Jolly Boys Outing Episode Review
Brief: Rodney is happily in his new flat except for those nagging doubts about Cassandra’s boss Stephen. He forgets about it long enough to go away on the coach trip to Margate and witnesses the coach blowing up when they get there. They finally get home and Rodney discovers Stephen in his flat. Let this one pass you by…..
Duration: 85 minutes
Viewing Figures: 20.1 million
Sadly Jolly Boys outing has received some cuts since its original airing, some great one-liners here to enjoy
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, the scene where they are in the coach driving down the hill they are all ready in margate ,when they stop at the pub(the roman galley). that is a bout10 miles before margate!
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, When we see Delboy, Rodney and Albert looking up the steps to the Villa Bella, there are some cars parked just behind them! Yet when the camera angle changes to show the lighting hitting the hotel, there is clearly no cars!
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, if you listen to the part where del and denzel are shouting in the pub car park..you can hear del say..”we’ll be here all day and all night” without moving his lips.
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, When the coach is travelling towards Margate, Del says that they are only ten minutes from the half way house and in the background noise is the song 2 4 6 8 motorway by Tom Robinson band. The song is still playing as the coach pulls into the pub car park a full ten minutes later, Im pretty sure that the song is not that long.
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, When we first see the Jolly Boy’s coach and everyone is singing “Down Down” at one point the camera shows Del singing, he turns around to talk to mike, but he clearly says something else yet the dubbing is still singing (if you get what i mean!)
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, When Del throws The Great Raymondo’s suitcase out the window, Del later hears that it hit Boycie, Mike etc, well sureley we would of herd them call out or scream or something when it hits them!
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, On the coach when Mike says “The main petrol line runs under there!”, Boycie isn’t wearing glasses. When the ‘Musta’ car radio explodes, everybody recoils in fright including Boycie who is suddenly now wearing sunglasses. Then in the next shot, they’re off again. Make your mind up Boycie.
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, in this episode albert tells cassy about his war days!!! and how he smashed into a german boat! (this turns out to be sid in the germans boat) however in “hole in one” in the court they say he spent the best part of the war on the isle of man! and in “if they could see us now” rodders and del are sorry that they didnt take albert on holiday with them, but then say he never owned a passport!
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, at the start, when Del and Albert are talking to Cassandra about the Dinner. Cassandra says that she thought Rodney had made an arrangement for another date. But then when we see Rodney and Alan talking at the firm, Rodney says that he has Invited Del and Albert, Which he couldn’t of if he had arranged another date.
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, a few probably too minor ones off the top of my head(indeed!) Jevon digs at Albert early on about knowing about the rail strike so at least he could have reminded all the others! Certainly neither he nor Mickey seem any less surprised when the coach party reach the station. Also regarding the rail strike, would that have stopped Joanne necessarily from going to her parents(It’s convenient that Steven isn’t going anyway but this is quibbling really I guess!) Back to Jevon & Mickey(& Denzil), don’t think We got the impression of their being amused when the coach blew up in the way they convey at the guest house. Is there a continuity error regarding the complimentary nightclub tickets? Well, I suppose Del could have sold them & still gone there(after telling the others too). When Del & Rodney discuss Del’s venture with Jumbo Mills, Del mentions The Man From Atlantis which I think came long after Jimbo emigrated but it’s not clear Del really means it about this complaint from mothers.
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, the direction of the coach changes during the song on the drive to Margate.After leaving the police station the coach is heading back towards London (A2) but the quick cut to Albert suggests the coach is going back the other way.If you look at the long shots then the sea would be on the drivers side but for Albert the sea front is on the other side (coach going right to left on the screen)The second long shot with the big wheel briefly show the roundabout that they were going past(extreme left of screen at the start of the shot)Of course a knowledge of Margate would make this a lot easier to explain!.
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, Only a few seconds after the coach blows up you can hear the sirens of the fire engines. So in just a few seconds the brigade has been called out, had to get the engine out and start driving to where the burnt out coach is. How likely is that.
