Saturday, December 3, 2016


The relatively new Inner Toob theme about Toobworld as seen in comic books takes a different path this Saturday.  And it's due to the sad news this week about the death of Andrew Sachs.....

Andrew (Andreas Siegfried) Sachs, actor and writer, born 7 April 1930; died 23 November 2016.

Andrew Sachs, who has died aged 86, was never more effective than when playing a bewildered victim unfailingly eager to please his sometimes equally comic tormentors. The most popular and inspired example came in the role of Manuel, the waiter from Barcelona who spent most of his waking hours being abused by Basil Fawlty (John Cleese) in the BBC’s 'Fawlty Towers' (1975-79). Manuel – short, shoulders sloping in submission – was a star of the television show, which attracted more than 15 million viewers and became a comedy classic.

Sachs was grateful to Manuel for making him famous.  [He] felt that Manuel was the best thing that ever happened to him.

[The Guardian]

I didn't think I would find any proof of comic books based on 'Fawlty Towers', but I did find some great caricatures and cartoons of the main characters from that classic show.  

So in tribute to Mr. Sachs and his role as Manuel in this comedy classic, I'd like to share that artwork with you now.....

Good night and may God bless Andrew Sachs.....


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