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Classic British Comedy,
This review is from: Fawlty Towers - Series 1 & 2  [DVD] (DVD)It's such a shame they only produced 12 episodes of this program. It could quite easily have lasted at least as long as Porridge. This is classic British comedy at its finest and Cleese in awesome Python form delivers punchlines and satire with such memorable wit that people still quote him today, (sometimes without even realising it!) All of the actors deliver five star performances and the characters are brilliantly unique yet they all work so well together;
Basil's wife Sybil wears the trousers but Polly the maid is the only one with enough brains to know what is really going on, Manuel the bell boy is almost impossible to communicate with but tries so very hard, Terry the cook is a perfect example of someone who does just enough to get by but clearly has other priorities and Basil is desperate to run his Hotel the way he wants for the clientelle he desires but trounces himself with a web of compulsive lies every single time.
The best example of Basil's shameful compulsive lying is "The Anniversary" where one white lie grows so big that Basil is forced to take extreme measures (I don't want to spoil it!).
This complete series DVD is excellent value when you consider the quality of the comedy on offer here, I thoroughly recommend anyone to buy it.