TIKKA TO RIdE
The plot In an epic search for curry resupplies, the boys from the Dwarf time travel to 20th century Earth and accidentally prevent the assassination of John F Kennedy.
Why it’s great There comes a time in every SF show’s life when it gives its own spin on the Kennedy assassination. Only
Red Dwarf ever decided that it’s Kennedy who shot Kennedy. Surprisingly, while this is the main hook of the episode it’s a full 15 minutes before there’s any time travel. Before that the episode has an extended hymn in praise of curry culture. “I’ve only got two taste buds that work!” wails Lister. “I NEED curry.” And his anecdote about a vindaloo-hijacked date is a beaut: “So you didn’t get off with her?” asks Cat. “The only thing I got off was the loo about six hours later,” explains Lister.
Best moment JFK: “You mean… assassinate myself?” Lister: “Yeah, it’ll drive the conspiracy nuts crazy.”