Best Only Fools And Horses Character?

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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David Smith

  • Wednesday 10th April 2013, 7:55pm [Edited]
  • Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 2,527 posts

Who do you think? I like Trigger because he was really dumb and I liked him calling Rodney, Dave. :) Who is your favourite character? :D

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whatkindoffoolami

  • Wednesday 10th April 2013, 8:02pm [Edited]
  • Hull, England
  • 167 posts

They all have their moments but I'd also go with Trigger. I don't think there were many of his scenes in which he fails to make me laugh out loud.

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Gordon Bennett

  • Wednesday 10th April 2013, 8:35pm
  • Basel, Switzerland
  • 19,199 posts

I love Boycie. So The Green Green Grass should be the fullfillment of my wet dream...sadly I found it a bit disappointing.

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Tim Azure

  • Wednesday 10th April 2013, 8:39pm
  • Kent, England
  • 2,037 posts

Got to be Grandad.

"Can't expect me to paint with my feet, Delboy..."

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Gordon Bennett

  • Wednesday 10th April 2013, 8:47pm [Edited]
  • Basel, Switzerland
  • 19,199 posts

One of the greatest OFAH one off characters was the chain smoking chairman of the housing committee. The actor was looking a bit like Lee Van Cleef...he also played little roles in Porridge, Red Dwarf and Filthy, Rich & Catflap.

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whatkindoffoolami

  • Wednesday 10th April 2013, 10:39pm
  • Hull, England
  • 167 posts
Quote: Gordon Bennett @ April 10 2013, 8:47 PM BST

One of the greatest OFAH one off characters was the chain smoking chairman of the housing committee. The actor was looking a bit like Lee Van Cleef...he also played little roles in Porridge, Red Dwarf and Filthy, Rich & Catflap.

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That episode and that scene in particular annoys me, because
Trigger calls Rodney Rodney for the one and only time, should never have done that IMO.

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lofthouse

  • Wednesday 10th April 2013, 10:43pm
  • Nowhere, England
  • 9,794 posts

Jim Broadbent as Roy Slater was sublime

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Gordon Bennett

  • Thursday 11th April 2013, 8:19am
  • Basel, Switzerland
  • 19,199 posts
Quote: lofthouse @ April 10 2013, 10:43 PM BST

Jim Broadbent as Roy Slater was sublime


So true!

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Gordon Bennett

  • Thursday 11th April 2013, 11:22am
  • Basel, Switzerland
  • 19,199 posts

The worst ever performance imo was by the actor who played the store manager in "The Longest Night". The actor is likeable and the character would be great...but the performance is a reject of the 70s. In 70s sitcoms you see sometimes actors who think they have to act "funny" instead of playing it naturally/straight. They overdoing their lines. Shame, but it's the only such case in OFAH. Every other performance is good or great.

I know, my post is a teeny weeny bit off topic...but I think starting a new thread "Worst actor/character in OFAH" would be more annoying.

Quote: whatkindoffoolami @ April 10 2013, 10:39 PM BST

That episode and that scene in particular annoys me, because
Trigger calls Rodney Rodney for the one and only time, should never have done that IMO.


I can understand that, Trigger calling Rodney "Rodney" spoils a bit of the "Dave"-magic. On the other hand this scene shows us a bit more of Rodney's character. Sometimes he can be a bit pompous but he chickens out at the same time if he has to take responsibility. Secondly, it's not very hard for clever people to frame him. And this scene shows us exactly these elements.

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george roper

  • Wednesday 14th August 2013, 12:09am
  • in the back on stan butlers bus ., England
  • 4,039 posts

Del Mike Raquel and Cassandra Rodney

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Tursiops

  • Wednesday 14th August 2013, 12:18am
  • Welwyn Garden City, England
  • 9,788 posts

Tony Angelino.

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Edwin

  • Wednesday 14th August 2013, 3:47am
  • Florida, United States
  • 205 posts

For me, it's Trigger and Rodney.

I always found it funny hearing Trigger call Rodney David and Rodney's idiocy lead to some funny moments too.

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jphellpool

  • Wednesday 14th August 2013, 12:49pm
  • Liverpool, England
  • 27 posts

Don't care if it's a boring answer. The correct answer is Del Boy.

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Gordon Bennett

  • Wednesday 14th August 2013, 1:00pm
  • Basel, Switzerland
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Quote: jphellpool @ August 14 2013, 12:49 PM BST

Don't care if it's a boring answer. The correct answer is Del Boy.


You can't go far wrong with this answer.

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joeinbrighton

  • Thursday 15th August 2013, 8:28pm
  • Brighton, England
  • 26 posts

Outside of Del and Rodney, I would go for Boycie. He's a good foil to Del in their exchanges and the scenes where he gives Del a filthy look after Del has commented about Marlene are always memorable.