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Only Fools And Horses Star Patrick Murray Says Woke Culture Would Ruin Reboot

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Only Fools And Horses Star Patrick Murray Says Woke Culture Would Ruin Reboot

Only Fools and Horses star Patrick Murray has revealed that he'd love for the much-loved comedy to be rebooted - but he fears 'woke' culture would ruin it.

Murray played Mickey Pearce in the sitcom, which first aired in 1981 and ran for seven series, plus a load of Christmas specials.

The last of these aired almost 20 years ago, and Murray thinks the humour which made the show so popular may now be deemed offensive.

Murray doesn't think the show would get away with the same jokes nowadays. Credit: BBC
Murray doesn't think the show would get away with the same jokes nowadays. Credit: BBC
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Speaking to The Sun, the 65-year-old said: "It would be lovely to do another one but I do worry we would be constrained because we can't take the mickey out of each other.

"Rodney was a plonker, but nowadays people would find calling each other 'plonkers' offensive.

"The woke thing has got a bit ridiculous. People with nothing better to do will write in saying they've been insulted."

He went on to claim that the show's most famous moment, which sees Del Boy fall through the bar, is seen as inappropriate nowadays.

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He continued: "I don't think the BBC even like to show the Del Boy falling through the bar scene now, despite it being voted the best sitcom moment ever, as it depicts two men on the pull.

"If Fools and Horses is out of order, we're in trouble.

"But I would definitely be up for it if everyone else was on board and we are allowed to be funny. As long as they paid me upfront!"

Main man Sir David Jason would also be up for reuniting the gang - so long as someone could write a script up to scratch with those of the show's creator John Sullivan, who died in 2011.

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Jason would like to play Del Boy again. Credit: Alamy
Jason would like to play Del Boy again. Credit: Alamy

Speaking to The Sun at London's Royal Albert Hall last week, the 81-year-old said: "I've always loved Del Boy, who is such a wonderful loser.

"I would love to revisit him, I need someone to write me a script."

"As a show it's very important we don't forget about it, it has a huge following, it fills in that need for an awful lot of people.

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"It's funny, amusing and an identity for most people who watch it, who are working class and come from where I come from, and identify with the idiots who are the Trotters.

"They're just like the rest of us, a family who have ups and downs.”

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: TV and Film

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