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==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
 
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* <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "Hi. I'm doing a survey on this kind of mindless violence
"Hi. I'm doing a survey on this kind of mindless violence
 
 
and its effect on the mind-mind-mind-mindless. Do you
 
and its effect on the mind-mind-mind-mindless. Do you
 
believe all that killing is necessary? Does it s-s-s-scare
 
believe all that killing is necessary? Does it s-s-s-scare
 
you?"
 
you?"
: <span class="speaker">Raker:</span>
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: <span class="speaker">Raker:</span> "Me?"
"Me?"
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: <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "Yes! Yes! You with that plank on whee-whee-whee-whee-wheels. What is its effect-t-t-t on you?"
: <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
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: <span class="speaker">Raker:</span> "You can see me?"
"Yes! Yes! You with that plank on whee-whee-whee-whee-wheels.
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: <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "Well. That was a fas-fas-fascinating discussion and
What is its effect-t-t-t on you?"
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I think you've answered my question. Thank you-you-you-you, thank you... for your help."
: <span class="speaker">Raker:</span>
 
"You can see me?"
 
: <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
 
"Well. That was a fas-fas-fascinating discussion and
 
I think you've answered my question. Thank you-you-you-you,
 
thank you... for your help."
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Announcer:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Announcer:</span> "Kids, ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to Sport Ochias[?]! This... is... raking!"
"Kids, ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to Sport
 
Ochias[?]! This... is... raking!"
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Promoter:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Promoter:</span> "Raking is gonna be very, very big!"
"Raking is gonna be very, very big!"
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: <span class="speaker">Jack Friday:</span> "And we have a chance to come in on the ground floor, I mean, this could be big! ...bigger than Scumball!"
: <span class="speaker">Jack Friday:</span>
 
"And we have a chance to come in on the ground floor,
 
I mean, this could be big! ...bigger than Scumball!"
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Carter:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Carter:</span> "God, I hate waiting for something to happen!"
"God, I hate waiting for something to happen!"
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: <span class="speaker">Martinez:</span> "Yup!"
: <span class="speaker">Martinez:</span>
 
"Yup!"
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Murray:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Murray:</span> "It's quieter than the grave out there."
"It's quieter than the grave out there."
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: <span class="speaker">Theora:</span> "What do we have as standby?"
: <span class="speaker">Theora:</span>
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: <span class="speaker">Murray:</span> "'Producer Dies of Boredom.'"
"What do we have as standby?"
 
: <span class="speaker">Murray:</span>
 
"'Producer Dies of Boredom.'"
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Carter:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Carter:</span> "...you may not realize that here in the Fringes, people eat what they can catch."
"...you may not realize that here in the Fringes,
 
people eat what they can catch."
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Shawn:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Shawn:</span> "You never shut up, Winnie. Just like that stupid TV, built with no way to shut you off."
"You never shut up, Winnie. Just like that stupid TV,
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: <span class="speaker">Winnie:</span> "She's your sister."
built with no way to shut you off."
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: <span class="speaker">Shawn:</span> "I don't have a sister any more."
: <span class="speaker">Winnie:</span>
 
"She's your sister."
 
: <span class="speaker">Shawn:</span>
 
"I don't have a sister any more."
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Theora:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Theora:</span> "David? Sit down. Link to Edison Carter."
"David? Sit down. Link to Edison Carter."
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: <span class="speaker">David:</span> "Edison Carter? But..."
: <span class="speaker">David:</span>
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: <span class="speaker">Theora:</span> "Don't worry about it."
"Edison Carter? But..."
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: <span class="speaker">David:</span> "Edison Carter? But..."
: <span class="speaker">Theora:</span>
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: <span class="speaker">Theora:</span> "It's okay - it's dead, there's nothing. You have control."
"Don't worry about it."
 
: <span class="speaker">David:</span>
 
"Edison Carter? But..."
 
: <span class="speaker">Theora:</span>
 
"It's okay - it's dead, there's nothing. You have control."
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Murray:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Murray:</span> "All right, talk to me, somebody... wake me up!"
"All right, talk to me, somebody... wake me up!"
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: <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "Murray? Murrrrayyy..."
: <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
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: <span class="speaker">Murray:</span> "Somebody except Max."
"Murray? Murrrrayyy..."
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: <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "Murray..."
: <span class="speaker">Murray:</span>
 
"Somebody except Max."
 
: <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
 
"Murray..."
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "I don't want to keep - I don't want to keep - I don't want to keep chewing on an old bone, but..."
"I don't want to keep - I don't want to keep - I don't
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: <span class="speaker">Announcer:</span> "Missile Mike!"
want to keep chewing on an old bone, but..."
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: <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "...I'm talking about lives! Just how da-da-da-da-dangerous is this person?"
: <span class="speaker">Announcer:</span>
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: <span class="speaker">Murray:</span> "Does anybody know what he's talking about?"
"Missile Mike!"
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: <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "I'm talking about this guy-guy-g-g-guy with the inexhaustible ammunition s-s-s ammunition supply, ninety-nine lives and an urge to use 'em all up!" (battle sounds) That-That-That-That's who I'm talking about!
: <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
 
"...I'm talking about lives! Just how da-da-da-da-dangerous
 
is this person?"
 
