Any Only Fools and Horses Fans Out There?

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tmark938

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I have been a fan of Only Fools and Horses for years, and it has to be the best Comedy Program EVER!!

Del Boy and the family got into some great scrapes, but always seemed to get out of them in one peice........lol

Any more fans out there?

MB
 

mattlad

Novice Member
You bet!!!
 

jenic

Novice Member
One of my all time favourite shows, if nothings on the box i know i can always pop in my video :eek: of the chandelear falling and i'll be alright :thumbsup: .
 
oh yes :thumbsup: my fave ever was the blow up dolls :rotfl: or the batman and robin :rotfl: or.........
 

John 1987

Well-known Member
I love it, I usually catch a little bit of an episode every night. It has some classic moments and the two part and Christmas specials are hilarious, Jolly Boys outing, To Hull and back and off course the Bat Man and Robin scene.
 

Kevo

Well-known Member
10-20 years ago it was funny, but now it's VERY dated and I just can't bear watching it anymore. The last few 'xmas specials' were dreadful :thumbsdow

Why on earth do they still show it in prime time slots :confused:

Along with Open All Hours, My Family and most soaps on TV today, it's one of those TV progs that has me reaching for the remote as soon as I hear the theme tune!
 

krish

Distinguished Member
Kevo said:
...The last few 'xmas specials' were dreadful :thumbsdow
Agree - they shouldn't have brought it back for those three dire episodes, as it ended perfectly in 1996 imho
 

Garrett

Moderator
The last of the series was the perfect ending for the Trotters and a nice memory to be left with. They spoiled that.:(
 

Greg Hook

Moderator & Reviewer
Totally right Garrett. As far as I'm concerned the series ended when they finally got their millions.

I have ignored and trying to blank from my memory the unfunny christmas 'special' trilogy they made.
 

jenic

Novice Member
The last trilogy was a mistake, it would have worked if they had all been funney but the only one that was up to the quality of the old eps was the middle one with Gary in.
 

Tight Git

Well-known Member
Garrett said:
The last of the series was the perfect ending for the Trotters and a nice memory to be left with. They spoiled that.:(
Couldn't agree more, but then how many programme producers manage to resist going to the well one time too many!
 

drunkenmaster

Novice Member
ipod crazy said:
The last trilogy was a mistake, it would have worked if they had all been funney but the only one that was up to the quality of the old eps was the middle one with Gary in.

Without giving away too much-Is this the one where the chap gets trapped into the lorry and they bring him home??:D

BTW who did you like more - Grandad or Uncle Albert?, thinking back for me it has to be Uncle Albert
 

krish

Distinguished Member
drunkenmaster said:
BTW who did you like more - Grandad or Uncle Albert?, thinking back for me it has to be Uncle Albert
That's a hard one. Quite telling that the last 3 episodes obviously without the late Buster Merryfield, were pretty awful (even the 'Gary!' one in my view).

interestingly I found this on Lennard Pearce's IMDb biography (www.imdb.com/name/nm0668970/bio):
Pearce died during the filming of the fourth series of "Only Fools And Horses" in 1984, and most of the episodes had to be re-shot in 1985, with Buster Merryfield replacing him.
- does anyone know if these have been released as deleted scenes on an OFAH DVD?




... and now for some other OFAH trivia from IMDb (www.imdb.com/title/tt0081912/trivia):

* Over a dozen Reliant Robins (the three-wheeled vans) were used during the series.

* Kenneth MacDonald (who played Mike) died the same day as it was announced that a new trilogy would be made.

* John Sullivan wrote every episode.

* David Jason was cast as Del Boy after the producers saw him in "Open All Hours" (1973).

* Jim Broadbent was originally cast to play Del Boy, but after David Jason auditioned, he was instead cast as DCI Roy "the slag" Slater. Enn Reitel had also been considered for the role of Del.

* Crew members would often find filming outside (often in Bristol, 130 miles from the Trotters' "home" in Peckham, south east London) a tough challenge due to the amount of people who would turn up just to watch and catch a glimpse of the actors.

* The original ending (in 1996) was that Del, Rodney and Uncle Albert become cartoon characters as they walked into the sunset. The director, however, decided against this idea.

