Tripping the Rift

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  • 2004
  • 3 Seasons
  • 6.9  (2,453)

Tripping the Rift is an adult-oriented, Canadian, computer-animated science fiction parody series that lasted for three seasons of 13 episodes each. It follows the exploits of the Jupiter 42 and its crew; its perverted captain, Chode; sex slave/science officer android, Six (also known as Six of One and Six of Nine); hideous alien pilot T'Nuk Layor; Chode's impulsive, teenage chameleon of a nephew, Whip; effeminate, android servant, Gus; and the Jupiter 42's own artificial intelligence, Bob; as they explore various worlds and galaxies that all take inspiration from various science fiction films, movies, and texts. Frequently enough, the Jupiter 42's crew is harangued by the Confederation's blackmailing Captain Shatner or the villainous Darth Bobo of the Dark Clown Empire. In addition to the series proper, Tripping the Rift has two versions of its pilot episode "Love and Darph," as well as a spin-off, made-for-television movie. The differences between the two pilots come down to dialogue and voice actresses for the character of Six). Each episode is only twenty minutes long, although the movie's 75 minute run time mostly comes from splicing footage from three show episodes, with a little bit of new content thrown in to connect those episodes.

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Tragically Whip
13. Tragically Whip
January 10, 2008
While the others are being scammed and brainwashed, Whip is out 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 home.
Battle Of The Bulge
12. Battle Of The Bulge
 
When Chode's libido fails to rise to the occasion, he tries various ways to correct the problem, including having sex with Six in public. Unfortunately, their escapades on the control panel accidentally cause the ship to fire lasers at a death star.
Extreme Takeover
11. Extreme Takeover
December 27, 2007
Chode enters Bob and the crew in a space race called the 50 Million Kronig Flaming Colossus. Chode takes Bob to a chop shop for modifications that will give them an edge in the race, but the plan backfires when Bob gets too much work done.
The Son Also Rises
10. The Son Also Rises
December 20, 2007
Chode's ex-girlfriend contacts him and informs him that he has a son. In an effort to be a good father, Chode takes custody of the boy and brings him aboard the ship. But an unexpected twist prompts Chode to return to his old ways.
Witness Protection
9. Witness Protection
December 13, 2007
Chode is picked up for shoplifting, but Adam is only using him to get to Darph Bobo. To keep Chode safe, Adam puts him in the witness protection program and sends him to a faraway planet populated by horny housewives.
Raiders of the Lost Crock of */@?#!
8. Raiders of the Lost Crock of */@?#!
November 8, 2007
Gus and a sexually frustrated Chode hit a strip club, where Chode is given a medallion that's supposedly a key to treasure. Meanwhile, the rest of the crew is stuck in a tractor beam, and the ship is running out of air.
Hollow Chode
7. Hollow Chode
November 1, 2007
After Chode refuses to pay a fortune-telling gypsy at a carnival, the old woman puts a hex on him to make him invisible. But as it turns out, he's not just invisible -- he's been erased from existence.
The Need for Greed
6. The Need for Greed
October 25, 2007
The crew is broke, but Six gets an email that she'll be receiving some major cash. Rather than help the crew, she decides to give it away to charity. The crew tries to butter her up, hoping to trick her into changing her mind.
Chuckles Bites The Dust
5. Chuckles Bites The Dust
 
Darph Bobo's late grandfather, Chuckles, had one last wish: that his hated rival, Benito McBlob, give his eulogy. Now, Chode must convince his grandfather to deliver the farewell speech ... or lose out on a huge inheritance.
23 1/2
4. 23 1/2
 
In a parody of television's "24," Six is kidnapped by the Dark Clowns as part of an intricate plot to get Chode to assassinate Adam. The crew winds up on an interstellar craft infested with deadly snakes.
To Ebay Or Not To Ebay
3. To Ebay Or Not To Ebay
September 20, 2007
The crew begins to notice that parts of the ship are disappearing: the exhaust system, the captain's chair -- even Chode's prized collection of men's magazines. Someone on board is selling off the ship on eBay ... but who?
Skankenstein
2. Skankenstein
September 13, 2007
Chode and the crew of the Jupiter 42 get a gig guarding a princess in the country of Slovenia. But when they fail to keep her royal highness out of harm's way, they must piece together her dismembered remains.
Chode Eraser
1. Chode Eraser
September 6, 2007
The perpetually randy Chode gets Darph Bobo's daughter, Babette, pregnant. The girl's outraged mother, Bernice, sends a Terminator-like clownbot into the past to kill Chode before he has a chance to impregnate Babette.
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Tripping the Rift is an adult-oriented, Canadian, computer-animated science fiction parody series that lasted for three seasons of 13 episodes each. It follows the exploits of the Jupiter 42 and its crew; its perverted captain, Chode; sex slave/science officer android, Six (also known as Six of One and Six of Nine); hideous alien pilot T'Nuk Layor; Chode's impulsive, teenage chameleon of a nephew, Whip; effeminate, android servant, Gus; and the Jupiter 42's own artificial intelligence, Bob; as they explore various worlds and galaxies that all take inspiration from various science fiction films, movies, and texts. Frequently enough, the Jupiter 42's crew is harangued by the Confederation's blackmailing Captain Shatner or the villainous Darth Bobo of the Dark Clown Empire.

In addition to the series proper, Tripping the Rift has two versions of its pilot episode "Love and Darph," as well as a spin-off, made-for-television movie. The differences between the two pilots come down to dialogue and voice actresses for the character of Six). Each episode is only twenty minutes long, although the movie's 75 minute run time mostly comes from splicing footage from three show episodes, with a little bit of new content thrown in to connect those episodes.

  • Premiere Date
    March 4, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (2,453)