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  • #3398
    Jawscvmcdia
    Blocked

    If Holly were to come back in the next series, which Holly would you choose? It can be any version of Holly, Queeg even.

    #97318
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    Hattie, by about a million miles.

    #97319
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    Hattie, I don’t think Norman will be coming back.

    #97320
    si
    Participant

    Hattie, cheers.

    #97321
    JamesTC
    Participant

    Hattie.

    #97322
    Another Phil
    Participant

    Hattie, and if she wasn’t available I’d recast.

    #97324
    p2p_productions
    Participant

    Yeah, Hattie’s the most logical choice now. I’d love to see her back, too. If Norm were to return, I wouldn’t be against it. Especially if they shared the role.

    Return of Queeg? Maybe. What about Jane Leeves, though..?

    #97325
    Pongo
    Participant

    Tony Robinson?

    #97323
    Pongo
    Participant

    Bill Bailey. Maybe Dylan Moran?
    Failing that, don’t really think it makes a huge difference whether it’s Norman or Hattie – outstanding personal issues with other castmembers excepted.

    #97326
    si
    Participant

    I loved Norm’s Holly in Series I & II. Nice to see him back in VII. Not the same old Holly though in VIII. Pointless/wrong in Remastered.

    Now, however, I’d hate to think of Norm demeaning himself to work on Red Dwarf.

    #97327
    Alex
    Participant

    Hattie. Though i have to say, the more I think about the jokey idea of Bill Bailey the more I find myself thinking ‘actually, that might just work’.

    #97328
    Steve Harris
    Participant

    Hattie……..Without question.

    Or Re-cast if not.

    #97329
    Pongo
    Participant

    >I loved Norm?s Holly in Series I & II. Nice to see him back in VII. Not the same >old Holly though in VIII. Pointless/wrong in Remastered.

    To be fair, most of the cast were not their same old selves in VIII..

    #97330
    p2p_productions
    Participant

    SerieX: Episode 1: Holly has dried out, but when the crew attempt to reboot, an unexpected glitch forces his physical appearance to seemingly change at random.

    That way, we could get a hundred new Holly’s in one ep.

    …Yeah, Bill Bailey would be great! “Oh, uh, space weevils, blimey, ah…” etc.

    #97331
    Jawscvmcdia
    Blocked

    So the majority vote is Hattie, if it were me I’d choose Norman to come back because he is a great worker, very professional, does what he’s told and never has a cross word to say about anyone.

    #97332
    si
    Participant

    …And he’s a cracking footballer.

    #97333
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    Bill Bailey as Holly.

    Yeah that would be MY excuse to getting him to a future DJ.

    #97334
    si
    Participant

    Well, yeah, that works for me, too.

    Although, should Holly ever get back to his full IQ, Stephen Fry is a no-brainer.

    #97335
    p2p_productions
    Participant

    >Bill Bailey as Holly. Yeah that would be MY excuse to getting him to a future DJ.

    #97336
    NitroChrisUK
    Participant

    god i hope bill bailey will be holly

    #97338
    clem
    Participant

    Hattie. Or Gordon Salkilld if she wasn’t available/interested, and he wasn’t dead.

    #97339
    Zombie Jim Undead
    Participant

    Hattie, definitely.

    Or Bill Bailey. Or jeremy Hardy.

    #97340
    hummingbird
    Participant

    Hattie first of course.

    I’d love Bill Bailey, but I think he’s doing far too well on his own at the moment to want to play a supporting role, even if it is RD.
    Saying that, if he’s s fan of the show he might do it.

    #97345
    SkyAndSun
    Participant

    Could ask him on twitter…

    #97346
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    So the majority vote is Hattie, if it were me I?d choose Norman to come back because he is a great worker, very professional, does what he?s told and never has a cross word to say about anyone.

    Hahaha. Okay, I see what you’re doing.

    #97347
    NitroChrisUK
    Participant

    >if it were me I?d choose Norman to come back because he is a great worker, very professional, does what he?s told and never has a cross word to say about anyone.

    is that in the same mirror universe where rap music is really good ?

    #97350
    JamesTC
    Participant

    >>if it were me I?d choose Norman to come back because he is a great worker, very professional, does what he?s told and never has a cross word to say about anyone.

    >is that in the same mirror universe where rap music is really good ?

    Jennifer Sisko is alive too. (I am puching through season 4 of DS9 at an incredible rate, hence the refrence)

    #97352
    Kris Carter
    Participant

    Hattie please. And if not her, Bill Bailey.

    #97359
    mark100000
    Participant

    Noel Edmonds.

    #97361
    Jo
    Participant

    Hattie.

    #97362
    Mnoooah
    Participant

    Hattie please. And if not her, Bill Bailey.

    This.

    #97363
    mark100000
    Participant

    How about a guest appearance from Mr T. as queeg?

