Now we arrive in the wonderland which is Communication Problems, the realm of the one and only Mrs Richards... this will take a few Fawlty Feb days. So sit back and enjoy...
From: Communication Problems (the first episode of the second series, broadcast 19 February, 1979)
Mrs Richards: (to Manuel) Now, I've reserved a very quiet room with a bath and a sea view. I specifically asked for a sea view in my written confirmation, so please be sure I have it.
Mrs Richards: ... What?
Manuel: ... Que?
Mrs Richards: K?
Mrs Richards: C? (Manuel nods) KC? (Manuel looks puzzled) KC? What are you trying to say?
Manuel: No, no - Que - what?
Mrs Richards: K - what?
Manuel: Si! Que - what?
Mrs Richards: C. K. Watt?
Manuel: ... Yes.
Mrs Richards: Who is C.K. Watt?
Mrs Richards: Is it the manager, Mr Watt?
Manuel: Oh, manager!
Mrs Richards: He is.
Manuel: Ah... Mr Fawlty.
Mrs Richards: What?
Mrs Richards: What are you talking about you, you silly little man [I often shout this phrase at the radio when listening to 702 ABC talk back]. (turns to Polly, Mr Thurston having gone) What is going on here? I ask him for my room, and he tells me the manager's a Mr Watt and he's aged forty.
Manuel: No. No. Fawlty.
Mrs Richards: Faulty? What's wrong with him?
Polly: It's all right, Mrs Richards. He's from Barcelona.
Shame to stop now but there's more, so much more, from this episode, choc-full of nutty goodness. Stay tuned.