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* MythologyGag: There are several items in the background at Price Smashers that hark back to older episodes:

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* MythologyGag: There are several items in the background at Price Smashers threw episodes that hark back to older episodes:

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* MythologyGag: There are several items in the background at Price Smashers that hark back to older episodes:
** ''Mugs Murphy'', the ShowWithinAShow that Lister and The Cat go to see in the cinema and Rimmer mistakes for ''Film/CitizenKane'' in "[=Me2=]" is one of the DVD boxsets in the shop, as is ''Die Screaming With Sharp Things In Your Head'', one of the video nasties The Cat found in the Lows sleeping quarters in "Angels And Demons".
** In the bunkroom scene in the shopping centre, a photograph of Lister's adoptive father's dog that previously appeared in "Future Echoes" is hanging in the background.
** Swallow wears the Simulant's costume from "Beyond A Joke".


* HotScientist: Katerina Bartikovsky's outfit is hardly regular for a scientist but quite fetching.


* CanonDiscontinuity: The Cat bringing a [[spoiler: Despair Squid]] onto the Red Dwarf makes the ''[[http://www.reddwarf.co.uk/gallery/comic-viewer/index.cfm Prelude To Anarchy]]'' webcomic non-canon as it has Starbug going back into space after "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVBackToReality Back to Reality]]" and finding the Red Dwarf missing.

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* CanonDiscontinuity: The Cat bringing a [[spoiler: Despair Squid]] onto the Red Dwarf makes the ''[[http://www.reddwarf.co.uk/gallery/comic-viewer/index.cfm Prelude To Anarchy]]'' Nanarchy]]'' webcomic non-canon as it has Starbug going back into space after "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVBackToReality Back to Reality]]" and finding the Red Dwarf missing.


* PutOnABus: Everyone who was on the reconstituted Red Dwarf except the main foursome.

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* PutOnABus: Everyone who was on the reconstituted Red Dwarf except is presumably still in space somewhere and Kochanski [[spoiler:left in a Blue Midget when she was sick of Lister's drinking]].
* RightBehindMe: Rimmer unleashes a verbal assault on
the main foursome.new female crewmember Katerina Bartikovsky, unaware that she's behind him. The task of warning him that she's standing right behind him falls to Kryten, who ends up complimenting Bartikovsky's breasts to make his point.



* RightBehindMe: Rimmer unleashes a verbal assault on the new female crewmember Katerina Bartikovsky, unaware that she's behind him. The task of warning him that she's standing right behind him falls to Kryten, who ends up complimenting Bartikovsky's breasts to make his point.


* BigBudgetBeefUp: Totally subverted. The scenes on Red Dwarf ''look'' spectacular, but this is mostly thanks to general advancements in special effects. The three-parter actually had a minuscule budget that was made up for by much of the crew working for free. This is probably why the story takes place in ''real life'' at all.[[note]]This is the reason why many CG-animated movies based on existing properties, such as ''Film/TheSmurfs'' and ''Film/SonicTheHedgehog'', have a similar formula of taking the title characters to the real world, since it's a lot cheaper to shoot a pre-existing forest than it is to create one in a computer.[[/note]]



* CanonDiscontinuity: The Cat bringing a [[spoiler: Despair Squid]] onto the Red Dwarf makes the ''[[http://www.reddwarf.co.uk/gallery/comic-viewer/index.cfm Prelude To Anarchy]]'' webcomic non-canon as it has Starbug going back into space after "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVBackToReality Back to Reality]]" and finding the Red Dwarf missing.



* [[spoiler: SequelEpisode: One for the Season V Episode; "Back To Realty"]].

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* [[spoiler: SequelEpisode: One for the Season V Episode; "Back [[spoiler:"[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVBackToReality Back To Realty"]].Reality]]"]].


* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: Kochanski's died since the last season. Turns out [[spoiler:she left Red Dwarf on a Blue Midget because she was sick of Lister's drinking and he just pretends she's dead.]]



* TheUnreveal: The show resumes in its traditional four-character format with no mention or explanation about the previous season's cliffhanger ending.

