TV Episodes The Best Fawlty Towers Episodes  

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List of the best Fawlty Towers episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. Although only 12 episodes of this British sitcom were made, it still continues to have a cult following. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Fawlty Towers episodes of all time are. Fans of Fawlty Towers are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

Episodes here include everything from "The Germans" to "The Anniversary." What is the best Fawlty Towers episode of all time? Look below and find out.
Basil the Rat is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fawlty Towers Episodes
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Basil the Rat


The health inspector is coming and Basil tells Manuel to get rid of his pet rat, which he later finds out is named Basil. ...more on Wikipedia

Original Airing: Oct 25 1979

Season: Fawlty Towers Series 2

Episode Number: 6

Director: Bob Spiers

Previous Episode: The Anniversary

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Communication Problems is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fawlty Towers Episodes
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A selectively deaf woman named Mrs Richards insists that she has had a large amount of money stolen at the hotel, and against Sybil's wishes Basil puts a fiver on Dragonfly. ...more on Wikipedia

Original Airing: Feb 19 1979

Season: Fawlty Towers Series 2

Episode Number: 1

Director: Bob Spiers

Previous Episode: The Germans

Next Episode: The Psychiatrist

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The Germans is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fawlty Towers Episodes
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The Germans


Sybil goes into the hospital for toe surgery, leaving Basil to cope with a fire drill single-handed. After a couple of blows on the head, Basil tells some German guests where Germany went wrong in WWII. ...more on Wikipedia

Original Airing: Oct 24 1975

Season: Fawlty Towers Series 1

Episode Number: 6

Director: John Howard Davies

Previous Episode: Gourmet Night

Next Episode: Communication Problems

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The Psychiatrist is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fawlty Towers Episodes
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The Psychiatrist


A psychiatrist and his wife come to stay and Basil thinks Sybil is telling them all about his life. ...more on Wikipedia

Original Airing: Feb 26 1979

Season: Fawlty Towers Series 2

Episode Number: 2

Director: Bob Spiers

Previous Episode: Communication Problems

Next Episode: Waldorf Salad

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