Basil Fawlty ist ein gestresster Hotelmanager, dessen Leben durch seine ständig nörgelnde Frau Sibyl, das klagende»Que?«des spanischen Kellners Manuel. Fawlty Towers: tlg. brit. Sitcom von John Cleese und Connie Booth („Fawlty Towers“; – ).Basil Fawlty (John Cleese) führt mit seiner Frau . Fawlty Towers mit Monty Pythons Kultkomiker John Cleese ist DER Klassiker britischer Comedy schlechthin. Basil Fawlty ist ein gestresster Hotelmanager.
Fawlty TowersWelcome to Fawlty Towers, where attentive hotelier Basil Fawlty and his charming wife, Sybil, will attend to your every need - in your worst nightmare. With hapless. Basil Fawlty führt mit seiner Frau das kleine, etwas heruntergekommene Hotel `Fawlty Towers'. Basil hat es nicht leicht. Vor allem stören die Gäste, die zudem fast nie der Oberschicht angehören, die er so gern massenhaft anziehen würde. Basil Fawlty ist ein gestresster Hotelmanager, dessen Leben durch seine ständig nörgelnde Frau Sibyl, das klagende»Que?«des spanischen Kellners Manuel.
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The second, also by ABC, was Amanda's , starring Bea Arthur , notable for switching the sexes of its Basil and Sybil equivalents.
It also failed to pick up a major audience and was dropped after ten episodes had been aired, although 13 episodes were shot.
Nine episodes were produced of which eight aired on American television though the complete run was broadcast overseas.
A German pilot based on the sitcom was made in , named Zum letzten Kliff, but further episodes were not made after its first series.
The popular sitcoms 3rd Rock from the Sun and Cheers in both of which Cleese made guest appearances have cited Fawlty Towers as an inspiration, especially regarding its depiction of a dysfunctional workplace "family".
Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan have cited Fawlty Towers as a major influence on their sitcom Father Ted. Guest House on Pakistan's PTV also resembled the series.
Several of the characters have made other appearances, as spinoffs or in small cameo roles. In , in character as Manuel, Andrew Sachs recorded his own version of the Joe Dolce cod-Italian song " Shaddap You Face " with the B-side "Waiter, There's a Spanish Flea in My Soup" but the record was not released because Joe Dolce took out an injunction: he was about to issue his version in Britain.
Gilly Flower and Renee Roberts, who played the elderly ladies Miss Tibbs and Miss Gatsby in the series, reprised their roles in a episode of Only Fools and Horses.
In , Cleese played Basil Fawlty for the first time in 27 years, for an unofficial England World Cup song, " Don't Mention the World Cup ", taking its name from the phrase, "Don't mention the war," which Basil used in the episode " The Germans ".
In the video, Fawlty is running a restaurant called "Basil's Brasserie" while Manuel owns a Michelin-starred restaurant in London.
In November , Prunella Scales returned to the role of Sybil Fawlty in a series of sketches for the BBC's annual Children in Need charity telethon.
The character was seen taking over the management of the eponymous hotel from the BBC drama series Hotel Babylon , interacting with characters from that programme as well as other s sitcom characters.
The character of Sybil was used by permission of John Cleese. In , the Los Angeles Film School produced seven episodes of Fawlty Tower Oxnard starring Robert Romanus as Basil Fawlty.
In , Cleese reprised his role as Basil in a series of TV adverts for High Street optician chain Specsavers. It was critically well received, subsequently embarking on a successful tour of Australia.
He visited Australia to promote the adaptation, as well as oversee its success. Melbourne was chosen to premiere the adaptation due to Fawlty Towers' enduring popularity in Australia, and also because it has become a popular international test market for large-scale theatrical productions in recent years, having recently been the city where the revised Love Never Dies and the new King Kong were also premiered.
Cleese also noted he did not believe the London press would give the adaptation fair, unbiased reviews, so he deliberately chose to premiere it elsewhere.
In , Tiger Aspect Productions produced a two-part documentary for the digital comedy channel Gold , called Fawlty Towers: Re-Opened. The documentary features interviews with all four main cast members, including Connie Booth , who had refused to talk about the series for 30 years.
In and alone, the original TV show was sold to 45 stations in 17 countries and was the BBC's best-selling overseas programme for that year.
Fawlty Towers became a huge success in almost all countries in which it aired. Although it initially was a flop in Spain, largely because of the portrayal of the Spanish waiter Manuel, it was successfully resold with the Manuel character's nationality changed to Italian  except in Spain's Catalan region where Manuel was Mexican.
The series also briefly was broadcast in Italy in the s on the satellite channel Canal Jimmy, in the original English with Italian subtitles.
In Australia, the show originally was broadcast on ABC Television , the first series in and the second series in The show then was sold to the Seven Network where it has been repeated numerous times.
Two record albums were released by BBC Records. The first album, simply titled Fawlty Towers , was released in and contained the audio from "Communication Problems" as "Mrs Richards" and "Hotel Inspectors".
