It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Manuel Of Fawlty Towers Has Served His Last Meal. R.I.P.

page: 1
20

log in

join
share:

posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 02:14 PM
link   
Surprised this hasn't already been posted.

The sad news of the death of Andrews Sachs broke earlier today. Even though he actually died last week.

Sachs played the part of Manuel in the classic comedy " Fawlty Towers " One of the greatest comedies ever produced.

R.I.P. Manuel.

www.bbc.co.uk...









posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 02:16 PM
link   
Great show, British tv paves the way for US tv. Most of our good shows are British rip offs. Hollywood hasn't had a fresh thought in a long time



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 02:20 PM
link   
He was the star of Fawlty Towers when I was a kid. A fantastic actor, who was uncomfortable with his Spanish accent initially, but absolutely nailed a great comic version.

My favourite Manuel moment




posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 02:22 PM
link   
a reply to: alldaylong

It's a testament to his acting prowess that he endeared Manuel to the heart of the nation and wider world in just a few episodes of probably the finest comedy series written.

RiP Andrews Sachs , quality endures.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 02:31 PM
link   
a reply to: alldaylong

The bright side of his death has been all the Manuel clips of TV today. Such a legend. Great character.

"She go crazy. Crazy."

I bet he was seriously pissed off to be stuck with 'Manuel' for thirty years. Who can blame him?! Then again, he's still a household name for anyone over 40 from Australia to Canada to Britain. God bless him for the role


He couldn't buy a pack of crisps without someone saying, "Take no notice, he's from Barcelona."



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 02:42 PM
link   
a reply to: alldaylong

Aaaah man...I grew up watching this show, one of the few my parents let me watch with them...aah the good ol days of television.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 02:43 PM
link   
a reply to: Kandinsky

Hey we folks in the USA watched it too!



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 03:05 PM
link   
Que' ?

Loved the show...loved the character.
RIP, Manuel.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 03:18 PM
link   

originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: Kandinsky

Hey we folks in the USA watched it too!




I remember asking my parents what was so funny about 'Flowery Tw*ts?'


Even today it's hard to believe they got away with it on primetime BBC with an audience share of millions.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 03:23 PM
link   
a reply to: Kandinsky


Lets have a laugh.




posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 03:31 PM
link   
a reply to: alldaylong

He's so bloody funny! As soon as he wanders in you can't stop smiling.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 05:02 PM
link   
They still show re-runs of that show here in America, usually on PBS.



posted on Dec, 3 2016 @ 02:06 AM
link   
"I learned it from a booook"

Sad news indeed!



posted on Dec, 3 2016 @ 04:43 AM
link   
I remember just assuming he must be Spanish, and the surprise to discover he was actually German.

And that Peter Falk/Columbo was really Italian...when in fact he was of eastern European stock.

In fact, both men were Jewish...and short in stature.

Falk was only 5' 6", and Sachs was only 5' 4"!

They both left their mark and had a good innings; both, sadly, succumbing to dementia.

RIP Manuel.



posted on Mar, 17 2017 @ 07:16 PM
link   
I never even saw his passing! What a brilliant actor
!! Even to this day when i send the hubby a whatsap when he's by the supermarket,and i fudge up the message, he replies with : "Que??"



posted on Mar, 17 2017 @ 07:20 PM
link   
I heard about this sad news last week. My first thought was, "he has finally returned to Barcelona with his Siberian hamster, Basil".

RIP sir....and thanks for the laughs.



new topics

top topics



 
20

log in

join