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John Cleese Wails On Car as Basil Fawlty

Nothing ever goes right for Basil Fawlty. Partly due to his inhumanly bad luck, but also as a result of his patently short patience and quick temper. In this ad for Specsavers, classic British television character Basil Fawlty, creation of John Cleese and the namesake of the beloved show Fawlty Towers, shouts with frustration at an ornery auto. Then, in typical Fawlty fashion, he overreacts to the situation in the most hilarious possible way. That’s why Cleese is the best. Could you imagine a TV show with Cleese and Bill Murray? Ah, dreams.

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