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Recap / Red Dwarf Season VIII Krytie TV

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When Kryten inadvertently lets slip that he's allowed to shower with the women as part of his being assigned a female role, some members of the male criminal population reprogram him into illegally broadcasting what he sees as elite pay-per-view erotica. Lister and Rimmer find themselves forced to confront a dilemma: do they let this take place and enjoy their first sight of naked women in years, or do they stop it? Especially because Lister is making an appeal...


  • All Men Are Perverts: Shower Night goes down very well with the Canaries. Justified, given that they're prisoners.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: The other inmates reprogram Kryten into going through with their plan to spy on the women as they bathe.
  • Comically Missing the Point: Lister gets a letter from Peterson:
    Rimmer: My God, that is tragic.
    Lister: What's happenned to him, has he died?
    Rimmer: Died? You think he'd write and tell you?
    Lister: No, you're right, you're right, you're right. I'm not thinking straight. He'd be too busy with his funeral and everything, wouldn't he.
  • Continuity Nod: Lister and Rimmer's discussion of Lister's song "Om", previously described in "Timeslides" is supposed to be this but is actually a continuity error, as this particular version of Rimmer wasn't present in that episode and thus never heard the song. Noticeably Lister and Rimmer's opinions on the song have both shifted to the other extreme.
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  • Foreshadowing: At the start of the episode, Lister is given back his guitar, but without any strings. Soon after, Rimmer is informed that Lister is undertaking an appeal. This sets things up for the ending revelation.
  • Head-Tiltingly Kinky: Rimmer and Lister's reaction to the Shower Night video.
  • Invisible Monsters: Parodied, with a B-Movie titled Attack of the Giant, Savage, Completely Invisible Aliens, which consists of Bad Bad Actors pointing at the sky and saying "It's the giant, savage, completely invisible aliens!"
  • Luxury Prison Suite: After being reprogrammed into a ruthless TV executive, Kryten is seen with a cell full of luxuries, with the guards calling him "Sir".
  • Noodle Incident: Their latest Canary mission was the least enjoyable suicide mission Kochanski has ever been on, thanks to Kill Crazy.
    Kill Crazy: There was this mutant with two heads and lots of tentacles. It took one look at me and ran off. Why did it do that?
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  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Rimmer rats out a fellow inmate who stole Ackerman's glass eye. Ratting out inmates is an unwritten law in prison, so the other inmates are more than happy to beat Rimmer to a pulp for it.
  • Oh, Crap!: "THE APPEAL!"
  • Visual Pun: Lister takes two bags of flour as a present to Kochanski, passing them off as "Flowers."
    Lister: Flour. Flours. It was as close as I could get.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: When Kochanski finds out that she was one of the girls filmed by Kryten, she was not happy about it. With either Kryten and Lister.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: After all that hard work and suffering, Lister's appeal is successful! ...And then it's revealed to have been all about getting the strings back for his guitar, with an incredulous Lister asking if Rimmer believed it was an appeal to get out jail.


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