Fawlty Towers

10 Worst Episodes of Fawlty Towers

Owner Basil Fawlty, his wife Sybil, a chambermaid Polly, and Spanish waiter Manuel attempt to run their hotel amidst farcical situations and an array of demanding guests.

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#1 - The Anniversary (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Sybil leaves before Basil's surprise anniversary party and Basil spends the evening trying to convince their friends she's ill.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 234 votes.

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#2 - Waldorf Salad (Season 2 - Episode 3)


An American and his wife get unsatisfactory service at Fawlty Towers when he orders a Waldorf salad, after the kitchen has closed.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 292 votes.

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#3 - Gourmet Night (Season 1 - Episode 5)

To bring the right type of crowd into the hotel Basil establishes a Gourmet Night.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 372 votes.

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#4 - A Touch of Class (Season 1 - Episode 1)


A confidence trickster comes to stay at the hotel, just after Basil has taken an ad in a posh magazine to upgrade the clientele.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 759 votes.

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#5 - The Wedding Party (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Basil wants 'none of that' going on in his rooms and suspects some guests and Polly of carrying on.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 435 votes.

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#6 - The Builders (Season 1 - Episode 2)


The Fawltys take a holiday and leave Polly and Manuel to run the place just as O'Reilly's builders come to redo the lobby.

The episode was rated 8.15 from 539 votes.

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#7 - The Kipper and the Corpse (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Unknown to Basil, a guest dies in the night and he tries to serve him breakfast anyway and an obnoxious woman insists on service for her dog.

The episode was rated 8.22 from 302 votes.

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#8 - The Hotel Inspectors (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Some inspectors are in town and Basil gets paranoid, so he alternately fawns over and offends his guests.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 407 votes.

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#9 - Communication Problems (Season 2 - Episode 1)

A selectively deaf woman named Mrs Richards insists that she has had a large amount of money stolen at the hotel, and against Sybil's wishes Basil puts a fiver on Dragonfly.

The episode was rated 8.38 from 359 votes.

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#10 - The Psychiatrist (Season 2 - Episode 2)


A psychiatrist and his wife come to stay and Basil thinks Sybil is telling them all about his life.

The episode was rated 8.39 from 308 votes.

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