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Fawlty Towers rewatch - episodes 2.1 and 2.2
trevor travis
The episodes: (2.1) Gourmet Night and (2.2) The Psychiatrist
The date: Wednesday, November 30th, 2022
The time: 7.45pm and 8.20pm UK time respectively

I'm not around tonight. Please carry on with the rewatch and I'll catch up later.

Dailymotion links (in case you haven't got these otherwise)
Communication Problems: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7l...eo/x7lt39w
The Psychiatrist: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6s...eo/x6sckqk
Vote Og.
 
Cygnus Bazza
Thanks for teeing this up, TT.

Quite a nostalgic pairing for me, these two. I vividly remember waiting 3+ years for the second series (and that's a LONG time during your schooldays) and being beside myself with excitement when it appeared in early '79. You could say it was almost impossible for 'Communication Problems' to live up to my expectations. And it WAS a bit disappointing. All that "What?.....What?.....What?" stuff got on my nerves TBH. In fact, everything felt a little bit under par. BUT...along came 'The Psychiatrist" the following Monday and faith was fully restored. To say the least!
 
M1795537OCVirn
Evenin' all. How's things where you are? Only one word for it here on Virn - COLD.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
OneSparePart
Whatchoo on abowt? It's boyling!
A-lalla-lalla-rumba-kamanda-lindor-burúme
 
M1795537OCVirn

OneSparePart wrote:

Whatchoo on abowt? It's boyling!


And what planet would that be?
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
Cygnus Bazza
Hello, OSP & M1 Virn etc etc - it's like the ice planet Hoth here.
 
OneSparePart
I can't remember which episode this is. We've ruled out the builders and the deaf woman and also the psychiatrist since that must be the next one...
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M1795537OCVirn
Hoth, eh? Does that mean you're the monster that lives there?
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
Cygnus Bazza
This is the Jean Sanderson shouty episode
 
OneSparePart

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

Whatchoo on abowt? It's boyling!


And what planet would that be?

Gotta be Tattoine since I can never remember the planet names on B7. Except for Earth...
A-lalla-lalla-rumba-kamanda-lindor-burúme
 
Cygnus Bazza

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Hoth, eh? Does that mean you're the monster that lives there?

No. You're overthinking - and that's my job
 
M1795537OCVirn

OneSparePart wrote:

I can't remember which episode this is. We've ruled out the builders and the deaf woman and also the psychiatrist since that must be the next one...


Don't really care - it's going to be good whatever the title
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
OneSparePart

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

This is the Jean Sanderson shouty episode

Oh it is the deaf woman ep then. I thought that was in kipper and corpse for some reason.
A-lalla-lalla-rumba-kamanda-lindor-burúme
 
M1795537OCVirn
Great music! Started, btw.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
Cygnus Bazza
Going to start dead on 7.45 today - I always get the feeling I'm half a minute behind
 
Cygnus Bazza
I really get annoyed with all the 'WHAT?'s in this episode
 
Cygnus Bazza
Bold move to leave Basil offstage for so long at the beginning
 
OneSparePart

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

I really get annoyed with all the 'WHAT?'s in this episode

WHAT?
A-lalla-lalla-rumba-kamanda-lindor-burúme
 
Cygnus Bazza
He's a bit Pete Beale, this guest with the 'tache
 
M1795537OCVirn

OneSparePart wrote:

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

I really get annoyed with all the 'WHAT?'s in this episode

WHAT?


Que?
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
Cygnus Bazza

OneSparePart wrote:

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

I really get annoyed with all the 'WHAT?'s in this episode

WHAT?

Speak down...
 
OneSparePart
Johnny Shannon! He appeared in everything in the 70s
A-lalla-lalla-rumba-kamanda-lindor-burúme
 
Cygnus Bazza
Does Manuel's coloured jacket mean he's had some sort of promotion?
 
OneSparePart

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

He's a bit Pete Beale, this guest with the 'tache

Johnny Shannon see previous post
A-lalla-lalla-rumba-kamanda-lindor-burúme
 
Cygnus Bazza
Should have a drinking game for the word WHAT
 
M1795537OCVirn
That is Torquay, madam!
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
Cygnus Bazza

OneSparePart wrote:

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

He's a bit Pete Beale, this guest with the 'tache

Johnny Shannon see previous post

Don't remember him - was he basically rent-a-Cockney?
 
M1795537OCVirn

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

Should have a drinking game for the word WHAT


Please feel free to imbibe!
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
OneSparePart

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

Does Manuel's coloured jacket mean he's had some sort of promotion?

He may have. Polly has been promoted.
A-lalla-lalla-rumba-kamanda-lindor-burúme
 
Cygnus Bazza
The problem with the whole deaf woman thing is that it takes a bit of the pace out of proceedings
 
OneSparePart

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

He's a bit Pete Beale, this guest with the 'tache

Johnny Shannon see previous post

Don't remember him - was he basically rent-a-Cockney?

Blimey dintchoo watch tv in the 70s? He was on The Sweeney, Z Cars, The Professionals On film: Perfirmance, Quadrophenia
To name but a few
Edited by OneSparePart on 30-11-2022 19:54
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Cygnus Bazza
Where would dentists' waiting rooms be without Cosmo?
 
Cygnus Bazza

OneSparePart wrote:

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

He's a bit Pete Beale, this guest with the 'tache

Johnny Shannon see previous post

Don't remember him - was he basically rent-a-Cockney?

Blimey dintchoo watch tv in the 70s? He was on The Sweeney, Z Cars, The Professional. On film: Perfirmance, Quadrophenia
To name but a few

Quadrophenia? But he wasn't Ace Face...
 
M1795537OCVirn

OneSparePart wrote:

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

Does Manuel's coloured jacket mean he's had some sort of promotion?

He may have. Polly has been promoted.


He's had two different ones already tonight.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
Cygnus Bazza
I think this is the nearest FT ever gets to 'clunky'
 
M1795537OCVirn

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

Where would dentists' waiting rooms be without Cosmo?


What??
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
Cygnus Bazza
Ah - the first appearance of Terry the chef. Always thought he was a bit superfluous.
 
OneSparePart

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

Where would dentists' waiting rooms be without Cosmo?


What??

Que?
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M1795537OCVirn

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

He's a bit Pete Beale, this guest with the 'tache

Johnny Shannon see previous post

Don't remember him - was he basically rent-a-Cockney?

Blimey dintchoo watch tv in the 70s? He was on The Sweeney, Z Cars, The Professional. On film: Perfirmance, Quadrophenia
To name but a few

Quadrophenia? But he wasn't Ace Face...


Personally, no, I didn't see much 70's tv. And I never understand how you people had/have so much time to watch it.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
Cygnus Bazza

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Cygnus Bazza wrote:

Where would dentists' waiting rooms be without Cosmo?


What??

Should be spelt 'Wot'. Just saying.
 
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