The Choob is always happy to take requests, especially for special occasions.
And today’s a very special day for the my friend, fellow journalist and professional Taggart fan, Leanne McGrath – it’s her 30th birthday!
She’s working far away from home at the moment and while I’m sure all her new friends in Bermuda will make sure she has a day – and night – to remember (at least until the cocktails kick in), this special Choob post should help remind her that her friends back home in Scotland are thinking of her, too.
Leanne asked me to post her favourite scene from the brilliant Red Dwarf, so without any further ado, here is the Cat (Danny John-Jules) performing his smash hit (it reached number 17 in the UK charts) Tongue Tied.
This is the full, uncut version of the scene that appeared in Parallel Universe, the sixth and final episode of season two (which first aired in the UK back in October 1988 – so Leanne would have been eight years old!), and which is about a minute-and-a-half longer than the broadcast version:
But wait! Since it’s Leanne’s birthday, there’s more! If you thought THAT was an extended version, wait ’til you see THIS!
This is a special 30 minute video that accompanied the 1993 release of the song as a single and which does for Tongue Tied what the Thriller music video did for, er, Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Sort of. With cheesy acting. And none of the cool special effects.
It features two remixes of the song, complete with two new videos and guest appearances from Red Dwarfers Craig Charles (Lister), Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Norman Lovett (Holly), Robert Llewellyn (Kryten), Hattie Hayridge (Hilly/Holly) and even Charles Augins (who played Queeg in the fifth episode of season two and choreographed the dance routine in episode six). Oh, and Duane Dibley.
Plus Elvis (played by Clayton Mark, who also appeared as The King in the season four (1991) Red Dwarf episode Meltdown), Judge Dredd (yes, the 2000AD comic-book character) and the late Judge Dread (the reggae singer) and more! There’s also a making-of documentary at the end.