If there is a real anti-hero in sitcoms, it is indeed basil Fawlty, at least he was one of the most accomplished ones if only for the prowess he showed at not being a hero. A coward might die a thousand times, but they usually got a very long life span to do all that dying, so its ok. Basil was even worse than that.
He was already dead , at least inside. All he was asking is that everybody will stop kicking the cold corpse and if you can please just close the lid of the coffin that would be lovely.
What? No, of course, it is quite all right, I will do it myself, sorry to have bothered you. Now who haven’t had days like this?
Hell, I had months like this.
Difference is he was funny while doing it and I was just miserable. And here I thought that blues is the only place you can make a living off your misery. Ahm…wander what would a basil Fawlty blues would sound like…