History YMMV / OnlyFoolsAndHorses

8th Nov '16 1:53:05 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** In "It Never Rains...", Grandad mentions a friend called Nobby Clarke. Kenneth [=MacDonald=], who played Mike from "Who's a Pretty Boy?" to "Time On Our Hands", played a character by that name in Series/ItAintHalfHotMum.

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** In "It Never Rains...", Grandad Granddad mentions a friend called Nobby Clarke. Kenneth [=MacDonald=], who played Mike from "Who's a Pretty Boy?" to "Time On Our Hands", played a character by that name in Series/ItAintHalfHotMum.''Series/ItAintHalfHotMum''.
*** In that same episode, Granddad says that the Trotters have never made good sailors. This was before Uncle Albert showed up.
4th Nov '16 9:21:21 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CastingGag: Douglas Hodge, the then-husband of Tessa Peake-Jones, who plays Raquel, was cast as the grown-up Damien in Rodney's dream in "Heroes and Villains".



** In the episode with the seance, Trigger says that the figure being described by the spirit medium 'sounds like Jimmy Savile', when it was in fact Del and Rodney's mum. They were not impressed by the comparison even then, and this was long before the truth about Jimmy Savile became known.
** In an earlier episode, Del tells Albert that some of his ex-girlfriends are married, while a couple are dead. David Jason's long-term partner Myfanwy Talog died in 1995, and the line is sometimes excised from repeats, possibly for reasons of sensitivity.

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** In the episode with the seance, Trigger says that the figure being described by the spirit medium 'sounds like Jimmy Savile', Creator/JimmySavile', when it was in fact Del and Rodney's mum. They were not impressed by the comparison even then, and this was long before the truth about Jimmy Savile became known.
** In an earlier episode, Del tells Albert that some of his ex-girlfriends are married, while a couple are dead. David Jason's Creator/DavidJason's long-term partner Myfanwy Talog died in 1995, and the line is sometimes excised from repeats, possibly for reasons of sensitivity.



** In her initial appearance, Raquel mentions that until that point her career highlight had been a small role in an episode of ''Series/DoctorWho'' -- which was intended to show how spectacularly ''un''successful she had been as an actress, since the show's ratings and reputation were a complete joke by that point, and it would be cancelled just under a year later. Exactly 25 years later the actress who played Raquel, Tessa-Peake Jones appeared in Matt Smith's final episode as the Doctor, with the show's reputation pretty much the opposite of what it was when Raquel first appeared.
* MoralEventHorizon: When Slater is first introduced, it becomes clear that he is incredibly [[EvilIsPetty petty]] and a bully even to his fellow police officers. When Del, Rodney and Granddad refuse to grass on whoever gave them a stolen microwave, he threatens Del, with planting drugs on Rodney, and promises that while they do their time in prison, Granddad will be left alone on the estate. This is when you realise just how loathsomely corrupt this man is.

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** In her initial appearance, Raquel mentions that until that point her career highlight had been a small role in an episode of ''Series/DoctorWho'' -- which was intended to show how spectacularly ''un''successful she had been as an actress, since the show's ratings and reputation were a complete joke by that point, and it would be cancelled just under a year later. Exactly 25 years later the actress who played Raquel, Tessa-Peake Jones appeared in Matt Smith's Creator/MattSmith's final episode as the Doctor, with the show's reputation pretty much the opposite of what it was when Raquel first appeared.
* MoralEventHorizon: MoralEventHorizon:
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When Slater is first introduced, it becomes clear that he is incredibly [[EvilIsPetty petty]] and a bully even to his fellow police officers. When Del, Rodney and Granddad refuse to grass on whoever gave them a stolen microwave, he threatens Del, with planting drugs on Rodney, and promises that while they do their time in prison, Granddad will be left alone on the estate. This is when you realise just how loathsomely corrupt this man is.
17th May '16 1:05:07 PM OlfinBedwere
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The ending of "The Sky's the Limit", where an aircraft is heading for Trotter Towers.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: FunnyAneurysmMoment:
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The ending of "The Sky's the Limit", where an aircraft is heading for Trotter Towers.


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** The show's first Christmas special, "Christmas Crackers" has Del telling a friend whose father is dying of cancer to demand antibiotics, claiming that they're like a miracle cure. Rodney later tells him how stupid that suggestion is, but Del admits that he knows perfectly well that it won't achieve anything, beyond giving said friend some small amount of hope. Today, with frivolous prescriptions for antibiotics having given rise to extremely deadly drug-resistant forms of bacteria, the scene takes on a somewhat darker feel.
6th Feb '16 9:28:44 AM Kitchen90
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* ValuesDissonance: Del's homophobia, which was PlayedForLaughs in a way that reflected society's attitudes at the time the early seasons were filmed. Interestingly, the show noted the change in opinions - Rodney is much more accepting, and calls Del out when he suspects that he could have gotten Aids from an effeminate hairdresser.

