Only Fools and Horses - the best series

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

  • Wednesday 30th April 2008, 8:14pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 2,965 posts

There have been seven series' of Only Fools and Horses; which one is your favourite? It's a very very close contest between series' two and three, but I'm going for series two.

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monkeybeard

  • Wednesday 30th April 2008, 10:44pm
  • England
  • 221 posts

Either series two or series six for me. Both from different eras...I'm plumping for six though. They were on fire during that series.

I also have very fond memories of my late Grandad having a laughing fit when the dolls first popped up :-)

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jacparov

  • Wednesday 30th April 2008, 11:04pm
  • Southport, England
  • 1,446 posts

Series Six for me, every episode a classic.

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zooo

  • Wednesday 30th April 2008, 11:11pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,195 posts

I haven't watched enough to know.

That was pointless.
I've become one of those idiots who rings up a opinion poll to vote 'don't know'.

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Ben

  • Wednesday 30th April 2008, 11:16pm
  • England
  • 18,404 posts

Series 6 is probably my favourite. Saying that, I really like the first couple of series for their early 80's charm as well.

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jacparov

  • Wednesday 30th April 2008, 11:19pm
  • Southport, England
  • 1,446 posts
Quote: zooo @ April 30 2008, 7:11 PM BST

I haven't watched enough to know.

That was pointless.
I've become one of those idiots who rings up a opinion poll to vote 'don't know'.

As you have your own religion we shall let you off. Besides, Aaron would beat us if we didn't *checks nervously for Aaron*.

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Aaron

  • Thursday 1st May 2008, 12:59am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,709 posts
Quote: jacparov @ April 30 2008, 7:19 PM BST

As you have your own religion we shall let you off. Besides, Aaron would beat us if we didn't *checks nervously for Aaron*.

:D

Quote: zooo @ April 30 2008, 7:11 PM BST

I haven't watched enough to know.

That was pointless.
I've become one of those idiots who rings up a opinion poll to vote 'don't know'.


You've caught Aaron disease! :O

Still, I suppose there are worse things to catch. Like, uh, ...

...

... Damn. Sorry. :(

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Mark

  • Thursday 1st May 2008, 4:00am
  • Hampshire, England
  • 2,680 posts

Interesting isn't it... series six seems to be the favourite (I'd agree with that). Much like movie sequels rarely does someone say that a latter comedy series is better than the ones before it, but OFAH does seem to be one of those shows that improved with age (but if only they'd stopped at the watch!)

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Badge

  • Thursday 1st May 2008, 4:07am
  • London, England
  • 9,490 posts

The yuppie Del series was the one that really zeitgeisted it, but I have no idea which one that was. Although previous answers hint at 6 being a possibility.

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Chappers

  • Thursday 1st May 2008, 4:10am
  • Surreyish., England
  • 31,249 posts

Why is it I can't bring myself to watch this anymore?

I used to love it at the time but when I scan through the stations to see what's on I always avoid it.

Does anyone else feel the same?

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Richard Wells

  • Thursday 1st May 2008, 12:41pm
  • Northamptonshire, England
  • 1,016 posts

Yep me too.

I never was a major fan of OFAH but now with repeat after repeat I'm even less of a fan.

Very overrated sitcom imo.

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monkeybeard

  • Thursday 1st May 2008, 12:46pm
  • England
  • 221 posts

I disagree, it's one of those sitcoms that I can watch over and over again. I'm constantly selecting a Fools DVD to fill that sitcom shaped hole in my evening.

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roscoff

  • Thursday 1st May 2008, 12:46pm [Edited]
  • Llandenny Usk, Wales
  • 7,978 posts
Quote: Mark @ May 1 2008, 12:00 AM BST


(but if only they'd stopped at the watch!)

Couldn't agree more. Less is often more. They went for the bucks rather than the quality.

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Dene Kernohan

  • Monday 5th May 2008, 4:57pm
  • Northern Ireland
  • 103 posts

Series 3 and Series 4. Comedy gold dust, sheer brilliance in the writing, acting and directing departments.