The Best Episodes of Tripping the Rift

Tragically Whip

#1 - Tragically Whip 9.00

Season 3 - Episode 13

While the others are being scammed and brainwashed, Whip is out drinking, doing hard drugs and sowing his wild oats with a bunch of like-minded horny teenagers. Only Gus can pull Whip out of his self-induced state of bliss in order to help him bring the crew safely home. But what’s a lecherous lizard to do, have a screw or screw the crew?

Extreme Take-Over

#2 - Extreme Take-Over 8.86

Season 3 - Episode 11

In order to win the prestigious, “Flaming Colossus Space Race”, Chode juices up the Jupiter 42. But in doing so, Bob is the recipient of a rogue microchip, and before one can say, “Hi, my name is HAL”, Chode and the crew are hurtling towards certain death. First one across the finish line is dead!

Battle of the Bulge

#3 - Battle of the Bulge 8.63

Season 3 - Episode 12

When Chode’s libido fails to “rise to the occasion”, he tries various ways to correct the problem, including doing the nasty with Six in public. Unfortunately, their escapades on the control panel end with the ship accidentally firing lasers at a death star. The expanding star threatens to destroy all in its path. Can the crew save the day or will this really be, “Chode’s last stand”?

23 ½

#4 - 23 ½ 8.44

Season 3 - Episode 4

Darph Bobo is still out to prove he’s the baddest clown in town. This time he’s kidnapped Six in order to force Chode to kill Commander Adam. Not only must Chode get Six back, he has to deal with a plane full of ugly, venomous snakes as it careens into the desert.

Chode Eraser

#5 - Chode Eraser 8.40

Season 3 - Episode 1

Chode impregnates Babbette, Darth Bobo's daughter, and her mother sends a Terminator-like clown-bot into the past to kill Chode before he impregnates her.

Chuckles Bites the Dust

#6 - Chuckles Bites the Dust 8.09

Season 3 - Episode 5

Darph Bobo’s grandfather has just passed on and his dying wish was for his old nemesis, Chode’s granddaddy Benito, to attend the funeral. Benito informs everyone that he’ll attend…over his dead body. But that may be closer to the truth than Benito realises, especially as Granddad Bobo isn’t quite as deceased as he lets on.

To Ebay or not to Ebay

#7 - To Ebay or not to Ebay 7.90

Season 3 - Episode 3

Strange things are going on aboard the Jupiter 42. Personal items along with parts of the ship are disappearing. Every one’s a suspect but the finger of guilt is eventually aimed squarely at Gus who has a gambling debt and might be selling the stuff on Ebay to get out of the hole. Question: can a robot with cement shoes drown?

The Son also Rises

#8 - The Son also Rises 7.90

Season 3 - Episode 10

Chode reluctantly becomes the caregiver to a child he fathered many moons before. Not known for his paternal qualities, he must now be a role model for his newly acquired son. But typical of something that sprung from Chode’s loins, is his off spring a little bastard in more ways than one?

Mutilation Ball

#9 - Mutilation Ball 7.89

Season 1 - Episode 2

The crew is enlisted by the Confederation to kidnap Malik, a sports superstar who retired from the game of Mutilation Ball (a fast-paced but violent sport where players use chainsaws to disable their opponents), and bring him into the big game as a ringer. The crew then kidnaps Malak and brings him back to the ship, where T'Nuk inadvertently kills him - only to find out that he is a robot! Now they must find the real Malak and get him into the big game before the Confederation finds out.

Directors: Bernie Denk
Raiders of the Lost Crock of */@?#!

#10 - Raiders of the Lost Crock of */@?#! 7.89

Season 3 - Episode 8

Down on planet Pyritia, Chode and Gus obtain a medallion that will supposedly lead them to a treasure beyond their wildest dreams. But it’s all a hoax fabricated by the villainous Pyritians who enslave them and force them to search for the actual key to said treasure. It’s up to Chode’s cunning and Gus’ metal to get them out of another tight spot.

Android Love

#11 - Android Love 7.82

Season 1 - Episode 13

In an intergalactic spoof of Casablanca, the crew takes a little time off on a planet where Six is reunited with Ten, the hunky android who helped her escape her home planet. Now caught up in a battle between androids and their owners, Six is experiencing "feelings" she never knew she had. Can androids love?

Directors: Bernie Denk
Skankenstein

#12 - Skankenstein 7.82

Season 3 - Episode 2

The evil and accent challenged Prime-Minister of Slovenia plans to kill the country’s Princess in order to take control. For his coup to work, he must first hire bodyguards for her to divert suspicion away from him, and secondly make sure the bodyguards are an incompetent bunch of numb nuts. No second-guessing who gets the job.

The Need for Greed

#13 - The Need for Greed 7.80

Season 3 - Episode 6

Six inherits a fortune and her loving crewmates all set about getting their grubby hands on it as soon as possible. Chode is the only one of them with the goodies to interest her in an exchange: the Captaincy of the ship. And faster than one can say “Nigerian internet scam”, Six is in charge and making everyone’s life a misery.

Totally Recalled

#14 - Totally Recalled 7.75

Season 1 - Episode 6

Chode's Scatterbrained, bumbling grandfather Benito pays the crew a visit on the same day that Gus is recalled and replaced with an upgrade - the super efficient Gus XP. The new improved Gus is everything the crew needs, but unbeknownst to the crew, it has a hidden and evil agenda.