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* ValuesDissonance: Del's homophobia, which was PlayedForLaughs in a way that reflected society's attitudes at the time the early seasons were filmed. Interestingly, the show noted the change in opinions - Rodney is much more accepting, and calls Del out when he suspects that he could have gotten Aids AIDS from an effeminate hairdresser.
21st Dec '15 8:25:24 AM kisbie
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* FanonDiscontinuity: Although the standard of humor is held up quite well, many fans ignore the [[PostScriptSeason 2001-03 Christmas trilogy]] because it completely ruined the perfect ending of the original finale; the 1996 Christmas trilogy, where the Trotters at last achieve their dream of becoming millionaires... apparently only for Del to lose it all on the Far East stock market. (Though they did gain a sizeable portion of it back through Uncle Albert's will in the final, final episode.)

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* FanonDiscontinuity: Although the standard of humor is held up quite well, many Many fans ignore the [[PostScriptSeason 2001-03 Christmas trilogy]] because it completely ruined undid the perfect 'perfect' ending of the original finale; the 1996 Christmas trilogy, where the Trotters at last achieve their dream of becoming millionaires... millionaires and walk off into a glowing sunset... apparently only for Del to lose it all on the Far East stock market. markets. (Though they did do gain a sizeable portion of it back through Uncle Albert's will in the final, final episode.)



** One particular detail that needs highlighting is that the end line of the first 'last episode' was, "This time next year, we could be billionaires," a very nice twist on Del's defining catchphrase. And was spoken as he, Rodney and Albert walked into a gleaming sunset. After 2003, the end line would always be, "D'you know Rodney? That's a bloody good idea." Which doesn't quite have that same ring to it.
** Perhaps a real-world case of BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor. Its status as Britain's most popular sitcom meant that writer John Sullivan had been asked about a return almost constantly. And to give him some credit, he was trying to keep a sense of perspective. The wider context of the original sunset ending was Del enthusiastically trying to persuade the other two to invest in the market that was said to have crashed - and which had done so not long after the episode originally aired.
*** Interestingly, Sullivan originally wrote for the 1996 sunset ending to be done as a cartoon, indicating that the characters were no longer in the real world and would not be coming back, but this was rejected. (Though the sequence was eventually done with chromakey special effects.)

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** One particular detail that needs highlighting is that the end line line. At the close of the first 'last episode' was, Del declares, "This time next year, we could be billionaires," a very nice superb twist on Del's his defining catchphrase. And was spoken as he, Rodney and Albert walked into a gleaming sunset. After 2003, the end final line would always be, "D'you know Rodney? That's a bloody good idea." Which doesn't quite have that same ring to it.
** Perhaps a real-world case of BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor. Its status as Britain's most popular sitcom meant that writer John Sullivan had been asked about a return almost constantly. And to give him some credit, he was trying to keep a sense of perspective. The wider context of the original sunset ending 'billionaires' gag was Del enthusiastically trying to persuade the other two to invest Del's enthusiasm for investing in the futures market that was said to have crashed - and which had done so did undergo a genuine slump not long after the episode originally aired.
*** Interestingly, Sullivan originally wrote for wanted the 1996 sunset ending to be done as a cartoon, indicating that the characters were no longer in the real world and would not be coming back, but this was rejected. (Though the sequence was eventually done with chromakey special effects.)rejected.
16th Oct '15 4:23:23 PM Aduro
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** In Reg Trotter's solo appearance, he sends Del Boy and Rodney to get blood tests for fear of catching a hereditary blood disease. While they get an all-clear, they appear to have different blood groups, Del's being AB and Rodney's being A, implying that they have different fathers. Reg, having opened the letters before they read it, proclaims that Del is the "Lone Ranger" and begins to alienate Del at every opportunity, especially making references to Series/TheLoneRanger. It transpires that not only did Reg have no such illness, but he sabotaged the letters by adding the B, just to spite Del. Even Granddad, who was happy to see his son again, is disgusted.

