Only fools has to be the longest running sitcom in the UK; 22 years in the making! After the trilogy ending with the Trotters becoming millionaires in 1996 many people though that would be the end, but due to popular demand they came back for one final outing. Many people have criticised the final three episodes, which i think is unfair. Both Buster and Kenneth past away after the millionaire episodes, so i personally think it was very brave of John Sullivan to bring it back with two main cast members missing and to take away the millions. I believe the episodes should have been shown together over one Christmas as the intended Trilogy, instead of the BBC splitting it over three Christmas years just to grab the guaranteed ratings for three years in a row. When watched together the final three episodes make a funny and poignant ending to the sitcom. I agree with many people that the episode is not a funny as previous episodes, but that wasn't really the point of the episode. The episode closed a few loose ends, rounded off the story very nicely, explained some missing parts of the story and has paved the way for the sequal stories that John Sullivan is working on.
This episode has (is) a wonderful ending for the Trotters. I would like to thank John Sullivan for the Trotters and 22 years of VERY funny moments; it has been a part of my life, from a child to a man, and always will be. As voted for this year, Only fools IS the number one Sitcom in the UK! Only fools has been a part of so many peoples lives for so long, it will be sorely missed, especially at Christmas.
My only criticism for the DVD, that why it doesn't get 5 stars, would be the usual for ALL only fools DVDs. WHERE ARE THE BONUS FEATURES? If other sitcoms like Red Dwarf, first aired in 1988, can cram bonus features then why not only fools? Has the bonus stuff been lost by the BBC, like many of their tops sitcoms? Maybe they should add bonus material for only fools and horses on their BBC Treasure Hunt list?!!!