History Series / RedDwarf

21st Aug '16 10:17:40 AM TheLyniezian
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* MyOwnGrampa: It's revealed that [[spoiler: Lister is his own father. Via in-vitro fertilization with Kochanski, no less. This becomes a major plot point in one Series X episode as regards his novel way of celebrating Father's Day: get blind drunk, tape himself messages that he'll forget the next morning to play back to himself, the closest to father-to-son interaction he'll ever have.]]
19th Aug '16 1:29:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* LearntEnglishFromWatchingTelevision: It's explained that The Cat's race learned English from watching the American movies (specifically John Wayne movies and ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'') in the ship's hold. Of course, The Cat obviously learned his mannerisms from watching JamesBrown , though it's never mentioned in series.

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* LearntEnglishFromWatchingTelevision: It's explained that The Cat's race learned English from watching the American movies (specifically John Wayne movies and ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'') in the ship's hold. Of course, The Cat obviously learned his mannerisms from watching JamesBrown Music/JamesBrown , though it's never mentioned in series.
17th Aug '16 7:15:57 PM PaulA
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* UglyGuyHotWife: Spoofed in ''Series/RedDwarf'' when Lister takes part in a virtual-reality medieval tourney, and demands a night and a day in the Queen's bed if he wins. The King is played by Creator/BrianCox; the Queen is a young and beautiful French woman (played by [[Series/SmackThePony Sarah Alexander]]) who instantly accepts the conditions.
-->'''King:''' My lady, I think we should discuss this matter in private...
-->'''Queen:''' Do you not 'ave faith in your good knight, to cut this dog down where 'e stands?
-->'''King:''' I do! Sort of...

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* UglyGuyHotWife: Spoofed in ''Series/RedDwarf'' "Stoke Me a Clipper" when Lister takes part in a virtual-reality medieval tourney, and demands a night and a day in the Queen's bed if he wins. The King is played by Creator/BrianCox; the Queen is a young and beautiful French woman (played by [[Series/SmackThePony Sarah Alexander]]) who instantly accepts the conditions.
-->'''King:''' My lady, I think we should discuss this matter in private...
-->'''Queen:'''
private...\\
'''Queen:'''
Do you not 'ave faith in your good knight, to cut this dog down where 'e stands?
-->'''King:'''
stands?\\
'''King:'''
I do! Sort of...



* WashyWatchy: The characters in ''Series/RedDwarf'' have been known to do this. Since it was Kochanski's laundry, this is the closest any of them have to a sex life.

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* WashyWatchy: The characters in ''Series/RedDwarf'' have been known to do this. Since it was Kochanski's laundry, this is the closest any of them have to a sex life.


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* WiperStart: Kryten does this when he's learning to fly Starbug in "Backwards". He follows it up by accidentally ejecting the seat Rimmer is sitting in.
17th Aug '16 6:36:19 PM PaulA
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* FreezeFrameEnding: "Balance of Power" ends on a freeze frame of Lister leaping into the air in victory. This was done as a pragmatic measure: while filming the scene, Craig Charles landed badly and injured his back, rendering the end of the shot unusable and preventing reshoots.
13th Aug '16 6:34:37 PM caffeinatedkate
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** There have been several of these over the course of the series, such as "Marooned", "Out of Time", "The Last Day" and "Duct Soup".

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** There have been several of these over the course of the series, such as "Marooned", "The Last Day", "White Hole", "Out of Time", "The Last Day" and "Duct Soup".
12th Aug '16 2:53:11 PM CynicalBastardo
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* TakeThat: A good natured one occurs in "Back To Earth" when The Cat refers to the set of ''Series/CoronationStreet'' as being "worse than [[PlaceWorseThanDeath Rimmerworld]]".

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* TakeThat: TakeThat:
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A good natured one occurs in "Back To Earth" when The Cat refers to the set of ''Series/CoronationStreet'' as being "worse than [[PlaceWorseThanDeath Rimmerworld]]".Rimmerworld]]".
** Lister uses the word "Gwenlan" as a term of abuse at one point. This was a reference to Gareth Gwenlan, a producer at the BBC who turned the show down.
** Holly notes that it's better to have loved and to have lost than to listen to an album by Olivia Newton-John.
** Holly's IQ of 6000 is apparently the same IQ as 6000 PE teachers.
4th Aug '16 11:56:11 AM Morgenthaler
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** Queeg's name (and most of his episode's plot) is a shout out to ''TheCaineMutiny.''

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** Queeg's name (and most of his episode's plot) is a shout out to ''TheCaineMutiny.''Literature/TheCaineMutiny.''
4th Aug '16 11:01:26 AM PicardsDouble
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* AnAesop: Some episodes end on one, usually given by Lister. Examples include ''Back To Reality'' ([[HumansAreBastards Humans trying to play God and nearly killing everything]]), ''Justice'' (TheEvilsOfFreeWill) and ''Meltdown'' (A TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to [[ModernMajorGeneral Rimmer]] about him sacrificing hundreds of sentient beings basically for his own amusement, fitting the episode's WarIsHell message).

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* AnAesop: *AnAesop: Some episodes end on one, usually given by Lister. [[HiddenDepths Lister]]. Examples include ''Back To Reality'' ([[HumansAreBastards Humans ([[HumansAreMorons Humanity's creations]] [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters usually coming back to bite them in the ass]], leading Kryten to quip about [[HumansAreBastards humans trying to play God and nearly killing everything]]), everything themselves]]), ''Justice'' (TheEvilsOfFreeWill) (TheEvilsOfFreeWill being a natural byproduct of True Justice) and ''Meltdown'' (A TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to [[ModernMajorGeneral a borderline insane Rimmer]] about him sacrificing hundreds of sentient beings [[ItAmusedMe basically for his own amusement, amusement]], fitting the episode's WarIsHell message).
4th Aug '16 10:53:32 AM PicardsDouble
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*AnAesop: Some episodes end on one, usually given by Lister. Examples include ''Back To Reality'' ([[HumansAreBastards Humans trying to play God and nearly killing everything]]), ''Justice'' (TheEvilsOfFreeWill) and ''Meltdown'' (A TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to [[ModernMajorGeneral Rimmer]] about him sacrificing hundreds of sentient beings basically for his own amusement, fitting the episode's WarIsHell message).
14th Jul '16 11:40:31 AM morenohijazo
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* RewindGag: "Backwards", in which the crew visit a universe where time runs in reverse, is an entire episode of Rewind Gags.

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* RewindGag: "Backwards", in which the crew visit a universe where time runs in reverse, is an entire episode of Rewind Gags.Gags, exploring all the possibilities inherent in time running backwards. These include the Cat's horror when he realizes what logically happens when eating and digestion run in reverse -- indeed, what must happen a day or so before regurgitating a very good meal onto the plate.
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