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Encyclopedia > Miami Twice (part two)
Only Fools and Horses episode
"Miami Twice - Oh to be in England"
Series Christmas Special
Writer John Sullivan
Director Tony Dow
Producer -
Duration -
Airdate 25 December 1991
Audience 14.9 million

Miami Twice was a two-part Christmas special addition of the BBC sit-com, Only Fools and Horses. The second episode, sub-titled Oh to be in England, was first screened on 25 December 1991. Only Fools and Horses was a long-running British television sit-com, created and written by John Sullivan, and made and broadcast by the BBC. Seven series were broadcast between 1981 and 1991, with sporadic Christmas specials until 2003. ... For other men with this name, see John Sullivan (disambiguation). ... December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 6 days remaining for the year. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Christmas television special is typically a one_time, 30 minute animated program aired during the Christmas season. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, invariably known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world, employing 26,000 staff in the UK alone and with a budget of £4 billion. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Only Fools and Horses was a long-running British television sit-com, created and written by John Sullivan, and made and broadcast by the BBC. Seven series were broadcast between 1981 and 1991, with sporadic Christmas specials until 2003. ... December 25 is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 6 days remaining for the year. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Synopsis

With Del and Rodney having arranged a holiday to Miami in the prior episode, this one takes place predominantly in that location. Whilst in a bar during their first night in the city, the two are befriended by a group of local men, who turn out to be members of a mafia family. It emerges that the boss of the family, a Don Corleone-inspired character named Don Vincenzo "Vinny the Chain" Ochetti, is on trial and facing life imprisonment for various major crimes. It also emerges that Ochetti is a Doppelgänger for Del Boy (and is thus also played by David Jason) and his family hatch a plot to assassinate Del, with the intention that everyone will assume the Don himself has been actually assassinated and thus save him from a prison sentence. Derek Edward Trotter, or Del Boy, as he is more commonly known, is the lead character in the hugely popular BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses. ... Rodney Charlton Trotter (b. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... Miami Twice was a two-part Christmas special addition of the BBC sit-com, Only Fools and Horses. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Vito Corleone (December 7, 1891 - June 25, 1955) (Born: Vito Andolini), aka The Godfather, is the fictional head of one of the five New York Mafia families (the Corleone family, the others being Stracci, Barzini, Cuneo and Tattaglia) in Mario Puzos novel, The Godfather and its 1972 film adaptation. ... A doppelgänger ( ) is the ghostly — in some cases, the physical — double of a living person. ... David Jason in A Touch of Frost. ...


After arranging for their camper van to be robbed, the group, led by the Don's son, Rico, invite Del and Rodney to stay at the family mansion. Over the following days, several attempts to assassinate Del, including shooting him in a beach-side restaurant and sending him off on a jet ski with a broken throttle, prove unsuccessful. assassin, see Assassin (disambiguation) Jack Ruby assassinated Lee Harvey Oswald in a very public manner. ... Jet ski is the brand name of Kawasaki Heavy Industries personal water craft. ...


Whilst browsing around the family mansion, Del inadvertently stumbles on information about Ochetti and what they're trying to do after being led into a meeting with two Colombian drug barons by Rico, who mistook Del for his father. Del convinces Rodney of it and the two escape through the window and flee, ultimately ending up in the Everglades, where they meet the holidaying Boycie and Marlene. Despite being shot at by the gangsters, they escape. These lollipops, above, were found to contain heroin when inspected by the US Drug Enforcement Administration In jurisdictions where legislation restricts or prohibits the sale of certain popular drugs, it is common for an illegal drugs trade to develop. ... An Anhinga perched on the boardwalk railing Everglades is also the name of a city in Collier County, Florida. ... Boycie, seen here on the left with Trigger and Del Boy. ...


After pinning the drug dealing papers on the park ranger station's door, Del and Rodney go straight to the airport and wait there until their return flight to England, where it is revealed on a news programme that Ochetti had been found guilty on all counts. Upon returning home, Del and Rodney find stacked boxes of White Wine in their flat, as well as a relieved Raquel and Albert. Rachel Raquel Turner (born 4 June 1957)[1] is a fictional character from the BBC television sit-com Only Fools and Horses, in which she was Del Boys long-term girlfriend. ... Albert Gladstone Trotter (1920-1999) was a character in the popular BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses. ...


Anomalies

This episode of Only Fools and Horses is something of an anomaly in the series. The episode is shot entirely on location and on film (with the exception of a few scenes at the flat and one in the Nag's Head pub), and is without a laugh track. There is also incidental music throughout the episode, which is not normally used on the show. It is one of only two episodes to be shot entirely on film (the other being To Hull and Back), only three without a laugh track (the others being To Hull and Back and A Royal Flush), one of three not to use the regular closing music (the others being The Jolly Boys' Outing and Rodney Come Home) and the only episode not to use the regular opening titles and theme music, instead opting for a cover of The Lovin' Spoonful song Summer in the City, recorded by the Gutter Brothers. A thatched pub (The Williams Arms) at Wrafton, near Braunton, North Devon, England The Kings Arms Pub in Sandford-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... To Hull and Back is an episode of the BBC sit-com, Only Fools and Horses, first screened on 25 December 1985. ... A Royal Flush is an episode of the BBC sit-com, Only Fools and Horses, first screened on 25 December 1986. ... The Jolly Boys Outing is a Christmas special episode of the BBC sit-com, Only Fools and Horses, first screened on 25 December 1989. ... Rodney Come Home is the ninth Christmas special episode of the BBC sit-com, Only Fools and Horses, first screened on 25 December 1990. ... The Lovin Spoonful was an American pop rock band of the 1960s, named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. ... Summer In The City was a 1966 hit single by the Lovin Spoonful. ... The Gutter Brothers The Gutter Brothers are a skiffle group. ...


For the 1998 VHS release, the episode was titled "Miami Twice: The Movie" and the two episodes were combined into one, with the on-screen titles & credits removed from the second episode (presumably by using the original 16mm footage, rather than the master videotape of the episode) and a laugh track added (often drowning out dialogue). The end credits are also remade, including the credits for both episodes and carrying the 1997 BBC logo. This version was also used for the 2003 DVD release, though it has never been broadcast. Top view of VHS cassette with U.S. 25c coin for scale Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard for analog video cassette... DVD (Digital Versatile Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ...


Trivia

Barry Alan Crompton Gibb, CBE (born on September 1, 1946 in Douglas, Isle of Man) is a singer, songwriter and producer, hailing from England and Australia. ... The Bee Gees: Maurice, Barry and Robin The Bee Gees were a British and Australian band, originally a pop singer-songwriter combination, reborn as funk and disco. ... Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950, Shamley Green, Surrey), sometimes abbreviated as SRB for Sir Richard Branson, is an English entrepreneur, best known for his Virgin brand, a banner that encompasses a variety of business organisations. ...

Errors

  • When Rico is handing his sunglasses to one of his henchmen whilst in the Everglades, the henchman drops them but doesn't attempt to pick them up.

External links

  • Miami Twice on bbc.co.uk
Preceded by
Miami Twice (part one)
Only Fools and Horses
25 December 1991
Succeeded by
Mother Nature's Son

 
 

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