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Alan Partridge a failed television presenter whose previous exploits had featured in the chat-show parody Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge, and who is now presenting a programed on local radio in Norwich.
Hugely successful British comedy about of two streetwise London brothers: Del (Derek) and Rodney Trotter. In early years they shared their council flat with 'Grandad' (until the death of actor 'Lennard Pierce') later to be replaced by 'Uncle Albert', a WWII Navy veteran with an anecdote for any occasion. Del and Rodney are best described as lovable and harmless black market traders; they buy and (try to) sell almost anything and many an episode is based around some faulty/stolen stock bought by Del. As with other comedies from writer John Sullivan, the humor is devilishly engineered so as not to telegraph the jokes before the punchlines and there's always a strong cast of support characters. The series has won countless awards and ratings battles. Written by
Del's full name is Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter, Esquire. See more »
In Mother Natures Son, when the Trotter's check in to the hotel in Brighton, the porter is carrying Del Boy's leopard skin suitcase. This however, is the same suitcase that was stolen previously in Miami Twice Part 2. See more »
This truly is the greatest comedy to hit the screens in the UK. Some of
moments of comic genius written by creator John Sullivan are on a
completely different level to anything else seen on British TV. Yes,
you can talk about Del falling through the bar, and yes you can talk
about the blow up sex dolls. They are classic moments, but there are so
many hugely funny scenes that are so advanced, it really is amazing how
JS thought of them. For example, my personal favourite is in the
episode Heroes and Villains when Del Boy and Rodney go to a publican's
ball dressed as Batman and Robin - a good idea for a fancy dress party.
But then comes a catalogue of comic brilliance. Firstly, (already
dressed in their outfits) the van breaks down in the middle of Peckham.
DB and R do a runner and scamper through Peckham only to confront a
group of muggers. The muggers leave their intended victim convinced
it's the real Batman and Robin! Then comes Rodney's wonderful clench
fist (ala Robin) before shouting to Del "Let's go" - in my opinion it's
the perfect line and one of British comedy's greatest moments. And to
top it off, they finally get to the ball only to find the landlord has
24 hours earlier died. Everyone is dressed in their funeral outfits
except for our 'caped crusaders' who stand out like a sore thumb.
John Sullivan's achievements of rattling up 25m viewers is fully
justified. Not only does he produce perfect comedy, but he couples that
with real drama such as the death of Grandad, Cassie's miscarriage, and
We have grown up with the Trotters - and we have died with them in some
cases. But the true brilliance of David Jason, Nick Lyndhurst, Buster
Merryfield and of course John Sullivan will live on.
Can I give it 11/10?
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