Grandad or Uncle Albert?

Only Fools And Horses. Image shows from L to R: Uncle Albert (Buster Merryfield), Del (David Jason), Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst). Copyright: BBC.

Only Fools And Horses

Sitcom about two market traders, Del Boy and his brother Rodney

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Jack Massey

  • Monday 20th July 2009, 3:23am [Edited]
  • England
  • 2,965 posts

Which old man did you prefer in Only Fools and Horses? I liked Leonard Pearce's Grandad better myself, but both great characters.

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Nil Putters

  • Monday 20th July 2009, 3:27am
  • A galaxy far, far away or, England
  • 28,689 posts

Grandad for me, although Albert was also excellent.

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Lee

  • Monday 20th July 2009, 3:46am
  • Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
  • 36,349 posts
Quote: Nil Putters @ July 19 2009, 11:27 PM BST

Grandad for me, although Albert was also excellent.


Ditto: With A Vengeance.

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Oldrocker

  • Monday 20th July 2009, 5:18am
  • Near my beloved Black Country in Wolverhampton, England
  • 13,416 posts
Quote: Godot Taxis @ July 19 2009, 11:48 PM BST

Dead heat


And for me.

They both added their own thing ..

Albert = 'I'm now going to sing a song called Ada'

Rodney 'Is there a song called Ada?'

Del 'Must be, he's going to sing it.'

Albert (sings) , , 'Ada, you with the stars in your eyes . . .'

:D

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Aaron

  • Monday 20th July 2009, 5:27am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,707 posts

Yep, equal for me too. Both had their own thing, as Oldrocker says.

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chipolata

  • Monday 20th July 2009, 3:00pm
  • England
  • 30,081 posts

Both great. And it must have been very difficult for Buster Merryfield to effectively replace Lennard Pearce after his death.

(And both were infinitely superior to the Delboy's kid, who they brought in to fulfill the same role after Merryfield's death).

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Craig

  • Monday 20th July 2009, 3:55pm [Edited]
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 126 posts

I thought both characters were great and agree with chipolata in that character Damien was terrible and not in the slightest bit funny. Scenes with smug Damien in it made me cringe.

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Lee

  • Monday 20th July 2009, 4:12pm
  • Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
  • 36,349 posts

Yes, that bastard child Rolling eyes

He was annoying though :P

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Ray Dawson

  • Monday 20th July 2009, 4:22pm
  • Bradford, Yorkshire, England
  • 1,347 posts

Has to be a dead heat for me too. Both brilliant in their own right.

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Lee

  • Monday 20th July 2009, 4:27pm
  • Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
  • 36,349 posts

It's Ray Dawson!

*points*

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Sebastian Orange-News

  • Monday 20th July 2009, 4:36pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 264 posts

I thought Grandad was better. Both characters were well written and acted but Lennard Pearce had more charm that Buster Merryfield.

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Yellows 586

  • Monday 20th July 2009, 4:45pm
  • England
  • 212 posts

Grandad. Bit more real. Uncle Albert was a bit cartoon.

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T.W.

  • Monday 20th July 2009, 4:52pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 15,786 posts

In the earliest episodes Grandad was actually a fairly unpleasant and unsympathetic character. Only when they made the decision to make him less cantankerous and more befuddled and naive, did Grandad really become part of the show's success.