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Fawlty Towers rewatch - episodes 2.3 and 2.4
trevor travis
The episodes: (2.3) Waldorf Salad and (2.4) The Kipper And The Corpse
The date: Wednesday, December 7th, 2022
The time: 7.45pm and 8.20pm UK time respectively

I'm not sure if I'll be back from my work Christmas Party, but please continue without me and I'll catch up. I'll definitely be around for the last two episodes next week.

Dailymotion links (in case you haven't got these otherwise)
Waldorf Salad: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7m...eo/x7mt3hy
The Kipper And The Corpse: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7m...eo/x7mt3lr
(Looks like you need to play the above at 1.25 speed!)
Vote Og.
 
Cygnus Bazza
Quite the double bill! Not sure what my WS highlight is. So many candidates - "bust his *ss", hat, letter, Basil rumbled, Basil's meltdown etc etc. Basically, it's all about the interaction between JC and Bruce B. The timing is once-in-a-lifetime stuff. K&tC isn't too shabby either. Praying I get back in time for this rewatch!
 
OneSparePart
Haven't seen Waldorf Salad for ages. K & C is great from start to finish and features one of my all time faves: Geoffrey Palmer. Luvly jubbly to quote from another britcom classic.
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M1795537OCVirn
Watched a Steve Martin film last night, and couldn't help noticing that he does for American comedy much the same as John Cleese does for ours - writer, director and actor, with lots of slapstick based on minutely detailed observation, backed up by a keen intelligence that knows its target audience. Yet completely unlike (and more effective than) almost anyone else at creating this kind of comedy.

See you later.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
M1795537OCVirn
OK, I'm back - where's everyone else? Christmas party and whatever CB is up to aside, I'm starting on time! Otherwise the next one is messed up, too. Hurry up, guys!
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
OneSparePart
Started!
A-lalla-lalla-rumba-kamanda-lindor-burúme
 
trevor travis
Made it - and started!
Vote Og.
 
trevor travis
Just two minutes - and already Basil is arguing with the guests!
Vote Og.
 
OneSparePart
That lamb man...is it the man from S1?
A-lalla-lalla-rumba-kamanda-lindor-burúme
 
trevor travis
Basil doesn't change - alternating insulting and fawning over the guests.
Vote Og.
 
trevor travis

OneSparePart wrote:

That lamb man...is it the man from S1?


Don't recognise him. Which episode?
Vote Og.
 
OneSparePart

trevor travis wrote:

Basil doesn't change - alternating insulting and fawning over the guests.

More insults than creeping tonight.
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trevor travis
Oh, Mr American guest, stop insulting the UK!
Vote Og.
 
OneSparePart

trevor travis wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

That lamb man...is it the man from S1?


Don't recognise him. Which episode?

Thd bald man with wife and child who couldn't get his drinks order and ended up screaming it at Basil.
A-lalla-lalla-rumba-kamanda-lindor-burúme
 
M1795537OCVirn
Hello both. Hope you had a good party, TT. I'm hearing the ep but the picture is frozen/sticking. Any suggestions?
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
trevor travis

OneSparePart wrote:

trevor travis wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

That lamb man...is it the man from S1?


Don't recognise him. Which episode?

Thd bald man with wife and child who couldn't get his drinks order and ended up screaming it at Basil.


I'll have to check. I thought it was a different actor.
Vote Og.
 
OneSparePart

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Hello both. Hope you had a good party, TT. I'm hearing the ep but the picture is frozen/sticking. Any suggestions?

Disc or daily motion? Try youtube?
A-lalla-lalla-rumba-kamanda-lindor-burúme
 
M1795537OCVirn
Daily motion.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
trevor travis

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Hello both. Hope you had a good party, TT. I'm hearing the ep but the picture is frozen/sticking. Any suggestions?


Oh no, try a different link.
Vote Og.
 
trevor travis
Another link;

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7v...eo/x7vx0b3
Vote Og.
 