: <span class="speaker">Murray:</span>
 
"Does anybody know what he's talking about?"
 
: <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
 
"I'm talking about this guy-guy-g-g-guy with the
 
inexhaustible ammunition s-s-s ammunition supply,
 
ninety-nine lives and an urge to use 'em all up!"
 
(battle sounds) That-That-That-That's who I'm talking
 
about!
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Controller:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Controller:</span> "Murray! Murray, we have fish!"
"Murray! Murray, we have fish!"
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "Why is he trying to find Theora?"
"Why is he trying to find Theora?"
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: <span class="speaker">Bryce:</span> "I guess... because he's fond of her."
: <span class="speaker">Bryce:</span>
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: <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "Is fon-fon-fon-fon is fond the same as... fondle? Fondle?"
"I guess... because he's fond of her."
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: <span class="speaker">Bryce:</span> "How should I know?"
: <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
 
"Is fon-fon-fon-fon is fond the same as... fondle? Fondle?"
 
: <span class="speaker">Bryce:</span>
 
"How should I know?"
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Carter:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Carter:</span> "Newsroom surveillance tapes of a controller's output are high-security confidential - they're very sensitive about giving out any of that information."
"Newsroom surveillance tapes of a controller's output
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: <span class="speaker">Console:</span> (beeps and ticks)
are high-security confidential - they're very sensitive
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: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span> "How did this happen?"
about giving out any of that information."
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: <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "Maaax. (giggles) It's great. Flip-flop!"
: <span class="speaker">Console:</span>
 
(beeps and ticks)
 
: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span>
 
"How did this happen?"
 
: <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
 
"Maaax. (giggles) It's great. Flip-flop!"
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Bryce:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Bryce:</span> "I didn't know Theora had a brother."
"I didn't know Theora had a brother."
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: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span> "Neither did I."
: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span>
 
"Neither did I."
 
  
* <span class="speaker">'The Fresh Start' Terminal:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">'The Fresh Start' Terminal:</span> "Good evening, Mr. Carter. What would you like to drink?"
"Good evening, Mr. Carter. What would you like to drink?"
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: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span> "I'll have a scotch with ice, and she'll have a Blizzard."
: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span>
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: <span class="speaker">'The Fresh Start' Terminal:</span> "One scotch with ice, one Blizzard, coming up."
"I'll have a scotch with ice, and she'll have a Blizzard."
 
: <span class="speaker">'The Fresh Start' Terminal:</span>
 
"One scotch with ice, one Blizzard, coming up."
 
  
"We had some excitement after you left, uh, we had a
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"We had some excitement after you left, uh, we had a chance at the 'Bureau Burner'... at least, we think
chance at the 'Bureau Burner'... at least, we think
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it was the Bureau Burner, anyway. Unfortunately, I had Murray sitting in as my controller."
it was the Bureau Burner, anyway. Unfortunately, I
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: <span class="speaker">Theora:</span> "I suppose the next thing you're going to tell me is I've been fired."
had Murray sitting in as my controller."
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: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span> "Murray seems to think so, yeah. But I don't."
: <span class="speaker">Theora:</span>
 
"I suppose the next thing you're going to tell me is
 
I've been fired."
 
: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span>
 
"Murray seems to think so, yeah. But I don't."
 
  
 
"How come you never mentioned you had a brother?"
 
"How come you never mentioned you had a brother?"
: <span class="speaker">Theora:</span>
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: <span class="speaker">Theora:</span> "There are lots of things I've never mentioned about myself. Twelve years spent in state homes cures you
"There are lots of things I've never mentioned about
 
myself. Twelve years spent in state homes cures you
 
 
of any need to think back on the good old days."
 
of any need to think back on the good old days."
  
* <span class="speaker">Theora:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Theora:</span> "My brother and I were separated - I suppose people are more likely to adopt pretty young girls. Anyway,
"My brother and I were separated - I suppose people
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I got lucky and he didn't. He's never forgiven me for leaving him. He wants nothing to do with me."
are more likely to adopt pretty young girls. Anyway,
 
I got lucky and he didn't. He's never forgiven me for
 
leaving him. He wants nothing to do with me."
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Jack Friday:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Jack Friday:</span> "You and I have been, uh, discussin' this rakeboard legislation for several months now. Now, you are gonna help us get it pushed through, aren't you?"
"You and I have been, uh, discussin' this rakeboard
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: <span class="speaker">Simon Peller:</span> "I'm working on it, Jack, really I am, but, uh, you know how slow the decision-making process can be. I'm spending lots of time with my colleagues on the legislature."
legislation for several months now. Now, you are gonna
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: <span class="speaker">Ped Xing:</span> "Zik-Zak will be investing substantial sums of money in the marketing and promotion of this game, Mr.
help us get it pushed through, aren't you?"
 
