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* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Queeg 500, the "backup computer," is a humorless and hard-driving taskmaster.
* VocalDissonance: Queeg saying "what's happenin' dudes?" in Holly's voice. Then when he changes back to Holly and explains what he'd done, the others exclaim "It was you all along?" and he says "That's right, suckas!" in Queeg's voice.

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* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Queeg 500, the "backup computer," computer", is a humorless and humorless, hard-driving taskmaster.
* VocalDissonance: Queeg saying "what's happenin' dudes?" in Holly's voice. Then when he changes back to Holly and explains what he'd done, the others exclaim "It was you all along?" and he says "That's right, suckas!" in Queeg's voice.voice.
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Holly reappears, crowing over his jape of the century--we are talking April, May, June, July ''and'' August Fool's--and remarking on how easily the crew believed 'Queeg's' claims of Holly's incompetence. He finishes out by delivering the moral of the story: to appreciate what you've got. Because basically, he's fantastic.

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Holly reappears, crowing over his jape of the century--we decade -- we are talking April, May, June, July ''and'' August Fool's--and Fool's -- and remarking on how easily the crew believed 'Queeg's' claims of Holly's incompetence. He finishes out by delivering the moral of the story: to appreciate what you've got. Because basically, he's fantastic.



* CastingGag: The actor playing Queeg, Charles Augins, was originally brought in to do the choreography for the "Tongue Tied" video. WordOfGod is that Queeg's DrillSergeantNasty persona was an exaggeration of how the non-dancer castmembers saw him.

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* CastingGag: The actor playing Queeg, Charles Augins, was originally brought in to do the choreography for the "Tongue Tied" video. WordOfGod is that Queeg's DrillSergeantNasty persona was an exaggeration of how the non-dancer castmembers cast-members saw him.

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* CastingGag: The actor playing Queeg, Charles Augins, was originally brought in to do the choreography for the "Tongue Tied" video. WordOfGod is that Queeg's DrillSergeantNasty persona was an exaggeration of how the non-dancer castmembers saw him.


* VocalDissonance: Queeg saying "what's happenin' dudes?" in Holly's voice.

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* VocalDissonance: Queeg saying "what's happenin' dudes?" in Holly's voice. Then when he changes back to Holly and explains what he'd done, the others exclaim "It was you all along?" and he says "That's right, suckas!" in Queeg's voice.


** From the same line, "I'll see you hang from the highest yardarm" is from ''Film/TheMutinyOnTheBounty''.

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** From the same line, "I'll see you hang from the highest yardarm" yardarm in..." is from ''Film/TheMutinyOnTheBounty''.''Film/MutinyOnTheBounty''.

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** From the same line, "I'll see you hang from the highest yardarm" is from ''Film/TheMutinyOnTheBounty''.

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* GilliganCut: Used when Queeg forces everyone to work in order to get food.
-->'''Queeg:''' From now on, '''everybody works.'''\\
'''Cat:''' Nuh-uh, not this kitty!\\
''(Cut to Lister and The Cat scrubbing floors)''

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* ScaryBlackMan: Queeg 500, the back-up computer who seizes control of the ship. Just one look at him tells you that he's not going to put up with any of your crap.

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* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Holly challenges Queeg to a duel, winner takes all. Queeg chooses chess and sticks to his choice. Turns out Holly doesn't know much about playing it. Then it turns out Holly is playing everyone, so it's played straight in the long run.

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** When they're scrubbing the floor, Lister and the Cat whistle the theme tune for ''Film/TheGreatEscape''.


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** Holly singing as he gets erased was inspired by HAL's death in ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''.


Holly challenges Queeg to a chess game... and promptly loses, not surprising when he persistently pieces "horsey" and "prawn." Holly is deleted permanently. Queeg appears onscreen to cement his reign over the ship... and says "what's happening, dudes?"

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Holly challenges Queeg to a chess game... and promptly loses, not surprising when he persistently calls pieces "horsey" and "prawn." Holly is deleted permanently. Queeg appears onscreen to cement his reign over the ship... and says "what's happening, dudes?"



* CaptainObvious: The Cat's contribution to Holly's chessmatch with Queeg, telling Holly that every time he moves, Queeg does as well.



* EveryoneHasStandards: On losing his hard-earned pea, Lister declares no matter where it's gone in the room, or what's happened to it, he'll eat it, even if it's covered with fluff and dust. Then Rimmer tells him it's in his dirty socks. Lister gives up immediately.



* InsultToRocks: Holly declares an IQ of six is bad for a glass of water.



* LazyBum: And it's not Lister, but Rimmer, who has an "arrangement" with Holly where being woken up at seven in the morning for exercise ''actually'' meant being woken up at ten with a full breakfast.



* MeaningfulEcho: "Holly and I had an understanding." First used by Rimmer in a failed attempt to get out of stomach crunches, then by Lister when he gets the wrong end of the Queeg stick.



* OverlyPrePreparedGag: Lister tells Rimmer a long rambling story about why it's cruel to give machines personalities. He tells about how his friend Peterson had a pair of "Smart Shoes" that could always get you home no matter how drunk you were. But Peterson woke up hundreds of miles away because the shoes wanted to see the world. He tried to get rid of them but they'd show back up. In the end the shoes stole a car and wound up driving it into a canal because they couldn't steer properly. Peterson was upset, but a priest consoled him that the shoes were happy and in heaven now. You see, it turns out Shoes have soles.

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* OverlyPrePreparedGag: Lister tells Rimmer a long rambling story about why it's cruel to give machines personalities. He tells about how his friend Peterson had a pair of "Smart Shoes" that could always get you home no matter how drunk you were. But Peterson woke up hundreds of miles away because the shoes wanted to see the world. He tried to get rid of them but they'd show back up. In the end the shoes stole a car and wound up driving it into a canal because they couldn't steer properly. Peterson was upset, but a priest consoled him that the shoes were happy and in heaven now. You see, it turns out Shoes shoes have soles.


* GoshDangItToHeck: Holly says that he's sharp and kicking bottom.


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* GoshDangItToHeck: Holly says that he's sharp and kicking bottom.


** Lister tells Rimmer a story that at first seems to be a serious example of why it is cruel to give machines personalities. He discusses a pair of artificially intelligent shoes that are discontented with their existence and try to escape it by stealing a car. They then accidentally drive it into a canal and "die". A priest, however, comforted the shoes owner by telling him that the shoes had gone to heaven. Turns out the entire lecture was just an excuse for Lister to deliver theIncrediblyLamePun "Shoes have soles". Rimmer, however, doesn't get it.

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** Lister tells Rimmer a story that at first seems to be a serious example of why it is cruel to give machines personalities. He discusses a pair of artificially intelligent shoes that are discontented with their existence and try to escape it by stealing a car. They then accidentally drive it into a canal and "die". A priest, however, comforted the shoes owner by telling him that the shoes had gone to heaven. Turns out the entire lecture was just an excuse for Lister to deliver theIncrediblyLamePun the IncrediblyLamePun "Shoes have soles". Rimmer, however, doesn't get it.

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