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Fawlty themed hotel

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Go to Torquay. Build an exact replica of Fawlty towers if there isn’t a suitable building already. (Alternatively buy the Gleneagles hotel, an experience in which the series was based on). Staff this with actors who have studied the characters from the series in great detail, and whom, if possible, have been selected to look like Cleese et al. (007 commitments will make the man himself unavailable for the job) More actors could play the regular guests like Major Gowen and those old ladies.

Entertainment would come from watching scenes from the series occurring before your eyes as you walk through the lobby, sit in the dining room, etc, but also from enjoying the hospitality of Basil Fawlty (ie. The actors/staff would remain in character at all, even when not quoting the series verbatim.)

Although I envisaged this as a means to attract guests, advertising it as a normal hotel and relying on word of mouth might be better, certainly, watching the reactions of the unsuspecting holidaymaker when confronted with Fawlty would be entertaining for those already 'in the loop'.

It occurs to me that it might be rather fun also to have a Monty Python themed hotel; A giant foot hovering in the lobby, that descends on the hour, themed rooms for each of the films, the songs playing in the elevators, a naked man playing an organ in the resturant, and other such high jinx.* However I am reluctant to post this as a seperate idea. It's to close to this idea and both are a little 'WICTTISOTTVPWIBNIIWR'. So here it is; as a coda to the Fawlty themed hotel concept. Expand as you like...

*A Python-esque safari park in the style of the Zulu scene from 'Meaning of life' would be great fun. "A tiger?!, In Basingstoke? !"

Zircon, Nov 11 2002

Fawlty lookalikes... http://www.btintern...linson/fawlty1.html
...and some Manuels including one in New Zealand apparently. (follow Fawlty Towers for hire link on left (scroll down)) [Zircon, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       <black armband>Will Manuel's pet rat be there?</black armband>
thumbwax, Nov 11 2002

       ignore him - he's from Barcelona. BTW Sybil pops in here quite often.
I mean where I work - not the halfbakery :)
po, Nov 11 2002

       I'd stay there - although I'm not sure I'd eat there (the rat-poison/ veal combination is not to my taste).   

       Could I have the room next door to the Australian girl in the episode about the psychologists?
whimsickle, Nov 11 2002

       I get the feeling that this would get terribly irritating after a very short while.   

       Also, you'd have to have paramedics on standby. One of my Dad's best friend's uncles died laughing at Fawlty Towers. The chuckle stress gave him a massive heart attack.
PeterSilly, Nov 11 2002

       Better than the sickly anodyne ruybbish of Disney-themed hotels ..... yes.
8th of 7, Nov 11 2002

       I don't think British hotels need to try to be comically bad.
General Washington, Nov 11 2002

       This would be a certain disappointment to all but the dullest fans.
horripilation, Nov 11 2002

       Silly, the same thing nearly happened to me when I saw the Rat episode.
thumbwax, Nov 11 2002

       1 in 6 rooms come with an imitation corpse in the bed
po, Nov 11 2002

       Do the doors disappear randomly?
And do we get gnomes at reception?
NickTheGreat, Nov 11 2002

       I like the Monty Python idea. Would stonings be put on as entertainment? Would beards be provided along with the usual bathrobes, soaps and other freebies?
Miss Weston Smith, Nov 11 2002

       Hopefully, they will also be filming another version of "How Not To Be Seen" in the grounds ...
8th of 7, Nov 11 2002

       I like the link text on Zircon's link: "SPOT THE MISSTAKE".
FarmerJohn, Nov 11 2002


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