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Fawlty Towers rewatch - episodes 1.5 and 1.6
trevor travis
The Sister takes no nonsense from Basil.
Vote Og.
 
OneSparePart
Brenda Cowling!
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Cygnus Bazza

OneSparePart wrote:

trevor travis wrote:

Unusual start for an episode... we're actually outside the hotel!

And no faulty signage

They should have jumbled up the letters on the hospital name
 
trevor travis
The Major is around the bend!
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Cygnus Bazza
'India - at the Oval'! Lovely stuff.
 
OneSparePart
Oh the Major! What a sweet racist he is...
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OneSparePart
Oh the moose, the moose!
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Cygnus Bazza

OneSparePart wrote:

Oh the Major! What a sweet racist he is...

It's not even so-called 'casual' racism/xenophobia - got a bit of an edge to it, honed over a lifetime of lording it over the 'natives'.
 
M1795537OCVirn
What about German women? Obvious but still brilliant.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
Cygnus Bazza
Is that big or small for a moose head?
 
OneSparePart
The admirable Crichton. What a hoot
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M1795537OCVirn
Manuel starting to copy Basil's gestures. Nice touch.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
Cygnus Bazza
A Spanish moose - no wonder the Major's flummoxed!
 
Cygnus Bazza
Is a single nail ever going to be enough for a moose head?
 
M1795537OCVirn
Great stammering! Not easy to do well.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
trevor travis

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

Oh the Major! What a sweet racist he is...

It's not even so-called 'casual' racism/xenophobia - got a bit of an edge to it, honed over a lifetime of lording it over the 'natives'.


It's a brave subject to tackle in a comedy, but this pulls it off.
Vote Og.
 
Cygnus Bazza
Are there more head injuries per square metre in FT than in any other comedy?
 
OneSparePart

trevor travis wrote:

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

Oh the Major! What a sweet racist he is...

It's not even so-called 'casual' racism/xenophobia - got a bit of an edge to it, honed over a lifetime of lording it over the 'natives'.


It's a brave subject to tackle in a comedy, but this pulls it off.

But they wouldn't show it now.
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M1795537OCVirn
The women coping with the disasters the men create. Well, one man, mostly.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
Cygnus Bazza

trevor travis wrote:

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

Oh the Major! What a sweet racist he is...

It's not even so-called 'casual' racism/xenophobia - got a bit of an edge to it, honed over a lifetime of lording it over the 'natives'.


It's a brave subject to tackle in a comedy, but this pulls it off.

I suppose it's not quite the blunt force trauma of 'Love Thy Neighbour'
 
trevor travis
The whole fire drill sequence is brilliant.
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Cygnus Bazza

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

The women coping with the disasters the men create. Well, one man, mostly.

Sounds like you're speaking from personal experience...
 
M1795537OCVirn

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

The women coping with the disasters the men create. Well, one man, mostly.

Sounds like you're speaking from personal experience...


Most women could.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
OneSparePart
That woman reminds me of Petunia in the Dial 999 and ask for a coastguard ad
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Cygnus Bazza
That woman on the right looks more German than the Germans (in 'comedy' terms)
 
M1795537OCVirn

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

That woman on the right looks more German than the Germans (in 'comedy' terms)


Now who's being racist?
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
Cygnus Bazza
This 'stunt' in the kitchen was surely ludicrously dangerous??
 
trevor travis
Poor Manuel!
Vote Og.
 
Cygnus Bazza

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

That woman on the right looks more German than the Germans (in 'comedy' terms)


Now who's being racist?

Note the inverted commas
 
M1795537OCVirn

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

This 'stunt' in the kitchen was surely ludicrously dangerous??


Nah, he had ppe - those gloves. Perfectly safe.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
Cygnus Bazza
So Basil's a Christian!
 
M1795537OCVirn

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

That woman on the right looks more German than the Germans (in 'comedy' terms)


Now who's being racist?

Note the inverted commas


Wouldn't save you if someone was offended!
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
trevor travis
Genius!
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OneSparePart
Poor Basil
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Cygnus Bazza
Fantastic eye-rolling from Basil. I've got a feeling M1 Virn is a pretty good eye-roller too...
 
Cygnus Bazza

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

That woman on the right looks more German than the Germans (in 'comedy' terms)


Now who's being racist?

Note the inverted commas


Wouldn't save you if someone was offended!

Oh I think they would
 
M1795537OCVirn
Note - Polly put the fire out. Women coping again.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
trevor travis
Basil with a bump on the head and with concussion.. just what we needed!
Vote Og.
 
trevor travis

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Note - Polly put the fire out. Women coping again.


The women and the Germans are the sane ones in this episode.
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OneSparePart
And from this point onwards...
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