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* TheUnreveal: UnexplainedRecovery: The show resumes in its traditional four-character format with no mention or explanation about of how the previous season's cliffhanger ending.ship survived being eaten by microbes at the end of Series [=VIII=].
** Doug Naylor later said that the current hologram Rimmer is the same one from the first seven seasons returned from being Ace so it's possible the unused ending for "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVIIIOnlyTheGood Only The Good...]]" with Ace Rimmer coming back to save the ship might be canon.


* StatingTheSimpleSolution: As noted above, the special features a sequence showing ludicrous useage of the EnhanceButton trope, bouncing off of windows and even reflective doorknobs, all to get the phone number on the reverse side of a man's business card. At the end, Kryten asks why they didn't just look him up in the phone book, since his name was on the side of the card visible in the original photo.

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* RightBehindMe: Rimmer unleashes a verbal assault on the new female crewmember Katerina Bartikovsky, unaware that she's behind him. The task of warning him that she's standing right behind him falls to Kryten, who ends up complimenting Bartikovsky's breasts to make his point.
* StatingTheSimpleSolution: As noted above, the special features a sequence showing ludicrous useage usage of the EnhanceButton trope, bouncing off of windows and even reflective doorknobs, all to get the phone number on the reverse side of a man's business card. At In the end, Kryten asks why they didn't just look him up in the phone book, since his name was on the side of the card visible in the original photo.


* NoFourthFall: The plot consists of the intrepid four discovering that they're just characters in a TV series, and trying to track down the writers to find out how long they have left. [[spoiler: Subverted, as it was actually a group hallucination brought on by the ink of a psychedelic squid]].

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* NoFourthFall: NoFourthWall: The plot consists of the intrepid four discovering that they're just characters in a TV series, and trying to track down the writers to find out how long they have left. [[spoiler: Subverted, as it was actually a group hallucination brought on by the ink of a psychedelic squid]].

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* NoFourthFall: The plot consists of the intrepid four discovering that they're just characters in a TV series, and trying to track down the writers to find out how long they have left. [[spoiler: Subverted, as it was actually a group hallucination brought on by the ink of a psychedelic squid]].


* BigBudgetBeefUp: Totally subverted. The scenes on Red Dwarf ''look'' spectacular, but this is mostly thanks to general advancements in special effects. The three-parter actually had a minuscule budget that was made up for by much of the crew working for free. This is probably why the story takes place in ''real life'' at all.

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* BigBudgetBeefUp: Totally subverted. The scenes on Red Dwarf ''look'' spectacular, but this is mostly thanks to general advancements in special effects. The three-parter actually had a minuscule budget that was made up for by much of the crew working for free. This is probably why the story takes place in ''real life'' at all.[[note]]This is the reason why many CG-animated movies based on existing properties, such as ''Film/TheSmurfs'' and ''Film/SonicTheHedgehog'', have a similar formula of taking the title characters to the real world, since it's a lot cheaper to shoot a pre-existing forest than it is to create one in a computer.[[/note]]



* CassetteFuturism: Kryten actually provides a [[WatsonianVersusDoylist Watsonian]] explanation for why ''Red Dwarf'' has this aesthetic when the Boyz visit a DVD shop in 2009 and Lister (being a late-22nd century boy) is confused as to what [=DVDs=] are. Turns out, at some point in the mid-21st century, humanity had such a problem with losing [=DVDs=] that they reverted back to videotape -- as VHS cassettes, being bigger and bulkier than [=DVDs=], are much harder to lose.
* EnhanceButton: One scene features a wildly over-the-top parody of this.

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* CassetteFuturism: Kryten actually provides a [[WatsonianVersusDoylist Watsonian]] explanation for why ''Red Dwarf'' has this aesthetic when the Boyz visit a DVD shop in 2009 and Lister (being a late-22nd century boy) is confused as to what [=DVDs=] are. Turns out, at some point in the mid-21st century, humanity had such a problem with losing [=DVDs=] that they reverted back to videotape -- as VHS cassettes, being bigger and bulkier than [=DVDs=], are much harder to lose.
lose. Ironically, streaming services took off after this and supplanted the need for physical media at all!
* EnhanceButton: One scene features a wildly over-the-top parody of this.this, ending with Kryten StatingTheSimpleSolution of simply looking their target up in the phone book after they just got the reverse face of his business card.


