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I’ve seen this ‘Specsavers’ advert with John Cleese reprising his role as Basil Fawlty from ‘Fawlty Towers’. Being a ‘Fawlty Towers’ fan, I would be mad to miss watching this! It was very funny indeed!
I wondered what had 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 agreed 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. 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 sitcoms with John Cleese as Basil Fawlty. It’s a shame ‘Fawlty Towers’ only did two seasons in the 1970s, 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!
‘Fawlty Car’ rating – 10/10
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