Directors: Bernie Denk
Love Conquers All... Er, Almost

#15 - Love Conquers All... Er, Almost 7.73

Season 1 - Episode 12

The crew decides to land on the "Party Planet" for some R&R. At the same time and unbeknownst to each other, mortal enemies The Dark Clowns and the Confederation are also vacationing on the same planet. The crew decides to hatch a scheme to end the war between the enemies - by playing matchmaker with the son and daughter of Adam and Bobo. Unfortunately, the scheme works too well, much to their parent's chagrin. Can the crew break up this intergalactic Romeo and Juliet?

Directors: Bernie Denk
Honey, I Shrunk the Crew

#16 - Honey, I Shrunk the Crew 7.71

Season 2 - Episode 3

Darph Bobo gets back at Chode for Pilfering his credit card by stealing Bob and programming the ship to self-destruct in just ten minutes. In order to stop the catastrophe, our gang must extract a critical password from Bobo's brain. Six and T'Nuk take a scientific approach, while the boys opt to enter Bobo's body by shrinking themselves and their shuttle to the size of gnats.

Directors: Jon Minnis
Nature vs Nurture

#17 - Nature vs Nurture 7.64

Season 1 - Episode 9

To escape direct attack from the Dark Clowns, the crew lands on the planet Muldavia 5, where King Philbrick is throwing a lavish soiree. The crew crashes the party, and to both Philbrick's and Chode's surprise, the two blobs discover that they are long lost twin brothers. Intrigued with each others lives and bored with their own, they decide to pull a switch. Can the refined King Philbrick fool the crew? Can a scoundrel like Chode fool the people of Muldavia? Or are the two blobs not so different after all?

Directors: Bernie Denk
Witness Protection

#18 - Witness Protection 7.60

Season 3 - Episode 9

The Confederation is after Darph Bobo big time and Chode is the only one who can finger him and send him to the slammer. But Chode has to survive Bobo’s death attempts long enough to testify at the trial so he’s placed in a witness protection program. Too bad for him he ends up in a neighbourhood full of horny housewives. In order to avoid Bobo he has to lie low and keep his head down, and to achieve that his head certainly shouldn’t be any lower than a housewife’s hotplate.

Roswell

#19 - Roswell 7.56

Season 2 - Episode 8

As Chode and his crew try to outrun a couple of brickering Grey Alien scam artists, a mid-space collision sends both ships plummeting to the Earth - to the town of Roswell circa 1947. The only way our gang can get off this planet is to replace Bob's damaged fuel rods with ones from the alien's disabled ship - but the alien ship is under lock and key in a highly-secured military hangar.

Directors: Jon Minnis
God is Our Pilot

#20 - God is Our Pilot 7.55

Season 1 - Episode 1

Chode and Gus decide to take their vacation at the beginning of time. When the first attempt fails, they steal the spacecraft and drive it themselves, and kill God in the process! However, upon their return to their present-day lives, they find that the absence of God has resulted in a world of peace and harmony. How long can Chode stand living in a "perfect" world?

Directors: Bernie Denk
All For None

#21 - All For None 7.54

Season 2 - Episode 6

Fed up with the lousy working conditions and Chode's continued mistreatment, the crew decides to accept a sweet job offer aboard a luxury ship. But when it seems too good to be true, it usually is. As Chode struggles along with a new crew of illegal alien aliens, the captain of the luxury ship is prepairing his unwitting crew of newcomers to be sold as slaves on the White Market.

Directors: Jon Minnis
Extreme Chode

#22 - Extreme Chode 7.50

Season 2 - Episode 7

When Commander Adam and his cronies start bragging about their son's athletic prowess, Chode boosts his wavering macho pride by pushing young Whip into competing at the upcoming spaceboard competition. But what starts out as fun for Whip turns sour when Chode turns into the ultimate hardass coach in a bit to win at any cost.

Directors: Jon Minnis
Benito's Revenge

#23 - Benito's Revenge 7.50

Season 2 - Episode 5

Chode's Grandpa Bento and his cronies escape from the fun city rest home because, they say, the staff is stealing their brain waves. Chode chalks the crazy charges up to senility and gets the old folks re-admitted. Then he learns that their brainwaves are being stolen to power up a nearby amusement park. While Gus and T'Nuk sneak back into Fun City to break out Bento and his friends, the others work madly to shut down the treacherous brains behind the deadly scheme.

Directors: Jon Minnis
2001 Space Idiocies

#24 - 2001 Space Idiocies 7.47

Season 1 - Episode 7

Chode is enlisted by a mysterious figure to implant a huge monolith on the planet Kubrickia. Turns out that Darph Bobo (the mysterious figure) is using the monolith as a Trojan Horse of sorts to enslave the Kubrickians and plunder the planet's gold. An incensed Six convinces Chode that they must follow the Prime Directive and leave primitive people in peace. The crew (minus Whip, who is left alone on the ship) set forth to free the Kubrickians without the Dark Clowns discovering their plans.

Directors: Bernie Denk
Power to the Peephole

#25 - Power to the Peephole 7.47

Season 1 - Episode 8

While in the midst of a turbulent plasma storm, Chode decides to escape his boredom by beaming the crew down to the planet Florida 7 aka "the Spring Break" planet. While there, Chode is engaged by a shady Presidential candidate to help undermine his "Mr. Perfect" opponent. But as it turns out, "Mr. Perfect" isn't quite what he appears to be.

Directors: Bernie Denk