: <span class="speaker">Simon Peller:</span>
 
"I'm working on it, Jack, really I am, but, uh, you
 
know how slow the decision-making process can be. I'm
 
spending lots of time with my colleagues on the
 
legislature."
 
: <span class="speaker">Ped Xing:</span>
 
"Zik-Zak will be investing substantial sums of money
 
in the marketing and promotion of this game, Mr.
 
 
Peller."
 
Peller."
  
* <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "Forget about that mad bomber jazz and listen up! There's a guy with a gun running amok-mok-mok in a crowd here every afternoon!"
"Forget about that mad bomber jazz and listen up! There's
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: <span class="speaker">Murray:</span> "I'm sorry to disappoint you, uh, Max, but that's, uh, 'Missile Mike.' It's one of our children's shows."
a guy with a gun running amok-mok-mok in a crowd here
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: <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "You're kidding."
every afternoon!"
 
: <span class="speaker">Murray:</span>
 
"I'm sorry to disappoint you, uh, Max, but that's, uh,
 
'Missile Mike.' It's one of our children's shows."
 
: <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
 
"You're kidding."
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Murray:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Murray:</span> "I'm never going to get used to this. Just because he lives in a TV, he thinks everything is TV!"
"I'm never going to get used to this. Just because he
 
lives in a TV, he thinks everything is TV!"
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "Wel-Wel-Wel-Well, nobody wanted it, so here it is!"
"Wel-Wel-Wel-Well, nobody wanted it, so here it is!"
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "This is Max Headroom, live on Net-Net-Net-Network 23, because what I want to know is, who's gonna stop
"This is Max Headroom, live on Net-Net-Net-Network 23,
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this kind of wholesale killing-ing-ing-ing. Killing. It's time the network took a stand - a stand - a stand on this kind of murder. Murder. Murder. Preferably against it."
because what I want to know is, who's gonna stop
 
this kind of wholesale killing-ing-ing-ing. Killing.
 
It's time the network took a stand - a stand - a stand
 
on this kind of murder. Murder. Murder. Preferably
 
against it."
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Miss Julia Formby:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Miss Julia Formby:</span> "Seems that we have a new and exciting... race game, called...raking. If Jack Friday's right, we may have the biggest thing since ScumBall."
"Seems that we have a new and exciting... race game,
 
called...raking. If Jack Friday's right, we may have
 
the biggest thing since ScumBall."
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "I sense a prob-prob-prob-problem here! Why the long face? Hmm? Hmm?"
"I sense a prob-prob-prob-problem here! Why the long
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: <span class="speaker">Theora:</span> "I think I lost my brother."
face? Hmm? Hmm?"
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: <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "Have you ch-ch-ch-checked your pockets?"
: <span class="speaker">Theora:</span>
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: <span class="speaker">Theora:</span> "Max, it's not funny."
"I think I lost my brother."
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: <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "Sorry. Sorry."
: <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
 
"Have you ch-ch-ch-checked your pockets?"
 
: <span class="speaker">Theora:</span>
 
"Max, it's not funny."
 
: <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
 
"Sorry. Sorry."
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "Is there anything I can do to help? I mean, I mean, oh, what domen do when ladies are in distress
"Is there anything I can do to help? I mean, I mean,
 
oh, what domen do when ladies are in distress
 
 
- distress - distress - distress?"
 
- distress - distress - distress?"
: <span class="speaker">Theora:</span>
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: <span class="speaker">Theora:</span> "Run away or... boast, normally."
"Run away or... boast, normally."
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: <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "I wonder what Edison would do. He would be: A, concerned; B, anxious; C, distressed and D, sorry."
: <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
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: <span class="speaker">Theora:</span> "Yeah; he would also interfere."
"I wonder what Edison would do. He would be: A, concerned;
 
B, anxious; C, distressed and D, sorry."
 
: <span class="speaker">Theora:</span>
 
"Yeah; he would also interfere."
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Grace:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Grace:</span> "He's taking a nap."
"He's taking a nap."
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: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span> "I'd... like to talk to him."
: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span>
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: <span class="speaker">Grace:</span> "I said, he's taking a nap. Now, do you want to move along?"
"I'd... like to talk to him."
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: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span> "Well... I feel certain he'd talk to me if he wasn't taking a nap, but if he is taking a nap, then I
: <span class="speaker">Grace:</span>
 
"I said, he's taking a nap. Now, do you want to move
 
along?"
 
: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span>
 
"Well... I feel certain he'd talk to me if he wasn't
 
taking a nap, but if he is taking a nap, then I
 
 
WOULDN"T WANT TO WAKE HIM!"
 
WOULDN"T WANT TO WAKE HIM!"
  
