Rewatching Future Echoes again last night…something struck me. Rimmer walks into the room with his “spanking short haircut” and the Cat gives him a very confused look.
RIMMER: What’s he looking at?
Now, I know Lister isn’t very bright…especially in the first series…but “Who?” is a monumentally stupid question for him to ask, considering there are only three people on the entire ship. How can any of them possibly have trouble with pronouns? Everybody is either me, you, or he…and there’s no possible overlap.
It just seems odd to me that in Lister’s situation, he’d have to ask who Rimmer means by “he.”