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on 21 August 2003
This is when Only Fools and Horses really stepped up a gear (1989). The episodes went from 30 minute slots to 50 minutes, and the situations that the two brothers plus their Uncle Albert found themselves in became priceless.

Yuppy Love has Rodney meeting Cassandra for the first time and Del falling over in the wine-bar (yep, it's that one). Danger UXD is about a dodgy consignment of blow-up dolls that fell off the back of Denzil's lorry. Chain Gang has all the regulars (Trigger, Boycie, Mike) plus our three heroes falling for a con-trick from an ex-jeweller. The Unlucky Winner Is... has to be one of the funniest TV comedy moments ever. Rodney wins a trip to Spain by entering a painting competition ("Del, I never entered this competition"), but as the painting was done when he was 14, he has to go skateboarding with the other members of the Groovy Gang while Del and Cassandra pretend to be his doting parents. Sickness and Wealth sees Del become ill through his yuppy lifestyle ("Lunch is for Wimps"), and Elsie Partridge host a seance. And the final episode, Little Problems, has Rodney marrying Cassandra whilst Del gets beaten up by the Driscoll Brothers. The extra twenty minutes per episode suddenly meant the scripts could fit a lot more in. Each episode seems to include far better stories than the half-hour slots we were used to. It didn't get better than this...
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on 1 July 2017
Great.
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on 17 July 2017
Very good
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on 8 March 2017
Brilliant
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on 1 January 2015
A great buy for all those that love the OFH team
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on 28 April 2000
Series 6 sees of this oft repeated series definitely was the highspot with the shows becoming 50 minutes with stronger storylines, the introduction of Cassandra as Rodney's love interest (the series finishes with their wedding), the relaunch of Del as a Yuppie and some magic TV moments that live long in the memory after the tape has been returned to its nice presentation box. (Remember Del Boy leaning against the non existent bar - the exploding inflatable dolls - Rodney masquerading as a 14 year old competition winner in Majorca?). Performances and production are faultless - even in minor roles and this will be on the shopping list of fans and Majorca pub owners where the series seems to be permanently on display. Replace those worn out taped from TV copies with this ace set!
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The sixth series of 'Only Fools and Horses' marked a turning point in an already solid show. As the sitcom became bigger and bigger, the episodes increased in length from 30 minutes to 50. This was a genius idea because the extended running time allowed for writer John Sullivan to create much more character development for Del Boy and Rodney, and the plots became increasingly more complex. Of course, this didn't effect the quality of the scripts at all, unlike other sitcoms which don't seem to work as well in longer episodes.

The DVD contains all six episodes, including 'Yuppy Love', which introduced Rodney's future wife Cassandra, as well as being the one which included the now infamous 'Falling Through the Bar' scene. It's often considered as the very best in the show's history, I don't know if it's my own personal favourite, but it's up there for sure. The rest of episodes follow as we see Rodney and his love interest grow closer, whilst Del seems to drift even further away from passing himself of as the middle-class, high achieving ''Yuppie'', which of course he'll never be. Oh, and least I forget, this is the season which gave us the legendary blow-up dolls episode, 'Danger UXD'.

With two solid entries in British comedy here, and four other great episodes, series six of 'Only Fools' is an absolute must have. Originally broadcast on late 1989, it has lost none of it's appeal, putting some of the comedies of today to shame.
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on 8 December 2007
Any 'Fools' fan would tell you that Series Six is where the programme was at its height. There are also a lot of changes. One is where the programme's format shifts to the fifty minute episode as opposed to the thirty minutes ('Sickness and Wealth' is actually fifty-five minutes). Another change is Rodney meeting the love of his life- Cassandra and marrying her at the end of this series. Classic moments include:

Del falls throught the bar (Yuppy Love); the inflatable dolls (Danger UXD); the elaborate con trick (Chain Gang); Rodney has to act fourteen to keep a holiday he has won (The Unlucky Winner Is...); the Nag's Head regulars have a seance (Sickness and Wealth) and Rodney gets married.

Overall, a spectactular series with every episode containing at least one notable moment, which is somewhat absent in the next series.
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VINE VOICEon 16 December 2006
As other reviewers have noted, series 6 of Only Fools and Horses saw the episodes increase in length, which greatly benefitted the show, as it allowed writer John Sullivan to craft longer, more-complex plots, as well as fit in some much needed character development. As loveable as Del and Rodders were, in five series and several specials they had largely stayed the same, and the strain of keeping the show fresh was particularly evident in series 5, which could have been the final curtain for the show (David Jason was considering leaving the show at this point). Series 6 saw storylines developed, rather than the self-contained episodes we had grown familiar with, and successfully transplanted real life into sitcom, most notably Del's attempts to be recognised as a yuppie. There are many standout moments, including the seance in Sickness and Wealth; the propane-filled inflatable dolls coming alive in Danger UXD; and Del's oft-repeated pratfall through the bar in Yuppie Love. In terms of character development, the whole episode involving Rodney's wedding shows how pivotal the relationship between the two brothers was to the show's success.

Now the negative. This series, not to mention the other 6 and various specials, have been treated shamefully on DVD. Considering how popular Only Fools is, and the amount of effort put into producing sterling DVD packages for shows like Red Dwarf, its amazing that the DVD releases for Only Fools have few, if any, extra features. The show could have benefitted tremendously from some documentaries or commentaries, even one or two interviews with the stars of the show would have sufficed. My advice would be to avoid buying this series on DVD and just catch them on UK Gold instead, as although the episodes themselves are brilliant, the DVD releases are no frills and don't justify their price tags.
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on 23 September 2003
Only Fools And Horses is the best comedy that was ever created. This series is perhaps the best and every episode is a classic! All six episodes are spread over two DVDs (no double-sided disc, yay!)
One thing that *really* spoiled it for me is that they added a really long advert introduction to the first DVD and cut some footage from the first episode "Yuppy Love". It is all from the scene when they're in the night club and they cut some exchanges between Casandra and Rodney and some footage between Mickey and Jevon. It no longer flows properly now and that is why I gave it 3 stars otherwise I would give it 5.
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