Tripping the Rift: The Movie takes our ship’s crew on a trip to space, where the evil Bobo learns that his daughter is carrying Captain Chode’s love child. In order to prevent this catastrophe, Bobo sends the Exterminator back in time to stop Chode from impregnating his daughter.
Tripping the Rift was a late-night cartoon on Comedy Central that barely made it through three seasons. The cartoon found success in Canada, however. When the third season was coming to a close, the creators, Chuck Austen and Chris Moeller, went all out with a straight-to-DVD movie. Just when you thought they couldn’t make it raunchier and nastier, the movie took it further.
Tripping the Rift: The Movie Synopsis
Tripping the Rift is about five misfits who live, work and play on the starship Jupiter 42. They smuggle stuff to pay their way through the universe. On board are purple Captain Chode, sex android Six, Gus the robot butler, ugly pilot T’Nuk, Chode’s nephew Whip and Spaceship Bob, the ship’s artificial intelligence. Darth Bobo is the show’s villain.
Tripping the Rift: The Movie stars Stephen Root (King of the Hill) as Chode, Maurice LaMarche (Emmy winner for his work on Futurama) as Gus, John Melendez (Stuttering John) as Bob, and Jenny McCarthy (TV hostess) as Six. Six was previously voiced by Gina Gershon and Carmen Electra.
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You had to love Tripping the Rift, the cartoon, to love the movie. It’s essentially made for 13 year-old boys who still think cursing and penis jokes are hilarious and entertaining. It’s also packed with pop culture references, especially to just about every famous movie or TV show that took place in space. Only 37% of the fans who checked into Rottentomatoes.com liked Tripping the Rift: The Movie. Although, it has 3 stars on Amazon.
Tripping the Rift: The Movie was released on March 25, 2008.