Fawlty Towers (1975 - 1979 )

Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.
links: IMDb
seasons: 1, 2

Critic Reviews


Fawlty Towers delivers classic British comedy by way of Cleese's delightfully neurotic character, whose attempts to advance his business always backfire in hilarious ways. His brilliance in the role is matched by the acerbic Sybil, who always manages to keep Basil under her thumb and dismantle even his best-laid plans. Their contentious relationship yields funny TV, even as it contradicts the very tenets of marital bliss.

by Emily Ashby | 01/2000 | full review in commonsensemedia.org

... none of them can come close to explaining the actual magic of Fawlty Towers, because it's difficult to describe the point where personal chemistry, creative genius, and pinpoint comedic timing come together. Like any unique work, it has to be experienced to be appreciated.

by Tasha Robinson | 04/2002 | full review in avclub.com

Latest additions

Fawlty Towers - Basil's Best Bits 1

Some of the best bits from Fawlty Towers as seen by John Cleese and some of the characters. It's amazing seeing how they all grew up.

Fawlty Towers - Manuel Practices His English

Manuel is practicing his English, much to the Major's confusion.