From 1974, BBC comedy script editor Ian Main’s memo to the head of television comedy concerning the pilot script for Fawlty Towers by John Cleese and Connie Booth. It reads:
I’m afraid I thought this one as dire as its title. It’s kind of “Prince of Denmark” of the hotel world. A collection of cliches and stock characters which I can’t see being anything but a disaster.
“It just shows you people have no idea what they are doing.” — John Cleese