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Thread #86962 Message #1620524
Posted By: Jeanie
05-Dec-05 - 02:59 PM
Thread Name: BS: Fawlty Towers
Subject: RE: BS: Fawlty Towers
It's one of my favourites, too. Each episode is so very well crafted, and such an excellent cast - not only the main characters, but all the people who come and go. I particularly like Joan Sanderson as Mrs. Richards (who loses money in a vase).
It's amazing to think that these were first shown 30 years ago - they have stood the test of time very well, and I'm so glad that they are being shown to a whole new generation of viewers. The children I teach all know and *love* Fawlty Towers.
I suppose different styles of comedy presentation appeal to different people. I never did "get" "Last of the Summer Wine", though it obviously must have a tremendous following. I think what I like so much about Fawlty Towers is its "stagey"-ness. Even though there are outdoor shots, it is very much a staged production and with a cast of people who were principally stage actors who really know their stuff. I never tire of watching them.