Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

Skipper the Eye Child

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 2/12/04
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  • Episode Description
  • Somewhere on the wards of Darkplace Hospital, a man gives birth to a giant eyeball which brings out paternalistic instincts in Dr Rick Dagless, still grieving for the loss of his half-human, half-grasshopper son. But could the eyeball be a potential killer? Well, what do you think? Duh!

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alice Lowe

    Madeleine Wool / Dr Liz Ascher

  • Matthew Holness

    Garth Marenghi / Dr Rick Dagless, M.D.

  • Richard Ayoade

    Dean Learner / Thornton Reed

  • Matt Berry (II)

    Todd Rivers / Dr Lucien Sanchez

  • Lydia Fox

    Rick's wife in flashback

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • A man gives birth to a mutant eye baby Dag hides the child and intends to raise him to replace his dead son. but is the baby dangerous

    By dregj, Apr 03, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Garth: When I impregnated my wife, Pam, she dutifully gave birth to twins; a huge relief. Though for years I couldn't shake off the fear that one of them might eat the other.

    • Thornton Reed: Dag! Any thoughts? Rick Dagless: I... don't know anything about it. Besides, i think there are more important matters at present. Thornton Reed: Could you give me an example? Rick Dagless: Like hospital bloody hygiene, I went into the gents and there was a big pube stuck to the pipe so i had to use the one in 'E' wing. Lucien Sanchez: It's true! I went there two month-back and there was a piece of shit stuck to the seat! Rick Dagless: Well someones gonna have to pick that pube off the pipe and it ain't gonna be me! Liz Asher: Come on, surely we can talk about something more sanitary! Rick Dagless: As if your fanny never graced a pan! Lucien Sanchez: Whats crawled up your crack? Rick Dagless: She has! Shes so up herself! Lucien Sanchez: You shut your mouth, or so help me god i'll punch your lights out! Lucien Sanchez: Dunno what the hell's gotten into him! Come on Liz, i'll help you apply some more make-up.

    • Thornton Reed: (After Rick goes mad trying to save Skipper and in a completely monotonous tone) Look out, he's got a stick!

    • Dr. Rick Dagless: What I couldn't work out was how he'd managed to make another man pregnant. I guess we'll never know. So, just to restate, that is something we'll never know, you're not going to find out later.

    • Rick Dagless: When you’re different, people fear you. Look at Michael Jackson.

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    Notes (1)

    • Lots of back-story in this episode: we learn that Garth is married to Pam and has four daughters, the eldest of which are twins. And in the show-within-the-show, we learn that Rick fought in Vietnam, and is (was?) married and had a son named Skipper.

    Trivia (1)

    • Another Authenticity note: It's hard to be absolutely certain, but when Rick gives Sanchez a pound, it looks like he actually gives him a pound coin. If so, then in Garth Marenghi's universe this episode must have been made after June 1983, since that's when pound coins were introduced.

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