Anyone who has a passing knowledge of the highly acclaimed BBC comedy series ‘Only Fools and Horses’ will be well aware of Del Boy’s catchphrase “Lovely Jubbly”, a phrase which according to the Oxford English dictionary is “used to express delight or approval.” It’s a catchphrase well suited to his loveable ‘ducking and diving’ persona and ever present efforts to make it big. That part of his personality is perhaps event more present in the other (well in truth he has a few!) equally well known catchphrase of his “This time next year we’ll be millionaires!”.
This is a theme that runs through the series like words through a stick of rock, the constant push to make it big come what may, and to ‘improve your lot’ through whatever means are at your disposal. It should be no surprise then that there are a few casino themed episodes such as ‘A Losing Steak’ from Sesies 2 (a comedic take on ‘A Winning Streak’) in which Del plays a game of high stakes poker with the narcissistic Boycie. Or course nowadays we’d be more likely to be drawn towards online baccarat real money, but this show was largely set in the pre-internet age. And who can forget the hilarious scene where Del and Rodney were at the casino until late into the night, only to open the doors and realise they were in the broad daylight. So many funny scenes in this, the most successful UK comedy show of all time.
In our own way, whether at a race track or in a local casino, we all know a few characters like those in Only Fools and Horses. Whether it’s the wheeler dealer Del Boy types, the gormless yet caring Rodney, everybody’s mate Densil or too snooty by half Boycie, the list of these archetypes goes on. I suppose we all try to create a certain image, but some people really are one offs and aren’t meant to fit in. Larger than life types that always bring a smile to your face, or always have a scheme or an idea to make it big. Well, I’m certainly cheering them all on, for the day they do! Nowadays, as stated, we’d all more likely to be found playing online casino like casinosnz , but even online casino sites now more and more reflect real life and so I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before we’ll all virtually bumping into larger than life characters. At least we don’t have to worry about social distancing with that one!