Tongue Tied

Robbie Rocketpants! Bastion of Justice! (Courtesy of Red Dwarf Smegazine)

Robbie Rocketpants was a fictional superhero known to the Dwarfers.

Robbie was a Junior Birdman, similar to a Boy Scout, who was rather small and weedy until he touched his magic woggle. This transformed him into a tall, athletic superhero called Robbie Rocketpants who wore jet-powered rocket pants.

Cat was a fan of Robbie Rocketpants and suggested that the Dwarfers could escape from the Psi-moon by putting on jet-powered rocket pants and flying away. Kryten had to point out that there was no such thing outside the fictional world of Robbie Rocketpants ("Terrorform").


Robbie's weedy alter-ego (Courtesy of Red Dwarf Smegazine)

In the last issue of the Red Dwarf Smegazine, Robbie appeared on the Psi-moon home of the psychotic penguin mastermind Mr. Flibble to bring him to justice for ruining the moon's happy state. Unfortunately, Flibble was victorious, using Robbie's rocket pants against him.


Cat: OK, I say let's get into the jet-powered rocket pants and junior birdman the hell outta here!
Kryten: An excellent and inventive suggestion, Sir, with just two minor drawbacks...
A - We don't have any jet-powered rocket pants and
B - There's no such thing as jet-powered rocket pants outside the fictional serial "Robbie Rocketpants".
Cat: Well that's put a crimp on an otherwise damn fine plan.