Tripping the Rift

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 13

    Tragically Whip


  • S 3 : Ep 12

    Battle of the Bulge


  • S 3 : Ep 11

    Extreme Take-Over

    Aired 12/27/07

  • S 3 : Ep 10

    The Son also Rises

    Aired 12/20/07

  • S 3 : Ep 9

    Witness Protection

    Aired 12/13/07

  • Cast & Crew
  • Maurice LaMarche


  • Stephen Root


  • Carmen Electra

    Six (Season 2)

  • Gina Gershon


  • Jenny McCarthy

    Six (Season 3+)

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  • Tripping the Rift is SciFi Channel's new comedy. Using CGI-animation and grotesque adult humour, Tripping the Rift is something new and exciting for the whole family. Providing that family is old enough to at least buy beer. Characters: Chode: The purple, yet frighteningly Kirkish, captain of the Jupiter 42. Has serious sexual issues. Has a penchant for petty theft, cheating and pornography. A true blue professional captain. Also part owner and captain of said vessel. Darph Bobo: The manic, stupid and utterly hateful Vader-spoof. Has the same homicidal tendencies as his Sith alter-ego, albeit more random in his delivery of punishment. Chode's arch-nemesis. Gus: Gus functions s both the ship's engineer and Chode's personal whipping boy. He has somewhat queer manners, which the other characters seem to find offensive. Bigots, all of them. Six: Six of One was liberated from the Federation by Chode. Somehow the debt held by Six has turned towards "love" for Chode. Six is not wholly disgusted with Chode's disgusting habits. Love has flourished on worse foundations... Has received programming beyond just being a love slave, and is the Jupiter 42's scientific officer. T'nuk: The ugly feminist. Wow. That was redundant. Actually she is not the perfect feminist, as she has an overactive libido and loves the rooster (What's another word for rooster?). Not a positive thing in a four-legged alien. Also the co-owner of the Jupiter 42 and thus the prime rival of Chode. Whip: Chode's dumb nephew. Half-witted is too positive, as Whip is a hormonally disturbed teen. Welcome to puberty and space. Bob: The ship's onboard computer. Neurotic. Not exactly good for anything except for whining. Oh. And drinking. Do not travel in space with a neurotic drunkard as your navigator/AI. Bad idea.moreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (112)

    • Chode: Captain's log. Stardate 47249, Commander Chode...speaking. We're nearing the end of our five-hour mission to deliver prophylactics to the over-sexed... Gus: Uuuhh, uhhh. Excuse me. Who are you talking to? Chode: Eh. Ship's recorder. Gus: Oh. It's broken. Chode: It is? What the hell have you been fixing these past two days? Gus: The Transdigital Freon Converter. Chode: And what's that for? Gus: It makes ice cubes. (Chode takes a baseball bat on Gus)

    • Chode: Darph Bobo! I thought I smelled Vaseline.

    • (end credits) Producer 1: Who wrote this shit? Producer 2: Hey, I did!

    • Six: Where do you know this (Darth Bobo) from? Chode: Well, we were in prison a while back... Gus: Oh, let me guess. From his size I'd say you were the bitch, am I right?

    • Bob: I may be a spaceship that, ironically, has a fear of space...

    • Gus: I wonder where Nancy went. Chode: Ahhh, she and her friends are probably out doing something religious, like bombing abortion clinics.

    • Chode: Wait a minute you're my sex slave! Open this damn door!!

    • Chode: So as they say... "When life gives you lemons make lemonade." Darph Bobo: What if life gives you a big purple ass!?!?!?!?

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    Notes (19)

    • There are two versions of this pilot. The only difference between the two is the voice of Six of One. Terry Farrell supplies the voice in one, while Patricia Beckmann suplies the voice in the other.

    • It's interesting to note that the two-legged slinky-like creature in the background of some shots in the spaceport eats and defecates from the same leg/orifice.

    • For any non-US viewers: the badge-esque port Gus has on the left side of his chest is an upside-down American 110V electrical outlet.

    • With regards to Gus' sexual orientation (taken from the Tripping the Rift Character page on Gus' Secret Ambition: To be the "funny one" on Queer Eye for the Space Guy.

    • The first picture of Malak seen in the party scene has had a somewhat hard-to-spot blur placed over the genital area in the SciFi broadcast, which is odd since in an earlier scene T'nuk is blatantly waving around the robotic Malak's de-bodied wang.

