Fawlty Towers (1975 and 1979) was a British television show written by then married John Cleese and Connie Booth. The show was about a hotel in England, the owners, its guests and the hilarious situations the owner (Cleese) would get himself into (mostly because he was a snob).

The show only had twelve episodes total, premiering in two six episode seasons. 

I honestly wish that they had made more episodes, because this is British humor at its best. The jokes are always a hit and who doesn’t love slap stick comedy with a tall, lanky and awkward man? Especially man that is exceptionally snobbish. 

Each character was terrific and all played off each other well. As smart as Connie Booth’s character was, she sure let Basil Fawlty (Cleese) wrap her into such hilarious and awkward situations.

Prunella Scales as Basil Fawlty’s wife is typical of not putting up with Fawlty’s crap. She always gives the guests at the hotel what they need, to Basil’s chagrin (he sees some of the guests as lower than others). 

Andrew Sachs as Manuel, is one of the funniest performances. He doesn’t understand nor speak English very well and that often gets him into trouble.

I highly recommend this show if you haven’t already seen it. 

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