Fawlty Towers

The BEST episodes of Fawlty Towers

Every episode of Fawlty Towers ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Fawlty Towers!

Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.

Last Updated: 8/12/2022Network: BBC Two
Basil the Rat
774 votes

#1 - Basil the Rat

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/25/1979

After a health inspector finds fault with the kitchen, the staff must bring it up to code while Manuel's rat is on the loose.

Directors: Bob Spiers
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The Hotel Inspectors
1129 votes

#2 - The Hotel Inspectors

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/10/1975

With hotel inspectors in the area, a paranoid Basil has trouble identifying them.

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The Germans
1223 votes

#3 - The Germans

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/24/1975

Basil receives a blow to the head and proceeds to offend a group of German guests at the hotel.

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Gourmet Night
956 votes

#4 - Gourmet Night

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/17/1975

The Fawltys introduce a high-class gourmet night that becomes a comedy of errors.

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The Psychiatrist
855 votes

#5 - The Psychiatrist

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/26/1979

Basil is on high alert when a psychiatrist and his wife stay at the hotel.

Directors: Bob Spiers
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The Kipper and the Corpse
926 votes

#6 - The Kipper and the Corpse

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/12/1979

After a guest dies during the night, Basil tries to hide the body until the undertakers arrive.

Directors: Bob Spiers
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Communication Problems
874 votes

#7 - Communication Problems

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/19/1979

A hearing-impaired woman complains that money has been stolen while Basil tries to hide his racetrack winnings from Sybil.

Directors: Bob Spiers
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Waldorf Salad
856 votes

#8 - Waldorf Salad

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/5/1979

An obnoxious American guest makes trouble for Basil.

Directors: Bob Spiers
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The Builders
1453 votes

#9 - The Builders

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/26/1975

When Basil's cut-rate builders botch a job, he tries to lay the blame on Sybil's preferred firm.

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A Touch of Class
2218 votes

#10 - A Touch of Class

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/19/1975

A confidence trickster posing as a nobleman fools Basil, who is trying to upgrade the hotel's clientele.

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The Wedding Party
1248 votes

#11 - The Wedding Party

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/3/1975

Basil mounts a crusade against immoral behavior in the hotel while trying to dodge an amorous French woman.

The Anniversary
705 votes

#12 - The Anniversary

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/26/1979

Polly must play the role of Sybil when Sybil leaves Basil just before an anniversary party.

Directors: Bob Spiers
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