    • We find out that Gus is gay in this episode, first when he is seen drooling over a nearly-nude picture of Malak, then when he anally probes/stuns Malak, the probe/stun coming after Chode mentions something about not bending over to pick up the soap in front of a gay robot.

    • This is the first episode to feature censor bleeps over parts of someone's dialogue

    • Ad sign above the Electric Chair -- Mother Flocker's Fried Chicken

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    Trivia (6)

    • When Gus told Whip to shut up his mouth didn't move.

    • In this episode, they try to go back to 1893 to get Daniel Webster but end up going to 1983. Daniel Webster died 1852 so if they had successfully gone back, they would never had found him anyway.

    • When Whip brings the ship toward the king, from Whip's viewpoint there's a bunch of trees and then a little clear space, and then the king, and a bunch of trees behind him. Then when the camera reverses angle over the king's shoulder, there's a fairly open field in front of him. Then Whip fires a missile and suddenly the area behind the king that he runs into has no trees whatsoever.

    • As Chode is speaking to Gus as they arrive at the governor's manor, you can clearly see the animation of his jaw extruding beyond the animation of his shirt.

    • Bobo is standing directly in front of a table when Chode forces him to have Bernice kick him in the "crown jewels." But when he drops to the ground the table is clearly nowhere behind him.

    • This episode is based on, and features many allusion to, the TV show 24. Some of the allusion include; The digital timer shown on screen, and the character Jack Hour (was Jack Bauer in 24).

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    Allusions (111)

    • Star Wars: Darth Vader Compare to Darph Bobo. He even has Stormtroopers with him.

    • Chode: Captain's Log, Stardate 47249. Chode's introductory speech is very reminiscent of Captain James T. Kirk, with an odd rhythm and sudden breaks. This goes away, but the pilot obviously wants to show possible buyers what the series will be spoofing.

    • The opening credits for all season one episodes contain the following references to classic sci-fi symbols. "ONCE UPON A TIME" The format of the page of Six's book is done in the same style as the opening scroll in the Star Wars movies. Radio-controlled model The model Whip is playing with is a duplicate of the starship Enterprise from Star Trek Vaccum cleaner The vaccum cleaner used by Gus is obviously based on the character R2-D2 from the Star Wars movies. The fact that Gus is a gold-plated robot adds to the relevance. Back of chair The first glimpse of the back of the chair T'nuk is sitting in closely resembles the monolith from the movie 2001, A Space Odyssey

    • Six and T'nuk: Schlameel, Schlamazel, Hassenpepper Incorporated These are the opening words to the Laverne and Shirley TV theme song. Laverne and Shirley were very dissimilar characters, similar to T'nuk and Six, though there is more to the refference. Laverne and Shirley having a lesbian relationship with each other was a common thread amongst the more lewd jokes about the show; the line about Six and T'nuk being life partners is another poke at the show using that same thread.

    • T'nuk's protest sign: Everyone is Beautiful (signed by Christina A. This is similar to the lyrics of Christina Aguilera's song "Beautiful".

    • Spaceship Bob: Warp Drive this, ya Frellnik! Frellnik is one of the several generic swear words created in the Farscape series, so as to better convey the emotions of the plot without irritating the censors. While the meaning of "frellnik" isn't precisely understood, the word "frell" seems to be used in place of the other swear word beginning with an "f" that we all know and love.

    • The Devil, aka Barry The character parodies the following screen villians: Anthony Hopkin's Hannibal Lector from Silence Of The Lambs. Al Pacino's Lietenant Colonel Frank Slade from Scent of a Woman. Jack Nicholson's Jack Torrance from The Shining. Jack Nicholson's Colonel Nathan R. Jessep from A Few Good Men.

    • Six: Wait. That's the wrong movie. Six is alluding to Barry is quoting lines spoken by Frank Slade from Scent of a Woman instead of John Milton (The Devil) from The Devil's Advocate. Both characters were played by Al Pacino.

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  • Fan Reviews (31)
  • dude the girls boobs always jiggle lol Its an old show i used to watch alot but it doesnt come on much anymore vv

    By Flamestormstar, Jul 22, 2008

  • Ever wonder what Fry and Bender watch ?

    By PTPhog, Dec 09, 2007

  • Cliché, adult humour, artful "taking the piss".

    By gridde, Oct 29, 2006

  • It Is A Great Show

    By XoXHouldenXoX, Aug 30, 2007

  • You can tell the show is heavily influenced by futurama and star trek. But after a while the jokes just go rotten.

    By McBanka, Nov 16, 2007

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