The Paperboy, though rarely seen, is revealed to be the prankster who rearranges the letters on the "Fawlty Towers" sign to sometimes crude phrases.

This may have been because of Basil's anger when he is late with a delivery. The shot of the hotel's sign appears at the beginning of every episode but one, "The Germans", when a hospital is used, since it is the only episode which does not begin at the hotel. During the first series, the sign loses letters each episode until almost no letters are left.

Episode five brings the first anagram: "Warty Towels". In the second series, the first episode sign correctly spells 'Fawlty Tower', but changes in each subsequent episode, from the correct spelling to various anagrams.

Known signs Edit

  • Episode 1: "Fawlty Towers" (the letter "S" is askew)
  • Episode 2: "Fawlty Tower" (the letter "L" is askew)
  • Episode 3: "Fawty Tower" (the letter "W" is askew)
  • Episode 4: "Fawty Toer"
  • Episode 5: "Warty Towels"
  • Episode 7: "Fawlty Tower" (the letter "L" is askew)
  • Episode 8: "Watery Fowls"
  • Episode 9: "Flay Otters"
  • Episode 10: "Fatty Owls"
  • Episode 11: "Flowery Twats"
  • Episode 12: "Farty Towels"