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Fawlty Towers 2 Seasons 1976

Season 2
4.7 out of 5 stars (81) IMDb 9.3/10

The second season of the hilarious British comedy starring John Cleese as the eternally unlucky and accident prone Basil Fawlty.

Starring:
John Cleese, Prunella Scales

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1. Communications Problems

A guest who is hard of hearing arrives at the hotel, and Basil wins on the horses.

AGES-12-AND-OVER Runtime: 31 minutes Release date: 1 January 1976
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2. The Psychiatrist

Certain that one of the guests has a girl in his room, Basil decides to investigate.

AGES-12-AND-OVER Runtime: 36 minutes Release date: 1 January 1976
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3. Waldorf Salad

The kitchen's kept open late, but Basil meets his Waterloo when asked for a Waldorf Salad.

AGES-12-AND-OVER Runtime: 32 minutes Release date: 1 January 1976
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4. The Kipper and the Corpse

Basil is convinced a guest's death is the result of out of date kippers.

AGES-12-AND-OVER Runtime: 31 minutes Release date: 1 January 1976
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5. Anniversary

Thinking that he has forgotten their wedding anniversary, Sybil storms off to play golf.

AGES-12-AND-OVER Runtime: 29 minutes Release date: 1 January 1976
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6. Basil the Rat

The hotel is faced with closure, just as a rat named Basil goes missing.

AGES-12-AND-OVER Runtime: 33 minutes Release date: 1 January 1976
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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Bob Spiers
Starring John Cleese, Prunella Scales
Supporting actors Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth, Joan Sanderson, Ballard Berkeley, Brian Hall, Gilly Flower, Renee Roberts, Robert Lankesheer, Johnny Shannon, Bill Bradley, George Lee, Mervyn Pascoe, Peter Caton, Gary Dean, David Melbourne, Jane Watts
Season year 1976
Network BBC Worldwide
Producers Douglas Argent
Purchase rights Stream instantly Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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Firstly, let's get one thing clear; the sitcom episodes presented on the disc are among television's highest achievements. I can't recommend them highly enough.
However, would-be buyers should be wary of this particular DVD edition. The first thing to note is that the copy Amazon supplied to me has _none_ of the special features claimed above, with the sole exception of the director's commentary (more about that below). No special interviews, no outtakes, no booklet (illustrated or otherwise) etc etc. Yes it does have scene selection, but I would hardly consider that a 'special feature'. I would have submitted a correction to the Amazon catalogue info, but if you check this you'll notice there's no mechanism for correction of content details like these - hence this review.
OK - perhaps you feel you can manage without the special features and just want to see the episodes. Fine, but maybe you should try not to support an edition which is so shoddily put together. Among the numerous annoyances this disc offers are the following:
(i) The levels on the original soundtracks of the episodes do not seem to have been remastered in any way, and consequently are inordinately quiet compared to modern DVD levels. Of course you can turn up your TV or sound system (a long way!), but then you'll find that every time you go back to the menu(s), the soundtrack on those is absolutely deafening! Whoever authored this DVD hasn't even taken the trouble to match up these levels to ensure a basic level of useability of the product.
(ii) The aforementioned menus are far too busy with several extended clips from the episodes themselves, plus animated icons etc.
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The pre-political correctness humour comes to the fore again in another classic set of episodes.

This time Basil has problems with Americans, health inspectors and various others who he considers to be riff raff.

It is all more tongue in cheek than the political correctness brigade would ever advise.

Perhaps the enduring appeal of Fawlty Towers is that only 12 episodes ere made and the concept wasn't done to death.
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Like Only Fools and Horses, Fawlty Towers is also just brilliant and everyone should have it as part of their TV video library. John Cleese is simply magnificent as Basil Fawlty and the rest of the cast also deserve just as much respect. Why they didn't make more episodes I do not know!

The only downside to this purchase is I cannot cast it to Google Chromecast, come on Amazon add support to the app and make a lot of people happy. I bought the series from Amazon as i'm sure they will be around for a long time to come.

If you found my review useful I would really appreciate it if you could mark the review as helpful as this will help to provide me with feedback so I know some one is reading them!
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Absolutely fantastic. My 7 year old has just discovered Basil and laughs so much she falls off the sofa. Every house should have this !
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Much has been written about Fawlty Towers. I do not intend to repeat all of this in depth, but confine myself to saying that this mid seventies comedy series from John Cleese and Connie Booth was one of the most perfect comedies ever made. Characters and performances were pitch perfect, the set up ideal for a variety of hilarious situations. It made the irate hotelier and his Spanish waiter into national icons. Part of the genius was that it wrapped up after 2 series, so there was no tailing off in quality or changes in cast that afflict so m any other classic comedies. It's just Fawltless, mixing elements of farce and absurdism to provide 12 episodes of howling laughter.

This 2001 DVD release OK. It contains all six episodes from series two on a single disc, with no real extras. The picture quality is OK. But these days there is the definitive 2009 remastered version box set of both series plus loads of extras at a very reasonable price, and I would recommend you purchase that set rather than this. So almost Fawltless, 5 stars for the superb comedy, but you're better off getting the 2009 release.
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hilarious! you have to watch fawlty towers at some point in your life its just so funny, you have loveable hoteliers basil and sybil fawlty. the porter manuel, polly the maid and the worst chef ever. with colourful livein characters like the major, you won't be able to stop watching! highly recommend to anybody who likes a laugh!!
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I saw Fawlty Towers for the first time by coincidence as a late TV show. That was the first time TV made me laughed to cry. I was still a student at that time and that was my evening pleasure after all day's study. Although I am not a fan of Monty Pyton and serial is now about 25 years old, I still find Fawlty Towers as the best comic serial ever. It is not slimy as some American serials and on the other hand it is not too black. John Cleese is very persuasive with his growing lies and pretending. I can't decide which episode were my favourite, but "The Psychiatrist" with checking the wall and "Waldorf Salad" with chef's letter, are certainly in the very top class. I have waited for DVD edition of Fawlty Towers and here it is. The media must be permanent because according to my previous experiences I will watch the serial again from time to time.
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