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.
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.
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.
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.
Trivia: Towards the end of the episode, when Del is in the flat thinking about his life growing up and living there, you here a voiceover of Grandad (I THINK it's him but I can't remember 100%) saying: "Your dad always said that one day Del Boy would reach the top, but then again he used to say that one day Millwall would win the cup", (referring to football's FA Cup) and the joke being that both situations were unlikely. I just thought it was ironic as Millwall were in fact surprise finalists in the 2004 FA Cup final - and although they did not actually win it - I thought it was worth pointing out anyway.
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".
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.
Trivia: This episode was actually going to be David Jason's last as he had told the writers that he wanted to go elsewhere to further his career. Just before John Sullivan had finished the script, he changed his mind and said he wanted to stay. The alternative ending was to see Del take up Jumbo's offer and go to Australia and then Rodney and Albert would trade together.
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.