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Only Fools & Horses

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  • Yeah I thought it wasn’t funny and was waaaaaayyyyyyy too long.

    I don’t begrudge them having the ambition to do something different, but it was their worst show.

    I believe the Miami episodes were David Jason's favourite.

    For me, the fishing trip remains my favourite OFAH episode.




  • I believe the Miami episodes were David Jason's favourite.

    For me, the fishing trip remains my favourite OFAH episode.

    It's the Jolly Boys Outing for me. It's just fantastic.




  • I believe the Miami episodes were David Jason's favourite.

    For me, the fishing trip remains my favourite OFAH episode.

    I wouldn't be surprised to hear that the reason why David feels it's his best episode is because he got to play a different character as well as filming in Miami. Which is all fair from a personal aspect but from a fan aspect it really is horrible set of two episodes. But to be fair to only fools it's really hard to list bad episodes except them.

    **Edit**
    Forgot about the last episodes in 2001. Horrible too.

    But yeah the 'friday the 14th' episode is a classic. It's up there.




  • I wouldn't be surprised to hear that the reason why David feels it's his best episode is because he got to play a different character as well as filming in Miami. Which is all fair from a personal aspect but from a fan aspect it really is horrible set of two episodes. But to be fair to only fools it's really hard to list bad episodes except them.


    I thought the first part was funny myself especially the scene with del, raquel and Albert when del is attempting to get raquel's blessing to go to Miami with rodney.




  • I wouldn't be surprised to hear that the reason why David feels it's his best episode is because he got to play a different character as well as filming in Miami. Which is all fair from a personal aspect but from a fan aspect it really is horrible set of two episodes. But to be fair to only fools it's really hard to list bad episodes except them.

    **Edit**
    Forgot about the last episodes in 2001. Horrible too.

    But yeah the 'friday the 14th' episode is a classic. It's up there.

    It's not unwatchable but it'd be the "Jumping the shark" moment for me if it weren't two one-off episodes that are never referenced again in the series.


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  • I wouldn't be surprised to hear that the reason why David feels it's his best episode is because he got to play a different character as well as filming in Miami. Which is all fair from a personal aspect but from a fan aspect it really is horrible set of two episodes. But to be fair to only fools it's really hard to list bad episodes except them.

    **Edit**
    Forgot about the last episodes in 2001. Horrible too.

    But yeah the 'friday the 14th' episode is a classic. It's up there.

    I don't think they should have made them as it ended perfectly with the 1996 trilogy. However, I enjoyed the 'Gary' storyline with Boyce as the bodyguard!

    My 2nd favourite episode (just behind Friday the 14th) is the one where Triggs grandmother dies. Grandad's conversation with Triggs Grandfather is a brilliant scene.




  • It's the Jolly Boys Outing for me. It's just fantastic.


    PS we just lost Rosalind Knight, who played Mrs. Cresswell in that episode, the scary landlady at the Villa Bella.




  • Here's one to twist your noodle.

    Uncle Albert actor Buster Merryfield was 65 when he joined the show in 1985.
    Grandad actor Leonard Pearse was 66 when he started the show in 1981.

    David Jason was 63 in the final episode of Only Fools in 2003. He was as old as Albert and Grandad.




  • It's the Jolly Boys Outing for me. It's just fantastic.

    It's on now :pac:




  • JoeA3 wrote: »
    Yeah they definitely changed his character over the seasons. Early on he was a bit of a shady petty thief, a little dim, but that wasn’t played upon as much in early seasons. Rodney was actually a bit afraid of him - “Why do they call him Trigger, does he carry a gun?”

    In later seasons the shady petty crime aspect of his character was forgotten about and he was just a simpleton road sweeper.

    A great character though :D

    There's subtle differences in season one when it was findng its feet that they later improve/ get rid of. Del actually uses correct French, they then realised it would be funnier if he was clueless about it :pac:


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  • Yeah another one gone, very sad RIP

    He was due to do a tour of Ireland the last few years which was postponed due to covid. He done one only a few weeks ago in the UK and was cut short as he was so sick

    Boycie was a great character, never watched 'green green grass' but heard it had its moments





  • I think many of the less 'self-conscious' will. The show was written in a 'natural' way slagging back and forth. No nastiness. More laughing at the characters ignorance (Del, Boyce, Rodney, Trigger etc).

    O'Sullivan was from an Irish background his auld fella from Cork. It is no coincidence that slagging and mickey taking is a key component of the show. I have watched them all countless times at this stage and still laugh at them. The timing is superb well acted and written.





  • Very sad to hear this, I’ve been watching Yhe green green grass on Gold lately and he would always make you laugh 🥰 May he Rest in Peace





  • Sad news. RIP Boycie





  • It's sad to think that alot of the cast have died by now.

    Granddad, Uncle Albert, Mike, Trigger, Sid, the creator John Sullivan and now Boycie.

    I guess that's just the way it goes as the show started 40 years ago.





  • Rest in Peace John Challis.





  • RIP Boycie.





  • Sad news about John Challis.

    The OFAH prequel Rock and chips us on UK TV gold attention moment. It only seems to have episodes 2 and 3 airing and I can't see episode 1.

    Watched episode 2 last night and it was interesting. Different style to OFAH and much more focus on the parents and Freddie the frog's relationship with the lads mam.



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  • Not sure if people remember this one. Early episode with Del ordering drinks with Rodney from the barmaid Joyce.

    When she's goes to get their drinks, del says 'I like old Joyce, I mean fair enough, she's a bit of an old dog, but you always know where you stand with them...!!!! ' Another one for the PC brigade, can't stick it to them hard enough..))))))





  • Do we really have to endure the whole "PC gone mad" sh*te again?

    Apparently, Only Fools is massive in certain eastern European countries. Challis did a documentary called Boycie in Belgrade. It's on Prime apparently.





  • Yes. Yes we alway have to go through the same boring few posts by posters who are cross about the fact that times change, banging on about how "you wouldn't get away with that now, grumble grumble, PC brigade grumble grumble".

    Uncle Albert calling reggae "monkey music" in To Hull and Back was a joke of its time. It wouldn't make sense to write the same joke 40 years later. UsBus, you can use the term "monkey music" to stick it to the PC brigade if you want.





  • Are you suggesting that somehow a comedy from decades ago in different times with much less technology wouldn't be made in precisely in the same manner were in instead to be made today? Shocking!





  • Mad concept isn't it? I'll give you an even madder concept: art is relevant to the time in which its made and while some aspects are timeless and other aspects become outdated. Wild.





  • Mad, like. Does irk me that the BBC have put more effort into censoring the jokes about Jimmy Savile than actually stopping him when he was active.



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