    #97364
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    I keep seeing Bill Bailey’s name crop up in Holly discussions – and yet I’ve never seen anyone give a reason for why they think he’d be good. He’s great, no doubt about it, but is he really Holly? Can anyone explain why he’s the name that jumps to everyone’s mind?

    #97365
    Richey
    Participant

    > I keep seeing Bill Bailey?s name crop up in Holly discussions – and yet I?ve never seen anyone give a reason for why they think he?d be good. He?s great, no doubt about it, but is he really Holly? Can anyone explain why he?s the name that jumps to everyone?s mind?

    Norman portrayed Holly as just slow (and then senile).
    Hattie portrayed Holly as ditzy (and then senile).
    Bill would be good at portraying Holly as bumbling (and senile).

    My vote goes for Hattie, but I can certainly see how Bill would be good as a re-cast.

    #97369
    Mnoooah
    Participant

    Bill is a virtuoso of DAFT. I can’t find the clip, but in the middle of one of his gigs, he appears to forget where he is and makes hand puppets that fight with each other:

    ‘woof.’ ‘mew’ ‘woof’ ‘mew’ ‘ARRRRRRRRGHHHH!!!’ ‘whimper’.

    And the crowd goes wild. Who the hell else could pull that off?! If you need someone to portray 3 million years worth of mental disorganization, Bill is your guy.

    #97373
    Carlito
    Participant

    If Norman could recapture his series 1/2 form, I wouldn’t want a recast, even if it was the lovely Hattie. Norman IS Holly, when he is at his best. Series VIII, and Holly didn’t have half the charm of the early years. The rat arsed line, “become a dog”… the only memorable line from the Norm comeback was the Brylcreem gag (which I loved)… you could blame it on the writing, but some of the material was great and delivered badly by Lovett… I didn’t miss him really in BtE but I would still love to see him contribute to future Dwarf, as long as he is on best form.

    #97375
    ChrisM
    Participant

    I quite liked the line “It’s times like this I’m glad I’m just a head.” too.

    That was the scene on the Canary shuttle when Kryten talks about showering with the girls and the lads all cross their legs.

    #97382
    TheLeen
    Participant

    Hattie or recast. I’d love to see Bill Bailey, but Dylan Moran sounds good as well.

    Actually, how about if Holly was slightly broken and would display various faces and personalities? Including earlier episodes’ ones? Including Hilly, Queeg, and a number of new faces? With Hattie’s Holly giving it all a frame? That’d be a dream come true. For me. But I’m greedy.

    #97390
    Steve Harris
    Participant

    I guess the idea of the crew perhaps changing the face like wallpaper could run…

    maybe, Hattie could be the default setting..

    #97398
    Dave
    Participant

    Hattie or nothing.

    #97399
    Turk Thrust
    Participant

    Purely in terms of performance I would say Norman as I think he is definitely the funnier of the 2. As that won`t happen though, I would let the character die.

    #97407
    si
    Participant

    >I quite liked the line ?It?s times like this I?m glad I?m just a head.? too

    I hated that, personally.

    #97409
    Nick R
    Participant

    Bill Bailey’s Holly would probably have more luck decimalising music than Norman’s did.

    #97422
    Dessie
    Participant

    Norman seemed nervous in series 8. Hattie deserves the role, she seems like a lovely person and did a really good job with the limited material she had.

    #97447
    Jawscvmcdia
    Blocked

    Remember you are under polygraphic surveillance.

    #97463
    Nakrophile
    Participant

    Jeremy Clarkson.

    #97464
    Phil
    Participant

    Gary Glitter

    #97465
    Nakrophile
    Participant

    Don’t be stupid.

    #97467
    Mister E
    Participant

    Hattie, who I actually like better than Norm as Holly.I agree with the majority in that Bill Bailey is a great alternative.

    #97509
    Phil
    Participant

    Elmo

    #97511
    Ben Paddon
    Participant
    #97513
    ChrisM
    Participant

    That… was… strange. Cute, but strange. I’d expect that sort of sound from a cat than a dog. Remember that shaggy looking dog who could say “Sausages?” Heh.

    Holly at his most senile…

    #97562
    peas_and_corn
    Participant

    Does Norm have a brother?

    #97566
    hummingbird
    Participant

    It would be interesting, too, to have a complete departure from the slow/senile/deadpan persona and cast for a different kind of Holly.

    #97489
    Phil
    Participant

    >Does Norm have a brother?

    Brian Doyle Lovett

    #97490
    p2p_productions
    Participant

    >Brian Doyle Lovett

    “Your honour, your Honour. Pick up that blood.”

    #97583
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    Chris O’Dowd would make a good Holly, I reckon.

    #97599
    Plastic Percy
    Participant

    Patrick Stewart? He can out-bald Norman Lovett any day.

    Though I’d like Hattie back. She didn’t do too badly in ‘Ace Rimmer: A Life in Lame’

    #97601
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    She was my favourite of the two Hollies in Beat The Geek.

