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The Trotters From Only Fools And Horses Named Ultimate TV Family

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The Trotters From Only Fools And Horses Named Ultimate TV Family

The people have spoken, and they have named the Trotters from classic BBC comedy Only Fools and Horses the ultimate TV family of all time.

Over on the LADbible Instagram feed, we've been asking you about your favourite families from the box, from Stateside cartoons like Family Guy and The Simpsons through to epic dramas like The Sopranos and Breaking Bad.

Over 100,000 votes were cast, but in the end it was just a humble family of wheeler-dealing cockneys who came out on top, with Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter and his brood taking home the title.

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

The programme - which ran for seven series between 1981 and 1991, along with several Christmas specials - follows fast-talking trader Del Boy (David Jason), who lives in a council flat in a south London high-rise tower block with his younger brother Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst) and their elderly granddad (Lennard Pearce).

Later seasons also introduced the likes of Uncle Albert (Buster Merryfield) and the brothers' respective love interests Raquel (Tessa Peake-Jones) and Cassandra (Gwyneth Strong).

It even went on to spawn two spin-off series, The Green Green Grass and prequel Rock & Chips, followed by a 2019 musical, which was created by Jim Sullivan, whose father John Sullivan worked as a writer on the original series.

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

And it seems the show is still just as popular with audiences as it ever was, as it beat off the Goodmans from Friday Night Dinner in the final of our ultimate TV family showdown.

After the results were revealed, one person commented on Instagram: "Can't think of a better fam‼️"

Someone else said: "At the top where it belongs lovely jubilee."

A third referred to the Trotters as 'worthy winners' while another said it was 'the only fair outcome'.


The Goodmans were the respectable runners-up, while Game of Thrones' Stark clan and the Griffins from Family Guy came in joint fourth place.

The Goodmans from Friday Night Dinner. Credit: Channel 4
The Goodmans from Friday Night Dinner. Credit: Channel 4

Earlier in the vote, the four families had managed to fend off the likes of Modern Family's Dunphy-Pritchetts, Peaky Blinders' Shelbys, the Banks family from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the Shipman-Wests from Gavin and Stacey.

Other notable names in the running were also Homer and co. from The Simpsons, the Whites from Breaking Bad, the Kyles from My Wife and Kids, Tony Soprano's family from The Sopranos, the Royles from The Royle Family, Shameless' Gallaghers, The Khans from Citizen Khan and the Schitt family from Schitt's Creek.


Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

Jess Hardiman
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