Friday, October 30, 2009

Fawlty Towers: The Complete Collection Remastered - DVD Giveaway


Quite a few years ago, before the kids were born, our neighbors hosted a Halloween costume party for the adults in the neighborhood. We always had fun trying to decide what kind of costume to wear. Unfortunately we moved from the neighborhood and haven't been to many Halloween parties since (besides the ones for our kids.) If we were attending this year, I think we might have went with a "Fawlty Towers" theme just so we could enter the Fawlty Towers Lookalike Contest on Facebook. My husband would make a good Basil Fawlty. The Grand Prize includes a Signed John Cleese Photo, Signed Fawlty Towers DVD, Fawlty Towers embroidered white terry-cloth bathrobe, Fawlty Towers story of Britain’s Favorite Sitcom book and Fawlty Towers corgi toy car.

To mark the 30th anniversary of the series, BBC Warner just released a Fawlty Towers remastered DVD set on October 20th. Now I've written about what the kids and I like on my blog but haven't mentioned a whole lot about my husband's favorites. He's been a Monty Python fan ever since I've known him and thinks John Cleese is the cheese. For those not familiar with the Fawlty Towers television series, it's a classic British sitcom from the 1970's starring John Cleese. Cleese plays a hotel manager named Basil Fawlty who is snobbish and often rude to the guests at the hotel. His incompetent staff and annoying wife round out the circus. It's the perfect farce and the hilarious series amuses my husband greatly. I've never seen the show but from viewing the YouTube videos, it does look like it could garner some good laughs.


While we haven't had a chance to watch the new DVD set, thanks to BBC Warner and their PR firm, one very lucky Brimful Curiosities reader will win the Fawlty Towers Remastered: Special Edition box set. (For the first time, I'm slightly jealous of my readers!)

To enter, leave a comment letting me know which Fawlty Towers character you look the most like. (Check out the "cast and crew" tab on the BBC America Shop for name ideas.)
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• Contest is open to US only
• Contest ends on Monday, November 16th, 2009 at 11:59 PM CST.
• Winner will be chosen at random
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Thanks to BBC for this giveaway opportunity. I did not receive my own DVD set to review. (View my full disclosure statement for more information about my reviews/posts.)

135 comments:

Anonymous said...

I look like Connie Booth , Sybil Fawlty.

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Infant Bibliophile said...

My husband LOVES faulty towers, and I've watched them all. What a great give away. If I don't win, maybe I'll buy him this for Christmas. I asked my husband and he says I most look like Polly. I think he's being nice.

Florinda said...

I don't look like any of the Fawlty Towers characters, but my husband resembles Basil (if Basil had a beard), and I'm really entering this giveaway for him - he LOVES that show!

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EllyBean said...

My husband favor Basil the most as they are both kinda going baldish lol... We love the Faulty Towers

EllyBean said...

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Stephanie said...

Truthfully I don't look much like any of them, but if I have to pick one it's Connie Booth, who played Polly Shearer on the show.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Stephanie said...

Following you as stlyhu and tweeted here: http://twitter.com/stlyhu/status/5306022195

Jenny said...

My husband would love this! I bought him a DVD set of it online once and didn't realize it couldn't be played on our DVD player here in America! LOL!

I'm not sure who I look more like, but probably Polly, since she is closer to my age.

Daniel M said...

john cleese before his hair receded - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

rutgersgal said...

Wish I could say I looked like Sybil Fawlty, but alas do not. My friend's husband, however, could easily be Basil's doppelganger.

Anonymous said...

If I had a mustache I could probably pass for Manuel.

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sweepmom said...

I have never seen the show (but my brother has talked alot about it) so I am not to familiar with which characters go with which names. I am going to take a stab in the dark and say I look most like Polly Shearmam.

cdziuba said...

Connie Booth, on a bad day!


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cdziuba said...

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cdziuba said...

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Anonymous said...

Basil Fawlty because I think John Cleese is hilarious!

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Anonymous said...

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GabbyLowe said...

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John Stetson said...

While I don't look like any of the characters, as a bunbling idiot I identify most with John Cleese.
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kdkdkd said...

Sybil Fawlty - although I am not as patient and understanding towards my husband LOL

Joanmurraycefalu said...

