10 Responses to “Only Fools goes Trans-Atlantic?”

  1. colin mitchell says:

    I don’t think this would work, the gags, the actors are English with the English sense of humour, cockney in America,please don’t be Plonkers.I lived in Southern Ireland for a while and most of the people I meet over there didn’t even understand or like Fools so why would the Americans.

  2. andy says:

    It’s an interesting concept, and leaves me curious, but it will not come close to the timeless original series that in my eyes is sheer world class

  3. admin says:

    I see its back on the agenda – ABC have signed up for a pilot episode in the United States

  4. Matt says:

    Steve has just been on Breakfast TV denying any knowledge of this.

  5. Trig says:

    Interesting thought
    If Carrell is so up for it he must think it will work
    Is John Sullivan OK with it
    Didn’t he try and make a go of it with Miami Twice and they really couldn’t get it?

  6. John L says:

    Back in the 90’s there was a sketch on a comedy show which was a take on an American Only Fools, all the cast were played as American sitcom characters save Rodney who was as he is here. I think Matt Lucas was Del and David Walliams was Rodney but it could have been ‘Armstrong and Miller’ or ‘Big Train’ I’ve been looking on You Tube nad can’t find it.

    • bolly says:

      You’re right – it was Walliams & Lucas. “Only Jerks & Horses”. It’s on Youtube. I fear it’s not too far from what would happen.

  7. John L says:

    Yes, to a US version no to Steve Carell, he isn’t deep enough.
    People like Del do exist everywhere and the Chelsea projects in Manhattan would be a perfect replacement for Peckham on the edge there is even an English style pub which would work as a Nags Head. However these things work when like ‘The Office’ and ‘Sanford and Son (the US version of Steptoe) ‘ the US show is influenced by the original rather than a straight remake like ‘Porridge’ was as ‘On the Rocks’ that way the characters can grow. The US version of ‘Dear John’ wasn’t that bad.
    Jerry not Ben Stiller as Granddad could work although I’d go for John Mahoney.

  8. caroline says:

    only fools and horses goes trans atlantic? i dont think so it wouldnt work and u need someone older to play grandad not ben stiller who is only 44 lol. and dont put ricky gervais in it either. steve carrell if your reading this think this through a bit better lol

  9. Mark Hunt says:

    As an AMERICAN I have NO interest in a US Version. Steve Carell couldn’t shine the Golden “D” around David Jason’s neck. I would be MUCH MORE interested in Region 1 DVDs of GREEN GREEN GRASS and ROCK & CHIPS ! ! ! !


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