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Fawlty Towers

  • 01-06-2008 3:33am
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 1,444 ✭✭✭Cantab.


    Just been watching some of the old episodes on google video -- hilarious stuff altogether!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 36,634 ✭✭✭✭Ruu_Old


    "Don't mention the war!" Never get tired of the Waldorf Salad episode. I have the DVDs. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,005 ✭✭✭Creature


    The greatest sitcom ever. If ever there's a DVD box set worth getting, it's that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,727 ✭✭✭✭Sherifu


    ¿qué?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,171 ✭✭✭1huge1


    Britains best comedy of all time, and thats quiet a statement considering the amount of high quality comedies they've produced over the years.

    Picked up the dvd boxset for about €12 there about 2 years ago with every single episode.

    Best moment: mrs richards couldnt hear him because she didnt want to turn up the volume on her hearing aid as it wasted the batteries, He then tried to write it down but she couldn't read it without her glasses, Basil tries to tell her their on her head but she couldn't hear him...

    Classic


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,127 ✭✭✭✭kerry4sam


    "ORILLY? ... You ORILLY men? you are big (hideous) ou-rang-u-tang" Classic by Manuel and Basil (on the phone) when the builders were in the hotel

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qiYPCb3qNY&feature=related ...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,127 ✭✭✭✭kerry4sam


    1huge1 wrote: »
    ...Picked up the dvd boxset for about €12 there about 2 years ago with every single episode.
    ...

    that was lucky :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 36,634 ✭✭✭✭Ruu_Old


    kerry4sam wrote: »
    "ORILLY? ... You ORILLY men? you are big ou-rang-u-tang" Classic by Manuel and Basil (on the phone) when the builders were in the hotel

    Don't forget Sybil and her "a half-witted, thick Irish joke" about O'Reilly the builder (David Kelly) comment! :eek: :D People would be up in arms these days.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,127 ✭✭✭✭kerry4sam


    Ruu wrote: »
    Don't forget Sybil and her "a half-witted, thick Irish joke" about O'Reilly the builder (David Kelly) comment! :eek: :D People would be up in arms these days.

    Sybil to ORILLY "I have seen more intelligent creatures than you lying on their backs at the bottoms of ponds. I have seen better organized creatures than you running round farmyards with their heads cut off :D Now collect your things and get out. I never want to see you or any of your men in my hotel again"


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88,978 ✭✭✭✭mike65


    Hard to pick a favourite but the interaction bewtween Basil and the major was priceless, not to mention the episode with the Australian (?) female guest who Basil gets accidently intimate with.

    Mike.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,692 ✭✭✭✭OPENROAD


    Impossibe to pick a best episode they were all great but the one with Manuel and his rat when the health inspector :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igxDVI4Jva4&feature=related


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,206 ✭✭✭✭ArmaniJeanss


    The fire drill (the first 15 minutes of the German episode).

    Glad someone else appreciates the Major as well (loved his 'I took her to see India' line*).

    *at The Oval


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,005 ✭✭✭Creature


    The Major was the best. The episode with the Germans, where he thinks the stuffed Moose head was talking to him :D.


  • Registered Users Posts: 43,715 ✭✭✭✭Basq


    Picked up the complete boxset in my local music store for 20 euro last Christmas.. was clearing out old stock and had a voucher.

    Ashamed to say it's still in the plastic.. might unwrap it this evening and give it a watch!


  • Registered Users Posts: 411 ✭✭brousuka


    It was and still is hilarious. The only thing is that Cleese is just not as funny in these American films he's being doing ( and making a load of cash out of), probably because I'm expecting the same character type as Basil which I think will never be duplicated by him, or, any other actor. "Clockwise" being nearly the only exception.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,127 ✭✭✭✭kerry4sam


    brousuka wrote: »
    It was and still is hilarious. The only thing is that Cleese is just not as funny in these American films he's being doing ( and making a load of cash out of), probably because I'm expecting the same character type as Basil which I think will never be duplicated by him, or, any other actor. "Clockwise" being nearly the only exception.

    I totally agree and was told to watch 'Clockwise' lastnight on RTE and it certainly didn't disappoint me...one of the few (Ratrace another) where i thought he was funny


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 16,397 ✭✭✭✭Degsy


    kerry4sam wrote: »
    Sybil to ORILLY "I have seen more intelligent creatures than you lying on their backs at the bottoms of ponds. I have seen better organized creatures than you running round farmyards with their heads cut off :D Now collect your things and get out. I never want to see you or any of your men in my hotel again"


    Ah..which one is man with beard?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,541 ✭✭✭Heisenberg.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 43,715 ✭✭✭✭Basq


    Some boardsie has a classic line from it in their sig...

    Well, may I ask what you were expecting to see out of a Torquay hotel bedroom window? Sydney Opera House, perhaps? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Herds of wildebeasts roaming majestically through the plains...
    Classic..! :D

    Definitely putting on the boxset this evening!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 994 ✭✭✭mental07


    Some boardsie has a classic line from it in their sig...

    Well, may I ask what you were expecting to see out of a Torquay hotel bedroom window? Sydney Opera House, perhaps? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Herds of wildebeasts roaming majestically through the plains...
    Love it! That's my favourite episode! I've the box set too, haven't watched in a while though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,875 ✭✭✭ShoulderChip


    basquille wrote: »
    Classic..! :D

    Definitely putting on the boxset this evening!

    You keep saying this but will you ever get around to it?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,485 ✭✭✭Thrill


    I love the "don't mention the war" episode and the one where manuel(sp) has a rat called basil when the inspector comes calling. And the one when the psychiatrists were staying at the hotel.....

    There all class. Must get the box set. I've been meaning to get it for a while now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 43,715 ✭✭✭✭Basq


    You keep saying this but will you ever get around to it?
    Now that you mention it, I actually watched 5 / 6 of the 1st season last night.

    Still as great as I remember.

    'The Hotel Inspectors' episode still remains one of my favourites.. hilarious!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,426 ✭✭✭Roar


    maunel! there is too much butter on those trays.

    que?

    there is to much butter on... those... trays..

    no no no, no "on those trays".. "uno, dos, tres".

    genius


  • Registered Users Posts: 43,715 ✭✭✭✭Basq


    This thread needs more clips! :D



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88,978 ✭✭✭✭mike65


    Apologies for this

    Wrong on every level

    Mike.


  • Registered Users Posts: 43,715 ✭✭✭✭Basq


    More quality programming from RTÉ! :rolleyes:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,713 ✭✭✭✭jor el


    SSSSSSSSSSPPPPPPPPPPPPOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONS!!!
    1huge1 wrote: »
    Best moment: mrs richards couldnt hear him because she didnt want to turn up the volume on her hearing aid as it wasted the batteries, He then tried to write it down but she couldn't read it without her glasses, Basil tries to tell her their on her head but she couldn't hear him...

    Classic

    I liked the bit where he started miming in front of her, so she thought the hearing aid was broken, then turned it up and Basil screams at her.

    Never gets old, never gets not funny.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,127 ✭✭✭✭kerry4sam


    How To: Manage Your Staff http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ3cmoyiYaM&feature=related

    as done in : Fawlty Towers / Watery Fowls / Flat Otters / Warty Towels / Fatty Owls / Flowery Twats / Farty Towels...

    You really can't go far wrong now can you :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,766 ✭✭✭youngblood




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