'Only Fools and Horses' bar scene named funniest of all time

David Jason calls for 'Only Fools and Horses' tower block in line for demolition to be listed
'Only Fools and Horses' was found to have the funniest scene in British sitcom history. (BBC)

A poll by the TV channel Gold has named a scene from Only Fools and Horses as the funniest in British sitcom history.

The channel, which broadcasts frequent repeats of the classic sitcom, said the scene where David Jason's Del Boy falls through the bar was the funniest of all time.

For the vote, Gold polled 2000 of its viewers with the scene from 1989 episode 'Yuppy Love' coming out on top.

The episode, which features Del Boy mimicking the persona of Gordon Gekko from the film Wall Street, has long been one of the most popular from Only Fools and Horses' 22 year run on the BBC.

The scene beat out many other iconic ones from Britain's sitcom past including the moment from The Vicar of Dibley where Dawn French's Geraldine fall into a puddle up to her chest.

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In third place was the famous Dad's Army scene where Captain Mainwaring tells Private Pike not to reveal his name to the Germans.

Other scenes in the top 10 of the poll were from Fawlty Towers, The Inbetweeners, Gavin & Stacey, The Office, Absolutely Fabulous, Blackadder and Father Ted.

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The cast of 'The Inbetweeners'. (Channel 4)

The poll also revealed that Only Fools and Horses is the UK's most popular sitcom, being voted for by 29% of those taking part.

Over half of those polled also said that sitcoms from the 1980's were better than those made today.

Gerald Casey, director of Gold, also commented on the poll, saying in a statement: "What better way to celebrate GOLD’s 30th birthday than to demonstrate what the channel is all about - the best of the UK’s comedy.

"It’s no surprise that we still find these scenes and characters as funny and iconic as the day they first aired, just proving that great comedy truly is timeless."

Classic British sitcom episodes will air every night this month at 10pm on Gold.