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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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.)