I’ve just watched White Hole on UKG2. Rob Grant is very wrong indeed when he calls Series IV “pedestrian”. But enough of that.
CAT: Look, just conserve your energy. Stan and Ollie will soon be back with supplies. Meanwhile, let’s just stay warm and get some sleep.
LISTER: Yeah, man, you’re right. You’re right. [He gets up and starts heading toward the bunks.]
CAT: Hey, hey, where you going, bud?
LISTER: To get some sleep.
CAT: It’s Tuesday, right?
LISTER: Yeah, so?
CAT: My turn on the electric blanket. [Pointing at the exercycle] PEDAL. [Crawling into the bunk] Wake me in eight hours.
Erm, the following thoughts occur:
- Are you really telling me there would only be one electric blanket on the entire ship, so they would have to taken turns?
- Why the hell would Lister go back and pedal? Surely he’d just tell Cat to piss off?
But then, it’s amazing what you can get away with when you’re being funny, isn’t it?
(NB: I know this specific exchange isn’t important to the episode. It’s just interesting how much stuff doesn’t actually make any sense at all when you start examining it…)