Mention was made in the comments to my Cleese-celebrating Basil Fawlty post of yesterday of the famous Fawlty Towers episode about the deaf Mrs. Richards and Basil’s surreptitious betting.  So here you go:


I might add that many of my conversations with the youngest gel seem to follow this general pattern.  I would also add that practically every line of this dialogue  is currently in use not only in the immediate port-swiller family, but amongst ol’ Robbo’s extended relations as well.   Enjoy!