Only Fools and Horses: The top 10 Best moments from the BBC classic.

Now i personally don't think any other T.V comedy has come close to matching Only Fools and Horses. First aired back in 1981, the British sitcom about 2 brothers Derek (Del Boy) and Rodney Trotter ducking and diving their way through life became an instant classic. The show also featured many other great characters who were all brilliant in their own way and who add to some of the videos below. In this hub i will go through 10 classic clips and scenes that still make me laugh out loud now despite watching them more times than i care to remember. If you haven't seen the show before then watch these clips and i'm certain you'll want more. If you have seen the show just sit back and enjoy some classic Only Fools and Horses moments. British comedy doesn't get any better than this.

10 Trigger insults Del and Rodney's mum

Trigger is at his brilliant best in this clip. In the middle of a séance with Elsie Partridge they seem to make contact with the late mother of Del and Rodney, here's what Trigger has to say.

9. Del nearly gets shot

When Del and Rodney go to America they get tangled up in a mafia war, completely oblivious of course. With the mob's rivals attempting to assasinate the 'Don' who just happens to look exactly like Del they try pass him off as their father (the don) and fake his death in the process. As you can probably guess it didn't run smoothly for the gang.

8 Trigger's 20 year old broom

Another clip involving Trigger and yet another cracker. When he wins an award from the council a proud Trigger tells the lads the secret of his success. Hilarious stuff.

7. Del Boy and Rodney get "Lucky"

Del Boy gets more than he bargained when trying to charm 2 "sorts" at the bar in this classic clip. Yet more comedy gold from the duo.

6. The blow up dolls

Del thinks he's got a bargain when he gets hold of a consignment of blow up dolls on the cheap. Little does he know that they are self inflating and filled with propane.

5. Del handgliding

Del as usual has landed himself in at the deep end by pretending he's an expert at something he's not got a clue about, this time it's handgliding. Will Rodney bail him out?

4. Batman and Robin

Dressed up for a fancy dress party Del and Rodney decide to run through the back streets when their 3 wheel van breaks down halfway there. 4 muggers get the surprise of their life when they see Batman and Robin running towards them.

3. The chandelier clip

As per, the trotters have pushed their noses in where it doesn't belong and find themselves cleaning some very expensive chandelier's for the Lord and Lady of the manor. Lennard Pearce as Grandad is excellent in this video.

2. The Trotters become millionaires

After years of scrimping and saving, ducking and diving, and selling whatever they could get their hands on, Del and Rodney finally hit the big time. When they do it produces one of the greatest scenes in British sitcom history. Watch.

1. Del falls through the bar

This in my opinion is the best ever Only Fools and Horses moment. I don't think it really needs any introduction. Just watch and laugh out loud. Genius.

So there are my top ten best moments from Only Fools and Horses. I could quite easily have done a top 20 and probably even a top 50 as there were some many brilliant clips to choose from. Others that spring to mind are when Rodney has to join the Groovy grang, Grandad trying to watch The dukes of hazzard through the microwave and their pursuit of the £3,000 butterfly amongst many others.

I hoped you enjoyed viewing this hub as much as i enjoyed creating it. Thanks for taking the time out to have a look.

What's the best British sitcom of all time?

  • Only Fools and Horses
  • Fawlty Towers
  • Blackadder
  • The Office
  • Some Mother's do 'Ave 'em
  • Dad's Army
  • Porridge
  • Allo Allo
  • Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights
  • One foot in the grave
  • None of the above (Please give your suggestion in the comments below)
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Rattigan 6 years ago from St Catharines, Ontario

I have a fondness for The Good Life, and Open All Hours is rather underrated.


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Fuller_legend 6 years ago from Stoke-On-Trent, England Author

Rattigan: I'll be honest mate, even though i've heard of them i've never seen those two but i might check them out. Thanks for the recommendation.


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michael ely 6 years ago from Scotland

Hi Fuller legend, great hub with a lot of really funny clips. lot of good choices in the vote as well . Cheers. Michael.


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Fuller_legend 6 years ago from Stoke-On-Trent, England Author

Cheers Michael. Really enjoyed doing this one to be honest.


lukeyboy112233 6 years ago

AHH YES I LOVE THIS PROGRAMME I KNOW EVERY EPP AND EVERY PERSON AND IM A FANITIC GOOD HUB FULLER_LEGEND


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Fuller_legend 6 years ago from Stoke-On-Trent, England Author

Cheers lukey, i still laugh at every episode mate, just can't help myself. Thanks for reading.


lukeyboy112233 6 years ago

yh same i got the box set u?


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Fuller_legend 6 years ago from Stoke-On-Trent, England Author

Yeah i have mate, although i still find myself watching whenever they are on sky ha.


Textured Ideas 5 years ago

Definitely one of the funniest comedies ever. Such genius, I love it! Watching it right now actually =) RIP John Sullivan.


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Jason Matthews 2 years ago from North Carolina

I have actually never seen Only Fools and Horses before and this hub has been an excellent introduction. Thanks for sharing!

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