hkgspotter1
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Only Fools And Horses

Wed Jun 27, 2001 3:12 pm

Best show to come out of the BBC. If you know this show what do you think ??

 
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RE: Only Fools And Horses

Thu Jun 28, 2001 6:14 am

It was that now rare thing, a good sitcom. Ran from 1981 to a couple of years ago.
It works because the characters are not perfect, and are essentially trapped by their circumstances. It's hard to make funny situations out of perfect, contented people.
It's really like all good sitcoms, a polar opposite of 'Friends'.
But that's maybe the British liking for often rather bad-taste, politically incorrect humour, that hasn't got to have a patronising 'moral' written into every storyline.
That's not USA bashing, sadly most British TV sitcoms are more like Friends these days.

 
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RE: Only Fools And Horses

Thu Jun 28, 2001 9:25 am

Did you know the USA are going to do a version of Only Fools and Horses ??. Danny Devito may play Del's part !!
 
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RE: Only Fools And Horses

Thu Jun 28, 2001 10:58 am

I love that show.
Too bad it's so hard to find in North America.  Sad
 
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RE: Only Fools And Horses

Fri Jun 29, 2001 7:51 pm

I doubt if a US version would work. 'Men Behaving Badly' didn't.
Never seen it, but apparently 'All In The Family' was a US version of 'Till Death Us Do Part', that was sucessful, but was made in a different era.
I think the trouble is that the major networks 'standards and practices' people strip out all the things that made the UK version so good. They seem to have an insanely patronising idea of their audience.
Maybe if HBO do it the results will be better, they let the writers of the fantastic 'Sopranos' run with it. IMHO that's got some of the best comedy moments ever!
 
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RE: Only Fools And Horses

Fri Jun 29, 2001 10:09 pm

I saw this show a few times, and I never cared for it at all. Perhaps I just never really got into the show. To me, there was no chemistry between the characters. Also, the humor was very "lowbrow."

Although I should make note that I've always liked Are You Being Served? , so I guess sometimes "lowbrow" humor doesn't bother me!
 
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RE: Only Fools And Horses

Sat Jun 30, 2001 4:11 pm

great show! I have may episodes recorded on my VCR I saw ads for OFH movie - anyone seen it?
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RE: Only Fools And Horses

Sat Jun 30, 2001 5:02 pm

The OFH movie was a Christmas Special filmed in Florida. Great show, really funny and very British in terms of humour.

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RE: Only Fools And Horses

Mon Jul 02, 2001 10:08 pm

ElPremier

Are you serious?? You liked Are you Being Served!! Then I looked at your profile and I now can see why.

Most pubescent yanks don't have taste, you only have to look at the 'Celebate' topic. Their best friend is their right hand, can't pull a bird/bloke because they must be a complete plug (ugly) geek and always in the 16-20 years of age bracket.

Never mind, please stay at home and don't visit the UK.
 
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RE: Only Fools And Horses

Tue Jul 03, 2001 9:54 am

They did a number of movie length shows. Miami Twice is the one when they went to Miami, you see Richard Branson at the airport !!!!

How about the miracale of Peckham !!, when they find mmineral water !!!

If you want to order any of the tapes or DVD's go to:

www.blackstar.co.uk

Service is very fast and very good prices.

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