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** In Reg Trotter's solo sole appearance, he sends Del Boy and Rodney to get blood tests for fear of catching a hereditary blood disease. While they get an all-clear, they appear to have different blood groups, Del's being AB and Rodney's being A, implying that they have different fathers. Reg, having opened the letters before they read it, proclaims that Del is the "Lone Ranger" and begins to alienate Del at every opportunity, especially making references to Series/TheLoneRanger. It transpires that not only did Reg have no such illness, but he sabotaged the letters by adding the B, just to spite Del. Even Granddad, who was happy to see his son again, is disgusted.
12th Oct '15 1:30:19 AM Aurelian
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* CastingGag: Douglas Hodge, the then-husband of Tessa Peake-Jones, who plays Raquel, was cast as the grown-up Damien in Rodney's dream in "Heroes and Villains".


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* HarsherInHindsight:
** In the episode with the seance, Trigger says that the figure being described by the spirit medium 'sounds like Jimmy Savile', when it was in fact Del and Rodney's mum. They were not impressed by the comparison even then, and this was long before the truth about Jimmy Savile became known.
** In an earlier episode, Del tells Albert that some of his ex-girlfriends are married, while a couple are dead. David Jason's long-term partner Myfanwy Talog died in 1995, and the line is sometimes excised from repeats, possibly for reasons of sensitivity.
12th Oct '15 1:14:29 AM Aurelian
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** In "It Never Rains...", Grandad mentions a friend called Nobby Clarke. Kenneth MacDonald, who played Mike from "Who's a Pretty Boy?" to "Time On Our Hands", played a character by that name in Series/ItAintHalfHotMum.

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** In "It Never Rains...", Grandad mentions a friend called Nobby Clarke. Kenneth MacDonald, [=MacDonald=], who played Mike from "Who's a Pretty Boy?" to "Time On Our Hands", played a character by that name in Series/ItAintHalfHotMum.



* TheScrappy: Damien in the 2001-2003 trilogy. An extremely obnoxious spoilt brat who has no respect for anyone. At one point he freely admits that he wants his own father ''to go to prison'' just so he could fit in with the fatherless yobs on the council estate. As James Buckley (Young Del) in ''Rock and chips'' proved; you can pull off a rebellious teenager and make him endearing if you try.

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* TheScrappy: Damien in the 2001-2003 trilogy. An extremely obnoxious spoilt brat SpoiledBrat who has no respect for anyone.speaks almost exclusively in AliG-style gangster phrases. At one point he freely admits that he wants his own father ''to go to prison'' just so he could fit in with the fatherless yobs on the council estate. As James Buckley (Young Del) in ''Rock and chips'' proved; you can pull off a rebellious teenager and make him endearing if you try.
20th Jun '15 9:26:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* HilariousInHindsight: In "It Never Rains...", Grandad mentions a friend called Nobby Clarke. Kenneth MacDonald, who played Mike from "Who's a Pretty Boy?" to "Time On Our Hands", played a character by that name in ItAintHalfHotMum.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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In "It Never Rains...", Grandad mentions a friend called Nobby Clarke. Kenneth MacDonald, who played Mike from "Who's a Pretty Boy?" to "Time On Our Hands", played a character by that name in ItAintHalfHotMum.Series/ItAintHalfHotMum.
11th Mar '15 8:46:13 AM OlfinBedwere
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** At the very least, nearly everyone agrees that the 2001--2003 trilogy is markedly weaker than the rest of the series. Some consider the series to have been at its best when it was just two guys and their grandfather/great-uncle trying to pull off "get rich quick" schemes, and that its initial premise was derailed by the introduction of Cassandra and Raquel.

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** At the very least, nearly everyone agrees that the 2001--2003 trilogy is markedly weaker than the rest of the series.
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Some consider the series to have been at its best when it was just two guys and their grandfather/great-uncle trying to pull off "get rich quick" schemes, and that its initial premise was derailed by the introduction of Cassandra and Raquel.Raquel. At the same time however, others believe that the series was ''already'' suffering Seasonal Rot by that point, and that their introduction reinvigorated the format.



* ValuesDissonance: Del's homophobia, which was PlayedForLaughs in a way that reflected society's attitudes at the time the early seasons were filmed. Interestingly, the show noted the change in opinions - Rodney is much more accepting, and calls Del out when he suspects that he could have gotten Aids from an effeminate hairdresser.

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* ValuesDissonance: Del's homophobia, which was PlayedForLaughs in a way that reflected society's attitudes at the time the early seasons were filmed. Interestingly, the show noted the change in opinions - Rodney is much more accepting, and calls Del out when he suspects that he could have gotten Aids from an effeminate hairdresser.hairdresser.
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