The Billionth Monkey is the hilarious new weird fantasy novel from Richard Kaczynski.
In this blog, I will walk through the book and, post by post, explore its clues, Easter eggs, and references to popular and nerd culture. Some references are obvious, while others are what Mystery Science Theater 3000 might call "1% jokes."
SPOILERS AHEAD. If you haven't read the book yet, you may want to explore the other pages in the nav bar below.
The complete Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin is available on DVD.
Reggie Perrin was a favorite of mine and my dear high school buddy Linda D. (who also turned me on to Frank Zappa). On the show, the gushingly earnest character duo of Tony Webster and Davis Harris-Jones responded to all conversations with “Great!” and “Super!” respectively. In tribute to the program, Cohor says “super” five times during this scene in The Billionth Monkey.
The character David Harris-Jones, portrayed by Bruce Bould
in the classic BBC sitcom The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976-1979), was quite fond of the word "super." Had The Lego Movie been made in the UK, its signature song may well have been "Everything is Super."
This YouTube video provides an example of Tony and Davis's banter:
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