    #97604
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    If Norm could recover his early form then him (despite the fact he doesn’t deserve it). He’s still my favourite Holly.

    If not then Hattie – she never really got the lines her loyalty to the show deserved but I still enjoy her rendering of Holly.

    It not those two then don’t bring back the character. Bill Bailey is a very funny guy but I wouldn’t want him on RD.

    Why?

    Because if I see Hattie on RD I think, “Oh look, it’s Holly.”

    If I see Norm on RD I think, “Oh look, it’s Holly.”

    If I were to see Bill Bailey on RD I’d think, “Oh look, it’s Bill Bailey’s head.”

    But I’m clearly in the minority.

    #97606
    Turk Thrust
    Participant

    > Though I?d like Hattie back. She didn?t do too badly in ?Ace Rimmer: A Life in Lame?

    Sometimes on this site people sound so sincere…when they must surely be being sarcastic.

    #97675
    Jawscvmcdia
    Blocked

    No I agree with you

    #97678
    thomasaevans
    Participant

    Hattie. Or Doug Naylor.

    #97679
    NoFro
    Participant

    Not Bill Bailey. Funny guy but find I would just think of him as Bill Bailey, not Holly.

    I’m going for Hattie.

    #97685
    Nakrophile
    Participant

    Yeah, Hattie.

    #97687
    Phil
    Participant

    Eminem

    #97696
    Zombie Jim Undead
    Participant

    #97698
    si
    Participant

    #97699
    Zombie Jim Undead
    Participant

    I just did a bit of sick in my mouth.

    #97702
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    Having Boris Johnson in Red Dwarf would be a sacrifice I’d be willing to make if it meant he wasn’t Mayor of London any more.

    #97706
    Zombie Jim Undead
    Participant

    Looks like Dave are asking the same question!

    http://dave.uktv.co.uk/library/red-dwarf/where-smeg-was-holly/

    #97481
    Jawscvmcdia
    Blocked

    Hattie please

    #97709
    Nakrophile
    Participant

    The comments in that article, while speculation one would assume, do seem to hint towards another series. And Robert’s Radio 5 comments hint further that, we could be on a course set to successville.

    #97712
    Kris Carter
    Participant

    The further thought occurs, we haven’t budged a smegging inch.

    #97723
    Phil
    Participant

    Michael Stipe

    #97725
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    Patrick Moore

    #97727
    TheLeen
    Participant

    Michael Moore

    #97729
    Jawscvmcdia
    Blocked

    Gordon Brown

    #97732
    hummingbird
    Participant

    June Brown

    #97735
    ChrisM
    Participant

    A puerile nob gag just popped into my head.

    I’ll keep it to myself.

    I’m not sure French filmstar lookalikes would work for Holly anyway.

    #97743
    mark100000
    Participant

    Jimmy Carr

    #97745
    Tonguetied
    Participant

    Norman or failing that, Ross Kemp.

    #97746
    Phil
    Participant

    Zombie Jim Undead’s avatar

    #97747
    Tonguetied
    Participant

    Tony Hawkes.

    #97759
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    Your mum.

    #97762
    Zombie Jim Undead
    Participant

    > Zombie Jim Undead?s avatar

    It’s what Norm actually looks like these days. The hatred and bile are causing him to flake.

    #97763
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    Like the dude on Knightmare.

    #97769
    si
    Participant

    Or Mumm-Ra.

    #97772
    Jawscvmcdia
    Blocked

    Doesn’t Norm have the IQ of 6,000 PE teachers?

    #97850
    peas_and_corn
    Participant

    Gordon Bennett

    #97898
    si
    Participant

    Gordon Brown.

    #97901
    Zombie Jim Undead
    Participant

    Charlie Brown.

    #97902
    Stabbim the Skutter
    Participant

    If Hattie were to return, they should shoot the front and the back of her head at the same time, then layer the front of her head onto the back – that way you’d see her hair hanging down behind her head, and she’d actually look like a floating head – with two strands on either side it looks a little bit dodgy.

    #97904
    si
    Participant

    Norm’s only got two strands on top of his head, that doesn’t look much better.

    #97911
    Jawscvmcdia
    Blocked

    No it’s a bloody paintbrush

    #98224
    Stabbim the Skutter
    Participant

    Call me insane, but I’ve been watching a lot of Scrubs recently and I think Sarah Chalke would make a great Holly. If Red Dwarf ever got remade for USA again (Heaven forbid) she’d make a great stand-in for Hattie any day.

    #98225
    Jo
    Participant

    John Hoare

    #98239
    peas_and_corn
    Participant

    >Call me insane

    You’re insane.

    I don’t think she would work as a Holly, TBH.

    #98240
    Carlito
    Participant

    Seconded. Not to say she isn’t a talented comedy performer (because she is… hmmm, or should I say “was” considering her character has become a lot more annoying than funny over the last 2/3 years?) but she’s not really right for Holly.

    #98241
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    But her hair is the right length for a computer…

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