Only Fools and Twitter update!
We are going to attempt to integrate further features and updates using Twitter and facebook over the coming weeks. Perry has got the Tweeting bug, so we are encouraging everyone who currently follows updates of this site using @ofahnet to now start following @onlyfoolsnews
So if you have been horsing around on Twitter recently you may of come across some interesting characters. Only Fools and Twitter seems to be bigger than i realised!
Super Fools fan Tom Griffith contacted us to mention a few decent Only Fools Twitter parody accounts which might be worth looking at, so we assigned Tom the task of tracking some of these down.
Only Fools and Horsing around – On Twitter!
Fans of our favourite TV show, Only Fools and Horses has gathered many thousands of followers between them in recent months by creating parody Twitter profiles of the famous on-screen characters from Peckham.
There’s little surprise in saying that Del Boy’s account has generated the most followers, tallying over 45 (and counting) thousand hard-core fans. Del’s dopey younger brother, Rodney is enjoying himself on the site, notching up 15 thousand followers.
Fans of the show enjoy an exchange of quotes and conversations between our loveable characters from John Sullivan’s creation.
Celebrity appeal and official Only Fools actors joining in the fun
The parody accounts have increased in popularity so much, that the odd celebrity, most notably Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton – former welter weight champion follows the lucky fans’ Twitter accounts. Ricky of course is a huge fan of the show himself and regularly exchanges in the ongoing banter with Del and the boys.
John Challis (Boycie) a Tweeter himself, often replies to the parody accounts. This is typical of John – very considerate and realises what the sitcom means to the millions of fans around the globe.
Andree Bernard, who played Nervous Nerys in the show enjoys the banter between the regulars.
Vas Blackwood (Lennox Gilby) has been known to get involved with the parody accounts and enjoys the laughs between his own parody account and the fans.
More recently, Patrick Murray’s (Mickey Pearce) son Ricky, follows his own Dad’s parody account. Ricky appeared briefly in The Jolly Boy’s Outing in the scene where Albert is playing with the toy boats against a little blonde chap. Albert, of course, is seen crashing his boat!
More than just Del Boy and Rodders
Of course, it’s not just about Del Boy and Rodney’s amusing tweets. Where would they be without the aid of their loyal long-term friends? And even foes! Whilst you have the likes of Trigger, Denzil and Mike being thrown into the mix, a certain former Chief Inspector Slater tends to sniff around to cause trouble – usually trying to make a quick quid selling diamonds.
We have a list of all the known, popular Twitter parodies that have given us hours of fun:
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If you know any more than let us know!