The BEST Episodes of Tripping the Rift

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 7, 2020

Network: Syfy

The continuing comic saga of a bizarre gang of misfits who live, work and play on the starship Jupiter 42, which is controlled by a neurotic A.I. known as Spaceship Bob. The ethically-challenged shipmates travel through the galaxy taking on one epic adventure at a time all while looking to make a quick buck and avoid getting thrown in jail.


#1 - Skankenstein

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 13, 2007

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.

star 9.35
72 votes

#2 - Roswell

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 14, 2005

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.

star 9.07
44 votes
Directors: Jon Minnis
Writers: Lanier Laney, Terry Sweeney
Chode Eraser

#3 - Chode Eraser

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 6, 2007

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.

star 9.06
47 votes
Totally Recalled

#4 - Totally Recalled

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 8, 2004

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.

star 8.60
85 votes
Directors: Bernie Denk
Writers: Mark Amato
23 ½

#5 - 23 ½

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 11, 2007

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.

star 8.58
43 votes
To Ebay or not to Ebay

#6 - To Ebay or not to Ebay

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 20, 2007

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?

star 8.49
43 votes
Benito's Revenge

#7 - Benito's Revenge

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 17, 2005

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.

star 8.40
48 votes
Directors: Jon Minnis
Writers: Mark Amato
Android Love

#8 - Android Love

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 3, 2004

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?

star 8.34
50 votes
Directors: Bernie Denk
Writers: Lanier Laney, Terry Sweeney
Honey, I Shrunk the Crew

#9 - Honey, I Shrunk the Crew

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 3, 2005

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.

star 8.27
52 votes
Directors: Jon Minnis
Writers: Ken Goin
All For None

#10 - All For None

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 24, 2005

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.

star 8.25
52 votes
Directors: Jon Minnis
Writers: Mark Amato
Ghost Ship

#11 - Ghost Ship

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 10, 2005

When circumstances land Chode and the crew on board a ghost ship in the Bermuda Quadrant, they discover the ship is full of gold. But the second Chode grabs a handful of the loot, the ship battens its hatches. The crew is trapped and - according to legend - the only way out is to confront their worst fears.

star 8.21
56 votes
Directors: Jon Minnis
Writers: Mark Amato
Extreme Take-Over

#12 - Extreme Take-Over

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 27, 2007

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!

star 8.12
41 votes
Tragically Whip

#13 - Tragically Whip

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 10, 2008

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?

star 8.02
42 votes
Chode & Bobo's High School Reunion

#14 - Chode & Bobo's High School Reunion

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 28, 2005

At the highschool reunion, Chode is still the coolest of the cool; T'Nuk and the mean girls - recent prison escapees - are back to torment poor Sarah and her misfit friends; and Darph Bobo, a high school nerd who fell for every practical joke, plans to flaunt his new found success. But Bobo's grand entrance is ruined by Chode. When Bobo threatens to kill him, Chode offers to teach Bobo how to be cool.

star 8.00
46 votes
Directors: Jon Minnis
Writers: Ken Goin
Love Conquers All... Er, Almost

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

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired May 27, 2004

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?

star 7.99
79 votes
Directors: Bernie Denk
Writers: John Unholz
Nature vs Nurture

#16 - Nature vs Nurture

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 6, 2004

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?

star 7.90
82 votes
Directors: Bernie Denk
Writers: Adam I. Lapidus
Extreme Chode

#17 - Extreme Chode

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 31, 2005

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.

star 7.89
75 votes
Directors: Jon Minnis
Writers: Ken Goin
Cool Whip

#18 - Cool Whip

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 27, 2005

Whip inadvertently takes control of Jupiter 42, and crash lands the ship on the lush planet of Kraven. Just one glimpse of the teenaged lizard whips adoring fans into a frenzy; the king proclaims a holiday, and the allure of instant stardom goes right to Whip's head. but his friends make a gruesome discovery; a trophy room filled with stuffed lizard heads - with one empty plaque awaiting its next victim.

star 7.75
56 votes
Directors: Jon Minnis
Writers: Ken Goin
Santa Clownza

#19 - Santa Clownza

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 21, 2005

Desperate for a little R&R, Chode takes the crew to his favorite getaway on Gulibus 4, and off-season bargain planet offering half-priced suites, all-you-can-eat buffets, and bargain basement prostitutes. But when they arrive, the hotel is booked up, the buffet is sold out, and Chode quickly realizes his trip has been ruined by "Santa Clownza", a bogus over-commercialized holiday deviced by his archenemy, Darph Bobo.

star 7.74
72 votes
Directors: Jon Minnis
Writers: Mark Amato
Battle of the Bulge

#20 - Battle of the Bulge

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 3, 2008

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”?

star 7.62
68 votes
Aliens, Guns and a Monkey

#21 - Aliens, Guns and a Monkey

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 13, 2004

While on a mission to sell the prized Monkey Diamond, the crew crash lands on the planet Harmonia, rumored to be the most peaceful planet in the galaxy. Once on Harmonia, it becomes clear that the rumors are't true - Harmonia is a planet whose inhabitants make the NRA look like Tibetan monks. Worse, the mayor of the planet is in a war with his peacenik son. Can the crew fix their ship and escape the planet without getting caught in the crossfire?

star 7.51
86 votes
Directors: Bernie Denk
Writers: Dode B. Levenson
God is Our Pilot

#22 - God is Our Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 4, 2004

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?

star 7.50
255 votes
Directors: Bernie Denk
Writers: Andrew Borakove, William Rosenthal
2001 Space Idiocies

#23 - 2001 Space Idiocies

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 15, 2004

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.

star 7.46
61 votes
Directors: Bernie Denk
Writers: Jeffrey Westbrook
Mutilation Ball

#24 - Mutilation Ball

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 11, 2004

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.

star 7.38
134 votes
Directors: Bernie Denk
Writers: Lanier Laney, Sy Rosen, Terry Sweeney
The Son also Rises

#25 - The Son also Rises

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 20, 2007

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?

star 7.29
41 votes