Raquel is nervous when she prepares to introduce her parents to Del Boy, following a long rift with them. As usual, Del is determined to make sure they have a meeting to remember. Meanwhile, Rodney ...
Traders and brothers Rodney and Derek "del boy" Trotter work from the streets of London buying what they can from the auctions and flogging it down it the market, always saying this time next year we'll be millionaires. There Grandad and later in the series uncle Albert also live in their council flat as the wise old man saying there next scheme won't work and offering in there jokes.
The idea to extend the running times of episodes was the point where the show came into its own as a comedy-drama, according to David Jason. Now not just a sitcom, there was now more time for John Sullivan's great lines, but there was more space for things to unfold. Jason doubted that without the extra length, the romances between Del and Raquel and Rodney and Cassandra would never have developed, and he was glad to have Tessa Peake-Jones and Gwyneth Strong in the cast because they knew what they were doing and fit right in. See more »
In Mother Natures Son, when the Trotter's check in to the hotel in Brighton, the porter is carrying Del Boy's leopard skin suitcase. This however, is the same suitcase that was stolen previously in Miami Twice Part 2. See more »
The very first episode, 'Big Brother', originally had a different theme tune, a saxophone theme by Ronnie Hazlehurst. Some later showings have replaced this score with the regular opening and closing songs. (On either version, a variation on Hazlehurst's original score can still be heard in the middle of the episode, as Del-Boy tries to sell the load of dodgy suitcases). See more »
It is time that Americans got to have this syndicated! This is the funniest sitcom I have ever seen. Thank goodness for the trips to the UK when I can sit around with my friends and watch it. I am a Rodney fan. My favorite episodes are the Chandelier episode, the Batman and Robin one, and Del and Trig in the bar where he falls down. This is top notch comedy. I recommend it to anyone who wants a good laugh! I want to buy the DVD set of this if I can get it in American format. It's a shame other Americans have not seen this. I have not met one person here in the States that has seen it. All I can say is they are missing out on the world's best sitcom. American sitcoms are boring, British rock! God Bless Hooky Street!
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