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* BerserkButton: Whatever you do, do not say that Kryten is getting ''TETCHY''.


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* TranquilFury: Upon being called tetchy by Lister, Kryten very calmly goes for the wallpapering video and states he's putting it on.


* AuthorityInNameOnly: The opening scene neatly encapsulates how little Lister and the Cat think of Rimmer, when he tries playing leader.
-->'''Rimmer:''' Launch scouter.\\
''(seconds pass, as the Cat and Lister do nothing.)''\\
'''Rimmer:''' Launch scouter.\\
''(The Cat and Lister continue to do nothing)''\\
'''Rimmer:''' I'll just be in the stern. Collating the uh... in the stern... ''(leaves)''\\
'''Kryten:''' Uh, if you would be so good as to launch the scouter?\\
'''The Cat:''' ''(yelling so Rimmer can hear)'' Aye, aye, sir! Scouter launcher, ''sir!''



* JustAMachine: Rimmer, throwing a strop over Kryten being more likable than he, tells him he's "merely a mechanoid".
* LaserGuidedKarma: At the end of the episode, the Boyz put a de-virused Rimmer in quarantine, presumably to put him through the same hell they've just been through.



* {{Manchild}}: Rimmer, before he gets the hologram equivalent of foaming dog fever. He sulks when Lister and the Cat refuse to do as he says, spends ages ranting at Holly about Kryten, and when it's clear the gang's in trouble with Langstrom takes malicious glee in ignoring their distress.



* OhCrap: Lister tries humouring Rimmer's madness, but when Rimmer asks him if he's serious, Lister's expression drops.

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
** The gang's mood is not helped exploring the abandoned labs when they find a sign detailing in grisly detail what happens to anyone who catches the viruses there - a stick figure man vomiting and defecating while his guts fall out.
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Lister tries humouring Rimmer's madness, but when Rimmer asks him if he's serious, Lister's expression drops.

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* RulesLawyer: As usual Kryten totters between a Helpful and Dumb one with his use of the Space Corp Directive, and outrages Rimmer since they expectedly overrule holograms. In revenge Rimmer studies the actual Directive to become an Obnoxious one and troll the others into suffering quarantine, knowing Kryten would have to agree.


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* WithFriendsLikeThese: The remaining civilian in the outpost is a hologram, and Holly can only generate one on the Dwarf at a time. Rimmer is mortified, knowing that the others would strongly consider deactivating him for good if Langstrom proves a more pleasant source of company than him.

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* EvilSoundsDeep: A subtle variant: during the scene where Rimmer reveals he's been watching the quarantined crew for "two, maybe three hours", his CreepyMonotone voice is noticably lower than it is when he's with Mr. Flibble.


-->'''Rimmer:''' I'm sitting here, in a red and white gingham dress... and army boots, and you don't think anything's amiss?

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-->'''Rimmer:''' I'm sitting here, in here wearing a red and white checked gingham dress... and army boots, and boots... you don't think anything's amiss?
that's unamiss?

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* SpaceMadness: The holo-virus causes this.

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* CutAndPasteEnvironments: The quarantine quarters is the normal bunk room with green panels over the top bunk and Holly monitor.

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* NoodleImplements: Driven insane by the Holovirus, Rimmer takes a whispered suggestion from his penguin pal Mr. Flibble on how to punish the others - "Oh, we couldn't do that. Who'd clean up all the mess?".

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Normally, Kryten is utterly subservient to humans, and Lister specifically. Five days in quarantine with him and the Cat has Kryten so on edge he implicitly threatens to kill Lister for his disgusting habits.


* {{Defictionalization}}: For a while it was possible to [[https://www.amazon.co.uk/Red-Dwarf-Fibble-Glove-Puppet/dp/B000PTOGJC buy your own Mr. Flibble handpuppet]].



* HandPuppet: Mr Flibble, a cute but evil toy penguin through which Rimmer channels his hex energy while infected with the holovirus.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Holly just disappears after the lads go into quarantine, without comment.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Holly just disappears after the lads go into quarantine, without comment.comment.
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Soon enough, however, the virus she's infected with causes her to die. The boys go back to ''Red Dwarf'', having taken some samples of Langstrom's research from before she went mad, about "positive" virus, including ones that induce joy, and even a distilled version of luck itself. As they get close to the ship, Holly has some alarming news. Starbug is being directed toward the quarantine docking bay. Rimmer claims he's just making sure the trio haven't come down with anything. They obviously haven't, but Rimmer insists on playing everything absolutely by the book. This means leaving them in quarantine for ''months''. It gets worse on arrival. There's only one bunk, because neither the Cat or Kryten are Jupiter Mining Corps crewmembers. In terms of entertainment, Rimmer's supplied them a filled-in crossword, a puzzle with missing pieces, a knitting magazine, a wallpapering video, and constantly looping tango music. And for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it's sprouts, despite sprouts making Lister sick.

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Soon enough, however, the virus she's infected with causes her to die. The boys go back to ''Red Dwarf'', having taken some samples of Langstrom's research from before she went mad, about "positive" virus, including ones that induce joy, and even a distilled version of luck itself. As they get close to the ship, Holly has some alarming news. Starbug is being directed toward the quarantine docking bay. Rimmer claims he's just making sure the trio haven't come down with anything. They obviously haven't, but Rimmer insists on playing everything absolutely by the book. This means leaving them in quarantine for ''months''. It gets worse on arrival. There's only one bunk, because neither the Cat or Kryten are Jupiter Mining Corps crewmembers. In terms of entertainment, Rimmer's supplied them a filled-in crossword, a puzzle Chess set with 31 missing pieces, a knitting magazine, a wallpapering video, and constantly looping tango music. And for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it's sprouts, despite sprouts making Lister sick.

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* CreepyMonotone: Rimmer gets into this territory once he starts going crazy.

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* PsychicPowers: The holo-virus that Langstrom is infected with and Rimmer gets later grants these powers, which are mainly shown as telepathy, telekinesis, and EyeBeams. The telepathy is mainly used as a PsychicRadar in the episode. It comes however at a cost: [[CastFromHitPoints The more you use, the more of your life energy is used up]]. Langstrom succumbed to it and the Dwarfers have to try and save Rimmer from it later on.


* NonSequiturThud: Kryten, after getting a medium-sized fire axe in the back.

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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Being struck in the spine by a telekinetically propelled fire-axe causes Kryten to calmly note that he has a fire axe buried in his back, and that rather puts a crimp in his day.
* NonSequiturThud: Kryten, after getting a medium-sized fire axe in the back.back, starts spewing random gibberish and non-sequiturs.


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* PercussiveMaintenance: Kryten "resets" his malfunctioning CPU after taking an axe to the spine by repeatedly smacking his head into a wall.


* Defictionalization: For a while it was possible to [[https://www.amazon.co.uk/Red-Dwarf-Fibble-Glove-Puppet/dp/B000PTOGJC buy your own Mr. Flibble handpuppet]].

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* Defictionalization: {{Defictionalization}}: For a while it was possible to [[https://www.amazon.co.uk/Red-Dwarf-Fibble-Glove-Puppet/dp/B000PTOGJC buy your own Mr. Flibble handpuppet]].

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