could you please help me understand one line from the “Kryten” epizode? English is not my mother tongue and I am lost here.
“You look like Clive of India! Or the one whose mum does use new biological biz!” I know who Clive of India was, but who is the other one? And what is meant by “biological biz”? It’s supposed to be hilarious and I’m not laughing :-(
Thanks a lot!
It’s a reference to washing powder comparison adverts, such as this where the promoted brand, like Daz, cleans your whites better than an unnamed competing brand. They often demonstrate using a child’s clothes and a mother relieved that she can get the stains out.
Also, there’s a YouTube channel that archives washing powder adverts.
For me as a kid it was a joke from Hitchhiker’s Guide that threw me, the one where Ford says that going through Hyperspace is “unpleasantly like being drunk”, and when Arthur questions this, Ford says “Ask a glass of water.”
I thought it had something to do with a glass of water not being alcoholic, and perhaps having a rivalry with drinks that are, rather than twigging the wordplay. In fairness I was about six when I first heard it.