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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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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This episode has the first appearance of Del Boy's (David Jason) wheeler dealer friend Boycie (John Chalis) See more »

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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 »

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Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter: [Del is auto trading the Cortina for the Aussie] 'Ere, did you know that the East African gazelle became an endangered species for this model? No, it's an enthusiast's model this one and I can tell that you are genuinely, an enthusiast.
Aussie Man: Don't give me that crap, mate. I can make up my own mind. And I don't need any help from no cockney villain.
Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter: Cockney villan? Cockney villan? Now there's no need to be like that, sir. After all the British and the Australians are cousins from across the sea innit ...
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Use It Up & Wear It Out
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Written by L. Russell Brown and Sandy Linzer
Performed by Odyssey
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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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