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    Fawlty Towers Actor Andrew Sachs dead at 86.

    http://metro.co.uk/2016/12/01/fawlty...ed-86-6296461/

    Is not a rat, is a hamster. One of the most seriously underrated comedy actors of our time. RIP

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    I'm sorry but I can't resist. I would hope he would have appreciated it.

    The TV star passed away after a secret four-year battle with dementia

    So........was it perhaps a secret to him also?

    I love Fawlty Towers. It's hard to believe he was 86.

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    I know that the BBC made several one-time "remakes" of classic Britcoms this year, but they damn well better not ever try to redo so much as one scene from any episode of FT, that show is comic perfection. God Bless you, Andrew .......
    "I speak English well, I learn it from a booooooook"
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    Fantastic show.....

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    Que?? I don't know why this one little snippet from the show had me rolling but Manuel is at the hotel alone and the phone keeps ringing. He answers it in his usual flustered way. " Mr. Fawlty, he not here!" It rings again, "Mr. Fawlty, he not here, see?!" and turns the receiver around as if to look round the lobby. He puts it back to his ear and drops it in horror!!! It's Mr. Fawlty on the phone. I think I had tears in my eye. There is just something in the way he played that, that made it wonderful. RIP

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    So sad to hear this news!
    My dad was a huge FT fan, bless his soul, I'm so glad he got me into it.

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    So sad to hear that. He was great in that part.
    The reason a dog has so many friends is because he wags his tail instead of his tongue.

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    He was an actor who took a role and knocked it out of the park. RIP Andrew Sachs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spookydel View Post
    http://metro.co.uk/2016/12/01/fawlty...ed-86-6296461/

    Is not a rat, is a hamster. One of the most seriously underrated comedy actors of our time. RIP
    Special filigree!

    Did not know he was that much older than the Pythons

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    Ke?

    R.I.P. Manuel.
    I am a sick puppy....woof woof!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilmpenny View Post
    Ke?

    R.I.P. Manuel.
    I speak English, I learn it from a book...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by notjadedjusthonest View Post
    I speak English, I learn it from a book...........
    You're doing just great.

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    I loved Fawlty Towers, the cast was perfect in every way. It would not have been the show it was without him. He was wonderful...He as a great comedian. May he RIP.
    "A day without laughter is a day wasted." - Charlie Chaplin


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    I loved this guy in Fawlty Towers, he was so funny. Very sad he had dementia, such a horrible way to go...

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