* <span class="speaker">Rik:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Rik:</span> "The kid's in trouble. Raking is brutal. The punters bet on survivors, not winners. You get me?"
"The kid's in trouble. Raking is brutal. The punters
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: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span> "Yeah, I'm beginning to."
bet on survivors, not winners. You get me?"
 
: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span>
 
"Yeah, I'm beginning to."
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Rik:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Rik:</span> "Gracie... don't do anybody I wouldn't do. See ya for tea."
"Gracie... don't do anybody I wouldn't do. See ya for
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: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span> "You're amazing, Grace!"
tea."
 
: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span>
 
"You're amazing, Grace!"
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Announcer:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Announcer:</span> "The space shuttle orbit-thon got off to a good start today. Over sixty shuttles are now in Earth orbit, and the passengers have pledged over 184 million units towards the privatization of the global satellite..."
"The space shuttle orbit-thon got off to a good start
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: <span class="speaker">Background:</span> "Rat meat to be had!"
today. Over sixty shuttles are now in Earth orbit, and
 
the passengers have pledged over 184 million units
 
towards the privatization of the global satellite..."
 
: <span class="speaker">Background:</span>
 
"Rat meat to be had!"
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Theora:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Theora:</span> "Edison, I have him. Turn left."
"Edison, I have him. Turn left."
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: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span> "Nice to have you back!"
: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span>
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: <span class="speaker">Theora:</span> "Who says I'm back?"
"Nice to have you back!"
 
: <span class="speaker">Theora:</span>
 
"Who says I'm back?"
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "Hi."
"Hi."
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: <span class="speaker">Raker:</span> "Huh? Oh, it's you again!"
: <span class="speaker">Raker:</span>
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: <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "Look - look - look, we're old friends! Raking! What's it all about?"
"Huh? Oh, it's you again!"
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: <span class="speaker">Raker:</span> "Raking? It's about survival. And that's all I know."
: <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
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: <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "You know enough. Thanks-s-s-s-s... old friend."
"Look - look - look, we're old friends! Raking!
 
What's it all about?"
 
: <span class="speaker">Raker:</span>
 
"Raking? It's about survival. And that's all I know."
 
: <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
 
"You know enough. Thanks-s-s-s-s... old friend."
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Carter:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Carter:</span> "You okay?"
"You okay?"
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: <span class="speaker">Raker:</span> "How did you cut me off like that?"
: <span class="speaker">Raker:</span>
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: <span class="speaker">Rik:</span> "We got friends in high places."
"How did you cut me off like that?"
 
: <span class="speaker">Rik:</span>
 
"We got friends in high places."
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Theora:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Theora:</span> "Edison, Murray's here. I've told him you have the lead for our feature story this week. Can you give
"Edison, Murray's here. I've told him you have the
 
lead for our feature story this week. Can you give
 
 
him the angle, please?"
 
him the angle, please?"
: <span class="speaker">Murray:</span>
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: <span class="speaker">Murray:</span> "Go ahead."
"Go ahead."
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: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span> "Raking. It's called a sport. In fact, it's a vicious exploitation of kids who are encouraged to hurt each
: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span>
 
"Raking. It's called a sport. In fact, it's a vicious
 
exploitation of kids who are encouraged to hurt each
 
 
other for the pleasure of the audience."
 
other for the pleasure of the audience."
: <span class="speaker">Murray:</span>
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: <span class="speaker">Murray:</span> "All right. Let's run with it."
"All right. Let's run with it."
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Theora:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Theora:</span> "Okay. Now tell me the truth. Is my brother in there?"
"Okay. Now tell me the truth. Is my brother in there?"
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: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span> "Yeah. I'm... afraid he is."
: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span>
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: <span class="speaker">Theora:</span> "Help him, Edison."
"Yeah. I'm... afraid he is."
 
: <span class="speaker">Theora:</span>
 
"Help him, Edison."
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Promoter:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Promoter:</span> "Hi there, Shawn. How ya doin'?"
"Hi there, Shawn. How ya doin'?"
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: <span class="speaker">Shawn Jones:</span> "I'm fine. Look... I'm fine. I'll go for it, sir. I'll wreck 'em for ya."
: <span class="speaker">Shawn Jones:</span>
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: <span class="speaker">Promoter:</span> "Ah, what spirit! Eh, Dusty? One of raking's finest!"
"I'm fine. Look... I'm fine. I'll go for it, sir.
 
I'll wreck 'em for ya."
 
: <span class="speaker">Promoter:</span>
 
"Ah, what spirit! Eh, Dusty? One of raking's finest!"
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Rik:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Rik:</span> "Whaddya want to know now?"
"Whaddya want to know now?"
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: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span> "I want to know how to get into that rake track."
: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span>
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: <span class="speaker">Rik:</span> (laughs)
"I want to know how to get into that rake track."
 
: <span class="speaker">Rik:</span>
 
(laughs)
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Carter:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Carter:</span> "My, oh, my, what a fascinating little gathering. Theora, get Murray."
"My, oh, my, what a fascinating little gathering.
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: <span class="speaker">Murray:</span> "I'm, uh, I'm here... Peller! Now that's what I call news! All right, stay on it, Edison. I'm going to get
Theora, get Murray."
 
