Only Fools and Horses

New this month Trivia: Trigger's real name in the series is Colin Ball.

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New this month Trivia: Elizabeth Hurley auditioned for the role of Cassandra. Cassandra was supposed to be 21 when she married Rodney, five years younger than Rodney. In real life Gwyneth Strong is actually two years older than Nicholas Lyndhurst.

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New this month Trivia: Del and Rodney are the only characters to appear in every episode.

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Trivia: Only Fools and Horses was recently voted Britain's Best Sitcom, beating BlackAdder and the Vicar of Dibley into second and third place respectively.

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Trivia: The story behind why Trigger calls Rodney Dave is that apparently Roger Lloyd Pack kept getting names mixed up during rehearsals early on in the show's history. "Dave" came from David Jason when he was actually with Nicholas Lyndhurst [Rodney]. It stuck and quickly became part of the show's immense appeal.

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Trivia: In the closing song, one of the lines is "God Bless Hooky Street". Hooky is British slang for something stolen or which has been acquired illegally.

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Trivia: David Jason was the fourth choice actor to play the character Del. Jim Broadbent (who later went on to play Roy Slater), Enn Rietel and Billy Murray were all asked before Jason but all turned it down due to other commitments. Jason was actually only picked four days before filming started on the first episode.

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Trivia: John Sullivan had intended for pop duo Chas & Dave to sing the theme song, but they were unavailable. Sullivan was persuaded by producer Ray Butt to sing the song himself.

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Trivia: The person singing the opening and closing theme tunes is none other than the creator of the show, John Sullivan.

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Trivia: The show was originally filmed on location in Peckham, but as the show grew in popularity, filming was increasingly interrupted by tourists. And so, the location of filming was changed, but the setting remained the same.

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Trivia: The title of the show is based on a genuine saying "Why do only fools and horses work? (for a living)", which had its origins in 19th century American vaudeville. Only Fools and Horses had also been a title of an episode from "Citizen Smith".

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Trivia: David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst are the only actors to appear in all 65 episodes of the show.

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Trivia: A lot of the show was filmed in Bristol, not Peckham.

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Mike: Well?
Trigger: Well what?
Mike: What are they naming the baby?
Trigger: If it's a girl, they're calling her Sigourney, after an actress. And if it's a boy, they're calling him Rodney, after Dave.

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At the very beginning of the episode, Leonard Pearce is waiting for the cue for his character to start looking for his teeth. He's standing in the living room, between his room and Del and Rodney's room.

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