December 4, 2018 at 8:40 am #239479
Have you ever noticed a Red Dwarf episode being preoccupied with something, seemingly obliviously and random, that’s not the actual focus of the story? Here are some I catalogued before immediately losing interest in thinking about this after series 4.
Theme: Goldfish shoals nibbling at my toes
The End: I am a fish
Future Echoes: Robot goldfish / Little fishy song
Balance of Power: Trout a la créme / Fished to death
Confidence and Paranoia: Fish rain
Better Than Life: Gone to the same place as me goldfish / Cat orders an aquarium and sings / Half woman, half fish mermaid
Polymorph: Silly old trout / Fish puns
Timeslides: Junior Angler / Luigi’s Fish ‘n’ Chip Emporium
Dimension Jump: Fishing holiday / Smoke me a kipper / Kippers
The End: Chicken soup machine (basis for most recurring chicken references in Red Dwarf) / No, it’s a chicken
Balance of Power: 140,000 rehydratable chickens
Waiting for God: Chicken vindaloo (recurring variant) / Quagaar Warrior
Confidence and Paranoia: Chicken Marengo
Kryten: I think I’ll try the chicken / cleaned the gunk out of the chicken soup machine / Chicken __Nugget
Better Than Life: I’d prefer chicken
Stasis Leak (big time): You should apologise for the chicken / Half man, half chicken / Who’s eating this chicken?
Also prominent in DNA: Turned into a chicken / Boiled chicken ovulations / Changing a mutton vindaloo into a chicken vindaloo
Bodyswap: Sexual organs
– “Why have I got male sexual organs?” / in orbit around the nearest planet
– “It’s the sound you get when you get your sexual organs trapped in something.” / Mimes
– Rimmer shocked by Lister’s schlong
– “You’ve given me breasts.”
Dimension Jump: Salt
– “I’ll be down in the mess with the salt-of-the-earth engineering boys as per usual.”
– Salt, an Epicure’s Delight / Extracts x2
– “Series 4000 mechanoid, am I right? Salt of the Space Corps.”
Back to work.December 4, 2018 at 9:45 am #239482
someone who watched the show for the first time commented on how they like classic American culture, and how it kept popping up in subtle ways, Marilyn Monroe, noir VR games, etcDecember 4, 2018 at 10:42 am #239483
And all the Blade Runner references, before Back to Earth pointed out how influential it was.
Hudzen’s death. The aesthetic of Back to Reality. Nothing else. All the Blade Runner references.December 4, 2018 at 11:48 am #239484
By Jove its holmes
I’m surprised Backwards went with the reverse shit. surely the absolute worst would be reverse vomiting. Also, would a reverse blow-job s u c k for the woman?December 4, 2018 at 12:27 pm #239485
They’ll never top Round The Twist for a reverse-vomit scenario.December 4, 2018 at 1:24 pm #239486
By Jove its holmes
I love Round the Twist.
The poor kid whose just vomited screams “NO, NO, NO!” when Pete picks up the remote.
Pete, Linda and Bronson then simply say “Yes”, “Yes”, “Yes”.December 4, 2018 at 2:20 pm #239488
I always assumed Round the Twist was a boring Byker Grove-style teen drama and would switch off when the theme started. I feel regret.December 4, 2018 at 4:16 pm #239490
Round the Twist used to really unsettle me as a kid. The mix of ‘every day’ and grotesque was so uncomfortably strange.December 4, 2018 at 4:48 pm #239492
Remember the one where Pete has a tiny mouth? Or the boy with extra fingernails growing on his hands? I’m not squeamish when it comes to bloody violence and gore but strange body horror stuff like that really rattles me.December 4, 2018 at 4:58 pm #239494
The one with the mouth is the one that stuck with me the most I think – wasn’t it caused by an evil Santa character or something?
Also I’m sure there was one with some yellow gunk that actually made me sick.December 4, 2018 at 5:33 pm #239497
Yes, the little mouth episode is the one with the wish-granting Santa. Another one that shat me up was the Eerie, Indiana where girls get a beauty treatment that turns their faces into weird doll-like plastic masks. Fucking horrifying.December 4, 2018 at 7:46 pm #239499
I like the microwave pants one.December 4, 2018 at 8:36 pm #239500
Pete Part Three
Round the Twist was brilliant without my pants. I used to love watching that without my pants. I really fancied the second Linda without my pants. I enjoyed staring at her without my pants without my pants.December 4, 2018 at 11:09 pm #239507
By Jove its holmes
In the original Paul Jennings short story, the kid keeps adding “without my shirt” to every sentence.
Another Jennings short story is where a boy gets some wishes and he wishes his favourite young female singer was there. She appears in their Australian lounge room all right… teleported right from the middle of a concert, still holding her microphone! She’ has to be sent back when she starts screaming.December 5, 2018 at 3:03 pm #239537
VIII has the recurring theme of Anal Penetration
Back In The Red
-Starbug goes up a rat’s arse
-“Well, considering what the future has in store for your jacksy, a couple of zillion volts is gonna be easy street”
-Anus Soothe Pile Cream
-That woman who does Rimmer up the arse
-Part 3 ends with Rimmer about to be fucked by a load of homosexual prisoners, who will presumably be doing anal with him
– (When discussing Lister’s guitar) Didn’t you get a clue that time I tried to insert it in you?”
-Archie goes up the Cat’s arse (deleted scene)
-Archie goes up the Captain’s arse (deleted scene)December 5, 2018 at 3:07 pm #239539
So essentially, Red Dwarf is a nod and wink to Rob and Doug’s sexual perversions?
Oh we knew that for years.December 5, 2018 at 3:08 pm #239540
VIII has the recurring theme of being vile and vapid.December 5, 2018 at 5:41 pm #239547
Let’s talk about Series VIII again!
Series VIII is collectively shite but there are episodes in there that are arguably not shite, just very poorly executed.December 5, 2018 at 6:44 pm #239554
>VIII has the recurring theme of being vile and vapid.
Well yeah, but if I were to list every time VIII mentions genitalia, semen, shit, toilets, sex etc. we’d be here all night, and I’m pretty sure nobody would read a list like that anywayDecember 5, 2018 at 7:01 pm #239556
Are toilets or toilet related bodily functions mentioned once in Marooned?
No cheating by looking at the script.December 5, 2018 at 7:53 pm #239558
Dysentery springs to mind.December 6, 2018 at 7:44 pm #239604
I can accept that answer but only in spirit, you lose a point.
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