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Only Fools & Horses (Spec script) Page 2

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Badge

  • Sunday 13th July 2014, 12:08am
  • London, England
  • 9,490 posts

Granddad was dead before Rodney met Cassandra. Why hasn't anyone mentioned this? You have a zombie character.

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Lee

  • Sunday 13th July 2014, 12:46am
  • Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
  • 36,348 posts

The characters were there for my own convenience. I almost mentioned an adult Damien alongside Grandad in one edit, now that would have been mental.

Be grateful I published a finished draft of something, Badge :P

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gappy

  • Sunday 13th July 2014, 11:22am
  • Oxford, England
  • 2,027 posts

I don't think the fact that the story doesn't fit into the show's history is a big deal with a spec script, it's a flight of fantasy/demo of skills, isn't it, not a serious addition to the canon.

And in case it wasn't obbvious from what I posted earlier, I think it's very good Cool

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sootyj

  • Sunday 13th July 2014, 11:40am
  • England
  • 51,287 posts
Quote: Badge @ 13th July 2014, 12:08 AM BST

You have a zombie character.

Granted Leevil isn't the most lively of us but that's a bit much.

I've never heard of imitation scripts going anywhere as they don't show anything.
Developing characters and their relationship is the hard work in sitcom this is just replication. You've said what might happen if Del Boy had got his hands on e cigs.

It's not even satire.

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Badge

  • Sunday 13th July 2014, 1:47pm
  • London, England
  • 9,490 posts

It would be good if the Granddad character actually was a zombie.

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sootyj

  • Sunday 13th July 2014, 2:00pm
  • England
  • 51,287 posts

only fools and walking corpses

NT DEL BOYS FLAT GRANDAD IS CHAINED TO THE SOFA AND IS CLEARLY A ZOMBIE,

GRANDAD
Euuurrrrggghhhh

DEL
Oh shut it granddad no one wants to hear about the war.

GRANDAD
Euuurrrggghhhhh

RODDERS STORMS IN THE FRONT DOOR WITH A BOX OF GUNS

RODDERS
I want a word with you Del, these shooters you've been selling don't work.

DEL
What's wrong with 'em finest Rumanian engineering they are it's what they shot Caucescu and Mrs Caucescu with

RODDERS
The triggers missing.

DEL
Oh no he ain't been gobbled up by the zombie hordes of Peckham has he

RODDERS
No off the shooters, you've got a lot of unhappy customers.

GRANDDAD
Euurrrrggghhhh

DEL
That's right Granddad Rodders should drink that nice of tea you made him

DEL HANDS RODDERS A BLOOD STAINED MUG WITH A HALF A BRAIN STICKING OUT OF IT

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slarnder

  • Sunday 13th July 2014, 9:39pm
  • dorset, England
  • 172 posts

I like that ! but should it not be ' only ghouls and corpses ' ?

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gappy

  • Sunday 13th July 2014, 10:01pm
  • Oxford, England
  • 2,027 posts
Quote: slarnder @ 13th July 2014, 9:39 PM BST

I like that ! but should it not be ' only ghouls and corpses ' ?

Laughing out loud

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Mikey88

  • Tuesday 15th July 2014, 6:39am
  • Altrincham, India
  • 452 posts

Like them both, favourite is Lee's

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Tommy Griff

  • Sunday 11th February 2018, 3:38pm
  • Wiltshire, England
  • 407 posts

Only bit of critique I have is that I don't think e-cigs were around during the Grandad years.