The AH.com Series references many of the mainstream forum running jokes, but also has some of its own. These include:
No-one ever remembers the fact that Landshark
is supposed to be the chief pilot. Including himself. (Joke based on the fact that many early episodes didn't
have him in this role, as the Writer Chimps
hadn't looked too closely at the series bible).
works the teleporter by pressing random buttons, and his competence varies wildly depending on the plot requirements. It's hinted he's an idiot savant, as he can also come up with brilliant flashes of insight when a specific situation requires it.
always points out flaws in the plan due to logic and reason
, which never actually pan out because the universe doesn't run on logic and reason. He also occasionally reveals nerdy interests, and has a mysterious woman in his past.
often acts as the unofficial 'apprentice' to one of the other crewmen, changing from one episode to the next.
Whenever something strange happens, Doctor What
will comment that it's something like the 34th strangest thing he's ever seen, then list some of the others.
never ever gets laid. Ever.
will talk about his threesome at every available opportunity.
believes any problem can be solved by the application of enough C4, and indeed this is should be the first
solution of choice.
has anaemically white skin and no amount of light radiation can darken it - he may even be immune to laser weapons because of it.
(A recent one) Landshark occasionally has flashes of insight or knowledge, and when another asks him how on earth he knows, he'll simply reply “Hey, I'm British!” (First seen in LUST SLAVES OF THE MONKEY GOD
will always suggest “Daring Commando Raid™” as a plan to resolve any problem. Usually the other crew members will treat this like a stroke of genius that has never been suggested before. (A joke based on Moonstruck
). (First seen in DON'T MENTION THE PORN!
is the crew member most upset about all the times when they've had to pass over planets full of nymphomaniacs to carry out their mission (based on the fact that the real Hendryk made comments along those lines on the relevant episodes).
N00bs make cameo appearances which always conclude with an amusing and horrific death. Started as a running joke largely by Dave Howery
responding to n00bs wanting Series cameos. His episode LUST SLAVES OF THE MONKEY GOD
has what's probably the most blatant and extreme examples of this.
Sault Ste. Marie
, is the center of the universe on many timelines. A running joke by Dave Howery, who set several of his episodes in that tiny town which most people have never heard of. It started out in ”Land of the Supermodels
”, in which SSM appeared to ease in an appearance by Hermanubis
(who had requested to appear in the Series several times), and just kept going from there.