Only Fools and Horses....: Season 1, Episode 2

Go West Young Man (15 Sep. 1981)

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Del and Rodney are once again hunting for bargains. And after stopping off at Boycie's car lot they spy a Mark II Cortina that's being used as a part-exchange for a Vanden Plas. Del knocks ... See full summary »



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Barrie Wilmore ...
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Joanne Good ...
Nicki (as Jo-Anne Good)
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Del and Rodney are once again hunting for bargains. And after stopping off at Boycie's car lot they spy a Mark II Cortina that's being used as a part-exchange for a Vanden Plas. Del knocks the asking price down to £25, so long as he houses Boycie's E type jag for a week - Del hopes to use the Jag to impress his bit on the side. Del ups the price tag of the Cortina to £199 and gets interest from an Australian buyer. And with cash in their pockets, a Jag to drive, and both of them single, Rodney talks Del into heading off for a night on the tiles. The Trotters' night out doesn't start too well, as they are chatted up by a pair of transvestites in a nightclub. But their luck changes in the form of Nicky and Michelle, who they manage to chat up and persuade them to write their telephone numbers on Del's cigar pack, with the promise of a date next Friday. On their way home, Rodney accidentally throws the cigar pack out of the window of the Jag, and when Del makes an emergency stop, a car ... Written by Rune Thandy

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Nick Stringer, who played the Australian man, would appear again in another Only Fools and Horses episode five years later as Del's old friend and business partner Jumbo Mills in "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire". See more »


When Rodney is ready to go out, he asks Del if he's going with him. The boom mic is visible at the top of the screen when he says "you coming or not?" See more »


Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter: A shot of tequila, a shot of coconut rum and one of creme de menthe. A smidgeon of Campari with the merest suggestion of Angostura bitters, top that up with fresh grapefruit juice then shake it. DO NOT STIR. Pour that slowly over broken ice Garnish with a slice or orange slice of lime, your occasional seasonal fruits, top that off with a decorative plastic umbrella, two translucent straws and voila!
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The Best Episode of the Show
17 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I always preferred the dialog ridden episodes than the gag ones and this one proves i'm right to do so. I swear i never laughed so hard during an OFAH episode. This is the funniest and best written episode of the show ever made. The plot is rather simple: Del and Rodney go to the clubs on the west.

It's full of memorable hilarious lines and situations like: The gay club, the broken car, the 'if only one person calls me the naked civil servant' line e.t.c. John Sullivan's script is confidant, funny and it's a huge improvement over the first episode. I could watch "Go West Young Man" every day of the week and it would still be as fresh and as funny as the first time i saw it.

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