OneSparePart

trevor travis wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

trevor travis wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

That lamb man...is it the man from S1?


Don't recognise him. Which episode?

Thd bald man with wife and child who couldn't get his drinks order and ended up screaming it at Basil.


I'll have to check. I thought it was a different actor.

It is! With a wig!
A-lalla-lalla-rumba-kamanda-lindor-burúme
 
trevor travis
For once, the guest is less likeable than Basil and I'm not sure if it quite works.
Vote Og.
 
trevor travis

OneSparePart wrote:

trevor travis wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

trevor travis wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

That lamb man...is it the man from S1?


Don't recognise him. Which episode?

Thd bald man with wife and child who couldn't get his drinks order and ended up screaming it at Basil.


I'll have to check. I thought it was a different actor.

It is! With a wig!


What's his name?
Vote Og.
 
OneSparePart

OneSparePart wrote:

trevor travis wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

trevor travis wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

That lamb man...is it the man from S1?


Don't recognise him. Which episode?

Thd bald man with wife and child who couldn't get his drinks order and ended up screaming it at Basil.


I'll have to check. I thought it was a different actor.

It is! With a wig!

Sorry - it was A Touch of Class
A-lalla-lalla-rumba-kamanda-lindor-burúme
 
OneSparePart

trevor travis wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

trevor travis wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

trevor travis wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

That lamb man...is it the man from S1?


Don't recognise him. Which episode?

Thd bald man with wife and child who couldn't get his drinks order and ended up screaming it at Basil.


I'll have to check. I thought it was a different actor.

It is! With a wig!


What's his name?

Terry Conoley
A-lalla-lalla-rumba-kamanda-lindor-burúme
 
trevor travis
Basil talking himself into a mess as usual!
Vote Og.
 
trevor travis

OneSparePart wrote:

trevor travis wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

trevor travis wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

trevor travis wrote:

OneSparePart wrote:

That lamb man...is it the man from S1?


Don't recognise him. Which episode?

Thd bald man with wife and child who couldn't get his drinks order and ended up screaming it at Basil.


I'll have to check. I thought it was a different actor.

It is! With a wig!


What's his name?

Terry Conoley


Ah cool, I'll look him up.
Vote Og.
 
M1795537OCVirn
Well spotted OSP!
Tried the new link, TT. Now have frozen screen wih subtitles! Progress.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
OneSparePart

trevor travis wrote:

For once, the guest is less likeable than Basil and I'm not sure if it quite works.

No. It starts in a bad place rather than spiralling down towards it.
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M1795537OCVirn
And adverts! Quite an adventure tonight. But thanks for trying. I don't mind having just the sound, actually. I can remember most of it - but not the man with a wig.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
OneSparePart

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

Well spotted OSP!
Tried the new link, TT. Now have frozen screen wih subtitles! Progress.

I recognised the shouting.
A-lalla-lalla-rumba-kamanda-lindor-burúme
 
trevor travis
Don't mess with Sybil!
Vote Og.
 
trevor travis

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

And adverts! Quite an adventure tonight. But thanks for trying. I don't mind having just the sound, actually. I can remember most of it - but not the man with a wig.


I hope it all comes good with the second episode.
Vote Og.
 
OneSparePart

M1795537OCVirn wrote:

And adverts! Quite an adventure tonight. But thanks for trying. I don't mind having just the sound, actually. I can remember most of it - but not the man with a wig.

I have 2 episodes of FT on vinyl record but Manuel explains the visuals...
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OneSparePart
Who has been serving the guests their drinks in the bar?
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trevor travis
The American guest is too serious for this show!
Vote Og.
 
M1795537OCVirn
Poor Basil, desperately trying to make everything right again! Even though he doesn't need to.
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
trevor travis

OneSparePart wrote:

Who has been serving the guests their drinks in the bar?


I'll explain later.
Vote Og.
 
M1795537OCVirn
Basil the statesman!
"You're not sulking, I hope?"
 
OneSparePart
Well....not so good that episode
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