AAAAH! LOOK OUT - FOOD ESCAPE!
AAOOWWWW! MY STOMACH HAS BEEN PUMPED AND NOW I’M HUNGRY!
(later episode I know)
Man, out of interest I’ve just Googled some stuff about VIII. There’s a recent reappraisal that slams it but the funny thing is, although I agree on some points, a lot of the negatives it mentions are bits I like and weaknesses I consider strengths etc…
It will forever be a mystery to me
CAT: “Hey, I’m so hungry, I just have to eat!”
LISTER: “Shhh! Rimmer’s dad’s died.”
CAT: “I’d prefer chicken.”
Someone has dicked around with this but the sketch is still brilliant.
There’s a guy next to me at work who is a big fan. Whenever I have fish for lunch (roughly once a week) we reenact this scene.
“what’s fish of the day today jimmer?”
“today’s fish is trout a la creme”
“enjoy your meal”
“too slow chicken morengo. Too slow for this cat”
I habitually refer to dead people as “being in the ground now”, thanks to Cat and Rimmer’s father
I haven’t mentioned that the two wifi networks in our house are called Chicken Morengo (2.4ghz) and Gazpacho Soup (5ghz). Obviously it’s that way round because Chicken Morengo is slower!
I worked with someone called Keith* Fish at my old work. Never tired of greeting him with “FIIIISH!! Today’s fish is Keith Fish!”
* first name changed in case he Googles himself
I love the way he looks away then flicks the chicken with his hand. I’ve seen my cat do this exact same thing with a dead vole. Cracks me up every time
I liked 7 and 8 as a kid, bc I think they were the first ones I saw. I think I liked the idea of a space prison for some reason (and possibly Kochanski was an early crush), but I can sort of see looking back why they wouldn’t hold up so well (despite not having really seen those ones in donkeys).
Always really liked the atmosphere. Something about having a huge space ship all to myself really appealed to me as a kid for some reason. Yeah, def. going to rewatch series 1 and 2 at least at some point.