I can say I look like any of the charactors ( Thank goodness!) Hope I win :)

Brenda said...

Well, in my youth I looked like Polly. Now I pray I DON'T look like Mrs. Fawlty...

gmmerrell said...

I'd say Sybil Fawlty. We have about the same haircut, sadly

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gmmerrell said...

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Gae said...

We have been big Faulty Towers fans for years. In fact my Husband introduced me to him along with Monty Python (which I don't like).
I can't say we look like anyone, but my son does a great impression of Basil Faulty.
Blessings

Tina12312 said...

I don't really look that much like any of them, but I would say most like Polly. We love that show, good stuff! Thank you!

Tina12312 said...

I'm following you on Twitter and I tweeted http://twitter.com/Tina12312/status/5400230498

thank you!

Alice H said...

Thats a hard questions! I guess I look most like Miss Abitha Tibbs. Thanks! alicedemskehansen at gmail.com

Tina12312 said...

I would love to win and I tweeted again http://twitter.com/Tina12312/status/5422023782

thank you!

ossmcalc said...

I am afraid that I look like Miss Abitha Tibbs.

Thank you,

Christine
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ossmcalc said...

I follow you and subscribe by email and Google Reader.

Thank you,

Christine
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ossmcalc said...

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about this giveaway http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/5525682133

Thank you,

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Anonymous said...

When I first watched Faulty Towers, I was most like Polly. Alas, now I am much more like Sibil

Rebecca
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Leslie said...

Don't look too much like any of them but probably closest to Polly.

Dave said...

With a fake mustache, I might be able to pull off a Manuel. Fawlty Towers is such an amazing show. Thank you for the chance to win.

amweeks said...

I follow on twitter & tweeted! http://twitter.com/amweeks/status/5559967296

1993wel said...

I think I look most like Polly (maybe Polly past her prime, but still....) :)

karenmed409 said...

I think I look more like Sybil, I act like her at times :)
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Erica G said...

I think I look most like Sybil. Thanks!

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Ken said...

I really like Manuel and his love of the word "eventually". Please accept my entry. Thank you.

Pixie said...

Blogged about the giveaway

http://pennypinchingpixiereviewsandgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/11/fawlty-towers-giveaway.html

LindaD said...

Well... I guess I look the most like Sybil Fawlty (but in my heart, I look like Angelina Jolie!).

ky2here said...

Following on twitter as ky2here, here's my tweet:

http://twitter.com/ky2here/status/5726509797

Laura said...

I probably look the most like Sybil Fawlty but I don't really look A LOT like any of them.

Aisling said...

I don't think I look like any of the characters, but closer to Sybil Fawlty than any of the others.

Egare1 said...

I don't really look like any of them, but I think hubby is going to look like the Major when he's older! :D

joseph said...

I am like a Jewish John Cleese, (Basil Fawlty) with an epic-er mustache, wicked sense of humor, and not terribly handsome.

Meet the Browns said...

There aren't many choices but I probably most closely resemble Polly.

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ReggieMann said...

I like Manuel. The chef like him too :)

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Anonymous said...

I probably look most like Abitha Tibbs... I'm terrible with faces though, so I'm the wrong person to ask :)

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Kidazy said...

I'd like to say that I look like Polly but I'm afraid as I age I look like (and laugh like) Sybil Fawlty...I've even caught myself doing the old "Oh I know! I know!" routine on the phone LOL

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Kidazy said...

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Kidazy said...

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Angela G said...

I follow and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/ag1414/status/5759224447

Anonymous said...

Sybil Fawlty for sure. I love this show.
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pinkveganmiso said...

I guess I look more like Polly than anyone else

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David Hollingsworth said...

I consider myself to resemble Manuel, because we both seem like outsiders against modern society, well me more than him.

packerfantimmy said...

My wife says I ACT like Basil so I'll go with that.
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Fionen said...

I guess I look the most like Manuel. lol

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Angela said...

Not quite Miss Abatha Tibbs yet. I guess closest to Sybil. Nowhere near a Polly!

Auriette said...

Of the regulars, I would say I look most like Sybil Fawlty, without the big hair, but sometimes I do worry I have an ingrown toenail. My hearing is a little closer to the imperious Miss Richards'. Brilliant show, that.

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