Finally. Daniela's parents finally came into POST/POP and on SMEGHEADS! Unfortunately they didn't have too many stories about Daniela getting up to mischief when she was little. I don't believe for a second that she was as angelic as they made her out to be! For some reason their mics were really low, so imagine they are saying something scandalous about her instead! They got us Smegheads cups and they both wore Smegheads tshirts they got made themselves. How bloody amazing!
I mean, this episode is a lot better than I remember it, but it certainly isn't a classic. This meant that I knew for certain Daniela would like it, because of course she would! I do think it is a good thing that we have completely different opinions about absolutely everything, but maaaaaaaan! We all agreed the below "winnie the pooh" scene was a show stealer though.
It's another episode that reveals Rimmer's utter selfishness that dictates everything he attempts to do turns to SMEG. Was he really trying to help these people, or was he just living out his boyhood fantasy at the cost of everyone's lives? To be fair, his "pawn sacrifice" tactic DID work... but at what cost?
This episode also had one of my favourite closing themes ever though, and is almost worth the rewatch in itself!
PLEASE READ THIS:
ALL 6 EPISODES OF SERIES 5 OF SMEGHEADS WILL DROP ON ITUNES ALL AT ONCE!
Yes, I am testing out the Netflix model and giving you everything all at once. People moaned about Netlfix doing this very thing at first, but now we are accustomed to it, and expect it. this way, you can choose your own pace. You can binge on Smegheads in one beautiful weekend, or save it until you really need it, on a long plane journey somewhere or a rather difficult time on the loo. Either way, you're grown ups and so are we (barely) so the choice is yours.
We are going to record every episode of Series 5 on one very long day, piling guests into POST/POP and jumping on mics during relevant episodes. As I will have total editing powers and can see the whole series at a glance, I am going to use this opportunity to tweak it, introduce new feature theme songs, new segments, secret stuff and generally mess around with the format you know and love. What could possibly go wrong?
So there will be perhaps a good few weeks break before Series 5 so why not go back and listen to everything again yeah? I will do some teasers leading up to Series 5 which will appear as 3 min long episodes on your phone/computer which will update you with guests or if there is any new Red Dwarf news we think you should know.
Thanks once again for supporting us across 4 seasons so far, and we have many more to come. I reckon thats about 80 hours of listening to our voices, and you probably know us better than we know ourselves now, so spread the word if you know any Red Dwarf fans, and we will respond in kind by making the show as awesome as possible.
So I'll leave you with an awful Red Dwarf theme song cover. This video has 30 views and the guy is singing it to impress an unseen lady. He sorta makes up the words as he goes along and I want him to be hit by a comet. See you next series Smegheads.
jed & daniela
aka @jedshepherd & @danielaphillips