Olympic Closing Ceremony celebrates Del Boy Batman
So after two weeks of nonstop sport we come to the Olympic closing ceremony, a symphony of British Music presented in a way only us Brits could have imagined, I am indeed talking about the bus that transformed in to an inflatable octopus that housed DJ FatBoySlim (Norman Cook) pretend Dj-ing .
But there is one item that may have confused lot's and lots of you from around the world. The site of a Reliant Regal exploding,, accompanied by the ever great "Your only supposed to blow the bloody doors off" quote from the Italian Job, then out of the wreckage an overweight Batman and tall lanky Robin emerge and run off.
Here is some bad recorded footage of said event.
Now I can understand how this could confuse people, as it really is a reference that us Brits would fully understand unless the source material travelled to your respective country, which I'm sure it has because it is widely known as one of the best comedies of all time. But just incase you have not had the pleasure of seeing the comedy in question allow me to explain.
The reference is to a specific scene in a Christmas episode of Only Fools and Horses called Heroes and Villains where Delboy and Rodney break down on the way to a fancy dress party. Here my friends is that reference and the first time I ever saw this I couldn't stop laughing for 10 minutes. Enjoy.....
You have to add the scenes with the blowup dolls that self inflate, that had me in stitches
That's pretty neat.
Yeah the Chandelier was a classic too, those two scenes are on the best of British Comedy DVD.
The bar fall? What about the Chandelier? That was funny. Well, it's one of the few episodes that I've watched. As well as the one with the paragliding.
My favorite scene from Only Fools is still the bar fall, that one is timeless.
I never actually considered the thought that there would be people who haven't ever heard of / seen Only fools and Horses before.
I remember watching this 16 years ago it made me cry with laughter then and it still dose today. The bit when Rodney pucnhes his hand and says "lets go" nearly kills me every time.
I actually saw the last scene, but now that I watched it in full I can now fully understand the joke. If I was the one robbed, I wouldn't be shocked like that woman - I would be laughing my ass off.
Heck yeh! Only fools!
I'm getting a strong case of deja vu, but I never knew what show this was from. Thanks for sharing with us foreigners!
Such a real shame many people outside of the UK are unaware of Only Fools and Horses. Such a brilliant piece of comedy and was so thrilled to see that batman and robin scene in the ceremony!
i was surprised how little people got it as soon as i saw the van i jumped out of my seat yelling oh my god yes
I was seriously puzzled when I saw batman and robin step out of that broken down car during the ceremony. I searched in my mind to any possible reference that they were making, but I couldn't seem to connect anything between batman, the Olympics, or British culture. I'm from Canada though, so I guess it's somewhat normal that I've never heard of Only fools and Horse, but from the looks of it, I should have, the video's hilarious.
I thought this might not make much sense outside the country, but to those in the know, it was pretty good.
Love this scene xD Couldn't stop laughing when they included this last night.