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My favorite episodes are the Waldorf Salad & Gourmet Dinner nights. I like the Germans too. Does anyone else like this show or want to discuss it?

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  1. Love the show, the Germans, pickled herring is a Hermann Goering, prawn cocktail an Eva Braun, crazy funny. Love the Hotel Inspectors also with Basil oh yes, a Bordeaux is a claret.

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    1. re: James Cristinian

      But what about German women Major?

      Good card players.

    2. I never make Waldorf salad without thinking I'm fresh out of Waldorfs. Apples, celery, walnuts and grapes in a mayonnaise dressing.

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      1. re: MrsBridges

        Don't forget the scotch & water, the screwdriver and the green salad's for me.

        1. re: MrsBridges

          From the same episode:

          Miss Gurke: I'm sorry, but do you think we could cancel our fruit salads?
          Sybil: Well, it's a little tricky, Chef's just opened the tin.

        2. both from the same episode:

          (as heard) "too small and dry" "oh I wouldn't say that"

          and "sorry - duck's off"

          1. We watch all the episodes about once a year. Too bad they made so few. Love the bit when Basil 'accidently' puts his elbow into the back of the little brats head.
            Remember when Basil went after with the Irish contractor with the garden nom
            That actor was in the movie 'Waking Ned Divine'. One of the best movies ever made IMO.

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            1. re: Puffin3

              And don't forget Basil, the "Siberian hamster" and the food
              inspector.

              1. re: Maryld

                How about the kid complaining about the shape of the chips?

                Master Heath: [to Basil] Haven't you got any PROPER chips?

                Basil Fawlty: Well, these ARE proper French-fried potatoes. You see, the chef IS Continental.

                Master Heath: Couldn't you get an English one?

                Mrs. Heath: Why don't you eat just one or two, dear?

                Master Heath: They're the wrong SHAPE.

                Basil Fawlty: Oh, dear... What shape you usually have? Mickey Mouse shape? Smarties shape? Amphibious landing-craft shape? Poke-in-the-eye shape?

                1. re: 4X4

                  Mrs Heath: He's very high strung.

                  Basil: Yes, he should be.

                1. re: coll

                  "You orally men?"

                  ~ Manuel to O'Reilly's men

                2. re: Puffin3

                  "Waking Ned Divine" is my favorite movie!

                3. Basil: Screwdrivers? She: Vodka and orangejuice. Basil: So I cancel the screwdrivers, then?