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* PinocchioSyndrome: Subverted, basically just by being about what happens ''after'' the magical transformation. Kryten is turned into a human and it's his dream come true at first. Lister tells him humanity is just another state of being with its own set of ups and downs, not some kind of perfect ultimate evolution, and after realizing the truth of what he said Kryten eventually changes back to a robot.

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* PinocchioSyndrome: Subverted, basically just by being about what happens ''after'' the magical transformation. Kryten is turned into a human and it's his dream come true at first. Lister tells him humanity is just another state of being with its own set of ups and downs, not some kind of perfect ultimate evolution, and after realizing the truth of what he said it himself, Kryten eventually changes back to a robot.

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* EatingTheEnemy: Robo-Lister notes the Vindaloo monster is really good, and asks if anyone has a poppadom the size of Lake Michigan.

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* CategoryTraitor: Lister regards ''himself'' as this because he once [[FelonyMisdemeanor went into a wine bar]], which in his eyes was a gross act of class betrayal. He considers himself extremely lucky not to have ended up being sucked into the middle class as a result.
-->'''Lister''':I could have been on that slippery slope: hand-crafted pine kitchens, sleeping on futons, eating tapas... who knows where it could have led? I could have started having ''relationships'' with people instead of going out with them. Got married. Got on the property ladder. God Almighty, who knows where it could have ended? Next thing you know, I'm playing squash every Tuesday night with a bloke called Gerald!


* FiringSquad: Lister wishes he hadn't watched Franchise/WinnieThePooh refuse the blindfold.


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-> ''"Rasputin, bring in the bucket of soapy frogs and remove his trousers."''
-->-- '''Caligula'''

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-> ''"Rasputin, bring in the bucket of soapy frogs and remove his trousers."''
-->-- '''Caligula'''
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[[caption-width-right:350:No vacuum cleaner should give a human being a double polaroid!]]

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-> ''"Rasputin, bring in the bucket of soapy frogs and remove his trousers."''
-->-- '''Caligula'''


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* FiringSquad: Lister wishes he hadn't watched Franchise/WinnieThePooh refuse the blindfold.

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* IsThisThingStillOn: Kryten reports to Lister about the three-headed skeleton and that it fell through Rimmer as they opened the lift door. Kryten believes then that Rimmer has discovered the purpose of shirttails.
-->'''Rimmer:''' Alright, Kryten, you don't have to make me sound like a gimboid git. I'm fine now.
-->'''Kryten:''' [[IWantMyMommy So, shall I cancel the order to find your mother]]?
-->'''Rimmer:''' Is that thing still on?

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* GagPenis: When Kryten is temporarily turned human, he apparently took pictures to see if everything was normal. In particular, why he got a "double-polaroid" from looking at ''[[CargoShip kitchen utensils]]''?!

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* InformedFlaw: Rimmer describes Cat as being a coward. Of all the Cat's flaws, being a coward isn't one of them.


-->''Rimmer:'' We don't want him! Go away! You took him, you can keep the smegger!

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-->''Rimmer:'' -->'''Rimmer:''' We don't want him! Go away! You took him, you can keep the smegger!


** Lister's "Man-Plus" getup is a parody of ''Film/RoboCop''.

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** Lister's "Man-Plus" getup is a parody of ''Film/RoboCop''.''Franchise/RoboCop''.
** This episode has several (subtle) references to ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''. D.N.A. are the initials of [[Creator/DouglasAdams Douglas Noel Adams]]. It is episode 2 of series 4, which could be written as episode 4.2 - leave out the dot and you get 42. The skeleton with additional heads could be be a reference to Zaphod Beeblebrox.


* GoneHorriblyRight: Rather than risk testing the gene-engineering machine on any of them the second go around, they try to perform a simple experiment; if they can turn Lister's mutton vindaloo into a chicken one, then Holly can successfully use the machine. Instead, she botches it so badly she creates a howling, hideously deformed monster that tries to kill them all.



* InsultBackfire: When the Boyz first start preparing to explore the bio-engineering ship, Rimmer refuses to be teamed up with Cat because, in his words, Cat is "totally egocentric, vain, selfish, narcissistic, and self-obsessed", and he "only looks after number one" and "flees at the first sign of trouble". Cat promptly retorts that Rimmer just listed all of his best features.



* YouCanPanicNow:

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* YouCanPanicNow:TakeThat: In the early part of the episode, after successfully docking with the "alien" vessel, Rimmer is disgusted by the notion that the aliens aboard have come to return Music/GlennMiller, proceeding to open communications so he can express his opinion on the matter...
-->''Rimmer:'' We don't want him! Go away! You took him, you can keep the smegger!
* YouCanPanicNow: Moments after being caught in the ready-to-activate DNA modifier and assuring the others that, as a mechanoid, he's immune to its effects, Kryten remembers one crucial detail...


* PinocchioSyndrome: Subverted. Kryten is turned into a human and it's his dream come true at first. Lister tells him humanity is just another state of being with its own set of ups and downs, not some kind of perfect ultimate evolution, and after realizing the truth of what he said Kryten eventually changes back to a robot.

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* PinocchioSyndrome: Subverted.Subverted, basically just by being about what happens ''after'' the magical transformation. Kryten is turned into a human and it's his dream come true at first. Lister tells him humanity is just another state of being with its own set of ups and downs, not some kind of perfect ultimate evolution, and after realizing the truth of what he said Kryten eventually changes back to a robot.


** When running from the Mutton Vindaloo creature, Lister quotes John [=McClane=]'s complaint from ''Film/DieHard2'' ("how can the same shit happen to the same guy twice?")

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** When running from the Mutton Vindaloo creature, Lister quotes John [=McClane=]'s complaint from ''Film/DieHard2'' ("how can the same shit happen to the same guy twice?")twice?")
** Lister's "Man-Plus" getup is a parody of ''Film/RoboCop''.
* YouCanPanicNow:
-->'''Kryten:''' ...Oh. Wait a minute. No. My brain ''is'' part organic, and therefore it is entirely possible for the machine to transmogrify my physical condition. Engaging panic circuits. Panic circuits engaged. [[OhCrap BWA-HA!]]


ArcWords: "I am what I am." Although the jury appears to be out on whether Descartes or WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}} deserves the credit for that insight.

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* ArcWords: "I am what I am." Although the jury appears to be out on whether Descartes or WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}} deserves the credit for that insight.

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