Thursday, August 15, 2013

You're a Naughty Boy!

One of my favourite television programs in the 70s was Fawlty Towers starring the great John Cleese. Basil Fawlty and his wife ran a hotel in seaside town, and suffered many mishaps over the course of twelve episodes.

One of the more memorable scenes is the one in which Basil arrives home after some renovations have been scheduled and finds that nothing has been done. It turns out that the fault was his, and he proceeds to give himself a spanking.

Who's a naughty boy, then?

From Hermione's Heart


Anonymous said...

I loved watching shows with John in them he is funny. I agree he should be spanked for not getting the job done, but should have asked her to spank him. Never had to self spank but R has sent me for the implement(s) she wants then had me bare my bottom and tell her I'm ready for my spanking.

Roz said...

LoL Hermione,

I love John Cleese and Fawlty Towers! I remember this episode. Funny how it takes on a different meaning watching it now!

He sure used to get himself into some pickles LoL.


Fondles said...

oh so funny! thanks for the clip

Daisy Christian said...

Lol that's funny..he did need a spanking for freaking out..that always gets me in trouble..I'm just saying lol

Aimless Rambling said...

I love John Cleese. thanks for the memory.

Sarah said...

LOL!!! That was funny. Thanks for sharing!

Hermione said...

Arched one - I thought the self-spanking was a clever idea. Not in real life fro em either.

Roz - I was entranced by that episode and was a faithful viewer from then on, especially hoping to see it in reruns.

Fondles - My pleasure!

Daisy - He needed lots of them, because freaking out was what he did best:)

Sunny - Aha! Another fan!

Sarah - My pleasure.


ronnie said...


I loved John Cleese in Fawlty Towers. Had forgotten all about that clip. Thanks for the memory.


Hermione said...

Ronnie - I was musing about what to post today, and the image just sprang into my head. Lucky for me, I found it easily on YouTube.


Erica said...

Great show! Just rewatched it recently on NetFlix. :-D My favorite part was how they fooled around with the name of the hotel each time on the opening credits.

ricky said...

Well, at least he took his angst out on himself.
The magic of John Cleese is that he can take self-made frustration and turn it into a comedy, so that we can laugh at ourselves.

Hermione said...

Erica - I had forgotten about that. I wish our Canadian Netflix had decent shows. I had to sign up and give them a credit card number in order to see what is available, then found nothing to my liking and had to cancel my account.

Ricky - John is such a creative entertainer.


Autumn said...

John Cleese is one of my favorite people... and to be honest, I am completely unfamiliar with this show.

Thanks for the share! =D


Anonymous said...

At least no one said anything about the war...


Unknown said...

loved the show, and really a big fan of John Cleese... he is actually on tour now.."John Cleese - Last Time To See Me Before I Die"
bottoms up

Hermione said...

Autumn - It's probably before your time:)

Mike - Which war? The big one, WW 2?

red - I've seen the ads. It would probably be a funny show.