There's No Reason to Find Fault in 'Fawlty'

It was with dismay that I read in Dec. 19's Morning Report that John Cleese has said in a British paper that he is embarrassed for the work he did in the '70s, especially the BBC series "Fawlty Towers."

I am the proud and grateful owner of the collected episodes on tape, and I must recommend them to anyone who appreciates the finest in dry British humor. There's not a bad day I've had that I can't immediately brighten by spending a half-hour or two in the company of Basil Fawlty, Sybil, Manuel, Polly, the Major and the other guests and visitors to Fawlty Towers.

I do wish Cleese continued success with his "Fish Called Wanda" enterprises, but for me, his ill-tempered, henpecked, conniving and utterly hilarious Basil will always remain my most cherished of friends.

DEBRA TRENT JOHNSON

Echo Park

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