Tongue Tied

An oversexed Arnold Rimmer prepares to inject his leg with anesthetic in the Dental Practice

A dental practice is on board the city-sized spaceship Red Dwarf for the crew members who are away from home for long periods on aboard ship.


At dinner at the captain's table, Rimmer has taken the sexual magnetism virus in a very large dose and charms everyone. Rimmer soon finds the sexual magnetism virus is not so great, as every time he gets up to fetch refreshments a female guest follows him and forces him to have sex with her, successively wearing him down further and further and forcing encounters with those he would prefer not to be with.

Hollister discusses the psychotropic testing he's conducting on the others and reveals that Lister and co merely believe they are escaping when in fact they are really in artificial reality where their actions are being monitored. Rimmer, who realises that Lister could end up mentioning the deal they had regarding the confidential crew files and land him in a heap of trouble, excuses himself and scrambles to the AR suite. On his journey, he decides to try and regain some of his self-control and injects his groin with anesthetic from the dental practice. It spreads to his left leg, however, and he is forced to hobble to the AR suite while the female crew still admire him.

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Later on Lister and Kristine, led by Cat, stop off at the dental practice to find a disguise. Hear they find white medical coats, over-sized dentures and mop heads from the cleaners cupboard. White these articles they pass themselves off as relatives of Duane Dibbley. ("Back in the Red II", Series VIII)