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To still after all these years find Fawlty Towers funny

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whitesandstorm Thu 01-Jan-15 19:06:33

They've been showing the series on Gold I think. It's still funny, unlike lots of comedy from years ago. Just watched the one with the rat and the health inspector. So funny. Anyone not find it so?

Ohnodisaster Thu 01-Jan-15 19:07:51

I still find it hilarious but do cringe a bit at some of the racism etc.

TendonQueen Thu 01-Jan-15 19:08:30

It's classic. 'He put Basil in ratatouille!'

70isaLimitNotaTarget Thu 01-Jan-15 19:10:09

Nope, don't feel the love from FT
It was of my era too (48) so I watched it first time round too.
I do however love a bit of Monty Python grin

formerbabe Thu 01-Jan-15 19:11:53

Yanbu! I think it's hilarious!

skolastica Thu 01-Jan-15 19:12:20

Beating the reluctant car with a tree branch...!

Hiding the dead body.

Loved them and still do.

whitesandstorm Thu 01-Jan-15 19:12:22

I'm trying to think of my favourite episode.

SurlyCue Thu 01-Jan-15 19:15:46

Oh yes i love it too. I didnt see ut first time round but my dad talked of how funny it was so i watched it on netflix. Brilliant.

HeraldAngelSinging Thu 01-Jan-15 19:17:40

I liked it, especially the way the letters in the words 'Fawlty Towers' were changed around with each episode.

pollypocket123 Thu 01-Jan-15 19:18:53

Love it. Very silly, very funny. The relationship between Basil and Cybil (sp?) is brilliant.

SurlyCue Thu 01-Jan-15 19:19:49

I think my fave is where the couple with the fussy young boy are there and they serve them the wrong food and the dad keeps having to ask for the drink as basil is distracted. I think by what he thinks is a visiting Lord or something.

Etihad Thu 01-Jan-15 19:20:19

It's great, some bits haven't quite stood the test of time, glad it's not just me that cringes at the racism.

The Live Dining Experience is a great evening out, seen it a couple of times.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Thu 01-Jan-15 19:21:34

I haven't watched it for a few years, but the beating the car with a tree episode has me in stitches every time. Also the Germans.

formerbabe Thu 01-Jan-15 19:21:54

I love the one when Cybil walks out on him but he has dinner guests coming round so Polly dresses up as her and pretends to be ill in bed!

Metalguru Thu 01-Jan-15 19:25:13

Absolutely classic, every episode comedy genius.

NoArmaniNoPunani Thu 01-Jan-15 19:26:30

I find it very dated, racist and sexist.

FreeSpirit89 Thu 01-Jan-15 19:30:47

I personally love it!!! And some mothers do have em x

amigababy Thu 01-Jan-15 19:33:26

Etihad do you need to be brave to go to the dinner experience? We're fairly quiet peeps but love FT, not sure if ithe actors would stress us out?

myleftfoot Thu 01-Jan-15 19:39:05

I love the episode with the awkward Mrs Richards -

'That is Torquay, madam.'
'Well, it's not good enough.'
'Well, may I ask what you were expecting to see out of a Torquay hotel bedroom window? Sydney Opera House, perhaps? The Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Herds of wildebeasts sweeping majestically...'

Arf. grin The episode with Basil hitting the car with a branch is a good one too.

Etihad Thu 01-Jan-15 19:39:26

amiga no it's quite safe don't worry. I am very shy, and they worked that out quickly and didn't involve me other than talking to us a few times. Other people ended up getting food thrown at them, chucked out, made to stand on tables etc grin

BastardGoDarkly Thu 01-Jan-15 19:42:53

No yanbu it's still great.

I like the duck alorange one grin

Was talking to my dad about it today, He said there's only 12 episodes!?

chancer2014 Thu 01-Jan-15 19:43:04

Where is the FT experience? And how much does it cost? My dd would love this. Is there a minimum age limit? Can teenagers go?

ConfusedInBath Thu 01-Jan-15 19:43:28

Never got it. Bugged me even as a teenager.

It's on the same sheet as Billy Connolly. Loud and not funny.

t3rr3gl35 Thu 01-Jan-15 19:46:54

I love it. The Kipper and the Corpse and the Psychiatrist are my favourites. Basil the Rat is up there too. Genius, if a little dated, sexist and racist.

kim147 Thu 01-Jan-15 19:47:18

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