Arnold "Ace" Rimmer is a daredevil test pilot for the space corps, and he has been assigned to test-pilot a ship that can travel through dimensions, so he can meet many different versions of himself. He enters our dimension to meet our Rimmer, who has gone on a fishing holiday with the crew. Written by
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The kippers were originally scripted to fall onto Rimmer after Ace walked under them. This idea didn't work properly (they would just fall straight through Rimmer's hologram body and therefore have no effect), so the rolling caption was inserted at the end of the episode. See more
[Lister, Cat and Kryten try to hide the fact they're going on a fishing holiday from Rimmer
What's he talking about?
I don't know. For some reason, he's got this crazy, whacked-out idea that we're going on a fishing holiday.
[Reads letter from the boys
Dear Rimmer, we're going on a fishing holiday to that ocean planet we passed two days ago. We tried to wake you, but couldn't. See you in three days, L, K and C.
The end credits have the Red Dwarf theme as an instrumental played on a Hammond Organ in reference to Rimmer's liking of Hammond Organ music. See more