What was the name of the Spanish waiter in the TV sitcom "Fawlty Towers"?
Manuel is a fictional character from the BBC sitcom "Fawlty Towers", played by Andrew Sachs. He reappeared for a small sketch with John Cleese in "We Are Most Amused" in November 2008.
Manuel is a well-meaning but dim, disorganized, and constantly confused waiter from Barcelona with a limited grasp of the English language and customs. He is constantly verbally and physically assaulted by his boss. He is afraid of Basil's quick temper and violent assaults, yet often expresses his appreciation for being given the position, despite Basil's abusive treatment toward him. On the other hand, whenever Manuel appears sad, Basil is depicted attempting to cheer him up, and even kisses him on the forehead for his aid in ejecting a particularly abusive guest, indicating that he holds at least some loyalty to Manuel.