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  • #269130
    loadoftottnumb
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    Well it’s the natural follow on isn’t it?

    #269131
    Warbodog
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    Red Dwarf doing a joke from Westworld (1973)

    #269132
    loadoftottnumb
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    Mine was Rodney from Only Fools

    #269138

     

    From James Acaster on Taskmaster. EvilMorwen’s idea.

    #269199
    Jonsmad
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    “People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a nonlinear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey… stuff”

    That nu-who line 100% always struck me as “we are in a universe similar to the way red dwarf deals with sci fi dialouge.”

    #269201
    Warbodog
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    DW’s sitcom credentials were the main thing that kept me watching through the revival at first, when it seemed like most of the writers and half of the guest stars came from that world. After it got big internationally from series 6, it seemed to start taking itself more seriously and lost that original charm, but maybe I’m talking bollocks.

    #269229
    loadoftottnumb
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    #269302
    Nick R
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    A companion to my Harry Potter post in the other thread…

    #269304
    Warbodog
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    Bottom.

    #269359
    Moonlight
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    I never heard that word before joining the Space Corps.

    #269416
    Stephen Abootman
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    Been playing The Witcher 3 recently and got early series Lister/Rimmer vibes from 2 minor characters:

    “Order 76-CW-X is clear, auction’s only open to folk with invitations, writ out in their names, plain and simple”
    “Order 76-CW-X also held that Lance Corporal Vaclav stick a broomstick up his arse”
    “Kleiner! Need I remind you of the penalty for insulting a superior!”

     

    #269417
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Oh yeah, that’s got to be. The game is full of references and Dwarf has definitely made it to Poland.

    #269418
    Dave
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    I mean, we’re all overlooking the fact that the guy who shows up at the end of that scene is literally a red dwarf.

    #269420

    Also seem to be over looking the fact that these characters are knights in a computer game! Coincidence? I think not!!

    #269421
    Dave
    Participant

    It’s a blatant clue innit, blatant.

    #269429
    GlenTokyo
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    I’m sure there were a couple of potential Red Dwarf references in Cyberpunk 2077 too, but it’s been about 10 months and I can’t remember specifics.

    #269431

    2077 was the year the crew got wiped out.

    #269432
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Pretty sure I’ve seen some StarBUGS in there, amirite?

    #269459
    Moonlight
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    #269599
    Hamish
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    Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody's gonna die. Come watch TV.

    #269615
    Rudolph
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    #269616
    Dave
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    #269619
    Warbodog
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    Philip K. Dick’s Ubik

    #269621
    Warbodog
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    * I know that’s not what he says, but it’s how Ceefax subtitles raised me.

    #269622
    Stabbim the Skutter
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    Re: Moonlight’s post

    #269651
    loadoftottnumb
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    #270060
    Warbodog
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    #270230
    Flap Jack
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    (Succession)

    #270285
    Flap Jack
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    In honour of this special occasion.

    (The Simpsons – “Lisa the Vegetarian”)

    Did anyone else go for a long time with these being the only 2 major references to gazpacho soup in popular media you’d experienced?

    Because gazpacho is not just cold tomato soup, it typically includes a bunch of different vegetables too. Lisa’s simplified description made me misunderstand the Red Dwarf plot point – I thought the officers at the dinner were being particularly unreasonable to Rimmer. Sure, Rimmer may not know what gazpacho is, but that shouldn’t be immediately obvious; he’s just saying he prefers normal tomato soup to the chilled kind. I would too honestly. Leave him alone.

    #270289
    GlenTokyo
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    In honour of this special occasion.

    (The Simpsons – “Lisa the Vegetarian”)
    Did anyone else go for a long time with these being the only 2 major references to gazpacho soup in popular media you’d experienced?
    Because gazpacho is not just cold tomato soup, it typically includes a bunch of different vegetables too. Lisa’s simplified description made me misunderstand the Red Dwarf plot point – I thought the officers at the dinner were being particularly unreasonable to Rimmer. Sure, Rimmer may not know what gazpacho is, but that shouldn’t be immediately obvious; he’s just saying he prefers normal tomato soup to the chilled kind. I would too honestly. Leave him alone.

    If someone had given me some gazpacho soup before I knew what it was, I’d have asked for some Doritos for my salsa.

    Poor Rimsy.

