Japan using Fawlty Towers and Red Dwarf to teach English

The BBC reports that Fukuoka Prefecture is turning to Fawlty Towers and Red Dwarf for English practice in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics.

Teachers in Fukuoka Prefecture have been using Fawlty Towers and Red Dwarf to get students used to hearing spoken English. It raises the prospect of a generation of Japanese students sounding like Basil, Sybil or even Manuel. – BBC

I wonder if there will be an increase in tourists being called “smeg heads” or “cheating, weaselly, low-life scum buckets”?

And I can’t talk about Red Dwarf without mentioning my favorite character.

Duane Dibbley!

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