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Game over, boys!
~ Mr. Flibble to the Boys
Mr. Flibble's very cross. What are we going to do with them Mr. Flibble? [...] We can't possibly do that! Who'd clear up the mess?
~ Rimmer to Mr. Flibble

Mr. Flibble is the antagonist from the Red Dwarf episode Quarantine. He is an evil, psychopathic penguin hand puppet created by Arnold Rimmer who also provided the puppet's voice with a Liverpool accent.

He is voiced by Chris Barrie.




When Rimmer gets infected with the holo-virus from Hildegard Lanstrom, he becomes completely insane and gets some new powers, such as producing electrical bolts from his eyes. Except wearing a red and white checked gingham dress and pigtails, Rimmer holds a penguin hand puppet, Mr. Flibble. Rimmer communicates with the puppet and even manifest his hex vision powers through his small friend. According to their conversations, Mr. Flibble seems to be a homicidal maniac with a very warped sense of humor. His only desire is to fry Lister, the Cat and Kryten alive. He also has more sick ideas how to kill them, but Rimmer denies them, because "who would clear up the mess?" Mr. Flibble is eventually defeated along with Rimmer when the crew manages to purge the holo-virus from his body.


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Mr. Flibble from the Smegazine

Mr. Flibble also appears in a series of comic strips in the Red Dwarf Smegazine. He is now a living bird, still with the power of hex vision which he got from a witch's potion. He is more sadistic and brutal then in the TV series and also enjoys using bazookoids.

His abnormal and psychopathic behavior comes from humiliation in very young age. Mr. Flibble hatched on a rather Swiss-looking part of a Psi-moon, and was adopted by a loving couple. However, they always wanted a girl, so Mr. Flibble is forced to wear gingham dress and pigtails (just like Rimmer in Quarantine). This all changes Mr. Flibble into a man maniac who takes control over the Psi-moon and transforms its fairy-tale landscape into a nightmare. He eventually leaves the moon after its citizens' complaints.

Mr. Flibble also kills several characters, such as The King of the Potato People. A superhero named Robbie Rocketpants once comes to the Psi-moon to bring its evil leader to justice for ruining the moon's happy atmosphere. Unfortunately, Mr. Flibble wins after using Robbie's rocket pants against him.


  • Although his short appearance in the TV show, Mr. Flibble became very popular in the fan community. His puppet is available in many online retailers.
  • Mr. Flibble is also the official interviewer of Red Dwarf's Official Site.
  • His appearance is similar of Wheezy in Toy Story 2.

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