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* AnArmAndALeg: Rimmer-as-Lister walks out with a missing arm after the crash. (He's only faking.)

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* AnArmAndALeg: Rimmer-as-Lister walks out with a missing arm PlayedWith after Rimmer (in Lister's body) crashes Starbug. He pretends to have lost Lister's arm in the crash. (He's only faking.)crash, but he's actually hiding it under the shreds of his uniform.

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* StatingTheSimpleSolution: Lister asks Cat to let him borrow his body, otherwise he won't be able to pilot after Rimmer. Cat states that ''he'' can just pilot Blue Midget, and even Lister cannot help but roll his eyes when he realizes he's right.


* BothSidesHaveAPoint: Lister is right to point out that Rimmer neglected their deal and just reveled in the fact that he could eat, drink and smoke, ruining Lister's body even further. Rimmer just treated it like smeg, so Lister is understandably angry. Rimmer counters with that Lister doesn't exactly have the best body to begin with. Unexplained backaches, neck cringes, his taste buds are nearly ruined due to his exclusive curry diet, and he has to deal with Athlete's foot three times a day. Lister hasn't been looking after his own body properly either, so Rimmer does have concern for Lister's body. Though it doesn't put Rimmer in the right later on when he steals Lister's body.
** “Oh, and I’ll give you a little tip: urine should only be green if you’re Mr Spock.”

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* BothSidesHaveAPoint: An understandably angry Lister is right to point out that Rimmer neglected welched on their deal and just reveled revelled in the fact that he could eat, drink and smoke, smoke again, ruining Lister's body even further. Rimmer just treated it like smeg, so Lister is understandably angry. Rimmer counters with by pointing out that thanks to his slobbish lifestyle, Lister doesn't didn't exactly have the best body to begin with. Unexplained with -- he has unexplained backaches, neck cringes, his taste buds are nearly that have been ruined due to by his exclusive curry diet, diet of mostly curry, strangely-coloured urine and he has to deal with very bad Athlete's foot three times a day. Lister hasn't been looking after his own body properly either, so Rimmer does have concern for Lister's body. Though it doesn't put Rimmer in the right later on when he steals Lister's body.
** “Oh,
foot.
-->'''Rimmer-as-Lister:''' Oh,
and I’ll give you a little tip: urine tip. Urine should only be green if you’re you're Mr Spock.

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* OhCrap: Rimmer-in-Lister, as he realizes that Starbug is about to crash.


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Much like in his first appearance, Kryten has to obey Rimmer over Lister, due to the former being the higher-ranking of the two. Starting in Series IV, it's established that Kryten obeys living people over other synthetic people irrespective of rank, meaning that he'll obey Lister over Rimmer.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyInstallmentWeirdness;
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Much like in his first appearance, Kryten has to obey Rimmer over Lister, due to the former being the higher-ranking of the two. Starting in Series IV, it's established that Kryten obeys living people over other synthetic people irrespective of rank, meaning that he'll obey Lister over Rimmer.



* HostageSituation: Rimmer threatens to shoot himself in the head (or rather, Lister's head) if Lister comes after him. But his increasing theatrics with the pistol makes them call his bluff.


-->'''Cat:''' That was a very stupid thing you just did.

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-->'''Cat:''' That was a very stupid dumb thing you just did.

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** There's also the part where Rimmer-in-Lister's body examines his junk and finds something very surprising.


* YouDidntAsk: Holly jettisoned the bomb long ago without unhooking the alarm system and gives this excuse for not telling them.

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* YouAreFat: Rimmer tries to persuade Lister to lend him his body.
-->'''Rimmer''': You're getting porky.
-->'''Lister''': Porky!
-->'''Rimmer''': Last week when there was that lights failure in the engine room, your silhouette was caste onto the wall. I got the fright of my life. I thought it was Creator/AlfredHitchcock.
-->'''Lister''': Are you sayin' I've got a gut?
-->'''Rimmer''': You have got more gut that a Turkish butchers shop window.
-->'''Lister''': Hang on, no really. Do you think I've put on weight?
-->'''Rimmer''': You've reached that age, Listy. When you're younger you can eat what you like, drink what you like and still climb into your 26 inch waist trousers and zip them closed. Then you reach that age -- 24, 25 -- your muscles give up they wave a little white flag and then without any warning at all, you're suddenly a fat bastard.
-->'''Lister''': I'm not fat -- I'm porky!
-->'''Rimmer''': Have you ever in dissection class held up a frog by its head? You know the way its belly sort of sticks out above its spindly little legs? Well, that's the picture I see when you get down from the bunk in the morning.
* YouDidntAsk: Holly jettisoned the bomb long ago without unhooking the alarm system and gives this excuse for not telling them.them.
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'''Kryten:''' No, but I'm fairly certain I know what went wrong.\\

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'''Kryten:''' No, but I'm fairly certain I know what went wrong.\\

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* NoodleIncident: Kryten mentions that the mindswap was something they tried back on the Nova 5.
-->'''Lister:''' Have you ever done this before?\\
'''Kryten:''' Oh, yes.\\
'''Lister:''' Did it work?\\
'''Kryten:''' No, but I'm fairly certain I know what went wrong.\\

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* VoicesAreMental: Lister and Rimmer's voices are switched in addition to their bodies, so we know which is which. Unfortunately, an effect this complex to produce required the show to forgo the usual live audience, in favor of recording a laugh track afterwards.


* JerkassHasAPoint: Rimmer manages to convince a reluctant Lister to agree to the mind-swap procedure by pointing out that he has little to lose:
-->'''Rimmer''': The very worst that can happen, the absolute bottom line, is that you'll have to spend the rest of your life as a mindless, gibbering vegetable. But if the rest of your life's only going to be thirty seconds, ''what the hell?''



* VSign:Rimmer does it with both hands after tricking Lister into thinking he'd lost an arm in Starbuck's crash.

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* VSign:Rimmer VSign: Rimmer does it with both hands after tricking Lister into thinking he'd lost an arm in Starbuck's Starbug's crash.

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* VSign:Rimmer does it with both hands after tricking Lister into thinking he'd lost an arm in Starbuck's crash.

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* StopOrIShootMyself: When Rimmer steals Lister's body, he holds a gun to his own head and says if Lister comes after him, the body gets it.

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* BlandNameProduct: The "crispy bar" that Lister orders from the vending machine has "Toffee Crispy" written on the label in a similar font to the real life ''Toffee Crisp'' bar.


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* BrainUploading: Lister's mind is stored in a cassette while an old crew member's brain is put into his body.


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* CassetteFuturism: Lister's personality is stored on a small cassette.

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