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Tripping the Rift

Tripping the Rift is a CGI science fiction comedy television series. It is based on two short animations published on the Internet by Chris Moeller and Chuck Austen. The series was produced by CineGroupe in association with the Sci Fi Channel. It did very well in ratings; however, because Sci Fi didn't have a major 18-34 demographic coming to the network regularly and Sci Fi was not seen as a source of comedy programming, the network decided to postpone ordering more episodes. CineGroupe continued producing the series for the other North American and International broadcasters. The series aired on the Canadian speciality channel Space in 2004. Canada's cartoon network Teletoon has been airing the series since August 2006. The third season aired on Teletoon in 2007, and a feature-length movie version was released on DVD in 2008. Its main character is Chode McBlob. Many episodes parody or allude to movies, television shows or novels. For example, "23½" makes reference to the series 24 and Snakes on a Plane. In fact, the opening of each of the series' episodes pays homage to three specific science fiction shows and movies; Star Trek, Star Wars, and 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Season 3 - Tripping the Rift
2008-01-10
"Chode takes the crew on a company vacation, since he finds an offer for a free family vacation, but it ends up costing Chode much more than he bargained for."
2008-01-03
"Chode is suffering from dysfunction, and while single-mindedly trying to prove his manhood, he ends up putting the ship and the whole universe in danger."
2007-12-27
"Chode enters Bob (and the crew) in a space race called "The Fifty MKronig Flaming Colossus." In an attempt to cheat himself into first place in the race, he gets Bob modified in a chop-shop. But he soon finds out that he got more modifications done to Bob than he had wanted."
2007-12-20
"Chode gets contacted from a long-past ex-girlfriend, and informs him he has a son. Now suddenly a father, he is forced into custody and takes him home to the ship. An unexpected twist takes him from showing he can try to be a good father, to his old self again."
2007-12-13
"Chode is picked up for shoplifting, but Commander Adam is only using him to get to Darth Bobo. To keep Chode safe, Adam sends him off to a far away planet in the witness protection program. On the planet, four housewives, desperate for sex, all try to compete to get Chode."
2007-11-08
"After Six cuts off Chode, he and Gus decide to hit a strip club. At the club, Chode is given a medallion that is supposedly a key to a treasure, but we soon find out its true purpose. Meanwhile, the rest of the crew are stuck in a tractor-beam, and the ship is running out of air...but they can't get away because Chode locked the controls when they left for the club."
2007-11-01
"After Chode refuses to pay a gypsy at a carnival (who just read him his "fortune") she puts a hex on him to make him invisible. But it turns out he is more than just invisible, he is being erased from existence."
2007-10-25
"The crew is broke, but Six gets an e-mail that she is receiving a huge inheritance. Rather than help the crew, she wants to give it away to charities. They suck up to her and make her captain hoping to trick her into giving them some of the money."
2007-10-18
"Darph Bobo’s grandfather has just passed on and his dying wish was for his old nemesis, Chode’s granddaddy Benito, to attend the funeral. Benito informs everyone that he’ll attend…over his dead body. But that may be closer to the truth than Benito realises, especially as Granddad Bobo isn’t quite as deceased as he lets on."
2007-10-11
"Darth Bobo nous prouve encore une fois qu’il est le clown le plus exécrable en ville. Cette fois, il a kidnappé Sixe afin de forcer Ardillon à tuer le commandant Adam. Ardillon doit non seulement libérer Sixe, mais il doit affronter un avion plein d’horribles serpents venimeux qui pique tout droit dans le désert."
2007-09-20
"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?"
2007-09-13
"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."
2007-09-06
"When Darph Bobo and Bernice are informed that their sweet little Babette is with child and Chode is the father, Bernice re-programmes a killer cyborg to travel back in time and dispense with the pathetic, purple pervert before he can do the dirty deed. But hey, don’t worry too much about Chode. In the words of the Terminator…`He’ll live`."
Season 2 - Tripping the Rift
Season 1 - Tripping the Rift