Only Fools and Horses....: Season 7, Episode 5

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Uncle (27 Jan. 1991)

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Whilst Del employs Rodney in the family firm, Uncle Albert starts going to the Over-60s Club but comes home one day, bruised and claiming that he was mugged. After refusing to go out for a ... See full summary »

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Whilst Del employs Rodney in the family firm, Uncle Albert starts going to the Over-60s Club but comes home one day, bruised and claiming that he was mugged. After refusing to go out for a week, he suddenly takes off, leaving a note to imply he has left home. Del and Rodney eventually find him at the new estate built on the street where he was born, and bring him home. When Albert's old mate Knock-Knock arrives at the flat it turns out that there was no mugging but the two old men got into a fight over an old lady, Dora, from their club. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Uncle Albert claimed to have boxed in the Navy; Buster Merryfield was a boxer in the Army, where he got his nickname, Buster. See more »

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Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter: Running away from home at your age?
Uncle Albert Trotter: Lot of things been going through my mind lately, Del. I didn't know if I was coming or going. I feel I let the family down... I let you two down.
Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter: No, don't be so bloody daft.
Rodney Trotter: You didn't let anybody down.
Uncle Albert Trotter: I needed to be alone for a while.
Rodney Trotter: But where were you gonna go?
Uncle Albert Trotter: I hadn't given it much thought, Rodney. I didn't realise things had changed so much, I... when I first left home, I was about 15, I just come down here and got a job on a tram steamer. Life seemed...
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References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

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Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
Written by Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney
Sung by Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney
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He Ain't Heavy , He's My Uncle
28 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very good episode from the 50-minutes stage of Only Fools And Horses. It starts of with an excellent humor-packed story about Del Boy buying his car and about Rodney looking for a job , than in turns into a story of Albert getting mugged (when actually he has only lost a fight against his old school friend Knock , Knock).

Overall this episode is a very fine example of the 50-minute episodes. It has excellent acting , good humor and an interesting story in the back , nice drama but it lacks some of the charm the older episodes had.

All in all this is a pretty enjoyable episode.


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