Release Date:October 20,2009
If Black Adder is one of the funniest shows ever on television, Fawlty Towers IS the FUNNIEST show ever on television (even if it does only span 12 mind-blowinly hilarious episodes). Often imitated, and ultimately never able to be recreated (despite numerous attempts) Fawlty Towers is the show by which all other comedies are ultimately judged.
Coming to Special Edition DVD for the first time, it’s the complete Fawlty Towers collection with all-new commentary from John Cleese! Hot off the runaway success of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, John Cleese embarked on his now-legendary sitcom, Fawlty Towers, creating one of the most memorable and best loved characters in all of British comedy, Basil Fawlty. Basil Fawlty is a much put-upon, hard-working hotel manager whose life is plagued by dead guests, hotel inspectors, and riff-raff. Of course his biggest headache is his “little nest of vipers,” his nagging wife Sibyl. Together they run their hotel, Fawlty Towers, with a little help from the unflappable Polly and the trainee waiter from Barcelona with marginally more intelligence than a monkey, Manuel.