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* JackassGenie: When Ringo decides to travel back in time to Ancient Rome, the narrator makes him a common peasant. Ringo then insists on being an emperor, whereupon he finds himself in the Ides of March scene from ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'', about to be assassinated.

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* JackassGenie: When Ringo decides to [[TimeTravel travel back in time time]] to Ancient Rome, AncientRome, the narrator makes him a common peasant. Ringo then insists on being an emperor, whereupon he finds himself in the Ides of March scene from ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'', about to be assassinated.


This one-hour TV special would have included many musical sequences based on Ringo's recently-released album ''Goodnight Vienna''. It was pitched to American TV networks, none of whom decided to produce it. In 1999, the script was published in ''OJRIL: The Completely Incomplete Graham Chapman''.

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This one-hour TV special would have included many musical sequences based on Ringo's recently-released recently released album ''Goodnight Vienna''. It was pitched to American TV networks, none of whom decided to produce it. In 1999, the script was published in ''OJRIL: The Completely Incomplete Graham Chapman''.



* JackassGenie: When Ringo decides to travel back in time to Ancient Rome, the narrator makes him a common peasant. Ringo then insists on being an Emperor, whereupon he finds himself in the Ides of March scene from ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'', about to be assassinated.

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* JackassGenie: When Ringo decides to travel back in time to Ancient Rome, the narrator makes him a common peasant. Ringo then insists on being an Emperor, emperor, whereupon he finds himself in the Ides of March scene from ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'', about to be assassinated.



-->SHOTS OF WARNING BOARD with a series of lights which are market 'red alert', 'blue alert', 'mauve alert', 'russet alert', 'a sort of pinky green alert', 'somewhere between beige and a very palish yellow ochre alert' and 'not an alert at all'.\\

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-->SHOTS OF WARNING BOARD with a series of lights which are market marked 'red alert', 'blue alert', 'mauve alert', 'russet alert', 'a sort of pinky green alert', 'somewhere between beige and a very palish yellow ochre alert' and 'not an alert at all'.\\



* RunningGag: U.S. Senators denouncing immoral robot activities and being disintegrated with laser beams.

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* RunningGag: U.S. Senators senators denouncing immoral robot activities and being disintegrated with laser beams.


The script presents Ringo as an office worker whose incredibly boring life becomes interesting when a robot (like [[Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill the one who appears on]] the ''Goodnight Vienna'' cover) mistakes him for his outer-space counterpart Rinog Trars, and grants him the power to travel through time and space and destroy the universe with the wave of his hand.

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The script presents Ringo as an office worker whose incredibly boring life becomes interesting when a robot (like [[Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill [[Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951 the one who appears on]] the ''Goodnight Vienna'' cover) mistakes him for his outer-space counterpart Rinog Trars, and grants him the power to travel through time and space and destroy the universe with the wave of his hand.


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* HurricaneOfEuphemisms:
-->'''Robot''': The john?\\
'''Ringo''': Yeah, the john. The bog, the comfort station, the thunderbox, little boy's room.\\
'''Robot''': Ah! The lavatory.\\
'''Ringo''': Something like that, yes.

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* BusbyBerkeleyNumber: "Step Lightly" is a "Busby Berkeley-style" number for paramilitary guards.

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* InterspeciesRomance: The robot hits it off with an alien prawn.

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* KickTheDog: DoubleSubverted. The Captain tells Ringo that Number 3 is "cutting legs off cats," then explains that that's his nickname. The Captain then tells Ringo his own nickname is "sitting on rabbits," and then gets up to remove a squashed and bloody rabbit from his seat, throwing it into a cupboard with a lot of other dead rabbits.

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* RedAlert: Parodied:
-->SHOTS OF WARNING BOARD with a series of lights which are market 'red alert', 'blue alert', 'mauve alert', 'russet alert', 'a sort of pinky green alert', 'somewhere between beige and a very palish yellow ochre alert' and 'not an alert at all'.\\
We see that 'Red alert' is flashing.


In 1975, Creator/GrahamChapman and Creator/DouglasAdams had an idea for a TVMovie starring Music/RingoStarr. They wrote a script that was titled ''Our Show for Ringo Starr'' and signed "by Nemona Lethbridge and Vera Hunt."

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In 1975, Creator/GrahamChapman and Creator/DouglasAdams had an idea for a ScienceFiction TVMovie starring Music/RingoStarr. They wrote a script that was titled ''Our Show for Ringo Starr'' and signed "by Nemona Lethbridge and Vera Hunt."



* FakeOutOpening: The prologue tells the story of a fairy-tale prince who walks off a cliff and dies. The scene then shifts to "his great, great, great, great, great grandson" in the present day, whereupon the fairy-tale characters complain to the narrator.

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* FakeOutOpening: The prologue tells the story of a fairy-tale prince who walks off a cliff and dies. The scene then shifts to "his great, Ringo as the prince's "great, great, great, great, great grandson" in the present day, whereupon the fairy-tale characters complain to the narrator.

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* JackassGenie: When Ringo decides to travel back in time to Ancient Rome, the narrator makes him a common peasant. Ringo then insists on being an Emperor, whereupon he finds himself in the Ides of March scene from ''Theatre/JuliusCaesar'', about to be assassinated.

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In 1975, Creator/GrahamChapman and Creator/DouglasAdams had an idea for a TVMovie starring Music/RingoStarr. They wrote a script that was titled ''Our Show for Ringo Starr'' and signed "by Nemona Lethbridge and Vera Hunt."

The script presents Ringo as an office worker whose incredibly boring life becomes interesting when a robot (like [[Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill the one who appears on]] the ''Goodnight Vienna'' cover) mistakes him for his outer-space counterpart Rinog Trars, and grants him the power to travel through time and space and destroy the universe with the wave of his hand.

This one-hour TV special would have included many musical sequences based on Ringo's recently-released album ''Goodnight Vienna''. It was pitched to American TV networks, none of whom decided to produce it. In 1999, the script was published in ''OJRIL: The Completely Incomplete Graham Chapman''.

The B-ark sequence was originally written on spec for ''Series/DoctorWho''; it was recycled for ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', along with a few of the narrator's jokes.
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* FakeOutOpening: The prologue tells the story of a fairy-tale prince who walks off a cliff and dies. The scene then shifts to "his great, great, great, great, great grandson" in the present day, whereupon the fairy-tale characters complain to the narrator.
* FanserviceExtra: The script indicates several, including "GIRL #3 with large breasts."
* InteractiveNarrator: Ringo and the narrator bicker a lot.
* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: The script ends with Rinog waving goodbye to Ringo and thereby accidentally destroying the universe.
* RunningGag: U.S. Senators denouncing immoral robot activities and being disintegrated with laser beams.
* ShamuFu: An intergalactic customs officer keeps hitting Ringo with a large fish.
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