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Better Than Life 

A post pod carrying a 3 million year old bag of mail arrives and Rimmer becomes depressed when he learns his father is dead. The crew play an artificial game called "Better than life" which... See full summary »

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A post pod carrying a 3 million year old bag of mail arrives and Rimmer becomes depressed when he learns his father is dead. The crew play an artificial game called "Better than life" which makes the players' wishes come true, but Rimmer's brain begins to rebel. Written by Daniel Williamson

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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13 September 1988 (UK)  »

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Trivia

A series of smeg ups from this episode shows Craig Charles clumsily, and unsuccessfully, trying to hit a golf ball. According to Robert Llewellyn on one of the Smeg Ups VHS releases (in character and make-up as Kryten), Charles tried to bluff that he knew how to play golf before the scene was shot, when in reality he didn't. See more »

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When Lister (Craig Charles) says to the Cat that Rimmer's dad's died and the Cat says "Well, I'd prefer chicken", Charles starts to corpse and looks straight at the camera. See more »

Quotes

Rimmer's Dad: I just wanted to say... You're a total smeghead!
Rimmer: What? This isn't my fantasy?
The Cat: [leans into frame, grinning] No, it's MINE!
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References Pinky and Perky (1957) See more »

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