Best Only Fools And Horses Character? Page 2

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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Dave Barlow

  • Friday 16th August 2013, 3:36pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 32 posts

Outside of Del Boy which is obviously the right answer, for me it's Boycie

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G180e

  • Friday 16th August 2013, 5:17pm
  • Wolverhampton, England
  • 3,297 posts

Well it has to be Del Boy for me, but otherwise I would go with Trigger. Laughing out loud

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Tommy Griff

  • Monday 19th August 2013, 9:23am
  • Wiltshire, England
  • 391 posts

Looking outside the obvious top 4 of Del, Rodney, Grandad and Albert..

I always had great appreciation for Mike. His droll facial expressions along with his ability to bounce off all the main characters was sublime. If he was still alive during the trilogy come-back, the show would have been 10 times funnier. (As with Unc)

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Gordon Bennett

  • Monday 19th August 2013, 9:34am
  • Basel, Switzerland
  • 19,143 posts
Quote: Tommy Griff @ August 19 2013, 9:23 AM BST


I always had great appreciation for Mike. His droll facial expressions along with his ability to bounce off all the main characters was sublime.


Yes, Mike (K.McDonald) was great. Sadly, Sullivan didn't always give him great lines. He often was only the "preparer" for the punchlines of the others, things like "And what did you do then?". It would have been nice if he'd have got a more prominent role.

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aquasplash3

  • Monday 19th August 2013, 10:04pm
  • England
  • 71 posts

For best, I can't decide between Del and Rodney. Worst is Denzil, did he ever have any funny lines?

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Gordon Bennett

  • Monday 19th August 2013, 10:08pm
  • Basel, Switzerland
  • 19,143 posts
Quote: aquasplash3 @ August 19 2013, 10:04 PM BST

Denzil, did he ever have any funny lines?


Class of '62:

Slater enters the room...

Boycie: "I wish it had been our old headmaster."

Denzil: "I wish it had been Jeremy Beadle."

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george roper

  • Tuesday 20th August 2013, 12:08am
  • in the back on stan butlers bus ., England
  • 4,036 posts

Mothers Nature's Son

Denzil: That's Derek Trotter in there, not bloody Einstein!

Trigger:

Del knows what he's talking about. And I don't see what the Beatles' manager has got to do with it anyway.

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Edwin

  • Tuesday 20th August 2013, 6:51am [Edited]
  • Florida, United States
  • 205 posts

Denzil was good fun. I can't remember any specific hilarious lines of his, but I do remember enjoying the episode where the Trotters were going to redesign his flat and they take Corrinne's canary to take care of.

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Tommy Griff

  • Tuesday 20th August 2013, 11:37am [Edited]
  • Wiltshire, England
  • 391 posts
Quote: aquasplash3 @ August 19 2013, 10:04 PM BST

For best, I can't decide between Del and Rodney. Worst is Denzil, did he ever have any funny lines?


Mike - How's your luck, Denz?

Denzil - Same as Paxo treats a Turkey

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Rodney - All you've got is Haemorrhoids.

Denzil - Haemorrhoids? They were more like astroids!

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Longing For The Old Classics

  • Wednesday 21st August 2013, 8:48am
  • London, England
  • 47 posts

The greatest thing for me about OFAH is that ALL the characters were amazing, I genuinely cannot think of one character who I did not like or who did not have a cracking line at some point.
From Del to Alan Parry, they were all so well scripted and well acted that it is hard to choose.
If I HAD to it would be obviously Del for me followed by boycie/trigger as they were equally hilarious to me.

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Gordon Bennett

  • Wednesday 21st August 2013, 8:57am
  • Basel, Switzerland
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Quote: Longingfortheoldclassics @ August 21 2013, 8:48 AM BST


Alan Parry


The actor Denis Lill was great as Alan but I saw him in Yes Minister and Red Dwarf since then. Very charismatic and likable guy. Likeable...no, in YM and RD he played bastards and he did that very convincing. So he's a very good actor.
Was he in other popular comedy stuff as well? I'd like to see more of him.

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Longing For The Old Classics

  • Wednesday 21st August 2013, 9:02am
  • London, England
  • 47 posts
Quote: Gordon Bennett @ August 21 2013, 8:57 AM BST

The actor Denis Lill was great as Alan but I saw him in Yes Minister and Red Dwarf since then. Very charismatic and likable guy. Likeable...no, in YM and RD he played bastards and he did that very convincing. So he's a very good actor.
Was he in other popular comedy stuff as well? I'd like to see more of him.


To be honest I am not that knowledgable about his career but the only other sitcom I can remember him from was one with Timothy Spall called outside edge. I can remember finding the programme funny but cannot remember much about him as it was quite a while ago.

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DougWonnacott

  • Saturday 23rd November 2013, 4:46pm
  • Norwich, England
  • 1,059 posts

The one I always remember is Marlene, but of course all the lads remember Marlene.

Not counting Del and Rodney, I think either Uncle Albert or Slater. If I was going to go for 'one shot' characters, the Driscol Brothers. Would have liked to see them in it for more than just the one appearence.

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ComedyGeek

  • Sunday 8th December 2013, 9:34am [Edited]
  • Wigan, England
  • 327 posts

I liked Denzil the best because I liked him when he got annoyed with Del.