Sue Burke (mount_oregano) wrote,
Sue Burke
mount_oregano

"Fawlty Towers" vs. Spain

A Spanish electrician is suing his former employer, a London hospital, claiming that this bosses bullied and taunted him by comparing him to Manuel, the air-headed waiter from Barcelona in the television show Fawlty Towers.

You can read all about it here:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1126509/Spanish-worker-dubbed-Manuel-sues-30-000-Fawlty-Towers-taunts.html

Fawlty Towers, http://www.fawltysite.net/, was a popular 1970s show that starred John Cleese as a hot-headed hotel manager. It was also shown in Spain (dubbed, of course).

Funny things can happen during dubbing. In the Castilian version, Manuel became Italian. In the Catalan version, which is the local language of Barcelona, Manuel became Mexican.

— Sue Burke

Tags: humor, spanish
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