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Tue Jun 4, 2013, 12:37 AM

Any Fawlty Towers fans?

The Germans




Whose fault is it?

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Basil's car


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Reply Any Fawlty Towers fans? (Original post)
BainsBane Jun 2013 OP
NYC_SKP Jun 2013 #1
BainsBane Jun 2013 #2
NYC_SKP Jun 2013 #4
nolabear Jun 2013 #25
NYC_SKP Jun 2013 #27
hollysmom Jun 2013 #3
Paulie Jun 2013 #5
BainsBane Jun 2013 #8
SwissTony Jun 2013 #15
Locut0s Jun 2013 #6
BainsBane Jun 2013 #7
Locut0s Jun 2013 #9
TorchTheWitch Jun 2013 #24
applegrove Jun 2013 #10
BainsBane Jun 2013 #29
applegrove Jun 2013 #30
OriginalGeek Jun 2013 #11
BainsBane Jun 2013 #12
Staph Jun 2013 #13
BainsBane Jun 2013 #14
jakeXT Jun 2013 #16
a kennedy Jun 2013 #17
bif Jun 2013 #18
BainsBane Jun 2013 #19
TorchTheWitch Jun 2013 #20
BainsBane Jun 2013 #28
Name removed Jun 2013 #21
hrmjustin Jun 2013 #22
nolabear Jun 2013 #26
SidDithers Jun 2013 #23
The Velveteen Ocelot Jun 2013 #31

Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 12:39 AM

1. I like to think of the show as "Farty Towels"

Yes, fan here!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 12:40 AM

2. Do you have a favorite episode?

Mine is the Germans.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 12:57 AM

4. Gourmet Night and the Wedding Party are classics...

...but the Germans is possibly the best!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 09:44 PM

25. I have the shirt with all the permutations on it. I love it when people recognize it and grin.

When we first watched it I would get to the "Stop! I can't breathe!" point. John Cleese is a genius.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #25)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 09:51 PM

27. Let's see, there was "Warty Towels" and, um, "Flowery something...", "Flowery, er..." Shit...

What was it?

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 12:50 AM

3. I liked when the reviewer came to the hotel.

and hilarity ensued. As usual.

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 01:00 AM

5. I'm with John that its "Basil and the Rat"

When the hygiene inspector visits.

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Response to Paulie (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 01:10 AM

8. That's a great one

When I'm old enough, I think I'll get Sybil's hairdo.

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Response to Paulie (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 04:14 AM

15. He's a homing rat. LOL LOL LOL. n/t

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 01:00 AM

6. Haven't seen a full episode but like what I've seen...

I know it's a cult classic and has had a huge influence. Didn't they only make something like 13 episodes?

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Response to Locut0s (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 01:06 AM

7. Only 11

The Brits voted it the best comedy series ever. You have to find a way to watch it. You won't regret it.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 01:11 AM

9. I can download the whole series...

I'm a member of a private TV only torrent site that has an unbelievable collection of old and new TV.

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Response to Locut0s (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 09:43 PM

24. You can watch all the episodes here:

http://www.btvguide.com/Fawlty-Towers/episodes

Click on the episode you want to watch. On the individual episode page, click on the little yellow button that says "More links". This brings up various links where you can watch that episode. The first link is gorillavid which works the best for me though sometimes it takes a little while for the video to get started depending on the time of day it is (daytime and weekends are busiest). After each episode is watched you can go back to the episode list and chose the next one. I don't know why but they list the episodes in reverse order so the first one is at the bottom of the page.

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 01:20 AM

10. My mom, who has dementia, totally adored

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that show. She laughed more than I had seen her laugh in years.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 10:21 PM

29. I think Cleese's build makes his physical comedy especially funny

He is so tall and thin that he is able to use his legs to great hilarity.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #29)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 10:24 PM

30. Yes. He's a talent.

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 01:21 AM

11. Love it!

I have nothing much to add to the thread but I am incapable of letting Fawlty Towers praise go without piling on the love.

Haven't watched any in a long time.


Damn, only DVD...probably ok for FT though
http://www.amazon.com/Fawlty-Towers-Complete-Collection-Remastered/dp/B002LFPAUC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370323030&sr=8-1&keywords=fawlty+towers+complete+series|

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 01:27 AM

12. Wow, that's reasonably priced

I might have to buy that.

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 02:45 AM

13. Ten years or so ago . . . .

I was attending a meeting in Belgium, with a bunch of folks from all over Europe. At a restaurant one evening, over a delicious dinner of mussels, the one German woman was expressing her opinion somewhat forcefully (though politely). The Englishman across the table from me muttered "Don't mention the war". I whispered back "I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it".

We became the best of friends for the rest of the week. He had no idea that Americans had a sense of humor (or humour!).





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Response to Staph (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 04:13 AM

14. Comedy, the key to bridging the international divide

That's a great story.

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 05:31 AM

16. uno, dos, tres

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 08:11 AM

17. All were very funny,

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 02:03 PM

18. The one where the guest dies in his sleep

And Basil goes into his room and doesn't realize it. Then, there's the usual coverup that gets totally out of hand.

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Response to bif (Reply #18)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 03:18 PM

19. The Kippers

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 09:09 PM

20. One of my all-time faves!

Loved it so much that I got them on disc. I've watched them over and over and never stop laughing. I can't understand why they did so few episodes and then canned the show. It was great.

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Response to TorchTheWitch (Reply #20)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 09:57 PM

28. I need to get the DVD's myself

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Tue Jun 4, 2013, 09:19 PM

22. Welcome to DU my friend!

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Response to Name removed (Reply #21)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 09:46 PM

26. And an awe-inspiring premier post!

Welcome to DU!

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 09:40 PM

23. "He go in room. He try to see girl."...

Psychiatrists is my favourite episode.

Sid

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 11:56 PM

31. Love Fawlty Towers!

Manuel: ¿Que?

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