: <span class="speaker">Murray:</span>
 
"I'm, uh, I'm here... Peller! Now that's what I call
 
news! All right, stay on it, Edison. I'm going to get
 
 
Cheviot."
 
Cheviot."
: <span class="speaker">Theora:</span>
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: <span class="speaker">Theora:</span> "Okay."
"Okay."
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Promoter:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Promoter:</span> "Ah... good timing. Novo Zurich confirms Zik-Zak has transferred the funds into our accounts. It seems our presence is no longer required here."
"Ah... good timing. Novo Zurich confirms Zik-Zak has
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: <span class="speaker">Dusty:</span> "Yeah, they're Network 23's problem now."
transferred the funds into our accounts. It seems our
 
presence is no longer required here."
 
: <span class="speaker">Dusty:</span>
 
"Yeah, they're Network 23's problem now."
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
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* <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "Hey! *psst!* You look - you look - you look - you look like theman in charge. I'm looking for a new
"Hey! *psst!* You look - you look - you look - you
+
game - som-som-som-som-something with action, excitement and taste... taste... the taste... of blood. Any ideas?"
look like theman in charge. I'm looking for a new
 
game - som-som-som-som-something with action, excitement and
 
taste... taste... the taste... of blood. Any ideas?"
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Carter:</span>
+
* <span class="speaker">Carter:</span> "This is Edison Carter, coming to you live and direct..."
"This is Edison Carter, coming to you live and direct..."
+
: <span class="speaker">Spectator:</span> "Look out!"
: <span class="speaker">Spectator:</span>
+
: <span class="speaker">Theora:</span> "The camera's down, Murray."
"Look out!"
 
: <span class="speaker">Theora:</span>
 
"The camera's down, Murray."
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
+
* <span class="speaker">Max:</span> (crashes through window) "Ah. Ah. Didn't feel a thing. Ed-Ed-Ed-Edison! ...now what?"
(crashes through window) "Ah. Ah. Didn't feel a thing.
+
: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span> "Take it away, Max - it's all yours!"
Ed-Ed-Ed-Edison! ...now what?"
+
: <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "This is Max - Max - Max - Max Headroom live and direct, sitting in for... Edison Carter. We're here in the
: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span>
+
middle of a rake track, a sport - a sport - a sport - a sport which maliciously exploits young kids who would rather be watching the unlikely exploits of... Missile Mike."
"Take it away, Max - it's all yours!"
+
 
: <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
+
* <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "But as a famous personality once said... I think it was me... enough - enough of Mis - enough of
"This is Max - Max - Max - Max Headroom live and direct,
 
sitting in for... Edison Carter. We're here in the
 
middle of a rake track, a sport - a sport - a sport -
 
a sport which maliciously exploits young kids who
 
would rather be watching the unlikely exploits of...
 
 
Missile Mike."
 
Missile Mike."
  
* <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
+
* <span class="speaker">Shawn Jones:</span> "I've never seen myself on TV before... but I suppose you get used to it."
"But as a famous personality once said... I think it
+
: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span> "Yeah. Eventually. (baby cries) You ever get used to the sound of babies?"
was me... enough - enough of Mis - enough of
 
Missile Mike."
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Shawn Jones:</span>
+
* <span class="speaker">Carter:</span> "Practice could make something perfect!"
"I've never seen myself on TV before... but I suppose
 
you get used to it."
 
: <span class="speaker">Carter:</span>
 
"Yeah. Eventually. (baby cries) You ever get used
 
to the sound of babies?"
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Carter:</span>
+
* <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "And-And-And I'm going to be back with you on Network 23 after these real-real-real-really exciting messages.
"Practice could make something perfect!"
+
So-So sit back and watch - I just can't wait-wait-w-wait to see them!...wake me up when they're finished, willya?"
  
* <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
+
* <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "Hi... this is M-M-M-Max Headroom on Network 23, and if you thought raking was a vicious game, let me tell
"And-And-And I'm going to be back with you on Network
+
you - there are sponsors who'd give both-oth arms to get their hands on that sport!"
23 after these real-real-real-really exciting messages.
 
So-So sit back and watch - I just can't wait-wait-w-wait to
 
see them!...wake me up when they're finished, willya?"
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
+
* <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "But... in a lighter vein, here are some really sporting off-off-offers on sale now from Network 23.
"Hi... this is M-M-M-Max Headroom on Network 23, and
+
Yes: music! Mu-Mu-Music! Sit back and tap your feet to the best Russian pop music with this really up to the minute Rus-ss-ssian album" '20 Great Funeral Marches!'"
if you thought raking was a vicious game, let me tell
 
you - there are sponsors who'd give both-oth arms to get
 
their hands on that sport!"
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
+
* <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "Also...also-also-al-al-also an offer, learn Chinese. Yes! A complete set of hour-long Teach Yourself Chinese
"But... in a lighter vein, here are some really
+
tapes - one payment down and we will send you one tape per month, or, or, pay in full now and you get the entire easy-to-follow course immediately... plus! Tape number 527 absolutely free!"
sporting off-off-offers on sale now from Network 23.
 
