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 Chode (39 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Gus (39 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Bob (39 episodes, 2004-2007)
Gayle Garfinkle ...
 T'nuk / ... (39 episodes, 2004-2007)
Rick Jones ...
 Whip (39 episodes, 2004-2007)
Terrence Scammell ...
 Darph Bobo / ... (35 episodes, 2004-2007)
Pauline Little ...
 Additional Voice (18 episodes, 2004-2007)
John Stocker ...
 Additional Voice (17 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Additional Voice (17 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Additional Voice (17 episodes, 2004-2007)
Susan Glover ...
 Additional Voice (17 episodes, 2004-2007)
Ellen David ...
 Additional Voice (17 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Additional Voice (16 episodes, 2004-2007)
(16 episodes, 2004-2007)
Rikee Madoff
(16 episodes, 2004-2007)
Danny Blanco Hall
(16 episodes, 2004-2007)
Walter Massey
(16 episodes, 2004-2007)
Pier Paquette
(16 episodes, 2004-2007)
(15 episodes, 2004-2007)
Liz MacRae
(15 episodes, 2004-2007)
Craig Francis
(15 episodes, 2004-2007)
Arthur Holden
(15 episodes, 2004-2007)
(15 episodes, 2004-2007)
(15 episodes, 2004-2007)
Cary Lawrence
(14 episodes, 2004-2007)
Bronwen Mantel
(14 episodes, 2004-2007)
(14 episodes, 2004-2007)
Jane Wheeler
(14 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Six (13 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Six (13 episodes, 2007)
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 Six (13 episodes, 2004)
Daniel Brochu
(13 episodes, 2007)
(13 episodes, 2007)
(13 episodes, 2007)
Matt Holland
(13 episodes, 2007)
Alex Ivanovich
(13 episodes, 2007)
(13 episodes, 2007)
(13 episodes, 2007)
Jennifer Morehouse
(13 episodes, 2007)
Michael Yarmush
(13 episodes, 2007)
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Tripping the Rift is a CGI science fiction comedy television series. The universe is modeled largely after the Star Trek universe, with references to 'warp drive' and 'transporter' beam technology, occasional time travel, the Federation and the Vulcans. The series also includes elements borrowed from other sources such as Star Wars, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Battlestar Galactica. The general setting is that known space is politically divided between two superpowers: the Confederation (led by Humans, and a parody of the Federation from Star Trek) and the Dark Clown Empire (a parody of the Galactic Empire from Star Wars). The Dark Clown Empire is a totalitarian, tyrannical police state, led by the evil Darph Bobo. In contrast, the Confederation is technically a democratic and free society, but in practice, is dominated by mega-corporations and bloated bureaucracies. Ultimately, both superpowers end up exploiting and restricting their inhabitants, albeit in different ways. For example, ... Written by Anonymous

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Lust in space.


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Les décalés du cosmos  »

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Chode: Just once, I'd like to time travel and not see Nazis!
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The opening credits feature items that resemble some of Sci-Fi's biggest legends: Whip's radio-controlled ship is the original Starship Enterprise from Star Trek (1966); Gus uses a vacuum that resembles R2-D2 from Star Wars (1977); the back of T'nuk's chair resembles the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). See more »

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It doesn't understand humor
22 July 2016 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

Humor is a difficult thing to master. You can have a joke and tell it in such a way that it either makes the listener pee their pants with laughter, wince in discomfort, or sigh in apathy. All the same joke, just different ways of telling it.

Something very simple can ruin a joke: poor timing; not knowing that the word "porn" is not a punch line to everything and shouldn't be treated as such; that falling off a small ledge isn't funny without proper setup; that simple announcing you're gay isn't funny without some kind of context; and so forth.

Some people don't understand that there is an entire art to comedy. Louis CK can tell a story about getting a hand job and it's hilarious. Dane Cook did the same thing and it's lame. Andy Kaufman ate a bowl of ice cream and it was brilliant. Tom Green ate a bowl of cereal and no one cared.

Tripping the Rift wants to do shock comedy, but it doesn't understand the first thing about comedy. It's the Dane Cook and Tom Green of cg animated shows.


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