* Athough the show continued until 1996, and then between 2001-2003, the last actual series ended with the episode "Three Men, A Woman & A Baby" which aired on 3 February 1991. All episodes made since have been Christmas specials.
 

jenic

Novice Member
drunkenmaster said:
Without giving away too much-Is this the one where the chap gets trapped into the lorry and they bring him home??:D

BTW who did you like more - Grandad or Uncle Albert?, thinking back for me it has to be Uncle Albert

Thats the one, my fave was uncle albert but grandad was still really good.

Another fave episode was the jolly boys outing to margate
 

krish

Distinguished Member
ipod crazy said:
Thats the one, my fave was uncle albert but grandad was still really good.
They were both lovable quirky characters, and very different too; very well realised by both actors. Replacement characters (esp. of well loved ones) usually flop, clearly not here though :thumbsup:.
 

Max Payne

Novice Member
Absolutely brilliant show

It was always a must in my house growing up and we absolutely loved it! I agree that the last 3 specials were not a good idea and it should have ended when they won the millions. That was a cracking episode (the auction)

Not going to choose between "Grandad" and "Uncle" - both were excellent!
 

Tight Git

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krish72 said:
The original ending (in 1996) was that Del, Rodney and Uncle Albert become cartoon characters as they walked into the sunset. The director, however, decided against this idea.
Pity they didn't stick with that ending, but I see that's being covered in a different thread.
 

dUnKle

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Anyone tell me where the best place to get the US box sets from as cheaply as possible and WITHOUT risk of customs

HUGE fan and belive the US sets are without many of the cuts that the R2 DVDs have - such as cuts for music licencing reasons and cuts for language
 

Tight Git

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DuncanWardle said:
... believe the US sets are without many of the cuts that the R2 DVDs have - such as cuts for music licencing reasons and cuts for language
I know there was a copyright problem with some of the music, but what's this about language cuts? :eek:

Remember, these were family shows back in the eighties, so where was the problem?
 

krish

Distinguished Member
Tight Git said:
I know there was a copyright problem with some of the music, but what's this about language cuts? :eek:

Remember, these were family shows back in the eighties, so where was the problem?
they've removed some dated racist language
- I clearly remember the terms Pakis/**** shop etc being used by Del boy and Rodney in a fair number of episodes up until the late 80s

- not amusing, and was never challenged
 

jenic

Novice Member
I clearly remember the terms Pakis/**** shop etc being used by Del boy and Rodney in a fair number of episodes up until the late 80s
I have heard that on uktv gold repeats recently.
 

dUnKle

Distinguished Member
The episode "A Royal Flush" is said to have 17+ minutes removed for various reasons - it is however supposed to be uncut on R1

Belive they have 2 boxsets just need to know where to get them from
 

Tight Git

Well-known Member
Thanks all for clearing that up.

I must admit I was thinking more of swear words.

Anyway, let's not have any more examples in case we offend someone.
 

krish

Distinguished Member
Tight Git said:
Anyway, let's not have any more examples in case we offend someone.
no worries if its in context :) ....
I'm of Indian origin, hence at the time was quite annoyed that characters I enjoyed could just throw around words like that with no comebacks, when I was getting it in the school playground from easily influenced little s**ts and their older brothers
 

dUnKle

Distinguished Member
Hope nobody thinks I want them uncut as im a racist

Far from it, but would like them in the best most uncut form and that seems to be R1
 

krish

Distinguished Member
DuncanWardle said:
Hope nobody thinks I want them uncut as im a racist

Far from it, but would like them in the best most uncut form and that seems to be R1
I agree, me too, and certainly don't think that of you :smashin:. I prefer a "warts'n'all" release, not some sanitised rewriting of history.
 

T800

Novice Member
Before I moved out of my parents house my sister and I watched many TV shows from beginning to end, one episode a night, we started with all nine seasons of Seinfeld, then all nine seasons of X-Files (took 11 months), The Thin Blue Line and Felicity.

The last one we watched was Only Fools and Horses, all the series, comic relief specials, christmas specials etc, I'd seen them so much before I knew them off by heart, we stopped after the Chrismas Trilogy mainly because I didn't want to spoil the show for her. A few weeks later she asked me why we never watched the last three and added "Do they lose the money?", when I said yes but it's worse than that, she said she didn't want to watch them because it had ended so perfectly.

The last three do have their moments like "Gary!" and Trigger's blinking but considering what they spoilt they weren't worth it, a bit like Alien3:suicide:
 

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