Saturday, October 21, 2006


Er, we've been interspersing our Battlestar Galactica watching with the BBC series Only Fools and Horses. Anyone else love this series? We discovered it because of a BBC documentary on it that aired on the TV in our Prague hotel room and vowed to track it down when we got back to the US. It's absolutely hilarious. Brilliant, even.


At 3:47 PM, Anonymous clare said...

Have you seen the candelabra scene yet? Or the leaning against the bar?

At 4:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seen the candelabra scene, not the leaning against the bar.

Hilarious stuff.


At 11:21 AM, Anonymous Michael Ross said...

Over here in the UK, it is on almost constant rotation on cable, it is easily one of the funniest things produced on British TV in the 80's early 90's.

One of it's strengths is definitely in the supporting cast, real ensemble playing from Boycie, Trigger and Grandad, later Uncle Albert.

The episode with the weeping statue in the Catholic Church is fantastic.

At 6:58 AM, Anonymous Stuart said...

As a Brit married to an American lass, there have been fewer stranger experiences than introducing Krissa to Only Fools and Horses, as it were, accidentally. We were on a flight to the UK and an episode came on - a classic, where Del gets Rodney, Cassandra and himself a free holiday as long as Rodney pretends to be fifteen and hangs out with the 'Groovy Gang'.
It was so ingrained in my mind as one of the funniest episodes of the show that it took me a while to realise that it actually rests heavily on prior characterisation, so while Krissa enjoyed it and found it funny in places, she wasn't an instant convert.

I'm not sure if it's as available as the regular series, but there was a (Christmas?) special involving a trip to Amsterdam and some diamonds...and the funniest running gags I've seen on TV. Well worth seeking out.

At 12:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Probably the greatest UK series since Faulty Towers. We all hope they do another special one day.

There is a spinoff series that focuses on Boycie, the 2nd series is just airing in the UK currently.


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