Daily Archives: January 16, 2016

‘Fawlty Car’ – Specsavers

Hello everyone! 🙂

I’ve just seen this ‘Specsavers’ advert with John Cleese reprising his role of Basil Fawlty from ‘Fawlty Towers’. Being a ‘Fawlty Towers’ fan, I’d be mad not to miss watching this. It was very funny indeed!

See the ‘Fawlty Car – Specsavers’ advert from YouTube!

I wondered what happened to Basil Fawlty since ‘Fawlty Towers’ finished in 1979. Seeing him in this ‘Specsavers’ advert was fantastic! Basil’s put on weight since, but he’s still the rude; bad-mannered man we all know and love. I’m pleased John Cleese said ‘yes!’ to play Basil in this ‘Specsavers’ advert.

The sketch in the advert is based on the famous car-beating scene that Basil did from one of my favourite ‘Fawlty Towers’ episode called ‘Gourmet Night’. There is a twist at the end of the sketch which was completely unexpected, but was so funny to watch and John Cleese as Basil did it so well.

Here’s the ‘The Making of Fawlty Car’ clip and a John Cleese interview from YouTube.

‘Fawlty Towers’ remains one of my favourite TV sitcom series with John Cleese as Basil Fawlty. It’s a shame ‘Fawlty Towers’ only did two series in the 70s, but it was great to see Basil again in this clip and being funny as ever. If you’re ‘Fawlty Towers’ fan like I am, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