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Andrew Sachs RIP.


Lisa O`Brien
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The actor Andrew Sachs, most famous of course for playing Manuel in Fawlty Towers has died. Surely, one of the greatest British sitcoms ever made, and a beloved character he created. What a rotten, stinking year it has been for celebrity deaths. And on it continues, so it seems. RIP.

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RIP Andrew Sachs. Although he did other things, he will always be remembered for the wonderful Manuel, a truly great many faceted creation of comic genius. My favourites were Mrs Richards and Manuel in mutual incomprehension - si, que, what? And the builders - you are orilly men. Too many other quotes and scenes to mention. What a legacy and a very nice man by all accounts.

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I guess that these days you would never be allowed to create the character of Manuel because it would be considered 'racist' or 'offensive'.  I am so glad I lived through the times when people could laugh at themselves and others with gentle fun.  How much we would have missed Manuel if he hadn't been allowed to exist!!  

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