Saturday, May 16, 2009

BASIL FAWLTY

This week sees the 30th anniversary of the classic sit-com, Fawlty Towers.
There are are so many reasons why this TV show is so universally popular. Firstly, the characters are so believable. Also, I think we all have a bit of Basil Fawlty in us. Most importantly though, I think a lot of it's success and what makes the phemomenon all the more remarkable, is down to the fact that there were only two series made!

While searching for reference photos of John Cleese, I came across this You Tube clip of him on Parkinson during the 1980's, explaining how the character of Basil Fawlty originated.

9 comments:

Niall O loughlin said...

Great drawing Ken, I think you meant 12 episodes, 2 series?

kencoogan said...

Thanks Niall! Well spotted there too! Spent the whole weekend watching every episode. Each one is a classic!!

Niall O loughlin said...
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Niall O loughlin said...

IMO nothing has ever come close to being as funny as Flowery twats, I mean Fawlty towers!

Tel said...

Nice 'Baaaasill' Ken - I can only echo what Niall said - the funniest TV comedy show ever.

Charles DA COSTA said...

Great likeness,I like your style

kencoogan said...

Thanks for the comments guys!

manohead said...

great job

Jim Hopkins said...

I caught this one blog surfing one night and forgot to leave a comment. Love it!