Manuel has been ordered to get rid of his pet rat before the health inspector pays a visit. But the pet breaks away, leading the Major to trying to shoot the rodent in the bar.
It is Basil and Sibyl's anniversary, and Basil has actually remembered. In true Basil fashion, however, he has not told Sybil he has remembered and she is hugely upset.
What should a hotelier do when he serves a guest breakfast in bed and finds that guest dead? Whatever that something may be, Basil does not do it.
An American guest tips Basil to keep the kitchen open late, but chef has left for the day. Basil steps in, but he meets his Waterloo when the guest requests a Waldorf Salad.
Basil is certain one of the guests has smuggled a girl into his room and sets out to investigate. Unfortunately, he is caught in a compromising situation by Sybil.
A nearly deaf and very difficult Mrs. Richards arrives at the hotel. When she loses a large sum of money, she demands that the police be called.
Basil is a much put-upon, hard-working hotel 'manager' whose life is plagued by dead guests, hotel inspectors and riff-raff. His biggest headache is a "nest of vipers": his nagging wife Sibyl. Together they run their hotel, Fawlty Towers, with a little help from the unflappable Polly, and hardly any help at all from Manuel, the trainee waiter from Barcelona who is as mad as his boss and the butt of all his frustration.
Contains language some may find offensive. A moose head falls on Basil during a fire drill, giving him a concussion. But he must leave hospital to deal tactfully with a group of German tourists.
It is Gourmet Night at Fawlty Towers, and it seems that Basil's long cherished dream will be realized. But the chef lies drunk on the floor.
One of the dreaded events in a hotel manager's life is the inspector's visit. One calls, and Basil has to decide which of the guests he is.
Basil occupies himself in a losing battle against moral turpitude. His predicament is exacerbated by Manuel's birthday celebrations.
Sybil has picked a professional firm for the alterations to the hotel. But Basil makes an executive decision that his friend can do a better job.
Basil Fawlty is in a campaign to improve the class of his clientele at Fawlty Towers. His efforts have spectacular results - in the short term.
John Cleese reveals the secrets behind the making of British comedy classic, Fawlty Towers. The ex-Monty Python star discusses the secrets to Fawlty Towers' success, the comic inspiration he found in the hotel industry, the tricks to performing in front of a live studio audience, and the importance of farce in British comedy.
Monty Python alumnus Cleese, stars as the clownish hotel manager Basil Fawlty, in the famous BBC sit-com. Hilarious dialogue and classic slapstick.
Basil is a much put-upon, hard-working hotel 'manager' whose life is plagued by dead guests, hotel inspectors and riff-raff. His biggest headache is a "nest of vipers" - his nagging wife Sibyl (Prunella Scales). Together they run their hotel, Fawlty Towers, with a little help from the unflappable Polly (Connie Booth), and hardly any help at all from Manuel (Andrew Sachs), the trainee waiter from Barcelona who is as mad as his boss and the butt of all his frustration.
Beating the car? Basil the rat? The joy of an uneaten kipper? Which is your favourite moment from British comedy classic Fawlty Towers? Join John Cleese in this interview as he reveals the secrets behind the most popular scenes from the much loved hotel sitcom, Fawlty Towers.
John Cleese reveals his favourite characters from comedy classic Fawlty Towers in this interview. A chance to re-live the funniest moments from Manuel, Polly, Sybil, The Major, and, of course, Basil with the added bonus of great behind the scenes anecdotes provided by ex-Monty Python star John Cleese.