US version of Only Fools and Horses gets the green light
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The American version will be helmed by Steven Cragg (director of the likes of Desperate Housewives and Boston Legal, producer of Doogie Howser, MD) and Brian Bradley (producer of US comedy import, Happy Endings).
First broadcast in the UK back in September, 1981, Only Fools told the story of market trader Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter (David Jason), and his various endeavours to strike it lucky and become a millionaire.
Del Boy's brother Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst), and various members of his family and friends (including Granddad, Uncle Albert, Boycie, Trigger, Marlene et al) were also along for the ride.
After an inauspicious start, Only Fools and Horses eventually became the BBC's most popular and best-loved comedy. It contributed memorable moments to TV history (one word: chandelier), popularised slang terms ("cushty!"), and gave us catchphrases we'll never forget ("This time next year we'll be millionaires!").
Americans have remade numerous British shows over the years, but with varying results. Till Death US Do Part and Man About The House were successfully reinvented as All In The Family and Three's Company. More recently, Queer As Folk, Being Human and The Office have also made the cut on the other side of the pond.
However, Prime Suspect, Coupling and Skins (to name a few) were abject disasters. Let's hope that fate doesn't befall the US version of Only Fools and Horses.
What do you think? Will an American version of Only Fools and Horses work? Share your views by leaving a comment.
Comedic genius' like these can not (and probably will not) be duplicated.....and especially not by Americans!!!
Nah, not for me, sorry.
YOU PLONKER America,if you've had the misfortune of watching SHAMELESS (USA) ya know this wont work.......
You'll Never manage it you americano's This Famous Fabulous Hysterical sitcom with all its Fabulous cast belongs to us Great Great Britain We are the Best and will remain the Best in making the world laugh with our Great British sense of Humour along with our First class actors such as our one and only Del Boy and Rodney and numerous more.
Simply the Best and Simply will remain Ours for Us To Boast About
To all that's Great Britain
America dont have a clue about making comedy series and if they attempt this they are going to destroy a classic, Sorry for any Americans reading this but they just dont get the sarcastic sence of humour that is required to play Del Boy
Who the hell would they cast to play the parts???
They destroyed Shameless and the Office
only fools and horse is a absoluetly classic!! end of!!!! the only thing this US version will have in common will be the name!
now they going to sully david jasons finest performances by letting the yanks play with it 2 wrongs dont make a right and bbc certainly only know go left. wheres our cut of money they getting for selling a British masterpiece? we paid for it we bought it yet we get no say!
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