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Fawlty Towers quiz


Which of these is the correct fictional address of Fawlty Towers?

  1. 14 Redwood Lane
  2. 16 Elwood Avenue
  3. 10 Seaview Crescent
  4. 16 Wellington Place

Polly is supposed to be an art student in Fawlty Towers, but what was she in the pilot episode?

  1. History Student
  2. Drama Student
  3. Philosophy Student
  4. Journalism Student

What are the first names of the elderly ladies (Miss Gatsby and Miss Tibbs) who are permanent residents at Fawlty Towers?

  1. Ursula and Abitha
  2. Abigail and Victoria
  3. Edith and Ursula
  4. Abigail and Agatha

What is the very final line in Fawlty Towers (at the close of Basil The Rat)?

  1. “I knew that veal was off!”
  2. “Papers here yet Fawlty?”
  3. “I’m sorry he’s from Barcelona”
  4. “I’m afraid it’s started to rain again.”

A Touch of Class

Lord Melbury intends to con Basil out of his collection of what?

  1. Stamps
  2. Cigarette Cards
  3. Coins
  4. Victorian Postcards

The Builders

At the very end of this episode, Basil announces he is fleeing to which country?

  1. Canada
  2. Australia
  3. The USA
  4. Brazil

The Wedding Party

Manuel tells us about his family back in Barcelona, but which is correct?

  1. 6 brothers, 1 sister
  2. 4 brothers, 5 sisters
  3. 3 brothers, 4 sisters
  4. 5 brothers, 4 sisters

The Hotel Inspectors

Why is Mr Walt in Torquay?

  1. For the exhibition
  2. As a witness in a court case
  3. To view the total eclipse
  4. For the summer

Gourmet Night

What is the name of the Greek chef who ends up drunk and incapable?

  1. Nikolaos
  2. Kurt
  3. Nikos
  4. Kostas

What day of the week does Basil say is best to hold his Gourmet Night?

  1. Sunday
  2. Thursday
  3. Tuesday
  4. Friday

Why is Polly asking the rest of the staff to join her in a celebration drink?

  1. She is pregnant
  2. She is leaving Fawlty Towers
  3. She has a big win at the bingo
  4. She has sold a sketch

Which guest is served raw mullet?

  1. Mrs Hall
  2. Colonel Hall
  3. Mr Twitchen
  4. Mrs Twitchen

The Germans

How many eggs mayonnaise did the Germans order?

  1. One
  2. Two
  3. Three
  4. Four

Communication Problems

How much does Mrs Richards say she paid for her room (not including Value Added Tax)? Remember, this was 1979.

  1. £7.20
  2. £3.40
  3. £12.50
  4. £39.99

What is Mrs Richards’ (the deaf old bat) first name?

  1. Alice
  2. Alison
  3. Anne
  4. Angela

In this episode, Manuel tells Mrs Richards that Basil is from?

  1. Swanage
  2. Swansea
  3. Swindon
  4. Southampton

On what notable day does Communication Problems take place on?

  1. VE Day
  2. St George’s Day
  3. Remembrance Sunday
  4. St David’s Day

What is the name of the horse that Basil has a win on?

  1. Fishwife
  2. Flying Tart
  3. Dragonfly
  4. Bird Brain

Mrs Richards gets a telephone call about the house she is trying to sell, where is her house located?

  1. Blackpool
  2. Brighton
  3. Basildon
  4. Bournemouth

What great sight is not mentioned by Basil Fawlty when he talks to Mrs Richards?

  1. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  2. The Great Pyramid of Kheops
  3. Herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically
  4. Sydney Opera House

The Psychiatrist

What is the name of the Welsh restaurant recommended to Raylene Miles by Basil?

  1. Taste of the Valleys
  2. Caf Caerphilly
  3. Delilah's
  4. Leek House

How old is Mr Johnson's mother in The Psychiatrist?

  1. 68
  2. 73
  3. 77
  4. 79

In the opening scene, Basil is complaining to the telephone operator that he can't get through to which of the following?

  1. The Samaratins
  2. His Doctor
  3. The Speaking Clock
  4. The Police

Waldorf Salad

What is Mr Hamilton's (who wants a Waldorf Salad) first name?

  1. Chuck
  2. Bill
  3. Clark
  4. Harry

How much does Basil get offered to keep the chef back to cook for the American guests?

  1. 20
  2. 10
  3. 25
  4. 30

What Harold Robbins novel is Sybil Fawlty reading in the dining room?

  1. The Carpetbaggers
  2. The Secret
  3. The Adventurers
  4. Never Love a Stranger

For how many years does Basil say the Major has been a resident for?

  1. 6
  2. 7
  3. 8
  4. 9

Which motorway does Mr Hamilton refer to as a "backstreet"?

  1. The M1
  2. The M4
  3. The M5
  4. The M25

When Basil asks him to work overtime to cook dinner for Mr & Mrs Hamilton, where does Terry the Chef say he is just about to go to?

  1. A football match
  2. His karate class
  3. A nightclub
  4. To visit his girlfriend

How long does Mrs Hamilton say she has lived in the USA for?

  1. Ten years
  2. Twelve years
  3. Eight years
  4. Twenty years

The Kipper and the Corpse

What is the name of the dog that bites Manuel and Polly?

  1. Patch
  2. Prince
  3. Winston
  4. Arthur

What newspaper does Mr Leeman request along with his breakfast in bed?

  1. The Times
  2. The Guardian
  3. The Telegraph
  4. The Daily Mail

The Anniversary

What is the date of the Fawlty’s wedding anniversary?

  1. 22 June
  2. 29 July
  3. 1 August
  4. 17 April

How many turn up for Basil and Sybil’s party?

  1. Two couples and Sybil’s friend Audrey
  2. Four couples
  3. Two couples and Basil’s mother
  4. Three couples

Basil the Rat

What colour of cage is Manuel’s pet “hamster” kept in?

  1. Lime Green
  2. Black
  3. Red and White
  4. Light Blue

What was Major Gowen supposed to be shooting outside the window?

  1. A rat
  2. A tiger
  3. A dragon
  4. A starling

According to Sybil’s mother, how did Basil and Sybil get together?

  1. Through a dating agency
  2. Black Magic
  3. Through Blind Date with Cilla Black
  4. Sheer bad luck

What does Basil say Sybil’s specialist subject on Mastermind should be?

  1. “Gossiping on the phone”
  2. “Worrying about nothing”
  3. “The bleedin’ obvious”
  4. “The books of Harold Robbins”
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