Red Dwarf

Season 7 Episode 5


Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 14, 1997 on BBC Two
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Episode Summary

While Kochanski is still trying to get back to her dimension and Kryten is still jealous of the relationship that she could have with Lister; Lister begins to miss Rimmer and reflects on some of the fun times that he and Rimmer spent together in the early days after the accident. When he has a dream that Rimmer returns and he and Rimmer kiss, Kryten tries some psychology to get to the bottom of Lister's problem. However Kochanski has a little talk with Lister and makes him realise why he misses Rimmer, much to Kryten's disgust. Kryten, having to be one step better than Kochanski, creates "The Rimmer Experience" a virtual reality rollercoaster created from Rimmer's memories, depicting him thinking of himself as a 'Hero' and a 'Remarkable Person', giving Cat fashion tips and believing that Lister has called for Rimmer to save him before he wets himself. As the ride finishes Lister is so angry at Rimmer that Kryten sticks it to Kochanski because his method worked better than hers.moreless

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  • Ends with the hilarious munckin "Hes Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer" song

    Which can be found here:

    The best part of the episode!

    I found the rest of it to be rather slow with just rewards you get from flashback episodes - very little. The humour is there, but overall the episode feels like an excuse to reminisce over a departed Barrie. The plot is Dave though he doesnt know it actually misses Rimmer, at least in a bad way! Kochanski does her best to help cheer him up, while Kryton continues to feel threatened by the fantasy relationship he sees forming between the two humans.

    It really isnt the best plot or story for the show and though its does a good job of continuing to show the dynamic forming between the new crew the only memorable part of the show is the actual song at the end.

    Im beginning to think that my original reaction to when Kochanski return was right - it wasnt as good as the earlier/mid-term series.

    Still, its more than watchable w/o the song, which provides a neat ending.moreless
  • Lister misses Rimmer and has a dream about kissing him. Kochanski helps Rimmer deal with his feelings and as Kryten feels jealous he creates and A.I. programme to show up Kochanski.moreless

    Lister, Kryten, The Cat and Kochanski all go on a ride called 'The Rimmer Experiance' as Lister is missing him. He had a dream in which he and Rimmer kissed, which totally grossed him out. Kryten tryed to help using phychology but he didn't have a chance to use it as Kochanski helped him by just talking. SO not to be out done Kryton creates the ride.

    If you like ironic songs that will make you piss your pants laughing then I suggest that you watch this episode. Hell that you watch all eight seris as it is the first sci-fi seris made i england that klept getting cancelled and then having another seris made.

    Hey maybe the producers of Firefly should talk to the producers of Red Dwaf to see how it was done.

    The best part of the song I feel is:

    'He's Aronld Arnold Arnold Rimmer More reliable than a garden Stimmer

    He's never mistaken for Yul Brynner

    He's not bald and his head doen't Glimmer' I mean doesn't that just say it all.I give it a 9.2/10 funny, gross and Red Dwarf.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In Lister's flashbacks Rimmer is wearing his blue suit, which he got with the hard-light drive in 'Legion'. If the flashbacks were from the early days after the accident, Rimmer should be wearing either his normal grey uniform from seasons 1-2 or the green suit he wore from season 3.
      Of course this is Lister's memory we are talking about here....

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Kochanski: (about Rimmer) Did he have any redeeming features?
      Lister: No. Oh yeah, sometimes he went out of the room.

    • Cat: We're getting nowhere, bud. He won't throw anything away because it reminds him of the good times he had with Rimmer! I must have blinked and missed them.

    • (In Lister's memory he and Rimmer are golfing, Rimmer has gone off in search of his ball)
      Lister: (to Kryten) Look at him. With the right boots, he could be marching into Poland.

    • Rimmer Munchkin Song

      If you're in trouble, he will save the day,
      He's brave and he's fearless, come what may,
      Without him, the mission would go astray,

      He's Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer,
      Without him, life would be much grimmer,
      He's handsome, trim, and no one's slimmer,
      He will never need a Zimmer.

      He's Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer,
      More reliable than a garden Strimmer,
      He's never been mistaken for Yul Brynner,
      He's not bald and his head doesn't glimmer.

      Master of the wit and the repartee,
      His command of space directives is uncanny,
      How come he's such a genius?
      Don't ask me!

      Ask Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer,
      He's also a fantastic swimmer,
      And if you play your cards right,
      then he just might come round for dinner.

      [Extended version only:]
      He's Arnold, Arnold, Arnold Rimmer,
      No rhymes left now apart from quimmer,
      We hope they fade us out before we get to schwimmer,
      Fade out you stupid plimmer...

    • Cat: I hate to interrupt, but this thing, whatever the hell it is, is gonna hit us in about forty-five seconds!
      Lister: I was only tryin' to save time, so we could get to the dimensional tear quicker! So you could get home to your much better Lister.
      Kochanski: And I'm just trying to prevent us being scattered all over the galaxy like some kind of cosmic seasoning!
      Cat: Here it comes!
      Kochanski: That wasn't forty-five seconds!
      Cat: Oh - sorry! I was reading the baked potato timer by mistake! Will people not leave that in here?? It just makes us look like we don't know what the hell we're doing!

    • Kochanski: Er, sorry to interrupt, but we've got a couple of problems: all the hazard-approach lights are flashing -
      Kryten: All of them?
      Kochanski: Yes, although on this ship that can mean anything from "we're under attack", to "the baked potatoes are burning".
      Kryten: Either way, it's serious.

  • NOTES (3)


    • During the Rimmer Song, a reference is made to Yul Brynner. Brynner is a famous actor(Who, as the song says, is bald), who appeared in The Ten Commandments, The King and I, The Magnificent Seven, and Westworld.