Sybil is in hospital for an operation on an in-growing toenail so Basil has been left in charge. A party of German guests is expected and Polly is brushing up on her German whilst Basil attempts to hang a moose head in reception. A fire drill is planned but the burglar alarm goes off instead, confusing everyone, and Sybil keeps telephoning from the hospital with fresh instructions. Manuel sets the kitchen alight with a chip pan and Basil is concussed with a fire extinguisher, ending up in the next hospital bed to Sybil. He insists on going back to the hotel where the German party has arrived but in his confused state starts to impersonate Hitler, goosesteps round the room and warns everyone "don't mention the war". The Germans are distraught and wonder "However did they win?" As found in FAWLTY TOWERS.