Gourmet Night
Series 1, Episode 5
Gourmet night
Air Date 17 October 1975
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Basil tries to up the reputation of his inn by opening up a "gourmet night" at his dining room. The inaugural night goes woefully awry when his gourmet chef falls off the wagon, leaving him without a way to serve his upper crust guests. He tries to save the evening, but car troubles push him completely over the edge.

This episode has some similarities to the Spongebob Squarepants episode Squilliam Returns in which Squidward pretends he owns a five star restaurant.

Quotes Edit

Colonel Hall: Well what do you do if you don't like duck?

Basil: If you don't like duck, (laughs nervously) er you're rather stuck.

Mrs Hall: Fortunately I love it.