Yes: music! Mu-Mu-Music! Sit back and tap your feet
 
to the best Russian pop music with this really up to
 
the minute Rus-ss-ssian album" '20 Great Funeral Marches!'"
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
+
* <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "Did you know that, in Chinese, there are often more than thirty-thirty-thirty different ways of saying
"Also...also-also-al-al-also an offer, learn Chinese.
+
one simple little word? And is that why their population is so big? Chinese men just don't know when to take No... No for an answer!"
Yes! A complete set of hour-long Teach Yourself Chinese
 
tapes - one payment down and we will send you one
 
tape per month, or, or, pay in full now and you
 
get the entire easy-to-follow course immediately...
 
plus! Tape number 527 absolutely free!"
 
  
* <span class="speaker">Max:</span>
 
"Did you know that, in Chinese, there are often more
 
than thirty-thirty-thirty different ways of saying
 
one simple little word? And is that why their population
 
is so big? Chinese men just don't know when to take
 
No... No for an answer!"
 
 
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Revision as of 16:27, 17 March 2015

Max Headroom: Episode ABC.1.2
Title "Rakers"
Production No. 1.3
UK Air Date NA?
US Air Date 7 Apr 1987
Length 48 minutes
Creative Teleplay by James Crocker and Steve Roberts

Story by James Crocker

Directed by Thomas J. Wright

Edited by Jay Scherberth

Watch for... Martinez drinking beer when he's on flying duty.

Theora's personnel file and tale of her unhappy childhood.

New Tokyo and Novo Zurich. (So, what happened to the old ones?)

Amazing Grace.

Rat meat sellers.

Our first look at tele-politician Simon Peller.

Crew Series Crew, Season 1
Actor Role
Main Cast
Matt Frewer Edison Carter

Max Headroom

Amanda Pays Theora Jones
George Coe Ben Cheviot
Chris Young Bryce Lynch
Jeffrey Tambor Murray
Also Starring
Jere Burns Breugal
Rick Ducommon Mahler
Guest Starring
Virginia Kiser Mrs. Formby
Hank Garrett Gene Ashwell
Lee Wilkof Edwards
J.W. Smith Rik
Howard Sherman Simon Peller
Lee DeBroux Raker Team Manager
Joseph Ruskin Promoter
Wortham Krimmer Jack Friday
Wynn Irwin Dusty
Co-Starring
Arsensio "Sonny" Trinidad Ped Xing
Ricardo Gutiérrez Martinez
B.L. Collins Blond Controller*
Ron D. Ross Second Gambler (Viper's Grandfather)
Kimberly Delfin "Late Report" Announcer
Peter Cohl Shawn Jones
Tain Bodkin "Orbitthon" Announcer*
Brian Libby First Gambler
Doug Hale Maitre D'
Featuring
Bobby Brett  ?
Kawena Charlot Grace (Rik's Bodyguard)
Kedren Zadikov  ?
Jeffrey Weisman  ?
Tabi Cooper Fringer Lookout
David Preston David
Lorilyn Huckstep Winnie (Jones)
Heath Jobes Rake-House Guard
Unknown Cast
 ? "Fresh Start" Terminal Voice
 ? Missile Mike
 ? "Old Friend" Raker
 ? Victorious Raker
 ? Viper
* Tentative role match, pending confirmation.

Unknown roles represent credited cast members.

Unknown cast represent roles with unknown, possibly uncredited actors.

The first episode of the ABC series to be aired was a later production number that shows all the hallmarks of being rushed to completion.

Synopsis

This episode uses the first-cut opening credits, with a score but no dialogue clips.

Subliminal Credits

This episode has the "Fred Raimondi" and "Cliff Ralke" credits in the Zik-Zak montage.

Quotes

  • Max: "Hi. I'm doing a survey on this kind of mindless violence

and its effect on the mind-mind-mind-mindless. Do you believe all that killing is necessary? Does it s-s-s-scare you?"

Raker: "Me?"
Max: "Yes! Yes! You with that plank on whee-whee-whee-whee-wheels. What is its effect-t-t-t on you?"
Raker: "You can see me?"
Max: "Well. That was a fas-fas-fascinating discussion and

I think you've answered my question. Thank you-you-you-you, thank you... for your help."

