Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Finally - hopefully - there might be something worth watching on TV again...

The UK TV sitcom Fawlty Towers is set to be revived after more than 40 years. John Cleese, who played Basil Fawlty, will be returning to write and star alongside his daughter Camilla Cleese. The classic show ran for two series on BBC Two in 1975 and 1979, following the lives of Torquay hotelier Basil and his wife Sybil as they tried to keep their business and marriage afloat. The new series will explore how the misanthropic Basil navigates the modern world.

Castle Rock Entertainment announced on Tuesday it had closed a deal with Cleese to bring back the television series, but it's not yet clear which channel or streaming service it would appear on. The revival will also see Basil and his daughter, who he has just discovered is his, team up to run a boutique hotel.
Fawlty Towers was originally written by Cleese and his then wife and co-star Connie Booth. Set in a fictional hotel in the seaside town of Torquay, it found Cleese's snobbish protagonist, Basil Fawlty, struggling to run his business, despite the help of Booth's character, chambermaid Polly, his wife and the hapless Spanish waiter, Manuel, played by Andrew Sachs. Basil is shown trying and often failing to keep his struggles - induced by farcical run-ins with hotel guests, inspectors and tradespeople - secret from Sybil, played by Prunella Scales.
Classic episodes included Basil "thrashing" his own car with a tree branch, out of frustration. And, suffering from the effects of concussion, repeatedly offending some German guests with the often quoted "don't mention the war".

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  1. cleese was funny at the time.
    for me
    Now that he goes out of his way to spout liberal progressive socialism, fvckem and his new show

  2. Definitely one of the wittiest shows ever. I hope it doesn't go to some streaming BS outlet

  3. The phrase "Don't mention the war" has entered the English language to be said whenever German politics is mentioned.


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