Only Fools and Horses.... (1981–2003)

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Classic comedy following the misadventures of two Wheeler Dealer brothers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter who scrape their living by selling dodgy goods believing that next year they will be millionaires.

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 Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter / ... (65 episodes, 1981-2003)
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 Rodney Trotter (65 episodes, 1981-2003)
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 Trigger (39 episodes, 1981-2003)
Buster Merryfield ...
 Uncle Albert Trotter (37 episodes, 1985-1996)
John Challis ...
 Boycie (33 episodes, 1981-2003)
Kenneth MacDonald ...
 Mike Fisher (30 episodes, 1983-1996)
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Hugely successful British comedy about of two streetwise London brothers: Del (Derek) and Rodney Trotter. In early years they shared their council flat with 'Grandad' (until the death of actor 'Lennard Pierce') later to be replaced by 'Uncle Albert', a WWII Navy veteran with an anecdote for any occasion. Del and Rodney are best described as lovable and harmless black market traders; they buy and (try to) sell almost anything and many an episode is based around some faulty/stolen stock bought by Del. As with other comedies from writer John Sullivan, the humor is devilishly engineered so as not to telegraph the jokes before the punchlines and there's always a strong cast of support characters. The series has won countless awards and ratings battles. Written by Rob Hartill

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David Jason described Del Boy as someone who appeared to have won things which it subsequently turned out he had lost. But he was a winner by mentality. See more »

Quotes

Rodney: [after he and Mickey Pearce have bought a heap of broken lawnmower engines] Oi, you! This stuff is a load of rubbish!
Del Boy: I know. I did try to warn you.
Rodney: Well... yeah... but I thought ...
Del Boy: Yeah, well, the trouble with you, Rodney, is that you will insist on thinking!
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Classic!!
18 October 2001 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I'm a Yank who loves OFAH. The characters are charming, the dialogue hilarious & there's usually a nice twist at the end. The way writer Sullivan weaves call-backs into the stories is impressive. A must see for any fan of great British sitcoms. Be wary of the post-domesticated years, however. As much as Del & Rodney deserved steady girlfriends, it changed the dynamic of the show for the worse & diminished its off the wall appeal. The longer episodes also diluted the sharp, compact punch of earlier seasons. Start with the "holy Trinity" years (Grandad & Uncle Albert are both great) to appreciate OFAH at its finest. Cushty!


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