Thursday 27 October 2016

Man's embarrassing 'Del Boy moment' as pub pool table disappears

An Accrington man has become an unlikely online star after unwittingly recreating one of Only Fools and Horses' most famous scenes

Published 05/05/2015 | 17:08

It is one of the most iconic scenes in British comedy history: the moment Derek Trotter unintentionally disappears into a bar hatch as he tells fellow Only Fools and Horses character Trigger to "play it cool".

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One pub punter from Accrington has unintentionally recreated the Del Boy moment and his embarrassment was caught on CCTV.

The footage, which was shot at the Arden Inn on Sunday, has been viewed thousands of times on social media, making its anonymous star something of an unwitting comedy hero.

The pub's landlord Mark Duxbury, who posted the video on both Facebook and YouTube, said that the pub's pool table had been moved to make room for a band to perform.

In the footage, the man has his back to the table, so is unaware that it has disappeared from its former location.

What follows is a moment of unintentional slapstick, as the man leans back to steady himself on the non-existant table, only to find himself falling backwards onto the floor, pint still in hand.

He then gets back up, albeit gingerly, and walks back to the bar where he is applauded and hugged by his friends.

The man in the video has not yet been identified.

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