Wow, nearly as long as I've lived and the best British comedy sitcom of all time rocks on! Hardly a day goes by without a bit of Del Boy and Rodders in this household. I only ever watched the very last one of Only Fools & Horses as it was being broadcast - Christmas 2003, the rest I've watched as re-runs or from our beloved boxset (which I honestly couldn't live without!) Not only is John Sullivan's scriptwriting absolute genius, but there are heartwarming, touching moments too. I tried to narrow these down to my Top 5 - and couldn't - so here's my 7:
The wartime recollections by Grandad and Uncle Albert in "The Russians Are Coming" and "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Uncle"
When Rodney leaves Del for his honeymoon - Simply Red's "Holding Back The Years" plays out and Del takes the male figurine off the top of the wedding cake as if he's losing Rodney
When they become millionaires - the pub scene gets me every time when all their friends stand up and clap
When Del Boy is talking to his mum holding his son for the first time
Grandad's funeral - when Del is trying to deal with his loss and Rodney doesn't understand his coping mechanism
Now back to the comedy moments - my all time favourite scene has to be in "Modern Men" where Rodney applies for his own job and has to say "I love you" to Ivor Hardy! Cracks me up a treat.
Other favourite episodes are "The Miami Twice" movie where Del plays a Don as well as himself, and "The Jolly Boys' Outing" because I have family in Margate.
Cheers OFAH - you keep us laughing! And RIP to a legend writer John Sullivan who died earlier this year.
Now I shall enjoy the sunshine on the hottest Oct 1st in over 100 years apparently. 27 / 28 degrees today!
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