Fawlty Towers

Fawlty Towers (1975)

4 corrected entries in Gourmet Night (a.k.a. Gourmet's Paradise)

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Gourmet Night (a.k.a. Gourmet's Paradise) - S1-E5

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.

Correction: There is only one quick shot where it appears to be dark outside the front door, but is actually just a dark coloured bush. All other scenes correctly show daylight outside. In Torquay it is daylight in summer evenings at least until 9 pm.

Gourmet Night (a.k.a. Gourmet's Paradise) - S1-E5

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.

Correction: There is another way from the lounge to the lobby, off camera the other side of the reception area. It is also used by "Lord Melbury" in A Touch of Class when he is running from the police.

Gourmet Night (a.k.a. Gourmet's Paradise) - S1-E5

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?

Correction: The duck was the main course, the other dishes could quite reasonably be starters or similar. It's extremely common to see menus with a number of fixed dishes and the option to choose the main course.


Gourmet Night (a.k.a. Gourmet's Paradise) - S1-E5

Corrected entry: At the start of the episode, when Basil reaches into the car bonnet and the horn starts blaring, it's almost a full second before he jumps in fright.


Correction: Not true, I've just watched this and his reaction time is perfectly natural. It's certainly not one second.


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