Fawlty Towers

Fawlty Towers (1975)

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A Touch of Class - S1-E1

Audio problem: Throughout the episode the picture Basil is distracted from putting up has no glass covering on it. However, when he smashes it at the end you can hear the distinct sound of glass breaking.

00:29:35

David Mercier
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Suggested correction: The sound isn't glass as you can see just as he goes to smash the picture there is no glass on the picture.

The Builders - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: When Basil smashes Manuel against the wall where the dining room is meant to be, we can see it is made out of cardboard. Notice how it begins to fall off, even though it is meant to be sealed and covered in wallpaper.

00:16:05

Casual Person
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Suggested correction: Perhaps this was due to O'Reilly's shoddy workmanship?

You could say that but Fawlty towers had wobbly sets all the time. I would say this would be covered under "mistakes".

The_Iceman Premium member

Codswallop. O'Reilly manages to do a half decent job. This is just a wobbly set.

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The Hotel Inspectors - S1-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When Basil enters the "Private" room, the camera is reflected on the glass door pane.

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Suggested correction: This is way too vague to be accurate. The office (which has private on both doors) is visited by Basil on innumerable occasions throughout this episode and so needs to be more precise.

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Quotes

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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Mistakes

When the Colonel first meets Basil, the same shot is used twice of the Colonel twitching.

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Trivia

Melody Lang, who plays Mrs. Taylor in this episode, is Andrew Sachs' wife.

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