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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Tripping On Fabulous 7

Tripping On Fabulous 7 'Tripping the Rift', the Sci-Fi Channel's cosmic sitcom returns for a second season on Wednesday with a gay episode.

The five bizarre animated characters who live, work and play on the starship Jupiter 42 goes in search of a gang of smugglers. The quest takes them to Fabulous 7, a predominantly gay planet.

The place is a queer's dream - where heterosexuals are forced to live in the closet and are forbidden by a constitutional amendment from marrying.

It's rude - some might say crude - and uproariously funny.

The crew is controlled by a neurotic A.I. known as Spaceship Bob. Bob's neuroses are kept in check by the verbally abusive pilot T'Nuk, and the ship's inner workings are tended by Gus, the depressive robotic chief engineer. No one's really sure what job, if any, is performed by teen slacker Whip, but everyone knows what kinds of jobs sexy android Six specializes in.

This season Carmen Electra takes over the voice role of Six - the android love slave voiced last season by Gina Gershon.

The captain, a walking purple blob of rancor named Chode, hates his crew and they hate him back, but they have bigger problems to worry about — namely, the corporate-minded Dark Clowns, who are bent on dominating the galaxy, and the hopelessly conformist Confederation, which will stop at nothing to bring our bumbling antiheroes to injustice.

'Tripping the Rift' is the product of some of the funniest - and sickest - minds in TV today.

Created by Chuck Austen and Chris Moeller, the series combines the raucous humor of head writers Lanier Laney & Terry Sweeney (Saturday Night Live, MadTV). Writers Bill Rosenthal (The Single Guy, The John Larroquette Show) and Andrew Borakove (South Park, Dilbert).

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