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Classic Only Fools & Horses. Del gets his Filofax and Aluminum briefcase out. One of the better episodes
on 24 April 2014
Having seen and been strongly influenced by the film Wall Street, especially its lead character, the ruthless corporate high-flyer Gordon Gekko, Del Boy has decided to adopt a new "yuppy" image, donning a striped shirt and red braces, and carrying a filofax and a silver briefcase. Rodney in turn has joined an evening computer class in an attempt to earn a diploma and finally get a proper job. There he meets and is attracted to Cassandra Parry. He later meets her again at a nightclub, where she offers to give him a lift home. She first drives to her house and Rodney feels upstaged by Cassandra's luxurious lifestyle. Embarrassed at the thought of Cassandra seeing their council flat in Nelson Mandela House, Rodney instead leads her to The King's Avenue, an expensive and very up-market road, implying that he lives there and has to stand in the driveway, being seen by the homeowners. Despite soon finding out that he actually doesn't Cassandra still phones and agrees to meet Rodney again.
"Falling Through the Bar" Scene"
The episode features a now-famous British comedy scene; Del, leaning against a bar flap in a local bistro, moves away from it and then leans back again, unaware that the bartender has just lifted it up, and he promptly falls straight down, and Trigger does a double-take when he looks around and Del has "disappeared". On 21 December 2006, this scene was nominated in the UKTV Gold Top 40 Greatest Only Fools Moments, and subsequently voted the most popular scene of the entire programme. It was also named 7th Greatest Television Moment of all time in a 1999 Channel 4 poll, beating the likes of JFK's assassination, the Queen's coronation and Winston Churchill's funeral. In 2008, Empire placed Only Fools and Horses 42nd their list of "The 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time" and cited "Yuppy Love" as the show's best episode.