Posted by drivingrosalind (U10127577) on Thursday, 29th November 2012
Watching a repeat of Faulty Towers I now feel sympathy for Basil Faulty. Why should an American expect a small hotel to have the same facilities as a hotel in a big city. Waldorf salad and screwdriver indeed!
Posted by Andy (U14048329) on Thursday, 29th November 2012
"We haven't got any waldorfs"
Posted by Annie-Lou est Charlie (U4502268) on Thursday, 29th November 2012
Gradually increasing empathy with Basil is a natural part of the aging process, or as my sister observed, while watching Sesame St with my kids: "everyone starts out as Ernie and gradually evolves into Bert"!
Posted by Fishinghellfly (U9173430) on Thursday, 29th November 2012
I sympathised with Basil from the word go. He is basically a tragic figure - a largely decent man who is delusional enough to believe he is doing a job that suits him.
Posted by GZ (U5310554) on Thursday, 29th November 2012
posted by drivingrosalind:
Why should an American expect a small hotel to have the same facilities as a hotel in a big city.
Because it's a sitcom about an inn keeper and such a premise - demanding, unreasonable guests, eccentric staff, whacky locals - provides a nice plot element from which to build on.
Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) on Thursday, 29th November 2012
Perhaps if drivingrosalind knew how to spell Fawlty Towers there wouldnt be this duplicate.
Useful link here www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...
And a link to the earlier whole series thread here www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...
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