Corrected entry: In the scene where Sybil is talking on the phone in the lobby about the short elderly gentleman guest and has tall redhead bimbo, just before the old man and his bimbo come in you can see the bimbo come past the corner of the office wall early, then stop, then start walking again on cue.
Corrected entry: Throughout this episode it keeps switching between day and night. When Basil's second dinner guests arrive, you can see darkness through the hotel entrance, yet when he leads them into the bar it is daylight through the bar windows. This episode is supposed to take place during the evening, yet when Basil collects the duck from Andre, it is broad daylight.
Corrected entry: After Basil takes the guests' orders, he goes into the kitchen from the bar to sort out their starters. Then he and Manuel take the starters into the dining room, where the guests are sitting. However, to get from the bar to the dining room, they would have to have gone past the door to the kitchen, which was open throughout the kitchen scene, yet at no point did we see the guests walking past.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Basil and Manuel are trying to hide the corpse, just after the corpse's work partner come to 'collect' him, Basil and Manuel try to hide the body in the kitchen (where the Doctor is cooking sausages). If you look in the background, towards the room behind the reception, you can see the actors standing there, watching John Cleese finish his scene.
Corrected entry: When Basil and Sybil are in bed, the doorbell rings and Basil says "Someone must have forgotten their pass-key". Yet when Basil goes downstairs to open the front door, he slides back two bolts. So even if the person trying to enter the hotel did have his key, he still couldn't get in.
Corrected entry: When Basil hands the guests the new 'duck-or-nothing' menu, one of the guests says "how extraordinary", then Basil says "Lobster, tournedos, you name it, it's in the bin". Later on, Basil frantically starts preparing salmon mousses and mullet with mustard sauce, dishes that were never specified on the new menu. So how were the guests able to order these if everything from the first menu was scrapped and not listed on the second menu?
Corrected entry: When Mr Hutchinson is complaining that they keep getting his order for a cheese salad wrong, he says "I've had the omelette, then prawn cocktail with a silly name, then the plate of stew then the omelette again." However earlier on he was given a plate of paté NOT prawn cocktail.
Corrected entry: The Grandfather-Clock in the lobby is often showing the incorrect time for the time of day. I think in the "Wedding Party" episode it says 6.15 at breakfast time and in "The Hotel Inspector" it says 4.05 at lunchtime. Possibly deliberate, given the shambolic nature of the hotel, but worth looking out for.David Mercier
Corrected entry: When Mr. Carnegie is running through the list of things he has found wrong in the kitchen, one of them is the lack of a wash-hand basin. However in the episode "Waldorf Salad" Terry is seen washing his hands in the kitchen sink (wash-hand basin) and in this episode when Polly closes the fridge door the sink is visible. So why is Mr. Carnegie complaining about the lack of a wash-hand basin when there is one already present?
Corrected entry: In the scene where Basil, Polly and Manuel take the corpse back into it's previous room and find the new guest blowing a doll, just after they go back out of the room with the corpse watch the right side of the screen and you will see the Major briefly appear, mistakenly, and disappear again when he sees that the scene is still in progress.
Mrs Richards: And another thing. I expect to be able to see the sea.
Basil: [whispering to Manuel.] Deaf, Mad and Blind. [To Mrs Richards.] Yes, this is the view as far as I can remember... Yes, yes it is.
Mrs Richards: When I pay for a view, I expect something more interesting than that.
Basil: But that is Torquay, madam.
Mrs Richards: Well it's not good enough.
Basil: Well may I ask what you expected to see out of a Torquay hotel bedroom window? Sydney Opera House perhaps? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically across the plain...
Mrs Richards: [interrupting.] Don't be silly. I expect to be able to see the sea.
Basil: You CAN see the sea! It's over there between the land and the sky!
Mrs Richards: I'd need a telescope to see that.
Basil: Well might I suggest you move to a hotel closer to the sea. Or preferably in it.
Mrs Richards: Now listen to me. I'm not satisified but I've decided to stay. HOWEVER, I shall expect a deduction.
Basil: Why, because Krakatoa isn't erupting at the moment?
Mrs Richards: Because the room is cold, the bath is too small, the view is invisible and the radio doesn't work.
Basil: No, the radio works. You don't.
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