The Only Fools and Horses remake rename debate: the highlights
Andrew Mickel26 April 2012
You may have seen that ABC, the American network behind the Only Fools and Horses remake, had taken to Facebook to ask fans of its biggest comedy, Modern Family, what they should rename it.
It stars John Leguizamo, so despite the inevitable flood of British people going 'how dare you remake our British shows, you might as well just put the Queen and Stephen Fry in an NHS hospital and BURN THE LOT DOWN' it might actually be quite good.
Which is more than can be said for the likelihood of the public coming up with a good name. On the one hand, it had previously been named And Only Fools and Horses, so they clearly needed some help. On the other hand, this is what The Public came up with.
Not really sure how this is supposed to be a play of words, assuming it is. Bacon Men? Re-con Men? Americans: are these usual American expressions?
Just 4 You
If you Google this name, the first three things that come up are a sexual health advice site, a Towcester beauty clinic and a singles holiday site. Time to give it a new meaning!
Family 4 You
Maybe it's supposed to be like Cash 4 Gold, but you get to trade a family for...yourself? No, that doesn't work.
We Might Be Crazy But With Family
These last three all came from the same person, incidentally.
Did U Pay The Bills
And this one. Yes, he did send them all from a mobile.
Bros before Owls
Whenever I go on a night out I always make sure I put my male friends ahead of getting off with an owl.
kings of jack
Incredibly, this is the highlight from the entire list of 914 suggestions so far.
Scheming or Ideas' Man
Unexpected attention to grammar for Facebook. Unexpected and inaccurate, but attention nonetheless.
Bros of Ca$h
Eurgh. I mean...eurgh. Sounds more like an Entourage-style reality show from Spike.
Definitely not already been used as a name for comedy purposes.
The OOPS Brothers
Not happy with ripping off Almost Famous, now ABC's viewers want to nick Chucklevision. WHEN WILL IT END?
Call it.... Strike it rich
STOP NICKING OUR BRITISH SHOWS.
Children & Fools
We'd also put good money on this having been a title touted for Rock and Chips at some point.
Luck Be a Brother
Isn't great, is it? But is it worse or better than...
Obviously the suggestee had in mind that episode of Only Fools where Delboy and Rodney ride around in a three-wheeled yellow mine cart.
Kinda reminds me of Ed, Edd, and Eddy. So maybe The Ed's
This person might be on to something. Dickinson's Real Deal reminds me of Bargain Hunt, so I refer to it as 'Bargain Hunt Hunt'.
It was an excellent episode of Pokemon, could it work as a prime time sitcom title?
Did a little laugh at this, this probably gets our vote.
Excellent, a gay remake of Only Fools and Horses. Arguably, Only Twinks and Stallions would be a better name.
need more information about this series.
Could do with some more work.
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