    #270291

    Honestly, Red Dwarf is the only place I’ve seen gazpacho soup referenced I think. I presume it was more popular or prevalent in restaurants in the 70s an 80s maybe than it is now as I can’t remember a time I’ve seen it on a menu.

    and it’s something that feels so obscure that it’d be quite a coincidence it popping up in something else … though if it was going to happen anywhere The Simpsons makes the most sense.

    #270292
    Dave
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    I’ve had it in Spain a couple of times and really enjoyed it. It’s nice with a big blob of creme fraiche plopped on top.

    Really they need to make this in Can’t Smeg Won’t Smeg II: Emohawk.

    #270293
    Flap Jack
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    I got the vibe that gazpacho isn’t particularly popular (in the US at least), given that the Simpsons writers must have been thinking “OK, what is the least appealing soup that Lisa could suggest as an alternative to barbecue?”.

    Though that might just be the served cold aspect.

    I do appreciate that the worst night of Rimmer’s life was due to him not being aware of something genuinely quite obscure – demonstrated by how many viewers learned what gazpacho is by watching the show. It’s not like he said “What’s an iguana?”.

    #270294
    Dave
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    Oh yeah, I think we’re definitely meant to sympathise as it’s a mistake anyone could have made.

    And again it ties in with the class aspects that underpin the show – with Rimmer as (I guess) an aspiring member of the lower middle class who wants to climb to the upper middle class, and this being one of those secret-code things that divides them, like knowing which cutlery to use, or whatever.

    #270295

    its interesting really that that scene where he explains it is really the only time, aside from maybe The Beginning, where Rimmer acknowledges his more working class routes.  He’s always seen himself as upper class officer type, and makes out his family to be this big military officer family, ostensibly upper middle or upper class …

    But really his is a story of class struggle, for him at least, trying to make it up the ranks.  His mum is clearly meant to have married into money I think and isn’t as prim and proper as Rimmer rememebrs her.  Especially given how she sleeps with everyone.

    Rimmer’s dad didn’t make it into the military, and perhaps the height thing was an excuse for his own failings?  After all, he only ever amounts to a college tutor, not even teaching in the Space Corp academy or anything.

    I think Rimmer secretly knows his history and background isn’t quite what his family tries to make out and is possibly why he resents them quite as much as he does, because they expect so much of him despite not actually being in the position to offer him the same start as people like, say Todhunter who we’re told was likely breast fed on gazpacho and champagne that’s how posh he is.

    #270305
    Flap Jack
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    Yeah, that all seems spot on. I just made the upper classes seem even more incomprehensible than they already are by imagining them scoffing derisively at someone wanting a hot tomato soup.

    #270314
    GlenTokyo
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    Gazpacho soup seems like a very Yuppie thing from the 80s, Rob and Doug probably fell foul of gazpacho at some point while down South.

    #270316

    Didn’t Rob basically confirm that in the Me2 commentary last year?

    #270319
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    Didn’t Rob basically confirm that in the Me2 commentary last year?

    Bad Red Dwarf fan

    #270320
    Warbodog
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    #270322
    Rudolph
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    Gazpacho soup seems like a very Yuppie thing from the 80s, Rob and Doug probably fell foul of gazpacho at some point while down South.

    I think it’s in the Red Dwarf Programme Guide, where Rob or Doug basically confirm it happend to them. That they went to a power-lunch meeting with some TV executives in the early 1980s, who ordered them all gazpacho soup. Rob and Doug didn’t know it was meant to be served cold either, but they kept quiet and just ate it.

    #270326
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    Ah well fair enough. I haven’t read the programme guide for a length of time that seems inexplicable. I’ll have to go back and reabsorb the anecdotes.

    #270333
    Warbodog
    Participant

    The Programme Guide was my Red Dwarf Bible (or just Bible) when I was catching up on the show, though I’ve not looked at / had it for decades. Supposedly a lot of bullshit in there, but I was never sure what. And it was only those bullet point production notes in the episode guide that were really worth revisiting, which are probably less comprehensive than their equivalent on a fan wiki.

    I bought the Official Companion again because I like it as an item with pretty pictures, it would be foolish to use as a reference though.

    #270334
    Rudolph
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    A lot of it is half-truths and myth, with a few inaccuracies, but I suppose it’s charming in that ‘definitively inacurrate’ Hitchhiker’s Guide sort of way.

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