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, it clearly states that Rodders and Cassandra have been maried 1 year, and this episode is set in the summer of 1989, whereas in “Little Problems” the marriage certificate states the date as 15th January 1989.
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, when the drivers gets drunk Denzil says he will drive the bus only on one condition – that the driver drives it back. When they are about to leave for Peckham why then is Denzil sitting on the drivers seat?
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, after Raquel has finished speaking to Del on the intercom, she presses a button on the phone. When she does this the wall moves.
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, When the gang realise that the trains aren’t running they begin to argue. Alan stops the argument and reminds them that the coach company has promised to send them a new coach early next morning. That being the case, why were they going to catch a train? They should have known they had to stay in Margate overnight.
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, When we cut to the scene showing the Trotter’s in bed in the Villa Bella look carefully at the top left of the picture. You will notice a boom mike moving around a little. You have to look carefully since the scene is filmed in darkness.
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, in the scene where Rodney kicks the ball at the policeman, as Del turns to Rodney to ask him for the ball we see Boycie and some others pass by on their way to the coach. But a split second later, as Del finishes his line and the camera turns to Rodney holding the ball, we see Boycie already on the coach sitting at a window seat!Fast mover Boycie!
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, when Del and Rodney are sat down together reminissing, Del tells him a story of when he and Jumbo Mills had a partnership selling sea food outside a pub. I think this is confirmed in who wants…millionaire when Jumbo wants to take him to Australia to help run his car business.
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, When Del, Rodney and Albert have to stay the evening in Margate there are several references to how cold it is. Yet at Raquel’s flat the window is wide open, enabling Del to throw the suitcase out.
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, the video version cuts out the scene of a singer singing before Raquel and Ramondo come on stage.
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, when the coach reaches the Half way house- it must be in the morning as Albert was moaning about leaving early! – then the “Boys” have a few sherbets, when they leave however Densil (I think) is talking about the state of the coach driver and claims “And its only 11O’clock”. That being the case what was the pub doing open?
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, Raquel indicates that she has no family left, but in “Heroes and Villains” she visits her mum and dad whom she hasn’t seen for years.
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, there’s a scene where Del, Rodney and Albert are walking down a street trying to find a hotel to stay in overnight. Now, if you look at a sign over one of the houses it clearly says “CRESTA CABS” – which would later become the name of the cab company in John Sullivan’s “Roger Roger”.
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, when the cassette radio starts smoking Del decides it would be sensible to abandon ship at this point the coach is filling up with smoke. The next coach scene shows everyone jumping off the coach but there is no smoke seen at all in the coach.
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, when the coach explodes the front and sides blow up followed by the back of the coach, after seeing Rodney in the phone booth an explosion of an untouched side of the coach re-explodes showing the scene was shot by several cameras but only one explosion.
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, we see Del struggling with the pen in the villa bella to sign in, why didn’t he just use the one in his inside pocket that he gives to Raquel in the club?
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, on the official BBC video Del and Rodders go to the night-club, you straight away see Del and Rodders sitting around the table with Boycie and Mike etc, but in the original screen showing the part when they go to the club has about 10 mins of Del and Rodney eating and discussing Cassandra. Any cuts like mentioned are generally due to the copyright on the background music.
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, Ericka Hoffman was the women at the candy floss stand. Yet she also had been in “From Prussia with Love” playing the pregnant German girl.
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, when the girl (trainee hostess) in Bellas place is showing the lads up to their room the audible steps are out of sink with the actual steps she takes.
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, In the scene when the coach arrives in Margate accompanied with the song “Everybody’s talking” . As Rodney nuges Del to wake him up if you lip-read you can see Del saying “**** off Rodney”.
- In the Jolly Boys Outing, in the scene where uncle albert and rodney are in bed together, arguing & bickering. if you notice above the bed is an ashtray that vanishes for no reason.
Jolly Boys Outing Script
Did You Know?
John Sullivans sister-in-law Penny, was the inspiration behind this script as she told him of an event her father used to go on each year, called “The Jolly Boys Outing”.