Only Fools and Horses

Only Fools: Top Ten Moments

Here are the ten best Only Fools moments as voted by Gold viewers. In reverse order...

Batman and Robin

10: Trigger's Broom

In this classic scene, Trigger claims that he's had his road sweeper's broom for 20 years. But then he adds that the broom has had 17 new heads and 14 new handles.

"How can it be the same bloody broom then?" asks Sid the café owner. Trigger produces a picture of him and his broom and asks: "what more proof do you need?"

From 'Heroes and Villains' (1996)

9: 'Dave'

Rodney finally has it out with Trigger about his insistence on referring to him as 'Dave'.

Rodney: "Trig, why do you call me Dave? My name's Rodney." Trigger: Are you sure? Rodney: I've looked it up on my passport and birth certificate and everything. It's definitely Rodney. Trigger: So what's Dave? A nickname, like?

It takes some convincing but Trigger concedes that he's going to have to get used to calling Rodney, 'Rodney' from now on. Before promptly calling him Dave again.

From 'Homesick' (1983)

8: Tony Angelino

Del turns impresario when he puts on a cabaret night for local villain Eugene Macarthy. Trouble is, the singing dustman with a speech impediment that he's hired - Tony Angelino - is utterly rubbish.

It's a truly awful display of singing - but a terrific cameo performance from Philip Pope.

From 'Stage Fright' (1991)

7: Grandad's Cooking

Grandad was well known for burning breakfasts and destroying dinners. But this particular Christmas nosh-up was truly 'offal' as Del and Rodders explain to the old codger that a shop-bought turkey's giblets are usually placed in a plastic bag and put back inside the turkey.

But you took the bag out before you cooked the turkey didn't you Grandad? Didn't you Grandad!?

From 'Christmas Crackers' (1981)

6: Millionaires

After 16 years of poverty, the Trotters discover an antique watch in their garage worth a cool six million quid.

Your sixth favourite Only Fools moment finds Del and Rodders letting loose in the three-wheeler when they realise they've hit the jackpot.

From 'Time on our Hands' (1996)

5: Jolly Boys' Outing

The boys take a trip to Margate, but it turns out that the coach's faulty radio (bought from Trotters Independent Traders) is a bit of a fire hazard.

No special effect is spared as the coach is consumed in a gigantic fire ball.

From 'Jolly Boys' Outing' (1989)

4: Blow-up Dolls

Del receives a consignment of dolls, but they're not quite what he expected. They're more the naughty adult type, rather than the children's toy variety.

Investigating a strange squeaking sound from behind the sofa, Del and Rodders are startled by the sudden appearance of a self-inflating plastic lady.

From 'Danger UXD' (1989)

3: Batman & Robin

Del and Rodney pull out all the stops for a fancy dress bash - and even manage to prevent a mugging on the way to the party.

The poor muggers that Del and Rodders come across assume that they're under attack from the Caped Crusader and his Boy Wonder. If only they knew.

From 'Heroes and Villains' (1996)

2: The Chandelier

Surely no introduction is needed for this classic comedy moment, which you voted in at number two.

On a chance encounter with Lady Ridgemere, Del offers up his services as a chandelier cleaner. The rest is TV history.

From 'A Touch of Glass' (1982)

The Winner! Del Falls Through Bar

Trigger and Del ditch the Nag's Head and go on the pull in a trendy wine bar. Two attractive, charming gents. What can possibly go wrong?

Nothing as you voted David Jason's magnificent pratfall the greatest Only Fools moment of all time.

From 'Yuppie Love' (1989)