I’ve seen reference to Red Dwarf — a british sitcome series, science fiction… I’m assuming it’s a line from that but I would like more details if possible.
It is indeed from Red Dwarf.
It is spoken by an alternate reality version of Rimmer – where Rimmer is a hero. It is a jokey ᴘιss-take of those 50’s war dramas, where pretty much any nonsense is spoken as long as it sounds cool!
It is originally a line from a black and white war film, Red dwarf used the line for Ace Rimmer to highlight his stupidity as he says the line incorrectly. In the original film it was part of the stiff upper lip, brave in the face of adversity attitude of a pilot who is posssbly about to fly to his death saying I’m not going to die Ill be back
Don’t know but it sounds like Groucho Marx.
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Where did the quote,”smoke me a kipper, and I’ll be back for breakfast?” come from & what does it mean?
“Smoke me a kipper, I’ll be back for breakfast” is a quote that has been attributed to a number of different people over the years. It’s most commonly associated with the character of Ace in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. However, the earliest known use of the phrase was actually in the 1971 book The Godfather.
Smoke me a kipper, and I’ll be back for breakfast,
is from the television series, “Red Dwarf”. The character, Arnold Rimmer, says this quote when he is about to be resurrected as a hologram.
The quote means that the person wants to be smoked like a fish so they can have a nice breakfast
This quote is from the television show “Red Dwarf” and it is said by the character Lister. He is talking about how he wants to be smoked like a kipper (a type of smoked fish) so that he can have a nice breakfast.
Some people believe that the quote is from the book, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
The quote, “smoke me a kipper, and I’ll be back for breakfast,” is believed to come from the book, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The meaning of the quote is that someone is going to leave and they will be back soon.
The movie, Aliens, is about a group of people who are trying to survive an alien attack
The quote “smoke me a kipper, and I’ll be back for breakfast” comes from the movie Aliens. It is said by the character Ellen Ripley (played by Sigourney Weaver) when she is about to go into battle against the aliens. The quote means that Ripley is ready to fight and she is not afraid to die.
The quote “smoke me a kipper, and I’ll be back for breakfast” is from the British television series “Red Dwarf”. The character Lister says this to the ship’s computer, Holly, when he is about to be put into stasis for three million years. Lister is asking Holly to smoking his kippers (a type of smoked fish) while he is in stasis so that they will be ready for him to eat when he wakes up.
The quote has become popular outside of the show, and is often used to describe someone who is going away for a long time.