“Better Off Ted” Dalek follow-up

I wrote recently about how half-hour workplace sitcom Better Off Ted could be profitably read as a science fiction text. Well, the BOT folks have now sealed their cred as totally cool geeks: there’s a Dalek in a storeroom at Veridian Dynamics, where all the old electronic equipment goes to die!

I’m not the only one who pointed and laughed when I saw this. Others have done my screencapping and vid-cutting work for me.

Dalek, Phil, and Lem
Dalek, Phil (Jonathan Slavin), and Lem (Malcolm Barrett) [1]

Here’s a low-quality YouTube video of the Dalek moment created by Kinkoman:

You can watch the full ep (2.05 “The Great Repression”) on Hulu here in much better quality; the Dalek moment occurs about 9 minutes in. Hit the link while it’s hot; full-length eps do not remain up indefinitely.

Image credit

1. Image screencapped from 2.05 “The Great Repression” by TV Obsessed, available at: http://www.spoilertv.com/2010/01/review-better-off-ted-season-2-episode.html.

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One thought on ““Better Off Ted” Dalek follow-up

  1. It was great to see the Dalek in the Veridian store-room, eventhough technically, Daleks aren’t robots.

    I wonder how much of their souls the makers of this great show had to sell to get a Dalek in a scene that lasted such a short amount of time.

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