around from the closet to try to adjust the thermostat and he, instead, was twiddling the huge-breasted Australian girl's nipple? And Sybil was standing right there hahahahahahahahah

I read somewhere that Cleese lost something like 30 pounds throughout the season as they taped that show, because he was running around so much, and up and down those stairs.
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Syb..ill, Bas..ill, Man..well!
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It's amazing that just one line and fans of the show know EXACTLY what you're talking about.
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"You are orally men."
"What?"
"Uh...You are...orally men."
"You watch it!"
"He means O'REILLY."
"Ohhh...(laughs)...Yes, we are "orally" men...(then mumbles under breath): Dago twit."
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