  • Announcer: "Kids, ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to Sport Ochias[?]! This... is... raking!"
  • Promoter: "Raking is gonna be very, very big!"
Jack Friday: "And we have a chance to come in on the ground floor, I mean, this could be big! ...bigger than Scumball!"
  • Carter: "God, I hate waiting for something to happen!"
Martinez: "Yup!"
  • Murray: "It's quieter than the grave out there."
Theora: "What do we have as standby?"
Murray: "'Producer Dies of Boredom.'"
  • Carter: "...you may not realize that here in the Fringes, people eat what they can catch."
  • Shawn: "You never shut up, Winnie. Just like that stupid TV, built with no way to shut you off."
Winnie: "She's your sister."
Shawn: "I don't have a sister any more."
  • Theora: "David? Sit down. Link to Edison Carter."
David: "Edison Carter? But..."
Theora: "Don't worry about it."
David: "Edison Carter? But..."
Theora: "It's okay - it's dead, there's nothing. You have control."
  • Murray: "All right, talk to me, somebody... wake me up!"
Max: "Murray? Murrrrayyy..."
Murray: "Somebody except Max."
Max: "Murray..."
  • Max: "I don't want to keep - I don't want to keep - I don't want to keep chewing on an old bone, but..."
Announcer: "Missile Mike!"
Max: "...I'm talking about lives! Just how da-da-da-da-dangerous is this person?"
Murray: "Does anybody know what he's talking about?"
Max: "I'm talking about this guy-guy-g-g-guy with the inexhaustible ammunition s-s-s ammunition supply, ninety-nine lives and an urge to use 'em all up!" (battle sounds) That-That-That-That's who I'm talking about!
  • Controller: "Murray! Murray, we have fish!"
  • Max: "Why is he trying to find Theora?"
Bryce: "I guess... because he's fond of her."
Max: "Is fon-fon-fon-fon is fond the same as... fondle? Fondle?"
Bryce: "How should I know?"
  • Carter: "Newsroom surveillance tapes of a controller's output are high-security confidential - they're very sensitive about giving out any of that information."
Console: (beeps and ticks)
Carter: "How did this happen?"
Max: "Maaax. (giggles) It's great. Flip-flop!"
  • Bryce: "I didn't know Theora had a brother."
Carter: "Neither did I."
  • 'The Fresh Start' Terminal: "Good evening, Mr. Carter. What would you like to drink?"
Carter: "I'll have a scotch with ice, and she'll have a Blizzard."
'The Fresh Start' Terminal: "One scotch with ice, one Blizzard, coming up."

"We had some excitement after you left, uh, we had a chance at the 'Bureau Burner'... at least, we think it was the Bureau Burner, anyway. Unfortunately, I had Murray sitting in as my controller."

Theora: "I suppose the next thing you're going to tell me is I've been fired."
Carter: "Murray seems to think so, yeah. But I don't."

"How come you never mentioned you had a brother?"

Theora: "There are lots of things I've never mentioned about myself. Twelve years spent in state homes cures you

of any need to think back on the good old days."

  • Theora: "My brother and I were separated - I suppose people are more likely to adopt pretty young girls. Anyway,

I got lucky and he didn't. He's never forgiven me for leaving him. He wants nothing to do with me."

  • Jack Friday: "You and I have been, uh, discussin' this rakeboard legislation for several months now. Now, you are gonna help us get it pushed through, aren't you?"
Simon Peller: "I'm working on it, Jack, really I am, but, uh, you know how slow the decision-making process can be. I'm spending lots of time with my colleagues on the legislature."
Ped Xing: "Zik-Zak will be investing substantial sums of money in the marketing and promotion of this game, Mr.

Peller."

  • Max: "Forget about that mad bomber jazz and listen up! There's a guy with a gun running amok-mok-mok in a crowd here every afternoon!"
Murray: "I'm sorry to disappoint you, uh, Max, but that's, uh, 'Missile Mike.' It's one of our children's shows."
Max: "You're kidding."
  • Murray: "I'm never going to get used to this. Just because he lives in a TV, he thinks everything is TV!"
  • Max: "Wel-Wel-Wel-Well, nobody wanted it, so here it is!"
  • Max: "This is Max Headroom, live on Net-Net-Net-Network 23, because what I want to know is, who's gonna stop

this kind of wholesale killing-ing-ing-ing. Killing. It's time the network took a stand - a stand - a stand on this kind of murder. Murder. Murder. Preferably against it."

  • Miss Julia Formby: "Seems that we have a new and exciting... race game, called...raking. If Jack Friday's right, we may have the biggest thing since ScumBall."
  • Max: "I sense a prob-prob-prob-problem here! Why the long face? Hmm? Hmm?"
Theora: "I think I lost my brother."
Max: "Have you ch-ch-ch-checked your pockets?"
Theora: "Max, it's not funny."
Max: "Sorry. Sorry."
  • Max: "Is there anything I can do to help? I mean, I mean, oh, what domen do when ladies are in distress

- distress - distress - distress?"

Theora: "Run away or... boast, normally."
Max: "I wonder what Edison would do. He would be: A, concerned; B, anxious; C, distressed and D, sorry."
Theora: "Yeah; he would also interfere."
  • Grace: "He's taking a nap."
Carter: "I'd... like to talk to him."
Grace: "I said, he's taking a nap. Now, do you want to move along?"
Carter: "Well... I feel certain he'd talk to me if he wasn't taking a nap, but if he is taking a nap, then I

WOULDN"T WANT TO WAKE HIM!"

