Great Job, Internet!: Celebrate Fawlty Towers’ 40th with these ersatz Instagram selfies

September 19 marks the 40th anniversary of John Cleese and Connie Booth’s Fawlty Towers, that evergreen BBC comedy series about quite possibly the worst hotel in all of Western Europe and certainly the worst on the so-called “British Riviera.” Anglonerd, a blog devoted to “British (and Irish) TV and comedy, geared toward Americans,” is celebrating the show’s ruby anniversary by bringing some 21st century technology to quaint little Torquay, specifically via a series of Instagram selfies of the four main characters. Anglonerd has a whole Instagram account devoted to cartoon selfies of Britcom heroes, including characters from The IT Crowd, The Thick Of It, and Not Going Out, but this week, Anglonerd author Jaime Pond says she is “spending the week with Polly,” referring to the harried young chambermaid and art student portrayed on Fawlty Towers by co-creator Connie Booth.

Most of Anglonerd’s Fawlty selfies appear to …

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