New episodes of Red Dwarf are coming sometime in 2012! A whole new series for fans to watch and remember why the show is so good. With this exciting news in mind, here the top 8 episodes of Red Dwarf that you should watch.
8. “Marooned” (Series III)
Rimmer: Mayday, Mayday! I wonder why they call it “Mayday”? It’s only a bank holiday. Why not “Shrove Tuesday”, or “Ascension Sunday” ? Ascension Sunday, Ascension Sunday! 2nd Wednesday after Pentecost, 2nd Wednesday after Pentecost!
Rimmer and Lister stuck together for who knows how long and before they really like one another? Comedy gold.
7. “Parallel Universe” (Series II)
Holly: I just don’t know where we are. There’s no two ways about it: I flamingoed up!
Rimmer, Lister, and Cat are taken to another Universe, where they see their female selves (or a dog, in Cat’s case). Also, Lister might be pregnant!
6. “Dimension Jump” (Series IV)
Ace: Smoke me a kipper, I’ll be back for breakfast.
Meet Ace Rimmer, who is basically the cooler version of Rimmer.
5. “Kryten” (Series II)
Lister: But I was breeding that mould! His name was Albert! I was trying to get him two foot high!
Kryten: Why, sir?
Lister: Because it drives Rimmer nuts! And driving Rimmer nuts is what keeps me going.
The first episode where we meet Kryten, but before he became the Kryten we know and love. The best part of this episode is when the boys try to look fresh for some ladies, but find out the ladies are less than fresh.
4. “The End” (Series I)
Lister: Where is everyone, Hol?
Holly: They’re dead, Dave.
Lister: Who is?
Holly: Everybody, Dave. Everybody’s dead, Dave.
The very first episode of Red Dwarf and it sets the tone right away, from Lister keeping a cat on board, to Rimmer passing out during an exam.
3. “Back to Reality” (Series V)
Lister: Yes, there is. You’re saying there’s some huge damn fish out there, aren’t yer? Some kinda gigantic weird pre-historic leviathan who’s porked his way through this entire ocean.
Kryten: That’s one option.
Not only is this a depressing and tense (at times) episode, it also gave us Duane Dibbley. It also continues on the theme of video games interacting with the real world.
2. “Gunmen of the Apocalypse” (Series VI)
Cat: You’re going to go with one of my plans? Are you nuts? What happens if we all get killed? I’ll never hear the last of it.
One of my favorite episodes, as it combines Red Dwarf and Westerns. Like “Back to Reality”, this episode continues with video games and the real world being connected. Plus, the guys to get to dress up like badass cowboys.
1. “Quarantine” (Series V)
Lister: We’re a real Mickey Mouse operation, aren’t we?
Cat: Mickey Mouse? We ain’t even Betty Boop!
Quite possibly one of the funniest episodes ever made. Lister, Cat, and Kryten are being quarantined when, in reality, Rimmer should have been. He makes their days in quarantine torture and then brings out a hand puppet called Mr. Flibble.