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.
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 »
[taking the rise out of Rodney wanting to get a job]
Yes, sir, I have qualifications. I have two GCE's, a suspended sentence and I know a good joint when I puffed one!
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On the video and DVD releases, all series 1 episodes have had the original theme tune replaced with the more familiar one. Recent repeats on TV have left this music intact on the episodes "Big Brother" and "Christmas Crackers". See more »
This is a remarkable body of work and I am so glad that I took the chance and bought it! It started in 1981 and ended in 2003, but unlike American series it didn't drown the watcher and the last three episodes were a year apart! There was even one 3 year gap between 1993 and 1996 and one 5 year gap between 1996 and 2001 before they took up the series again. Never have I seen such continuity in story lines. It is amazing to me that the same actors kept coming back year after year to create this wonderful body of work. It deserved every award and accolade it ever got and those were many.
The first few seasons were half hour comedies and are hilarious, but you soon get to know these characters and become emotionally invested in their stories especially when they expand to full hour shows. By season 4 I was not just laughing, but crying. "Only Fools and Horses" succeeded in being both hilarious and extremely endearing. We are so lucky that we get to watch their stories unfold completely without having to wait 22 years. Best of all it answers the big questions and ties it all together by the final episodes. I can't imagine how invested people must have been who waited 22 years to get their answers. I know not everyone will like this series. My husband didn't like "To Hull and Back" and I do admit I didn't care much for "Miami Twice", but even these offerings are worth watching for the comedy and irony. A great show well worth your money and your time. This is indeed the best Brit-com ever made!!!
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