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* StatingTheSimpleSolution: As noted above, the special features a sequence showing ludicrous useage of the EnhanceButton trope, bouncing off of windows and even reflective doorknobs, all to get the phone number on the reverse side of a man's business card. At the end, Kryten asks why they didn't just look him up in the phone book, since his name was on the side of the card visible in the original photo.


* CassetteFuturism: Kryten actually provides a [[WatsonianVersusDoylist Watsonian]] explanation for why ''Red Dwarf'' has this aesthetic when the Boyz visit a DVD shop in 2009 and Lister (being a late-22nd century boy) is confused as to what they are. Turns out, at some point in the mid-21st century, humanity had such a problem with losing [=DVDs=] that they reverted back to videotape -- as VHS cassettes, being bigger and bulkier than [=DVDs=], are much harder to lose.

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* CassetteFuturism: Kryten actually provides a [[WatsonianVersusDoylist Watsonian]] explanation for why ''Red Dwarf'' has this aesthetic when the Boyz visit a DVD shop in 2009 and Lister (being a late-22nd century boy) is confused as to what they [=DVDs=] are. Turns out, at some point in the mid-21st century, humanity had such a problem with losing [=DVDs=] that they reverted back to videotape -- as VHS cassettes, being bigger and bulkier than [=DVDs=], are much harder to lose.


* CassetteFuturism: Kryten actually provides a [[WatsonianVersusDoylist Watsonian]] explanation for why ''Red Dwarf'' has this aesthetic when the Boyz visit a DVD shop in 2009 and Lister (being a late-22nd century boy) is confused as to what they are. Turns out, at some point in the mid-21st century, humanity had such a problem with losing DVDs that they reverted back to videotape -- as VHS cassettes, being bigger and bulkier than DVDs, are much harder to lose.

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* CassetteFuturism: Kryten actually provides a [[WatsonianVersusDoylist Watsonian]] explanation for why ''Red Dwarf'' has this aesthetic when the Boyz visit a DVD shop in 2009 and Lister (being a late-22nd century boy) is confused as to what they are. Turns out, at some point in the mid-21st century, humanity had such a problem with losing DVDs [=DVDs=] that they reverted back to videotape -- as VHS cassettes, being bigger and bulkier than DVDs, [=DVDs=], are much harder to lose.

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* CassetteFuturism: Kryten actually provides a [[WatsonianVersusDoylist Watsonian]] explanation for why ''Red Dwarf'' has this aesthetic when the Boyz visit a DVD shop in 2009 and Lister (being a late-22nd century boy) is confused as to what they are. Turns out, at some point in the mid-21st century, humanity had such a problem with losing DVDs that they reverted back to videotape -- as VHS cassettes, being bigger and bulkier than DVDs, are much harder to lose.


After a series of incidents on Red Dwarf involving a giant squid, the hologram of a female scientist and dimension portal, Lister, Rimmer, Cat and Kryten arrive back on Earth circa 2009, only to find that they are not actually real, but characters in a television series called ''Red Dwarf''.

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After a series of incidents on Red Dwarf involving a giant squid, the hologram of a female scientist and a dimension portal, Lister, Rimmer, Cat and Kryten arrive back on Earth circa 2009, only to find that they are not actually real, but characters in a television series called ''Red Dwarf''.



* TakeThat: A great number of Take That(s) aimed at ''Film/BladeRunner'', Creator/TheBBC,, ''Series/CoronationStreet'' and other material.

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* TakeThat: A great number of Take That(s) aimed at ''Film/BladeRunner'', Creator/TheBBC,, Creator/TheBBC, ''Series/CoronationStreet'' and other material.



* TheUnreveal: The show resumes in its usual four-character format with no mention or explanation about the previous season's cliffhanger ending.

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* TheUnreveal: The show resumes in its usual traditional four-character format with no mention or explanation about the previous season's cliffhanger ending.

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