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Fawlty Towers was a British sitcom created by Connie Booth and John Cleese, about the short-tempered hotel owner Basil Fawlty. The idea came from an unpleasant experience the Monty Python team endured while staying at the Gleneagles Hotel in 1970. The owner of this hotel, David Sinclair, was seen throwing a timetable at a guest when they asked when the next bus would arrive, placing Eric Idle's suitcase outside after thinking a bomb was inside (the ticking was in fact an alarm clock), and criticizing Terry Gilliam for holding his utensils in American fashion instead of British fashion. John Cleese called Sinclair "the most marvellously rude man I've ever met". Despite there being only 12 episodes, it has managed to make first place on the British Film Institute's 100 Greatest British Television Programmes, and made fifth place in BBC's Britain's Best Sitcom poll.

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1 Never boned and still holds up today. -- Submitted By: (John63btf) on January 9, 2012, 11:53 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
2 Fawlty Towers is the poster child for why British comedies seem to be such high quality. THEY KNEW WHEN TO STOP!!! They shot a series of six GREAT episodes, then, came back by popular demand (more than three years later) to knock out another six "quite good" episodes. It's possible to sense a different aura with Series 2 though; instead of nature's vista, we got a really exceptional landscape done by master artists. They were WORKING hard at being funny rather than just BEING funny. Most important - we never had to see them do any weak material stretched out to 7 or 8 series. Never boned. -- Submitted By: (baldrick) on June 16, 2010, 6:10 pm - (6 votes) - Login to Vote
3 Okay, just to clarify, I was responding to Greg. (really should change my nick to nickpicker...) -- Submitted By: (Tatiana) on August 28, 2009, 10:47 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Call me a nitpicker but I have to react to the comment #2... Connie Booth wasn't Cleese's TV wife in Fawlty Towers, she was his employee, his TV wife was Prunella Scales :-) -- Submitted By: (Tatiana) on August 27, 2009, 10:34 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Greg writes: "Never came near seafood". Never came near seafood? Obviously forgot the 10th episode titled: The Kipper and the corpse". ;-) Thank you folks, I'll be here all week. ;-) -- Submitted By: (bmovies) on August 15, 2009, 3:43 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Never came near seafood. Probably second only to "Monty Python's Flying Circus" as far as top British humour is concerned, this John Cleese vehical always made me laugh (especially at the relationship between Basil Fawlty (Cleese) and Manuel ("I am from Bar-celona."). Cleese's then-wife, Connie Booth, also starred - as his TV wife ("I'm doing it, you great cow!"). -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 4:23 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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