The second album, titled Second Sitting , was released in and contained audio from "Basil the Rat" as "The Rat" and "The Builders".
Fawlty Towers was originally released by BBC Video in , with three episodes on each of four tapes. Each tape was edited with the credits from all three episodes put at the end of the tape.
A Laserdisc containing all episodes spliced together as a continuous episode was released in the U. It was re-released in , unedited but digitally remastered.
It also was re-released in with a special interview with John Cleese. Fawlty Towers — The Complete Series was released on DVD on 16 October , available in regions 1, 2 and 4.
A "Collector's Edition" is available in region 2. Series one of the show was released on UMD Video for PSP.
In July , BBC America announced a DVD re-release of the Fawlty Towers series. The DVD set was released on 20 October The reissue, titled Fawlty Towers Remastered: Special Edition, contains commentary by John Cleese on every episode as well as remastered video and audio.
All episodes are available as streamed video-on-demand via Britbox , Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Additionally, both series are available for download on iTunes.
A Fawlty Towers game was released on PC in and featured a number of interactive games, desktop-customizing content and clips from the show.
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Show HTML View more styles. Episodes Seasons. Edit Cast Complete series cast summary: John Cleese Basil Fawlty 12 episodes, Prunella Scales Sybil Fawlty 12 episodes, Andrew Sachs Manuel 12 episodes, Connie Booth Polly Sherman 12 episodes, Ballard Berkeley Major Gowen 12 episodes, Gilly Flower Miss Agatha Tibbs 11 episodes, Renee Roberts Miss Ursula Gatsby 11 episodes, Brian Hall Edit Storyline Inept and manic English hotel owner and manager, Basil Fawlty, isn't cut out for his job.
Genres: Comedy. Edit Did You Know? Trivia Basil and Sybil Fawlty were based on Donald and Beatrice Sinclair, genuine hoteliers who ran the bed Gleneagles Hotel in Torquay where John Cleese stayed whilst filming on location in early May with the Monty Python's Flying Circus team.
Mr Sinclair's irascible antics included: berating Terry Gilliam for eating his meals in "too American" a way; throwing Eric Idle 's briefcase over a wall because of a "bomb scare" the scare was that Idle left the briefcase in the reception area ; disbelief at Michael Palin asking to pre-book the Gleneagles TV to catch a show; after Graham Chapman requested an omelet made with three eggs, Sinclair brought him an omelet with three fried eggs perched on top; when asked by Cleese to call for a taxi, he argued with Cleese and took his time calling for the cab.
Mrs Sinclair later complained that the sit-com had been unfair to her husband, and she described John Cleese as an "utter fool" who had "made millions out of our unhappiness".
The Gleneagles Hotel, under new ownership, ran Fawlty Towers weekends once a month where guests were looked after by actors who play the part of Basil, Sybil and Manuel.
Opened in , it closed permanently in February , and is to be demolished with retirement apartments built on the site.
Cleese later used the name "Donald Sinclair" for his eccentric billionaire character in the movie Rat Race.
Goofs The layout of the hotel from interior shots would place the windowless kitchen hard against the front left of the building, as seem from the outside if there were space for it at all.
In exterior shots there is a large bow window here. Quotes Major Gowen : Fawlty! Basil Fawlty : Yes, Major? Major Gowen : There's a Psychiatrist in the Hotel!
Basil Fawlty : I know! Major Gowen : And apparently, he's dressed up as a Guest! Basil Fawlty : He is a Guest, he's on Holiday here.
Major Gowen : Oh, well your Guest is as good as mine! Basil Fawlty : Maybe he has come for you. Crazy Credits The Fawlty Towers hotel sign has its letters missing, or scrambled up to make new words.
Fawlty Towers S01E05 EngSub. The Fawlty Towers Re-Opened. Fawlty Towers-S02E01 Communication problems. Fawlty Towers-S02E06 Basil the rat. Fawlty Towers-S01E03 The wedding party.
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Fawlty Towers-S01E05 Gourmet night. Fawlty Towers-S02E03 Waldorf salad.Fabulous series. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Amazon Ignite Sell your original Digital Educational Resources. Fawlty Towers Season 1 () IMDb 7+ Basil is a much put-upon, hard-working hotel 'manager' whose life is plagued by dead guests, hotel inspectors and riff-raff. A fabulous evening of hilarious entertainment mirroring the wonderful chaos of dining at the Fawlty Towers Hotel. The cast of three gave their all throughout, playing the parts of Basil, Sybil and Man. A collection of our favourite moments from the classic show - enjoy!If you have any favourite clips from the show, let us know and we'll upload them!All copy. After appearing in the groundbreaking series "Monty Python's Flying Circus," John Cleese co-wrote and starred in a more traditional British sitcom entitled "Fawlty Towers." Accurately described as a fast-paced farce, six episodes were originally broadcast in , while the final six episodes were originally broadcast in Fawlty Towers: John Cleese attacks 'cowardly' BBC over episode's removal 12 June John Cleese, who plays Basil Fawlty, has said the move is "stupid" John Cleese has laid into the "cowardly and.