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What's an iguana?

By Phil Reed on 28-12-05 @ 23:40

So what else is new?

By John Hoare [TypeKey Profile Page] on 29-12-05 @ 00:08

What about the lines on the theory of relativity:

Lister: 'Yeah, what is it, Hol?'
Holly: 'It's a theory'...'You only tell your relatives'

Very clever stuff I'm sure you'll agree. Quite disappointing as BITR is not all that bad. It's just lines like: Lister: 'You'll want to leap out of bed', Kryten: Well in your case Mr Lister, sir, that's because your sheets are covered in pointy poppadom shards' So damn childish and seem more suited to a cartoon for six year olds. Ah, well.

By Thomas on 29-12-05 @ 12:24

> What's an iguana?

That would have got a massive laugh on VIII. I think it's just the delivery and the fact that the audience didn't laugh that made it worse. That audience didn't laugh at quite a few things.

By performingmonkey [TypeKey Profile Page] on 29-12-05 @ 19:17

>That would have got a massive laugh on VIII.

As much as I'd like to, I can't disagree with you on that. Except that...well...it still isn't a very good joke. The audience laughed at the theory of relativity if I remember correctly. Not to mention Nostrilomo.

By Phil Reed on 29-12-05 @ 21:54

To be fair, I've been in an audience recording. It's *very* easy to find yourself getting carried away with the atmosphere and laughing at stuff that you later realise just wasn't very funny.

By John Hoare [TypeKey Profile Page] on 30-12-05 @ 00:08

Gay pornography has an audience?

By Phil Reed on 30-12-05 @ 00:51

"No, I'm talking about the article. Have you done my leg yet?"

By Andrew on 30-12-05 @ 13:27

The odd thing about that line is I used to *hate* it... but now I find it very amusing.

I think it's because it feels so deliberately contrived. Whether it actually was or not though, I have no idea.

By John Hoare [TypeKey Profile Page] on 30-12-05 @ 15:30

Ha. I'm with Andrew. That's a definite clunker...shame, too...because series IV has so few of them.

By Phil Reed on 30-12-05 @ 21:38

I think I like it because it almost feels like a *parody* of that kind of joke...

By John Hoare [TypeKey Profile Page] on 31-12-05 @ 04:10

Now a parody of that kind of joke I can appreciate. But I don't really think it was...

It's certainly one of the few groan-moments in the whole series...there may be one or two more but they're not coming to me now.

Next time I watch it I'll try to think of it as a parody of that kind of joke...and see if that helps.

By Phil Reed on 31-12-05 @ 13:41

It's possibly less in the writing (I don't think it was written as a parody), and more in the performing.

Perhaps it's just Danny trying to make the line work!

By John Hoare [TypeKey Profile Page] on 31-12-05 @ 15:02

That 'Alsatian dog after a head-swap operation' line is awful.

By Rad on 03-01-06 @ 15:07

I started a thread about this on BTLi a while back with the "Follow my coords" joke from Ouroboros. As I said over there, what was Doug thinking when he wrote that?!

By Smeghead2044 on 08-01-06 @ 11:34

Surely that joke is worth it for: "Coordinates! Thankyou!" One of the jokes I actually like in VII...

By John Hoare [TypeKey Profile Page] on 08-01-06 @ 18:00

No, that's what I mean. The whole joke is appalling.

By Smeghead2044 on 08-01-06 @ 19:09

It's partly Danny's delivery of that I like.

But I also like bad puns far too much, admittedly...

By John Hoare [TypeKey Profile Page] on 08-01-06 @ 20:36

I love the "coordinates" bit. And I actually do feel guilty about that.

By Phil Reed on 09-01-06 @ 02:31

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