Manic, arrogant, sycophantic and sadistic, Basil Fawlty is the perfect vehicle for John Cleese’s comic brilliance.
A much put-upon, hard-working hotel ‘manager’, Basil’s 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.
1.Sybil's distinctive laugh was based on?
2.Which chef in the series took a fancy to Manuel?
3.Basil Fawlty was inspired by a real-life hotel owner described by John Cleese as "the most marvellously rude man I've ever met". What was his name?
4.What was the name of the last episode ever made of Fawlty Towers?
The Kipper and the Corpse
Basil the Rat
5.The Major believed which inanimate object could talk?
A garden gnome
6.Basil gave his car a “Damn good thrashing” in Fawlty Towers but why was he out at the time?
He was trying to put a bet on a horse
He was collecting food for guests at Fawlty Towers
He was picking up Sybil from the Doctors
7.What exactly is in Fawlty Towers' signature dish, Duck Surprise?
Duck with cherries
Duck with orange
Duck without anything else
8.Who are the prim and dotty old ladies who call Fawlty Towers home?
Miss Roland and Miss Humbert
Miss Hutley and Miss Finch
Miss Tibbs and Miss Gatsby
9.A public health inspector was suitably appalled to find what in the hotel's water tank?
10.Basil won a sum of money by betting on which horse?
11.What was the name of Basil's own version of a Waldorf Salad?
12.Basil was outraged when the guest he thought was a hotel inspector turned out to be?
A spoon salesman
13.Who was the Lord that had a “Touch of Class” but whom turned out to be a conman?
14.Polly indulges in which hobby in Fawlty Towers?
15.How many episodes of Fawlty Towers were made?
16.What is the Major’s surname?
17.What's the name of Sybil's best friend in Fawlty Towers?
18.Basil enacted his infamous Hitler impression while mentally unwell due to?
Being hit in the head by Sybil
Falling off a ladder
Being hit in the head by Manuel
19.Where is Fawlty Towers set?
20.Farty Tower, Flay Otters, Fatty Owls, Warty Towels, Flowery Twats..which character inflicts this on the Fawlty Towers sign?
21.Basil has an odd knack of referencing which political figure?
22.What did Basil poetically compare to "somebody machine-gunning a seal?
The sounds of the kitchen
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