I wanted to write a Comic Relief script, to kind of thank John Sullivan for such an amazing show.
Also, I’m hoping this happens, to pay respects to John Sullivan. Doesn’t even have to be long, 10 Minutes if that. Just to finally say goodbye to the Trotters!
Del’s red nose. (2011)
A comic relief special. Paying tribute to John Sullivan, writer of Only Fools and Horses. Who tragically died last year on the 23rd of April.
Pictures of John Sullivan appear on the screen, with kind words from fans of the show. We are then shown clips of John’s family talking about how amazing he was, how he made us all laugh.
*FADES IN, on a personalized Comic Relief Only Fools and Horses opening credits. Recent photos of all the cast, still well and living. The camera then begins to progress into Nelson Mandela house & too our surprise, Del is still there!
The camera comes up to the table where Rodney and Del are sat. Damien can be seen sat on the Settee, glued to the screen. Raquel can be heard in the kitchen.
DEL: So how’s things been then Rodders? Must of been a couple of weeks now since I’ve seen you. Everything smooth with Cass and Joan?
RODNEY: Yeah, everything’s good Del. Just enjoying life you know.
DEL: Good Rodders. I miss my wheeling and dealing days. Can hardly walk anymore.
RODNEY: Everyone gets old Del, you can’t expect to go out trading everyday until you die. People change, people grow, people die. It’s just life.
DEL: I suppose your right. He’s gonna’ have a bright future ya’ know.
Rodney, stares in confusion.
RODNEY: What him? I mean look at him Del. You could throw a grenade at him and he’d still be watching Top Gear.
DEL: How dare you talk about my son that way.
Del throws a book at Damien, now a young man. Damien doesn’t budge.
DEL (Con’t): You do make a good point though.
Rodney shakes his head.
We hear the door open, Cass and Joan walk in, Damien can be seen sighing as he walks to his room.
DEL: Hello sweetheart. You look tired been running the marathon?
CASSANDRA: Joan wanted to run up the stairs. That bloody lift is still broken.
RODNEY: It’s ancient that lift.
Raquel comes in, from the Kitchen.
RAQUEL: Hello lovelies!
CASSANDRA: Hey Raquel you alright?
Raquel and Cass go in to the kitchen.
DEL: You alright Joanie?
JOAN: Guess what Mommy got me?
DEL: Go on.
JOAN: She got me a big bike.
DEL: Can you ride a bike now then?
JOAN: Not yet.
DEL: I’ll come round soon and show you.
Joan runs in to the kitchen. The camera goes to Rodney who is stareing into space.
Cassandra pops her head from the kitchen.
RODNEY: Why are you buying expensive gifts for Joan? We are supposed to be saving that for the holiday.
CASSANDRA: It wasn’t even expensive!
DEL: You need to settle down a bit. I’ll lend you money for the holiday.
RODNEY: You sure?
DEL: Of course! That’s what brothers are for!
RODNEY: Where did Damien go?
DEL: Probably to his bedroom, he doesn’t like people.
RODNEY: And you were saying he would have a bright future? He hibernates in there!
DEL: Shut up Rodney.
They slowly go out of character. Suddenly all the cast from the series who are still alive burst into the flat. They all begin to thank John and how much they enjoyed being in the series. Afer this they all sing the Only Fools and Horses theme tune and it fades out.