Die BBC hat eine Folge der Comedy-Serie „Fawlty Towers“ aus ihrem Streamingdienst genommen – wegen rassistischer Beleidigungen. Fawlty Towers mit Monty Pythons Kulikomiker John Cleese ist DER Klassiker britischer Comedy schlechthin. Als durchgedrehter Hotelbesitzer Basil Fawlty läuft. Fawlty Towers mit Monty Pythons Kultkomiker John Cleese ist DER Klassiker britischer Comedy schlechthin. Basil Fawlty ist ein gestresster Hotelmanager.
Fawlty TowersDie BBC hat eine Folge der Comedy-Serie "Fawlty Towers" aus dem Programm genommen. Die Folge enthalte rassistische Beleidigungen. Fawlty Towers: tlg. brit. Sitcom von John Cleese und Connie Booth („Fawlty Towers“; – ).Basil Fawlty (John Cleese) führt mit seiner Frau . Höre Fawlty Towers: The Complete Collection kostenlos | Radio & TV von John Cleese, Connie Booth, gelesen von John Cleese, Connie Booth, Prunella.
Fawlty Towers Related Content VideoFawlty Towers: Basil versus Manuel 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. Fawlty Towers (deutsche Alternativtitel: Fawltys Hotel, Zimmer frei, Ein verrücktes Hotel oder Das verrückte Hotel – Fawlty Towers) ist eine britische. Fawlty Towers mit Monty Pythons Kulikomiker John Cleese ist DER Klassiker britischer Comedy schlechthin. Als durchgedrehter Hotelbesitzer Basil Fawlty läuft. Fawlty Towers mit Monty Pythons Kultkomiker John Cleese ist DER Klassiker britischer Comedy schlechthin. Basil Fawlty ist ein gestresster Hotelmanager.
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We had an idea for a plot which I loved. Basil was finally invited to Spain to meet Manuel's family. He gets to Heathrow and then spends about 14 frustrating hours waiting for the flight.
Finally, on the plane, a terrorist pulls a gun and tries to hijack the thing. Basil is so angry he overcomes the terrorist, and when the pilot says, 'We have to fly back to Heathrow' Basil says, 'No, fly us to Spain or I'll shoot you.
He is released just in time to go back on the plane with Sybil. It was very funny, but I couldn't do it at the time.
Making 'Fawlty Towers' work at 90 minutes was a very difficult proposition. You can build up the comedy for 30 minutes, but at that length there has to be a trough and another peak.
It doesn't interest me. I don't want to do it. Cleese also may have been reticent because of Connie Booth 's unwillingness to be involved. She had practically retreated from public life after the show finished and had been initially unwilling to collaborate on a second series, which explains the four-year gap between productions.
The decision by Cleese and Booth to quit before a third series has often been lauded as it ensured the show's successful status would not be weakened with later, lower-quality work.
Subsequently, it has inspired the makers of other shows to do likewise. Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant refused to make a third series of either The Office or Extras both also limited to 12 episodes , citing Fawlty Towers' short lifespan.
Victoria Wood also indicated this influenced her decision to limit Dinnerladies to 16 episodes over two series. The origins, background and eventual cancellation of the series would later be humorously referenced in 's The Secret Policeman's Third Ball in a sketch in which Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry present Cleese — whom they comically misname "Jim Cleese" — with a Dick Emery Lifetime Achievement Award "Silver Dick" for his contributions to comedy, then launch into a comical series of questions regarding the show, including Cleese's marriage and divorce from Booth, innocently ridiculing Cleese and reducing him to tears, to a point at which he gets on his knees and crawls off the stage while crying.
As Basil tries to raise the tone of the hotel, the aristocratic Lord Melbury comes to stay at the hotel.
Basil fawns over him at every opportunity, causing himself to neglect or annoy other guests, until Polly discovers Melbury is actually a confidence trickster.
Meanwhile, Sybil orders Basil to hang a picture. Maintenance is made on the lobby while the Fawltys are out, but when a misreading causes the incompetent builders to mess it up spectacularly, Basil must try to remedy the situation before Sybil finds out.
Basil gets annoyed when a young, flirtatious couple start "hanky-pankying" under his nose and tries to avoid the advances of a wealthy French antique dealer.
Meanwhile, misfortune conspires to put him in compromising situations whenever the couple are around. When Basil hears of hotel inspectors roaming Torquay incognito, he realises with horror that guests he has been abusing could easily be among them.
Basil becomes increasingly obsessed with trying to determine which guests are hotel inspectors, but his suspects turn out not to be, to his frustration.
In an effort to climb another rung in the social ladder, Basil arranges a gourmet night. This, combined with the Fawltys' faulty car and his social awkwardness leads Basil ever closer to a nervous breakdown.
With Sybil in the hospital with an ingrowing toenail, a moose's head to hang up and some German guests arriving the next day, Basil has his work cut out for him.
