FAWLTY TOWERS (1975 - 1979) ... great British sitcom! ... with John Cleese (Monty Python) ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fawlty_Towers
Best British TV Shows & Series: 1970s & 1980s
Fawlty Towers The series is set in Fawlty Towers, a fictional hotel in the seaside town of Torquay. The plots centre around tense, rude and put-upon owner Basil Fawlty (Cleese), his bossy wife Sybil (Prunella Scales), a comparatively normal chambermaid Polly (Booth), and hapless Spanish waiter Manuel (Andrew Sachs) and their attempts to run the hotel amidst farcical situations and an array of demanding and eccentric guests.
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" a man who new this joke was wrong but nevertheless it did not stop him from pursuing it - Fawlty Towers "
John Cleese as Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers
David Kelly as 'O'Reilly' and John Cleese as Basil Fawlty in the 'The Builders' episode of 'Fawlty Towers', 1975.