Tripping the Rift

Season 2 Episode 1

Cool Whip

Aired Unknown Jul 27, 2005 on Syfy
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Cool Whip
Whip accidentally takes control of the ship and lands on the planet Kraven, where he becomes a star.

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • 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.

    • QUOTES (10)

    • NOTES (1)

      • Season two is of noticibly better image quality than season one. The computer graphics are more realistic thanks in part to the use of radiosity.

    • ALLUSIONS (11)

      • King: (while brandishing a big gun) Say hello to my little friend!
        This famous quote was shouted by Tony Montana (Al Pacino) in the movie Scarface while brandishing his M16 just before he launched a grenade from his M302.

      • Bob: Does anybody really care that they canceled Enterprise?
        Referencing the most recent Star Trek series, which aired on another channel and got canceled somewhat *ahem* prematurely.

      • Whip as Maverick
        Alluding to the movie Top Gun, and Tom Cruise as the pilot nicknamed "Maverick." In that movie he had a partner nicknamed "Goose."

      • Whip as playboy
        With the robe and pipe, alluding to Hugh Hefner of Playboy fame.

      • Bob: Would you like to play a game?
        Alluding to the movie War Games with Matthew Broderick. The computer Joshua in that movie says the same thing.

      • Britney Spears
        A reasonable facsimile of the pop star makes an appearance . . . and gets run over.

      • King: You're bigger then Jesus . . . but not the Beatles.
        Referencing John Lennon's famous line that the Beatles were more popular then Jesus, which he said in an interview in The Evening Standard on March 4, 1986.

      • Interviewer: So, Whip, if you were a twee…
        Referencing Barbara Walters, her lisp, and her famous 1981 interview question to Katherine Hepburn.

      • Whip: You like me! You really really like me!
        Referencing Sally Fields and her 1985 Oscar acceptance speech for Places in the Heart.

      • Hunt victims
        Among the "innocent" victims killed by the king are Dian Fossey and one of her gorillas, Muffit the robot daggit from the original Battlestar Galactica (now a SciFi Channel property), E.T. and Elliot from E.T. – The Extraterrestrial, and Yoda from the Star Wars movies.

      • Mary Kate/Ashley
        The king's two-headed dog is named after the famous twins. The king also alludes to their reputed eating problems.

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