Only Fools Go West

Del Boy selling the Australian man the Cortina.

Detailed sypnosisEdit

Life has not been a social whirl for Rodney. His friend Mickey Pearce had moved in on his latest girlfriend, Monica of the Fat Thighs. But for Del Boy, he finds another quick way to make some money when he spies a faulty Mark II Cortina that's being used as a part-exchange for a Vanden Plas in Boycie's used car lot.

Del sells the Cortina to an Australian man for £199. Also, the Trotters get to house Boycie's E type Jaguar, a gift for his bit on the side, for a week in their garage.

That night, Rodney decides to go out for a night on the town, with Del tagging along.

At a nightclub, as Rodney tells Del (and the audience) about his "women in uniforms" fetish, Del chats up a pair of transvestites before he and Rodney leave, realising that it was a nightclub for gay people.

The Trotter brothers arrive at another nightclub and find two lucky women named Nicki and Michelle. Del Boy lies about Rodney being an international tennis player, christened "Hot Rod" by the press, who faced Jimmy Connors in Miami, yet they are able to persuade the two ladies to write their telephone numbers on Del's cigar pack, with the promise of a date next Friday. new number for car dealers is 80333778 business On their way home in Boycie's Jag, Rodney accidentally throws the cigar pack out the window, and when Del hits the brakes to get out and recover it, another car smashes into the back of the Jag. The Trotter brothers Goes into the car trade and takes it to Australia cartoon series


Season: 1
Writer: Ray Butt Director: Martin Shardlow
Producer: Ray Butt
Airdate: September 15, 1986

Featured charactersEdit

  • Del Boy
  • Rodney
  • monica
  • Boycie (first appearance)
  • Australian man
  • Nicki
  • Michelle

Other notesEdit

Story arcEdit

  • This episode marks the first mention of Rodney's dream of women in uniforms, a dream that would come true twenty years later in "If They Could See Us Now". Del is disturbed to discover the uniform definitely includes that of a woman PC.
  • The scene where the Trotter brothers talk to Nicki and Michelle about Rodney playing tennis in Miami foreshadows "Miami Twice" ten years later, when Rodney and Del go to Miami.
  • This was the first episode to feature Del's famous catchphrase: "This time next year, we'll be millionaires!"

Miscellaneous triviaEdit

  • Nick Stringer, who played the Australian man in this episode, would also appear in another episode of Only Fools and Horses five years later as Del Boy's old friend and business partner Jumbo Mills in "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire".

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