After an attempted fire drill goes wrong and Basil lands up in the hospital with concussion, he succeeds causing much offence to the German guests after finally escaping back to the hotel.
This episode is the origin of the quote "Don't mention the war. The second series was transmitted three-and-a-half years later, with the first episode being broadcast on 19 February Due to an industrial dispute at the BBC , which resulted in a strike, the final episode was not completed until well after the others, being finally shown as a one-off instalment on 25 October The cancelled episode on 19 March was replaced with a repeat of "Gourmet Night" from series 1.
In the second series the anagrams were created by Ian McClane, Bob Spier's assistant floor manager. The arrival of the "guest from hell" — Mrs.
Richards, a rather deaf, dotty and bad-tempered woman — interferes with Basil's attempts to prevent the money he won on a racehorse from being discovered by Sybil, who disapproves of gambling.
A psychiatrist and his wife—also a doctor—come to the hotel for a weekend break, and cannot help but notice the eccentricities of their host, who is perturbed when he discovers their professions.
An attractive Australian girl also visits, who goes on to have certain awkward interactions with Fawlty as he seeks to catch a non-paying guest Mr Johnson has in his bedroom.
Basil is not altogether keen on a loud and demanding American guest who demands a higher class of service—and food—than Fawlty Towers is accustomed to providing.
Basil soon learns that the American guest will not tolerate any shenanigans. With no regard to Basil's blood pressure, a guest dies at the hotel and Basil and the staff are left with the unpleasant task of removing the body discreetly while the doctor staying at the hotel, Dr.
Price, waits for his sausages. Also, Polly and Manuel feed an elderly woman's pampered pet dog some extra spicy sausages after it bites them both.
Basil invites some friends for a surprise wedding anniversary party, but Sybil assumes he has forgotten their anniversary and storms off, leaving her husband and Polly, in disguise, desperately telling the others she is 'ill' The local health inspector issues a long list of hygiene infractions which the staff must rectify before his next visit, or else face closure.
After Manuel's pet rat escapes from his cage and runs loose in the hotel, the staff must catch it before the inspector sees it.
At the same time, they must discern which veal cutlets are safe to eat after one covered in rat poison gets mixed up with the others.
At first, the series was not held in particularly high esteem. The Daily Mirror review of the show in had the headline "Long John Short On Jokes".
Clive James writing in The Observer said the second episode had him "retching with laughter. One critic of the show was Richard Ingrams , then television reviewer for The Spectator , who wrote a caustic condemning piece on the programme.
Cleese got his revenge by naming one of the guests in the second series "Mr. Ingrams", who is caught in his room with a blow-up doll. In an interview for the "TV Characters" edition of Channel 4 's 'talking heads' strand Greatest in which Basil placed second, between Homer Simpson and Edmund Blackadder , TV critic A.
Gill theorised that the initially muted response may have been caused by Cleese seemingly ditching his label as a comic revolutionary — earned through his years with Monty Python — to do something more traditional.
In a list of the Greatest British Television Programmes drawn up by the British Film Institute in , voted for by industry professionals, Fawlty Towers was placed first.
It was also voted fifth in the " Britain's Best Sitcom " poll in ,  and second only to Frasier in The Ultimate Sitcom poll of comedy writers in January Basil Fawlty came top of the Britain's Funniest Comedy Character poll, held by Five on 14 May In , " The Germans " was ranked No.
One of British TV's greatest ever sitcoms, the central question of Fawlty Towers — why Basil Fawlty , the world's least hospitable man would go into hospitality in the first place — remains tantalisingly unanswered across 12 kipper-serving, Siberian hamster-hunting, German-baiting episodes.
A straight zero on TripAdvisor, the very layout of Fawlty Towers itself offers comedy gold as Basil John Cleese , his wife Sybil Prunella Scales , waitress Polly Connie Booth and poor, benighted Manuel Andrew Sachs manoeuvre themselves and the odd corpse around its dowdy interior without ruining anyone's stay.
Basil, needless to say, fails. Often and hilariously. Three British Academy Television Awards BAFTAs were awarded to people for their involvement with the series.
Both of the series were awarded the BAFTA in the category Best Scripted Comedy , the first being won by John Howard Davies in , and the second by Douglas Argent and Bob Spiers in In , Cleese received the BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance.
In a list drawn up by the British Film Institute in , voted by industry professionals, Fawlty Towers was named the best British television series of all time.
John Lennon was a fan of the show. He said in "I love Fawlty Towers. I'd like to be in that. Three attempted remakes of Fawlty Towers were started for the American market, with two making it into production.
The first, Chateau Snavely starring Harvey Korman and Betty White , was produced by ABC for a pilot in , but the transfer from coastal hotel to highway motel proved too much and the series never was produced.
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.
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