Film Yourself Saying “Smeg”, Win Prizes

You see, because it's an Impressionist painting, and the competition is asking for impressions. Oh, get some culture.

Fan-video competitions? We wouldn’t know anything about that. But there’s a new one on the horizon, anyway, with BBC Worldwide turning to Youtube – and YOU, the fans – to celebrate the release of Back to Earth on iTunes.

Here’s the long and skinny and short of it, as helpfully surmised by The Official Red Dwarf Fan Club’s Jo Sharples:

On Monday 22nd March a Youtube competition will be launching to mark the arrival of Red Dwarf: Back to Earth on iTunes.

To compete, entrants will need to submit an impersonation of a Red Dwarf character – videos can be posted to the Red Dwarf channel takeover on the BBC Comedy Greats Youtube channel once the competition launches next Monday.

So in the meantime get practising – top prizes up for grabs include a pair of free tickets to Dimension Jump and lots of Red Dwarf goodies. The competition will be judged by the Red Dwarf team at Grant Naylor Productions.

We’re not quite sure what Youtube and iTunes have got to do with one-another, given that they’re owned by two companies that are generally in direct competition in an assortment of markets, but THERE YOU GO.

There’s also a fan page on Facebook from which you can get further info on the competition once it launches on Monday. So GET TO IT. I think I’m going to do the bit where Birdman offers Pete some seed.

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29 Responses to Film Yourself Saying “Smeg”, Win Prizes

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  1. > BBC Worldwide (you know, those people that weren?t interested in new Dwarf)

    Worldwide never lost interest, bless ’em. You’re thinking of the commissioner/broadcaster, not the commercial arm.

  2. >Worldwide never lost interest, bless ?em.

    FINE.

  3. Isn’t it BBC Worldwide that part own Dave…or am I wrong on that one?

  4. > Isn?t it BBC Worldwide that part own Dave?or am I wrong on that one?

    Not on that one.

  5. > Worldwide never lost interest, bless ?em. You?re thinking of the commissioner/broadcaster, not the commercial arm.

    Lol, it speaks.

    > FINE.

    Caps there.

  6. G&T Admin

    Lovely. Wonder if I can pick up the courage to upload something for that.

  7. I thought about recreating escape attempt from the simulants in Gunmen Of The Apocalypse. But instead of using my upside down chin……I thought my genitalia would make a good representation of the ambassador of the Vindaloovian Empire!!

  8. And with that one post, ori-STUDFARM has been barred from entering any BBC Worldwide competitions.

  9. >But instead of using my upside down chin??I thought my genitalia would make a good representation of the ambassador of the Vindaloovian Empire!!

    You’re genitalia looks more like an upside down chin than your upside down chin?

  10. No….but they do have built in eyelashes!!

  11. It doesn’t say that it has to be a *main* character, so in theory you could do a Talkie Toaster or a vending machine. Or a gelf princess :-)

  12. You call the Duke of Lincoln’s eldest daughter “his bird”?

  13. Wonder if I can pick up the courage to upload something for that.

    I begging you to dress up as Red Dwarf and run past the camera in front of a black sheet.

    Surprised nobody’s just did ten seconds of a Mr Flibble talking actually.

  14. Well, Mr Flibble doesn’t actually talk… so that’ll be why.

  15. Seem to recall him saying “Uncle Arnie fries them alive with his hex vision.”, “Yes” and “Game Over Boys”.

    Plus, he did a load of interviews for rd.co.uk. And The Bill.

  16. >Seem to recall him saying ?Uncle Arnie fries them alive with his hex vision.?, ?Yes? and ?Game Over Boys?.

    IT’S A PUPPET

    Funny how he sounds just like Rimmer, don’t you think?

  17. Just a bit of light-hearted fun really, much like Ridley’s original comment. But you could say that, since Rimmer’s a fictional character too, the fact that Mr Flibble is a puppet is kind of moot.

    He “spoke” within the reality of the programme, and with a different voice to Rimmer (illustrating that he’s the product of a multiple personality disorder brought upon by the holovirus). He doesn’t exist within the true reality of the show, but neither does the peacenik from Polymorph and an impression of that would, presumably, be fine.

  18. > He ?spoke? within the reality of the programme, and with a different voice to Rimmer (illustrating that he?s the product of a multiple personality disorder brought upon by the holovirus).

    Ah, so every ventriloquist I’ve ever met has brain damage. Lovely!

  19. Yup, provided they’ve been infected by a holovirus.

  20. That proves nothing. I saw Craig Charles’ lips move in Confidence And Paranoia when Craig Ferguson said the line “I don’t know, somewhere near Uruguay”

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