  • Rik: "The kid's in trouble. Raking is brutal. The punters bet on survivors, not winners. You get me?"
Carter: "Yeah, I'm beginning to."
  • Rik: "Gracie... don't do anybody I wouldn't do. See ya for tea."
Carter: "You're amazing, Grace!"
  • Announcer: "The space shuttle orbit-thon got off to a good start today. Over sixty shuttles are now in Earth orbit, and the passengers have pledged over 184 million units towards the privatization of the global satellite..."
Background: "Rat meat to be had!"
  • Theora: "Edison, I have him. Turn left."
Carter: "Nice to have you back!"
Theora: "Who says I'm back?"
  • Max: "Hi."
Raker: "Huh? Oh, it's you again!"
Max: "Look - look - look, we're old friends! Raking! What's it all about?"
Raker: "Raking? It's about survival. And that's all I know."
Max: "You know enough. Thanks-s-s-s-s... old friend."
  • Carter: "You okay?"
Raker: "How did you cut me off like that?"
Rik: "We got friends in high places."
  • Theora: "Edison, Murray's here. I've told him you have the lead for our feature story this week. Can you give

him the angle, please?"

Murray: "Go ahead."
Carter: "Raking. It's called a sport. In fact, it's a vicious exploitation of kids who are encouraged to hurt each

other for the pleasure of the audience."

Murray: "All right. Let's run with it."
  • Theora: "Okay. Now tell me the truth. Is my brother in there?"
Carter: "Yeah. I'm... afraid he is."
Theora: "Help him, Edison."
  • Promoter: "Hi there, Shawn. How ya doin'?"
Shawn Jones: "I'm fine. Look... I'm fine. I'll go for it, sir. I'll wreck 'em for ya."
Promoter: "Ah, what spirit! Eh, Dusty? One of raking's finest!"
  • Rik: "Whaddya want to know now?"
Carter: "I want to know how to get into that rake track."
Rik: (laughs)
  • Carter: "My, oh, my, what a fascinating little gathering. Theora, get Murray."
Murray: "I'm, uh, I'm here... Peller! Now that's what I call news! All right, stay on it, Edison. I'm going to get

Cheviot."

Theora: "Okay."
  • Promoter: "Ah... good timing. Novo Zurich confirms Zik-Zak has transferred the funds into our accounts. It seems our presence is no longer required here."
Dusty: "Yeah, they're Network 23's problem now."
  • Max: "Hey! *psst!* You look - you look - you look - you look like theman in charge. I'm looking for a new

game - som-som-som-som-something with action, excitement and taste... taste... the taste... of blood. Any ideas?"

  • Carter: "This is Edison Carter, coming to you live and direct..."
Spectator: "Look out!"
Theora: "The camera's down, Murray."
  • Max: (crashes through window) "Ah. Ah. Didn't feel a thing. Ed-Ed-Ed-Edison! ...now what?"
Carter: "Take it away, Max - it's all yours!"
Max: "This is Max - Max - Max - Max Headroom live and direct, sitting in for... Edison Carter. We're here in the

middle of a rake track, a sport - a sport - a sport - a sport which maliciously exploits young kids who would rather be watching the unlikely exploits of... Missile Mike."

  • Max: "But as a famous personality once said... I think it was me... enough - enough of Mis - enough of

Missile Mike."

  • Shawn Jones: "I've never seen myself on TV before... but I suppose you get used to it."
Carter: "Yeah. Eventually. (baby cries) You ever get used to the sound of babies?"
  • Carter: "Practice could make something perfect!"
  • Max: "And-And-And I'm going to be back with you on Network 23 after these real-real-real-really exciting messages.

So-So sit back and watch - I just can't wait-wait-w-wait to see them!...wake me up when they're finished, willya?"

  • Max: "Hi... this is M-M-M-Max Headroom on Network 23, and if you thought raking was a vicious game, let me tell

you - there are sponsors who'd give both-oth arms to get their hands on that sport!"

  • Max: "But... in a lighter vein, here are some really sporting off-off-offers on sale now from Network 23.

Yes: music! Mu-Mu-Music! Sit back and tap your feet to the best Russian pop music with this really up to the minute Rus-ss-ssian album" '20 Great Funeral Marches!'"

  • Max: "Also...also-also-al-al-also an offer, learn Chinese. Yes! A complete set of hour-long Teach Yourself Chinese

tapes - one payment down and we will send you one tape per month, or, or, pay in full now and you get the entire easy-to-follow course immediately... plus! Tape number 527 absolutely free!"

  • Max: "Did you know that, in Chinese, there are often more than thirty-thirty-thirty different ways of saying

one simple little word? And is that why their population is so big? Chinese men just don't know when to take No... No for an answer!"