Take one snobbish, xenophobic, neurotic hotel owner. Drop a stuffed moose on his head. Then add a few German tourists.
Welcome to Fawlty Towers, where there is never an armistice.
This is probably the single best scene – certainly the best-known – in all of Fawlty Towers (though there are plenty to choose from). That said, overall, I don’t think The Germans is the best episode.
My personal favourites are:
Communication Problems: In which Basil is confronted by the selectively deaf Mrs Richards, a guest just as unreasonable as he is.
The Hotel Inspectors: In which Basil mistakes a salesman (played by Bernard Cribbens) for a hotel inspector.
The Waldorf Salad: In which an American guest refuses to take any crap after Basil messes up his dinner order.